Sonamp ASAP2SAT Manual

Sonamp ASAP2SAT Manual
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CAUTION: Read all of these instructions before you operate and
save instructions for later use.
1. Read Instructions - all the safety and operating instructions should be read
before the appliance is operated.
2. Retain Instructions - The safety and operating instructions should be retained for
future reference.
3. Heed Warnings - All warnings on the appliance and in the operating
instructions should be adhered to.
4. Follow Instructions - All operating and use instructions should be followed.
5.Water and Moisture- The appliance should not be used near water - for
example, near a bathtub, washbowl, kitchen sink, laundry tub, in a wet
basement, or near a swimming pool.
6. Carts and Stands - The appliance should be used only with a cart or stand
that is stable and sturdy enough to hold the product. An appliance and cart
combination should be moved with care. Quick stops, excessive force and
uneven surfaces may cause the appliance and cart combination to overturn.
7. Caution: To prevent electric shock, do not use this (polarized) plug with an
extension cord, receptacle or other outlets unless the blades can be fully
inserted to prevent blade exposure.
8.Ventilation - The appliance should be situated so that its location or position
does not interfere with its proper ventilation. For example, the appliance should
not be situated on a bed, sofa, rug, or similar surface that may block the
ventilation openings or, placed in a built-in installation, such as a bookcase or
cabinet that may impede the flow of air through the ventilation openings.
9. Heat - The appliance should be situated away from heat sources such as
radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other appliances (including amplifiers)
that produce heat.
10. Power Sources - The appliance should be connected to a power supply
only of the type described in the operating instructions or as marked on
the appliance.
11. Grounding or Polarization - Precautions that should be taken so that
the grounding or polarization of the appliance is not defeated.
12. Power-Cord Protection - Power supply cords should be routed so that they
are not likely to be walked on or pinched by items placed upon or against
them, paying particular attention to cords at plugs, convenience
receptacles, and the point where they exit from the appliance.
13. Cleaning - Dust the product with a clean cloth. NEVER use water.
14. Non-use Periods - The power cord of the appliance should be unplugged
from the outlet when left unused for a long period of time.
15. Object and Liquid Entry - Care should be taken so that objects do not fall
and liquids are not spilled into the enclosure through openings.
16. Damage Requiring Service - The appliance should be serviced by qualified
service personnel when:
A. The power-supply cord or the plug has been damaged.
B. Objects have fallen, or liquid has been spilled into the appliance.
C. The appliance has been exposed to rain.
D. The appliance does not appear to operate normally or exhibits a marked
change in performance.
E. The appliance has been dropped, or the enclosure damaged.
17. Servicing - The user should not attempt to service the appliance beyond
that described in the operating instructions. All other servicing should be
referred to qualified service personnel.
S O N A M P ®
A S A P 2
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Before making any signal or speaker connections, make sure your
power amplifier is turned off and unplugged. When making
connections, make sure there is no strain or tension on input leads or
speaker wires that could cause them to pull loose later on.
Input and Output Connections
The audio amplifiers in most televisions, even monitors, usually
deliver a few watts - not enough to properly drive many external
speakers connected to the set. The ASAP2 amplifies any local sound
source (like a TV or Multimedia), and will deliver 50 Watts per
channel into 8 ohms or 65 watts per channel into 4 ohms. It also
provides flawless automatic switching between the Local source
(TV) and a Main house audio system. The versatile triggering
system will allow multitude of automation possibilies. When
connected to both sources, the ASAP2 enables the local area
speakers to play the Main music system normally, and then switch
to the Local music source automatically.
The Sonamp® ASAP2 uses a new revolutionary power amplifier
technology called BASH® that is high efficiency and requires very
little heat sink area. Conventional power amplifier technology to
produce the same power output would require massive heat sinks
and a larger chassis for cooling. The amplifier is fully protected
against overheating, short circuits and low impedance loading.
Save your carton and the styrofoam inserts for future safe transport in
case you move or the unit ever requires shipping for repair. Note, it is
best if you place it into an additional outer "overcarton" before
shipment to minimize a chance of theft in shipment.
Before you proceed, find the serial number which is located on the
rear panel of the unit and note it here for future reference.
Serial # ________________________________________
Use the RCA jacks for the R and L channels. Make sure these are
consistent with the R and L outputs from your preamplifier/receiver.
