Anchor Audio AN135BK Speaker System User Manual

AN-135+ Speaker Monitor Owners Manual
A Message from the President
Congratulations on purchasing an Anchor Audio
Speaker Monitor, the choice of thousands
of satisfied customers including the White
House, prestigious universities, school districts
nationwide, police and fire departments, and all
branches of the U.S. Military. Our products are
made of the finest materials and built with pride
in the U.S.
We’ve incorporated the latest technology into
your sound system yet kept it simple to use. Just take a few minutes to review this
manual to ensure the maximum enjoyment of your Anchor system. Or, you can view a
demonstration video complete with a trouble shooting section at
Feel free to call our friendly customer support staff at 1-800-ANCHOR1
with any questions. We love to hear from our customers.
Janet Jacobs, President
on behalf of all Anchor employees
GETTING STARTED................................................................................................................... 1
ARCHITECTS’ SPECIFICATION / BACK PANEL............................................................................. 2
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS......................................................................................... 3
HAVING TROUBLE WITH YOUR SOUND SYSTEM? / TECHNICAL SPECS........................................ 4
Please check your new unit carefully for any
damage which may have occurred during shipment.
Each Anchor product is carefully inspected at the
factory and packed in specially designed boxes for
safe transport.
Notify the freight carrier immediately of any damage
to the shipping box or product. Repack the unit
in the original box and wait for inspection by the
carrier’s claim agent. Notify your dealer of the
pending freight claim.
NOTE: All damage claims must be made with freight carrier!
For service or repair, please contact the dealer
you purchased your system from, call us at 1-800262-4671, or visit, Contact
Us page. Our tech support team will issue an RA
number for warranted systems, after which, you can
ship the item(s) to Anchor for repair. All shipments
to Anchor Audio must include an RA number and
must be shipped prepaid. C.O.D. shipments and
shipments without an RA number will be refused
and returned at your expense.
IMPORTANT: Save the shipping box & packing materials,
they were specially designed to ship your unit!
The AN-135+ Speaker Monitor come with a six year warranty,
the remote comes with a two year warranty, and wireless comes
with a two year warranty.
AN-135+ Speaker Monitor Owners Manual
Architects’ Specification
The speaker shall be an Anchor AN-135+ or equivalent.
The general construction shall include an injectionmolded case, one 4.5” Neodymium woofer and input
terminations consisting of both 3.5 mm and 1/4” phone.
(3.5 MM)
The maximum speaker dimensions shall not exceed
5.25” high, 8.4” wide and 9” deep. The maximum
weight shall be 3.5 pounds.
The case shall be formed by injection-molded ABS, and
shall have a finish of black or white.
The speaker has the ability to be mounted on walls,
ceilings, equipment racks and speaker stands with
appropriate hardware and accessories.
Mounting Brackets
40° tilt bracket
A multi-purpose bracket used
for mounting the AN-135+ to
a wall or ceiling.
360° swivel bracket
A multi-purpose bracket used for
mounting the AN-135+ to a wall
or ceiling.
Waste electrical and electronic products must not be disposed of with
household waste. Please recycle where facilities exist. Check with
your Local Authority or Retailer for recycling advice.
NOTE: When connecting multiple AN-135+ units (daisy chaining) stereo cable
MUST be used to avoid interference.
(1/4” PHONE)
AN-135+ Speaker Monitor Owners Manual
Important Safety Instructions
1) Read Instructions – All the safety and operation instructions should be read before the product is operated.
2) Retain Instructions – The safety and operating instructions should be retained for future
3)Heed Warnings- All warnings on the product and in the operating instructions should be adhered to.
4) Follow Instructions – All operating and use instructions should be followed.
5) Cleaning – Unplug this product from the wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use liquid
cleaners or aerosol cleaners. Use a damp cloth for cleaning.
Exception: A product that is meant for uninterrupted service and that for some specific
reason, such as the possibility of the loss of an authorization code for the CATV converter,
is not intended to be unplugged by the user for cleaning or any other purpose, may
exclude the reference to unplugging the product in the cleaning description otherwise in
above 5).
6) Attachments – Do not use attachments not recommended by the product manufacturer
as they may cause hazards.
7) Water and Moisture – Do not use this product near water – for example, near a bath tub,
wash bowl, kitchen sink, or laundry tub; in a wet basement; or near a swimming pool;
and the like.
8) Accessories – Do not place this product on an unstable cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or
table. The product may fall, causing serious injury to a child or adult, and serious damage
to the product. Use only with a cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table recommended by the
manufacturer, or sold with the product. Any mounting of the product should follow the
manufacturer’s instructions, and should use a mounting accessory recommended by the
9) A product and cart combination should be moved with care. Quick stop, excessive force,
and uneven surfaces may cause the product and cart combination to overturn.
10) Ventilation – Slots and openings in the cabinet are provided for ventilation and to ensure
reliable operation of the product and to protect it from overheating, and these openings
must not be blocked or covered. The openings should never be blocked by placing the
product on a bed, sofa, rug, or other similar surface. This product should not be placed in
a build-in installation such as a bookcase or rack unless proper ventilation is provided or
the manufacturer’s instructions have been adhered to.
