quick reference guide

quick reference guide
WARRANTY AND
CUSTOMER SERVICE
™
™
David Clark Company aviation headsets are
covered by a Five-Year Warranty. We make
every effort to prevent problems and the
need for repairs. In the unlikely event that you
experience a problem, David Clark Company
qualified representatives are available to
answer your questions and provide the best
Customer Service in the industry. Many
repairs are covered under warranty.
Contact Customer Service:
800-298-6235
Visit our Website for more information:
www.davidclark.com/x11
www.davidclark.com
Part No. 19535P-60
©2006 David Clark Company Incorporated –
Green headset domes are a David Clark Company Trademark.
Rev. 11-06
QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE
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THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING.
ELECTRONIC NOISE CANCELLATION
Congratulations on your purchase of the most
comfortable noise-canceling headset available.
As with all of our products, the X11Series Electronic
Noise-Canceling headsets are backed by our
extraordinary customer service and support.
How it works.
The X11 headset features dual voice coil
Electronic Noise-Canceling (ENC) technology
[Patents Pending] designed for pilots of aircraft which
generate noise at lower frequencies. ENC technology
uses an electronically produced signal to cancel the
offending noise. Once the ENC is activated from the
X11 control’s on/off switch, low frequency noise is
sensed and an opposing signal of the same sound
level is generated, resulting in the cancellation of
noise before it reaches the ear.
A guarantee made by David Clark Company
assumes full responsibility for the quality and
performance of the product and is supported by
a policy of service to customers whereby we will
respond in a prompt, positive manner to anyone
who contacts us. We always appreciate feedback
from our valued customers.
David Clark Company products have set standards
of performance and excellence appreciated by
quality-conscious pilots throughout the world.
Your new X11 Series ENC headset is no exception.
We have earned a reputation for excellence;
we intend to keep it by continuing to deserve
your confidence.
With low frequency noise canceled, you’ll hear
essential communications clearly and with less strain.
Improved audio comfort leads to alert and safer flying.
Fail-safe: An important feature of X11 ENC
technology is true “fail-safe” operation. Dual voice
coils are electronically independent so that no
interruption of communication can result from
failure of the ENC system or its power source.
Robert A. Vincent, President
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HEADSET FEATURES
Intelligently engineered, low-force, dual-hinge
suspension assembly provides optimum
articulation and personalized fit
Super-lightweight headband, handcrafted from
genuine carbon fiber for maximum strength and
durability
Low profile, vented head pad eliminates hot spots
for long-term comfort
Super-soft, fabric-faced, left/right contoured,
gel-filled ear seals ensure maximum comfort and
proper sealing
High fidelity stereo ear phones with dual volume
controls (stereo/mono switchable)
Dual voice coil Electronic Noise Canceling
(ENC) technology reduces pilot fatigue
Control Unit Power Options:
A. Two (2) AA batteries (avg. 30 hours of use)
B. Panel mount aircraft power supply
A. Power indicator light with auto-shutoff feature
B. Control unit features cell phone and Aux./music
input (three accessory cords provided)
Noise-canceling microphone provides clear,
crisp communication with one-touch positioning
flex boom
Modern design provides compact storage
High quality, ballistic nylon carrying case
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A
Patents Pending
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B
POWERING THE UNIT
X11 SERIES
CONTROL UNIT
Model X11
Battery Power
The X11 runs on
two (2) AA batteries –
alkaline, lithium or
rechargeable – average
30 hours of use under
high noise conditions.
Open cover and insert
batteries as shown
in Fig. 1.
LED
Indicator
Light
Power the unit by
turning the DC Power
ON/OFF switch to the
‘ON’ position (See Fig. 2).
Flashing Green Light:
Indicates ENC is
activated and battery
capacity is sufficient.
Flashing Red Light:
Indicates power low
and batteries are in
need of replacement.
Approximately two
(2) hours remaining.
