Gateway SW303, SW203, SW103 User Manual

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OwnerÕs Manual

Model SW103

Model SW203

Model SW303

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ý 100 watt

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/ ý 200 watt

10ý 400 watt

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Powered Subwoofer

Powered Subwoofer

Powered Subwoofer

IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

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The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol within an equilateral triangle is intended to alert the user to the presence of uninsulated Òdangerous voltageÓ within the productÕs enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock to persons.

Le symbole Žclair avec point de fl•che ˆ lÕintŽrieur dÕun triangle ŽquilatŽral est utilisŽ pour alerter lÕutilisateur de la presence ˆ lÕintŽrieur du coffret de Òvoltage dangereuxÓ non isolŽ dÕampleur suffisante pour constituer un risque dÕŽlŽctrocution.

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

Le point dÕexclamation ˆ lÕintŽrieur dÕun triangle ŽquilatŽral est employŽ pour alerter les utilisateurs de la prŽsence dÕinstructions importantes pour le fonctionnement et lÕentretien (service) dans le livret dÕinstruction accompagnant lÕappareil.

THIS DEVICE COMPLIES WITH PART 15 OF THE FCC RULES

OPERATION IS SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS:

1)THIS DEVICE DOES NOT CAUSE HARMFUL INTERFERENCE AND

2)THIS DEVICE MUST ACCEPT ANY INTERFERENCES RECEIVED INCLUDING INTERFERENCE THAT MAY CAUSE UNDESIRED OPERATION

1.Read these instructions Ñ Read all the safety and operation instructions before operating the

SW103/SW203/SW303.

2.Keep these instructions Ñ Keep the safety and operating instructions for future reference.

3.Heed all warnings Ñ Follow all warnings on the SW103/SW203/SW303 and in these operating instructions.

4.Follow all instructions Ñ Follow all operating and other instructions.

5.Do not use this apparatus near water Ñ for example, near a bathtub, washbowl, kitchen sink, laundry tub, in a wet basement or near a swimming pool.

6.Clean only with dry cloth.

7.Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturerÕs instructions.

8.Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.

9.Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or grounding-type plug. A polarized plug has two blades with one wider than the other. A grounding-type plug has two blades and a third

grounding prong. The wide blade or the third prong are provided for your safety. If the provided plug does not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet.

10.Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the apparatus.

11.Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.

12.Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long periods of time.

13.Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when the apparatus has been damaged in any way, such as power-supply cord or plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the apparatus, the apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate normally, or has been dropped.

14.WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, this apparatus should not be exposed to rain or moisture and objects filled with liquids, such as vases, should not be placed on this apparatus.

15.To completely disconnect this equipment from the mains, disconnect the power supply cord plug from the receptacle.

16.The mains plug of the power supply cord shall remain readily operable.

17.Connect the SW103/SW203/SW303

to a power supply of the type described in these operation instructions or as marked on the SW103/SW203/SW303.

18.To prevent electric shock, do not use the SW103/SW203/SW303 polarized plug with an extension

cord, receptacle or other outlet unless the blades can be fully inserted to prevent blade exposure.

Pour prŽevenir les chocs Žlectriques ne pas utiliser cette fiche polariseŽ avec un prolongateur, un prise de courant ou une autre sortie de courant, sauf si les lames peuvent •tre insŽrŽes ˆ fond sans laisser aucune pariie ˆ dŽcouvert.

19.Internal/External Voltage Selectors Ñ Internal or external line voltage selector switches, if any, should only be reset and reequipped with a proper plug for alternate voltage by a qualified service technician.

This apparatus does not exceed the Class A/Class B (whichever is applicable)

limits for radio noise emissions from digital apparatus as set out in radio interference regulations of the Canadian Department of Communications.

ATTENTION Ñ Le prŽsent appareil numŽrique nÕŽmet pas de bruits radioŽlectriques dŽpassant las limites applicables aux appareils numŽriques de class A/de class B (selon le cas) prescrites dans le r•glement sur le brouillage radioŽlectrique ŽdictŽ par les ministere des communications du Canada.

TABLE OF

CONTENTS

A.UNPACKING . . . . . . . . . . . 3

B.SW103/SW203/SW303 AMPLIFIER PANEL TOUR . 3

C.PLACEMENT . . . . . . . . . . 5

D.SUBWOOFER CONNECTION . . . . . . . . . 6

E.INITIAL LISTENING TESTS

&ADJUSTMENTS . . . . . . . 7

F.SPECIFICATIONS . . . . . . . 8

G.TROUBLESHOOTING AND SERVICE . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

Congratulations on your purchase of a Gateway¨ SW103/SW203/SW303 powered subwoofer. It will give your stereo system unparalleled low frequency output.

Bass frequencies are critical to realistic sound reproduction. After youÕve hooked up your SW103/SW203/SW303 subwoofer, youÕll discover just how much ÒpunchÓ and depth youÕve been missing. No matter what kind of music or videos you listen to...whether you listen to it loud or soft, youÕll experience sound thatÕs richer and fuller. Bass guitar and string bass will have more impact. YouÕll be able to FEEL as well as hear percussion Ð just the way you would at a live performance. If you have an audio/video system, movies will come alive with thunderous sound effects that were never possible without the SW103/SW203/SW303.

The SW103/SW203/SW303 is a self-pow-

ered subwoofer that frees your receiver or power amplifier from the power demands of reproducing very low frequencies. To do this, the SW103/SW203/SW303 incorporates its own built-in crossover system that automatically ÒassignsÓ higher frequencies to your main speakers and lower frequencies to its own power amplifier, contained within the subwoofer enclosure.

The SW103/SW203/SW303 has been meticulously designed and tested to insure high performance, durability and longevity.

This manual is designed to take you step-by-step through the setup and operating process. This procedure is not difficult, but it IS slightly different than setting up a line level component such as a cassette deck or CD player. Reading this manual carefully will insure that you get maximum performance from your SW103/SW203/SW303.

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UNPACKING

Remove the SW103/SW203/SW303 from its packing carefully and inspect it for any shipping damage. If you discover damage, contact your Gateway¨ dealer immediately.

If possible, save the carton and internal packing. ItÕs the best possible protection for your SW103/SW203/SW303 if you need to move it or return it for service.

Keep your sales receipt in a secure

place. It helps establish the duration of 3 your warranty and is good for insurance purposes (just in case anything happens

to your stereo system).

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DRAWING 1 - SW103 rear panel

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SW103 AMPLIFIER PANEL TOUR

Before setup, you should familiarize yourself with the connections on the back of the SW103 as shown in Drawing 1.

1. POWER INDICATOR. When the amplifier is ON, this indicator will be green. When the amplifier is in the STANDBY mode, this indicator will be red.

2. VOLUME CONTROL. Rotating this knob clockwise increases the output level of the subwoofer. To start out, make sure that the VOLUME is turned all the way down (fully counterclockwise). Later, after some initial listening tests, you can adjust the volume to your own tastes. However, care should be taken not to overdrive the subwoofer to the point of audible distortion.

3.SUB IN. This connection is used to connect to the subwoofer line output of your receiver.

4.REMOVABLE FUSE HOLDER. By pushing

in and turning counter-clockwise, you can remove and replace the fuse. Check the rating on the fuse for proper size of your unit.

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