mikem

Are Itech channels' output adjustable?

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mikem    0

Hello, I own and use an itech 6000 for my foh speakers: channel 1 to two mid/high cabs, and channel 2 to two subs in a 2 way system. The itech is outstanding in this application - one of the best investments in gear that I have made. I have an event coming up which will require only one sub on one channel (the other channel will have the usual pair of mid/high cabs). Since I will only be using 1 sub, 1500 watts will be way too much for it. Can I reduce the output power of only one channel to accommodate the one sub? I would like to do this without hooking the amp to a computer. Also, if I do change the output and utilize the other features, is there a way to cancel all of the new settings and or saving them without using a computer? The documentation that came with the unit is rather sparse. I would like to adjust the amp in the field without having to purchase a laptop if possible. Please advise. Mike M

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DGlass    0

You can set the Average Power setting and Peak Voltage setting from the front display panel "Advanced Menu", as described in the Operations Manual.

If, however, you wish to setup the Nominal Load Impedance or the Attack and Release settings you will need a computer and the IQwic 8.0 software.

Note: If using the Peak Voltage Limiter the Peak Voltage for a device would need to be obtained from the speaker manufacture.

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mikem    0
You can set the Average Power setting and Peak Voltage setting from the front display panel "Advanced Menu", as described in the Operations Manual.

If, however, you wish to setup the Nominal Load Impedance or the Attack and Release settings you will need a computer and the IQwic 8.0 software.

Note: If using the Peak Voltage Limiter the Peak Voltage for a device would need to be obtained from the speaker manufacture.

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But can I adjust the peak voltage for each channel seperately

ie; CH1 @ 1500 watts (8 ohms) AND CH2 @ 750 watts (8 ohms)??

Please advise, Mike M

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You can set the Average Power setting and Peak Voltage setting from the front display panel "Advanced Menu", as described in the Operations Manual.

If, however, you wish to setup the Nominal Load Impedance or the Attack and Release settings you will need a computer and the IQwic 8.0 software.

Note: If using the Peak Voltage Limiter the Peak Voltage for a device would need to be obtained from the speaker manufacture.

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But can I adjust the peak voltage for each channel separately

ie; CH1 @ 1500 watts (8 ohms) AND CH2 @ 750 watts (8 ohms)??

Please advise, Mike M

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I guess I should have specifically said:

You can set the Average Power setting and Peak Voltage setting, for each channel, from the front display panel "Advanced Menu", as described in the Operations Manual. :)

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You can set the Average Power setting and Peak Voltage setting from the front display panel "Advanced Menu", as described in the Operations Manual.

If, however, you wish to setup the Nominal Load Impedance or the Attack and Release settings you will need a computer and the IQwic 8.0 software.

Note: If using the Peak Voltage Limiter the Peak Voltage for a device would need to be obtained from the speaker manufacture.

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But can I adjust the peak voltage for each channel separately

ie; CH1 @ 1500 watts (8 ohms) AND CH2 @ 750 watts (8 ohms)??

Please advise, Mike M

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I guess I should have specifically said:

You can set the Average Power setting and Peak Voltage setting, for each channel, from the front display panel "Advanced Menu", as described in the Operations Manual. :)

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Hello, I have accessed the Average Power Limitter to adjust the power level of each channel. When I first accessed it, each channel was set at 1003 (I have never attempted to adjust the amp in the past, I just used it "out of the box". Have I been using the amp with only 1003 watts per channel....is that (1003) the factory preset?? Does the number 1003 represent watts @ 8 ohms for that particular channel? (The operation manual and amp display do not specify "@8 ohms" when adjusting the power limitter.) When adjusting the APL, I can turn the knob (attenuator) past 1500 for each channel but am I safe to assume that the output will peak at 1500 watts if it is indeed @ 8 ohms? Please advise. Mike M

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DGlass    0

Mike,

Have I been using the amp with only 1003 watts per channel....is that (1003) the factory preset??

Nothing was being limited unless the ON/OFF Engage button was set to ON (bright green) for that channel.

Does the number 1003 represent watts @ 8 ohms for that particular channel? (The operation manual and amp display do not specify "@8 ohms" when adjusting the power limiter.)

The 1003 Threshold value would be the Average Power level that amp channel would be set for (if turned on). If the Nominal Load Impedance window were set for 8-ohms than that would be the load it would be trying to adjust the Average Output Power of the amplifier to. The Nominal Load Impedance is not a variable you can control from the front panel.

When adjusting the APL, I can turn the knob (attenuator) past 1500 for each channel but am I safe to assume that the output will peak at 1500 watts if it is indeed @ 8 ohms?

The front panel control will adjust the APL just like the “Power Threshold” panel would do via the software. So if the amp were set to a Nominal Load Impedance of 8-ohms (assuming there was a speaker with a nominal load of 8-ohms attached) and the front panel APL was set to 1500 watts the amp would limit that channels Average Output Power to 1500 watts. If the front panel display was changed to 900 watts the amp will limit the Average Output power to 900 watts on that channel etcetera, etcetera. :)

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mikem    0

" So if the amp were set to a Nominal Load Impedance of 8-ohms (assuming there was a speaker with a nominal load of 8-ohms attached) and the front panel APL was set to 1500 watts the amp would limit that channels Average Output Power to 1500 watts. "

I'm sorry if I appear to be a bit "dense"......When a new amp leaves Crown, is the nominal impedence set to 8 ohms (per channel) at the factory? M

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" So if the amp were set to a Nominal Load Impedance of 8-ohms (assuming there was a speaker with a nominal load of 8-ohms attached) and the front panel APL was set to 1500 watts the amp would limit that channels Average Output Power to 1500 watts. "

I'm sorry if I appear to be a bit "dense"......When a new amp leaves Crown, is the nominal impedence set to 8 ohms (per channel) at the factory?  M

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The I-Tech amps are set for 8-ohms from the factory and you would need the software to view this. :)

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