Loudspeaker Owners Manual

THE
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OWNER’S MANUAL AND
OPERATION GUIDE.
Technomad Limited Warranty
®
A. Warranty Registration must be completed and mailed to Technomad Inc. (“Technomad”)
within 30 days of your purchase in order for you to receive the Extended Warranty terms
described below. However, failure to return the card will not void the one-year basic warranty.
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B. Technomad warrants all materials and workmanship, for a period of one year from the
original date of purchase. If you complete the optional questionnaire portion of the Product
Registration Card, the warranty will be extended as follows:
•The molded plastic loudspeaker body and lid will be warranted for a total of ten years
•All exterior cabinet hardware (catches, strikes, D-rings, and handles) will be warranted for a
total of five years.
•All electronic components (wiring, connectors, crossover, speaker drivers, and switches) will
be warranted for a total of two years against manufacturing defects.
Note: The failure of any electronic components due to moisture, humidity, or exposure to
the elements is NOT covered by this warranty unless the loudspeaker was originally
purchased with the “weather-resistant electronics” and “weather-resistant grill” options.
Failure of any electronic speaker component due to excessive input signal (including but not
limited to voice-coil burn-out) is not covered by this warranty. If any defects are found in the
materials or workmanship during the applicable warranty period, Technomad, at its option,
will repair or replace the product.
C. Service and repairs of Technomad products are to be performed ONLY at the factory
(see D below) unless otherwise authorized IN ADVANCE by the Technomad Service
Department. Unauthorized service, repairs or modifications will void this warranty.
D. To obtain factory service:
1. Call Technomad at 1.800.464.7757, 9AM to 5PM EST, Monday through Friday to obtain a
Return Authorization number (RA). Products returned not displaying a RA number on the
outside of the carton will be refused.
2. Pack the product in a securely taped, doubled corrugated cardboard box.
3. Ship the product freight prepaid to:
Technomad Inc.
5 Tina Drive, South Deerfield MA 01373 USA
RA#_______________________
E. Technomad reserves the right to inspect any products which may be the subject of any
warranty claims before repair or replacement is carried out. Technomad may, at its option,
require proof of the original date of purchase in the form of a dated copy of the original
seller’s invoice or sales receipt. Final determination of warranty coverage lies solely with
Technomad, Inc. Any Technomad product deemed eligible for repair or replacement under
the terms of this warranty will be repaired or replaced within thirty day of its receipt by
Technomad at our factory. Products that do not meet the terms of this Warranty will be
repaired and returned C.O.D., with billing for labor, materials, return freight and insurance.
Products repaired under warranty will be returned freight prepaid by Technomad to any
location within the boundaries of the USA, and freight collect outside the USA.
F. THIS IS THE ONLY WARRANTY GIVEN BY TECHNOMAD AND IS IN LIEU OF ALL
OTHER WARRANTIES. ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF
MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE, SHALL BE
STRICTLY LIMITED IN DURATION TO ONE YEAR FROM THE DATE OF ORIGINAL
PURCHASE. UPON EXPIRATION OF THE APPLICABLE WARRANTY PERIOD, TECHNOMAD
SHALL HAVE NO FURTHER WARRANTY OBLIGATION OF ANY KIND, EXPRESSED OR
IMPLIED. TECHNOMAD SHALL IN NO EVENT BE OBLIGATED FOR ANY INCIDENTAL OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT MAY RESULT FROM ANY DEFECT OR WARRANTY
CLAIM, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED. Some states do not allow exclusion or limitation of
incidental or consequential damages or limitation of how long implied warranties last, so
some of the above limitations and exclusions may not apply to you. This warranty provides
specific legal rights. The purchaser has implied warranty rights, and you may also have
other rights which vary from state to state.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
P O LY E T H Y L E N E C A B I N E T S
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CABINET MAINTENANCE
3
DEPLOYMENT & STACKING
4-6
WIRING
7
ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS
8
GENERAL INFO
9
ACCESSORIES
10
TECHNOMAD CASES
11
WARRANTY
12
WARRANTY CARD
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Polyethylene Cabinets
Technomad: Not Just Another Plastic Loudspeaker
Technomad loudspeakers are often compared to the many other lines of
plastic loudspeakers. Several important factors in the Technomad design
and
manufacturing process greatly distinguish Technomad from the growing
field of plastic loudspeakers.
Design
Technomad loudspeakers are designed for higher performance and
output applications than all other plastic loudspeakers available.
