PROFESSIONAL SOUND SYSTEMS V Series OPERATING MANUAL AND USER GUIDE V 10 V 12 V 12M V 15 V 153 V 15B V 18B www.wharfedalepro.com OPERATING MANUAL AND USER GUIDE IMPORTANT WARNINGS & SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS 1. READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS – carefully and become familiar with the features and functions of these products before operating them. 2. RETAIN THESE INSTRUCTIONS – for future reference. 3. COMPLY WITH ALL WARNINGS – All warnings and instructions for this product should be adhered to. 4. USE WITH AMPLIFIERS – In order to avoid damage to drivers and other equipment, it is advisable to establish and follow a routine for powering up and powering down a sound system. With all system components connected, turn on source equipment (mixers, signal processors, record and playback units, etc.) BEFORE powering up amplifiers. Transient voltages from powering up source equipment can damage speakers if amplifiers are already turned on. Make sure that amplifier volumes are set to their minimum settings and power up any system amplifiers LAST. It is recommended that all system components be allowed to stabilize for several seconds before any source signals are introduced or level setting adjustments are made. Similarly, when shutting systems down, turn all amplifiers off first, before powering down any other system components. 5. CABLES – Do not use shielded or microphone cables for connection between amplifiers and speakers. Use only approved speaker cables with proper connectors. 6. CAUTION – These professional loudspeaker systems are capable of generating very high sound pressure levels. Use care with placement and operation to avoid exposure to excessive volume levels. Permanent hearing damage can result when operated to extreme levels. 7. SERVICE – There are no user serviceable parts inside this product. Users should not attempt to service this product. Warranty nullification could result if this is attempted. 1 V Series TABLE OF CONTENTS 1 Important Warnings and Safety Instructions…………………………....….… 1 3 W h a t a b o u t t h e V S e r i e s ……………………………………………………… 3 3 Introduction / Overview……………………………………………………....….… 3 4 F e a t u r e s ……………………… . …………………………………… . …………… . . . . . 4 5 Setting up / Speaker Placement…………………………….……….................. 5 6 Connections / Wiring……………………………………………………................ 5 7 V s e r i e s f u l l r a n g a n d s u b w o o f e r c o n n e c t i o n p l a t e ………………… 9 8 Connection Diagram……………………….………………………….......……… 11 9 S p e c i f i c a t i o n s …………………………………… . ………………………… . ……… 12 10 D i m e n s i o n a l D r a w i n g s -V 1 0 / V 1 2 / V 1 2 M / V 1 5 ………………… . . . . . . . 13 11 D i m e n s i o n a l D r a w i n g s -V 1 5 3 / V 1 5 B / V 1 8 B …… . . . . ………………… . . . . . 14 12 Warranty…………………………..……....…………………………..……........... 15 2 OPERATING MANUAL AND USER GUIDE WHAT ABOUT THE V SERIES ? Wharfedale V Series sound reinforcement speakers are designed for demanding sound reinforcement applications. The V Series loudspeakers are high quality, passive speaker systems designed to provide the best sound in a powerful, feature laden, and easy to use package. They provide transparent and accurate sound reproduction or reinforcement. The 25.4mm (1.0”) Phenolic high frequency compression driver projects crystal clear high frequencies. A proprietary 90° x 60° Eliptical Wave Guide (EWG) delivers the high frequencies in a well defined, even coverage pattern. The V Series is very flexible in application. With its heavy-duty grille, pocket handles, stand socket and durable carpet finish, the V Series can rise to any sound reinforcement challenge. INTRODUCTION Wharfedale V Series loudspeakers are the result of many years