Radio Shack Speaker User's Manual

Portable 900 MHz Wireless Speaker System
Thank you for purchasing the RCA
Portable 900 MHz Wireless Speaker
System. Your system gives you high-quality
stereo sound in the 900 MHz band to
almost anywhere in or around your home.
Your Speaker System's three selectable
channels, PLL (Phase-Locked Loop)
circuitry and built-in antenna give you
precise tuning, so you can enjoy your
favorite music while you exercise or work
around your yard or house — up to 300
feet away from your stereo.
Your system has compander circuitry for
optimum dynamic range and noise
reduction, a 10-watt RMS amplifier in each
speaker, a 2-way speaker design with 5"
woofer and 1" dome tweeter. It has true
stereo operation with frequency ranges
from 50Hz to 20KHz (6dB bandwidth),
which will offer you the best sound. There
is no pilot tone spill over in this system,
and this improves your sound quality.
Also there is Automatic Level Control for
audio input to RF transmitter for optimum
FM deviation adjustment (plug and play,
no user adjustment is required)
Power/Transmitter Indicator — lights
green when the AC adapter is correctly
plugged in and the audio signal is input to
the transmitter.
Power/Speaker Indicator — lights green
when the AC adapter is correctly plugged
in or batteries are installed and POWER is
set to ON.
Your system is powered by three AC
adapters (included) or 16 “D” batteries (not
supplied, 8 for each speaker)
© 2003 RadioShack Corporation.
All Rights Reserved.
Getting Started
Your package should contain the following items
Package Contents
Transmitter (1)
Speaker (2)
AC Adapter for Transmitter (1)
Dual RCA Male to Dual RCA Male Cable (1)
AC Adapter for Speaker (2)
1
/8-inch Stereo Male to Dual RCA Female
Adapter (1)
3-foot Cable with 1/8-inch Stereo Male to Dual 1/8-inch Stereo Female (1)
Installing the Transmitter
Choosing a Location
In order to achieve the best performance,
position the transmitter as far as possible
from other electronic devices such as TVs,
receivers, or VCRs. Radio interference from
these devices could affect your system's
performance.
Position the transmitter away from large
metal objects, as these could block your
transmitter's signals. Try several locations
for the transmitter. Select the location that
provides the best performance. Set up the
transmitter to send a wireless signal to the
speakers.
Connecting to AC Power
Connect the transmitter to AC power with
the supplied 12V, 250mA AC adapter. Plug
the supplied AC adapter's barrel plug into
the transmitter's DC 12V jack, then plug the
adapter into a standard AC outlet.
Cautions:
• You must use a Class 2 power source
that supplies 12 volts DC and delivers
at least 250mA. Its center tip must be
set to positive and its plug must fit the
transmitter's DC 12V jack. The supplied
adapter meets these specifications.
Using an adapter that does not meet
these specifications will damage the
transmitter or the adapter.
• Always connect the AC adapter to the
transmitter before you connect it to AC
power. When you finish, disconnect the
adapter from AC power before you
disconnect it from the transmitter.
DC 12V Jack
CHANNEL
123
2
STEREO/
MONO
AUDIOIN
L/R
Connecting to an Audio Source
Mode Switch
You can connect the transmitter to your
audio source's left and right audio output
jacks or its headphone jack.
For normal stereo use, set STEREO/MONO,
on the back of the transmitter, to STEREO.
If you are using a monaural system, set
STEREO/MONO to MONO.
Cautions:
• Do not connect the transmitter to your
audio source's speaker output. Doing so
could damage the transmitter and the
audio source.
• If you connected the transmitter to an
audio source's headphone jack, set the
audio source's volume control to its
middle-position.
1. Connect one end of the supplied audio
patch cord to the transmitter's audio
jacks (white plug to L AUDIO IN and
red plug to R AUDIO IN).
2. If you are using the audio source's output
jacks, connect the white and red plugs
at the other end of the patch cord
directly to the audio source's
corresponding left (white) and right
(red) audio jacks.
