Bazooka | RS10A | Specifications | Bazooka RS10A Specifications

If you have any questions contact
the SAS Technical Support Department at:
Phone - (504) 272 7135 • Fax - (504) 272-9844
Email - tech@sasbazooka.com • Website - www.sasbazooka.com
In Canada: (604) 988 2966
15049 Florida Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA. 70819
1003129704
CONGRATULATIONS
Dear Friend,
Thank you for selecting Bazooka® subwoofer speaker systems for your car stereo
system. The Bazooka Reference series represents SAS‘s continued commitment to
efficiency and design. An innovative manufacturing process developed by SAS for
the Bazooka provides consumers with state-of-the-art speaker system design. At
SAS, we take pride in manufacturing the most revolutionary bass speaker systems
ever created, featuring our patented Bass Tubes® enclosure design, and we hope
you will take pride in owning them.
Several years ago, we realized that efficiency was the wave of the future in
autosound, so we made a commitment to design, manufacture, and deliver the most
efficient speaker systems possible.
Today we market our patented speaker systems worldwide and the high quality of
the Bazooka brand is well respected by consumers and dealers of all nationalities.
When properly installed, Bazooka subwoofer speaker systems will give you
years of clean uninterrupted sound reproduction. Therefore, I urge you to take a
few minutes of your time to review this instruction booklet. It was designed to give
you a better understanding of our products and to explain how to apply them properly.
Thank you again for choosing Bazookas. Our early commitment to quality has
made them the product of choice, and I am sure you will agree that you have made
the right one! Enjoy!
Sincerely,
JON C. JORDAN
President
SAS/BAZOOKA
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C ONS U
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The built-in crossover on the Amplified Bazooka is a 18 dB per octave electronic
low pass filter, it has a 60 Hz to 250 Hz variable crossover point. Select the
crossover point that you feel best fits your system design. Set the potentiometer
labeled XOVER to the point you selected, 60 Hz being all the way to the left
(counterclockwise) and 250 Hz being all the way to the right (clockwise). When
you have set the crossover, proceed to the next step.
ADJUSTING LEVEL GAIN CONTROL
Locate the potentiometer labeled LEVEL. This is the level control. Start with the level
control turned all the way to the left (counterclockwise). The bass should be off or
very low at this point. Turn up your head unit until the sound from the existing speakers starts to clip or distort. This is the point in your system where you will get maximum volume with the least amount of distortion. With the head unit at this point,
turn the level gain control up slowly until the bass volume blends well with the existing high frequency speakers. This should be the proper setting for the level gain
control. Now that the level is set, you may want to go back to the x-over control
and adjust the x-over point by ear to meet the desired sonic quality of your system
WARRANTY
All SAS® Reference Series products are covered under warranty for two full years from
the date of purchase. Terms and conditions of the warranty are as stated on the warranty
card included in the box with the product. SAS recommends that you use only
authorized BAZOOKA® dealers to install this product. Improper or incorrectly
performed installation voids this warranty.
BASS TUBES ENCLOSURE
®
BAZOOKA® subwoofer speaker systems exclusively incorporate the
revolutionary Bass Tubes® patented subwoofer enclosure design available only
from SAS.®
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DESIGN &
ENGINEERING
AWARD
ADJUSTING THE CROSSOVER
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, SAS, BAZOOKA, BASS TUBES, & LISTEN TO YOUR EARS are registered trademarks of Southern Audio Services, Inc. PAT. NO. 4,567,959 PAT NO. 5,097,513
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PHASE ALERT CONT.
Am I In Phase?
If your inputs are out of phase and you turn the balance control of your radio all the
way to one side, right or left, the bass output from the Bazooka will increase. When
you bring the balance control back to the center position the bass level will drop.
This confirms that one of your input channels is wired out of phase with the other.
To correct this situation, simply reverse the connections on one of the two input channels.
When the wiring is in correct electrical phase, the level of bass output will be greatest
when the balance control of the radio is set to the center position.
LOW-LEVEL INPUT:
If your source unit only has low-level RCA phono jack output, use only the low-level
inputs of the Amplified Bazooka.
Connect the low-level RCA phono jack inputs of the Amplified Bazooka to the source
with a shielded RCA patch cord. To avoid possible noise problems, be sure to run
the patch cord away from all power wires and factory wire harnesses.
When using the low-level inputs DO NOT make any connections to the Green and
Gray high-level input wires of the Amplified Bazooka and make sure these wires are
insulated to avoid the possibility of a short circuit.
CONTENTS
System Features . . . . . . .
Specifications . . . . . . . . .
Installation . . . . . . . . . . .
Mounting The Bazooka . . .
