Vital 710 - In-wall Speakers for Home Theater Systems and Multi

Vital 710 - In-wall Speakers for Home Theater Systems and Multi
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
Vital 710
80W x 2 Channel A/V Receiver
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
APPLICABLE FOR USA, CANADA OR
WHERE APPROVED FOR USAGE
CAUTION: To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not remove cover (or
back). No user-serviceable parts
inside. Refer servicing to qualified service personnel.
CAUTION: TO PREVENT ELECTRIC
SHOCK, MATCH WIDE BLADE PLUG TO
WIDE SLOT, INSERT FULLY.
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ELECTRIQUES, INTRODUIRE LA LAME
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ET POUSSER JUSQU AU FOND.
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The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol,
within an equilateral triangle, is intended
to alert you to the presence of uninsulated
“dangerous voltage” within the product’s
enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock to
persons.
The exclamation point within an equilateral
triangle is intended to alert you to the presence of important operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in the literature
accompanying the product.
1. Read these instructions.
12. Use only with the cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table specified by the
manufacturer, or sold with the apparatus. When a cart is used, use caution when moving the cart/apparatus combination to avoid injury from
tip-over.
2. Keep these instructions.
3. Heed all warnings.
4. Follow all instructions.
PORTABLE CART WARNING
5. Do not use this apparatus near water.
6. Clean only with a damp cloth.
7. Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the
manufacturer’s instructions.
13. Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long
periods of time.
8. Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers,
stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
14. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required
when the apparatus has been damaged in any way, such as powersupply cord or plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects have
fallen into the apparatus, the apparatus has been exposed to rain or
moisture, does not operate normally, or has been dropped.
9. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or grounding-type
plug. A polarized plug has two blades with one wider than the other. A
grounding-type plug has two blades and a third grounding prong. The
wide blade or the third prong are provided for your safety. If the provided plug does not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet.
15. The apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or splashing and that no
objects filled with liquids, such as vases, shall be placed on the apparatus.
10. Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched particularly at
plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the
apparatus.
16. CAUTION: Servicing instructions are for use by qualified service personnel
only. To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not perform any servicing
other than that contained in the operating instructions unless you are
qualified to do so.
11. Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.
17. WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this
apparatus to rain or moisture.
CAUTION: Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply withe the limits for a class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed
to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency
energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does not cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which
can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into a outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS.................................................................................................................................................... 2
TABLE OF CONTENTS...................................................................................................................................................... 3
INTRODUCTION............................................................................................................................................................... 4
WHAT’S INCLUDED.......................................................................................................................................................... 5
Vital 710 FEATURES......................................................................................................................................................... 5
FRONT PANEL................................................................................................................................................................ 6
REAR PANEL.................................................................................................................................................................. 9
Vital 710 REMOTE FEATURES....................................................................................................................................... 12
INSTALLATION............................................................................................................................................................... 14
AIR FLOW..................................................................................................................................................................... 14
SPEAKER PLACEMENT................................................................................................................................................. 15
CONNECTIONS............................................................................................................................................................. 16
SPEAKER AND SUBWOOFER CONNECTIONS........................................................................................................... 16
Speaker A................................................................................................................................................................ 16
Subwoofer............................................................................................................................................................... 17
Speaker B................................................................................................................................................................. 17
Multiple Pair Speaker Hookup For a Multiroom Sound System.......................................................................... 18
REAR PANEL CONNECTIONS..................................................................................................................................... 21
Antenna Connections........................................................................................................................................... 21
Phono Connections............................................................................................................................................... 21
CD Connections..................................................................................................................................................... 21
Tape In/Out Connections...................................................................................................................................... 22
Video 1 In/Out Connections................................................................................................................................. 22
Video 2 Connections............................................................................................................................................. 22
Video 3 Rear Panel Connections......................................................................................................................... 23
Remote IN/OUT Connections................................................................................................................................ 23
AC Outlets Connections........................................................................................................................................ 24
AC Power Cord....................................................................................................................................................... 24
FRONT PANEL CONNECTIONS................................................................................................................................... 24
Video 3 Front Panel Connections......................................................................................................................... 24
Headphones Connection..................................................................................................................................... 24
OPERATING THE Vital 710............................................................................................................................................ 25
Install Vital 710 Remote Batteries............................................................................................................................. 25
Turning ON the Vital 710............................................................................................................................................ 25
Selecting Speakers A/B............................................................................................................................................. 25
Volume........................................................................................................................................................................ 26
Mute............................................................................................................................................................................ 26
Tone and Balance Controls...................................................................................................................................... 26
Selecting a Source..................................................................................................................................................... 27
Operating the Tuner.................................................................................................................................................. 27
Presets......................................................................................................................................................................... 28
Dimmer........................................................................................................................................................................ 29
Sleep Timer................................................................................................................................................................. 29
Tape Monitor (Audio Recording)............................................................................................................................. 30
Reset............................................................................................................................................................................ 30
TROUBLESHOOTING...................................................................................................................................................... 31
SPECIFICATIONS........................................................................................................................................................... 32
Limited 2-year WARRANTY......................................................................................................................................... 34
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INTRODUCTION
Congratulations and thank you for purchasing the SpeakerCraft Vital 710 Stereo A/V Receiver.
The Vital 710 combines the best of styling and performance in a full-featured, high performance
receiver. The Vital 710 can provide uninterrupted audio/video entertainment, switching from DVD
movies to Sports on Cable or Satellite to Phonograph Records to Video Game Consoles. Every source
of home entertainment can be connected to the Vital 710.
The Vital 710 is cool. Literally. The Vital 710 features a high current audio amplifier that runs cool under most operating conditions when properly installed and connected. There are two sets of speaker
terminals on the Vital 710. Each can be turned ON/OFF independently and both can be run at the
same time. But if that’s not enough, the amplifier design and use of quality discreet components
gives the Vital 710 the ability to drive up to four pair of speakers for whole-house audio entertainment.
Complementing the two Speaker pair terminals are two independent subwoofer sections. Each features a full range mono line level audio output, a 15VDC Trigger Output and Link Switch to sync subwoofer ON/OFF status with its matched speaker pair.
The Vital 710 includes a built-in AM/FM Stereo Tuner. The Tuner can store up to 30 Preset Channels (AM
or FM). Preset Channels can be scanned for review of ‘what’s playing’ on the air, or can be selected
directly from the Numeric buttons on the Vital 710 Remote.
The Vital 710 features a variety of audio/video inputs and outputs that provide convenient connection and switching for up to seven home entertainment source components. There are three stereo
audio source inputs, including a Phono Input with moving-magnet preamp and a Tape Monitor Loop
for audio recording. There are also four audio/video inputs. Video 1 is an A/V IN/OUT that can be
used for audio/video source recording and playback. The Video 3 Input is two selectable sets of Front
and Rear Panel A/V connections. The Video 3 Rear Panel Inputs can be a DVD Player, Cable Box,
Satellite Receiver or other ‘permanent’ A/V Source. The Video 3 Front Panel Inputs provide convenient connection for ‘guest devices’ such as Video Game Consoles, portable MP3 Players or cameras that might not always be connected to the system.
For the truly demanding, the Vital 710 Front Panel Display can be dimmed or turned off should the
display be distracting while viewing critical video content.
The Vital 710 also features a Front Panel Headphone Jack for private listening plus, a Sleep Timer has
been built in to the Vital 710, to automatically shut the Vital 710 OFF for those late night sessions when
the Vital 710 could keep running long after you have drifted off to sleep.
The Vital 710 isn’t just a solid performer, it looks good too. The cast aluminum Front Panel is like no
other and makes an impressive addition to any stack of gear.
Fully Featured. Solid Performer. Great Looking. Home entertainment never looked and sounded this
good.
Please read and follow the instructions in this guide to assist in proper installation connection and use
of the SpeakerCraft Vital 710 A/V Receiver.
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Vital 710 FEATURES
WHAT’S INCLUDED
1 - Vital 710 Stereo A/V Receiver
1 - Vital 710 IR Remote Control
2 - AAA Batteries
1 - FM Indoor Antenna
1 - AM Loop Antenna
1 - Front Panel Jack Cover
1 - Vital 710 Installation Instructions
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Vital 710 FEATURES
Amplifier
80W Continuous x 2 Channels @ 8Ω; 20Hz - 20kHz;
<0.07% THD
125W RMS x 2 Channels @ 4Ω; 20Hz - 20kHz; <0.1% THD
@ 1kHz
Audio Inputs
AM/FM Stereo Tuner with 30 Channel Preset Memory
Moving-Magnet Phono
CD
Tape Monitor IN/OUT Loop
Pre-OUT/Main IN Loop
Audio Video Inputs (Composite Video)
Video 1 IN/OUT
Video 2
Video 3 (Front and Rear Panel - selectable)
Outputs
Speaker A, B, A+B
Tape Monitor OUT (line level audio)
Video 1 OUT (line level audio/composite video)
Sub A full band mono line level audio/15VDC Control
OUT
Sub B full band mono line level audio/15VDC Control
OUT
Headphone Jack
Control
Sleep Timer
Front Panel Display
Large, clear fluro-display
Dimmer for Front Panel Display Dim, OFF
Remote Control
Discrete ON/OFF Commands
Power ON from source select
Direct Numeric Tuning
Direct Numeric Preset Select
Manual Tuning
Volume/Mute
Speaker A/B Select
Dimmer
Sleep Timer
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Vital 710 FRONT PANEL FEATURES
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Figure 1 Vital 710 Front Panel Features
FRONT PANEL
1. ON/STANDBY - Press this button to turn the Vital 710 ON/OFF. In Standby, the backlight will be OFF. To turn
the unit ON, press the button. The backlight illuminates white and the Front Panel Display turns ON. The Vital
710 will go through a power up sequence of about five seconds after which the receiver is ready for use.
To return to Standby, press the button and the audio signal will be cut, the amp will turn off, the Front Panel
Display and ON/Standby button backlight will turn OFF.
2. SOURCE SELECT BUTTONS - In Standby or with the Vital 710 power ON, press the desired Source Select button. When selected, the source name will appear in the Front Panel Display to indicate the selected source.
