Altec Lansing 4100 User Manual

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Th e ligh tning flas h

w i th arrowh e ad, with in an

e q uilate raltriangle , is inte nde d to ale rtth e

u s e r

to th e

pre s e nce of unins ulate d “dange rous

voltage ” with in th e

product’s

e n clos ure

th at

m ay be

of s ufficie nt magnitude

to cons titute a

ris k o fe le ctric s h o c k to pe rsons.

Safety Instructions

CAUTION

Caution: To pre ve nt th e ris k o fe le ctric

Th e e xcla m a tion point

with in an

e q u i late ral

s h ock , do not re m o ve cove r (or back ).

triangle is

inte n d e d to

ale rt th e

u s e r

to

th e

No userserviceable parts inside . Refe r

pre s e nce

o f important

ope rating

and

m ainte nance ( s e rvicing) instructions

in

th e

s e rvicing to qualifie d s e rvice pe rsonnel.

lite rature

accom panying th e

appliance .

 

 

 

 

 

Obje ct and Liquid Entry — Care s h ould be tak e n so th atobje cts do notfaland liq uids are not spile d into th e e nclos ure th rough ope nings.

Acce s s orie s - O n ly use attach m e nts /acce s s orie s s p e cified by th e manufacture r.

To pre ve n t e le ctric s h ock do not us e th is (polarize d) plug with

an

e xte nsion cord, re ce ptacle or oth e r outle t unle s s th e blade s can be

fuly

inse rte d to pre ve n tblade e xpos ure .

 

WARNING

TO REDUCE TH E RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SH OCK, DO NOT EXPOSE TH IS APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.

Connecting the Power Cord (AC Wall Socket)

Long s loti s n e u tral (ground) s ide .

In s e rtth e

w ide blade

 

 

into th e

ground side

 

 

s lot.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Read Ins tructions

Alth e s a fe ty and ope rating ins tructions s h ould be re ad

be fore th e appliance

i s

o p e rate d.

 

 

R e tain Ins tructions

 

Th e ope rating ins tructions

s h ould be

re taine d for future

re fe re nce .

 

 

 

 

 

 

H e e d W arning —

Alwarnings on th e appliance

and in th e

ope rating

instructions s h ould be

a d h e re d to.

 

 

Folow Ins tructions

 

Alope rating and use instructions s h o u ld be folowe d.

W ate r and Mois ture

Th e appliance s h ould not be u s e d n e a rw a te r – for

e xam ple , ne a ra bath tub, w a s h b o w l, k i tch e n sink, laundry tub, in a we t

b a s e m e n t, or ne a ra swimming pool, e tc.

 

 

Outdoor Us e —

W arning: To re duce th e ri s k o ffire or e le ctric s h ock , do not

e xpos e th is appliance to rain or m oisture .

Location — Th e

appliance s h ould be i n s tale d in a stable location.

Ve n tilation — Th e

appliance s h ould be s i tuate d s o th at its location or pos i tion

doe s n o tinte rfe re

w i th its p rope rve ntilation. For e xam ple , th e

appliance

s h ould notbe s ituated on a bed, sofa, rug, or s i m i lars urface

th at m ay block

th e ve ntilation openings;or place d in a built-ininstalation, such

as a clo s e d

book case or cabine tth at m ay im p e d e th e flow ofair th rough

th e

ve ntilation

ope nings .

 

 

 

H e at— Th e appliance s h ould be s ituated away from h e at source s s u ch a s radiators , h e at re giste rs , s tove s , or oth e r appliances (including am plifi e rs ) th at produce h e at.

Pow e rSource s — Th e appliance s h o u ld be conne cte d to a powe rs upply only of th e type de s cribe d in th e ope rating ins tructions or as m ark e d on th e appliance .

Pow e r-CordProte ction — Pow er-supplycords s h ould be route d so th at th e y are notli k e ly to be w a lk e d on or pinch e d by ite m s place d upon or against

th e m . Pay particularatte ntion to cords at plugs, conve nie n c e re ce ptacle s , and th e pointw h e re th e y e xit from th e appliance .

Dam age

R e q u i ring Se rvice — Th e appliance s h o u ld be

s e rviced by

q ualifi e d

s e rvice

pe rsonnelw h e n :

 

• Th e

powe r-supplycord or th e plug h as been damaged .

• Obje cts h ave fale n , or liquid h a s b e e n s p i le d into th e

appliance .

• Th e

appliance

h a s b e e n e x p o s e d to rain.

 

• Th e

appliance d o e s n o t appe ar to ope rate norm a ly or e xh ibits

a m ark e d ch ange in pe rform ance .

 

• Th e

appliance

h a s b e e n d roppe d or th e e nclosure damaged .

S e rvicing — Th e

u s e rs h ould not atte m p tto s e rvice th e

appliance . Se rvicing

s h ould be re fe rre d to qualifie d s e rvice pe rsonnelor re turne d to th e deale r or calth e Alte c Lans i n g s e rvice line for as s i s tance .

The FCC Wants You to Know

Th i s e q u i p m e n th as be e n te s ted and found to com ply with th e limits

for a

Cla s s B digitalde vice , pursuant to Part 15 of th e FCC rule s . Th e s e

limits are

designed to provide re asonable prote ction againsth arm fulinte rfe rence in a re s ide ntialinstalation. Th i s e q u i p m e n tge ne rate s , uses and can radiate radio fre q u e n c y e n e rgy and, if not ins tale d and us e d in accordance w i th th e

ins tructions , may cause h arm fulinte rfe re n c e to radio com m unications.

H o w e ve r, th e re is no guarante e th at inte rfe re nce w i lnotoccur in a particular ins talation. Ifth i s e q u i p m e n tdoe s

caus e h a rm fulinte rfe re nce

to radio or te le vision re ce ption, wh ich can be

d e te rm ine d by turning th e

e q uipm e nt off and on, th e us e ris encourage d to try

to corre ctth e inte rfe re nce

by one o rm o re o fth e folowing m e asure s :

a) Re orie n tor re locate th e

re ce i ving ante nna.

b) Incre a s e th e

s e paration be tw e e n th e e q u i p m e n t and re ce i ve r.

c) Conne ctth e

e q uipm e nt to an outle t on a circuit diffe re nt from th atto wh ich

th e re ce i ve r is conne cte d.

