JBL SCS 146, SCS 140, DSC 1000 User Manual

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SCS 140, SCS 146, DSC 1000 (230V)

DESIGN GOAL: Bring the thrill of live performance and movie sound to the home environment by calling on JBL’s professional engineering leadership.

SATELLITE TYPE: Titanium-laminate-dome tweeter, sealed enclosure

SUBWOOFER TYPE: Bass-reflex enclosure

PORT DESIGN: FreeFlow™ flared

PROFESSIONAL REFERENCE: Cinema Loudspeaker Series

T H A N K Y O U F O R C H O O S I N G J B L

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I N C L U D E D

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Four satellites for left/right

One center channel speaker .

Powered subwoofer.

 

 

 

front and surrounds. Wall-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

mount brackets. SCS 146

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

contains an additional satellite

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

to be used as surround back.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two 6.1-meter (20-foot) speaker

Two (Three in SCS 146) 12.2-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

cables for connection from

meter (40-foot) speaker cables

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

receiver to subwoofer.

for connection from receiver to

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

left and right rear satellites and

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three 4.6-meter (15-foot)

surround back speaker.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

speaker cables for connection

(SCS 146 only)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

from subwoofer to front

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

speakers and center speaker.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Declaration of Conformity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CAUTION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DO NOT OPEN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We, Harman Consumer International

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CAUTION: To prevent electric shock,

 

 

 

 

 

 

2, route de Tours

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

do not remove the grounding plug

 

 

 

 

 

 

72500 Château-du-Loir

 

 

 

 

 

 

on the power cord, or use any plug

 

 

 

 

 

 

France

 

 

 

 

 

 

or extension cord that does not have

 

 

 

 

 

 

declare in own responsibility, that the product

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

a grounding plug provided.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Make certain that the

 

 

 

 

 

 

described in this owner’s manual is in

 

 

 

 

 

 

AC outlet is properly grounded.

 

 

 

 

 

 

compliance with technical

standards:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do not use an adapter plug

 

 

 

 

 

 

EN 60065:1998

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

with this product.

 

 

 

 

 

 

EN 55013/A14:1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The lightning flash with arrowhead

 

 

 

 

 

 

EN 55020/A14:1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

symbol, within an equilateral triangle, is

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

intended to alert the user to the

 

 

 

 

 

 

EN 61000-3-2/A14:2000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

presence of uninsulated “dangerous

 

 

 

 

 

 

EN 61000-3-3/1.1995

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

voltage” within the product’s enclosure

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

that may be of sufficient magnitude to

 

 

 

 

 

 

EN 50081-1:1992

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

constitute a risk of electric shock to

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EN 50082-1:1992

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

persons.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The exclamation point within an

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

equilateral triangle is intended to alert

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gary Mardell

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

the user to the presence of important

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

operating and maintenance (servicing)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JBL,

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

instructions in the literature

 

 

 

 

 

 

Harman Consumer International

 

 

 

 

 

 

accompanying the appliance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

France, 08/03

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S P E A K E R P L A C E M E N T

 

Front Speakers

Center Channel Speaker

Subwoofer

 

0 – 0.61m (0 – 2 ft.)

 

Surround Speakers (SCS 140)

 

 

 

placed on a wall behind the

 

 

listening position, facing for-

 

 

ward. The surround back

 

 

speaker (in SCS 146 only)

 

1.52 – 1.83m

should be placed behind the

 

(5 – 6 ft.)

 

 

listening position, facing the

 

 

center speaker. The surround

 

 

speakers should not call

 

 

attention to themselves.

Surround Speakers (SCS 146)

Experiment with their

placement until you hear a

 

 

diffuse, ambient sound

 

 

accompanying the main-

 

 

program material heard in the

 

 

front speakers.

 

1.52 – 1.83m

The low-frequency material

 

(5 – 6 ft.)

reproduced by the subwoofer is

 

 

 

 

mostly omnidirectional, and this

 

 

speaker may be placed in a

 

 

convenient location in the

 

 

room. However, the best

 

 

reproduction of bass will be

The front speakers should be

to set the center speaker on

heard when the subwoofer is

placed in a corner along the

placed the same distance from

top of the television set, as

same wall as the front

each other as they are from the

shown in the drawing. Use the

speakers. Experiment with

listening position. They should

supplied support leg to aim it

subwoofer placement by

be placed at about the same

toward the listener by screwing

temporarily placing the

height from the floor as the

the leg in to angle the speaker

subwoofer in the listening

listeners’ ears will be, or they

up, or unscrewing the leg

position and moving around the

may be angled toward the

slightly to angle the speaker

room until the bass

listeners.

down.

reproduction is best. Place the

 

 

subwoofer in that location.