3. TONE CONTROLS - Turn these knobs to adjust the bass (low frequencies) or the treble (high frequencies)
in the speaker and Pre-Out level outputs. Turn counterclockwise (left) to lower or turn clockwise (right) to
increase bass or treble. Center detente (click) is flat bass and treble EQ. Range: +/-10dB.
4. BALANCE - Turn this knob to adjust the relative audio level between the left and right speakers. If the speakers are positioned so that they are not an equal distance from the Primary Listening Area, adjust the balance so the amount of sound coming from the left and right speakers is equal. Turn counterclockwise (left)
to reduce right channel level; turn clockwise (right) to reduce left channel level.
5. PHONES - Connects to a standard stereo 1/4 inch phone plug for listening through stereo headphones.
The Speaker A and B Outputs are automatically turned off when headphones are connected to this jack.
When headphones are connected, the Front Panel Display ‘SP.AB’ (Speaker A/B) Indicator will turn off. HPIN will appear briefly and then the display will return to the selected source.
6. VIDEO 3/L-AUDIO-R - These Front Panel convenience jacks connect to an audio/video device such as a
video game, MP3 Player, still or video camera, etc that is not a regular system component. This eliminates
having to pull the receiver out of its installed position to get to the rear panel connections. These inputs are
selected by first selecting VIDEO 3. A second press of the VIDEO 3 button (Front Panel or remote) will switch
to the Front Panel VIDEO 3 Inputs. When selected, VIDEO 3 (rear) or VIDEO F (front) will appear in the Front
Panel Display to indicate the selected input. The VIDEO 3/VIDEO F Inputs can be toggled by repeatedly
pressing the VIDEO 3 button.
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7. SPEAKER A - Press this button to select the speakers connected to the Rear Panel Speaker A Terminals. If the
Sub A Link S/W Switch is set to the ON position this will also activate the Sub A Mono output and Trigger Output for a subwoofer associated with Speaker A. When selected the Front Panel Display will indicate ‘SP.A’ to
show Speaker A is active.
SPEAKER B - Press this button to select the speakers connected to the Rear Panel Speaker B Terminals. If the
Sub B Link S/W Switch is set to the ON position this will also activate the Sub B Mono output and Trigger Output for a subwoofer associated with Speaker B. When selected the Front Panel Display will indicate ‘SP.B’ to
show Speaker B is active.
8. IR SENSOR - (Behind Front Panel Lens) The IR Sensor ‘sees’ the IR control commands output from the Vital
710 Remote Control when buttons are pressed on the remote for armchair control of the Vital 710. This sensor must be kept clear for direct line-of-sight to the remote, or the remote will not be able to control the Vital
710.
9. DIMMER - Press this button to control the brightness of the Front Panel Display. When turned ON, the Front
Panel Display will illuminate to full brightness. One press will dim the display to about half brightness, a second press will turn the display OFF. A third press will restore the display to full brightness.
10. PRESET SCAN - With either the AM or FM Tuner selected, press of this button to start a preview of all programmed Preset Channels. The Vital 710 can store up to 30 Preset Channels. Each Preset will play for
five seconds and then the Tuner will advance to the next Preset for five seconds. If all 30 Presets are programmed, the Vital 710 will cycle through from 1-30 and the start over at Preset 1. If not all 30 Presets are
programmed, the Vital 710 will cycle through the programmed Presets (i.e. 1-10) and then return to Preset
1. Pressing the Preset Scan button in scan mode will select the currently tuned station and stop the scan.
Selecting another source will also stop the scan. The selected Preset Number is indicated on the Front Panel
Display to the right of the tuned frequency.
- With either the AM or FM Tuner selected, press the Preset button to select the next
11. AM/FM PRESET
programmed Tuner Preset. Press the Preset button to select the previous programmed Tuner Preset. The
selected Preset Number is indicated on the Front Panel Display to the right of the tuned frequency.
12. FRONT PANEL DISPLAY - The Front Panel Display illuminates with receiver status to Source selected, Speakers
selected, Tuner information, (frequency, preset, tuned, stereo), Volume level (briefly while volume is being
set and for five seconds after), Mute and Sleep Timer. The brightness can be set with the Dimmer button on
the Vital 710 Front Panel or Remote Control. The Front Panel Display turns OFF when the Vital 710 is in Standby.
13. AM/FM TUNING - With either the AM or FM Tuner selected, press the TUNING button to decrease the tuner
frequency by one increment. Press the TUNING button to increase the tuner frequency by one increment.
When a tunable signal is received, the TUNED icon will appear in the Front Panel Display over the Band Indicator (AM/FM). If tuning FM, the STEREO icon will appear in red to indicate a stereo signal. If the tuned frequency is also a Preset, the Preset Number is indicated on the Front Panel Display to the right of the tuned
frequency.
14. AM and FM - In Standby or with the Vital 710 power ON, press this button to turn the Vital 710 ON, (if OFF)
and select the AM Tuner. The tuner will select the last tuned AM Channel.
15. FM MODE - With the FM Tuner selected, press this button to switch the FM Tuner between stereo and mono
modes. Typically, FM Mode should be set to stereo mode. The mono mode can be useful for cleaning up
background noise when tuned to weak stereo channels.
16. SLEEP - With any source selected, press this button to turn on the Vital 710 Sleep Timer. Sleep Timer durations
from 90-10 minutes, in 10 minute increments, can be set by repeatedly pressing the button until the desired
sleep timeout is set. When set, a red clock icon will appear in the Front Panel Display and the display will
dim to half brightness. (With a Sleep Timeout set, the display can be turned OFF with the Vital 710 Remote
or Front Panel Dimmer buttons, but cannot be set to full brightness.) To check time remaining to OFF, press
the Sleep button ONCE. The remaining ON time will appear in the Front Panel Display and then return to the
dimmed, normal display. TWO presses will cancel the remaining timeout duration.
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17.MUTE - With any source selected, press this button to cut the amplifier output to the selected speakers.
(There will be no sound coming from the speakers) MUTE will slowly flash on the Front Panel Display. Press the
Mute button again to un-mute the speakers.
Note: If an external amplifier is connected to the Pre-Out Jacks, MUTE will also mute/un-mute the line level
audio signal at the Pre-Out Jacks.
18. VOLUME - With the Vital 710 ON turn this knob to adjust the speaker level audio output. Turn clockwise (right)
to turn volume up; turn counterclockwise (left) to turn the volume down. The audio output level in dB (decibels) will be displayed on the Front Panel Display while the knob is being turned and for five seconds after a
volume adjustment is made.
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Vital 710 REAR PANEL FEATURES
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Made in China
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REAR PANEL
19. PHONO IN - (2 RCA Jacks) Connect to the left and right audio output from a turntable. Phono In is selected
by pressing the Phono button on either the Vital 710 Front Panel or Remote Control. When selected, the
Front Panel Display will indicate PHONO.
GND - If connecting a turntable, connect the ground wire from the turntable to reduce audio hum.
20. FM(75Ω) - (1 female ‘F’ type terminal) Connect to the included FM antenna.
21. GND/AM - (2 spring clips) Connect to the included AM Loop antenna.
22. CD IN - (2 RCA Jacks) Connect to the left and right line level audio outputs of a CD Player or other device
such as a MP3 Player, Music Server, etc. CD IN is selected by pressing the CD button on either the Vital 710
Front Panel or Remote Control. When selected, the Front Panel Display will indicate CD.
23. TAPE IN/OUT - (4 RCA Jacks) Connect to the left and right line level audio inputs and outputs of a tape deck
or other audio recording device for recording and playback of analog audio content. The Tape Out Jacks
will output line level audio from the currently selected source. Tape IN is selected by pressing the Tape Monitor button on the Vital 710 Front Panel or the Tape M button on the Remote Control. The Front Panel Display
will indicate the currently selected source and TAPE M will flash slowly to indicate that Tape Monitor is active.
IN - Connect to the left and right line level audio outputs of a tape deck or other analog audio record/
playback device. This input can also be used as an auxiliary line level audio input if all other inputs are
being used.
OUT - Connect to the left and right line level audio inputs on a tape deck or other analog audio recording device.
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24. VID 1 IN/OUT - (6 RCA Jacks) Connect to the left and right line level audio and composite video inputs and
outputs of an audio/video recorder for recording and playback of analog audio and composite video. The
VID 1 Out Jacks output line level audio and composite video from the currently selected source. (If it is an
A/V source.) VID 1 In is selected by pressing the Video 1 button on the Vital 710 Front Panel or Remote Control. The Front Panel Display will indicate VIDEO 1.
IN - Connect to the left and right line level audio and composite video outputs of a video recorder.
OUT - Connect to the left and right line level audio and composite video inputs on a video recorder.
25. VID 2 IN - (3 RCA Jacks) Connect to the left and right line level audio and composite video outputs of a
DVD Player, Satellite Receiver, Cable Box or other audio/video device. VID 2 In is selected by pressing the
VIDEO 2 button on the Vital 710 Front Panel or the VID 2 button on the Remote Control. When selected, the
Front Panel Display will indicate VIDEO 2.
26. VID 3 IN - (3 RCA Jacks) Connect to the left and right line level audio and composite video outputs of a
DVD Player, Satellite Receiver, Cable Box or other audio/video device. VID 3 In is selected by pressing the
VIDEO 3 button on the Vital 710 Front Panel or the VID 3 button on the Remote Control. When selected, the
Front Panel Display will indicate VIDEO 3.
27.MONITOR OUT - (1 RCA Jack) Connect to the composite video input of a TV, or Video Display.
28. REMOTE - (2 mono 3.5mm mini jacks) Allow connection to an IR Repeater System, (IN) and to appropriately
featured devices with IR Control Inputs (OUT) for increased flexibility of IR control.
REMOTE IN - (1 mono 3.5mm mini jack) Connect to the standard IR Flasher output of an IR repeater
system for remote control without having to use an IR Flasher. This connection also allows remote room
control of the Vital 710 when connected to a whole-house IR repeater system with multiple IR Receivers.