 

d) Consultth e

de ale r or an e xpe rie nce d radio/TV te ch nician for h e lp.

FCC Warning

Modifications not e xpre s s ly approve d by th e m anufacture r could void th e u s e r auth ority to ope rate th e e q uipm e n tunde r FCC Rule s .

One Year Limited Warranty

Alte c Lansing Tech nologies, Inc. warrants to th e e nd use rth at alof its s p e a k e r s ys te m s are fre e from d e fe cts in mate rialand work m anship in th e cours e o fnorm aland

reasonable us e

for a te rm o f one ye ar from th e date of purch as e .

Th is warranty is

th e e xclusive and only warranty in e ffe ct re lative to Alte c Lans i n g s p e a k e r

s ys tems and any oth e rwarrantie s , e ith e r e xpre s s e d o r im p lie d, are invalid. Ne ith e r Alte c Lansing Tech n o logie s , Inc. nor any auth oriz e d A lte c Lansing Tech nologie s , Inc. re s e le r is re s ponsible for any incide ntaldamages incurre d in th e us e of th e s pe a k e rs . (Th is

lim itation of incide ntalor conse q ue ntialdamage is not applicable w h e re prohibite d.)

Alte c Lansing Tech nologie s , Inc. obligation unde rth is warranty doe s n o t apply to any

d e fe ct, m a lfunction or failure as a re s u lt of m isuse, abuse, imprope r instalation, use w i th

faulty or im prope r e q u i p m e n t or th e u s e o fth e compute r s p e a k e rs ys te m s w i th

any

e q uipm e n t for w h i c h th e y w e re not inte nde d.

 

Th e te rm s of th is warranty apply only to s pe a k e r s ys te m s w h e n s u c h s p e a k e rs

are

re turne d to th e re s pe ctive auth orize d Alte c Lans ing Te ch nologies, Inc. re s e le r w h e re th e y w e re purch ased .

Grounding or Polarization — Th e

pre cautions th at s h o u ld be ta k e n s o th at th e

grounding or polarization me ans

of an appliance is not de fe ate d.

Underth e te rm s of th is w a rranty th e originalconsumer purch a s e s h a s c e rtain le g a lrigh ts and may h a ve oth e r righ ts w h ich vary worldwide.

Cle aning — Th e appliance s h ould be cle ane d only with a poli s h ing cloth or a s o ftdry cloth . Ne ve r cle an with furniture w ax, be nzene, insecticide s or oth e r

volatile liq uids since th e y m ay corrode th e

cabine t.

Non-Use

Pe riods — Th e p o w e r cord of th e

appliance s h o u ld be unplugge d

fro m th e

outle tw h e n le ftunused for a long pe riod oftim e .

Ligh tning Storm s - Unplug th e appliance during ligh tning s torm s .

Alte c Lansing Tech nologie s , Inc. is a le ade r in th e de s ign, manufacture , m a rk e ting and

s upport of h i g h q u a lity m u ltimedia personalcompute r and h om e

e nte rtainmentsound

s ys te m s . A s m a n u facture rs of m u ltiplea w a rd-winningsyste m s

for both de s ign and s ound

quality, our products are at th e fore front of e m e rging te ch nologies.

INTRODUCTION

W e lcom e to th e e xtraordinary w o rld of Alte c Lansing h igh fide lity sound.

Th e 4100 is an am plifi e d m u ltim e dia s ound spe ak e rs ys te m de live ring cutting edge design and te ch nology. Th i s s y s te m is ide aly suite d to com pute r

Gam ing, ye tw ith a

w e l-rounded fe ature - s e t de s igne d to provide optim al

us age w ith dive rs e

audio sources and for a wide varie ty of applications:

pe rs onalaudio de vices such as MP3 playe rs , DVD playe rs , CD playe rs ,

s te re o VCR's and casse tte p laye rs , pe rsonalcom p u te rs ys te m s and various oth e rvide o/audio source s .

Th e Sate lite s ' s lim profile and tiny footprint fre e up valuable de s k top/table top space , providing an unobtrus ive ye tp o w e rfuladdition to yourm ultim e dia configurations.

FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS

•140 W atts

of totals ys te m p o w e r.

 

•5 pie ce gaming/m u ltim e dia s pe ak e r s ys te m

 

• Front and Re ar Inputs

for com pute r gam ing.

 

•2 audio Inputs (Front &

Auxiliary) to alow mixing ofaudio s ignals fro m tw o

audio source s .

 

 

 

•2 Modes: Gaming, Ste re o x2.

 

•4 Sate lite

s pe ak e rs: 2 FrontSate lite s p e a k e rs and 2 Re a rSate lite

s pe ak e rs

e a ch de s i g n e d w i th two 1" (28m m ) s tate of th e

art Ne odym ium

m icro drive rs

 

 

 

• A Subwoofe r de s i g n e d w i th

two 5.25" (133 m m ) drive rs

for e xte nde d low

fre q ue ncy re s ponse.

 

 

 

•Separate

Subwoofe rvolum e

controlfor fine - tuning syste m balance and

ove rals ys te m low volum e /h igh volum e pe rform ance .

 

•Separate

w ired Syste m

Controle r unit alows optim um s p e a k e rplace m e n t

with out worrying about controlacce s s .

 

• A pate nte d controlcircuit autom a ticaly boosts b a s s a tlo w volum e to

maintain musicalsound "re ali s m ".

Cutting e dge , space-savingdesign.

• A h e adph one jack i s locate d on th e Syste m Controle runit.

• AAC1 Y-Adapter include d for e asy conne ction to gam ing cons ole s .

Th e Subwoofe r is not m agne ticaly s h i e lde d and sh ould notbe place d in clo s e proxim ity to a com pute r m onitor, te le vision, or com pute r h ard drive .

IMPORTANT

Ifyou e xpe rience any difficulti e s w i th

your s p e a k e r s y s te m , ch e ck th e

Trouble s h ooting section ofth is Guide.

