Total PA™ Live
Total PA ™ Live Quickstart Guide
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Total PA ™ Live
Power Cable (5 ft. / 150 cm)
Microphone with cable (15 ft. / 450 cm)
A. Display: This screen shows information relevant to Total PA ™ Live’s current operation. The Display comes with a plastic protector on it. Carefully remove this for optimal viewing. See the full User Guide to learn more.
B. Control Knob: Turn this knob to adjust the main volume (overall output) of the loudspeaker. Push this knob to select and make adjustments to the mic 1 volume, the mic 2 volume, source volume (radio, USB, SD, Bluetooth © signal, and aux input), echo effect, high EQ, and low EQ. The volume of Total PA ™ Live does not affect your
Bluetooth device volume. For the best sound quality, set your input source volume to 100% and use the Source and Main Volume control of the speaker to adjust the volume.
C. Next: Press this button to tune in a radio station or go to the next track on a Bluetooth-connected device, SD card, or USB drive. Press and hold in radio mode to seek.
D. Play/Pause: Play/pause the USB, SD, or Bluetooth source. In USB/SD mode, double-press this button to stop playback and return to the beginning of the list of files. In Radio Mode, press this button to select a previously saved preset station. To save the current station as a preset, press and hold this button, use the Tune/Track buttons to select which preset you want to save it to, and press this button again to confirm. In Bluetooth mode, press and hold the Play/Pause button for 5 seconds to disable voice prompts.
E. Previous: Press this button to tune in to a radio station or go to the previous track on a Bluetooth-connected device, SD card, or USB drive. Press and hold in radio mode to seek.
F. Repeat/Link: In USB or SD mode, press this button to repeat a single track, folder, or all tracks. Press and hold this button to start stereo linking to another Total PA Live ™. See the full User Guide to learn more.
G. Mode: Press this button to select the audio source to use: USB, SD, FM radio, Aux, or Bluetooth.
H. Lights: Press this button to toggle between five modes for the lights on the front panel.
I. USB Port: Connect a USB flash drive here to play supported audio files. You can also use the USB port to charge a device. To charge a device that is streaming music via Bluetooth, pause the music first and then wait for it to reconnect after the USB cable (not included) is inserted.
J. SD Card slot: Insert an SD card here to play supported audio files.
K. Mic Inputs (1/4” / XLR): Connect a microphone or mic-level source to these inputs.
L. Aux Inputs (1/8” stereo / XLR line-level): These inputs can be used to connect a CD player, MP3 player, or another audio source.
M. Mix Output (XLR): Connect this output to a speaker, mixer, or recorder.
N. Clip LED: The Clip LED will flash red if the signal from the input jacks or media panel audio source is clipping. If this happens, decrease the main volume using the Control Knob or the source, or the mic volume (if a loud device is plugged into either).
O. Power Switch (not shown): Flip this switch to toggle the speaker’s power on or off. Your previous settings will be remembered when powering off and on again.
Note: Total PA ™ Live will power off after 15 minutes with no audio playing.
Speaker Stand Installation
- Extend the speaker stand tripod legs on a flat, stable surface. Fully extend the legs until the plastic bracket is stopped by the bumps on the center pole. Insert the lower pin directly above the lower adjustment knob and tighten the lower adjustment knob.
- Raise the mounting pole up to the appropriate height needed and tighten the side adjustment knob. When raising the mounting pole, make sure the end with the upward-pointing arrow is on the top.
- Insert the upper pin into the upper pin-hole so the mounting pole stays at your set height, and tighten the side adjustment knob.
- On Total PA™ Live, adjust the bottom knob counter-clockwise so the screw is not blocking the opening.
- Line up the Total PA™ Live mounting hole with the speaker stand pole and place it on the pole.
- Tighten the mounting knob clockwise on Total PA™ Live.
Note: Remove Total PA Live prior to moving the stand for maximum safety.
Bluetooth Connecting with Total PA™ Live
Connecting to One Total PA™ Live:
- Power on the Total PA™ Live by flipping the on/off switch.
- Use the Mode button to select Bluetooth mode (unless it is the first power on or Bluetooth mode was the mode it was in when it was powered down). and Total PA™ Live will automatically enter Bluetooth pairing mode.
- Navigate to your device’s Bluetooth setup screen, find Total PA Live, and connect. Do not connect to Total PA Live_BLE; this is reserved exclusively for connecting to the ION Sound XP™ app. When connected, the Bluetooth icon on the display will flash and you will hear “Bluetooth Connected”.
