Martin Audio PSX User Manual
Martin Audio PSX User Manual

Martin Audio PSX User Manual

Martin audio psx self-powered subwoofer




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  • Page 2: Safety Information

    CAUTION To reduce the risk of electric shock do not remove any covers. There are no user serviceable parts inside the unit. Refer servicing to qualified service personnel only. Call Martin Audio Ltd on +44 (0)1494 535312 or e-mail for service.
  • Page 3: Approvals

    Safety: IEC60065:2002 + A2:2010 Environmental: IP24 - when fitted with cowl assembly (Martin Audio Pt No ASF15040) and used with mains connectors/cords rated to at least IP24 IP2X - when NOT fitted with cowl assembly or not used with mains...
  • Page 4: Safety Rules

    When not fitted with the weatherproof cowl (Martin Audio Part No. ASF15040), or not used with mains connector/cords rated to at least IP24, the PSX must not be exposed to dripping or splashing and no objects filled with liquids, such as vases, shall be placed on the apparatus.
  • Page 5: Consignes De Sécurité

    Pour réduire les risques d’incendie ou de choc électrique, ne pas ouvrir le capot arrière. L’utilisateur ne doit pas se servir des pièces à l’intérieur de l’appareil. Confier toute réparation à du personnel qualifié. Si nécessaire, appelez Martin Audio, Ltd au +44 (0)1494 535312 ou par e-mail
  • Page 6: Aprobation

    Sécurité: IEC60065:2002 + A2:2010 Environement: IP24 lorsque l’enceinte est assemblée avec le capot (Martin Audio Pt No ASF15040 et utilisée avec des connecteurs au minimum de classe IP24 IP2X lorsque l’enceinte n’est pas assemblée avec le capot ou que les connecteurs utilisés ne sont pas au minimum de classe IP24...
  • Page 7: Règles De Sécurité

    RÈGLES DE SÉCURITÉ • La PSX doit être alimentée exclusivement via une prise connectée à la terre dans un réseau électrique conforme aux normes locales ou de type IEC364. Il est absolument vital que l’utilisateur s’assure de cette exigence de sécurité. Si vous avez le moindre doute, faites vérifier l’installation par une personne qualifiée.
  • Page 8: Table Of Contents

    Mains .....................17 Audio Input and Link ................17 USB .......................17 U-Net .....................18 Satellite speaker output ................18 SYSTEM CONNECTIONS ..................19 RIGGING ......................20 ACCESSORIES ....................21 Wheelboard and cover ................21 Pole Mount .....................21 PRESET SELECTION ..................23 VU-NET OPERATION..................24 PSX SPECIFICATIONS..................25 WARRANTY.....................27 PSX User Guide V1.0...
  • Page 9: Introduction

    The PSX combines Class D amplification, powerful on-board DSP and networking capability with a 15” (380 mm) LF driver in a reflex enclosure. The PSX is intended to be used in conjunction with active or passive full-range loudspeakers, extending the system’s overall LF response. It is ideal for use with Martin Audio’s XD15, XD12 or DD6 cabinets.
  • Page 10: Overview

    USER GUIDE OVERVIEW The PSX is an active subwoofer with a single 15” bass driver. It is intended to be used in conjunction with passive, full-range cabinets such as Martin Audio Models DD6, XD12 or XD15. It may also be used with similar, compatible cabinets from other manufacturers. It has an integral, specifically-designed, two-channel DSP amplifier module: one channel drives the internal subwoofer driver, the other is available to drive the passive cabinet(s) it is used with.
  • Page 11 USER GUIDE The two versions of the PSX can be distinguished by the visibility of the IP24 Marking. Below is a photograph of the non-IP rated PSX, which just has a bezel trim (shown above) on the amplifier faceplate. This bezel covers the IP24 rating plate, clearly indicating that it does not comply in this format.
  • Page 12 When used with Martin Audio Mains Cable sets which have the fully moulded Neutrik® PowerCON TRUE1 fitted, the PSX fully meets the requirement of the IP24 rating as tested and approved by NEMKO. PSX User Guide V1.0...
  • Page 13: Rear Connection Panel

