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AMP CONTROL UNIT
NETWORK HUB and BRIDGE
Owner's Manual
Mode d'emploi
Bedienungsanleitung
Manual de instrucciones
NETWORK HUB AND BRIDGE
LINK
CONDUCT
88
LOCK
ERROR
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  • Page 1 AMP CONTROL UNIT NETWORK HUB and BRIDGE Owner’s Manual Mode d’emploi Bedienungsanleitung Manual de instrucciones NETWORK HUB AND BRIDGE LINK CONDUCT LOCK ERROR...
  • Page 2 Owner’s Manual Addendum Please make the following changes and additions to the ACU16-C/NHB32-C owner’s manual. Some of these are due to the ACU16-C/NHB32-C system software upgrade, while others are corrections and supplementary explanations. Changes due to the software upgrade ❏...
  • Page 3 Primary and secondary can be used to build redundancy into systems. Under normal conditions, the ACU16-C uses the PRIMARY port. However, if communication via that port fails, it will automatically switch to the SECONDARY port and operation will continue uninterrupted.
  • Page 4 If you install the ACU16-C/NHB32-C along with another ACU16-C/NHB32-C or other device in a rack that is not well ventilated, the temperature inside the rack may rise due to the heat generated from the devices and the devices may be unable to perform properly.
  • Page 5 Important Note for PC-N Series Power Amplifier Users When you are using the ACU16-C connected to a PC9500N or PC4800N power amplifier, the NetworkAmp Manager's meter may not display the correct value, depending on your power amplifier. Please check your power amplifier for the following items to find out whether the problem has been fixed on your...
  • Page 6 300 ohm ribbon lead, change the lead-in to coaxial type cable. If these corrective measures do not produce satisfactory results, please contact the local retailer authorized to distribute this type of product. If you can not locate the appropriate retailer, please contact Yamaha Corporation of America, Electronic Service Division, 6600 Orangethorpe Ave, Buena Park, CA 90620 The above statements apply ONLY to those products distributed by Yamaha Corporation of America or its subsidiaries.
  • Page 7: Important Safety Instructions

    CAU T I O N RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT OPEN CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK). NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL. The above warning is located on the top of the unit. IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Read these instructions.
  • Page 8 LIMITED LIABILITY: Your sole remedies and Yamaha’s entire liability are as set forth above. In no event will Yamaha be liable to you or any other person for any damages, includ- ing without limitation any incidental or consequential damages, expenses, lost profits, lost...
  • Page 9 Should this unit be dropped or the cabinet be damaged, turn the power switch off, remove the power plug from the AC outlet, and contact your dealer. If you continue using the unit without heeding this instruction, fire or electrical shock may result. ACU16-C & NHB32-C Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 10 AC outlet. Leaving it connected is a potential fire haz- ard. Maintenance • To prevent electrical shock when cleaning the unit, remove the power plug from the AC out- let. ACU16-C & NHB32-C Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 11: Important Information

    • Yamaha makes no representations or warranties with regard to the use of the software and documentation and cannot be held responsible for the results of the use of this manual and the software.
  • Page 12: Package Contents

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  • Page 13: Table Of Contents

    ACU16-C Power Amp Control System ........32...
  • Page 14: Networkamp Manager Installation

    USBdrv_ USBdrv2k_ 1. For details on using this software, refer to the PDF manual after installation. 2. This software is not supported by Yamaha. System Requirements The system requirements of your operating system may be different to those listed here.
  • Page 15: Acu16-c/nhb32-c Hookup

    ERROR ACU16-C USB port USB cable 2. Serial NHB32-C ACU16-C Note: Before you connect to serial ports, turn off the ACU16-C/NHB32-C and your computer. ACU16-C/NHB32-C Hookup NETWORK HUB AND BRIDGE USB port TO COMPUTER port Serial cable Serial port (RS-232C) (9-pin D-sub) ACU16-C &...
  • Page 16: Installing Acrobat Reader

    Installing the USB MIDI Driver If you are connecting the ACU16-C/NHB32-C to a USB port on your computer, you’ll need to install the Yamaha USB driver. If you already have this software installed, skip this section. The procedure for installing the Yamaha USB driver depends on the version of Windows that you are using.
  • Page 17 Start your computer and Windows, and insert the included CD-ROM into your computer’s CD-ROM drive. Turn off the ACU16-C/NHB32-C and use a USB cable to connect the USB port on the ACU16-C/NHB32-C to a USB port on your computer. Turn on the ACU16-C/NHB32-C.
  • Page 18 Select “Specify a location,” and specify “D:\USBdrv_” (replacing “D” with the drive letter of your CD-ROM drive), and then click Next. When the driver is located, “YAMAHA USB MIDI Driver” is displayed, as shown below. Click Next. Note: You may be prompted to insert your Windows CD-ROM. Do not insert it! Click OK, and in the “Copy files from”...
  • Page 19 Start your computer and Windows, and insert the included CD-ROM into your computer’s CD-ROM drive. Turn off the ACU16-C/NHB32-C and use a USB cable to connect the USB port on the ACU16-C/NHB32-C to a USB port on your computer. Turn on the ACU16-C/NHB32-C.
  • Page 20: Windows 2000

