Audiovox 1286098 User Manual

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Model AMP-610

500 Watt Stereo Amplifier

Owner's

Manual

INDEX

Specifications .............................................................................

1

Precautions ................................................................................

2

Installation Instructions ................................................................

3

Controls and Indicators.............................................................

4 - 7

Wiring Instructions .......................................................................

7

4-Channeland Mixed-MonoInput Wiring Diagram .........................

8

4-Channeland Mixed-MonoOutput Wiring Diagram ......................

9

3-ChannelInput Wiring Diagram ..............................................

10

3-ChannelOutputWiringDiagram WiringDiagram.......................

11

2-ChannelMono (Bridged) Input Wiring Diagram ...................

12

2-ChannelMono (Bridged) Output Wiring Diagram ...................

13

Warranty.........................................................................................

14

HIGH PERFORMANCE STEREO AMPLIFIER

This power amplifier has been designed to provide high quality performance with a minimum of maintenance. However, it's performance will only be as good as the care and quality of components with which it is installed. We therefore advise that you read these instructions very carefully to familiarize yourself with the product and it's features.

Should you require assistance with the installation or wiring of this unit, please call our toll-free"HELP" line at1-800-645-4994during the days/hours shown.

HELP!

1-800-645-4994

Monday - Friday

8:30am

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7:00pm

Eastern

S a t u r d a y

9:00am

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5:00pm

Eastern

SPECIFICATIONS

Maximum Output Power

 

4-ChannelOperation:

125 watts x 4

2-ChannelOperation:

500 watts x 2

Output Power @ 1% T.H.D.

 

4-ChannelOperation:

600 watts RMS x 4

2-ChannelOperation:

120 watts RMS x 2

Output Impedance:

2 - 8 ohms (stereo)

 

4 - 8 ohms (mono)

Frequency Response:

10 - 50,000 Hz. ± 1 dB

Channel Separation:

55 dB

Signal / Noise Ratio:

90 dB (A-Weighted)

Input Impedance:

low-level10K ohms

 

high-level100 ohms

Input Sensitivity:

low-level200 mv. - 5 v.

 

high-level2 - 10 v.

Supply Voltage:

12 volts, negative ground

Fuse Rating:

20 amps.

Dimensions (W x H x D):

9"

x 2-1/4"x10-5/8"

230 mm x 57 mm x 270 mm

* Due to continuing improvement, Audiovox reserves the right to change features and design without notice.

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PRECAUTIONS

1.Although this unit is designed with built-inself-protectioncircuits, there may be a possibility of damage if it is not wired correctly. Please follow the wiring instructions carefully for the type of system being used.

2.The last lead to be connected is the wire to the positive (+) terminal of the battery. Connect this wire only after having completed and checked all other connections to the amplifier.

3.By nature of its design, a power amplifier generates heat and requires good air circulation around it to dissipate that heat. Do not install the amplifier in an enclosed area which does not permit adequate air circulation. Should the temperature of the unit rise too high, the internal thermal sensors will shut off operation until it has cooled down sufficiently.

4.If fuse replacement is necessary, use only fuses of the same ampere rating as originally supplied with the unit. The use of fuses with incorrect ratings may cause serious damage to the amplifier. If fuses blow consistently, carefully check all electrical connections to the unit.

5.Supply of adequate battery voltage is critical to the proper operation of the power amplifier. The leads to the battery and chassis ground must be of a thick enough gauge to provide this voltage to the amplifier. We recommend #16 gauge wire or thicker (smaller gauge #) for the battery and ground leads.

6.Make certain that the speaker(s) to be used with this amplifier are capable of handling the output power (wattage) of the unit. Use of speaker(s) not rated for the output of this amplifier may cause damage to or failure of the speaker(s) for which Audiovox will not be liable.

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INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

1.Select a mounting area where the amplifier will have sufficient air circulation for proper cooling. Inadequate air circulation will cause the temperature of the amplifier to rise and will trigger the thermal protection mode.

2.Place the amplifier on the mounting surface and mark the locations of the four mounting holes as shown in the illustration.

3.Remove the amplifier and drill a 1/8" hole at each of the four locations.

CAUTION: Before drilling the holes, look at the underside of the mounting surface. Always check carefully to avoid drilling into wiring, braces, fuel or brake lines.CHECK BEFORE

YOU DRILL !

4.Secure the amplifier to the mounting surface using the self-tappingscrews provided.

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INSTALLATION DIAGRAM

CONTROLS AND INDICATORS

 

 

3

 

1

2

4

2

 

5

6

8

7

9

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1Power Indicator/Protection Mode LED

The Power Indicator LED will light to indicate that the unit is connected to the battery and that the Remote Turn-Onterminal is receiving +12 volts, thus turning on the amplifier.

This LED illuminates red to indicate that the self-protectioncircuits have been activated and have shut off operation of the amplifier. The protection circuits may be triggered by the temperature of the unit rising above a safe level or by an overload condition. If activated by a rise in temperature, the unit will resume operation after cooling off to a normal operating range. If activated by an overload condition, the source of the overload must be found and corrected to resume operation of the amplifier. Most overload conditions are caused bymis-wiringor operation into incorrect speaker loads.Re-checkall wiring and connections if this situation occurs and correct as necessary.

