Directed Electronics ORION WCC 1600.4 Specifications

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CONTENTS
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
What’s in the Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Practice Safe Sound™ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Limited Two-Year Consumer Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Record Your Serial Number and Date . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
End Panel Layouts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
6002 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
6004 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
5001–8001 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
CEA Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Amplifier Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Input Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Internal Crossover Configurations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Low-Pass Crossover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
High-Pass Crossover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Fine Tuning the Crossovers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Amplifier Wiring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Power Connections for the WCC-amplifiers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Speaker Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
6002 Two Channel Speaker Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
6002 Two Channel Bridged Speaker Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
6004 Four Channel Speaker Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
6004 Four Channel Bridged Speaker Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
5001, 8001 Mono Speaker Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
High Level Harnesses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
6002, 5001, 8001 High Level Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
6004 High Level Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Amplifier Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Choosing Mounting Locations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Passenger Compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Trunk Compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
General Precautions and Installation Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Tools of the Trade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Step By Step Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
Set Up and Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
Testing the System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
Adjusting the Sound of the System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Troubleshooting Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
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INTRODUCTION
Thank you for your purchase of a West Coast Customs by Orion power amplifier. Each WCC
amplifier is designed to be the leader in its class offering the most power, advanced features, and extreme ease of use. In high-end sound systems or high SPL systems, WCC amplifiers will give you years of trouble-free performance.
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WCC-6002 - 600 Watt two-channel Class AB amplifier with built-in fully variable
high-pass, low-pass, or band-pass crossover. The WCC-6002 is capable of one-channel bridged operation with a maximum power of 600 Watts into 2W.
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WCC-6004 - 600 Watt four-channel Class AB amplifier with built-in fully variable
high-pass, low-pass, or band-pass crossover. The WCC-6004 is capable of two-channel bridged operation with a maximum power of 600 Watts into 2W.
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WCC-5001 - 500 Watt mono Class AB amplifier with built-in fully variable highpass, low-pass, or band-pass crossover. The WCC-5001 is capable of one-channel
operation with a maximum power of 500 Watts into 2W.
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WCC-8001 - 800 Watt mono Class AB amplifier. The WCC-8001 is capable of onechannel operation with a maximum power of 800 Watts into 2W.
The installation of all WCC components will determine the overall performance result.
Improper installation will not only limit the performance of your WCC system but also
potentially compromise the reliability of this amplifier. To ensure proper sonic results and
component reliability, please refer to your authorized dealer for installation assistance or
advice. If you decide to perform the installation yourself, be sure to read the entire manual before beginning the installation.
What’s in the Box
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(1) Amplifier
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(4) screws and washers
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(1) Amplifier installation and operation manual
PRACTICE SAFE SOUND™
Continuous exposure to sound pressure levels over 100dB may cause permanent hearing
loss. High power automotive sound systems can generate sound pressure levels in excess of
130dB. When playing your system at high levels, please use hearing protection and avoid
long term exposure.
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LIMITED TWO-YEAR CONSUMER WARRANTY
The warranty is printed on the rear cover of this manual. This warranty does not cover labor
costs for the removal and reinstallation of the unit.
It is important for you to record and retain the following data.
Record Your Serial Number and Date
Model:
__________________________________________________
Serial Number:
__________________________________________________
Date of Purchase: __________________________________________________
Purchased from:
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END PANEL LAYOUTS
6002
1
2
3
INPUT
PWR HI-INPUT
4
6
7
LEVEL
X-OVER LOW PASS HI PASS
1.5
90
3
L
5
5V
8
9
BASS
PRT
90
0.8
0.15V
LPF
HPF
FULL
12dB
0dB
50Hz 500Hz 50Hz 500Hz
6dB
R
10
11
12
BRIDGED
(R-)
(R+)
(L-)
(L+)
FUSE
FUSE
+12V
REM
GND
1.
PWR (LED blue) - when illuminated indicates that the amplifier is on.
2.
HI Input (high level input) - Accepts 1v to 10v input from the headunit’s speaker
output. The amplifier will automatically wake-up when the input is greater than
1V.
3.
RCA Inputs - accepts RCA input from a source unit, preamplifier, or equalizer.
4.
Level Control - continuously adjusts from 150mV to 5V for full power output.
5.
Crossover Switch - activates low pass crossover, full (all pass), or high pass
crossover.
6.
Low-Pass Frequency Control - adjusts the frequency (50Hz–500Hz) of the lowpass crossover.
7.
