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Dual L10SW User's Manual
Powered Subwoofer
Thank you for your purchase. Your new Dual powered subwoofer was designed and manufactured to deliver refined
musical reproduction and vivid home theater excitement.
Dual audio products are constructed using the finest quality
components and we are proud of our custom designed
drivers and electronics. Much effort has gone into the
design of your new sub as to help you achieve years of
maximum performance and pleasure. Every DUAL loudspeaker undergoes rigorous testing and quality controls at
the factory to ensure years of listening pleasure. Please
take a moment to read this manual prior to installing your
new subwoofer. The information provided will help you
obtain maximum performance.
Though this manual will refer to your receiver, the instructions and recommendations apply to all consumer amplifiers as well as A/V receivers. Dual powered subwoofers
are designed for indoor use only.
It is important to turn off the power to your receivers
power supply before connecting the subwoofer to
your system.
Indoor Placement
Your DUAL subwoofer can be placed in many convenient
locations in your home, but must be placed on the floor. Do
not attempt an installation that would elevate the subwoofer
above floor level. You should experiment with various placements. Room Acoustics can produce large apparent differences in the sound for small changes in the placement
location and adjustments to subwoofer controls. For
Example, directing the woofer of a forward firing sub toward
one’s typical listening position and adjusting the low pass
filter to 150 Hz can make the sub very directional. This
means you perceive exactly where the sub is located within
the room. This is not a desirable result for the most realistic
audio experience.
The common thinking regarding subwoofer placement and
performance is to position and adjust the subwoofer in such
a way that the subwoofers low frequencies encompasses
the entire room with deep powerful bass and provides the
most realistic imaging experience. The amount of bass perceived increases as you move the subwoofer closer to an
intersecting wall surface and the highest level of bass
results are realized from placement in a corner, but should
be no closer than 3" from the wall surface. The floor and
corner placement (loading) are actually an important part of
the Subwoofer’s design. Attempt to place the subwoofer in
or near the corner closest to your system's receiver to
ensure the shortest possible wire or cable runs, which will
result in superior performance.
Connecting Speakers
Connecting & Adjusting
Your Subwoofer
Power Cord
The attached power cord is to be used with a standard AC wall
outlet (110 volt AC outlet capable of supplying at least 250 Watts)
Power Indicator LED
This LED is unlit when the AC power switch is OFF. It glows RED
when the subwoofer is in standby mode and GREEN when the
subwoofer is on or recieving an audio signal in Auto On mode.
Power Switch
The three position swith turns the AC supply On or Off and also
sets the Subwoofers' AUTO ON feature. This feature is for your
convience. When the subwoofer is set in the Auto-On mode it is
not nessary to power your subwoofer completely off when not in
use. In AUTO ON, the subwoofer stands by until it detects an
audio signal input, then the Subwoofer turns on automatically. A
few minutes after audio input signals cease, the Subwoofer
automatically returns to standby mode and the LED returns to
RED. The subwoofer has been designed in a way that you can
leave the Auto-On feature active without causing any harm to
your subwoofer.
This fuse protects against minor internal and external faults. The
fuse value is indicated on the rear amplifier plate near the fuse
itself. If the POWER switch is ON and the power indicator LED is
unlit, unplug the power cord from the AC outlet and check the
fuse by unscrewing the center piece from the holder. IMPORTANT: If the fuse malfunctions, replace it with another fuse of the
same type, value and current rating. This information can be
found on the fuse.
Speaker-In Terminals
Low Pass Frequency
(LPF) Control
IMPORTANT - When you make connections, make sure that the
power switches of all components, including subwoofer, are OFF.
Option 1. These terminals are for making connections using
speaker wire.
Option 2. LINE IN Jacks This jack is for input connection using
an audio cable. (see options 1 & 2 on the following page)
This feature adjusts the frequency limit for low audio signals
from 50 Hz to 150 Hz. This control helps you adjust the system's
low frequency balance to blend your subwoofer with the other
speakers within your system. An example: If you adjust the control
to the subwoofers low 50 Hz setting, the filter limits frequencies
above that from being reproduced or heard from the subwoofer.
Connecting Speakers
Low Pass Frequency
(LPF) Control (cont’d)
This can be a desired setting if you are using the sub in combination with tower or floor-standing speakers. If you are using satellites speakers with 5.25" cones sizes or under, you will want to
move the frequency up to slightly overlap the lowest frequency the
satellites can produce. If your satellite frequency response is rated
at 80 Hz to 18 kHz then you may choose to move the LPF control
higher to blend the highest frequency of the subwoofer slightly past
the lowest frequency of the satellites. In this example you may wish
to set your sub's LPF control to 90 Hz creating a mid bass coupling
between your sub and the rest of your speaker system.
Level Control
Balances the loudness of the Subwoofer relative to the Front
speakers and compensates for room effects on the Subwoofer’s
output. It should not be necessary to set the level control to maximum volume to achieve a well balanced installation, but you may
need to adjust when changing between music CD's and DVDs.
Important: Use Option1 or Option 2, but not both.
Note: Dual recommends you
use 16-gauge speaker wire for
Opinion 1 when hooking your
Receiver speaker outputs in
making an audio connection to
your Subwoofer.
