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2-channel amplifiers
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Dear Customer,
Congratulations on your purchase of the world's finest brand of car audio speakers.
At Rockford Fosgate we are fanatics about musical reproduction at its best, and we
are pleased you chose our product. Through years of engineering expertise, hand
craftsmanship and critical testing procedures, we have created a wide range of products that reproduce music with all the clarity and richness you deserve.
For maximum performance we recommend you have your new Rockford Fosgate
product installed by an Authorized Rockford Fosgate Dealer, as we provide specialized training through Rockford Technical Training Institute (RTTI). Please read
your warranty and retain your receipt and original carton for possible future use.
Great product and competent installations are only a piece of the puzzle when it
comes to your system. Make sure that your installer is using 100% authentic installation accessories from Connecting Punch in your installation. Connecting Punch
has everything from RCA cables and speaker wire to Power line and battery connectors. Insist on it! After all, your new system deserves nothing but the best.
To add the finishing touch to your new Rockford Fosgate image order your Rockford
wearables, which include everything from T-shirts and jackets to hats and sunglasses.
To get a free brochure on Rockford Fosgate products and Rockford wearables, in the
U.S. call 480-967-3565 or FAX 480-967-8132. For all other countries, call +001480-967-3565 or FAX +001-480-967-8132.
PRACTICE SAFE SOUND™
CONTINUOUS EXPOSURE TO SOUND PRESSURE LEVELS OVER
100dB MAY CAUSE
PERMANENT HEARING LOSS. HIGH POWERED AUTOSOUND SYSTEMS MAY PRODUCE SOUND PRESSURE LEVELS WELL OVER
130dB.
USE COMMON SENSE AND
PRACTICE SAFE SOUND.
If, after reading your manual, you still have questions regarding this product, we recommend that you see your Rockford Fosgate dealer. If you need further assistance,
you can call Customer Service at 1-800-669-9899 and ask for Technical Support. Be
sure to have your serial number, model number and date of purchase available
when you call.
The serial number can be found on the outside of the box. Please record it in the
space provided below as your permanent record. This will serve as verification of
your factory warranty and may become useful in recovering your Fanatic P System
if it is ever stolen.
Serial Number: __________________________________
Model Number:__________________________________
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Specifications ............................................................................................2
Introduction ..............................................................................................4
Punch Amplifier Accessory Pack ..............................................................4
2-Channel Feature Chart ..........................................................................5
Design Features ........................................................................................6
Installation Considerations ......................................................................10
Mounting Location ..................................................................................11
Battery and Charging ..............................................................................12
Wiring the System ..................................................................................12
Installation ..............................................................................................14
System Diagrams ....................................................................................20
Installation Troubleshooting ....................................................................21
Warranty Information ..............................................................................23
International Information ........................................................................24
GETTING STARTED
Welcome to Rockford Fosgate! This manual is designed to provide
information for the owner, salesperson and installer. For those of you
who want quick information on how to install this product, please turn
to the Installation Section of this manual or refer to the icons listed
below. Other information can be located by using the Table of
Contents. We, at Rockford Fosgate, have worked very hard to make
sure all the information in this manual is current. But, as we are constantly finding new ways to improve our product, this information is
subject to change without notice.
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SPECIFICATIONS
DYNAMIC POWER RATING
(IHF-202 Standard) Measured at 14.4 volts
MONO into a 4 ohm load
PER CHANNEL into a 2 ohm load
PER CHANNEL into a 4 ohm load
Specifications subject to change without notice
PUNCH 100
PUNCH 120
PUNCH 160
PUNCH 250
PUNCH 360
PUNCH 500
PUNCH 800
160Wx1
80Wx2
50Wx2
200Wx1
94Wx2
64Wx2
236Wx1
113Wx2
77Wx2
320Wx1
160Wx2
100Wx2
450Wx1
210Wx2
140Wx2
710Wx1
330Wx2
210Wx2
960Wx1
480Wx2
240Wx2
25Wx2
30Wx2
40Wx2
62.5Wx2
90Wx2
125Wx2
200Wx2
RMS continuous power PER CHANNEL
both channels driven into a 2 ohm load from
20 to 20,000Hz with less than 0.1% THD+N
(total Harmonic Distortion)
50Wx2
60Wx2
80Wx2
125Wx2
180Wx2
250Wx2
400Wx2
RMS continuous power MONO
both channels driven into a 4 ohm load
from 20 to 20,000Hz with less than 0.1%
THD+N (total Harmonic Distortion)
100Wx1
120Wx1
160Wx1
250Wx1
360Wx1
500Wx1
800Wx1
>100dB
12DB/octave
80Hz
>100dB
12DB/octave
80Hz
>100dB
12DB/octave
50-Hz-210Hz
>100dB
12DB/octave
50-Hz-210Hz
>100dB
12DB/octave
50-Hz-210Hz
>100dB
12DB/octave
50-Hz-210Hz
>100dB
12DB/octave
50-Hz-210Hz
CONTINUOUS POWER RATING
(MEASURED AT 13.8V)
RMS continuous power PER CHANNEL
both channels driven into a 4 ohm load
from 20 to 20,000Hz with less than 0.05%
THD+N (total Harmonic Distortion)
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SIGNAL to NOISE RATIO (A-weighted)
CROSSOVER SLOPE
CROSSOVER FREQUENCY
SPECIFICATIONS
DIMENSIONS
(end caps installed)
Specifications subject to change without notice
PUNCH 100
PUNCH 120
PUNCH 160
PUNCH 250
PUNCH 360
PUNCH 500
PUNCH 800
2.4"
2.4"
2.4"
2.4"
2.4"
2.4"
2.4"
(6.09cm) H
((6.09cm) H
(6.09cm) H
