Rockford Fosgate FNX2404, FNX2405, FNX2406, FNX2406U User Manual

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FNX2404

 

FNX2405

 

FNX2406U

 

Installation

FNX2406

& Operation

 

 

 

MID-RANGE

Páginas de Referencia para la Instalación

Schéma d’Installation

Installations Beiblatt

Istruzioni di Installation

Dear Customer,

Congratulations on your purchase of the world's finest brand of car audio speakers. At Rockford Fosgate we are fanatics about musical reproduction at its best, and we are pleased you chose our product. Through years of engineering expertise, hand craftsmanship and critical testing procedures, we have created a wide range of products that reproduce music with all the clarity and richness you deserve.

For maximum performance we recommend you have your new Rockford Fosgate product installed by an Authorized Rockford Fosgate Dealer, as we provide specialized training through Rockford Technical Training Institute (RTTI). Please read your warranty and retain your receipt and original carton for possible future use.

Great product and competent installations are only a piece of the puzzle when it comes to your system. Make sure that your installer is using 100% authentic installation accessories from Connecting Punch in your installation. Connecting Punch has everything from RCA cables and speaker wire to Power line and battery connectors. Insist on it! After all, your new system deserves nothing but the best.

To add the finishing touch to your new Rockford Fosgate image order your Rockford wearables, which include everything from T-shirts and jackets to hats and sunglasses.

To get a free brochure on Rockford Fosgate products and Rockford accessories, in the U.S. call 480-967-3565 or FAX 480-967-8132. For all other countries, call +001-480-967-3565 or FAX +001-480-967-8132.

PRACTICE SAFE SOUND™ continuous exposure to sound pressure levels over 100db may cause permanent hearing loss. high powered autosound systems may produce sound pressure levels well over 130db. use common sense and practice safe sound.

If, after reading your manual, you still have questions regarding this product, we recommend that you see your Rockford Fosgate dealer. If you need further assistance, you can call us direct at 1-800-669-9899. Be sure to have your serial number, model number and date of purchase available when you call.

The serial number can be found on the outside of the box. Please record it in the space provided below as your permanent record. This will serve as verification of your factory warranty and may become useful in recovering your product if it is ever stolen.

Serial Number: __________________________________

Model Number:__________________________________

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Table of Contents

 

Introduction ..............................................................................................

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Package Contents......................................................................................

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Installation Considerations ........................................................................

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Mounting Location....................................................................................

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Installation ................................................................................................

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Troubleshooting ........................................................................................

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Specifications ............................................................................................

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Warranty Information ................................................................................

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International Information ..........................................................................

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GETTING STARTED

Welcome to Rockford Fosgate! This manual is designed to provide information for the owner, salesperson and installer. For those of you who want quick information on how to install this product, please turn to the Installation Section of this manual or refer to the icons listed below. Other information can be located by using the Table of Contents. We, at Rockford Fosgate, have worked very hard to make sure all the information in this manual is current. But, as we are constantly finding new ways to improve our product, this information is subject to change without notice.

Visit our website for the latest information on all Rockford products.

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INTRODUCTION

This manual provides information on the features and installation of the fanaticX Midrange. We suggest you save this manual for future reference. We strongly recommend you have your Authorized Rockford Fosgate Dealer install the fanaticX Midrange. If you do choose to install the system yourself, please be sure to read the entire manual before beginning.

PACKAGE CONTENTS

FNX2404

(2)

FNX2404 4" Midrange Speakers

(2)

.110 Female Fast-on Connectors

(2)

4" Speaker Grilles

(2)

.187 Female Fast-on Connectors

(2)

4" Speaker Grille Rings

(20')

18 Gauge Speaker Wire

(8)#8 x 1.25 Phillips Screws

FNX2504

(2)

FNX2405 514" Midrange Speakers

(2)

.110 Female Fast-on Connectors

(2)

514" Speaker Grilles

(2)

.187 Female Fast-on Connectors

(2)

514" Speaker Grille Rings

(20')

18 Gauge Speaker Wire

(8)#8 x 1.25 Phillips Screws

FNX2604U

(2)

FNX2406U 6" Midrange Speakers

(2)

.110 Female Fast-on Connectors

(2)

6" Speaker Grilles

(2)

.187 Female Fast-on Connectors

(2)

6" Speaker Grille Rings

(20')

18 Gauge Speaker Wire

(8)#8 x 1.25 Phillips Screws

FNX2604

(2)

FNX2406 612" Midrange Speakers

(2)

.110 Female Fast-on Connectors

(2)

612" Speaker Grilles

(2)

.187 Female Fast-on Connectors

(2)

612" Speaker Grille Rings

(20')

18 Gauge Speaker Wire

(8)#8 x 1.25 Phillips Screws

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The following is a list of some of the tools necessary for the installation of your speakers.

Power Drill with assorted bits

#2 Phillips Screwdriver

Tape Measure

Voltmeter

General

1.For safety, disconnect the negative lead from the battery prior to beginning the installation.

2.Never run wires underneath the vehicle. Running the wires inside the vehicle provides the best protection.

3.Avoid running wires over or through sharp edges. Use rubber or plastic grommets to protect any wires routed through metal.

4.Mount the speakers away from electrical sources (other than the amplifier) i.e., power cables, electronic fuel pumps, vehicle computers, and other potential noise sources.

5.Mount the speakers away from areas of extreme heat or moisture.

Speakers

1.Make sure there is an area large enough for the speaker to mount. Warning!

Failure to do this can cause damage to the speaker if the speaker frame is bent during installation.

2.Check to see that the location is deep enough for the speaker(s) and the location does not interfere with the normal operation of the vehicle.

3.When mounting the speaker(s) in the door of a vehicle, make sure the speaker(s) do not interfere with either the door or window operation.

4.When mounting the speaker(s) on the rear deck of the vehicle, check the operation of the rear hatch or trunk lid. Make sure the torsion bars and other moving parts are not obstructed by the speaker(s) installation.

Please refer to the Specifications section of this manual for proper mounting diameter and depth of the speaker(s).

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MOUNTING LOCATION

A solid front stage with a good image is one of the most difficult tasks to achieve in a vehicle. No car has the optimum listening environment. This makes proper sound staging very difficult to accomplish. Most speakers tend to be placed where they will fit easily, as opposed to where they can perform the best. The mounting location of your speakers will have a great effect on the sound quality of your stereo system. The special care taken to place the speakers will yield many hours of listening enjoyment in return. Several important recommendations should be followed.

Place the speakers where they have a direct path to the listening area.

For the best integration between the midrange and tweeter, the tweeter should be placed less than 2" from the midrange. (Figure 1)

If you cannot place the tweeter less than 2"

from the midrange, then place the tweeter

 

more than 7" from the midrange. Placing the

 

tweeter 2"–7" from the midrange can cause

2" or less

destructive interference (frequency response

 

problems) which will affect the speaker's

 

ability to reproduce the frequency range

 

around the crossover frequency of the sys-

 

tem.

 

• Whenever possible, place the tweeter direct-

Figure 1

 

ly above or below the midrange as this max-

 

imizes the imaging (point source) capability of the speakers (Figure 2).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sound radiated from a “point source” provides the best stereo imaging because the separation of the acoustical centers between the midrange and tweeter for each channel is at the optimum distance. In a closed environment such as an automobile, horizontal speaker alignment (Figure 2-A) can cause severe amplitude and phase differences which will degrade not only the imaging, but also the frequency response. This is due to the path length differences between the midrange and tweeter. With a vertical alignment (Figure 2-B), the path length difference between the midrange and tweeter are reduced to a minimum. The

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