NuForce AVP17 Manual
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the device itself.
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the reach of small children as small parts might present a choking hazard. Seek immediate medical
attention if choking occurs or if any small part has been swallowed.
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excessive sound volume level could cause damage to your hearing.
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gets into the enclosure, immediately disconnect the power cord from the wall. Take the unit to a qualified
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a bookcase or cabinet, there must be ventilation of the cabinet to allow proper cooling. Keep the
component away from radiators, heat registers, stoves, or any other appliance that produces heat.
The unit must be connected to a power supply only of the type and voltage specified on the rear panel.
Connect the component to the power outlet only with the supplied power supply cable or an exact
equivalent. Do not modify the supplied cable.
Do not route the power cord where it will be crushed, pinched, bent, exposed to heat, or damaged in any
way. Pay particular attention to the power cord at the plug and where the cord exits the back of the unit.
The power cord should be unplugged from the wall outlet during a lightning storm or if the unit is to be left
unused for a long period of time.
Immediately stop using the component and have it inspected and/or serviced by a qualified service agency
if:
• The power supply cord or plug has been damaged.
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The unit has been exposed to rain.
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NuForce AVP-17
Preamp and Surround Processor
OWNER’S MANUAL
Designed for simplicity and expandability, the AVP 17’s focus, as with all NuForce products, is on firstrate performance. The unit’s 7.1-channel analog inputs (8 total channels) have been engineered to support
the decoded output from present and future DVD players. With its video circuit off, the AVP-17 operates
as a true audiophile-quality preamp. The internal DAC (44.1K/16-bit to 192K/24-bit) performs as well as
the best stand-alone DACs available today.
Those who listen to the AVP-17 are struck by its dynamic capability, smooth, lifelike midrange, and
natural, grain-free treble. The deep, articulate bass provides plenty of kick for both music and movie
soundtracks.
We thank you for your purchase and are confident that the AVP-17 will enhance your home theater and
music-listening experience. Before using the AVP-17, please take a few moments to read this instruction
manual to familiarize yourself with its features, settings, and adjustments.
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Quick Setup Guide
To start enjoying your AVP-17 here are some initial steps to follow:
Connections
Note: Make sure that the AVP-17 and all associated components are turned off while plugging and
unplugging connections!
1) Connect the digital optical or coaxial output of your DVD player to the optical or coaxial DVD
input on the rear panel of the AVP-17.
2) Connect the Composite, Component, or S-Video output from the DVD player to the same type of
input on the rear panel of the AVP-17.
3) Connect the corresponding Composite, Component, or S-Video output from the AVP-17 to the
same type of input on your TV monitor.
4) Connect the Composite, Component, or S-Video output from your digital satellite or cable TV
box to the same type of CABLE video input on the rear panel of the AVP-17.
5) If the CABLE/Satellite video output (composite, component, or S-video) is a different type than
that used for the DVD player, then connect this second type of video output to a different number
video input on the TV monitor.
6) If your satellite or cable TV has optical output, connect it to the optical CABLE input on the rear
panel of the AVP-17. Otherwise connect the Left and Right analog audio outputs from your
satellite or cable TV box to the Left and Right Analog Inputs on the rear panel of the AVP-17.
7) Multi-channel analog outputs from a SACD or DVD-A player may be connected to the
corresponding 7.1CH INPUT(s) on the rear panel of the AVP-17.
8) Connect the 7.1CH OUTPUT(s) to the corresponding input channels of your external amplifier(s).
The XLR Balanced OUTPUT(s) for the Left and Right Main, Center, and Subwoofer channels
may be used INSTEAD of their respective RCA 7.1 CH Outputs, when XLR Balanced amplifier
inputs are available. A pair of Left and Right stereo Line Level Outputs is provided for recording
or to link to a 2-channel stereo system. Make certain that all amplifiers are switched OFF while
making or breaking connections!
9) After all signal connections have been made and double checked, first plug the provided AC
power cord into the IEC receptacle on the AVP-17’s rear panel and then plug the male end into an
AC power line conditioner or into an AC wall power outlet.
OPPO HM-31 HTMI Switch Integration
Installation & Operation
Connect the IR cable and 5Vdc cable between the Oppo HDMI switch and AVP17.
Pressing ‘HDMI’ on the AVP17 remote sequentially switches HDMI input 1, 2 & 3.
Getting Started
Now that the AVP-17 is connected, simply push the front power switch in to begin your journey to an
exhilarating audio/video experience. The display will first show NUFORCE, then AVP 17, followed by the
default or last-used input and volume setting.
