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Audio Design SX-4120 Owner`s manual
SX-4120
SX-480
Bedienungsanleitung
Owner´s Manual
Contents
Page
General Installation Notes
Installation of the amplifier, Electrical Connection
12
4 Channel Amplifier
Features
13
Applications
4-Channel-Mode Front/Rear Speakers
14
2-Channel-Mode TWIN SUB with 2 Subwoofers
15
3-Channel-Mode with Stereo/Front Speakers and Mono/Subwoofer
16
Trouble Shooting
18
Specification
19
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General Installation Notes
The amplifier is generally mounted in the rear trunk area but can be mounted in any convenient area such as beneath a seat. Please be
sure to locate this unit where you have reasonable air circulation and protection from moisture. When considering the mounting location
you should minimize the length of the power and speaker leads. Minimizing both leads will yield a more reliable installation.
It is also important to ensure that the heat sink fins are not against a panel or a surface, preventing air circulation. Do not install the amplifier
on a subwoofer box or on vibrating parts of the vehicle, since the vibrations can cause damage to the amplifiers electrical components.
Installation of the amplifier
Mark the location for the mounting screw holes by using the amplifier
as a template. Drill holes at the marked locations and firmly fasten the
amplifier in place with the mounting screws supplied in the accessory kit.
Before drilling or cutting any holes, investigate the layout of your automobile
thoroughly: Take care when working near the gas lines or hydraulic lines
and electrical wiring.
Electrical Connection
Ground (GND)
This wire is the electrical ground and must be fastened securely to the vehicle chassis. The best method is to use a threading sheet metal
screw since the threads cut into bare metal. Ensure that all paint or other insulation is remove from around the hole area, and using self
tapping screw, securely affix the bare wire ends to the vehicle chassis. Use as short a piece of cable as possible - use the same gauge as
was used for the +12V cable. Make sure that the connection is safe, a loose connection may result in amplifier noise and fault condition.
Remote (REM)
Many radios or other music sources have an output terminal for connection of the remote turn-on of the power amplifier. If a radio doesn't
have a remote turn-on feature, then you can use the antenna relay wire, which activates the antenna motor. Please note, if the power
antenna retracts when the radio is operating, then you cannot use the antenna relay wire to operate the remote turn-on.
Batterie Connection (+12V)
This wire is usually connected directly to the positive battery terminal. Ensure that the + power supply wire is fused via an assigned fuse in
line with the + power supply wire. Please use a sufficient gauge for the installed amplifiers min 16-25 mm².This connection
must be completed using spade lug with insulating sleeve.
Fuses
The integrated amplifier fuses protect the units from short circuit and overload. The fuse rating is for 4 Ohm loads (impedance) of the
speakers, for 2 Ohm loads the fuses may have to get increased by up to 50% in case of higher power consumption.
FUSE
BRIDGED
-
CH4
+
-
+12V
REM
GND
BRIDGED
CH3
+
-
CH2
+
-
CH1
+
POWER INPUT
SPEAKER OUTPUT
Remote
+12 Volts
FUSE
CHASSIS
GROUND
CHASSIS
GROUND
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4 Channel Amplifier - Features
SX-480 / SX-4120
LOW PASS
BASS BOOST
The built in low pass filter is fully
variable from 30Hz up to 150Hz,
with a rolloff of 12dB/octave
Allows you to adjust the bass
boost from 0dB up to 12dB.
Only for LP-Mode!
INPUT LEVEL
This allows you to match the amplifier
input sensitivity to the output level of the
source (head unit) and is continously
variable between 0.2 up to 4 Volts.
HIGH PASS
The built in high pass filter is
fully variable from 10Hz up to
1.2KHz, with a rolloff of
12dB/octave
POWER - LED
It indicates amplifier has turn on signal
PROTECT - LED
TWIN SUB - CH 1&2
It indicates the fault operation of the
amplifier. When the fault conditions
(overload, excessive heat or short
circuit of speaker) arise, the protection
curcuit is engaged to protect both the
speakers and the amplifier against
damage.
Look at page 9 Trouble Shooting!
When this Switch is set to ON Position
the same adjusted parameters of
CH 3 & 4 for High Pass, Low Pass and
Bass Boost are taking effect on
CH 1 & 2. Only the Input Level must be
changed. This is only suitable for an
operation with 2 Subwoofers.
