TOA Electronics FX 5.1 User Manual

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FX 5.1 Subwoofer








This high performance 5.1 system has been




built and tested with care and precision, to







provide first class performance and reliable








operation. To ensure maximum benefit from














ownership, and for reasons of safety, please








read the following information before using








for the first time.









































































































































The FX5.1 subwoofer may be connected in









any one of the following ways:





















As the FX5.1 subwoofer produces low

• Using the subwoofer output on your A/V






frequencies only, it is difficult to detect its






location by ear. It can therefore be placed

receiver or decoder connect a single RCA






interconnect to either the left or right line






anywhere in the room, but optimum

input on the subwoofer rear panel. This is






performance will be gained by locating the

the ideal connection type as the subwoofer

• Ensure that the polarity of the speaker cables




subwoofer between the front pair of speakers.

output contains the low frequency




Bass output will increase next to a wall or

information from all channels.

from your amplifier to the subwoofer is




especially in a corner; so use the VOLUME

• If no subwoofer or spare line outputs exist

correct - failure to observe this will result in




control to compensate if moving your

you may connect using a Y-split connector

damage to your amplifier.







subwoofer around.

on the main preamplifier output

• When using the HIGH LEVEL inputs, ensure










connections. Use a Y-split on both right and

that your amplifier is not configured in













left outputs and connect these via an RCA

bridge mode; damage could result to either







interconnect to the left and right inputs on







the amplifier or the subwoofer. If in doubt







the subwoofer rear panel.







consult your dealer.







• Alternatively, if your preamplifier has a















spare set of line level outputs, connect left








and right to the FX 5.1 subwoofer L and R















inputs using screened cable.

Ensure the POWER switch is in the OFF position










and that the POWER light is green.








You can operate FX subwoofer in two modes,







• Use your amplifier's speaker out terminals.

AUTO and ON continuously. In AUTO, the







unit remains OFF until an input signal is







To accommodate the connection of two sets







of cables, red (+) goes to red (+), and
















black (-) to black (-), twist wires together

Firstly set VOLUME control to MIN, and the





and connect to the amplifier terminals.










PHASE switch to 0º. The LED will turn red




The FX 5.1 subwoofer can be left permanently

• Alternatively use the 'A & B' speaker outputs




on the amplifier if provided - A to your

when switched ON, or when a signal is




on in AUTO mode, under which conditions

main speakers and B to the FX5.1

detected in AUTO mode. Play some music




it will revert to 'sleep' mode after approximately

subwoofer. Do this using a length of speaker

through the system and slowly increase the




20 minutes. If not using your subwoofer for

cable for each channel, wire your amplifier

volume level control until roughly the correct




some time, switch OFF and remove the power

outputs to the HIGH LEVEL input terminals,

amount of bass is present. Listen to the system,




cable from the mains outlet.

on the subwoofer amplifier panel. Ensure

adjusting the VOLUME LEVEL control to





achieve the most seamless integration of




there are no stray wire strands that could




energy with your satellite speakers. In some




Check that the voltage rating displayed on the

possibly short together and damage both




the amplifier and subwoofer.

installation situations, due to room acoustics,




rear panel is correct for your area before




setting the PHASE switch to 180º will give




connecting. If it is incorrect, move the voltage


better results. Fine adjustment of the controls




selector on the rear panel to the appropriate

• Double-check all connections before

will take a little time using a range of different




voltage. The panel mounted fuse should also

programme material. Remember that the




be changed to the correct rating (see below,

switching on the FX 5.1 system and




object of a subwoofer is to enhance the output




under FUSE PROTECTION). If in any doubt,

your amplifier.




of your main speakers, not overpower it.




consult your Dealer or Authorised Service Agent.













Recommended amplifier power

15 - 100 watts

Maximum Sensitivity (2.83Volts @ 1m)


Nominal impedance:

6 ohm

Frequency response (-6dB)



HF: 15mm (5/8inch) titanium dome,


Neodymium magnet system.


