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MOBILE POWER AMPLIFIERS

2 X 165 WATT

2 CHANNEL AMPLIFIER

4 X 140 WATT

4 CHANNEL AMPLIFIER

2 X 250 WATT

2 CHANNEL AMPLIFIER

4 X 250 WATT

4 CHANNEL AMPLIFIER

2 X 425 WATT

2 CHANNEL AMPLIFIER

4 X 150 WATT

1 X 300 WATT

5 CHANNEL AMPLIFIER

2 X 600 WATT

2 CHANNEL AMPLIFIER

1 X 540 WATT

1 CHANNEL AMPLIFIER

Ultimate Sound,Inc.

Ultimate Europe AB

163 University Parkway

Flojelbergsgatan 7A S-431 37

Pomona, CA 91768 USA

Molndal, Sweden

Tel: 909-594-2604

Tel : 46-31 87 64 50

Fax: 909-594-0191

Fax : 46-31 87 20 04

E mail : [email protected]

E mail : [email protected]

WWW.ULTIMATE-SOUND.COM

INTRODUCTION

I. Description

This device is a high power, audio amplifier. Use it responsibly. Very loud music can cause permanent hearing loss. This amplifier is intended for installation in vehicles with a 12-Volt, negative ground electrical system. Attempting to connect or operate the amplifier in another type of electrical system may cause damage to the amplifier or the electrical system.

II. About This Manual

Read the Instructions-

Be sure that you have read all operating instructions and understand all safety precautions before installing and operating the amplifier. We recommend that you have your T

3

series amplifier installed by a specialist.

Follow the Instructions-

The instructions are intended to help you safely obtain the best performance from the amplifier. Carefully follow all installation and operating instructions.

Save the Operating Manual-

Keep the manual in a safe place after installing the amplifier. You may have questions later.

Text Conventions used in this Manual-

Bold-

Headings and important information.

Bold, Underlined-

Very important information.

"Bold"-

As labeled on the amplifier, or quoted from elsewhere in this

manual.

III. Safety and Operating Precautions-

Caution!

This symbol warns the user of a potential risk or hazard if instructions are not followed.

⇒ This arrow symbol points to a specific instruction for avoiding a potential hazard.

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1. Installation

1.1 Installation- Mounting the Amplifier

Step 1- Disconnect the negative (-) battery cable before mounting the amplifier or making any connections. Check the battery and alternator ground (-) connections. Make sure they are properly connected and free of corrosion

Step 2- Choose a mounting location for your amplifier. Find a location on a flat surface away from heat and moisture. Be sure the mounting location and the drilling of pilot holes for mounting will not present a hazard to any wires, control cables, fuel lines, fuel tanks, hydraulic lines, or other vehicle systems or components. Common mounting locations are under the front passenger seat, or in the trunk area. Choose a location with unimpaired air circulation. The amplifier will dissipate heat more efficiently if mounted vertically.

Step 3- Use the supplied screws. Place the amplifier in the mounting location, and mark the positions of the holes with a marker, pen or pencil.

Carefully drill the mounting holes in the marked positions.

Caution!

⇒ Check carefully before drilling any pilot holes.

Step 4- Use the supplied mounting screws to securely fasten the amplifier to the mounting surface.

1.2 Installation- Power Connections

Step 1- Run a power cable from the battery to the amplifier mounting location. Use rubber grommets to protect the cable anywhere it has to go through metal.

T

3

4600,T

3

4320,T

3

2700,T

3

2600,T

3

2300,T

3

5600,T

3

1000 Use #8 AWG or larger power and ground cable.

T

3

2160 - Use #10 AWG or larger power and ground cable.

Step 2- Connect one end of an in-line fuse holder to the power cable.

Connect the other end of the fuse holder to the positive battery post with 20 cm (or less) of the same cable. This fuse location will protect the system and the vehicle against the possibility of a short circuit in the power cable. Be sure to use a fuse and fuse holder adequate for the application. Do not place a fuse in the holder at this time.

