VSR VSS VSR35

VSS
100 WATT HIGH POWER STEREO
SLIDING VOLUME CONTROL
VSR
100 WATT HIGH POWER STEREO
ROTARY VOLUME CONTROL
VSR35
35 WATT STEREO
ROTARY VOLUME CONTROL
C
US
This ELAN Volume Control is NTRL certified to comply with local building codes. Use Class 2 wiring and
methods per National Electrical Code NFPA70. Install
in a Listed electrical box.
ELAN HOME SYSTEMS
INSTALLATION MANUAL
Contents
Introduction ......................................2
Features .............................................3
Rough-In ...........................................4
Wiring .................................................5
Impedance Match Settings ...............7
Impedance Match Settings ....................8
Installation ........................................9
Operation ..........................................11
Troubleshooting ................................12
Specifications ...................................13
Warranty ..............................Back Page
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Introduction
The ELAN VSS and VSR High Power Stereo Volume Control is
a twelve step stereo Volume Control with variable Impedance
Match settings. These Volume Controls are designed to connect
speakers to amplifiers with power ratings up to 100 Watts RMS.
Based on proven technology, the VSS/VSR provide a perfect
solution when using multiple speakers in high powered multiroom applications or when basic volume functions are needed
with a receiver or amplifier. The VSR35 Stereo Volume Control
is a twelve step stereo Volume Control with variable Impedance
Match settings. This volume control was designed to connect
speakers to amplifiers with power ratings up to 35 Watts RMS.
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Features
• High Power 100 Watts RMS Per Channel
• 1X/2X/4X/8X Impedance Match
• Limited Lifetime Warranty
• Twelve Position Volume Steps
• Decora® Styling
• Screwless Wall-Plate
• ELAN Quality
• PTC-Thermal Protection Circuit: When the PTC detects
problems such as, too much power, crossed speaker wiring, or
improper impedance, the circuit will open, protecting the volume
control. When the problem has been corrected, the circuit will
close and resume operation.
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Rough-In
The VSS/VSR/VSR35 will into the majority of single-gang boxes.
This Volume Control should not be mounted in the same roughin box as primary or mains volt devices, i.e. 110v, 240v--this can
cause undesirable noise in the speakers. High Wattage light
dimmers can also cause noise issues.
ALWAYS CHECK LOCAL BUILDING AND
FIRE CODES FOR LOW-VOLTAGE DEVICE
INSTALLATION AND WIRING REQUIREMENTS.
IN RETROFIT APPLICATIONS, ALWAYS
CHECK FOR OBSTRUCTIONS SUCH AS
PIPES, CONDUIT, OR ELECTRICAL WIRING
BEFORE CUTTING DRYWALL.
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Wiring
The VSS / VSR / VSR35 can accommodate from 14 to 24 guage
speaker wire. Typical installations will use 16 or 18 guage
stranded copper wire, while longer runs (greater than 80 feet.)
should use 14 guage wires. In-wall runs should utilize twisted
pair wiring. Please consult local building codes before attempting in wall wire runs.
Impedance
Match Switch
VSS
R+ R- SPK L- L+
R+ R- AMP L- L+
1X 2X 4X 8X
From
Amplifier
To Speakers
1X 2X 4X 8X
Impedance
Match Switch
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Impedance
Match Switch
VSR
R+ R- AMP L- L+
R+ R- SPK L- L+
1X 2X 4X 8X
From
Amplifier
To Speakers
8X 4X 2X 1X
Impedance
Match Switch
From Amplifier
8X
VSR35
8X
Impedance
Select Jumpers
To Speakers
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Impedance Match Settings
Switch and Jumper settings on the VSS, VSR, and VSr35 determine the Impedance Match settings. See diagram for location
of Switches and Jumpers. These setting positions depend on
three things:
1. The minimum impedance rating of the amplifier used
2. The number of speakers being connected to the amplifier.
3. The nominal impedance of the speakers being utilized.
Once the above information has been determined, use the following equations to determine the correct Impedance Match setting for each specific application. Two equations are neccessary:
Impedance Rating of Speakers
# of Speakers Connected to Amp Channel
= System
Impedance
Minimum Impedance Rating of Amp = Impedance
Match Setting
System Impedance
8 Ohm Speaker
= 2 Ohm System Impedance
4 Speakers
8 Ohm Stable Amp
= 4 X Setting
2 Ohm System Impedance
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Example:
Amplifier's Minimum Impedance Rating = 8 ohms
# of Speakers on this Channel = 4
Speaker Impedance = 8 ohms
Impedance Match Settings
Most speakers are rated at 4, 6, or 8 ohms. If connecting
speakers of different impedances to an amplifier, an average
impedance must be determined; i.e. one pair of 4 ohm speakers
is the equivalent of 2 pair of 8 ohm speakers. All 6 ohm speakers should be entered into the equation as 4 ohm speakers. All
volume controls connected to an amplifier channel should have
the same Impedance Match setting.
VSS / VSR
8X 4X 2X 1X
Both Switches
MUST be in
Same Position
VSR35
Both Jumpers
MUST be in
Same Position
4X
2X 1X
4X
2X 1X
8X 4X 2X 1X
Never create settings that cause the amplifier to see an impedance below its minimum impedance rating as this can cause
damage to the amplifier.
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Installation
With the rough-in box installed and speaker wires pulled to the
location, installation can commence. Make wiring connections
first, then mount the Volume Control in the wall.
1. Disconnect amplifier from electricity before
starting.
2. Secure colored faceplate to Volume Control,
push knob in place (VSR35). Secure mounting
plate to the VC, noting 'TOP' orientation, with
the supplied (2) phillips screws.
