AMP 100 User Manual
2 Channel Amplifier
With Auto Switching Dual Inputs
General Features and Specifications
Heavy Duty Black Aluminum Faceplate
160W Max Power Amplifier
Power Consumption 500W
2 Pair Stereo Inputs
1 Pair Stereo Outputs
Auto On (Signal Sensing)
Auto Input Switching
A, B, A+B Speaker Selector Switches
5-Way Speaker Binding Posts
Unswitched 400W Power Outlet
User Serviceable Fuse (T4A / 250V)
Bridgeable Outputs
Rubber Vibration-Damping Feet
Net Weight: 9.6 lbs (21.1 kg)
Dimensions: 2.9” H x 16.5” W x 9.25” D (74mm x 419mm x 235mm)
Congratulations on your purchase of the AudioSource AMP100 amplifier. We trust that you will enjoy the value and quality of your AudioSource AMP100
for many years. Please take a few moments to read this manual and retain it for your reference.
AMP100 Overview
The AudioSource AMP100 represents the very latest in affordable state of the art in amplifier design. Featuring dual inputs, its inputs are signal sensing,
which means that the amp can be configured to turn on automatically when music is sensed on the input RCA’s. Input one will override input two
whenever signal is present. This makes the AMP100 the perfect amplifier as a zone amplifier for multiroom distribution systems. Any time a local
source is activated, it will take priority over the whole house audio by simply showing signal present at input one of the AMP100. Also, use the AMP100
as amplification for your computer or video games. The AMP100 also has two pair of speaker outputs to allow the amp to run a main, or ‘A’ pair of
speakers, as well as an auxiliary, or ‘B’ pair of speakers and allows selection of either, or both, from the front panel of the amplifier.
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Note: When using A & B speaker together it is imperative that the speaker systems all be a minimum 8-ohm impedance.
Technical Specifications
8 ohm Input Sensitivity to Achieve 50W with THD+N less than 0.02%: 1.4V RMS
4 ohm Input Sensitivity to Achieve 75W with THD+N less than 0.02%: 1.2V RMS
Maximum 8 ohm stereo output power at 1% THD+N: 60W
Maximum 4 ohm stereo output power at 1% THD+N: 75W
Maximum 8 ohm Bridged-Mono output at 1% THD+N: 160W
(These specifications were measured with a 1kHz Sine Wave applied to both channels, and both channels driven)
Frequency Response: +1dB, -0.5dB
8 ohm, Stereo Power Bandwidth:
4 ohm, Stereo Power Bandwidth:
50W @ 8 ohms, <1% THD+N, 20-20kHz
60W @ 4 ohms, <1% THD+N, 20-20kHz
Stereo / Bridged
Switch
Line 1
Input
Line 2
Input
Line
Output
Signal Sensing
Auto-On
“A” Speakers
Unswitched
AC Outlet
“B” Speakers
Figure1
Connections on the Rear Panel
Line Input 1 is used to connect a local source such as CD Player, Computer Sound Card, Television Audio Output or other line level source.
Line Input 1 has “Priority” over Line Input 2 and will override Line Input 2 whenever signal is present at the inputs marked Line 1.
Line Input 2 is used to connect a signal such as a whole house audio signal as long as it is at line input levels, not speaker level. This can be any
source the user wants to have as a primary source.
Line Output 2 is a pass through output of the signal at Line Input 2. Although Line 2 may be overridden by Line 1, its signal is always present at Line
Output 2 to be passed on to another zone or location as a line level signal.
Bridging Switch (refer to wiring diagram Figure 2)
In addition to providing 60 watts RMS per channel in the stereo mode, your Amp100 can be used as a high power mono amplifier, providing over 160
watts RMS. This can be accomplished by sliding the mono switch from the stereo position to the bridged position. For mono applications, use only
the right channel input.
! Note: Be sure to observe the correct speaker connections for bridged applications. Because of the high power output in this mode, we recommend
initially setting the volume control at ‘min’, and then adjusting the volume to the desired level.