LF: 75mm (3 inch) paper cone

Crossover frequency

4.5kHz (mid to high)


140Hz (to subwoofer)

Magnetic shielding:



750gms (1.65lbs)

Dimensions H x W x D:

140 x 97 x 95mm


51/2 x 34/5 x 45/16 inch


Silver or black

Supplied accessories

Wall mounting brackets


25 metres (82 ft 6”) speaker cable

Optional accessories

Satellite floor stands available in


matching silver & black








































































































Power output

100W RMS



















Frequency response (-6dB)

45Hz - 140Hz




















200mm (8 inch) paper cone




















Twin line or speaker level



















Power requirements

115 or 230V AC / 50 - 60 Hz,






































switching facility on amplifier




















panel, 160VA max.



















Fuse ratings

AC100-120V / 60Hz - Fuse: T1.6A L /125V.




















AC 220-240V / 50Hz - Fuse: T800mA L /250V



















Additional features

ON / OFF/ AUTO power function




















10kg (22lbs)



















Dimensions H x W x D

400 x 230 x 405mm






































15.75 x 9.0 x 16.0 inch




















Silver or black








































Due to our policy of continuous improvement, this is a specification update sheet that should be read along with the manual as it provides the latest correct information. All specifications may be subject to further change without notice.


A mains cable is supplied - where the moulded plug is fitted with a mains fuse, always replace with the same type and rating. If the fitted plug is unsuitable for your type of outlet sockets, it should be cut off and disposed of safely. The wires in the mains cable are coloured in accordance with the following code:







As the colours of the wires in the mains cable may not correspond with the coloured markings identifying the terminals in your plug, proceed as follows:

The wire that is coloured GREEN and YELLOW must be connected to the terminal in the plug that is marked either by the letter E, the earth safety symbol, or coloured GREEN or GREEN and YELLOW.

The wire which is coloured BLUE must be connected to the terminal in the plug which is marked by the letter N or coloured BLACK.

The wire which is coloured BROWN must be connected to the terminal in the plug which is marked by the letter L or coloured RED.

Ensure that the terminals are tightened securely, and no loose strands of wire are present. Ensure cord grip is clamped over outer sheath of cable, rather than over the wires.


An additional mains fuse is provided in the IEC power inlet on the amplifier panel, removable with a screwdriver. A fuse of the same type and rating must always replace this.

The correct type is 5mm x 20mm Time Delay (Type T):

T1.6AL / 125V for AC 220-240V / 50Hz operation,

T800mAL/ 250V for AC100-120V / 60Hz operation.

Tannoy Limited, Home Audio Division, Coatbridge, Scotland, ML5 4TF. Tel: +44 (0) 1236 420199 Fax: +44 (0) 1236 428230


Tannoy adopts a policy of continuous improvement and product specification is subject to change.


Store the complete packaging in case it is needed for re-use.

Never expose the unit to moisture, water and extremes of temperature or humidity. Specifically, the unit shall not be exposed to dripping or splashing and that no objects filled with liquids, such as vases, shall be placed on the unit. Allow 150mm behind the unit to allow for sufficient ventilation. Articles such as newspapers, tablecloths, curtains etc must not impede the ventilation. Do not operate with the rear panel facing a radiator or heater. No naked flame sources, such as lighted candles, should be placed on the apparatus.

Never remove the rear panel of the unit, as there is a risk of electric shock.

There are no user serviceable parts inside the unit. Always refer servicing to your Tannoy dealer or authorised service agent.

Avoid violent shocks to the unit during packing or transportation.

Do not plug the unit into the mains until all other connections have been made and checked.

Due to the powerful magnet within FX 5.1 subwoofer, do not place within 1m of a television or computer monitor.

When set to the 'standby' and 'off' functions, a small amount of current continues to flow to the apparatus when not in use. If not used for a long period of time, it is recommended that the apparatus is completely disconnected at the AC mains socket.

Terminals marked with the flash symbol are hazardous live and the external wiring connected to these terminals requires installation by an instructed person or the use of a ready-made lead or cord.

This apparatus is designed for use in moderate climates.


Please complete and return the enclosed warranty registration document - this does not limit your legal rights. This equipment has been produced and tested with care and precision. It is built to give first class service and carries a 1-year warranty. If the equipment proves to be defective within this period for any reason other than accident, misuse, unauthorised modification or fair wear and tear, Tannoy will repair any such defect or, at our option, replace it without charge for parts, labour or return carriage. This warranty is given in addition to the customer's statutory rights.

If you suspect a problem with your loudspeakers, please contact your local Tannoy dealer who will be able to advise on appropriate action.

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