Earthquake Sound Cinenova 5 Stereo Amplifier User Manual

Cinénova Grande 5/7 Channel & Cinénova 7
Power Amplifiers
User’s Manual
Cinénova
Grande
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Five Channel Power Amplifier
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Cinénova
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Seven Channel Power Amplifier
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Winner of Rave Award for BEST AMPLIFIER over $3,000.00
“Potent combination of speed, grace and power”
“This amp brings new meaning to the phrase ‘gentle giant’”
--Home Theater Magazine
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Earthquake Sound
Introduction
Table Of Contents
Warranty Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
About Cinénova Amplifiers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Important Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Cinénova Grande
Pre-setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Front Panel Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Rear Panel Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Special Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Filter Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Cinénova 7
Pre-setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Front Panel Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Rear Panel Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Trouble Shooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
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The Sound That Will Move You
Earthquake Sound Corporation
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Hayward, CA 94545
Tel: 510-732-1000
Fax: 510-732-1095
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This document should not be construed as a commitment on the part of Earthquake Sound Corporation.
The information is subject to change without notice. Earthquake Sound Corporation assumes no
responsibility for errors that may appear within this document.
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Cinénova Power Amplifiers
Warranty Information
Five (5) year limited warranty
Earthquake warrants the original purchaser that all Factory Sealed New Audio
Products to be free from defects in material and workmanship under normal
and proper use for a period of five (5) years from the date of purchase (as shown
on the original bill of sale with serial number affixed/written on it). The five (5)
year warranty period is valid only if an authorized Earthquake dealer properly
installs the product and the warranty registration card is properly filled out and
sent to Earthquake Sound Corporation. If a non-authorized party installs the
product, a ninety (90) day warranty period will be applied.
(A) Five (5) years limited warranty plan coverage guidelines:
• First year: Earthquake pays for labor, parts, and ground freight (only in US
mainland, not including Alaska and Hawaii) (shipping to us is not covered).
• Second year: Earthquake pays for labor and parts only, customer must pay
freight both ways.
• Third, fourth & fifth year: Earthquake pays labor only. Customer must pay
for parts and freight both ways.
(B) Warning:
Products (sent for repair) that are tested by Earthquake technicians and
deemed to have no problem(s) will not be covered by the five (5) year limited
warranty. Customer will be charged a minimum of one (1) hour of labor (at the
ongoing rates) plus shipping charges back to customer.
(C) Earthquake will repair or replace - at our option - all defective
products/parts subject to the following provisions:
• Defective products/parts have not been altered or repaired by other than an
Earthquake factory-approved technician.
• Products/parts are not subjected to negligence, misuse, improper use or
accident, damaged by improper line voltage, used with incompatible
products or have its serial number or any part of it altered, defaced or
removed, or have been used in any way that is contrary to Earthquake's
written instructions.
improper use of cleaning materials/methods.
• Bent speaker frame, broken speaker connectors, holes in speaker cone,
surround & dust cap, burnt speaker voice coil.
• Fading and or deterioration of speaker components & finish due to improper
exposure to elements.
• Bent amplifier casing, damaged finish on the casing due to abuse, misuse or
improper use of cleaning material.
• Burnt tracers on PCB.
• Product/part damaged due to poor packaging or abusive shipping conditions.
• Subsequent damage to other products.
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warranty claim will not be valid if the warranty registration card is not
properly filled & returned to Earthquake with a copy of the sales invoice.
Warranty card is located on the last page of this manual.
(E) Service Request:
To receive product service, contact Earthquake service department at (510)
732-1000 and request an RMA number (Return Material Authorization). Items
shipped without a valid RMA number will be refused. Make sure you provide us
with your complete/correct shipping address, a valid phone number, and a brief
description of the problem you are experiencing with the product. In most cases,
our technicians might be able to resolve the problem over the phone; thus,
eliminating the need to ship the product.