The center channel speaker

The two surround speakers

should be placed slightly

should be placed slightly

behind the front left and right

behind the listening position

speakers, and no more than

and, ideally, should face each

two feet above or below the

other and be at a level higher

 

 

tweeters of the left and right

than the listeners’ ears. If that

 

 

 

speakers. It is often convenient

is not possible, they may be

3

M O U N T I N G O P T I O N S

Satellites and Surrounds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On shelves.

 

On the wall. Wall brackets

 

On optional stands

 

 

 

are included.

 

(FS300S).

Wall-Mounting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attach plate to wall. The

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Slide speaker onto support.

Place speaker and support

brackets should be placed,

 

 

 

 

 

on wall plate.

if possible, so

that the

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

screws will

fasten into a

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

wooden wall

stud. If that is

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

not possible,

use properly

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

selected wall

anchors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The customer

is respon-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

sible for proper selection

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

and use of mounting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

hardware, available

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

through hardware stores,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

to properly and safely wall-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

mount the speakers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

 

S P E

A K E R C O N N E C T I O N S

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Connection

Tips

Separate and strip the ends of

phase” results in thin sound,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

the speaker wire as shown.

weak bass and a poor stereo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Speakers and electronics

image.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

terminals have corresponding

With the advent of multichannel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(+) and (–) terminals. Most

surround-sound systems,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

manufacturers of speakers and

connecting all of the speakers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

electronics, including JBL, use

in your system with the correct

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

red to denote the (+) terminal

polarity remains equally

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

and black for the (–) terminal.

important in order to preserve

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The (+) lead of the speaker wire

the proper ambience and

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

is noted with a stripe. It is

directionality of the program

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

important to connect all

material.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

speakers identically: (+) on the

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

speaker to (+) on the amplifier

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

and (–) on the speaker to (–) on

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

the amplifier. Wiring “out of

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

Dolby* Pro Logic* (Non-Digital) – Speaker Level (SCS 140 and SCS 146)

Use this installation method for

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dolby Pro Logic applications

Left Front

 

 

Center

 

Right Front

(not Dolby Digital, DTS® or

+

 

 

 

+

 

 

+

 

other digital processing), where

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

the receiver/processor does

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

not have a subwoofer output, or

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

a volume-controlled preamp

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(line-) level output:

 

 

 

 

Subwoofer

 

 

 

Connect your receiver or

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

amplifier’s front left and right

 

 

 

 

HIGH LEVEL

 

 

 

speaker terminals to the left

 

 

+

L

R

+

 

and right terminals on the

 

 

 

 

OUT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

subwoofer that are marked

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“High Level In.” Connect the

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

left and right terminals on the

 

IN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

subwoofer that are marked

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“High Level Out” to the cor-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

responding terminals on the

 

 

 

 

Receiver

 

 

 

back of your front left and right

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

speakers.

 

Left Front

 

Center

 

Right Front

Connect your receiver or

 

 

 

 

+

 

+

 

+

amplifier’s center, left and right

 

 

 

surround-speaker terminals to

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

the corresponding terminals on

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

the back of your center, left and

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

right surround speakers.

 

Left Surround

 

Surround Back

 

Right Surround

 

 

+

 

+

 

+

Left Surround

 

 

Surround Back

Right Surround

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

+

 

 

 

 

 

+

 

 

 

 

 

 

+

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Only in 6.1 systems

6

Dolby Pro Logic (Non-Digital) – Line Level (SCS 140 and SCS 146)

Use this installation method for

output, or a volume-controlled

the left or right line-level input

Dolby Pro Logic applications

preamp (line-) level output:

on the subwoofer. IMPORTANT:

(not Dolby Digital, DTS® or

 

Use RCA-type patch cords

Do not use the LFE input on the

other digital processing), where

to connect the line-level

subwoofer with Dolby Pro Logic

the receiver/processor is

 

subwoofer output on your

processors. Note: If your

equipped with a subwoofer

receiver or to amplifier either

receiver or amplifier has two

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

subwoofer output jacks then

Left Front

 

Center

 

Right Front

you can plug the RCA-type

+

 

+

 

+

patch cords into both left and

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

right line-level inputs on the

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

subwoofer.

