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User Manual

REFERENCE5 S2

Stereo Preamplifier Tuner

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ACCESSORIES AND WARRANTY

USER MANUAL - REFERENCE 5 S2

© 2004 B&K Components Ltd. All rights reserved.

The information in this manual is copyright protected. No part of this manual may be copied or reproduced in any form without prior written consent from B&K Components, Ltd.

B&K Components Ltd. SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR OPERATIONAL, TECHNICAL OR EDITORIAL ERRORS/OMISSIONS MADE IN THIS MANUAL. The information in this manual may be subject to change without prior notice.

Accessories Included

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- Reference 5 S2

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- AM Antenna

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- User Manual

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- Power Cord

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- Remote Control

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- Warranty Card

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- FM Antenna

 

 

B&K

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SIMPLY BETTER! is a registered trademark of B&K Components, Ltd. All other brand or product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies or organizations.

Limited Warranty

B&K Components Ltd., referred to herein as B&K, warrants your B&K equipment against all defects in material and workmanship for a period of five years from the date of purchase. This warranty applies only to the original purchaser and only to equipment in normal residential use and service.

Defective equipment must be returned to B&K, prepaid, accompanied by proof of purchase and sufficient payment to cover the cost of return shipping and handling, and will be repaired or replaced at the discretion of B&K whose decision as to the method of reparation will be final.

This warranty shall not apply to any equipment which is found to have been improperly installed, incorrectly fused, misused, abused, or subjected to harmful elements, used in any way not in accordance with instructions supplied with the unit, or to have been modified, repaired or altered in any way without the expressed, written consent of B&K. This warranty does not apply to the cabinet or appearance items such as the faceplate or control buttons, nor does it cover any expenses incurred in shipping the unit to and from the manufacturer's service department.

This warranty on B&K Components, Ltd. products is NOT VALID if the products have been purchased from an unauthorized dealer or an E-taileror if the original factory serial number has been removed, defaced or replaced in any way. B&K Components, Ltd. sells its products through authorized dealers in order to insure that consumers obtain proper dealer service and support. Buying from an authorized B&K Components, Ltd. dealer insures that you have a FACTORY WARRANTY on your B&K Components, Ltd. product. If you have any questions concerning your Factory Warranty call

B&K Components, Ltd. at 716-656-0026.

Upgradability: B&K is one the first manufacturers in the audio/video industry to consistently offer software and hardware upgrades to its processing of audio signals. Through upgrades B&K delivers exceptional value to its customers. But what is "Upgradability"? Upgradability is not a guarantee; we define it as a philosophy of designing and manufacturing products so that as audio technology evolves, B&K can provide enhancements and improvements to its products that are economically viable.

THE EXPRESS FACTORY WARRANTY HEREIN CONTAINED IS IN LIEU OF ANY AND ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED,

INCLUDING ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, UPGRADABILITY OR OF FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE. B&K COMPO-

NENTS, LTD. SHALL NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES, INCLUDING SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE PURCHASE, USE OR PERFORMANCE OF ANY B&K

PRODUCT.

This warranty gives you specific legal rights. Your may also have other rights which vary from State to State. Some States do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages and the foregoing exclusions may not apply to you.

No agent, representative, dealer or employee of B&K has the authority to increase or alter the obligations or terms of this warranty.

Returning Equipment

No equipment may be returned to B&K Components Ltd. without a RETURN AUTHORIZATION (RA). Should you find it necessary to return equipment to B&K, for any reason, a RETURN AUTHORIZATION (RA) number must be issued by B&K in respect of the equipment being returned. You may request an RA number by calling B&K at the numbers below. We will need the following information to issue your RA number. Please have it ready before you call.

1. Your name, address, and phone number.

2. The model and serial number of the equipment being returned.

3. A description of the problem being experienced.

4. Your sales receipt.

Your call will be referred to a Technical Service Representative who will work with you to resolve the problem. If it is determined that the unit must be returned for repair, an RA number will be issued.

2100 Old Union Road Buffalo, NY 14227 1-800-543-5252

In NY: 716-656-0026fax:716-656-1291

e-mail:info@bkcomp.com Web Site:

www.bkcomp.com

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

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ACCESSORIES AND WARRANTY

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

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SAFETY PRECAUTIONS

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PREAMPLIFIER FEATURES

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FRONT PANEL DESCRIPTION

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BACK PANEL DESCRIPTION

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SYSTEM CONNECTIONS

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SOURCE CONNECTIONS

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SPEAKER CONNECTIONS

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FIVE POSITION PHOENIX CONNECTOR

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KEYPAD or IR SENSOR CONNECTION

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AMPLIFIER CONTROL TRIGGER

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UNIT OPERATION

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POWER ON/OFF

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ON/STANDBY

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ADJUSTING VOLUME

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CHOOSING A SOURCE

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ADJUSTING BALANCE

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ADJUSTING BASS, TREBLE and LOUDNESS

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TUNER OPERATION

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HEADPHONE MODE

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BKcSuite SETUP SOFTWARE

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PRESETS

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THE MENU SYSTEM

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DESCRIPTIONS OF MAIN MENU SELECTIONS

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FACTORY RESET

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MAIN SETUP MENU FLOW DIAGRAM

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ADVANCED MENU

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TROUBLESHOOTING

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ADVANCED SETUP MENU FLOW DIAGRAM

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SPECIFICATIONS

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2 SAFETY PRECAUTIONS

Installation Considerations

CAUTION

R I S K O F E L E C T R I C S H O C K

D O N O T O P E N

PLEASE READ BEFORE INSTALLING

WARNING: To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose this unit to rain or moisture. Care should be taken to prevent objects or liquid from entering the enclosure. Never handle the power cord with wet hands.