(F) Shipping Instructions:
Product(s) must be packaged in its original protective box(es) to minimize
transport damage. Shipper claims regarding items damaged in transit must be
presented to carrier. Earthquake Sound Corporation reserves the right to refuse
improperly packed product. Original bill of sale must accompany product
returned for service. We encourage you to include with the package a written
description of the problem. Ship product to: Earthquake Sound Corp. 2727 Mc
Cone Avenue, Hayward, CA 94545. Ph (510) 732-1000. You are responsible for
the cost of shipping the product to Earthquake Sound Corporation.
(G) Disputes Resolution:
(D) Warranty Limitations:
Warranty does not cover products that have been modified or abused, including
but not limited to the following:
• Damages to speaker cabinet and cabinet finish due to misuse, abuse or
All disputes - between clients and Earthquake Sound Corporation - resulting
from the five (5) years limited warranty policy must be resolved according to the
laws & regulations of the county of Alameda -California.
Product Registration
This Cinénova Grande Power Amp can be registered by returning the Product Registration card attached to this manual or by visiting
www.earthquakesound.com/product registration. Please also retain the bill of sale, which represents proof of purchase and helps expedite warranty issues.
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About Cinénova Amplifiers
Your Cinénova Grande
Thank you for purchasing this Cinénova Grande reference amplifier designed to
satisfy your audiophile needs for music enjoyment. The Cinénova Grande is
conceived to reproduce “true to life” music as it was originally recorded, without
tempering, coloration or compression.
Like the finer things in life, the Cinénova Grande was conceived with love for
details, hunger for power, and respect for grace. The Cinénova Grande enjoys
the solitude of being the most powerful multichannel amplifier on the planet.
Most home theater systems sold to consumers integrate low power amplifier /
receiver units, normally not exceeding 150 Watts per channel. However,
professional theater systems employ individual components which provide the
best separation and potentially a lot more power. Audiophiles know that an
audio amplifier is the heart of any system; it must be able to meet the demands
of the softest musical passage to the thundering special effects of a movie,
without sacrificing audio quality.
The Cinénova Grande’s untainted sonic quality is only matched by its enormous
power and stringent technical performance. The finesse of high-fidelity audio,
combined with the mastery of multi-channel amplification make the Cinénova
Grande the cornerstone for a high-end home theater setup. This amplifier
caters to both the music aficionado and the home cinema buff. After all, faithful
reproduction of music is our business.
The unique Cinénova technology integrates a minimum number of components
in the audio path, leading to excellence in sound quality, efficiency, and clean
amplification. Working side by side with engineers from Toshiba, our engineers
helped develop one of the fastest transistors in the industry, a 15 Giga-Hertz
switcher. Fast, accurate, and powerful, the 15 GHz switcher allowed engineers
to use a smaller number of components in the audio path and reduce the need
for high bias current, making the Cinénova amplifiers industry-leading in power
efficiency. They are truly green amplifiers that do not sacrifice quality. Users are
able to enjoy pure music, untainted by components distortion or guilt from a
large carbon footprint.
“Sounding good” and “looking good” are both integral characteristics of a
Cinénova amplifier. The elegant industrial design is only surpassed by the
sturdy chassis upon which the amplifier is built. 12 gauge steel is shaped to
house the “Alpha One” modules and transformer. The chassis is beautifully
faced with an 8 mm aluminum plate, hand engraved and available in both Black
and Platinum finish.
Your Cinénova 7
Thank you for purchasing this Cinénova 7 state of the art multi-channel
amplifier. This amplifier is designed to surpass your expectations and satisfy
your audiophile needs for music and movie enjoyment. The Cinénova 7 is
conceived to reproduce “true to life” music as it was originally recorded, without
tempering, coloration or compression. Created in the image of its larger
brethren, the Cinénova 7 is an uncompromising design built upon massively
over-specified components. Using power dense transformers exceeding 2800
VA and completely self-contained output blocks, the Cinénova is a septo
monaural amplifier. Completely separate output blocks are largely unheard of in
this class of amplifier, but with Earthquake’s enduring strive for quality and
excellence there simply was no other way. Designs that share a common
motherboard inherently lack the fidelity of true separate designs. The Cinénova
7 is ready to take on even the heaviest of speaker and hold it in an iron grip.
