18” Powered Subwoofer

18” Powered Subwoofer
18” Powered Subwoofer
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Please Note: All specifications and improvements to and in the design of this unit and this manual are subject to change at any time without any
prior written or published noticed.
6122 S. Eastern Ave
Los Angeles Ca. 90040
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TABLE OF CONTENT
1. Handling Precautions .................................................................................................................................................................................................... 5
2. Safety Precautions ...................................................................................................................................................................................................... 10
3. Introduction ................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 12
4. Main Features ............................................................................................................................................................................................................. 14
5. Registration ................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 15
6. Controls and Features ................................................................................................................................................................................................. 16
7. Set-Up.......................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 18
8. ROHS – A Great Contribution to the Conservation of Environment ........................................................................................................................... 19
9. WEEE – Waste of Electrical and Electronic Equipment............................................................................................................................................... 20
10. Specifications ............................................................................................................................................................................................................ 21
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1. HANDLING PRECAUTIONS
The lightning flash with an arrow triangular symbol is intended to alert the user to the presence of non-insulated
“dangerous voltage” within the product’s enclosure, and may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric
shock.
The exclamation point triangular symbol is intended to alert the user to the presence of important operating and
maintenance (servicing) instructions in the user manual accompanying the unit.
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK! DO NOT OPEN!
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE THE COVER (OR BACK). THERE ARE NO
USER SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICE TO YOUR AUTHORIZED AMERICAN AUDIO® SERVICE
TECHNICIAN.
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Read Instructions – All the safety and operating instructions should be read before the product is operated.
Retain Instructions – The safety and operating instructions should be retained for future reference.
Heed Warnings – All warnings on the product and in the operating instructions should be adhered to.
Follow Instructions – All operating and use instructions should be followed.
Cleaning – The product should be cleaned only with a polishing cloth or a soft dry cloth. Never clean with furniture wax, benzene, insecticides or
other volatile liquids since they may corrode the cabinet.
Attachments – Do not use attachments not recommended by the product manufacturer as they may cause hazards.
Water and Moisture – Do not use this product near water — for example, near a bathtub, wash bowl, kitchen sink, or laundry tub, in a wet
basement or near a swimming pool and the like.
Accessories – Do not place this product on an unstable cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table. The product may fall, causing serious injury to a child
or adult and serious damage to the product. Use only with a cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table recommended by the manufacturer, or sold with
the product. Any mounting of the product should follow the manufacturer’s instructions, and should use a mounting accessory recommended by
the manufacturer.
Ventilation – Slots and openings in the cabinet are provided for ventilation and to ensure reliable operation of the product and to protect it from
overheating, and these openings must not be blocked or covered. The openings should never be blocked by placing the product on a bed, sofa,
rug, or other similar surface. This product should not be placed in a built-in installation such as a bookcase or rack unless proper ventilation is
provided or the manufacturer’s instructions have been adhered to.
Power Sources – This product should be operated only from the type of power source indicated on the marking label. If you are not sure of the
type of power supply to your home, consult your product dealer or local power company.
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Cart – A product and cart combination should be moved with care. Quick stops, excessive force, and uneven surfaces may
cause the product and cart combination to overturn.
Location – The appliance should be installed in a stable location.
Nonuse Periods – The power cord of the appliance should be unplugged from the outlet when left un- used for a long period of time.
Grounding or Polarization
If this product is equipped with a polarized alternating current line plug (a plug having one blade wider than the other), it will fit into the
outlet only one way. This is a safety feature. If you are unable to insert the plug fully into the outlet, try reversing the plug. If the plug
should still fail to fit, contact your electrician to replace your obsolete outlet. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized plug.
If this product is equipped with a three-wire grounding type plug, a plug having a third (grounding) pin, it will only fit into a grounding type
power outlet. This is a safety feature. If you are unable to insert the plug into the outlet, contact your electrician to replace your obsolete
outlet. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the grounding type plug.
Outdoor Antenna Grounding – If an outside antenna or cable system is connected to the
product, be sure the antenna or cable system is grounded so as to provide some
protection against voltage surges and built-up static charges.