 

 

 

Subwoofer

 

 

 

Connect each speaker to the

 

 

 

Line-

 

 

 

corresponding speaker

 

 

 

Level In

 

 

 

terminals on your receiver or

 

 

 

L

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

amplifier.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

R

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Receiver

 

 

 

 

 

 

Left

Subwoofer

Right

 

 

 

 

Front

 

Out

Front

 

 

 

 

+

 

 

+

 

 

 

 

 

R

L

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

+

 

 

 

 

 

 

Left

Center

Right

 

 

 

 

Surround Back

 

 

 

Surround

Surround

 

 

 

+

+

+

 

 

Left Surround

 

Surround Back

 

Right Surround

 

+

 

+

 

+

 

 

 

Only in 6.1 systems

 

 

 

Dolby Digital or DTS® (or Other Digital Surround Mode) Connection (SCS 140 and SCS 146)

 

RECEIVER

 

 

SUBWOOFER

output or subwoofer output

rear

speakers should all be set

 

 

 

 

 

LINE LEVEL

IN

 

 

 

 

 

on your receiver or amplifier.

to

“Small.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

L

 

 

LFE OUT

 

 

LFE INPUT

 

 

Connect each speaker to the

If your receiver allows you to

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

R

 

corresponding speaker

set the crossover frequency

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

terminals on your receiver or

between the subwoofer and the

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

amplifier.

main speakers, select either

 

Use this installation method

for

 

Make sure that you have

120Hz or 150Hz, or select the

 

Dolby Digital, DTS® or other

 

configured your surround-sound

setting that is the closest

 

digital surround processors:

 

processor for “Subwoofer On.”

frequency below these.

 

Use the line-level input jack

 

The surround receiver should be

 

 

 

 

 

 

marked “LFE” for the Low-

 

 

 

 

 

 

configured for 6.1-channel

 

 

 

 

 

 

Frequency Effects channel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

operation (if available) and the

 

 

 

 

 

 

Connect this jack to the LFE

 

 

 

 

 

 

front left, front right, center and

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

O

P E R A T I O N

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Move the Master Power switch

 

sending program material to the

 

 

When the “Auto/On” switch ™

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(marked “Power” ¡) to the “

 

subwoofer, the subwoofer will

 

 

is switched to the “On”

 

 

(On) position to use the

 

be in standby mode. When the

 

 

position, the subwoofer will

 

 

subwoofer. The SCS 140

 

subwoofer senses an audio

 

 

remain on, whether or not

 

 

subwoofer will automatically

 

signal, it will automatically turn

 

 

program material is playing.

 

 

turn itself on or go into standby

 

itself on. If the subwoofer does

 

 

If you will be away from home

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(sleep) mode when left in the

 

not sense a signal after

 

 

for an extended period of time,

 

 

 

standby mode (“Auto/On”

 

approximately twenty minutes,

 

 

or if the subwoofer will not be

 

 

 

switch ™ in the “Auto”

 

it will automatically go into

 

 

used, switch the Master Power

 

 

position). When your receiver

 

standby mode.

 

 

 

 

switch ¡ to the Off position.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

or amplifier is off, or is not

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HIGH LEVEL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LINE LEVEL IN

 

 

 

 

 

SUBWOOFER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

+ L

R +

 

LEVEL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OUT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LFE

 

L

 

 

£

 

 

 

 

 

IN

 

 

 

AUTO

 

 

ON

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

R

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MIN MAX

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GREEN: ON

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RED: STANDBY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IMPORTANT: CONNECT STRIPED WIRE TO RED (+ ) SPEAKER TERMINAL.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

POWER

SUB 140

¡

 

AC 230V~50Hz

CAUTION

200 Watts

DO NOT OPEN

RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK

 

Volume

Volume can be adjusted using the Subwoofer Level Control £ (above), as shown below.

Subwoofer

Subwoofer

Level

Level

MIN

MAX

MIN

MAX

8

 

 

T

R O

U B L E S H O O T I N G

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If there is no sound from any of

• If your receiver/processor is

If there is no sound

from the

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

the speakers:

set in Dolby Pro Logic mode,

surround speakers:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

• Check that receiver/amplifier

make sure the center speaker

• Check all wires and

 

 

 

 

 

 

is on and a source is playing.

is not in phantom mode.

connections between

 

 

 

 

 

 

• Check that the powered

• If your receiver/processor

receiver/ amplifier and

 

 

 

 

 

 

subwoofer is plugged in, its

is set in Dolby Digital or DTS®

speakers. Make sure all wires

 

 

 

 

Power switch ¡ is switched

mode, make sure the

are connected. Make sure

 

 

on to the “ON•” position.

receiver/processor is con-

none of the speaker wires are

 

 

• Check all wires and

figured so that the center

frayed, cut or punctured.

 

 

connections between

speaker is enabled.

• Review proper operation of

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

your receiver/amplifier and its

 

 

receiver/ amplifier

and

 

 

 

 

speakers. Make

sure all wires

If the system plays at low

surround-sound features.

 

 

are connected.

Make sure

volumes but shuts off as

• Make sure the movie or TV

 

 

none of the speaker wires are

volume is increased:

show you

are watching is

 

 

frayed, cut or punctured.

• Check all wires and connecti-

recorded

in a surround-sound

 

 

• Review proper operation of

ons between receiver/

mode. If it

is not, check to see

 

 

your receiver/amplifier.

amplifier and speakers. Make

if your receiver/ amplifier has

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

sure all wires are connected.

other surround modes you

 

 

If there is no sound coming

Make sure none of the

may use.