Large vertically-ripped individual heat sinks efficiently release heat and ensure
that your show goes on no matter the intensity. From the loudest crescendo to
the finest syllable, the Cinénova will remain composed and in control. Enjoy the
unique ownership experience of this Cinénova that was designed by a brilliant
mind and built with loving hands.
Constructing a Cinénova is a fun process. From hand assembling, calibrating,
burn testing, and packaging, every step is conducted with love for details and
hunger for perfection. We enjoyed building your Cinénova and we know you will
feel the same using it.
From our hands to your ears... Thank you.
Earthquake Engineers, driven by their desire for excellence, pushed the
envelope beyond its limits. They designed the “bi-file” Ferrite/OFC toroidal
transformer circuit witch allows five or seven separate power supplies (one for
each channel) to be magnetically coupled to one huge single primary 4KVA
transformer. The 99% efficient power supply permits large amount of current to
flow through.
The “Alpha One” is a monaural 1000 watt amplification/power block, used in
both the 5-channel and 7-channel Cinénova Grande amplifiers. The “Alpha
One” blocks are individually removable using the Earthquake patented “EZXS”
system, without the need to dismantle the rest of the amplifier. Channel
separation exceeds the norm of 90 decibels and stretches it to 110 decibels.
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Joseph J. Sahyoun;
President & Chief Engineer
Wood crates are used to
package these 130lbs (+)
amplifiers to prevent any
damages during shipping.
Cinénova Power Amplifiers
Safety First
Important Safety Instructions
1) Read these instructions in their entirety.
2) Store this manual and packaging in a safe place.
3) Heed all warnings.
10) Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched,
particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the pint
where they exit from the apparatus.
11) Only use attachments & accessories specified by the
manufacturer.
4) Follow instructions (do not take short cuts).
5) Do not use this apparatus near water.
6) Clean only with a dry cloth.
7) Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance
with the manufacturers instructions.
8) Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat
registers, stoves, or other apparatuses that produce heat.
9) Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or
grounding-type plug. A polarized plug has two blades with
one wider that the other. A grounding-type plug has two
blades and a third grounding prong. The wide blade or the
third prong is provided for your safety. If the provided plug
does not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for
replacement of the obsolete outlet.
12) Use only with a cart, stand or table that can support the
product weight, NOT RACK MOUNTABLE. Use caution
when moving or positioning your rack or cart so that it will
not tip over, which may cause serious injury to you or your
products.
13) Unplug this apparatus during a lightning storm or when unused
for long period of time.
14) Refer all servicing to qualified service personal. Servicing is
required when the apparatus has been damaged in any way
such as: power-supply cord or plug is damaged, liquid has
been spilled or objects have fallen into the apparatus, the
apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture, does not
operate normally, or has been dropped.
15) To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose
this apparatus to rain or moisture.
The following symbols are used in this document:
Appears on the component to indicate the presence of uninsulated, dangerous voltage inside the enclosure –
voltage that may be sufficient to constitute a risk of shock.
Calls attention to a procedure, practice, condition or the like that, if not correctly performed or adhered to, could result
in injury or death.
Calls attention to a procedure, practice, condition or the like that, if not correctly performed or adhered to, could result
in damage to or destruction of part or all of the product.
Note:
Calls attention to information that is essential to highlight.
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Pre-setup with Cinénova Grande
Getting Started with the Cinénova Grande
Confirm the voltage setting of the amplifier. It must match the voltage in your
home. The amp is set by factory to either 120V or 240V. Check above the
circuit breaker for this information.
Amplification Block Plate
1) INPUT SELECTION
Set the input control to either RCA or XLR.
This tells the amp which input type will be
used.
Power Plate
2) X-OVER MODE SELECTION
The Cinénova Grande houses 5 or 7
amplification blocks. Each block comes with a
3-way Mode Selection switch. Generally the
amplifier Is used in By Pass mode and fed a
crossed signal from a processor. Unless
otherwise desired, the crossover switch
should remain in Bypass position.