Article 810 of the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70, provides information with
regard to proper grounding of the mast and supporting structure, grounding of the leadin wire to an antenna discharge unit, size of grounding conductors, location of antennadischarge unit, connection to grounding electrodes, and requirements for the grounding
electrode.
See Figure 1.
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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 or
against them, paying particular attention to cords at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the product.
Lightning – For added protection for this product during a lightning storm, or when it is left unattended and unused for long periods of time,
unplug it from the wall outlet and disconnect the antenna or cable system. This will prevent damage to the product due to lightning and powerline surges.
Power Lines – An outside antenna system should not be located in the vicinity of overhead power lines or other electric light or power circuits, or
where it can fall into such power lines or circuits. When installing an outside antenna system, extreme care should be taken to keep from touching
such power lines or circuits as contact with them might be fatal.
Overloading – Do not overload wall outlets, extension cords, or integral convenience receptacles as this can result in a risk of fire or electric shock.
Object and Liquid Entry – Never push objects of any kind into this product through openings as they may touch dangerous voltage points or shortout parts that could result in a fire or electric shock. Never spill liquid of any kind on the product.
Servicing – Do not attempt to service this product yourself as opening or removing covers may expose you to dangerous voltage or other hazards.
Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.
Replacement Parts – When replacement parts are required, be sure the service technician has used replacement parts specified by the
manufacturer or have the same characteristics as the original part. Unauthorized substitutions may result in fire, electric shock, or other hazards.
Safety Check – Upon completion of any service or repairs to this product, ask the service technician to perform safety checks to determine that
the product is in proper operating condition.
Wall or Ceiling Mounting – The product should not be mounted to a wall or ceiling.
Heat – The product should be situated away from heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other products (including amplifiers)
that produce heat.
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Damage Requiring Service – Unplug this product from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified service personnel under the following
conditions:
When the power supply cord or plug is damaged.
If liquid has been spilled, or objects have fallen into the product.
If the product has been exposed to rain or water.
If the product does not operate normally by following the operating instructions. Adjust only those controls that are covered by the
operating instructions as an improper adjustment of other controls may result in damage and will often require extensive work by a
qualified technician to restore the product to its normal operation.
If the product has been dropped or damaged in any way.
When the product exhibits a distinct change in performance - this indicates a need for service.
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2. SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
The PXW 18P can easily reproduce sound pressure levels (SPL) sufficient enough to cause severe and permanent hearing damage.
A great degree of care should be taken to protect your ears to prolong exposure to SPL in excess of 85dB.
For adult use only - Keep out of the reach of children.
Be sure all power is turned off before making subwoofer connections.
Do not remove the protective grills under any conditions.
Always use a power cord that meets the manufactures exact power specifications.
Disconnect from main power before making any type of connection.
To reduce the risk of electrical shock or fire, do not expose this unit rain or moisture.
Always mount the speakers in a safe and stable matter.
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
or against them, paying particular attention to cords at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the device.
Heat -The device should be situated away from heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other devices (including
amplifiers) that produce heat.
Be sure to save the packing carton in the event the unit needs to be returned for service.
Read all documentation before attempting to operate your new device. Please save all your documentation for future reference.
Do not spill water or other liquids into or onto your device.
Be sure that the local power outlet matches that of the required voltage for your device.
Do not attempt to operate this device if the power cord has been frayed or broken.
Please route your power cord out of the way of foot traffic.
Always have the gain controls set to their lowest level during initial power-up to prevent sub- woofer and speaker damage.
Servicing - The user should not attempt to service the subwoofer beyond that described in this manual. All other servicing should be
referred to qualified service personnel. The subwoofer should only be serviced by qualified personal when:
o Objects have fallen, or liquid has been spilled into the device.
o The device has been exposed to rain or water.
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o The device does not appear to operate normally or exhibits a change in performance.
o The terminal/cross-over plate has been damaged.
