2-Way Indoor/Outdoor Loudspeaker System

2-Way Indoor/Outdoor Loudspeaker System
Redefining The Way You Experience Sound™
AWS-6
2-Way Indoor/Outdoor Loudspeaker System
Installation
&
Operation
Manual
Introduction
Congratulations on your purchase of the RBH AWS-6 loudspeakers! Your
loudspeakers are the result of many years of research and development dedicated
to producing high quality products for home audio and audio/video systems.
This manual contains features, setup recommendations and specifications for the
RBH AWS-6 loudspeaker. We recommend you thoroughly read through the
material contained in this manual before connecting your loudspeakers. This
will insure you have a good understanding of how to setup your speakers for optimum performance and allow for years of listening enjoyment indoors or out.
Parts Guide
Features
The cabinet of the AWS-6 is constructed of impact resistant ABS plastic that
is sealed to provide resistance from the natural elements of the weather. The
rounded back is for easy placement into a corner. All hardware parts are made
from brass, aluminum or stainless steel and the binding posts are plastic to
avoid rusting and/or corrosion.
For high frequencies, a 1” mylar dome tweeter is used. This tweeter uses Ferro
Fluid™ liquid cooling to allow greater power handling. For midrange and bass
reproduction a long throw 61⁄2” polygraphite woofer with a butyl rubber
surround is used.
Steep acoustic slope crossovers are used to integrate drivers. The use of
steep crossover slopes allows high power handling, minimizes driver interaction
anomalies, and maximizes the clarity with which each driver is able to produce
its respective frequency band.
The bracket for the AWS-6 allows the speaker to be hung either horizontally
or vertically, can be mounted several different ways and swivels for optimum placement.
System Setup and Placement
In order to extract the best possible sound from your speaker system, it is important to determine where the speakers will sound best in your listening area.
Reflections from the floor, ceiling and side walls influence the balance, imaging
and overall sonic quality at the listening position. We suggest you experiment
with speaker placement to determine which location offers the best overall
sound and protection from direct weather elements.
The distance from the listening position to each speaker should be close to the
distance that separates the two main speakers. Angling the speakers inward towards the listening position may give a more spacious and realistic sound stage.
Placing the speakers in a corner or under an eave will provide reinforcement
for the bass frequencies, resulting in higher bass output. Placing the speakers
away from any corners or walls will provide the least amount of reinforcement,
resulting in lower bass output.
Installation
As mentioned earlier in this manual, the bracket has the ability to be mounted a
variety of different ways. To elaborate on this, it may be mounted with either nails
or screws, horizontally or vertically. There is a hole in the center of the bracket to
allow speaker wire through so it may be properly attached to the speaker.
You will notice two corner support brackets included in the packaging. These
slide into the corners of the bracket and are attached with the stailess steel
machine screws provided. We recommend these extra brackets be used anytime the speakers are mounted to a structure that creates motion (such as a
boat or R.V.) or when any type of reinforcement is needed.
It is best to consult your local RBH dealer or installer with any further ques-
Mounting & Connections
A. The AWS-6 can be mounted either horizontally or vertically. Hold the bracket
against the mounting surface, so you can mark the locations of the mounting
holes, and the wire hole (see Parts Guide).
B. Drill corresponding pilot holes for the included mounting screws or nails (not
included), and a hole large enough for speaker wire to pass through.
C. Pull speaker wire through the hole and through the bracket, aligning the
bracket with the pilot holes.
D. Use hardware to attach the bracket to the mounting surface.
E. Use the bracket knobs to attach the AWS-6 to the bracket, being careful to
not tighten the knobs; this will allow theAWS-6 to be angled slightly so the rear
binding posts are accessible (see Parts Guide).
F. Connect one wire to the black terminal and one to the red terminal, paying
close attention to the markings on the wire for proper polarity. Each speaker
must be connected to the amplifier in the same way.
G. Adjust the AWS-6 for desired position and tighten the bracket knobs.
Break-in Period*
Plan on giving your speakers 10-15 hours of playing time to adequately “break
in.” During this time period the driver suspension will loosen up. The result will
be an increase in low frequency response and improved definition.
*NOTE: This is an important step that is most often disregarded. Allowing your
speakers the specified “break in” period can prolong the life of your speakers
and enhance their tonal qualities as mentioned above.
Operation
We recommend an amplifier with an output power rating of 25-100 watts per
channel. This will help to protect the speaker from being under or over driven,
which could cause permanant damage.
When listening to the speakers outdoors, keep in mind that there are very few
walls to reinforce the sound. Therefore, be careful not to drive the speakers
beyond what they are capable when trying to obtain a desired volume level.
You will be able to determine audibly when the speaker is being overdriven by
the “break-up” or distortion that is coming from the speaker.
Troubleshooting
Situation:
Probable Cause:
No sound from
speakers
Speaker wire not connected
Solution:
Make sure wire is connected
at both the speaker and the
amplifier observing proper
polarity
Speaker selector on amplifier
is not on
Activate proper selector on
amplifier
Balance control on receiver or
pre-amp is not centered
Place balance control in the
center
Speaker wire not securely
connected
Check all connections at
amplifier and speakers
Very little bass and/ Speakers are wired out of
or imaging
phase
Check entire system for
proper polarity and make adjustments as necessary
No sound from one
speaker
Specifications
Frequency Response:
60 Hz - 20kHz ±3 dB
Sensitivity:
87 dB (2.83V @ 1 Meter)
Power Handling:
120 Watts
Drive Units:
1) 1⁄2” Mylar Dome Tweeter
1) 61⁄2” PolyGraphite Woofer
Impedance:
8 Ohms
Finish:
ABS plastic
Dimensions:
123⁄4”H x 73⁄4”W x 71⁄2”D
Weight:
8 Lbs. with bracket
Available Colors:
White and Black
Limited Warranty Information
Your RBH Sound AWS-6 loudspeaker is covered by a limited warranty against defects
in materials and workmanship for a period of five (5) years from the original date of
purchase. This warranty is provided by the authorized RBH Sound dealer where the
loudspeaker was purchased. Warranty repair will be performed only when your
purchase receipt is presented as proof of ownership and date of purchase. Defective
parts will be repaired or replaced without charge by your dealer’s store or the location
designated by your dealer that is authorized to service RBH products. Charges for
unauthorized service and transportation cost are not reimbursable under this warranty.
This warranty becomes void if the product has been damaged by alteration, misuse or
neglect. The warrantor assumes no liability for property damage or any other incidental
or consequential damage whatsoever which may result from the failure of this product.
Any and all warranties of merchantability and fitness implied by law are limited to the
duration of this express warranty. Some states do not allow limitations on how long an
implied warranty lasts, so the above limitations may not apply to you. Some states do
not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above
limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.
Redefining The Way You Experience Sound™
RBH Sound, Inc.
976 N. Marshall • Bldg. 2, #4
Layton, Utah • USA • 84041
Toll Free: (800) 543-2200 • Fax: (801) 543-3300
www.rbhsound.com
Copyright © 2001 RBH Sound, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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