Advent AW720 Operating instructions

Wireless
900 MHZ WIRELESS OUTDOOR/INDOOR SPEAKERS
INSTALLATION AND
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
AW810
Wireless Outdoor/Indoor Speaker
Installation and Operation Manual
Model AW810
CONTENTS
Connect the Transmitter .............................................................................................. 4
Power the Speaker ...................................................................................................... 5
Adjust the Transmitter.................................................................................................. 6
Tune the Headphones .................................................................................................. 7
More Helpful Information ............................................................................................ 7
Troubleshooting ............................................................................................................ 9
Specifications & Features ........................................................................................ 11
INTRODUCTION
Advent Wireless Speakers eliminate the hardest part of adding speakers to almost any
location in your home – running and hiding hundreds of feet of speaker wire. Like FM
radio, the Advent Wireless Speaker System’s 900 MHz signals travel with ease through
walls, floors, ceilings and other obstacles, delivering high-quality stereo sound virtually
anywhere in or about the home. Resonator-controlled circuitry for drift- and static-free
reception, coupled with outstanding range – up to 300 feet* – make the possibilities for
your enjoyment of the Advent Wireless Speaker System nearly unlimited.
The Advent Wireless AW810 is a versatile outdoor/indoor speaker designed to provide
high-quality sound in challenging locations, such as pool decks, patios, and around the
yard. As a water-resistant speaker, the AW810 will withstand the effects of exposure to
light moisture (drizzle rain, dew from grass, etc.). It is not, however, waterproof; never
immerse the speaker and it is suggested the unit be protected from direct exposure to
heavy rain, standing water, sprinklers, etc.
The Advent Wireless AW810 Speaker System is compatible with most audio sources, i.e.
TVs, VCRs, stereo receivers/amps, personal stereos, boom boxes, DSS receivers, and
individual stereo component pieces (CD players, cassette players, etc.) The contents of
this manual cover various connection options and detailed operating procedures for making the Advent Wireless AW810 Speaker System a valued part of your lifestyle. If, after
having reviewed the instructions, you have any questions, please contact our Customer
Service Department at 1-800-732-6866.
*Maximum range; results achieved may vary by environment.
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A. Tuning Indicator Light
B. Tuning Control Knob
C. Power ON-OFF/Volume Control Knob
D. Speaker Power Input Jack
BCD
A
OPEN
OPEN
E. Battery Compartment Cover
E
F. Audio Level Indicator Light
G. Output Level Control Wheel
F
H. Right Audio Input Jack
I. Left Audio Input Jack
OUTPUT LEVEL
AUDIO IN
R
TUNING
L
DC 18V
CHARGE
J. Frequency Control Wheel
G H I JK L
K. Charge Output Jack – for use with
Advent AW770 and AW720 Wireless
Headphones only
N
M
L. Transmitter Power Input Jack
M. Transmitter AC Adapter – 18V DC
O
N. Speaker AC Adapter (x1) – 12V DC 500 mA
O. Dual RCA Cable
P
P. “Y” Cable Adapter
Q. Headphone Adapter Plug
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Q
CONNECT THE TRANSMITTER
Transmitter Power
Input Jack (L)
Connect the transmitter as follows:
Step 1 Power the Transmitter
OUTPUT LEVEL
1. Insert the power cord from Transmitter AC Adapter
(M) into the Transmitter Power Input Jack (L).
2. Plug the Transmitter AC Adapter (M) into
any standard wall outlet.
AUDIO IN
R
TUNING
L
DC 18V
CHARGE
RECOTON
DIRECT PLUG-IN
CLASS 2 TRANSFORMER
1\P: 120V
AC 60HZ 5W
D/P 12V DC
150mA
UL
92N5
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MODEL:
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Transmitter AC Adapter (M)
Note: Be sure to use the AC Adapter rated 18V DC 150 mA.
Step 2 Connect to an Audio Source
WARNING: DO NOT connect the Dual RCA cables to a speaker output on the audio
source. If you use the speaker output of an audio source to connect the transmitter,
you will permanently damage the transmitter. It is only designed to work with RCAtype line/variable outputs or headphone outputs only.
OPTION 1 – CONNECTING TO A STEREO RECEIVER
1. Connect one end of the color-coded Dual RCA
Cable (O) to the color-coded Left/Right Audio
Input Jacks (H, I) on the transmitter.
2. Connect the other end of the Dual RCA Cable
to the RCA-type audio outputs of a stereo
receiver/ amp or other audio source.