    Signature Verification, select “Ignore—Install all files, regardless of file signature,” and then click OK. Turn off the ACU16-C/NHB32-C and use a USB cable to connect the USB port on the ACU16-C/NHB32-C to a USB port on your computer. Turn on the ACU16-C/NHB32-C.
  • Page 21 Click OK to close the System Properties window, and then click the Close but- ton to close the Control Panel window. Turn off the ACU16-C/NHB32-C and use a USB cable to connect the USB port on the ACU16-C/NHB32-C to a USB port on your computer.
  • Page 22: Installing The Yamaha Cbx Driver

    Installing the Yamaha CBX Driver If you are connecting the ACU16-C/NHB32-C to a serial port on your computer, you’ll need to install the Yamaha CBX driver. If you already have this software installed, skip this section. Double-click the “Mididrv_” folder on the CD-ROM.
  • Page 23: Improving Performance

    Open the System control panel, click the Device Manager tab, select the “YAMAHA USB MIDI Driver,” and then click the Remove button. After delet- ing the following files, disconnect the USB cable, reconnect it, and then reinstall the driver again.
  • Page 24: Acu16-c Amp Control Unit

    Yamaha PCxxxxN series power amplifiers (32 amps per ACU16-C), up to eight NHB32-Cs, and up to 16 ACU16-Cs. A PC can be connected directly to the ACU16-C by using either USB or RS-232C. Multiple units can be managed from a single PC connected to any ACU16-C or NHB32-C on the CobraNet network.
  • Page 25: Front Panel

    Front Panel USB port This USB port is used to connect the ACU16-C to a USB port on a PC running Net- workAmp Manager. The rear panel TO COMPUTER port offers an alternative method of connection. The PC port to be used for communication with the ACU16-C is set in Net- workAmp Manager.
  • Page 26: Rear Panel

    TO COMPUTER port This 9-pin male D-sub port is used to connect the ACU16-C to a COM port on a PC run- ning NetworkAmp Manager. It’s an RS-232C serial interface, supporting cable runs of up to 15 meters. The front panel USB port offers an alternative method of connection. The PC port to be used for communication with the ACU16-C is set in NetworkAmp Manager.
  • Page 27: Specifications

    480 x 44.65 x 385.5 mm (18 7/8" x 1 3/4" x 15 5/32"), 1U 4.8 kg (10.6 lbs) 0–40°C (32–104°F) –20 to 60°C (–4 to 140°F) CD-ROM (NetworkAmp Manager, PDF manual, MIDI drivers) Power cord and retaining clamp USB cable 3-way Euro-block connectors x16 This manual ACU16-C & NHB32-C Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 28: Dimensions

    W:480 Specifications and descriptions in this owner’s manual are for information purposes only. Yamaha Corporation reserves the right to change or modify products or specifications at any time without prior notice. Since specifications, equipment, or options may not be the same in every locale, please check with your Yamaha dealer.
  • Page 29: Nhb32-c Network Hub & Bridge

    Yamaha PCxxxxN series power amplifiers, up to eight NHB32-Cs, and up to 16 ACU16-Cs. A PC can be connected directly to the NHB32-C by using either USB or RS-232C. Multiple units can be managed from a single PC connected to any ACU16-C or NHB32-C on the CobraNet network.
  • Page 30: Front Panel

    AES/EBU: Wordclock sourced from a pair of AES/EBU inputs. NETWORK: Wordclock sourced from the CobraNet network. WORD CLOCK IN: Wordclock sourced from the NHB32-C’s BNC WORD CLOCK IN connector. ACU16-C & NHB32-C Owner’s Manual 8 9 J NETWORK HUB AND BRIDGE...
  • Page 31 This push switch is used to turn on the NHB32-C. To prevent loud clicks and thumps in your speakers, turn on your audio equipment in the following order (reverse this order when turning off)—sound sources, A/D converters, mixers, network equipment, NHB32-C/ACU16-C, D/A converters, power amplifiers. Front Panel ACU16-C & NHB32-C Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 32: Rear Panel