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3) SPEAKER CONNECTIONS
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2
6
A pair of binding posts is
provided for each
channel. These posts
accept bare wire, spade
lugs & banana type
plugs. If bare wire is
used then, strip
approximately 1/2 inch
to 3/4 inch of insulation
from the end of each
wire and carefully twist
the strands of each
conductor together.
Then insert.
5) PLUG IN POWER CORD
5
3
6
Plug the AC power cord
into the amp first then
into the wall outlet.
Make sure it is firmly
connected.
4) 12VDC
WHEN APPLICABLE
If you plan to power the
Cinénova using an
external source, then
you will need to plug the
source into the 12VDC
Trigger.
When using this feature
the main power switch
must remain in the OFF
position at all times.
6) TURN ON CIRCUIT BREAKER
This amp is equipped
with a 20 ampere circuit
breaker. Once that all
tasks have completed
then proceed to turn the
circuit breaker to the on
position.
Cinénova Grande Power Amplifiers
Cinénova Grande Front Panel Overview
Cinénova Grande Front Panel
1. Master Power Switch:
Turns the current to the amplifier ON or OFF manually. When
turning on the amplifier via a 12VDC source the switch must be in
the OFF position.
Cinénova
Grande
Additionally when adding or removing 12VDC connections or
any other connections the main power circuit breaker needs to
be in the off position. This will help prevent any surges that could
damage your products or cause bodily injury.
2. Peak LED Indicators:
The Cinénova Grande is equipped with five or seven LED
indicators on the front panel that should remain unlit. These
LEDs indicate the operating status of each corresponding
channel. If an LED or all LEDs remain lit continuously, the
amplifier is clipping that channel and the volume should be
turned down immediately to prevent damage. Its ok for the LED
to flicker but it should never remain on continuously.
Power
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Five Channel Power Amplifier
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3. Handles
The front handles may be removed. The cover must come off
first. You will need a 3mm hex driver for the front mounted
screws.
CAUTION: Be sure that what ever is used to mount this amplifier
on, is extremely strong and durable.
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Cinénova Grande Panel Overview
Earthquake Sound
Rear Panel of Cinénova Grande
1
3
2
4
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1. Replaceable Fuses:
Each mono block has two (10 Amperes) fuses designed to
protect and monitor the voltage of operating rails (+/-). If a
fuse burns out you may replace it with the following fuse
size: 10A - 250V, 5mm x 20mm, mini fuse slow blow. If
fuses continue to blow check for shorts in the wiring
system.
8. Gold Plated Speaker Output Binding Posts:
We recommend that you use a high quality wire
constructed of fine, multi-strand copper 10-gauge and up.
Wire with a gauge of 16 may be used for short runs of less
than twenty feet. We do not recommend that you use any
wires with a gauge equivalent of 18 or higher due to the
power loss and performance degradation.
2. RCA Input:
Accepts low-level signal from any source. It takes 1.6V to
output the rated power.
9. Main Circuit Breaker
The enormous amount of power generated
by the amplifiers requires a stable 120 or
240V connection. Your amplifier is supplied
with a heavy-duty 20A circuit breaker. If
power to your amplifier is interrupted, check
the circuit breaker on the rear of the unit. If
the breaker is in the off position you may
reset it to the on position to restore AC
power. If the circuit breaker automatically
trips to the off position.
3. Input Selector:
To maintain signal integrity Cinénova-7 provides you with
an “Input Selector Switch”. This gives you (installer) the
option to select between RCA or XLR inputs.
4. Fully Balanced XLR Inputs:
We recommend the use of fully balanced XLR inputs in
cases when the distance between the Cinénova and the
audio source is excessive and susceptible to noise
interference.
5. Three-way Crossover Switch:
A 3-way switch controls the operation of the output filter.
The amp can run in full-range, low-pass, or high-pass
mode to be used for different applications.
6. Variable Crossover 20Hz-5kHz:
Each monaural block features a built-in variable filter to
select the desired frequency range, with a slope of
12dB/Octave. The fully buffered filter has a range of 20Hz
when set to minimum to 5 kHz when set to maximum. This
V/R is inactive when crossover switch is in by-pass mode.