(Visit www.speakercraft.com and select ‘Products/Control Systems/SmartPath’ for additional information.)
REMOTE OUT - (1 mono 3.5mm mini jack) Connect to the IR In on a device equipped with an appropriate IR Control Input. These types of inputs typically accept an IR control signal that has had the carrier
stripped.
Note: Devices that feature IR Control Inputs for stripped carrier signals typically have parallel ports that
allow daisy chaining multiple devices.
29. UPDATE - Special factory connection for loading firmware and testing the Vital 710. No user connection
required.
30. RESET - Should the Vital 710 ever perform improperly, press this recessed button to return the unit to normal
operation. If possible, set the unit to Standby by pressing the ON/Standby Switch, (switch backlight red). Using a small, non-conductive blunt object, press the Reset button. The Vital 710 should be restored to normal
operation.
31. AC POWER CORD - A two prong power cord connects to an unswitched 110VAC outlet to provide power to
the Vital 710.
32. SUB OUT 1 - This group includes one, 3.5mm 2-circuit (mono) mini jack for subwoofer trigger output; one,
RCA jack for full-band mono line level audio and a Link S/W Switch to sync a subwoofer with Speaker A ON/
OFF status.
SUB A ON/OFF LINK S/W - In the OFF position, Sub A Mono Out will pass full band mono line level audio,
regardless of Speaker A ON/OFF Status and Trigger 1 Out has no function. In the ON position, when
Speaker A is turned OFF, Sub A Mono Out is mute and Sub A Trigger is 0 VDC (sub OFF). When Speaker A
is turned ON, Sub A Out outputs full band mono line level audio and Trigger 1 Out will output 15VDC (sub
ON).
SUB A MONO OUT - Connects to the mono line level audio input on an amplified subwoofer to be used
with Speaker A. If adjustable, set the crossover point on the sub per sub manufacturer’s instructions.
SUB A TRIGGER OUT - Connects to the Control In Terminal on the sub to turn the sub ON/OFF with Speaker A ON/OFF status. Check sub Control In polarity and voltage rating before making any connections.
(Trigger Out ON = 15VDC)
Trigger Out Polarity: TIP= +15VDC; SLEEVE =GND.
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33. SUB OUT 2 - This group includes one, 3.5mm mono mini jack for subwoofer control trigger; one, RCA jack for
full-band mono line level audio and a Link Switch to sync a subwoofer with Speaker B ON/OFF status.
SUB B ON/OFF LINK S/W - In the OFF position, Sub B Mono Out will pass full band mono line level audio,
regardless of Speaker B ON/OFF Status and Trigger 2 Out has no function. In the ON position, when
Speaker B is turned OFF, Sub B Mono Out is mute and Sub B Trigger is 0 VDC (sub OFF). When Speaker B
is turned ON, Sub B Out outputs full band mono line level audio and Trigger 2 Out will output 15VDC (sub
ON).
SUB B MONO OUT - Connects to the mono line level audio input on an amplified subwoofer to be used
with Speaker B. If adjustable, set the crossover point on the sub per sub manufacturer’s instructions.
SUB B TRIGGER OUT - Connects to the Control In Terminal on the sub to turn the sub ON/OFF with Speaker B ON/OFF status. Check sub Control In polarity and voltage rating before making any connections.
(Trigger Out ON = 15VDC)
Trigger Out Polarity: TIP= +15VDC; SLEEVE =GND.
34. PRE OUT/MAIN IN - (4 RCA jacks) Allows use of an external high power amplifier or signal processor. The
Vital 710 ships from the factory with two jumpers installed to pass line level audio from the Vital 710 preamp
to the Vital 710 amplifier. Unless using an external amplifier or processor, the Vital 710 will not output audio
from the speakers if these jumpers are removed. The Pre Out can be connected to a high power 2-channel
audio amplifier for a large listening area or to a multi-channel amplifier for multi-room capability.
PRE OUT - Connects to the left and right line level inputs on an external amplifier or signal processor.
MAIN IN - Connects to the left and right line level outputs on a signal processor to feed processed line
level audio to the Vital 710 amplifier. If using an external multichannel amplifier that has a loop through,
the Main In can be connected to the external amp loop out to utilize the Vital 710 amplifier as an additional room in the system.
35. SPEAKER A - Connect the Left + and Left - Speaker A five way binding posts on the Vital 710 to the main
room Left + and Left - Speaker Terminals. Connect the Right + and Right - Speaker A Terminals on the Vital
710 to the main room Right + and Right - Speaker Terminals. SPEAKER A is selected by pressing the SPEAKER
A button on the Vital 710 Front Panel or Remote Control. When selected, the Front Panel Display will indicate ‘SP.A’.
36. SPEAKER B - Connect the Left + and Left - Speaker B five way binding posts on the Vital 710 to the secondary room Left + and Left - Speaker Terminals. Connect the Right + and Right - Speaker A Terminals on the
Vital 710 to the secondary room Right + and Right - Speaker Terminals. SPEAKER B is selected by pressing the
SPEAKER B button on the Vital 710 Front Panel or Remote Control. When selected, the Front Panel Display will
indicate ‘SP.B’.
37. AC OUTLETS - (2 switched AC outlets - 100 Watts max power each) Connect AC power cords of source
components that are to be turned ON/OFF with Vital 710 power ON/OFF status to the switched AC Outlets.
38.MAIN POWER - Turns the main power to the Vital 710 ON/OFF. When first set to ON, the Vital 710 will default
to Standby (main power ON, unit OFF. In the OFF position the Vital 710 has no power. The ON/Standby
Switch on the Vital 710 Front Panel will backlight red to indicate Standby and blue to indicate ON.
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Vital 710 REMOTE FEATURES
39. LENS - Infrared commands that control the Vital 710 are output from LEDs hidden behind this lens. The lens should always
be pointed directly at the IR Sensor on the Vital 710 Front Panel
(Item 14, Page 6) when pressing buttons on the remote for armchair control. The remote can control the Vital 710 up to 40 feet
away.
40. ON - With the Vital 710 in Standby, (ON/Standby button backlight OFF), press this button to turn the Vital 710 ON (ON/Standby
button backlight white).
41. SOURCE SELECT BUTTONS - In Standby or with the Vital 710 power
ON, press one of these to select a desired source. The Front
Panel Display will indicate the selected source.
42. NUMERIC BUTTONS - With AM or FM Tuner selected, press these
buttons to select programmed tuner preset channels. Channels
can be tuned directly by first selecting a Band (AM/FM) then
pressing the Direct button followed by the channel frequency
(94.7, 95.5, etc).
43. DIRECT - With AM or FM Tuner selected, press this button, followed by the appropriate numeric buttons to enter a channel
frequency. Direct In will scroll across the Front Panel Display followed by the frequency numbers as they are pressed.
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44. DIMMER - Press this button to control of the brightness of the Front
Panel Display. When the Vital 710 is turned ON, the Front Panel
Display will illuminate to full brightness. One press will dim the display to about half brightness, a second press will turn the display
OFF. A third press will restore full brightness to the display.
45.MEMORY - With an AM or FM channel tuned, press this button to
Figure 3 Vital 710 Remote Control Features
store it as a Preset Channel. PRESET CH will appear on the Front
Panel Display and MEMO will flash slowly until a Preset Number is entered. Press 1-30 to store Preset. (The
Vital 710 can store up to 30 Presets total, AM and FM). Storing a channel on an already programmed Preset
will replace the existing Preset.
46. AUTO PRESET - With the FM Band selected, press this button automatically program the Preset Channels with
the first 30 tunable FM channels found. The Vital 710 can store up to 30 Presets. If fewer than 30 FM channels
are found the Vital 710 will cycle the FM Band a second time to try to find more channels. The process will
stop automatically after the second cycle.
47. CURSOR ARRAY/OK - With either the AM or FM selected, press the UP/DOWN buttons to tune the programmed Preset Channels. Press the LEFT/RIGHT buttons to increase/decrease the channel frequency by
one increment. The OK button has no function.
48. FM MODE - With the FM Tuner selected, press of this button to switch the FM Tuner between stereo and
mono modes. Typically, FM Mode should be left in the stereo mode. The mono setting can be useful for
cleaning up background noise when tuned to weak stereo channels.
49.
PRESET - With either the AM or FM Tuner selected, a press of this button will select the next previous programmed Tuner Preset. That is, if currently on Preset 4, a press of the Preset button will select Preset 3. If
Preset 1 is currently selected, the Vital 710 will return to the highest number programmed Preset. The selected Preset Number is indicated on the Front Panel Display to the right of the tuned frequency.
PRESET - With either the AM or FM Tuner selected, a press of this button will select the next programmed
Tuner Preset. That is, if currently on Preset 4, a press of the Preset button will select Preset 5. After selecting
the highest number programmed Preset, the Vital 710 will return to Preset 1. The selected Preset Number is
indicated on the Front Panel Display to the right of the tuned frequency.
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Vital 710 REMOTE FEATURES
50.
TUNE - With either the AM or FM Tuner selected, a press of this button will decrease the tuner frequency
by one increment. When a tunable signal is received, the TUNED icon will appear in the Front Panel Display
over the Band Indicator (AM/FM). If tuning FM, the STEREO icon will appear in red to indicate a stereo signal.
If the tuned frequency is also a Preset, the Preset number is indicated on the Front Panel Display to the right
of the tuned frequency.
TUNE - With either the AM or FM Tuner selected, a press of this button will increase the tuner frequency
by one increment. When a tunable signal is received, the TUNED icon will appear in the Front Panel Display
over the Band Indicator (AM/FM). If tuning FM, the STEREO icon will appear in red to indicate a stereo signal.
If the tuned frequency is also a Preset, the Preset Number is indicated on the Front Panel Display to the right
of the tuned frequency.
51. BAND - With the Vital 710 ON and the Tuner selected, press this button to switch between the AM and FM
Bands.
52. PRESET SCAN - With the Vital 710 ON and the Tuner selected, a press of this button will start a cycle through
the programmed Preset Channels. Each channel will play for five seconds and then the Vital 710 will advance to the next Preset. Press the Preset Scan button again to select a Preset Channel.