Looping Jacks
The ASAP2 is designed to operate automatically and is housed in a
compact chassis that can be mounted out of sight. The unit can be
placed horizontally on its rubber feet, or the rubber feet can be easily
removed by peeling them off of the bottom of the chassis for rack
mounting. When used with a TV set, it may be convenient to hide the
unit on the back or side wall of the cabinet or bookshelf (not on the TV
itself). The ASAP2 features screw mounting holes on the bottom of the
chassis (see figure on top of next column). Mount the ASAP2 vertically
with the heat sinks on top.As with any other power amplifier, allow for
adequate air circulation around the unit and do not mount it in direct
sunlight or near a heat source such as hot air ducts or radiators.
* BASH is a registered trademark of Indigo Incorporated.
Your ASAP2 provides a pair of RCA output jacks, which duplicate the
input signal.These facilitate connection of additional power amplifiers
from a single source component.With these un-buffered output jacks,
you can link or "loop" amplifiers without messy Y-cord adaptors.
Speaker Connections
Very Important: Before starting, the output connections are
naturally in bridged mode. This means that the negative terminals
are inverting power amplifiers. NO COMMON GROUNDS! Do not
connect negative terminals together under any circumstances.
Never use 3 conductor wire, sharing the negative output terminals.
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It is important to observe correct polarity when using stereo mode.
One side of the speaker lead will have some sort of mark, either
printing, a raised ridge on the insulation or different color of
conductor. This permits you to know which wire you had connected
to the + and which to the - speaker terminals so you can do exactly
the same at the power amplifier terminals.
Make all speaker, input and control connections before applying
AC power. Connect the ASAP2 to an unswitched AC outlet. (Or
switched outlet for bypass mode) Power up the rest of the system
and proceed with the adjustments below.
Use Good Wire
Set this switch to ON position if using the AC trigger function to
minimize thumps or pops from television audio outputs. If using
Audio/Video triggering, set to OFF for fastest transition to local source.
For best results you should never use thin gauge speaker wire – it
will constrict the sound and deteriorate bass response. We
recommend use of premium Sonance MediaLinQ® speaker cable,
which also complies with UL fire rating. Be sure to check local
codes governing wire that may be installed within walls or ceilings.
Each brand of wire will have a different characteristic sound and
some may be more compatible with the sonic “signature” of your
various components. Your Sonamp ASAP2 is stable with any
reputable brand of wire and speaker cable.
AC Line cord
The ASAP2 features a removable IEC power cord, allowing for easy
installation. Plug the female end of the power cord into the inlet in
the rear panel and plug the male end into a grounded wall socket.
DO NOT plug the power cord into an AC outlet on your
Use only a heavy duty extension cord, if required, to avoid starving
the amplifier of all the current necessary for full power operation.
Speaker Wiring
Two pairs of parallel output quick-connect screw terminals are
provided. Connect the local loudspeakers to the Speaker A or B
terminals on the back of the ASAP2. If using two pairs of speakers,
use only speakers with an impedance of 6 ohms or greater. Use bare
wire and strip only enough wire (1/4") to fit into the slot in the
terminal. Before inserting the wire, twist all its strands tightly to
prevent stray strands that could cause a short circuit between + and
- terminals! Tighten each terminal connection securely.
Main Input
This speaker level input is the default or main input when no trigger
stimulus is applied. If the power is disconnected, the audio passes
through the main input directly to the speaker outputs. If the Red
Main source LED is lit, then you are listening to Main input.Pressing
the power button "off ", will force the unit to Main input. This will
lock out all Local input automatic mode activity.
Voltage Turn On Mode (switch set to CENTER or “External Volt” position)
The Sonamp ASAP2 features a removable voltage input connector
to connect other electronics with voltage control outputs. When the
dip switch is set to Voltage Trigger mode, the voltage trigger
monitors the voltage input connector and turns on the amplifier
when voltage (either AC or DC) between 5V and 24V is detected.
Voltage Output Connector
The Sonamp ASAP2 features a removable voltage output
connector to provide 12VDC to control other devices such as
Sonance Industry Upgrades, 12-V relays, or other Sonamps. The
current draw should not exceed 200mA.
Audio Muting Bypass Switch (rear panel)
Line Level / Speaker Level input switch (rear panel)
Set to the appropriate input used, choosing the best input for the
application. Line level is preferred for lowest noise and distortion.