If you are using your audio source's stereo
headphone jack, connect the patch cord's
white and red plugs to the white and
red phono jacks on the phono side of
the 1/8-inch supplied adapter.
If your audio source has a 1/8-inch
headphone jack, insert the adapter's 1/8inch stereo plug into the audio source's
HEADPHONE jack.
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Installing a Speaker
Connecting Power
1. Press the two tabs located on the back
of the speaker and open the battery
compartment cover.
Keyhole Slot
Battery
Compartment
Cover
2. Insert the batteries in the compartment
according to the polarity symbols (+
and –) marked inside the battery
compartment.
Strain Relief
Slot
8 D Size Batteries
Installing Batteries
You can use 16 (8 for each speaker) D size
batteries (not supplied) to power the
speakers. Batteries are available at your local
RadioShack store or online at
www.radioshack.com.
Battery Notes:
• Use only fresh batteries of the required
size and recommended type.
• Do not mix old and new batteries,
different types of batteries (standard,
alkaline, or rechargeable), or
rechargeable batteries of different
capacities.
• If you do not plan to use the speakers
for a week or longer, remove the
batteries. Batteries can leak chemicals
that can destroy electronic parts.
• Dispose of old batteries promptly and
properly.
• Do not burn or bury batteries.
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Battery
Compartment
Cover
3. Replace the battery compartment cover
and make sure the cover is secured
prior to moving the speaker.
Notes
• Unpluging the supplied AC adapter
causes the batteries to automatically
power the speaker.
• When the AC adapter is used, the
batteries are automatically disconnected
from the speaker.
• When the speakers POWER LED
blinks, replace the batteries.
Connecting AC Power
1. Insert the supplied 12V, 1800mA AC
adapter’s barrel plug into the DC 12V
jack located at the back of the speaker.
2. Plug the other end of the AC Adapter
into an AC wall outlet.
3. Route the adapter’s cord through the
strain relief slot on the back of the
speaker.
Repeat the above steps for the other speaker.
Mounting the Speakers
To mount a speaker on the wall, you need a
screw (not supplied) with a head that fits
into the keyhole slot on the back of the
speaker.
1. Select a location and drill a hole at the
location.
2. Thread a screw into the hole until the
screw’s head extends about 15mm from
the wall.
3. Align the keyhole on the speaker with
the screw head in the wall, then slide
the speaker downward to secure it.
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Using Your System with Your PC
Follow these steps to use your speakers with your computer.
1. Connect the male end of the supplied cable adapter (1/8-inch stereo male to dual-1/8-inch
stereo female cable) to your computer’s audio output jack. Connect one of the cable ends
to your existing computer speaker plug and connect the other unused 1/8-inch female
cable end to the supplied Y-Adapter (1/8-inch stereo male to Dual-RCA female adapter).
2. Connect one end of the RCA adapter (Dual RCA-to-RCA) to the white and red phono
jacks on the phono side of the Y-adapter (1/8-inch stereo male to Dual-RCA female
adapter).
3. Connect the RCA Adapter’s (Dual RCA-to-RCA) left (white) cable end to the transmitter’s
L AUDIO IN jack and the right (red) cable end to the transmitter’s R AUDIO IN jack.
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Operation
Listening Safety
To protect your hearing, follow these
guidelines when you use the speaker system.
• Set the volume to the lowest setting
before you begin listening. After you
begin listening, adjust the volume to a
comfortable level.
• Do not listen at extremely high volume
levels. Extended high-volume listening
can lead to permanent hearing loss.
• Once you set the volume, do not
increase it. Over time, your ears adapt
to the volume level, so a volume level
that does not cause discomfort might
still damage your hearing.
Using Your Speakers
Follow these steps to obtain maximum
listening performance:
1. Turn on your audio source.
See Transmitter AUTO ON/OFF below
for the transmitter operation.