Technomad also offers a wider range of features making Technomad loudspeakers the only choice for year-round, indoor, outdoor, permanent,
semi-permanent or mobile applications. No other plastic loudspeaker can
match Technomad in application, flexibility, fidelity durability, options, price
and performance.
Manufacturing
Technomad enclosures are manufactured of military grade polyethylene
and cast as an extremely rugged one piece unit. Our cabinet manufacturing process
produces an incredibly uniform linear wall thickness of .5” with .75” thick
corner areas. Technomad’s loudspeaker construction process sets our
loudspeakers apart from all other plastic loudspeakers in two ways: The
cabinet walls of most
plastic loudspeakers are 25% to as much as 65% thinner than the cabinet
walls of a Technomad loudspeaker. A Technomad loudspeaker cabinet is
able to endure greater abuse than any other commercially available loudspeaker - regardless of construction materials and manufacturing methods. Also, a thicker cabinet wall has better acoustic properties than a
thinner loudspeaker cabinet wall. The thicker cabinet wall prevents distortion and/or inefficiency problems due to wall flex. Technomad loudspeakers produce a full, articulate sound, comparable to the performance of a
multi-ply Baltic birch cabinet.
Compliances/Specifications Met
Technomad self-casing loudspeakers are designed to meet and exceed
ATA-III, and fully comply with United States Military Specification 810E.
No other
commercially available plastic or wood loudspeaker can make that claim.
Technomad Cases
Technomad carries a full line of high quality Mil-Spec trunk, briefcase and
rack mount cases. Made to the same high standards as Technomad
loudspeakers, these cases offer unmatched protection. Unlike injection
molded cases, Technomad cases will hold up to years of abuse. Thirty
percent lighter than
traditional wood laminate and metal road cases, Technomad cases are
also stronger and more resilient. There are three categories of
Technomad cases.
Trunk Cases
Technomad offers a wide and diverse line of trunk style cases. Gray is
the standard case color for trunk cases, but all other Technomad colors
are available as special order items.
Call your local Technomad representative for a complete listing of sizes.
There are three configurations of foam lining: bare with no foam, lined
with 2” or 1” foam, or lined with 2” or 1” foam and filled with 1” or 2” layers
of foam.
ProRack Cases
These rugged 19” rack cases are the best plastic rack case available.
Unlike injection or vacuum molded plastic cases, Technomad ProRacks
will stand up to almost any abuse. Available in 4U, 6U, and 8U sizes,
ProRacks have the options of mounting brackets for removable legs and
casters, rear rack rails, and catches and strikes to lock stacks of
ProRacks together as one unit. Black is the standard case color for
ProRacks, but all other Technomad colors are available as special order
items.
Tote Briefcases
Technomad Tote briefcases provide quality protection for small items at an
modest price. Available in 4 sizes, these lockable cases are waterproof to
100 feet. All sizes come filled with Hex-a-pluck foam which allow each
case to be customized by the user. Black is the standard case color for
Tote cases and no other colors are available.
Technomad polyethylene cabinets have many advantages over traditional
wooden cabinets. Unlike wood, high quality recycled polyethylene is a renewable resource. Polyethylene is impervious to moisture, virtually all solvents, mold, mildew, and UV radiation. There is no waste in the
Technomad cabinet manufacturing process. Because they are cast as
one solid piece through a low stress manufacturing process, Technomad
cabinets are extremely strong and do not splinter or crack when subjected
to abuse.
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Accessories
Cabinet Maintenance
Technomad loudspeakers are designed for maximum flexibility and ease
of use. Technomad offers several accessories which enhance the day-today practicality of our loudspeakers.
The Technomad DollyThis four wheel dolly locks onto the back of any large Technomad
loudspeaker. Featuring four 5” diameter rubber wheels, the dolly
allows the user to easily transport up to 4 large Technomad speakers.
The Noho DollyA smaller version of the Technomad dolly, the Noho Dolly is
compatible with the Noho and Soho model loudspeakers. It
features 3.5” diameter casters.
The Monitor Tube SetThis set allows all AS series loudspeakers to be used as floor monitors.
The Paris/Vienna Wall-mount bracket
This multi-position bracket allows Paris and Vienna loudspeakers
to be
mounted to walls and accurately deployed.
One of the following accessories are neccesary when stacking
Technomad AS Series loudspeakers.
The Stacking Tube SetThis set allows any two AS Series Tour Model loudspeakers to
be
securely stacked
in either horizontal or vertical orientation.