Note: For the On Screen Display to function properly, the video input format (Composite, Component,
or S-Video) must match the video output format, and the correct input source (DVD, CABLE, VCR, or
AUX1) must be selected. Using the On Screen Display on a large screen TV monitor makes the MENU
options easier to view and set.
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Using the Remote Control is the quickest way to get acquainted with the navigation of the MENU and the
AVP-17’s features and settings.
1) To start, Press the Volume Down key to lower the initial volume. Point the remote at the AVP-17
and press one of the 8 input keys (an input that is hooked up as above, with the source component
powered on).
2) If using a video source, make sure the TV monitor is turned on and the correct video input is
selected. Choose the appropriate VIDEO OUTPUT for the selected INPUT. Set the Video
connection by pressing the Composite (CVBS), S-VIDEO, or Component (YPbPr) key.
3) Immediately press the INPUT MODE key to select the appropriate audio connection. Continue
pressing the Input Mode key to scroll through the input options for the selected input, which may
include Analog (ANA), Optical (OPT), or Coaxial (COA).
4) Choose a processing mode by pressing the DOLBY, DTS, or DSP keys. By continuing to press
the selected processing key, you will scroll through all the processing options to reach the selected
mode.
5) You can quickly adjust the Center channel and Subwoofer levels by pressing the CENTER or
SUB key and then pressing the Volume Up or Volume Down keys to increase or decrease the
relative volume levels of these critical channels. Set the Master Volume to a comfortable listening
level before making these individual channel-level adjustments.
You are now ready to listen to music or watch a movie using the NuForce AVP-17 as your System
Control Center. Please refer to the detailed directions below to fine-tune your audio and multichannel settings.
Front Panel Controls
POWER:Power On/Off switch also activates the 12V trigger output for turning on linked
components.
FUNCTION:Push in to access the MENU; rotate to scroll between Mode Select, Audio Setup,
Function, Return, and Input Select. Another push selects the function. Rotating the Function knob
chooses options or adjusts values for the selected functions.
VOLUME:Volume control adjusts from 0dB to 80dB in 0.5dB increments. At turn-on, Volume
defaults to last used setting or to a maximum of 60 if volume was last set to 60 or higher.
Remote Control
1) DIM: Turns the VFD display off or back on.
2) BYPASS: Provides a more direct signal path by bypassing non-essential functions in order to
preserve the highest quality audio performance.
3) DOLBY: Selects between 3CH, PROLOGIC IIx, DOLBY DIGITAL, or DOLBY EX.
4) DTS: Selects between NEO:6, DTS, or DTS ES.
5) DSP: Selects and chooses between 8 DSP modes: Church, Hall, Theater, Rock, Pops, Classic,
Stadium, and Live.
6) INPUTS: 7.1CH, DVD, CD, Cable, VCR, Tape, Aux1, Aux2: select the corresponding input.
7) INPUT MODE: Selects the Audio Input mode. When input is DVD, CABLE, AUX1, or AUX2,
Input Mode cycles through Analog, Coaxial, and Optical. If the input is CD, either Coaxial or
Analog can be selected.
8) VIDEO OUTPUT SELECT: When input selection is DVD, EXT 7.1CH, CABLE, or AUX1, the
output selection goes between CVBS (composite video), S-Video (Y/C, or Super-VHS), and
YPbPr (component video up to 1080i). If the input selection is VCR, only CVBS or S-Video is
available.
9) DISPLAY: Shows the input/volume status, processing mode, and bit-stream information.
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10) MUTE: Mutes and reactivates the sound.
11) MENU OPERATION KEYS: Press MENU to get to the Main Menu, and press Menu again to
exit. The ▲/▼ buttons move the cursor up/down.
12) OK/EXIT: Press Ok to confirm selected function. Press Exit to return to your prior selection.
13) VOLUME: ▲/▼ Volume control raises and lowers audio level in 0.5dB steps.
14) CENTER: adjusts the center channel using VOLUME ▲/▼
15) SUB: adjusts the subwoofer channel using VOLUME ▲/▼
16) SETUP: Use in conjunction with On Screen Display (connect CVBS or S-video to a
TV/Projector). The video display will show adjustable parameters. Use ▲/▼to select, and press
OK to set, then press ▲/▼ to change values. Press EXIT to save and exit at the current setting.
