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BRIDGEABLE FOUR-CHANNEL

POWER AMPLIFIER

AMPLIFICATEUR DE PUISSANCE

PONTABLE A QUATRE VOIES

Owner’s Manual

GM-6200F

Mode d’emploi

PIONEER CORPORATION

4-1,MEGURO1-CHOME,MEGURO-KU,TOKYO153-8654,JAPAN

PIONEER ELECTRONICS (USA) INC.

P.O. Box 1540, Long Beach, California 90801-1540,U.S.A. TEL: (800)421-1404

PIONEER EUROPE NV

Haven 1087, Keetberglaan 1, B-9120Melsele, Belgium TEL: (0) 3/570.05.11

PIONEER ELECTRONICS ASIACENTRE PTE. LTD.

253 Alexandra Road, #04-01,Singapore 159936 TEL:65-6472-7555

PIONEER ELECTRONICS AUSTRALIA PTY. LTD.

178-184Boundary Road, Braeside, Victoria 3195, Australia TEL: (03)9586-6300

PIONEER ELECTRONICS OF CANADA, INC.

300 Allstate Parkway, Markham, Ontario L3R OP2, Canada TEL: 1-877-283-5901

PIONEER ELECTRONICS DE MEXICO, S.A. de C.V.

Blvd.Manuel Avila Camacho 138 10 piso Col.Lomas de Chapultepec, Mexico, D.F. 11000 TEL: 55-9178-4270

Published by Pioneer Corporation. Copyright © 2005 by Pioneer Corporation. All rights reserved.

Publication de Pioneer Corporation. Copyright © 2005 Pioneer Corporation. Tous droits de reproduction et de traduction réservés.

Printed in China

Imprimé en Chine

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Before Using This Product

Thank you for purchasing this PIONEER product. It is designed to give you many years of enjoyment.

PIONEER SUGGESTS USING A PROFESSIONAL INSTALLER DUE TO THE COMPLEXITY OF THIS PRODUCT. Please read all instructions and WARNINGS in this manual before attempting operation. Should you have any questions, contact your nearest Pioneer authorized dealer or installation specialist.

Information to User

Alteration or modifications carried out without appropriate authorization may invalidate the user’s right to operate the equipment.

Important

The serial number of this amplifier is written on the bottom of the unit. For your own security and convenience, write it down on the enclosed warranty card. Keep the card handy for future reference.

After-salesservice for Pioneer products

Please contact the dealer or distributor from where you purchased the product for its after-salesservice (including warranty conditions) or any other information. In case the necessary information is not available, please contact the companies listed below:

Please do not ship your product to the companies at the addresses listed below for repair without advance contact.

7U.S.A.

Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. CUSTOMER SUPPORT DIVISION P.O. Box 1760

Long Beach, CA 90801-1760800-421-1404

7CANADA

Pioneer Electronics of Canada, Inc. CUSTOMER SATISFACTION DEPARTMENT

300 Allstate Parkway Markham, Ontario L3R OP2 1-877-283-5901

For warranty information please see the Limited Warranty sheet included with your product.

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CAUTION

Never replace the fuse with one of greater value or rating than the original fuse. Use of an improper fuse could result in overheating and smoke and could cause damage to the product and injury including burns.

CAUTION

Diagram A - Proper

Diagram B - Improper

 

8

 

4

 

+ Ohm-

 

+ Ohm-

 

Speaker

 

Speaker

 

8

 

4

 

+ Ohm-

 

+ Ohm-

 

Speaker

 

Speaker

L+

R-

L+

R-

 

Pioneer

 

Pioneer

 

Amplifier

 

Amplifier

4 Ohm Bridged Mode

2 Ohm Bridged Mode

Do NOT install or use your Pioneer amplifier by wiring speakers rated at 4 Ohm (or lower) in parallel to achieve a 2 Ohm (or lower) bridged mode (Diagram B). Amplifier damage, smoke, and overheating could result from improper bridging. The amplifier surface could also become hot to the touch and minor burns could result.

To properly install or use a bridged mode for a two-channelamplifier and achieve a 4

load, wire two 8 Ω speakers in parallel

with Left + and Right – (Diagram A) or use a single 4 Ω speaker. For a four-chan-nel amplifier, follow the speaker output connection diagram for bridging as shown

on the back of your amplifier, and wire two 8 Ω speakers in parallel to achieve a 4

load or use a single 4 Ω speaker per channel.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your local authorized Pioneer dealer or call Pioneer customer service.