53.MUTE - With the Vital 710 ON and with any source selected, pressing this button will cut the amplifier output
to selected speakers. (There will be no sound coming from the speakers.) MUTE will slowly flash on the Front
Panel Display. To un-mute the speakers, press the Mute button again.
Note: If an external amplifier is connected to the Pre-Out Jacks or if a subwoofer is connected to the Sub
Out Jacks, MUTE will also mute/un-mute the external amp or subwoofer.
54. SLEEP - With the Vital 710 ON and with any source selected, pressing this button turns on the Vital 710 Sleep
Timer. Sleep Timer durations from 90-10 minutes, in 10 minute increments, can be set by repeatedly pressing the Sleep button until the desired sleep timeout is set. When set, a red clock icon will appear in the
Front Panel Display and the display will dim to half brightness. (With a Sleep Timeout set, the display can be
turned OFF with the Remote or Front Panel Dimmer buttons, but cannot be set to full brightness.) To check
remaining time to OFF, press the Sleep button ONCE. The remaining time to OFF will appear in the Front
Panel Display and then return to the dimmed, normal display. TWO presses will cancel the Sleep Timeout.
55. CLEAR - With the Vital 710 ON and either the AM or FM Band selected, press this button to delete numeric
entries in Direct Tune Mode.
- With the Vital 710 ON press the VOLUME
button to turn volume up; press the VOLUME
56. VOLUME
button to turn the volume down. The audio output level in dB (decibels) will be displayed on the Front Panel
Display while either button is being pressed and for five seconds after a volume adjustment is made.
57. SPEAKER A - With the Vital 710 power ON, press this button to select the speakers connected to the Speaker
A Terminals. If Sub A Out is set to the ON position this will also activate a subwoofer associated with Speaker
A. When selected the Front Panel Display will indicate ‘SP.A’ to show Speaker A is active.
SPEAKER B - With the Vital 710 power ON, press this button to select the speakers connected to the Speaker
B Terminals. If Sub B Out is set to the ON position this will also activate a subwoofer associated with Speaker
B. When selected the Front Panel Display will indicate ‘SP.B’ to show Speaker B is active.
58. AM - In Standby or with the Vital 710 power ON, press this button to turn the Vital 710 ON, (if OFF) and select
the AM Band. The tuner will select the last tuned AM Channel.
FM - In Standby or with the Vital 710 power ON, a press of this button will turn the Vital 710 ON, (if OFF) and
select the FM Band The tuner will select the last tuned FM Channel.
59. OFF - With the Vital 710 power ON, press this button to turn the unit OFF (Standby). All functions will cease
and the ON/Standby button backlight will turn OFF.
60. IR OUTPUT LED - One, red LED flashes while the remote is outputting IR commands.
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INSTALLATION
2 INCH MINIMUM
FOR PROPER AIR FLOW
TO MAINTAIN PROPER AIR FLOW,
PLACE OTHER COMPONENTS
ON SEPARATE SHELVES
1 INCH MIN
FOR PROPER
AIR FLOW
ALWAYS KEEP TOP AND
BOTTOM VENTS CLEAR
SP. A
1 INCH MIN
FOR PROPER
AIR FLOW
VENT HOLES IN SHELF IMPROVE AIR FLOW
Figure 4 Vital 710 Air Flow Requirements
AIR FLOW
The SpeakerCraft Vital 710 is designed to run cool under most normal operating conditions. However, closed
spaces such as equipment cabinets and racks can get hot with the heat generated by microprocessors and
motors in various devices. Providing proper ventilation for good air flow will help keep the temperature down
and protect not only the Vital 710 but all system components and help preserve their longevity.
When installing the Vital 710 a few easy steps should be taken to assure proper air flow:
1. Never block the vent holes on the top or bottom of the Vital 710.
2. Never remove the feet on the bottom of the Vital 710.
3. Leave at least 2 inches above and 1 inch on each side of the Vital 710 for free air flow.
4. Whenever possible, provide vent holes in the shelf under the Vital 710 to increase air flow into the bottom of
the unit.
5. Leave the back of the cabinet as open as possible for good air circulation.
6. Place other system components on separate shelves.
7. Install fans in cabinets and racks when equipment is generating high heat levels.
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INSTALLATION
A=B=C
Front
Left
B
Primary
Listening
Area
A
Video
Display
C
Front
Right
Figure 5 Speaker Placement
SPEAKER PLACEMENT
Use the following recommendations when determining speaker placement.
Determine The Primary Listening Area
The area where the user will most likely be sitting when listening to the speakers is the Primary Listening Area.
Placement of Stereo Speakers
The distance between the left and right speakers should as closely equal the distance from one speaker to
the listener as possible. (A=B=C) The left and right speakers should also be equal distances from a TV or Video
Display for balance with audio/video content.
Bookshelf Speakers
In audio/video applications when using bookshelf speakers, locating the speakers at the same height as the
TV or Video Display and at equal distances to left and right of the Video Display will create an effect where
the sound emanates from the picture.
Inwall Speakers
Ideally, speaker placement should be similar to that described for bookshelf speakers. Many brands of inwall
speakers, including most SpeakerCraft models, have pivoting tweeters that can ‘focus’ the high frequency
content directly to the Primary Listening Area and compensate for sometimes less than desirable placement so
the sound will still be balanced with the Video Display.
Ceiling Speakers
Ceiling speakers are very popular in modern architecture. Ceiling speakers, like bookshelf or inwall speakers,
should be placed at an equal distance from each other and the Primary Listening Area. Many SpeakerCraft
ceiling speakers have pivoting tweeters that can ‘focus’ the high frequency content directly to the Primary
Listening Area and compensate for sometimes less than desirable placement so the sound will still be balanced with the Video Display.
Subwoofer
Subwoofer placement isn’t quite as critical as placement of the left and right speakers. The low frequency output of a subwoofer is non-directional, so the sub can be placed almost anywhere in a room. A little bit of trial
and error may help in finding a particularly good location. Refer to the instructions provided with the sub for
additional information.
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CONNECTIONS
Right
Speaker
Subwoofer
Connections
Sub
Control IN
Control
IN
Audio
IN
Sub
Audio IN
White Stripe
To Positive
RCA-RCA
Cable
(or appropriate)
16AWG Stranded
(minimum)
Speaker Wire
Mini-Mini
Cable
(or appropriate)
Link S/W A
Switch ON
S/W A
Trigger Out
Left
Speaker
White Stripe
To Positive
VITAL 710
S/W A
Mono Out
Figure 6 Speaker & Subwoofer Connections
SPEAKER AND SUBWOOFER CONNECTIONS
Figure 6 shows a typical application for connecting a pair of speakers to the Vital 710 Speaker A Terminals and,
if used, typical connections for adding an optional subwoofer to the Sub A Out.
Note: Do not connect more than one pair of 4Ω speakers directly to the Vital 710. Do not connect more than
one pair of 8Ω speakers directly to the Speaker A and B Terminals at the same time. This will cause the Vital 710
to shut down and can damage the unit. This type of damage is not covered by the Warranty.
To connect multiple speaker pair to the Vital 710, see Page 18.
Speaker A Connections
1. Use 16AWG (min) 2-conductor stranded speaker wire for speaker connection. (Refer to the Speaker Wire
Length Chart on Page 18 for wire runs over 150’.)
2. Strip approximately 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch off the ends and twist the strands together so there are no loose
ends that can cause shorts.
3. Loosen the Speaker A Terminals as shown in Figure 7 so there is enough room between the post and the collar to feed the striped wire through without damaging the strands.
4. Tighten the post to secure the wire.
5. Repeat for all Speaker A Left and Right, + and -.
Figure 7 Bare Wire Connections
6. Confirm connection and polarity.
7. Connect the speaker wires to the appropriate left and right + and - terminals on the speakers.
8. Confirm connection and polarity.
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Subwoofer
Figure 6 shows connections for adding a powered subwoofer with a 12V Control Input to Speaker A using the
Sub A Out connections. This configuration will have the subwoofer turn ON when Speaker A is turned ON and
turn OFF when Speaker A is turned OFF. The sub will also mute when Speaker A is mute. To configure Sub A as
shown in Figure 6:
Note: There are several different ways to connect a subwoofer to an audio receiver. One is to have the receiver’s speaker level output connected to speaker level inputs on the sub. The sub then acts as a crossover,
separating the high and low frequencies with the low frequencies going to the sub and the mid and high frequencies going to the connected left and right speakers. Some subs are passive (as just described), some are
amplified, some have left and right line level inputs, some are mono for a mono signal from the receiver. The
following describes a typical application for a powered sub that accepts a mono line level audio signal from
the Vital 710, with the left and right speakers connected to the Vital 710 Speaker A terminals. Please refer to the
subwoofer manufacturer’s instructions for connection and operating options for varying subwoofer applications.
Sub A Out Connections
Audio
1. Using a mono RCA-RCA cable, connect the Sub A MONO Jack on the Vital 710 to the Audio Line IN on
the subwoofer. Some subs will have adjustable crossover points to match the low frequency cut-off of
the left and right speakers. Refer to the sub manufacturer’s instructions for additional information.
Trigger Out
1. Using a mono Mini-Mini Cable, connect the Sub A Trigger Out Jack on the Vital 710 to the Control IN on
the subwoofer.
Note: Some subs may have different types of connectors for the Control IN. Be sure to maintain proper
polarity when making this connection. Refer to the sub manufacturers instructions for additional information.
Trigger Out Polarity: TIP=+15VDC, SLEEVE=GND
Link S/W 1
1. Set the Link S/W 1 Switch to the ON position. This will have the Sub A Mono Out and Trigger Out turn ON/
OFF with Speaker A status. (When Speaker A is ON, Sub A Mono Out will output full-band line level audio
and Sub A Trigger Out will output a 15VDC Control Voltage. When Speaker A is OFF, both will turn OFF.
Speaker B
A second pair of 8Ω speakers can be connected directly to the Vital 710 using the Speaker B Terminals. This allows having a second pair of speakers that can be turned ON and OFF from the Vital 710 Front Panel or Remote
Control. This application is convenient for adding a pair of patio speakers that would not be left on all the time
or a pair of speakers for another room.