(6.09cm) H
(6.09cm) H
(6.09cm) H
(6.09cm) H
9.9"
9.9"
9.9"
9.9"
9.9"
9.9"
9.9"
(25.15cm) W
(25.15cm) W
(25.15cm) W
(25.15cm) W
(25.15cm) W
(25.15cm) W
(25.15cm) W
10.4"
10.4"
10.4"
11.4"
12.4"
13.4"
18.4"
(26.42 cm) L
(26.42 cm) L
(26.42 cm) L
(28.96 cm) L
(31.5 cm) L
(34.04 cm) L
(46.74 cm) L
RESPONSE (+ 0.5dB)
20 Hz-20kHz
20 Hz-20kHz
20 Hz-20kHz
20 Hz-20kHz
20 Hz-20kHz
20 Hz-20kHz
20 Hz-20kHz
BANDWIDTH (+ 0.3dB)
10Hz-250Hz
10Hz-200Hz
10Hz-200Hz
10Hz-200Hz
10Hz-200Hz
10Hz-200Hz
10Hz-200Hz
FREQUENCY
DAMPING FACTOR @4Ω
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at output connection
SLEW RATE
IM DISTORTION
>200
>200
>200
>200
>200
>200
>200
30 voltsµs
30 voltsµs
30 voltsµs
30 voltsµs
30 voltsµs
30 voltsµs
30 voltsµs
<0.5%
<0.5%
<0.5%
<0.5%
<0.5%
<0.5%
<0.5%
All
All
All
All
All
All
All
200mv ~ 4v
200mv ~ 4v
200mv ~ 4v
200mv ~ 4v
200mv ~ 4v
200mv ~ 4v
200mv ~ 4v
SOURCE UNIT COMPATIBILITY
(+15dB gain overlap)
INPUT SENSITIVITY
(0+dB gain overlap)
PROTECTIONNOMAD- Internal analog computer output protection circuitry limits power in case of overload. Thermal switch shuts down the amplifier in case of overheating
BATTERY FUSE RATING
(external to amplifier)
15A
20A
20A
30A
40A
50A
60A*
FUSE TYPE
ATC
ATC
ATC
ATC
ATC
AGU
AGU
N/A
Adjustable
Variable
Variable
Variable
Variable
Variable
20kΩ
20kΩ
20kΩ
20kΩ
20kΩ
20kΩ
20kΩ
EQUALIZATION
(45Hz Punch Bass)
INPUT IMPEDANCE
* recommended fuse not supplied
INTRODUCTION
Rockford engineers designed the Punch 2-channel amplifiers to withstand
the rugged automotive environment while delivering superior sound quality in a flexible, reliable, and efficient package. TRANS•ANA is a low voltage circuit in the preamp stage of all Punch amplifiers that lets the music
sound crystal clear and very real, even when played at high volume levels.
This is matched with TOPAZ, a unique grounding circuit used to eliminate
noise problems associated with car audio systems and their installation.
Flexibility is accomplished with the use of a built-in crossover. The use of a
protection circuit called NOMAD, along with MOSFET and DSM (Discrete
Surface Mount) technologies improve amplifier efficiency. The result of
these components give the Punch amplifier awesome sound quality in a
“Bullet Proof” package. An explanation of these technologies, most of
which are exclusively designed and patented by Rockford, are described in
the Technical Design Features.
PUNCH AMPLIFIER ACCESSORY PACK
The accessory pack shipped with the Punch 2-channel amplifiers includes
the mounting hardware necessary to secure the amp to the vehicle and to
attach the end caps to the amplifier.
Installation & Operation Manual
Punch Verification Certificate
(4) Amplifier mounting screws (#8 x 3/4" Phillips)
(1) ATC Inline Fuseholder (Punch 120, 160, 250, 360)
(1) AGU Inline Fuseholder (Punch 500)
(2) ATC 15 Amp Fuse (Punch 100 & Punch 120)
(1) ATC 20 Amp Fuse (Punch 160)
(1) ATC 30 Amp Fuse (Punch 250)
(1) ATC 40 Amp Fuse (Punch 360)
(1) AGU 50 Amp Fuse (Punch 500)
(1) Remote Punch Bass (except Punch 100 and 120)
(1) Allen wrench 9/64”
(1) Allen wrench 3/32”
Note: Refer to the Specification section of this manual for recommended
Punch 800 fuse size.
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PUNCH 2-CHANNEL AMPLIFIER FEATURE CHART
PUNCH AMPLIFIER MODEL
100
2
2Ω/4Ω
120
2
2Ω/4Ω
160
2
2Ω/4Ω
250
2
2Ω/4Ω
360
2
2Ω/4Ω
500
2
2Ω/4Ω
800
2
2Ω/4Ω
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
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TOPAZ - patented noise eliminating
circuitry3
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X
X
X
X
X
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DSM - discrete surface mount
X
X
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X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
# of Channels
Stable into (stereo/bridged)
CIRCUITRY1
TRANS•ana - circuit topology
MEHSA - heat dissipating topology
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MOSFETS - power supply & output devices
X
NOMAD - protection circuit
X
X
FEATURES
Die Cast Heatsink
X
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Hi - level Inputs - for factory radios
X
X
RCA Inputs - for after market radios
X
X
Pwr/Spk Screw Terminals
X
X
Pwr/Spk Block Terminals
Adjustable Punch Bass (0.dB/+6dB/+12dB@45Hz)
X
Variable Punch Bass (0dB~+18dB@45Hz) (Remote)
Adjustable Xover (120Hz HP/80Hz LP) X
Variable Xover (50Hz - 210Hz)
Crossover Slope (Butterworth)
12dB
12dB
X
X
X
X
X
12dB
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
HP/FULL/LP4 HP/FULL/LP4
12dB
12dB
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
HP/FULL/LP4 HP/FULL/LP4
12dB
12dB
1 Additional information on features, specifications and system designs
can be found at: www.rockfordfosgate.com
2 Trans•nova is patented under "U.S. Patent No. 4,467,288"
3 TOPAZ is patented under "U.S. Patent No. 5,751,823"
4 HP = 12dB/octave High-Pass / LP = 12dB/octave Low-Pass /
FULL = Full Range
DESIGN FEATURES
Punch 100
2-channel
L
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DESIGN FEATURES
Punch 120
2-channel
LED
Left Input Right Input
120HP-Full-80LP
Crossover
0dB
+6dB
Gain
+12dB
Punch
R+ L+
Bass
R– L–
REM
B+
Punch 160
2-channel
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Punch 250
Punch 360
Punch 500
2-channel
2-channel
2-channel
21
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Remote
Bass
H
5
5
HP–Full–LP
Crossover
6
8
Crossover Left
Frequency Gain
Left
Input
Right
Input
Right
Gain
Speaker
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L
High
Level
Input
R
L
R
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Speaker
R
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LED
REM
B+
GND
Punch 800
2-channel
210
190
145
Hz
50
55
110
HP–Full–LP
Crossover
65
80
Speaker
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Remote Crossover Left
Bass Frequency Gain
Left
Input
Right
Input
LED
REM
B+
GND
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Right
Gain
High
Level
Input
R+ L+
R– L–
Speaker
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1. Cast Aluminum Heatsink – The cast aluminum heatsink of the Punch
amplifier dissipates heat generated by the amplifier's circuitry. The
inherent advantage of casting provides a 30% improvement of cooling
over conventional extrusion heatsink designs.
