elite 15 dm owner`s manual

ELITE 15 DM OWNER’S MANUAL
ELITE 15 DM OWNER’S MANUAL
The E l i t e 1 5 D M F e a t u r e s
• Linear Filtering Technology for unequaled audio / video clarity
• Series Multi-Stage Protection Plus for vir tually maintenance-free AC surge
suppression
• Laboratory grade dual voltage and current meters
• Zero ground contamination circuitry protects critical digital components
• Detachable surge suppression module for telco and cable / satellite connectors
Introduction
equipment to your home’s power outlet, AC
noise couples into your system’s critical
components. This AC noise masks low level
For over 30 years, Furman has pioneered the
signals
and cripples performance. This low
development of AC power products for the
level
content
is critical because it relays the
most demanding audio, video, and broadcast
crucial
harmonics
and ambience in audio,
professionals. Though the need for pristine
as
well
as
the
depth
and clarity in video.
AC power is nothing new, the Elite-15 DM’s
With
Furman’s
exclusive
Linear Filtering
technology and its unique implementation are
Technology,
televisions,
projectors,
DVD
revolutionary and without peer.
players, amplifiers, and processors are fed
linearly-filtered AC power. This dramatically
The extreme AC demands encountered in the
reduces
noise, ensuring consistent peak
professional audio/video arena have required
operation
regardless of load conditions or the
technological developments far in excess of
time
of
day.
For the first time, you will see and
typical home theater/audiophile power products.
hear
your
theater
or audio system as it should
In studios, live sound, and broadcast facilities,
be
–
uncompromised.
breakdown is unacceptable. Equipment failure
or poor performance is costly. The same is true
Another critical feature is our exclusive Series
of today’s home theater. Our solution based
Multi-Stage Protection Plus. This virtually
technology, extensive engineering expertise,
maintenance-free surge suppression assures
and robust build quality have answered the
the
highest level of AC protection possible,
challenge of today’s corrupted power lines, and
without
sacrificing itself when the offending
led to the creation of the Elite-15 DM.
surge
is
severe – no damaged equipment,
Today’s power lines are plagued with RF
no
service
calls, no down time. Further, our
and EMI noise. When connecting sensitive
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digital AC voltage and current meters allow
precise measurements of the incoming AC
line and current loads. These meters are
a valuable asset when monitoring systems
that are connected to today’s potentially poor
power grids, or; the meters may be dimmed
when monitoring is not required.
When employing the Elite-15 DM, you will
notice far clearer, stunningly focused sound
and visual images from your system. Video
presentation will be crisp and colors true with
greater gray and black scale definition, as
well as noticeably improved depth and clarity.
Many of the technological advances previously
available only in our flagship Reference
Conditioners are cornerstones of the Elite
series. Now everyone can reap the benefits
of unrivaled power purification and unequalled
surge suppression.
Installation:
Unpacking
Before unpacking your unit, inspect the carton
for any obvious severe damage to the box and
internal protective materials. If internal damage
is likely, contact the carrier who delivered
the unit before proceeding with unpacking. If,
after unpacking, shipping damage is evident,
contact the carrier. Save all shipping and
packing materials. You may need them if
you should ever have to return the unit to the
factory for servicing.
The box should contain the Elite-15 DM unit,
rack mount kit, owner’s manual, and warranty
registration card. If anything is missing, please
contact Furman Customer Service. Fill out
and return your warranty registration card.
Registration is recommended because it
can be used to establish whether the unit is
within the warranty period should your original
ownership documents be lost, and it assists us
in informing you about upgrades or other vital
information.
Safety Information - Warnings
Please read and observe all of the safety and
operating instructions before the Elite-15 DM
is operated. Retain these instructions for future
reference.
• Do not disassemble or modify in any way.
No user-serviceable parts inside
• Keep away from moisture and avoid
excessive humidity
• Do not allow liquids or foreign objects to
enter the unit
The Elite-15 DM should be serviced by
qualified service personnel when:
• The power supply cord or plug has been
frayed or cut.
• Objects have fallen or liquid has spilled into
the unit.
• The Elite-15 DM has been exposed to rain
or other moisture.
• The Elite-15 DM does not appear to
operate normally, or exhibits a marked
change in performance.
• The Elite-15 DM has been dropped, or the
enclosure damaged.
The Elite-15 DM requires that a safety ground
be present for proper operation. Any attempt
to operate the Elite-15 DM without a safety
ground is considered improper operation and
will invalidate the warranty.
Power Source
The power source to which the Elite-15 DM is
connected should be adequate for use at 15
Amps. The Elite-15 DM will operate with a10
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Amp service outlet; however, nuisance tripping
at the circuit breaker panel may result if the
systems continuous current draw exceeds 10
Amps.