High-Pass Frequency Control - adjusts the frequency (50Hz–500Hz) of the highpass crossover.
8.
Bass - sets the bass boost of the high-pass crossover to 0, 5 or 12dB of boost.
9.
PRT (LED red) - illuminates when the PRT (Protection) function is active. Activates
to protect the amplifier when the temperature is too high, the output has a DC
offset, a short was detected on the output, or the amplifier power cables have
been improperly connected (reverse power). If the temperature, DC offset, or
short condition has cleared after approximately 10-seconds the amplifier will
automatically recover.
10. Speaker Connections - accepts two speakers or a bridge connection.
11. 2 ATC Fuses (25 amp) - protects the amplifier from over current situations.
12. Power Connections - accepts up to 8 AWG power and ground cables, and also
has a REM amplifier turn-on terminal (turns on the amplifier when fed +12 V).
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6004
1
2
3
PWR
INPUT
LF
4
5
HI-INPUT
FRONT
REAR
LEVEL LOW PASS HI PASS
HI PASS LOW PASS LEVEL
90
90
1.4
6
90
90
0.25V
5V
50Hz
500Hz 50Hz
FULL
LPF
HPF
RF
500Hz
50Hz
8dB
0dB
8dB
0dB
X-OVER
BASS
BASS
8
9
10
12
500Hz 50Hz
PRT
1.4
4
0.5
4
INPUT
LR
7
500Hz
0.5
5V
0.25V
FULL
LPF
HPF
X-OVER
RR
11
13
14
BRIDGED
(R-)
(R+)
(L-)
(L+)
(R-)
(R+)
(L-)
(L+)
FUSE
FUSE
+12V
REM
GND
FRONT
REAR
1.
PWR (LED blue) - when illuminated indicates that the amplifier is on.
2.
RCA Inputs (front) - accepts RCA input from a source unit, preamplifier, or equalizer.
3.
Level Control (front) - continuously adjusts from 250mV to 5V for full power output.
Low-Pass Frequency Control (front) - adjusts the frequency (50Hz–500Hz) of
the low-pass crossover.
High-Pass Frequency Control (front) - adjusts the frequency (50Hz–500Hz) of
the high-pass crossover.
4.
HI Input (high level input) - Accepts 1v to 10v input from the headunit’s speaker
output. The amplifier will automatically wake-up when the input is greater than
1V.
5.
Level Control (rear) - continuously adjusts from 250mV to 5V for full power output.
Low-Pass Frequency Control (rear) - adjusts the frequency (50Hz–500Hz) of the
low-pass crossover.
High-Pass Frequency Control (rear) - adjusts the frequency (50Hz–500Hz) of the
high-pass crossover.
6.
RCA Inputs (rear) - accepts RCA input from a source unit, preamplifier, or equalizer.
7.
PRT (LED red) - illuminates when the PRT (Protection) function is active. Activates
to protect the amplifier when the temperature is too high, the output has a DC
offset, a short was detected on the output, or the amplifier power cables have
been improperly connected (reverse power). If the temperature, DC offset, or
short condition has cleared after approximately 10-seconds the amplifier will
automatically recover.
8.
Crossover Switch (front) - activates low pass crossover, full (all pass), or high pass
crossover.
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9.
Bass (front) - sets the bass boost of the high-pass crossover to 0, or 8dB of boost.
10. Bass (rear) - sets the bass boost of the high-pass crossover to 0, or 8dB of boost.
11. Crossover Switch (rear) - activates low pass crossover, full (all pass), or high pass
crossover.
12. Speaker Connections - accepts two speakers pairs for front and rear or a bridge
connection front and rear.
13. 2 ATC Fuses (25 amp) - protects the amplifier from over current situations.
14. Power Connections - accepts up to 8 AWG power and ground cables, and also
has a REM amplifier turn-on terminal (turns on the amplifier when fed +12 V).
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5001–8001
1
2
3
PWR HI-INPUT
4
OUTPUT INPUT
5
6
LEVEL
7
X-OVER
LOW PASS
1.5
L
8
9
PRT
BASS
50
3
0.8
5V
0.15V
LPF
FULL
30Hz 250Hz
0dB
12dB
6dB
R
10
11
(-) (-) (+)(+)
FUSE FUSE
12
+12V
REM
GND
1.
PWR (LED blue) - when illuminated indicates that the amplifier is on.
2.
HI Input (high level input) - Accepts 1v to 10v input from the headunit’s speaker
output. The amplifier will automatically wake-up when the input is greater than
1V.