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7
9
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7. Fused Fault Indicators:
Each fuse carries its own fault LED indicator that
illuminates when the fuse is burnt.
To e n s u r e p r o p e r o p e r a t i o n , w e
recommend a dedicated 20amp circuit
breaker because a proper power supply
translates to better performance. Most
homes are wired with 20A circuits, but there is a chance
that the wall receptors are rated at 15A. IF IN DOUBT,
CONSULT WITH AN ELECTRICIAN.
10. AC Input Connector
A special heavy duty - 20 Amperes - AC cord is included
with every unit. Do not attempt to replace the AC cord with
lesser quality AC cords.
11. 12VDC Trigger
In order for the Cinénova Turn-ON to be controlled via
another source, connect the 12VDC trigger input to the
12VDC source output (polarity is not an issue). From your
source, 12VD should have over 20mA. Then set the
manual power switch to OFF and the circuit breaker to ON.
Now any time the Cinénova detects an incoming 12VDC
signal it will automatically power on.
Cinénova Grande Power Amplifiers
Technology and Materials
Cinénova Grande Special Features
Special Features
EZXS Detachable Monaural Blocks:
Five or seven totally independent mono-block amplifiers each with its
own power supply circuitry and pre-amplification stage for high fidelity
audio reproduction. For ease of service, each block can be individually
removed and serviced without the need to ship the entire amplifier.
EZXS® is a trademark of Earthquake Sound Corporation.
Independent amplification blocks & power supplies
(EZXS® detachable monaural blocks)
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Built-in line conditioner
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5-channel and 7-channel configurations
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Soft Start Circuitry
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Multiple Heat Sinks:
Over 500 square inches of heat radiating aluminum surface per
channel maximizes heat exchange for cooler amplifier operation. The
12 gauge steel cover is perforated - top, sides & bottom- for effective air
circulation.
Peak LED Indicators:
These LEDs monitor the corresponding channel’s output level. The
LEDs will come on only when the amplifier output reaches its maximum
level, near 1% THD. If an LED flickers that is ok. If an LED should remain
on for longer than 10 seconds then simply back the volume down
slightly to maintain a stable level of output.
Fully balanced inputs
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12VDC trigger input
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Three-way mode selection switch: High-pass, By-pass &
Low-pass
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20Hz-5kHz variable crossover for each channel
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Oversized bifilar toroidal power transformer with
extraordinarily low DC resistance and thermal protection
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Fuse Fault Indicators
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Thermal protection against overheating
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Thermal Protection:
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Each monaural block is equipped with a thermal sensor designed to
shut the amplifier down when it overheats. Overheating is not typical.
It only occurs if the amplifier is over driven with low impedance
speakers, or if the amplifier is located in an improperly ventilated
space. The Thermal Protection Circuit will kick in at 85ºC and
release at 65ºC. It is unusual for this amp to reach temperatures of
this nature during normal or high power operation.
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Individually selected and matched components
Speaker protection against DC and frequencies below 10Hz
Protection against short circuits, device failures, miss wiring,
and internal faults
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Heavy duty gold plated output terminals
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Front mounted removable handles
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Individually Selected and Matched Components:
Components used to construct the Cinénova Grande are subjected
to an exhaustive selection process; during which, the components
are matched and individually tested to exact tolerances. Which leads to
the impressively low idling current of 600mA for the 5ch Cinénova.
Toroid Power Transformer:
Each Cinénova contains a monstrous 4KVA high efficiency bifilar toroid
transformer. This ferrite core transformer weighs over 30Lbs and is
wound with oxygen free, 99% pure copper that minimizes transport
losses. Hum suppression is accomplished by using a 12 gauge toroid
mount, insulated with 10 layers of pressed foam.
Note:
The soft start circuitry will cause a slight delay (around 6 seconds)
between the time when the amplifier is switched on and the time when
you hear any audio through the speakers. This time delay is essential as
it slows down the rushing current at initial start up, allowing it to slowly
charge the huge capacitor banks without tripping the main circuit
breaker.
