Crown Macro-Tech MA-3600VZ Operation Manual

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  • Page 1

    To obtain the latest version of this manual, please visit the Crown website at Trademark Notice: PIP and IQwic are trademarks, and Amcron, Crown, Crown Audio, Macro-Tech, IOC, IQ System, VZ and ODEP are registered trademarks of Crown International. Other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

  • Page 2: Important Safety Instructions

    El triángulo con el signo de admiración es usado para alertar al usuario de instrucciones importantes de operación o man- tenimiento. Macro-Tech MA-3600VZ Power Amplifier IMPORTANT Macro-Tech 3600VZ requires Class 1 output wiring. Macro-Tech 3600VZ exige des câbles de sortie de classe 1 Macro-Tech 3600VZ erfordert Klasse die 1 Produktionsverdrah- tung.

  • Page 3: Declaration Of Conformity

    Macro-Tech MA-3600VZ Power Amplifier Crown International, Inc. Issued By: Crown International, Inc. 1718 W. Mishawaka Road Elkhart, Indiana 46517 U.S.A. Competent Body’s Name and Address: Technology International (Europe) Limited 41-42 Shrivenham Hundred Business Park, Shrivenham, Swindon, Wilts, SN6 8TZ Equipment Type: Commercial Audio Power Amplifier...

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    4.1 Precautions ...11 4.2 Front Panel Controls and Indicators ...12 4.3 Back Panel Controls and Connectors ...13 page 4 Macro-Tech MA-3600VZ Power Amplifier 5 Advanced Features and Options ...14 5.1 Protection Systems ... 14 5.1.1 Output Device Emulation Protection (ODEP) ... 14 5.1.2 IOC (Input Output Comparator) ...

  • Page 5: Welcome, Features, How To Use This Manual

    In addition, the MA-3600VZ amplifier includes a number of features which require some expla- nation before they can be used to their maxi- mum advantage.

  • Page 6: Setup, Unpack Your Amplifier, Install Your Amplifier, Ensure Proper Cooling

    NOTE: When transporting, amplifiers should be supported at both front and back. Figure 3.1 Dimensions Macro-Tech MA-3600VZ Power Amplifier 3.3 Ensure Proper Cooling When using an equipment rack, mount units directly on top of each other. Close any open spaces in rack with blank panels.

  • Page 7: Choose Input Wire And Connectors

    Macro-Tech MA-3600VZ Power Amplifier 3 Setup 3.4 Choose Input Wire and Connectors Figure 3.3 shows connector pin assignments for balanced wiring, and Figure 3.4 shows connec- tor pin assignments for unbalanced wiring. NOTE: Custom wiring should only be performed by qualified personnel.

  • Page 8: Choose Output Wire And Connectors

    101-150 ft. 151-250 ft. CAUTION: Never use shielded cable for output wiring. page 8 Figure 3.5 Output Connector Wiring (MA-3600VZ Has 4 Pairs of Posts. Only 2 Pairs Are Shown.) Wire Size 16 gauge 14 gauge 12 gauge 10 gauge...

  • Page 9: Wire Your System, Stereo Mode, Bridge-mono Mode

    Macro-Tech MA-3600VZ Power Amplifier 3 Setup 3.6 Wire Your System 3.6.1 Stereo Mode Typical input and output wiring is shown in Figure 3.6. INPUTS: Connect input wiring for each channel. Refer to Section 3.4 for input connector pin assignments. OUTPUTS: Maintain proper polarity (+/-) on output connectors.

  • Page 10: Parallel-mono Mode

    Parallel- Mono. NOTE: Crown provides a reference of wiring pin assignments for commonly used connector types in the Crown Amplifier Application Guide available at page 10 Macro-Tech MA-3600VZ Power Amplifier Figure 3.8 System Wiring, Parallel-Mono Mode Operation Manual...

  • Page 11: Connect To Ac Mains, Startup Procedure, Operation, Precautions

    Macro-Tech MA-3600VZ Power Amplifier 3 Setup 3.7 Connect to AC Mains Connect the AC power cordset of your amplifier to the AC mains power source (power outlet). NOTE: The third prong of this connector (ground) is an important safety feature. Do not attempt to disable this ground connection by using an adapter or other methods.

  • Page 12: Front Panel Controls And Indicators

    B. Level Control Rotary detented level control, one per channel. page 12 Macro-Tech MA-3600VZ Power Amplifier C. Signal/IOC Indicator Green LED, one per channel. Tri-purpose indicator illuminates to indicate the pres- ence of output signals; flashes brightly with a 0.1-second hold delay to indicate a...