·The lightning flash with arrowhead, within an equilateral triangle, is intended to alert the user of the presence of uninsulated "dangerous voltage" within the product's enclosure that may constitute a risk of electric shock to you.

·The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is intended to alert the user of the presence of important operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in the literature accompanying the unit.

·Caution: To prevent the risk of electric shock, do not remove cover. No user-serviceableparts inside. Refer servicing to qualified service personnel.

·Unplug the Preamplifier Tuner from the AC outlet when plugging in or unplugging cables, when left unused for an extended period of time, when moving, or when you suspect lightning in your area.

·Prevent damage to the power cord. Do not bend, pull, place objects on, alter, etc. Replace the power cord if it becomes damaged. Always grasp the plug on the power cord when plugging in or unplugging the Preamplifier Tuner from the AC outlet.

·Your system may produce sound levels capable of causing permanent hearing loss. Do not operate for extended periods of time at high volume levels.

·Make sure the Preamplifier Tuner is placed on a level surface.

·The Preamplifier Tuner is equipped with raised feet to provide ventilation, reduce acoustic feedback, and provide protection against scratching the surface the unit is resting on. Do not remove them.

·Do not stack anything on top of the preamplifier tuner (processor, source, etc.) Leave a minimum of 2" clearance from the top of the Preamplifier Tuner to the next shelf (or component) to insure proper ventilation.

·The Preamplifier Tuner should be located away from other sources that may be sensitive to heat.

·Do not perform any internal modifications to the Preamplifier Tuner.

·Always connect the preamplifier power cord to a dedicated AC outlet for normal operation.

·If young children are present, adult supervision should be provided until the children are capable of following all rules for safe operation.

·Mistaking CONTROL OUTPUT or CONTROL INPUT connectors for audio/video inputs or outputs may damage your Preamplifier or other components.

·Damage may occur to your speakers when the power rating of the driver is exceeded while playing back music processed by the Preamplifier. Ensure that all the drivers in your system are capable of handling not only the average power being delivered by the power amplifiers, but also the peak power that is likely to be generated during strong passages. If you are unsure of your speaker's power rating, contact the speaker manufacturer or the dealer where you purchased them.

·The Preamplifier Tuner should be serviced by qualified personnel when:

A.The Preamplifier Tuner is not functioning properly.

B.The Preamplifier Tuner was exposed to rain or other type of moisture.

C.The Preamplifier Tuner was dropped, or the chassis is damaged.

PREAMPLIFIER FEATURES

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Your new Stereo Preamplifier Tuner is a versatile audio control center. The Preamplifier Tuner is designed to sound sensational and be an attractive, easy-to-useaddition to your audio system. The Reference 5 S2 makes an excellent addition to any home or office. B&K products are designed and hand assembled at the facilities in Buffalo New York, USA.

Remote Control Operation - Easy control of your B&K Preamplifier Tuner.

CK1.2 Keypad Interface - One5-pinphoenix plug allows a CK1.2 Keypad to control the Reference 5 S2.

Headphone Jack - 1/4” (6.3mm) headphone jack available for private listening time.

Front Panel Operation - Most functions can be controlled from the Preamplifier Tuner front panel.

Analog (RCA) Inputs/Outputs - Six audio source inputs. One full range output. One high pass output. One low pass output (subwoofer). One summed left and right mono output. One tape loop output.

Balanced (XLR) Full range outputs - One pair of balanced outputs deliver the quietest and most accurate signal path between the preamplifier and amplifier.

Gold Plated Connectors - Better sound quality with minimumized signal loss and degradation.

Presets - 40 user presets allow instant recall of any user setting including AM, FM or source input.

Loudness - May be used to add clarity to the audio signal for low to moderate listening levels.

Bass - May be adjusted for better room acoustics.

Treble - May be adjusted for better room acoustics.

Customized Input and Present Names - Assign names to presents, inputs, or the turn on message.

Internally Digitally Synthesized AM/FM Stereo Tuner

IR Output - One IR output allows integrating the Preamplifier Tuner with an infrared emitter control system.

Control I/O - A single 5 pinplug-inPhoenix connector allows easy system access to the preamplifiers 12VDC power source, one Infrared data input signal, oneRS-232transmit for keypad status and one 12 VDC programmable trigger for amplifiers.

BKcSuite Integration - B&K setup software allows the user to configure and save user preferences and presets using a PC. BKcSuite software is availible online atwww.bkcomp.com.

RS-232 Controllable - RS-232Two Way communication allows for enhanced system control, interface with BKcSuite or anRS-232controller.

Available Faceplates

17” Black (Standard)

17” Silver (Optional)

19” Black Rack Mount (Optional)

19” Silver Rack Mount (Optional)