WARNING

Handling the cord on this product or cords associated with accessories sold with the product will expose you to lead, a chemical known to the State of California and other governmental entities to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling.

Always use the special red battery and ground wire [RD-223],which is sold separately. Connect the battery wire directly to the car battery positive terminal (+) and the ground wire to the car body.

Do not touch the amplifier with wet hands. Otherwise you may get an electric shock. Also, do not touch the amplifier when it is wet.

For traffic safety and to maintain safe driving conditions, keep the volume low enough so that you can still hear normal traffic sound.

Check the connections of the power supply and speakers if the fuse of the separately sold battery wire or the amplifier fuse blows. Detect the cause and solve the problem, then replace the fuse with another one of the same size and rating.

To prevent malfunction of the amplifier and speakers, the protective circuit will cut the power supply to the amplifier (sound will stop) when an abnormal condition occurs. In such a case, switch the power to the system OFF and check the connection of the power supply and speakers. Detect the cause and solve the problem.

Contact the dealer if you cannot detect the cause.

To prevent an electric shock or short-circuitduring connection and installation, be sure to disconnect the negative(–)terminal of the battery beforehand.

Confirm that no parts are behind the panel when drilling a hole for installation of the amplifier. Be sure to protect all cables and important equipment such as fuel lines, brake lines and the electrical wiring from damage.

DO NOT allow amplifier to come into contact with liquids due to, for example, the location where the amplifier is installed. Electrical shock could result. Also, amplifier and speaker damage, smoke, and overheating could result from contact with liquids. In addition, the amplifier surface and the surface of any attached speakers could become hot to the touch and minor burns could result.

Setting the Unit

Gain Control

BFC (Beat Frequency

Control) Switch

 

Adjusting the gain controls A and B will help match the output of the car stereo to the Pioneer amplifier.

Normally, set the gain controls to the NORMAL position. If the output is low, even when the volume of the car stereo is turned up, turn these controls clockwise. If there is distortion when the volume of the car stereo is turned up, turn these controls counter-clock-wise.

If you only use one input plug, set the gain controls for speaker outputs A and B to the same position.

When using with an RCA equipped car stereo (standard output of 500 mV), set to the NORMAL position. When using with an RCA equipped Pioneer car stereo with max. output of 4 V or more, adjust level to match the car stereo output level.

Input Select Switch

If you hear a beat while listening to an AM broadcast with your car stereo, change the BFC switch using a small standard tip screwdriver.

Power

The

lights

For two-channelinput, slide this switch to the left. Forfour-channelinput, slide this switch to the right.

LPF (Low-PassFilter)/HPF(High-PassFilter)

Set the LPF/HPF select switch as follows according to

to the speaker output connector and the car stereo system:

LPF/HPF Select

Audio frequency range

Speaker

Remarks

Switch

to be output

Type

 

LPF (Left)

— 80 Hz

Subwoofer

Connect a subwoofer.

 

 

 

 

OFF (Center)

Full range

Full range

 

 

 

 

 

HPF (Right)

80 Hz —

Full range

Use if you want to cut the

 

 

 

very low frequency range

 

 

 

because it is not necessary

 

 

 

for the speakers you are

 

 

 

using.

 

 

 

 

Connecting the Unit

CAUTION

Disconnect the negative (–)terminal of the battery to avoid the risk ofshort-circuitand damage to the unit.

Secure the wiring with cable clamps or adhesive tape. To protect the wiring, wrap adhesive tape around it where they lie against metal parts.

Do not route wires where they will get hot, for example where the heater will blow over them. If the insulation heats up, it may become damaged, resulting in a short-circuitthrough the vehicle body.

CAUTION:

To prevent damage and/or injury

Do not ground the speaker wire directly or connect a negative (–)lead wire for several speakers.

This unit is for vehicles with a 12-voltbattery and negative grounding. Before installing it in a recreational vehicle, truck or bus, check the battery voltage.

If the car stereo is kept on for a long time while the engine is at rest or idling, the battery may go dead. Turn the car stereo off when the engine is at rest or idling.

If the system remote control wire of the amplifier is connected to the power terminal through the ignition switch (12 V DC), the amplifier will always be on when the ignition is on— regardless of whether the car stereo is on or off. Because of this, the battery could go dead if the engine is at rest or idling.

