SQL FLAT POWERED SUB-WOOFER Owner`s

SQL FLAT POWERED SUB-WOOFER
Owner’s Manual
570-SQLFW110PS
SQLFW Powered Sub-woofer series
Congratulations
You now own a new Kaption Audio powered sub-woofer loudspeaker.
These loudspeakers are engineered to reproduce music that is so
detailed, you will hear music in a whole new dimension. State of the art
technology, rigorous testing, superior materials, innovative design and
painstaking quality control; all of these factors make for a truly superior
product.
Features:
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10” Powered sub-woofer
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RMS Power 400 Watts
•
Peak Power 800 Watts
•
Wired bass remote control
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Functions with most factory source units
•
Performance tuned enclosure
For maximum performance, we highly recommend you have your new
sub‑woofer installed by an AUTHORIZED KAPTION DEALER
If you need assistance to install the sub-woofer yourself, please consult
an AUTHORIZED KAPTION DEALER. To find a dealer, contact Kaption
Audio and we will provide the closest dealer to your location.
Kaption Audio
95 Cousins Drive
Aurora, Ontario
Canada, L4G 1B5
www.KAPTIONAUDIO.com
(416) 525-2890
Designed in Canada; Made in China
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Warning
Investigate the layout of your automobile thoroughly before drilling or cutting
any holes. Use extreme care when you work near the gas tanks, gas or hydraulic
lines, and electrical wiring. Always make sure the Sub-Woofer is securely
mounted. Mounting the Sub-woofer securely to the automobile will prevent
damage to the car or injury to a person, particularly in the event of an accident.
Don’t mount the sub-woofer so that the wire connections are
unprotected or are subject to pinching or damage from nearby objects.
The +12 VDC power wire must be fused at the battery positive terminal
connection. Before making or breaking power connections at the system
power terminals, disconnect the +12V wire at the battery. Confirm your
source unit and/or other equipment is turned off while connecting the
input RCA jacks or speaker terminals.
If you need to replace the Sub-woofer fuses, replace it only with a fuse
identical to that supplied with the system. Using a fuse of different type
or rating may result in damage to this system which is not covered by
the warranty.
CAUTION
Extended exposure to sound pressure levels over 100dB may
result in temporary or permanent hearing loss. Exercise caution to
prevent damage to hearing.
Kaption Audio accepts no liability for any damaged or permanent
hearing loss.
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Parts List
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Enclosure with sub-woofer
Wired bass remote control
2 Straps
High level-In wire harness
4 Feet with screws
Specifications
Physical size (Measurements shown in Inches [Millimeters])
570- SQLFW110PS
146
5.76
10
4.0
41
1.61
356
14.00
673
26.50
196
7.72
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Assembly
When installing the powered sub-woofer under or behind the seat in a
pickup truck vehicle, the feet are required.
Using the 4 screws provided, assemble the feet onto the speaker face.
The speaker enclosure has 4 pre-drilled locations in the corners to
receive the feet. This will ensure you have proper clearance from the
sub-floor of the vehicle and will have optimum sound .
WARNING
Warranty will not be covered if this unit is not installed properly. Please
consulate an authorized dealer
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Horizontal
For Pickup truck installations the Sub-woofer system can be installed
either horizontally under a rear passenger seat or vertically facing the
rear wall of a cab.
In either installation location, the mounting feet must be used to ensure
the woofer does not contact the floor or walls of the vehicle. If this unit
is not installed properly severe damage can occur to the sub-woofer.
The sub-woofer system must be secured to the vehicle with the straps
provided or some other means preventing any damage to the wires
from vehicle motion.
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Controls and wiring locations
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10
9
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PROTECTION
POWER
INPUT
POWER
HIGH-INPUT
L+ L- R+ R-
REM
LPF BASSBOOST
GAIN
+ 12V
MIN MAX
40Hz
0dB
220Hz
12dB
L
BASS
REMOTE
R
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
1. +12 Volt Power connection.
Must be connected to the positive terminal on the vehicle’s battery.
A fuse must be connected in-line between the powered sub-woofer
and the battery. See installation instruction for further details.
2. REM (Remote Turn On)
To turn the sub-woofer on/off, controlled by the source unit. This
terminal must be connected to the source unit’s “remote” or
“electric antenna” wire or connection. (See installation section)
3. GND
The ground wire from this connection must be directly attached
to bare metal on the vehicle‘s frame. The connection point on
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the frame must be stripped of all paint to make a proper electrical
connection. The distance to the ground should be as short as possible
and no more than 18”.
DO NOT connect the powered sub-woofer to
the vehicle’s battery ground terminal.
4. Bassboost
The Bassboost can boost the bass frequency level by 0dB to 12dB.
The boost frequency is centred at 50Hz.