Wiring Diagram . . . . . . . .
Power Wire . . . . . . . . . . .
Ground Wire . . . . . . . . . .
Remote Turn On Options . .
Input Signal Connections .
Phase Alert . . . . . . . . . . .
Optional High Level Output
Adjusting the Crossover . .
Adjusting Level Gain . . . .
Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . .
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OPTIONAL HIGH LEVEL OUTPUT
PRACTICE SAFE LISTENING
The Amplified Bazooka has provisions for high level output to a second subwoofer. If you want
to use this feature, you can purchase a Bazooka slave unit from your authorized SAS dealer.
Be sure to use a slave unit that is the same size as your amplified unit. This is necessary
because different size woofers have different efficiencies. These efficiency differences result
in the two woofers playing at different volume levels, making it difficult to adjust the system
to the desired sonic quality.
Locate the BROWN and the YELLOW wires on the 14-pin Molex plug, connect the
BROWN wire to the RED terminal of the slave unit, and the YELLOW wire to the BLACK
terminal of the slave unit.
The Amplified Bazooka is now operating under a 2 ohm load and delivering a total
output of 120 watts of power.
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Continuous exposure to high volumes of sound may cause permanent hearing loss.
High powered auto sound systems are capable of producing sounds well over 130
dB. Even short periods of play at high volume levels can impair your ability to hear
necessary traffic sounds and may constitute a hazard. Please use common sense
and practice SAFE LISTENING !
If you have any questions contact
the SAS Technical Support Department at:
Phone - (504) 272 7135 • Fax - (504) 272-9844
Email - tech@ sasbazooka.com • Website - www.sasbazooka.com
In Canada: (604) 988 2966
15049 Florida Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA. 70819
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TURN ON OPTIONS CONT.
SYSTEM FEATURES
pins and reinserted across the left hand and middle pins to enable the Auto Turn-On feature. This can be done
easily with a pair of needle nose pliers. With the jumper in the On position, the Amplified Bazooka will turn
on automatically when it senses any music. The ORANGE wire should not be connected to anything if this
feature is being used. Be sure to insulate the end of the ORANGE wire so that it will not short to ground, as
this may damage the Amplified Bazooka.
• 6 1/2”, 8”, or 10” SUBWOOFER
• BASS-REFLEX ENCLOSURE
• HIGH EFFICIENCY OUTPUT
OPTIMIZED FOR SPACE EFFICIENCY
• DESIGNED FOR CORNER LOADING
• MOISTURE RESISTANT ENCLOSURE
• BUILT IN 80 WATT MONO AMPLIFIER @ 4 OHMS
• AMP IS 2 OHM STABLE
• CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE 18dB ELECTRONIC CROSSOVER
• NOISE REJECTING BALANCED INPUT CIRCUITRY
• BALANCED LOW LEVEL INPUT
• BALANCED HIGH LEVEL INPUT
• INPUTS ARE SUMMED MONO INTERNALLY
• HIGH LEVEL OUTPUT FOR AN OPTIONAL BAZOOKA SLAVE UNIT
• 120 WATTS MONO INTO 2 OHMS
• SELECTABLE AUTOMATIC TURN ON FEATURE
• 2 YEAR WARRANTY
• LARGE MAGNET FOR INCREASED POWER HANDLING
INPUT SIGNAL CONNECTIONS
Should I Use High or Low Level Inputs?
If the source unit has only speaker outputs, use the high-level inputs of the Amplified
Bazooka. If the source unit has both high and low level outputs, we recommend using the
high level inputs over the low level inputs, due to the configuration of the Amplified
Bazooka's balanced input circuit. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE WIRING IN A FACTORY
STEREO MAY NOT BE ELECTRICALLY IN PHASE EVEN WHEN YOU HAVE MADE THE
PROPER CONNECTIONS. Take the time after you make your wire connections to run
through the quick phase check procedure in the AM I IN PHASE? Section of this manual.
NEVER USE BOTH high and low-level inputs at the same time!
SPECIFICATIONS
High-Level Inputs:
RS6A
RS8A
RS10A
6.5“
8“
10“
Voice Coil Size
1“ high power/high temp
1.5“ high power/high temp
1.5“ high power/high temp
Magnet Size
20 oz.
28 oz.
28 oz.
39-250 hz.
39-250 hz.
39-250 hz.
Efficiency
100 dB*
102 dB*
104 dB*
Dimensions
18.325“x6.75“x8“
18.325“x8.5“x10“
21.1“x10.3“x12.2“
Weight
15 lbs.
20 lbs.
25 lbs.