2. Speaker/Power Terminals – These gold-plated connectors are used for
the connection of speaker and power wire and are immune to corrosion that can cause signal degradation. The Punch 120 and Punch
160 utilize a barrier strip that will accept #10 spade lugs or bare
speaker and power wires sized from 10-18 AWG. The Punch 250,
Punch 360, Punch 500, and Punch 800 utilize heavy duty terminal
block connectors that will accept bare wires size from 8-18AWG.
3. REM Terminal – This spade terminal is used to remotely turn-on and
turn-off the amplifier when +12V DC is applied.
4. RCA Input Jacks – The industry standard RCA jack provides an easy
connection for signal level input. They are gold-plated to resist the
signal degradation caused by corrosion.
5. High Level Inputs – The high level inputs use a detachable connector
terminated with 20 AWG leads. These inputs should be used if the
source unit has only speaker line (high level) outputs and not RCA
outputs.
6. Gain Control – The input gain control is preset to match the output
of most source units. They can be adjusted to match output levels
from a variety of source units. For assistance setting the gain correctly,
contact Technical Support at 1-800-669-9899.
7. Punch Bass – The Punch Bass helps correct for acoustical deficiencies
in the listening environment. The Punch Bass allows a narrow band
adjustment at 45Hz to help reproduce full range sound without excessive boost. The Punch 120 utilizes a switch that is adjustable at
0dB/+6dB/+12dB increments. The Punch 160, Punch 250, Punch
360, Punch 500, and Punch 800 utilize a Remote Bass control that is
variable from 0dB to +18dB.
8. Internal Crossover – The internal crossover is used to delegate a specific range of frequencies to the speaker system for optimum performance. The crossover can perform three functions: High-Pass (HP),
Low-Pass (LP), or Full Range (FULL). The Punch 120 and Punch 160
utilize a 12dB/octave Butterworth crossover fixed at 120Hz HP and
80Hz LP. The Punch 250, Punch 360, Punch 500, and Punch 800 utilize a 12dB/octave Butterworth crossover variable from 50Hz to
210Hz.
9. LED Power Indicator – The LED illuminates when the unit is turned on.
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INSTALLATION CONSIDERATIONS
The following is a list of tools you will need for installing the Punch amplifier:
• Allen wrenches 9/64" & 3/32" (included)
• Wire strippers
• Electric hand drill w/assorted bits
• 17' (518.16cm) Red Power Wire
• 12' (365.76cm) Remote Turn-On Wire
• 1.5' (45.72cm) Black Grounding Wire
• Voltmeter
• Battery post wrench
• Wire cutters
• Assorted connectors
• Wire crimpers
This section focuses on some of the vehicle considerations for installing
your new Punch amplifier. Checking your battery and present sound system, as well as pre-planning your system layout and best wiring routes will
save installation time. When deciding how to lay out your new system, be
sure that each component will be easily accessible for making adjustments.
Before beginning any installation, be sure to follow these simple rules:
1. Be sure to carefully read and understand the instructions before
attempting to install the amplifier.
2. For safety, disconnect the negative lead from the battery prior to beginning the installation.
3. For easier assembly, we suggest you run all wires prior to mounting your
amplifier in place.
4. Route all of the RCA cables close together and away from any high current wires.
5. Use high quality connectors for a reliable installation and to minimize
signal or power loss.
6. Think before you drill! Be careful not to cut or drill into gas tanks, fuel
lines, brake or hydraulic lines, vacuum lines or electrical wiring when
working on any vehicle.
7. Never run wires underneath the vehicle. Running the wires inside the
vehicle provides the best protection.
8. Avoid running wires over or through sharp edges. Use rubber or plastic
grommets to protect any wires routed through metal, especially the firewall.
9. ALWAYS protect the battery and electrical system from damage with
proper fusing. Install a fuseholder and appropriate fuse on the +12V
power wire within 18” (45.7 cm) of the battery terminal.
10. When grounding to the chassis of the vehicle, scrape all paint from the
metal to ensure a good, clean ground connection. Grounding connections should be as short as possible and always be connected to metal
that is welded to the main body, or chassis, of the vehicle.
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MOUNTING LOCATION
The mounting location and position of your amplifier will have a great
effect on its ability to dissipate the heat generated during normal operation.
The design of our cast aluminum heatsink serves to easily dissipate the heat
generated over a wide range of operating conditions. However, to maximize the performance of your amplifier, care should be taken to ensure adequate ventilation.
Trunk Mounting
Mounting the amplifier vertically on a surface with the fin grooves running
up and down will provide the best cooling of the amplifier.
Mounting the amplifier on the floor of the trunk will work but provides less
cooling capability than vertical mounting.
Mounting the amplifier upside down to the rear deck of the trunk will not
provide proper cooling and will severely affect the performance of the
amplifier and is strongly not recommended.
Passenger Compartment Mounting
Mounting the amplifier in the passenger compartment will work as long as
you provide a sufficient amount of air for the amplifier to cool itself. If you
are going to mount the amplifier under the seat of the vehicle, you must
have at least 1" (2.54cm) of air gap around the amplifier's heatsink.