    REAR CONNECTION PANEL MAINS INLET The PSX mains inlet is located on the rear of the cabinet and is a Neutrik® PowerCON TRUE1 male receptacle, single phase, IP65 rated inlet connector. A mating connector is included to allow a mains cable to be constructed to suit your requirements. Alternatively, a comprehensive mains cabling solution with C Form IP-rated input connectors is available from Martin Audio as an optional accessory;...
  • Page 14 6.3 - 11.4 mm 9.5 - 12.0 mm Place bushing and chuck over the cable. 20 mm 20 mm [0.787”] [0.787”] 8 mm 8 mm [0.32"] [0.32"] Prepare cable as shown. PE 23 mm PE 23 mm [0.9”] [0.9”] PSX User Guide V1.0...
  • Page 15 Slide the cable clamp bushing up the cable and Wrench size tighten it with the tool as shown. 10 mm (Tool available: Art. No. HTAC) Disassembly (open twist lock): 1. Press with screw driver to unlock 2. Turn bushing while still pressing locking. PSX User Guide V1.0...
  • Page 16: Signal, U-Net And Indicators

    The output of the second power amplifier channel is available on a female Neutrik® NL4 connector to drive any full-range passive speaker cabinet(s) that the PSX is being used in conjunction with.
  • Page 17: Psx Connections

    (Part No. ASF14103), which allows operation over 75 m of Cat 5 cable. It is a self- contained unit which is small enough to be attached to rear of the PSX cabinet using Velcro or similar (if wished); this arrangement would help to keep on-stage wiring tidy.
  • Page 18: U-Net

    A female Neutrik® NL4 socket is fitted, which carries the output of the power amplifier‘s second channel. As the PSX will always be used in conjunction with a full-range speaker system (“a satellite”), it may be convenient, in the case of passive speakers, to use this to drive the satellite.
  • Page 19: System Connections

    When many PSXs are in use, or when they form part of a larger system (typically of MLA, MLA Compact or MLA Mini cabinets), Vu-Net offers equalisation and monitoring functions so that the array performance can be adjusted and analysed. PSX User Guide V1.0...
  • Page 20: Rigging

    USER GUIDE RIGGING The PSX is designed to be ground-stacked directly on a stage or floor. Skids are fitted to the lower surface to provide cabinet protection; the top surface has corresponding recesses to permit multiple PSXs to be easily stacked.
  • Page 21: Accessories

    Pole Mount: The PSX is fitted with an M20 screw-in top-hat fitting on the top of the cabinet for attaching a compatible distance rod. PSX User Guide V1.0...
  • Page 22 The Pole Mount (Part No. HAM09224) is a 35 mm dia. telescopic wind-up pole with an M20 fitting. This is compatible with the PSX and also with the top hat fitted to all Martin Audio and most OEM speaker products. König & Meyer also manufacture a number of suitable poles.
  • Page 23: Preset Selection

    - indicating that the Preset has been returned to its stored state. While the PSX can be operated with a modified set of parameters, the internal User Presets can only be overwritten by a command from the Vu-Net software.
  • Page 24: Vu-Net Operation

    USER GUIDE VU-NET OPERATION Vu-Net is Martin Audio’s monitoring and control application. It may be used with the PSX, either stand-alone or in conjunction with other Martin Audio network-ready products such as MLA, MLA Compact, MLA Mini and DD12. Connection between a PC and the PSX (or other system components) may be made: •...
  • Page 25: Psx Specifications

    PROTOCOL U-NET AMPLIFIER MODULE TYPE 2-channel switch-mode, class D PEAK OUTPUT POWER 2400 W total 1400 W PSX Subwoofer 1000 W full-range satellite system (8 ohms) CONNECTOR 1 x NL4 output to satellite system AVERAGE EFFICIENCY COOLING Internal fan Temperature controlled external fan MAXIMUM AMBIENT TEMPERATURE 45°C (113°F) for full output...
  • Page 26 (W) 500 mm x (H) 565 mm x (D) 574 mm (674 mm with vent flap open) (W) 19.6 in x (H) 22.2 in x (D) 22.6 in (26.6 in with vent flap open) WEIGHT 48.2 kg (106.2 lbs) PSX User Guide V1.0...
  • Page 27: Warranty

    Martin Audio Ltd. cannot be held responsible for defects caused by unauthorised modifications, improper use, negligence, exposure to inclement weather conditions, act of God or accident, or any use of this product that is not in accordance with the instructions provided by Martin Audio. Martin Audio is not liable for consequential damages.
  • Page 28 USER GUIDE PSX User Guide V1.0...
  • Page 29 All information is Copyright © 2014 Martin Audio Ltd. Martin Audio, the Martin Audio logo and PSX are registered trademarks of Martin Audio Ltd. in the United Kingdom, United States and other countries; all other Martin Audio trademarks are the property of Martin Audio Ltd.

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