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YVC-1000
Unified Communications
Microphone & Speaker System
User's Manual
Contents
Introduction
Others
Introduction .........................................................2
Troubleshooting ................................................ 31
Available functions ............................................2
Before inquiry ................................................. 31
About this manual .............................................3
Q1 A button or indicator is turned off or
flashing ........................................................... 31
Controls and functions ........................................4
Control Unit (YVC-CTU1000) .........................4
Microphone (YVC-MIC1000) ..........................8
Q2 There is a problem with
the audio quality ............................................. 31
Q3 Others ........................................................ 32
How to use YVC-1000
Setting up for use .................................................9
Installation .........................................................9
Connecting the microphone and
power cables ....................................................10
Adding microphones and speakers ..................10
Setup ................................................................11
Connecting to communication equipment ......12
Connecting to a PC using the USB cable ........12
Connecting to a Mac using the USB cable ......16
Connecting to a smartphone or
tablet via Bluetooth .........................................19
Connecting to a video conference system
using audio cables ...........................................22
Convenient functions
Using Convenient Functions .............................23
Using multiple microphones ...........................23
Using external speakers ...................................24
Using the automatic audio tuning function .....25
Changing voice guidance settings ...................27
Selecting a speaker ..........................................28
Adjusting the speaker volume .........................29
Muting the microphone ...................................29
Muting the speaker ..........................................29
Enabling or disabling the Bluetooth function ..30
Returning to the factory settings .....................30
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Warning guidance list ...................................... 33
Specifications ..................................................... 34
Using open source software ............................. 35
Introduction
Thank you for purchasing a Yamaha YVC-1000. This product is a unified communications microphone and speaker
system that serves as an audio terminal when connected to communication equipment, such as a PC or a Mac, a
smartphone or tablet, and a video conference system.
Please thoroughly read this manual before installing and connecting the product.
• No part of this manual may be copied or used in any form without permission of Yamaha.
• Specifications of the product and contents of this manual are subject to change without notice.
• Yamaha is not liable for any loss or damage to data resulting from use of the product. Please note that the warranty
covers repair of the product only.
Available functions
Audio conference, etc.
Mobile telephone
Bluetooth® connection
network, Internet,
corporate LAN, etc.
Smartphone
Smartphone Fixed-line phone
Web conference, etc.
USB connection
Internet,
corporate LAN, etc.
YVC-1000
PC/Mac
PC/Mac
Video conference
AUDIO connection
Internet,
corporate LAN, etc.
Video conference
system
Video conference
system
■ Connection with various communication devices
The product is equipped with three connection interfaces: "USB" to enable a connection with a PC or a Mac,
"Bluetooth®" to enable a connection with a smartphone or tablet, and "Analog (AUDIO)" to enable a connection with
a video conference system. If necessary, you can simultaneously use these three features: USB, Bluetooth®, and
Analog (AUDIO) (audio mixer function).
■ "Easy-to-talk" and "easy-to-hear" voice communications
This product employs arrayed microphones with high voice capturing capability and speakers with high voice
reproduction capability. The product also provides high-performance audio signal processing functions such as an
adaptive echo canceller and noise reduction, realizing "easy-to-talk" and "easy-to-hear" voice communications
without skipping or noises.
2
■ Extension of microphone and speaker
The product allows you to connect an optional microphone (YVC-MIC1000EX) or external speakers to extend the
sound pickup range or playback range. This feature offers great flexibility for a layout or a multi-participant
conference that cannot be covered by only the product.
■ Automatically tuning acoustic settings
(Automatic audio tuning function)
The product provides the function that automatically measures acoustic features of the location the product is installed
in as well as the positions to place the microphone and speaker, and tunes acoustic settings to the optimal level. Users
are not required to make any complicated settings.
■ Notifying operation results or problems using the voice guidance
(Voice guidance function)
The product provides the function that notifies results of operations such as a Bluetooth connection, problems in
acoustic conditions, or the automatic audio tuning procedure in an easy-to-understand way using the voice guidance.
About this manual
■ About abbreviations
In this manual, the product names are described as follows.
• Yamaha YVC-1000: the product
• Microsoft® Windows®: Windows
• Microsoft® Windows® 7: Windows 7
• Microsoft® Windows® 8: Windows 8
• Microsoft® Windows® 8.1: Windows 8.1
• Mac OS® X 10.8: Mac OS X 10.8
• Mac OS® X 10.9: Mac OS X 10.9
■ About trademarks
• Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other
countries.
• Macintosh, Mac, and Mac OS are registered trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc.
• AndroidTM is a trademark or registered trademarks of Google Inc.
• Bluetooth® is a registered trademark of the Bluetooth SIG and is used by Yamaha in accordance with a license
agreement.
• NFC logo (N-Mark) is a trademark or registered trademark of NFC Forum, Inc.
3
Controls and functions
Control Unit (YVC-CTU1000)
■ Top
1 2 3
4
5
6
7
1 Power button/indicator (
4 Tuning fork button/indicator (
)
Press to turn the product on. Press and hold the power
button for two or more seconds to enter standby mode.
2 Volume +/- button/indicator (
)
Press to adjust the speaker volume. Hold down the
appropriate button for 0.5 or more seconds to
continuously increase or decrease the volume.
Press both the + and - buttons (
) simultaneously
for two or more seconds to switch the output device
between the built-in and external speakers. (→ page 28)
3 Volume level indicator
It normally indicates the input level of an incoming
voice. It indicates settings when adjusting the speaker
volume or when selecting an output speaker. (→ page 6)
)
It lights up or flashes orange if there is a problem. If a
problem is indicated, press the tuning fork button ( )
to activate the voice guidance about the detected
problem.