Th e

ans w e rs to m osts e tup and

pe rform ance q ue s tions can be found th e re .

If you cannot find th e inform a tion

you ne e d, ple as e calour cus tom e r s e rvice

te am for as s i s tance b e fore

re turning th e s pe ak e rs to

 

 

your re taile r unde rth e ir re turn policy. W e 're

available 7 days a wee k for your

conve nie nce , (Unite d State s , Easte rn Standard Tim e ):

Monday to Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 m idnigh t

Saturday & Sunday:9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m .

CONNECTIONS

Sys te m s e tup configurations to ach i e ve Gam ing Mode and Ste re o x2 Mode

Various conne ction s c h e m e s from your audio source de vice to th e 4100 are

available . Based on th e fe a ture s

of your audio s ource , your s e le ction ofone

of th e s e s ch e m e s

w i lde te rm ine

th e

ope rationalm ode o fyour s y s te m .

Do notins e rtth e

power plug into an AC outle tuntilalconne ctions are

m ade .

Turn off th e audio source

de vice

b e fore conne cting its output(s) to th e

4100

Input(s ).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Color Coding: Notice

th at th e Input jack s

on th e s ubwoofe r are

color

code d to pre ve nt e rrors . Th e plugs th at are i n s e rte d into th e s e jack s

h ave

m atch ing colors.

As an example , th e Le ft Front Sate lite s pe ak e r h as a brown

conne cting plug. Th e

plug is inserted into th e

Le ft Front jack w ith

th e

brown

color s trip mark ing.

Aloth e r conne ctions a re m a d e i n th e s am e

w ay.

 

To ins ure firs t-tim e

o p e ration as

e xpe cte d , ple a s e folow th e s e tup s e q u e n ce

be low care fuly in th e

orde r indicate d

 

 

 

 

Gaming setup:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. Conne ct th e orange

plug from

th e

RIGH T FRONT Sate lite into th e

jack

m ark e d RIGH T FRONT on th e Subwoofe r;re pe atth is proce dure

forth e LEFT

FRONT Sate lite , conne cting th e

brown plug from th e LEFT FRONT Sate lite

to th e jack m ark e d LEFT FRONT on th e Subwoofe r.

 

 

 

2. Conne ct th e purple plug from

th e

RIGH T REAR Sate lite into th e jack

m ark e d RIGH T REAR on th e Subwoofe r;re pe a tth is proce dure for th e

LEFT

REAR Sate lite , conne cting th e gold plug from

th e LEFT REAR Sate lite to th e

jack m a rk e d LEFT REAR on th e

Subwoofe r.

 

 

 

 

3. Conne ct th e gray DIN plug fro m th e Sys te m

Controle r unit into th e

DIN

jack m a rk e d CONTROLLER on th e

Subwoofe r. Note th at th e DIN plug h as

an arrow . Th e arrow

s h ould be face

up for corre ct ins e rtion into th e

DIN jack

on th e Subwoofe r.

4. Sh ut th e com pute r s y s te m down using th e m anufacture r's re com m e nde d procedure s .

5. Th e 4100 provide s tw o Inputs labe le d FRONT and REAR, locate d on th e

Subwoofe r. Com p u te rgam ing s ound cards h ave at le ast 2 outputs . Most

ofte n, th e outputs w i lbe m a rk e d as

front output, and re ar output. Som e

s ligh tly diffe re nt te rminology m ay be

used. H o w e ve r, th e s ound card

instructions wilprovide inform a tion so th atyou can de te rm ine w h at outputs to u s e w i th a tw o Inputs p e a k e rs ys te m . M a k e th e conne ctions using th e two 6.5 ft. (5 m ) gre e n and black cable s w i th m atch ing 3.5 m m s te re o plugs on

e ach e nd. Th e s e cable s a re include d w i th th e 4100 syste m .

6. Conne ct th e p o w e r cord (at back of Subwoofe r) to an AC W als o c k e t.

7. Th e unitis now re ady to ope rate . Turn on th e

audio source de vice .

Note: Always turn on your audio s ource de vice

be fore turning on your Alte c

Lansing 4100 Speak e r Syste m . Ifyou turn on th e

s p e ak e rs ys te m b e fore

turning on th e audio source , you wilh e ar a loud POP s ound wh e n th e audio de vice i s turne d on.

8. Turn on th e Alte c Lansing 4100 Speaker Sys te m . See USE OF CONTROLS b e low.

1-800-ALTEC-88(1-800-258-3288)

Stereo x2 Setup:

1. Conne ctth e orange p lug fro m th e RIGH T FRONT Sate lite into th e jack

m ark e d R IGH T FRONT on th e Subwoofe r;re p e a tth is proce dure for th e LEFT

FRONT Sate lite , conne cting th e brown plug from th e

LEFT FRONT Sate lite

to th e

jack m ark e d LEFT FRONT on th e Subwoofe r.

 

 

 

2. Conne ctth e purple plug from th e

RIGH T REAR Sate lite into th e jack

 

m ark e d R IGH T REAR on th e Subwoofe r, re pe at th is

procedure for th e

LEFT

REAR Sate lite , conne cting th e

gold plug from

th e

LEFT REAR Sate lite

to th e

jack m ark e d LEFT REAR on th e Subwoofe r.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Conne ctth e gray DIN plug from

th e

Syste m

Controle r unit into th e

DIN

jack m ark e d CONTROLLER on th e

Subwoofe r. Note

th at th e DIN plug h as

an arrow. Th e arrow s h o u ld be

face up for corre ctins e rtion into th e DINjack

on th e

Subwoofe r.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Se le ctth e 6.5 ft(5m ) cable w ith

lim e

gre e n

 

3 . 5

m m s te re o plugs on each

end and connectone e nd into th e jack

labe le d FRONT on th e Subwoofe r and

th e oth e r to th e 3.5 m m outputjack

on your audio source (CD Playe r, s te re o

c a s s e tte p laye r, com pute r sound card, e tc.).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. Optional: Conne ct a s e cond audio s ource

to th e

Auxiliary Input at th e back

of th e

Subwoofe r. Se e H ow To Enh ance Pre s e ntations W i th Dialogue

and

Oth e r Us e s For Th e (Aux) Auxiliary Input be low.

