Operating instructions | Acoustic Research AW826 Speaker User Manual

Introduction
Wireless
Indoor/Outdoor
Speaker
Connecting the Speaker System
AR’s Wireless Speaker System eliminates the hardest part of adding speakers to your home—
running and hiding hundreds of feet of speaker wire. The AR Wireless Speaker System’s RF
signal travels with ease through walls, floors, ceilings and other obstacles, delivering highquality sound virtually anywhere inside the house or out. With drift- and static-free reception
along with outstanding range—up to 150 feet*—the possibilities for enjoying your AR Wireless
Speaker System are nearly unlimited. The AR Wireless Speaker System is compatible with most
audio sources, such as A/V receivers/amps, stereos, computers, TVs, DVD players, and portable
devices (CD players, cassette players, MP3s etc.).
Powering the Transmitter
Transmitter (back panel)
AC Power
Adapter
CHANNEL
123
This manual covers various connection options and detailed operating instructions for making
the AR Wireless Speaker System a valued part of your lifestyle. If, after having reviewed the
instructions, you have any questions, please call toll-free 1-800-732-6866 or visit
www.araccessories.com.
*Range may vary according to environment.
Speaker
Note: There is no transmitter ON/OFF switch. The transmitter is designed to be left plugged
in and powered at all times. If you will not be using the AW826 for an extended period of time,
unplug the transmitter AC power adapter.
Connecting to an Audio Source
Connecting to an MP3 player, CD player, or computer
Y-adapter
audio cable
Front Panel
Carrying handle
Model AW826
Installation and Operation Manual
Power indicator blinks when the speaker is first
powered on; it turns solid blue when the speaker is
tuned to the transmitter
CHANNEL
123
On / Off
Auto Scan
Volume +
Volume -
Transmitter
(back panel)
Important Safety Instructions
L
signal
M
DC
IN
R
Transmitter
Power
Warning: This product is designed to work with line level outputs or headphone outputs only.
DO NOT connect it directly to speaker outputs as it will permanently damage the transmitter.
Connecting to an A/V Receiver
Transmitter
(back panel)
CHANNEL
123
R AUDIO L
IN
Mini-jack to RCA
adapter (not included)
2. Plug the mini-plug end of the provided Y-adapter into
a mini-jack to RCA adapter (not included).
AC Power Adapters
Signal indicator lights green when the audio is
present and the transmitter is broadcasting
M
R
DC
IN
1. Insert the small, round plug from the speaker AC
power adapter into the DC IN jack on the bottom of
the speaker.
Bottom of
the speaker
AC power
adapter
120V AC
wall outlet
2. Plug the other end of the speaker AC power adapter
into any standard 120V AC wall outlet.
Back Panel
Note: Be sure to use the speaker AC power adapter rated 9V DC 1200 mA.
CHANNEL 1 2 3 lets you find the best transmission
Warning: This product is water-resistant, not waterproof. Avoid prolonged exposure to wet
environments, such as rain, mist, dew, etc. In other words, you can take it out, just don’t leave it out.
If you plan to use the speaker in a humid or wet environment, we recommend powering it with
batteries instead of with the power adapter.
DC IN jack receives the small round end of the
included 12V 200mA AC power adapter
Keep your sales receipt to obtain warranty parts and service and for proof of purchase. Attach it here and record the
serial and model numbers in case you need them. These numbers are located on the product.
Note: These power units should be
plugged in so that they stay vertical
or lie flat.
Model No.:______________________________________________________________________________________________
Purchase Date:__________________________________________________________________________________________
Speaker AC/DC 9V
1200mA adapter
Y-adapter
audio cable
L
Included Accessories
3.5mm to RCA cable
Audio Output
R AUDIO L
IN
There are two options to power your wireless speaker: using the included AC power adapter or
using 6 AA batteries (not included).
AUDIO IN (R / L) connects to your sound source
using one of the connection options shown here
Dealer/Address/Phone:___________________________________________________________________________________
A/V Receiver
A
DC IN
Powering the Speaker
frequency for your environment
DC IN
CHANNEL
123
1. Plug the stereo plugs on the provided Y-adapter
audio cable into the AUDIO IN jacks on the back of
the transmitter (make sure to match the colors on the
plugs and jacks).
Battery Compartment Cover remove to install 6
Power indicator lights when the transmitter is on
Wireless audio transmitter
2. Plug the mini-plug end of the provided Y-adapter into
the headphone output of your MP3 player or CD player
(or audio output jack on your computer).
3. Connect the stereo plugs on the mini-jack to RCA adapter to the corresponding left and right
audio outputs of your A/V receiver, amp, or other audio source.
Top Panel
Signal
1. Plug the stereo plugs on the provided Y-adapter
audio cable into the AUDIO IN jacks on the back of
the transmitter (make sure to match the colors on the
plugs and jacks).
DC IN receives the small round end of the included
9V 1200mA AC power adapter; remove the
protective cover to insert the adapter
AA batteries
• Always use a soft cloth to clean the speaker and transmitter. Never use any product containing alcohol or other solvents
as they may damage the surface.
