Vibe Monobox III Instruction manual

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Instruction Manual
To ensure maximum performance and safety,
please follow this manual. Please retain the
manual for future reference after installation
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OWNERS MANUAL
Thank you for purchasing this VIBE
amplifier. It will provide you with a
lifetime trouble free usage
providing you follow a few simple
guidelines.
CONTENTS
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Mounting Guidelines..............................
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Connections...........................................
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Setup Section........................................ 5,6
Applications............................................ 7,8
Trouble shooting....................................
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Specification........................................... 10
Warranty................................................. 10
Accessories............................................
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Mounting Guidelines
Your VIBE amplifier is designed with a swift installation routine in mind. Please mount the amplifier in a dry location on a solid
surface. NEVER mount the amplifier upside down, this will cause the amplifier to over heat and will eventually damage the
amplifier. Before fixing the amplifier in place please ensure that there is sufficient air flow around the exterior of the casing,
at least two inches is sufficient.
Connections
Power Cable
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At least an 8 gauge cable should be used for both the power and the ground connections to the amplifier.
The power cable should be taken directly from the battery. Rubber grommets should be used when passing through
any bulkheads to prevent the cable from becoming chaffed or cut.
It is vital that a fuse / circuit breaker (of at least equal value to the one fitted on the amplifier) is placed inline with the
power cable and is no further than eighteen inches away from the battery.
Please ensure that the fuse is not fitted until the entire installation procedure is complete.
The two tables below are to help you decide on what cable is correct for you. The first enables you to select the size of
cable depending on the length required. The second will help you convert the cable size from American Wire Gauge to
Metric if you need to.
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Current demand
0–20 amps
20–35 amps
35–50 amps
50–65 amps
65–85 amps
85–105 amps
105–125 amps
125–150 amps
0 – 4 Ft
14
12
10
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AWG Number
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4 – 7 Ft
12
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7 – 10 Ft
12
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8
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Length of Run
10 – 13 Ft
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13 – 16 Ft
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AWG to Metric Conversion Chart
cross sectional area
Inch
mm
0.325
0.289
0.258
0.229
0.204
0.182
0.162
0.144
0.128
0.114
0.102
8.25
7.35
6.54
5.83
5.19
4.62
4.11
3.66
3.26
2.91
2.59
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16 – 19 Ft
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19 – 22 Ft
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mm2
53.5
42.4
33.6
26.7
21.1
16.8
13.3
10.5
8.36
6.63
5.26
22 – 28 Ft
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Ground Cable
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The ground cable needs to carry the same current as the power cable. At least an 8 gauge cable should be used.
The amplifier ground should be connected directly to the chassis of the vehicle, to bare metal.
The cable length should be kept to an absolute minimum.
It is not recommended that you connect the ground cable to the vehicles seatbelts anchor point.
Remote Turn On
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A minimum of 18 gauge cable should be used for this connection.
The cable should be run with exactly the same care and attention as the power cable and taken back to the source
(headunit) and joined to the remote cable provided.
If the source (headunit) does not have a remote turn on cable then a 12v supply should be used. This will require a
switch to be fitted inline to enable the amplifier to be turned on and off. Remember that if this switch is left on you will
flatten the car battery.
RCA Cables
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Depending on the model number of your amplifier and the number of speakers you wish to power you will have to run
either one or two RCA cables from the source to the amplifier.
Please take extra care when running these cables from the source to the amplifier. Ensure that they are placed away
from all items that can generate any interference, wiring harnesses etc.
It is recommended that the RCA cables should be run on opposite sides of the car to the previously installed power
cables, if possible.
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1. Low Level Input
For connection to any source (head unit) with a low level output. This is your RCA output from the source (headunit).
2. High Level Input
To be used when no RCA's are available. Use the provided loom to connect to closest speakers. The loom conector will only
fit one. Once plugged in you should connect the wires as below:
White - Left Speaker Positive
White / Black - Left Speaker Negative
Grey / Black - Right Speaker Negative
Grey - Right Speaker Positive
3. Gain Control
Used to match the input signal of the source to the amplifier. See the setup section for more details.
4. Low Pass Filter Control
Low pass frequency control. The frequency ranges from 35 Hz to 250 Hz.
5. Phase Control
Can be used to alter the phase of the subwoofer from 0 - 180 degrees.
IE: the speaker output can be Inphase or out of phase with the other speakers in the vehicle. For best results flick between
the two settings to determine the best results.
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6. Subsonic Filter Control
This is used to filter out unwanted amplifier output to the subwoofer. Effectively this will filter out all the frequencies up to the
crossover point set with the control. The range is from 16 Hz to 80 Hz.Frequencies of 80 Hz and below cause the
subwoofer to work hard, somesubwoofers cane easily be damaged when playing very low frequencies. Using the subsonic
filter allows less distortion, delivers frequencies better suited to the subwoofer prolonging its life.
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7. Subsonic Filter Switch
Used to turn the filter on or off.