Note: Do not connect more than one pair of 4Ω speakers directly to the Vital 710. Do not connect more than
one pair of 8Ω speakers directly to the Speaker A and B Terminals at the same time. This will cause the Vital 710
to shut down and can damage the unit. This type of damage is not covered by the Warranty.
To connect multiple speaker pair to the Vital 710, see Section: Multiple Pair Speaker Hookup on Page 18.
Speaker B Connections
1. Follow all instructions for Speaker A, but this time use the Speaker B Terminals for the Left and Right Speakers
and Sub B Out for the subwoofer connections.
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CONNECTIONS
Multiple Pair Speaker Hookup For a Multiroom Sound System
The previous section described connecting up to two pair of speakers to have music in two areas such as a
Great Room and an adjoining Patio. What if that’s not enough speakers? What about playing music throughout the entire house? The following section provides connection instructions for adding up to four pair of speakers to the Vital 710 for a multiroom sound system with individual room volume control.
WARNING: Never connect more than one pair of 8Ω speakers directly to the Speaker A and Speaker B Terminals at the same time. Doing so can damage the Vital 710. This type of damage is not covered by the Warranty.
Always use an impedance matching device such as the SpeakerCraft VSi60 Volume Control (one for each
speaker pair) to protect the Vital 710 from overload. Multiple 8Ω speaker pair can be connected by adding
one SpeakerCraft VSi60 Impedance Matching Volume Control to each speaker pair. Never connect more than
one pair of 4Ω speakers directly to the Vital 710. Multiple 4Ω speaker pair connected directly to the Vital 710
will cause the Vital 710 to shut down and can damage the Vital 710. This type of damage is not covered by the
Warranty. Multiple 4Ω speaker pair can be connected by adding one SpeakerCraft VSi60 Impedance Matching
Volume Control to each speaker pair.
Read and follow the instructions in this section when connecting multiple speaker pair to protect the Vital 710
and help avoid unnecessary damage.
Speaker Wire
The whole house music application described below, requires that two pair of speaker wire be run from the
Vital 710 location to each volume control in home runs (each run direct from the Vital 710 to each volume control). One additional pair of speaker wires will then be run from each volume control, to each of the speakers
that will be controlled by that volume control.
In new construction, the wires should be pulled before the drywall is installed. In retro-fit applications, (existing
construction) the wires will need to be pulled through the walls and holes will need to be cut in the drywall for
the volume controls and speakers. It is highly recommended that an audio/video installation professional be
hired to do this type of work. Contact the retailer that the Vital 710 was purchased from for information on professional installation.
Whole House Wire Requirement
1. Pull 1 run of 16AWG (min) 4-conductor stranded speaker wire from the Vital 710 location to each volume
control in a home run configuration. Leave extra length (24 inches) on both ends to work with when making
connections.
2. Pull 1 pair of 16AWG (min) 2-conductor stranded speaker wire from the volume control to each of the left
and right speakers that will be controlled by that volume control. Leave extra length (24 inches) on both
ends to work with when making connections.
Use the following Chart to determine the proper wire gauge based on actual wire length from the Vital 710 to
each volume control and from the volume control to the speaker pair it will be controlling:
SPEAKER WIRE LENGTH
SPEAKER WIRE GAUGE
150’ (46m)
16 AWG
400’ (122m)
14 AWG
1000’ (305m)
12 AWG
Impedance Matching Volume Controls
Impedance matching volume controls can be set to compensate the overall load (number of speakers) that
the Vital 710 has to drive. This will keep the Vital 710 from overloading and shutting down. The VSi60 Volume
Control has a slide switch that needs to be set according to the Impedance Matching Chart on Page 19. Do
not mix different model impedance matching volume controls. The Vital 710 must see a consistent load to all
speakers.
The volume controls will need to be installed in proper low voltage J-boxes. Read and follow the instructions
included with the volume controls for connection and installation of the volume controls.
Never install a volume control in a J-box with high voltage devices. This can introduce noise to the audio system and is a violation of Building and Electrical Code in most places.
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CONNECTIONS
The maximum number of speakers that can be connected to the Vital 710 using impedance matching volume
controls is four pair. All four pair should be connected to the Speaker A Terminal as shown in Figure 8.
Setting Impedance
1. The Vital 710 is capable of handling a 4Ω load. For 4Ω amp configuration using SpeakerCraft VSi60 Impedance Matching
Volume Controls, use Chart 1. If using another impedance matching device follow the manufacturer’s instructions for that
device.
2. Add up the number of 8Ω speakers that will be connected to one channel (left or right) of the amplifier or receiver.
Find that number under “Number of 8Ω Speakers” on Chart 1.
3. Add up the number of 4Ω speakers that will be connected to one channel (left or right) of the amplifier or receiver.
Find that number under “Number of 4Ω Speakers” on Chart 1.
4. On the chart, follow the column under the “Number of 8Ω Speakers” and the row next to the “Number of 4Ω Speakers”
until they intersect. Set the slide switch to the letter in that box.
5. The gray area indicates a setting that is slightly below the amplifier or receiver’s minimum impedance, but will most
likely work.
VSi60 Example 1:
The Example System in Figure 8 has four pair of SpeakerCraft AIM5 Three Ceiling Speakers connected to six SpeakerCraft
VSi60 Impedance Matching Volume Controls. The AIM5 Three are all 8Ω speakers.
1. To determine VSi60 Slide Switch setting, use
Chart 1.
2. There are four pair of 8Ω speakers. Find “4”
under the 8Ω column on the chart.
3. There are no 4Ω speakers. Find “0” next to the
4Ω row on the chart.
4. The column and row intersect at “A”.
5. Set the Slide Switch to “A”.
SPEAKERCRAFT
AIM5 THREE CEILING
SPEAKERS
SPEAKERCRAFT
VSI60
IMPEDANCE MATCHING
VOLUME CONROLS
Number of 4Ω Speakers
VSi60 Example 2:
Example System 2 has one pair of 8Ω speakers
and three pair of 4Ω speakers.
1. To determine VSi60 Slide Switch setting, use
Chart 1.
2. There is one 8Ω speaker. Find “1” under the 8Ω
column on the chart.
3. There are three 4Ω speakers. Find “3” next to
the 4Ω row on the chart.
4. The column and row intersect at “B”.
5. Set the Slide Switch to “B”.
16AWG (min)
2-Conductor Stranded
Speaker Wire
Number of 8Ω Speakers
1
2
3
4
SPEAKER IN
PASSIVE (NON-IMPEDANCE MATCHING)
1 IN, 4 OUT SPEAKER TERMINAL
16AWG (min) 2-Conductor Stranded
Speaker Wire
Speaker A
Terminals
VITAL 710 REAR PANEL
Figure 8 Whole House Music Connections
Chart 1 SpeakerCraft VSi60 Slide Switch
Settings
4Ω Amp Configuration
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CONNECTIONS
Multiple Speaker Pair Installation and Connections
Connecting the Vital 710 to multiple speaker pair is pretty similar to connecting a single pair, just with more connections. The big difference is the use of impedance matching volume controls and use/connection of the 1
IN, 4 OUT Speaker Terminal.
Note: The 1 IN, 4 OUT Speaker Terminal shown in the Example System in Figure 8 is a generic representation of
this type of device. There are many options available for this type of device, the only requirement is that it be a
passive, (non-impedance matching) component, rated for 100 Watts, min.
1. Set the Slide Switches on the volume controls per the Impedance Matching Chart. (Chart 1)
Note: The impedance setting should be the same on all volume controls.
2. Using 16AWG (min) 2-conductor stranded speaker wire, strip approximately 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch off the
ends and twist the strands together so there are no loose ends that can cause shorts.
3. Loosen the Speaker A Terminals as shown in Figure 7 so there is enough room between the post and the collar to feed the striped wire through without damaging the strands.
4. Tighten the post to secure the wire.
5. Repeat for Speaker A Left and Right, + and -. Confirm connection and polarity.
6. Connect the speaker wires to the appropriate left and right, + and - Speaker IN Terminals on the 1 IN, 6 OUT
Speaker Terminal, or equivalent, as shown in Figure 8. Confirm connection and polarity.
7. Connect the speaker wire for Room 1 to the Speaker 1 left and right, + and - OUTPUT on the 1 IN, 6 OUT
Speaker Terminal. Connect the other end to the left and right + and - INPUT on the Volume Control in Room
1. Confirm connection and polarity.
8. Connect the speaker wire for the Room 1 Speakers to the Volume Control left and right + and - OUTPUT.
Connect the other end to the Room 1 left and right + and - Speaker Terminals. Confirm connection and
polarity.
9. Install the volume control into the J-box per volume control instructions.
Note: Never install a volume control in a J-box with high voltage devices. This can introduce noise to the
audio system and is a violation of Building and Electrical Code in most places.
10. Repeat Steps 8-9 for the Volume Control/Speaker sets for all other rooms.
11. To test, set the Vital 710 to a moderate volume and play a source, (CD, Tuner, etc). Confirm audio output
from both speakers in each room. Turn the VSi60 Volume Control Knob to confirm volume UP/DOWN. Adjust
the Vital 710 Balance control full right to confirm only the right speakers are on. Adjust Vital 710 Balance
control full left to confirm only the left speakers are on. Correct connections as necessary.
12. For regular use, set the room volume controls to full ON. Adjust the Vital 710 to a good listening level. Leave
the Vital 710 volume control in that setting and adjust volume with the individual room volume controls.
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CONNECTIONS
REAR PANEL CONNECTIONS
Antenna Connections
Connect the AM and FM Antennas to the AM and FM
Antenna Terminals on the Vital 710 Rear Panel as shown
in Figure 9.
AM Antenna
1. Connect the included AM Loop Antenna to the
Antenna AM & GND Terminals. The spring clips
are color coded, black and white. Connect
the black wire from the antenna to the black
terminal (GND) and the white wire to the white
terminal (AM).