OPTION 2 – CONNECTING TO A TELEVISION
1. Connect one end of the color-coded Dual RCA
Cable (O) to the color-coded Left/Right Audio
Input Jacks (H, I) on the transmitter.
2. Connect the other end of the Dual RCA Cable
to the RCA-type audio outputs of a TV.
OPTION 3 – CONNECTING TO A HEADPHONE JACK
1. Connect one end of the color-coded Dual
RCA Cable (O) to the color coded Left/Right
Audio Input Jacks (H, I) on the transmitter.
2. Connect the other end of the Dual RCA Cable
to the color coded “Y” Cable Adapter (P).
3. Plug the 3.5mm mini plug from the “Y” Cable
Adapter into the headphone jack (as needed,
use the Headphone Adapter Plug (Q) to
convert the 3.5mm plug to a 1/4" plug).
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Audio Source
Transmitter
OUTPUT LEVEL
AUDIO IN
Tape
Mon 1
DC 18V
TUNING
Antenna
Fuse
R
Tape
Mon 2
CD
Phono
Spkr
A
Aux
IN
CHARGE
L
300
75
L
OUT
L
R
L
L
R
R
L
Spkr
B
R
L
R
R
Audio
Output Jack
L/R Audio
Input Jacks (H, I)
Dual RCA Cable (O)
TV
Transmitter
OUTPUT LEVEL
AUDIO IN
R
TUNING
DC 18V
Video 1
Video 2
Stereo
L
L
L
Antenna
IN
CHARGE
L
OUT
R
R
R
Audio
Output Jack
L/R Audio
Input Jacks (H, I)
Dual RCA Cable (O)
Audio Source
Transmitter
OUTPUT LEVEL
AUDIO IN
R
TUNING
L
DC 18V
CHARGE
ON OFF
Headphone
Headphone
Output Jack
L/R Audio
Input Jacks (H, I)
Dual RCA
Cable (O)
“Y” Cable
Adapter (P)
Note: If you select Option 1 or Option 2 to connect the transmitter, the audio level will
be fixed or variable, depending on your equipment. If you select Option 3, the audio level
will be variable.
POWER THE SPEAKER
Select from the following options
to power the AW810 speaker:
OPEN
POWER OPTION 1 – “C” CELL BATTERIES
1. Turn the speaker Power ON-OFF/
Volume Control Knob (C) to the “OFF”
position (all the way counterclockwise – it will “click” off).
2. Remove the Battery
Compartment Cover (E).
3. Insert eight (8) “C” batteries
(not included) into the speaker
following the polarity (“+” and “–”)
as diagrammed in the battery
compartment.
4. Replace the Battery Compartment Cover.
OPEN
Battery
Compartment
Cover (E)
Speaker AC
Adapter (N)
POWER OPTION 2 – AC ADAPTER
1. Turn the speaker Power ON-OFF/Volume
Control Knob (C) to the “OFF” position (all the
way counterclockwise – it will “click” off).
2. Insert the power cord from the Speaker AC
Adapter (N) into the Speaker Power Input
Jack (D).
3. Plug the Speaker AC Adapter (N)
into any standard wall outlet.
Note: Be sure to use the AC
Adapter rated 12V DC 500 mA.
Speaker Power
Input Jack (D)
Power ON-OFF/Volume
Control Knob (C)
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ADJUST THE TRANSMITTER
Adjust the transmitter as follows.
Step 1 Turn ON your Audio Source (i.e. Stereo Receiver, TV, etc.) so that you
can hear sound coming from the source.
Step 2 Pivot the Antenna (L) to the upright, vertical position.
Step 3 Set the Transmitter “Level”
1. Set the Frequency Control Wheel (J)
to its midpoint.
2. Turn the Output Level Control Wheel (G)
all the way to the left (your left when
looking at the transmitter controls),
as shown.
3. Check status of Audio Level Indicator
Light (F). If it flickers intermittently
(about half the time), proceed to
TUNE THE SPEAKERS.
4. If Audio Level Indicator Light is on solid
red or flickering very rapidly, turn Output
Level Control Wheel slowly back to the
right until light flickers intermittently.
Audio Level
Indicator Light (F)
OUTPUT LEVEL
AUDIO IN
R
TUNING
L
Output Level
Control Wheel (G)
(Turn to Left)
DC 18V
CHARGE
Frequency
Control Wheel (J)
Note: If the light does not flicker, confirm secure connection of the AC Adapter. If
the light still does not flicker, confirm secure connection to the audio source output.