Mounting the amplifier with less than 1" (2.54cm) of air gap around the
amplifier's heatsink in the passenger compartment will not provide proper
cooling and will severely affect the performance of the amplifier and is
strongly not recommended.
Engine Compartment Mounting
Rockford Fosgate amplifiers should never be mounted in the engine compartment. Not only will this void your warranty but could create an embarrassing situation caused by the ridicule from your friends.
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BATTERY AND CHARGING
Amplifiers will put an increased load on the vehicle's battery and charging
system. We recommend checking your alternator and battery condition to
ensure that the electrical system has enough capacity to handle the
increased load of your stereo system. Stock electrical systems which are in
good condition should be able to handle the extra load of any Rockford
amplifier without problems, although battery and alternator life can be
reduced slightly. To maximize the performance of your Rockford Fosgate
amplifier, we suggest the use of a heavy duty battery and an energy storage
capacitor.
WIRING THE SYSTEM
CAUTION: Avoid running power wires near the low level input cables,
antenna, power leads, sensitive equipment or harnesses. The power wires
carry substantial current and could induce noise into the audio system.
• For safety, disconnect the negative lead from the battery prior to beginning the installation.
1. Plan the wire routing. Take care when running signal level RCA cables
to keep them close together but isolated from the amplifier's power
cables and any high power auto accessories, especially electric motors.
This is done to prevent coupling the noise from radiated electrical fields
into the audio signal. When feeding the wires through the firewall or any
metal barrier, protect them with plastic or rubber grommets to prevent
short circuits. Leave the wires long at this point to adjust for a precise fit
at a later time.
2. Prepare the Power cable for attachment to the amplifier by stripping 1/2"
of insulation from the end of the wire. Insert the bared wire into the B+
terminal and tighten the set screw to secure the cable in place.
NOTE: The B+ cable MUST be fused 18" or less
from the vehicle's battery. Install the fuseholder
under the hood and prepare the cable ends as stated above. Connections should be water tight.
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Trim the power cable within 18" of the battery and
strip1/2"of insulation from the end of the wire. Cut
the wire loop that is attached to the fuseholder in
half and splice the fuse into the power line using
appropriate inline connectors. Use the section of
cable that was trimmed earlier and connect it to the other end of the
fuseholder.
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3. Strip 1/2" from the battery end of the power cable and crimp a large ring
terminal to the cable. Use the ring terminal to connect to the battery positive terminal. Do not install the fuse at this time.
4. Prepare the Ground cable for attachment to the amplifier by stripping
1/2" of insulation from the end of the wire. Insert the bared wire into the
GND terminal and tighten the set screw to secure the cable in place.
Prepare the chassis ground by scraping any paint from the metal surface
and thoroughly clean the area of all dirt and grease. Strip the other end
of the wire and attach a ring connector. Fasten the cable to the chassis
using a non-anodized screw and a star washer.
5. Prepare the REM turn-on wire for connection to the amplifier by stripping 1/2" of insulation from the wire end. Insert the bared wire into the
REM terminal and tighten the set screw to secure the cable into place.
Connect the other end of the REM wire to a switched 12 volt positive
source. The switched voltage is usually taken from the source unit's
auto antenna or the accessory lead. If the source unit does not have
these outputs available, the recommended solution is to wire a mechanical switch in line with a 12 volt source to activate the amplifier.
6. Securely mount the amplifier to the vehicle or amp rack. Be careful not
to mount the amplifier on cardboard or plastic panels. Doing so may
enable the screws to pull out from the panel due to road vibration or
sudden vehicle stops.
7. Connect the source signal to the amplifier by plugging the RCA
cables/high level inputs into the input jacks at the amplifier.
8. Connect the speakers. Strip the speaker wires 1/2" and insert into the
speaker terminal and tighten the set screw to secure into place. Be sure
to maintain proper speaker polarity. DO NOT chassis ground any of
the speaker leads as unstable operation may result.
9. Perform a final check of the completed system wiring to ensure that all
connections are accurate. Check all power and ground connections for
frayed wires and loose connections which could cause problems.
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INSTALLATION
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Using the RCA Inputs
-orHigh Level Inputs
All Models
[L+] White
[L-] White/Black
[R+]Gray
[R-] Gray/Black
RCA Inputs
use these or these
210
190
145
High Level Inputs
Hz 50
55
110
HP–Full–LP
Crossover
65
80
Speaker
+
L
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Remote Crossover Left
Bass Frequency Gain
Left
Input
Right
Input
Right
Gain
High
Level
Input
R+ L+
R– L–
Speaker
+
R
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High Level
Inputs
R+ L+
R– L–
• High Level Inputs connect directly to radio's speaker outputs
• RCA Inputs connect to radio's RCA preamp outputs
CAUTION: Use only one input configuration. Using both the High Level
Inputs & RCA Inputs will cause undesirable operation.
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Punch 100
Punch 120
Punch 160
2-channel
Connect to
chassis ground of
Less than
18"
Connect to B+ of battery
with appropriate fuse value
*Keep grounds as short as possible
Bridged/Mono Mode
Punch 100
Punch 120
Punch 160
2-channel
+
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4Ω min.
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RCA inputs are connected to both left and right channels
Gain for left and right channels are set equally to balance the subwoofer
Impedance for mono channel should be 4Ω minimum
Crossover can be set for High-Pass (HP), Low-Pass (LP) or Full Range (FULL)
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2-Channel Mode
Punch 100
Punch 120
2-channel
Punch 160
+
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2Ω min. 2Ω min.
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RCA inputs are connected to both left and right channels
Gain for left and right channels operate independently
Impedance for each channel should be 2Ω minimum
Crossover can be set for High-Pass (HP), Low-Pass (LP) or Full Range (FULL)
3-Channel Mode
Punch 100
Punch 120
2-channel
Punch 160
+
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2Ω min.
2Ω min.
–
+
+
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4Ω min.
