Soundstream Technologies 255 Stereo Amplifier User Manual

Soundstream Technologies 255 Stereo Amplifier User Manual
SPECIFICATIONS
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Crossover Specifications
Low Pass:
High Pass:
55 Hz - 220 Hz at 24 dB/Octave (12dB on 255)
50 Hz - 500 Hz at 12 dB/Octave
(Removable SIP @ 150 Hz on 255)
Band Pass (555): 50 Hz - 500 Hz at 12 dB/Octave (Mid-Bass)
50 Hz - 4 kHz at 12 dB/Octave (Mid)
Hawkins Bass Control
0 to +9 dB Boost(555), +6 dB (255,355); Boost Frequency = 45 Hz
(Hawkins Bass Control “IN”)
Sub Sonic filter frequency = 13 Hz
Dimensions (W x D x H)
RUBICON555: 15.0” X 9.8” X 2.25” (381 mm X 250mm X 57mm)
RUBICON355: 13.0” X 9.8” X 2.25” (330mm X 250mm X 57mm)
RUBICON255: 11 .O” X 9.8” X 2.25” (280mm X 250mm X 57mm)
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rev A - 12/29/98
RUBICON
5/3 Channel
Power Amplifiers
Owner’s Manual
and
Installation Guide
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Congratulations!
Table of Contents
You now own a Soundstream RUBICON amplifier, the product of an
uncompromising design and engineering philosophy. Your Soundstream
RUBICON amplifier will outperform any other amplifier in the world.
To maximize the performance of your system, we recommend that you
thoroughly acquaint yourself with its capabilites and features. Please
retain this manual and your sales receipt for future reference.
Design Features .......................................................
p4-5
Rubicon Amplifier Diagram ................................. ~6-7
Rubicon Amplifier Diagram ................................. p8-9
Soundstream amplifiers are the result of American innovation and
craftmanship with the highest quality control standards. When properly
installed, they will provide you with many years of listening pleasure.
Should your amplifier ever need service or replacement due to theft,
please record the following information which will help protect your
investment.
Rubicon Amplifier Diagram ................................. plO-11
Crossover Adjustments ............................................
p 12-13
Hawkins Bass ControlTM Theory and Use ................ p 14
Model and Serial #
Installation: Speaker Output Modes ........................ P 15
Dealer’s Name
Date of Purchase
Installation: Wiring ...................................................
P 16
lnstal lation: Mounting ..............................................
P 17
Installation Shop
Installation Date
lnstal lation: Level Setting and Front Spoiler.. .......... p 18
Sample System Diagrams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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p 19-26
CAUTION!
Prolonged listening at high levels may result in hearing loss.
Even though your new Soundstream Rubiwn amplifier sounds
better than anything you’ve ever heard, exercise caution to
prevenf hearing damage.
Protection Circuitry, Service and Troubleshooting . . . p 27
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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RUBITM (Rapid-Use
Branched jmpulse) This new proprietary power
supply topology eliminates “power sags” during low frequency reproduction by rapidly increasing the duty cycle, stabilizing the power supply and allowing it to deliver the power required when reproducing low
frequencies. Also, greater reserve gate power is stored for low voltage situations that occur during extreme conditions.
STACTTM (STabilized Apex Qrrent _Topology) Reduces power supply stress by 50%. Typical designs degrade the stereo image due to
phase reversal of even-order harmonic distortion that occurs between
the inverted channels. In the STACT design, inversion is done at the
power amplifier drive stage. Since the fully symmetrical power amplifier produces no even-harmonic distortion itself and all preamplifier
circuitry is run completely in-phase, no even harmonic distortion phase
reversal occurs.
TridentTM Protection Topology provides three types of protection:
1. Output protection against short circuits or improper loads.
2. Ground fault detection: Shuts down the amplifier when a significant
voltage (~5 Volts) fluctuation occurs between electrical (turn-on lead)
and battery ground.
3. Thermal Protection: Puts the amplifier into thermal rollback or shuts
the amplifier down in extreme thermal conditions.
Hawkins Bass Control provides a focused subwoofer boost (O-9 dB
at 45 Hz) and routes otherwise wasted amplifier power back to the
audible bandwidth.
Harmonic Bass AlignmentTM The 2nd and 3rd order harmonic peaks
are critically aligned to fundamental peaks at low frequencies. This
produces tighter, more accurate bass reproduction.
Drive Delay llTM Amplifier section powers up 2 to 3 seconds after the
power supply eliminating turn-on pops. Turn off process is reversed:
Amplifier section turns off first, followed by the power supply.
Dynamically Optimized Power Grid TM Power grid is evenly distributed between primary and secondary power supplies, providing greater
dynamics and improved RF filtering.