Impedance
4 ohms
4 ohms
4 ohms
Woofer Size
Frequency response
BASS TUBES® enclosure - patented Bass Reflex/ducted port alignment
* The efficiency levels of all Bazooka subwoofer speaker systems are measured in the typical environment: In the low
bass region with one watt of power.
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If the source unit has both front and rear speaker outputs, use only one set of speaker
outputs for the high-level input of the Amplified Bazooka. Connect the GREEN wire
from the 14-pin Molex plug of the Amplified Bazooka to the source units left (+) positive speaker output. Connect the GREEN W/BLACK stripe wire of the plug to the
source units left (-) negative speaker output. Connect the GRAY wire of the plug to
the source units right (+) positive speaker output. Connect the GRAY W/BLACK stripe
wire of the plug to the source units right (-) negative speaker output.
PHASE ALERT
When one of the Amplified Bazooka's High-level Input channels is out of phase electrically
with the other High-level Input channel your Bazooka will sound as if it has little or no output, and any output that is produced may sound distorted. If you suspect that your Bazooka
is out of phase, use the AM I IN PHASE procedure to diagnose and correct the Bazookas'
output, and proper bass response will be produced.
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GROUND WIRE CONT.
INSTALLATION
The ground point in the car should be a piece of chassis metal that is part of or welded
to the main body of the vehicle. Painted surfaces should be scraped or sanded clean to
expose the bare metal before the ground lug is bolted down. (Cover the bare metal area
with paint or grease after you finish mounting the ground wire to prevent rust.)
REMOTE TURN ON OPTIONS
TRUCK INSTALLATION
Figure 1
The ORANGE wire on the Amplified Bazookas' 14-pin Molex Mini-fit Jr. connector
is the Remote Turn On Wire. You have several options in connecting the Remote
Turn On Wire. These options are listed in the order or preference recommended
by SAS. Select the option best suited for your application.
tube size is exagerated for emphasis
Option One:
SEDAN INSTALLATION
For the most versatility the Remote Turn On Wire should be connected to one terminal of the SAS On/Off Switch,
with the other terminal connecting to the source unit's "Accessory", "Auto-Antenna" or "Remote" lead -- any of
which will supply 12 Volts positive when the source is turned on. The SAS On/Off Switch allows you to demonstrate to others the difference the Amplified Bazooka makes in your system, or to turn it off whenever you desire.
Figure 2
Mounting The Switch:
The SAS On/Off Switch has a variety of mounting options. Supplied with the switch is a mounting plate
for under dash applications. Notice that one end of the mounting plate is angled and the other is not. Select
the end that is best suited for your application and mount that end of the plate to the dash panel.
The switch can also be flush mounted into a flat panel or factory switch knock out panel. Be sure that the
place you choose to flush mount the switch has enough clearance behind it before you start the installation of the switch. Using the supplied mounting panel as a template, etch the mounting hole on to the panel
you wish to mount the switch. Carefully cut out the mounting hole.
tube size is exagerated for emphasis
Option Two:
HATCHBACK INSTALLATION
If the source does not have an Auto-Antenna lead (or if the Auto-Antenna goes down during tape operation),you
can connect the Amplified Bazookas' Remote Turn On Wire to one terminal of the SAS On/Off Switch and the
Switch's other terminal to an accessory or ignition point at the vehicle fuse block. In this configuration, the
Amplified Bazooka will be on whenever the ignition and the SAS On/Off Switch are both on. This method may
allow noise or turn-on-and-off transients to become amplified when the source unit is not in use. If this occurs,
simply turn off the SAS On/Off switch when the source unit is not in use and this noise will be eliminated.
Figure 3
Option Three :
The Amplified Bazooka has a built-in Auto Turn-On Feature. If you choose to use this feature, the Amplified
Bazooka will turn on automatically whenever there is music present at the inputs (high level or low level input).
Please take notice of the On/Off Jumper Clip located on the back of the amp, right above the harness receptacle. SAS ships the Amplified Bazooka with this Jumper in the Off Position. To use the Auto Turn-On Option
the Jumper must be placed in the On Position. The Jumper Clip must be lifted off of the middle and right hand
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tube size is exagerated for emphasis
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INSTALLATION
Please take time to read through this manual and plan out your installation
before you begin!
Locate an area in the rear of the vehicle where you would like to place the Bazooka
speaker systems. The location you have selected must meet the following requirements in
order for the Bazooka to be properly installed in the vehicle:
1) The woofer (grill end) should be facing
into a corner. (See figures 1, 2 and 3)
2) Ideally, there should be 2 to 4 inches
between the woofer and the corner it is
pointing into.
3) The mounting area should be carefully
checked to be sure that the mounting
screws will not damage the gas tank,
electrical wiring, fuel lines, or the spare tire
during the mounting of the strap bases.