 

 

 

 

 

6. Conne ctth e power cord (at back o fSubwoofe r) to an AC W a ls o c k e t.

7. Th e

unitis now ready to ope rate . Turn on th e

audio source de vice .

 

Note:

Always turn on your audio source de vice

be fore turning on your Alte c

Lansing 4100 Speaker Sys te m . If you turn on th e

s pe ak e r s ys te m be fore

turning on th e audio source , you wilh e ara loud POP sound wh e n th e

audio

de vice

i s turned on.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8. Turn on th e Alte c Lans ing 4100 Spe ak e rSyste m .

Se e U S E O F

 

 

CONTROLS be low.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Front Input and (Aux) Auxiliary Input

 

 

 

 

Both Inputs are e q ual. Th e Aux (Auxiliary) Input is

located on th e re a rofth e

Subwoofe r. One Inputcan be

us e d for th e compute r output and th e oth e r as

de s cribe d in "H o w to Enh ance

Pre s e n tations

w ith D ialogue . " M a k e

 

 

conne ctions as describe d above (CONNECTIONS). Do notins e rtth e

AC

p o w e r plug into th e w a loutle t be fore a lconne ctions a re m a d e .

 

 

Headphones

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Conne ctyour h e adph one s to th e jack on th e

Syste m

Controle r. W h e n

 

h e adph one s are conne cte d, als p e a k e rs a re

m u te d .

 

 

 

USE OF CONTROLS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Power On/Off

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Th e Pow e rOn/Offbutton is located on th e Syste m

Controle r. Pre s s

th e

Pow e rbutton to turn on th e s pe a k e r s y s te m . Pus h

it again to turn th e

unit off.

A gre e n LED power indicator in th e LED grouping above th e Mode button wil glow to s h ow power is on.

Master Volume Control

Locate th e rotary k nob on th e Syste m Controle r.

Th e

rotary k nob acts a s

th e M a s te rVolu m e controland h a s s e ve ralfunctions .

It ope rate s as a

M a s te r Volum e

controlforth e ove rals ys te m w h e n

no oth e rbuttons h ave

be e n push e d.

Itis als o us e d to individualy adjus tth e

le ve ls o fbass, tre ble ,

and re ar sound. Ifany ofth e s e functions i s s e le cte d and notu s e d for a fe w s e conds, th e controlre ve rts back to be com ing a Mas te rVolu m e control.

Five

le ve lindicators around th e controls h ow th e

pos ition ofth e

control. In

th e

e xtre m e counte rclock w i s e

p o s i tion alLED's

are

off. As th e

controli s

rotated clock w is e th e LED's ilum inate one at a tim e

untilin th e m axim um

pos ition, wh e n alLED's are glowing.

 

 

 

Ifone of th e function buttons

h a s b e e n d e p re s s e d (Bas s , Tre ble or Mode ),

th e

rotary k nob wiladju s tth e

le ve lofth e function s e le cte d. Th e

gre e n

function indicatorassociate d with th e function s e le cte d w i lbe ilum inate d.

S e e

Tre b le /Ba s s S e le ctors b e low.

 

 

 

Treble/Bass Selectors

 

 

 

 

Th e

Bas s

and Tre ble buttons

are located on th e

Syste m Controle r. W h e n

th e

Bas s

button is pus h e d, th e b a s s LED wilturn on and th e rotary k nob wil

ch ange th e le ve lof bass on als p e a k e rs , h aving th e

gre ate s te ffe ct on th e

subwoofe r. Th e LEDs around th e rotary knob willigh t one at a tim e to

indicate th e le ve lof bas s boost or bas s re duction. Th e ce nte rLED indicate s

th e de fault pos i tion. Push ing th e bass button again wili m m e d i a te ly e xit th is

function. To re s e tth e bas s le ve lto th e de fault pos i tion, h old th e bass button

down forth re e s e conds.

Pus h ing th e Tre b le button wilre s u ltin a similar patte rn. Wh e n th e tre ble

button is p u s h e d , th e tre b le LED wilturn on and th e rotary k nob wilch ange

th e

le ve loftre ble on als p e a k e rs . Th e LEDs around th e rotary k nob willigh t

one

at a tim e

to indicate th e le ve lof tre ble boos tor re duction. Th e ce nte r

LED indicate s

th e d e faultposition. Pus h ing th e tre ble button again wil

im m e d iate ly e xit th is function. To re s e tth e tre b le le ve lto th e d e faultposition, h old th e tre ble button down forth re e s e conds.

Mode Selector

Th e Mode S e le ctor button is locate d on th e Sys te m

Controle r. Th e

M o d e

s e le ctor ch ange s th e ope ration of th e

s ys te m fro m

o n e m o d e to th e

ne xt:

Ste re o x2, and Gam ing. Pre s s i n g th e

Mode button cycle s th rough

th e two

m ode s . In Ste reo x2 mode (syste m de fault) th e FrontInput plays on both th e

Front and th e Rear Sate lite s and th e

Subwoofe r. In Gam ing m ode , th e Front

Input plays on th e

Front Sate lite s , th e

Re ar Input plays on th e

Rear

Sate lite s , and th e

Subwoofe r plays from b o th th e Front and th e

Re ar Inputs .

Rear Volume Level Adjustments

To adjustth e volu m e le ve lofth e Rear Sate lite s , in e i th e r th e Ste re o x2 or Gam ing m ode , h old down th e M o d e b u tton for approxim ate ly 3 s e conds. Th e

LED to th e le ftin th e LED group around th e

Maste r Volum e

control(rotary

k nob) wilbegin flas h ing. Th is indicate s th e

Maste r Volum e

controlis now

program m e d to adjustth e le ve lofth e Rear s p e a k e rs . Th e

LEDs around th e

rotary k nob willigh tone a ta tim e to indicate

th e s tre ngth ofRear s p e a k e r

le ve l. Pus h ing th e M o d e b u tton again wilim m e d iate ly e xit th is function.