The maximum fuse rating for each amplifier in the T

3

series is:

T

3

4600 -2 X 30 A. T

3

4320 - 30 A T

3

2700 -2 X 30 A.

T

3

2600 -2 X 25 A. T

3

2300 - 30 A. T

3

2160 -15 A.

T

3

5600 -3 X 25 A. T

3

1000 -2 X 20 A.

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Caution!

Bridging fuses or replacing a fuse with one of a higher rating may

cause damage to the amplifier and the vehicle's electrical system.

Step 3- Run a remote turn on cable from the switched +12V source you will be using to turn on the system components. This may be a toggle switch, a relay, or your source unit’s remote trigger wire, or power antenna trigger wire. Run this lead to the amplifier mounting location. Use #18 AWG wire

POWER

+12 V RM T GND

or larger.

Step 4- Locate a secure grounding connection as close to the amplifier as possible. Make sure the location is clean and provides a direct electrical connection to the frame of the vehicle. Connect one end of a short piece of the same size cable as the power cable to the grounding point. Run the other end of the cable to the amplifier mounting location.

Step 5- connect the ground cable to the screw terminal labeled

“POWER, GND”.

Step 6- Connect the power cable to the amplifier at the screw terminal labeled “POWER, +12V”.

Step 7- Connect the remote turn on cable to the screw terminal labeled

“POWER, RMT”.

1.3 Installation- Speaker Connections

Step 1- Run #16 AWG or larger connecting wire from your speakers to the amplifier mounting location. Keep speaker wires away from power cables and amplifier input cables. Use grommets anywhere the wires have to pass through holes in the metal frame or sheet metal. Connect to the speakers according to the type of terminals on each speaker.

Step 2- Strip 3/8" of insulation from the end of each wire and twist the wire strands together tightly. Make sure there are no stray strands that might touch other wires or terminals and cause a short circuit.

Step 3- Crimp spade lugs over the wire ends or tin the ends with solder to provide a secure termination.

Step 4- Connect the wire ends to your amplifier as follows:

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SPEAKER TERMINALS

SPEAKER

(A+) (A-) (B+) (B-)

SPEAKER

(C+) (C-) (D+) (D-)

( + ) ( - )

BRIDGE

( + ) ( -

)

BRIDGE

Follow the (A/B/C/D+) (A/B/C/D-), channel and polarity markings, making sure they match the channel and polarity of the connections at the speakers.

MULTIPLE SPEAKER CONNECTION

PARALLEL- Each additional speaker decreases the load impedance for the amplifier. The amplifier delivers more current and works harder.

Caution : impedances lower than 2 ohms may cause damage to your amplifier and is not recommended.

PARALLEL CONNECTION USING 4 OHM SPEAKERS

4 Ohm 2 Ohm

A

M

P

L

O

+

-

(+) (+)

U

T

I

F

I

P

U

T

(

-

) (

-

)

E

R

SERIES- Each additional speaker increases the load impedance for the amplifier. Impedances higher than 8 ohms are rarely used for car audio.

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SERIES CONNEC TION USING 4 OHM SPEAKERS

4 Ohm 8 Ohm

O

U

T

P

U

T

F

I

L

I

A

M

P

E

R

+

-

(+)

(

-

)

(+)

(

-

)

1.4 Installation- Self-Bridging, 2+1 Mode

BRIDGED MONO-

Connect a 4

Ω ohm speaker to the terminals marked “(+), BRIDGE, (-)”, making sure they match the polarity of the connections at the speakers.

SPEAKER

(A+) (A-) (B+) (B-)

Caution!

⇒ Speaker or multiple speaker loads totaling less than 4 ohms are not recommended for “Bridged” or

“2+1 Mode”, and may damage the amplifier.

( + ) ( - )

BRIDGE

T

3

4600, T

3

4320-

Set the “MODE” switch to “2CH, 3CH”, or “4CH” and connect the speakers accordingly. For “3CH” operation, bridge the “C” and “D” channels.