ON AND OFF
When first tuning on the AVP-17, the unit goes through an initialization routine and will display
NuForce and AVP 17 before arriving at the previously selected input and volume setting. Note: if the
volume was set higher than 60 when the unit was turned off, on the next power-on cycle the AVP-17
will ramp up to an initial volume level of 60.
INPUT SELECTION
Combinations Supported
Audio Input Mode
Input
Analog
Coaxial
Video Output Mode
Optical
CVBS
S-Video
YPbPr
DVD
CD
Cable
Aux1
VCR
Tape
Aux2
7.1Ch
With Remote Control
1) Select: 7.1CH, DVD, CD, CABLE, VCR, TAPE, AUX1 or AUX2.
2) Once the input is selected, pressing the INPUT MODE key scrolls through the supported audio
modes (Analog, Coaxial, or Optical).
Front Panel Control:
To Select an Input
1) Press FUNCTION knob in and dial until the display shows INPUT SELECT.
2) Push FUNCTION to enter the INPUT SELECT sub-menu. You can rotate the knob in either
direction to scroll between all 8 inputs.
3) Once you have dialed to your chosen input, pressing the FUNCTION knob again shows the audio
input mode. Each time the FUNCTION knob is pressed it cycles through the available audio
input modes (Analog, Coaxial, or Optical) for the selected input.
4) Push FUNCTION in the RETURN position to return to the INPUT SELECT menu. Then rotate
the FUNCTION knob to scroll through the other sub-menus.
5) Rotating the Volume knob while in a sub-menu will return you to your last selected input and
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volume setting.
BYPASS minimizes circuitry in order to achieve maximum audio quality.
DOLBY
The AVP-17 supports DOLBY 3CH, PRO LOGIC IIx, DOLBY DIGITAL, and DOLBY EX using
the digital coaxial or optical inputs. The analog inputs also support Dolby 3CH and Pro Logic IIx.
DTS
DTS or DTS-ES on Coaxial, and DTS NEO:6 is supported using coax and analog multi-channel
inputs.
DSP
Analog audio signals from DVD, CD, CABLE, VCR, TAPE, AUX1, AUX2 or digital inputs using
PCM can be digitally processed to simulate eight different acoustic environments. Pressing DSP
cycles through Live, Stadium, Church, Hall, Theater, Rock, Pops, and Classic DSP modes.
TO SELECT PROCESSING MODE
1) Press FUNCTION knob in and rotate until the display shows MODE SELECT.
2) Press FUNCTION knob in to scroll through the sub-menu: BYPASS, (Dolby) 3CH, (Dolby) IIx,
(DTS) NEO 6, or DSP.
3) Press FUNCTION knob in to choose a mode, then rotate to see additional options for each mode.
Press the Function knob again to confirm selection.
SETTINGS
Main Volume
The Volume knob on the AVP-17 and the Volume control buttons on the remote control adjust the
volume level of all speaker channels simultaneously.
On Screen Display
For the On Screen Display to function properly, the video input format (Composite, Component, or SVideo) must match the video output format, and the correct input source (DVD, CABLE, VCR, or
AUX1) must be selected. Using the On Screen Display on a large screen TV monitor makes the
MENU options easier to view and set.
AUDIO SETUP
Tone Controls
Push the FUNCTION knob in to go to the main MENU, then rotate the knob to Audio Setup. Push
the knob in again to enter the ADJ Treble mode. Pushing the knob once more will display Treble 00.
Rotating the knob will increase or decrease the Treble +/- 10dB in 2dB steps. Once set, pushing the
knob returns to the ADJ Treble position. Rotating the knob clockwise will bring you to the Adj Bass
mode. Pushing the knob in will display Bass 00. and bass may be increased +/- 10dB by rotating the
Function knob (clockwise for more bass or counter-clockwise for less bass). Note that all functions
are similarly accessed and adjusted by using the FUNCTION knob. Since most users will be using the
remote control to access the MENU and set parameters, the AVP-17’s features and settings via
remote control are described below.
Remote Control
The NuForce AVP-17 Remote control is designed to access and adjust all the AVP-17’s functions
and settings. In addition to navigating the main and sub-menus, there are many short-cut buttons (see
Section 2: Remote Control) that provide a more direct access to often-used features and adjustments.
These short-cut buttons allow direct access to audio and video inputs, DSP, Dolby, and DTS
processing, as well as speaker level adjustments for the center channel and subwoofer. These direct
access buttons eliminate the need to scroll through the main and sub-menus. The two included AAA
batteries may be installed by removing the two small screws in the bottom panel of the remote and
inserting them into the slide-out battery carrier. Be sure to observe the correct positive and negative
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polarity markings.