•
•
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•
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RCA inputs are connected to both left and right channels
Gain for left and right channels are set equally to balance the subwoofer
Impedance for each channel should be 2Ω minimum
Impedance for mono channel should be 4Ω minimum
Crossover is set for Full Range
Passive Crossovers are needed for proper stereo/mono operation
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Punch 250
Punch 360
Punch 500
2-channel
LED
REM
B+
GND
Connect to
remote turn-on
lead of source
unit
Connect to
chassis ground
of vehicle*
Less than
18"
Connect to B+ of
battery with
appropriate fuse
*Keep grounds as short as possible
Bridged/Mono Mode
Punch 250 Punch 360 Punch 500 Punch 800
2-channel
RCA Input
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Remote
Bass
H
5
5
8
HP–Full–LP
Crossover
6
Crossover Left
Frequency Gain
Left
Input
Right
Input
Speaker
+
Right
Gain
High
Level
Input
R
L
R
L
Speaker
R
–
+
–
4Ω min.
•
•
•
•
RCA inputs are connected to both left and right channels
Gain for left and right channels are set equally to balance the subwoofer
Impedance for mono channel should be 4Ω minimum
Crossover can be set for High-Pass (HP), Low-Pass (LP) or Full Range (FULL)
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INSTALLATION
2-Channel Mode
+-
Punch 250 Punch 360 Punch 500 Punch 800
2-channel
RCA Input
Hz
210
190
145
110
Remote
Bass
50
55
80
HP–Full–LP
Crossover
65
Crossover Left
Frequency Gain
Left
Input
Right
Input
Right
Gain
High
Level
Input
Speaker
+
L
–
–
R+ L+
R– L–
Speaker
+
R
–
+
2Ω min. 2Ω min.
+
–
•
•
•
•
RCA inputs are connected to both left and right channels
Gain for left and right channels operate independently
Impedance for each channel should be 2Ω minimum
Crossover can be set for High-Pass (HP), Low-Pass (LP) or Full Range (FULL)
3-Channel Mode
Punch 250 Punch 360 Punch 500 Punch 800
2-channel
RCA Input
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Remote
Bass
H
5
5
8
HP–Full–LP
Crossove
6
Crossover Left
Frequency Gain
Left
Input
Right
Input
Speaker
+
L
Right
Gain
High
Level
Input
R
L
R
L
Speaker
R
–
+
–
2Ω
2Ω
+
–
+
4Ω
•
•
•
•
•
•
RCA inputs are connected to both left and right channels
Gain for left and right channels are set equally to balance the subwoofer
Impedance for each channel should be 2Ω minimum
Impedance for mono channel should be 4Ω minimum
Crossover is set for Full Range
Passive Crossovers are needed for proper stereo/mono operation
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Punch 800
Power Connections
2-channel
LED
REM
GND
B+
Connect to
remote turn-on
lead of source
unit
Connect to
chassis ground
of vehicle*
Less than 18"
Connect to B+ of
battery with
appropriate fuse
*Keep grounds as short as possible
Fuse not supplied with amplifier
Optional Energy
Storage Capacitor
punch
cap
Maximize any Rockford Fosgate High Performance
amplifier by installing a charging capacitor.
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SYSTEM DIAGRAMS
2-Way System
Midrange
Tweeter
Crossover
Crossover
Tweeter
Midrange
Remote Punch Bass
210
190
145
Hz
50
55
110
HP–Full–LP
Crossover
65
80
Speaker
+
—
Remote Crossover Left
Bass Frequency Gain
Left
Input
Right
Input
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Right
Gain
High
Level
Input
R+ L+
R– L–
Speaker
+
R
–
INSTALLATION TROUBLESHOOTING
If you are having problems after installation follow the
Troubleshooting procedures below.
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Procedure 1: Check Amplifier for proper connections.
Verify that POWER light is on. If POWER light is on skip to Step 2, if not
continue.
1. Check in-line fuse on battery positive cable. Replace if necessary.
2. Verify that Ground connection is connected to clean metal of the vehicle’s chassis. Repair/replace if necessary.
3. Verify there is 10.5 - 15.5 Volts of current present at the positive battery
and remote turn-on cable. Verify quality connections for both cables at
amplifier, stereo, and battery/fuseholder. Repair/replace if necessary.
Procedure 2: Check Amplifier for audio output.
1. Connect a single 4 or 8 ohm test speaker directly to each output channel amplifier. Verify speakers in car are good and wiring between amplifier and speakers, including connectors are good. Repair/replace if necessary.
2. Verify good RCA/high-level input connections at stereo and amplifier.
Check entire length of cables for kinks, splices, etc. Test RCA/high-level
inputs for AC current with stereo on. Repair/replace if necessary.
3. Disconnect RCA/high-level input from amplifier. Connect RCA/highlevel input from test stereo directly to amplifier input.
Procedure 3: Check Amplifier if you experience Turn-on Pop.
1. Disconnect input signal to amplifier and turn amplifier on and off.
2. If the noise is eliminated, connect the REM lead of amplifier to source
unit with a delay turn-on module.
OR
1.Use a different 12 Volt source for REM lead of amplifier (i.e. battery
direct).
2. If the noise is eliminated, use a relay to isolate the amplifier from noisy
turn-on output.
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Procedure 4: Check Amplifier if you experience excess Engine Noise.
1. Route all signal carrying wires (RCA, Speaker cables) away
from power and ground wires.
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OR
2. Bypass any and all electrical components between the stereo and the
amplifier(s). Connect stereo directly to input of amplifier. If noise goes
away the unit being bypassed is the cause of the noise.
OR
3. Remove existing ground wires for all electrical components. Reground
wires to different locations. Verify that grounding location is clean, shiny
metal free of paint, rust etc.
OR
4. Add secondary ground cable from negative battery terminal to the
chassis metal or engine block of vehicle.
OR
5. Have alternator and battery load tested by your mechanic. Verify good
working order of vehicle electrical system including distributor, spark
plugs, spark plug wires, voltage regulator etc.