4) The strap mounting bases should be
screwed securely to a rigid surface that is
part of, or anchored to, the structure of
the vehicle.
POWER WIRE
The 12 gauge red wire on the 2-pin power plug is the 12 Volt positive power wire. It
must be fused and connected directly to the positive terminal of the battery to provide
a power source with a low voltage drop and low noise. Do not make the power
connection at the fuse block or any point other than the battery. Improper power
sources can reduce output and cause distortion.
The fuse holder should be connected to the battery's positive terminal. The fuse is
designed to prevent fire or damage to your car, should the battery wire short to
ground. Wait to insert the fuse into its holder until all wire connections have been
made.
If it is necessary to lengthen the battery wire, add the required length between the
amplifier and the fuse holder, not the fuse holder and the battery. Use 12 gauge or
larger to extend the battery wire. It is best to use as short a wire as possible.
Be sure you DO NOT run the power wire next to the input cables of the amplifier, this
will induce noise.
Avoid running the power wire near the radio's antenna or power leads, or near
sensitive equipment or harnesses. The power wire carries substantial currents and
could induce noise.
CAUTION
DO NOT substitute the 15 amp fuse included with the Amplified Bazooka with anything
other than the same fast blow current rated fuse. Substitution or deletion will void the
product's warranty and may cause damage to your car or the amplifier.
GROUND WIRE
Be sure that your application meets all of these requirements before you
continue the installation procedure!
The 12 gauge black wire on the 2-pin Molex Mini-fit Jr. connector is the negative
ground wire. It must be connected directly to the vehicle chassis near the amplifier. We do not recommend extending the ground wire in any installation, as this
can cause unwanted ground loops.
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WIRING DIAGRAM
MOUNTING THE BAZOOKA
When using high level inputs, take the time after you make all wiring
connections to run through the AM I IN PHASE? procedure of this manual
to confirm that your inputs are in correct electrical phase and the proper
bass response is being produced.
1. With the top side
of the buckle facing
up (see figure 4), lace
the strap through the
mounting base as
illustrated in figure 5.
Figure 4
Bottom
Top
Figure 5
BAT-NEG
BAT-POS
AUTO
TURN-ON
JUMPER
SWITCH
OFF
ON
RCA-b
RCA-a
HI+b
HI+a
HIOUT
12 GAUGE BLACK
CHASSIS
GROUND
X-OVER
+b +a
YELLOW
HI-LEVEL
OUTPUT (-)
REMOTE
HI-b
HI-a
HI+
OUT
7.5 AMP
12 GAUGE
RED
BATTERY
(12v+)
2. After the strap is completely laced through
the mounting base,
make a loop with the
strap, where it runs
across the middle of
the base as illustrated
in figure 6. This loop
is necessary to access
the two mounting
holes in the base.
LEVEL
RED LED
TURN ON
INDICATOR
15 AMP
ORANGE
REMOTE
BROWN
HI-LEVEL
OUTPUT (+)
GRAY
HI-LEV
INPUT (+)
GRAY/TRACE
HI-LEV
INPUT (-)
TRACE
HI-LEV
INPUT (-)
9
GREEN
HI-LEV
INPUT (+)
RCA PHONO PLUGS
Right & Left Low Level Inputs
Figure 6
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MOUNTING THE BAZOOKA
MOUNTING THE BAZOOKA
3. Place each mounting base under the
Bazooka so that the
apex at the bottom of
the tube sits inside
the mounting base as
in figure 7.
See Model Size
For Length
Figure 9
4. Move the bases so
that they are spaced
approximately 3” from
each end of the enclosure as illustrated in
figure 8.
Figure 7
Model
Length
RS6A
RS8A
RS10A
17”
22”
27”
8. Remove any slack in
the strap by feeding it
out of the mounting
base on the loose end
of the strap opposite
the buckle.
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9. Place Bazooka on
the mounting bases
and fasten the buckles
as illustrated in figure
10. The strap should
loop through the buckle and be tightened
securely by holding the
strap in place with one
hand and pulling the
loose end away from
the buckle, but against
the cabinet.
3
5. Remove the Bazooka
without moving the
mounting bases and set
it aside.
Figure 10
6. Screw each mounting base securely in
place with screws provided as illustrated in
figure 6.
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3
Figure 8
7
7. Adjust buckle end of
strap so that it extends
out of the mounting
base (see figure 9) the
proper length for the
model size of Bazooka
you are installing
(Refer to the chart for
proper length)
Technical Note
Due to the jarring and shifting that can occur in a vehicle, the mounting
straps may stretch or loosen. We recommend that you check the straps
regularly to assure that your Bazooka is mounted securely in place.
