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Baby Baby Blue
OWNER'S MANUAL
SWR • CORONA, CA • USA

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  • Page 1 Baby Baby Blue OWNER’S MANUAL SWR • CORONA, CA • USA...
  • Page 2: Important Safety Instructions

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS CAUTION: TO REDUCE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE THE COVER OR BACK. NO USER-SER- VICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. PLEASE REFER TO A QUALIFIED SERVICE TECHNICIAN. A. READ INSTRUCTIONS: All safety and operation instructions should be read before the product is operated. B.
  • Page 3 SWR Sound in its most portable configuration to date. You may read the name of the product and think, “Baby Baby Blue—is that a typo?” No, it's not. It's a smaller, more compact version of one of the most sought-after pieces ever produced by SWR, the Baby Blue Combo.
  • Page 4: Specifications

    Note: Please take a moment to verify that the following items were included in your SWR Baby Baby Blue packaging: AC Cable, User Guide, SWR Catalog. BABY BABY BLUE – FRONT PANEL FEATURES • High (“passive/active”) and low (“active”) sensitivity 1/4" inputs •...
  • Page 5 (1) LeSon TLX-1 Piezo Tweeter Passive Crossover Components Capacitors: polyester Coils: 1.7 milli-henry iron choke, low DCR, custom made Grill Stamped 16GA steel, chrome-plated Total Weight 39 lbs. BABY BABY BLUE - GETTING STARTED BABY BABY BLUE OWNER’S MANUAL • 3...
  • Page 6: Input Jacks

    10 dB or more, you may find the Active input more compatible. The best judge is your own ears. If you’re using a keyboard or bass pedal with the Baby Baby Blue, we have found the best choice to be the Active input.
  • Page 7: Gain Control

    The Aural Enhancer is a feature that’s been on just about every SWR amplifier since the company’s incep- tion in 1984, and is a trademark part of the “SWR Sound” people have come to know and love. It was developed to help bring out the fundamental low notes of the bass guitar, enhance the high-end transients, and reduce certain frequencies that help “mask”...
  • Page 8 Located on the Aural Enhancer Control knob, this feature gives you the ability to easily defeat whatever EQ settings you have dialed in on the semi-parametric active tone controls of your Baby Baby Blue. To activate the feature, simply pull out on the Aural Enhancer knob until you hear a “click.” Push the control back in to re-activate the EQ circuitry.
  • Page 9: Suggested Settings

    As always, there’s only one final judge as to what’s a “good” sound—your own ears. Experimentation is encouraged. SUGGESTED SETTINGS Not sure where to start? Try any of these five Aural Enhancer + EQ settings we dialed in at the factory. BABY BABY BLUE OWNER’S MANUAL • 7...
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  • Page 11: Effects Bypass Switch

    Located on the Effects Blend Control knob, this feature gives you the ability to easily defeat whatever sig- nal you have blended into the Baby Baby Blue’s effects loop from an external effects device. To activate the feature, simply pull out on the Effects Blend Control knob until you hear a “click.” Push the control back in to return the external effects to your signal.
  • Page 12: Balanced (Xlr) Output

    LINE position (dictated by the setting of the Effects Blend control on your Baby Baby Blue). When in this position, the output level will be affected by the Gain control on the front panel as well as the XLR Pad control. It’s worth noting...
  • Page 13: Line Out Jack

    To use this feature, connect a shielded patch cord from the “To Tuner Input” jack on your Baby Baby Blue to the input jack on your tuner. Turn the amplifier on and you’re ready to go. If you do not wish to monitor your sound during the tuning process, you may turn down the Master Volume.
  • Page 14 This jack’s primary function is to complete the Effects Loop circuit by routing the post-external-effects device signal back into the power amp of the Baby Baby Blue, where it can be blended back in with the original signal by using the Effects Blend control on the front panel. However, it can also be used as: 1.
  • Page 15 BABY BABY BLUE POWER AMPLIFIER MINIMUM IMPEDANCE RATINGS Here’s what this means to the power amp in the Baby Baby Blue. Being a combo amp, it comes equipped with its own internal speaker complement. The operating impedance of the internal speaker system in your Baby Baby Blue is 8 ohms.
  • Page 16 EXTENSION SPEAKER OUTPUT JACK One 1/4" phone jack has been provided for connection of the Baby Baby Blue to your desired extension speaker cabinet. Only SPEAKER CABLE of 18 gauge or heavier (the heavier the cable, the lower the gauge) should be used to connect your Baby Baby Blue to your extension speaker system.
  • Page 17 The chassis of your amplifier can get quite warm during normal usage. This is especially true if you are operating your Baby Baby Blue at a 4 ohm total impedance. This is because these low impedances are introducing the least efficient condition of the unit (in terms of power drawn from the outlet in relation to power produced in the speakers).
  • Page 18 Most musical instrument amplifiers on the market today use steel for their chassis, which does not con- duct heat as well as aluminum. The Baby Baby Blue uses an all aluminum chassis and because it has less impurities than steel, is less susceptible to rust, and is a better conductor of heat. This results in the chassis acting as an additional heatsink, drawing heat away from heat-producing components inside and thus extending their life.
  • Page 19 BABY BABY BLUE OWNER’S MANUAL • 17...
  • Page 20 BABY BABY BLUE LIMITED WARRANTY The BABY BABY BLUE from SWR Sound Corporation is warranted to the original consumer pur- chaser for TWO YEARS from the date of purchase against defects in materials and workmanship, provided that it is purchased from an Authorized SWR dealer. This warranty applies only to prod- ucts purchased in the USA or Canada.