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Adjusting The Filters
Earthquake Sound
Cinénova Grande 5 or 7 Filter Settings
Each channel - monaural block - of the Cinénova Grande
amplifiers comes equipped with a fully buffered variable filter
(range: 20 Hz to 5000 Hz). Once a crossover point is selected, the
block can be run in low pass or high pass configuration, simply by
a flick of a 3-way switch; the filter can be bypassed by setting the
switch to the full range position.
360Hz
LEVEL IN DECIBEL
-6.0
20Hz
-3.0
-6.0
LOW PASS
-3.0
0.0
HIGH PASS
0.0
LOW PASS
-6.0
Knob In 3 O'clock
Position
Filter @ 5kHz
+6.0
+3.0
HIGH PASS
LOW PASS
LEVEL IN DECIBEL
-6.0
-3.0
LOW PASS
-3.0
0.0
HIGH PASS
0.0
Knob In Min
Position
Filter @ 20Hz
+6.0
+3.0
+3.0
+3.0
55Hz
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Knob In 12 O'clock
Position
Filter @ 360Hz
+6.0
LEVEL IN DECIBEL
Knob In 9 O'clock
Position
Filter @ 55Hz
+6.0
HIGH PASS
LEVEL IN DECIBEL
REFER TO THE FOLLOWING ILLUSTRATIONS FOR FILTER SETTING:
5kHz
Pre-setup with Cinénova 7
Cinénova 7 Power Amplifiers
Getting Started with the Cinénova 7
Confirm the voltage setting of the amplifier. It must match the voltage in your
home. The amp is set by factory to either 120V or 240V. Check above the
circuit breaker for this information.
Amplification Block Plate
Power Plate
1) INPUT SELECTION
Set the input control to either RCA or XLR.
This tells the amp which input type will be
used.
1
3) 12VDC
3
4
2
WHEN APPLICABLE
If you plan to power the
Cinénova using an
external source, then
you will need to plug the
source into the 12VDC
Trigger.
2) SPEAKER CONNECTIONS
A pair of binding posts is
provided for each
channel. These posts
accept bare wire, spade
lugs & banana type
plugs. If bare wire is
used then, strip
approximately 1/2 inch
to 3/4 inch of insulation
from the end of each
wire and carefully twist
the strands of each
conductor together.
Then insert.
4) PLUG IN POWER CORD
Plug the AC power cord
into the amp first then
into the wall outlet.
Make sure it is firmly
connected.
When using this feature
the main power switch
must remain in the OFF
position at all times.
The fuse holder is located directly under the power
socket. It contains one extra 15 ampere, 250V fuse.
To access the fuse holder, make sure your
Cinénova is turned off and unplugged from both the
wall outlet and the amplifier’s power socket. Place a
flat head screwdriver in the groove on the top of the
fuse holder and simply pry off the fuse holder.
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Cinénova 7 Front Panel Overview
Earthquake Sound
Cinénova 7 Front Panel
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Cinénova
Power
LF
CENTER
RF
LS
RS
LR
RR
Seven Channel Power Amplifier
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1. Master Power Switch:
Turns the current to the amplifier ON or OFF manually. When
turning on the amplifier via a 12VDC source the switch must be in
the OFF position.
Additionally when adding or removing 12VDC connections or
any other connections the main power circuit breaker needs to
be in the off position. This will help prevent any surges that could
damage your products or cause bodily injury.
12
2
2. Peak LED Indicators:
The Cinénova 7 is equipped with five or seven LED indicators on
the front panel that should remain unlit. These LEDs indicate the
operating status of each corresponding channel. If an LED or all
LEDs remain lit continuously, the amplifier is clipping that
channel and the volume should be turned down immediately to
prevent damage. Its ok for the LED to flicker but it should never
remain on continuously.
Cinénova 7 Panel Overview
Cinénova 7 Power Amplifiers
Rear Panel of Cinénova 7
1
2
1. RCA Input:
3
4
5
6
Accepts low-level signal from any source, such as a processor or receiver. From 0.4
Vac up to 6 Volt AC.