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ChassisinkTM All transistors are ideally located and sandwiched between the circuit board and the heatsink to provide cool efficient amplifier operation.
Differentially Balance RCA Input eliminates ground loop related noise
in the audio path.
Continuously Variable Crossover Networks (355 & 555): 12 dB/
Octave 2-way highpass crossover, variable from 65 to 220 Hz and 24
dB/Octave lowpass crossovers variable from 30 to 120 Hz. 555 on/y
- 12 dB/Octave 3-way crossover which can be selected for mid-bass
(65 to 500 Hz) or midrange (65 to 4,000 Hz) operation.
Built-in Staggered S.I.P. Crossover Network (255) Built-in two-way
electronic crossover is designed to send high pass information to
channels 1-4 of the amplifier and send low pass to channel 5 of the
amplifier. 12dB/oct Highpass and Lowpass crossovers.
Flexible Stereo1 Input Level Control allows 200 mV to 5 V input
sensitivity.
Symmetrical Discrete Balanced Class A Drive Boards Auto-adjust for linear performance while driving low impedance loads.
Removable Front Spoiler allows for stealth installation of RCA,
Speaker and Power wiring.
KEY TO CALLOUTS
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Power LED - Indicates amplifier power.
Subsonic / Hawkins Bass Control Switch - Select “SUB SONIC” to
engage the Sub Sonic filter at 13 Hz. Select “HAWKINS BASS CONTROL”
to engage the subwoofer channel’s high pass filter @I 45 Hz with +6 dB
boost for optimum bass.
Subwoofer Channel Input Select - Selectable inputs; “CH l-4” for nonfading bass control, “CH 3&4” for front to rear fading bass control.
Channels 3&4 Input Select - Selectable inputs from internal (CH l&2)
or external (CH 38~4 local RCA inputs).
Amp Mode Switch (Channels 1-4) - Select “3CH” for bridged mono output
in 3 channel operation (use input channels 1 & 2). Select “5CH” for stereo
output in 5 channel operation.
Inputs - Right and left channel RCA inputs for channels 3&4.
Input Level - Channels 3&4 input level control.
ltiputs - Right and left channel RCA inputs for channels l&2.
Input Level - Channels l&2 input level control.
Sub Input Level - Subwoofer channel input level control.
Low Pass Filter Control Adjustment - (Subwoofer Channel) crossover
frequency control for the internal low pass filter.
Speaker Connection Terminal - Speaker connections for CH l-4 &
Subwoofer Channel.
GND - Main ground connection. Bolt to a clean chassis point in the vehicle.
REMOTE - Remote turn-on input from the head unit. Accepts +12V.
+12V - Connected to a fuse or circuit breaker, then to the battery’s positive terminal.
Main Fuse - Main power supply fuse.
KEY TO CALLOUTS
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Power LED - Indicates amplifier power.
Subsonic / Hawkins Bass Control Switch - Select “SUB SONIC” to
engage the Sub Sonic filter at 13 Hz. Select “HAWKINS BASS CONTROL”
to engage the subwoofer channel’s high pass filter @ 45 Hz with +6 dB
boost for optimum bass.
High Pass XOVER Switch - (Channels l&Z) Select “IN” for use with the
internal crossover or “OUT” for use with external crossover.
High Pass XOVER Switch - (Channels 3&4) Select “IN” for use with the
internal crossover or “OUT” for use with external crossover.
Subwoofer Channel Input Select - Selectable inputs; “CH 1-4” for nonfading bass control, “CH 3&4” for rear fading bass control.
Channels 3814 Input Select - Selectable inputs from internal (CH l&2)
or external (CH 3&4 local RCA inputs).
Amp Mode Switch - (Channels 1-4) Select “3CH” for bridged mono output
in 3 channel operation (use channels 1 & 2). Select “5CH” for stereo
output in 5 channel operation.
Inputs - Right and left channel RCA inputs for channels 3&4.
Input Level - Channels 3&4 input level control.
High Pass Filter Control Adjustment - (Channels 3&4) crossover frequency control for the internal high pass filter.
tnputs - Right and left channel RCA inputs for channels l&2.
Input Level - Channels l&2 input level control.
High Pass Filter Control Adjustment - (Channels l&2) crossover frequency control for the internal high pass filter.
Low Pass Filter Control Adjustment - (Subwoofer Channel) crossover
frequency control for the internal low pass filter.
Sub Input Level - Subwoofer channel input level control.
Speaker Connection Terminal - Speaker connections for Subwoofer
Channel.
Speaker Connection Terminal - Speaker connections for Ch’s 3&4.
Speaker Connection Terminal - Speaker connections for Ch’s l&2.
