PEQ-200
5-BAND CROSSOVER
AND
EQUALIZER
Ow ne r's
Manual
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CONTENTS
Precautions/Specifications.................................................... 3
Installation Procedures.......................................................... 4
Wiring Instructions.................................................................... 4
Typical System Wiring Diagram...............................................6
Operating Instructions........................................................... 7-9
Warranty...................................................................................11
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PRECAUTIONS
IMPORTANT - READ THIS SECTION CAREFULLY
1. This unit does not contain a power amplifier and must be used with a
compatible external amplifier. The output of this unit is not designed for,
and is not capable of driving speakers directly.
2. The input of this unit operates at a low level (120 mV to 4.0 V) and
must be connected to the low-level (pre-amp level) outputs of the car
stereo.
CAUTION: DO NOT attempt to directly connect the speaker level outputs of
the car stereo to this unit or damage to the car stereo and/or
equalizer may result.
3. This unit is designed for 12V dc negative-ground electrical systems,
only.
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SPECIFICATIONS:
Pre-Amplifier Input Level:
Input Impedance:
Frequency Response:
THD:
Channel Separation:
Signal-to-Noise Ratio:
Maximum Output:
Equalizer Frequencies:
0.12V to 4.0V
10K Ohms
10Hz to 30kHz, +1dB
0.03%
Greater than 82dB
Greater than 92dB
7.5V rms
40Hz, 150Hz, 400Hz,
2kHz, 10kHz
Cut/Boost:
Subwoofer Level Control:
Crossover Subwoofer Output:
Slope:
Rear Output:
Slope:
Front Output:
Slope:
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+/-12dB
-6dB to +10dB
50Hz, 80Hz, 100Hz,
120Hz
18dB/Octave
80Hz,100Hz, 150Hz,
FULL
12dB/Octave
100Hz,150Hz, 200Hz,
FULL
12dB/Octave
MOUNTING
BRACKET
INSTALLATION PROCEDURES
The PEQ-200 should be easily accessible to the operator,
and is intended for in-dash (if a location is available),
console, or under-dash mounting as shown. To install the
unit, proceed as follows:
1. Carefully choose a favorable mounting location prior
to wiring the unit. Before deciding on the mounting
location, consider these points:
a. Will the unit be accessible for easy operation
while driving?
b. Is it a good solid mounting surface?
c. How will the wiring be routed to reach the unit?
d. Will it obstruct or interfere with passengers or
other controls?
2. After choosing the location, position the mounting
bracket and mark the location of the four screws on
the surface, two at each end.
3. Remove the bracket and drill a 3/32" hole at the four
locations.
CAUTION: Do not use any screws other than those
provided with this unit. Use of longer screws
may short-circuit or damage internal components
of the unit.
4. Place the bracket in position and secure it to the
mounting surface using the four self-tapping
screws,flat washers and lockwashers provided.
5. Attach the PEQ-200 to the mounting bracket using
two machine screws through the bracket into each
side of the unit. Since the mounting bracket holes
are elongated vertically, the unit can be secured in
a tilted fashion to enhance control accessibility.
PEQ-200
CROSSOVER/EQUALIZER
Under-Dash Installation
EXISTING CAR
RADIO
PEQ-200
CROSSOVER/EQUALIZER
Typical In-Dash Installation
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WIRING INSTRUCTIONS
NOTE: If ground wire to the source is not available, you will
need to find your own grounding point. Locate a metal
area close to the PEQ-200 that provides a good ground
point (preferably the floor). Eliminate unwanted paint
and other contaminants using a wire brush or sandpaper. Terminate the black wire using the correct size of
ring terminal and attach it to the bare metal. Spread
Silicone over the screw and bare metal to prevent rust
and corrosion.
The wiring of your crossover equalizer will depend on the
system and speakers you are using but will either be a 2-way
(bass and midrange/high) or 3-way (bass, midrange and high)
application using 2 or 4 channels of input from the car stereo.
The following pages illustrate the input and output wiring for
these types. Please refer to the appropriate diagram for the
system configuration you are using.
The power connections for this unit are accomplished using the
supplied modular 4-pin connector wiring harness (item 18). The
wiring harness contains three color-coded wires.