3.
RCA Output - RCA output to another amplifier.
4.
RCA Input - accepts RCA input from a source unit, preamplifier, or equalizer.
5.
Level Control - continuously adjusts from 150mV to 5V for full power output.
6.
Crossover Switch - activates low pass crossover, or full (all pass).
7.
Low-Pass Frequency Control - adjusts the frequency (30Hz–250Hz) of the highpass crossover.
8.
Bass - sets the bass boost of the high-pass crossover to 0, 6 or 12dB of boost.
9.
PRT (LED red) - illuminates when the PRT (Protection) function is active. Activates
to protect the amplifier when the temperature is too high, the output has a DC
offset, a short was detected on the output, or the amplifier power cables have
been improperly connected (reverse power). If the temperature, DC offset, or
short condition has cleared after approximately 10-seconds the amplifier will
automatically recover.
10. Speaker Connections - accepts two speakers.
11. 2 ATC Fuses (25 amp) - protects the amplifier from over current situations.
12. Power Connections - accepts up to 8 AWG power and ground cables, and also
has a REM amplifier turn-on terminal (turns on the amplifier when fed +12 V).
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CEA SPECIFICATIONS
WCC-6002
Power Output: 100 Watts RMS x 2 at 4 ohms and < 1% THD+N
Signal to Noise Ratio: -70 dBA (reference 1 Watt into 4 ohms)
Additional Power: 150 Watts RMS x 2 at 2 ohm and < 1% THD+N
WCC-6004
Power Output: 60 Watts RMS x 4 at 4 ohms and < 1% THD+N
Signal to Noise Ratio: -75 dBA (reference 1 Watt into 4 ohms)
Additional Power: 75 Watts RMS x 4 at 2 ohm and < 1% THD+N
WCC-5001
Power Output: 150 Watts RMS x 1 at 4 ohms and < 1% THD+N
Signal to Noise Ratio: -75 dBA (reference 1 Watt into 4 ohms)
Additional Power: 250 Watts RMS x 1 at 2 ohm and < 1% THD+N
WCC-8001
Power Output: 300 Watts RMS x 1 at 4 ohms and < 1% THD+N
Signal to Noise Ratio: -75 dBA (reference 1 Watt into 4 ohms)
Additional Power: 400 Watts RMS x 1 at 2 ohm and < 1% THD+N
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SPECIFICATIONS
Amplifier Section
WCC-6002
Power Output 4W
(Watts)1
Power Output 2W
(Watts)2
WCC-6004
75 x 2
60 x 4
150 x 2
75 x 4
300 x 1
150 x 2
yes
yes
< 1.0% THD+N
< 1.0% THD+N
20Hz to 20KHz
+0, -3dB
10Hz to 500Hz
±3dB
20Hz to 20KHz
+0, -3dB
10Hz to 500Hz
±3dB
Damping Factor
> 150
> 75
Input Sensitivity
150mV to 5V rms
250mV to 5V rms
Input Impedance
20kW
20kW
Fuse Type
(2) 25 Amp ATC
(2) 25 Amp ATC
Dimensions
11"x10.5"x2.25”
13.25"x10.5"x2.25"
6.40 lbs.
7.50 lbs.
Power Output 4W
Bridged (Watts)
Externally
Bridgeable
Distortion at Rated
Power
Frequency
Response
Linear Bandwidth
Weight
Crossover Section
Low Pass Crossover
Continuously
variable
(12dB per octave)
Continuously
variable
(12dB per octave)
Low Pass Frequency
Range
50Hz to 500Hz
50Hz to 500Hz
High Pass Filter
Continuously
variable
(12dB per octave)
Continuously
variable
(12dB per octave)
High Pass
Frequency
50Hz to 500Hz
50Hz to 500Hz
Bass Boost
0, 6, 12dB boost
0, 8dB boost
1. Continuous 4W load at 14.4V, < 1% THD+N, 80kHz BW.
2. Continuous 2W load at 14.4V, < 1% THD+N, 80kHz BW.
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Amplifier Section
WCC-5001
WCC-8001
Power Output 4W
(Watts)1
150 x 1
300 x 1
Power Output 2W
(Watts)2
250 x 1
400 x 1
< 1.0% THD+N
< 1.0% THD+N
20Hz to 250Hz
+0, -3dB
10Hz to 500Hz
±3dB
20Hz to 250Hz
+0, -3dB
10Hz to 500Hz
±3dB
Damping Factor
> 50
> 50
Input Sensitivity
150mV to 5V rms
150mV to 5V rms
Input Impedance
20kW
20kW
Fuse Type
(2) 15 Amp ATC
(2) 30 Amp ATC
Dimensions
11"x10.5"x2.25”
13.25"x10.5"x2.25"
7.00 lbs.