Line level and Speaker sources cannot be used together.
Trigger Mode DIP Switch (rear panel)
On the rear panel there is a small DIP switch for selecting one or
more combination of trigger to local source. The default factory
setting is audio/video trigger switch #1.
Switch functions:
DIP switch 1
DIP switch 2
DIP switch 3
DIP switch 4
Audio/ Video source trigger (Default)
External low voltage trigger. 5 to 24 Volts AC or DC
AC power outlet trigger
Bypass of automatic triggering. Forced local
source setting.
A combination trigger application would be an Audio/ Video trigger
by VCR signal and an AC Trigger by television power draw.
Audio Trigger (Dip switch #1 On -- UP Position)
ASAP2 includes two source inputs. The default, or "A" input is for the
remote (house) music system that will play whenever the local source
is off or completely muted. These inputs are at speaker-level and are
direct pass through. Connect the remote (house) music system here.
The Sensing, or B, input is for the local source component such as a
TV, DVD or CD player, tape player or portable stereo. Whenever this
local source is turned on and there is an audio signal present at the B
inputs, the ASAP2 automatically switches itself into the circuit
amplifying the local signal and driving the room loudspeakers.
The B inputs have both speaker-level connections and line-level
connections (RCA jacks). Select either one by sliding the switch on the
rear panel to connect to the local system. If you use the speaker-level
inputs, use bare wire and strip only enough wire (1/2") to fit into the
slot in the terminal.Before inserting the wire,twist all its strands tightly
to prevent strays that could cause a short circuit between + and terminals! If you use line level inputs, run RCA patch cords from the
variable outputs on the TV set or other local source. If the local source
has both line level and speaker level outputs, use the line level outputs
for better performance.
Video Trigger (Dip switch #1 On -- UP Position)
The B input relay may also be activated by the video trigger. This is
a composite video (RCA jack) which allows the ASAP2 to stay
locked on to the local TV even when the audio signal is muted for an
extended period of time. Run a single RCA patch cord from the
video output source on the receiver or TV to the video trigger input
on the ASAP2.An additional looping jack output is provided to pass
through on to the TV video input. Set the trigger by selecting
DIP switch 1 to ON position. Set Audio trigger to 1/2 rotation.
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Note: the video jack is for triggering purposes only; video signal
switching is not possible.
more difficult to trigger.In this case audio,video or low voltage may be
an alternative option for better triggering stability.
External Voltage Trigger (Dip switch #2 On -- UP Position)
Local to Main Delay Control Time Adjustment (front panel)
The B input relay may also be activated by a low voltage control
source. This is by connecting a 5 to 24 Volts AC or DC power source
to the screw terminal block on rear panel. This allows the ASAP2 to
stay locked on the local source any time power is applied.
Typical applications would be:
• Control from switched outlet through a wall wart.
• DC Voltage output of preamp or control device.
• Relay drive output from out Navigator Master Keypad.
• Individual zone control such as Sonance Nav Net controller.
Caution: NEVER Connect to 120VAC line current.
The ASAP2 features an adjustable time delay which varies the
amount of time it takes for the device to revert to the A input after
the B input signal has been discontinued. This delay time is set using
the screw adjustment on the ASAP2 front panel labeled "Delay". The
range is from 3 seconds (fully counterclockwise) to 90 seconds (fully
clockwise). Set it for somewhat longer times if the video trigger is
not used, or the local system is used for classical music or other
sources containing long, quiet passages. If using audio for triggering,
set the timing longer. If triggering other than audio, the delay time
can be set to the shortest time setting (counterclockwise).
AC Power Trigger (Dip switch #3 On -- UP Position)
The B input relay may also be activated by the AC power trigger.This
is controlled by an AC outlet on rear panel which allows the ASAP2
to stay locked on to the local TV even when the audio signal is
muted for an extended period of time. Plug your TV into this outlet,
set trigger select DIP switch 2 to On position.
No Automatic Trigger (Dip switch #4 On -- UP Position)
This allows the ASAP2 to stay locked on to the local source bypassing all
automatic functions. This application would be used when ASAP2 is in
a switched outlet. When off, there would be direct pass through. When
on, local ASAP2 inputs would be active. Pressing front panel power
button would allow manual switching from Main to Local sources.