Maintenance of Speaker Body
The Technomad polyethylene loudspeaker cabinet is a manufacturing
breakthrough. The one-piece Technomad speaker cabinet provides a
very rugged, watertight and scratch-resistant enclosure for transporting
the high-quality sound reproduction electronics. Your Technomad speaker
will need very little maintenance. If, after some time, you want to eliminate scratches that develop, follow these simple instructions:
Technomad Cabinet Refurbishment:
1. Thoroughly clean the surface of the speaker using warm water, a soft
brush, and mild non-detergent soap.
2. Dry the loudspeaker.
3. Using a propane blowtorch, slowly fan the flame over the scratches you
need to repair. In a few seconds you will see the scratches disappear
and the surface will become shiny as a thin film of plastic liquifies. Deep
scratches may take longer to erase. IT IS POSSIBLE TO CHAR THE
SPEAKER if the flame is kept on one area for too long. Constantly keep
the flame in motion. Keep the flame away from the loudspeaker cones,
compression drivers, foam grill covering, Neutrik jacks and other hardware.
SPECIAL CARE IS NEEDED WHEN FLAME TREATING PARIS, and
VIENNA LOUDSPEAKERS.
4. Allow the surface to completely cool for 15 or more minutes or until the
treated area is cool and hard to the touch.
5. Buff the surface with a 3M™ Scotch-Brite pad, fine steel wool or other
mild abrasive. This will bring the treated surface area back to the original
factory finish.
The Plug & Play SystemThese components allow AS Series loudspeakers to be quickly
and
easily assembled into large arrays. See page 5 for more details.
The TwoPlug- Connects two speakers
The FourPlug- Connects four speakers
The BaseConnects the stack to the floor
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Deployment- AS Series
AS Series
Technomad AS Series loudspeakers can be set up quickly and efficiently in
many configurations. The AS Series includes the Noho C, , Berlin 15/H,
Cairo 15/C full- range loudspeakers and Soho 12 Chicago 15/12 subwoofers.
Stand Mounting
All Technomad AS Series loudspeakers feature four 1.5” diameter stand
mounting sockets - one per side - molded directly into the cabinet.
Technomad’s stand mounting sockets are flush with the surface of the
loudspeaker cabinet to allow for quick and easy set-up, break-down, and
storage.
MonitorTilt™
Technomad AS Series loudspeakers include 1.5” diameter sockets on the
rear of the loudspeakers which allow any AS Series loudspeaker to be
used as a monitor. Two lengths of 1.5” tubing are inserted into these sockets to angle the loudspeaker to the appropriate angle. The angle of the tilt
can be adjusted through the use of different length tubing.
General Info
Troubleshooting
1. No sound from speaker:
A) Make sure that the cabling you are using is wired correctly. The signal
for the full range units must be wired to the “1” pair of contacts on the
cable-mounted Neutrik Speak-On™. For the low frequency units, the
Chicago 15/12 and the 15” LF driver of the Cairo 15/C, the signal must be
connected to the “2” pair of contacts on the Speak-On. See page 7 for
details.
B) Technomad loudspeakers are equipped with fuses for component
protection. Check the fuses to ensure that they are still intact. The fuse
holders are located on the bottom of the loudspeaker in the handle well
on AS Series loudspeakers and on the back of the loudspeakers near the
connectors on MP Series loudspeakers. See the separate fuse sheet
included with this manual for proper fuse values.
2. Excessive Rattling:
If, at high volumes, pronounced rattling occurs double check that the
latches holding the lid onto the rear of the cabinet are fully closed and
locked. If they are not, the lid can vibrate against the back of the cabinet.
Flying
WARNING: Suspending any object is a potentially dangerous and should
only be attempted by qualified individuals.
AS Series Technomad loudspeakers are equipped with flying points. The
Noho C and Soho 12 loudspeakers are equipped with 4x 1/4-20 threaded
inserts on the top and side. The Berlin 15/H, Cairo 15/C and Chicago
15/12 loudspeakers all feature 4x 3/8-16 threaded inserts on all sides. All
flypoints are rated at 10:1. All flypoints allow the loudspeaker to be used
in either the horizontal or vertical orientation. DO NOT SUSPEND THE
LOUDSPEAKER FROM FEWER THAN TWO SUSPENSION POINTS!!!
DO NOT HANG THE LOUDSPEAKER FROM THE HANDLE!!!