2. Input Selector:
To maintain signal integrity Cinénova-7 provides you with an “Input Selector
Switch”. This gives you (installer) the option to select between RCA or XLR
inputs.
RF
3. Fully Balanced XLR Inputs:
We recommend the use of fully balanced XLR inputs in cases when the distance
between the Cinénova and the audio source is excessive and susceptible to noise
interference.
RCA
4. Gold Plated Speaker Output Binding Posts:
INPUT SELECTOR
We recommend that you use a high quality wire constructed of fine, multi-strand
copper 10-gauge and up. Wire with a gauge of 16 may be used for short runs of less
than twenty feet. We do not recommend that you use any wires with a gauge
equivalent of 18 or higher due to the power loss and performance degradation.
XLR
GND +12V
5. 12VDC Trigger:
In order for the Cinénova Turn-ON to be controlled via another source, connect the
12VDC trigger input to the 12VDC source output (polarity is not an issue). From
your source, 12VD should have over 20mA. Then set the manual power switch to
OFF and the circuit breaker to ON. Now any time the Cinénova detects an incoming
12VDC signal it will automatically power on.
MAX
MIN
SPEAKER OUTPUT
6.
AC Input Connector:
IEC Power Receptacle
7.
USE ONLY WITH A 250V FUSE
Input Sensitivity:
Input selector gain set is based on your processor output voltage. The table
shown below reflects the signal required from your processor if you were to set
this gain based on the displayed position.
AC110V/60Hz
Signal
required
6 Volts
7
Signal
required
5 Volts
Signal
required
4 Volts
Signal
required
3 Volts
Signal
required
2 Volts
Signal
required
1.5 Volts
Signal
required
1 Volts
Signal
Signal
required
required
0.75 Volts 0.5 Volts
Signal
required
0.4 Volts
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Earthquake Sound
Specifications
MODEL
Cinénova Grande 5/7
Cinénova 7
Number of Channels
5-channels / 7-channels
7-channels
1
(8-ohm load), all channels driven: 360 Watts
(4-ohm load), all channels driven: 610 Watts
2
(2-ohm load), all channels driven: 810 Watts
(8-ohm load) Rated:150 WRMS Measured:170
(4-ohm load) Rated:250 WRMS Measured:300
2
(2-ohm load) Rated:300 WRMS Measured:350
Power Rating Per Channel
2
2
Output Load Impedance
Safe with all loads from 2-Ohm to 16-Ohm
Safe with all loads from 4-Ohm to 16-Ohm
Input Impedance
- RCA: 28-kOhms
- XLR: 48-kOhms
- RCA: 28-kOhms
- XLR: 48-kOhms
Input Sensitivity
- RCA: 1.6V
- XLR: 2.4V
See table pg. 13, item 7
Voltage Gain (Av)
42V Gain Relative to 1 watt
42V Gain Relative to 1 watt
Frequency Response
up to 50kHz ±0.1dB
up to 30kHz ±0.1dB
Crossover Filter (low-pass/highpass)
Variable Selector from 20Hz - 5kHz with a slope of 12dB/Octave N/A
Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise 0.003% at 1 watt
0.003% at 1 watt
Signal to Noise Ratio (A-Weighted) Greater than -121 dB
Greater than -121 dB
Cross Talk / Channel Seperation
Greater than -110 dB from 17Hz to 40kHz
Greater than -110 dB from 17Hz to 40kHz
Slew Rate
55V/microsecond
60V/microsecond
Damping Factor
1600 at 8-Ohm, 800 at 4-Ohm, 400 at 2-Ohm
600 at 8-Ohm, 300 at 4-Ohm
DC Output Offset
Less than 0.004V
0.004
Power Requirement
120 VAC/240 VAC Factory Pre-set
120 VAC/240 VAC Factory Pre-set
Chassis Dimensions (H x W x D)
9 1/4” x 18” x 21” (235mm)x(457mm)x(533mm)
6 7/8” x 17” x 16 1/4” (175mm)x(432mm)x(413mm)
Net Weight
Grande-5: 110lbs / 49.9Kg Grande-7: 122lbs / 55.3Kg
80lbs / 36.3Kg
Shipping Weight
Grande-5: 134lbs / 60.8Kg Grande-7: 148lbs / 67.1Kg
99lbs / 45Kg
1
RMS power, measured at 1% THD and 1kHz input frequency
Adequate ventilation may be required and 240VAC/20 Ampere circuit is recommended
Depending on listening habits and ambient temperatures, 4-ohm and 2-ohm uses might require additional cooling
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Cinénova Power Amplifiers
Troubleshooting All Cinénova Models
Peak LEDs “ON” Constantly
It is normal when running the amplifier to full power that the LEDs flicker. If
the LEDs are on constantly without flickering (solid orange) it means that the
amplifier output is clipping. Reduce volume level to prevent damage to
speakers or amplifier.