When it is pressed and held for two or more seconds, the
product automatically measures acoustic conditions and
tunes the audio settings to an optimal condition
(automatic audio tuning). (→ page 25)
5 Bluetooth button/indicator (
)
Press to pair or connect with a Bluetooth-based
smartphone or tablet.
If this button is pressed while being connected to a
Bluetooth device, Bluetooth will be disconnected.
6 NFC logo (N-Mark)
Placing an NFC (Near Field Communication)-equipped
Bluetooth compatible smartphone or tablet over this
function allows you to pair or connect it with the
product, or to disconnect it.
7 Built-in speaker
Outputs an incoming voice.
4
■ Indicator status for each button
The status of the product is indicated by the indicator color and the light up/flash mode for each button.
Button type
Power button (
Button status
)
Volume + and - buttons
(
)
Tuning fork button (
Bluetooth button (
5
)
)
Status of the product
Lit (Red)
Standby
Lit (Green)
Power-on
Lit (Orange)
Firmware error
Flash (Orange)
Firmware being updated
Flash (Red)
Hardware error
Not lit
Operation disabled
Lit (Green)
Speaker volume adjustable
Flash (Green)
Speaker selectable
Speaker muted
Not lit
Operation disabled
Lit (Green)
Acoustic conditions good
Lit (Orange)
Acoustic conditions bad
Flash (Orange)
Automatic audio tuning being performed
High-speed flash (Orange)
Automatic audio tuning has been ended abnormally
Acoustic conditions bad (in normal mode)
Not lit
Operation disabled
Lit (Green)
Bluetooth unconnected
Flash (Blue)
Bluetooth connectable
High-speed flash (Blue)
Bluetooth pairing enabled
Lit (Blue)
Bluetooth connected
■ Level indicator
The level indicator shows the input level of an incoming voice, speaker volume, or speaker output settings.
Level indicator
The table below shows indicator patterns viewed from this side.
Status
Normal
Description
Indicates the input level of an
incoming audio signal.
Indication example (
: ON,
: OFF)
No audio signal is input.
The audio signal is input.
The audio signal input level
is maximum.
When the speaker
volume is adjusted
Indicates the specified speaker
volume.
The speaker volume is set to
the lowest level.
The speaker volume is set to
the medium level.
The speaker volume is set to
the highest level.
When the output speaker
is selected
Indicates output settings of the
built-in speakers or external
speakers.
Sound is output only from
the built-in speakers.
Sound is output from both
the built-in speakers and
external speakers.
Sound is output only from
external speakers.
6
■ Rear
1 2 3
4 5 6
1 Power terminal
4 External speaker terminals
Used to connect the supplied power cable.
Used to connect the speakers to the built-in amplifier.
2 USB port
5 Audio output terminals (AUDIO OUT)
Used to connect the product to a PC or a Mac using the
supplied USB cable.
Used to connect to the audio input terminals of a video
conference system.
3 Microphone terminal
6 Audio input terminals (AUDIO IN)
Used to connect the supplied microphone using the
microphone cable.
Used to connect to the audio output terminals of a video
conference system.
■ Bottom
1 Name plate
Provides the following information.
Model No.: Model number of the product.
SERIAL LABEL: Serial number of the product.
1
7
Microphone (YVC-MIC1000)
■ Top
1
1 Microphone mute button (
2
)
Press to temporarily turn off (mute) the microphone. To
cancel the mute function, press it again.
2 Microphone status indicator
Lights up green when the microphone is active. Lights
up red when the microphone is muted.
When the microphone is active, this indicator lights up
brightly if sounds are input.
■ Side
1 Input terminal (IN)
Connects the optional microphone (YVC-MIC1000EX)
using the microphone cable.
2 Output terminal (OUT)
1
Connects the Control Unit using the microphone cable.
2
■ Bottom
1 Name plate
Provides the following information.
Model No.: Model number of the product.
SERIAL LABEL: Serial number of the product.
1
8
Setting up for use
Installation
Place the product in a location you will actually use it in, for example, a conference room.
■ Notes on installation
• Place the microphone at least 1 m (3.3 ft) away from the Control Unit. If the Control Unit is too close to the
microphone, it may cause an echo phenomenon on the other side.
• Keep the microphone away from any noise sources. If the noise source such as the heat radiation fan of a PC/Mac
or a projector is close to the microphone, it may cause a reduction of the audio quality on the other side.
At least 1 m (3.3 ft)
9
Connecting the microphone and power cables
Connect the microphone and power cables supplied with the product.
Power button
1
2
1
3
Match the
color labels.
1
Connect the microphone to the
Control Unit using the microphone
cable supplied with the product.
2
Connect the power cable to the
power terminal of the Control Unit.
3
Connect the power plug to an outlet.
Plug into an
outlet
Notes
• When connecting the microphone cable, be sure to
match the color labels of the microphone cable and of
the microphone output terminal (OUT).
• Be sure to fully plug the power cable into the power
terminal of the Control Unit and the outlet.
The product enters the standby mode, and the power
button ( ) lights up red.
Adding microphones and speakers
If the product is used in an arrangement or in a conference with many participants where the product alone will not be
sufficient, connect two or more microphones and external speakers. For details, refer to "Using multiple
microphones" (page 23) and "Using external speakers" (page 24).
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Setup
Set the product up to make best use of it.
■ Turning the power on
Press the power button ( ) of the product to turn the power on.
