a/d/s/ IE6.1 / IE6.2 Speaker User Manual

IE6.1 / IE6.2
owner's manual
00-0016 REV A
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9235 south mckemy street tempe arizona 85284
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table of contents
warranty
There are two things you must do to ensure trouble free service in the event you need warranty repairs.
introduction............................................................................................................ 1
cautions.................................................................................................................. 1
about this manual................................................................................................... 1
keep listening, but be safe!..................................................................................... 1
unpacking............................................................................................................... 2
placement............................................................................................................... 2
mounting locations.................................................................................................. 2
warnings and tips......................................................................................................2
system configurations.............................................................................................. 3
speaker connections................................................................................................. 4
maintenance............................................................................................................ 4
troubleshooting....................................................................................................... 4
audio adjustment..................................................................................................... 5
warranty information............................................................................................... 6
introduction
Thank you for purchasing an a/d/s/ bandpass subwoofer system. Please read the following instructions
carefully. Following these instructions will ensure that your system will deliver the best possible
performance.
cautions
Caution: To reduce risk of injury because of an accident or sudden stop, properly mount the subwoofer
enclosure to the vehicle.
about this manual
These subwoofers can be used with factory or aftermarket loudspeakers to extend the bass response
of the system by an octave or more. They are designed to be powered by an amplifier with a minimum
of 25 watts of power. They are not intended to be powered by a head unit.
The a/d/s/ ie 6.1 / ie 6.2 subwoofers are sophisticated tuned bandpass designs, that are computer
optimized for maximum listening enjoyment and performance.
The speakers in these a/d/s/ subwoofers feature oxygen-free copper wire voice coils wound on Kapton
formers for maximum efficiency, fidelity and power handling. Butyl rubber surrounds allow long cone
excursion while providing superior control of cone motion to ensure low distortion. The spider is made
out of Nomex and is extremely durable to meet the harsh demands of high performance car audio.
keep listening, but be safe!
Sustained listening to loud music over 100dB has been shown to cause permanent hearing damage. Systems
using a/d/s/ components are capable of achieving volume levels which substantially exceed this level. When
operating your system for sustained periods at high volume, be sure to use hearing protection to prevent
long-term exposure. We want you to be able to enjoy the music for many more years.
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1. Keep your original sales receipt in a safe place. A copy of the receipt will be required to obtain warranty service.
2. Be sure your retail dealer has written the date, model number and serial number (if applicable) of the
product on the receipt. To give yourself an extra measure of protection, make a separate record of the
information about your purchase and keep it in a safe place. In the event you misplace the sales receipt, your
dealer may be able to give you a copy.
Take a moment now to read the terms of your warranty. Check to be sure your sales receipt is dated and has
the product model number and serial number (if applicable) on it. Then put it away in a safe place.
When shipping a Product in for service:
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Enclose a copy of your original sales receipt that has the date, product model number and serial
number (if applicable) written on it.
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Always ship Products in the complete original packing material.
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Avoid shipping Products via the postal service. If you must use the postal service, be sure to register
and insure the package.
a/d/s/ Limited Warranty
Analog and Digital System, Inc. (a/d/s/) warrants to the original consumer purchaser of the a/d/s/ Products
described in this manual, that the Product will be free from defects in materials and workmanship for a period
of one (1) year after the date of purchase, if the Product is installed by an authorized a/d/s/ retail dealer, the
warranty is extended to three (3) years. a/d/s/’ sole obligation under the warranty shall be to provide, without
charge, parts and labor necessary to remedy the defects, if any, that appear during the warranty period.
This warranty is the sole and exclusive express warranty given with respect to the Product. All other express
warranties are hereby excluded. Neither a/d/s/ not the authorized dealer who sells the Product is responsible
for indirect, incidental, or consequential damages. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of
incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty
gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
IMPORTANT – This warranty does not cover:
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Damage that is the result of misuse, abuse, accident (including but not limited to damage by
water), faulty hookup, defective or maladjusted associated equipment, or the use of the Product
with equipment of which it was not intended.
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Cosmetic defects that appear more than thirty (3) days after the date of purchase. Cosmetic
damage caused by improper handling is also excluded.
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Products that are used for commercial purposes.
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The cost of removing or reinstalling the Product.
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Damage that occurs while the Product is being shipped to whoever will service it. See the information above regarding shipping procedures.