CONTROLS CH 1 / 2
INPUT
HIGH
PASS
CH1/2
TWIN SUB
CH2
BASS
BOOST
POWER PROTECT
OUTPUT
INPUT
LEVEL
X-OVER
CH4
ON
OFF
FULL
•
10Hz
2CH
CH1
LOW
PASS
•
•
•
•
1.2kHz 30Hz
•
•
•
•
150Hz 0dB
•
12dB
•
4V
•
0.2V
4CH
LPF/BP
HPF
REMOTE
CONTROL
L
X-OVER
CH3
R
INPUT MODE
CH3/4
•
10Hz
1.2kHz 30Hz
HIGH
PASS
150Hz 0dB
LOW
PASS
•
12dB
BASS
BOOST
•
4V
•
0.2V
INPUT
LEVEL
FULL
LPF/BP
HPF
CONTROLS CH 3 / 4
INPUT
OUTPUT
Accepts line level (RCA) inputs from
0.2 to 4 Volts
Provides a full range line level (RCA)
output that allows the use of additional
amplifiers.
INPUT MODE SELECT
Allows you to choose between “2CH”
or “4CH” line signal input.
REMOTE CONTROL
These jack are for use with the enclosed
remote control. Only the low pass signal
will be controlled.
X-OVER SELECT
This switch will route the output of the full range
(FULL), or a low pass (LP), or the output of the high
pass (HP) filter to the internal power amplifier.
When this switch is set on LP the HP Control is
activated as SubsonicFilter.
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4 Channel Amplifier - Applications
SX-480 / SX-4120
4-Channel Front-/Rear Speakers
Interconnect cable checklist:
• Connect the head unit line outputs with good quality RCA to RCA cables to the INPUT
• CH1&2 / CH3&4 of the amplifier.
• Connect the Front-/Rear Speakers with the terminal blocks (SPEAKER OUTPUT + CH1 • + CH2 -, + CH3 -, and + CH4 -) of the amplifier.
• The minimum final speaker impedance must not be below 2 Ohm per channel. Too low
• speaker loads result in too high heat dissipation and may cause the amplifier run into
• protection.
• Please observe speaker channel and polarity as printed by the speaker terminal block.
• Incorrect phasing of the speakers results in total loss of bass response.
Caution
Be careful not to connect speaker (-) to the ground or vehicle chassis.
X-OVER SELECT (CH1/2 & CH3/4)
• If larger than 20 cm speakers are used, the FULL position is recommended.
• For all smaller speakers (Ø8.7cm - Ø16cm) the Highpass-Position (HP) is recommended, which eliminates the lowest
• frequencies and protects the speakers from damage. Set the crossover-frequency between 60Hz - 150Hz, depending of
• the size of the installed speakers. The Highpass adjustment can be done with the HIGH PASS - ADJUST control.
INPUT LEVEL (CH1/2 & CH3/4)
• Turn the INPUT LEVEL controls on the amplifier to 4V position.
• Turn the head unit volume control to about 80-90% of its full setting.
• Turn the INPUT LEVEL controls clockwise until you hear some distortion.
• Then turn back the INPUT LEVEL controls slightly until you can hear clean sound.
BASS BOOST (CH1/2 & CH3/4)
• Turn the BASS BOOST control into “0dB” - position.
MODE SELECT
• The TWIN SUB - switch from CH1/CH2 must be in “OFF” - position and the MODE SELECT - switch from the
• CH3/CH4 must be in “4CH” - position. When you only use one RCA to RCA cable the INPUT MODE SELECT switch
• should be set on 2CH - position. The RCA to RCA cable must be connected wih the input of CH1&2.
POWER INPUT
+12V
CH1/2
OFF
TWIN SUB
ON CH4
CH4
1.2kHz 30Hz
150Hz 0dB
150Hz 0dB
12dB
12dB
4V
4V
0.2V
0.2V
•
LOW
PASS
•
•
BASS
BOOST
CH2
+
OUTPUT
POWER PROTECT
REMOTE
CONTROL
CH3
LPF/BP
HPF
X-OVER
FULL
LPF/BP
HPF
X-OVER
FULL
SPEAKER OUTPUT
BRIDGED
•
•
+
INPUT
LEVEL
INPUT
LEVEL
•
•
-
CH1
•
•
-
•
BASS
BOOST
BRIDGED
•
+
LOW
PASS
CONTROLS CH 1 / 2
•
•
CONTROLS CH 3 / 4
CH4
•
+
HIGH
PASS
HIGH
PASS
FUSE
•
10Hz
1.2kHz 30Hz
•
10Hz
L
R
-
CH3/4
INPUT
INPUT MODE
2CH CH3 4CH
CH3
REM
INPUT
GND
CH2
CH1
Connect RCA outputs
from head-unit with RCA
inputs (INPUT CH1/2
and CH3/4).
