Atlantic Technology WA-50 Speaker System User Manual

Instruction Manual
Wireless Audio System
WA-50-r WA-50-r
Wireless Receiver
Wireless Receiver
WA-50-t WA-50-t
Wireless Transmitter
Wireless Transmitter
Limited Warranty
This warranty protects the owner of the Atlantic Technology
Wireless WA-50-t and WA-50-r (the PRODUCT) for one (1)
year from the date of purchase.
This warranty covers all defects in material and workmanship
with the following specific exceptions. These are:
Damage caused by improper
installation or adjustment
Damage caused by accident, unreasonable use or
Damage from failure to follow instructions contained
in this Instruction Manual
Read these instructions.
Keep these instructions.
Heed all warnings.
Follow all instructions.
Do not use this apparatus near
Clean only with dry cloth.
Do not block any ventilation
openings. Install in accordance
with the manufacturer’s instructions.
Do not install near any heat
sources such as radiators, heat
registers, stoves, or other apparatus that produce heat.
Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched particularly at plugs, convenience
receptacles,and the point where
they exit from the apparatus.
Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.
Unplug this apparatus during
lighting storms or when unused
for long periods of time.
Refer all servicing to qualified
services personnel. Servicing
Any unit on which the serial
number has been effaced,
modified, or removed
Units which have been altered or modified in design,
appearance or construction.
Damage occurring during
This warranty covers only the actual defects within the PRODUCT itself. IT DOES NOT cover costs of installation in (or
removal from) a fixed installation, or normal setup, claims
based on any misrepresentation by the seller, or performance
variations resulting from installation related circumstances
such as signal quality, AC power or incompatibilities with
speakers and/or other system components.
During the warranty period, Atlantic Technology will, at its
option, either repair the defect, or replace the defective product, or the defective parts, or components thereof at no charge
to the owner for parts and labor covered by this warranty If
necessary repairs are not covered by this warranty, or if a unit is
examined which is not in need of repair, you will be charged for
the repairs and/or the examination. If non-warranted repairs
are needed, we will notify you of the estimated cost and ask
for your authorization to perform said repairs.
You must pay shipping charges incurred in getting your Product to the factory. We will pay the return shipping charges if
the repairs are covered by the warranty. Please save the original
shipping cartons, as the unit MUST be returned in the original carton and packing. (Replacement cartons are available at
a modest charge.)
Safety Instructions
Damage from the performance of repairs by
someone not authorized by
Atlantic Technology
If your product needs service, please call Atlantic Technology
at 781-762-6300.
In the event that you wish to return your Atlantic Technology
Product back to us, for any reason, please call to arrange for
a Return Authorization Number. This will ensure that your
problem is discussed with a service technician who will determine if there is a quick solution to your problem.
Atlantic Technology shall not be liable for, in any way responsible for, any incidental or consequential damages of any kind.
Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied
warranty lasts and/or do not allow the exclusion of incidental or consequential damages; therefore, the limitations and
exclusions stated herein may not apply to you. This warranty
gives you specific legal rights; and you may also have other
rights that vary from state to state.
Products are sold on the basis of specifications applicable at
the time of sales. Atlantic Technology shall have no obligation
to modify products once they have been sold. This warranty is
applicable only in the United States. For applicability in other
countries, please call Atlantic Technology.
wall outlet and refer servicing
to qualified service personnel
under the following conditions:
When the power-supply cord or
plug is damaged; If liquid has
been spilled, or objects have
fallen into the apparatus; If the
apparatus has been exposed to
rain or water; If the apparatus
does not operate normally by
This device has no power switch.
To disconnect this device from
power supply, the power cord
must be disconnected.
The power supply and power
cord for this apparatus is intended for indoor use only.
Only use the included A/C adaptor.
FCC Compliance
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, and (2) this device
must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired
CAUTION: To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not remove the cover (or back). No
user serviceable parts inside. Refer to qualified personnel.
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this appliance to
rain or moisture. This device generates a fair amount of heat. Make sure nothing blocks
the ventilation to the rear panel of the unit.
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 and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
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:
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
electrical shock to persons.
The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is intended to alert
the user to the presence of important operating maintenance (servicing)
instructions in the literature accompanying the appliance.