OPTION 1. Connection with speaker wire - Connect speaker wires
from the Receiver’s front left and right speaker outputs to the
Subwoofer’s Speaker Level-In connections. Connect left channel to
left input and right channel to right input. You have the option of
connecting your main speakers to the speaker B outputs on your
receiver if it is so equipped; otherwise, you have the option of connecting your main speakers using the connections on the
Subwoofer. This will send the audio signal to the main speakers
while funneling the low bass frequencies to the subwoofer. To take
advantage of this option, connect your main speakers to the right
and left outputs on the Subwoofer. Be sure you take care to maintain proper signal polarity by connecting the red wire to the red
terminal, and black wire to the black terminal.
OPTION 2. Connection with audio cable - This connection employs
a left/right audio cable. To use this option, your receiver should
include a subwoofer Out jack, which is typical of receivers
equipped with Dolby Digital and DTS 5.1 decoding. Locate the subwoofer output jack on the back of your receiver.Using a standard
audio cable, connect the subwoofer output onthe back of your
receiver to the line-In on the back of the subwoofer. The line-out
feature can be used if you choose to install an additional subwoofer to your system. The line-out would be connected to the
line-in of the second subwoofer.
If you believe you hear obvious distortion or knocking
sounds, immediately lower the volume level of your receiver. Those sounds often indicate that either the receiver or
the subwoofer is being over driven and damage can result
in playing CD's and DVD's at high volumes.
You should avoid turning the bass or treble to maximum
levels, and refrain from using the Loudness button when
the volume level is high. This can lead to costly loudspeaker
failure. Distorted or unnatural sound can also indicate poor
connections. Check the connections. If the sound remains
poor or distorted, the subwoofer may have a problem.
Please call Dual service number for assistance.
• Gain control for volume adjustment.
• Adjustable low pass 50 Hz to 150 Hz.
• Phase switch 0-180 degrees.
• High level inputs
• Low Level Inputs and Outputs.
• Sleep mode feature integrated into the power switch for
signal sensing on/off.
Driver: 10" Polypropylene cone with edge inverted poly dust cap
Amplifier: A/B class amplifier 220 Watts Peak Power/100 Watts RMS
Frequency Response: 34 – 200 Hz
Dimensions with grille H/W/D: 15.75"x 12" x 14.75"
Weight: 29 lbs.
• Gain control for volume adjustment.
• Adjustable low pass 50 Hz to 150 Hz.
• Phase switch 0-180 degrees.
• High level inputs
• Low Level Inputs and Outputs.
• Sleep mode feature integrated into the power switch for
signal sensing on/off.
Driver: 12" Polypropylene cone with edge inverted poly dust cap
Amplifier: A/B class amplifier 270 Watts Peak Power/120 Watts RMS
Frequency Response: 28-200 Hz
Dimensions with grille H/W/D: 17.5"x 14.25" x 16.5"
Weight: 34.5 lbs.
* Power handling is based on amplifier volume never being
set above the point of audible distortion.
All Rights Reserved. All specifications subject to change
without notice.
Limited Warranty
This warranty gives you specific legal rights. You
may also have other rights which vary from
state to state.
Namsung America Inc. warrants this product to
the original purchaser to be free from defects in
material and workmanship, under normal conditions, for a period of five years for loudspeakers and one year for electronics and subwoofer
amplifiers from the date of the original purchase. Namsung America agrees, at our option,
during the warranty period, to repair any defect
in material or workmanship or to furnish an
equal new or renewed product in exchange
without charges, subject to verification of the
defect or malfunction and proof of the date
of purchase.
During the Five-Year Warranty Period
During the Warranty Period From the date of
purchase and through your stated warranty
period, your product will be replaced with a
new, renewed or comparable product (whichever is deemed necessary) if it becomes defective
or inoperative. This is done without charge to
you. Replacement products are warranted for
the balance of the original warranty period.
Who is covered?
This warranty is extended to the original retail
purchaser for products purchased and used in
the U.S.A., in the 48 contiguous states ONLY.
What is covered?
This warranty covers all defects in material and
workmanship in this product. The following are
not covered: installation/ removal costs, damage resulting from accident, misuse, abuse,
neglect, product modification, improper installation, incorrect line voltage, unauthorized repair
or failure to follow instructions supplied with
the product, or damage occurring during return
shipment of the product.
What to do?
If the product requires warranty service, you
must prepay the initial shipping charges. DUAL
will pay the return shipping
charges if the product is returned to an address
within the USA.
Namsung America Inc.
Attn: Returns Center
21318 64th Ave. South
Kent, WA 98032 U.S.A.
Toll Free: 1-866-626-7863
Exclusion of Certain Damages
This warranty is exclusive and in lieu of any and
all other warranties, expressed or implied,
including without limitation the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose and any obligation, liability,
right, claim or remedy in contract or tort,
whether or not arising from the company’s negligence, actual or imputed. No person or representative is authorized to assume for the company any other liability in connection with the
sale of this product. In no event shall the company be liable for indirect, incidental or consequential damages.
Namsung America Inc.
21318 64th Ave. South
Kent, WA 98032 U.S.A.
Toll Free: 1-866-626-7863
©2003 Namsung America, Inc.
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