REMOTE - Remote turn-on input from the head unit. Accepts +12V.
GND - Main ground connection. Bolt to a clean chassis point in the vehicle.
+12V - Connected to a fuse or circuit breaker, then to the battery’s positive terminal.
Main Fuse - Main power supply fuses.
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The RUBICON amplifiers incorporate an on-board staggered electronic crossover, with RCA outputs (RUBICON only) to drive an external amplifier. No
external electronic crossover is necessary. However, if you do desire to use an
external crossover you still have that option. The high and low pass portions of
the crossover can be set independently of one another.
In many car audio installations, there is a tendency for a “midbass boom.” Because of their interior dimensions, most cars will resonate or ring at these midbass
frequencies. If we design the system so there is reduced output in this region, the
final response is very smooth and natural sounding. The high pass crossover is
independently variable from 50 to 500 Hz at 12 dB/Octave (Removable SIP @
150Hz on RUBICON255. See next page for different frequencies)! and the low
pass crossover is independently variable from 55 to 220 Hz at 24 dB/Octave.
For initial crossover setup, try setting the low pass filter to approximately 60 Hz,
and the high pass filter to approximately 150 Hz. Change the crossover points to
accommodate a good mixture of frequency response, power handling, and personal preference.
31WAY (555 ONLY)
MIDBASS/MIDRANGE BAND PASS
The RUBICON can be operated in midrange or midbass “band pass” configuration. In the three way mode, you can tri-amplify with “active” midbass or
midrange to maximize control over individual drivers. The bandpass includes
a low pass and high pass filter, which work independent of one another, to
drive the midrange or midbass speakers.
12 dB!Octave
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12 dB/Octave High Pass
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The RUBICON comes with a 150Hz High Pass S.I.P. .
(Series In-line Package resistor network) I If you want to use
a frequency other than the factory pre-set frequencies follow
the chart to the left or the formula below to select your own
INSTALLATION STEP 1
Hawkins Bass Control - Theorv and Use
Hawkins Bass Control (variable) is a unique subwoofer control
circuit included with the Soundstream RUBICON amplifier. It
is capable of removing subsonic energy in program material below 45 Hz at 12 dB/Octave, while boosting subwoofer frequencies. The circuit consists of two controls. One engages a subsonic High Pass filter at 45 Hz, and the other adjusts the amount
of boost (0 to +9 dB) (fixed at +6dB for the RUBCON & 355).
SELECTING THE SPEAKER OUTPUT MODE
Channels 1 through 4 of the RUBICON255, 355 & 555 amplifiers have the ability
to operate in any one of the following modes:
HAWKINS
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5CH (Stereo /Mixed Mono): Use this mode for 5 channel stereo operation (all
channels) or for Mixed Mono operation_
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The Boost control adjusts the amount of level applied at the set
frequency, and is adjustable from 0 to +9 dB (see figure 2). When
the boost is set to 0, Hawkins Bass Control acts as a sub sonic
filter only. The simple act of removing potentially harmful low frequencies can improve system output by as much as 3 dB.
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3CH (Bridged Mono): Use this mode to bridge channels l&2 and 3&4 outputs for
3 channel operation.
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subsonic filter. Figure 3 shows the effectiveness of the Hawkins Bass Control on
woofer excursion in a vented enclosure. The woofer travels 7.5 mm at 10 Hz. With
Hawkins Bass Control properly adjusted, this excursion can be reduced to less
than 1 mm. This is of great benefit to lowering woofer distortion and increasing
output.
Please follow the wiring schemes below for the correct operation:
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With Soundstream’s Hawkins Bass Control, the boost and frequency control can
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any type of installation.
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INSTALLATION AND MOUNTING
POWER AND GROUND
To ensure maximum output from your RUBICON amplifier, use high quality, lowloss power and ground cables and connections. The RUBICON amplifiers will
accept up to 4 or 8 gauge power and ground cables. Determine from the chart
below the minimum and maximum gauge power and ground wire for your application_
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CIRCUIT BREAKERS AND FUSES
EXTERNAL
Like all audio components, the RUBICON amplifier must be fused near the battery.
A fuse or circuit breaker must be located within 18” of the batterv. This will prevent
a fire in the event of a shorted cable. See the chart below to determine the correct
fuse value.
AMPLIFIER LOCA T/ON
The RUBICON amplifier employs highly efficient circuitry, a custom-engineered
heat sink, and a unique Chassisink construction to maintain lower operating temperatures. Additional cooling may be required if the amplifier is located in a tightly
confied area or when driving especially low impedance loads at extremely high
levels.
