Operating instructions | Cambridge SoundWorks FPS1800 Speaker System User Manual

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IMPORTANT
The lightning flash, with arrowhead
within an equilateral triangle, alerts
you to the presence of uninsulated
dangerous voltage within a
product’s enclosure that may be of
sufficient magnitude to constitute a
risk of electric shock to people.
TO PREVENT THE RISK OF
ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT
REMOVE SUBWOOFER’S
COVER. NO USERSERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE.
REFER SERVICING TO
QUALIFIED SERVICE
PERSONNEL.
POUR EVITER TOUT RISQUE
DE CHOC ELECTRIQUE, NE PAS
DEMONTER LE COUVERCLE
DU HAUT PARLEUR. AUCUN
ENTRETIEN DES PIECES
INTERIEURES N’EST REQUIS.
TOUT SERVICE D’ENTRETIEN
NE DOIT ETRE EFFECTUE QUE
PAR DU PERSONNEL
D’ENTRETIEN QUALIFIE.
The exclamation point within an
equilateral triangle alerts you to the
presence of important operating
and maintenance (service)
instructions.
READ AND HEED IMPORTANT SAFETY WARNING
ON BOTTOM OF SUBWOOFER ENCLOSURE
COMPLIANCE
CAUTION: TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK,
MATCH WIDE BLADE OF PLUG TO WIDE
SLOT, INSERT FULLY.
ATTENTION: POUR EVITER LES CHOCS
ELECTRIQUES, INTRODUIRE LA LAME LA
PLUS LARGE DE LA FICHE DANS LA BORNE
CORRESPONDANTE DE LA PRISE ET
POUSSER JUSQU’AU FOND.
WARNING:
TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK
HAZARD, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS
APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR
MOISTURE.
IMPORTANT NOTICE
The serial number for your FPS1800 is located on the
subwoofer. Please write this number down and keep it in a
secure area. This is for your security.
THIS PRODUCT
CONFORMS TO
THE FOLLOWING
COUNCIL
DIRECTIVE:
DIRECTIVE 89/ 336/
EEC, 92/ 31/ EEC
(EMC), 73/ 23/ EEC
(LVD)
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READ INSTRUCTIONS – All safety and
operating instructions should be read
before the FPS1800 amplified subwoofer/
satellite system is operated.
RETAIN INSTRUCTIONS – The safety and
operating instructions should be retained
for future reference.
HEED WARNINGS – All warnings on the
subwoofer and in the operating instructions
should be adhered to.
FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS – All operating
and use instructions should be followed.
CLEANING – Unplug the subwoofer from the
wall outlet or other power source before
cleaning. Do not use liquid cleaners or aerosol
cleaners. Use a damp cloth for cleaning.
ATTACHMENTS – Do not use attachments
not recommended by Cambridge
SoundWorks as they may cause hazards.
WATER AND MOISTURE – Do not use the
subwoofer near water, for example, near a
bath tub, wash bowl, kitchen sink, or
laundry tub; in a wet basement; or near a
swimming pool.
ACCESSORIES – Do not place the FPS1800
system on an unstable cart, stand, tripod,
bracket, or table. The subwoofer or
satellites may fall, causing serious injury to
a person, and serious damage to the
product. Use only with a cart, stand, tripod,
bracket, or table recommended by
Cambridge SoundWorks, or sold with the
product. Any mounting of the satellites or
subwoofer should follow the
manufacturer’s instructions, and should
use a mounting accessory recommended by
Cambridge SoundWorks.
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VENTILATION – Slots and openings in the
cabinet are provided for ventilation, to
ensure reliable operation of the subwoofer
and to prevent 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. The
subwoofer should not be placed in a built-in
installation such as a bookcase or rack
unless proper ventilation is provided or
Cambridge SoundWorks’ instructions have
been adhered to.
HEAT – The subwoofer should be situated
away from heat sources such as radiators,
heat registers, stoves, and other products
(including amplifiers) that produce heat.
POWER SOURCES – The subwoofer 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.
POLARIZATION – The subwoofer 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.
POWER-CORD PROTECTION – Powersupply 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 subwoofer.
LIGHTNING – Unplug the FPS1800 system
during a lightning storm, or when it is left
unattended and unused for long periods of
time. This will prevent damage to the
subwoofer due to lightning and power-line
surges.
OVERLOADING – Do not overload wall
outlets, extension cords, or integral
convenience receptacles as this can result
in a risk of fire or electric shock.
