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ERA-G311

Sound Field Processor

• OWNER'S MANUAL (page 2- page 35) Please read this manual to maximize your

enjoyment of the outstanding performance and feature capabilities of the equipment, then retain the manual for future reference.

 

 

LISTENING POSITION SELECTOR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EQ SEL

 

L.P.S.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOUND FIELD PROCESSOR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUR

NORMAL

STADIUM

EQ

 

FLAT

MALE

FEMALE

POPS

 

ROCK

NEWS

DUAL EQ

 

 

 

 

LIVE

 

CHURCH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DANCE

 

HALL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BBE

OFF

1

2

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

F

SUB.W

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7 BAND EQUALIZER / SURROUND

 

PHASE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

R

180°

 

 

50

80

140

200

315

500

800

1.2K

2K

3.2K

5K

8K

11K 16K

14 BAND EQUALIZER

 

 

 

FRONT 7 BAND / REAR 7 BAND EQUALIZER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BBE

SUR

EQ

DISP

 

 

1

 

2

 

 

3

 

 

4

 

5

 

 

6

 

English

Precautions

This label is intended to alert the user to the presence of important Warning operating instructions.

Failure to heed the instructions will result severe injury or death.

DO NOT DISASSEMBLE OR ALTER. Doing so may lead to accident, fire or electric shock.

KEEP SMALL ARTICLES OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN. If swallowed, consult a physician immediately.

USE THE CORRECT AMPERE RATING WHEN REPLACING FUSES. Failure to do so may result in fire or electric shock.

HALT USE IMMEDIATELY IF A PROBLEM APPEARS. When problems occur such as a lack of sound or video, foreign objects inside the unit, smoke coming out, or noxious odors, stop use immediately and contact the dealer where you bought the equipment. Failure to do so may result in an accident or injury.

DO NOT OPERATE THE EQUIPMENT OR LOOK AT THE SCREEN WHILE DRIVING THE VEHICLE. Operating the equipment may distract the driver from looking ahead of the vehicle and cause accident. Always stop the vehicle in a safe location before operating this equipment.

DO NOT RAISE THE VOLUME EXCESSIVELY. Keep the volume at a level where you can still hear outside noises while driving. Driving while unable to hear outside noises could be the cause of accident.

DO NOT USE THIS EQUIPMENT FOR PURPOSES OTHER THAN STATED FOR THE VEHICLE. Failure to do so may result in electric shock or injury.

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Contents

English

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Page

 

 

 

 

 

 

Precautions

 

 

 

 

 

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Basic Operation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

 

 

 

Power ON/OFF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5 .....................

 

 

Adjusting Volume/Balance/Fader/Subwoofer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equalizer/Surround Operation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6 ....................................................

 

 

 

Band Quantity Switching

 

 

 

 

 

6 .....................................................................

 

 

 

 

 

Dual Function

 

 

 

 

 

7 ...............................................................

 

 

 

 

Equalizer Presets

 

 

 

 

 

8 ........................................

 

 

 

Adjusting the Equalizer Settings

 

 

 

 

 

9 ..........................................................

 

 

 

Selecting BBE Mode

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10 .........................................

 

 

 

Creating a Custom BBE Curve

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

...........11

Choosing the Listening Position Selector (L.P.S.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12

 

 

 

 

Adjusting L.P.S.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13 .....................................................

 

 

 

DSP Surround Presets

 

 

 

 

 

14 .......................................

 

 

 

Adjusting the Surround Settings

 

 

 

 

 

15 ...................................

 

 

 

Memorizing the Equalizer Settings

 

 

 

 

 

16 .............................................................

 

 

 

 

Switching Display

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Remote Control Operation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

18 ..............

Selecting the Factory Preset Equalizer Settings

 

 

 

 

 

19 ................

 

Selecting the Factory Preset Surround Modes

 

 

 

 

 

20 ..................................................

 

 

 

Selecting the BBE Mode

 

 

 

 

 

21 ...........................

 

 

Recalling the Stored Equalizer Settings

 

 

 

 

 

22 ...........

Choosing the Listening Position Selector (L.P.S.)

 

 

 

 

 

23 ..................................

 

 

 

Turning the Defeat Mode On or Off

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(RUE-4160/RUE-4162only)

 

 

 

 

 

24 ..................................

 

 

 

Customizing the Equalizer Settings

 

 

 

 

 

25 .......................................

 

 

 

Adjusting the Surround Settings

 

 

 

 

 

26 .............................................

 

 

 

Making the BBE by Yourself

 

 

 

 

 

27 ...................................

 

 

 

Storing Custom Equalizer Settings

 

 

 

 

 

28 ................................................................

 

 

 

 

Adjusting L.P.S.

 

 

 

 

 

29 ..........................................

 

 

 

Adjusting the Time Correction

 

 

 

 

 

31 .............................................

 

 

 

Storing the Time Correction

 

 

 

 

 

32 ..............................

 

 

 

Recalling the Stored Time Correction

 

 

 

 

 

34 ........................................................

 

 

 

In Case of Difficulty

 

 

 

 

 

35 .................................................................

 

 

 

 

Specifications

 

 

 

 

 

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English

Precautions

+60°C

–10°C

Temperature

Be sure the temperature inside the vehicle is between +60°C (+140°F) and –10°C(+14°F) before turning your unit on.

Installation Location

Make sure the ERA-G311will not be exposed to:

• Direct sun and heat

• High humidity

Excessive dust

• Excessive vibrations

 

Replacing Fuses

 

 

Replace the fuse with one with the same

 

3A

amperage (3A).

