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VS SERIES PROFESSIONAL SPEAKER USER MANUAL
VS-10 • VS-12 • VS-12M • VS-15 • VS-153
VS-15 B • VS-18B
WARNING & SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
1. READ INSTRUCTIONS carefully before operating this product.
2. RETAIN these instructions.
3. COMPLY WITH WARNINGS - All warnings and instructions for
this product should be adhered to.
4. USE WITH AMPLIFIERS - In order to avoid damage, it is
advisable to establish and follow a pattern for turning on and off
any sound system. With all system parts connected, turn on
source equipment, tape decks, instruments, mixers, signal
processors etc., BEFORE turning on your power amplifier. Many
products output turn on and turn off transients that can damage
speakers. By turning on your power amplifier LAST and making
sure the amplifier’s input controls are at minimum any transients
“upstream” of the amplifier are not amplified and passed to the
speaker. Wait until all system parts have stabilised, then bring up
amplifier controls to operating level. This should take no more
than a few seconds. Similarly when shutting systems down,
always turn down amplifier input controls and then turn off your
amplifier BEFORE shutting down other components. Professional
amplifiers often feature delayed turn on/off circuits to perform
these functions for you automatically.
5. CABLES - Never use shielded or microphone cable for any
speaker connection as this will not be heavy enough to handle the
amplifier load and could cause damage to the complete system.
6. RIGGING • SUSPENDING • MOUNTING
The rigging, suspension or mounting of this speaker system can
expose members of the public to serious health risks and even
death. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES ATTEMPT TO RIG,
SUSPEND OR OTHERWISE MOUNT THIS SYSTEM UNLESS
YOU ARE FULLY QUALIFIED AND CERTIFIED TO DO SO BY
RELEVANT LOCAL, STATE AND NATIONAL AUTHORITIES.
ALL RELEVANT SAFETY REGULATIONS MUST BE
FOLLOWED. IF YOU ARE NOT PROPERLY QUALIFIED OR DO
NOT KNOW OF PERTINENT REGULATIONS, CONSULT
QUALIFIED PERSONNEL FOR ADVICE AND ASSISTANCE.
7. CAUTION: These professional loudspeaker systems are
capable of generating very high sound pressure levels. Use care
with placement and operation to avoid exposure to excessive levels
that can cause permanent hearing damage.
8. SERVICING - The user should not attempt to service this product.
Wharfedale Pro VS Series of Professional Sound Reinforcement Loudspeakers
● Reliable, Durable construction
● Proprietary designed, high efficiency, high power
Wharfedale Professional drive units.
● Protective grills
● Integral High Frequency Driver Overload protection
“PRO-TECH” ™
● Elliptical Wave Guide, twin drive high frequency
● Compact, light weight trapezoidal enclosures, with
stacking corners, handles and protective steel grills.
● Integral tripod stand adaptor
● Full range and complimentary Sub Bass systems
● Exceptional sound quality, with broad bandwidth
and dynamic range
section gives smooth coverage and musical, low
● High Power Handling
distortion and accurate sound quality.
● High Efficiency
Unpacking
All Wharfedale Pro products are fully
checked before leaving the factory. After
unpacking please inspect cabinets for any
physical damage. Please retain the shipping
carton if possible and internal packing material in case the unit needs
to be returned. Please check as soon as possible the unit is
functioning. In the event of any damage please contact your dealer
immediately so that a written claim for damages can be made.
Wharfedale Pro Limited Warranty*
Wharfedale Pro VS Series loudspeaker systems are warranted to be clear
of manufacturing or materials defects for a period of one year from the
original date of purchase. In the event of malfunction, contact your
authorised Wharfedale Professional dealer or distributor for information.
Operating/Use
1. The VS Series accept cables with Speakon™ and 1/4” jack
connectors. The units feature two jack sockets and two Speakon™
type connectors situated at the rear of each cabinet. These are
connected in parallel. You can connect The VS cabinets in parallel.
Take care to avoid adding too many speaker systems in parallel.
Each parallel connected speaker increases the load on the
amplifier and can add up to a total load that may exceed the
amplifier’s capabilities, leading to possible damage. Two 8Ω
loudspeakers in parallel make a 4Ω total load. Four 8Ω parallel
connected loudspeakers make a total load of 2Ω, which is too low
for many amplifiers.
2. Connect the speaker cable securely to your VS cabinet and
power amplifier (the amplifier should be off, power down mode).
Always use quality 1⁄4” jack connectors . Try to use the correct
type of speaker cable according to the handling ability of your VS
Series Cabinet. Use 2 conductor equal stranded insulated cable for
speaker runs. It is always advisable to use heavier conductor
cables on longer runs.
3. Insert jack plug until secure.
4. Power up amplifier with levels on zero. Confirm VS loudspeaker
is working are operating.
*Be aware that warranty details may differ from country to country. Contact your dealer or
distributor for information.
These terms do not infringe your statutory rights.