If

th e controlis notactive ly us e d for a s h ort w h ile , th e controlre ve rts back

to

Maste r Volum e controlfunction. Th e de faultre a rs pe a k e r le ve lis atth e

 

ce n te rLED position.

 

Th e rotary k nob re ve rts to Maste rVolum e controlfunction wh e n a pe riod of3 s e conds of inactivity occurs afte r adjus ting th e bass, tre ble , or re ar s p e a k e r le ve ls .

System Reset to Factory Default Settings

Ifth e 4100 is turne d on, pre s s

th e

Powe r button to turn it off. To re turn to

factory de faults e ttings, pre s s

both

th e Bas s and Tre ble buttons atth e

s am e

tim e a n d w h ile h olding th e m down, plug in th e 4100. Th i s w i lre s e tth e

bas s ,

tre ble , m ode , volum e a n d re ar volu m e s e ttings .

 

PLACEMENT OF SPEAKERS

Als te re o inform a tion is h e a rd from th e Sate lite s pe a k e rs . Th e Subwoofe r

contains n o s te re o inform ation and sound is non-directional. As a re s ult, th e

Subwoofe r doe s notn e c e s s a rily h ave to be place d in any particular

re lations h i p to th e Sate lite s . Placing th e Subwoofe r on th e floor clo s e to th e walor corne r of a room p rovide s m axim um b a s s e fficie ncy.

WARNING: Th e Subwoofe ris notm agne ticaly s h i e lded. Th e Subwoofe r

s h ould NOT be place d ne ar video display de vice s s uch as a TVor com pute r m onitor. Th e Subwoofe r s h ould NOT be place d ne ar com p u te rh ard drive s . Pos i tion th e Subwoofe r at le a s t 2 fe e t(.6 m) away from compute r h ard drive s , or any oth e r m e dia th atu s e s m a g n e tic e ncoding.

Th e Sate lite s pe ak e rs can be

placed clo s e to a vide o display (TV, com pute r

m onitor) with out dis torting th e

vide o im age . Th e Front Sate lite s can be clo s e

to th e m onitor or s tre tch e d out as

far as th e s p e ak e r cords a low. Th e

place m e nt de pe nds on wh e re

th e

li s te ne rs its . Th e R e a rs p e a k e rs can be

place d s ligh tly be h ind th e li s te n e r.

Usualy be s ts te re o e ffe ct is obtaine d by

placing speake rs as far apart as th e irwiring alows . Front Sate lite and Re ar s p e a k e rs are us ualy place d at e a rle ve lor s ligh tly above .

Sound e ffe cts may vary depending on h ow th e re cordings are m ade .

Th e re fore , itis not unusualto re arrange th e

s p e ak e rs from tim e to tim e u n til

th e li s te ne r finds w h ich arrange m e nt give s

th e be s tre s ults .

How To Enhance Presentations With Dialogue

Th e

4100 outputjack (CONNECTIONS, Ste re o x 2 s e tup, Ste p 4) is

conne cte d to a com pute r sound card. A CD playe r or oth e r audio s ource can

be

plugge d into th e unuse d Aux (Auxiliary) Input. Mixing ofth e com pute r

audio output with anoth e r audio source

can be accompli s h e d by us ing th e

volu m e controlor On/Offs w i tch on th e

s e cond audio source. A typical

e xam ple m ay be a s folo w s :

 

A le cture r m ay wantto inte rje ctdialogue into a m ultim e dia pre s e ntation. If

th e

le cture r h as a wire le s s FM microph one s yste m th e outputofth e

m icroph one re ce ive r can be conne cte d to th e

unus e d Inputon

th e

4100. W h e n th e le cture r w i s h e s

to m a k e

a

c o m m e n t, h e

e ith e rturns on

th e

m icroph one s w i tch to s p e a k o rh e

can raise

or lo w e r th e

m icroph one

volu m e controlto m ix h i s voice w i th th e

com pute r audio program . Any oth e r

audio de vice can be

used in th e s am e

m anne r.

 

Note: Microph one

location in re lation to th e s pe ak e rs i s i m p o rtant.

Pos ition

th e m icroph one s o th at th e s pe a k e rs are locate d be tw e e n th e m icroph one

and th e audie nce , or so th at th e m icroph one is be h ind th e s p e ak e rs .

Ifth e

m icroph one i s p laced in front of th e s pe a k e rs , fe e dback w i lre s ult.

 

Other Uses For The Auxiliary Input

You m a y e le ctto h ook up your Ste re o syste m

or Ste re o TV to th e Aux

(Auxiliary) Input s o th at your s pe ak e rs m ay be

us e d for th e s e de vice s w h e n

your prim ary audio de vice i s n o tin use. You can also connect your m o d e m audio-outtoth e s e cond Input.

SPECIFICATIONS

TotalSys te m Pow e r

140 Watts ;70 RMS

Fre q ue ncy Re s ponse

30 H z - 20 kH z

Signalto Nois e R a tio @ 1 k H z input

> 70 dB

Sys te m TH D (dis tortion)

< 0.5% TH D at-10dBful

 

s cale inputvoltage

Satellite Amplified Speakers

Spe a k e r Drive rs (pe r sate lite )

Two 1" (28 m m ) m icro

 

drive rs

Com bined Sate lite Audio Powe r

35 W atts

Subwoofer

Spe a k e r Drive rs

Two 5.25" (133 m m )

 

drive rs

Audio Powe r

35 W atts

Power Requirements

USA/Canada/and applicable

Latin Am e rican countrie s

120v60H z AC

Europe /Unite d Kingdom ;

 

applicable Asian countri e s ;

 

Arge ntina, Ch ile and Uruguay

230v50H z AC

ETL / cETL / CE / NOM /IRAM Approve d

 

Q. W h e n conne cte d to my

compute r sound card, s h ould I us e th e W indows

volu m e

controlto adju s tth e

volum e of m y s p e a k e rs ?

A. No.

Adjus tth e W indows controls to about ce n te r as a s tarting point and

th e n u s e th e s pe ak e r controle r to adjus tvolum e control. Ifth e volum e

is

turne d too h igh on th e s ound card, itcan dis tort th e s o u n d .

 

 

Q. One and som e ti m e s b o th of m y s p e a k e rs

do notwork .