5. LPF (Low Pass Filter) Control
The LPF controls the low pass crossover to select the desired
frequency. The frequency can be adjusted from 40Hz to 220Hz.
6. GAIN Control
Use the GAIN Control to fine-tune the input sensitivity of the
amplifier to the source unit’s output level. The operating range is
from MIN to MAX. This is NOT a volume control!
7. Wired Bass Remote Jack
Provides a wired remote control to the drivers seated location. The
Bass Remote controls the amplifier’s volume adjustment.
8. RCA Input Jacks
RCA Input jacks are for use with source units having RCA or low level
output. Source units with an output signal level of minimum 200mV
may be used. (See installation wiring diagram)
9. Power Indicator
The LED indicates the amplifier is functioning properly when the LED
is lit.
10. Protection Indicator
The LED will light up red and will flash if there is a fault detected
by the amplifier. Disconnect the sub-woofer. Check and fix the
connections to resolve the fault condition.
11. High Level Input
Amplifier can use high level input from the source units existing
speakers or output if low level RCA jacks are not available on the
source unit. (See installation wiring diagram). The SQLFW110PS
power amplifier is equipped with current sensing so it will detect a
signal from the vehicles source unit. Therefore the remote lead does
not have to be wired to remote lead input on the amplifier.
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Installation
1. Input - The amplifier can use either a low or high level signal from
the source unit. USE ONLY ONE TYPE OF INPUT from the source unit to
the amplifier terminals on the sub-woofer. Be sure to lay the signal wire
away from all power cables and vehicle computers. Use high quality
twisted pair interconnect cables to decrease the possibility of radiated
noise entering the system.
•
Using RCA
Connections
(low level
input): if the
source unit has
RCA outputs,
simply attach
a signal cable
from the
source unit
to the subwoofer‘s amp
RCA input.
This will
provide signal
to the subwoofer.
Low Level Input - wiring diagram
PROTECTION
POWER
INPUT
POWER
HIGH-INPUT
L+ L- R+ RGAIN
L
LPF BASSBOOST
REM
+ 12V
MIN MAX
40Hz
0dB
220Hz
12dB
BASS
REMOTE
R
FUSE
SOURCE UNIT
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Using Speaker Level Connections (high level input): use the high level
output from the source unit and the HIGH LEVEL-IN wire harness
supplied with the
sub-woofer. Splice
SOURCE UNIT HIGH LEVEL-IN WIRE HARNESS
the source unit
LEFT (+)
L (+), WHITE WIRE
speaker wires to
LEFT (-)
L (-), WHITE WIRE WITH BLACK STRIPE
HIGH LEVEL-IN
RIGHT (+)
R (-), GRAY WIRE
wire harness. (See
RIGHT (-)
R (-), GRAY WIRE WITH BLACK STRIPE
table) Be sure to
connect the car
audio’s system
High Level Input - wiring diagram
(+) wiring to the
wiring harness
and the (-) car
audio system to
the (-) wiring
harness. Plug the
HIGH LEVEL-IN
wire harness into
the amplifier.
PROTECTION
POWER
INPUT
POWER
HIGH-INPUT
L+ L- R+ RGAIN
LPF BASSBOOST
REM
+ 12V
MIN MAX
40Hz
0dB
220Hz
12dB
L
BASS
REMOTE
TO SPEAKER WIRES
R
GRAY/BLACK STRIPE
R-
GRAY
R+
WHITE/BLACK STRIPE
L-
WHITE
L+
2. Power
Terminals - Please
take proper
measures during
installation to
protect the power
wires as best you
can. For example,
when running
the power cable
from the vehicle’s
battery through
the firewall, use a
firewall bushing
for protection.
FUSE
SOURCE UNIT
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Run the power wire through the interior of the vehicle, under the carpet,
and to the sub-woofer’s amplifier. If this is something that you do not feel
comfortable doing, please ask a professional to help you. Be sure to lay
the power wire away from all signal cables.
• +12V: This is the main power input for the amplifier and must be
connected directly to the positive terminal of the car battery for
the amplifier to operate properly. It is important that a main fuse is
installed a maximum of 18” from the battery.
• GND: This is the ground connection for the amplifier and must be
connected directly to the metal chassis of the vehicle for the subwoofer to operate properly. A properly grounded sub-woofer can
be run harder and longer than a poorly grounded sub-woofer.
The ground on the amplifier should be as short as possible and be
connected directly to the vehicle’s metal chassis. Do not connect to
factory bolts of ANY kind. When attaching the ground to the chassis,
sand all the paint away from the contact point. A grounding block like
the Street Wires GT4 should be used whenever possible as this piece of
equipment has 5 times the surface area of a normal screw.