Auto On Switch
The Amp100 can be configured to power on automatically, or to have manual control. If you would like the amp to come on automatically when the
source begins sending signal, put the auto on switch in the “AUTO” position. When using the amplifier in the “Auto ON” mode the amplifier will
automatically shut down after a period of time without signal present. If you would prefer to use the power button on the front of the amplifier, put the
auto on switch in the “NORMAL” position.
! Note: If someone switches the amplifier off by using the power button on the front of the amplifier, the auto on feature will not work until the unit
is manually switched on again by pressing the power button on the front of the amplifier.
Speaker Terminals
More than one pair of speakers can be used with the Amp100. We have provided two pairs of speaker outputs, labeled SPKR A (left & right) and SPKR
B (left & right). The speaker terminals are color coded. Red posts indicate positive (+) terminals and black posts indicate negative (-) terminals. Be
sure to connect the positive output terminals of your Amp100 to the positive input terminals of your speakers and the negative output terminals of your
Amp100 to the negative input terminals of your speakers.
! Note: Refer to the wiring diagrams on the next page for proper connection of speaker cables.
MONO Source
Figure 2
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Stereo Setup
In this configuration, the mono switch is set to stereo for stereo operation. Connect the line out jacks from a stereo preamplifier or source to the line
in jacks of your Amp100. Next connect your speakers to the terminals marked SPKR A (observing proper polarity: see above). Connect a second
(optional) pair of speakers to the terminals marked SPKR B. Select between the A and/or B speakers using the front panel speaker selection buttons.
Mono Setup
In this configuration, the mono switch is set to bridged. Connect the line out from a preamplifier to the right line in of your Amp100. Connect your
mono speaker to the terminals of your Amp100, following the example in the diagram in figure 2 (previous page). Use the volume control on the front
panel to adjust the volume. Leave the balance set to the center detent or normal position.
TELEVISION
Figure 3
Application Setup One
In the application shown above in figure 3, a distributed audio system is connected to the AMP100 as a local zone amplifier via the Line 2 inputs.
Normally the distributed audio system will be the audio source for the AMP100.
The distributed audio is then passed on to be used by additional zones or sub zones in the distributed system via the Line 2 outputs.
The Audio output of a local television is connected to the AMP100 via the Line 1 inputs, and whenever the television is active its signal will take priority
over the distributed audio signal present at Line 2. However, the distributed audio signal will still be present at Line 2 Out. In this circumstance the
audio output of the television will be heard via the AMP100. Once turned off, the AMP100 will automatically switch back the distributed audio system
as an audio source, assuming the television is still active.
Computer
TELEVISION
Figure 4
Application Setup Two
In the application shown above in figure 4, the audio output of a local television is connected to the AMP100 as a local source via the Line 2 inputs.
Normally the television will be the audio source for the AMP100.
The audio output of a computer’s sound card is connected to the AMP100 via the Line 1 inputs, and whenever the computer is active its signal will
take priority over the television’s audio signal present at Line 2. In this circumstance the audio output of the computer will be heard via the AMP100.
Once turned off, the AMP100 will automatically switch to the television as an audio source, assuming the television is still active.
If any components of this system are missing or damaged
please call AudioSource directly at:
1.800.HELP.115
Safety Instructions
1) Warning
To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this appliance
to rain or moisture.
2) Caution
To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not remove cover (or back); no
user serviceable parts inside. Refer servicing to qualified service personnel.
Caution
To prevent electric shock, match the wide blade of the AC plug to the wide
slot of the AC outlet, and insert fully.
Attention
Pour eviter les chocs electriques, introduire la lame la plus large de la
fichedans la borne correspondeante de la prise et pousser jusqu’au fond.
3) Read Instructions
All the safety and operating instructions should be read before the appliance
is operated.
4) Retain Instructions
The safety and operating instructions should be adhered to.
5) Heed Warnings
All warnings on the appliance and in the operating instructions should be
adhered to.
6) Follow Instructions
All operating and use instructions should be adhered to.
7) Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or grounding-type
plug.
