Ocean Way Audio Pro2A Operations Manual About Ocean Way It all started with speakers. Ocean Way Recording began in 1968, as a showcase for Allen’s custom monitors. Allen needed impressive sounding material for his speakers so he began to record music that sounded dramatic! The studio business boomed and he met the demand with many rooms in several locations. At the peak of the studio business, Allen designed and owned four recording studio complexes. Five time Grammy® Award winning Allen Sides has personally recorded over 1,000 albums, many of which have become audiophile classics. He has worked with the finest and most famous artists of the last four decades. Albums recorded in Allen’s studios have sold over a billion copies. Allen’s hearing capabilities enables our engineers to translate every sonic nuance, bringing a new dimension and understanding to what is possible in high-end speaker design. His ears are our final design tool. Ocean Way Hollywood Ocean Way Nashville Ocean Way Record One Ocean Way St. Barts Through-out the history of Ocean Way Studios, we built the monitor systems for all the control rooms and private studios for selected elite cliental. These many accomplishments, paved the way for Ocean Way Audio The Pro-Series delivers “the” sound of Ocean Way Studios in a free standing design. Engineering speaker systems for professionals; incorporating 45 years of award winning experience Manual of Operations Ocean Way Audio – Pro2A Professional Sound System Contents 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) Pro2A Description Safety Instructions and Warnings! (please read carefully) Inputs and Controls Input selectors & Legends S12A Sub-Bass option Specifications Warranty 1)Pro2A Pro2A is the latest addition to the OWA speaker line achieving efficient distortion-free dynamic range in an aesthetically appealing trapezoidal profile. Its cabinet features a sleek design with attention to time alignment, reduce baffle reflections and materials designed to minimize low frequency resonance. Its port is optimized to increase the woofer's low frequency extension and sound pressure level capacity. Pro2A’s HF driver is a high definition silk fabric dome design with excellent mechanical linearity. The LF driver is geometrically reinforced aluminum cone with a vented cast aluminum chassis yielding optimum strength and “high-power linearity”. Combined with the cabinet, the system offers minimal reflection, high resolution and low listening fatigue over the entire audio spectrum. Our two-way, self-powered design delivers outstanding performance allowing for flexibility of placement in the room with a uniform frequency response of 35Hz to 25kHz, and 110 dB maximum SPL between channels. Its overload protection circuitry ensure that drivers and amplifiers are protected, providing long term system reliability. The speaker allows the professional to hear great detail with a natural, open and accurately image. The Pro2A stands well above competitive monitor speakers in its price range. 2) Safety Instructions and Warnings Read the information for use Please keep this user manual in a safe place during the lifetime of the product. Heed all warnings. Follow all instructions. Do not use this product near water (for example, in damp rooms or near a swimming pool). Clean only with dry cloth. Do not cover the heat sink. Install in accordance with the user manual. Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus that produce heat. Protect the power cord from being walked on, pinched or damaged in any other way. Pay particular attention to plugs and the point where they exit from the Amplifier Unit. The Amplifier Unit can only be disconnected from the power supply by removing the plug, which must be freely accessible at all times. Unplug this Amplifier Unit during lightning storms or when unused for long periods of time. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing Do not attempt to service this product yourself. As opening or removing covers may expose you to dangerous voltage or other hazards, the amplifier may only be opened by qualified personnel. Please refer to your dealer/distributor. Servicing and Replacement Parts All service and repair work must be carried out by an authorized dealer/distributor. When replacement parts are required, please ensure that the dealer/distributor only uses replacement parts specified by the manufacturer. The use of unauthorized replacement parts may result in injury and/or damage through fire or electric shock or other electricity related hazards. Ventilation and heat sink The heat sink is provided to ensure reliable operation of the Amplifier Unit and to protect it from overheating. The heat sink must not be blocked or covered. This product should not be installed unless