    WORD CLOCK IN BNC This BNC connector is for connecting an external wordclock signal. The wordclock source is selected by using the wordclock source button on the front panel. ACU16-C & NHB32-C Owner’s Manual 5 6 7 ON/OFF termination switch...
  • Page 33 COM port This 9-pin male D-sub port is used to connect a Yamaha AD824 A/D converter. Control sig- nals from a supporting device, such as the Yamaha DME32 Digital Mixing Engine or Yamaha DM2000 Digital Production Console, can be transmitted via CobraNet’s Serial Bridge.
  • Page 34: Specifications

    (W x H x D) Net weight Operating free-air temperature range Storage temperature range Supplied Accessories ACU16-C & NHB32-C Owner’s Manual 100 (#0 is read-only) 7-segment LED x2 RJ-45 x2 (32 in/32 out), transformer isolated, IEEE 802.3 LINK, CONDUCT, ERROR LEDs...
  • Page 35: Dimensions

    Units: mm Specifications and descriptions in this owner’s manual are for information purposes only. Yamaha Corporation reserves the right to change or modify products or specifications at any time without prior notice. Since specifications, equipment, or options may not be the same in every locale, please check with your Yamaha dealer.
  • Page 36: System Examples

    Up to 32 PCxxxxN series power amplifiers, each with an exclusive ID from 0 to 31, can be connected to a single ACU16-C. The ID is set using the power amplifier’s rear panel AMP ID DIP switch, which consists of six indi- vidual switches, five for setting the ID, one for turning on and off termina-...
  • Page 37: Acu16-c/nhb32-c Cobranet Audio Distribution System

    ACU16-C/NHB32-C CobraNet Audio Distribution System This example shows how multiple AES/EBU channels can be distributed over long distances (up to 200 meters with 100Base-TX Ethernet cabling) to multiple power amplifiers. The NHB32-Cs handle AES/EBU to CobraNet conversion, while the ACU16-Cs handle Cobra- Net to analog conversion.
  • Page 38: Midi Over Cobranet

    MIDI Program Change and Control Change messages from one NHB32-C to another over CobraNet’s Serial Bridge feature. In this example, MIDI data from a Yamaha DME32 Digital Mixing Engine is fed through to a Yamaha DM2000 Digital Production Console. While MIDI mode is active, neither Amp Control data nor AD824 data can be transmitted.
  • Page 39: Cobranet Primary & Secondary

    NETWORK HUB AND BRIDGE Ethernet switching hub ACU16-C Primary CobraNet Secondary CobraNet NHB32-C NETWORK HUB AND BRIDGE Ethernet switching hub B ACU16-C ACU16-C & NHB32-C Owner’s Manual NETWORK HUB AND BRIDGE LINK CONDUCT LOCK ERROR NETWORK HUB AND BRIDGE LINK CONDUCT...
  • Page 40: Troubleshooting

    “YAMAHA CBX Driver.” If you have used NetworkAmp Manager with a USB connection, while the USB cable is still connected, even if you select the “Yamaha CBX Driver,” a serial con- nection will not work unless the USB cable is disconnected.
  • Page 41: System Errors

    Check your Euro-block connector wiring at the ACU16-C and power amps. This means that the NHB32-C cannot lock to the currently selected wordclock source.
  • Page 42: Appendix

    Appendix Appendix Connector Wiring Details ACU16-C/NHB32-C TO COMPUTER Port (RS-232C) Unused Unused NHB32-C COM Port (RS-422) Unused Rx– Tx– Unused NHB32-C AES/EBU Ports CH1/2 IN + CH3/4 IN + CH5/6 IN + CH7/8 IN + CH1/2 OUT + CH3/4 OUT +...
  • Page 43 Pins 1 —— 1 2 —— 2 3 —— 3 4 —— 4 5 —— 5 6 —— 6 7 —— 7 8 —— 8 ACU16-C/NHB32-C CobraNet Ports (100Base-TX Ethernet, RJ-45) Connection TxD+ TxD– RxD+ Unused Unused RxD– Unused Unused Straight/Crossed Cable Wiring Details The pin wiring for crossed cables is shown in parenthesis.
  • Page 44 Yamaha Manual Library http://www2.yamaha.co.jp/manual/english/ This document is printed on chlorine free M.D.G., Pro Audio & Digital Musical Instrument Division, Yamaha Corporation (ECF) paper with soy ink. © 2002 Yamaha Corporation V955350 304IPCP15.1-02B0 Printed in Japan...

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