Upon powering up the unit, the device screen displays the current program number and program name assigned to the unit. If the program number ends with *, it means that no program is assigned, the last data before previous power down is recalled instead.
If the user presses one of the input or output Channel menu buttons, holds it down and presses any other channel menu button(s) in the input/output group, then the channels are linked together. The green menu LEDs for the linked channels are lit. Any modification of the data for the selected linked channel will be applied to the linked channels as well. To cancel linking, just press any other Channel menu key or the Exit key after releasing the held key.
When a channel(s) is selected, the front panel menu will display the settings.
Use the Menu buttons to navigate menus, Cursor buttons to navigate parameters, enter to save to settings and exit to exit the menu.
Input microphone gain (Only available for XD 4080-M and XD 8080-M models)
LEVEL: The level (or gain) ranges from 0dB to +45dB in 3dB steps. This level will only have an affect on the input channel when Mic input is selected from the system menu.
LEVEL: The level (or gain) ranges from -40dB to +15dB in 0.25dB steps.
POL: The polarity (or phase) can be normal (+) or inverted (-)
DELAY: The maximum delay permitted is 62400 samples. Each sample is approximately 10us (1/96k). The equivalent delay time is displayed to the right in parenthesis. The delay time unit can be set to ms, ft or m in the System menu.
EQ#: Each input channel has 8 bands of equalization. This control selects one of the 8 available bands.
BYP: This control will un-bypass (Off) or Bypass (On) the currently selected band.
TYP: The five types of EQ that can be used are: parametric (PEQ), low shelf (LO-SHF), high shelf (HI-SHF), first degree all-pass (AP-1), and second degree all-pass (AP-2).
FRQ: The EQ centre frequency ranges from 20Hz to 30kHz in either 1Hz steps or 1/36 octave steps. The frequency steps can be selected in the System Menu. BW: The EQ bandwidth ranges from 0.02 to 3.61 octaves in steps of 0.01 octave. The equivalent Q value is automatically shown besides the octave value. For first degree all-pass (AP-1) filter, the bandwidth will set the phase shift at the centre frequency. The phase shift is gradually changed from 180 degrees above the centre frequency to the specified value.
LVL: The EQ level (or gain) ranges from -30dB to +15dB in 0.25dB steps.
Input Graphic Equalizer
GEQ#: The graphic equalizer has 31 bands of equalization from 20Hz to 20kHz. This control selects one of the 31 available bands. The frequency corresponding to each band is also shown.
LEVEL: The GEQ level (or gain) ranges from -30dB to +15dB in 0.25dB steps.
BYPASS: This control will un-bypass (Off) or bypass (On) the entire GEQ for this channel.
Input/Output IIR Crossover
TYPL: The three available filter types for the low frequency crossover point (high pass) are: Butterworth, LinkwitzRiley or Bessel.
FRQL: The filter cut-off frequency for the low frequency crossover point (high pass) ranges from 20Hz to 30kHz in either 1Hz steps or 1/36 octave steps. The frequency steps can be selected in the System menu.
SLPL: The filter slope for low frequency crossover point (high pass) ranges from 6 to 48dB/octave. If the selected filter type is Linkwitz-Riley, the available slopes are 12, 24, 36 or 48dB/octave only.
TYPH: The three available filter types for the high frequency crossover point (low pass) are: Butterworth, LinkwitzRiley or Bessel.
FRQH: The filter cut -off frequency for the high frequency crossover point (low pass) ranges from 20Hz to 30kHz in either 1Hz steps or 1/36 octave steps. The frequency steps can be selected in either the System menu.
SLPH: The filter slope for high frequency crossover point (low pass) ranges from 6 to 48dB/octave. If the selected filter type is Linkwitz-Riley, the available slopes are 12, 24, 36 or 48dB/octave only.
THRESH: The compressor threshold ranges from -20dBu to +20dBu in 0.5dB steps.
ATTACK: The compressor attack time ranges from 0.3ms to 1ms in 0.1ms steps, then ranges from 1ms to 100ms in 1ms steps.
RELEASE: The compressor release time can be set at 2X, 4X, 8X, 16X, or 32X the attack time.
RATIO: The compressor ratio is the slope in which the signal is compressed. It ranges from 1:1 to 1:40.
Input/Output Channel Name
NAME: A six character name can be assigned to each channel.
THRESH: A limiter threshold ranges from -20dBu to +20dBu in 0.5dB steps.
ATTACK: The limiter attack time ranges from 0.3ms to 1ms in 0.1ms steps, then ranges from 1ms to 100ms in 1ms steps.
RELEASE: The limiter release time can be set at 2X, 4X, 8X, 16X, or 32X the attack time.
This sets the input channel source for the current output channel. It can be used to mix the input source (indB) or disable it (Off). If more than one input sources are enabled, they will be added together as the source for the current output channel. (5-8 available for XD8080 model only)
Output FIR Crossover
TYPL: The only available filter type for low frequency crossover point (high pass) is FIR.
