TOA Electronics FX 5.1 User Manual

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5.1

FX 5.1 Subwoofer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This high performance 5.1 system has been

 

AV RECEIVER/DECODER OUTPUT PANEL

 

built and tested with care and precision, to

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provide first class performance and reliable

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ownership, and for reasons of safety, please

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

read the following information before using

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

for the first time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CONNECTING FX 5.1 SUBWOOFER TO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

YOUR SYSTEM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The FX5.1 subwoofer may be connected in

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

any one of the following ways:

 

 

 

 

 

POSITIONING

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LINE LEVEL

 

 

 

 

 

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

SETTING UP

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

HIGH LEVEL

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

detected.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Firstly set VOLUME control to MIN, and the

 

 

 

AUTO POWER/ SLEEP FUNCTION

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

 

 

 

POWER REQUIREMENTS

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

WARNINGS

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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