2. Set the transmitter to a frequency
channel (CHANNEL 1, 2, or 3) that has
no interference.
Slide CHANNEL 1 2 3 at the rear of the
speakers to select the same channel
selected on the transmitter.
4. Set SPEAKER on the back of each
speaker to either L (for the Left stereo
speaker) or R (for the Right stereo
speaker).
5. Adjust VOLUME and BASS on each
speaker between MIN (minimum) to
MAX (maximum) to a comfortable
listening level.
6. To turn off each speaker, rotate POWER
from ON to OFF. The power indicator
turns off.
Transmitter AUTO ON/OFF
The transmitter has a built-in automatic
transmit ON/OFF controller. When the AC
adapter is correctly plugged in and the
transmitter receives audio signals from the
audio source, the transmitter’s power LED
lights green. The transmission stops if the
transmitter does not receive audio signals
from the audio source for about one minute.
The transmitter’s power LED turns off when
the transmitter does not receive audio
signals.
Channel Select
If you receive interference, try changing the
channel number on the transmitter and the
speakers.
3. Turn on each speaker (Left and Right
speakers) by rotating POWER from
OFF to ON. You hear a click and the
power indicator lights green.
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Care
Keep the system dry; if it gets wet, wipe it
dry immediately. Use and store the system
only in normal temperature environments.
Handle the system carefully; do not drop it.
Keep the system away from dust and dirt,
and wipe it with a damp cloth occasionally
to keep it looking new.
Caution: You might permanently damage
your speakers by cleaning them with a
vacuum cleaner. Use a feather duster or a
soft cloth instead.
Service and Repair
If your system is not performing as it should,
take it to your local RadioShack store for
assistance. To locate your nearest
RadioShack, use the store locator feature on
RadioShack's website
(www.radioshack.com), or call 1-800-The
Shack (843-7422) and follow the menu
options. Modifying or tampering with the
system's internal components can cause a
malfunction and might invalidate its
warranty and void your FCC authorization
to operate it.
FCC Declaration of
Conformity
This device complies with Part 15 of the
FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions: (1) this device
may not cause harmful interference, and (2)
this device must accept any interference
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received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation.
Product:
Portable 900 MHz
Wireless Speaker
System
Model:
40-5029
Responsible
Party:
RadioShack
100 Throckmorton
Fort Worth, TX
76102
Phone:
817-415-3200
The FCC Wants You to Know
This equipment has been tested and found
to comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC
Rules. These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses and can radiate
radio frequency energy and, if not installed
and used in accordance with the
instructions, may cause harmful interference
to radio communications. However, there is
no guarantee that interference will not occur
in a particular installation. If this equipment
does cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be
determined by turning the equipment off
and on, the user is encouraged to try to
correct the interference by one or more of
the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving
antenna.
• Increase the separation between the
equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet
on a circuit different from that to which
the receiver is connected.
• Consult your local RadioShack store or
an experienced radio/TV technician for
help.
• If you cannot eliminate the interference,
the FCC requires that you stop using
your system.
Changes or modifications not expressly
approved by RadioShack may cause
interference and void the user’s authority to
operate the equipment.
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Troubleshooting
We do not expect you to have problems with your speaker system; however, if you do have
problems, try these troubleshooting tips.
Problem
No sound.
Solution
Be sure the speakers are turned on.
Replace the speakers’ batteries.
Be sure the AC adapter is plugged in and
has power.
Be sure all cables are securely connected.
Be sure the audio source is turned on and
turned to an active channel.
Adjust the speakers’ volume control.
Distorted audio.
Be sure the speakers and transmitter are set
to the same channel.
If you connected the transmitter to an audio
source’s headphone jack, reduce the audio
source’s volume.
Change the position of the transmitter.
The speakers are placed beyond the
transmitter’s effective range (approximately
300 feet). Move the speakers closer to the
transmitter.