 

 

from one speaker:

speaker wires are frayed, cut

• In Dolby Digital or DTS®

 

 

• Check the “Balance” control

or punctured.

modes, make sure your

 

 

on your receiver/amplifier.

• If more than one pair of main

receiver/processor is

 

 

• Check all wires and con-

speakers is being used, check

configured so that the

 

 

nections

between receiver/

the minimum impedance

surround speakers are

 

 

amplifier and speakers. Make

requirements of your

enabled.

 

 

sure all wires are connected.

receiver/amplifier.

• Review the operation of your

 

 

Make sure none of the

 

 

DVD player and the jacket of

 

 

speaker wires are frayed, cut

If there is low (or no) bass

your DVD to make sure that

 

 

or punctured.

output:

the DVD features the desired

 

 

• In Dolby Digital or DTS®

• Make sure the connections to

Dolby Digital or DTS® mode,

 

 

modes, make sure that the

the left and right “Speaker

and that you have properly

 

 

receiver/processor is

Inputs” have the correct

selected that mode using both

 

 

configured so that the

polarity (+ and –).

the DVD player’s menu and

 

 

speaker in question is

• Make sure the subwoofer is

the DVD disc’s menu.

 

 

enabled.

plugged into an active

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

electrical outlet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If there is no sound from the

• Make sure the powered

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

center speaker:

subwoofer is plugged in and

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

• Check all wires and

switched on.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

connections between

• In Dolby Digital or DTS®

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

receiver/

modes, make sure your

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

amplifier and speaker. Make

receiver/processor is

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

sure all wires are connected.

configured so that the

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Make sure none of the

subwoofer and LFE output are

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

speaker wires are frayed, cut

enabled.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

or punctured.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S P E C I F I C A T I O N S

SCS 140/SCS 146 Satellite and SCS 146 Surround Back

Frequency Response (-6dB):

120Hz – 20kHz

Sensitivity (2.83V/1m):

86dB

Nominal Impedance:

4 Ohms

Recommended Amplifier Power

10 – 50 Watts RMS per Channel

Drive Units:

12mm Titanium Laminate Dome Video-shielded HF

 

75mm Paper Cone Video-shielded Midrange

Dimensions (H x W x D):

111mm x 81mm x 95mm (4.4" x 3.2" x 3.7")

Weight:

0.5kg (1.1lb)

SCS 140/SCS 146 Center

 

Frequency Response (-6dB):

120Hz – 20kHz

Sensitivity (2.83V/1m):

88dB

Nominal Impedance:

4 Ohms

Recommended Amplifier Power

10 – 50 Watts RMS per Channel

Drive Units:

12mm Titanium Laminate Dome Video-shielded HF

 

Dual 75mm Paper Cone Video-shielded Midrange

Dimensions (H x W x D):

83mm x 194mm x 95mm (3.3" x 7.6" x 3.7")

Weight:

0.85kg (1.88lb)

SCS 140 Active Subwoofer

 

Low Frequency Cut-off:

35Hz

High Frequency Cut-off:

160Hz

Built-in Power Amplifier:

100 Watts RMS

Drive Unit:

200mm Paper Cone Long Throw Driver. Bass Reflex Enclosure

Dimensions (H x W x D):

410mm x 280mm x 376mm

Weight:

12.7kg

SCS 140/SCS 146 System

 

Frequency Response (-6dB):

35Hz – 20kHz

Refinements may be made on occasion to existing products without notice, but will always meet or exceed original specifications unless otherwise stated.

Simply Cinema is a registered trademark of JBL, Incorporated. *Dolby and Pro Logic are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.

DTS® is a registered trademark of Digital Theater Systems, Inc.

O W N E R ’ S G U I D E

P R O S O U N D

 

PRODUCT LINE:

C O M E S H O M E

®

 

 

 

 

JBL Consumer Products

 

MODEL NUMBER:

250 Crossways Park Drive, Woodbury, NY 11797

 

SCS 140, SCS 146, DSC 1000 (230V)

Europe: 2. Route de Tours, 72500 Château du Loir, France

DESIGN GOAL: Bring the thrill of live performance and movie sound to the

www.jbl.com

 

home environment by calling on JBL’s professional engineering leadership.

 

SATELLITE TYPE: Titanium-laminate-dome tweeter, sealed enclosure

©2003 JBL, Incorporated.

 

SUBWOOFER TYPE: Bass-reflex enclosure

JBL is a registered trademark of JBL, Incorporated.

 

PORT DESIGN: FreeFlow™ flared

Part No.406-000-00969

 

PROFESSIONAL REFERENCE: Cinema Loudspeaker Series