When the power is turned on, all the buttons light up green.
■ Selecting the voice guidance language
The voice guidance language is set to English in the factory settings. Switch the language as necessary.
For details, refer to "Changing voice guidance settings" (page 27).
■ Selecting the speaker
Select the speaker output that suits your environment.
For details, refer to "Selecting a speaker" (page 28).
■ Adjusting the speaker volume
Adjust the speaker volume that suits your environment.
For details, refer to "Adjusting the speaker volume" (page 29).
■ Carrying out automatic audio tuning
Carry out automatic audio tuning to ensure the optimal acoustic settings to suit the environment the product is used in.
For details, refer to "Using the automatic audio tuning function" (page 25).
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Connecting to communication equipment
This section describes how to connect each communication device.
After connecting them, check whether or not sounds are output normally.
Connecting to a PC using the USB cable
■ Before connecting, check the following.
Prepare the USB cable supplied with the product.
The following system environment is required in the PC to be connected to the product.
• OS: 32-bit or 64-bit Windows 8.1, 32-bit or 64-bit Windows 8, 32-bit or 64-bit Windows 7
• USB: USB 2.0 or later
Notes
• It is not possible to connect and use more than one microphone or speaker including the product to one PC at the
same time.
• Do not use a cable other than the USB cable supplied with the product. If a different USB cable is used, it may
cause operational problems.
• The product must be connected directly to a PC. If the product is connected to a PC via a USB hub, it may cause
operational problems.
• In rare cases, the audio playback may be interrupted due to PC conditions such as the workload or limited free
space in memory.
■ Connection
Connect the product to a PC using the supplied USB cable.
Before connecting them, set the product to the standby mode.
Plug into an
outlet
To
USB port
Connect to the
microphone
y
You do not need to install the USB driver separately because the product is recognized as a basic USB audio device by the PC.
12
■ Checking whether the connection is made normally
After the connection has been completed, execute the following steps to check that the product is normally recognized
by the PC.
Note
The items and other options shown in the setting window vary depending on your PC environment.
1
Press the power button (
the product on.
) to turn
5
When the power is turned on, all the buttons light up
green.
2
Check that "Yamaha YVC-1000" in
the Speakers field is set to the
default device.
If it is not set to the default device, click "Yamaha
YVC-1000", and click "Set Default".
Display the control panel.
• In Windows 7, click "Start" - "Control Panel".
• In Windows 8/8.1, right-click at the lower-left end
of the Start screen, then click "Control Panel".
3
Click "Hardware and Sound" "Sound".
Check
The "Sound" window appears.
4
Click the "Playback" tab.
Click
y
Normally, when a connection is made, "Yamaha YVC1000" is automatically set to the default device.
6
Click the "Recording" tab.
Click
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7
Check that "Yamaha YVC-1000" in
the Microphone field is set to the
default device.
If it is not set to the default device, click "Yamaha
YVC-1000", and click "Set Default".
Check
y
Normally, when a connection is made, "Yamaha YVC1000" is automatically set to the default device.
8
Click "OK" to close the "Sound"
window.
14
■ Adjusting the microphone sensitivity
Sound may crack or become faint on the other side depending on your environment. In this case, adjust the
microphone sensitivity.
Note
The items and other options shown in the setting window vary depending on your PC environment.
1
5
Display the control panel.
Click the "Levels" tab.
• In Windows 7, click "Start" - "Control Panel".
• In Windows 8/8.1, right-click at the lower-left end
of the Start screen, then click "Control Panel".
2
Click
Click "Hardware and Sound" "Sound".
The "Sound" window appears.
3
Click the "Recording" tab.
6
In the "Microphone" field, adjust the
microphone sensitivity.
Click
Adjust
4
Select the product, and click
"Properties".
The "Microphone Properties" window appears.
Click
Click
15
Connecting to a Mac using the USB cable
■ Before connecting, check the following.
Prepare the USB cable supplied with the product.
The following system environment is required in the Mac to be connected to the product.
• OS: Mac OS X 10.9, Mac OS X 10.8
• USB: USB 2.0 or later
Notes
• It is not possible to connect and use more than one microphone or speaker including the product to one Mac at the
same time.
• Do not use a cable other than the USB cable supplied with the product. If a different USB cable is used, it may
cause operational problems.
• The product must be connected directly to a Mac. If the product is connected to a Mac via a USB hub, it may cause
operational problems.
• In rare cases, an audio playback may be interrupted due to Mac conditions such as the workload or the free space in
memory.
■ Connection
Connect the product to a Mac using the supplied USB cable.
Before connecting them, set the product to the standby mode.
Plug into an
outlet
To
USB port
Connect to the
microphone
y
You do not need to install the USB driver separately because the product is recognized as a basic USB audio device by the
Mac.
16
■ Checking whether the connection is made normally
After the connection has been completed, execute the following steps to check that the product is normally recognized
by the Mac.
Note
The items and other options shown in the setting window vary depending on your Mac environment.
1
Press the power button (
the product on.
) to turn
5
When the power is turned on, all the buttons light up
green.
2
Check that "Yamaha YVC-1000" is
selected in the "Select a device for
sound output:" field.
If "Yamaha YVC-1000" is not selected, click on it.
Click
on the upper left of the Mac
screen, and click "System
Preferences".
Check
3
Click "Sound".
The "Sound" window appears.
y
Normally, "Yamaha YVC-1000" is automatically selected
when the product is connected to the Mac.
Click
6
Click the "Input" tab.
Click
4
Click the "Output" tab.