proper ventilation is provided or manufacturer’s instructions have been adhered to. Water and Moisture Do not use this product near water (for example, in damp rooms or near a swimming pool). Cleaning Unplug the Amplifier Unit from the wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use liquid or aerosol cleaners. Power Cord Protection Power supply cords should be routed so that they are not likely to be walked on or pinched by items placed upon them or against them, paying particular attention to cords and plugs, and the point where they exit from the Amplifier Unit. Lightning For added protection of the product during lightning storms, or when it is left unattended and unused for long periods of time, unplug it from the wall outlet. This will prevent damage to the product due to lightning and powerline surges. Disconnection from the mains power supply can only be achieved by removing the plug from the mains socket and by external disconnection of all poles from the mains. Accessories Do not place this product on an unstable cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table. The product may fall, causing serious injury, and serious damage to the product. Connecting When you connect this speaker to other equipment, turn off the power and unplug all of the equipment from the supply source. Failure to do so may cause an electric shock and serious personal injury. Read the user's manual of the other equipment carefully and follow the instructions when making the connections. Sound Volume Reduce the system volume to minimum before you turn on the amplifier to prevent sudden high levels of sound which may cause hearing or speaker damage. Precautions when connecting to MAINS IN When mounting or connecting the product always disconnect it from mains. Only connect the product to an appropriate AC circuit and outlet, according to the requirements indicated on the rating plate. If a power cut occurs while the amplifier is switched on, it will restart automatically once the power supply has been restored. All settings prior to the loss of power will be maintained. IMPORTANT: Always connect the Product to mains through the MAINS IN connector on the Amplifier Unit. DO NOT REMOVE MAINS CONNECTOR GROUND, IT IS ILLEGAL AND DANGEROUS. AC power 115/230v switch Make sure to correctly configure with the correct voltage for your country. 3) Inputs and Controls Pro2A 4) Input Selectors & Legends The Pro2A is factory pre-set to Analog Input. Just plug in your source and start enjoying the rich sound quality – nothing more to do! Operation: There are four presets stored in the speaker’s memory. The four LEDs give you an indication of which preset and input are active. To scroll through the options, make short (1/2 second or less) successive pushes of the ‘LED selector.’ Once you have decided on a preset, make a push long enough to see a change of state (i.e. flashing LEDs now stay solidly lit or turn off completely). Inputs are clearly marked and are selected utilizing the momentary pushbutton labelled – ‘LED Selector’ on the right top corner of the panel. The legend printed below indicates which Preset is active via the illuminated vertical LED display. Each short push of the button will cycle through to the next factory preset. LED3 and LED4 will illuminate or extinguish per the legend. Selecting Digital or Analog Inputs Selecting Digital Inputs: If you want to use the direct digital inputs, it’s very simple once you’ve toggled through the simple set-up. Steps are: Using a small blunt tool (like the cotton swap stick one end removed) push and hold the LED selector switch for a full second and LED #1 will be “OFF” and LED #2 is now “ON”. Now you’re in the digital input mode. AES/EBU requires the user to tell the speaker if it’s the left channel or right channel so… press the LED selector switch for a ½ second or less until only LED #3 is blinking. Press and hold the LED selector switch for one full second and LED #3 will be “ON” solid. The speaker is now digital left channel. Press the LED selector switch for a ½ second or less and until LED #3 and LED #4 are blinking together. Press and hold the LED selector switch for one full second and LED #3 and LED #4 will be “ON” solid. The speaker is now digital right channel. To return to the Analog input mode: Push and hold the LED selector switch for a full second and LED #1 will be “ON” and LED #2 is “OFF”. Now you’re back in the Analog input mode. Selecting 2-Way or 3-Way Selecting 2-Way or 3-Way mode: If you own an Pro2A model and wish to use the speaker in a 3-Way mode with the sub-bass S12A speaker; Press the LED selector switch for a ½ second or less until LED #4 is blinking. Press and hold the LED selector switch for one full second and LED #4 will be “ON”. The speaker is now in 