Alesis 7-51-0210-B INTERNATIONAL User Manual
Quick Start Owner’s Manual
TransActive 50 Amplified Monitor
Quick Start Owner’s Manual
Important Safety Instructions
Manual de inicio rápido para el usuario (Spanish)
Contenido de la caja:
Manual de inicio rápido del usuario
Instrucciones de seguridad importantes
Cable de alimentación
Guide d’installation rapide (Français)
Contenue de la boîte :
Guide d’utilisation simplifié
Consignes de sécurité importantes
Schnelles Hinweisbuch (Deutsch)
Manuale rapido di utilizzazione (Italiano)
Contenuto della Confezione:
Manuale rapido di utilizzazione
Importanti Istruzioni di Sicurezza
Cavo di alimentazione
Quick Setup for the TransActive 50
yMake sure that all of the items listed on the front cover are included in the TransActive 50’s box.
yRead the Important Safety Instructions included in the box.
yStudy the Hookup Diagrams below.
yMake sure all equipment is turned off and all gain knobs are set to zero.
yConnect your keyboard, microphone, or other equipment to the TransActive 50.
yOnce everything is plugged in, turn everything on. Make sure to turn the TransActive on last (after all other devices have been turned on).
yExperiment with the TransActive’s knobs and effect settings.
yWhen finished, turn off the TransActive first (before turning off any other equipment). This helps prevent damage to the speaker.
yGo to http://www.alesis.com to register your TransActive 50.
Front panel operation
Input Section (knobs #1 through #4):
These knobs let you set the input gain and effects send levels of your TransActive 50.
1.Channel 1 / Mic Volume – Raise or lower the volume for channel 1.
2.Channel 1 / Mic Effect – Determines how much of your channel 1 input is sent to the TransActive50’s internal effects processor.
3.Channel 2 Volume – Raise or lower the volume for channel 2.
4.Channel 2 Effect – Determines how much of your channel 2 input is sent to the TransActive50’s internal effects processor.
Master Section (knobs #5 through #9):
These knobs let you apply EQ to your signal, select the digital effect you’d like to hear, and set your output level.
5.Bass – Boost or cut bass levels by +/- 10 dB.
6.Mid – Boost or cut the midrange by +/- 10 dB.
7.Treble – Boost or cut treble levels by +/- 10 dB.
8.Effect Selector – Selects one of the 15 effects available in the TransActive’s internal effects processor. Set this knob to “off” if you’d like to bypass the effects processor. For more information about the effects, see the section entitled “The TransActive’s internal effects.”
9.Master Volume – Sets the main output level of the speaker.
Rear panel operation
1.Channel 1 / Mic In – Plug a microphone into this input using an XLR cable.
2.Channel 1 / Line In – Use ¼” cables to connect synthesizers, drum machines, and other devices. For mono sources, use whichever input you’d like.
3.Headphones – Plug in your headphones using a ¼” stereo plug. Using the headphone jack disconnects the TransActive’s internal speaker.
Channel 1 Inputs
You cannot use the ¼” and XLR inputs at the same time. Once you plug ¼” connectors into the TransActive 50, the XLR input will become inactive.
4.Power – This switch turns your TransActive 50 on and off. When you turn on the speaker, the blue light bar above the front panel will illuminate.
5.Power Cord Outlet – Plug a standard IEC power cable
into this jack and into a properly grounded AC outlet. Balanced vs. Unbalanced
The TransActive’s internal power supply automatically
For the cleanest signal, use
adjusts to any voltage worldwide.
(TRS) cables. “Unbalanced”
6. Channel 2 – Use ¼” cables to connect synthesizers,
drum machines, and other devices. For mono sources,
also be used, but they are
more likely to conduct hum
use whichever input you’d like.
and other electromagnetic
7.Aux In – This input allows you to hook up a CD player, DJ mixer, or any other
8.Aux Out – These ¼” outputs let you send your mixed signal to another device (such as a recorder or mixing board).
About the Aux Input
This input goes straight to the main output and does not have its own level control on the front. If you’d like raise or lower the volume of this input, use the volume control on your source.