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MOUNTING THE BAZOOKA
MOUNTING THE BAZOOKA
3. Place each mounting base under the
Bazooka so that the
apex at the bottom of
the tube sits inside
the mounting base as
in figure 7.
See Model Size
For Length
Figure 9
4. Move the bases so
that they are spaced
approximately 3” from
each end of the enclosure as illustrated in
figure 8.
Figure 7
Model
Length
RS6A
RS8A
RS10A
17”
22”
27”
8. Remove any slack in
the strap by feeding it
out of the mounting
base on the loose end
of the strap opposite
the buckle.
,,
9. Place Bazooka on
the mounting bases
and fasten the buckles
as illustrated in figure
10. The strap should
loop through the buckle and be tightened
securely by holding the
strap in place with one
hand and pulling the
loose end away from
the buckle, but against
the cabinet.
3
5. Remove the Bazooka
without moving the
mounting bases and set
it aside.
Figure 10
6. Screw each mounting base securely in
place with screws provided as illustrated in
figure 6.
,,
3
Figure 8
7
7. Adjust buckle end of
strap so that it extends
out of the mounting
base (see figure 9) the
proper length for the
model size of Bazooka
you are installing
(Refer to the chart for
proper length)
Technical Note
Due to the jarring and shifting that can occur in a vehicle, the mounting
straps may stretch or loosen. We recommend that you check the straps
regularly to assure that your Bazooka is mounted securely in place.
8
WIRING DIAGRAM
MOUNTING THE BAZOOKA
When using high level inputs, take the time after you make all wiring
connections to run through the AM I IN PHASE? procedure of this manual
to confirm that your inputs are in correct electrical phase and the proper
bass response is being produced.
1. With the top side
of the buckle facing
up (see figure 4), lace
the strap through the
mounting base as
illustrated in figure 5.
Figure 4
Bottom
Top
Figure 5
BAT-NEG
BAT-POS
AUTO
TURN-ON
JUMPER
SWITCH
OFF
ON
RCA-b
RCA-a
HI+b
HI+a
HIOUT
12 GAUGE BLACK
CHASSIS
GROUND
X-OVER
+b +a
YELLOW
HI-LEVEL
OUTPUT (-)
REMOTE
HI-b
HI-a
HI+
OUT
7.5 AMP
12 GAUGE
RED
BATTERY
(12v+)
2. After the strap is completely laced through
the mounting base,
make a loop with the
strap, where it runs
across the middle of
the base as illustrated
in figure 6. This loop
is necessary to access
the two mounting
holes in the base.
LEVEL
RED LED
TURN ON
INDICATOR
15 AMP
ORANGE
REMOTE
BROWN
HI-LEVEL
OUTPUT (+)
GRAY
HI-LEV
INPUT (+)
GRAY/TRACE
HI-LEV
INPUT (-)
TRACE
HI-LEV
INPUT (-)
9
GREEN
HI-LEV
INPUT (+)
RCA PHONO PLUGS
Right & Left Low Level Inputs
Figure 6
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INSTALLATION
Please take time to read through this manual and plan out your installation
before you begin!
Locate an area in the rear of the vehicle where you would like to place the Bazooka
speaker systems. The location you have selected must meet the following requirements in
order for the Bazooka to be properly installed in the vehicle:
1) The woofer (grill end) should be facing
into a corner. (See figures 1, 2 and 3)
2) Ideally, there should be 2 to 4 inches
between the woofer and the corner it is
pointing into.
3) The mounting area should be carefully
checked to be sure that the mounting
screws will not damage the gas tank,
electrical wiring, fuel lines, or the spare tire
during the mounting of the strap bases.
4) The strap mounting bases should be
screwed securely to a rigid surface that is
part of, or anchored to, the structure of
the vehicle.
POWER WIRE
The 12 gauge red wire on the 2-pin power plug is the 12 Volt positive power wire. It
must be fused and connected directly to the positive terminal of the battery to provide
a power source with a low voltage drop and low noise. Do not make the power
connection at the fuse block or any point other than the battery. Improper power
sources can reduce output and cause distortion.
The fuse holder should be connected to the battery's positive terminal. The fuse is
designed to prevent fire or damage to your car, should the battery wire short to
ground. Wait to insert the fuse into its holder until all wire connections have been
made.
If it is necessary to lengthen the battery wire, add the required length between the
amplifier and the fuse holder, not the fuse holder and the battery. Use 12 gauge or
larger to extend the battery wire. It is best to use as short a wire as possible.
Be sure you DO NOT run the power wire next to the input cables of the amplifier, this
will induce noise.
