Acoustic Research ARW200 Headphones User Manual

USB 5.1
SURROUND SOUND
HEADPHONES
USER
ARW200
MANUAL
Important Information
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK.
DO NOT OPEN.
Caution: To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not remove cover
(or back). No user serviceable parts inside. Refer servicing to qualified
service personnel.
WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this product to rain or
moisture. The apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or splashing. No objects filled with liquids,
such as vases, shall be placed on the apparatus.
FCC Regulations state that unauthorized changes or modifications to this equipment may void the
user’s authority to operate it.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference
(2) This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
Industry Canada Regulatory Information
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference
(2) This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
Important Safety Instructions
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Read these instructions.
Keep these instructions.
Heed all warnings.
Follow all instructions.
Do not use this apparatus near water.
Clean only with dry cloth.
Do not block any ventilation openings.
Install in accordance with the
manufacturer’s instructions.
8. Do not install near any heat sources such
as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or
other apparatus (including amplifiers) that
produce heat.
9. Protect the power cord from being walked
on or pinched particularly at plugs,
convenience receptacles, and the point
where they exit from the apparatus.
10. Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms
or when unused for long periods of time.
11. Refer all servicing to qualified service
personnel. Servicing is required when
the apparatus has been damaged in any
way, such as power-supply cord or plug is
damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects
have fallen into the apparatus, the apparatus
has been exposed to rain or moisture, does
not operate normally, or has been dropped.
Product Information
Keep your sales receipt to obtain warranty parts and service and for proof of purchase. Attach
it here and record the model number in case you need it. These numbers are located on the
product.
Model No.:__________________________________________________________
Purchase Date:______________________________________________________
Dealer/Address/Phone:_______________________________________________
Table
of
Contents
Welcome!....................................................................................... 3
Features.......................................................................................................................3
What’s in the package?........................................................................................... 4
Using The Headphones with A PC.............................................. 4
Connecting to Your PC............................................................................................ 4
Using the Multi-Channel Audio Driver................................................................. 4
Using the Headphones with a Mac............................................. 6
Connecting to Your Mac......................................................................................... 6
Storing The Headphones............................................................ 7
Troubleshooting.......................................................................... 7
Listen Safely!..............................................................................................................7
Technical Specifications............................................................. 8
Warranty...................................................................................... 8
Welcome!
Congratulations on your purchase of the USB 5.1 Surround Sound Headphones
from Acoustic Research. The ARW200 lets you enjoy theater-quality, crystal
clear, uncompressed Dolby Digital or uncompressed CD-quality surround sound
for movies, gaming and music on your PC. The headphones offer a true 5.1
stereo listening experience, with 3 speaker drivers on each side, including a
subwoofer.
This manual covers connection and detailed operating instructions for setup
and use of the USB 5.1 Surround Sound Headphones. If, after having reviewed
the instructions, you have any questions, please call toll-free 1-800-732-6866
or visit www.araccessories.com.
Features
6 speakers deliver 5.1 Dolby Sound capability—3 speaker drivers on each side
with sub-woofer enhancement delivers high quality sound with extended bass.
5.1 Dolby Digital technology—True surround sound capability for movies, gaming
and music.
Ultra-comfortable—Lightweight, foldable design is easy to carry and easy to
wear for extended use.
Portability—Travel case lets your headphones go wherever you go.
Ease of use—Compatible with all Macintosh OS X, Microsoft Windows XP, 2000,
and Vista equipped personal computers.
3
Getting Started
What’s in the package?
Before you get started using your USB 5.1 Surround Sound headphones, take a
moment to get familiar with the package contents:
• USB 5.1 Surround Sound headphones
• Travel pouch
• CD with optional Multi-Channel Audio driver for PC
Using The Headphones
with
A PC
The ARW200 requires no software to setup. So you can start using the unit
right away.
Connecting to Your PC
Connecting the
headphones to
a laptop
1. Insert the USB plug into an available
USB port on your computer.
2. Open your music or communication
software on your computer, and your
ARW200 is now ready to use.
Using the Multi-Channel Audio Driver
PC users may enhance their listening experience with additional sound
adjustments by installing an audio driver on the CD that was included with the
ARW200.
To install this software on your PC:
Note: Before you start, make sure your headphones are connected to your PC.
1.Insert the CD that came with the headphones into your PC’s CD drive. The
install wizard should start automatically.
4
Getting Started
2.Follow your PC’s install wizard to install the components you want to install:
Install Driver installs the multi-channel audio driver.
Install Demo Program installs a short demonstration of the audio
driver’s capabilities.
3.Once the install wizard has installed the program, it prompts you to restart
your computer to finish. Click Finish to restart your computer.
To launch the multi-channel audio driver:
Acoustic Research icon
1.Once you’ve restarted your computer, plug the
USB 5.1 headphones into the same USB port
you used while installing the program. The
Acoustic Research icon appears in the task bar
in the lower-right-hand corner of your computer
screen.
2.Click on the Acoustic Research icon to launch the program.
3.Click on the Main Setting tab, and set the Analog Output to 6 for 5.1
Surround Sound. The audio driver lets you adjust a virtual environment type
and size as well as set the equalizer for different kinds of soundtracks or
music.