Maintenance

If you have problems, do not attempt to repair the unit yourself. Return it to your Alpine dealer or the nearest Alpine Service Station for servicing.

Caution

ERA-G311allows three different modes of system as "1) 7 Band EQ + Surround + LPS + BBE", "2) 14 Band EQ + LPS + BBE" and "3) 7 Band EQ + 7 Band EQ (Dual EQ) + LPS + BBE".

When the mode is changed, all systems should be reset to change the program for DSP. This resetting is made automatically when you push the key of switching mode and cause to clear stored memory of presets.

Not to delete your stored presets, please determine the mode you use and have attention not to switch the mode after making your presets.

4

English

Basic Operation

Power ON/OFF

The unit is turned OFF/ON from the head unit's

Power switch.

Operating procedures for use with non-Ai-NETHead Units

Adjusting Volume/Balance/ Fader/Subwoofer

Make each adjustment on the Head Unit.

For PHASE switching, press and hold the Audio

Control button on the Head Unit at least 2 seconds.

Note: Some functions or displays are limited depending on the product used.

If you have any question, consult with the authorized Alpine dealer.

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Equalizer/Surround English

Operation

Band Quantity Switching

1

1

7 Band

EQ SEL

14 Band

Front 7 Band

Rear 7 Band

Press and hold the EQ SEL button for at least 4 seconds to switch the equalizer band from 7 to

14 bands.

Note: In the 14 band equalizer mode, the surround cannot be used.

Dual Function

1

7 Band

 

EQ SEL

 

14 Band

 

Front 7 Band

 

Rear 7 Band

Press and hold the EQ SEL button for at least 4 seconds in the 14 band mode to activate the dual mode.

(Front output: 80, 200, 500, 1.2k, 3.2k, 8k,

16 kHz

Rear output: 50, 140, 315, 800, 2k, 5k, 11 kHz)

Note: In the dual equalizer mode, the surround cannot be used.

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1 EQ

2 EQ

3 EQ

4 EQ

5 EQ

6 EQ

Equalizer/Surround English

Operation

Equalizer Presets

Six typical equalizer settings are preset at the factory for a variety of musical source material.

Setting 1: FLAT

Level

 

the flat frequency response.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Press the EQ (EQUALIZER) button to select

 

 

 

 

 

Frequency

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Level

 

Setting 2: MALE (VOCAL)

 

 

 

 

 

Press the EQ button to select the MALE setting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Frequency

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Level

 

Setting 3: FEMALE (VOCAL)

 

 

 

 

 

Press the EQ button to select the FEMALE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Frequency

setting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Level

 

Setting 4: POPS

 

 

 

 

 

Press the EQ button to select the POPS setting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Frequency

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Level

 

Setting 5: ROCK

 

 

 

 

 

Press the EQ button to select the ROCK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Frequency

setting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Level

 

Setting 6: NEWS

 

 

 

 

 

Press the EQ button to select the NEWS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Frequency

setting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

Equalizer/Surround English

Operation

Adjusting the Equalizer Settings

You can modify the Equalizer settings to create a response curve more appealing to your personal taste.

1 EQ

DISP

EQ FLAT

F

Press the EQ (EQUALIZER) button repeatedly to select the Equalizer setting preset which you wish to adjust. The EQ indicator blinks for 5 seconds.

The example shows FLAT mode.

Dual mode

R

While the EQ indicator is blinking, press the DISP button. The EQ mode will toggle between front or rear.

2

 

 

 

 

While the EQ indicator is blinking, press the EQ

 

 

 

- - - - - - BAND DN (l ) or UP (r ) button to select the

 

 

 

 

 

frequency band to adjust. The BAND indicator

 

 

 

 

 

 

of the selected frequency will blink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

Press the LEVEL DN (> ) or LEVEL UP (< )

 

 

button while the frequency range is blinking to

 

 

 

decrease or increase the level respectively.

 

 

 

Repeat Steps 2 and3 to adjust other

 

 

 

frequency ranges.

 

 

 

To adjust other Equalizer settings, repeat Steps

 

 

 

1 to 3.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

Equalizer/Surround English

Operation

Selecting BBE Mode

The BBE (Barcus Berry Electronics) processor installed in this unit is designed to correct the phase distortion inherent in most loudspeaker designs. Ensuring the phase integrity of the signal driving the speakers improves the accurate reproduction of the sound. When used in conjunction with the equalizer and sound field effects, optimum sound space enhancement can take place.

1

 

 

 

 

Press the BBE button.

 

 

 

 

BBE

 

With each press of the button the mode will

 

 

 

 

1

changed in the sequence: BBE 1, BBE 2, BBE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BBE

2

3, and BBE OFF. The BBE effect is the highest

 

 

BBE

in BBE 1 mode, will be reduced in BBE 2 mode

 

 

 

 

BBE

 

and will have the least effect in BBE 3 mode.

 

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BBE OFF

9

Equalizer/Surround English

Operation

Creating a Custom BBE

Curve

1

 

 

Press the BBE button to select a BBE mode to

BBE

1

be adjusted. The BBE indicator will blink for 5

 

 

seconds.

BBE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

While the BBE indicator is blinking, press the

 

Example: BBE 1

EQ Band up/down (r /l ) buttons to select

 

 

either the high or low frequency bands to be

 

 

 

 

 

 

adjusted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

Adjust for desired levels by pressing the level

 

 

UP/DN (< /> ) adjusting buttons while the

 

 

 

indicator is blinking.

 

 

 

Adjustments can be made to the other BBE

 

 

 

modes by repeating the above procedures for

 

 

 

each one you wish to customize.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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