Time Delayed Input Muting (for AC Trigger Mode)
The ASAP2 mutes the input for 3 seconds to prevent thumps and pops
created from low quality audio sources. (Typically television audio will
produce audible thumps on the line out jacks). This application would
be used when ASAP2 is in a the AC trigger mode.When off,there would
be direct pass through. When TV is powered on, local ASAP2 inputs
would be active and wait for 3 seconds for audio to pass. The muting is
instant turn off, to catch quick off thump. This feature may be
defeated if source equipment does not exhibit turn on /off thumps, or
is using modes other than AC triggering.
Audio / Video Trigger Control Adjustment - Input Sensitivity
The ASAP2 can be adjusted for input sensitivity using the recessed
screw adjustment labeled "sense" on the front panel. As it is turned
clockwise, the sensitivity increases; counterclockwise makes it less
sensitive. The unit should be set for the highest level of sensitivity
that allows proper continuous operation. Operate the B source at a
moderate volume, then mute the signal (if using a CD or tape player,
put it in pause). The ASAP2 should switch back to the A source
(after the time delay period you set above) and stay there. If the
sensitivity is set too high, random switching may occur as the unit
sense the residual noise level of the B source. Some experimentation
may be necessary, but once it is set properly the ASAP2 will not need
re-adjusting unless the components are changed.
AC Trigger Control Adjustment (front panel)
With TV or component on,adjust trigger control by using the recessed
screw adjustment labeled "A.C. Trig" to the point of trigger. Then turn
1/8 past that setting. Check operation by switching TV or component
on and off. If switching remains on, reduce the trigger setting slightly.
Some components have a small change in current draw and may be
Local Source Volume Control Adjustment (front panel)
There are screw adjustments on the front panel for left and right
volume control (marked "L" & "R") of local or internal power
amplifier. Use these controls for the volume:
a. If the Local input signal is distorted or increase it if Local source
has weak output. Typically TV variable output falls into the
b. If using a variable preamp/receiver output, leave them in the
fully clockwise position.
c. If using ASAP2 with passive volume controls, set the passive
volume control to maximum. Then adjust ASAP2 volume
controls to nominal level without distortion.
AC Fuse
This will blow to protect the unit for possible internal parts failure.
Never replace the fuse with any size other than indicated on the rear
panel to avoid more serious damage. Substitution of a larger fuse may
create serious damage to internal parts and will void your Sonance
warranty. Note: For continued protection against fire, replace fuse
with only same type and rating.
The Sonamp ASAP2 features a Smart Amplifier Technology (SAT)
module bay for future upgadability,greatly increasing the flexibility of the
amplifier and making it compatible with new protocols. A new module
can be easily inserted or swapped with another SAT module. Refer
to the following steps and the figure below for SAT Module removal
and installation. Note: Make sure power switch is Off and AC
Voltage is disconnected.
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1. Unscrew and save the two screws holding the current
module in place.
2. Pull the module out of the SAT module bay.
3. Disconnect the ribbon cable.
4. Select the desired position of any jumpers on the SAT
module (i.e. high pass filter).
5. Connect the ribbon cable to the ribbon cable connector on
the new module.
6. Slide the SAT module into the SAT module bay.
7. Replace the two mounting screws.
The following diagrams explain how each SAT module can be
used with the ASAP2. SAT modules such as the LR1, AL1, and
ASL1(all sold separately) are available. Contact your SonanceAuthorized installer or dealer for more information.
LR1 Module (sold separately):
The LR1 – Balanced Line Receiver Module (sold separately) features a
circuit that cancels out noise on long audio runs, usually greater than
thirty feet.This module has an input impedance of 10KΩand is perfectly
matched with the Sonance LS1 Balanced Line Sender.The LR1 Module
provides unbalanced stereo output jacks to feed the signal to other
amplifiers.The output is set at unity gain.The following diagram shows
a clean-looking Plasma TV/ In-Wall Speaker installation by using the
Sonamp ASAP2 with the LR1 module at the equipment rack,
with the plasma AC triggered by the ASAP2. Simply swap out the
SAT module with the LR1 module, and connect the equipment
as shown in Figure below.