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8. Bass Boost Switch
To provide up to an extra +18 dB of bass boost at 45 Hz. Use this boost to increase bass output from the amplifier.
9. Bass Remote Input Jack
Use to plug in the remote bass controller.
11. Bass Remote Controller
This remote can be mounted in the front of the car and will give you the ability to raise the bass boost of the amplifier
remotely in the range of 0 to +24 dB.
10. Indicator LED
When the amplifier is operating correctly the LED will show as blue. When the amplifier is in protection mode the LED will
show as red.
12. Fuses
Please ensure the following fuse rating is used when replacing fuses:
20 amp x 2, 15 amp x 2
13. Speaker Terminal Output
For connection to the speakers. See Application section for wiring examples.
14. Power Connections
Power connections. See Connections section for details on correct connections.
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Set Up Section
To correctly set the gain control of the amplifier to match that of the source (headunit) use the following setup routine:
Turn the gain control to minimum on the amplifier.
Ensure the bass boost is set to 0 dB.
On the headunit set all crossovers to flat and both bass and treble to zero.
Turn up the source (headunit) to approx 3/4 volume.
Very slowly turn up the gain on the amplifier until distortion can be heard in any of the speakers or until the volume reaches
an uncomfortable listening level when this is reached turn down the gain control slightly.
The gain control is now set.
The setting of the crossover will depend on what kind of speaker you are installing.
For a subwoofer it is recommended that the crossover is set to Low Pass and the frequency is set to match that of the
speakers specifications.
For a pair of full range speakers it is recommend that the crossover is set to Flat. The two frequency controls will then have
no effect on the amplifiers output and the speaker will receive a full range signal. However, using the high pass crossovers
will allow more control of your speakers. By removing the bass (low frequencies) the speakers can perform at higher
volumes with less distortion.
Note: The smaller the speaker, the less bass it can handle. Adjust the crossover to get the most and best sound from your
speakers. The easiest was to do this is by limiting the amount of bass you feed them
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For a pair of speakers with a passive crossover it is recommended that the crossover is set to High Pass and the frequency
is set to match that of the speakers specifications.
Note:
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By using the crossovers correctly you will not only lengthen the life of your speakers but you will also get better performance
from them. To optimise your setup seek the advise of a professional installation engineer or visit your local FLI audio dealer.
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Troubleshooting
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Before removing the amplifier, refer to the list below and follow the suggested procedures.
Always test the speakers and confirm that they are wired correctly first.
If in any doubt get help from a qualified auto electrician.
Amplifier Will Not Power Up
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Check for good ground connections. Ensure Ground cable is connected directly to bare metal and not a painted
surface.
Using a multimeter check that remote terminal has at least 7V DC.
Using a multimeter check that there is battery voltage on the positive terminal.
Check all fuses.
Check that the protection light is not illuminated. If it is lit, shut off the amplifier for thirty seconds and then turn it
back on.
Protection LED Illuminates When Amplifier Is Powered Up
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Check for shorts on all speakers wires. (IE no speaker wires should be joined together and no speaker wires should be
touching the cars chassis)
The amplifier is designed to shut down automatically when the units temperature goes above 80 degrees. If the
amplifier feels very hot then this may be the reason for the amplifier not starting.
Remove the speaker wires and reset the amplifier. If the Protection LED still comes on then the amplifier is faulty. This
damage may have been caused by either failure to follow these setup guidelines or abuse.
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Amplifier Gets Very Hot
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Check the minimum speaker impedance for the amplifier is correct.
Check for shorts on all speakers wires. (IE no speaker wires should be joined together and no speaker wires should be
touching the cars chassis)
Check that there is good airflow around the amplifier. In some applications an external fan may be required.
Blown Fuse(s)
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Check both positive supply and ground for shorts.
Check that the positive wire is connected to the positive terminal on the amplifier.
Check that the negative wire is connected to the ground terminal on the amplifier.
Ensure that the correct rated fuse is fitted:
VIBE SLICK a7 –20 amp x 2, 15 amp x 2
Distorted Sound
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Check the gain control is not set at too high a level. If the speakers sound distorted turn the down the gain until the
sound is clear.
Check that all crossover frequencies are correct. See Setup section for more details.
Check for shorts on all speaker wires.
Check all speakers are wired correctly. With the correct polarity being observed on each connection.
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Specification
Model Slick a7
RMS power @ 13.8 vDC
Power @ 4 ohms
Power @ 2 Ohms
Power @ 1 Ohm
1 x 300 WRMS
1 x 600 WRMS
1 x 1300 WRMS
Minimum speaker impedance
THD Distortion
IMD Distortion
Input Sensitivity
Input Impedance
Signal to Noise Ratio
Remote bass Control
Crossover Network
1 ohm
0.1 %
0.1 %
200 mv - 6V
15 K
85 dB
0 dB -+12 dB
Low Pass Filter
Bass Boost
Subsonic Filter
Fuse Rating
Size Height x Width x Depth
35 Hz - 250 Hz
0 dB -+18 dB
16 Hz - 80 Hz
20 amp x 2 15 amp x 2
65 mm x 425 mm x 247 mm
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ACCESSORIES
Accessories can be ordered separately from the VIBE website
www.vibeaudio.co.uk
Only available in the UK If out side uk please contact your dealer or distributer from the VIBE website
Flat Y - Interconnect
Our professional quality full range OCC
Y-interconnect guarantees a pure and
strong signal. Available in female to
male also.