Note: If you experience trouble in connecting, select “Forget this Device” on your Bluetooth device and try to connect again.
- To disconnect, turn off Bluetooth from your device’s Bluetooth settings.
Linking Two Speakers (Stereo-Link ):
- Power on both Total PA™ Live speakers by flipping their on/off switches. Make sure they are in Bluetooth pairing mode and not connected to a device.
- Press and hold the Repeat/Link button on one speaker (the primary “Left” speaker which will control both) to enter Stereo Link mode. Once a link has been established, the word LINK will appear on both speaker displays.
- Connect to the primary speaker via Bluetooth.
To disconnect, double press the Repeat/Link button.
Note: The speakers should be within 65.6’ (20 m) of each other to properly link.
IMPORTANT: To ensure the best possible experience with the app, use the most current Android OS or iOS on your device.
Follow these steps to download the free app on your device:
- Open the Apple App Store or Google Play on your device. Then, search for the ION Sound XP™ app.
- Follow the on-screen instructions to download and install the app. Once downloaded, the ION Sound XP™ app will appear on your device’s home screen.
- Connect your device to Total PA™ Live via Bluetooth. See Pairing a Bluetooth Device to learn how to do this.
- Open the ION Sound XP™ app and tap to select Add A Product on the screen. The app will scan and find Total PA™Live.
- Select the Total PA™ Live icon to go to the next screen, where you can control the speaker settings from your device. For complete instructions on using the app, download the complete User Guide at ionaudio.com.
Important Safety Instructions
- Read these instructions. Keep these instructions. Heed all warnings. Follow all instructions.
- Do not use this apparatus near water.
- Do not block any ventilation openings (if applicable). Install in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. Do not install this equipment in a confined or “boxed-in” space such as a bookcase or similar unit, and maintain good ventilation conditions. The ventilation should not be impeded by covering the ventilation openings with items such as newspaper, tablecloths, curtains, etc.
- Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat. Do not place exposed flame sources such as lighted candles on the apparatus.
- Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or grounding-type plug (if applicable). A polarized plug has two blades with one wider than the other. A grounding-type plug has two blades and a third grounding prong. The wide blade or the third prong is provided for your safety. If the provided plug does not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for the replacement of the obsolete outlet.
- Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the apparatus.
- Only use attachment/accessories specified by the manufacturer.
- Use only the cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table specified by the manufacturer, or sold with the apparatus (if applicable). When a cart is used, use caution when moving the cart/apparatus combination to avoid injury from tip-over.
- Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long periods of time.
- Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when the apparatus has been damaged in any way, such as power-supply cord or plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the apparatus, the apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate normally, or has been dropped.
- Internal/External Voltage Selectors (if applicable): Internal or external voltage selector switches, if any, should only be reset and re-equipped with a proper plug for alternative voltage by a qualified service technician. Do not attempt to alter this yourself.
- Power Sources (if applicable): This product should be connected to a power supply only of the type described in these operating instructions, or as marked on the unit.
- Caution: Danger of explosion if the battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only with the same or equivalent type. Batteries (a battery pack or an installed battery) shall not be exposed to excessive heat such as sunshine, fire, etc.
- (If applicable) Where the mains plug or an appliance coupler is used as the disconnect device, the disconnect device shall remain readily operable.
- Warning (if applicable): Provide an earthing connection before the mains plug is connected to the mains. When disconnecting the earthing connection, be sure to disconnect it after pulling the mains plug out from the mains.
- For Class II apparatus only (if applicable): This symbol means the equipment is a Class II or double insulated electrical appliance. It has been designed in such a way that it does not require a safe connection to electrical earth.
- Class II Wiring (if applicable): To reduce the risk of electric shock, the external wiring connected to the terminals with “Class II Wiring” requires Class II wiring installed by an instructed person or the use of ready-made leads or cords.
- This apparatus is for professional use only. Intended operational climate: moderate.
- (If applicable) When moving or not using the appliance, secure the power cord (e.g., wrap it with a cable tie). Be careful not to damage the power cord. Before using it again, make sure the power cord has not been damaged. If the power cord has been damaged at all, bring the unit and cord to a qualified service technician for repair or replacement as specified by the manufacturer.
- Warning (if applicable): Excessive sound pressure (high volumes) from headphones can cause hearing loss.