Fig. 2
Auto-Shutoff Switch
Fig. 1
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Power ‘ON’
Model X11P
(Permanent Panel Mount)
Power the unit by turning
the ON/OFF power switch
to the ‘ON’ position
(See Fig. 2).
Solid Green Light: indicates
ENC is activated under
aircraft power. For Model
X11P, LED light stays solid
green (no flashing) when
power is ‘ON’.
Note: Batteries are not
required if utilizing panel
mount option. However, if
batteries are installed, the
auto-shutoff switch in the
battery compartment of
the control unit should be
in the ‘ENABLED’ position
(See Fig. 2) to prevent battery
drain once the aircraft power
is turned off.
Power ‘OFF’
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Control Unit Features
1. Fail-Safe Headset. If batteries are dead or the unit is turned off, microphone
and earphones will function when connected to aircraft intercom.
2. The X11 headset is shipped with the Auto Shutoff feature disabled.
In this mode, the headset will function whenever the ‘ON/OFF’
switch is set to ‘ON’.
• Auto Shutoff can be enabled via a small switch located under
the batteries
• LED will flash GREEN when ENC power is on and operating properly
• Flashing RED light indicates low battery power/time to change batteries
• All features continue to function in auto shut-off mode when
‘ON/OFF’ switch is ‘ON’ and
– Headset is connected to the aircraft intercom OR
– Cell phone is connected and active
3. Auxiliary Audio (Interface to cell phone or stereo source)
• Control Unit features a 3.5mm, 4- contact jack to accept
external audio inputs
– A choice of any of the three provided custom cords allows
interface to standard stereo sources (MP3, iPOD or CD players)
and cell phones.
Note: Cords are color coded: (Gray) standard cell phone adapter;
(Black) Nokia cell phone adapter; (White) aux. audio/music input.
The straight plug on each cord is always installed into the control
unit. Volume must be adjusted by external audio source and is
NOT controlled by volume controls on headset.
– Cell phone interface via standard 2.5mm, 3-contact, stereo plug
(right angle) OR 2.5mm, 4-contact plug (right angle).
(See cell phone operating instructions to select the appropriate
cable for your phone.) Cell phone audio is supplied to both earphones, independent of stereo/mono select switch on control unit.
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Control Unit Features (Continued)
4. External Audio Management
• Aux/stereo audio is muted upon receipt of comm. audio to
ensure integrity and clarity of voice communications. Any voice
on the intercom will cause external audio to mute during the
conversation and approximately 1-2 seconds upon conclusion
of the conversation
5. Cell Phone Interface
• Cell phone conversation does not mute during receipt of
Comm. Audio
• All intercom parties hear cell phone outbound audio but
cell phone recipient’s voice is heard only by the headset
connected to the cell phone
• Sidetone is present when connected to aircraft intercom.
Sidetone may not be (dependent on cell phone functionality)
present when using the headset and cell phone when not
attached to the aircraft intercom
6. Auto-shutoff feature:
For battery power (X11 Model) operation, switching the
auto-shutoff to the ‘ENABLED’ position will shut down the control
unit if ENC power is accidentally left ‘ON’ after flight to prevent
battery power drain.
For permanent panel mount (X11P Model) operation,
the auto-shutoff should be switched to the ‘ENABLED’ position
to prevent optional battery power drain after the aircraft power
has been turned off. X11P control unit will function, without
batteries, if connected to aircraft.
7. When X11 or X11P headset is used outside the aircraft:
• Cell Phone feature is operational
• Aux. music feature operational with auto-shutoff
in ‘DISABLED’ position
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AUDIO PERFORMANCE IN VARIOUS OPERATION MODES
Connected to aircraft intercom:
Aircraft Intercom AND
• Sidetone provided by
aircraft intercom.
• Intercom squelch and
receive volume control
function normally.
• Receive volume
controlled by dome
volume controls.
• Fail-safe
communication
independent of ENC
and/or battery status.
• Auto-shutoff
functional (if enabled).
Cell Phone
• Sidetone provided
by aircraft intercom.
• Headset Mic audio
to cell phone heard
on aircraft intercom.