 

 

A. Ch e ck th e input cable from s p e a k e r to th e

audio source

a n d m a k e

s u re

th at it is conne cte d to th e

line -outjack ,wh ich

is th e un-amp lifie d source .

Mak e s u re a lth e cable s

are plugge d in corre ctly and h ave

a good

 

conne ction. Unplug th e cable from th e back ofth e com p u te r, and inse rtth e

s te re o plug into th e h e adph one jack ofan alte rnate s o u rce (e.g., Walk m a n , Discman or FM radio) and play music. Ifth e s pe ak e rs w o rk , you m ay ne e d to

adju s t your volume and balance controls in youraudio s ource , or W indows, if conne cte d to your com pute r's s ound card.

Q. My s pe a k e rs give off a crack ling sound (or static, or oth e rnois e ). W h at could be w rong?

A. Ch e ck a lcable s a n d m a k e s u re th atth e y are conne cte d toline-outoraudio-outjackon your sound card or oth e r audio s ource , and NOT s pe a k e r-

out. Ifyour audio source is your com pute r, ch e ck

th e volum e

controlin

W i n d o w s : m a k e s u re th at it is nots e tm ore

th an

h alfway. Setting th is le ve l

too h igh can cause

s ound distortion. If th is

doe s

nots top th e

nois e , unplug

th e cable fro m th e

audio source and use an alte rnate s ource

(e.g., Walk m an,

Discman or FM radio) by plugging th e s te re o cable into th e h e adph one jack . Ifth e noise goe s away, you m a y h a ve a proble m w i th your audio source .

Q. W h at can caus e radio fe e dback ?

A. Ifyou are living ne ar a radio towe r you could h ave inte rfe re nce caus e d by radio fre q uency. Try m o ving your spe ak e rs to s e e i fth e inte rfe re n c e g o e s away;if not, you m ay be able to purch a s e a s te re o cable from your local

re taile r th at h as a h igh e r pe rce n tage o fs h i e lding.

Q. Can Ih ook m y s p e a k e rs to my TV or Stereo?

A. Y e s , as long as your TVorSte re o h as anun-amp lifie d source w h i ch isline-out(ch e ck your TV or Ste re o owners m anual). Th e s e s pe ak e rs m ay be us e d with any audio de vice th at h a s a s te re o h e a d p h o n e jack . You may also

ne e d a cable th ath as RCA jack s on one e nd and a 1/8 inch s te reo connector at th e oth e re nd (th e s e m ay be purch ased atm ostlocale le ctronics s tore s ).

Q. Ih ave ve ry little bas s com ing from my subwoofe r. H ow do Iincre a s e th e bas s output?

A. Adjustth e BASS controlth rough your audio sound s ource (com pute r

sound card control, CD playe r control, e tc.).

Ch e ck to m a k e s u re th at alof

your cable s

are h ook e d up corre ctly and are

m ak ing a good conne ction.

Q.

Ih ave

a low h um com ing from

m y s ubwoofe r. Is th is norm al?

A.

Y e s . Th e AC in your h ouse is at60 cycle s

pe r s e cond, wh ich i s w i th in

th e

audio fre q ue ncy of your subwoofe r. Som e

low h um is naturaland can be

de te cte d w h e n your s pe ak e r s ys te m

i s p o w e red on with out s ource audio

playing, orw h e n volu m e i s s e tatan e xtre m e ly low le ve l.

Q. Ih ave

a loud h um com ing from

m y subwoofe r. W h ats h ould Ido?

A.

Move

th e powe r cord from th e

power s u rge prote ctor (if applicable ) and

plug dire ctly into an AC waloutle t. Move your cable s and ch e ck to s e e th at th e y are making a good connection. If you dis conne ctyour s te re o cable fro m

th e

audio source and th e loud h um goes away, th e n you m ay ne e d to adjust

th e

volu m e controlin your audio s ource as you m ay be o ve rdriving th e

volum e s e ttings on yours pe ak e r s ys te m . If you are using your 4100

s p e a k e rs w ith your com pute rs ys te m , ju s t click on th e s pe ak e r icon locate d ne xtto th e digitalclock to th e lo w e r righ t of your Windows 9X or 2000 scre e n and adjustth e volum e .

Q. W h e n I putm y subwoofe r on m y de s k m y m onitor dis torts . W h y?

A. Th e s ubwoofe ris notm agne ticaly s h i e lde d , and th is can cause distortion if it is le s s th an 3 fe e tfrom yourm onitor.

Q. Th e D IN conne ctor from th e controle r h as m ultiple pins on one end, and

w h e n trying to attach th is cable I notice d th ats om e o fth e pins are b e n t, so I am notable to i n s e rtth e cable into subwoofe r. W h ats h ould Ido?

A. Try to ge n tly s traigh te n th e

pins with tw e e z e rs orve ry s m alplie rs . Ifth i s

doe s notw o rk , th e n contactth e

Alte c Lansing Consume rSupportDepartm e nt

for furth e r ins tructions.

 

TROUBLESHOOTING

AlLEDs are unlit

Pow e ris notturne d on

Pre s s Power On button on th e Syste m

Controle r.

 

 

 

 

AC cord is not conne cte d to waloutle t

Ve rify th e

AC line cord from

th e

back

ofth e Subwoofe r is plugge d

 

 

 

 

into th e

w aloutle t.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Surge Suppre s s or (if us e d) is not powe re d on

Ifth e

AC line cord is plugged into a surge s uppre s s o r, m ak e s ure

 

 

 

 

th e s u rge

s uppre s s o ri s s w i tch e d on.

 

 

 

 

 

Sys te m Controle r is notconne cte d to th e S ubwoofe r

Conne ct Sys te m Controle rto Subwoofe r.

 

 

 

 

W aloutle t not functioning

Plug anoth e r de vice into th e

w a loutle t (s am e jack ) to insure i ti s

 

 

 

 

functioning.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No sound from

any spe ak e rs

Pow e ris notturne d on

Ve rify th e

AC line cord from

th e

back

ofth e Subwoofe r is plugge d

 

 

 

 

into th e

w aloutle t.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ve rify th e

Pow e r On switch

h as

be e n p re s s e d (LED is ilum inate d).