OBJECT AND LIQUID ENTRY – Never push
objects of any kind into the subwoofer
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
subwoofer.
SERVICING – Do not attempt to service the
subwoofer yourself as opening or removing
covers may expose you to dangerous
voltage or other hazards. Refer all servicing
to qualified service personnel.
DAMAGE REQUIRING SERVICE – Unplug
the subwoofer from the wall outlet or other
power source 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 an object
has fallen into the subwoofer.
c) If the subwoofer has been exposed to
rain or water.
d) If the subwoofer does not operate
normally by following the operating
instructions; or exhibits a distinct
change in performance.
e) If the product has been dropped or
damaged in any way.
REPLACEMENT PARTS – When
replacement parts are required, be sure the
service technician has used replacement
parts specified by Cambridge SoundWorks
or have the same characteristics as the
original part. Unauthorized substitutions
may result in fire, electric shock, or other
hazards.
SAFETY CHECK – Upon completion of any
service or repairs to the FPS1800 system,
ask the service technician to perform safety
checks to determine that the FPS1800
system is in proper operating condition.
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Inventory ............................................................................................................ 1
Speaker Placement............................................................................................. 2
Mounting Rear Satellites on Walls .................................................................... 3
Installing Desktop Stands.................................................................................. 3
Volume Control/Power Switch............................................................................ 4
Audio Source Connections ................................................................................. 5
Connecting Speakers.......................................................................................... 6
Controlling Noise and Distortion ....................................................................... 7
Specifications ..................................................................................................... 7
EAX..................................................................................................................... 8
1-Year Limited Warranty ................................................................................... 8
Technical Support/Customer Service.................................................................. 9
Thank you for buying Cambridge SoundWorks’
FourPointSurround FPS1800, a powerful surround
sound system ideal for intense gaming.
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OPTIONAL ITEM
❒
Examine each unit carefully. If
anything is missing or damaged,
do not install or use the system.
Contact the retailer where the
system was purchased.
❒
Save the carton and its inserts in
case you need to ship or move
your FPS1800 system later.
Tripod Stands (available from
www.creative.com)
Subwoofer
15V DC 3A Power Adapter
(varies from country to country)
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3 meter (9 feet) Speaker Cables
for Front Satellites (2)
Audio Connection Cable
Strips of Rubber Pads (2)
Satellite Speakers (4)
Desktop Stands for Satellites (4)
5 meter (15 feet) Speaker
Cables for Rear Satellites (2)
Volume Control with Holder
Mounting Tape for Volume Control
Screws and Plastic Anchors (2)
Identification Labels
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For the strongest bass output,
place the subwoofer on the floor
in a corner.
❒ Place the front satellites to the
sides of your monitor.
❒
To connect the cables correctly
later, use the identification labels
provided to mark the satellites
and their cables.
❒ Keep the path between you and
the satellites clear.
❒
A
Caution
❒ Do not place the subwoofer near
your monitor, on the work surface
or on a shelf.
B
Rear satellites mounted on walls
behind you
C
Rear satellites placed at the extreme
corners of your desk
Rear satellites mounted on tripods
(if purchased)
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❒
Mount the rear satellites only on
walls that are structurally sound.
❒
Position the satellites behind you
and slightly above ear level.
identification
1 Apply
label to back of
back red tab on
2 Push
satellite. Insert bare end of
satellite.
a hole about 0.5 cm
1 Drill
(¼ inch) deep into wall.
plastic anchor into hole
2 Tap
until it is flush with wall.
a M5 x 25 mm screw
3 Screw
into anchor, leaving about
0.5 cm (¼ inch) protruding.
red-banded cable into hole
and release tab to lock.
Repeat for unmarked cable;
insert into black tab.
rubber
4 Apply
pads on the
back of each
rear satellite.
attachment
4 Insert
arm into socket at
back of satellite.
3
Thread satellite
cable through
hole in desktop
stand.
Attachment arm.
5
keyhole slot of each
5 Slip
rear satellite onto protruding
screw.
3
Note: Typically, the shorter
3-meter cables are used for
the front satellites.
Apply identification
label to cable.
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Attach the Volume Control holder
only to a mounting surface that
is smooth and clean, for example,
the side of your computer
monitor.
❒ The Front/Rear Balance Control
need not be adjusted more than
once during any single game.
❒ See “Controlling Noise and
Distortion” on page 7 for related
information.