Make sure that wires will not interfere with moving parts of the vehicle, such as the gearshift, handbrake or seat sliding mechanism.

Do not shorten any wires. Otherwise the protection circuit may fail to work when it should.

Never feed power to other equipment by cutting the insulation of the power supply wire to tap from the wire. The current capacity of the wire will be exceeded, causing overheating.

Never replace the fuse with one of greater value or rating than the original fuse. Use of an improper fuse could result in overheating and smoke and could cause damage to the product and injury including burns.

Speakers to be connected to the amplifier should conform with the standards listed below. If they do not conform, they may catch fire, emit smoke or become damaged. The speaker impedance must be 2 to 8 ohms. But in case of two-channeland other bridge connections, the speaker impedance must be 4 to 8 ohms.

Install and route the separately sold battery wire as far away as possible from the speaker wires. Install and route the separately sold battery wire, ground wire, speaker wires and the amplifier as far away as possible from the antenna, antenna cable and tuner.

Cords for this product and those for other products may be different colors even if they have the same function. When connecting this product to another product, refer to the supplied Installation manuals of both products and connect cords that have the same function.

Speaker Channel

Speaker Type

Power

Four-channel

Subwoofer

Nominal input: Min. 70 W

 

 

Other than subwoofer

Max. input: Min. 120 W

 

 

 

 

Two-channel

Subwoofer

Nominal input: Min. 200 W

 

 

Other than subwoofer

Max. input: Min. 300 W

 

 

 

 

Three-channel

Subwoofer

Nominal input: Min. 70 W

 

 

 

Speaker output A

Other than subwoofer

Max. input: Min. 120 W

 

 

 

Three-channel

Subwoofer

Nominal input: Min. 200 W

 

 

 

Speaker output B

Other than subwoofer

Max. input: Min. 300 W

 

 

 

Connection Diagram

 

Fuse (30 A)

Grommet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special red battery wire [RD-223](sold separately)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After making all other connections at the amplifier,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

connect the battery wire terminal of the amplifier to

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

the positive (+) terminal of the battery.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fuse (30 A)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ground wire (black) [RD-223](sold separately)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Connect to metal body or chassis.

Connecting wire with RCA pin plugs (sold separately).

External Output

If only one input plug is used, do not connect anything to RCA input jack B.

RCA input

Car stereo with

RCA output jacks

Amplifier with

RCA input jacks

Speaker input terminal

See the “Using the Speaker Input” section.

Front side

RCA input jack B

Back side

Fuse (25 A) × 2

Input Select Switch

For two-channelinput, slide this switch to the left. Forfour-channelinput, slide this switch to the right.

RCA output jack

RCA input jack A

Connecting wire with RCA pin plugs (sold separately).

Speaker output terminal See the “Connecting the Speakers and Input Wires” section for speaker connection instructions.

System remote control wire (sold separately)

Connect the male terminal of this wire to the system remote control terminal of the car stereo (SYSTEM REMOTE CONTROL). The female terminal can be connected to the auto-antennarelay control terminal. If the car stereo does not have a system remote control terminal, connect the male terminal to the power terminal through the ignition switch.

Connecting the Power Terminal

Always use the special red battery and ground wire [RD-223],which is sold separately. Connect the battery wire directly to the car battery positive terminal (+) and the ground wire to the car body.

1.Pass the battery wire from the engine compartment to the interior of the vehicle.

After making all other connections to the amplifier, connect the battery wire terminal of the amplifier to the positive (+) terminal of the battery.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Engine

 

Interior of

Fuse (30 A) compart-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ment

 

the vehicle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fuse (30 A)

Drill a 14 mm

Positive terminal

(1/2 inch) hole

Insert the O-ringrubber

into the vehicle

grommet into the vehicle

body.

body.

 

2.Twist the battery wire, ground wire and system remote control wire.

3.Attach lugs to wire ends. Lugs not supplied.

Use pliers, etc., to crimp lugs to wires.

4.Connect the wires to the terminal.

Fix the wires securely with the terminal screws.

 

GND terminal

Power terminal

System remote

 

control terminal

 

System remote

 

control wire

 

Ground wire

Battery wire

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WARNING

Failure to securely fasten the battery wire to the terminal using the terminal screws could cause the terminal area to overheat and could result in damage and injury including minor burns.

Connecting the Speaker Output

Terminals

1.Expose the end of the speaker wires using nippers or a cutter by about 10 mm (3/8 inch) and twist.