7
Click
Check that "Yamaha YVC-1000" is
selected in the "Select a device for
sound input:" field.
If "Yamaha YVC-1000" is not selected, click on it.
Check
y
Normally, "Yamaha YVC-1000" is automatically selected
when the product is connected to the Mac.
17
■ Adjusting the microphone sensitivity
Sound may crack or become faint on the other side depending on your environment. In this case, adjust the
microphone sensitivity.
Note
The items and other options shown in the setting window vary depending on your Mac environment.
1
From
on the upper left of the Mac
screen, select "System Preferences"
- "Sound" - "Input" tab.
2
In the "Input volume" field, adjust the
microphone sensitivity.
Adjust
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Connecting to a smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth
■ Before connecting, check the following.
Prepare a Bluetooth-compatible smartphone or tablet (hereinafter, referred to as a "smartphone").
Notes
• The distance between the smartphone and the product must be within 10 m (32.8 ft) (with no obstacles between
them).
• Yamaha does not ensure all Bluetooth connections between the product and smartphones.
y
• The product is displayed as "YVC-1000 Yamaha" on the display of the smartphone.
• Only one smartphone can be connected to the product using Bluetooth.
■ Pairing
Pairing is an operation to register a smartphone in the product. When a Bluetooth connection is made for the first time
or when pairing information is deleted, pairing is required.
Once pairing is performed, you can make a Bluetooth connection in a simple procedure.
y
• Check that pairing is completed on the smartphone. If pairing is not succeeded, retry pairing.
• If the power supply to the product is stopped during pairing operation, pairing information may be discarded. In this case,
retry pairing.
• The product can be paired with up to eight smartphones. If pairing with the ninth smartphone succeeds, it deletes pairing
information of the smartphone with the oldest date and time when a Bluetooth connection was established.
• If the product is connected to another smartphone using Bluetooth, disconnect from the smartphone before pairing.
Bluetooth button
1
Power button
Press the power button (
the product on.
) to turn
When the power is turned on, all the buttons light up
green.
2
Press the Bluetooth button (
The Bluetooth button (
3
).
) flashes blue.
Hold down the Bluetooth button
(
) for 2 seconds or more.
The Bluetooth button ( ) flashes blue at high
speed, and pairing is enabled.
4
Carry out pairing operation on the
smartphone.
If a message prompts you to enter your passkey,
enter "0000" in figures.
y
If the Bluetooth button ( ) is pressed while the Bluetooth
button ( ) is flashing blue at high speed or if 90 seconds
has elapsed while pairing remains uncompleted, the pairing
enable status is canceled.
19
■ Making a Bluetooth connection with the paired smartphone
y
A Bluetooth connection is made simultaneously with pairing depending on smartphones. In such a case, this procedure is not
required.
Bluetooth button
1
Power button
Press the power button (
the product on.
) to turn
When the power is turned on, all the buttons light up
green.
2
Press the Bluetooth button (
).
The Bluetooth button ( ) flashes blue, and the
Bluetooth connection is enabled.
3
Make a Bluetooth connection on the
paired smartphone.
When the connection is completed, the button lights
up blue.
Also, the voice guidance notifies the user that a
Bluetooth connection has succeeded.
y
If the Bluetooth button ( ) is pressed while the Bluetooth
button ( ) is flashing blue or if 90 seconds has elapsed
while a Bluetooth connection remains uncompleted, the
Bluetooth enable status is canceled.
20
■ Pairing and Bluetooth connection using the NFC function
(for NFC-compatible model)
If the smartphone satisfies the following conditions (hereinafter, referred to as an "NFC-compatible model"), pairing
and Bluetooth connection operations can be performed easily.
• NFC-compatible Android devices, versions 4.1, 4.2, 4.3 and 4.4
Before starting this procedure, turn the NFC function on in the smartphone.
Note
This function may not work or the connectable distance may be different depending on smartphones.
y
• If the smartphone is covered with a case, remove the case.
• If pairing or Bluetooth connection has failed, change the position of where to pass the smartphone over the product.
NFC logo
1
Press the power button (
the product on.
) to turn
When the power is turned on, all the buttons light up
green.
2
Press the Bluetooth button (
).
The Bluetooth button ( ) flashes blue, and the
Bluetooth connection is enabled.
3
Pass the smartphone over the NFC
logo of the product.
When the connection is completed, the button lights
up blue.
Also, the voice guidance notifies the user that a
Bluetooth connection has succeeded.
y
If the Bluetooth button ( ) is pressed while the Bluetooth
button ( ) is flashing blue or if 90 seconds has elapsed
while a Bluetooth connection remains uncompleted, the
Bluetooth enable status is canceled.
■ Terminating a Bluetooth connection
If one of the following operations is performed while a Bluetooth connection is made, a Bluetooth connection is
terminated.
• Press the Bluetooth button ( ).
• Perform the Bluetooth disconnection procedure on the smartphone.
• Pass the smartphone over the NFC logo of the product (for an NFC-compatible model).
When a Bluetooth connection is terminated, the Bluetooth button ( ) lights up green.
Also, the voice guidance notifies the user that a Bluetooth connection has been terminated.
y
When the product is placed into the standby mode, a Bluetooth connection is also terminated.
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Connecting to a video conference system using audio cables
■ Before connecting, check the following.
Prepare two audio cables (stereo RCA pin plug) for input and output.
y
The video conference system may provide different shapes of audio input and output terminals depending on the model. Use
audio cables with the plug shapes that match the shapes of the audio input and output terminals for you video conference
system. The product must be connected to a stereo RCA pin plug regardless of the type of the plug to be connected to the
video conference system.
