Cadence XSUB-12 Speaker User Manual

HOME CINEMA SERIES
XLNS-12 / XSUB-12
ACTIVE POWERED
SUB WOOFER
INSTALLATION
GUIDE
Thank you for purchasing a Cadence Cinema Home Series Active Powered
Subwoofer.
SOME BASIC ACOUSTIC FACTS:
The acoustic characteristics of a sub woofer are such that the bass waves will
travel along the floor of your room. You may therefore position the sub woofer in
any place as the wave is non directional.
The sub woofer you have purchased is an Active Powered design. Because the sub
power amplifier is built-in to the woofer cabinet. Even though sub woofer bass
waves are non directional, still for a more massive response, the sub woofer
should be placed in close proximity to the main listening area. The sub woofer
design incorporates a front firing woofer in a rear ported, computer tuned
enclosure. The enclosure features 4 metal spiked footings which should be
installed by you to isolate the sub woofers vibration from your house. It is
important to keep this open space between the sub woofer enclosure and the
floor. Never block this space, the enclosure must sit on all 4 footings.
For optimum bass response in your system, position the sub woofer with the
tuned port facing a room corner. By doing so, you are creating a loading effect
which enhances the bass response. In certain installations, facing the woofer face
to the wall or corner might also enhance the bass response and eliminate some
mechanical noises when the woofer is being over driven.
ADJUSTING YOUR SUB WOOFER:
The sub woofer features an adjustable Phase Shift Control. This switch acts as a
delay for optimal sound balance between the sub woofer and the other
component speakers in the system. Experiment with the switch in both positions
to determine which sounds better in your home theater system. Typically, if the
sub woofer is located near the front your system, near your TV/Monitor, you can
leave the switch in the 0 position. If the sub woofer is located at the rear of the
listening area, it should be set to the 180 position.
You may adjust the sub woofer crossover frequency from 40Hz to 120Hz. Set your
sub woofer level control to the desired volume and then begin to raise the sub
woofer crossover frequency towards the 120Hz position, until it begins to blend
with the rest of your system. If your system is equipped with larger front stage
speakers, you should be able to keep the sub woofer frequency below 80Hz as the
front speakers will begin to produce bass at that same level and you will get a nice
overlap. When using smaller satellite front stage speakers, you will have to raise
the sub woofer crossover frequency to 120Hz so the sub woofer can mesh with
their higher bass response.
Your sub woofer also features a “Bass Equalization” control. This control allows
you to boost or cut up to 12dB of bass at 50Hz.This allows you to compensate and
add bass during weak musical passages, and to also cut out some bass, should you
so choose, during very intensive bass passages.
Once again, experiment with various settings until you find the combination
perfect for you. The availability of this fine tuning is what separates a cheap basic
audio system from a Cadence Cinema Series Home Theater System.
AUTO TURN ON CIRCUIT:
The sub woofer features an Auto Turn On circuit. You never have to manually
reach behind the sub woofer to turn it on or off. The sub woofer automatically
turns on and off when it senses musical input. The system will shut down after 5
minutes of no musical input. The On/Off switch will remain lit even when the
system is off, but the AMP ON LED will light only when a musical signal is or was
present in the past 5 minutes.
FUSE AND POWER CABLE:
Please be sure that the power cable is plugged in tightly in to the sub woofer.
Should the sub woofer stop working, the first step in trouble shooting is to check
the fuse.To do this you must first disconnect the power cable from the sub woofer.
The fuse holder should now be visible. Carefully remove the fuse, if it is blown it
should be replaced with the same value 3 amp fuse. The fuse is there to protect
the system for voltage spikes.
SIGNAL INPUT:
The sub woofer accepts input via low level RCA cables or high level speaker
connections. If your receiver has a sub woofer RCA pre-amp output channel(s)
then this is the preferred method to input the signal to the sub woofer.
If your receiver does not have RCA pre amp out put channels, you can simply
connect your receivers speaker wires to the High Level input and then use the
High Level output to power your system speakers.