Rear-Speakers 2 - 8 Ohms
Front-Speakers 2 - 8 Ohms
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4 Channel Amplifier - Applications
SX-480 / SX-4120
2-Channel/Mode TWIN SUB with 2 Subwoofers
Interconnect cable checklist:
• Connect the head unit line outputs with good quality RCA to RCA cables to the INPUT
• CH1&2 of the amplifier.
• Connect the Subwoofers with the terminal blocks (SPEAKER OUTPUT + BRIDGED • from Channel 1&2 and + BRIDGED - from Channel 3&4) of the amplifier.
• The minimum final speaker impedance must not be below 4 Ohm per channel pair. Too low
• speaker loads result in too high heat dissipation and may cause the amplifier run into
• protection.
• Please observe speaker channel and polarity as printed by the speaker terminal block.
• Incorrect phasing of the speakers results in total loss of bass response.
Caution
Be careful not to connect speaker (-) to the ground or vehicle chassis.
X-OVER SELECT (CH1/2 & CH3/4)
• In Mono/Subwoofer-Mode select the Lowpass-Position (LP), which eliminates the higher frequencies. The
• recommended crossover frequency ranges between 60 - 100Hz, depending on the size and response of the
• Subwoofers. The Lowpass adjustment CH3/4 can be done with the LOW PASS control. The HIGH PASS CH3/4 control
works in this case as Subsonic Filter. The Cut-off frequency should be between 10Hz and 30Hz depending on the size
of the installed Subwoofers. The HIGH PASS an LOW PASS on CH1/2 is in this mode without function.
INPUT LEVEL (CH1/2 & CH3/4)
• Turn the INPUT LEVEL controls on the amplifier to 4V position.
• Turn the head unit volume control to about 80-90% of its full setting.
• Turn the INPUT LEVEL controls clockwise until you hear some distortion.
• Then turn back the INPUT LEVEL controls slightly until you can hear clean sound.
BASS BOOST (CH3/4) / BASS REMOTE
• The BASS BOOST-Control increases the bass level up to +12dB. BASS BOOST on CH1/2 is without function.
• With the BASS REMOTE you can also adjust the bass level from driver´s seat.
Caution! Please use the BASS BOOST carefully. The additional boost may result in clipping or overload.
TWIN SUB / INPUT MODE SELECT
• The TWIN SUB - switch from CH1/2 must be in “ON” - position and the INPUT MODE SELECT - switch
• from the CH3/CH4 must be in “2CH” - position. Now both Subwoofers can be adjusted by the BASS REMOTE.
POWER INPUT
+12V
CH1/2
OFF
TWIN SUB
ON CH4
CH4
Subwoofer 4 - 8 Ohm
1.2kHz 30Hz
150Hz 0dB
150Hz 0dB
12dB
12dB
4V
4V
0.2V
0.2V
•
10Hz
1.2kHz 30Hz
•
10Hz
HIGH
PASS
•
•
BASS
BOOST
CH2
CH3
+
OUTPUT
POWER PROTECT
REMOTE
CONTROL
-
LPF/BP
HPF
X-OVER
FULL
LPF/BP
HPF
X-OVER
FULL
SPEAKER OUTPUT
BRIDGED
•
•
+
INPUT
LEVEL
INPUT
LEVEL
•
•
-
CH1
•
•
BRIDGED
•
BASS
BOOST
+
•
+
LOW
PASS
LOW
PASS
CONTROLS CH 1 / 2
•
•
CONTROLS CH 3 / 4
FUSE
•
•
CH4
HIGH
PASS
L
R
-
CH3/4
INPU
INPUT
T MODE
2CH CH3 4CH
CH3
REM
INPUT
GND
CH2
CH1
Connect RCA outputs
from head-unit with RCA
inputs (INPUT CH1/2).