White wire to AM
Black wire to GND
2. Position the AM Antenna for optimum reception. Experiment by moving the antenna high
and low and turning it side to side until the best
position is found. The antenna can be formed
into a shelf top stand. With the antenna wire
at the bottom and positioned AWAY from you,
carefully pull the molded plastic piece in the
middle away from you then down under the
bottom of the loop. Pull toward the front until
the tabs in the bottom of the loop snap into
the slots in the molded piece. Be careful not to
pinch the antenna wire. Position the antenna
for best reception.
Figure 9 Antenna Connections
FM Antenna
1. Attach the FM Antenna ‘F’ connector to the
FM(75Ω) Terminal. Extend the antenna to find
the optimal position. Stretch the antenna completely vertical (up and down) and then try different side to side positions until optimum reception is attained. Use a small wire brad or thumb
tack to secure the antenna to a wall or cabinet
through the hole in the plastic end piece.
Phono Connections
Connect a Turntable to Phono IN and GND as shown in
Figure 10.
1. Connect the left and right RCA plugs from the Turntable to the L & R Phono INPUTS.
Note: Phono IN is a phono pre-amp input with a
2mV sensitivity for magnetic phono cartridges. If
using a turntable with built-in phono pre-amp, use
one of the other source, (line level) inputs.
2. Connect the ground wire from the turntable to the
GND thumbscrew to reduce audio hum.
Figure 10 Phono Connections
Stereo RCA-RCA
Patch Cable
CD Connections
Connect a CD Player to CD IN as shown in Figure 11.
1. Using a stereo RCA-RCA patch cable with gold
ends, connect the L & R line level audio outputs of
a CD Player to
L & R CD IN on the Vital 710 Rear Panel.
Figure 11 CD Connections
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Tape In/Out Connections
Connect a CDR, Tape Deck or other audio record/
playback device to Tape In/Out on the Vital 710 Rear
Panel as shown in Figure 12. The Tape In/Out can also
be used as a loop connection for an audio signal processor.
Stereo RCA-RCA
Patch Cable
Stereo RCA-RCA
Patch Cable
1. Using a stereo RCA-RCA audio patch cable with
gold ends, connect the L&R line level audio OUT of
the Audio Recorder to the L & R TAPE IN on the Vital
710.
2. Using a stereo RCA-RCA audio patch cable with
gold ends, connect the TAPE L&R OUT of the Vital
710 to the appropriate L & R line level audio IN on
the Audio Recorder.
Figure 12 Tape In/Out Connections
Video 1 In/Out Connections
Connect a DVR, VCR or other audio/video record/playback device to the Video 1 In/Out on the Vital 710 Rear
Panel as shown in
Figure 13. This will allow recording any A/V source selected on the Vital 710 and playback of the recorded
content.
1. Using a stereo A/V patch cable with gold ends,
connect the L&R line level audio OUT of the A/V
Recorder to the L & R VID 1 Audio IN on the Vital
710. Connect the composite video OUT of the A/V
Recorder to the VID 1 Video IN on the Vital 710.
A/V Recorder
A/V IN
A/V Recorder
A/V OUT
Stereo Audio/Video
Patch Cable
Vital 710
VID 1 Audio OUT
Stereo Audio/Video
Patch Cable
Vital 710
VID 1Audio IN
Vital 710
VID 1 Video OUT
2. Using a stereo A/V patch cable with gold ends,
connect the L&R VID1 Audio OUT on the Vital 710 to
the appropriate L & R line level audio IN on the A/V
Recorder. Connect the VID Video OUT on the Vital
710 to the appropriate composite video IN on the
A/V Recorder.
Vital 710
VID 1 Video IN
Figure 13 Video 1 In/Out Connections
Video 2 Connections
Connect a DVD Player or other audio/video source
to the VID 2 A/V Inputs on the Vital 710 Rear Panel as
shown in Figure 14.
DVD
A/V OUT
1. Using a stereo A/V patch cable with gold ends,
connect the L&R line level audio OUT of the DVD
Player to the L & R VID 2 Audio IN on the Vital 710.
Connect the composite video OUT of DVD Player to
the VID 2 Video IN on the Vital 710.
Vital 710 VID 2 Audio IN
Stereo Audio/Video
Patch Cable
Vital 710 VID 2 Video IN
Figure 14 Video 2 Connections
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Video 3 Rear Panel Connections
Connect a Cable Box, Satellite Receiver or other audio/video source to the VID 3 A/V Inputs on the Vital
710 Rear Panel as shown in Figure 15.
CABLE/SAT
A/V OUT
1. Using a stereo A/V patch cable with gold ends,
connect the L&R line level audio OUT of the Cable
Box to L & R VID 3 Audio IN on the Vital 710. Connect the composite video OUT on the Cable Box to
the VID 3 Video IN on the Vital 710.
Vital 710 VID 3 Audio IN
Remote IN/OUT Connections
The Remote IN Jack on the Vital 710 Rear Panel allows
direct connection to the Flasher Output of an IR control
system. This allows the Vital 710 to be controlled when
hidden in an equipment cabinet or closet, or from
another room. Using the Remote IN Jack eliminates the
need for attaching IR Flashers to the front panel of the
Vital 710.
Stereo Audio/Video
Patch Cable
Vital 710 VID 3 Video IN
Figure 15 Video 3 Connections
The Remote OUT Jack can be connected to source
components, that are equipped with compatible IR
Control Input connections. This eliminates the need for
IR Flashers on these devices.
Vital 710 Rear Panel
Remote IN
Figure 16 shows an application where the Vital 710
Remote IN is connected to a SpeakerCraft IR Control
System. In this example an IR Flasher is used on the DVD
Player because it does not have an IR Control Input.
Additional IR Receivers can be added for control from
additional rooms. Additional Flashers can be added to
control additional sources.
Figure 17 shows an application where the Vital 710
Remote IN is connected to a SpeakerCraft IR Control
System. In this case, all of the sources have compatible
IR Control Inputs and are daisy-chained for IR control
without using IR Flashers.
Note: Not all devices that feature IR Control Inputs will
be compatible with the Remote IN/OUT connection
on the Vital 710. IR Control Inputs typically receive IR
signals that have had the carrier stripped but not all will
be compatible. In some cases, IR Flashers will have to
be used.
To make Vital 710 Remote IN/OUT Connections:
1. Using a mono mini-mini cable connect the Flasher
OUT on a SpeakerCraft Amplified Terminator to the
Remote IN Jack on the Vital 710 Rear Panel.
Remote Control
IR Shelf Top
Receiver
Mono Mini to
Mono Mini Cable
Flasher Out
IR Single Flasher
w/red LED
Figure 16 Remote IN Connections with IR Flashers
Remote Control
IR Shelf Top
Receiver
IR Power
Supply
2. If using IR Flashers, connect the Flasher mini plug to
a Flasher OUT on the Amplified Terminator. Attach
the Flasher to the device being controlled, over the
IR eye on that device.
(Figure 16) Add additional Flashers as needed.
DVD
IR Power
Supply
Flasher OUT
Remote IN
Mono Mini to
Mono Mini Cable
Vital 710
Rear Panel
Source A
Rear Panel
Source B
Rear Panel
Remote OUT
Mono Mini to
Mono Mini Cable
Mono Mini to
Mono Mini Cable
Figure 17 Remote IN/OUT Connections with IR Control Inputs
3. If using source components that feature IR Control Inputs, using a mono mini-mini cable connect the Remote OUT on the Vital 710 Rear Panel to the IR Remote IN Jack on the device being controlled.
4. To connect additional devices with IR Remote Inputs, connect a mono mini-mini cable to the IR Remote
OUT on Source A to the IR Remote IN on Source B as shown in Figure 17. Repeat Step 4 as needed.
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CONNECTIONS
AC Outlets Connections
The Vital 710 features two Switched AC Outlets. They
turn ON/OFF with Vital 710 power (ON/Standby). They
can be used to control power on devices that are to
be turned on and off at the same time as the Vital 710.
Devices with clocks and timers (DVR, TiVo, VCR) or that
are connected to the internet for updates, (media
servers, Satellite receivers, Cable Boxes) should be connected to unswitched outlets.
Power Cord
From Source
To Vital 710 Switched Outlet
Only connect one device to each outlet. Be sure each
device draws less than 100W.
1. Connect the power cords for up to two ‘switched’
devices to the AC Outlets on the Vital 710 Rear
Panel as shown in
Figure 18.
2. Set the mechanical power switch on each device
to the ON position.
Figure 18 Switched Outlet Connections
AC Power Cord
1. After all connections have been made and confirmed, and with the Main Power Switch in the OFF
position, plug the attached AC power cord into an
unswitched 110V AC outlet.
Vital 710 Front Panel
2. Turn the Main Power Switch ON. The ON/Standby
button will illuminate red around the ON/OFF button. The Vital 710 is ready for action.
Stereo Audio/Video
Patch Cable
A/V OUT
FRONT PANEL CONNECTIONS
Video 3 Front Panel Connections
Connect a Video Game, MP3 Player, still or video camera, or other audio/video device that is not a regular
system component to the VID 3 A/V Inputs on the Vital
710 Front Panel as shown in Figure 19. This eliminates
having to pull the receiver out of its installed position to
get to the rear panel connections.
1. Using a stereo A/V patch cable with gold ends,
connect the L & R line level audio OUT of the Cable
Box to L & R VID 3 Audio IN on the Vital 710. Connect the composite video OUT on the Cable Box to
the VID 3 Video IN on the Vital 710.
Figure 19 Video 3 Front Panel Connections
Vital 710 Front Panel
Headphones Connection
Connect a pair of Headphones with a 1/4’” stereo
phone plug into the Phones Jack on the Vital 710 Front
Panel as shown in
Figure 20. Speaker A and B will be shut off while headphones are connected.
Figure 20 Headphones Connection
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OPERATING THE Vital 710
OPERATING THE Vital 710
Before operating the Vital 710, be sure all instructions from the previous sections have been followed regarding
installation and connections.
Install Vital 710 Remote Batteries
The Vital 710 Remote Control comes with two AAA
batteries. Install them into the Battery Compartment
as show in Figure 21.