XSUB-12
REAR PANEL
XLNS-12
REAR PANEL
POWER
ON
120V
60Hz 300W
R
L
AMP ON
LOW LEVEL INPUT
HIGH LEVEL INPUT
LEFT
RIGHT
LOW LEVEL
INPUT
ACTIVE SUBWOOFER XLNS-12
OFF
90
PHASE
0
AMP
ON
R
115
40
120
( Hz)
ACTIVE SUBWOOFER XSUB-12
+12
12
MIN
MAX
WARNING:TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE
HIGH LEVEL OUTPUT
( dB)
OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE
THE APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR MOISTURE
CAUTION
0
LEFT
180
110
50
L
PHASE
180
90
110
70
HIGH LEVEL INPUT
VOLUME
CONTROL
LEFT
70
BASS
EQ
HIGH LEVEL OUTPUT
CROSSOVER
FREQ
FREQ
40
120
( Hz)
BASS
RIGHT
RIGHT
DO NOT OPEN
WARNING:SHOCK HAZARD-DO NOT OPEN
+12
12
( dB)
VOL
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT OPEN
NOT SUITABLE FOR IN WALL MOUNTING
WARNING:TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK,
DO NOT EXPOSE THE APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR MOISTURE
POWER
CAUTION
120V
60Hz 300W
ON
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
WARNING:SHOCK HAZARD-DO NOT OPEN
AVIS:RISQUE DE CHOC ELECTRIQUE-NE PAS OUVRIR
NOT SUITABLE FOR IN WALL MOUNTING
OFF
MIN
MAX
XLNS-12 / HIGH LEVEL
CONNECTION SYSTEM
OPTION 1
speaker
output
speaker
output
AMPLIFIER OR RECEIVER
70
BASS
EQ
VOLUME
CONTROL
L
PHASE
180
110
50
0
AMP
ON
R
115
40
120
+12
12
( Hz)
HIGH LEVEL INPUT
LEFT
RIGHT
LOW LEVEL
INPUT
ACTIVE SUBWOOFER XLNS-12
CROSSOVER
FREQ
MIN
MAX
HIGH LEVEL OUTPUT
( dB)
WARNING:TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK,
DO NOT EXPOSE THE APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR MOISTURE
POWER
120V
CAUTION
ON
60Hz 300W
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
WARNING:SHOCK HAZARD-DO NOT OPEN
AVIS:RISQUE DE CHOC ELECTRIQUE-NE PAS OUVRIR
NOT SUITABLE FOR IN WALL MOUNTING
OFF
RIGHT SATELLITE
SPEAKER
LEFT SATELLITE
SPEAKER
XLNS-12 HIGH LEVEL
CONNECTION SYSTEM
OPTION 2
speaker
output
speaker
output
AMPLIFIER OR RECEIVER
70
BASS
EQ
VOLUME
CONTROL
L
PHASE
180
110
50
0
AMP
ON
R
115
40
120
( Hz)
HIGH LEVEL INPUT
LEFT
RIGHT
LOW LEVEL
INPUT
ACTIVE SUBWOOFER XLNS-12
CROSSOVER
FREQ
+12
12
MIN
MAX
HIGH LEVEL OUTPUT
( dB)
WARNING:TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK,
DO NOT EXPOSE THE APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR MOISTURE
POWER
CAUTION
120V
60Hz 300W
ON
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
WARNING:SHOCK HAZARD-DO NOT OPEN
AVIS:RISQUE DE CHOC ELECTRIQUE-NE PAS OUVRIR
LEFT SATELLITE
SPEAKER
NOT SUITABLE FOR IN WALL MOUNTING
OFF
RIGHT SATELLITE
SPEAKER
XSUB-12 / HIGH LEVEL
CONNECTION SYSTEM
OPTION 1
speaker
output
speaker
output
AMPLIFIER OR RECEIVER
Design by Germany
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT OPEN
N O T S U I TA B L E F O R I N WA L L M O U N T I N G
RIGHT SATELLITE
SPEAKER
LEFT SATELLITE
SPEAKER
XSUB-12 HIGH LEVEL
CONNECTION SYSTEM
OPTION 2
speaker
output
speaker
output
AMPLIFIER OR RECEIVER
Design by Germany
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO
NO T SUITABLE FOR
LEFT SATELLITE
SPEAKER
NOT OPEN
IN WALL MOUNTING
RIGHT SATELLITE
SPEAKER
XLNS-12 / XSUB-12
LOW LEVEL RCA
CONNECTION SYSTEM
SUBWOOFER
OUTPUT
Design by Germany
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT OPEN
N O T S U I TA B L E F O R I N WA L L M O U N T I N G
XLNS-12 / XSUB-12
LOW LEVEL RCA
CONNECTION SYSTEM
SUBWOOFER
OUTPUT
If your receiver has only one sub woofer RCA out put,
you must purchase an RCA “Y” Adaptor for proper
hook-up to the sub woofer.