7.50 lbs.
Distortion at Rated
Power
Frequency
Response
Linear Bandwidth
Weight
Crossover Section
Low Pass Crossover
Continuously
variable
(12dB per octave)
Continuously
variable
(12dB per octave)
Low Pass Frequency
Range
30Hz to 250Hz
30Hz to 250Hz
Bass Boost
0, 6, 12dB boost
0, 6, 12dB boost
1. Continuous 4W load at 14.4V, < 1% THD+N, 80kHz BW.
2. Continuous 2W load at 14.4V, < 1% THD+N, 80kHz BW.
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AMPLIFIER SETTINGS
Input Level
These amplifiers have level adjustments to allow for easy integration with any source unit.
The input sensitivity can be adjusted from approximately 200mV to 5V. Refer to Testing the
System and Adjusting the Sound of the System sections of this guide for detailed instructions on setting the gain.
Internal Crossover Configurations
The crossover section of these amplifiers is continuously variable and extremely flexible.
This circuit is designed to optimize the performance of WCC subwoofers in all types of
enclosures.
When using WCC loudspeakers, minor deviations from the recommended frequency ranges
can provide superior results depending on your speaker locations and your vehicle acoustics.
Setting crossover frequencies higher than recommended will not cause damage and may
provide superior sonic results depending on your system's performance goals. Refer to your
loudspeaker owner's manual for assistance in choosing the proper crossover frequencies for
your system.
WARNING!
DO NOT set crossover frequencies lower than the speakers recommended
operating range. This can cause driver failure that is not covered by the manufacturer's warranty.
Low-Pass Crossover
When the switch is to the middle (OFF position), the low-pass crossover is bypassed. When
the switch is in the left (LPF position), the low-pass crossover is active with a 2nd order (12dB
per octave) slope. The low-pass crossover is continuously variable from 50Hz to 300Hz.
High-Pass Crossover
NOTE: Not applicable to the 5001 and 8001 models.
When the switch is to the middle (OFF position), the high-pass crossover is bypassed. When
the switch is to the right (HPF position), the high-pass crossover is active with a 2nd order
(12dB per octave) slope. The high-pass crossover is continuously variable from 50Hz to
500Hz. Additionally, boost can be added at the high-pass crossover frequency for improved
bass output while still protecting the woofer from excessive excursion.
WARNING!
Maximum boost can potentially cause woofer damage due to over-excursion.
Fine Tuning the Crossovers
The low-pass and high-pass crossover sections are each marked at four frequency points for
ease of system adjustment. The low-pass crossover section is marked at 50Hz, 100Hz, 300Hz,
400Hz, and 500Hz. The high-pass crossover section is marked at 20Hz, 33Hz, 90Hz and
150Hz. Specific crossover points can be chosen based on the recommended operational
bandwidth of your speakers.
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AMPLIFIER WIRING
Power Connections for the WCC-amplifiers
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WCC- Fuse Size: refer to specifications
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Power connections accept up to 8 AWG wire.
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8 AWG power and ground wire recommended for optimal performance.
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Connect 12V+ to the battery through fuse holder. This connection provides +12V
main power to the amplifier.
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Power wire must be fused no more than 18" from battery.
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Ground amplifier to a good chassis ground as close as possible to the amplifier.
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Connect REM terminal to remote turn-on lead from source unit. This connection
provides +12V power to turn-on the amplifier.
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Add extra ground wire between the negative terminal of the battery and the
chassis.
NOTE:
The addition of a ground wire from the battery to the chassis of the vehicle
improves the ability of the battery to supply power to the amplifier. This is recommended because the current delivery of the factory electrical system was designed
only to accommodate electronics supplied by the auto manufacturer.