■ Connection
Connect the product to the video conference system using audio cables.
Before connecting them, set the product to the standby mode.
Audio output
terminal
Audio input
terminal
Video conference
system
Plug into an
outlet
Connect to the
microphone
■ Changing settings for the video conference system
Change the sound input/output settings so that the product is used as a microphone and speaker of the video conference
system.
Note
Be sure to disable the microphone and speaker on the video conference system side.
■ Adjusting the microphone sensitivity
Sound may crack or become faint on the other side depending on your environment. In this case, connect a PC or a
Mac to the product, and adjust the microphone sensitivity.
For details, refer to "Connecting to a PC using the USB cable" (pages 12 to 15) or "Connecting to a Mac using the
USB cable" (pages 16 to 18).
y
The microphone sensitivity setting is saved in the product, so it is not necessary to keep the PC or Mac connected after the
setting has been completed.
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Using Convenient Functions
This section describes convenient functions provided by the product.
Using multiple microphones
Up to five microphones, including the supplied microphone and optional microphone (YVC-MIC1000EX), can be
connected to the product. When using the product in a layout or a multi-participant conference that cannot be covered
by only one microphone, use multiple microphones to extend the area where sounds can be picked up.
■ Installation
Place all microphones 1 m to 20 m (3.3 ft to 66 ft) away from the Control Unit.
The following figure shows an example of five microphones installed in a line.
Max. 20 m (66 ft)
At least 1 m
(3.3 ft)
Note
If the Control Unit is too close to microphones, it may cause an echo phenomenon on the other side.
■ Connection
Connect multiple microphones using microphone cables.
Match the
color labels.
Plug into an
outlet
1
1
2
1
Connect the second microphone to
the first microphone.
If necessary, connect the third
microphone and the subsequent
ones with each other.
23
Note
When connecting microphones, be sure to match the
color label of each microphone cable with that of the
microphone output terminal (OUT).
Using external speakers
Up to two speakers with built-in amplifiers can be connected to the product as external speakers. When using the
product in a layout or a multi-participant conference that cannot be covered by only the built-in speaker, use external
speakers to extend the area where playback sounds can be heard.
Note
Use external speakers with a low latency and distortion.
If you use external speakers with a high latency or distortion, it may cause an echo phenomenon on the other side.
■ Preparation
Prepare audio cables (RCA pin plug) to suit the number of external speakers to be connected.
y
• Speakers with a built-in amplifier may have a different shape of the audio input terminal depending on the model. Use an
audio cable with the plug shape that matches the shape of the audio input terminal for each of your speakers. The product
must be connected to an RCA pin plug regardless of the type of the plug to be connected to each speaker.
• Monaural signal is output as an audio signal from both external speaker terminals.
■ Installation
Place all external speakers 1 m to 20 m (3.3 ft to 66 ft) away from all microphones.
The following figure shows an example of installation of two external speakers and one microphone.
Speaker
Speaker
Note
If external speakers are too close to or far from
microphones, it may cause an echo phenomenon on the
other side.
1 to 20 m
(3.3 to 66 ft)
1 to 20 m
(3.3 to 66 ft)
■ Connection
Connect the product to external speakers using audio cables.
The following example shows a case in which two external speakers are connected.
Speaker
To input
terminal
Speaker
To input
terminal
Plug into an
outlet
Connect to a
microphone
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Using the automatic audio tuning function
The automatic audio tuning function automatically measures acoustic features of the location the product is installed in
as well as acoustic conditions such as positions to place the microphone and speaker, and tunes the acoustic settings to
the optimal level to suit the environment the product is used in.
If you have changed the installation location or installation position of the product, or if you have changed the number of
microphones or connected an external speaker, be sure to carry out automatic audio tuning before using the product.
y
The result of automatic audio tuning continues to be saved even after the power has been turned off.
■ Preparation
Make the following preparation to normally carry out the automatic audio tuning.
• Place the Control Unit, microphones, and external speakers (if used) as used actually, and make connections.
• Adjust the speaker volume so that four or more lamps light up on the level indicator.
■ Carrying out automatic audio tuning
While automatic audio tuning is active, the voice guidance is replayed to explain the procedure for carrying out automatic
audio tuning.
Tuning fork button
1
Hold down the tuning fork button
(
) for 2 seconds or more.
4
When automatic audio tuning ends, the result is
notified using the voice guidance.
Also, the result is indicated by the color and lit/not
lit status of the tuning fork button ( ).
Each indicator status has the following meaning.
• Lit (Green): Normal end
• High-speed flash (Orange): Abnormal end
The tuning fork button ( ) flashes orange, and
automatic audio tuning starts.
2
The acoustic measurement starts.
A white noise (hissing sound) is replayed from
speakers as the measurement sound. During
measurement, stay away from the devices and keep
quiet.
3
The acoustic settings starts.
This carries out the optimization of adaptive echo
canceller settings and automatic room EQ settings,
the latency compensation of external speakers, and
the calibration of frequency characteristics.
25
Automatic audio tuning ends.
y
• Automatic audio tuning cannot be started in the following
cases.
- The speaker volume is low (three or less lamps light up
on the level indicator).
- No microphone is connected.
• If the following operation or status is detected during the
acoustic measurement, automatic audio tuning is stopped.
- The tuning fork button ( ) has been pressed.
- The volume + or - button (
) has been pressed.
- A microphone cable has been unplugged.
- When only external speakers are enabled, no sound is
output from them.