Avoid running the power wire near the radio's antenna or power leads, or near
sensitive equipment or harnesses. The power wire carries substantial currents and
could induce noise.
CAUTION
DO NOT substitute the 15 amp fuse included with the Amplified Bazooka with anything
other than the same fast blow current rated fuse. Substitution or deletion will void the
product's warranty and may cause damage to your car or the amplifier.
GROUND WIRE
Be sure that your application meets all of these requirements before you
continue the installation procedure!
The 12 gauge black wire on the 2-pin Molex Mini-fit Jr. connector is the negative
ground wire. It must be connected directly to the vehicle chassis near the amplifier. We do not recommend extending the ground wire in any installation, as this
can cause unwanted ground loops.
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GROUND WIRE CONT.
INSTALLATION
The ground point in the car should be a piece of chassis metal that is part of or welded
to the main body of the vehicle. Painted surfaces should be scraped or sanded clean to
expose the bare metal before the ground lug is bolted down. (Cover the bare metal area
with paint or grease after you finish mounting the ground wire to prevent rust.)
REMOTE TURN ON OPTIONS
TRUCK INSTALLATION
Figure 1
The ORANGE wire on the Amplified Bazookas' 14-pin Molex Mini-fit Jr. connector
is the Remote Turn On Wire. You have several options in connecting the Remote
Turn On Wire. These options are listed in the order or preference recommended
by SAS. Select the option best suited for your application.
tube size is exagerated for emphasis
Option One:
SEDAN INSTALLATION
For the most versatility the Remote Turn On Wire should be connected to one terminal of the SAS On/Off Switch,
with the other terminal connecting to the source unit's "Accessory", "Auto-Antenna" or "Remote" lead -- any of
which will supply 12 Volts positive when the source is turned on. The SAS On/Off Switch allows you to demonstrate to others the difference the Amplified Bazooka makes in your system, or to turn it off whenever you desire.
Figure 2
Mounting The Switch:
The SAS On/Off Switch has a variety of mounting options. Supplied with the switch is a mounting plate
for under dash applications. Notice that one end of the mounting plate is angled and the other is not. Select
the end that is best suited for your application and mount that end of the plate to the dash panel.
The switch can also be flush mounted into a flat panel or factory switch knock out panel. Be sure that the
place you choose to flush mount the switch has enough clearance behind it before you start the installation of the switch. Using the supplied mounting panel as a template, etch the mounting hole on to the panel
you wish to mount the switch. Carefully cut out the mounting hole.
tube size is exagerated for emphasis
Option Two:
HATCHBACK INSTALLATION
If the source does not have an Auto-Antenna lead (or if the Auto-Antenna goes down during tape operation),you
can connect the Amplified Bazookas' Remote Turn On Wire to one terminal of the SAS On/Off Switch and the
Switch's other terminal to an accessory or ignition point at the vehicle fuse block. In this configuration, the
Amplified Bazooka will be on whenever the ignition and the SAS On/Off Switch are both on. This method may
allow noise or turn-on-and-off transients to become amplified when the source unit is not in use. If this occurs,
simply turn off the SAS On/Off switch when the source unit is not in use and this noise will be eliminated.
Figure 3
Option Three :
The Amplified Bazooka has a built-in Auto Turn-On Feature. If you choose to use this feature, the Amplified
Bazooka will turn on automatically whenever there is music present at the inputs (high level or low level input).
Please take notice of the On/Off Jumper Clip located on the back of the amp, right above the harness receptacle. SAS ships the Amplified Bazooka with this Jumper in the Off Position. To use the Auto Turn-On Option
the Jumper must be placed in the On Position. The Jumper Clip must be lifted off of the middle and right hand
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TURN ON OPTIONS CONT.
SYSTEM FEATURES
pins and reinserted across the left hand and middle pins to enable the Auto Turn-On feature. This can be done
easily with a pair of needle nose pliers. With the jumper in the On position, the Amplified Bazooka will turn
on automatically when it senses any music. The ORANGE wire should not be connected to anything if this
feature is being used. Be sure to insulate the end of the ORANGE wire so that it will not short to ground, as
this may damage the Amplified Bazooka.