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SPEAKER CONNECTIONS
6002 Two Channel Speaker Connections
SPEAKER
4 Ohm
SPEAKER
4 Ohm
BRIDGED
(R-)
(R+)
(L-)
(L+)
FUSE
FUSE
+12V
REM
GND
6002 Two Channel Bridged Speaker Connection
For bridging into a single speaker load, the WCC-6002 has the ability to be bridged. As
shown in the diagram below:
SPEAKER
4 Ohm
BRIDGED
(R-)
(R+)
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(L-)
(L+)
FUSE
FUSE
+12V
REM
GND
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6004 Four Channel Speaker Connections
FRONT
RIGHT
SPEAKER
4 Ohm
LEFT
SPEAKER
4 Ohm
BRIDGED
(R-)
(R+)
(L-)
(L+)
FUSE
FUSE
+12V
REM
GND
FRONT
REAR
(R-)
(R+)
(L-)
(L+)
RIGHT
SPEAKER
4 Ohm
LEFT
SPEAKER
4 Ohm
REAR
6004 Four Channel Bridged Speaker Connection
For bridging front and rear into single speaker loads, the WCC-6004 has the ability to be
bridged. As shown in the diagram below:
FRONT
SPEAKER
4 Ohm
BRIDGED
(R-)
(R+)
(L-)
(L+)
FUSE
FUSE
+12V
REM
GND
FRONT
REAR
(R-)
(R+)
(L-)
(L+)
SPEAKER
4 Ohm
REAR
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5001, 8001 Mono Speaker Connections
The WCC-5001, and WCC-8001 amplifiers offer two positive and two negative output terminals
for ease of connecting the speakers to the amplifier. Since these are mono amplifiers, the speaker connectors are paralleled internally. Each amplifier is stable to 2W.
SPEAKER
4 Ohm
(-)
(-)
(+) (+)
FUSE
FUSE
+12V
REM
GND
SPEAKER
4 Ohm
NOTE!
The WCC-5001 and WCC-8001 are not designed to work in a bridged or
strapped configuration. Attempting to apply these configurations will damage the amplifier and will not be covered under warranty.
HIGH LEVEL HARNESSES
NOTE!
Do not connect the high level input connections to power, signal, or chassis
ground as damage to the head-unit outputs may result. The high-level inputs
are designed to work with either grounded or BTL speaker level outputs
(found on most head units).
NOTE!
Also, to preclude the use of the High Level Harness, a speaker level to RCA
adapter is available (Directed p/n 55020) to convert any regular or high-powered speaker output to a preamp level, high impedance signal to drive the
amplifier.
6002, 5001, 8001 High Level Connections
Wire Color
WHITE/BLACK
BLACK
Input Connection
- Left channel
Ground
WHITE
+ Left channel
GRAY/BLACK
- Right channel
GRAY
+ Right channel
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6004 High Level Connections
Wire Color
Input Connection
WHITE
+ Left Front channel
WHITE/BLACK
- Left Front channel
BLACK
Ground
GREEN/BLACK
- Right Rear channel
GREEN
+ Right Rear channel
GRAY
+ Right Front channel
GRAY/BLACK
- Right Front channel
VIOLET/BLACK
- Left Rear channel
VIOLET
+ Left Rear channel
AMPLIFIER INSTALLATION
Choosing Mounting Locations
The location of your amplifier will depend on several important issues. Due to the low profile size of the WCC amplifiers, there are many possible installation locations that will yield
satisfactory amplifier performance. Always mount the amplifier in a place that protects the
amplifier from the elements. In addition, mount the amplifier on a stable, flat surface.
NOTE!:
NOTE!
Mounting amplifiers upside down is not recommended and may cause premature thermal shutdown.
Do not mount any amplifier in the engine compartment. Amplifiers are not
designed to endure the harsh environment of the exterior elements.
Passenger Compartment
If you are going to mount the amplifier in the passenger compartment, make sure you have
adequate room for ventilation. The amplifiers have been designed to make under-seat
mounting possible. When mounting your amplifier under a seat or similar area, keep a minimum of 1" of clearance around the amplifier for adequate cooling.
Trunk Compartment
Mounting your amplifier in the trunk provides excellent performance as long as you do not
restrict the airflow around the heatsink of the amplifier. For optimal results, mount the
amplifier with as much clearance as possible. This type of mounting will yield the best cooling due to the convection effect of the amplifier chassis.
General Precautions and Installation Tips
NOTE!
Be careful not to cut or drill into gas tanks, fuel lines, brake lines, hydraulic
lines, vacuum lines, or electrical wiring when working on your vehicle.
Disconnect the vehicle's ground wire at the battery before making or breaking connections
to the audio system's power supply terminals.