■ When automatic audio tuning has ended abnormally (problem detection)
When automatic audio tuning has ended abnormally (problem detection), the tuning fork button ( ) flashes orange
at high speed. Check the detected problems using the voice guidance, and take the appropriate action, referring to
"Warning guidance list" (page 33).
Tuning fork button:
High-speed flash (Orange)
y
1
Press the tuning fork button (
)
while it is flashing orange at high
speed.
The voice guidance notifies the user about the
detected problem three times at 5-second intervals.
2
The voice guidance notifies the user
about the next problem one minute
after the playback of the first problem
has been completed.
• If the tuning fork button ( ) is not pressed for 5 minutes
while it is flashing orange at high speed, the tuning fork
button ( ) lights up green, and the product returns to the
normal mode.
• If the tuning fork button ( ) is pressed during guidance
playback, the product works as shown below depending
on guidance conditions.
- When a problem is replayed: The playback is stopped,
and the product enters the standby mode (1 minute) to
replay the next problem.
- When a problem is not replayed: The playback of the
next problem starts immediately.
After the playback of all the problems is completed,
the tuning fork button ( ) lights up green, and the
product returns to the normal mode.
■ Detecting acoustic conditions in general use
If any problem is detected in acoustic conditions in general use, the tuning fork button ( ) lights up or flashes
orange. Check the detected problems using the voice guidance, and take the appropriate action, referring to "Warning
guidance list" (page 33).
While the button is lit or flashing orange, press the tuning fork button ( ).
The voice guidance notifies the user about the detected problem.
When the voice guidance ends, the tuning fork button ( ) lights up green.
y
If the tuning fork button (
lights up green.
) is pressed during guidance playback, the playback is stopped, and the tuning fork button (
)
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Changing voice guidance settings
Notify results of operations such as a Bluetooth connection, problems in acoustic conditions, or the automatic audio
tuning procedure using the voice guidance.
The voice guidance can be enabled or disabled, and its language can be switched as necessary. The voice guidance
language is set to English in the factory settings. Switch the language as necessary.
Volume + and - buttons
Tuning fork button
■ Switching the voice guidance language
When the voice guidance is enabled, repeatedly press the volume + button ( ) while holding down the tuning fork
button ( ).
Each time the volume + button ( ) is pressed, the language is switched as shown below.
English
Japanese
Chinese
Korean
French
Spanish
German
The voice guidance notifies the user about the name of the selected language.
■ Disabling voice guidance
When the voice guidance is enabled, press the volume - button ( ) while holding down the tuning fork button (
The voice guidance notifies the user that the voice guidance has been disabled.
■ Enabling the voice guidance
When the voice guidance is disabled, press the volume + button ( ) while holding down the tuning fork button
( ).
The voice guidance notifies the user that the voice guidance has been enabled.
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).
Selecting a speaker
Select whether to output incoming sound through only the built-in speaker, only external speakers, or both the built-in
speaker and external speakers.
Volume + and - buttons
Level indicator
The table below shows indicator patterns viewed from this side.
1
Hold down the volume + and - buttons (
same time.
) for 2 seconds or more at the
The volume + and - buttons (
) flash green.
The selected speaker is shown on the level indicator, and the voice guidance prompts you to determine the
speaker.
Indicator pattern (
: ON,
Speaker output
: OFF)
Sound is output only from the built-in speakers.
Sound is output from both the built-in speakers and external speakers.
Sound is output only from external speakers.
2
Press the volume + (
speaker.
) button or volume - (
) button to change the required
If the speaker is changed, the voice guidance notifies the user of information about the new speaker.
If the volume + ( ) button or volume - ( ) button is not pressed for 6 seconds or more, the product returns to
the normal mode.
Operation
Changed contents
Press the volume + button (
).
Switches whether to enable or disable the output of the built-in speaker.
Press the volume - button (
).
Switches whether to enable or disable the output of external speakers.
y
Both the built-in speaker and external speakers cannot be disabled.
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Adjusting the speaker volume
When external speakers are not connected or only the
built-in speaker is enabled, press the volume + and buttons (
) to adjust the volume.
If external speakers are enabled, perform the following
procedure to suit the environment they are used in.
■ When both the built-in speaker and
external speakers are enabled:
1.
Set the volume of external speakers to the minimum.
2.
Press the volume + and - buttons (
volume of the built-in speaker.
3.
Adjust the volume of external speakers.
) to adjust the
■ When only external speakers are
enabled:
First, take steps 1 to 3 described below to fix the volume
of the external speakers. Then, use the volume + and buttons (
) of the product to adjust the volume
when you are using the product.
1. Set the volume of external speakers to the minimum.
2.
Press the volume + button (
the maximum.
) to set the volume to
3.
Adjust the volume of the external speakers to the
maximum level available during use.
4.
Press the volume + and - (
volume to the desired level.
) buttons to adjust the
Note
When adjusting the speaker volume, be careful to cause
no sound cracking. Sound cracking may cause an echo
phenomenon on the other side.
y
If you operate the volume + and - buttons (
) of the
Control Unit, you can adjust the volume of both the built-in
speaker and external speakers.
If a PC or a Mac is connected using the USB cable, its speaker
volume is adjusted synchronously.
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Muting the microphone
Temporarily stop the microphone so that the other party
does not hear a voice in this side.
■ Muting the microphone
Press the microphone mute button ( ).
The microphone status indicator lights up red, and
microphone muting starts.
■ Canceling microphone muting
Press the microphone mute button ( ) during
microphone muting.