• Cell phone receive
audio is isolated
from aircraft
intercom.
• No audio mute
function.
OR
Aux Audio
• This audio is
muted upon
receipt of any
communication
audio.
• Mute delay is
approximately
1.5 seconds after
communication
channel is quiet.
Not connected to aircraft intercom:
Cell Phone
OR
• Batteries required for operation.
• Auto-shutoff functional (if enabled).
• Receive audio heard in both ears,
independent of comm. audio
mono/stereo select.
• No sidetone but some cell phones
provide sidetone.
• Performs identical to any cell
phone headset.
Adapter Cord P/N 40998G-05 Standard adapter cord
supplied with Model X11P
(Permanent Panel Mount)
headsets. Designed for wiring
into existing avionics – built-in
intercoms, radios, etc.
Adapter Cord P/N 40998G-02
Optional adapter cord
with standard aviation
plugs that allows use
of X11P (Permanent
Panel Mount) headsets when flying in
other than primary
aircraft.
Aux Audio
• Batteries required for operation.
• Auto-shutoff must be disabled
intercom.
• True stereo audio.
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X11P (Panel Mount) ADAPTER CORDS
Adapter Cord P/N 40998G-03 Optional adapter cord that
allows use of X11P (Permanent
Panel Mount) headsets in
aircraft already equipped with
David Clark Company ENC
“XP” Series panel mount
modules with snap-lock,
quick-release connectors.
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CONTOURED EAR SEALS
PROPER FIT
The advanced suspension
system of the X11 is
designed to provide a
simple yet comfortable,
personalized fit. Proper
fit is also essential to noise
attenuation effectiveness.
Put on headset so that
the head pad lightly
Fig. 1
touches the top of the
head (Fig. 1). Adjust the suspension for desired
fit by sliding the assembly up or down (Fig. 2).
To adjust microphone placement, adjust boom
up or down and bend the flex boom elbow
until the microphone is approximately 1/8"
from the lips for clear communication.
Fig. 2
Ear seals are left/right contoured and marked
accordingly on the back side. Ergonomic design
fits the shape of the ear. Contoured shape provides
snug, comfortable fit. Fabric-faced ear seal surface
adds comfort and absorbs perspiration.
NOTE: Contoured ear seals on the X11 are
left/right specific. Therefore, if you rotate the
microphone boom 180 degrees to accommodate
your preference, it will be necessary to also
switch your ear seals from side to side for
proper sealing and performance.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. Why can I only hear on one side?
Your headset is stereo compatible but the aircraft is not.
The stereo/mono switch is located on the underside
of the control unit. If you slide the switch to the “M”
setting, you will be able to hear in both ears.
2. What is the expected battery life?
Two (2) AA alkaline batteries, up to 30 hours, greater
duration with lithium AA or rechargeable NiMH AA
batteries.
3. Will the headset function if the control unit batteries
are drained?
Yes, because of fail-safe design, the headset will continue
to operate offering passive attenuation and two-way
communication when connected to an aircraft intercom.
4. Will the headset function with ENC in the ‘OFF’ position?
Yes, it will function as a passive noise-attenuating
headset in the ‘OFF’ position.
5. How can I tell if ENC is activated?
A green indicator light will appear on the control unit
and you will notice improved noise-attenuation.
6. Can the head pad and ear seals be removed and cleaned?
Yes, the head pad and ear seals can be removed from
the hedaset for cleaning with mild soap and water,
then dry thoroughly.
7. When not connected to the aircraft, will the LED light
illuminate when the control unit is ‘ON’?
If the headset is not connected to the aircraft intercom
and auto-shutoff is ‘ENABLED’, the LED indicator light
will flash once to indicate unit is ‘ON’.
For additional FAQs visit www.davidclark.com/x11
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X11 SERIES SPARE PARTS
Microphone Cover
P/N 40062G-03
M-77 Microphone
P/N 09168P-35
Ear Seals (Pair)
P/N 40977G-03
Head Pad
P/N 15855P-02
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