Using the remote control to access the MENU and make adjustments is simple. Pressing the MENU
button displays the main MENU. Pressing the down or up menu arrows allows scrolling through the
sub-menus (similar to rotating the Function knob). Pressing the OK button to the right of the MENU
button allows you to select different inputs, modes, and functions, just as pressing in the FUNCTION
knob does. Using the down or up arrows allows you to change the values of the settings. When a
setting is finalized, press OK to save the setting. Press the down or up arrows to scroll through other
items on the sub-menu. Press the Exit button to the left of the MENU button to return to the previous
sub-menu. Pressing the VOLUME buttons below the MENU keys will return you to your previously
selected INPUT and VOLUME settings at any time.
To adjust the tone controls using the remote, first press the MENU button and then press the down
arrow twice to scroll to the AUDIO SETUP sub-menu. Pressing OK will bring up ADJ Treble.
Pressing OK again will show Treble 00. Using the down or up arrows decreases or increases the
treble +/-10dB, in 2dB steps. To set, press OK to save the setting and then the down arrow to proceed
to the ADJ Bass mode. Once the tone controls are set, you may continue in the Audio Setup submenu to make speaker level adjustments for each of the seven speaker channels plus the subwoofer,
or push the Volume buttons to return to your last selected input and volume setting.
7.1 Channel Volume Adjustment
1) Pressing the remote control short-cut buttons for CENTER or SUB, followed by pressing the
VOLUME keys will provide instant volume control for these two critical audio channels. After
about 10 seconds the display will return to the prior input and volume settings.
2) Using the remote, press MENU and then press the down arrow twice to scroll to the AUDIO
SETUP sub-menu. Pressing OK will bring up ADJ Treble. Keep pressing the arrow to go to ADJ
Bal-L, which refers to the volume of the left main speaker. Pressing OK shows Bal-L 00. Using
the down or up arrows decreases or increases the left main speaker volume +/-10dB, in 2dB steps.
Once set, press OK to save the setting and then press the down arrow to proceed to the ADJ Bal-R
mode. This refers to the right main speaker. The volume level is set the same way. After setting
the left and right main speaker levels the rest of the speaker channels can be adjusted similarly.
The choices consist of ADJ CENTER, ADJ SURR L, ADJ SURR R, ADJ BACK L, ADJ BACK
R, and ADJ SUBWOOFER.
Speaker Setup
The AVP-17 allows a number of parameters to be set in order to accommodate different speaker
configurations. For example, the audio signal going to each speaker can be adjusted to conform to the
specific speaker’s frequency range and size. If you have large, full-range main speakers with
substantial output below 60Hz, the speaker function should be set to LARGE. This sends more bass
energy to speakers capable of handling extended bass. If the main speakers are small and lack deep
bass, the speaker function should be set to SMALL, so that the speaker’s smaller woofers will not be
sent deep bass, which could muddy the sonic presentation. When the main speakers are set to
LARGE, the center and surround speakers can only be set to SMALL.
Unused Speaker Channels
With the exception of the main front speakers, unused speaker channels should be turned off by
selecting NONE for the unused channels. This will serve to reintegrate the unused channel(s)
information with the active speaker channels so that no audio information is lost.
Set Speaker Configuration
Press the MENU button on the remote and use the down arrow to scroll to the FUNCTION submenu. Press OK and press the down arrow to scroll to FUNC SPEAKER. Press OK to select and
adjust each speaker channel. Pressing the OK button will let you choose the correct setting (Large,
Small, or None) for the displayed speaker channel. Once you have toggled to the correct setting, press
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the down arrow to scroll to the next speaker channel. Repeat this procedure until you have completed
the settings for all eight speaker channels. Remember to select None for any unused channels. If you
are using a subwoofer, select Yes; if not, it is important to select None, since this will redirect low
bass information back to the front main speakers.
Adjust Crossover Frequency
Once you have finished setting the speaker configuration in the FUNC SPEAKER sub-menu,
pressing the down arrow will bring you to CROSSOVER. Pressing OK will display the current
crossover setting, e.g., CROSSOVER–100. The available values are 40Hz, 60Hz, 80Hz, 100Hz, and
150Hz. To make a selection, use the down or up arrows to reach your target crossover frequency and
press OK to set it.