FRQL: Filter cut-off frequency of low frequency crossover point (high pass). Ranges from 20Hz to 30kHz in either1Hz steps or 1/36 octave steps. The frequency steps and FIR Taps can be selected in the System menu.
TYLH: The only available filter type for high frequency crossover point (low pass) is FIR.
FRQH: Filter cut-off frequency of high frequency crossover point (low pass). Ranges from 20Hz to 30kHz in either1Hz steps or 1/36 octave steps. The frequency steps and FIR Taps can be selected in the System menu.
The System menu allows the user to control and change parameters that are related to the system behaviour and general operation.
To access the system menu,
Make sure you are first in the main menu. (Press the Exit button to return to the main menu any time). Press the Enter key.
The XD has a built-in non-volatile memory that can store up to 30 different preset set-ups.
PRESET: This control selects which program to recall from the non-volatile memory. The program name is displayed to the right of the program #.
NAME: This shows the name of the program. This is read-only. The user has no access to them.
The XD has a built-in non-volatile memory that can store up to 30 different program (or preset) set-ups. A program can be stored using this menu. The old program with the same program number will be replaced. Once the program is stored in the flash memory, it can be recalled at a later time, even after power down.
PROG: This control selects which location in the non-volatile memory to save the program to.
NAME: A descriptive name of up to twelve characters can be assigned to each program.
FIR Taps Settings
Number of FIR Taps for each pair of output channels (i.e.. Output 1&2, output 3&4, output 5&6, output 7&8.) The sum of all taps cannot exceed 1500 and maximum taps per pair is 1200.(Parameters 5-8 are also available for XD series v5.xx and v6.xx. The FIR filters have been changed to dual channel structure in v7.xx.) For FIR filters, the higher the Taps the higher the slope in dB for the same frequency, or the lower the frequency the FIR can handle for the same slope. Generally speaking, higher frequencies require smaller number of Taps, and lower frequencies require a higher number of Taps.
An optional microphone pre-amp can be added to the XD series. The user can select Line input or mic input from this menu. (Only available for XD4080-M and XD 8080-M models. Applies to Phantom power as well)
The user can choose between Line input or Mic input/ For Mic input, the input will receive a 30dB gain. Each input channel can be selected individually. (Input 5-8 only available for XD 8080 model. Applies to Phantom power as well.)
The option microphone pre-amp also comes with Phantom power, which can also be enabled or disabled from this menu.
A 48V DC voltage can be supplied to external microphone when the Phantom power is enabled. Phantom power cannot be enabled individually for each input channel. All Mic input channels will automatically receive at 48V DC voltage. This will not affect Line input since they are disconnected physically.
Input and Output mode
The user can select analogue or digital signal for input and output channels. (I56 and I78 available forXD8080 revision B model only)If using AES/EBU, the XD accepts any sample rate on the inputs and will automatically up sample to its internal clock. The XD has a fixed output sample rate of 96kHz.
Copy channels from the source to the target. When the source and targets are both inputs and outputs, all audio parameters will be copied. When the Source or the Target is an input while the other is an output, only the Level, Polarity, Delay, EQ, Crossover, and Channel name are copied.
SOURCE: This is the channel to be copied from.
TARGET: This is the channel to be copied to.
FREQ MODE: This changes the frequency control mode for EQ and crossover filters. It can be 36 steps/octave or All frequencies (1Hz resolution).
DELAY UNIT: This sets the time unit for input and output delay to ms, ft, or m.
IP ADR: A unique IP address should be assigned to each unit in the network.
GATEWAY: The gateway address of the network. Usually this should be the IP address of your router/switch/hub address.
SUBNET: This sets the subnet mask used by your network.
NOTE: The user must power cycle the unit for this setting to take effect.
BAUD RATE: Sets the baud rate of the serial communication. XConsole uses a Baud rate of 115200. This should be left unchanged for most users.
DEVICE ID: This control assigns a device ID from 1 to 16 to the unit.
NETWORK ID: This control assigns a network ID from 0 to 60000 to the unit. The ID is used for future network expansion only. Please leave this at 0.
Security Lock and Unlock
PASSWORD: The password is four characters in length. The factory default of a new unit does not require a password. The device can be protected for unauthorized parameters and/or system abuse. The security settings can be controlled and stored in the device with the XConsole GUI only. When the correct password is entered in the device, all the locks are disabled. After re-entering the password or power cycling the device, the locks are automatically enabled again.
CURRENT: This resets all the current parameters back to factory default settings only, while stored presets and system settings stay untouched.
This internal system optimizer reduces ground floor noise if no signal is present. If unwanted noise gate effects are audible at low sound levels, it can be switched to bypass mode.
This menu displays the device name, firmware version and security code. When no password is set, the factory default code is 11110000. When another combination of characters is displayed, a password is set in the device and certain functions are disabled for the user to modify.