Boston Acoustics Voyager 6 User Manual

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Indoor/Outdoor/All weather speaker system

Système de haut-parleurintérieur/extérieur/ toutes conditions météorologiques Universal - Lautsprecher für drinnen und draußen bei jedem Wetter Sistema de altavoces para todo tipo de clima. Para Interior /Exterior

Casse acustiche per interni/esterni/ e per tutte le condizioni atmosferiche Binnen/Buiten/Voor iedere weersomstandigheden geschikt luidsprekersysteem Allværs høyttalersystem for inne og ute bruk

Voyager® 7

Voyager® 6

Voyager® 5

Voyager®4

Voyager®Metro

Description

Thank you for purchasing these new Voyager® speakers. Combining the famous Boston sound with the latest and best weather resistance and manufacturing methods, the Voyagers are ideally suited to anything you can throw at them. Try outdoor use – sun, rain, snow, heat, and cold – or marine use. They are equally at home in your home, for background music,hi-fi,or home theater. All models in the Voyager line are truetwo-waydesigns with all acoustic parts sealed and gasketed against penetrating weather.

Drawing from over a decade of all-weatherspeaker expertise, Boston built the Voyager series to minimize exposure of acoustic parts to weather and with materials proven to resist the elements: polypropylene cabinets with UV light and impact resistance,all-aluminumgrilles and brackets,gold-platedspeaker connectors. All drivers are manufactured fromhigh-techplastics, rubbers, and other materials that have been extensively tested for durability. Versatile brackets simplify installation in many situations (and the speakers’ shape makes corner placement easy). The large, grippy knobs make adjustment to speaker angle easy.

Enjoy your New Voyager speakers!

SPECIFICATIONS

VOYAGER®

VOYAGER®

VOYAGER®

VOYAGER®

VOYAGER®

7

6

5

4

METRO

 

 

 

 

 

 

Frequency Response

59Hz-20kHz

65Hz-20kHz

70Hz-20kHz

80Hz-20kHz

65Hz-20kHz

(±3dB)

 

 

 

 

 

Recommended Amplifier

15-150watts

15-125watts

15-100watts

15-100watts

15-100watts

Power

 

 

 

 

(Per channel)

 

 

 

 

 

Nominal Impedance

8 ohms

8 ohms

8 ohms

8 ohms

8 ohms x 2

(Per channel)

Sensitivity

90dB

89dB

89dB

89dB

89dB

[1 watt (2.83v) at 1m]

 

 

 

 

 

Bass Unit

7” (180mm)

61/2” (165mm)

51/4” (135mm)

41/2” (115mm)

61/2” (165mm)

copolymer cone with butyl

 

 

 

 

 

rubber surround

 

 

 

 

 

Tweeter

1" (25 mm)

1" (25 mm)

3/4" (19mm)

3/4" (19mm)

(2) 1" (25mm)

 

Kortec®

Kortec®

Kortec®

Kortec®

Kortec®

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crossover Frequency

2500 Hz

2500 Hz

3500 Hz

3500 Hz

2500 Hz

Dimensions

141/2 x 97/8 x

13 x 9 x 73/4

111/4 x81/4 x 7

93/4 x67/8 x57/8

9 x 13 x 73/4

without bracket (HxWxD)

83/4

Inches

Inches

Inches

Inches

 

Inches

330x229x197

286x210x177

238x175x149

229x330x197

 

368x251x212

mm

mm

mm

mm

 

mm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grille & Bracket

powder-coated

powder-coated

powder-coated

powder-coated

powder-coated

corrosion resistant

aluminum

aluminum

aluminum

aluminum

aluminum

Housing

polypropylene

polypropylene

polypropylene

polypropylene

polypropylene

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to Connect Your Speakers

You need to wire your speakers correctly to obtain the best sound quality and a proper stereo image. Wiring should take a few minutes, but it’s important to do it carefully, since incorrect wiring (such as reversed connections) can result in a poor stereo soundstage or poor bass. We recommend 18 gauge (or heavier) lamp cord or speaker wire for runs of up to 25 feet (8m), and thicker 16 gauge for longer runs. Strip 1 /2" (12mm) of insulation off the ends of each speaker cable to expose the two conductors, and tightly twist the wire strands. In installations where wiring is run on or through a building, use appropriate weatherproof wire that complies with local codes. See your dealer or other knowledgeable person for recommendations on suitable wiring.

ENGLISH

WARNING:

To prevent electrical shock hazard, always switch off the amplifier or receiver when making connections to the speaker. When making all connections, be sure to connect the + (red) on the speaker to the + (red) on the amplifier, and the - (black) on the speaker to the – (black) on the amplifier.

IMPORTANT: Typically, one side of the wire is smooth. Connect this side to the – (black) connection. The other side has a rib or stripe or other marking. Connect this to the + (red) connection.

Using the five-waybinding posts: The binding posts permit easy connection to banana plugs, spade lugs, and bare wire. Insert the wire in the hole and tighten.

Basic Hookup

1.Connect the speaker terminals to the amplifier speaker outputs.

2.When making all connections, be sure to connect + to + (red) and – to – (black).

Note: The Voyager® Metro requires connection of both left and right speaker wires to the one speaker.

amplifier or receiver

Checking the Speaker Connections

It is important that your speakers are hooked up with similar polarity or “in phase.” A simple listening test will tell you if your speakers are connected properly. Place the speakers face to face, as closely together as possible. While listening to music with your amplifier set to MONO, reverse the connections at one speaker only. You’ll hear a dramatic change in sound. The connection that yields the fuller bass and louder sound is correct.