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LIMITED WARRANTY INFORMATION
Rockford Corporation offers a limited warranty on Rockford Fosgate products on the
following terms:
• Length of Warranty
3 years on electronics
1 year on source units
1 year on speakers
90 days on electronic B-stock (receipt required)
90 days on speaker B-stock (receipt required)
• What is Covered
This warranty applies only to Rockford Fosgate products sold to consumers by
Authorized Rockford Fosgate Dealers in the United States of America or its possessions. Product purchased by consumers from an Authorized Rockford Fosgate
Dealer in another country are covered only by that country’s Distributor and not
by Rockford Corporation.
• Who is Covered
This warranty covers only the original purchaser of Rockford product purchased
from an Authorized Rockford Fosgate Dealer in the United States. In order to
receive service, the purchaser must provide Rockford with a copy of the receipt
stating the customer name, dealer name, product purchased and date of purchase.
• Products found to be defective during the warranty period will be repaired or
replaced (with a product deemed to be equivalent) at Rockford's discretion.
• What is Not Covered
1. Damage caused by accident, abuse, improper operations, water, theft
2. Any cost or expense related to the removal or reinstallation of product
3. Service performed by anyone other than Rockford or an Authorized Rockford
Fosgate Service Center
4. Any product which has had the serial number defaced, altered, or removed
5. Subsequent damage to other components
6. Any product purchased outside the U.S.
7. Any product not purchased from an Authorized Rockford Fosgate Dealer
• Limit on Implied Warranties
Any implied warranties including warranties of fitness for use and merchantability are limited in duration to the period of the express warranty set forth above.
Some states do not allow limitations on the length of an implied warranty, so this
limitation may not apply. No person is authorized to assume for Rockford
Fosgate any other liability in connection with the sale of the product.
• How to Obtain Service
Please call 1-800-669-9899 for Rockford Customer Service. You must obtain an
RA# (Return Authorization number) to return any product to Rockford Fosgate.
You are responsible for shipment of product to Rockford.
Ship to: Electronics
Rockford Corporation
Warranty Repair Department
2055 E. 5th Street
Tempe, AZ 85281
RA#:_________________
Ship to: Speakers
Rockford Acoustic Design
(Receiving-speakers)
609 Myrtle N.W.
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
RA#:_________________
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LEA DETENIDAMENTE LAS SIGUIENTES INSTRUCCIONES DE INSTALACION DEL
PRODUCTO. EVITARA POSIBLES DAÑOS A VD., AL VEHICULO O AL PRODUCTO.
INTRODUCCIÓN — ESPAÑOL
Los ingenieros de Rockford han diseñado los amplificadores Punch para
ofrecer en el dificil entorno de un automóvil una calidad de sonido superior en un producto flexible, fiable y eficiente. Trans•ana es un circuito de
baja tensión en la etapa de preamplificación de los amplificadores Punch
que permite que la musica suene limpia y cristalina y muy real, incluso a
altos niveles de audicion. Esto se complementa con el TOPAZ, un circuito
exclusivo de masa utilizado para eliminar los ruidos asociados con las
instalaciones de car-audio. La flexibilidad esta garantizada con el uso de la
crossover incorporada. La fiabilidad se refuerza con el uso de un circuito
de proteccion llamado NOMAD, mientras que los MOSFET y la tecnologia
DSM (montaje discreto en superficie) aumentan la eficiencia del amplificador. La combinacion de todos estos componentes dan al amplificador
Punch una impresionante calidad de sonido en un chasis discreto. Mas
adelante encontrará mas explicaciones de todas estas tecnologías, la mayoria de ellas usados en exclusiva y patentadas por Rockford.
UBICACIÓN PARA EL MONTAJE
Montaje en el Malatero
Monte el amplificador verticalmente con las lineas del radiador orientadas
de arriba hacia abajo. De esta manera conseguira la mejor ventilacion.
Montaje en el Compartimento de Pasajeros
El montaje en el compartimento de pasajeros sera eficiente en funcion de
la ventilacion que tenga el amplificador. Si va a instalar el amplificador
bajo un asiento deberá dejar al menos 2.5cm libres sobre la carcasa del
amplificador.
Instalacion
Por seguridad, desconecte el terminal negativo de la bateria antes de
comenzar la instalacion.
Terminal B+
El cable B+ debe ir provisto de un fusible a una distancia no mayor de
45cm de la bateria. Prepare el cable e instale el portafusibles en el compartimento del motor. Las conexiones han de ser impermeables.
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Terminal GND
Prepare un trozo de cable para usarlo como toma de masa. Prepare un
punto de masa en el chasis rascando y eliminando la pintura de la superficie de metal y limpielo de toda suciedad asegure el cable al chasis con un
tornillo.
Terminal REM
Conecte el cable REM a un punto de +12V con mutable. La señal se suele
coger de la salida auto antena del radio cassette si este no tiene salida
remote.
Funcionamiento Estereo/Mono
RCA Input
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1
Remote
Bass
H
5
5
8
HP–Full–LP
Crossove
6
Crossover Left
Frequency Gain
Left
Input
Right
Input
Speaker
+
L
Right
Gain
High
Level
Input
R
L
R
L
Speaker
R
–
+
–
2Ω
2Ω
+
–
+
4Ω
• Las entradas RCA se conectan a ambos canales izquierdo y derecho
• Las ganancias izquierda y derecha han de ajustarse igual para
ambos canales
• La impedancia minima para cada canal debe ser 2Ω.
• La impedancia minima mono debe ser 4Ω.
• Crossover en Full Range
• Debe usarse un filtro pasivo para la configuracion estereo/mono
• No llevar a masa ningun cable de altavoz
• Crossovers pasivos se requieren para operar el amplificador en
estereo/mono
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ATTENTION: Veuillez lire les instructions suivantes pour l'installation de cet
amplifcateur. Ne pas les suivre pourrait causer des blessures ou endommager
le véhicule.
INTRODUCTION — FRANÇAIS
Les ingénieurs de Rockford Fosgate ont conçu l'amplificateur Punch pour
supporter l'environnement rude de l'automobile en délivrant une qualité
de son supérieure dans un ensemble efficace, fiable et flexible. Trans•ana
est un circuit de bas voltage dans l'étage de préamplification de tous les
ampificateurs Punch qui reproduit un son musical clair comme du cristal
et très réel, même à très haut volume. Ceci est accompagné du TOPAZ, un
circuit unique employé pour éliminer les problèmes de bruits parasites
associés aux systémes audiomobile et leur installation. La flexibilité est
assurée par l'emploi d'une crossover incorporée.