Placement
The Elite-15 DM is manufactured with four
rubber feet for placement on any table, cabinet,
shelf, or floor. These rubber feet may be
easily removed with a standard Philips screw
driver when rack mounting adjacent to other
components. Placement or proximity to other
components is not critical, and the Elite-15
DM does not produce any appreciable heat
under standard use. The Elite-15 DM may
also be rack mounted in a standard 19” rack
by attaching the Elite-15 DM rack ears. These
rack ears (contained within the plastic rack kit
package) mount flush with the back portion
of the Elite-15 DM’s front panel. They are
attached to the chassis by installing each rack
ear with (3) pan-head Philips screws contained
within the Elite-15 DM rack mounting kit. The
third screw used for each rack ear is for the
center hole, located towards the rear and aids
in stabilizing the unit when rack mounted.
Connection:
AC Cable Routing
The Elite-15 DM’s male Edison AC cord must
be connected to an appropriate socket (see
current rating recommendation above).
Connecting Components to the Digital Video Component AC Outlet Banks
The Elite-15 DM’s four “Digital - Video
Component AC Outlets” should be employed
for critical video components such as DVD
players, projectors, plasma, or LCD video
screens.
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Connecting Components to the Linear
Filtering Power Banks
The Elite-15 DM’s eight rear panel and one
front panel “Linear Filtering Power Outlets”
should be employed for any component not
connected to the “Digital - Video Component
AC Outlets,” These outlets still possess
exceptional AC noise filtering to maximize
system performance.
AC Voltage and Current Meters
Your Elite-15 DM contains a combination
precision incoming AC voltage meter, as well
as a true RMS current meter. The first meter
(located towards the left of the front panel)
continuously monitors the incoming AC voltage.
The current meter located to the right of the
front panel, and will read your systems total AC
current draw (+/- 0.1 amp typically, regardless
of the AC load).
Note: For those that mount the Elite-15 DM
where it could be visible during use, we have
included a variable dimmer for the red voltage
and current meters. This allows the user to
entirely dim these lights when the room lights
are turned off for optimum video viewing. The
dimmer is adjusted via a small knurled knob
located towards the left of the front panel.
Turning the knob counter-clockwise will dim the
voltage meters, while turning the knob clockwise will increase the meters brightness.
Soft Start - Continuous Use
When power is first applied to the Elite-15 DM,
(the front panel breaker- power toggle must
be switched to the “on” position) the Soft Start
feature is activated. There is an audible “clack”
when the Elite-15 DM is first turned on or
off. This sound is produced by the Soft Start
circuit’s 30 Amp relay engaging or disengaging.
There is virtually nothing in the Elite-15 DM’s
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construction, design, or componentry to wear
over the life time of the product, and there is
no power draw from your electric service meter
aside from the LED power indicator, and relay
circuits. For this reason the Elite-15 DM may
be left with its power engaged permanently at a
cost of pennies per month.
AC Transient Voltage Surge Suppression
and Extreme Voltage Shutdown
Extreme Voltage Shutdown Indicator:
This LED is normally off. It monitors AC wiring
faults – for example, accidental connection
to an open neutral from a 208 or 240VAC
feed (this is a common occurrence if the 15
Amp outlet source is not a dedicated line, but
instead has been wired with a daisy-chained
neutral from a homes breaker box). The Series
Multi-Stage Protection Plus (SMP+) circuit
senses voltages that are so high that operation
would be impossible and shuts the power
down before damage can occur. Upon initially
applying power to these units, the Extreme
Voltage indicator LED will light if the input
voltage is above the extreme voltage cutoff,
and power will not be applied to the unit’s
outlets. If the unit has been operating with an
acceptable input voltage and subsequently that
voltage exceeds 137V, it will shut off power to
the outlet and the Extreme Voltage LED will
light.
Protection OK Indicator:
Although the Furman SMP+ circuit assures
virtually maintenance free protection from
transient voltage spikes and surges, nature
has a way of occasionally creating electrical
forces that are beyond the capabilities of any
Transient Voltage Surge Suppression device
to absorb without some degree of damage. In
the rare instance that this occurs, the blue
LED located in the center of the front panel
will dim, even though AC power is present at
the unit’s outputs. If this happens, some level
of protection from voltage surges will remain,
but the Furman’s clamping voltage rating will
be compromised. The unit must be returned
to Furman Sound, or an authorized Furman
Service center for repair.