3-Way mode. (When 3-Way mode is selected, the low frequency output has a 4th order L-R filter at 85Hz.) See further information on S12A To return to 2-Way mode… Press the LED selector switch for a ½ second or less until LED #3 and LED #4 are blinking alternately. Press and hold the LED selector switch for one full second and LED #3 and LED #4 will be “OFF”. The speaker is now in 2-Way mode. Note: If you own an Pro2A model; The speaker system will only allow for the Analog mode when selected to 3-Way. Contact Ocean Way Audio support with any questions. LED Selector Legend Pro2A LED1 – when lit indicates the ‘Analog In’ XLR is active LED2 – when lit indicates the ‘Digital In (AES-EBU)’ XLR is active LED3 off / LED 4 off – System is configured as a 2-way system with no low frequency roll off. LED3 off / LED4 on – System is configured as a 3-way system to support the S12A sub-bass cabinet. Low frequency is rolled off at 85Hz using a 4th order L-R crossover. This preset does not support Digital In. LED3 on / LED4 off – System is configured as a 2 -way Digital Left Channel LED3 on / LED4 on – Speaker is configured as a 2-way Digital Right Channel Set up Continued: As you can see, short pushes scroll you through the preset menu while long pushes can either select the desired preset or toggle the input between analog and digital. A long push following short pushes will select a preset whereas an initial long push will toggle inputs. Take note of this should you suddenly not have audio output. Confirm that LED 1 is illuminated for Presets 1 &2 and LED 2 is illuminated for Presets 3 & 4. Master Volume The Master Volume allows trimming the speaker input gain when desired. Maintenance Exterior surfaces of this product may be cleaned using a non-abrasive lint-free cloth lightly damped with water. Disconnect the mains power cable when cleaning to avoid risk of electric shock. Do not use alcohol or ammonia based cleaners. Driver active surfaces will not require cleaning as they are deep-set inside horn expansions. 5) S12A Description S12A can be added to a Pro2A 2-way system if desired. The S12A sub-bass cabinet is a single 12” long throw woofer in a bass reflex cabinet extending the response down to 25Hz. It is powered by an 800 watt amplifier. The sub-bass is factory programed to Preset #2. The sub-bass can be decreased 1db by selecting Preset #1. The sub-bass can be increased by 1db by selecting Preset #3 and an additional 1db by selecting Preset #4. 6) Specifications Tech Specs Powered Driver Configuration HF Driver Size LF Driver Size LF Driver Power Amp HF Driver Power Amp AES3 Digital Inputs Frequency Range Maximum Peak SPL Enclosure Type Height Width Depth Weight Pro2A YES, Accepts analog/digital inputs 24 bit / 192 kHz 2-way 1" 8" 125watts 125watts Yes 35Hz > 25 kHz 110db ported 16" 11.5" 13.5" 45 lbs 7) Warranty Ocean Way Audio speakers are under limited warranty as described in the following conditions. 1. Warranty period starts as of date of purchase from the authorized dealer. 2. OWA reserves the right to request original purchase receipt as proof of the date of purchase. 3. Electronic components and cabinetry are warranted for a period of two (2) years against manufacturing defect, covering parts and labor for necessary repairs. 4. Speaker driver components are warranted for a period of one (1) year against manufacturing defect. 5. The manufacturer’s warranties are limited to physical defects in the materials, parts and workmanship used in making the product. 6. Misuse, incorrect installation, handling, repairs or modifications performed by unauthorized persons, abnormal conditions, damage due to accidents such as power surges, water, fire, or any other are excluded from any warranty claims. 7. OWA warrants all service repairs and replacements for 180 days from the date of return to the customer/owner. Technical Support and Service For warranty service and assistance, contact the original authorized dealer/distributor to arrange for return and/ or repair of the product. OWA will strive to satisfy all service requests in the fastest manner possible. Under the warranty, OWA will repair, or at its discretion, replace the product at no charge, provided it is returned (postage paid) to an authorized OWA service center. Any shipping or duties incurred are the customer’s responsibility. Products should be returned suitably packaged to protect from shipping damage, or in their original packaging. OWA shall be the sole and final authority to determine the validity of all warranty issues. All non-warranty repairs for current products will be charged according to the service repair pricing schedule. Repair prices will either be based on a flat fee for repair or replacement, or will be estimated depending on the repair deemed necessary.