GT - 2V Terminal
Our gold plated binding post speaker
terminal is standard issue on all VIBE
enclosures, it comes with 5 Allen head
screws, a foam gasket and features
raised VIBE logo with text.
£5.99
£29.99
BC10 - Level Controller
Suitable for all amplifiers, our in dash
level controller is easy to fit and enables
amplifier gain control from the dash
mounted lever.
Deltabox Linedriver
Allows a single stereo output from a
conventional head unit to be split
three ways without any signal loss.
£24.99
Alloy CNC TurboPort
These exclusive TurboPorts are
available in 2.5" and 3" diameter, with
either a length of 1.5" or 6" to provide
the perfect finishing touch for
any custom build.
£16.99 to £19.99
PC10 Power Capacitor
A 1.0 Farad capacitor designed to
deliver maximum power to any bass
amplifier.
£129.99
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Flat 3
Professional quality OCC flat design
audio interconnect. OCC technology
and ferrite loaded gold plated plugs
provide reference quality sound
with this top of the range cable.
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£29.99
GB - 41 Plus
Our professional gold plated 4mm
banana plugs, are polarity marked with
coloured rubber shrouds.
£4.99
Fleeces.
Our high quality half zip fleece with vibe
logo on front and back
£49.99
Power 4 Wiring Kit
This 4 AWG kit includes a 100 amp
circuit breaker, 5 meter flat power 4
supply cable, 5 meter FLAT remote
cable, 1 meter ground cable and all the
cable terminals required.
£24.99
FK-28 Fixing Kit
To reduce enclosure movement in a
carpet lined car boot VIBE recommend
this kit. It comes with four industrial
Velcro pieces with tac for the bottom of
the enclosures.
£49.99
Flat 1
Dedicated bass RCA interconnect. With
ferrite loaded gold plated plugs,
interference is greatly reduced and OCC
guarantees a pure and strong signal.
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£24.99
Flat 2
RCA's designed for full range signals.
With our flat design and ferrite loaded
gold plated plugs interference can be
greatly reduced.
Power 8 Wiring Kit
This 8 AWG kit includes a 60 amp AGU
fuse holder, 5 meter flat power 8supply
cable, 5 meter FLAT remote cable, 1
meter ground cable and all
the cable terminals required.
£29.99
£3.99
Flat 13 (standard cable for any VIBE enclosure)
This dedicated bass cable has solid
cores guaranteeing higher power bass
signals. Its flat design guarantees ease
of installation.
Flat 16
High quality multi-strand full range cable.
With flat design for easy
installation.interference can be greatly
reduced.
3 metre £9.99
£19.99
Port Plugs
Port Plugs can be used to tightly seal
the port chamber. Use a port plug
to either tune a multi ported enclosure
to the desired sound or to
convert a ported enclosure to a sealed.
Available in 2.5" and 3"
£19.99
Polo Shirt
heavy weight polo shirt with vibe logo
available in gray and black
Subwoofer Defender
The VIBE chrome subwoofer grill not
only provides protection for your
sub but also adds style. Available in 10",
12" and 15" versions to fit
10”12” £24.99 15” £29.99
Fastplug
Is a quick release car amplifier to
enclosure connector
£19.99
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All items above come with free next day delivery.
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VIBE RECOMMEND CAUTION WHEN LISTENING TO MUSIC REPRODUCED THROUGH VIBE EQUIPMENT. VIBE
EQUIPMENT IS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING SOUND AND SOUND PRESSURE LEVELS THAT CAN PERMANENTLY
DAMAGE HEARING OF YOU AND THAT OF OTHERS. FOR SAFE AND ENJOYABLE LISTENING, THE SOUND
SHOULD BE CLEAR WITHOUT DISTORTION AT A COMFORTABLE VOLUME.
BY USING ANY VIBE EQUIPMENT, YOU AGREE TO TAKE FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY AND
THE SAFETY OF OTHERS WHEN LISTENING TO MUSIC AT HIGH VOLUMES THROUGH EQUIPMENT YOU HAVE
PURCHASED. USE OF ANY VIBE EQUIPMENT CONSTITUTES AGREEMENT TO THIS DISCLAIMER.
Except as specifically stated in this manual, to the fullest extent permitted at law, neither VIBE nor any of its affiliates,
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compensatory, direct, indirect or consequential damages, loss of data, income or profit, loss of or damage to property and
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only that it arises as a result of negligence of VIBE, its affiliates, directors, employees or other representatives.
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