This warranty is void if:
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The Product identification or serial number is removed or defaced in any way.
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The Product is serviced or repaired by anyone other than a/d/s/ or an authorized a/d/s/ dealer or
service agency.
Original sales receipt:
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Be sure the retail dealer has written on it the date, model number and serial number (if
applicable) of the Product. This information is required for warranty service.
This warranty is limited to:
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Products purchased from authorized a/d/s/ retail dealers in the United States. a/d/s/ will supply a
list of authorized dealers on request.
In order to obtain warranty service you must:
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Return the Product, freight prepaid, to the a/d/s/ dealer from which it was purchased, an Authorized a/d/s/ independent service agency, or to a/d/s/., If necessary you may call a/d/s/ Customer
Service Department for the names and address of authorized independent service agencies in your area.
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Provide proof of purchase in the form of a copy of your original sales receipt. The date, model
number and serial number (if applicable) of the Product must be written on the sales receipt.
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audio adjustments
unpacking
Adjust the gain of the subwoofer amplifier to blend in with the midrange and high frequency speakers.
Ideally the amplifier powering the ie subwoofer has an electronic crossover, If it does adjust it for the
best sound quality, the crossover setting should be between 50-100 Hz. If the amplifier does not have
an electronic crossover, a 5 mH coil in series with the enclosure is acceptable. If the system is lacking
mid-bass response reverse the speaker wires to the ie subwoofer and listen again. If the mid-bass
response improves leave it alone, if not return the wires to the original position.
These subwoofers are heavy. Rather than lifting the unit out of the shipping carton, turn the open
carton over, and lift it off the subwoofer. Then remove the packing corners from the subwoofer and
then remove it from the plastic bag.
1. First turn factory radio to 3/4 volume.
placement
Unlike high frequency sound, our ears have difficulty locating the source of deep bass sounds.
Consequently, you have a fair amount of flexibility in where you place the subwoofer in your vehicle.
Typically the subwoofer is mounted in rear of the vehicle, either in the trunk, hatchback, or rear cargo
area. For proper performance the port must not be closer than 3" from any walls, this will cause the
performance to suffer. The enclosure can stand up or lie it on its side.
2. Turn up/down gain to blend with mid and high speakers.
3. Adjust crossover of amplifier for best sound.
mounting locations
4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 until desired sound is achieved.
Brackets are supplied for mounting the enclosure either vertically or horizontally. Remove the proper
screws from the enclosure and replace the screws through the bracket and then into the enclosure.
Repeat for the other side. Screw the enclosure into the floor of the vehicle being careful to note where
brake and fuel lines run on the other side. Do not mount the enclosure directly against a hard surface
with out first putting down a piece of felt or cloth to prevent buzzes and rattles. Check to make sure
that the enclosure screws are tightened properly, failure to do so may cause unwanted air leaks. Check
to make sure that the screws mounting the enclosure to the floor are secure and tight.
warnings and tips
Always disconnect the battery ground wire before doing any work on your vehicle. Reconnect the cable
only after the installation is complete and the wiring has been checked to make sure that there are no
problems. If your radio features a code type security system, be sure you know the code before
disconnecting the battery!
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system configurations
speaker connections
The ie series subwoofers are designed to integrate with a wide variety of full range speakers. A typical
installation consists of a factory stereo system driving an external amplifier powering the ie series
subwoofer. A more advanced system utilizes separate midrange and hi frequency speakers and multichannel amplification, such as an a/d/s/ PH30 amplifier powering 346is speakers front and rear along
with an ie series subwoofer.
The ie series subwoofers have a terminal cup mounted on one end of the speaker enclosure. One
terminal is labeled + (red) and the other one is – (black). Connect the positive (+) wire of the amplifier
to the positive (+) wire of the speaker enclosure. Then connect the negative (-) wire of the amplifier to
the negative (-) wire of the speaker enclosure.
factory upgrade
maintenance
advanced system
Normal maintenance of the subwoofer consists of keeping the unit clean and dust-free. Use a soft
cloth or brush to remove dust without scratching or marring the finish. Do not use strong cleaners or
solvents of any kind. Avoid spray cleaners or waxes, they can produce spotty glossy areas.
troubleshooting
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No sound
Check the speaker cables connected to the inputs of the
subwoofer.
Buzzes and rattles
Locate the source of the noise and secure it. Place carpet,
or felt under the subwoofer then securely mount it down.
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