Design by Germany
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT OPEN
N O T S U I TA B L E F O R I N WA L L M O U N T I N G
ONE YEAR WARRANTY
TERMS & CONDITIONS:
Cadence products are covered by warranty from defects in materials and workmanship for a period of
one year. The following conditions will apply. All products returned for defects in material or
workmanship shall be repaired or replaced with equal units (at our option) at no charge subject to the
following provisions.
Inspection of the unit must disclose that all defects are as specified and that defective equipment has
not been used improperly and contrary to Cadence instructions, been altered, damaged by in proper
line voltages or polarity, defaced or treated in a negligent manner. Units which have been altered or
have thermal damage or damaged by use of power higher than RMS ratings or by amplifier clipping,
negligent treatment as bent frames, worn or dented dust caps, torn stickers, burned voice coils, torn
spiders, torn cones, cones with holes, loose gaskets and torn surrounds which are not deemed to be
original factory defects are not covered by warranty. Our liability applies only to any actual factory
defective Cadence unit, we will not be held responsible for damages occurring to other units in the
system or due to improper installation or use and from electronics or enclosures not properly secured.
All returns must be freight prepaid and accompanied by Twenty Dollars to cover return shipping,
handling and insurance charges.
Warranty Returns are to be shipped to:
Cadence Sound Systems
6519 Highway 9 North
Howell, NJ 07731
Please call us at (732)370-5400 for a Service Order number before returning any merchandise.
This Service Order number must appear on the outside of the shipping carton. We reserve the right to
refuse service for items returned without a service order number and return shipping money.
Items must be shipped in proper shipping cartons with only one unit per carton. Items received
back which have been damaged in shipping due to improper packing will not be repaired.
Warranty is to the original purchaser only.
If you have any questions regarding the unit, please do not hesitate to call our technical
department at 732 370 5400 Monday through Thursday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST.
FEATURES AND SPECIFICATIONS
MODEL XSUB-12
Curved Front Cabinet Design.
High PowerActive 12" Sub Woofer.
Built-in Class A 350 Watt PowerAmplifier.
Front Firing Sub Woofer with"Bass-Reflex, Tuned Port System".
Black, Wood Grain Cabinet with Spiked Footings.
High-Level, Speaker-Line Input / with Paralleled Output.
Low Level RCA Input.
Auto Start Turn-On/Turn-Off with Audio Signal.
Adjustable Phase Control 0-180 Degrees.
Fully Adjustable Low Pass Sub Woofer Crossover Frequency Control.
Fully Adjustable Bass Equalizer.
Independent Sub Bass Volume Control.
Frequency Response: 25Hz-250Hz
LED Power-On Indicator.
Gold Plated Banana Plug Terminals.
Cabinet Size: 16.5”(W) x 15.5” (D) x 17.5”(H)
MODEL XLNS-12
HighPower, Active12" Sub Woofer.
Built-in, Class A 300 Watt Power Amplifier.
Front Firing Sub Woofer with "Bass-Reflex, Tuned Port System".
Black, Wood Grain Cabinet with Spiked Footings.
High-Level, Speaker-Line Input/withParalleled Output.
Low Level RCA Input with RCA Bypass Output.
Auto Start, Turn-On/Turn-Off with Audio Signal.
AdjustablePhase Control 0-180 Degrees.
FullyAdjustableLowPass Sub Woofer Crossover Frequency Control.
FullyAdjustable Bass Equalizer.
Independent Sub Bass Volume Control.
FrequencyResponse: 25Hz-250Hz
LEDPower-On Indicator.
Spring Loaded Terminals.
Cabinet Size: 15.5”(W)x17.75”(D)x13.75”(H)