La fiabilité est garantie grâce au circuit de protection NOMAD, la technologie MOSFET et DSM (Composants Montés en Surface) améliorent l'efficacité de l'amplificateur.
L'ensemble de ces atouts donne à l'amplificateur Punch une qualité de son
inégalable sous une carrosserie “pare-balles.”
Vous trouverez de plus amples informations sur ces technologies, exclusivement conçues et brevetées par Rockford, dans la rubrique technique.
MONTAGE
Montage dans le coffre
Monter l'amplificateur verticalement avec les rainures de haut en bas ce
qui lui permet de refroidir plus facilement.
Montage dans l'habitacle
Monter l'amplificateur dans l'habitacle ne pose aucun problème, du
moment qu'il y ait assez d'air pour le refroidir. Si vous montez l'ampli en
dessous du siège, prévoyez 3 cm d'air autour du radiateur.
Installation
Pour votre sécurité, déconnectez la borne négative de la batterie du
véhicule avant de commencer l'installation.
Terminal B+
Il est impératif qu'il y ait un fusible sur le câble pour la connexion à la
masse. Préparez le châssis en grattant la peinture de la surface métallique
et nettoyez la saleté et l'huile. Attachez le câble au châssis avec une vis.
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Terminal GND
Préparez une longueur de câble pour la connexion à la masse. Préparez le
châssis en grattant la peinture de la surface métallique et nettoyez la saleté
et l'huile. Attachez le câble au châssis avec une vis.
Terminal REM
Connectez le fil REM à une commande 12 volts positive de la source. La
commande 12 volts est habituellement prise sur la sortie antenne électrique
de la source ou la commande accessoire. Si la source ne dispose pas de ces
sorties, nous vous recommandons d'installer un interrupteur qui fournira un
positif 12 volts au REM de l'amplificateur.
Opération stéréo/mono (tri mode)
RCA Input
21
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1
Remote
Bass
H
5
5
8
HP–Full–LP
Crossove
6
Crossover Left
Frequency Gain
Left
Input
Right
Input
Speaker
+
L
Right
Gain
High
Level
Input
R
L
R
L
Speaker
R
–
+
–
2Ω
2Ω
+
–
+
4Ω
• Les entrées RCA sont connectées aux canaux gauche et droit
• Les Gains des canaux gauche et droit sont réglés de la même
manière pour équilibrer le subwoofer
• L'impédance de chaque canal devrait être de minimum 2Ω
• L'impédance du canal mono devrait être de minimum 4Ω
• Les crossover sont introduites sur full range
• Il est conseillé d'utiliser les filtres passifs lorsqu'on fait fonctionner l'amplificateur en tri-mode
• NE connecter AUCUN des câbles HP à la masse au risque d'un
fonctionnement instable
• Des filtres passifs sont nécessaires pour un bon fonctionnement
en mode stéréo/mono
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BITTE LESEN SIE DIESE GEBRAUCHSANLEITUNG ZUERST SORGFÄLTIG DURCH.
DAS KANN SIE VOR DEM FALSCHEN EINSATZ, AUSFALLEN ODER SOGAR
BESCHÄDIGUNG DES PRODUKTES ODER IHRES FAHRZEUGES SCHÜTZEN.
EINLEITUNG — DEUTSCH
Rockford Ingenieure haben die Punch Verstärker entwickelt. Mit höchstem
Technologie-Standart, hervorragender Klangqualität, einfacher Handhabung und bester Servicefreundlichkeit Trans•ana ist eine Nieder-Volt
Schaltung im Vorverstärkerteil aller Punch Verstärker die für kristallklaren
Klang auch bei sehr hohen Lautstärken sorgt. TOPAZ, eine einzigartige
Erdungsschaltung verhindert und unterdrückt Einstreuungen und Störungen
die nur allzu oft Car Audio Systeme beeinträchtigen. Flexibilität durch die
Vielfalt der Aktivweiche mit ihren crossover, lange Lebensdauer durch die
Schutzschaltung NOMAD und der Einsatz von MOSFET Transistoren und
DSM (Discrete Surface Mount), machen diese Verstärker so effizient. Das
Ergebnis all dieser Komponenten machen Punch-Verstärker so einzigartig
und in ihrer Klangqualität nahezu unschlagbar. Eine genauere
Beschreibung dieser Technologien, die gröbtenteils einzigartig und von
Rockford patentiert sind, finden Sie unter Technical Design Features.
EINBAUORT
Im Fahrzeugkofferraum
Der vertikale Einbau der Endstufen, das bedeutet, dab die Kühlrippen von
oben nach unten verlaufen, gibt dem Verstärker die beste Kühlung.
Auf der Beifahrerseite
Sollte der Verstärker auf der Beifahrerseite montiert werden, so ist es sehr
wichtig, für eine ausreichende Kühlung zu sorgen. Sollte der Verstärker z.B.
unter dem Beifahrersitz montiert werden, sollte dem Kühlkörper mindestens
ein Luftspalt von 3 cm bleiben, um so für eine ausreichende Kühlung zu
sorgen.
Einbau
Zur Sicherheit klemmen Sie den Negativ-Pol der Batterie während des
gesamten Einbaues ab.
B+ Anschlub
Die Plus-Leitung MUb ca. 40 cm nach dem Plus-Pol der Batterie abgesichert
sein. Preparieren Si die Kabellängen und montieren Sie den Sicherungshalter
im Motorraum. ALLE Verbindungen müssen wasserdicht sein.
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GND Anschlub
Preparieren Sie Ihr Kabel für die Negativ Leitung (Erdung). Preparieren Sie
die Anschlubstelle des Erdungskabels, indem Sie das Metall gründlich reinigen und vom Lack befreien. Befestigen Sie nun die Erdung an dieser Stelle
mit einer Schraube.
