Meridian Audio 200 Home Theater System User Manual

Meridian Audio 200 Home Theater System User Manual
Audio Core 200
User Guide
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Audio Core 200 User Guide
Important safety instructions
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Read these instructions.
Keep these instructions.
Heed all warnings.
Follow all instructions.
Do not use this apparatus near water.
Clean only with a 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 (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.
Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for
long periods of time.
Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required
when the apparatus has been damaged in any way, such as powersupply 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.
WARNING: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK,
DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPARATUS TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
• Use only with the mains power adapter supplied with the unit.
Replacements are available from your Meridian dealer.
Safety warnings
• Do not expose the unit to dripping or splashing.
• Do not place any object filled with liquid, such as a vase, on the unit.
• Do not place naked flame sources, such as lighted candles, on
the unit.
• To avoid overheating leave at least 10cm around the equipment to
ensure sufficient ventilation.
• Do not position the unit in direct sunlight, near heat sources such as
a radiator, or directly on top of heat producing equipment, such as a
power amplifier.
• To avoid interference do not position the unit near strong electrical or
magnetic radiation, such as near a power amplifier.
Radio interference
FCC Warning: This equipment generates and can radiate radio
frequency energy and if not installed and used correctly in accordance
with our instructions may cause interference to radio communications
or radio and television reception. It has been type-tested and complies
with the limits set out in Subpart J, Part 15 of FCC rules for a Class
B computing device. These limits are intended to provide reasonable
protection against such interference in home installations.
EEC: This product has been designed and type-tested to comply
with the limits set out in EN55013 and EN55020.
Copyright
Meridian Audio Ltd
Latham Road
Huntingdon
Cambridgeshire
PE29 6YE
England
Copyright © 2010 Meridian Audio Ltd.
Visit us on the Web:
http://www.meridian-audio.com
Part no: AC200 (P88393)
This guide was produced by: Human-Computer Interface Ltd,
http://www.interface.co.uk/
Unpacking
The Audio Core 200 is supplied with the following accessories:
• Mains power adapter.
• Remote control handset.
• This manual.
If either of these items are missing please contact your dealer.
NOTE: You should retain the packaging in case you need to
transport the unit.
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Audio Core 200 User Guide
Back panel
The following diagram gives details of the back panel connections:
SpeakerLink
outputs
Headphones
output
Meridian Audio Audio Core 200. Designed and made in England. Registered design and copyright © Meridian Audio Ltd 2010
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Aux 1 Disc
Opt 1 Game
A1 TV
Aux 2 Cable
Opt 2 DVD
A2 Mixer
Headphones
Maintenance
i80 Dock
USB
D1 CD
SpeakerLink
In/SLS
SpeakerLink
Out
Slave
Power in
12V DC
300mA MAX
R
D2 Sat/Radio
USB
Maintenance
i80
Analogue
phono inputs iPod dock
Analogue/optical
inputs
Outputs
Master
Digital SpeakerLink
coax inputs input
Power
input
Digital inputs
Use this output
To connect to this
Use this input
To connect to this
SpeakerLink Out
Master, Slave
Digital loudspeakers, such as DSP3200,
using Meridian SpeakerLink leads.
D1 CD, D2 Sat/Radio
Digital sources, using S/PDIF leads.
SpeakerLink In/SLS
Headphones
A pair of headphones, terminated with a
3.5mm jack plug.
A Meridian source or Sooloos system
with a SpeakerLink output, using a
Meridian SpeakerLink lead.
USB
A computer, using a USB cable
terminated in a Type B plug, to use the
AC200 as an external sound card.
Opt 1 Game, Opt 2 DVD
Digital sources, using optical cables
terminated in 3.5mm optical jack plugs
(same sockets as Aux 1 and Aux 2).
i80 Dock
An iPod mounted in a Meridian i80 dock,
with control of the iPod from the AC200
front panel.
Analogue inputs
Use this input
To connect to this
A1 TV, A2 Mixer
Analogue sources, using stereo phono
leads.
Aux 1, Aux 2
Analogue sources, using stereo leads
terminated in a 3.5mm mini jack plug.
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Applications
To connect a pair of Meridian DSP
loudspeakers
• Set the SLink option to On in the Audio Core 200
Speakers setup menu.
The Audio Core 200 can be connected directly to a pair of
Meridian DSP loudspeakers, such as the DSP3200, to make
an ideal compact system.
• Connect the lower SpeakerLink output on the Audio Core
200 to the master DSP loudspeaker, using a Meridian
SpeakerLink lead.
If you are using DSP3200s make sure the Channel selector is
set to the L/C position on the back of the left speaker and to
the R position on the back of the right speaker.
For other DSP loudspeakers configure the master DSP
loudspeaker as M.RJ45 and the slave DSP loudspeaker as
S.RJ45; see the DSP Loudspeaker User Guide.
• Connect the upper SpeakerLink output on the Audio
Core 200 to the slave DSP loudspeaker, using a Meridian
SpeakerLink lead.
Meridian Audio Core 200
DSP3200 – Slave
MERIDIAN
SPEAKERLINK
DSP3200 – Master
MERIDIAN
SPEAKERLINK
SPEAKERLINK
IN
OUT
INPUT OUTPUT
INPUT OUTPUT
SpeakerLink lead
SpeakerLink lead
To connect to a PC
• Select the Game (or DVD) input on the Audio Core 200.
The Audio Core 200 allows you to play digital media directly
from a PC, for high-quality reproduction of music and film
soundtracks.
If your PC provides a USB output:
If your PC provides a digital optical output:
• Select the USB input on the Audio Core 200.
• Connect the digital optical output to the Audio Core 200 Opt
1 (or Opt 2) optical input, using an optical cable terminated in a
3.5mm optical jack plug.
• Connect the USB output to the Audio Core 200 USB input,
using a USB cable terminated in a Type B plug.
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To connect to a Sooloos system
• Select the SLS input on the Audio Core 200.
The Audio Core 200 makes an ideal control unit for a Meridian
Sooloos Digital Media System, based on a Control 15 or a
Media Core 200.
You can control the volume from the Sooloos Control 15, from
one of the various Meridian Sooloos control applications, or
using the volume control on the Audio Core 200.
• Connect the Control 15 or Media Core 200 SpeakerLink
output to the Audio Core SpeakerLink input, using a Meridian
SpeakerLink lead.
Sooloos Control 15
SPEAKERLINK
OUT
Meridian Audio Core 200
NETWORK
Router
Internet
To connect headphones
The Audio Core 200 includes a headphone output for listening
with or without the speaker outputs.
• Connect the headphones to the headphones output.
SPEAKERLINK
IN
OUT
SpeakerLink
lead
• To mute the speakers when headphones are connected set
the Speakers option to Mute in the Headphone setup
menu.
• To use headphones which have their own integral volume
control set the Level option to Fixed in the Headphone
setup menu.
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Front panel
The following diagram gives details of the front panel controls:
CD
CD
On/standby
Home
key
Radio
Scroll
left
45
DVD
Sooloos
Disc
Soft
keys
Scroll Display
right options
On/standby
Scroll right }
Switches the Audio Core on, or to standby.
Displays the next set of soft keys.
Home H
Display S
Displays the Home set of soft keys for selecting a source.
Press } to see more sources.
Blanks the display.
Scroll left {
Displays the previous set of soft keys. From the Home keys
this gives the Setup and Audio options.
Soft keys
Allow you to select a source, or a Setup or Audio option.
The current functions are shown on the bottom line of the
display.
Volume
Push to mute
Volume
Turn to adjust the volume, or push to mute the sound. The
current source and volume are shown on the display.
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