2+1 MODE- (TRI-MODE)

Simultaneous stereo and mono operation, “2+1 Mode”, requires a passive crossover to send low frequencies to the mono speaker and higher frequencies to the stereo speakers. The following table lists the component values for a 6 dB/Octave crossover at common frequencies using 4 ohm speakers for stereo and an 8

Ω speaker for mono(subwoofer):

FREQUENCY INDUCTOR CAPACITOR

80 Hz

100 Hz

16 mH

7.5 mH

470 uF

330 uF

120 Hz

150 Hz

7.5mH

7.5 mH

330 uF

220 uF

2+1 MODE WIRING DIAGRAM-

Use 100 Volt, non-polar capacitors, and connect them in series with the stereo speakers as shown in the diagram. Connect the inductor in series with

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the mono speaker as shown in the diagram. Be sure the inductor is rated to handle the power of your amplifier.

(+)

(

-

)

(A+)

(A-)

INDUCTOR

(+)

(

-

)

CAPACITORS

(B+)

(B-)

(+)

(

-

)

HI GH LEV EL

Connections

I N P U T

Low Level, High Impedance, Gold Plated

RCA Input Jacks-

For connecting to a source providing preamp level outputs. Use heavy duty RCA patch cords designed for mobile applications . Run the patch cables carefully, maintaining as much distance as possible from power, speaker, and accessory wiring. Make sure the RCA plugs fit tightly for a secure connection.

A

B

Speaker Level Input Connector-

Use the supplied wiring harness to connect the speaker outputs from the source unit(AM/FM/CD/DVD or Cassette) to the “HIGH LEVEL” input.

Wiring Harness Color Code- 2 Channel

White Wire

White/Black Wire

A Channel Positive( + )

A Channel Negative( - )

Gray Wire

Gray/Black Wire

Black Wire

B Channel Positive( + )

B Channel Negative( - )

Ground

No Other Connection

HI GH LEV EL

5

White Wire

Wiring Harness Color Code- 4 Channel

Channel A Positive( + )

White/Black Wire

Gray Wire

Gray/Black Wire

Green Wire

Channel A Negative( - )

Channel B Positive( + )

Channel B Negative( - )

Channel C Positive( + )

Green/Black Wire

Violet Wire

Violet/Black Wire

Black Wire

Channel C Negative( - )

Channel D Positive( + )

Channel D Negative( - )

Ground

No Other Connection

1.6 Installation- Check all Connections

Recheck all connections before reconnecting the negative(-) battery cable.

Insert the correct value fuse in the fuse holder at the battery before attempting to turn on the system.

2. Operation

2.1 Operation- Input Level adjustments

L EV EL

M I N M A X

noise at lower level settings.

Consult an experienced installation specialist for assistance in balancing the levels in multi-amplifier systems, or systems with signal processing accessories.

Adjust the input level for the marked channel(s) with a small screwdriver through the opening marked “LEVEL”. Turn

CW(clockwise) to increase the level, CCW(counterclockwise) to decrease. Amplifiers will run cooler and produce less system

2.2 Operation- Built-in Crossovers

CROSSOVER FILTER SELECTION

The T

3

series amplifiers have built-in low-pass and high-

X - OVER

pass crossover filters for bi-amplifying your system.

LPF- FULL- HPF

Select " LPF, FULL or HPF" by moving the position of the slide switch for each pair of channels. "LPF" selects the low pass filter. "HPF" selects the high pass filter.

Selecting "FULL" defeats the crossover functions

FREQUENCY ADJUSTMENT

LP F

4 0 - 2 4 0

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After selecting the crossover function, adjust the low pass or high pass frequency control with a small screwdriver through the opening marked

“LP/FREQ.” or "HP/FREQ.". Turn CW to set to a higher frequency,

CCW to set to a lower frequency.

BASS- BOOS T

ON OFF

Turning the “BASS BOOST” switch to “ON” increases the level of frequencies around 45Hz by 12dB.

2.3 Operation- Protection Circuits and

L.E.D. Indicators

POWER

“POWER.” L.E.D. INDICATOR- Provides a visual indication that the amplifier is turned on.