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3. INTRODUCTION
Congratulations and thank you for purchasing the American Audio® PXW 18P. This powered subwoofer is a representation of American Audio’s
continuing commitment to produce the best and highest quality audio products possible at an affordable price.
The subwoofer has been designed to be used as both a portable and a permanently installed unit.
Please read and understand this manual completely before attempting to operate your new subwoofer. This booklet contains important information concerning the proper and safe operation of your new subwoofer.
3.1 CUSTOMER SUPPORT
American Audio® provides a toll free customer support line, to provide set up help and answer any question should you encounter problems
during your initial set up or operation.
You may also visit us on the web at www.americanaudio.eu for any comments or suggestions.
Service Hours are Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. GMT+1.
Voice: 0031 45 546 85 30
Fax: 0031 45 546 85 99
Email: service@adjgroup.com
For spare parts please look in our online part shop.
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Caution! There are no user serviceable parts inside this device. Do not attempt any repairs by yourself. Doing so will void your manufactures
warranty. In the unlikely event your device may require service, please contact American Audio® customer support.
3.2 UNPACKING
This unit has been thoroughly tested and has been shipped in perfect operating condition. Carefully check the shipping carton for damage that
may have occurred during shipping. If the carton appears to be damaged, carefully inspect your unit for any damage. Be sure all accessories
needed to operate the unit have arrived intact. In the event damage has been found or parts are missing, please contact our toll free customer
support number for further instructions. Please do not return the unit to your dealer without first contacting customer support.
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4. MAIN FEATURES
Powered Subwoofer
Limit Indicator
In and Out Balanced XLR Jacks for Parallel Connections
Built-in Carrying Handles
Attached Wheels on the Subwoofer
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5. REGISTRATION
All returned service items whether under warranty or not, must be freight pre-paid and accompany a return authorization (R.A.) number.
The R.A. number must be clearly written on the outside of the return package. A brief description of the problem as well as the R.A. number must
also be written down on a piece of paper and included in the shipping container.
If the unit is under warranty, you must provide a copy of your proof of purchase invoice. You may obtain a R.A. number by contacting customer
support at 0031 45 546 85 30.
All packages returned to the service department not displaying a R.A. number on the outside of the shipping package will be returned to the
shipper unopened.
The serial and model number for this unit is located on the rear panel.
Please write down the numbers here and retain them for future reference.
Model No.____________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________
Date Purchased__________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Serial No.________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________
Dealer Name____________________________________________________________________________________________________________
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6. CONTROLS AND FEATURES
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6.1 SUBWOOFER REAR PANEL
(1) Limit Indicator – The Limit Indicator will blink on occasion when built-in limiter is active.
NOTE: If the indicator glows or starts to blink frequently, you should turn down the subwoofer level.
(2) Signal Indicator– The Signal Indicator will glow when there is a signal received to the full range input.
(3) Subwoofer Gain Control – This knob is used to regulate the output level of the subwoofer. Use this to set the balance between the speakers
and subwoofers.
(4) Protect Indicator – The protect indicator will begin to glow when the subwoofer goes into protect mode. Protect mode prevents the
subwoofer amplifiers from getting too hot. When the subwoofer goes into protect mode all output will stop. This is to protect the subwoofer and
any speakers connected to the subwoofer.
(5) Power LED – This LED will be lit when you switch on the power.
(6) High Pass XLR Output – These outputs are used to send the incoming signal to a full range active speaker or power amp.
(7) Phase Switch – The phase switch reverses the polarity of the subwoofer. This switch depends on the placement of the subwoofer relative to
the speakers. Experiment with the switch and positions of the subwoofer and speakers to find the best sound.
(8) Full Range XLR Input – These connections are designed to accept a line input signal from a mixer or other line level device with a balanced
output jack. Use a balanced cable when the signal cable length exceeds 15 feet, this will reduce excessive signal loss. Be sure to connect only line
level input devices such as mixers to these inputs.
(9) THRU (Full Range Output) – These outputs are used to send the signal from the full range inputs to another device.