 

 

 

Volum e s e tting is too low

Turn th e

rotary knob to th e righ t to rais e th e s ys te m M a s te r

 

 

 

 

Volum e .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ch e ck

volu m e

le ve lon com p u te rs ound card or alte rnate audio

 

 

 

 

source

de vice

and se tatm id le ve l.

 

 

 

 

 

Audio cable i s n o t conne cte d to audio source

Conne ct audio cable from audio source , ch e ck p lug conne ctions

 

 

 

 

on both

s ubwoofe r and source .

Mak e

s ure th e s e s i g n a lcable s are

 

 

 

 

i n s e rte d firm ly into th e corre ct jack s .

 

 

 

 

 

Audio cable conne cte d to w rong outputon audio source

M a k e s u re th at th e

li m e g re e n 3.5 m m

s te re o jack is connecte d to

 

 

 

 

th e line-outjacko fth e audio source ;m ak e s u re it is fuly inse rte d.

 

 

 

Proble m w i th audio source de vice

Te s tth e s pe a k e rs on anoth e raudio de vice . R e m o ve th e

audio

 

 

 

 

cable from th e

audio source

d e vice and conne ct it to th e

line -out

 

 

 

 

on anoth e r audio de vice or th e h e adph one jack o fanoth e r audio

 

 

 

 

source

de vice .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No sound from

Subwoofe r

Subwoofe r volum e i s too low

If your m o d e lh as a Subwoofe rVolum e

control, try adju s ting itto

 

 

 

 

incre a s e

th e Subwoofe r volum e . If your m ode loffe rs a B a s s

 

 

 

 

S e le ctor function on th e Syste m

Controle r, adjus tS e le ct Bas s

 

 

 

 

function and raise volum e le ve l.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sound source h as ve ry little lo w frequency conte nt

Iflis te ning to .W AVfile s ove r a com pute r sound card conne ction,

 

 

 

 

try li s te ning to a CD on your com pute r CD or DVD playe r. .W AV

 

 

 

 

file s o fte n h ave

little lo w frequency conte nt. Try a m usic signal

 

 

 

 

with

m ore b a s s .

 

 

 

 

 

 

Controle r doe s

notw o rk

DIN conne ctor not ins e rte d in Subwoofe rjack

Ve rify th e

gray DIN conne ctori s firm ly ins e rted into th e DINjack

 

 

 

 

on th e

Subwoofe r.

R e fe r to th e

"Conne ctions " s e ction of your

 

 

 

 

U s e r's Guide for th e

corre ct pos ition ofth e arrow on th e

DIN plug.

 

 

 

 

Itis importantto insure th e pins are a ligned from plug to jack .

No sound from

 

Unitis not in Ste re o x2 or Gam ing m ode

Pre s s th e

Mode button on th e Sys te m

Controle rto s e le cte ith e r

Re ar sate lite s

 

 

Ste reo x2 orgam ing Mode.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rear le ve li s too low

S e e

U s e r's Guide : "Re ar Volum e

Le ve lAdju s tm e nts ". Incre a s e

 

 

 

 

th e RearVolu m e le ve l.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S e tR e a rle ve lto de fault pos ition

S e e

U s e r's Guide : "Re ar Volum e

Le ve lAdju s tm e nts ".

 

Sound is

distorte d

Volum e le ve ltoo h igh

D e c r e a s e m a s te rvolu m e le ve l.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sound source i s d i s torte d: audio source is compute r

.W AVfile s are o fte n ofpoor quality so distortion and nois e a re

 

 

 

sound card

e as ily notice d with h igh powere d

s p e a k e rs . Try a diffe re nt sound

 

 

 

 

source

lik e a m us ic CD.

 

 

 

 

 

Note nough tre ble

Tre ble s e tting is too lo w

Pus h

th e

Tre ble button on th e Syste m

Controle r and incre a s e

 

 

 

 

le ve l.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S e tR e a rle ve lto de fault pos ition

S e e

U s e r's Guide : "Re ar Volum e

Le ve lAdju s tm e nts ".

 

Too m uch

tre ble

Tre ble s e tting is too h igh

Pus h

th e

Tre ble button on th e Syste m

Controle r and de cre a s e th e

 

 

 

 

le ve l.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S e tR e a rle ve lto de fault pos ition

S e e

U s e r's Guide : "Re ar Volum e

Le ve lAdju s tm e nts "

 

Too m uch

bass or

Bas s s e tting is too h igh

Pus h

th e

Bas s

button on th e

S ys te m Controle rand de cre as e th e

 

 

 

 

le ve l.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Subwoofe ris distorte d

S e tR e a rle ve lto de fault pos ition

S e e

U s e r's Guide : "Re ar Volum e

Le ve lAdju s tm e nts ".

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bie nve nidos alm undo e xtraordinario de ls onido de a lta fide lidad de Alte c Lansing.

El4100 e s un s i s te m a sonoro m ultimedia de bocinas amplificadas q u e b rinda un diseño y una te cnología de vanguardia. Es te s i s te m a e s tá adaptado de

form a e xtraordinaria para juegos por com putadora, y e s alm is m o tiempo un

e q uipo de caracte rís ticas comple tas , dise ñ ado para proporcionar un uso

ó p tim o con dive rs as fue n te s de audio y una am plia variedad de aplicacione s ,

incluye ndo aparatos pe rsonales de audio como re productore s de M P3, DVD y CD, vide o e s té re o, tocacasete s , com putadoras p e rsonale s y varias otras fue n te s de vide o/audio.

Lo s s a té lite s , de pe rfilde lgado y que no obstruye n casi nada, de jan libre un

valios o e s pacio e n e le s critorio o la m e s a. Son un com ple m e nto pote nte de

las configuracione s d e s u m u ltim e dia a la ve z q u e n o e s torban.

CARACTERÍSTICAS PRINCIPALES

· 140 vatios

totalde ls is tema de audio.

·Siste m a de

bocinas de 5 piezas para jue g o s y m u ltim e dia.

·Entradas frontaly poste rior para jue gos por com putadora.