9.Stereo Bus Link – If you own a pair of TransActive 50 monitors, you can use this output to connect the two speakers and to use them in stereo. For more information about this, see the section entitled “Using a Pair of TransActives in Stereo.”
10.Link Channel Switch (Left, Right, Off) – If you are using a pair of TransActives in a stereo configuration (using the Stereo Bus Link connection), use this switch to determine which side the speaker should be on. See the section entitled “Using a Pair of TransActives in Stereo” for more about this switch.
Mounting Your TransActive 50
The TransActive 50 features two different mounting options allowing you to place the speaker almost anywhere. The speaker has a 5/8” (16mm) threaded mount on its bottom as well as a standard wall mount bracket on its rear.
The 5/8” threaded mount allows you to place your TransActive monitor on a microphone stand. This setup is useful for live performance situations in which the TransActive 50 is used as a “stage monitor” for a performer to hear him/herself while on stage. This setup is also ideal for when the TransActive is used as a small PA system. Given the size/weight of the TransActive 50, you’ll want to mount the speaker on a sturdy
The wall mount bracket allows you to mount your TransActive on walls or even or ceilings. This option is ideal for permanent or
Using your TransActive in Mono
Your TransActive50 is ready to go right out of the box. If you plug in a microphone (or keyboard), power up the unit, and turn up the channel and main volume knobs, you should be able to hear yourself (or your keyboard). Make sure the Link Channel Switch (directly underneath the “Stereo Bus Link” jack) is set to “Off.” If this switch is set incorrectly, you may be hearing only one channel of your line level inputs. See the diagram below:
If you’ve plugged in your keyboard (or other stereo source) but you’re only hearing one side of the stereo signal, your Link Channel Switch is probably set incorrectly.
Set this switch to “Off” to hear both channels of your stereo source.
Using a Pair of TransActives in Stereo
The TransActive 50 has a special connector on its rear labeled “Stereo Bus Link.” This connection allows you to use a pair of TransActive monitors in stereo using a single TRS cable to link the two TransActives together. See the diagram below for how to hook up the speakers:
When you are using a pair of TransActives 50s in stereo, you need to make sure your Link Channel Switch (located directly below the Stereo Bus Link jack) is set correctly. Your left speaker needs to be set to “Left” while the right speaker needs to be set to “Right.” If either speaker is set to “Off” the link will not work correctly. If you reverse your
“Left” and “Right” settings, your stereo image will be flipped.
Link Channel Switch
If you don’t hear sound coming out of one of your channels when using your TransActives in stereo, make sure the Link Channel Switch is set to “Left” on one speaker and “Right” on the other.
Note that in this configuration, all inputs remain active. In other words, if you have a microphone (or keyboard) plugged into either one of your TransActive 50s, the signal will be shared among both units and your stereo image is preserved.
The TransActive’s internal effects
The TransActive contains an advanced digital effects processor with fifteen different programs. Here are those programs as you rotate the Master section’s Effect Selector knob clockwise, beginning at the “off” position (with the knob pointing straight down).
Rotary speaker emulation. This effect is
especially popular with organ sounds.
The reverberation of a bright concert hall.
The reverberation of a warm concert hall.
A short (125 millisecond) slapback delay.
A longer (190 millisecond) and
(more regenerative) delay.
Stereo chorusing, which adds a thickness to the
Stereo flanging, which alters the phase of
incoming audio signals to produce
like whooshing sounds.
The ambience of a studio constructed with hard
A room sound optimized to acoustic instruments
and synthesizers. Reverberation time is shorter
than that for the other rooms.
A room sound optimized for guitars and other
The classic plate reverb sound for vocals and
A brighter, more sizzling plate reverb sound that
works well on vocals and drums.
A warmer, more vintage sounding plate reverb
A combination of chorus and reverb.
reverb, with a touch of
Choose an effect by using the Master section’s Effect Selector knob. Then, within each individual channel, rotate the channel’sEffect knob to increase or decrease the amount of the effect to be applied to that channel.
Turn the Effect Selector knob to “off” to disable the onboard effects.