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  • Page 1 U s e r ’ s G u i d e...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    CONTENTS Important Safety Instructions Precautions Suspension of Loudspeaker Systems Watch for These Symbols The PRX500 Series Power Amplifier 10-11 Introduction To The PRX500 Series System Specifications 13 - 18 System Setup 19-22 Setting Input Sensitivity 23-24 Setting The Gain Application Examples...
  • Page 4: Important Safety Instructions

    Care And Cleaning PRX500 series systems may be cleaned with a dry cloth. Do not get moisture into any of the openings in the system. Ensure that the system is unplugged from the AC outlet before cleaning. In the event the DuraFlex finish is damaged a touch up kit can be obtained from JBL Professional (part number 363972-001).
  • Page 5: Precautions

    Stand Mounting Safety Precautions Some PRX500 series models include a 36 mm receptacle cup to allow mounting on tripod stands or on a pole over subwoofers. When using stands or poles, be sure to observe the following precautions: •...
  • Page 6 JBL is not responsible for the application of its products for any purpose or the misuse of this information for any purpose. Furthermore, JBL is not responsible for the abuse of its products caused by avoiding compliance with inspection and maintenance procedures or any other abuse.
  • Page 7 This kit includes three (3) M10 x 35 mm forged shoulder steel eyebolts with washers. WARNING Suspension of JBL loudspeakers must employ a minimum of two (2) attachment points. When "bridling" a JBL loudspeaker system, two (2) legs of equal length must be used. The rear attachment points are pull-back points and are intended only for use in adjusting the down-angle of the speaker enclosure.
  • Page 8: Watch For These Symbols The Prx500 Series Power Amplifier

    WATCH FOR THESE SYMBOLS! C A U T I O N WARNING - TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT OPEN DO NOT EXPOSE THIS EQUIPMENT TO RAIN OR MOISTURE. RISQUE DE CHOC ELECTRIQUE NE PAS OUVRIR The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol within The exclamation point within an equi-lateral triangle is...
  • Page 9 PRX500 Series speakers Declaration of Conformity Safety And EMC Compliance Specifications EN 55103-1:1997 Electromagnetic Compatibility - Product Family Standard for Audio, Video, Audio-Visual and Entertainment Lighting Control Apparatus for Professional Use, Part 1: Emissions EN 55103-1:1997 Magnetic Field Emissions-Annex A @ 10 cm and 20 cm EN 55022:2003 Limits and Methods of Measurement of Radio Disturbance Characteristics of ITE: Radiated, Class B Limits;...
  • Page 10: The Prx500 Series Power Amplifier

    Your PRX500 series speaker will typically be set at the factory to accommodate the power mains voltage in your area. Before you set up your PRX500 series speaker for the first time it is a good idea to verify that the setting of the selector is appropriate for the power in your area.
  • Page 11 Operating Temperature The design of the Crown amplifier is such that it is very energy efficient and as a result does not get really hot. In the rare event that it does get too hot it will automatically shut down to protect itself. When its temperature has returned to within its operating range it will turn back on.
  • Page 12: Introduction To The Prx500 Series

    – portable PA that’s actually portable. All PRX500 systems are built road tough; covered with JBL’s DuraFlex™, one of the most durable finishes ever created for a speaker and protected by heavy-duty foam backed steel grilles. The foam backing not only looks excellent but it stops direct liquid intrusion and it does not affect the acoustics.
  • Page 13: System Specifications

    ® LF Driver: 1 x JBL 262F 380 mm (12 in) Differential Drive woofer HF Driver: 1 x JBL 2408H 37.5 mm (1.5 in) annular polymer diaphragm, neodymium compression driver Enclosure: Trapezoidal, 18 mm, plywood Suspension/ Mounting: PRX512M: Dual 36 mm pole socket...
  • Page 14 LF Driver: 1 x JBL 265F 380 mm (15 in) Differential Drive woofer HF Driver: 1 x JBL 2408H 37.5 mm (1.5 in) annular polymer diaphragm, neodymium compression driver Enclosure: Trapezoidal, 18 mm, plywood with polypropylene end caps Suspension / Mounting:...
  • Page 15 ® LF Driver: 2 x JBL 265F 380 mm (15 in) Differential Drive woofer HF Driver: 1 x JBL 2408H 37.5 mm (1.5 in) annular polymer diaphragm, neodymium compression driver Enclosure: Trapezoidal, 18 mm, plywood with polypropylene end caps Transport:...
  • Page 16 MF Driver: 1 x JBL 195H, 165 mm (6.5 in) woofer HF Driver: 1 x JBL 2414H 25 mm (1.0 in) annular polymer diaphragm, neodymium HF compression driver Enclosure: Trapezoidal, 18 mm, plywood with polypropylene end caps Suspension / Mounting:...
  • Page 17 Input Impedance: 34K Ohms (balanced), 18K Ohms (unbalanced) Polarity: 0° or 180° phase shift LF Driver: 1 x JBL 2044E 460 mm (18 in) woofer Enclosure: Rectangular, 18 mm, plywood Suspension / Mounting: 36 mm pole socket on top Transport:...
  • Page 18 Input Impedance: 34K Ohms (balanced), 18K Ohms (unbalanced) Polarity: 0° or 180° phase shift LF Driver: 1 x JBL 2268FF 460 mm (18 in) woofer Enclosure: Rectangular, 18 mm, plywood Suspension / Mounting: 36 mm pole socket on top Transport: 2 x rugged handles with backing cup Anthracite DuraFlex™...
  • Page 19: System Setup