If, there is still no response, leave the Output Level Control Wheel completely to the
left (as shown) and see the following Note.
Note: If the transmitter is connected to a variable output (i.e. headphone jack, TV
audio out) on the audio source, leave the Output Level Control Wheel turned all the
way to the left (as shown) and adjust the volume on the audio source up or down
as necessary to make the Audio Level Indicator Light flicker intermittently. If you
are unclear as to the kind of output (variable or fixed) you are using, please see
MORE HELPFUL INFORMATION on following page.
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TUNE THE SPEAKER
Adjust the speaker as follows:
Turn On and Tune the Speaker
1. Use the speaker Power ON-OFF/Volume Control Knob (C) to turn the speaker
“ON.” Tuning Indicator Light (A) will illuminate red.
2. Turn the Tuning Control Knob (B) until the Tuning Indicator Light changes color to
green, indicating the speaker is tuned to the signal from the transmitter. With the
volume up, you should now be able to hear the audio source.
3. Adjust Volume (C) as desired.
Tuning Indicator Light (A)
Tuning Control Knob (B)
Power ON-OFF/Volume
Control Knob (C)
Note: After fine tuning, interference in the form of static and/or distortion can
sometimes be heard. If this occurs, confirm correct transmitter/speaker adjustments and indicators. If the problem persists, refer to the TROUBLESHOOTING
section of this manual.
MORE HELPFUL INFORMATION
About Fixed-Level Outputs
A fixed-level, or line-level audio output is considered ideal since it provides an audio
signal unchanged by adjustments to the audio source (stereo, etc.) volume control.
Hint: Fixed-level audio outputs from stereo receivers/amps will typically be designated as Tape, Tape 1, and Tape 2 outputs, DAT (digital audio tape) outputs, VCR
audio output connections, and auxiliary audio outputs. Tape, Tape 1, Tape 2 and
DAT outputs are usually marked as ‘TAPE OUTPUT,’ ‘TAPE OUT,’ ‘TAPE REC,’ or
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‘TAPE RECORD.’ Jacks designated for phono, CD, LD, DVD or tape playback (PB)
are inputs and will not work for purposes of installing the transmitter.
Fixed-level outputs from TVs are usually marked as ‘Constant,’ ‘Fixed,’ or ‘Select.’
If they are not marked as such, they are probably variable outputs (see “About
Variable-Level Outputs,” on page 8).
Outputs from VCRs are almost always fixed.
Hint: When connecting to the fixed audio outputs of a VCR, remember that for the
wireless system to work, the VCR must be active. In other words, turn the TV on to
the channel you would normally use to watch a videotape (channel 3 or 4), turn the
VCR on, then press the TV/VCR button on your VCR remote control one time to
make the VCR the controlling piece of equipment. At this point, whatever channel is
showing on the tuner for the VCR should be the channel playing on the TV. Change
channels on the VCR. This configuration gives independent volume control through
the TV (using the TV remote control) and at the speaker.
Hint: If your VCR (or other RCA-type audio source you are connecting to) is mono (a
single audio output), you need to acquire another RCA “Y” Cable. It differs from the
“Y” Cable Adapter included in this kit. It will have a single male RCA plug and 2
female RCA jacks. Connect the dual RCA plugs from the “Y” Cable Adapter (O) to
the 2 female RCA jacks on the second “Y” cable, then connect the single male RCA
plug of the second “Y” cable to the single audio output of the VCR.
About Variable-Level Outputs
A variable-level output, such as a headphone jack or certain RCA-type outputs, provides an audio signal to the transmitter that changes in relation to volume level on the
audio source. As the volume of the audio source goes up and down, so too does the
audio signal strength sent to the transmitter. This can affect the quality of sound you
hear at the speaker, and may require increasing or decreasing the volume level of the
audio source to achieve a suitably strong audio signal for use with the AW810 system.
Hint: On most bookshelf-type or compact stereo systems, inserting a headphone
plug into the headphone jack results in automatic cutoff of the regular, or hardwired, speakers.
Hint: Most TVs, regardless of age or price, have variable outputs. If you are unsure
which, if any of your outputs is fixed, refer to the TV instruction manual. Some TVs
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have outputs that can switch between variable and fixed. Refer to the TV instruction manual. When given a choice, fixed is always recommended.
TROUBLESHOOTING
The following troubleshooting guide takes you through some of the more common
problems and corrections associated with the installation and/or operation of a
wireless system. If the problem persists, please call 1-800-732-6866 and a knowledgeable Customer Service Representative will assist you.