❒
off the protective strip from one side
1 Peel
of the mounting tape.
the remaining mounting
3 Remove
strip.
Front/Rear Balance Control
Master Level Control
the exposed adhesive side
2 Press
firmly against the Volume Control.
the Volume Control firmly
4 Press
against the mounting surface.
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A
To computer audio card or 4-channel player
Front (Lime-green) and Rear (Black miniplugs)
Audio connection cable
B To 2-channel computer audio card
Front (Lime-green miniplugs only)
C
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To stereo players
Front (Lime-green miniplugs only)
To Front jack.
Audio connection cable
To Front jack.
Audio connection cable
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Front Left Satellite
Place the left satellites to your left side,
and the right satellites to your right.
Front Right Satellite
Subwoofer
Adjust the Bass Level
control to achieve the bass
output you like.
Rear Left Satellite
Rear Right Satellite
To power source.
Note: Disconnect
from power source if
not in use for more
than a few days.
Volume Control
Audio Connection Cable
Power Supply Adapter
To audio source, e.g., computer audio
card, 4-channel player, CD player.
See page 5.
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FPS1800 has high input sensitivity,
so it may amplify the hum and hiss
inherent in some audio program
sources.
This noise is not due to a fault in
the speaker system. You can minimize
this background noise by following
these guidelines:
❒ Decide which volume control you
would like to use as the master
level control: the FPS1800
volume control or the program
source’s volume control.
If you choose to use the FPS1800
volume control, first set the
program source’s volume control
high (at least 70% of the
maximum level). Where there is
more than one software level
control, set all volume controls
high. Then leave the controls. Use
the FPS1800 volume control to
adjust overall output.
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If you choose to use the program
source’s volume control, first set
the program source’s volume
control high (at least 70% of the
maximum level). Then adjust the
FPS1800 volume control until the
distortion is inaudible. Set the
FPS1800 volume control aside.
Use instead the program source’s
volume control to adjust overall
output.
❒ Adjust the output control of your
audio card until the noise
disappears. This may require trial
and error.
FPS1800
Five-Channel Amplifier
Satellite speaker: 8 watts RMS
per channel
Subwoofer:
22 watts RMS
These specifications apply to
FPS1800 operating from the supplied
15 V DC 3A power adapter.
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EAX is a collection of powerful,
innovative audio technologies.
Designed by Creative’s world-class
audio scientists and built into
groundbreaking Personal Digital
Entertainment (PDE) Internet
solutions, EAX is changing the way
audio is experienced.
EAX offers advanced, interactive
audio and high-definition sound to a
new generation of portable audio
appliances, audio applications, and
Internet services. Advanced
technologies for incredible, cutting
edge audio are built into powerful
tools. EAX-enabled products let you
shape and customize your audio
experience, and include advanced
audio features for music composition
and sound design.
With its four compact, amplified
satellite speakers and separate
subwoofer, the FPS1800 is an
excellent EAX speaker system. With
it, you will experience truly
immersive 3D Positional Audio when
used with the powerful Sound Blaster
Live! family of audio cards. It is also
the perfect multi-channel speaker
system for use with Creative’s other
cool EAX-enabled products such as
the NOMAD Jukebox.
For more information on EAX, be
sure to visit EAX.creative.com.
o the original purchaser,
Cambridge SoundWorks, Inc.
will warrant the speaker system
to be free of defects in material
and workmanship for a period of
one (1) year from date of purchase.
With respect to defects, Cambridge
SoundWorks will, at its option,
replace the product or repair the
defect in the product with no charge
to the original purchaser for parts or
labor.
This warranty does not extend to any
defect, malfunction or failure caused by
misuse, abuse, accident, faulty hookup,
defective associated equipment or use
of the speaker with equipment for
which it is not intended.
This warranty is valid only when the
speaker is returned to the retailer where
the FPS1800 was purchased.
This is the sole and expressed
warranty. This warranty is in lieu of all
other warranties, expressed or implied,
of merchantability, fitness for purpose
or otherwise. In no event shall
Cambridge SoundWorks be liable for
incidental or consequential damages or
have any liability with respect to
defects other than the obligations set
forth above. To ensure warranty
coverage, it is incumbent upon the
original purchaser to contact the
retailer where the FPS1800 was
purchased and inform them of the
defect within the warranty period. The
only acceptable method of establishing
warranty status is a copy of the original
proof of purchase indicating customer’s
name and purchase date.
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