Model DS6VC - Origin Acoustics

Installation Manual
Model DS6VC
Before Installing
Speaker Wire
Avoiding Interference
Technical Assistance
Two Year Warranty
Requirements and Warranty Coverage
Return Process
Thank you for purchasing the DS6VC. At Origin Acoustics, we take
pride in providing you with a high quality product. All of Origin
Acoustics’ speakers are designed to have excellent sound quality,
longevity, and a simple installation process.
This unit is designed to be a speaker selector / volume control
combination, allowing you to individually control the volume and
power on multiple pairs of speakers without requiring multiple
Before Installing
Speaker Wire
Stranded copper wire of 16 or 18 gauge is recommended in most
cases, but for wiring runs in excess of 80 feet, use 14 gauge wire
instead. However, anything larger than 14 gauge is not recommended, as it may not fit. Never use aluminum, solid-core or
“Romex” wire with these products. In the United States, most
states and municipalities require that special speaker wire be
used inside walls for fire safety. Normally, these must have a “CL”
fire rating. Contact your dealer or building contractor/inspector if
uncertain about the wiring.
1. Find a suitable mounting location.
2. Run all necessary wires and label them for future reference.
3. Locate and remove the connector plugs.
4. Strip about 1/4” (6 mm) of insulation from the end of every
wire. If there are loose strands of wire, twist them back into
a tight bundle until the ends
are no longer frayed.
5. Place each wire in the correct opening on the connector plug (which is removeable).
6. Use a small screwdriver to
fasten the wires by winding
7. Place the connector plug
into the socket and lock it
by tightening the the side
Avoiding Interference
Some electrical appliances and equipment (like light dimmers
and switches) produce electrical “noise”. Like an antenna, speaker wires can pick up this interference, which causes buzzing or
popping sounds to be heard through the speakers. Try to put several feet between the speaker wires and other electrical devices/
3. Find the power button for the speaker pair you wish to play
and turn it on.
4. Activate your receiver/amplifier and chose its source (CD player, tuner, etc.).
5. Now begin increasing the volume. The aim here is to get attain
a comfortable listening level, not turning it to its maximum
possible setting. Avoid “clipping” or overdriving your amplifier. If the sound becomes distorted or muddy, you have gone
beyond what your amplifier can handle. This can damage
your speakers, so if you reach this point reduce the volume
before that happens.
6. Adjust the volume of the speakers using the corresponding
volume control on the front of the speaker selector.
7. To turn off the speakers, you can use the on/off button or the
volume controls. The volume controls mentioned in Step 6
above can be used to turn off the speakers but simply turning
the volume control fully counter-clockwise.
Problem Possible Cause
The volume may be turned down or muted. Check
the volume settings on both the amplifier and the
television/computer/CD player/etc.
Make sure the proper source is selected on the amplifier or receiver.
Check the cord connecting the amplifier with the
source. The cord may be damaged or plugged into
the wrong input or output.
Check the wires connecting the amplifier with the
speakers. Make sure they’re connected properly and
not damaged in any way.
If you hear something like static, or the sound is cutting in and out, check the audio cables. If the problem increases when a cable is being moved, then the
cable is most likely faulty or not connected properly.
Today’s audio systems may have several places to
adjust the volume, for example your MP3 player may
have a volume control, and your amplifier may also
have one. Check to be certain that the volume isn’t
turned up past 80% on any device.
Try changing sources to be certain that the selection
you’ve chosen is a good quality recording.
No Sound
2. The volume on the speaker pair you wish to play should be set
to minimum.
If possible, it’s often good to try to isolate the problem first. For
example, if you’re playing a DVD on a television and there’s no
sound, try connecting an MP3 player to the system to see if that
works. If it does work, then the problem is with the television, DVD
player, or the cables connecting them. If it doesn’t work, the problem will be with the amplifier, speakers, or those cables.
Poor Sound Quality
1. Switch off your receiver/amplifier.
Technical Assistance
If you have any questions or concerns about installing or using
this product, you can reach us through one of the following methods:
Phone: (844) 674-4461
Hours of operation: 8:00am - 5:00pm (Pacific Time), Mon - Fri
If you are having technical trouble, please include the model number and briefly explain what steps you took to resolve the problem
in your email, or be prepared to answer these questions over the
phone. If you are considering returning the product, it’s required
that you contact Origin Acoustics prior to any return attempts.
This way we can determine if the issue can be resolved without
returning the product, or if needed we can provide instructions
and support for the return process.
Two Year Warranty
Origin Acoustics warrants to the original retail purchaser only that
this Origin Acoustics product will be free from defects in materials
and workmanship, provided the speaker was purchased from an
Origin Acoustics authorized dealer.
If the product is determined to be defective, it will be repaired or
replaced at Origin Acoustics’ discretion. If the product must be
replaced yet it is no longer manufactured, it will be replaced with
a model of equal to or greater value that is the most similar to
the original. If this is the case, installing the replacement model
may require mounting modifications; Origin Acoustics will not be
responsible for any such related costs.
Requirements and Warranty Coverage
This warranty may not be valid if the product was purchased
through an unauthorized dealer. This warranty only applies to
the individual that made the original purchase, and it cannot be
applied to other purchases. The purchaser must be prepared to
provide proof of purchase (receipt). This warranty will not be valid if the identifying number or serial number has been removed,
defaced, or altered.
This warranty does not cover the following:
•Accidental damage
•Damage caused by abuse or misuse
•Damage caused by attempted repairs/modifications by
anyone other than Origin Acoustics or an authorized dealer
•Damage caused by improper installation
•Normal wear, maintenance, and environmental issues
•Damage caused by voltage inputs in excess of the rated
maximum of the unit
•Damage inflicted during the return shipment
Return Process
Before making any return attempts, it is required that you first
contact Origin Acoustics. Return product to Origin Acoustics
or your dealer, either in person or by mail. It’s preferable if the
product is returned in the original packaging. If this isn’t possible,
the customer is responsible for insuring the shipment for the full
value of the product.
This warranty is in lieu of all other expressed or implied warranties.
Some states do not allow limitations on implied warranties, so this
may not apply depending on the customer’s location. (For more
information, see Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act.)
• Modified Single Source Speaker Selector
• Connect up to 6 pairs of speakers to a stereo system with a
A(on)/B(off) Switch
• Automatic Poly Switches (a solid state circuit breakers to protect the unit from an overload)
• Overload protection built-in: Poly Switches turn off unit when
overload is detected
• Once user removes overload or reduces volume, the unit resets within a short time
• Impedance protection lets one amplifier safely power several
pairs of speakers
• Individual speaker volume controls for each output
• No power source required
• Supports amplifiers up to 300W
• Left and right commons are isolated to work with all types of
• Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz
• Dimension 16 3/4” x 10 1/4” x 2 1/2”
• Total Attenuation per Zone/Volume Control; 42dB Maximum,
12 positions
• Dual Source (Either all source is on A or B)
©2014 Origin Acoustics. All copyrighted, trademarked and
patented elements mentioned herein are the sole property of
Origin Acoustics.
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