Bracket Mounting
Noho C and Soho 12 loudspeakers have 4 x 1/4-20 T-nut inserts molded
into the back of the cabinet for use with a multi-position bracket. Berlin
15/H, Cairo 15/C, Chicago 15/12 loudspeakers all feature 4x 3/8-16
threaded inserts on the back of the cabinet for use with multi-position
brackets.
Technical Support
For tech support, call your dealer, call 800.464.7757, fax at 617.451.8999,
or send e-mail to info@technomad.com.
World Wide Web
Visit our Website and get all of the latest info on Technomad loudspeakers .
http://www.technomad.com
• Product Updates
• Dealer and Rep. listings
• QuickTime Movie clips of Technomad loudspeakers being shot
with a shotgun, pummeled with a 20 pound sledge hammer,
thrown from a 45 foot bridge into a river and doused with
gasoline and set aflame!
• Product Specifications
• Press Releases
The Website changes monthly so be sure to always check back for the
latest information.
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Environmental Concerns
Technomad loudspeaker cabinets are manufactured of 100% recycled
materials and meet Military Specification 810E. Our manufacturing and
cabinet design advances allow us to utilize 90% post-industrial and 10%
post-consumer plastics in the manufacture of our black loudspeaker cabinet moldings and 15%, or more, post-consumer materials in the manufacture of our custom-colored loudspeaker cabinets. Unlike wood, the materials utilized in the manufacture of Technomad loudspeaker cabinets can
be infinitely recycled with little or no breakdown of the material’s integrity.
Only dyes free of heavy metals are used in coloring Technomad loudspeaker cabinet moldings. Technomad cabinets are
completely inert. They will not rust, corrode, rot, chip, crack, fade, warp,
or give off any harmful smells, chemical vapors, toxins, paint or adhesive
residue, etc.
Technomad also strives to minimize our environmental impact in other
ways. We do all printing on recycled paper and we emphasize minimumimpact ways of distributing information, such as the Internet, phone, fax,
and email.
At Technomad, we are very confident this manufacturing process is a pro
audio industry first. We feel it is important for manufacturers to use recycled materials whenever possible to help create demand for these materials and close the recycling loop. We are proud that our policies contribute
to, and will continually set examples for, the ever increasing environmentally conscientious manufacturing industries of the world.
Stacking- AS Series
Technomad loudspeakers are highly modular and can be quickly and easily assembled into large arrays. Two different methods can be used.
Tour Model Loudspeakers
All AS Series loudspeakers feature 1.5” diameter
sockets in the center of each side. These allow
Tour Model loudspeakers to be easily stacked
using the Stacking Tube Set. First, attach the lid
to the back of the cabinet using the four backlatches. The lid increases the footprint of the
stack, giving it greater stability. Once the lid has
been attached, the speaker can now be stacked
with any other Tour Model Technomad using one
of the two lengths of tubing in the Stacking Tube
Set. For vertically oriented loudspeakers, insert
the longer tube in the top socket of the bottom
speaker. Lift the second speaker to be stacked
and place it on top of the bottom unit so that the
tube goes into the corresponding socket.
Horizontally oriented speakers can be stacked in
the same way, using the shorter tube. Do not
Tour model loudspeakers stacked
stack more than two units high using this
using the Stacking Tube Set
method!
Plug & Play Stacking System
Berlin 15/H, Cairo 15/C and Chicago 15/12 loudspeakers can be stacked
into bigger arrays suitable for large venue sound reinforcement through
the use of the Plug & Play Stacking System. These three models all have
four 1.5” sockets molded into the back of the cabinet, one per corner.
There are three basic elements to the Plug & Play system- the TwoPlug,
the FourPlug, and the Base. All have ‘plugs’ which fit into these rear sockets, making assembly quick, easy and secure. In all Plug & Play stacked
arrays, the Base is needed at the bottom of the stack for added stability. If
you are deploying a stack more than
two units high, the Base must be
bolted to the floor. The TwoPlug connects two loudspeakers together by
plugging into one socket on each cabinet. A pair of TwoPlugs can used to
make a simple stack of two units. For
larger systems, the TwoPlug and the
Base can be combined with the
FourPlug to form arrays of speakers up
to three units high and as many units
wide as is necessary. As shown in the
diagram, the FourPlug is used at the
junction of four units to lock the entire
stack together. The TwoPlug is used at
the ends and the top of the stacks and
the Base is used at the bottom of each
stack. Detailed instructions are includThe Plug & Play
ed with each set of Plug & Play Stacking
Stacking System
Accessories.
