Altec Lansing ATP3 Speaker User Manual

Specifications
One Year Limited Warranty
Overall
Altec Lansing Technologies, Inc. warrants
to the end user that all of its computer
speaker systems are free from defects in
material and workmanship in the course
of normal and reasonable use for a term of
one year from the date of purchase.
Total Audio Power
30 Watts RMS
Input Sensitivity
output
300 mV for full
Input Impedance
>10 kOhms
Frequency Response
45 Hz – 18 kHz
Satellites
Drivers (per satelllites)
Two 28 mm
micro drivers
One 3” mid-bass
Audio Power
satellite
6 Watts per
(12 Watts total)
RMS @ 1% THD
S/N Ratio
>70 dB
Subwoofer
Driver
throw
One 6.5” long
Audio Power
18 Watts
RMS @ 1% THD
User’s Guide
Computer Speaker System
This warranty is the exclusive and only
warranty in effect relative to Altec
Lansing computer speaker systems and
any other warranties, either expressed
or implied, are invalid. Neither Altec
Lansing Technologies, Inc. nor any
authorized Altec Lansing Technologies,
Inc. reseller is responsible for any
incidental damages incurred in the use of
the speakers. (This limitation of
incidental or consequential damage is not
applicable where prohibited.)
Altec Lansing Technologies, Inc.’s
obligation under this warranty does not
apply to any defect, malfunction or
failure as a result of misuse, abuse,
improper installation, use with faulty or
improper equipment or the use of the
computer speaker systems with any
equipment for which they were not
intended.
Crossover Frequency 150 Hz
Power Requirements
USA/CANADA
120 Volts 60 Hz
AC
Europe/United Kingdom and
various Asian countries
230 Volts
50 Hz AC
ETL/cETL/CE approved
The terms of this warranty apply only to
computer speaker systems when such
speakers are returned to the respective
authorized Altec Lansing Technologies,
Inc. reseller where they were purchased.
Under the terms of this warranty the
original consumer purchaser has certain
legal rights and may have other rights
which vary worldwide.
© 2000 Altec Lansing Technologies, Inc.,
Milford, PA 18337
800-ALTEC-88 • www.altecmm.com
ATP3
Connecting the
Power Cord
IMPORTANT
AC Wall Socket
The lightning flash with arrowhead, within an equilateral
triangle, is intended to alert the user to the presence of
uninsulated “dangerous voltage” within the product’s enclosure
that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of
electric shock to persons.
CAUTION: TO PREVENT THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT
REMOVE COVER (OR BACK). NO USER- SERVICEABLE PARTS
INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is
intended to alert the user to the presence of important
operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in the
literature accompanying the appliance.
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Read Instructions — All the safety and
operating instructions should be read before
the appliance is operated.
connected to a power supply only of the type
described in the operating instructions or as
marked on the appliance.
Retain Instructions — The operating
instructions should be retained for future
reference.
Power-Cord Protection — Power-supply cords
should be routed so that they are not likely to
be walked on or pinched by items placed upon
or against them. Pay particular attention to
cords at plugs, convenience receptacles, and
the point where they exit from the appliance.
Heed Warning — All warnings on the appliance
and in the operating instructions should be
adhered to.
Follow Instructions — All operating and use
instructions should be followed.
Water and Moisture — The appliance should not
be used near water – for example, near a
bathtub, washbowl, kitchen sink, laundry tub,
in a wet basement, or near a swimming pool,
etc.
Outdoor Use — Warning: To reduce the risk of
fire or electric shock, do not expose this
appliance to rain or moisture.
Location — The appliance should be installed in
a stable location.
Ventilation — The appliance should be situated
so that its location or position does not
interfere with its proper ventilation. For
example, the appliance should not be situated
on a bed, sofa, rug, or similar surface that
may block the ventilation openings; or placed
in a built-in installation, such as a closed
bookcase or cabinet that may impede the flow
of air through the ventilation openings.
Heat — The appliance should be situated away
from heat sources such as radiators, heat
registers, stoves, or other appliances
(including amplifiers) that produce heat.