Trouble
Checks and Adjustments
No Sound
• Confirm that the Transmitter AC Adapter is fully inserted into the
wall outlet and the power cord from the AC Adapter is firmly
connected to the Transmitter Power Input Jack.
• Confirm that the speaker is turned “ON” – Tuning Indicator Light
should illuminate red.
• Confirm that the Speaker AC Adapter is fully inserted into the wall
outlet and the power cord from the AC Adapter is firmly connected
to the Speaker Power Input Jack.
or
• Check that the “C” cell batteries are fresh and inserted for correct
polarity (+, –).
• Check that the audio source (stereo, TV, etc.) is turned on and
providing sound as it normally should.
• Check that the speaker volume is turned up.
• If you are using a Tape 2 Monitor output from your receiver/amp
as the audio output, check that you have pressed the Tape
Monitor/Tape 2 button on the front of the receiver. This will turn on
the Tape 2 outputs, which may not be active.
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Trouble
Checks and Adjustments
No Sound/
Distortion/
Static
• If using battery power, batteries may be low. Replace if necessary.
• Check that the speaker Tuning Indicator Light is illuminated green.
If not, adjust the Tuning Control Knob until the light changes from
red to green.
• Check that the antenna is in the upright position.
• Check that the Transmitter Audio Level Indicator Light is flickering
intermittently. If you are using a fixed output and the light is on
solid or flickering very rapidly, or if the light is not on at all, adjust the
Output Level Control Wheel so that the light flickers intermittently.
or
• If you are using a variable output, make sure the Output Level
Control Wheel is all the way left (as shown under ADJUST THE
TRANSMITTER), and adjust the volume on the audio source up
or down as necessary to make the light flicker intermittently.
• Change the position of the Transmitter Frequency Control Wheel
to change the operating frequency. Then readjust the speaker
Tuning Control Knob until the Tuning Indicator Light changes
color to green.
• Try changing the physical location of the transmitter. Locate it
as high and free of obstruction as possible. Avoid placing
directly on top of a TV, if possible.
• Try changing the antenna position, particularly if you think you
may be near maximum transmitting range.
• Try moving the transmitter and speaker closer together.
Sending the signal through certain materials, such as glass,
tile, and metal, can decrease the effective transmitting
distance of the system.
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SPECIFICATIONS & FEATURES
Transmitter
Omnidirectional
Effective Transmitting Range: Up to 300 feet*
Adjustable Audio Level Input
Variable Frequency Adjustment between 912.5 and 914.5 MHz
Left/Right Audio Line Level Inputs
UL-Listed AC Adapters
Speakers
15 Watts RMS Audio Max® Digital Amplifier
Two-Way Speaker Design
Acoustic Suspension Design
1" Dome Tweeter; 5" Waterproof Woofer
Integrated Power/Volume Control
Frequency Fine Tuning
Frequency Response: 40 Hz - 15 kHz
60 dB Signal-To-Noise Ratio
30 dB Channel Separation
Distortion: < 1.5%
*Maximum range; results achieved may vary by environment.
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WARRANTY
ONE YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
Recoton Corporation (the Company) warrants to the original retail purchaser of this product that should
the product or any part thereof be proven defective in material or workmanship within One Year from the
date of original purchase, such defects will be replaced without charge for parts or labor. This warranty
does not apply to any incidental or consequential damages.
To obtain replacement within the terms of this warranty, the product should be delivered, transportation
prepaid, to the Dealer where purchased or to the Company, along with proof of date of purchase. Call
1-800-RECOTON to obtain information regarding the procedure for proper return of your product, if your
Dealer does not honor the warranty. This warranty is valid in the USA and Canada only.
THIS WARRANTY DOES NOT APPLY TO ANY PRODUCT OR PART THEREOF WHICH HAS BEEN DAMAGED THROUGH ALTERATION, MISHANDLING, MISUSE, NEGLECT OR ACCIDENT. THIS WARRANTY IS
IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, AND NO PERSON OR REPRESENTATIVE IS AUTHORIZED TO ASSUME FOR THE COMPANY ANY OTHER LIABILITY IN CONNECTION WITH
THE SALE OF THIS PRODUCT. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN
IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS OR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATIONS OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGE SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. This warranty
gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
NON-WARRANTY SERVICE
If non-warranty service is required, the product may be sent to the Company for repair/replacement,
transportation prepaid, by calling 1-800-RECOTON for details, complete instructions, and service
fee charges.
A Division of Recoton® Corp.
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Lake Mary, FL 32746
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