The contents of this manual are Copyright © 2010 by Atlantic Technology
International, Corp., and may not be duplicated or reproduced by any means,
whether physical, electronic or otherwise without prior written consent from Atlantic Technology International, Corp.
Atlantic Technology and the Atlantic Technology logo are registered trademarks of Atlantic
Technology International, Corp.
Specifications are those in effect at the time of printing. Atlantic Technology International,
Corp. reserves the right to change specifications or designs at any time without notice
without obligation to modify existing units.
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.
To satisfy FCC RF exposure requirements, a separation distance of 20 cm or more should
be maintained between this device and persons during device operation.
To ensure compliance, operations at closer than this distance is not recommended. The
antenna used for this transmitter must not be co-located in conjunction with any other
antenna or transmitter.
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WA-50 Wireless Audio System
is required when the apparatus
following the operating instruchas been damaged in any way,
tions; If the apparatus has been
such as power-supply cord or
dropped or damaged in any
plug is damaged, liquid has
way, and; When the apparatus
been spilled or objects have
exhibits a distinct change in
fallen into the apparatus, the
performance this indicates a
apparatus has been exposed
need for service.
to rain or moisture, does not  Object and Liquid Entry
operate normally, or has been
Never push objects of any kind
into the apparatus through
 Adjust only those controls that
openings as they may touch
are covered by the operating
dangerous voltage points or
instructions as an improper
short-out parts that could result
adjustment of other controls
in a fire or electric shock. The
may result in damage and will
apparatus shall not be exposed
often require extensive work by
to dripping or splashing and no
a qualified technician to restore
objects filled with liquids, such
the apparatus to its normal
as vases shall be placed on the
apparatus. Don’t put candles or
 Damage Requiring Service
other burning objects on top of
this unit.
Unplug the apparatus from the
Safety Precautions
You will need to present the original bill of sale to establish
the date of purchase. In the event that the proof of purchase
cannot be established with the original receipt, the warranty
period shall be determined by the earliest date of manufacture shown on the unit.
Congratulations on the purchase of an Atlantic Technology WA-50
Wireless Audio System. Never before has it been so easy to distribute
audio from one location in your home or business to another than it
is right now.
Package Content
Troubleshooting Guide
Your WA-50 Wireless Audio System ships with this Instruction
Manual and the following items:
In this document, we will walk you through the installation of the
WA-50 system in just a few of the configurations that are possible with
this high performance wireless audio distribution system.
Wireless Transmitter
Wireless full CD quality sound
c. Switch to supplied USB AC Adapter
Robust and dedicated network for your audio
Easy setup, get wireless music in seconds
Wireless range up to 50 m.; 100 m in line of sight
WA-50-t Wireless
WA-50-r Wireless
2x USB AC Power
No interference or delays
Time delay max 10ms
WA-50-t and/or WA-50-r a. Make sure both transmitter and receiver are conare connected but Status
nected to a power supply
LED does not light up
b.USB 2.0 connection on receiver or processor is being
used for power
Wireless Receiver
Once your subwoofer is set up, you should have many years of maintenance free enjoyment from your system. However, if you should encounter a problem, refer to the following guide to help you find the solution. If a problem persists, you should contact
your local authorized Atlantic Technology dealer. 2 x 1/8” Stereo Cables
No Wireless Connection a. Make sure your WA-50-t and WA-50-r are both set
(WA-50-t and WA-50-r
to the same “Zone”
Status lights are “Red”) b.WA-50-r may be out of range. Try moving the
receiver closer
Works with both Mac & PC
Plug'n play - No software needed
2 x 1/8” Mono to RCA Cables
Flexible multi-zone functionality
RF band: 2.4GHz
Dedicated proprietary protocol
2 x USB cords
USB 2.0 interface
Your WA-50-t and WA- a. Ensure that your source components are function50-r are connected, but
ing properly
no audio occurs
b.Ensure that the audio levels are configured for audible output (volume at source and/or destination
may be muted or turned too low)
c. If source component is computer, be sure the USB
Headset is still listed as Default Playback Device (See
PC and MAC configuration)
SNR: 93dB
1 x 1/8” Stereo to RCA Cable
NOTE: Please contact customer service if any of these items are missing.
