Dell AY511 Soundbar User guide

Dell AY511 Soundbar User guide
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About Warnings
WARNING: A WARNING indicates a potential for property damage, personal injury,
or death
Dell™ AY511 Soundbar User's Guide
WARNING: To power the soundbar, use only the DC 12 V power adapter that shipped
with your soundbar.
Setting Up the AY511 Soundbar
To set up the soundbar:
1 Align the tabs on the soundbar with the notches at the bottom of the display.
2 Slide the soundbar in the direction indicated by the arrows in the illustration,
until the soundbar snaps into place.
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3 Connect the power adapter to your soundbar.
4 Connect the black mini stereo connector from the soundbar to the green
headphone or line-out connector on your computer.
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WARNING: Use the soundbar only with the appropriate power source indicated on
the marking label. If you are not sure of the type power supply, consult the product
dealer or the local power company.
5 Touch the power on/off control on the front panel to turn on the soundbar.
Adjusting the Volume Level
•
Increase the volume — To increase the volume, touch the
control on the
front panel. The LED between the speakers blinks to indicate a change in the
volume level.
•
Decrease the volume — To decrease the volume, touch the
control on the
front panel. The LED between the speakers blinks to indicate a change in the
volume level.
•
Mute — To mute or unmute audio, touch the
control on the front panel.
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Connecting to a Headphone or Other Audio Player Source (Optional)
Connect your soundbar to a headphone or other audio player source using the
audio out/headhpone connector or the line-in connector on your soundbar.
Connecting to a Subwoofer (Optional)
Connect your soundbar to an external subwoofer using the subwoofer output
connector on your soundbar.
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SRS Functions of the Soundbar
The SRS functions available on your soundbar enhances the audio output.
•
SRS TruSurround — Delivers a compelling, virtual surround sound
experience through your two speaker premium soundbar system.
To enable SRS TruSurround, touch the TruSurrond control on the front panel.
•
SRS TruBass — Enhances bass performance by utilizing proprietary
psychoacoustic techniques. These techniques restore the perception of
fundamental low frequency tones by dynamically augmenting harmonics,
which are easily reproduced by contemporary loudspeakers.
To enable SRS TruBass, touch the TruBass control on the front panel.
•
SRS Dialog Clarity — Enhances signal clarity and improves the audio output
when used with home entertainment systems.
To enable SRS Dialog Clarity, touch the SRS Dialog Clarity control on the
front panel.
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Troubleshooting
NOTE: Ensure that the soundbar is powered using the DC 12V adapter. Do not replace
the power adapter separately. The power adapter and soundbar must be replaced as a
unit.
Problem
Observation
No audio
No power to the
sound bar—the
power indicator is
off.
Possible Solutions
•
Turn on your soundbar by touching
the power control; verify if the power
indicator (white LED) on the front
of the sound bar lights up.
•
Ensure that the power adapter is
connected to an electrical outlet
that is known to be working.
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Problem
Observation
No audio
Soundbar has
power—power
indicator is on.
Possible Solutions
•
Ensure that the audio cable is
connected to your computer's audio
out connector.
•
Set all volume controls in your audio
application and Microsoft®
Windows® operating system to
their maximum.
•
Play audio on your computer (for
example, an audio CD, or MP3).
•
Increase the volume level on the
soundbar by touching the volume up
control. The white LED blinks when
the
control is touched.
•
Reconnect the audio line-in
connector to the soundbar.
•
Test the soundbar using another
audio source (for example, a
portable CD player).
•
On your computer, open the
Control Panel and click Sound.
Ensure that the computer on-board
audio or the sound card is enabled.
Try different ports. Reinstall the onboard audio or the sound card
drivers. Restart the computer. Test
the audio output using a speaker
that is known to be working.
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Problem
Observation
Distorted sound
Computer's sound
card is used as the
audio source
Possible Solutions
•
Remove any obstructions between
you and the soundbar.
•
Ensure that the audio cable
connector is completely inserted
into the audio out connector of the
audio source.
•
Set the volume controls on the
Windows operating system to their
mid points.
•
Decrease the volume level on the
audio application.
•
Decrease the volume level of the
soundbar by touching the
control.
•
Remove and reconnect the audio
cable to your computer and
soundbar.
•
Troubleshoot the computer's sound
card.
•
Test the soundbar using another
audio source (for example, a
portable CD player)
•
Decrease any EQ or other sound
effect setting of the audio source
sound card to a lower level (if any).
•
Ensure that the soundbar is properly
mounted on the display.
•
Ensure that no loose objects are
touching the soundbar.
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Problem
Observation
Distorted sound
Other audio
source is used
Possible Solutions
•
Remove any obstructions between
you and the soundbar.
•
Ensure that the audio cable
connector is completely inserted
into the audio out connector of the
audio source (for example, a
portable CD player) .
•
Decrease the volume level on the
audio application.
•
Decrease the volume level of the
soundbar by touching the
control.
•
Remove and reconnect the audio
cable to the audio source from the
soundbar.
•
Decrease any EQ or other sound
effect setting of the audio source to
a lower level (if any).
•
Ensure that the soundbar is properly
mounted on the display.
•
Ensure that no loose objects are
touching the soundbar.
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Problem
Observation
Unbalanced audio Audio is heard
output
from only one side
of the soundbar
Low volume
Volume is too low
Possible Solutions
•
Remove any obstructions between
you and the soundbar.
•
Ensure that the audio cable
connector is completely inserted
into the audio out connector of the
sound card or audio source.
•
Set the audio balance controls on
the Windows operating system to
their mid points.
•
Remove and reconnect the audio
cable to your computer and
soundbar.
•
Troubleshoot the computer's sound
card.
•
Test the soundbar using another
audio source (for example, a
portable CD player).
•
Remove any obstructions between
you and the soundbar.
•
Increase the volume level on the
soundbar by touching the
icon.
•
Increase the volume controls on the
Windows operating system to their
maximum.
•
Increase the volume level on the
audio application if other audio
application software is used.
•
Test the soundbar using another
audio source (for example, a
portable CD player).
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Problem
Observation
Possible Solutions
Buzzing noise
Rattling or
• Tilt the monitor angle and ensure
buzzing noise is
that the soundbar does not touch
heard when
monitor stand or bracket.
playing audio
while the soundbar • Decrease the volume level.
is attached to the For the latest supported display models,
display.
visit
support.dell.com/support/edocs/acc/AY511
Information in this document is subject to change without notice.
© 2009 Dell Inc. All rights reserved.
Reproduction of these materials in any manner whatsoever without the written permission of Dell Inc. is
strictly forbidden.
Trademarks used in this text: Dell and the DELL logo are trademarks of Dell Inc.; Microsoft and Windows
are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other
countries.
SRS TruBass, SRS TruSurround XT and SRS Dialog Clarity are trademarks of SRS Labs, Inc.
TruBass, TruSurround XT and Dialog Clarity technologies are incorporated under license from SRS Labs,
Inc.
Other trademarks and trade names may be used in this document to refer to either the entities claiming the
marks and names or their products. Dell Inc. disclaims any proprietary interest in trademarks and trade
names other than its own.
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