• Use caution when plugging the power transformers in an AC outlet to avoid the risk of electric shock.
• If the speaker are used outside on a deck or patio, make sure you take them indoors in the event of a rainstorm to
prevent possible damage.
• Do not operate or store the system in extreme temperatures (below 32ºF/0ºC and above 122ºF/50ºC).
•To avoid electrical shock, use this product with caution near water sources if powered with the AC adapter. Never
submerge in water.
Product Information
Auto Scan button rescans for the transmitter’s
in mono as a stand-alone speaker, or plays the left or
right track in a stereo pair with an additional AW826
serviceable parts inside. Refer servicing to qualified service personnel.
Care and Maintenance
On/Off button turns the speaker on and off
L/M/R switch determines if the speaker plays sound
Caution: To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not remove cover (or back). No user
1. Read these instructions.
2. Keep these instructions.
3. Heed all warnings.
4. Follow all instructions.
5. Clean only with dry cloth.
6. Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
7. Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that
produce heat.
8. Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where
they exit from the apparatus.
9. Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long periods of time.
10. 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.
enhancement on and off
Bottom Panel
Important Information
Audio
source
Bass Boost button turns the speaker’s bass
Volume +/– buttons adjust the volume level
Power
A
DC IN
R AUDIO L
IN
Side Panel
Bass Boost
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK.
DO NOT OPEN.
Note: Be sure to use the AC power adapter rated 12V DC
200 mA (it has the smaller diameter plug).
DC IN
R AUDIO L
IN
Tour of the Speaker System
CAUTION
120V AC
wall outlet
Connect the small, round plug from the transmitter AC
power adapter to the transmitter’s DC IN jack. Plug the
other end of the transmitter AC power adapter into any
standard 120V AC wall outlet.
Transmitter AC/DC 12V
200mA adapter
AA Batteries
1. Remove the battery compartment cover on the bottom of the speaker.
2. Insert six (6) AA batteries (not included) into the speaker following the polarity (”+” and “-”)
as diagrammed inside the battery compartment.
3. Replace the battery compartment cover on the bottom of the speaker.
Note: Place the rubber cap in the speaker power input jack when using batteries.
DO NOT mix batteries with different chemistry types (for example, a zinc battery with an alkaline
battery). DO NOT mix new and used batteries. DO NOT leave batteries installed in the product when
not in use for long periods. Always remove old, weak or worn-out batteries promptly and recycle or
dispose of them in accordance with local and national regulations.
Pairing the Speaker System
Adjusting the Transmitter
1. Turn on your audio source (for example, A/V receiver, MP3 player, stereo, etc.) and play
music at a normal listening volume.
2. Set the channel select switch on the back of the transmitter
to one of the transmitter’s three broadcast frequencies: 1,
2 or 3. If you experience poor reception or interference, try
choosing a different frequency by moving the channel select
switch to another position.
Channel
select
switch
CHANNEL
123
More Helpful Information
Specifications
About Fixed-Level Audio Outputs
Transmitter
Speaker
A fixed-level, or line-level, audio output is considered ideal since it provides an audio signal
unchanged by adjustments to the audio source volume control.
• Omni-directional 900MHz broadcast
• Effective transmitting range:
up to 150 ft. (45m)*
• Phase-locked loop circuitry (PLL)
• Automatic level control (ALC)
• 3 selectable broadcast frequencies
• Push-button, auto-lock tuning
• 2-way acoustic design:
2” tweeter, 3” woofer
• 5 Watt RMS internal amplifier
• Omni-directional sound
• Frequency response: 40Hz - 15kHz
• Left/Mono/Right switch
• Operates using supplied AC adapter or six (6)
AA batteries (not included)
Hint: Fixed-level audio outputs from stereo receivers/amps will typically be designated as
Tape (or Record) outputs or DVR/DVD-R audio output connections.
Fixed-level outputs from TVs are usually marked as ‘Constant,’ ‘Fixed,’ or ‘Select.’ If they are not
marked as such, they are probably variable outputs (see “About Variable-Level Audio Outputs” on
the next page). Outputs from DVD players are almost always fixed.
• Stereo audio input
DC IN
R AUDIO L
IN
When the transmitter is receiving an audio signal and is
ready, the SIGNAL indicator turns solid green.
Hint: When connecting to the audio outputs of a DVD player, remember that the DVD player
must be showing a TV channel for sound to be produced.
Note
If the SIGNAL indicator on the transmitter does not turn on, please check the following:
- Confirm the transmitter AC power adapter is securely connected.
- Confirm the cable from the transmitter is securely connected to the audio source output
(MP3 player, A/V receiver, etc.).
- Confirm the audio source is playing audio and is turned up.
Tuning the Speaker
On / Off
Auto Scan
Volume +
Power
Volume -
A variable-level output, such as a headphone jack or certain RCA-type outputs, provides an
audio signal that changes with the volume level set on the audio source. As the volume of the
audio source is adjusted up and down, so is the audio signal strength sent to the transmitter.