  • Page 13: Back Panel Controls And Connectors

    Macro-Tech MA-3600VZ Power Amplifier 4 Operation 4.3 Back Panel Controls and Connectors G. Power Cord H. Stereo/Mono Switch Allows selection of Stereo, Bridge-Mono, or Parallel-Mono operation. I. Reset Button One per channel. Resets the power supply breakers. J. PIP Module...

  • Page 14: Advanced Features And Options, Protection Systems, Output Device Emulation Protection (odep), Ioc (input Output Comparator)

    PIP-Lite can use it to make decisions and control the amplifier. page 14 Macro-Tech MA-3600VZ Power Amplifier (The PIP-Lite can be used with the Macro-Tech 3600VZ.) With ODEP you get the maximum power with the maximum protection—the show goes on! 5.1.2 IOC (Input Output Compara-...

  • Page 15: Options, Iq-pip-usp2 Adapter And Pip-lite Module, Input Sensitivity Switch, Input Ground Lift Switch

    Macro-Tech MA-3600VZ Power Amplifier 5 Advanced Features and Options 5.3 Options 5.3.1 IQ-PIP-USP2 Adapter and PIP-Lite Module Available in limited quantity through Crown’s Parts Department, the IQ-PIP-USP2 Adapter allows the ampli- fier to accept the Crown PIP-Lite module (but not the PIP-USP3 or PIP-USP3/CN.) Load monitoring and out-...

  • Page 16: Specifications

    ±10° >100 dB >105 dB < 0.05% < 0.1% < 0.05% >1000 see Figure 6.7 > 30 volts/microsecond 20 k ohms, 10 k ohms Macro-Tech MA-3600VZ Power Amplifier 120 VAC International 230VAC International Units Units 1490W 1520W 1300W 1325W 985W...

  • Page 17: Operation Manual

    Macro-Tech MA-3600VZ Power Amplifier 6 Specifications Performance (continued) Output Impedance Load Impedance (Note: Safe with all types of loads) Stereo Bridge Mono Parallel Mono Voltage Gain (8-ohm load, rated output at 1 kHz, maximum level setting) 0.775V sensitivity 1.4V sensitivity...

  • Page 18

    Macro-Tech MA-3600VZ Power Amplifier 6 Specifications Figure 6.1 Minimum Power Matrix Figure 6.2 Maximum Power Matrix page 18 Operation Manual...

  • Page 19

    Macro-Tech MA-3600VZ Power Amplifier 6 Specifications Figure 6.3 Typical Frequency Response –1 –2 –3 –4 –5 –6 –7 Figure 6.4 Typical 1400 Damping Factor 1200 1000 Figure 6.5 Typical 504.0 Output Impedance 126.8 MILLIOHMS 31.8 Operation Manual Figure 6.6 Typical...

  • Page 20: Troubleshooting

    ODEP limiting has been activated. Take appropriate measures to keep the ampli- fier out of ODEP limiting (see Section 5.1.1 for more information about ODEP). Macro-Tech MA-3600VZ Power Amplifier CONDITION: No power to the amplifier. POSSIBLE REASON: • The amplifier's Power switch is off.

  • Page 21: Service, Factory Service, Factory Service Shipping Instructions

    8.2.5 Estimate Approval Approval of estimate must be given within 30 days after being notified by Crown Audio Inc. Units still in the pos- session of Crown after 30 days of the estimate will become the property of Crown Audio Inc.

  • Page 22: Warranty


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    Macro-Tech MA-3600VZ Power Amplifier 9 Warranty (continued) SUMMARY OF WARRANTY Crown International, 1718 West Mishawaka Road, Elkhart, Indiana 46517-4095 U.S.A. warrants to you, the ORIGINAL PURCHASER and ANY SUB- SEQUENT OWNER of each NEW Crown1 product, for a period of three (3) years from the date of pur- chase by the original purchaser (the “warranty...

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    Macro-Tech MA-3600VZ Power Amplifier NOTES page 24 Operation Manual...

  • Page 25: Product Registration

    Macro-Tech MA-3600VZ Power Amplifier Online registration is also available at Warranty is only valid within the country in which the product is purchased. When this form is used to register your product, it may be mailed or faxed. Please note that some information is required. Incomplete registrations will not be processed. * Indicates required information.

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    Macro-Tech MA-3600VZ Power Amplifier Shipping Address: Crown Factory Service, 1718 W. Mishawaka Rd., Elkhart, IN 46517 SRA #: __________________(If sending product to Crown factory service.) Individual or Business Name: ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Phone #: __________________________________________________ Street Address (please, no P.O. Boxes): ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________...

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