3. Strip back 1/4" of the insulation from the end
of the speaker wires.
4. Twist bare wires tightly making sure their are
no frayed wires.
5. Secure each wire from the amplifier to its
respective connector. Use screw terminals
to tighten.
L+ to L+, L- to L-, R+ to R+, R- to R6. Next, make connections to the speakers
using the same L +/-, R +/- scheme.
7. Carefully place the Volume Control in the
rough-in box making sure not to put strain
on the speaker / amplifier connections.
8. Insert two 1" screws into the mounting holes
of the VSS / VSR / VSR35 to mount the unit
into the rough-in box. Tighten these screws
until the unit is at the proper depth to mount
flush with the wall.
9. Place Decora cover, noting TOP orientation,
at top of faceplate insert tab. Swing down
bottom and snap into place.
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10. Connect speaker wires to amplifier. Make sure
proper polarity is maintained or sound quality
will suffer.
11. Connect amplifier to power and test.
DO NOT CONNECT THE WIRES FROM THE
VOLUME CONTROL TO THE AMPLIFIER
UNTIL THE FOLLOWING CHECKS HAVE
BEEN PEFORMED!
Checking the Installation
1.
2.
With an Ohmmeter, measure the resistance
between the + and - of each pair of wires that
is to be connected to the amplifier's speaker
outputs. Under no circumstances should this
reading be below the amplifier’s minimum impedance.
A reading of lessthan 4 Ohms may mean that the
Input andOutput plugs on the Volume Control have
been hooked up backwards (potentially causing
damage to the amplifier). An open reading may indicate
a polarity reversal.
Make sure amplifier is not powered up when
making connections or testing.
DO NOT REVERSE THE AMPLIFIER INPUT
AND SPEAKER OUTPUT CONNECTIONS!
THIS CAN RESULT IN DAMAGE TO EQUIPMENT AND/OR PROPERTY.
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Operation
Once the VSS / VSR / VSR35 is connected to both amplifier
and speakers, adjustment and testing can occur. When using a
receiver or integrated amplifier with it's own Volume functions,
turn the Volume all the way down. Turn Volume all the way up
on the VSS / VSR / VSR35, then slowly adjust the volume on the
receiver until a comfortable listening level is obtained. Leave the
receiver's Volume at that level and adjust Volume from the VSS /
VSR / VSR35. When connected directly to an amplifier, follow the
above procedures, but adjust the amlifier's Gain Control rather
than the Volume knob of a receiver. Once the gain has been
established, no further adjustment should be necessary.
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Troubleshooting
Symptom
Possible Cause
Solution
No audio
present
1. Source not
playing
Press Play, turn ON
etc.
2. Volume turned
all the way down
Increase volume
3. Amplifier/
Speaker connectors reversed
Check and correct
connections
4. Speakers in
room miswired or
defective.
a. Test speaker at
back of amplifier
b.Verify connections
1. Clipping or
distortion
Reduce Receiver/Amplifier level
2. Speakers out of
phase
Carefully check polarity of each speaker
3.Incorrect
Impedance Match
settings
See Imp. Match
Section starting on
pg.8 and set switches
correctly
4. Incorrect
assignment of
left/right source
RCA cables or
speaker cables
Isolate to source or
room and correct
Poor audio
quality
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SPECIFICATIONS
VSS Power Rating--Nominal............ 100 Watts RMS per Channel
VSR Power Rating--Nominal............ 100 Watts RMS per Channel
VSR35 Power Rating--Nominal......... 35 Watts RMS per Channel
Frequency Response.....................20-20KHz +/- 0.5dB @ 8 Ohms
Total Harmonic Distortion........................................... < 1%
Impedance Settings.....................................................1X/2X/4X/8X
Impedance Settings (VSR35)...................................... 1X/2X/4X
Minimum Speaker Load............................................. 4 Ohms
Dynamic Range.....................................49 dB (max to min audible)
Available in White. Trim kits available in White, Ivory, Almond,
Light Almond, Black, and Brown
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Limited Lifetime Warranty
ELAN HOME SYSTEMS, L.L.C. (“ELAN”) warrants to the original retail
purchaser that the VSS-VSR-VSR35 Volume Control is free from defects in
materials and workmanship, provided that the product was purchased from
an authorized ELAN Home Systems Dealer.
If the above purchaser discovers such item was not as warranted above
and promptly notifies ELAN writing, ELAN shall repair or replace the items
at the company’s option. This warranty shall not apply (a) to equipment not
manufactured by ELAN, (b) to equipment which shall have been installed by
other than an authorized ELAN installer, (c) to installed equipment which is
not installed to ELAN’s specifications, (d) to equipment which shall have been
repaired or altered by others than ELAN, (e) to equipment which shall have
been subjected to negligence, accident, or damage by circumstances beyond
ELAN’s control, including, but not limited to, lightning, flood, electrical surge,
tornado, earthquake, or any other catastrophic events beyond ELAN’s control,
or to improper operation, maintenance or storage, or to other than normal
use of service. With respect to equipment sold by, but not manufactured by
ELAN, the warranty obligations of ELAN shall in all respects conform and
be limited to the warranty actually extended to ELAN by its supplier. The
foregoing warranties do not cover reimbursement for labor, transportation,
removal, installation, or other expenses which may be incurred in connection
with repair or replacement.
Except as may be expressly provided and authorized in writing by ELAN,
ELAN shall not be subject to any other obligations or liabilities whatsoever
with respect to equipment manufactured by ELAN or services rendered by
ELAN.
THE FOREGOING WARRANTIES ARE EXCLUSIVE AND IN LIEU OF ALL
OTHER EXPRESSED AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES EXCEPT WARRANTIES
OF TITLE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF
MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
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