The TwoPlug
The FourPlug
The Base
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Deployment- MP Series
MP Series
Technomad MP Series are designed to be installed in a wide variety of
applications and environments. The MP Series includes the Vernal 15,
Vienna 16 and the Paris 616 loudspeakers.
Stand Mounting
Paris and Vienna loudspeakers feature T-nuts on the bottom of the cabinet for attaching 3rd-party bolt-on standmount adapters.
Flying & Bracket Mounting
WARNING: Suspending any object is a potentially dangerous and
should only be attempted by qualified individuals.
Paris and Vienna loudspeakers feature 5/16-18 T-nut inserts, one per side
for use with U brackets for flying or wall mounting.
Multi-position wall mounts
Paris and Vienna loudspeakers feature 4 x 1/4-20 T-nut inserts on the
center of the back of the cabinet for use with the Paris/Vienna bracket.
This hole pattern is also compatible with APC and Omnimount products.
Transformers
MP Series loudspeakers are available with an optional transformer for use
in 70 volt distributed systems. The multi-tap transformer is controlled with
a 5 position switch. Starting from the position the farthest counter-clockwise the Vernal T settings are as follows: a bypass setting allowing the
loudspeaker to operate in normal 8 ohm mode, then taps of 8w, 16w, 32w,
and 64w at 70v. Starting from the position the farthest counter-clockwise
the Vienna T and Paris T settings are as follows: a bypass setting allowing the loudspeaker to operate in normal 8 ohm mode, then taps of 16w,
32w, 64w, and 128w at 70v.
Wiring
Each Technomad loudspeaker cabinet features locking, weather-resistant
Neutrik Speak-On™ connectors. Neutrik jacks work with 2 conductor and
4 conductor wire. The Neutrik jacks have four internal connection points.
One pair is marked “1” and the second pair is marked “2”. When buying or
making Neutrik-terminated cables to interface with Technomad speakers, it is
important to observe the following:
• 1+/1- These are the in/out connections for full range units (Berlin 15/H,
Noho C, HF/MF of the Cairo 15/C, Paris 616 and Vienna 16.) & the Soho
12 subwoofer. In other subwoofer units, this pair simply passes full range
signal through the loudspeaker from one Speak-On™ to the other.
• 2+/2- These are the in/out connections for large subwoofer units
(Chicago 15/12, LF driver of the Cairo 15/C) In full range units, this pair
simply passes subwoofer signal from one Speak-On™ to the other.
The Soho 12 is a subwoofer, but it is wired to the “1” pair for ease of use.
Featuring an internal passive crossover, the Soho can be run from the
same signal as the Noho, reducing the number of cables & amp channels
needed.
The signal pass-through feature allows multiple speakers to be driven by
one amplifier. Each speaker can be daisy-chained from the previous unit.
This simplifies the cabling required for any multiple unit system. Through
use of a 4 conductor cable, two separate signals can be sent to the system from two separate amplifier channels. This feature allows the operator to use a single cable to power both the full range and subwoofer
speakers in an array. Because both signals are passed to each connector,
subwoofer units and full range units can be run from the same cabling.
As long as the proper connections are made to the appropriate amplifier
channels (+1/-1 to the full range amplifier, +2/-2 to the subwoofer amplifier), cabling is quick and easy to set up.
Caution should be used when daisy-chaining multiple loudspeakers from a
single amplifier. If the minimum load impedance for the amp is 4 ohms, a
maximum of 1 subwoofer or 2 full-range loudspeakers should be connected
in series. Remember, using four conductor wiring to connect two separate
amplifiers to a full-range and subwoofer combination does not drop the
load on the amplifiers - each amp is still seeing 8 or 4 ohms respectively.
Only if speakers of the same type (full-range or subwoofer) are daisychained from the same amp is the load on the amp reduced. If a cable is
over 20’ long, 12 gauge wire is highly recommend to prevent signal degradation.
Subwoofer amplifier
+
Full range amplifier
+
Full range Amp.
Subwoofer Amp.
1+
22+
6
1+
2-
1Speak On™
Connectors
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12+
4 conductor
jumper cable to
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system
Deployment- MP Series
MP Series
Technomad MP Series are designed to be installed in a wide variety of
applications and environments. The MP Series includes the Vernal 15,
Vienna 16 and the Paris 616 loudspeakers.
Stand Mounting
Paris and Vienna loudspeakers feature T-nuts on the bottom of the cabinet for attaching 3rd-party bolt-on standmount adapters.