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Model name
VS-10
VS-12
VS-12M
VS-15
VS-153
VS-15SB
VS-18SB
FREQ RESP +/- 3 DB
60 - 20k
50 - 20k
60 - 20k
50 - 20k
50 - 20k
50 - 400Hz
45 - 400Hz
94dB
96dB
96dB
96dB
96dB
97dB
97dB
NOMINAL COVERAGE HOZ
60º
60º
60º
60º
60º
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—
NOMINAL COVERAGE VERT
45º
45º
45º
45º
45º
—
—
70
140
280
125
250
500
125
250
500
150
300
600
180
360
720
200
400
800
220
440
880
117dB
121dB
121dB
123dB
123dB
123dB
124dB
8Ω
8Ω
8Ω
8Ω
8Ω
4Ω
4Ω
470
293
282
554
428
335
405 (SITU)
428
625
624
463
350
729
535
393
578
465
400
735
541
400
SENSITIVITY 1W@1M94
INPUT POWER (watts)
Continuous
Music
Peak
MAX SPL PEAK
NOMINAL IMPEDANCE
PRODUCT DIMS
H
W
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SHAPE
Trap
Trap
US mon
Trap
Trap
Rectangle
Rectangle
WEIGHT NET
7.5kg
12.75kg
12kg
16.15kg
23.75kg
21.55kg
30.2kg
23.8kg
32.9kg
200/10
250/12
250/12
380/15
380/15
380/15
440/18
MAGNET WT
475g
475g
475g
1180g
1180g
1180g
1362g
COIL SIZE
38/1.5
38/1.5
38/1.5
38/1.5
38/1.5
65/2.5
75/3.0
steel
steel
steel
steel
steel
steel
steel
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6.5”
307g
25.5
steel
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WEIGHT GROSS
L F DRIVER SIZE (mm/ins)
FRAME MATERIAL
MID DRIVER SIZE
Magnet size
Coil size
Frame material
H/F SECTION TYPE
Electro/Dynamic Electro/Dynamic Electro/Dynamic Electro/Dynamic Electro/Dynamic
SYSTEM BOX FREQUENCY
ATT DB
PROTECT TYPE
OPERATING BAND PASS
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—
40Hz
40Hz
60Hz
50Hz
45Hz
40Hz
40Hz
12
9
9
7
7
Bulb
Bulb
Bulb
Bulb
Bulb
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—
—
—
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1.8/6kHz
80-350Hz
80-350Hz
FINISH COLOUR
Black Carpet
Black Carpet
Black Carpet
Black Carpet
Black Carpet
Black Carpet
Black Carpet
CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS
Particle board
Particle board
Particle board
Particle board
MDF
MDF
MDF
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
Black full
Black full
Black full
Black full
Black full
Black full
Black full
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
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Yes
Yes
HANDLES QTY
GRILLE
STAND HI MONT
STAND BASS BOX
CONNECTORS IN
2 x 1⁄4” jack input 2 x 1⁄4” jack input 2 x 1⁄4” jack input 2 x 1⁄4” jack input 2 x 1⁄4” jack input 2 x 1⁄4” jack input 2 x 1⁄4” jack input
VS FULL RANGE SERIES
VS 10 • VS 12 • VS 12M • VS 15 • VS 153
The speakers in this series are a full range, high power handling,
high efficiency cabinet designed for professional applications such
as the reproduction and reinforcement of music, musical
instrument, vocal and spoken voice.
VS SUB BASS RANGE SERIES
VS 15 B • VS 18B
SUB WOOFER OPERATION: Where significant extension of low
frequency output of your system is required, the addition of a VS
Series SUB will provide well balanced, high output enhancement
and power to the overall system.
Passive mode:
In the (standard) passive mode, the power amplifier can be
connected to the EVP SUB system through the system’s internal
low pass filters. The VS Full Range Speaker is connected from the
input/output connector panel and receives a full range signal via
the sub cabinet. (See drawing) Alternatively the sub models can be
connected directly to the amp as can the full range cabinets.
1⁄4” Jacck Plug
Ring = - on amp
terminal
Tip = + on amp
terminal
Active mode:
For high output and demanding applications the subs can be
powered directly and exclusively from their own amplifier. For the
recommended x-over point of the particular VS Sub Bass cabinet
being used consult the specification table above under
‘OPERATING BAND PASS’. It is possible to operate subwoofers at
higher low pass frequencies than recommended however system
sound quality and integrity are improved by the use of lower
frequencies. Thus higher output levels can be used with human
voice and instrument fundamentals maintained at more natural
balance. If you have a variable low pass on your active crossover,
we recommend experimenting for the ideal frequency for your
application. Take care to re-adjust relative systems levels for any
frequency changes made.
Wharfedale International Limited, IAG House,
Sovereign Court, Ermine Business Park, Huntingdon,
Cambs, PE29 6XU, England
WHARFEDALE website : www.wharfedalepro.com
IAG Professional reserve the right to alter or improve
specifications without notice.
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IAG Professional is a member of the International Audio Group