11) Power Sources – This product should be operated only from the type of power source
indicated on the marking label. If you are not sure of the type of power supply to your
home, consult your product dealer or local power company. For products intended to
operate from battery power, or other sources, refer to the operating instructions.
12) Grounding or Polarization – This product may be equipped with a polarized alternatingcurrent line plug (a plug having one blade wider than the other). This plug will fit into
the power outlet only one way. This is a safety feature. IF you are unable to insert the
plug fully into the outlet, try reversing the plug. If the plug should still fail to fit, contact
your electrician to replace your obsolete outlet. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the
polarized plug.
13) 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, paying particular
attention to cords at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from
the product.
14) Protective Attachment Plug – The product is equipped with an attachment plug having
overload protection. This is a safety feature. See Instruction Manual for replacement or
resetting of protective device. If replacement of the plug is required, be sure the service
technician has used a replacement plug specified by the manufacturer that has the same
overload protection as the original plug.
15) Outdoor Antenna Grounding – If an outside antenna or cable system is connected to
the product, be sure the antenna or cable system is grounded so as to provide some
protection against voltage surges and built-up static charges. Article 810 of the National
Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70, provides information with regard to proper grounding of
the mast and supporting structure grounding of the lead in wire to an antenna discharge
unit, size of grounding conductors, location of antenna-discharge unit, connection of
grounding electrodes, and requirements for the grounding electrode. See Figure A.
16) Lightning – For added protection this product during lightning storm, or when it is left
unattended and unused for long periods of time, unplug it from the wall outlet and
disconnect the antenna or cable system. This will prevent damage to the product due to
lightning and power-line surges.
17) Power Lines – An outside antenna system should not be located in the vicinity of
overhead power lines or other electric light or power circuits, or where it can fall into
such power lines or circuits. When installing an outside antenna system, extreme care
should be taken to keep from touching such power lines or circuits as contact with them
might be fatal.
18) Overloading – Do not overload wall outlets, extension cords, or integral convenience
receptacles as this can result in a risk of fire or electric shock.
19) Object and Liquid Entry – Never push objects of any kind into this product through
openings as they may touch dangerous voltage points or short-out parts that could result
in a fire or electric shock. Never spill liquid of any kind on the product.
20) Servicing – Do not attempt to service this product yourself as opening or removing
covers may expose you to dangerous voltage or other hazards. Refer all servicing to
qualified service personnel.
21) Damage Requiring Service – Unplug this product from the wall outlet and refer servicing
to qualified service personnel under the following conditions:
a.When the power-supply cord or plug is damaged.
b.If liquid has been spilled, or objects have fallen into the product.
c. If the product has been exposed to rain or water.
d.If the product does not operate normally by following the operating
instructions. Adjust only those controls that are covered by the operating
instructions as an improper adjustment of other controls may result in damage and will often require extensive work by a qualified technician to restore the product to its normal operation.
e.If the product has been dropped or damaged in any way.
f. When the product exhibits a distinct change in performance – this indicates a need for service.
22) Replacement Parts – When replacement parts are required, be sure the service
technician has used replacement parts specified by the manufacturer or have the same
characteristics as the original part. Unauthorized substitutions may result in fire, electric
shock, or other hazards.
23) Safety Check – Upon completion of any service or repairs to this product, ask the service
technician to perform safety checks to determine that the product is in proper operation
24) Wall or Ceiling Mounting – The product should be mounted to a wall or ceiling only as
recommended by the manufacturer.
25Heat – The product should be situated away from heat sources such as radiators, heat
registers, stoves, or other products (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
AN-135+ Speaker Monitor Owners Manual
No Sound (power LED off)
Charge Indicator LED off
No Sound (power LED on)
• turn POWER switch ON
• charge battery or plug in AC cord
• leave plugged in for 48 hours to repair battery
• check for output from source
• set Internal Speaker switch to ON
• make sure all cables are completely plugged in
• turn up volume control of input used
• remove plug from speaker output if not using external speaker
• charge battery fully; if battery life continues to deteriorate,
contact Anchor Audio customer service: (800) 262-4671
• lower system volume control
• use shielded cables
• use balanced microphone
Shortened Battery Life
Distorted Sound
Excessive Hum or Noise
No Sound (RX Indicator: ON)
No Sound (RX Indicator: OFF)
• set MUTE switch to on (handheld mic only)
• turn up WIRELESS volume control
• make sure mic is plugged into body pack transmitter
• push mic power button
• turn AN-135+ POWER switch on
• make sure transmitter power switch is on
• set receiver and transmitter to same channel
• replace battery in transmitter
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Rated Power Output
Max SPL @ Rated Power
Frequency Response
Speaker Type
Line Out Jack
Line In Jack
AC Power Req.
Dimensions (HWD)
30 Watts
103 dB @ 1 meter
65Hz - 18KHz ±3dB
4.5” Neodymium woofer
line level, 3.5 mm – stereo
line level, 3.5 mm – stereo & 1/4” phone – mono
100 - 240 VAC, 47/63 Hz (70W Max.)
5.25” x 8.4” x 9” (13 x 21 x 23 cm)
3.5 lbs / 1.58 Kg
(Specifications Subject to Change Without Notice)
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