ZVOX Hook-up instructions: ZVOX Mini Great Sound Made Simple Read This First! Important Safety Instructions. READ AND HEED IMPORTANT SAFETY WARNING ON POWER SUPPLY. CAUTION: ATTENTION: RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DRY LOCATION USE ONLY POUR UTILISATION A L’INTERIEUR IMPORTANT. The lightning flash with arrowhead, within an equilateral triangle, is intended to alert the user of the presence of uninsulated “dangerous voltage” within a product’s enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute the risk of electric shock to persons. Read Instructions. All safety and operating instructions should be read before your ZVOX® Mini is operated. Keep These Instructions. Safety instructions and operating instructions should be kept for future reference. Heed All Warnings. All warnings on the product or in the operating instructions should be followed. Follow Instructions. Operate your ZVOX Mini in accordance with the instructions. Do Not Use Near Water. Do not use your ZVOX Mini near water, such as a bathtub, sink, swimming pool or wet basement. To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this apparatus to rain or moisture, To avoid dripping and splashing, no objects filled with liquids, such as vases, should be placed on your ZVOX Console. Object Entry. Never use probes of any kind to reach into the Mini as they may touch voltage points or short parts that could result in a fire or electric shock. Stable Placement. Do not place the Mini on an unstable cart, stand, bracket or table. The Mini may fall, causing serious injury to a child or adult and serious damage to the product. Ventilation. The control panel and bass port of your ZVOX Mini provide ventilation to ensure reliable operation of the system and to prevent it from over-heating. These areas must not be blocked or covered. Do not allow a soft surface such as carpet, bedding or a sofa to block the bass port or cover the control panel. The Console should not be placed in a built-in installation such as a bookcase or a rack unless proper ventilation is provided. Heat. Your Console should be placed away from radiators, stoves, heat vents or other heat sources. Do Not Abuse The Power Cord. Install the Mini where no one can step on or trip on the power cord. Never yank to disconnect the cord from an outlet. Keep the cord away from heated surfaces. Do not pull the cord around sharp edges or corners. Do not allow the cord to hang over the edge of a table or counter. Power Supply. Do not use a power supply with a higher voltage rating than the unit supplied with your ZVOX Mini. Power Sources. The Mini should be operated only with a 60HZ 120VAC power source. Do Not Overload Outlets. Don’t overload your wall outlets or power strip. This can result in the risk of fire or electric shock. Damage Requiring Service. Unplug your Mini and refer servicing to an authorized service center when the following conditions occur: • When the power supply cord or plug is damaged or frayed. • If liquid is spilled into the unit. • If the Mini has been exposed to rain or water. • If the Mini does not work normally by following the operating instructions. • If the unit has been dropped or physically damaged. • If the unit exhibits a distinct change in performance. The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is intended to alert the user of the presence of important operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in the literature accompanying this product. Lightning. Unplug your Mini during a lightning storm, or when it is left unattended and unused for long periods of time. This will prevent damage due to lightning and power line surges. Unplug Before Cleaning. Unplug your ZVOX Mini from wall outlet or other power source before cleaning. Use a damp cloth for cleaning. Do not use solvents or chemical cleaning agents. Attachments. Do not use any adapters or attachments not recommended by ZVOX Audio, as they may cause hazards. Servicing. Do not attempt to service this product yourself. Do not remove the cover. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Replacement Parts. Do not allow anyone to use replacement parts other than those recommended by the manufacturer. Unauthorized substitutions may result in fire, electric shock or other hazards. Safety Check. Upon completion of any service or repair to this product, ask the service technician to perform safety checks to determine whether the product is in proper operating condition. ZVOX Audio, LLC 59 Thomas Road Swampscott, MA 01907 USA email@example.com www.zvoxaudio.com 1 Year Limited Warranty. To the original purchaser, ZVOX Audio LLC will warrant the ZVOX Mini system to be free of defects in material and workmanship for a period of one (1) year from date of purchase. With respect to defects, ZVOX will, at its option, replace the product or repair the defect in the product with no charge to the original purchaser for parts or labor. This warranty does not extend to any defect, malfunction or failure caused by misuses, abuse, accident, faulty hookup, defective associated equipment or use of the system with equipment for which it is not intended. This warranty is only valid when the system is returned to the retailer that sold the ZVOX Mini system to the original purchaser. This is the sole and express warranty. This warranty is in lieu of all other warranties, expressed or implied, of merchantability, fitness for purpose or otherwise. In no event shall ZVOX Audio be liable for incidental or consequential damages or have any liability with respect to defects other than the obligations set forth as stated. To ensure warranty coverage, it is incumbent upon the original purchaser of the ZVOX Mini system to inform the retailer of the defect within the warranty period. The only acceptable method of establishing warranty status is a copy of the original proof of purchase indicating customer’s name and purchase date. ZVOX Great Sound Made Simple 1. Unpack Mini, AC power supply, remote control and 2 connecting cords – one with “RCA” plugs, and one with a “mini plug” connector. 