Flying & Bracket Mounting
WARNING: Suspending any object is a potentially dangerous and
should only be attempted by qualified individuals.
Paris and Vienna loudspeakers feature 5/16-18 T-nut inserts, one per side
for use with U brackets for flying or wall mounting.
Multi-position wall mounts
Paris and Vienna loudspeakers feature 4 x 1/4-20 T-nut inserts on the
center of the back of the cabinet for use with the Paris/Vienna bracket.
This hole pattern is also compatible with APC and Omnimount products.
Transformers
MP Series loudspeakers are available with an optional transformer for use
in 70 volt distributed systems. The multi-tap transformer is controlled with
a 5 position switch. Starting from the position the farthest counter-clockwise the Vernal T settings are as follows: a bypass setting allowing the
loudspeaker to operate in normal 8 ohm mode, then taps of 8w, 16w, 32w,
and 64w at 70v. Starting from the position the farthest counter-clockwise
the Vienna T and Paris T settings are as follows: a bypass setting allowing the loudspeaker to operate in normal 8 ohm mode, then taps of 16w,
32w, 64w, and 128w at 70v.
Wiring
Each Technomad loudspeaker cabinet features locking, weather-resistant
Neutrik Speak-On™ connectors. Neutrik jacks work with 2 conductor and
4 conductor wire. The Neutrik jacks have four internal connection points.
One pair is marked “1” and the second pair is marked “2”. When buying or
making Neutrik-terminated cables to interface with Technomad speakers, it is
important to observe the following:
• 1+/1- These are the in/out connections for full range units (Berlin 15/H,
Noho C, HF/MF of the Cairo 15/C, Paris 616 and Vienna 16.) & the Soho
12 subwoofer. In other subwoofer units, this pair simply passes full range
signal through the loudspeaker from one Speak-On™ to the other.
• 2+/2- These are the in/out connections for large subwoofer units
(Chicago 15/12, LF driver of the Cairo 15/C) In full range units, this pair
simply passes subwoofer signal from one Speak-On™ to the other.
The Soho 12 is a subwoofer, but it is wired to the “1” pair for ease of use.
Featuring an internal passive crossover, the Soho can be run from the
same signal as the Noho, reducing the number of cables & amp channels
needed.
The signal pass-through feature allows multiple speakers to be driven by
one amplifier. Each speaker can be daisy-chained from the previous unit.
This simplifies the cabling required for any multiple unit system. Through
use of a 4 conductor cable, two separate signals can be sent to the system from two separate amplifier channels. This feature allows the operator to use a single cable to power both the full range and subwoofer
speakers in an array. Because both signals are passed to each connector,
subwoofer units and full range units can be run from the same cabling.
As long as the proper connections are made to the appropriate amplifier
channels (+1/-1 to the full range amplifier, +2/-2 to the subwoofer amplifier), cabling is quick and easy to set up.
Caution should be used when daisy-chaining multiple loudspeakers from a
single amplifier. If the minimum load impedance for the amp is 4 ohms, a
maximum of 1 subwoofer or 2 full-range loudspeakers should be connected
in series. Remember, using four conductor wiring to connect two separate
amplifiers to a full-range and subwoofer combination does not drop the
load on the amplifiers - each amp is still seeing 8 or 4 ohms respectively.
Only if speakers of the same type (full-range or subwoofer) are daisychained from the same amp is the load on the amp reduced. If a cable is
over 20’ long, 12 gauge wire is highly recommend to prevent signal degradation.
Subwoofer amplifier
+
Full range amplifier
+
Full range Amp.
Subwoofer Amp.
1+
22+
6
1+
2-
1Speak On™
Connectors
7
12+
4 conductor
jumper cable to
ne x t unit in
system
Environmental Concerns
Technomad loudspeaker cabinets are manufactured of 100% recycled
materials and meet Military Specification 810E. Our manufacturing and
cabinet design advances allow us to utilize 90% post-industrial and 10%
post-consumer plastics in the manufacture of our black loudspeaker cabinet moldings and 15%, or more, post-consumer materials in the manufacture of our custom-colored loudspeaker cabinets. Unlike wood, the materials utilized in the manufacture of Technomad loudspeaker cabinets can
be infinitely recycled with little or no breakdown of the material’s integrity.
Only dyes free of heavy metals are used in coloring Technomad loudspeaker cabinet moldings. Technomad cabinets are
completely inert. They will not rust, corrode, rot, chip, crack, fade, warp,
or give off any harmful smells, chemical vapors, toxins, paint or adhesive
residue, etc.