· 2 e n tradas de audio (frontaly auxiliar) q ue p e rm ite n la m e z cla de s e ñ ale s

prove nie nte s de d o s fue n te s de audio.

· 2 m odos: jue g o s y e s té re o x2.

· 4 bocinas s até lite s : 2 bocinas s até lite s frontale s y dos bocinas s até lite s

poste riore s , cada una diseñada con dos microe xcitadore s de vanguardia de

28 m m - Ne odym ium .

·Un s ubwoofe r con dos e xcitadore s d e 1 3 3 m m q u e d a u n a a m p lia re s pue s ta de baja fre cue ncia.

· Controlde volum e n s e parado para e ls ubwoofe r, para ajus tar e le q u i librio de ls is te m a y e lre n d i m i e n to totala bajo o alto volum e n de ls i s te m a.

·La unidad reguladora de ls i s te m a, cone ctada s e p a radam e nte , pe rm ite una

colocació n óptim a de las bocinas sin te ne r q u e p re ocupars e

s obre e lacce s o

alcontrol.

 

·Un circuito de controlpate n tado am p lifica autom á ticam e nte

los grave s a

bajo volum e n p a ra m ante ne r e l"re alis m o " de lsonido m us ical.

·D i s e ñ o d e vanguardia que ah orra e s pacio.

 

·Un cone ctor para auriculare s e s tá ubicado e n la unidad re guladora de l

s i s te m a .

 

Elsubwoofe r no ti e n e b lindaje antim agnético y no de be s e r colocado ce rca al m onitor de una com putadora, te le visión o disco duro de una com putadora.

IMPORTANTE

Si tie ne cualq u i e r dificultad con su siste m a de bocinas, consulte la sección Consejos para re s o lve rproble m a s d e e s ta guía. Alí pue de e ncontrar

re s p u e s tas a la m ayoría de las pre guntas s obre configuración y re ndim iento.

Si no encuentra la inform ación que uste d ne ce s i ta, lam e a nue s tro equipo de

s e rvicio alclie nte

para q ue le ayuden, ante s de d e volve re le q uipo bajo la

política de

de volucione s de lm inorista. Para su com odidad, e s tam o s

disponible s

los 7 días de la s e m a n a :

Lune s a vi e rne s :

8:00 a.m. a 12:00 de la m e dianoch e

Sábado y domingo: 9:00 a.m. a 5:00 p.m .

CONEXIONES

Configuració n d e la ins talación de ls i s te m a para obte ne rlo s m o d o s d e jue go y e s té reo x2 Están disponible s varios tipos de cone xió n de s de la fuente de audio al4100. Basándose en las caracte rís ticas de su fue nte de audio, la

e le cció n de uno de e s to s

tipos d e te rm inará e lmodo operativo de

s u s is te m a .

No introduzca e le n c h u fe

de a lim e ntació n e n e ltomacorriente de

CA h asta

q u e h a y a e fe ctuado todas las cone xione s . Apague la fue n te de audio ante s

de cone ctar s u s s a lidas a la s e n tradas

d e l4100.

Código de colores: O b s e rve q ue

los cone ctore s de e ntrada de l

subwoofe rtienen colore s para e vitare rrore s . Los cone ctore s m a ch os q u e s e introduce n ti e n e n e lm ismo color q u e los conectore s h e m bras . Por e je m p lo, la bocina saté lite frontali z q u i e rda tie ne un conector café y e s tá ubicada e n la parte de a trá s d e lsubwoofe r. Elcone ctor s e i n troduce e n e lcone ctor h e m bra de la izquierda q u e tie ne una marca de color café . Todas las otras

cone xione s s e h ace n de la m i s m a form a.

Para garantizarq ue e ls is te m a funcione de s de un principio, siga con cuidado la secuencia de instalación de abajo, e n e lorde n indicado.

Configuración para juegos

1. Introduzca e lcone ctor naranja de lsaté lite FRONTAL DERECH O e n e l cone ctor h e m bra m a rcado RIGH T FRONT e n e ls ubwoofe r;re pita e s te proce d i m i e n to con e lsaté lite FRONTAL IZ QUIERDO, introducie ndo su cone ctor café e n e lcone ctor h e m bra m a rcado LEFT FRONT e n e l subwoofe r.

2. Introduzca e lcone ctor pú rpura de lsaté lite POSTERIOR DERECH O e n e l cone ctor h e m bra m a rcado RIGH T REAR e n e ls ubwoofe r;re pita e s te

proce d i m i e n to con e lsaté lite POSTERIOR IZ QUIERDO, introduciendo su cone ctor am arilo e n e lcone ctor h e m bra m a rcado LEFT REAR e n e l subwoofe r.

3. Cone cte e lcone ctor DIN gris de la unidad reguladora de ls i s te m a e n e l cone ctor DIN h e m bra m arcado CONTROLLER de ls ubwoofe r. O b s e rve q u e e lcone ctor DIN tie ne una fle ch a. La fle ch a de be e s tar m irando h acia arriba para introducirla corre ctam e nte e n e lcone ctorDIN h e m bra de lsubwoofe r.

4. Apague la com putadora siguiendo los proce d i m i e n tos re comendados por e lfabricante .

5. El4100 proporciona dos e n tradas m arcadas FRONT y REAR, ubicadas

e n e ls ubwoofe r.

 

 

6. Cone cte e lcable de

alim e n tación (en la parte de a trá s d e lsubwoofe r) al

tomacorriente de CA de

la pare d.

 

7. Ah ora la unidad e s tá

li s ta para funcionar. Encienda e laparato q u e s i rve

com o fue nte de audio.

 

 

Nota: Encie nda siempre s u fue n te de audio ante s de

pre nde r e ls i s te m a d e

bocinas Alte c Lans ing 4100. Si e ncie n d e e ls is te m a de

bocinas ante s de

pre nde rla fue nte de audio, escuch ará un sonido fu e rte

(POP) cuando

e ncie nda e laparato de

audio.

 

8. Pre nda e ls i s te m a de bocinas Alte c Lans ing 4100. Vea abajo USO DE LOS CONTROLES.

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