of experience in the use, design and manufacturing of professional loudspeaker products. We take great pride in engineering and building every Wharfedale Pro loudspeaker and wish to thank you for entrusting us with your sound. From the time Gilbert Briggs built his first loudspeaker in 1932, to the present, Wharfedale Loudspeakers have maintained the same standard of quality in components, workmanship and performance. Actually, Wharfedale is one of a few present day manufacturers that design, engineer and build all of their own transducers. Please take a few minutes to read this manual completely in order to ensure that you get the most out of your V Series Loudspeaker system. V SERIES OVERVIEW: The V Series are powerful, accurate, high quality loudspeaker systems with low distortion that were designed to deliver high quality sound for the best value. From the V10 to the V153 plus the highpowered subs, you have what it takes to assemble the system that your music deserves. Other models to satisfy your most demanding sound needs include: V12 ,V12M, V15, and the V15B and V18B Subwoofers. An important factor in loudspeakers, is the smoothness of the sound coverage. Many speakers that may sound great directly in front of them and in the horizontal plane have problems in the vertical plane. The V Series™ speakers exhibit very smooth and well-behaved sound dispersion characteristics in both the horizontal and vertical planes making positioning and set-up less troublesome. Everyone on stage or in the audience will hear the same, high-quality sound. Because of the trapezoidal cabinet design, the V-Series speakers can be positioned on the floor as a stage monitor or mounted on a speaker stand. When you need that extra bass punch, you can choose the V15B and the V18B reflex subwoofers. 3 V Series FEATURES ♦ 2-way trapezoidal + multifaceted reflex systems ♦ Passive Subwoofers ♦ 1.0 inch (25.4 mm) Phenolic diaphragm HF driver ♦ Low distortion, high power, steel frame woofers ♦ 90° x 60° High Frequency Eliptical Wave Guide (EWG) ♦ High slope internal crossover ♦ Overcurrent driver protection (PTC) ♦ Powerful 6.5 in. (165mm) mid-range speaker (V153) ♦ High power 2” voice coil subwoofer (V15B) ♦ High power 2.5” voice coil subwoofer (V18B) ♦ Covered in rugged black carpet ♦ Rugged handles ♦ Integrated Stand adapter ♦ 2 x 1/4” input connectors (V10/12/12M/15/153) ♦ 3 x 1/4” input connectors (V15B/18B) 4 OPERATING MANUAL AND USER GUIDE SETTING UP/ SPEAKER PLACEMENT The uniform dispersion of the V Series Series makes it easy to position the speakers where you need them, rather than trying to rearrange the room to accommodate the sound system. And the trapezoidal shaped cabinet with heavy duty handles makes transporting the speakers that much easier. An integral stand socket allows you to place the speakers high above the audience for best sound coverage. When you don’t think you are getting all the bass you need, the V Series has a couple of great subwoofers: the V15B and V18B. These are powerful bass reflex subwoofers that give you the lowest frequencies and the punch you need. They are straight forward, no nonsense, bass reflex subwoofers with exceptional low frequency response. CONNECTIONS / WIRING Connecting the V Series to your system is easy. The input panel includes parallel TS 6.35mm (1/4”) connectors. Run your speaker wires from your amplifier, to the speaker; you can use either input connector. Be sure to use high quality, low gauge (thick) speaker wire and NOT shielded cable — for all speaker connections. 