• 6 1/2”, 8”, or 10” SUBWOOFER
• BASS-REFLEX ENCLOSURE
• HIGH EFFICIENCY OUTPUT
OPTIMIZED FOR SPACE EFFICIENCY
• DESIGNED FOR CORNER LOADING
• MOISTURE RESISTANT ENCLOSURE
• BUILT IN 80 WATT MONO AMPLIFIER @ 4 OHMS
• AMP IS 2 OHM STABLE
• CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE 18dB ELECTRONIC CROSSOVER
• NOISE REJECTING BALANCED INPUT CIRCUITRY
• BALANCED LOW LEVEL INPUT
• BALANCED HIGH LEVEL INPUT
• INPUTS ARE SUMMED MONO INTERNALLY
• HIGH LEVEL OUTPUT FOR AN OPTIONAL BAZOOKA SLAVE UNIT
• 120 WATTS MONO INTO 2 OHMS
• SELECTABLE AUTOMATIC TURN ON FEATURE
• 2 YEAR WARRANTY
• LARGE MAGNET FOR INCREASED POWER HANDLING
INPUT SIGNAL CONNECTIONS
Should I Use High or Low Level Inputs?
If the source unit has only speaker outputs, use the high-level inputs of the Amplified
Bazooka. If the source unit has both high and low level outputs, we recommend using the
high level inputs over the low level inputs, due to the configuration of the Amplified
Bazooka's balanced input circuit. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE WIRING IN A FACTORY
STEREO MAY NOT BE ELECTRICALLY IN PHASE EVEN WHEN YOU HAVE MADE THE
PROPER CONNECTIONS. Take the time after you make your wire connections to run
through the quick phase check procedure in the AM I IN PHASE? Section of this manual.
NEVER USE BOTH high and low-level inputs at the same time!
SPECIFICATIONS
High-Level Inputs:
RS6A
RS8A
RS10A
6.5“
8“
10“
Voice Coil Size
1“ high power/high temp
1.5“ high power/high temp
1.5“ high power/high temp
Magnet Size
20 oz.
28 oz.
28 oz.
39-250 hz.
39-250 hz.
39-250 hz.
Efficiency
100 dB*
102 dB*
104 dB*
Dimensions
18.325“x6.75“x8“
18.325“x8.5“x10“
21.1“x10.3“x12.2“
Weight
15 lbs.
20 lbs.
25 lbs.
Impedance
4 ohms
4 ohms
4 ohms
Woofer Size
Frequency response
BASS TUBES® enclosure - patented Bass Reflex/ducted port alignment
* The efficiency levels of all Bazooka subwoofer speaker systems are measured in the typical environment: In the low
bass region with one watt of power.
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If the source unit has both front and rear speaker outputs, use only one set of speaker
outputs for the high-level input of the Amplified Bazooka. Connect the GREEN wire
from the 14-pin Molex plug of the Amplified Bazooka to the source units left (+) positive speaker output. Connect the GREEN W/BLACK stripe wire of the plug to the
source units left (-) negative speaker output. Connect the GRAY wire of the plug to
the source units right (+) positive speaker output. Connect the GRAY W/BLACK stripe
wire of the plug to the source units right (-) negative speaker output.
PHASE ALERT
When one of the Amplified Bazooka's High-level Input channels is out of phase electrically
with the other High-level Input channel your Bazooka will sound as if it has little or no output, and any output that is produced may sound distorted. If you suspect that your Bazooka
is out of phase, use the AM I IN PHASE procedure to diagnose and correct the Bazookas'
output, and proper bass response will be produced.
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PHASE ALERT CONT.
Am I In Phase?
If your inputs are out of phase and you turn the balance control of your radio all the
way to one side, right or left, the bass output from the Bazooka will increase. When
you bring the balance control back to the center position the bass level will drop.
This confirms that one of your input channels is wired out of phase with the other.
To correct this situation, simply reverse the connections on one of the two input channels.
When the wiring is in correct electrical phase, the level of bass output will be greatest
when the balance control of the radio is set to the center position.
LOW-LEVEL INPUT:
If your source unit only has low-level RCA phono jack output, use only the low-level
inputs of the Amplified Bazooka.
Connect the low-level RCA phono jack inputs of the Amplified Bazooka to the source
with a shielded RCA patch cord. To avoid possible noise problems, be sure to run
the patch cord away from all power wires and factory wire harnesses.
When using the low-level inputs DO NOT make any connections to the Green and
Gray high-level input wires of the Amplified Bazooka and make sure these wires are
insulated to avoid the possibility of a short circuit.
CONTENTS
System Features . . . . . . .
Specifications . . . . . . . . .
Installation . . . . . . . . . . .
Mounting The Bazooka . . .
Wiring Diagram . . . . . . . .
Power Wire . . . . . . . . . . .
Ground Wire . . . . . . . . . .
Remote Turn On Options . .
Input Signal Connections .
Phase Alert . . . . . . . . . . .
Optional High Level Output
Adjusting the Crossover . .
Adjusting Level Gain . . . .
Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . .
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OPTIONAL HIGH LEVEL OUTPUT
PRACTICE SAFE LISTENING
The Amplified Bazooka has provisions for high level output to a second subwoofer. If you want
to use this feature, you can purchase a Bazooka slave unit from your authorized SAS dealer.