Connecting these wires should not be overly difficult if the
following guidlines are adhered to: (See the installation diagram.)
1. Power Connection (Red wire)
Pull the source unit (radio, amplifier, etc.) out from the
dash far enough until the wires are exposed at the rear
of the unit. Using a digital voltmeter, find a constant
+12Vdc lead for the radio, and splice into this wire.
Splice or solder the red wire from the wiring harness
and connect it inline with the +12Vdc wire using a
barrel connector of appropriate size.
3. Remote Turn-On Connection (Orange wire)
The PEQ-200 is turned on by applying +12 volts to the
remote turn-on terminal (REM) of the cable 4-Pin
connector harness. The wire lead to this terminal
should be connected either to the "Auto-Antenna"
lead from the car stereo, or to some other point which
will provide a +12 V dc supply only when the car
stereo is turned on. If the car stereo does not provide
an Auto-Antenna lead, the remote turn-on lead may be
wired to an "Accessory" or "Radio" terminal in the car's
fuse block. This will turn the PEQ-200 on and off with
the ignition key, regardless of whether the car stereo
is on or off. The remote turn-on lead of the cable
harness does not have to carry large currents, so #20
gauge wire may be used for this application. After the
remote connection has been made, insert the cable
connector into the 4-pin jack at the rear of the unit while
pressing the key tab; it will snap into place.
2. Ground Connection (Black wire)
Locate the ground wire supplied to the source unit and
splice into it. Take the black wire from the wiring
harness and connect it in line with the ground wire by
splicing and or soldering.
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TYPICAL WIRING
DIAGRAM
MIDRANGE/TWEETERS
(RIGHT)
(LEFT)
MIDRANGE/TWEETERS
(RIGHT)
(LEFT)
HIGH FRONT
AMPLIFIER
HIGH REAR
AMPLIFIER
RIGHT
WOOFER
LEFT
WOOFER
WOOFER
AMPLIFIER
CAR STEREO
CAR COMPACT DISC PLAYER
OPEN
PWR
ACD-83
TRACK
CH
LOC
MUTE
EQ ROCK
Audio
Control
LOUD
Tune
MONO
/Seek
/Track
LOC
ILL
Sub. W
MULTI-COLOR FLUORESCENT DISPLAY
T/F
CLAS
POP
LOUD
DISC RND
RPT
SCAN
EQ
SEL
ST
POWER LEVEL METER
AS/PS
1
TOP
2
SCN
3
RPT
4
RND
5
D.DN
6
D.UP
MODE
BAND
LOW-LEVEL
RCA OUTPUTS
CONNECT THIS
WIRE LAST
INPUT
R
L
INPUT
LEVEL
HIGHPASS
R OUT L
REAR
R OUT L
FRONT
SUBWOOFER
50Hz
80Hz
100Hz
120Hz
REAR
FULL
80Hz
100Hz
150Hz
SUBWOOFER
R OUT L
REM
B+
_ GND
+
_
12 VOLT VEHICLE
BATTERY
CHASSIS
GROUND
FRONT
EXISTING SCREW OR BOLT
CLEAN PAINT, RUST, DIRT OR
GREASE FROM AREA FOR
GOOD CONNECTION
FULL
100Hz
150Hz
200Hz
CROSSOVER-EQUALIZER
GROUNDED METAL
SECTION OF VEHICLE
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
4. Input Connections
This crossover features low-level input capability and
can accommodate two channels of low-level output
from the car stereo, which is connected to the INPUT
R/L jacks (item 12) on the rear panel as shown on the
wiring diagram.
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5. Output Connections
Connect the low-level output jacks from the PEQ-200
to the low-level inputs of the amplifier(s) in the system
as shown on the wiring diagram. For 2-way systems,
use the SUBWOOFER OUT R/L and HIGH PASS OUT
REAR R/L jacks. For 3-way systems, use the
SUBWOOFER OUT R/L, HIGH PASS OUT REAR R/
L and HIGH PASS OUT FRONT R/L jacks.
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5
6
7
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9
10
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1 POWER INDICATOR
This LED indicator lights green when power is applied to the
unit from a remote source, such as the radio and/or the vehicle
ignition switch, and provided the remote terminal is connected
to +12Vdc.