BASS REMOTE
Subwoofer 4 - 8 Ohm
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4 Channel Amplifier - Applications
SX-480 / SX-4120
3-Channel-Mode with Stereo/Front-Speakers and Mono/Subwoofer
Interconnect cable checklist:
• Connect the head unit line outputs with good quality RCA to RCA cables to the INPUT
• CH1&2 / CH3&4 of the amplifier.
• Connect the Front Speakers with the terminal block (SPEAKER OUTPUT + CH1 - and +
• CH2 -) of the amplifier.
• Connect the Subwoofer with the terminal block (SPEAKER OUTPUT + BRIDGED - from
• Channel 3&4) of the amplifier.
•The minimum final speaker impedance must not be below 2 Ohms Stereo and 4 Ohms
• Mono. Too low speaker loads result in too high heat dissipation and may cause the
• amplifier run into protection.
• Please observe speaker channel and polarity as printed by the speaker terminal block.
• Incorrect phasing of the speakers results in total loss of bass response.
Caution
Be careful not to connect speaker (-) to the ground or vehicle chassis.
X-OVER SELECT (Front Speakers CH1/2)
• If larger than 20 cm speakers are used, the FULL position is recommended.
• For all smaller speakers (Ø8.7cm - Ø16cm) the Highpass-Position (HP) is recommended, which eliminates the lowest
• frequencies and protects the speakers from damage. Set the crossover-frequency between 60Hz - 150Hz, depending of
• the size of the installed speakers. The Highpass adjustment can be done with the HIGH PASS - ADJUST control.
X-OVER SELECT (Subwoofer CH3/4)
• In Mono/Subwoofer-Mode select the Lowpass-Position (LP), which eliminates the higher frequencies. The
recommended crossover frequency ranges between 60 - 100Hz, depending on the size and response of the Subwoofer.
• The LOW PASS adjustment can be done with the LOW PASS - control. The HIGH PASS-Control is also activated as
Subsonic Filter. The Cut-off frequency should be between 10Hz and 30Hz depending on the size of the installed
Subwoofers.
INPUT LEVEL (CH1/2 & CH3/4)
• Turn the INPUT LEVEL controls on the amplifier to 4V position.
• Turn the head unit volume control to about 80-90% of its full setting.
• Turn the INPUT LEVEL controls clockwise until you hear some distortion.
• Then turn back the INPUT LEVEL controls slightly until you can hear clean sound.
BASS BOOST (CH1/2 & CH3/4)
• Turn the BASS BOOST control from the Front Speakers (CH1/2) into “0dB” - position.
• The BASS BOOST-control from the Subwoofer (CH3/4) increases the bass level up to +12dB.
Caution! Please use the Bass-Boost carefully. The additional boost may result in clipping or overload.
BASS REMOTE
• With the BASS REMOTE you can also adjust the bass level from driver´s seat.
INPUT MODE SELECT
• The TWIN SUB - switch from CH1/CH2 must be in “OFF” - position and the INPUT MODE SELECT - switch from
• CH3/4 must be in “4CH” - position. When you only use one RCA to RCA cable the INPUT MODE SELECT switch
• should be set on 2CH - position. The RCA to RCA cable for the Line Input Signal must be connected with the
INPUT of CH1&2.
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CH2
BRIDGED
+
SPEAKER OUTPUT
LPF/BP
HPF
X-OVER
FULL
REMOTE
CONTROL
OUTPUT
POWER PROTECT
+
INPUT
LEVEL
CH3
CH1
+
BASS
BOOST
FUSE
CONTROLS CH 1 / 2
LOW
PASS
-
HIGH
PASS
LPF/BP
HPF
X-OVER
FULL
BRIDGED
REM
GND
POWER INPUT
+12V
OFF
•
0.2V
INPUT
LEVEL
•
0.2V
•
•
4V
•
•
4V
•
BASS
BOOST
•
12dB
•
•
12dB
LOW
PASS
150Hz 0dB
•
CONTROLS CH 3 / 4
•
150Hz 0dB
•
1.2kHz 30Hz
•
•
10Hz
HIGH
PASS
1.2kHz 30Hz
•
10Hz
+
INPUT
CH1/2
TWIN SUB
ON CH4
CH4
CH3/4
INPUT
INPUT MODE
2CH CH3 4CH
CH3
CH4
CH2
CH1
R
L
-
4 Channel Amplifier - Applications
SX-480 / SX-4120
3 Channel Mode with Stereo Front Speakers and Mono/Subwoofer
Connect RCA outputs from
head-unit with RCA inputs
(INPUT CH1/2 and CH3/4).