“PROTECT” L.E.D. INDICATOR- Provides a visual indication

PROTECT

that a problem exists and the protection circuitry has protected the amplifier by shutting it down. Turn the system off and correct the problem before turning the system on.

THERMAL PROTECTION- The amplifier will shut down if its temperature exceeds a safe operating level. The amplifier will remain off until it cools to a safe operating temperature. Exercise care, the exterior of the amplifier may get uncomfortably hot to the touch before shutting down.

OVERLOAD AND SHORT CIRCUIT PROTECTION- The amplifier will shut down if a short circuit condition exists, or if electrical current demands exceed safe levels.

FUSE

15 A

FUSE PROTECTION- A blown fuse indicates a problem that should be corrected before the fuse is replaced. Always replace with the same value fuse. Never substitute a larger value fuse.

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2.4 Operation- Location of Terminals,

Controls and LED indicators

T

3

4600, T

3

4320

1. Power L.E.D. 2. Line level output 3. Line input jacks

4. Input level adjust 5. High pass freq. 6. Low pass Freq. adjust

7. Speaker level input 8. Protection L.E.D 9. Crossover select

10. Bass boost 11. Mode Switch

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 6 5 4 3 8

9 10 11 10 9

1. Fuse 2. Power terminals

1 2 3

3. Speaker terminals

3

8

T3 2700 T3 2600 T3 2300, T3 2160

1. Power L.E.D. 2. Speaker level input 3. Line level input

4. input level adjust 5. Bass boost 6. Low pass freq. adjust

7. Crossover select 8. High pass freq. adjust 9. Line level output

10. Protection L.E.D.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

10

1. Fuse 2.Power terminals 3 . Speaker terminals

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1 2 3

10

T

3

5600

1. Power L.E.D 2. Line level input 3. Input level adjust

4. High pass freq. adjust 5. Low pass freq. adjust

6. Protection L.E.D. 7. Crossover select 8. Sub- sonic freq switch

1 2 2 3 4 3 4 3 5 2 6

7 7 7 8

1. Fuses 2. Power terminals

1 2 3

3. Speaker terminals

11

T

3

1000

1. Power L.E.D 2. Speaker level input 3. Line input jacks

4. Input level adjust 5. Bass Boost 6. Low pass freq. adjust

7. Crossover select 8. Line level output 9. Protection L.E.D.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

1 . Fuses 2. Power terminals

.

3. Sp eaker terminals ( Duplicated positive and Duplicated negative )

1 2 3

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Features and Specifications:

2 ohm Stable

Bridgeable

Tri-mode

Terminals

Soft Start

Line level input

Crossover

Protection

Power Supply

Line input

Bass Boost

High level Input

Line output

RMS/Max

Power, 4

Ω, THD

<0.03%

T

3

2700 T

3

2600 T

3

2300

2 CHANNELS

POWER

AMPLIFIER

Yes

Yes, 4 ohm

No

Gold plated RCA jacks, speaker and power terminals

Yes

RCA line level inputs,

Low pass, High pass, 12dB/Octave, 40Hz-240Hz

Thermal, Short- circuit, DC offset, Fuse

Pulse Width Modulated, MOSFET power supply + 12V / Negative Ground

Yes

+12dB @45Hz

Yes

Yes

2X200/400

Watts

2 CHANNELS

POWER

AMPLIFIER

2X180/360

Watts

2 CHANNELS

POWER

AMPLIFIER

2X 85/170

Watts

T

3

2160

2 CHANNELS

POWER

AMPLIFIER

2X50/100

Watts

RMS/Max

Power, 2

Ω, THD

<0.2%

2X300/600

Watts

2X215/425

Watts

2X125/250

Watts

2X80/165

Watts

Bridged

RMS/Max

Power, 4

Ω

Signal to Noise

Ratio

Frequency

Response

600/1200

Watts

-100 dBA

425/850

Watts

-100 dBA

250/500

Watts

-100 dBA

165/330

Watts

-100 dBA

10Hz-30kHz 10Hz-30kHz 10Hz-30kHz 10Hz-30kHz

Separation

-60dB -60dB -60dB -60dB

Input Sensitivity

100mV-1.5V 100mV-1.5V 100mV-1.5V 100mV-1.5V

Fuse

Dimensions

/Inches

Dimensions

/mm

2 X 30A

19.7x11.9 x2.18

500x301.6 x55.3

2 X 25A

11.8x11.9 x2.18

300x301.6 x55.3

30A

9.8x11.9 x2.18

250x301.6 x55.3

15A

7.1x11.9 x2.18

180x301.6 x55.3

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T

3

4600 T

3

4320 T

3

1000

4 CHANNELS

POWER

AMPLIFIER

4 CHANNELS

POWER

AMPLIFIER

1 CHANNEL

POWER

AMPLIFIER

T

3

5600

5 CHANNELS

POWER

AMPLIFIER

2 ohm Stable

Bridgeable

Tri-mode

Terminals

Soft Start

Line level input

Crossover

Protection

Power Supply

Line input

Bass Boost

High level Input

Line output

RMS/Max

Power, 4

Ω, THD

<0.03%

RMS/Max

Power, 2

Ω, THD

<0.2%

Yes No

Gold plated RCA jacks, speaker and power terminals

Yes

RCA line level inputs,

LPP, HPF, 12dB/Oct.40Hz-240Hz Low pass High/Low pass

Thermal, Short- circuit, DC offset, Fuse

Pulse Width Modulated, MOSFET power supply + 12V / Negative Ground

+12dB @45Hz

Yes

No

Yes No

Yes No

4X85/170

Watts

4X50/100

Watts

1x180/360

Watts

4X50/100

1X100/200

Watts

4X125/250

Watts

Yes

4X70/140

Watts

1X275/540

Watts

4X75/150

1X150/300

Watts

Bridged

RMS/Max

Power, 4

Ω

Signal to Noise

Ratio

Frequency

Response

Separation

2x250/500

Watts

-100 dBA

2x140/280

Watts

-100 dBA

Mono

Channels

-100 dBA

2X150/300

1X150/300

Watts

-100 dBA

10Hz-30kHz 10Hz-30kHz 10Hz-30kHz 10Hz-30kHz

-60dB -60dB -60dB -60dB

Input Sensitivity

100mV-1.5V 100mV-1.5V 100mV-1.5V 100mV-1.5V

Fuse

Dimensions

/Inches

Dimensions

/mm

2 X 30A

13.8x11.9 x2.18

350x301.6 x55.3

30A

8.7x11.9 x 2.18

220x301.6 x55.3

2 X 20A

8.7x11.9 x2.18

220x301.6 x55.3

3 X 25A

15.7x11.9 x2.18

400x301.6 x55.3

These specifications are subject to change in the continuing effort to improve the product.

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Troubleshooting:

Condition Possible Cause

No sound Low or no remote turn on voltage, or no remote turn on connection

Blown fuse(s)

Wiring problems

Blown speakers

Possible Solution

Check the remote turn on connection and the voltage at the amplifier and source unit

Check all system fuses

Recheck all connections

Check for short circuits

Check speakers on another amplifier

Amplifier shut down

Protection circuit protecting against overheating or overload

Distortion Input level not properly adjusted

Speaker damage

Check for adequate ventilation

Check load impedance(2 ohm stereo, 4 ohm bridged)

Check speaker wiring for short to the vehicle chassis

Reduce input level

Readjust amplifier input level

Check speakers on another amplifier

Poor bass response

Ticking noise

Whining noise

Speakers out of phase

Radiated noise from spark plug wires

Alternator noise caused by poor grounding of amplifier, source, other component, battery, or alternator

Recheck speaker wiring

Reverse polarity of one channel

Reroute amplifier input wiring

Install a noise filter

Check all ground connections

Install a noise filter on the source unit’s power cable

Install a coupling transformer in the signal path to improve ground isolation for the signal path

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