LINE OUT CH-1 JACK
This jack works in conjunction with either the Instrument or Stereo inputs. This feature allows you to send the Instrument channel's
signal to an external system. Inserting a cord into this jack DISCONNECTS the signal from the internal power amp, therefore the
Master Volume, Reverb and internal speaker system are disabled.
LINE OUT CH-2 JACK
This jack performs the exact same functions for the Mic/Aux Channel (Channel 2) as the "Line Out CH-1" does for the Instrument
channel. It works in conjunction with the Balanced Mic In, Aux In or Stereo inputs. When using the California Blonde in true stereo
applications, you can now decide what signal is best to send to an externally powered source—Channel 1 or Channel 2.
NOTE: To achieve a "summed" Line Out of Channels 1 and 2, you have three options:
a) Optimal: Use the Balanced XLR Line Out jack. If you need this connection terminated into a 1/4" phone plug, then
use either a direct box or a line transformer (XLR female to 1/4" phone plug male).
b) Not Optimal*: Sum both Effects Send jacks into a "Y" cable and send the signal to the desired destination
c) Not Optimal*: Sum the "Line Out CH-1" and "Line Out CH-2" jacks into a "Y" cable and send the signal to the
desired destination. If you choose this option, you should know that the signals will not return to the California Blonde
unless routed back into the Effects Return jacks. "Y" cords can do funny things to your signal.
POST-REVERB RETURN JACK
You may choose to use the California Blonde as an all-in-one amp/P.A. Plug your instrument into Channel 1 and the mic into Channel 2.
Then you can choose to have reverb on either the vocal or the instrument only. To defeat reverb on Channel 1, simply run a
(preferably short) instrument cable from the "Line Out CH-1" jack into the "Post-Reverb Return" jack. Reverb will now be present only in
Inserting a footswitch into this jack allows the user to turn on and off the reverb signal present in the mix. For best results, use a
quality shielded footswitch (available through SWR).
A/C LINE (MAINS) FUSE
The line fuse can open (blow) due to power surges or high power line transients. This fuse will also open in the unlikely event of an
electronics failure inside your amplifier. Proper rating of the fuse is as follows: United States and Japan: 3 Amp Slo-Blo; Europe
(230v & 240V): 1.6 Amp Slo-Blo.
A/C LINE CORD RECEPTACLE
Accepts a standard A/C power cable (supplied with the California Blonde in the United States), used with almost all current musical,
professional and household electronic devices. If it does become misplaced, replacements can be found at almost any computer,
electronics, or pro audio store.
The rating for this cable is 3-conductor, 18 gauge, 10 amperes. If replacement is necessary, or if you wish to
buy a longer cable, look for the correct rating on the cable.
CROSSOVER PANEL FEATURES
TWEETER ATTENUATOR CONTROL
Use this control to adjust the level of high frequency heard through the tweeter (located in the upper right corner of the speaker
enclosure). A normal setting for this control is straight up or "12 o'clock. " As you turn the knob clockwise from this position, the high
frequency content is increased and you will get more "sparkle. " Turning the knob fully counter-clockwise removes the tweeter from the
system completely. If you prefer a "darker" sound or are getting a lot of fret buzz, clicks, bow, pick or finger noise, you may want to
use this position. (This control will not affect the 12" loudspeaker, headphones, or any extension cabinet.)
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