NOTE: If the mains power is above the high
cutoff voltage and has caused the unit to
remove power from its outlets, it cannot restore
power without the operator manually turning
the unit off, then on again. Avoid turning the
unit back on, without first checking the source
of the problem, and perhaps changing the AC
source.
Telco – Satellite – Cable Transient Voltage
Surge Suppressors
The Elite-15 DM features transient voltage
surge suppression for both standard telephone
lines, as well as cable or satellite lines utilizing
standard coaxial connectors. As these surge
suppressors are in-line, they will require an
additional cable to connect from their output to
the control device requiring protection.
All in-line surge suppressors feature
our exclusive ground contamination free
technology. This aids in eliminating audio
buzzing, and the video hum-bars that can
result from typical in-line suppressors. Further,
our cable and satellite suppressors are TIVO
friendly as well as HD-Digital Television
ready. Both DC carrier signals as well as high
bandwidth signals can pass through our circuit.
In fact the bandwidth is less than 0.1dB loss at
1GHz!
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To connect your cabling to these in-line
protectors, simply follow the in and out
indications marked next to the Telco, Cable
and Satellite connectors.
Note: It is not possible to make an in-line cable
or satellite protector “virtually maintenance-free”
as we have accomplished with the 120 VAC line.
This would necessitate limited signal bandwidth
that would not allow the signal to pass. Under
extreme conditions, it is possible that the surge
suppression in one of these devices could sacrifice
itself after a catastrophic event. If the telephone,
cable or satellite signal will no longer pass through
our protector, please contact your local service
representative, installer or Furman for servicing.
Since these circuits are modular, replacement
may be accomplished in seconds with a new
TVSS module. To test this, simply disconnect the
incoming and out going cable from the Elite-15 DM.
Connect the incoming connector to the component
that formerly received the out going connector, thus
by-passing the in-line protection. If the signal is
present (but not when used with the Elite-15 DM)
then the protection circuit is damaged (assuming
it worked properly before a storm or catastrophic
event).
Warranty
Furman Sound, Inc. warrants to the original purchaser of
this product, the Furman Elite-15 DM, that the product
will be free from defects in material and workmanship for
a period of three years from the date of purchase. The
purchaser of the product is allowed fifteen days from the
date of purchase to complete warranty registration by
mail or on-line at the Furman website. If the purchaser
fails to complete the aforementioned registration, the
warranty period will be reduced to one year from the date
of purchase.
If the product does not conform to this Limited Warranty
during the warranty period (as herein above specified),
purchaser shall notify Furman in writing of the claimed
defects. If the defects are of such type and nature as to
be covered by this warranty, Furman shall authorize the
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purchaser to return the product to the Furman factory or
to an authorized Furman repair location. Warranty claims
should be accompanied by a copy of the original purchase
invoice showing the purchase date; this is not necessary if
the Warranty Registration was completed either by mailing
in the completed warranty card or by registering on-line
at the Furman website. Shipping charges to the Furman
factory or to an authorized repair location must be prepaid
by the purchaser of the product. Furman shall, at its own
expense, furnish a replacement product or, at Furman’s
option, repair the defective product. Return shipping
charges back to purchaser will be paid by Furman.
CONNECTED EQUIPMENT WARRANTY: Furman
Sound’s Connected Equipment Warranty covers
equipment that is damaged by transient voltage (an
“Occurrence”) while properly connected through the
Furman Elite-15 DM to a properly wired AC power line
with a protective ground in an indoor location. Furman’s
Connected Equipment Warranty is limited to the amount
of the deductible on the Purchaser’s personal property
insurance policy up to $500.00. In order to make a claim
for this Connected Equipment Warranty, the Purchaser
must forward a copy of his/her personal property insurance
claim for the damaged equipment to Furman and
complete the Furman Connected Equipment Warranty
claim form (call Furman at (707) 763-1010 to obtain the
form). Furman reserves the right to review the damaged
Furman product, the damaged connected equipment, and
the site where the damage occurred. All cost of shipping
damaged equipment to Furman for inspection shall be
borne solely by the Purchaser. Damaged equipment must
remain available for inspection until the claim is finalized.
The Connected Equipment Warranty is also in effect for
a period of three years unless the Purchaser does not
complete the warranty registration within fifteen days from
date of purchase, at which time, the Connected Equipment
Warranty period is also reduced to one year from the date
of purchase.