To select an appropriate crossover frequency, find the lower frequency limit of your front main
speakers. (Most speaker manufacturers provide this information on their manual’s specifications
page.) Set the crossover point about 20Hz higher than the low frequency roll-off point. If you are
using small, bass-challenged front speakers, we recommend setting the crossover point to 100Hz or,
at the maximum, 150Hz.
Speaker Distance/Time Delay
When using surround speakers, proper time-alignment between the front main speakers and center
channel as well as from the front channels to the rear surround and back channels is important for
establishing a coherent soundfield. Since rooms vary in size and shape, just as distances between
speakers and listener vary, the AVP-17 facilitates time-delay adjustments which correspond to the
distance from speakers to listener. The distance between each speaker and the listening position can
be adjusted from 1–30 ft. When making speaker-distance adjustments, employ the distance from the
speaker you’ve measured to the center-seated listener.
To adjust speaker distance, press the MENU key on the remote and, using the down arrow, scroll to
the FUNCTION sub-menu. Press OK to enter the menu, and then the down arrow to go to FUNC
DISTANCE. Pressing OK shows DIST LEFT. Pressing OK again shows the current distance setting
in feet between the left front speaker and the listener. Useing the down or up arrows allows to set the
correct distance to the left speaker. Pressing OK confirms the setting and returns to DIST LEFT on
the sub-menu. Pressing the down arrow goes to DIST RIGHT. Repeat the preceding process for all
remaining speaker channels until you have set the correct distance to each speaker.
Speaker Level Test Tones
Each speaker’s relative volume level should be equal at the center listening position. The AVP-17
incorporates a test-tone generator, which can help fine-tune audio levels for each speaker channel.
The generator will send a broadband noise signal to each channel that can be measured with a soundlevel meter or judged by ear from the center listening position. The test starts in one channel and
proceeds to the next channel every two seconds. Begin by turning the main volume down. When
using a sound-level meter you should raise the volume for an average level of about 80dB. Using the
On Screen Display when playing the Test Tones provides a graphic illustration that shows which
speaker is being fed the tone. Testing proceeds through the following sequence:
TEST
L
TEST
C
TEST
R
TEST
SR
TEST
BR
TEST
BL
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TEST
SL
TEST
SW
Simply press the TEST key on the remote and the sequence of test tones will automatically start and
move from channel to channel. By using the down or up arrows you can change each channel’s
volume level +/- 10dB. Using a sound-level meter or your ears, try to get all the channels as close to
the same volume as possible in the center listening position.
The Test Tones can also be accessed through the main MENU by scrolling to the FUNCTION submenu and selecting FUNC TEST.
Subwoofer Output
The subwoofer output is always enabled. When watching movies in 5.1 or 7.1 mode, the subwoofer
outputs the LFE channel as required by the program material. For non LFE encoded source such as
analog signal, or CD (S/PDIF), the subwoofer generates its signal based on the current crossover
frequency; left and right channels remain full-range.
Other Functions
Dynamic Range Control
Access FUNC DRC from the FUNCTION sub-menu. DRC OFF provides full, wide-range sound
without compression. Selecting DRC ON provides moderate dynamic compression for late-night
listening or for times when extreme volume swings are not desirable.
Blue Screen
Access FUNC BLUE from the FUNCTION sub-menu. Choosing BLUE AUTO, the AVP-17 outputs
a blue screen in the absence of video signal. BLUE OFF defeats the feature.
Factory Defaults
Access FUNC RESET from the FUNCTION sub-menu to reload the factory default settings.
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Supported formats:
• Dolby Digital
• Dolby-EX
• Dolby Pro-Logic IIX
• DTS Digital
• DTS-ES
• DTS NEO:6
PCM D/A conversion: 44.1K/16-bit to 192K/24-bit
S/N: 90 dB (A weighted)
THD+N:< 0.05%, typical 0.01%
Video connections: 2 composite video, 2 s-video, 3 component video
• Component video support up to 1080i
Digital audio input: 2 coaxial/optical, *1 CD coaxial (*video circuit off when CD input is
selected)
Analog audio input: **1 set of 7.1 analog input for SACD/DVD-A, 5 analog input, 1 analog
record out. (**7.1 analog input act as 8-ch analog preamp)
7.1 RCA Outputs
4 XLR Outputs for L, R, C, SW
Removable rack-mount brackets
Integration of OPPO HDMI 1.3 compatible 3-in-1 switch
Subwoofer output is enabled at all time.
IR-input jack for external interface with home-automation system
Dimension: 3.54” X 17” x 18” (H x W x L), 17.5 lb
Electrical: AC 110/230VAC, 20W, auto-sensing.