The gauge of the power and ground wire is often an overlooked aspect
of sub-woofer installation. The more power the sub-woofer receives, the
more power it will produce. Power cables have a natural resistance, and
will lose voltage by the time the power makes its way to the sub-woofer.
The large gauge diameter wire will hold more voltage over longer runs.
Also, by having a larger diameter ground wire, the sub-woofer can run
more efficiently. It recommends using a minimum of 4 gauge power and
ground cables to get the best performance.
• REM: This connection turns the sub-woofer on and off. REM connection
is used based upon the amplifier input source (high level or low level) and
if the source unit has current sensing technology.
Low level input: Use the REM connection if the amplifier is connected to
the low level inputs (RCA). Connect the REM to the source unit’s remoteturn‑on output. If the source unit does not have a remote-turn-on circuit
the amplifier can be connected to +12V using a switch powered from the
ignition switched circuit.
High level input: Determine if the vehicle’s source unit has current sensing
technology. If the source unit does have current sensing technology then
REM is not required to turn on the amplifier.
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If the vehicle’s source unit does not have current sensing technology
while using the high level source input then connect the REM the same
method as the low level input.
Double check all the previous connection installation steps, in particular
the speaker and power wiring. Securely mount the powered sub-woofer. If
everything is in order, reconnect the vehicle’s negative battery connection
and begin following the Feature Setup and Adjustments steps.
Troubleshooting Guide
PROBLEM
Power indicator is not lit
CAUSES AND SOLUTIONS
A. 12 volt wire fuse or sub‑woofer fuse is
blown and needs replacement
B. Check remote turn on +12V and GND
connections ensure the ground is secured
to clean metal on the vehicle chassis.
C. Source unit not functioning properly
Power indicator is lit /
There is no Bass
A. Inputs are not properly connected or
loose. Check and ensure connections are tight
B. Incorrect sub-woofer level control
setting – Check to see if the level is at
minimum
Protection light is on
There could be a possible short in the
speaker connections. Check for proper
speaker connection and ensure there is no
bare or uninsulated wire exposed.
Use a volt /ohm meter to check for
possible shorts in the speaker wiring.
Check the impedance of speakers . If they
are too low this may cause the amplifier
protection light to come on.
Bass sound is distorted
A. Sub‑woofer gain control is set too high
B. Sub‑woofer bass control knob is set too high
C. Bass Level is set too high on head unit
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Limited Warranty Information:
KAPTION AUDIO LOUDSPEAKERS COME WITH A ONE‑YEAR PARTS AND
LABOUR LIMITED WARRANTY.
This warranty covers the original purchaser of a Kaption Audio speaker,
purchased from an authorized Kaption Audio dealer.
In order to receive service, proof of purchase is required stating the
customers name, dealer name, product purchased and date of purchase.
Products found to be defective during the warranty period will be
repaired or replaced with a product deemed to be equivalent at
Kaption Audio’s discretion.
What is not covered
1. Any product not purchased from an authorized Kaption Audio
dealer.
2. Any expense related to the removal, re-installation or shipment of
any Kaption Audio products.
3. Any Kaption Audio product that has been defaced or altered.
4. Subsequent damage to other components.
5. Damage caused by accident, abuse, improper installation, improper
operation, water damage and theft.
6. Burnt voice coils due to amplifier clipping or distortion.
7. Repeated returns with the same damaged may be considered abuse.
How to obtain service
To obtain service on a Kaption Audio product; please return product
along with original receipt to an authorized Kaption Audio dealer or
call 416-525-2890.
Kaption Audio will not accept goods without an RMA number (return
merchandise authorization).
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10” FLAT POWERED
SUB-WOOFER
570-SQLFW110PS
Warranty registration card
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City: ________________________________________________
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Country: ________________________________________________
Postal / Zip code: ________________________________________________
Phone: ________________________________________________
Email: ________________________________________________
Model Number: ________________________________________________
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Authorized
Kaption Audio dealer: ________________________________________________
Purchase Date: ________________________________________________
Limited Warranty Information:
KAPTION AUDIO PRODUCTS COME WITH A ONE-YEAR PARTS AND LABOUR LIMITED
WARRANTY.
This warranty covers the original purchaser of a Kaption Audio product, purchased from an
authorized Kaption Audio dealer. In order to receive service, proof of purchase is required
stating the customers name, dealer name, product purchased and date of purchase.
Products found to be defective during the warranty period will be repaired or replaced with a
product deemed to be equivalent at Kaption Audio’s discretion.
Kaption Audio
95 Cousins Drive, Aurora, Ontario, Canada, L4G 1B5
www.kaptionaudio.com
1-866-KAPTION (527-8466)
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Kaption Audio
95 Cousins Drive,
Aurora, Ontario,
Canada, L4G 1B5
www.KAPTIONAUDIO.com
(416) 525-2890
R0 (16/07)