AL1 Module (sold separately):
The AL1 – Automatic Line Level Switcher Module (sold
separately) has a default input as well as a sensing input. When
signal is detected at the sensing input, that signal is fed to the
amplifier as well as the output jacks. At the same time a 12VDC
control signal is present on the removable screw connector.
The sensing input has a sensitivity control as well as a delay
adjustment which controls the time the module waits after the
sensing jack signal subsides before switching back to the default
input. The following diagram shows a ASAP2 amplifier with the
AL1 module in a restaurant installation. The default input is
connected to the house restaurant audio and the sensing input
monitors to the paging microphone. The output is feeding a
second ASAP2 for two source & whole house switching. Simply
swap out the Basic SAT module with the AL1 module,and connect
the equipment as shown in the figure below.
The Sonamp ASAP2 requires no periodic maintenance and has no
user serviceable parts inside. Do not remove the top cover to avoid
risk of electric shock.To keep it clean use only a soft cloth and never
use any solvents or abrasives. Fingerprints may be removed with a
soft cloth moistened only with a few drops of water.
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If you have any questions about the operation or installation
of your Sonamp® ASAP2, please call our Technical Assistance
Department on any business day at: (800)582-0772
or (949)492-7777 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST.
If,within five (5) years from the date shown on the bill of sale,the
unit fails due to a defect in workmanship or materials, Sonance
will, at its option and at no charge to the purchaser, repair or
replace the components of such unit which proves to be defective.
Should your product require repair or service, contact your
authorized Sonance retailer for help,or use the following procedure:
For this warranty to be effective, the bill of sale must show that
the unit was purchased from an authorized Sonance retailer.
This warranty shall apply exclusively to the original purchaser
and shall not apply to units purchased for industrial or
commercial use.
1.Prior to calling,note the product model number,serial number,
purchase date, and original retailer's name and address.
2. Contact our Technical Assistant Department at the number(s) above
and describe the problem. If required a Return Merchandise
Authorization (RMA) number will be issued. IMPORTANT: Do not
return the unit to Sonance without first obtaining an RMA
number or it will be returned to you.
Furthermore, this warranty shall not apply if:
3. If you are directed to return the unit to Sonance for repair,
pack the unit in its original shipping cartons (inner & outer).
Replacement packaging can be obtained from Sonance for a
small charge.
Exclusions and Limitations
1. Damage to the unit was caused by accident, abuse or misuse.
2. The unit was modified, or repaired by unauthorized personnel.
3.The unit was not used as outlined in the operating instructions.
The warranty set forth above is in lieu of all other warranties;
express or implied, of merchantability, fitness for a particular
purpose, or otherwise. The warranty is limited to Sonance
products registered herein and specifically excludes any
damage to any associated equipment, which may result for any
reason from use with this product.
4. Contact United Parcel Service, Federal Express, or RPS to
arrange prepaid (not collect) shipping. Do not use the United
States Postal Service. IMPORTANT: Freight collect shipments
will be refused.
Sonance shall, in no event, be liable to incidental or
consequential damages arising from any breach of this warranty
or otherwise. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and
you may have other rights, which vary from state to state.
5. Write the Return Merchandise Authorization number on the
outside of the shipping carton.
6. For warranty work, please include a copy of the original bill
of sale inside the package.
Ship the packaged unit to:
Technical Assistance Department
212 Avenida Fabricante
San Clemente, CA 92672-7531
Output Power, Stereo mode, RMS:
50 Watts per channel @ 8Ω
65 Watts per channel @ 4Ω
Total Harmonic Distortion:
0.2% 20Hz-20kHz @ 8Ω
1.0% 20Hz-20kHz @ 4Ω
B to A Delay:
3 seconds to 90 seconds (adjustable)
Protection Circuits:
AC fuse, thermal, short circuit
Signal to Noise Ratio:
-100dB below rated output (A-weighted)
Input Sensitivity:
300MV for 59W @ 8Ω
Input Impedance:
47k Ω, Min.
Power Requirement:
120 VAC, 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption:
360 watts
Dimensions (WxHxD):
13 1/2" x 1 3/4" x 4 3/4" (343mm x 45mm x 121mm)
Specifications and features subject to change without notice.
SONANCE • 212 Avenida Fabricante • San Clemente, CA 92672-7531 Technical Support (800) 582-0772 ©2002 All rights reserved. Sonance is a registered trademark of Dana Innovations
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