    SYSTEM SET UP - FULL RANGE MODELS PRX500 Amplifier Input Configuration for PRX512M, PRX512Mi, PRX515, PRX525 and PRX535 Full-Range Models: INPUT PRX515 LEVEL BOOST OVERLOAD SIGNAL POWER LINE FLAT LINE SELECT JBL PROFESSIONAL Northridge, CA. USA AC LINE INPUT 100V~ -240V~...
  • Page 20 2 - INPUT MIC / LINE: Allows the selection of different input sensitivities to permit the connection of many different sources, with or without the use of a mixer or external microphone preamplifier. See “Setting Input Sensitivity” on page 23-24. 3 - LEVEL: Sound level adjustment.
  • Page 21 SYSTEM SET UP - SUBWOOFER PRX500 Amplifier Input Configuration for PRX518S and PRX718S Subwoofer Models: XOVER POLARITY PRX518S LEVEL OVERLOAD SIGNAL POWER LINE SELECT AC LINE INPUT 100V~ -240V~ LEFT RIGHT 50/60 Hz 5A 600W Designed, Engineered and Assembled in U.S.A.
  • Page 22 3 - LEVEL: Sound level adjustment. The 12 o’clock position is a good starting point for most usages. Once the full-range system has been connected the level can be varied to match and deliver the desired balance (for details see Setting the Gain on page 21). 6 - POWER SWITCH: Turns the power on.
  • Page 23: Setting Input Sensitivity

    SETTING THE INPUT SENSITIVITY PRX500 series systems have been designed to allow the connection of a variety of sources. This provides a great deal of versatility, especially with the PRX512M and PRX515, as a microphone or instrument can be connected directly to the input.
  • Page 24: Setting The Gain

    “overload” LED just begins to flicker. In the case of PRX512Mi and PRX718S the limiter indicator flickers just as it is functioning. For in depth articles related to gain structure please refer the website where you can find the JBL Sound System * Input level required to engage limiter function on PRX512Mi...
  • Page 25: Application Examples

    Basic Sound Reinforcement System This is a very basic sound system. PRX500 series speakers allow the direct connection of sound sources, without the need for extra mixer or pre-amplifier. The XLR or 1/4 inch input jack provides versatility and cabling options and the mic/line input sensitivity selector switch optimizes the speaker gain for the input source.
  • Page 26 PRX512M LEVEL MAIN OVERLOAD SIGNAL POWER MONITOR LINE LINE SELECT JBL PROFESSIONAL Northridge, CA. USA AC LINE INPUT 100V~ -240V~ 50/60 Hz 5A 600W Equipped with Differential Drive ® Transducer Technology U S. PATENT 5,748,760 Other U.S. and foreign patents pending...
  • Page 27 LEVEL BOOST OVERLOAD SIGNAL POWER FLAT LINE Right Main Output LINE SELECT JBL PROFESSIONAL Northridge, CA. USA AC LINE INPUT 100V~ -240V~ 50/60 Hz 5A 600W Equipped with Differential Drive ® Transducer Technology U S. PATENT 5,748,760 Other U.S. and foreign patents pending...
  • Page 28 PRX525 LEVEL BOOST OVERLOAD SIGNAL POWER FLAT LINE LINE SELECT JBL PROFESSIONAL Northridge, CA. USA AC LINE INPUT 100V~ -240V~ 50/60 Hz 5A 600W Equipped with Differential Drive ® Transducer Technology U S. PATENT 5,748,760 Other U.S. and foreign patents pending...
  • Page 29: Reference

    REFERENCE Balanced vs. Unbalanced Lines Your PRX500 series can accept either type of input. There are two basic types of audio system interconnections for audio signals: Balanced and Unbalanced. Balanced Lines In audio, a balanced line is a three-conductor system in which the two signal wires carry an equal, but opposite voltage with respect to the ground wire.
  • Page 30: Cables And Connectors

    Change to a TRS mini-phone jack to connect to the output of a portable. inch Phone jack MP3/CD – player and computer sound cards to a mixer or two PRX500 speakers for stereo performance. XLR/F to XLR/M audio ground lift Used to “telescope”...
  • Page 31: Troubleshooting

    • Replace suspected cable with a known-good cable. No sound with microphone Microphone requires The PRX500 speakers do not supply phantom phantom power connected directly to the MIC input. power. Switch to a dynamic microphone, use a battery in the microphone (if possible), use an external phantom power supply.
  • Page 32: Troubleshooting

    Noise or hiss heard at output Noisy Source Device Disconnect the devices that are connected to your speaker one at a time. If the noise goes away, the problem is with the source or the connecting cable. Disconnect or mute channels one at a time to Hum or Buzz that increases or Improper A/C ground or faulty isolate the problem.
  • Page 33: Contact Information

    On The World Wide Web: www.jblpro.com Professional Contacts, Outside The USA: Contact the JBL Professional Distributor in your area. A complete list of JBL Professional international distributors is provided at our U.S.A. website www.jblpro.com Product Registration: Register your product online at www.jblpro.com/registration...
  • Page 34: Warranty Information

    Department), 8500 Balboa Boulevard, PO. Box 2200, Northridge, California 91329 (818/893-8411). We may direct you to an authorized JBL Service Agency or ask you to send your unit to the factory for repair. Either way, you'll need to present the original bill of sale to establish the date of purchase. Please do not ship your JBL product to the factory without prior authorization.
  • Page 36 8500 Balboa Boulevard Northridge, CA 91329 USA Visit us online at www.jblpro.com Part Number: 363264-003 6/ 2009...

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