Technomad also strives to minimize our environmental impact in other
ways. We do all printing on recycled paper and we emphasize minimumimpact ways of distributing information, such as the Internet, phone, fax,
and email.
At Technomad, we are very confident this manufacturing process is a pro
audio industry first. We feel it is important for manufacturers to use recycled materials whenever possible to help create demand for these materials and close the recycling loop. We are proud that our policies contribute
to, and will continually set examples for, the ever increasing environmentally conscientious manufacturing industries of the world.
Stacking- AS Series
Technomad loudspeakers are highly modular and can be quickly and easily assembled into large arrays. Two different methods can be used.
Tour Model Loudspeakers
All AS Series loudspeakers feature 1.5” diameter
sockets in the center of each side. These allow
Tour Model loudspeakers to be easily stacked
using the Stacking Tube Set. First, attach the lid
to the back of the cabinet using the four backlatches. The lid increases the footprint of the
stack, giving it greater stability. Once the lid has
been attached, the speaker can now be stacked
with any other Tour Model Technomad using one
of the two lengths of tubing in the Stacking Tube
Set. For vertically oriented loudspeakers, insert
the longer tube in the top socket of the bottom
speaker. Lift the second speaker to be stacked
and place it on top of the bottom unit so that the
tube goes into the corresponding socket.
Horizontally oriented speakers can be stacked in
the same way, using the shorter tube. Do not
Tour model loudspeakers stacked
stack more than two units high using this
using the Stacking Tube Set
method!
Plug & Play Stacking System
Berlin 15/H, Cairo 15/C and Chicago 15/12 loudspeakers can be stacked
into bigger arrays suitable for large venue sound reinforcement through
the use of the Plug & Play Stacking System. These three models all have
four 1.5” sockets molded into the back of the cabinet, one per corner.
There are three basic elements to the Plug & Play system- the TwoPlug,
the FourPlug, and the Base. All have ‘plugs’ which fit into these rear sockets, making assembly quick, easy and secure. In all Plug & Play stacked
arrays, the Base is needed at the bottom of the stack for added stability. If
you are deploying a stack more than
two units high, the Base must be
bolted to the floor. The TwoPlug connects two loudspeakers together by
plugging into one socket on each cabinet. A pair of TwoPlugs can used to
make a simple stack of two units. For
larger systems, the TwoPlug and the
Base can be combined with the
FourPlug to form arrays of speakers up
to three units high and as many units
wide as is necessary. As shown in the
diagram, the FourPlug is used at the
junction of four units to lock the entire
stack together. The TwoPlug is used at
the ends and the top of the stacks and
the Base is used at the bottom of each
stack. Detailed instructions are includThe Plug & Play
ed with each set of Plug & Play Stacking
Stacking System
Accessories.
The TwoPlug
The FourPlug
The Base
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Deployment- AS Series
AS Series
Technomad AS Series loudspeakers can be set up quickly and efficiently in
many configurations. The AS Series includes the Noho C, , Berlin 15/H,
Cairo 15/C full- range loudspeakers and Soho 12 Chicago 15/12 subwoofers.
Stand Mounting
All Technomad AS Series loudspeakers feature four 1.5” diameter stand
mounting sockets - one per side - molded directly into the cabinet.
Technomad’s stand mounting sockets are flush with the surface of the
loudspeaker cabinet to allow for quick and easy set-up, break-down, and
storage.
MonitorTilt™
Technomad AS Series loudspeakers include 1.5” diameter sockets on the
rear of the loudspeakers which allow any AS Series loudspeaker to be
used as a monitor. Two lengths of 1.5” tubing are inserted into these sockets to angle the loudspeaker to the appropriate angle. The angle of the tilt
can be adjusted through the use of different length tubing.
General Info
Troubleshooting
1. No sound from speaker:
A) Make sure that the cabling you are using is wired correctly. The signal
for the full range units must be wired to the “1” pair of contacts on the
cable-mounted Neutrik Speak-On™. For the low frequency units, the
Chicago 15/12 and the 15” LF driver of the Cairo 15/C, the signal must be
connected to the “2” pair of contacts on the Speak-On. See page 7 for
details.
B) Technomad loudspeakers are equipped with fuses for component
protection. Check the fuses to ensure that they are still intact. The fuse
holders are located on the bottom of the loudspeaker in the handle well
on AS Series loudspeakers and on the back of the loudspeakers near the
connectors on MP Series loudspeakers. See the separate fuse sheet
included with this manual for proper fuse values.
