SONARRAY SR1 SYSTEM INSTRUCTION MANUAL

S O N A R R AY S R 1 S Y S T E M I N S T R U C T I O N M A N UA L
S O N A R R AY S R 1 S Y S T E M I N S T R U C T I O N M A N UA L
Introduction
Thank you for purchasing the SONARRAY SR1 SYSTEM speakers.
When properly installed, these speakers will provide you with
years of outdoor entertainment pleasure. To get the most out of
your new speakers, please read this manual thoroughly before
you begin installation.
Box Contents
SONARRAY SR1 SYSTEM box contains:
(8) Satellite Speakers
(1) In-Ground Subwoofer
(24) Silicone Filled Wire Nuts
S4SAT
Satellite Speaker
S8SUB
In-Ground Subwoofer
Speaker Layout Planning
The SONARRAY SR1 SYSTEM is designed to deliver a seamless,
evenly dispersed sound field in an ‘open air’ environment. An
array of multiple satellite speakers and a subwoofer should be
strategically placed to minimize ‘hot spots’ and ‘cold spots’ as
you move around the outdoor entertainment area. See Figure 1.
The satellites speakers should be placed from 6 to 8 feet (1.8 2.4 meters) apart for best coverage. To achieve the best balance
between the satellites and subwoofer, the subwoofer should be
placed as close to the center of the satellites as possible. If more
bass is required, placing the subwoofer near a wall or other solid
structure will greatly reinforce the low bass frequencies. In some
cases you may want to place the subwoofer closer to your primary
listening position.
PLEASE NOTE: The SONARRAY SR1 SYSTEM is not capable
of expansion. For coverage of a larger area, add additional
systems.
6-8 feet
( 1.8 to 2.4
meters )
S4SAT
S8SUB
LEFT
RIGHT
RECEIVER
Figure 1
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The satellites in the SONARRAY SR1 SYSTEM individually present
a 30 ohm load to the amplifier. When 4 of them are connected
on each amplifier channel in parallel, the load to the amplifier
is approximately 7.5 ohms. The satellites and subwoofer both
feature internal crossovers so the subwoofers impedance is not
combined with the satellites. The overall load presented to your
amplifier by the SONARRAY SR1 SYSTEM will be around 7.5
ohms nominal.
Types of wire
Speaker Installation
Color-coded, 14/4 direct-burial speaker wire is recommended.
1. Place the 8 satellites and 1 subwoofer in their approximate
final locations.
NOTE: Please refer to the wiring chart below to determine
which size wire to use over a given distance.
2. Dig a 4” to 5” trench to run the speaker wires in.
3. Starting at the amp location or wire connection point, run the
speaker wire through the trench to the first speaker location.
WIRE GAUGE CHART
WIRE GAUGE
DISTANCE
18 Gauge
Up to 100 feet (30 meters)
16 Gauge
Up to 150 feet (45 meters)
14 Gauge
Up to 250 feet (80 meters)
12 Gauge
Up to 400 feet (122 meters)
10 Gauge
Up to 650 feet (198 meters)
Connecting the Speakers
The SONARRAY SR1 SYSTEM allows the satellite speakers to
be wired together in a parallel-daisy chain configuration. In a
typical system with one zone of audio, simply run a 4 conductor
wire from the amplifier or connection point to the closest speaker.
Once you have designated the first speaker as either left or right,
continue alternating the wires between the left and right channels
creating a daisy chain of stereo satellites. See figure 2.
BEST PRACTICE: ‘14/4’ refers to 14 gauge, 4-conductor
wire. It is important to use only ‘direct burial’ wire to
maintain long-term signal integrity and prevent corrosion
from occurring to the wire. Using individual conductors with
different colors makes it easy to identify and access both
amplifier channels. Low voltage lighting wire can also be
used but is only sold as a 2 conductor wire. If using a 2
conductor wire, then run two pairs of wires; one for each
amplifier channel (Right/Left).
SONARRAY SR1 SYSTEM Wiring Diagram 8 ohm
A/V Receiver or Amplifier
S4SATs & S8SUB
Note: The subwoofer can
be connected at any point
in the daisy chain.
Left and Right
Left
Right
Left
Right
Configuration: 8 SATs to 1 SUB (all 8 SATs must be used)
Left
Right
Left
Right
Non-expandable
Figure 2
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Recommended tools you will need
Satellite Wire Connection
1. Wire Strippers that will accommodate up to
12 gauge wire.
Connecting the speakers using 14/4 direct burial
speaker wire.