- Warning (if applicable): Please refer to any important information (e.g., electrical, safety, etc.) printed on the exterior bottom enclosure or rear panel before installing or operating the product.
- Warning (if applicable): Terminals marked with the lightning bolt symbol may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock.
- Minimum distances 10 mm around the apparatus for sufficient ventilation.
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE ANY COVER. NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL ONLY.
DANGEROUS VOLTAGE: The lightning flash with the arrowhead symbol within the equilateral triangle is intended to alert the user to the presence of un-insulated “dangerous voltage” within the product’s enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock.
INSTRUCTIONS: The exclamation point within the equilateral triangle is intended to alert the user to the presence of important operating maintenance (servicing) instructions in the literature accompanying this appliance.
WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire or electrical shock, do not expose this appliance to rain or moisture. Electrical equipment should NEVER be kept or stored in damp environments.
NOTICE CONCERNING FCC REGULATIONS: You are cautioned that changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment. This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures: (a) reorient or relocate the receiving antenna; (b) move this unit; (c) increase the separation between the equipment and receiver; (d) connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected; (e) be sure that all cables are properly shielded, using a choke or ferrite where appropriate; (f) consult the dealer or an experienced radio/television technician for help.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
FCC Radiation Exposure Statement: This equipment complies with FCC radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment. This equipment should be installed and operated with a minimum distance of 20 cm between the radiator and your body.
Disposal of Batteries (if applicable):
- Never dispose of any types of batteries in fire or near excessive heat or direct sunlight. Overheated batteries can rupture or explode.
- If you are unsure of how or where to dispose of a battery, refer to your local ordinances for the proper location, method, etc.
- Alkaline batteries & lithium button cell batteries: You can safely dispose of alkaline and lithium button cell batteries with normal household waste. They do not pose a health or environmental risk during normal use or disposal. (Alkaline batteries are composed primarily of common metals like steel, zinc, and manganese.) Do not dispose of large amounts of alkaline or lithium button cell batteries in a group. Used batteries are often not completely “dead.” Grouping them together can bring these “live” batteries into contact with one another, creating safety risks. To avoid this, insulate each battery with tape or other nonconductive material to ensure it does not discharge. Proven cost-effective and environmentally safe recycling processes are not yet universally available for alkaline and lithium button cell batteries. Some communities offer recycling or collection of these batteries. For more information, refer to your local ordinances or contact your local government.
- Lead-acid batteries: Dispose of lead-acid batteries by bringing them to an electronic waste center or recycling center, or dispose of them in accordance with your local ordinances. (Rechargeable lead-acid batteries are the same type used in automobiles and should be disposed of in a similar fashion.)
This device contains license-exempt transmitter(s)/receiver(s) that comply with Innovation, Science, and Economic Development (ISED) Canada’s license-exempt RSS(s). Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device.
- Disconnect the power cord before servicing.
- Replace critical components only with factory parts or recommended equivalents.
- For AC line powered units: Before returning repaired unit to the user, use an ohmmeter to measure from both AC plug blades to all exposed metal parts. The resistance should be more than 2,000,000 ohms.
|Output Power||500 W (peak)|
|Tweeter:||1” (25.4 mm)|
|Frequency Response:||55 Hz – 20 KHz|
|Range:||Up to 100 ft. (30.5 m) (Bluetooth range is affected by walls, obstructions, and movement. For optimal performance, place the product in the center of the room so it is unobstructed by walls, furniture, etc.)|
|Linked Range:||65.6 ft. (20 m)|
|USB Port Power Output:||5V, 1A|
|Supported File System:||FAT 32|
|Supported File Type:||MP3|
|Max. File Size:||< 16 GB|
|Max. Device Capacity||< 16 GB|
|Input Rating:||100-120V ~ , 60Hz, 320W|
|Dimensions (WxDxH):||17.72” x 14.57” x 27.60” / 450 x 370.1 x 701.1 mm|
|Weight:||38.91 lbs. / 17.65 kg|
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
Trademarks and Licenses
ION Audio is a trademark of inMusic Brands, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other fatherlands. App Store is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Android and Google Play are registered trademarks of Google Inc. The Bluetooth word mark and logos are owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by ION Audio is under license. SD is a registered trademark of SD-3C, LLC. All other product names, company names, trademarks, or trade names are those of their respective owners.