Power Sources — The appliance should be
Grounding or Polarization — The precautions
that should be taken so that the grounding or
polarization means of an appliance is not
defeated.
Cleaning — The appliance should be cleaned
only with a polishing cloth or a soft dry cloth.
Never clean with furniture wax, benzine,
insecticides or other volatile liquids since
they may corrode the cabinet.
Non-Use Periods — The power cord of the
appliance should be unplugged from the outlet
when left unused for a long period of time.
Object and Liquid Entry — Care should be taken
so that objects do not fall and liquids are not
spilled into the enclosure through openings.
Damage Requiring Service — The appliance
should be serviced by qualified service
personnel when:
• The power-supply cord or the plug has been
damaged.
• Objects have fallen, or liquid has been
spilled into the
appliance.
• The appliance has been exposed to rain.
• The appliance does not appear to operate
normally or
exhibits a marked change in performance.
Long slot is neutral
(ground) side.
Insert the wide blade into
the ground side slot.
CAUTION
To prevent electric shock do not use this
(polarized) plug with an extension cord,
receptacle or other outlet unless the blades can
be fully inserted to prevent blade exposure.
WARNING
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC
SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPLIANCE TO
RAIN OR MOISTURE.
Description
The ATP3 is an amplified speaker system
featuring a subwoofer for extended low
frequency response.
The system is
especially designed for multimedia
computer applications.
The unit is
comprised of a subwoofer and two
satellite speakers, and features separate
VOLUME, BASS and TREBLE controls. The
satellite speakers are uniquely designed
to provide full tweeter and mid-bass
response in a slim profile housing that
complements flat panel as well as
standard monitors. The satellite speakers
are magnetically shielded and can be
placed
close to a monitor without
distorting images.
Placement of
Subwoofer
the
Speakers
and
All stereo information is heard from the
satellite speakers. The satellite speakers
are magnetically shielded and can be
placed
close to the monitor without
distorting images. Best stereo effect is
obtained by placing the satellite speakers
as far apart as practical. The subwoofer
contains no stereo information and sound
is non-directional.
As a result, the
subwoofer does not have to be placed in
any particular relation to the satellite
speakers. Placing the subwoofer on the
floor close to a wall or corner of a room
provides maximum bass efficiency. The
subwoofer is not magnetically shielded
and should not be placed close to the
monitor
Use of Controls (See Figure
1)
Power On/Off: The ON/OFF switch is
part of the volume control. Turn the
volume control clockwise to turn power
on and counter-clockwise to turn power
off.
Volume Control: Turn the Volume
Control clockwise to increase overall
volume level. Turn counter-clockwise to
decrease volume.
Bass Control: The Bass Control adjusts
the volume level of the low subwoofer
frequencies. To increase Bass, turn the
control clockwise. To decrease Bass, turn
the control counter-clockwise.
Treble Control: Treble frequencies are
emitted from the satellite speakers. To
increase treble (high frequencies), turn
the control clockwise. To decrease treble,
turn the control counter-clockwise.
Notice: To avoid a “pop” sound when
pulling out the power plug from the AC
outlet or turning off power from a master
switch, first turn off the ATP3 with the
ON/OFF switch.
Figure 1
Set Up Instructions
(See Figure 2)
ATP3 Setup Instructions
Figure 2
LEFT
Do not insert the AC power
plug into the wall outlet
until all connections are
made.
RIGHT
INPUT
Make connections as shown in
Figure 1.
1) Connect the LEFT SATELLITE
SPEAKER to the SUBWOOFER.
Connect BROWN PLUG from the
LEFT SATELLITE SPEAKER into
the jack on the subwoofer
marked LEFT.
2)
Connect the RIGHT
SATELLITE SPEAKER to the
SUBWOOFER. Plug the speaker
wire
with
the
ORANGE
connector
into
the
corresponding jack on the back
of the subwoofer marked RIGHT.
Note that this connector has an
arrow on it. This arrow should
face up as shown in Figure 1.
3) Connect the SUBWOOFER to
the computer. The lime colorcoded wire connects the input on
the subwoofer to the audio output
on your computer.
LEFT RIGHT INPUT
ORANGE
BROWN
LIME