REM Anschlub
Verbinden Sie das Ein-und Ausschaltungskontroll-Kabel mit Ihrem Radio
(12 Volt positiv). Normalerweise verwenden Sie hierfür die Ant.-Remote
Ihres Radios oder ein eigens dafür vorgesehenes Kabel (Amp-Remote).
Sollte Ihr Radio diesen Anschlub nicht besitzen, so verwenden Sie eine 12
Volt Spannung, die Sie durch einen Schalter ein- und ausschalten können.
Stereo/Mono Operation
RCA Input
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1
Remote
Bass
H
5
5
8
HP–Full–LP
Crossove
6
Crossover Left
Frequency Gain
Left
Input
Right
Input
Speaker
+
L
Right
Gain
High
Level
Input
R
L
R
L
Speaker
R
–
+
–
2Ω
2Ω
+
–
+
4Ω
• Chinch Eingänge des rechten- und linken-Kanales anschlieben
• Gain -Kontrolle gleich stellen um das Signal des Subwoofer
anzugleichen
• Die Impedanz für jeden Kanal sollte minimum 2 Ohm betragen.
• Die Impedanz des Mono Kanales sollte minimum 4 Ohm betragen
• Die Akltivweichen sollten auf jeden Fall im Stereo/Mono Betrieb
verwendet werden
• Vermeiden Sie auf jeden Fall eine Erdung der Lautsprecher-Kabel,
da sonst ein einwandfreier Betrieb nicht grantiert werden kann
• Passive Frequenzweichen werden für korrekte Stereo/Mono
Operationen benötigt
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ATTENZIONE: SI PREGA DI LEGGERE LE SEGUENTI ISTRUZIONI PER L'INSTALLAZIONE DI QUESTO PRODOTTO. IL NON SEGUIRLE POTREBBE RISULTARE SERIAMENTE DANNOSO PER LA PERSONA O PER IL VEICOLO.
INTRODUZIONE — ITALIANO
Gli ingenieri Rockford hanno progettato la serie di amplificatori Punch per
resistere all'ostico ambiente automobilistico mentre suonano con una musicalitá superiore, offrendo un insieme versatile, affidabile ed efficiente.
Trans•ana é un circuito a bassa tensione dello stadio preamplificatore del
Punch che permette al suono di essere cristallino e reale anche in presenza di volumi molto elevati…tutto questo é accoppiato TOPAZ, un exclusivo circuito di massa impiegato per eliminare i problemi di rumore comunemente presenti negli impianti car audio. Il massimo della versatilitá é raggiunto con l'impiego delle crossover. L'affidabilitá é completamente garantita dall'impiego di un circuito di protezione chiamato NOMAD, mentre
l'uso di MOSFET e della tecnologia DSM (Discrete Surface Mount) permette di raggiungere efficienze elevatissime. Il risultato finale di tutte queste
tecnnologie moderne é che gli amplificatori Punch suonano meravigliosamente e sono indistruttibili, a “prova di proiettile.” Una spiegazione di
queste tecnologie innovative, molte coperte da brevetti Rockford, sono
descritte in un'altra sezione di questo manuale.
DOVE POSIZIONARLO
Nel Bagagliaio
Montando l'amplificatore su una superficie in verticale con le alette
direzionate dall'alto verso il basso si garantirá un miglior raffreddamento
dell'amplificatore.
Nell'abitacolo
Montare l'amplificatore nell'abitacolo si avrá un funzionamento regolare se
si garantisce un flusso d'aria sufficiente. Per l'installazione sotto un sedile,
é necessario avere uno spazio di almeno 3 cm attorno a tutto l'amplificatore.
Installazione
Per sicurezza, scollegare il polo negativo della batteria dell'auto prima di
iniziare l'installazione.
Terminale B+ (cavo positivo)
Il cavo positivo deve essere protetto da un fusibile a non piú di 45 cm dalla
batteria. Terminare il cavo e installare il fusibile nel vano motore. Tutte le
connessioni devono essere a prova d'acqua.
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Terminale GND (cavo negativo)
Decidere la lunghezza del cavo e terminarlo. Preparare la massa grattando
la vernice dal telaio dell'auto ed eliminando tracce di olio o sporco. Fissare
il cavo di massa al telaio con una vite.
Terminale REM (Consenso di accensione)
Collegare il cavo REM ad un positivo presente solo ad autoradio accesa
(normalmente il cavo pilota dell'antenna elettrica o il cavo accessori dell'autoradio). Se la sorgente non dovesse essere equipaggiata con queste
uscite, la soluzione raccomandabile é di inserire un interruttore su un cavo
positivo e connettersi all'amplificatore.
Stereo/Mono Operation
RCA Input
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19
14
1
Remote
Bass
H
5
5
8
HP–Full–LP
Crossove
6
Crossover Left
Frequency Gain
Left
Input
Right
Input
Speaker
+
L
Right
Gain
High
Level
Input
R
L
R
L
Speaker
R
–
+
–
2Ω
2Ω
+
–
+
4Ω
• Ingressi RCA collegati sia al canale destro sia al sinistro
• Gain (controllo di sensibilitá) regolati in modo identico per bilanciare il subwoofer
• L'impedenza di ciascun canale deve essere minimo 2Ω
• L'impedenza per il canale mono deve essere minimo 4Ω
• La scheda crossover deve essere in posizione Full Range
• Nel funzionamento Stereo/Mono simultaneo devono essere impiegati i crossover passivi
• Non cortocircuitare a massa nessun cavo degli altoparlanti,
potrebbe portare ad un funzionamento irregolare
• Crossover passivi sono indispensabili per un corretto funzionamento stereo/mono
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MADE IN THE USA
This product is designed, developed and assembled in the
USA by a dedicated group of American workers. The majority
of the components used in the construction of this product are
produced by American companies. However, due to the global nature of their manufacturing facilities and the loudspeaker
parts industry in general, some parts may be manufactured in
other countries.
Rockford Corporation
546 South Rockford Drive
Tempe, Arizona 85281 U.S.A.
In U.S.A., (480) 967-3565
In Europe, Fax (49) 8503-934014
In Japan, Fax (81) 559-79-1265
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M.J.T.
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