2.Attach lugs to speaker wire ends. Lugs not supplied.

Use pliers, etc., to crimp lugs to wires.

3.Connect the speaker wires to the speaker output terminals.

Fix the speaker wires securely with the terminal screws.

Terminal screw

Speaker output terminal

Speaker wire

Connecting the Unit

Using the Speaker Input

Connect the car stereo speaker output wires to the amplifier using the supplied speaker input connector.

• Do not connect both the RCA input and the speaker input at the same time.

7 Connections when using the speaker input

Green: CH B, Left +

Green/black: CH B, Left ≠

Violet/black: CH B, Right ≠

Violet: CH B, Right +

Car Stereo

Gray: CH A, Right +

Gray/black: CH A, Right ≠

Speaker input connector

Speaker output

To speaker input termi-

 

nal of this unit.

White/black: CH A, Left ≠

 

 

White: CH A, Left +

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Connecting the Speakers and Input

Wires

The speaker output mode can be fourchannel, three-channel(stereo + mono) ortwo-channel(stereo, mono). Connect the speaker leads to suit the mode according to the figures shown below.

In the case of four-channelor threechannel mode, if only one input plug is used, such as when the car stereo has only one output (RCA output), connect the plug to RCA input jack A, but do not connect a plug to RCA input jack B.

In the case of two-channelmode connect RCA plugs to the RCA input jack A.

Four-channelmode

(Right) Speaker out A (Left)

+≠≠+

+≠≠+

(Left) Speaker out B (Right)

Three-channelmode

(Right) Speaker out A (Left)

+≠≠+

+

Speaker out B (Mono)

Two-channelmode (Stereo)

Speaker (Right)

≠+

+≠

Speaker (Left)

Two-channelmode (Mono)

Speaker (Mono)

+

+

Speaker (Mono)

Installation

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CAUTION

• Do not install in:

—Placeswhere it could injure the driver or passengers if the vehicle stops suddenly.

—Placeswhere it may interfere with the driver, such as on the floor in front of the driver’s seat.

Make sure that wires are not caught in the sliding mechanism of the seats, resulting in a short-cir-cuit.

Confirm that no parts are behind the panel when drilling a hole for installation of the amplifier. Protect all cables and important equipment such as fuel lines, brake lines and electrical wiring from damage.

Install tapping screws in such a way that the screw tip does not touch any wire. This is important to prevent wires from being cut by vibration of the car, which can result in fire.

DO NOT allow amplifier to come into contact with liquids due to, for example, the location where the amplifier is installed. Electrical shock could result. Also, amplifier and speaker damage, smoke, and overheating could result from contact with liquids. In addition, the amplifier surface and the surface of any attached speakers could become hot to the touch and minor burns could result.

To ensure proper installation, use the supplied parts in the manner specified. If any parts other than the supplied ones are used, they may damage internal parts of the amplifier, or they may become loose causing the amplifier to shut down.

Never replace the fuse with one of greater value or rating than the original fuse. Use of an improper fuse could result in overheating and smoke and could cause damage to the product and injury including burns.

CAUTION:

To prevent malfunction and/or injury

To ensure proper heat dissipation of the amplifier, be sure of the following during installation.

—Allowadequate space above the amplifier for proper ventilation.

—Donot cover the amplifier with a floor mat or carpet.

DO NOT allow amplifier to come into contact with liquids due to, for example, the location where the amplifier is installed. Electrical shock could result. Also, amplifier and speaker damage, smoke, and overheating could result from contact with liquids. In addition, the amplifier surface and the surface of any attached speakers could become hot to the touch and minor burns could result.

Do not install the amplifier on unstable places such as the spare tire board.

The best location for installation differs with the car model and installation location. Secure the amplifier at a sufficiently rigid location.

Make temporary connections first and check that the amplifier and the system operate properly.

After installing the amplifier, confirm that the spare tire, jack and tools can be easily removed.

Example of installation on the floor mat or on the chassis

1.Place the amplifier where it is to be

installed. Insert the supplied tapping screws (4 × 18 mm) into the screw holes. Push on the screws with a screwdriver so they make marks where the installation holes are to be located.

2.Drill 2.5 mm (1/8 inch) diameter holes at the point marked, and install the amplifier, either on the carpet or directly to the chassis.

Tapping-screws

(4 × 18 mm)

Floor mat

or chassis

Drill a 2.5 mm (1/8 inch) diameter hole