2. Place console facing listening area, leaving 2” of space behind it for bass port. If using the Console with a TV, try to align the Console with the center of the screen. Hook-up instructions: ZVOX Mini A few opportunities for fine-tuning. 6. IMPORTANT: Turn down the front panel volume control all the way. Because the volume control uses an electronic “continuous spin” system, the knob won’t “stop” anywhere -- just turn it counter clockwise one full rotation. 3. Connect AC power supply cord to “Power/ 12VDC” port on console, then plug into AC outlet. DO NOT plug cord into AC outlet before it is connected to “Power” port of Console. 4. Examine audio outputs or headphone jack of your TV, PC, CD/MP3 player, game console or radio to determine if it uses a “mini jack” or “RCA” connectors. Choose and connect appropriate cord. Mini-plug for use with minijack input. RCA plugs for use with RCA jack inputs. 5. For TV connection only: All other devices, skip to step 6. If connected to a TV audio output, push the “MENU” button on your remote control, then choose “AUDIO” -- and navigate through the menu options to choose “SPEAKER: OFF” and “AUDIO OUT: VARIABLE” (sometimes called “AOV” on a TV’s menu). This allows you to control the volume of the ZVOX Mini using your TV’s remote control. If your TV’s audio output can’t be switched to “VARIABLE,” simply control the volume of the ZVOX Mini using its supplied remote control. If your TV doesn’t have audio out jacks, connect the ZVOX Console to the TV’s headphone jack. Your TV’s volume control will then control the volume of the ZVOX Console. If your TV doesn’t have a headphone jack, or audio outputs, then you can connect your ZVOX Mini to the audio output of your cable box or satellite dish. But other devices (VCR, DVD player) will not play through the ZVOX Console, unless they are connected through your cable box. 7. Plug other end of audio connecting cable into “Input 1” plug on back of ZVOX Mini. 8. Turn Power switch (located to left of power plug) to “Standby.” Then activate TV, PC, CD/ MP3 player, radio or other audio device. In “Standby” mode, the ZVOX Mini will automatically turn itself on when it senses a signal (red LED above power plug will turn green). After 3 minutes without receiving an audio signal, your ZVOX Mini will automatically shut down its amplifier (LED will turn from green to red). When you turn on your TV/audio source, the ZVOX Mini will automatically turn itself on again. The auto turn-on function takes 1-2 seconds. Note: If auto shutdown occurs when listening at very low volume levels, you may need to adjust the ZVOX volume control DOWN somewhat, and turn the volume of your TV/audio source UP. This will assure a strong enough signal to prevent inadvertent shutdown. If inadvertent shutdown continues to occur, put the Power switch into the “On” position – bypassing the auto turn-off circuit. 9. With volume control of TV/PC/Audio Device set at about 75% of maximum, turn up the volume of ZVOX Mini until you reach your desired listening level, or until audible distortion occurs. If distortion occurs, turn ZVOX volume control down until distortion goes away. You can use either the front-panel volume control or the remote control. 10. Listen and enjoy. When you’re finished, simply turn off your TV/audio source. Questions: firstname.lastname@example.org 1. If your TV, CD player, PC or other audio source plays too loudly, even with its volume control turned only part way up, you may want to reduce the volume level on the ZVOX Mini. 2. If you hear a consistent “hiss” or hum, try turning UP the volume of your TV or other audio source, and then set the ZVOX volume level LOWER. If your TV is connected to a cable box or satellite receiver, try turning its volume control UP – so that when you switch from your cable box to your DVD player, they play at about the same level. As a rule of thumb, try setting each device at about 75-90% of its maximum volume level -- then turn the ZVOX Mini’s volume control up as far as it will go without distorting. In some circumstances, you will hear excess hiss if your TV/audio source is turned up TOO high. If this happens, try adjusting the TV/audio source sound level DOWN and turn the ZVOX Mini volume UP. Please keep in mind that your ZVOX Mini is a highly accurate audio system that may reveal noise or distortion that other speakers did not reproduce. This is not the fault of the Mini, which is simply reproducing the signal it receives. 3. The PhaseCue control adjusts the size of the perceived “sound stage.” Feel free to adjust it when playing different kinds of audio. Some people prefer slightly more, or less PhaseCue effect. Try different settings to see what you like best. Some people prefer higher settings for movies, and slightly lower settings for music. 3. If you are placing the ZVOX Mini on the floor, in a corner, or near the ceiling, you may find that it produces too much bass – resulting in a “muddy” sound. If this happens, turn down the subwoofer level control until the “muddy” or “boomy” sound goes away. Inputs & Controls • “Input 1” jack is for connecting audio connector cable from TV, PC or other audio source. • “Output (Input 2)” jack is for connection of optional powered subwoofer, and also acts as a second, mixing input. It will only act as an input if another device is already connected to the “Input 1” jack. Note: overall volume of the system is reduced somewhat when two input devices are connected at the same time. For this reason – or if you want to connect 3 or more devices – you may want to consider an external input switching device (available at Radio Shack for under $20). • “Subwoofer Level” adjusts bass output. • “Phase Cue” knob (on front panel) adjusts the size of the sound stage, and the amount of virtual surround sound. If background noices (crowds, wind, traffic, etc.) interfere with dialog, try turning down PhaseCue control slightly.