2 PEAK INDICATOR
This LED indicator lights red when the equalizer input signal
exceeds the input range, thereby causing saturation or overloading to take place. The indicator will also light when the
input signal itself is overdriven or clipped.
3 MASTER MIN/MAX CONTROL
Rotate this control clockwise (MAX) or counterclockwise
(MIN) to adjust the overall system volume after the source
radio or amplifier volume output has been set to the desired
level.
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4 FADER FRONT/REAR CONTROL
HI-MID 2kHz CONTROL
Rotate this control counterclockwise (minimum) or clockwise
(maximum) to adjust the system high mid-range cut or boost,
respectively, between -12dB and 12dB at the frequency of
2kHz.
Rotate this control clockwise (REAR) or counterclockwise
(FRONT) to favor the output from the rear or front speakers,
respectively; the sound output from the front or rear speakers
is thereby subdued. The control is detented at the center
position which provides equal front and rear speaker outputs.
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5
TREBLE 10kHz CONTROL
Rotate this control counterclockwise (minimum) or clockwise
(maximum) to adjust the system treble cut or boost,
respectively, between -12dB and 12dB at the frequency of
10kHz.
VOL SUB MIN/MAX CONTROL
Rotate this control clockwise (MAX) or counterclockwise
(MIN) to adjust the subwoofer (SUB) output level at or below
the crossover frequency selected by the SUBWOOFER fourposition slide switch (item 20).
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AUX INPUT JACK
This jack can be used with a portable CD (or MP3) stereo player
by connecting an audio patch cable with a standard 1/8"
phono plug (available at most radio supply stores). Attach the
audio output from the CD/MP3 player to the AUX IN jack. This
external input will automatically override the input from the
existing stereo source. To resume play of the existing stereo,
simply remove the patch cable from the AUX IN jack.
6 SUB 40Hz CONTROL
Rotate this control counterclockwise (minimum) or clockwise
(maximum) to adjust the subwoofer cut or boost between -12dB
and 12dB, respectively, at the frequency of 40Hz.
7 BASS 150Hz CONTROL
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Rotate this control counterclockwise (minimum) or clockwise
(maximum) to adjust the system bass cut or boost between -12dB and 12dB, respectively, at the frequency
of150Hz.
INPUT R/L CONNECTORS
These connectors accept the stereo output signal from the
external audio source, such as a radio.
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8 MID 400Hz CONTROL
INPUT LEVEL ADJUSTMENT
This rear panel control provides a sensitivity screwdriver
adjustment which matches the input sensitivity of the unit to
the level of the output signal from the stereo source.
Rotate this control counterclockwise (minimum) or clockwise
(maximum) to adjust the system mid-range cut or boost
between -12dB and 12dB, respectively, at the frequency of
400Hz.
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bp HIGH PASS OUT FRONT R/L CONNECTORS
REAR PANEL
12
13
INPUT
R
L
INPUT
LEVEL
14
HIGHPASS
R OUT L
REAR
R OUT L
FRONT
SUBWOOFER
50Hz
80Hz
100Hz
120Hz
15
18
REAR
FULL
80Hz
100Hz
150Hz
These connector ports provide the high-pass crossover stereo
output signal to the front speaker amplifier. The crossover
equalization frequency of this signal is selected by the FRONT
crossover selector switch (item 19).
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SUBWOOFER
R OUT L
HIGH PASS OUT REAR R/L CONNECTORS
These connector ports provide the high-pass crossover stereo
output signal to the rear speaker amplifier. The crossover
equalization frequency of this signal is selected by the REAR
crossover selector switch (item 18).
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16
REM
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B+
_ GND
SUBWOOFER OUT R/L CONNECTORS
Thses connector ports provide the subwoofer crossover stereo output signal to the subwoofer amplifier. The crossover
equalization frequency of this signal is selected by the
SUBWOOFER selector switch (item 20).
bs INPUT POWER CONNECTOR
FRONT
FULL
100Hz
150Hz
200Hz
This 4-pin connector accepts vehicle input power of 12Vdc
and ground, along with the remote turnon, via the supplied
harness.