1.
Pull the 14/4 wire on the spool to the furthest speaker location.
Leave the wire attached to the spool until the last speaker has
been connected.
2. Starting at the first speaker and every speaker that follows,
create a loop of wire approximately 6” in length.
2. Round Cable Stripper
(Needed when using 14/4 direct burial wire.)
3. Wire Ties
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3.
Use the Round Cable Stripper to remove the outside protective
wire jacket to expose the 4 individual color-coded wires.
If you are unfamiliar with using a Round Cable Stripper, please
go to YouTube and search for videos on ‘Using a Round Cable
Stripper’. Or, visit the specific brand of Cable Stripper’s
company website for detailed instructions.
4. Use a wire tie to keep the wire loop intact and act as a
strain relief.
6.
Strip off 1 inch (25.4mm) of insulation on Red and Black wires
to expose the copper conductor. Combine and twist the Red
wires from the amplifier, the first satellite and the wire run
running to the next speaker in a clock-wise motion.
7. Secure these three wires using the provided Silicone Filled
Wire Nuts.
PLEASE NOTE: regarding the 4 colored wires, the Red (+)
and Black (-) are used for the Right channel, White (+) and
Green (-) for the Left channel.
5. Cutting the wires. In this example, we want the first speaker
to be connected to the right channel so we cut the Red (+) and
Black (-) wires only. Leave the White and Green wires intact.
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8. Repeat steps 6 & 7 for the black wires.
3. Cut the wire at the last speaker location in the daisy-chain.
9. At the next speaker, repeat steps 2 – 7 for the left channel
using the White (+) and Green (-) leaving the Red (+) and
Black (-) wires intact.
4. Take the spool back to the starting point and pull a second
2-conductor wire to the furthest speaker location.
See figure 3.
10. Continue the above steps for the remaining 6 speakers in the
daisy-chain. See figure 2 (on page 3).
5. Starting with the first speaker, cut the wire loop.
IMPORTANT: Be sure only 4 satellite speakers are
connected to each amp channel; mis-wiring may result in
an unpredictable load which could damage your amplifier.
Connecting the speakers using a 2-conductor wire or low
voltage lighting wire.
1. Pull the first pair of 2-conductor wire to the furthest speaker
location, leaving it connected to the spool.
2. Starting at the first speaker and every other speaker that
follows create a loop of wire approximately 6” in length,
securing the loop with a wire tie.
NOTE: If not using color-coded wire, notice that one of the
wires out of the pair will have different texture or printing
on it. This will help identify and separate the (+) from the
(-). For simplicity, use the wire with texture or writing as the
(+) and the other as the (-). Use this polarity standard when
connecting all the speakers.
6.
Strip the insulation on each wire to expose approximately
1” of copper. Combine and twist the all the positive (+)
wires together in a clockwise motion. Repeat this step for all
the negative (-) wires.
7. Secure the three wires together using the provided Silicone
Filled Wire Nuts. (See Figure 4.)
8. Repeat steps 5– 7 for the remainder of the speakers.
Figure 3
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Subwoofer Wire Connection
The subwoofer features a dual voice coil driver with 4 wires, one
pair for each of the amplifier channels. Red (+) and Black (-) are
used for the right channel, White (+) and Green (-) for the Left
channel. The subwoofer can be connected at any point along the
daisy chain e.g. beginning, middle, end or anywhere in-between.
However, locating the subwoofer mid-way in the daisy chain will
produce an equal amount of bass for the speakers on either side
of the sub. The subwoofer needs to be connected in the same
manner as the satellites speakers. (See Figure 5.)
After all satellites and subwoofer connections are completed,
connect the wires to your receiver or amplifier. See Figure 2 (on
page 3) & Figure 4 for reference.
IMPORTANT: Be sure not to let any stray’+’ and’-’ strands
touch each other. Touching strands will cause a short-circuit
which could damage your amplifier.
Turn your receiver or amplifier ‘On’ and test the system with your
favorite music. If the speakers are operating properly, refill the
wire trench and enjoy your new speakers.
IMPORTANT: The subwoofer uses a dual voice coil woofer, it
is critical that the positive and negative wires be connected
correctly for both channels. If either channel is connected
incorrectly no low frequency sound will be produced.