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TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE
Scope. These terms and conditions of sale (these “Terms”) apply to all sales of products (the “Products”) by Nuforce Inc.
(“NuForce”), a California corporation, to buyer of the Products ("Buyer"). These Terms (along with the specific terms of the attached
purchase order) constitute the complete and entire agreement between the parties relating to the subject matter hereof, and supersede
any and all prior and contemporaneous other terms or conditions, whether oral or written, including negotiations, prior quotations and
purchase orders between the parties. These Terms may be modified only by a writing signed and approved by an authorized
representative of NuForce. NuForce’ failure to object to any term or condition contained in any communication from Buyer (including
in any purchase order) shall not be deemed a waiver or modification of these Terms. These Terms shall not be modified,
supplemented, qualified or interpreted by any trade usage or prior course of dealing.
Orders. Subject to Section 0, a contract between NuForce and Buyer shall be formed only upon NuForce’ written acceptance of
Buyer’s order or shipment of Products to Buyer pursuant to Buyer’s written purchase order. If NuForce accepts by shipment, then the
acceptance shall only be for the quantity shipped.
Title and Delivery.
Title and Risk of Loss. Delivery is F.O.B. NuForce’ point of shipment (“Delivery”). NuForce may exercise NuForce’ own discretion
in selecting the method of shipment. The risk of loss passes to Buyer upon delivery to the carrier at NuForce’ point of shipment.
NuForce retains title to the Products until NuForce has received payment in full of all sums due in connection with the sale of Products
to Buyer. NuForce hereby reserves and Buyer hereby grants to NuForce a purchase money security interest in the Products sold and
the proceeds thereof, including accounts receivable, until Buyer pays NuForce the purchase price in full.
Shipment and Delivery. Any scheduled ship date quoted is approximate and not the essence of the contract. Claims of late delivery
are barred unless made prior to receipt of Products. Buyer’s sole remedy for delay in or failure to deliver shall be cancellation of the
applicable order.
Pricing. NuForce reserves the right to increase prices for any unshipped Products if the cost to NuForce for supplies, raw materials,
labor or services is materially increased. The prices quoted on the attached purchase order shall be valid only for the period of time
there indicated. All prices are exclusive of transportation, insurance, taxes, duties and other charges related thereto; unless NuForce
receives a certified tax exemption from Buyer prior to shipment. Buyer agrees to indemnify, defend and hold NuForce harmless from
any loss or expense arising out of or related to NuForce’ reliance on any tax exemption provided by Buyer.
Payment. Except as otherwise specifically designated on the invoice, payment shall be due and payable within 30 days from the date
of the invoice. NuForce reserves the right at any time to modify or withdraw any credit extended to Buyer. If in NuForce’ sole
discretion, NuForce may require full or partial payment in advance of any shipment of Product. If Buyer becomes delinquent in any
payment to NuForce, NuForce has the right to suspend performance until such delinquency is corrected. Regardless of any statement
appearing on a check in payment for Product, NuForce’ acceptance of such check shall not constitute a waiver of NuForce’ right to
pursue the collection of any remaining balance. NuForce reserves the right to charge a late fee on late payments at the lesser of one
and 1.5% per month or the maximum rate allowable by law, together with NuForce’ costs of collections including attorneys’ fees.
Acceptance. Use of the Products by Buyer or its agents, or the failure by Buyer to reject the Products within 5 days following Buyer’s
delivery of such Products shall constitute acceptance by the Buyer.
NuForce’ Limited Warranty and Limitation of Liabilities.
Full Refund Period. For a period of 30 days after shipment (the “Refund Period”), Buyer may return the Products to NuForce for a
full refund. To qualify for this refund, the Products must be returned in their original packaging and a 15% restocking fee will apply
to damaged (including blemish on product’s surface) Products.
Limited Warranty. For a period (as specified in the Warranty Coverage section) after conclusion of the Refund Period, NuForce
warrants (i) this product against defects in materials and workmanship, and (ii) that each Product, unmodified and under normal use
and conditions, will substantially comply with NuForce’ applicable written technical documentation for the Product. NuForce
reserves the right to make substitutions and modifications from time to time in the specifications of Products sold by NuForce,
provided that such substitutions or modifications do not materially affect overall Product performance.
