Turbosound NUQ-8-DP, B-15-DP, B-12DP, NUQ-6, NUQ-15-DP, NUQ-10-DP, B-18-DP, NUQ-12-DP User Manual

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Quickstart Guide

NuQ series

Models covered by this Quickstart Guide

NuQ-6, NuQ-8/DP, NuQ-10/DP, NuQ-12/DP, NuQ-15/DP, B-12DP, B-15/DP, B-18/DP.

Thank you for choosing a TURBOSOUND loudspeaker product for your application. If you would like further information about this or any other TURBOSOUND product, please contact us on +44 (0)1403 711447. A detailed user manual on this product range is available on our website at http://www.turbosound.com

Unpacking the Loudspeaker

After unpacking the unit please check carefully for damage. If damage is found, please notify your supplier at once. You, the consignee, must instigate any claim. Please retain all packaging in case of future re-shipment.

System Requirements – Passive and Bi-amped Loudspeakers

The NuQ-6, NuQ-8, and NuQ-10 two-way loudspeakers are passive systems and require only one amplifier channel for correct operation, the frequency splitting between the LF driver and the HF driver being accomplished by the internal passive crossover network built into each enclosure. They are equipped with two Neutrik Speakon NL4MP connectors wired in parallel, serving as both input and loop-out connections to additional speakers. The Speakon wiring details are shown at the right. The NuQ-12 and NuQ-15 two-way loudspeakers are switchable passive/bi-amped systems and require two amplifier channels when used in bi-amped mode. To avoid wasting amplifier power you should use heavy-duty speaker cable with a minimum wire size of 12 gauge (1.5mm²), and preferably 10 gauge (2.5mm²) for longer runs. Always observe the correct polarity as shown.

2+ 1-

Passive Speakon

 

connections

2- 1+

(Pins 2+ and 2- not connected)

 

Negative (-ve)

Positive (+ve)

 

 

HF Negative (-ve)

 

 

HF Positive (+ve)

 

2+

1-

 

 

Bi-amped Speakon

2-

1+

connections

 

LF Negative (-ve)

LF Positive (+ve)

Amplifier considerations

NuQ series speaker enclosures should be driven by high quality power amplifiers designed for true professional use. Amplifiers should be capable of delivering long term broadband power equal to the loudspeaker’s program power rating at its stated nominal impedance. The use of under-powered amplifiers must be avoided as heavily clipped signals can cause permanent loudspeaker damage.

 

Model

NuQ-6

NuQ-8

NuQ-10

NuQ-12

NuQ-15

B-15

B-18

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Impedance

8

8

8

Passive: 8

Passive: 8

8

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

LF: 8 , HF: 6

LF: 8 , HF: 6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RECOMMENDED AMPLIFIER POWER RATING

The amplifier’s rated r.m.s. continuous power output (20Hz – 20kHz, each channel) should be equal to the loudspeaker’s program power handling at its nominal impedance.

System Controllers and Bi-amplified systems

NuQ systems must be used with Turbosound LMS-D24 or LMS-D26 controllers, since these provide vital operating and system security features. If you do not have a controller, DO NOT USE the loudspeaker without one; please contact your Turbosound dealer for further details.

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Turbosound LMS-D2X controllers provide factory presets for all NuQ systems, downloadable from the Turbosound website, as well as additional user program slots.

1.Power up the controller(s) and associated power amplifiers.

2.Press RECALL to select the appropriate program from the preset menu using the ‘A’ ROTARY ENCODER.

3.Press RECALL again to accept the preset. The controller will un-mute and is then ready for use.

Use as Monitor Wedges

NuQ 2-way systems double effectively as wedge monitors. The NuQ-6 provides both 33° and 45° wedge angles while all other models feature a symmetrical 45° side angle.

Self-powered Loudspeakers

Powered NuQ loudspeakers feature very efficient integrated Class D amplifiers and control electronics modules, providing a completely self-contained professional sound system. The XLR inputs are electronically balanced and are wired pin 2 hot, pin 3 cold, and pin 1 ground. Amplifiers will operate over a range of mains input voltages from 100V to 240V AC without adjustment.

Connect the mains power using the supplied Powercon mains lead. Check that the mains lead is suitable for use in your area before connecting.

Connect the signal input from a professional mixing console to the signal in XLR, and link out to additional powered loudspeakers if required

Power up the loudspeaker. It will un-mute after a short self-test routine; the loudspeaker is now ready for use

The B-12DP features an on-board amplifier configured to drive NuQ-6 or other satellite loudspeakers, as well as its own internal 12” LF driver. The amplifier is also equipped with four factory presets with differing band gains which allow for different configurations of satellite speakers. These are selectable via a push switch that toggles around the four available presets, and these are listed below. Presets 2 to 4 are user editable using TurboDrive software.

Preset number

Function

User editable?

Preset #1

B-12DP plus 2 x NuQ-6 satellite loudspeakers

No – factory default

Preset #2

B-12DP plus up to 6 x NuQ-8 satellite loudspeakers

Yes

Preset #3

B-12DP plus 2 x NuQ-8 satellite loudspeakers

Yes

Preset #4

B-12DP plus 2 x any passive satellite loudspeakers

Yes

Networking Capability

NuQ systems are designed to offer control and monitoring of system parameters over a BvNet network in real time using a PC and TurboDrive™ software. LMS-D2X controllers are equipped with network cards and are pre-configured with factory programs for all NuQ series models. Self-powered NuQ loudspeakers have built-in network functionality.