Vital 710 Remote Rear
1. Remove the Battery Compartment Cover.
Battery
Compartment
2. Batteries are most easily installed by first inserting
the negative end (-) onto the spring terminals and
the pressing the positive end (+) down into the
Battery Compartment.
3. Replace the Battery Compartment Cover.
2 - AAA Batteries
Figure 21 Installing Vital 710 Remote Control Batteries
Vital 710 Rear Panel
Turning ON the Vital 710
With the Vital 710 properly installed and connected,
and with the Main Power Cord plugged in to an
unswitched 110V AC Outlet, turn ON the Main Power
Switch on the Vital 710 Rear Panel as shown in Figure
22. The ON/Standby button Backlight will illuminate
red to indicate Standby.
ON
Press the On/Standby button on the Vital 710 Front
Panel or ON button on the Vital 710 Remote as shown
in Figure 23. The ON/Standby Backlight will illuminate
white and the Front Panel Display will turn ON.
Figure 22 Main Power Switch ON
Vital 710 Front Panel
Vital 710 ON/Standby Button
OFF
Press the On/Standby button on the Vital 710 Front
Panel or OFF button on the Vital 710 Remote as
shown in Figure 23. The ON/Standby Backlight and
Front Panel Display will turn OFF.
Vital 710 Remote
Backlight
Figure 23 Vital 710 ON/Standby
Selecting Speakers A/B
With the Vital 710 power ON, press the Speaker A button on the Vital 710 Front Panel or Vital 710 Remote to
select Speaker A. Press the Speaker B button to select
Speaker B. The selected Speaker(s) will appear in the
Front Panel Display as shown in Figure 24.
SP. A B
Vital 710 Front Panel
Deselecting Speakers A/B
With the Vital 710 A and/or B Speaker(s) ON, press the
Speaker A button on the Vital 710 Front Panel or Vital
710 Remote to deselect (turn OFF) Speaker A. Press
the Speaker B button to deselect (turn OFF) Speaker
B. The deselected Speaker(s) will not appear in the
Front Panel Display.
Vital 710 Remote
Figure 24 Selecting Speakers A/B
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OPERATING THE Vital 710
Volume
With the Vital 710 power ON turn the Volume Knob
on the Vital 710 Front Panel or press the Volume
UP/Down buttons on the Vital 710 Remote to adjust
the speaker level audio output. Turn clockwise (right)
to turn volume up; turn counterclockwise (left) to
turn the volume down. The audio output level in dB
(decibels) will be displayed on the Front Panel Display
while the knob is being turned and for five seconds
after a volume adjustment is made.
SP. A
SP. A
Vital 710 Front Panel
Mute
With the Vital 710 power ON and with any source
selected, press the Mute button on the Vital 710 Front
Panel or Remote to cut the amplifier output to the selected speakers. (There will be no sound coming from
the speakers.) MUTE will slowly flash on the Front Panel
Display. Press the Mute button again to un-mute the
speakers.
Vital 710 Remote
Figure 25 Volume/Mute
Vital 710 Front Panel
Tone and Balance Controls
Bass
Turn the Bass Knob on the Vital 710 Front Panel to
adjust the bass (low frequencies) in the speaker level
output. Turn counterclockwise (left) to reduce bass;
turn clockwise (right) to increase bass. Center detente (click) is flat bass EQ.
Range: +/-10dB.
Figure 26 Tone and Balance Controls
Treble
Turn the Treble Knob on the Vital 710 Front Panel to
adjust the treble (high frequencies) in the speaker
level output. Turn counterclockwise (left) to reduce
treble; turn clockwise (right) to increase treble. Center
detente (click) is flat treble EQ. Range: +/-10dB.
Balance
Turn the Balance Knob on the Vital 710 Font Panel
to adjust the relative audio level between the left
and right speakers. If the speakers are positioned so
that they are not an equal distance from the Primary
Listening Area, (Figure 5, Page 15) adjust the Balance
so the amount of sound coming from the left and
right speakers is equal. Turn counterclockwise (left) to
reduce right channel level; turn clockwise (right) to
reduce left channel level.
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OPERATING THE Vital 710
Selecting a Source
In Standby or with the Vital 710 power ON, press one
of the Source buttons on the Vital 710 Front Panel or
Vital 710 Remote to select that source. The selected
source will appear in the Front Panel Display as shown
in Figure 27. If the Vital 710 is in Standby a press of one
of these buttons will turn the Vital 710 ON and select
the source.
SP. A
Vital 710 Front Panel
Vital 710 Remote
Figure 27 Selecting a Source
Operating the Tuner
In Standby or with the Vital 710 power ON, press the
AM or FM button on the Vital 710 Front Panel or Vital
710 Remote to select the desired tuner band. The
selected band and frequency of the last tuned channel will appear in the Front Panel Display as shown
in Figure 28. If the channel is FM Stereo, the STEREO
icon will appear. If the channel is a Preset, the Preset
Number will be displayed. If the Vital 710 is in Standby
a press of one of these buttons will turn the Vital 710
ON and select the Tuner Band.
TUNED STEREO
SP. A
MHz
Vital 710 Front Panel
Vital 710 Remote
Tuning (Manual)
With either the AM or FM Tuner selected, press the
TUNING or TUNING
button on the Vital 710 Front
Panel,
TUNE or TUNE
button or Left/Right Cursor buttons
on the Vital 710 Remote to decrease or increase the
tuner frequency by one increment. When a tunable
signal is received, the TUNED icon will appear in the
Front Panel Display over the Band Indicator (AM/FM).
If tuning FM, the STEREO icon will appear in red to
indicate a stereo signal. If the tuned frequency is also
a Preset, the Preset Number is indicated on the Front
Panel Display to the right of the tuned frequency.
Band
Press this button on the Vital 710 Remote to toggle
between the AM and FM Bands.
FM Mode
Press this button on the Vital 710 Front Panel or Remote to switch the FM Tuner between stereo and
mono modes. Typically, FM Mode should be left in
the stereo mode. The mono setting can be useful for
cleaning up background noise when tuned to weak
stereo channels.
Figure 28 Tuner Controls
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PRESET CH.
OPERATING THE Vital 710
Presets
The Vital 710 can store up to 30 AM or FM Preset Channels (30 total). They can be stored manually by individually tuning channels and saving them as Presets. The Auto Preset function can be used to quickly store up to 30
FM channels. Auto Preset will scan the FM Band up to two times and then stop automatically.
Preset Programming (Manual)
1. Using the
TUNING or TUNING
buttons on
TUNE or TUNE
the Vital 710 Front Panel or the
buttons on the Vital 710 Remote, manually
tune an AM or FM Channel to be stored as a
Preset.
TUNED STEREO
SP. A B
MEMO
PRESET CH.
MHz
Figure 29 Programming Presets
2. Press the Memory button on the Vital 710 Remote. MEMO will begin to flash slowly on the Front Panel
Display.
(Figure 29)
3. Enter a number from 1-30 to store the channel as a Preset.
Note: If a Preset has already been programmed entering that Preset Number with a new channel will
replace the existing Preset Channel.
Auto Preset
1. With the FM Tuner Band selected, press and hold the Auto Preset button on the Vital 710 Remote until
MEMO and Preset Number begin to flash in the Front Panel Display. (Figure 29) The Vital 710 Tuner will
scan the FM Band, and automatically store up to 30 tunable FM channels. If fewer than 30 channels are
found, the tuner will scan the band two times and then stop.
Note: Once programmed, there may be channels that have been stored using Auto Preset that may
be undesirable. These channels can be replaced with AM channels or possibly some harder to tune FM
channels that were not picked up in the scan mode using the Preset Programming method in the previous section.
Tuning Preset Channels
Preset Channels can be tuned in three ways: Preset Scan, Manual Preset Tuning, Direct Numeric Preset Tuning.
Preset Scan
1. With the Vital 710 ON and the Tuner selected,
press the Preset Scan button on either the Vital
710 Front Panel or the Vital 710 Remote to start
a cycle through the programmed Preset Channels. Each Preset will play for five seconds and
then the Vital 710 will advance to the next Preset. Press the Preset Scan button again to select
a Preset Channel. The selected Preset Number is
indicated on the Front Panel Display to the right
of the tuned frequency.
TUNED STEREO
SP. A
PRESET CH.
MHz
Vital 710 Front Panel
Vital 710 Remote
Manual Preset Tuning
1. With either the AM or FM Tuner selected, press
the
PRESET or PRESET button on the Vital 710
Front Panel or Vital 710 Remote to select the
previous/next programmed Tuner Preset. The
selected Preset Number is indicated on the
Front Panel Display to the right of the tuned frequency. The Vital 710 Remote UP/DOWN Cursor
buttons can also be used for this function.
Direct Numeric Preset Tuning
1. With either the AM or FM Tuner selected, on the
Vital 710 Remote, press the Numeric buttons to
select Preset Channels. To select Preset 1, simply
press 1. To select Preset 30, press 3-0.
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Figure 30 Tuner Preset Controls
OPERATING THE Vital 710
Dimmer
Press the Dimmer button on the Vital 710 front Panel
or Vital 710 Remote to control of the brightness of the
Front Panel Display. When the Vital 710 is turned ON,
the Front Panel Display will illuminate to full brightness.
One press will dim the display to about half brightness, a second press will turn the display OFF. A third
press will restore full brightness to the display.
SP. A B
SP. A
Dimming the Front Panel Display may be desirable
when watching movies or other video content in a
darkened room, to reduce glare from the screen or if
the illuminated display is distracting.
Vital 710 Front Panel
Vital 710 Remote
Figure 31 Dimming the Front Panel Display
Sleep Timer
With the Vital 710 ON and with any source selected,
press the Sleep button on the Vital 710 Front Panel or
Vital 710 Remote to turn on the Vital 710 Sleep Timer.
Sleep Timer durations from 90-10 minutes in 10 minute
increments can be set.
SP. A
Vital 710 Front Panel
1. Press the Sleep button. The Sleep Timer Setup will
appear in the Front Panel Display as shown in
Figure 32. Repeatedly press the Sleep button until
the desired sleep timeout is set. When set, a red
clock icon will appear in the Front Panel Display
and the display will dim to half brightness.