Be sure to use a slave unit that is the same size as your amplified unit. This is necessary
because different size woofers have different efficiencies. These efficiency differences result
in the two woofers playing at different volume levels, making it difficult to adjust the system
to the desired sonic quality.
Locate the BROWN and the YELLOW wires on the 14-pin Molex plug, connect the
BROWN wire to the RED terminal of the slave unit, and the YELLOW wire to the BLACK
terminal of the slave unit.
The Amplified Bazooka is now operating under a 2 ohm load and delivering a total
output of 120 watts of power.
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Continuous exposure to high volumes of sound may cause permanent hearing loss.
High powered auto sound systems are capable of producing sounds well over 130
dB. Even short periods of play at high volume levels can impair your ability to hear
necessary traffic sounds and may constitute a hazard. Please use common sense
and practice SAFE LISTENING !
If you have any questions contact
the SAS Technical Support Department at:
Phone - (504) 272 7135 • Fax - (504) 272-9844
Email - tech@ sasbazooka.com • Website - www.sasbazooka.com
In Canada: (604) 988 2966
15049 Florida Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA. 70819
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CONGRATULATIONS
Dear Friend,
Thank you for selecting Bazooka® subwoofer speaker systems for your car stereo
system. The Bazooka Reference series represents SAS‘s continued commitment to
efficiency and design. An innovative manufacturing process developed by SAS for
the Bazooka provides consumers with state-of-the-art speaker system design. At
SAS, we take pride in manufacturing the most revolutionary bass speaker systems
ever created, featuring our patented Bass Tubes® enclosure design, and we hope
you will take pride in owning them.
Several years ago, we realized that efficiency was the wave of the future in
autosound, so we made a commitment to design, manufacture, and deliver the most
efficient speaker systems possible.
Today we market our patented speaker systems worldwide and the high quality of
the Bazooka brand is well respected by consumers and dealers of all nationalities.
When properly installed, Bazooka subwoofer speaker systems will give you
years of clean uninterrupted sound reproduction. Therefore, I urge you to take a
few minutes of your time to review this instruction booklet. It was designed to give
you a better understanding of our products and to explain how to apply them properly.
Thank you again for choosing Bazookas. Our early commitment to quality has
made them the product of choice, and I am sure you will agree that you have made
the right one! Enjoy!
Sincerely,
JON C. JORDAN
President
SAS/BAZOOKA
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The built-in crossover on the Amplified Bazooka is a 18 dB per octave electronic
low pass filter, it has a 60 Hz to 250 Hz variable crossover point. Select the
crossover point that you feel best fits your system design. Set the potentiometer
labeled XOVER to the point you selected, 60 Hz being all the way to the left
(counterclockwise) and 250 Hz being all the way to the right (clockwise). When
you have set the crossover, proceed to the next step.
ADJUSTING LEVEL GAIN CONTROL
Locate the potentiometer labeled LEVEL. This is the level control. Start with the level
control turned all the way to the left (counterclockwise). The bass should be off or
very low at this point. Turn up your head unit until the sound from the existing speakers starts to clip or distort. This is the point in your system where you will get maximum volume with the least amount of distortion. With the head unit at this point,
turn the level gain control up slowly until the bass volume blends well with the existing high frequency speakers. This should be the proper setting for the level gain
control. Now that the level is set, you may want to go back to the x-over control
and adjust the x-over point by ear to meet the desired sonic quality of your system
WARRANTY
All SAS® Reference Series products are covered under warranty for two full years from
the date of purchase. Terms and conditions of the warranty are as stated on the warranty
card included in the box with the product. SAS recommends that you use only
authorized BAZOOKA® dealers to install this product. Improper or incorrectly
performed installation voids this warranty.
BASS TUBES ENCLOSURE
®
BAZOOKA® subwoofer speaker systems exclusively incorporate the
revolutionary Bass Tubes® patented subwoofer enclosure design available only
from SAS.®
OVATIONS '9
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DESIGN &
ENGINEERING
AWARD
ADJUSTING THE CROSSOVER
E L E C T RONI CS
, SAS, BAZOOKA, BASS TUBES, & LISTEN TO YOUR EARS are registered trademarks of Southern Audio Services, Inc. PAT. NO. 4,567,959 PAT NO. 5,097,513
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If you have any questions contact
the SAS Technical Support Department at:
Phone - (504) 272 7135 • Fax - (504) 272-9844
Email - tech@sasbazooka.com • Website - www.sasbazooka.com
In Canada: (604) 988 2966
15049 Florida Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA. 70819
1003129704
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