1/4” Jack Plug Ring= - on amp terminal Tip= + on amp terminal The V15B and V18B Subwoofers have Hi-pass output jacks so you can use just one channel of an amplifier for your full range system including a subwoofer. Run your speaker wires to the input of the sub and another speaker wire from the subwoofer hi-pass output jack to the input of the full range speaker on a stand or sitting atop the sub. Placement depends on your sound coverage requirements. 5 V Series V SERIES FULL RANGE AND SUBWOOFER CONNECTION PANEL The V-10, V-12, V-12M,V-15 and V-153 feature two 1/4” phone jack socket connectors and are paralleled. This means that these cabinets can be linked together with other cabinets of the same impedance and design or with a subwoofer speaker. (See drawing) Rear panel for V-10/12/12M/15/153 Rear panel for V-15B/18B The V-15B, V-18B have three 1/4” phone jack.Two 1/4” phone jack are paralleled at the rear of each cabinet. The other 1/4” phone jack allows connection to MID/HI output . In the (standard) passive mode, the power amplifier can be connected to the V-15B or 18B system through the system’s internal low pass filters. The V Full Range Speaker is connected from the input/output connector panel and receives a full range signal via the sub cabinet. (See drawing) 6 OPERATING MANUAL AND USER GUIDE CONNECTION DIAGRAM MONO MAIN SYSTEM WITH TWO MONITORS connecting multiple v series speakers together in a mono-main and stage monitor configuration using a single, dual channel amplifier. NOTE: This configuration represents a 4 ohm load to each output channel of the amplifier. V15B and V18B System Set-ups V15B and V18B Stereo Sub with Passive Satellites This is example shows a system with a single power ampliyer connecting the subs and satellites in stereo. The mixer’s left and right outputs are connected to the inputs of the power amplifier using shielded cable. The outputs of the amplifier are connected to the V15B or V18B INPUT using un-shielded speaker cable. Next, run an un-shielded speaker cable from the V15B’s or V18B’s EXTENSION OUTPUT to the two satellite speakers. For details on wiring your speaker cables. IMPORTANT NOTE: To avoid any possible damage to your amp and speakers, be sure to check the manufacturer’s owners manual to confirm your power ampliyer is capable of operating at 2 ohms. 7 V Series V-10/12/15/153 FULL-RANGE SYSTEM Impedance Considerations When connecting speakers in parallel be sure to check the rated load impedance of the power amplifier. Most power amplifiers are capable of safely driving speakerswith minimum impedance of 8 ohms or 4 ohms. A pair of parallel-connected 8-ohm speakers have a to talimpedance of 4 ohms. Two 8-ohm speakers can safely be paralleled on one output. 4-ohm speakers, however,should not be parallel-connected with other speakers.These models can be connected in parallel, however, if you are using a power amplifier that can safely drive load impedances of 2 ohms or lower. Check your speaker impedance . V10/12/15/153&V15B and V18B EXTENDED FULL SYSTEM WITH EXTERNAL ACTIVE CROSSOVER 8 OPERATING MANUAL AND USER GUIDE SPECIFICATIONS Model name V10 V12 V12M V15 System Type Reflex Trapezoid 10" Reflex Trapezoid 12" Reflex 12" Reflex Trapezoid 15" 2-way 2-way 2-way monitor 2-way Frequency Response (+/- 10dB) 65 - 20kHz 55 – 20kHz 55 – 20kHz 45 - 20kHz Sensitivity (dB) 1w@1m 95 96 96 97 Nominal Dispersion (H X V°) 90 x 60 90 x 60 90 x 60 90 x 60 Peak SPL (dB) 1w@1m 121 124 124 126 System impedance( Ω) 8 8 8 8 100/ 200/ 400 140/ 280/ 560 140/ 280/ 560 180/ 360/ 720 LF driver size (mm/inch) 254/10 305/12 305/12 381/15 Coil size (mm/inch) 38.1/ 1.5 38.1/ 1.5 38.1/ 1.5 50.8/2.0 Frame material Steel Steel Steel Steel Coil size (mm/inch) 25.4/1 25.4/1 25.4/1 25.4/1 Exit size (mm/inch) 30/1.2 30/1.2 30/1.2 30/1.2 Diaphragm material Phenolic Phenolic Phenolic Phenolic Shape/ material Eliptical/ plastic Eliptical/ plastic Eliptical/ plastic Eliptical/ plastic Throat size (mm/inch) 