This can affect the quality of sound generated by the speaker, and may require an adjustment
of the volume level of the audio source to produce a signal strong enough for the transmitter.
Hint: On most bookshelf-type or compact stereo systems, inserting a headphone plug into
the headphone jack results in automatic cutoff of the regular, or hard-wired speakers.
1. Press the On/Off button on the side of the speaker
to turn it on. The indicator light on the front of the
speaker blinks while the speaker is tuning to the
transmitter. The indicator light turns solid blue when
the speaker is tuned to the transmitter—you should
hear sound coming from the speaker now.
Bass Boost
About Variable-Level Audio Outputs:
Note: If the speaker is not tuned or if the transmitter
is not connected properly, the indicator light will
continue blinking. If this occurs, please see the
troubleshooting section of this manual.
2. Adjust the volume on the speaker as desired.
3. Set up the speaker for mono or stereo operation using the switch on the bottom of the
AW826 speaker.
Hint: Most TVs, regardless of age or price, have variable outputs. If you are unsure which
of your TV audio outputs is fixed, refer to the TV instruction manual. Some TVs have
outputs that can switch between variable and fixed. When given a choice, fixed is always
recommended.
The following troubleshooting guide takes you through some of the more common problems
associated with the installation and/or operation of a wireless system. If the problem persists,
please call toll-free at 1-800-732-6866 or visit www.araccessories.com.
Issue:
Cause and solution:
No sound
• Check that the transmitter AC power adapter is fully inserted into the wall outlet and
the power cord from the AC adapter is firmly connected to the transmitter power
input jack.
• Confirm that the speaker is turned on and tuned to the transmitter—
the indicator light on the front of the speaker should be solid blue (not blinking).
• If you’re using the power adapters, confirm that both (for the speaker and for the
transmitter) are fully inserted into their wall outlets and the adapter power cords are
firmly connected to the power input jacks on the transmitter or speaker.
or
• If you’re using batteries for the speaker, check that they are fresh and inserted with
correct polarity (+, –).
Notes:
The speaker automatically retunes if it loses the transmitter’s signal. You can also press the
AutoScan button on the side of the speaker to retune the speaker at any time.
The transmitter turns off automatically if there is no audio signal present for a prolonged period.
Interference in the form of static and/or distortion can sometimes be heard. If this occurs,
confirm the transmitter/speaker adjustments and indicators. If the problem persists, refer to the
Troubleshooting section of this manual.
• Check that the audio source component (stereo, MP3 player, etc.) is turned on and
transmitting sound as it normally should.
• Make sure the volume on your audio source is turned up.
• Check that the speaker volume is turned up.
• If you are using a Tape 2 Monitor output from your receiver/amp as the audio
output, check that you have pressed the Tape Monitor/Tape 2 button on the front of
the receiver. This will turn on the Tape 2 outputs, which may not have been active.
2. Confirm that the speaker is off by verifying that the indicator light on the speaker’s front
panel is no longer illuminated.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of
the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential
installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communication. However, there is no guarantee
that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct
the interference by one or more of the following measures:
•
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
•
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
•
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
•
FCC Regulations state that unauthorized changes or modifications to this equipment may void the user’s authority to
operate it.
Industry Canada Regulatory Information
Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference and (2) this device
must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. The user is cautioned
that this device should be used only as specified within this manual to meet RF exposure requirements. Use of this device
in a manner inconsistent with this manual could lead to excessive RF exposure conditions.
Troubleshooting
b) Stereo operation: You need an additional AW826 speaker for the stereo option. Set the
L/M/R switch to “L” on the speaker located to the left from the listener, and set the other
speaker to the “R” position.
1. Press the On/Off button on the side of the speaker to turn the speaker off.
FCC Statement
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
a) Monaural operation: The monaural mode (mono) is recommended when using a single
AW826 by itself. For monaural operation, set the L/M/R switch to “M” on each speaker.
Turning the Speaker Off
*Maximum range; results may vary according to
environment.
Issue:
Cause and solution:
No sound/
distortion/
static
• When using battery power, make sure the batteries are fresh and replace if
necessary.
• Check that the speaker’s indicator light is solid blue (not blinking).
• Change the position of the channel select switch (1, 2 or 3) to change the operating
frequency. Then press the AutoScan button on the speaker’s back panel to make the
speaker retune.
• Change the location of the transmitter. Place it as high and away from obstructions
as possible. Avoid placing the transmitter directly on top of or behind a TV.
• Move the transmitter and speaker closer together. Sending the signal through
certain materials, such as glass, tile, and metal, can decrease the effective
transmitting distance of the system.
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.
U.S.A.:Audiovox Electronics Corp., 150 Marcus Blvd., Hauppauge, New York 11788
CANADA: Audiovox Return Center, c/o Genco, 6685 Kennedy Road, Unit #3 Door 16, Mississauga Ontario L5T
3A5
Trademark(s) ® Registered
www.araccessories.com
MADE IN CHINA
AW826 US IB 00
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