2Level (Gain) Control

The amplifier is capable of operating from sources supplying a wide range of input levels. The Level control should initially be set to the mid-rotationposition. If it is found that there is not enough output even when the volume control on the car stereo is at its maximum setting, adjust the Level control to increase the output from the system. If, however, there is still output from the amplifier when the car stereo volume control is at its minimum setting, or the output level increases too fast with a small rotation of the volume control, adjust the Level control to decrease the output from the system. Once the correct setting is found, this control should not require any further adjustment.

3Low Level Input Connections

If low-leveloutputs are provided from the car stereo, it is recommended that thelow-levelinputs be used for lowest distortion and best performance. Use good quality shielded audio cables with RCA plugs at both ends to connect the stereo to the amplifier and keep the cable lengths to a minimum to avoid noise.

CAUTION: Use either thelow-levelor thehigh-levelinputs on the amplifier.

DO NOT use both input levels at the same time.

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4High Level Input Connection

Ifthecarstereodoesnotprovidelow-leveloutputs,theamplifiermaybeconnectedviathespeaker(high-level)outputsfromthestereo.Wire the speaker leads from the car stereo to the5-pinadaptor harness as shown in the diagram (shielded cable is not required for this application) and plug the connector into the matingHigh-LevelInput socket on the amplifier. Carefully splice and insulate all wire connections.

5Fuse

The circuitry of the amplifier is protected from damage by an automotive-typefast-blowfuse. If fuse replacement is necessary, use only fuses of the same ampere rating as originally supplied with the unit. The use of fuses with incorrect ratings may cause serious damage to the amplifier. If fuses blow consistently, carefully check all electrical connections to the unit.

6 Power Connection

The battery terminal (BATT) must be connected directly to the positive terminal of the vehicle battery to provide an adequate voltage source and minimize noise. Connecting the battery terminal lead to any other point (such as the fuse block) will reduce the power output and may cause noise and distortion. Use only #16 gauge or thicker (smaller gauge #) wire for this lead and connect it to the terminal of the battery after all other wiring is completed.

7 Ground Connection

The ground terminal (GND) connection is also critical to the correct operation of the amplifier. Use a wire of the same gauge as the power connection (#16 or thicker) and connect it between the ground terminal (GND) of the amplifier and a metal part of the vehicle close to the mounting location. This wire should be as short as possible and any paint or rust at the grounding point should be scraped away to provide a clean metal surface to which the end of the ground wire can be screwed or bolted.

8 RemoteTurn-OnConnection

The amplifier is turned on by applying +12 volts to the remote turn-onterminal (REM). The wire lead to this terminal should be connected to the"Auto-Antenna"lead from the car stereo which will provide the +12 volts only when the car stereo is turned on. If the car stereo does not

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provide an Auto-Antennalead, the remoteturn-onlead may be wired to an "Accessory" or "Radio" terminal in the car's fuse block. This will turntheamplifieronandoffwiththeignitionkey,regardlessofwhetherthecarstereoisonoroff.Theremoteturn-onleaddoesnotcarrylargecurrents, so #20 gauge wire may be used for this application.

9 Speaker Connections

Depending on the type and number of speakers used with the amplifier, wire them to the speaker terminals as per the appropriate wiring diagram. For most applications, #18 gauge wire should be used for the speaker leads but in no case thinner than #20 gauge. For leads in excess of 10 feet, #16 gauge is recommended. When wiring the speakers, pay careful attention to the polarity of the terminals on the speakers and make certain they correspond to the polarity of the corresponding terminals on the amplifier. DO NOT ground any speaker leads to the chassis of the vehicle.

WIRING INSTRUCTIONS

The wiring of your amplifier will depend on the system and speakers you are using but will either be a stereo, mono, or mixedmono application. The following pages illustrate the input and output wiring for both types. Please refer to the appropriate diagrams for the system configuration you are using.

The power and speaker wire connections for this amplifier are made via screw tightened terminal blocks. Loosen the screw for the connection to be made and fully insert the wire (strip 1/2" of insulation from the end) into the respective screw on the side panel (crimp-on"U" terminals are provided to simplify wiring and we recommend their use.) Tighten the screw down to secure the wire. After initialset-up,the amplifier should not require any further adjustment unless there is a change in the car stereo or speaker system with which it is used.

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4-CHANNELANDMIXED-MONOINPUT WIRING DIAGRAM

 

USE THIS INPUT WIRING WITH

 

 

 

 

OUTPUT WIRING ON PAGE 9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LOW-LEVEL

CARSTEREO

 

HIGH-LEVEL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RCA OUTPUTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(SPEAKER)OUTPUTS

 

 

 

 

RIGHT FRONT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LEFT FRONT

 

RIGHT REAR +

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LEFT REAR +

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RIGHT FRONT

+

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RIGHT REAR

 

LEFT FRONT +

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LEFT REAR

CHASSIS GROUND

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ON RADIO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IMPORTANT

 

 

 

 

5-PIN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

USEEITHERHIGH-LEVELOR

 

W H I T E G R E E N

BLACKBROWN YARG

CONNECTOR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LOW-LEVELINPUTS, NOT BOTH.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RCATYPE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SHIELDEDCABLES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(NOT INCLUDED)

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH4

CH3

CH1

CH2

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