Quick Start Manual

BIGFOOT LINE ARRAY SOUND SYSTEM
SOUND SYSTEM PLACEMENT
CORRECT SYSTEM PLACEMENT
INCORRECT SYSTEM PLACEMENT
(having the micrphone too close to front of unit may cause feedback)
HAVING TROUBLE WITH YOUR SOUND SYSTEM?
CONDITION
No Sound (power LED off)
POSSIBLE SOLUTION
• turn POWER switch ON
• charge battery or plug in AC cord
• safely shut down if unit overheats, turn volume lower & turn
speaker ON
No Sound (power LED on)
• check for output from source
• make sure all cables are completely plugged in
• turn up volume control of input used
• remove plug from speaker output if not using external
speaker output
Shortened Battery Life
• charge battery fully; if battery life continues to deteriorate,
contact Anchor Audio customer service: 800.262.4671
Distorted Sound
• lower system volume control
• lower input volume control
Excessive Hum or Noise
• use shielded cables
• use balanced microphone
HAVING TROUBLE WITH YOUR WIRELESS SYSTEM? (Wireless Models Only)
CONDITION
No Sound (RX Indicator: ON)
POSSIBLE SOLUTION
• turn up WIRELESS volume control
• make sure mic is plugged into body pack transmitter
No Sound (RX Indicator: OFF)
• push mic power button
• turn Beacon POWER switch on
• make sure transmitter power switch is on
• set receiver and transmitter to same channel
• replace battery in transmitter
The Bigfoot Sound System comes with a six year warranty, Anchor Audio Bluetooth comes with a six year
warranty, and all Anchor Audio batteries and wireless come with a two year warranty.
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Quick Start Manual
You can view a demonstration video complete with a trouble shooting section at www.anchoraudio.com.
Please check your new unit carefully for any damage which may have occurred during shipment.
*Please keep the product box(es) that your Anchor Audio product(s) was shipped in, so it is available in the event the
product(s) need to be shipped back to Anchor Audio for any reason.
CONNECTING MULTIPLE SOUND SYSTEMS
BATTERY POWERED SOUND SYSTEMS
Connect speaker cable (EX-50PPS ) from LINE OUT on first powered Bigfoot to LINE IN on second powered
Bigfoot. Set volume level of the second system to maximum, this gives full volume control to the first
or primary PA system.
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BIGFOOT LINE ARRAY SOUND SYSTEM
ANCHOR AUDIO WIRELESS MICROPHONES
OPERATING THE BLUETOOTH TRANSMITTER
1 WIRELESS MICROPHONE CHANNEL SELECTION - BUILT-IN RECEIVER
1 POWERING UP THE BLUETOOTH
1. Choose any available wireless channel from 1 thru 16
2. Set the WIRELESS CHANNEL SELECTION knob to the channel you chose in step 1
WIRELESS 1 CHANNEL
SELECTION
WIRELESS 1 RX
INDICATOR LIGHTS
WIRELESS 1
VOLUME CONTROL
WIRELESS 2 CHANNEL
SELECTION
WIRELESS 2 RX
INDICATOR LIGHTS
If you have two wireless receivers,
repeat above for the second
receiver. Remember, each receiver/
transmitter pair must be set
to different channels to avoid
interference.
1. Turn on the Bluetooth with the volume knob (it
will make a boot up noise)
2. Before hooking up your device, take a moment
to go over what the different LED light signals
mean:
a.
No light: indicates either Blutooth is off,
or it is in sleep mode and cannot connect
b.
Blinking light: indicates pairing mode,
this is when you should connect
c.
Solid light: indicates connection, your
device is connected
2 PAIRING A DEVICE
WIRELESS 2
VOLUME CONTROL
2 OPERATING THE WIRELESS MICROPHONE TRANSMITTER
CHANNEL SELECTION HANDHELD TRANSMITTER
CHANNEL SELECTION BELTPACK TRANSMITTER
1. Unscrew battery cover on bottom of microphone
2. Set the CHANNEL SELECTOR dial to match the
channel setting of your receiver
3. Replace battery cover and tighten firmly
1. The channel selection dial is located on the
side of the transmitter
2. Set the CHANNEL SELECTOR dial to match the
channel setting of the receiver
3. Adjust the GAIN dial for proper voice pickup
VOLUME/POWER KNOB
PAIRING
VOLUME
INDICATOR LIGHT
PAIRING BUTTON
1. Press the pairing button (it will acknowledge pairing mode with a beep) this mode will last 90 seconds. If no
device is paired within the 90 seconds, the Bluetooth will enter sleep mode.
2. When the Bluetooth module is in pairing mode, it is discoverable and will show up on the selection list of your
Bluetooth enabled device.
3. Select the Bluetooth titled “Anchor Audio” to pair your device with the Anchor Audio sound system.
4. If a previously paired device is in range and discoverable, the unit should automatically make a connection,
however this may depend on your individual device.
5. When the device has successfully connected to the Bluetooth, the Bluetooth module will beep to signify
connection and the Blue LED will become solid.
6. Now you can play audio from your Bluetooth device to the Anchor Audio portable sound system. You can adjust
volume by using the Bluetooth module’s knob, as well as the volume control on your device.
3 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
AC OPERATION & BATTERY CHARGING
Bigfoot sound systems include an automatic charging system designed to properly charge and maintain the systems
built-in batteries. To charge batteries, plug the system into an AC outlet. The BATTERY LEVEL INDICATOR will light when
charging. The CHARGE STATUS LED will light bright red which indicates charge process has begun and green indicates
full battery. Charge your system overnight to replenish drained batteries.
What is the range of Anchor Audio Bluetooth?
The Anchor Audio Bluetooth range is 100 ft. line of sight.
My sound system is auto-connecting to a device, but I don’t know which one. Can I disconnect directly
from the sound system?
Yes, if your unit is auto-connecting to a device that you cannot identify (for example, you’re in a room with other
people who have connected to the unit in the past), you may need to manually disconnect that pair from the sound
system itself. Just hold the ‘pairing’ button for two seconds, and the sound system will disconnect from the device it
is currently connected to and immediately go into pairing mode.
What kind of modes can my phone be in that allow the Bluetooth connection to still work?
Bluetooth will work in modes such as Airplane mode and Do Not Disturb (or the equivalent). Just be sure to still have
your Bluetooth setting turned on. To simplify the process, put your phone in the desired mode first, and then secure
the Bluetooth connection as moving into these modes may cause disconnection.
What happens if I get a phone call?
Incoming and outgoing calls should pause the audio stream. The audio from the call should not be transmitted via
Bluetooth. To avoid interrupting audio, set device in Airplane mode, then enable Bluetooth, ensure your connected,
and you should not encounter any interruptions in your audio stream.
SYSTEM STORAGE & BATTERIES
Fully charge batteries before storage. For extended periods of storage, either leave powered off system plugged into an
AC outlet or charge the system at least once each month for a minimum of 24 hours.
*Bluetooth connection and behavior may depend on your individual device settings and capabilities, all testing was done using an
Apple iPhone.
BUILT-IN BATTERTY MAINTENANCE
To preserve battery life, the built-in batteries MUST be FULLY charged before te first use. Regardless of length of
operation, it is recommended that batteries be fully charged as soon as possible after each use.
NOTE: All Anchor Audio sound system Bluetooth connections will be named “Anchor Audio.” If
you’re using multiple systems, be sure to keep track of each connection.
The wireless RX indicators will light (only one indicator will light at a time) when the wireless signal is
being transmitted and received.
BATTERY INFORMATION FOR BIGFOOT LINE ARRAY
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