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Contents Foreword......................6 SB168-ES Features......................... 6 Firmware Updates ........................6 Connecting the AC Power Cable ..................... 6 Powering ON or OFF ....................... 7 Precautions for Rack Mounting....................7 Resetting the Unit to Initial Factory Condition (Initialization) ........... 7 About EtherSound .....................8 EtherSound is …........................
CAUTION First connect the supplied power cable to the socket on the rear panel of the SB168-ES, then connect the AC plug to an appro- priate AC power outlet (make sure the local supply voltage matches the rated AC voltage of the unit).
Always observe the following when rack mounting the unit: • If multiple SB168-ES units are mounted in the same rack with their fan speeds set to LOW, leave a 1U rack space between every two units. Also either leave the open spaces uncovered or install appropriate ventilating panels to minimize the possi- bility of heat buildup.
In this case the top device in the chain is the word clock master, known as the “Primary Master.” Downstream: 64 Channels Primary Master EtherSound EtherSound EtherSound Device Device Device Upstream: 64 Channels Computer SB168-ES Owner’s Manual...
The compromise is that ring networks are limited to a total of 64 audio channels. It is also necessary to use Ether- Sound devices that support ring network connection (the SB168-ES does support ring networks). Network switches and similar devices cannot be used in a ring network.
• The PAD will be switched on or off internally when the r PEAK Indicators NOTE gain of the SB168-ES internal head amp is adjusted These indicators light red when the signal level of the corre- between -14 dB and -13 dB. Keep in mind that noise sponding channel reaches or exceeds -3 dBFS.
Connect the supplied AC power cable here. First connect the If two or more SB168-ES units are mounted in the same rack AC power cable to the socket on the SB168-ES rear panel, and the fan speed is set to LOW, leave a 1U rack space then plug it into an appropriate AC power outlet.
• Four daisy chained SB168-ES units provide a total of 64 input channels and 32 output channels. • The computer can remain connected at all times, making it possible to use the AVS-ESMonitor application to control the SB168-ES head ampli- ﬁers and continuously monitor the EtherSound network.
AVS-ESMonitor is a software application from the Auvitran company that allows monitoring and control of EtherSound net- works. It can be used to make input/output assignments and set the EtherSound parameters as required. Please download the AVS-ESMonitor application from the website listed below. AVS-ESMonitor versions 3.4.6 and later support the SB168-ES. http://www.auvitran.com/view.php?products_AVS-ESMonitor.php Initial SB168-ES setup can be performed quickly and easily using the AVS- ESMonitor Quick Setup function.
SLOT 1. by clicking [Switch ofﬂine mode] in the [Com- mand] menu. Set the ID of each SB168-ES unit via the DIP switches (1–4) in the order they are connected, Click [Reset networks] in the [Command] menu.
When four SB168-ES units are daisy chained, their input channels are assigned to MY16-ES64 input channels 1–64 in order from the ﬁrst SB168-ES unit in the chain (Setup ID #1) as follows: 1–16, 17–32, 33–48, 49–64. The MY16- ES64 output channels are assigned to the SB168-ES outputs in the same way: 1–8, 9–16, 17–24, 25–32.
[Head Amp PC Remote Control] checkbox is Displays SB168-ES error messages. The indicators on the checked after selecting [Slave] in the Serial Communication SB168-ES indicate the type of error by the way they ﬂash or Mode section. light, while speciﬁc error messages are displayed here.
Setup ID numbers of the connected SB168-ES units. No error will occur if the Setup ID is not set for one of the SB168-ES units in a multi- unit system, but the patch settings for that SB168-ES unit will be cleared.
ﬁers from a digital mixing console, select control via an MY16-ES64 in the Quick Setup Head Amp Controller ﬁeld. Each SB168-ES unit will be represented by two AD8HR units (AD8HR #1, AD8HR #2, etc.) on the digital mixing console dis- play, and the SB168-ES parameters can be controlled in the same way as AD8HR parameters.
Displays a level meter for each input channel. Displays the automatically assigned device ID numbers 1–8 (corresponding to Device ID AD8HR device ID numbers). Two ID numbers are assigned to each SB168-ES unit. +48V Master SW Displays the master ON/OFF status of the +48V phantom power supply.
• Set up the digital mixing console input patching in sequential 8-channel groups for the slot inputs (CH1–8, CH9–16, etc.). This makes it easy to select input channels on the external SB168-ES units for remote head ampliﬁer control. SB168-ES Owner’s Manual...
Troubleshooting Messages Errors, warnings, and certain other types of information are displayed via the SB168-ES panel indicators. Messages are also displayed in the AVS-ESMonitor Error Status ﬁeld. Error Messages When an error occurs the indicators for channels 1 through 16 will ﬂash until the error is resolved, and the IN/OUT [TX]/[RX] will light and/or ﬂash as shown in the chart below.
Duplicate IP Address! A device with an IP address that Change the IP address of the device con- is the same as the SB168-ES nected to the NETWORK connector to an ﬁxed IP address is connected to IP address other than 192.168.0.2.
An EtherSound certiﬁed cable is recommended. Maximum length available depends on each cable speciﬁcation. ● Control I/O Characteristics Terminal Format Level Connector 10 Base-T/ NETWORK IEE802.3 RJ-45 100 Base-TX A CAT5e STP (Shielded Twisted Pair) cable is recommended. Maximum length is 100 m. SB168-ES Owner’s Manual...
References Electrical Characteristics Output impedance of single generator: 150Ω Measured with another SB168-ES through EtherSound ● Frequency Response Fs= 44.1 kHz or 48 kHz@20 Hz–20 kHz, reference to the nominal output level @ 1 kHz Input Output Conditions Min. Typ.
DME8i-ES/8o-ES/4io-ES 64in / 32out Not supported 02R96 64in / 32out Not supported 01V96 16in / 8out Not supported * Refer to the Yamaha Pro Audio global website for the most recent information on compatible host controllers. http://www.yamahaproaudio.com/ SB168-ES Owner’s Manual...
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