Do not use this amplifier unmounted. Failing to securely mount the amplifier can result in
damage or injury, particularly in the event of an accident. An unmounted amplifier becomes
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a dangerous projectile in the event of a crash. Never mount the amplifier where it might
get wet. Mount the amplifier so the wire connections will not be pulled. Route the wires
where they will not be scraped, pinched or damaged in any fashion.
The +12V power supply wire must be fused as close as possible to the battery terminal, ideally within 18". Use the recommended fuse size or circuit breaker listed in the Power
Connections section of this manual.
If you need to replace the fuse plugged into the side of the amplifier, replace the fuse with
the same size ATC type fuse that came with the amplifier. If you are not sure as to the correct
value, refer to the Power Connections section of this manual for details. Using a higher current fuse may result in damage to the amplifier that is not covered under warranty.
NOTE!
Make sure all the equipment in the system is turned off when making or
breaking connections to the input RCAs or speaker terminals. Turn on the system and slowly turn up the volume control only after double checking all
wire connections.
Power for systems with a single amplifier can be supplied by most automotive electrical systems. Systems with multiple amplifiers may require a higher capacity battery, alternator or
the use of a storage capacitor. We strongly recommend the use of a Directed Audio
Essentials power capacitor with an extra battery in larger stereo systems.
WCC amplifiers generate a certain amount of heat as part of normal operation. Be sure the
area around the amplifier is unobstructed to allow adequate air circulation. Remember,
beach blankets, last week's laundry, school books and homework papers located on top of
the amplifier do not improve air flow and may become damaged.
Tools of the Trade
Listed below are the majority of the tools required to perform an installation. Having the
proper tools will make the installation that much easier. Some of these tools are necessities;
some will just make the job easier.
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Allen Wrenches (2.5mm and 3mm)
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DMM or VOM
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Electric drill with assorted drill bits
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Grommets
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Heat shrink tubing
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Marking pen
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Nylon tie straps
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Phillips and flat blade screw drivers
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Pliers (standard and needle nose)
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Reference CD with 1 kHz Sine Wave at 0dB level (all bits high)
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RTA (real time analyzer)
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Soldering iron and solder
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Utility knife
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Wire brush or sandpaper for chassis grounding
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Wire crimper
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Wire cutters
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Wire strippers
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Step By Step Installation
Step 1
Determine the location for the amplifier. Refer to the Choosing Mounting
Locations section of this guide for detailed information.
Step 2
Decide on the system configuration for your amplifier. For system suggestions, refer to the Speaker Connections section of this guide.
Step 3
Run all the wires from the amplifier location to the speakers, source unit, and
battery. Do not connect the battery at this time. Be sure to run RCAs and
power and speaker wires away from factory electrical wires and system as
they pose a great potential for induced system noise.
Step 4
Pre-drill amplifier mounting holes. Be sure to "think before you drill". Gas
tanks, fuel lines, and other obstructions have a nasty way of hiding themselves. For best results use a marking pen to mark the mounting holes and
pre-drill these holes with a standard 1/8" drill bit.
Step 5
Mount the amplifier. Make sure the amplifier is mounted on a flat surface. If
this is not possible, do not over tighten the screws so that the chassis of the
amplifier is twisted or bent.
Step 6
Turn the vehicle's key switch to the off position.
Step 7
Disconnect the vehicle's battery ground terminal.
Step 8
Connect power wires to the amplifier (ground first, then 12 V(+) and REM).
Step 9
Connect the RCA and speaker wires to the amplifier. Check the quality of
your speakers and signal connections. This will determine the ultimate performance of your WCC amplifier. Refer to the Signal Input and Output Level
Controls and Speaker Connections sections of this guide for correct wiring
instructions.
Step 10
Reconnect the ground terminal to the battery after power, speaker, and RCA
connections are completed.
Step 11
Set crossovers. Refer to the Internal Crossover Configuration section of this
manual for detailed instructions.
Step 12
Once satisfied that all connections and settings are correct, install the fuse
located near the vehicle's battery and proceed to the Testing the System section of this manual.
NOTE!
Never exceed the recommended fuse size of this amplifier. Failure to do so will
result in the voiding of your warranty and possible damage to the amplifier.
SET UP AND TROUBLESHOOTING
Testing the System
After you have completed the installation, you need to test the system. This will help ensure
years of trouble-free operation. Please refer to the listed steps below when testing the
sound of your WCC system.
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Step 1
Check all the wiring connections to be sure they are correct and secure.
Step 2
Turn the signal source volume control all the way down. Set any tone controls to their flat or defeated positions. This includes the loudness control.