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7. SET-UP
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8. ROHS – A GREAT CONTRIBUTION TO THE CONSERVATION OF ENVIRONMENT
The European Union has adopted a directive on the restriction / prohibition of the use of hazardous substances. This directive, referred to as
ROHS, is a frequently discussed topic in the electronic industry.
It restricts, among other things, six materials: Lead (Pb), Mercury (Hg), hexavalent chromium (CR VI), cadmium (Cd), polybrimated biphenyls as
flame retardant (PBB), polybrominated diphenyl, also a flame retardant (PBDE). The directive applies to nearly all electronic and electrical devices
whose mode of operation involves electric or electromagnetic fields – in short: each kind of electronics we have around us in our households or at
work.
As manufacturers of products of the brands of AMERICAN AUDIO, AMERICAN DJ, ELATION Professional and ACCLAIM Lighting, we are obligated to
comply with the RoHS directive. Therefore, as early as two years prior to the directive coming into force, we started our search for alternative
environmentally friendly materials and manufacturing processes.
Well before the RoHS directive took effect, all of our products were manufactured meeting the standards of the European Union. With regular
audits and material tests we can still assure that the components we use are always RoHS-compliant and that the manufacturing process, as far as
the state of technology allows, is environmentally friendly.
The ROHS directive is an important step to the protection of our environment. We, as manufactures, feel obligated to make our contribution in
this respect.
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9. WEEE – WASTE OF ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT
Every year thousands of tons of electronic components, which are harmful to the environment, end up at the waste disposals around the world.
To ensure the best possible disposal or recovery of electronic components, the European Union has adopted the WEEE directive.
The WEEE-system (Waste of Electrical and Electronic Equipment) can be compared with the system of the “Green Spot”, which has been in use for
several years. The manufactures have to make their contribution to the utilization of waste at the time they release the product. Money resources
obtained by doing so will be applied to develop a common system of waste management. Thereby we can ensure professional and
environmentally friendly scraping and recycling program.
As manufactures, we are part of the German system of EAR and we make our contribution towards it.
(Registration in Germany: DE41027552)
That means that products of AMERICAN DJ and AMERICAN AUDIO can be left in the collection points free of charge and they will be used in the
recycling program. Products of ELATION Professional, which are used only by professionals, shall be handled by us. Please send Elation products
directly to us at the end of their lifetime so that we can professionally dispose of them.
Like the above ROHS, the WEEE directive is an important contribution to the environment protection and we are glad to help to clean the
environment with this disposal system.
We are happy to answer any of your inquiries and welcome your suggestions at: info@americandj.eu
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10. SPECIFICATIONS
10.1 GENERAL
Model:
American Audio® PXW 18P - Professional Powered Subwoofer
10.2 SUBWOOFER SECTION
Component:
18” Woofer (4 Ohm)
Dimensions:
35.4” x 28.7” x 29.1” / 900mm x 730mm x 740mm
Weight:
187.3 Lbs. / 85 kg
Environ. Cond.:
Operational temperature: 5 to 35˚C (41 to 95˚F)
Operational humidity: 25 to 85% RH (non-condensation)
Storage temperature: -20 to 60˚C (4 to 140˚F)
Frequency Response:
(-3dB) : 35Hz ~ 120Hz
Frequency Range:
(-10dB) : 25Hz ~ 120Hz
Maximum SPL @ 1m:
128dB
Peak Output @ 1m:
134dB
Crossover Frequency:
120Hz (12dB/octave)
Input Type:
Balanced Differential
Input Impedance:
50k
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Input Protection:
Level Protected
Thermal Protection:
Input Stage Muting, Auto-Reset
Low-Freq. Transducer Dia.:
18” (457mm)
Voice Coil Diameter:
4.0” (100mm)
Low-Freq: Power Amp:
Rated Power* 800 Watts Continuous, 1000 Watts Peak
Rated THD:
< 0.03%
Cooling:
Passive heat sink with speed sensitive electric fan
NOTES:
The specifications are subject to change to any improvement by negotiations in advance.
The parts are subject to change to any improvement within the range of the specifications.
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