Limitations. EXCEPT FOR NUFORCE’ LIMITED WARRANTY SET FORTH IN SECTION 0 ABOVE, NUFORCE
SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY WARRANTIES, INCLUDING THE
IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OF MERCHANTABILITY AND AGAINST
INFRINGEMENT. THE EXPRESS WARRANTY IN SECTION 0 ABOVE SHALL EXTEND TO BUYER ONLY AND NOT TO
BUYER’S CUSTOMERS OR ANY THIRD PARTY. NO PERSON IS AUTHORIZED TO MAKE ANY WARRANTY OR
REPRESENTATION ON BEHALF OF NUFORCE CONCERNING THE PRODUCTS OTHER THAN THE LIMITED
WARRANTY EXPRESSLY SET FORTH IN SECTION 0. BUYER WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR AND WILL
INDEMNIFY, DEFEND AND HOLD HARMLESS NUFORCE FROM AND AGAINST ANY AND ALL LIABILITIES,
DAMAGES, COSTS AND EXPENSES RELATED TO ANY WARRANTIES WITH RESPECT TO THE PRODUCTS OTHER
THAN THOSE SET FORTH IN SECTION 0 OR ANY USE OF THE PRODUCTS OR RESALE OF THE PRODUCTS.
Liability. With respect to any claims asserting breach of the limited warranty set forth in Section 0, NuForce’ exclusive liability and
Buyer’s sole remedy, is at NuForce’ option, to replace or repair the defective Product or to issue credit to Buyer for the purchase price
of the Product (without interest), provided that prior to any replacement, repair or credit the following conditions are satisfied:
(i) NuForce is promptly notified in writing by Buyer upon discovery of any such default; (ii) the defective Product is returned to
NuForce, transportation charges prepaid by Buyer, accompanied by a brief statement explaining the alleged defect; and (iii) NuForce’
examination of such Product shall disclose to NuForce’ satisfaction that such failures did not arise as a result of misuse, abuse,
improper installation or application, repair, alteration, or accident, or negligence in use, storage, transportation or handling by anyone
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other than NuForce. Any replacement Product will be warranted for the remainder of the original warranty period or 30 days,
whichever is longer. NuForce shall in no event be responsible for any labor costs, or otherwise, incurred by Buyer incident to the
replacement of any defective Product. If NuForce determines that the returned Product conformed to the warranties, NuForce will
return the Product to Buyer at Buyer’s expense.
NUFORCE SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR SPECIAL
DAMAGES OF ANY NATURE INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION LOSS OF PROFIT, PROMOTIONAL OR
MANUFACTURING EXPENSES, OVERHEAD, DATA, INJURY TO REPUTATION OR LOSS TO CUSTOMERS, ARISING
OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE PURCHASE, SALE, USE, PERFORMANCE OR FAILURE OF THE PRODUCTS,
WHETHER SUCH LIABILITY ARISES UNDER CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), STRICT PRODUCT
LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF NUFORCE HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES OR IF
SUCH DAMAGE COULD HAVE BEEN REASONABLY FORESEEN. IN NO EVENT WILL NUFORCE’ LIABILITY TO
BUYER ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THESE TERMS EXCEED THE AMOUNT OF THE PURCHASE PRICE PAID
TO NUFORCE BY BUYER FOR THE PRODUCT THAT GIVES RISE TO THE CLAIM.
Default. If Buyer becomes insolvent, bankrupt, makes an assignment for the benefit of its creditors or is otherwise unable to meet
Buyer’s obligations as they come due, NuForce may decline to make further shipments without in any way affecting NuForce’ rights
under these Terms. If, NuForce elects to continue to make shipments, NuForce’ action shall not constitute a waiver of any default by
Buyer or in any way affect NuForce’ legal remedies of any such default.
Assignment. Buyer shall not assign Buyer’s order or any interest in or any rights hereunder without the prior written consent of
NuForce.
Confidentiality. Buyer acknowledges that Buyer may gain access to trade secrets and confidential information of NuForce. At all
times Buyer agrees not to disclose NuForce’ trade secrets or confidential information to any third party without the express written
consent of NuForce. Buyer further agrees to undertake all steps necessary to maintain the secrecy of NuForce’ trade secrets and
confidential information.