2. Excessive Rattling:
If, at high volumes, pronounced rattling occurs double check that the
latches holding the lid onto the rear of the cabinet are fully closed and
locked. If they are not, the lid can vibrate against the back of the cabinet.
Flying
WARNING: Suspending any object is a potentially dangerous and should
only be attempted by qualified individuals.
AS Series Technomad loudspeakers are equipped with flying points. The
Noho C and Soho 12 loudspeakers are equipped with 4x 1/4-20 threaded
inserts on the top and side. The Berlin 15/H, Cairo 15/C and Chicago
15/12 loudspeakers all feature 4x 3/8-16 threaded inserts on all sides. All
flypoints are rated at 10:1. All flypoints allow the loudspeaker to be used
in either the horizontal or vertical orientation. DO NOT SUSPEND THE
LOUDSPEAKER FROM FEWER THAN TWO SUSPENSION POINTS!!!
DO NOT HANG THE LOUDSPEAKER FROM THE HANDLE!!!
Bracket Mounting
Noho C and Soho 12 loudspeakers have 4 x 1/4-20 T-nut inserts molded
into the back of the cabinet for use with a multi-position bracket. Berlin
15/H, Cairo 15/C, Chicago 15/12 loudspeakers all feature 4x 3/8-16
threaded inserts on the back of the cabinet for use with multi-position
brackets.
Technical Support
For tech support, call your dealer, call 800.464.7757, fax at 617.451.8999,
or send e-mail to info@technomad.com.
World Wide Web
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http://www.technomad.com
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The Website changes monthly so be sure to always check back for the
latest information.
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Accessories
Cabinet Maintenance
Technomad loudspeakers are designed for maximum flexibility and ease
of use. Technomad offers several accessories which enhance the day-today practicality of our loudspeakers.
The Technomad DollyThis four wheel dolly locks onto the back of any large Technomad
loudspeaker. Featuring four 5” diameter rubber wheels, the dolly
allows the user to easily transport up to 4 large Technomad speakers.
The Noho DollyA smaller version of the Technomad dolly, the Noho Dolly is
compatible with the Noho and Soho model loudspeakers. It
features 3.5” diameter casters.
The Monitor Tube SetThis set allows all AS series loudspeakers to be used as floor monitors.
The Paris/Vienna Wall-mount bracket
This multi-position bracket allows Paris and Vienna loudspeakers
to be
mounted to walls and accurately deployed.
One of the following accessories are neccesary when stacking
Technomad AS Series loudspeakers.
The Stacking Tube SetThis set allows any two AS Series Tour Model loudspeakers to
be
securely stacked
in either horizontal or vertical orientation.
Maintenance of Speaker Body
The Technomad polyethylene loudspeaker cabinet is a manufacturing
breakthrough. The one-piece Technomad speaker cabinet provides a
very rugged, watertight and scratch-resistant enclosure for transporting
the high-quality sound reproduction electronics. Your Technomad speaker
will need very little maintenance. If, after some time, you want to eliminate scratches that develop, follow these simple instructions:
Technomad Cabinet Refurbishment:
1. Thoroughly clean the surface of the speaker using warm water, a soft
brush, and mild non-detergent soap.
2. Dry the loudspeaker.
3. Using a propane blowtorch, slowly fan the flame over the scratches you
need to repair. In a few seconds you will see the scratches disappear
and the surface will become shiny as a thin film of plastic liquifies. Deep
scratches may take longer to erase. IT IS POSSIBLE TO CHAR THE
SPEAKER if the flame is kept on one area for too long. Constantly keep
the flame in motion. Keep the flame away from the loudspeaker cones,
compression drivers, foam grill covering, Neutrik jacks and other hardware.
SPECIAL CARE IS NEEDED WHEN FLAME TREATING PARIS, and
VIENNA LOUDSPEAKERS.
4. Allow the surface to completely cool for 15 or more minutes or until the
treated area is cool and hard to the touch.
5. Buff the surface with a 3M™ Scotch-Brite pad, fine steel wool or other
mild abrasive. This will bring the treated surface area back to the original
factory finish.
The Plug & Play SystemThese components allow AS Series loudspeakers to be quickly
and
easily assembled into large arrays. See page 5 for more details.
The TwoPlug- Connects two speakers
The FourPlug- Connects four speakers
The BaseConnects the stack to the floor
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