All warranties contained herein are null and void if: the
Furman Surge Protector in use during the occurrence
is not provided to Furman for inspection upon Furman’s
request at the sole expense of the Purchaser, Furman
determines that the Furman Surge Protector has been
opened, improperly installed, altered in any way or
tampered with, Furman determines that the damage did
not result from the Occurrence or that no Occurrence
in fact took place or Furman determines that the
connected equipment was not used under normal
operating conditions or in accordance with Manufacturer’s
instructions for the connected equipment. All Furman
Surge Protectors must be plugged directly into a properly
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Suggested AC Connection
Telco
Protector
Cable Sattelite
Protector
Powered
Subwoofer
5-7
Channel
Amplifier
Plasma /
LCD Monitor
V.C.R. or
H.D. Hard
Drive
wired AC power line with a protective ground and must
not be “daisy-chained” together in serial fashion with other
power strips, UPS’s, other surge protectors, three-to-twoprong adapters, or extension cords. Any such installation
voids this warranty. The Furman warranty only protects
against damage to properly connected equipment where
Furman has determined, at its sole discretion, that the
damage resulted from an Occurrence and does not
protect against acts of God (other than lightning) such as
flood, earthquake, war, terrorism, vandalism, theft, normaluse wear and tear, erosion, depletion, obsolescence,
abuse, damage due to low-voltage disturbances (i.e.
brownouts or sags), non-authorized program, or system
equipment modification or alteration. Do not use this
product in anyway with a generator, heater, sump pump,
water-related device, life support device, medical device,
automobile, motorcycle, or golf-cart battery charger. To
be used indoors only and in dry areas. All warranties
contained herein are null and void if used in anyway with
any of the aforementioned devices.
THE FOREGOING IS IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER
WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING
BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF
MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
PURPOSE. Furman does not warrant against damages
or defects arising out of improper or abnormal use or
handling of the product; against defects or damages
arising from improper installation, against defects in
products or components not manufactured by Furman, or
against damages resulting from such non-Furman made
products or components. This warranty shall be cancelable
Surround
Sound
Processor
Audio PreAmplifier
DVD
Player
Video
Projector
Satellite
Receiver
by Furman at its sole discretion if the product is modified
in any way without written authorization from Furman.
This warranty also does not apply to products upon which
repairs have been affected or attempted by persons other
than pursuant to written authorization by Furman.
THIS WARRANTY IS EXCLUSIVE. The sole and
exclusive obligation of Furman shall be to repair or
replace the defective product in the manner and for the
period provided above. Furman shall not have any other
obligation with respect to this product or any part thereof,
whether based on contract, tort, strict liability, or otherwise.
Under no circumstances, whether based on this Limited
Warranty or otherwise, shall Furman be liable for incidental,
special, or consequential damages. Furman’s employees
or representatives’ ORAL OR OTHER WRITTEN
STATEMENTS DO NOT CONSTITUTE WARRANTIES,
shall not be relied upon by purchaser, and are not a part of
the contract for sale or this limited warranty. This Limited
Warranty states the entire obligation of Furman with
respect to the product. If any part of this Limited Warranty
is determined to be void or illegal, the remainder shall
remain in full force and effect.
Warranty claims should be accompanied by a copy of the
original purchase invoice showing the date of purchase (if
a Warranty Registration Card was mailed in at the time of
purchase or if the product was registered on-line, this is
not necessary). Before returning any equipment for repair,
please be sure it is adequately packed and cushioned
against damage in shipment, and that it is insured.
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Elite 15 DM SPECIFICATIONS
AC Current Capacity:
Input - 15 Amp capacity required
Output - 15 Amps RMS (maximum, all outlets combined - continuous)
Linear Noise Attenuation:
Transverse (Differential) Mode:
>40 dB from 10Khz. - 100 kHz. >80 dB from 100 Khz. – 1GHz.
(Linear attenuation curve from 0.05 – 100 ohms line impedance)
Transient Voltage Surge Suppression:
120 VAC - Series Multi-Stage Protection Plus - Non-Sacrificial with Zero Ground
Contamination.
(188 V peak clamping @ 6000V 3000A input)
Extreme Voltage Shutdown (>137 VAC)
Telco Cable / Satellite (less than .1dB insertion loss)
Power Consumption:
12 Watts for display and control circuits independent of actual load.
Outlets:
1 (linearly filtered outlet - front panel)
8 (linearly filtered outlets - rear panel)
4 (linearly filtered outlets with additional ultrasonic filtering for digital or video components)
Dimensions:
4” H x 17” W x 14.75” D (Standard 2 RU height without feet)
Weight:
14 lbs.
Safety Agency Listing:
NRTL-C
12/18/04_A
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Furman Sound, Inc.
1997 South McDowell Blvd.
Petaluma, California 94954-6919 USA
Phone: 707-763-1010 Fax: 707-763-1310
Web: www.furmansound.com
E-mail: info@furmansound.com