Miscellaneous. All notices, authorizations, and requests shall be deemed given on receipt. These Terms shall be governed by the laws
of the State of California without reference to that state’s choice of law provisions. The California state courts of Santa Clara County,
California or the United States District Court for the Northern District of California shall have exclusive jurisdiction and venue over
any dispute arising out of this Agreement, and each party hereby consents to the jurisdiction and venue of such courts. All waivers of
the exercise any remedy or option provided herein, or to require any performance by Buyer must be in a writing signed by NuForce. If
any provision of these Terms is declared invalid, illegal or unenforceable, all remaining provisions shall continue in full force and
effect. Nonperformance of either party, except for the making of payments, shall be excused to the extent that performance is delayed
or rendered impossible by any reason where failure to perform is beyond the reasonable control of the non-performing party.
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Nuforce One Year (Two Year Parts) Limited Warranty
WARRANTY COVERAGE
Nuforce’s warranty is specified in NuForce Terms and Conditions of Sale. If a defect exists, at its option
Nuforce will (1) repair the product at no charge, using new or refurbished replacement parts, (2) exchange
the product with a product that is new or which has been manufactured from new or serviceable used parts
and is at least functionally equivalent to the original product, or (3) refund the purchase price of the
product. A replacement product/part assumes the remaining warranty of the original product or ninety (90)
days from the date of replacement or repair, whichever provides longer coverage for you. When a product
or part is exchanged, any replacement item becomes your property and the replaced item becomes
Nuforce's property. When a refund is given, your product becomes Nuforce's property.
OBTAINING WARRANTY SERVICE
If you purchased the product in the U.S., deliver the product, at your expense, to any Nuforce Service
Center located in the U.S. If you purchased the product outside of the U.S., deliver the product to any
Nuforce Authorized Importer in the country where you purchased the product. Be aware, however, that
not all countries have Nuforce Authorized Service Providers and not all Authorized Service Providers
outside the country of purchase have all parts or replacement units for the product. If the product cannot be
repaired or replaced in the country it is in, it may need to be sent to a different country or returned to the
country of purchase at your expense for repair or replacement. You can always deliver the product to
NuForce’s U.S. main service center for obtaining warranty service.
EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS
This Limited Warranty applies only to hardware products manufactured by or for Nuforce that can be
identified by the "Nuforce" trademark, trade name, or logo affixed to them. The Limited Warranty does not
apply to any non-Nuforce hardware products or any accessories, even if packaged or sold with Nuforce
hardware. Non-Nuforce manufacturers, suppliers, may provide their own warranties. Other accessories
distributed by Nuforce under the Nuforce brand name are not covered under this Limited Warranty. This
warranty does not apply: (a) to damage caused by accident, abuse, misuse, misapplication, or non-Nuforce
products; (b) to damage caused by service performed by anyone who is not an Nuforce Authorized Service
Provider; (c) to a product or a part that has been modified without the written permission of Nuforce; or (d)
if any Nuforce serial number has been removed or defaced.
THIS WARRANTY AND REMEDIES SET FORTH ABOVE ARE EXCLUSIVE AND IN LIEU OF
ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, REMEDIES AND CONDITIONS, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN,
EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. NUFORCE SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL IMPLIED
WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY
AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. IF NUFORCE CANNOT LAWFULLY DISCLAIM
IMPLIED WARRANTIES UNDER THIS LIMITED WARRANTY, ALL SUCH WARRANTIES,
INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
PURPOSE ARE LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE DURATION OF THIS WARRANTY. No Nuforce
reseller, agent, or employee is authorized to make any modification, extension, or addition to this warranty.
NUFORCE IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR DIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES RESULTING FROM ANY BREACH OF WARRANTY OR CONDITION, OR UNDER
ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOST PROFITS,
DOWNTIME, GOODWILL, DAMAGE TO OR REPLACEMENT OF EQUIPMENT AND PROPERTY,
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ANY COSTS OF RECOVERING, REPROGRAMMING, OR REPRODUCING ANY PROGRAM OR
DATA STORED IN OR USED WITH NUFORCE PRODUCTS, AND ANY FAILURE TO MAINTAIN
THE CONFIDENTIALITY OF DATA STORED ON THE PRODUCT. NUFORCE SPECIFICALLY
DOES NOT REPRESENT THAT IT WILL BE ABLE TO REPAIR ANY PRODUCT UNDER THIS
WARRANTY OR MAKE A PRODUCT EXCHANGE WITHOUT RISK TO OR LOSS OF PROGRAMS
OR DATA.
Some states and provinces do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages
or exclusions or limitations on the duration of implied warranties or conditions, so the above limitations or
exclusions may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have
other rights that vary by state or province.
(c) 2007 Nuforce, Inc. All rights reserved. NuForce and the Nuforce logo are trademarks of Nuforce Inc.,
registered in the U.S. and other countries
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