A polarized plug has two blades with one wider than the other. A grounding
type plug has two blades and a third grounding prong. The wide blade
or third prong are provided for your safety. If the provided plug does not
fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for replacement of the obsolete
outlet.
8) Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.
9) Use of Cart
Use only with the cart, stand, tripod, bracket or table specified by the
manufacturer, or sold with the apparatus. When a cart is used, use caution
when moving the cart/apparatus combination to avoid injury from tip-over.
10) Disconnect apparatus.
Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long
periods of time.
11) Water and Moisture
The appliance should not be used near water. For example, near a bathtub,
wash-bowl, Kitchen sink, laundry tub, in a wet basement, or near a swimming
pool, etc.
12) 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 be placed in a built in situation, such as a bookcase
or cabinet that may impede the flow of air through the ventilation openings.
13) Heat
The appliance should be situated away from heat sources such as radiators,
heat registers, or other appliances (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
14) Power Sources
The appliance should be connected to a power supply only of the type
described in the operating instructions or as marked on the appliance.
15) Power Cord Protection
Power supply cords should be routed so that they are not likely to be walked
on or pinched by items placed on or against them, paying particular attention
to cords at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit
from the appliance.
8100.0294A
Rev. 08.28.03
16) Cleaning
The speaker should be cleaned only as recommended be the manufacturer.
17) Non-Use Periods
The power cords of the appliance should be unplugged from the outlet
when left unused for a long period of time.
18) Object and Liquid Entry
Care should be taken so that objects do not fall and liquids are not spilled
into the enclosure through openings.
19) Damage Requiring Service
The appliance should be service by qualified personnel when; a) the power
cord or the plug has been damaged; b) objects have fallen, or liquid has
been spilled into the appliance; c) the appliance has been exposed to rain;
d) the appliance does not appear to operate normally or exhibits a marked
change in performance; e) the appliance has been dropped, or the enclosure
damaged.
20) Servicing
The user should not attempt to service the appliance beyond that described
in the operating instructions. All other servicing should be referred to
qualified service personnel.
21) Product Servicing
In the event your AudioSource product fails to operate properly, please
contact the dealer where you purchased the unit, or you may contact
AudioSource directly for further assistance.
LIMITED WARRANTY
Phoenix Gold International, Inc. (or "AudioSource") warrants this product
against defects in materials and workmanship for a limited period of time.
For a period of two years from date of original purchase, we will repair or
replace the product, at our option, without charge for parts and labor.
Customer must pay all parts and labor charges after the limited warranty
period expires. The limited warranty period for factory refurbished products
expires after ninety (90) days from date of original purchase. This limited
warranty applies only to purchases from authorized AudioSource Electronics
retailers. This limited warranty is extended only to the original purchaser
and is valid only to consumers in the United States.
Consumers are required to provide a copy of the original sales invoice
from an authorized AudioSource dealer when making a claim against this
limited warranty. This limited warranty only covers failures due to defects
in materials or workmanship that occur during normal use. It does not cover
failures resulting from accident, misuse, abuse, neglect, mishandling,
misapplication, alteration, faulty installation, modification, service by anyone
other than Phoenix Gold, or damage that is attributable to Acts of God. It
does not cover costs of transportation to Phoenix Gold or damage in transit.
This warranty will become void if the serial number identification has been
wholly or partially removed, altered or erased. Repair or replacement under
the terms of this warranty does not extend the terms of this warranty.
Should a product prove to be defective in workmanship or material, the
consumer's sole remedies will be repair or replacement as provided under
the terms of this warranty. Under no circumstances shall Phoenix Gold be
liable for loss or damage, direct, consequential or incidental, arising out
of the use of or inability to use the product. There are no express warranties
other than described above.
Please Read the Safety
Instructions Carefully!
AVIS
RISQUE DE CHOC ELECTRIQUE
NE PAS OUVRIR
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within an equilateral triangle, is intended
to alert the user to the presence on non-insulated 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 and maintenance (servicing)
instructions in the literature accompanying the appliance.
9300 North Decatur • Portland, Oregon 97203 • USA
Tel: 503.286.9300 • Fax: 503.978.3302
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