Connections and Configurations
Figure 1
Wireless Receiver
AV Receiver or Processor to Subwoofer
Part 1: WA-50-t Wireless Transmitter
Wireless Transmitter Wireless Transmitter
Wireless Transmitter
Status LED
Indicates power and synch
status between the WA-50-t
and WA-50-r wireless components
Zone Switch
Three position switch the
sets the communication
channel between theWA50-t and WA-50-r wireless
Part 2: WA-50-r Wireless Receiver
Analog I/O Port
1/8” Analog Stereo I/O (input/
output) Port-Connect audio
cables here (not required when
using USB direct to a computer or media server)
Mini USB Port
Connect supplied USB cable
here as well as to the supplied
power adapter or USB I/O on
your computer
1.Connect supplied USB cable's Mini-USB connector to the WA-50-t.
2.Connect the standard USB connector to the supplied USB AC
3. Select the “Zone” setting you wish to use when transmitting audio
to your wireless powered subwoofer.
4.Connect the 1/8” mono connector into the 1/8” stereo jack on the
Wireless Receiver
Wireless Receiver
1.Connect supplied USB cable's Mini-USB
connector to the WA-50-r.
2.Connect the standard USB connector to the
supplied USB AC adapter.
3.Select the WA-50-r “Zone” setting that
corresponds with the “Zone” setting used
on your WA-50-t.
4.Connect the 1/8” mono connector into the
1/8” stereo jack on the WA-50-r for use
with an LFE/mono input on your powered
subwoofer, or the 1/8” Stereo connector
for powered subwoofers with stereo RCA
5.Connect the Yellow RCA connector
or Red/White stereo RCA connectors
to your powered subwoofer. Consult
your receiver/processor as well as your
subwoofer owner's manuals for the proper
configuration of your subwoofer.
6.You are now ready to enjoy your “wireless”
powered subwoofer!
5.Connect the Yellow RCA connector to your receiver or processor's
sub-woofer/LFE output.
Computer/Media Server Connections
Computer to AV Receiver or Processor
PC Configurations
Apple/Mac Configuration
1.Connect supplied USB cables Mini-USB connector to the
1.Connect supplied USB cable's Mini-USB connector to the
2.Select the “Zone” setting you wish to use when
transmitting audio to your WA-50-r wireless receiver.
2.Select the “Zone” setting you wish to use when
transmitting audio to your wireless receiver.
3.Connect the standard USB connector to an open port on
your PC.
3.Connect the standard USB connector to an open port on
your Mac computer.
4.WA-50-t status light will rapidly alternate between
red and blue, finally settling on red after a 3-5 second
synchronization scan.
4.WA-50-t status light will rapidly alternate between red
and blue lights until it settles on red after a 3-5 second
synchronization scan.
5.Your PC will automatically recognized the WA-50-t as
a USB Audio Device. Please allow your PC to finish the
installation process before proceeding. A message will
appear in the bottom right corner of your desktop stating
“Your new hardware is installed and ready to use.”
5.Click on System Preferences and select “Sound” under the
“Hardware” menu.
6.Your WA-50-t will is now configured as your computer or
media server's default audio playback device.
NOTE: It may be necessary to manually select USB Headset as the
default audio device under the audio tab of your computer's Sound
and Audio s Devices menu located in the computer's Control Panel.
6.Click “Output” and manually select “USB Headset”.
7.Your WA-50-t will now be configured as the default audio
play-back device on your Mac computer.
Now that your PC or Mac computer is configured to stream audio from the Atlantic Technology WA-50-t wireless transmitter,
you will now need to connect the WA-50-r to your audio system.
1.Connect supplied USB cable's Mini-USB connector to the WA-50-r.
2.Connect the standard USB connector to the supplied USB AC adapter.
3.Select the WA-50-r “Zone” setting that corresponds with the “Zone” setting used on your WA-50-t.
4.Connect the 1/8” stereo connector into the 1/8” stereo jack on the WA-50-r.
5.Connect the RCA cables to an unused input on your AV Receiver. Consult your receiver or processor
owner's manual for proper configuration of this input. (Note: Be certain that the power is turned off
on your AV Receiver prior to making audio connections.)
Connect the USB AC adapter to a power source and begin streaming audio!