Download the TurboDrive™ software from the supplied CD or from www.turbosound.com and follow the installation instructions

Install the drivers. If connecting via RS232 there is no need to install drivers. If connecting via USB install the USB drivers which can be found on the CD that came with your Linea Research USB interface

Networking multiple devices to a PC: BvNet is the method of connecting multiple devices – these can be controllers and/or powered NuQ loudspeakers – and this is done with the Linea Research USB & RS232 Interface (available from Turbosound). The interface enables devices to be connected to a PC either using RS232 or using USB. RS485 is the

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network protocol among the networked devices and is carried over CAT5-type cables. Minimum system requirements are: PC with Pentium processor, Windows NT, 2000, XP, or Vista, CD ROM drive or internet access, RS232 or USB port

RS232:Connect your computer to the BvNet interface using a standard 9-pin serial cable. External power is required for RS232 operation and this should be supplied by the Linea Research Accessory Power Supply

USB: Connect your computer to the BvNet interface using a USB Type A to USB Type B cable. External power is not required when using USB

Connect networked devices via RJ45 CAT5 cables

Launch the TurboDrive™ software

Application Authorisation: TurboDrive™ prompts for an Authorisation Code on the first launch which is PJLUWZ

Select the COM port from Network > Com Port

Click the Online toolbar button

Click on one of the devices that appear in the tree view to Launch the panel

When the progress bar indicates ready, adjust the controls as required

Please refer to the TurboDrive™ User Guide for further information on networking.

Mounting and Fixing

NuQ series two-way cabinets are equipped with pole mount sockets for portable use on 35mm speaker stands or poles. Bass cabinets are equipped with pole mount receptacles that allow two-way cabinets to be mounted at the correct height.

NuQ series cabinets can be suspended in permanent installations using optional shoulder eyebolts coupled to the internal rigging points provided. To install using eyebolts, remove the appropriate countersunk screws and replace them with eyebolts, which must have a thread length of at least 18mm. Use the rear rigging point to angle the cabinet for optimum room coverage. Cabinets may be hung upside down if required.

Turbosound wall and ceiling brackets are optionally available for installing non-powered NuQ series cabinets. They are also compatible with OmniMount™ wall and ceiling brackets. Some examples are shown below.

Model

Wall Mount

Flying Yokes

Swivel

Swivel

OmniMount™

Eyebolts

 

 

 

brackets

extenders

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NuQ-6

n/a

NuQ-FY6

NuQ-SB6

n/a

n/a

M8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NuQ-8

WB-20B

NuQ-FY8

NuQ-SB8

NuQ-SBE8

20.5 Series

M10

 

PB-55

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NuQ-10

WB-20B

NuQ-FY10

NuQ-SB10

NuQ-SBE10

60 Series

M10

 

PB-55

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NuQ-12

WB-55B

NuQ-FY12

n/a

n/a

60 Series

M10

 

PB-55

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NuQ-15

WB-55B

NuQ-FY15

n/a

n/a

120 Series

M10

 

PB-55

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SC-01

 

 

Scaffold Clamp

PB-55

WB-20B

NuQ-FY8

Flying yoke

Pole Bracket

Wall Bracket

 

SC-01

 

SC-01

Scaffold Clamp

 

Scaffold Clamp

 

NuQ-TB

NuQ-FY8

NuQ-SB8

FlyingYoke

Twin Bar

Swivel bracket

 

 

NuQ-SBE8

 

 

Extender Bar

 

 

To install a loudspeaker using Turbosound brackets, first separate the brackets into their wall/ceiling plate and speaker plate component parts. Remove the two countersunk M10 bolts on the rear panel of the cabinet. Attach the speaker plate to the cabinet with the M8 bolts supplied. Fix the wall/ceiling plate in the venue using appropriate fixings (not supplied). Lift the loudspeaker on to the wall plate and re-assemble the bracket parts, adjust the vertical angle and tighten all bolts.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The rigging of a flown sound system may be dangerous unless undertaken by qualified personnel with the required experience and certification to perform the necessary tasks.

Spares and Accessories

CD-115 / RD-115 CD-213.2/RD-213.2 LS-6509 / RD-6509 LS-8093 / RC-8093 LS-1024 / RC-1024 LS-1221 / RC-1221 LS-1220 / RC-1220 LS-1528/ RC-1528 LS-1526 / RC-1526 LS-1814 / RC-1814

Compression driver / diaphragm for NuQ-6, NuQ-8, NuQ-10 Compression driver / diaphragm for NuQ-12, NuQ-15

6.5” low frequency loudspeaker / recone kit for NuQ-6 8” low frequency loudspeaker / recone kit for NuQ-8/DP

10” low frequency loudspeaker / recone kit for NuQ-10/DP 12” low frequency loudspeaker / recone kit for NuQ-12/DP 12” low frequency loudspeaker / recone kit for B-12DP 15” low frequency loudspeaker / recone kit for NuQ-15/DP

15” low frequency loudspeaker / recone kit for B15/DP, B215/DP 18” low frequency loudspeaker / recone kit for B18/DP

NuQ series self-powered products comply with the following European Community standards: EN60065:2003 (Safety), EN66103-1:1996 and EN55103-2:1996. All products are CE marked in accordance with the relevant statutory requirements.

Turbosound Ltd, Star Road, West Sussex RH13 8RY, UK

tel: +44(0)1403 711447 fax: +44(0)1403 710155 www.turbosound.com April 2011

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