QUICK START GUIDE
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Subwoofers Equipped with
SVS STA-800D/STA-1000D
Sledge Amplifier
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Note: See your manual CD for a detailed owner’s manual and more
setup details concerning your new subwoofer.
1. Unpack your subwoofer, using a helper as needed to avoid injury or product damage. Locate the power
cord, foam port plugs (variable tune subs) and owner's packet. Do not discard the box or inner packaging.
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2. Place the subwoofer on the same wall as the front speakers. For a single subwoofer, try for corner
placement. For dual subwoofers, place a sub near each main speaker.
3. The following connection guidelines are for an A/V Receiver (AVR) which will be performing upstream
digital bass management:
Connect a single RCA cable from the AVR subwoofer output jack to the SVS amplifier Left Low Level
Input jack. Note, the amplifier will also accept a balanced (XLR) connection. Refer to "A" on the diagram for
the Low Level RCA and Balanced input section.
Set the Power Mode toggle switch (“D” on the diagram) to Auto.
Set the Input Level toggle switch ("C" on the diagram) to Normal.
Connect the power cord to the SVS amplifier and then to an AC outlet.
Switch main power rocker switch (located near the power cord inlet) to On.
Push down and hold the Feature Control knob ("B" on the diagram) until the display lights-up.
The menu screen will default to Volume. Push-in the Feature Control knob until it clicks and the Volume
level will be displayed (default setting is -20).
Rotate the Feature Control knob clockwise and adjust the Volume as follows:
For very large rooms use -4. For large rooms use -7. For medium size rooms use -10. After you have
adjusted the Volume, push in Feature Control knob until it clicks.
4. Run the auto-set-up function on your AVR. After auto-set-up has completed, access the set-up menu of
the AVR and review the following:
If any of the speakers are set to Large (also referred to as Full-Band), manually override and set the
speaker size back to Small. Select a speaker/subwoofer crossover frequency which is appropriate for the
bass capabilities of that speaker. If needed, consult our Merlin* database or contact SVS for guidance.
The subwoofer channel level should fall within the range of -9 to +3. If the subwoofer channel level is
at the limits of the adjustment range (i.e., typically -12 to +12), contact SVS for guidance.
5. If your AVR lacks auto-set-up, you will need to manually perform speaker set-up (which will require an
SPL meter). If you require assistance, please contact SVS.
6. For 2-channel stereo applications, you will need to set the Volume and the Low Pass Filter
frequency/slope to blend with your loudspeakers. If needed, consult our Merlin* database or contact SVS
for guidance.
“CAUTION: FOR CONTINUED PROTECTION
*The SVS Merlin speaker matching tool can be found at http://www.svsound.com/products/merlin
AGAINST RISK OF FIRE, REPLACE ONLY WITH
SAME TYPE FUSE AND RATING.”
“WARNING: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC
SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.”
“ATTENTION: UTILISER UN FUSIBLE DE
RECHARGE DE MEME TYPE ET CALIBRE.”
“AVERTISSEMENT: POUR PRÉVENIR LES RISQUES D’INCENDIE
OU DE CHOC ÉLECTRIQUE, EVITER D’EXPOSER CET APPAREIL A LA
PLUIE OU A L’HUMIDITÉ.”
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