Humming noise from speakers
Often humming noise is emanating from equipment that have their
ground prong broken. To isolate this problem:
a) With the amplifier OFF, unplug all RCAs connected to the amp.
b) Turn on amp and listen to speakers. If buzz has changed or reduced in
level, then the problem is coming to the amp from another source. The rest of
the hum you hear is normal and related to the fact that the RCAs are open
ended.
Trouble Shooting and Maintenance
Troubleshooting Cinénova Grande 5 or 7
Amplifier “ON” No Sound
a) Completely shut your system down, including your Cinénova via the
circuit breaker.
b) Now turn on the Cinénova only. Check to see if the front Main Power
Switch is on.
c) Check the Input Selector switch and make sure that it is in the correct
position. Either RCA or XLR which ever you are using. Also slide the Input
Selector switch back and forth to ensure good contact.
d) Set the crossover switch so that it is centered. Slide it up and down and
finally back to the middle position.
e) Confirm that the output wires are connected to the speaker.
f ) Rock the crossover switch back & forth at the amplifier, you should hear a
thump through the speaker during this process.
c) The above step should isolate your problem: star-ground all components,
except amplifier, by daisy-chaining a thin wire from the processors chassis to
all sources connected to it.
WHEN A THUMP IS HEARD:
g) Check your input source signal. Make sure they are connected properly to
output from processor/source, (not input of processor).
h) Try to change source to make sure that at least one of the sources works.
Maintenance
WHEN NO THUMP IS HEARD:
i) Check amplifier speaker connections.
j) Make sure the speaker wires are securely connected to the amplifier
speaker output and to the speaker. NOTE: It is possible that if you have proper
connections and you don’t hear sound, the speaker is burnt.
The following maintenance should be performed routinely:
! Clean the exterior surfaces of the unit with a soft, dry, lint-free cloth.
! Do not use alcohol, benzene, acetone-based cleaners, or strong
commercial cleaners.
! Do not use a cloth made with steel wool or metal polish.
! If the unit is exposed to a dusty environment, a low-pressure blower
may be used to remove dust from its interior & exterior.
Circuit Protection - For Cinénova 7 only
The Cinénova 7 is protected with optical short circuit protection. If it is tripped,
the shorted channel will mute and reset every 7 seconds. If fault remains, it
will stay in mute mode. We recommend to swap the speaker with a
guaranteed working speaker and see if the channel works.
Turn amplifier ON and circuit breaker shuts down
This can either be a short in amp, a poor circuit breaker in the house or the
power cord is not fully connected. Plug amplifier into another outlet on a
different circuit breaker with nothing connected. If the amp turns on then the
problem is with your home circuit breaker. If the amplifier still does not power
up, please call Earthquake to consult with a technician.
If Problems Persist:
1. Contact Earthquake Sound Customer Service.
Phone: 1-800-576-7944 or
Email: tech@earthquakesound.com
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Sound That Will Move You.
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2727 McCone Avenue, Hayward CA, 94545
Phone: (510) 732-1000 U.S. Toll Free: (800) 579-7944 Fax: (510) 732-1095