5
Getting Started
Using
the
Headphones
with a
Mac
The ARW200 requires a small adjustment to set up on Macintosh computers.
Connecting to Your Mac
Connecting the
headphones to
a laptop
1.Insert the USB plug into an available
USB port on your computer.
2.Click on the Go menu on your Mac
desktop and select Utilities.
3.Double-click on Audio Midi Setup in
the Utilities window.
4.Click on the Properties for setting and slect USB Sound Device.
5Set the Default Output and System Output to USB Sound Device.
6.In the Audio Output section of the Audio Midi Setup dialog box, set the
Format to 48000.0 Hz and 6ch-16bit.
7.Click the Configure Speakers button. Then click the Multichannel button in
the Configure Speakers dialog box, and select the 5.1 Surround option.
8.Click the Apply button at the bottom of the Configure Speakers dialog box.
9.Press Command-Q to exit the Audio Midi Setup.
Now you’re ready to enjoy true 5.1 Surround Sound on your Macintosh
computer. Just insert a DVD or CD with 5.1 sound in your disc drive and play!
6
Additional Information
Storing
the
Headphones
The ARW200 headphones come with a travel pouch for convenient storage on
the go.
To store the headphones:
1.Unzip the travel pouch.
2.Fold the earpieces flat and push them toward the top of the headband. The
bottom of the headband should cross.
3.Bundle up the cord and place it in the center of the folded headphones.
4.Place the headphones and cord in the travel pouch, and zip the pouch
closed.
Troubleshooting
The following troubleshooting guide takes you through two of the more
common problems associated with the installation and/or operation of the USB
headphones. If the problem you are experiencing persists, please call toll-free
1-800-732-6866 or visit www.araccessories.com.
ISSUE: No sound
• Check that your PC is turned on, and make sure that the PC’s mute function
has not been activated.
• Confirm that the headphones’ USB connector is properly connected to a USB
port on your PC.
ISSUE: Interrupted sound
• Check that there is a secure connection between the headphones’ USB
connector and a USB port on your PC.
• Remove the headphones’ USB connector from the USB port it is currently
connected to and connect it to a different USB port on your PC.
Listen Safely!
Enjoy your earphones at a safe volume. Avoid or limit the amount of time you
listen at higher volumes—permanent hearing loss may occur if the earphones
are used at too high a volume. If you experience a ringing in your ears, or
your own voice and other sounds seem muffled, stop using the earphones and
consult a hearing professional.
7
Technical Specifications
Patented three-speaker design in each earcup:
16mm Neodymium drivers for front/subwoofer
15mm Neodymium drivers for center
15mm Neodymium drivers for surround
Frequency response: 20Hz–20kHz
Distortion (THD): ≤ 1%
12 Month Limited Warranty
Audiovox Electronics Corporation (the “Company”) warrants to the original retail purchaser of this
product that should this product or any part thereof, under normal use and conditions, be proven
defective in material or workmanship within 12 months from the date of original purchase, such
defect(s) will be repaired or replaced (at the Company’s option) without charge for parts and repair
labor. To obtain repair or replacement within the terms of this Warranty, the product along with any
accessories included in the original packaging is to be delivered with proof of warranty coverage
(e.g. dated bill of sale), specification of defect(s), transportation prepaid, to the Company at the
address shown below. Do not return this product to the Retailer.
This Warranty is not transferable and does not cover product purchased, serviced or used outside
the United States or Canada. The warranty does not extend to the elimination of externally
generated static or noise, to costs incurred for the installation, removal or reinstallation of the
product.
The warranty does not apply to any product or part thereof which, in the opinion of the company,
has suffered or been damaged through alteration, improper installation, mishandling, misuse,
neglect, accident or exposure to moisture. This warranty does not apply to damage caused by an
AC adapter not provided with the product, or by leaving non-rechargeable batteries in the product
while plugged into an AC outlet.
THE EXTENT OF THE COMPANY’S LIABILITY UNDER THIS WARRANTY IS LIMITED TO THE REPAIR
OR REPLACEMENT PROVIDED ABOVE AND, IN NO EVENT, SHALL THE COMPANY’S LIABILITY
EXCEED THE PURCHASE PRICE PAID BY PURCHASER FOR THE PRODUCT.
This Warranty is in lieu of all other express warranties or liabilities. ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES,
INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
PURPOSE, SHALL BE LIMITED TO DURATION OF THIS WARRANTY. ANY ACTION FOR BREACH
OF ANY WARRANTY HEREUNDER, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY, MUST BE BROUGHT
WITHIN A PERIOD OF 24 MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF ORIGINAL PURCHASE. IN NO CASE SHALL
THE COMPANY BE LIABLE FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES WHATSOEVER.
No person or representative is authorized to assume for the Company any liability other than
expressed herein in connection with the sale of this product.
Some states/provinces do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts or the
exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damage so the above limitations or exclusions
may not apply to you. This Warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other
rights which vary from state/province to state/province.
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CANADA: Audiovox Return Center, c/o Genco, 6685 Kennedy Road, Unit 3, Door 16, Mississauga,
Ontario L5T 3A5
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