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CROSSOVER-EQUALIZER
20
REAR HIGH-PASS CROSSOVER SWITCH
This 4-position slide switch allows you to select the high-pass
crossover point for the rear speakers at 150Hz, 100Hz, 80Hz
or FULL (Full Range) during 2-way and 3-way operation. The
frequencies above the setting of this control will be passed
through the crossover to the HIGH PASS OUT REAR R/L
jacks. Make this selection as appropriate for the woofer-tomidrange frequency of the speaker system being used.
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bu FRONT HIGH-PASS CROSSOVER SWITCH
This 4-position slide switch allows you to select the high-pass
crossover point for the front speakers at 200Hz, 150Hz, 100Hz
or FULL (Full Range) during 2-way and 3-way operation. The
frequencies above the setting of this control will be passed
through the crossover to the HIGH PASS OUT FRONT R/L
jacks. Make this selection as appropriate for the
midrange-to-tweeter crossover frequency of the speaker
system being used.
cl SUBWOOFER LOW-PASS CROSSOVER SWITCH
This 4-position slide switch allows you to select the low-pass
crossover point for the subwoofer speakers at 120Hz, 100Hz,
80Hz or 50Hz. The frequencies below the setting of this control
will be passed through the crossover to the SUBWOOFER
OUT R/L jacks. Make this selection as appropriate for the
subwoofer crossover frequency of the speaker system being
used.
cm IN-LINE POWER FUSE
The circuitry of the PEQ-200 is protected from damage by a
1-Amp automotive-type fuse in-line with the constant +12V dc
power input, and housed within the fuse box of the power
harness assembly. The use of fuses with incorrect ratings
may cause serious damage to the unit. If the fuse blows
constantly, carefully check all electrical connections to the
unit.
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12 / 24 MONTH LIMITED WARRANTY
Applies to automotive radios, radio/tape players, radio/CD players,
CD changers, power amplifiers, equalizers and accessories.
AUDIOVOX CORPORATION (the Company) warrants to the original retail purchaser of this product that should this product or any
part thereof, under normal use and conditions, be proven defective in material or workmanship within 12 months from the date of
original purchase, such defect(s) will be repaired or replaced with new or reconditioned product (at the Company's option) without
charge for parts and repair labor.
To obtain repair or replacement within the terms of this Warranty, the product is to be delivered with proof of warranty coverage (e.g.
dated bill of sale), specification of defect(s), transportation prepaid, to an approved warranty station or the Company at the address
shown below.
The warranty period will be extended to 24 months from the date of original purchase if the product is installed by an authorized
Prestige Audio dealer. To claim warranty service during this extended period, the bill of sale must specify that the product was
installed by an authorized Prestige Audio dealer.
This Warranty does not extend to the elimination of externally generated static or noise, to correction of antenna problems, to costs
incurred for installation, removal or reinstallation of the product, or to damage to tapes, compact discs, speakers, accessories, or
vehicle electrical systems.
This Warranty does not apply to any product or part thereof which, in the opinion of the Company, has suffered or been damaged
through alteration, improper installation, mishandling, misuse, neglect, accident, or by removal or defacement of the factory serial
number/bar code label(s). THE EXTENT OF THE COMPANY'S LIABILITY UNDER THIS WARRANTY IS LIMITED TO THE REPAIR
OR REPLACEMENT PROVIDED ABOVE AND, IN NO EVENT, SHALL THE COMPANY'S LIABILITY EXCEED THE PURCHASE
PRICE PAID BY PURCHASER FOR THE PRODUCT.
This Warranty is in lieu of all other express warranties or liabilities. ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED
WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE DURATION OF THIS WRITTEN WARRANTY. ANY ACTION
FOR BREACH OF ANY WARRANTY HEREUNDER INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY MUST BE
BROUGHT WITHIN A PERIOD OF 30 MONTHS FROM DATE OF ORIGINAL PURCHASE. IN NO CASE SHALL THE COMPANY
BE LIABLE FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES FOR BREACH OF THIS OR ANY OTHER WARRANTY,
EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WHATSOEVER. No person or representative is authorized to assume for the Company any liability other
than expressed herein in connection with the sale of this product.
Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts or the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential
damage so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you. This Warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also
have other rights which vary from state to state.
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