Step 3
Turn the level controls of the amplifier to their minimum positions.
Step 4
Turn the source unit on. Check to see if the power LED located on the connection side of the amplifier is on. If not, please refer to the Power
Connections and the Troubleshooting Tips sections of this manual for instructions.
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Step 5
If using an aftermarket source unit, turn the level controls of the amplifier
about one quarter of a turn. Slowly increase the volume level of the source
unit to so that you can hear the output of the system. If no sound is heard or
if the output is distorted, turn the system off immediately. Refer to the Power
Connections and the Troubleshooting Tips sections of this manual to solve
your installation problems.
Step 6
Check to make sure the output for each channel is correct. If the active
crossovers are used, check to make sure that each output is correct from the
amplifier. When using active crossovers on midrange and tweeters, do not
use crossover frequencies lower than recommended. If the system is not configured properly, refer to the Internal Crossover Configuration section of this
manual and take corrective action.
Step 7
If the output is clear and undistorted, continue to the Adjusting the Sound
of the System section of this manual.
Adjusting the Sound of the System
Once you have checked the system's operation, adjust the sound of the system. Adjusting
the sound of the system is accomplished by setting the level controls and adjusting the
internal crossovers.
Step 1
Turn the signal source volume control all the way down. Set any tone controls to their flat or defeated positions. This includes the loudness control.
Step 2
Turn the level controls of the amplifier to their minimum positions.
Step 3
Choose music with high dynamic content that you like, with which you are
familiar, and will be used most often in the system.
Step 4
Turn the source unit's volume control up to its highest undistorted output
level. If you lack test equipment, this point occurs between 3/4 to full volume
depending on the quality of your source unit. Listen for any audible distortion. If any distortion is audible, reduce the volume of the source unit until
you have an undistorted output. Leave the volume control at this position
during your system tuning.
Step 5
While listening to your chosen dynamic music, turn up the level control corresponding to the midrange output until you hear slight distortion and turn
the level control back slightly for an undistorted output. Depending on your
system, the midrange and tweeter output may be on the same output channels.
Step 6
Turn up the level control corresponding to the tweeter output until you hear
slight distortion and turn back the level control slightly for an undistorted
output. Depending on your system the midrange and tweeter output may be
on the same output channels.
Step 7
Fine-tune the output level between midrange and tweeters. Refer to the
Internal Crossover Configuration section of this manual for detailed instructions.
Step 8
Repeat Steps 5-7 for the rear speakers. If you do not have rear speakers continue to Step 10.
Step 9
Set levels between the front and rear midrange and tweeters for optimum
front/rear balance.
Step 10
Turn up the level control corresponding to the woofer output until you hear
slight distortion and turn back the level control slightly for an undistorted
output.
Step 11
Fine-tune the output level between satellite speakers and the woofers. Refer
to the Internal Crossover Configuration section of this manual for detailed
instructions.
Step 12
Enjoy your awesome West Coast Customs by Orion sound system.
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Troubleshooting Tips
Symptom
Probable Cause
Action To Take
Low or no remote turn-on
Check remote turn-on voltage
at voltage amplifier and repair
as needed.
Fuse blown
Check power wire's integrity
and check for speaker shorts. Fix
as needed and replace fuse.
No output
Power wires not connected Check power wire and ground
connections and repair or
replace as needed.
Audio input not connected Check RCA connections and
repair or replace as needed.
Speaker wires not
connected
Check speaker wires and repair
or replace as needed.
Speakers are blown
Check system with known work
ing speaker and repair or
replace speakers as needed.
Thermal protection engages
when amplifier heat sink
temperature exceeds 80°C
(176°F)
Make sure there is proper venti
lation for amplifier and improve
ventilation as needed.
Loose or poor audio input
Check RCA connections and
repair or replace as needed.
Loose power connections
Check power wire and ground
connections and repair or
replace as needed.
Amplifier level sensitivity
set too high exceeding
maximum capability of
amplifier
Readjust gain. Refer to the
Adjusting the Sound of the
System section of this manual
for detailed instructions.
Impedance load to amplifier
too low
Check speaker impedance load,
if below 2W, rewire the speakers
to achieve higher impedance.
Shorted speaker wires
Check speaker wire connections
and fix or replace as needed.
Speaker not connected
to amplifier properly
Check speaker wiring and repair
or replace as needed. Refer to
the Speaker Connections section
of this guide for detailed
instructions.