Other 900 MHz transmissions are being
picked up by the speaker’s receiver
(possibly from a 900 MHz cordless
telephone). Change the transmitter’s and
the speaker’s frequency channel.
The speaker’s batteries are low. Replace the
batteries.
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Specifications
Transmitter
Carrier Frequency ..................................................................................... 911.4–918.4 MHz
Power Source ........................... Unregulated 12V DC, Center Tip set to positive (+), 250 mA
Use of any other power source may cause damage
Modulation Method ...................................................................................... FM Modulation
Frequency Response ............................................................................. 50 Hz–20 kHz (6 dB)
Approximate Measurement (HWD) ............................................................ 41/2 × 4 × 4 Inches
(116 × 106.2 × 107.2 mm)
Speaker
Sensitivity .......................................................................................... <2µV (with 20 dB S/N)
S/N Radio (@-50 dBm) ........................................................................... >=70 dB (A weight)
Audio Distortion ............................................................................................................. <2%
Max. Audio output ..................................................................................................... >=10W
Approximate Measurement (HWD)............................................................ 11 × 6 × 71/2 Inches
(280 × 150 × 195 mm)
Power Source ...... Two Unregulated AC adapters (AC 120/60Hz ~DC 12V 1800mA) supplied
Use of any other power source may cause damage
For each speaker, DC 8 × D Size 1.5V Alkaline Batteries (Not supplied)
Specifications are typical; individual units might vary. Specifications are subject to change and improvement without
notice.
Optional Accessories
The following optional accessories are
available at your local RadioShack store.
• Size D batteries
• 1/8-inch to 1/4-inch Stereo Adapter
• Speaker Wall Mount Brackets
• Speaker Stands
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Limited Ninety-Day Warranty
This product is warranted by RadioShack against manufacturing defects in material and workmanship under normal use for ninety (90) days from the date of purchase from RadioShack companyowned stores and authorized RadioShack franchisees and dealers. EXCEPT AS PROVIDED
HEREIN, RadioShack MAKES NO EXPRESS WARRANTIES AND ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES,
INCLUDING THOSE OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE,
ARE LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE DURATION OF THE WRITTEN LIMITED WARRANTIES
CONTAINED HEREIN. EXCEPT AS PROVIDED HEREIN, RadioShack SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY TO CUSTOMER OR ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY WITH RESPECT TO ANY LIABILITY, LOSS OR DAMAGE CAUSED DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY BY USE
OR PERFORMANCE OF THE PRODUCT OR ARISING OUT OF ANY BREACH OF THIS WARRANTY, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY DAMAGES RESULTING FROM INCONVENIENCE, LOSS OF TIME, DATA, PROPERTY, REVENUE, OR PROFIT OR ANY INDIRECT,
SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, EVEN IF RadioShack HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts or the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to
you.
In the event of a product defect during the warranty period, take the product and the RadioShack
sales receipt as proof of purchase date to any RadioShack store. RadioShack will, at its option, unless otherwise provided by law: (a) correct the defect by product repair without charge for parts and
labor; (b) replace the product with one of the same or similar design; or (c) refund the purchase
price. All replaced parts and products, and products on which a refund is made, become the property
of RadioShack. New or reconditioned parts and products may be used in the performance of warranty service. Repaired or replaced parts and products are warranted for the remainder of the original warranty period. You will be charged for repair or replacement of the product made after the
expiration of the warranty period.
This warranty does not cover: (a) damage or failure caused by or attributable to acts of God, abuse,
accident, misuse, improper or abnormal usage, failure to follow instructions, improper installation or
maintenance, alteration, lightning or other incidence of excess voltage or current; (b) any repairs
other than those provided by a RadioShack Authorized Service Facility; (c) consumables such as
fuses or batteries; (d) cosmetic damage; (e) transportation, shipping or insurance costs; or (f) costs
of product removal, installation, set-up service adjustment or reinstallation.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from
state to state.
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