The microphone status indicator lights up green, and
microphone muting is canceled.
y
The microphone muting function is synchronized with all
microphones. If one microphone is muted while multiple
microphones are connected, all of them are muted.
Muting the speaker
Temporarily mute the speaker so that incoming sounds
cannot be heard.
This function is available only when a PC or a Mac is
connected using the USB cable.
■ Muting the speaker
Mute the speaker on a PC or Mac.
The volume + and - buttons (
) flash green, and the
speaker is muted.
■ Unmuting the speaker
Unmute the speaker on a PC or Mac that has been
muted.
The volume + and - buttons (
) light up green, and
the speaker is unmuted.
Enabling or disabling the Bluetooth
function
When not using a Bluetooth connection, you can disable
the Bluetooth function. To use a Bluetooth connection
again, enable the Bluetooth function.
■ Disabling the Bluetooth function
When the product is in standby mode, press the power
button ( ) while holding down the Bluetooth button
( ) and the volume - button ( ).
Be sure to hold down the Bluetooth button ( ) and the
volume - button ( ) button until the power-on
operation is completed (until buttons other than the
power button ( ) also light up green).
When the Bluetooth function is disabled, you will be
notified by voice guidance.
Returning to the factory settings
Return the settings of the product to the factory settings.
If this operation is performed, Bluetooth pairing
information is also erased.
When the product is in standby mode, press the power
button ( ) while holding down the tuning fork button
( ) and the volume - button ( ) at the same time to
turn the product on.
Be sure to hold down the tuning fork button ( ) and
the volume - button ( ) button until the power-on
operation is completed (until buttons other than the
power button ( ) also light up green).
If various settings are reset to their factory defaults, you
will be notified by English voice guidance.
■ Enabling the Bluetooth function
When the product is in standby mode, press the power
button ( ) while holding down the Bluetooth button
( ).
Be sure to hold down the Bluetooth button ( ) until
the power-on operation is completed (until buttons other
than the power button ( ) also light up green).
When the Bluetooth function is enabled, you will be
notified by voice guidance.
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Troubleshooting
Before inquiry
Referring to this manual, check whether the detected problem can be resolved. If the problem recurs, please contact
the retailer or dealer who you purchased the product from.
Q1 A button or indicator is turned off or flashing
Symptom
Cause
Action
The power button (
turned off.
) is
• The power cable has been unplugged.
• The power cable is not plugged in
securely.
Securely connect the power cable to an
outlet or the Control Unit. (→ page 10)
The power button (
flashing red.
) is
The product is damaged.
Request to repair the product.
The power button (
up orange.
) is lit
The product firmware is damaged.
(The power button is flashing orange
during a firmware update.)
Request to repair the product.
The Bluetooth function is disabled.
Enable the Bluetooth function.
(→ page 30)
The Bluetooth (
not lit.
) button is
Q2 There is a problem with the audio quality
Symptom
No incoming sounds are output
from the speaker.
No sounds are output on the
other side.
An echo is heard.
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Cause
Action
The speaker volume is set to the
minimum.
Turn up the speaker volume.
(→ page 29)
When only the external speakers are
enabled, they are not connected.
Correctly connect the external speakers.
(→ page 24)
Microphone muting is enabled on the
other side.
Disable microphone muting on the other
side.
The microphone sensitivity on the other
side is set to the minimum.
Increase the microphone sensitivity on the
other side.
Microphone muting is enabled.
Disable microphone muting.
(→ page 29)
The microphone sensitivity is set to the
minimum.
Increase the microphone sensitivity.
(→ page 15, 18, 22)
The speaker volume on the other side is
set to the minimum.
Turn up the speaker volume on the other
side.
There is a problem with the device
configuration or operating environment on
the other side.
—
Symptom
An echo or feedback is heard
on the other side.
Noises are heard.
Noises are heard on the other
side.
Sound cracking occurs.
Sound cracking occurs on the
other side.
Cause
Action
A microphone other than the product is
connected to a communication device.
Select the product in the communication
device settings. (→ page 13, 17)
The Control Unit is close to or far away
from the microphone.
Place all microphones 1 m to 20 m (3.3 ft
to 66 ft) away from the Control Unit.
(→ page 23)
An external speaker is close to or far away
from the microphone.
Place external speakers 1 m to 20 m (3.3
to 66 ft) away from all microphones.
(→ page 24)
An external speaker with a high latency or
distortion is used.
Replace with an external speaker that has
a low latency or distortion.
A microphone is placed in the wall side.
Place a microphone, avoiding the wall
side.
An object is placed near a microphone.
Do not place an object near a microphone
if possible.
The product is used in a room with a high
resonance.
• Place an object with high sound
absorbability in a room, avoiding the
front of the microphone.
• To reduce a resonance, turn down the
speaker volume. (→ page 29)
There is a problem with the device
configuration or operating environment on
the other side.
—
There is a device that generates noise near
a microphone.
Keep the microphone away from any
noise sources.
High noises are generated in the entire
space in which the product is installed.
If there is a device that generates noise,
turn its power off.
The device connected to the audio input
terminal is set to the high output level.
Decrease the output level of the connected
device.
The external speaker is set to the high
volume.
Turn down the volume of the external
speaker. (→ page 29)
An external speaker with high distortion is
used.
Replace with an external speaker that has
low distortion.
The microphone sensitivity on the other
side is high.
Reduce the microphone sensitivity on the
other side.
The microphone is set to the high input
level.
Take the microphone away from a
speaker.
The device connected to the audio output
terminal does not satisfy the line-level
input condition.
Connect the device that satisfies the linelevel input condition.