Subwoofer 4 - 8 Ohm
BASS REMOTE
Front-Speakers 2 - 8 Ohm
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Trouble Shooting
System does not turn on
1. Check all fuses.
2. Check all connections.
3. Measure the +12 volt and remote turn on voltages at the amplifier terminals. If these are non existent or too low,
take voltage measurements at fuse holders, distribution blocks, the head unit’s +12 volt and remote leads to
localize the problem.
Noise problems
1. Check the speaker wiring
2. Speakers are damaged
3. In LP/BP Mode the HP Control is adjusted too high.
No Signal at Channels
1. Set Balance and Fader from head unit on Zero-Position
2. Check wiring (Amplifier, Speakers)
3. Speakers are damaged
Hiss or white noise
1. Speakers are overload
2. High levels of white noise usually occurs when amplifier level controls are turned up too high.
3. Another major problem that can cause excessive hiss, is a noisy head unit - unplug the amplifier input
3. RCA cables, and if the hiss level reduces, the source unit is at fault.
No Stereo-Sound or Low Output
1. Check speaker wiring (- and +)
Amplifier Protect-Mode (the Display lights up red)
1. Speaker cabels are shorted
2. Inadequate cooling - relocate or remount to provide better natural airflow. Driving high power levels into low impedances -back off on the
volume control, and/or make sure you are not loading the amplifier with less than the recommended loudspeaker impedance.
3. Make sure that the battery voltage, as measured at the amplifier’s +12 volt and ground terminals, is 11 volts or more.
Electrical interference
The inside of an automobile is a very hostile electrical environment. The multitude of electrical systems, such as the ignition system,
alternator, fuel pumps, air conditioners to mention just a few, create radiated electrical fields, as well as noise on the +12 volt supply and
ground. Remember to isolate the problem - first unplug amplifier input RCA cables, if the noise is still present, check the speaker leads,
if not, plug the RCA’s back, and investigate the source driving the amplifier, one component at a time.
A ticking or whine that changes with engine RPM:
1. This problem could be caused by radiation pickup of RCA cables too near to a fuel pump or a distributor, for instance, - relocate cables.
2. Check that the head unit ground is connected straight to the vehicle chassis, and does not use factory wiring for ground.
3. Try to supply the head unit with a clean +12 volt supply directly from the battery +, instead of using a supply from the in dash
3. Wiring/fusebox. This type of noise can be more difficult to pinpoint, but is usually caused by some kind of instability, causing oscillations
3. in the system.
A constant whine:
1. Check all connections, especially for good grounds.
2. Make sure that no speaker leads are shorting to exposed metal on the vehicle chassis.
3. RCA cables are notorious for their problematic nature, so check that these are good, in particular the shield connections.
Caution!
In your amplifier are protection circuits integrated. Short Circuit Protection engaged: The amplifier will turn off and try to
come back on immediately. The amplifier will cycle like this indefinitely, with "blips" of sound each time. If this is the case,
check your speakers and wiring for low impedance and short circuits.Thermal Protection engaged: The amplifier will turn
off and several minutes later will come back on. In this case, ensure that there is nothing blocking the normal convective
airflow of the amplifier. No obstruction should be within 5cm/ 2" of the amplifier on all sides.
NOTE: Low battery voltage will cause the amplifier to run warmer and possibly damage the amplifier.
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Specifications
SX-480
SX-4120
4 x 80 / 140
4 x 120 / 200
4 x 140 / 280
4 x 200 / 400
2 x 280
2 x 400
2 x 560
2 x 800
0.2 - 5 Volt
0.2 - 5 Volt
Fulll/LP-BP/HP
Full/LP-BP/HP
10Hz - 1.2KHz
10Hz - 1.2KHz
30Hz - 150Hz
30Hz - 150Hz
Voll/LP-BP/HP
Voll/LP-BP/HP
10Hz - 1.2KHz
10Hz - 1.2KHz
30Hz - 150Hz
30Hz - 150Hz
Fullrange
Fullrange
yes
yes
60 A Maxifuse
80 A Maxifuse
320 / 350
400 / 430
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Am Breilingsweg 3
76709 Kronau
Tel. 07253/9465-0, Fax 07253/9465-10
www.audiodesign.de
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