30/1.2 30/1.2 30/1.2 30/1.2 CROSSOVER SECTION 3kHz 2.8kHz 2.8kHz 2.8kHz protect type PTC PTC PTC PTC Height 479mm/18.86" 525mm/20.63" 380mm/14.96" 618mm/24.33" Front 326.7mm/12.86" 370.7mm/14.59" 525mm/20.67" 455.6mm/17.94" Back 177.3mm/6.98" 207.3mm/8.16" 525mm/20.67" 273.5mm/10.77" Depth 279mm/10.98" 318mm/12.52" 361.9mm/14.25" 340mm/13.39" Height 527mm/20.75" 574mm/22.60" 394mm/15.51" 667mm/26.26" Front 353mm/13.90" 404mm/15.90" 555mm/21.85" 482mm/18.98" Back 193mm/7.60" 228mm/8.98" 555mm/21.85" 289mm/11.38" Depth 302mm/11.89" 340mm/13.39" 375mm/14.76" 364mm/14.33" Finish Black carpet Black carpet Black carpet Black carpet Enclosure material/ thickness particle/ 12mm particle/ 12mm particle/ 12mm particle/ 12mm Handles 2 2 2 2 Stand mount (bottom/top) Yes/-- Yes/-- No/No Yes/-- Rubber Feet 4 4 4 4 Connectors input/ Hi Pass 2 x 1/4"Jack 2 x 1/4” Jack 2 x 1/4" Jack 2 x 1/4" Jack Net weight (Kg/Lbs) 9.9/21.8 12.0/26.4 11.1/24.42 16.6/36.52 Gross weight (Kg/Lbs) 10.8/23.8 13.5/29.7 12.2/26.9 18.2/40.1 Power Handling Continuous/ Music/ Peak(watts) LF DRIVER MID DRIVER size (mm/inch) HF DRIVER HF Horn Product Dimensions Ship Dimensions 9 V Series SPECIFICATIONS Model name V153 V15B V18B System Type Reflex Trapezoid Reflex Rectangle 15" Reflex Rectangle 18" 3 Way compact subwoofer compact subwoofer Frequency Response (+/- 10dB) 45 - 20kHz 45 – 300Hz 35 - 250Hz Sensitivity (dB) 1w@1m 98 97 98 Nominal Dispersion (H X V°) 90 x 60 Peak SPL (dB) 1w@1m 127 127 129 System impedance( Ω) 8 4 4 200/ 400/ 800 250/ 500/ 1000 300/ 600/ 1200 LF driver size (mm/inch) 381/15 381/15 470/18 Coil size (mm/inch) 50.8/ 2.0 50.8/ 2.0 63.5/ 2.5 Frame material Steel Steel Die Cast AL MID DRIVER size (mm/inch) 165/6.5 Power Handling Continuous/ Music/ Peak(watts) LF DRIVER HF DRIVER Coil size (mm/inch) 25.4/1 -- -- Exit size (mm/inch) 30/1.2 -- -- Diaphragm material Phenolic -- -- Shape/ material Eliptical/ plastic -- -- Throat size (mm/inch) 30/1.2 -- -- CROSSOVER SECTION 1.5kHz/ 4.0kHz 300Hz 250Hz protect type PTC -- -- Height 724mm/28.50" 448mm/17.64" 512mm/20.16" Front 492mm/19.37" 544mm/21.42" 640mm/25.20" Back 293.7mm/11.56" 544mm/21.42" 640mm/25.20" Depth 370mm/14.57" 400mm/15.75" 450mm/17.72" Height 773mm/30.43" 505mm/19.88" 570mm/22.44" Front 518mm/20.39" 574mm/22.60" 670mm/26.38" Back 309mm/12.17" 574mm/22.60" 670mm/26.38" Depth 392mm/15.43" 430mm/16.92" 480mm/18.90" Finish Black carpet Black carpet Black carpet Enclosure material/ thickness particle/ 12mm particle / 15mm particle / 15mm Handles 2 2 2 Stand mount (bottom/top) Yes/-- --/Yes --/Yes Rubber Feet 4 4 4 Connectors input/ Hi Pass 2 x 1/4" Jack 2x 1/4" + 1 x 1/4” Jack 2 x 1/4"+ 1 x 1/4Jack Net weight (Kg/Lbs) 20.8/45.8 20.5 / 45.1 27.6/60.7 Gross weight (Kg/Lbs) 22.8/50.2 22.4/49.3 30.0/66.0 HF Horn Product Dimensions Ship Dimensions 10 OPERATING MANUAL AND USER GUIDE DIMENSIONAL V-10 V-12 11 V Series DIMENSIONAL V-12M V-15 12 OPERATING MANUAL AND USER GUIDE V-153 V-15B 13 V Series V-18B WHARFEDALE PRO LIMITED WARRANTY Wharfedale Pro Series products are warranted of manufacturing or material defects for a period of one year from the original date of purchase. In the event of malfunction, contact your authorized Wharfedale Pro dealer or distributor for information. *Be aware that warranty details may differ from country to country. Contact your dealers or distributor for information. These terms do not infringe your statutory rights. 14 Wharfedale Professional IAG HOUSE, Sovereign Court, Ermine Business Park Huntingdon, Cambs, PE29 6XU, England www.wharfedalepro.com Wharfedale Professional reserves the right to alter or improve specifications without notice. All rights reserved © 2008 Wharfedale Pro. Wharfedale Pro is a member of the International Audio Group (IAG).