The speaker volume on the other side is
high.
Turn down the speaker volume on the
other side.
The microphone sensitivity is high.
Reduce the microphone sensitivity.
(→ page 15, 18, 22)
Q3 Others
Symptom
The voice guidance is not
played back.
Cause
The voice guidance is disabled.
Action
Enable the voice guidance. (→ page 27)
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Warning guidance list
When the product detects a problem related to acoustic conditions, you can confirm its details using the voice
guidance.
(For details, refer to "When automatic audio tuning has ended abnormally (problem detection)" (page 26) and
"Detecting acoustic conditions in general use" (page 26)".
Take the appropriate actions - outlined below - to resolve the detected problem.
Voice guidance:
Cause
Action
Please connect the
microphones. Automatic audio
tuning cannot start.
• A microphone cable has been
unplugged.
• A microphone cable is not connected
correctly.
Correctly connect the microphone cable to
the microphone or the Control Unit.
(→ page 10)
The volume is set too low.
Automatic audio tuning cannot
start.
The speaker volume is set low.
Turn up the speaker volume level so that
four or more lamps light up on the level
indicator. (→ page 29)
The external speakers are not
working. Please refer to the
User's manual and check the
external speaker settings.
• An audio cable has been unplugged.
• An audio cable is not connected
securely.
Securely connect audio cables to external
speakers or the Control Unit.
(→ page 24)
The volume of an external speaker is low.
Turn up the volume of the external
speaker. (→ page 29)
The distance between the
speakers and the microphones
is too close. The maximum
volume is now limited.
The Control Unit or external speakers are
too close to the microphones.
Place all the microphones at least 1 m
(3.3 ft) away from the Control Unit or
external speakers. (→ page 23, 24)
The microphones are too far
from the speakers. Please refer
to the User's manual.
The Control Unit is placed too far from
the microphones.
Place all the microphones within 20 m
(66 ft) away from the Control Unit.
(→ page 23)
A latency problem has been
detected on the external
speakers. Please refer to the
User's manual and use suitable
external speakers.
A high latency has been detected on the
external speakers.
Place all the external speakers within 20 m
(66 ft) away from all the microphones.
(→ page 24)
If the problem recurs, replace with
external speakers with a low latency.
A sound distortion problem
has been detected on the
external speakers. Please refer
to the User's manual and check
the external speaker settings.
The external speaker is set to the high
volume.
Turn down the volume of the external
speaker. (→ page 29)
The external speakers have high
distortion.
Replace with an external speaker that has
low distortion.
A source of noise has been
detected near the microphones.
To improve the audio quality,
please move the microphones
or the source of noise.
There is a device that generates noise near
a microphone.
Keep the microphone away from any
noise sources.
The noise is exceeding the
normal level. The audio quality
is degraded.
High noises are generated in the entire
space in which the product is installed.
If there is a device that generates noise,
turn its power off.
To improve audio quality,
please perform automatic
audio tuning.
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—
Press the tuning fork button ( ) for
2 seconds or more to carry out automatic
audio tuning. (→ page 25)
Specifications
■ General
Interface:
Control Unit: USB 2.0 High Speed, Bluetooth, NFC (Near Field Communication)
Audio Input terminal (stereo RCA pin), Audio Output terminal (stereo RCA pin), External
speaker terminal (RCA pin) x 2, Power terminal, Microphone terminal
Microphone: Input and output terminals
Power consumption
(max):
20 W (one microphone connected), 35 W (five microphones connected)
Radio interference
standard:
FCC (Part 15B) Class A, ICES-003
Operating
environment:
Temperature: 0 to 40°C (32 to 104°F)
Humidity: 20 to 85% (no condensation)
Storage environment:
Temperature: -20 to +50°C (-4 to 122°F)
Humidity: 10 to 90% (no condensation)
Dimensions:
Control Unit (W x H x D): 332 x 95 x 162 mm (13.1 x 3.74 x 6.38 in)
Microphone (W x H x D): 136 x 36 x 136 mm (5.35 x 1.42 x 5.35 in)
Weight:
Control Unit: 1.8 kg (4.0 lbs)
Microphone: 0.4 kg (0.9 lbs)
Power source:
120 V (60 Hz)
PC environment:
OS: 32-bit or 64-bit Windows 8.1, 32-bit or 64-bit Windows 8
32-bit or 64-bit Windows 7
USB: USB 2.0 or later
Mac environment:
OS: Mac OS X 10.9, Mac OS X 10.8
USB: USB 2.0 or later
Bluetooth:
Bluetooth specification version: 2.1 + EDR
Supported profiles: HFP (1.6), A2DP
Supported Codec: SBC, mSBC
Wireless output: Class 2
Maximum communication distance: 10 m (32.8 ft)
NFC:
Compatible devices: NFC-compatible Android devices, versions 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, and 4.4
Voice guidance:
English, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, French, Spanish, German
Accessories:
Power cable (3 m (9.8 ft)), USB cable (5 m (16.4 ft)), microphone cable (5 m (16.4 ft)),
Quick Start Guide
Others:
Firmware update (transfer from PC through USB)
■ Audio
Microphone unit:
Unidirectional x 3
Speaker unit:
Full-range x 1
Frequency bandwidth
for sound pickup:
100 Hz to 20,000 Hz
Frequency bandwidth
for playback:
100 Hz to 20,000 Hz
Signal processing:
Adaptive echo canceller, Noise reduction, Microphone array control,
Automatic gain control, Automatic room EQ, Dereverberation, Automatic audio tuning
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