Audio cycles
on and off
Distorted output
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Symptom
Probable Cause
Action To Take
Internal crossover not set
properly for speakers
Readjust crossovers. Refer to the
Internal Crossover Configuration
section of this guide for detailed
instructions.
Speakers are blown
Check system with known work
ing speakers and fix or replace
as needed.
Distorted output
Poor bass response
Speakers wired with wrong Check speaker polarity and fix
polarity causing cancellation as needed.
at low frequencies
Crossover set incorrectly
Reset crossovers. Refer to the
Internal Crossover Configuration
section of this guide for detailed
instructions.
Impedance load at amplifier Check speaker impedance load,
is too low
if below 2W, rewire speakers to
achieve higher impedance.
Battery fuse
blowing
Short in power wire or
incorrect wiring
Check power and ground connections and replace or repair as
needed.
Fuse used is smaller than
recommended
Replace with proper fuse size.
Actual current exceeds fuse Check speaker impedance load.
rating
If below 2W, rewire speakers to
achieve higher impedance.
Amplifier fuse
blowing
Fuse used is smaller than
recommended
Replace with proper fuse size.
Impedance load at
amplifier too low
Check speaker impedance load.
If below 2W, rewire speakers to
achieve higher impedance.
Speaker is blown with
shorted outputs
Check system with known work
ing speakers and fix or replace
as needed.
Actual current exceeds
fuse rating
Check speaker impedance load.
If below 2W, rewire speakers to
achieve higher impedance.
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Warranty
LIMITED TWO YEAR CONSUMER WARRANTY:
Directed Electronics promises to the original purchaser, to replace this product should it prove to be
defective in workmanship or material under normal use, for a period of two years from the date of
purchase from the dealer as indicated by the date code marking of the product PROVIDED the product
was installed by an authorized Directed dealer. During this two-year period, there will be no charge for this
replacement PROVIDED the unit is returned to Directed, shipping pre-paid. If the unit is installed by
anyone other than an authorized Directed dealer, the warranty period will be one year from the date of
purchase by the dealer as indicated by the date code marking of the product. This warranty is nontransferable and does not apply to any unit that has been modified or used in a manner contrary to its
intended purpose, and does not cover damage to the unit caused by installation or removal of the unit.
During this one-year period, there will be no charge for this replacement PROVIDED the unit is returned
to Directed, shipping pre-paid. This warranty is void if the product has been damaged by accident or
unreasonable use, neglect, improper service or other causes not arising out of defects in materials or
construction. Units which are found to be damaged by abuse resulting in thermally damaged voice coils
are not covered by this warranty but may be replaced at the absolute/sole discretion of Directed. ALL
WARRANTIES INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO EXPRESS WARRANTY, IMPLIED WARRANTY,
WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND WARRANTY OF NONINFRINGEMENT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ARE EXPRESSLY EXCLUDED TO THE MAXIMUM
EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW, AND DIRECTED NEITHER ASSUMES NOR AUTHORIZES ANY PERSON TO
ASSUME FOR IT ANY LIABILITY IN CONNECTION WITH THE SALE OF THE PRODUCT. DIRECTED HAS
ABSOLUTELY NO LIABILITY FOR ANY AND ALL ACTS OF THIRD PARTIES INCLUDING ITS
AUTHORIZED DEALERS OR INSTALLERS. Unit must be returned to Directed, postage pre-paid, with bill
of sale or other dated proof of purchase bearing the following information: consumer's name, telephone
number, and address, authorized dealer's name and address, and product description. Note: This warranty
does not cover labor costs for the removal and reinstallation of the unit. IN ORDER FOR THIS
WARRANTY TO BE VALID, YOUR UNIT MUST BE SHIPPED WITH PROOF OF INSTALLATION BY AN
AUTHORIZED DIRECTED DEALER. ALL UNITS RECEIVED BY DIRECTED FOR WARRANTY REPAIR
WITHOUT PROOF OF DIRECTED DEALER INSTALLATION WILL BE COVERED BY THE LIMITED 1 YEAR
PARTS AND LABOR WARRANTY. Note: This warranty does not cover labor costs for the removal and
reinstallation of the unit. BY PURCHASING THIS PRODUCT, THE CONSUMER AGREES AND CONSENTS
THAT ALL DISPUTES BETWEEN THE CONSUMER AND DIRECTED SHALL BE RESOLVED IN
ACCORDANCE WITH CALIFORNIA LAWS IN SAN DIEGO COUNTY, CALIFORNIA.
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