Vital 710 Remote
Figure 32 Sleep Timer
2. To check remaining time to OFF, press the Sleep
button ONCE. The remaining time to OFF will appear in the Front Panel Display and then return
to the dimmed, normal display. TWO presses will
cancel the Sleep Timeout.
Note: With a Sleep Timeout set, the display can be
turned OFF with the Remote or Front Panel Dimmer buttons, but cannot be set to full brightness.
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OPERATING THE Vital 710
Tape Monitor (Audio Recording)
In Standby or with the Vital 710 power ON, press the
Tape-M button on the Vital 710 Remote to select the
Rear Panel Tape IN/OUT. With a three-head tape
deck or other device capable of outputting the
actual recorded signal, this selection allows listening
to the output of an audio recording device, while it
is recording, to confirm the quality of the recorded
signal.
TUNED STEREO
SP. A
TAPE M
PRESET CH.
MHz
Vital 710 Remote
1. Select the Source to be recorded by pressing
that source button on the Vital 710 Front Panel or
Remote. The Source will be displayed in the Front
Panel Display as shown in Figure 33.
Figure 33 Tape Monitor
2. Press the TAPE-M button on the Vital 710 Remote
to insert the Tape IN/OUT Loop. TAPE M will flash
slowly on the Front Panel Display to indicate Tape
Monitor is the signal being played at the speakers.
3. With the source to be recorded playing, (Tuner
active, CD Play, etc) start the record process as
appropriate on the audio recorder connected to
the TAPE M Loop. A three-head recorder will output the recorded signal for monitor. (A standard
two head recorder will typically pass the input
signal through to its output while recording.)
4. To listen to the recorded content, after recording
is finished, play the recorded content from the
audio recorder via the TAPE M IN.
Reset
In unusual circumstances, it may be necessary to reset the Vital 710 microprocessor. After a power outage or
surge, the Vital 710 may not fully restore to normal operation. It may also be used to reset the Vital 710 to factory defaults.
Note: Please remember Reset will clear all Tuner Preset programming.
1. Turn the Main Power Switch on the Vital 710 Rear Panel OFF.
2. Unplug the Power Cord for at least three minutes. Plug the Power Cord back in to the unswitched 110V AC
outlet. Turn the Main Power Switch back ON and try to operate the Vital 710. If it is still not operating properly, proceed with the following Reset Instructions .
3. Set the Vital 710 to Standby. (ON/Standby button backlight red.)
4. Press the Reset button on the Vital 710 Rear Panel. Try Vital 710 functions. If still not properly functional proceed to Step 5.
5. With the Vital 710 in Standby, press and hold the Vital 710 Front Panel Preset Scan and Mute buttons until
the Firmware version appears on the Front Panel Display. Release the buttons. The display will flash a few
times and turn off. The Vital 710 will restore to Standby. If the Vital 710 still does not function properly, call
SpeakerCraft Technical Support at 1.877.888.9004.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
PROBLEM
SOLUTION
Power
Unit does not power up.
ON/Standby button Backlight does not illuminate
a) Confirm Power Cord is plugged in to an
unswitched 110V AC Outlet.
b) Confirm Main Power Switch on Vital 710 Rear Panel
is in the ON position.
Audio
No Sound From Speakers
Subwoofer does not turn ON/OFF with speakers
a) Confirm source audio connections.
b) Confirm speaker connections.
c) Confirm speakers are turned on.
d) Confirm volume is turned up and un-muted.
e) Confirm source is selected, turned on and playing.
f) If connected, unplug headphones.
g) Confirm Pre-Out/Main In Jumper connections.
h) Confirm Tape Monitor is OFF if not the desired
source
i) Set Sub Out Link S/W Switch to ON.
j) Confirm Sub Out Trigger connection.
Video
No Video Signal on TV or Video Display
a) Confirm source video connections.
b) Confirm video connection from Vital 710 Monitor
OUT to TV/Video Display Composite Video IN.
c) Confirm proper TV/Video Display Composite Video
Input is selected.
d) Confirm source is selected, turned on and playing.
Tuner
No Reception
Bad Reception
a) Confirm AM/FM antenna connections to Vital 710.
b) Confirm antenna(s) are in best position for
optimum reception.
c) Move antenna away from possible sources of
interference such as computers, microprocessors,
fluorescent lights, motors, etc.
No Preset Channels
a) Confirm Preset programming.
Remote Control
Remote does not control Vital 710
a) Replace batteries in remote.
b) Confirm direct ‘line-of-sight’ from the remote to the
IR Sensor on the Vital 710 front Panel.
c) Block any bright light or high ambient light that
may be saturating the IR Sensor with light noise.
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SPECIFICATIONS
Audio Sections
Power Output/Channel (RMS, two channels driven into 8 Ohms)
THD (at rated power)
Power/Channel (RMS, 2 channels driven into 4 Ohms)
Damping Factor
Input Sensitivity (For rated power @ max VC)
Input Impedance (Source Inputs)
Input Overload (Source Inputs)
Output Voltage @ Pre-Outs (w/220 mV @ Source Inputs)
Output Impedance (Pre-Outs)
Frequency Response (@ 1 Watt @ 8 Ohms)
Channel Separation
Cross Talk Between Sources
S/N Ratio (Re: Rated Output, IEC A, Line Inputs Shorted)
S/N Ratio (Re: Rated Output, IEC A, Phono Inputs Shorted)
Bass Control Range
Treble Control Range
80 Watts, 20Hz to 20kHz
<0.007%
125 Watts <0.1% @ 1kHz
> 100
220 mV Line IN, 2.0mV Phono IN
11 K Ohms Line IN, >20 k Ohms Phono IN
> 7 V Line IN, >110 mV Phono IN
1.25V, VC Setting, VC Max.
< 300 Ohms
10 Hz to 80 kHz ± 1.5 dB
> 50 dB @ 10 kHz
> 80 dB @ 10 kHz
> 100 dB (VC 20 dB below FCW)
> 90 dB (VC 20 dB below FCW)
± 10 dB @ 100 Hz
± 10 dB @ 10 kHz
Video Section
Signal Format
Bandwidth (Outputs 75 Ohms Terminated)
Input/Output Levels (I/O’s 75 Ohms Terminated)
Input/Output Impedance
Composite
10 Hz to 10 MHz ± 1dB
1.0V p-p ± 5%
75 Ohms, unbalanced
FM Tuner Sections
Tuning Range
Usable Sensitivity (IHF, 98.1 MHz)
Sensitivity (50 dB quieting, 98.1 MHz)
S/N Ratio (65 dBf, 98.1 MHz)
Freq. Response (Mono or Stereo)
Separation (@ 1 kHz, 65 dBf)
THD (1 kHz, 65 dBf, 98.1 MHz)
Capture Ratio (45 dBf)
AM Rejection Ratio
Alternate Channel Selectivity
87.5 to 108.0 MHz
10 dBf Mono
17 dBf Mono, 35 dBf Stereo
75 dB Mono, 72 dB Stereo
20 Hz to 15 kHz ± 3 dB
> 40 dB
0.2% Mono, 0.4% Stereo
2.0 dB
50 dB
70 dB
AM Tuner Sections
Tuning Range
Sensitivity (20 dB Quieting, 1000kHz loop antenna)
Selectivity (@ S/N 20dB, ± 10 kHz)
S/N Ratio (400 Hz, 10 mV/m Input @ 1000 kHz, 30% Mod.)
THD (400 Hz, 10 mV/m Input @ 1000 kHz, 30% Mod.)
Selectivity
Image Rejection (1400 kHz)
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520 to 1720 kHz
500 mV/m
30 dB
45 dB
0.8%
± 10 kHz, >25dB
34 dB
SPECIFICATIONS
Control Sections
Trigger Outputs (0 to 15 V DC)
14 V @ 10 mA, 9.0V @100mA
General
Power Consumption 120V Version
Standby
<1 Watt
No signal (idle)
55 Watts
At 1/8 Rated Power (10 Watts/Channel, 8Ω)
180 Watts
At 1/8 of 125 Watts (15.6 Watts/Channel, 4Ω)
260 Watts
Rear Panel marked Line Ratings
120 VAC, 60 Hz, 230 Watts
AC Outlet Rating
120 VAC, 100 Watts, 1 Amp each
Dimensions
17-3/8” W x 6” H* x 14-3/4” D
* 6-1/2” H, including feet
Weight
21.5 lbs
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Limited 2-year WARRANTY
SpeakerCraft, Inc. warrants to the original retail purchaser only (“you”) that this product will be free from defects
in materials and workmanship for a period of two years (the “Warranty Period”), subject to the limitations and
exclusions set out in this Limited Warranty. This warranty is not transferable to subsequent owners of the product.
If you discover a defect in material or workmanship within the Warranty Period, you can obtain warranty service
by contacting SpeakerCraft during the Warranty Period at 877.888.9004 or [email protected] or
by sending the product to SpeakerCraft at 940 Columbia Avenue, Riverside, CA 92507 or to the dealer from
whom you purchased the product. Defective products must be shipped, prepaid and insured, together with
proof of purchase. Warranty service requests made without proof of date of purchase will be denied. Freight collect shipments will be refused. It is preferable to ship this product in the original shipping container to lessen the
chance of transit damage. In any case, the risk of loss or damage in transit is to be borne by the purchaser.
If, upon examination by SpeakerCraft it is determined that the unit is in fact defective, SpeakerCraft will, at its
option:
•Repair or replace the product at no additional charge; or
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or liability for such modification. SpeakerCraft will bear the cost of returning the repaired or replaced product
to you, freight prepaid. All replaced parts and product become the property of SpeakerCraft. The foregoing is your sole and exclusive remedy for breach of warranty. If the product is not found to be defective,
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Warranty also excludes normal cosmetic deterioration caused by environmental conditions.
• This Warranty will be void if:
• The Serial Number on the product has been removed, tampered with or defaced.
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of consequential damages, so such limitations may not apply to you.
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