Listening Levels and Power Handling

The listed power recommendations assume you will operate your system in a way that will not produce distortion. Even these rugged speakers can be damaged by a modest amplifier if it produces distortion. If you hear a harsh, gritty noise, turn down the volume. Prolonged or repeated operation of your speaker with a distorted signal from the amplifier can cause damage that is not covered by the warranty.

How to Place Your Speakers

Placement is one of the most important factors for sound quality. Taking a few minutes to place your speakers correctly ensures that your speakers will sound best in any indoor or outdoor environment. For best stereo effect, separate the speakers by at least 3-6ft.(1-2m).Typically, placement near a wall or other surface will increase the bass output of the speaker. Corner placement will give still more bass. Outdoors, placement under the eaves of a roof reduces exposure to constant direct sunlight and precipitation, which will extend the speaker’s life. Placement under the eaves or on a wall near the ground will increase bass. In situations where you need to avoid disturbing neighbors, you may wish to install the speakers on a post or railing facing the house and listening area (the sound area will be more contained).

Mounting the speakers

Before running permanent wires and mounting the speaker, you may wish to test the speaker placement first for coverage and good stereo sound.

Use the supplied bracket to mount the speaker vertically or horizontally on walls or other surfaces. The bracket includes keyhole sockets and other holes to suit a variety of hardware. Consult a knowledgeable person about the best hardware to use for your particular wall surface.

For mounting, remove the bracket from the speaker. If running wires, you may wish to route the wiring through the bracket’s large middle hole; the bracket will cover the hole in the wall. Mount the bracket and attach the speaker. Adjust the speaker to face the listening area.

Alternatively, you may use mounting brackets made by other companies. The 1 ⁄4–20threaded inserts for the knob match various brackets and mounting plates. The Voyager® 7 includes two more inserts on the rear of the cabinet. Consult your dealer or the bracket manufacturer for more information.

Mounting Options

Voyager® 7

All other models

Insert Size

1/4–20

1/4–20

Insert Location

Top, Bottom,

Top and Bottom

 

and 2 on rear, 3" (76.2mm) apart

 

Voyager® 7 mounting inserts

Public address installations

The Voyager models include internal screw holes for 70V matching transformers used in professional PA installations. These holes are designed for transformers with two mounting points spaced 2-3"(52-76mm)apart (Voyager 4,5, and 7) and for a transformer adaptor plate with four holes (Voyager 6 and Metro). Useself-tapping#6 x 3/8" screws (metric equivalent: M3.5 x 10mm). To mount a transformer, remove the speaker grille (see above), and then remove the recessed screws holding the front baffle. Connect the transformer wires with wire nuts or solder. Test the speaker and reattach the front baffle, making sure the sealing gasket is in place. Do not overtighten the recessed screws, or the plastic screw threads will strip.

Maintenance

Voyager speakers require no more than occasional dusting or wiping with a soft cloth. When the speakers are installed in hard-to-reachlocations, you may brush them with a soft broom. Avoid directing a garden hose at thespeaker—itcan damage the drivers or dislodge the wiring.

If Service Seems Necessary

First, contact the dealer from whom you purchased the speakers. If that is not possible, write to: Boston Acoustics, Inc. 300 Jubilee Drive Peabody, MA 01960 U.S.A.

We will promptly advise you of what action to take.

Product designed in USA. Made in Malaysia. © 2004. All rights reserved. Voyager, Kortec, Boston, Boston Acoustics and the Boston logo are registered trademarks of Boston Acoustics Inc. Specifications subject to change without notice.

Produit conçu aux Etats-Unis.Fabriqué en Malaisie.

© 2004. Tous droits réservés. Voyager, Kortec, Boston, Boston Acoustics et le logo Boston sont des marques déposées de Boston Acoustics Inc. Les spécifications peuvent être modifiées sans avis préalable.

Produktdesign in den USA. Herstellung in Malaysia.

© 2004. Alle Rechte vorbehalten. Voyager, Kortec, Boston, Boston Acoustics und das Boston Logo sind eingetragene Handelsmarken von Boston Acoustics Inc. Die Spezifikationen können ohne Vorankündigung geändert werden.

Prodotto progettato negli USA. Fabbricato in Malaysia.

© 2004. Tutti I diritti riservati. Voyager, Kortec, Boston, Boston Acoustics e Boston logo sono marchi registrati della Boston Acoustics Inc. Specifiche soggette a cambiamenti senza preavviso.

Producto diseñado en EE UU. Fabricado en Malasia.

© 2004. Todos los derechos reservados. Voyager, Kortec, Boston, Boston Acoustics y Boston logo son marcas registradas de Boston Acoustics Inc. Las especificaciones están sujetas a modificaciones sin previo aviso.

Product ontworpen in de U.S.A.. Vervaardigd in Maleisie, .

© 2004 Alle rechten voorbehouden. Voyager, Kortec, Boston, Boston Acoustics en het Boston Logo zijn allen geregistreerde merknamen van Boston Acoustics, Inc. Specificaties zijn onderhevig aan

verandering zonder voorafgaande aanduiding.

Produktet er designet i USA. Produsert i Malaysia.

© 2004. Ettertrykk forbudt. Voyager, Kortec, Boston, Boston Acoustics and the Boston logo er alle registrerte varemerker fra Boston Acoustics Inc. Forbehold om endringer i spesifikasjoner uten forvarsel.

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Boston Acoustics Inc. 300 Jubilee Drive, Peabody, MA. 01960 USA

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