Figure 4
Figure 5
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SONARRAY SR1 SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS
S4SAT (Quantity 8):
S4SAT Dimensions:
3.5” (98mm) anodized aluminum cone & Santoprene surround
6.5” L x 4.125” Dia. (165mm x 105mm)
S8SUB (Quantity 1):
S8SUB Dimensions:
8” (203mm) dual voice coil, polypropylene & Santoprene surround
22” L x 15” Dia. (559mm x 381mm)
System Impedance:
8 ohms per channel nominal
Frequency Response:
40Hz-20kHz +/- 3dB
Crossover Frequency:
100 Hz
Power Handling:
50 watts minimum - 125 watts system*
SPL:
85dB and 89dB SPL (satellite and subwoofer respectively), 2.83V / 1 meter
Satellite Dispersion & Throw:
60º dispersion with an optimum listening area 8’-20’ (2.4-6.1 meters) from the satellites
Placement Recommendations:
Enclosure Material:
Satellites- 6’-8’ (1.8-2.4 meters) apart along perimeter of listening area
Woofer- The center of the eight satellites
Satellites- Non-corrosive sealed enclosures
Woofer- (HDPE) non-corrosive sealed enclosure
Included Accessories:
Eight ground stakes, 24 Silicone filled wire nuts
Listening Area:
Up to 2000 square feet (186 square meters)*
Wire Recommendations:
18 gauge – up to 100 feet (30 meters) 4 conductor, stranded, direct burial
16 gauge – up to 150 feet (45 meters) 4 conductor, stranded, direct burial
14 gauge – up to 250 feet (80 meters) 4 conductor, stranded, direct burial
12 gauge – up to 400 feet (122 meters) 4 conductor, stranded, direct burial
10 gauge – up to 650 feet (198 meters) 4 conductor, stranded, direct burial
*Visit our Website to view the SONARRAY Sound Coverage Calculator.
Specifications subject to change. Direct burial cable required (sold separately). Silicone filled wire nuts included.
LIMITED THREE (3) YEAR WARRANTY
SONARRAY warrants to the first end-user purchaser that this SONARRAY SR1 SYSTEM (“Product”), when purchased from an authorized
SONARRAY Dealer/Distributor, will be free from defective workmanship and materials for the period stated below. SONARRAY will at its
option and expense during the warranty period, either repair the defect or replace the Product with a new or remanufactured Product or a
reasonable equivalent.
EXCLUSIONS
TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, THE WARRANTY SET FORTH ABOVE IS IN LIEU OF, AND EXCLUSIVE OF, ALL OTHER
WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AND IS THE SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE WARRANTY PROVIDED BY SONARRAY. ALL OTHER
EXPRESS AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, IMPLIED WARRANTY OF
FITNESS FOR USE, AND IMPLIED WARRANTY OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE SPECIFICALLY EXCLUDED.
No one is authorized to make or modify any warranties on behalf of SONARRAY. The warranty stated above is the sole and exclusive remedy
and SONARRAY’s performance shall constitute full and final satisfaction of all obligations, liabilities and claims with respect to the Product.
IN ANY EVENT, SONARRAY SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, ECONOMIC, PROPERTY, BODILY
INJURY, OR PERSONAL INJURY DAMAGES ARISING FROM THE PRODUCT, ANY BREACH OF THIS WARRANTY OR OTHERWISE.
This warranty statement gives you specific legal rights, and you may have other rights which vary from state to state. Some states do not
allow the exclusion of implied warranties or limitations of remedies, so the above exclusions and limitations may not apply. If your state does
not allow disclaimer of implied warranties, the duration of such implied warranties is limited to period of SONARRAY’s express warranty.
Your Product Model and Description: SONARRAY S4SAT speakers and S8SUB In-Ground Subwoofer.
Warranty Period for this Product: Three (3) years from the date on the original sales receipt or invoice or other satisfactory proof of purchase.
Additional Limitations and Exclusions from Warranty Coverage: The warranty described above is non-transferable, applies only to the initial
installation of the Product, does not include installation of any repaired or replaced Product, does not include damage to allied or associated
equipment which may result for any reason from use with this Product, and does not include labor or parts caused by accident, disaster,
negligence, improper installation, misuse (e.g. overdriving the amplifier or speaker, excessive heat or cold or humidity, outdoor installation),
or from service or repair which has not been authorized by Sonance. Obtaining Authorized Service: To qualify for the warranty, you must
contact your authorized Sonance Dealer/Installer or call Sonance Customer Service at (800) 582-0772 within the warranty period, must
obtain a return merchandise number (RMA), and must deliver the Product to Sonance shipping prepaid during the warranty period, together
with the original sales receipt, or invoice or other satisfactory proof of purchase.
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