When mounting the amplifier, it should be securely mounted to either a panel in the
vehicle or an amp board or rack that is securely mounted to the vehicle. The
mounting location should be either in the passenger compartment or in the trunk of
the vehicle, away from moisture, stray or moving objects, and major electrical components. To provide adequate ventilation, mount the amplifier so that there are at
least two inches of freely circulating air above and to the sides of it.
MOUNTING THE AMPLIFIER
a.
b.
C.
Using the amplifier as a template, mark the holes on the mounting surface.
Remove the amplifier and drill the holes for the mounting screws.
Secure the amplifier to the mounting surface using the supplied hardware.
INTERNAL
The RUBICON255, 355 81 555 amplifier are fused with automotive-type fuses. In
the event of blown power supply fuses, replace with the correct value fuse found in
the chart below. Never replace the fuse with a higher value than what is supplied. This may result in amplifier damage and will void the warranty!
RUBICON255,355 & 555 Amplifier Fuse Values
Battery Fuse / Circuit Breaker
Amplifier Fuse
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REMOTE TURN-ON
Connect the “Remote” line to the turn-on lead from the source unit. When +12
Volts is received, the amplifier will turn on.
SIGNAL CABLE
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f.
Run and connect the audio signal and remote turn-on cables to the amplifier
from the source unit.
Carefully run the positive cable from the amplifier to a fuse or circuit breaker
within 18” of the battery.
Connect the fuse or circuit breaker lead to the battery. Leave the circuit
breaker off or the fuse out until everything is bolted down.
Secure the ground cable to a solid chassis ground on the vehicle. It may be
necessary to sand paint down to raw metal for a good connection.
Double check each and every connection!
Reconnect the fuse or circuit breaker.
POWER UP
Power up the system and look at the Power LED; there may be a 2-3 second delay
from the time the source unit is turned on to the time that the LED on the amp turns
on, which is normal. Once the amplifer LED is on and the source unit is playing,
you should have sound coming from the speakers.
Use a high quality cable that will be easy to install and has minimal signal loss to
guarantee optimum performance.
SPEAKER CABLE
The RUBICON amplifiers will accept up to 8 gauge speaker cable. Use a high
quality, flexible, multi-strand cable for best performance and longevity.
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INSTALLATION STEP 4)
4 channels of input
2-way front/rear fade with constant level bass
4 channels of 2-way high pass, (rear de-emphasis engaged on 555)
subwoofer channel in low pass
LEVEL SEmlNG
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The input levels are adjusted by means of the input level controls located on the
front of the amplifier. This is a unique dual-stage circuit that adjusts both level and
gain. This topology maintains better S/N Ratio even when using sources with
minimal output.
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Turn the amplifier’s input levels to minimum position (counter-clockwise)
Set the source unit volume to approximately 3/4 of full volume.
While playing dynamic source material, slowly increase the amplifiers’ input
level until a near maximum undistorted level is heard in the system.
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output at the same time. If you send a distorted signal to an amplifier, it is simply
going to amplify distorted information. The same holds true if an outboard processor or crossover begins to distort before you have maximum output from the amplifier. By setting all components to reach clipping at the same time, you can maximize the output of your system. For the RUBICON amplifier, follow these steps for
setting the input levels:
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SAMPLE SYSTEM #8 (555 ONLY!)
Your RUBICON255, 355 & 555 amplifiers are protected against both overheating
and short circuits by means of main power fuses and the following circuits:
6 channels of input
5 channel operation with frunt rear satellite fading & subwoofer control
4 channels high pass 2-way, rear de-emphasis engaged
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Speaker Protection
Ground fault Protection
A fail-safe thermal protection circuit
F NOTE: If you experience blown main power supply fuses, it is like/’
that the amplifier is seeing a dead short, either in the speaker wire or
in the speaker itself. Redi& the problem before bowing multiple
fuses! DO NOT increase values beyond the original fuse value!
Doing so ~171 void your warranty and may damage your amplifer.
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2. No remote turn-on signal
3. Blown fuse near the battery
No sound, power LED is lit
1. No signal input
2. The Remote Bass accessory
switch is in the “IN” position.
Move it to the “OUT” position.
Amplifier output cuts off and on
repeatedly
1. Speaker output may be shorted
to ground. Check for resistivity
with an volt meter.
2. Speaker leads may be shorted
to each other. Check for continuity
with an volt meter.
Repeatedly blow amp fuse;
frequent activation of Trident
protection circuit
1. Speaker or leads may be
shorted
2. Verify adequate amp ventilation
Fuse LED is lit
The power supply fuses on the
bottom of the amplifier are blown
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SERVICE
is protected by a limited warranty.
Please read and send in the enclosed warranty card.
Your Soundstream RUBICON amplifier
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