BEETLES series
UHF Guitar Wireless system
BASS WIRELESS SYSTEM
ELECTRIC GUITAR WIRELESS SYSTEM
ACO USTIC GUITAR WIRELESS SYSTEM
Important Safety Instructions
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Please read all instructions before operating the unit.
Keep these instructions for future reference.
Please read all safety warnings.
Follow manufacturer's instructions.
Do not use this unit near water or moisture.
Clean only with a dry cloth.
Install in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions.
Do not install or use near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus
( including amplifiers ) that produce heat.
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Do not bypass or alter the polarized grounded plug. Serious damage may result and will void your warranty.
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 third prong is provided for your safety. If the provided plug does not fit into your outlet,
consult an electrician.
10. Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched Check the entire wire periodically as well as all plugs,
receptacles and the point where the cord connects to the unit.
11. Unplug this unit during lightning storms or when unused for long periods of time.
12. Refer all servicing to qualified personnel. Servicing is required when the unit has been damaged in any way.
User's Manual
Introduction
Welcome Note
A personal welcome to you from the management and employees of ICON.
All of us here at ICON are dedicated to provide excellent products with inherently good value, and we are delighted you
have purchased one of our products.
We sincerely trust this product will provide years of satisfactory service, but if anything is not to your complete satisfaction,
we will endeavor to make things right.
Welcome to ICON, and thank you for becoming part of our worldwide extended family!
Guide
In these pages, you will find a detailed features description of the Beetles series Wireless system, as well as a guided tour
through its control panel, step-by-step instructions for its setup, usage, and full specifications.
You will also find a warranty card enclosed. Please fill it out and mail it in so that you can receive online technical support
and update with ICON products information in the future.
With proper care, your Beetles Wireless System will operate trouble free for many years. We recommend you record your
serial number in the space provided below for future reference.
Please write your serial number here for future reference:
Purchased at:
Date of purchase:
User's Manual
Content
Package Contents
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Product Features
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Beetles Receiver
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Beetles Transmitter
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Quick Setting up and Using Your Beetles System
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ICON Frequency Chart
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Specifications
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Services
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Package Contents:
Make sure the below items are provided in the package:
Beetles Wireless Receiver Unit
Beetles Wireless Transmitter Unit
Power Adapter for Receiver
"Angle Adapter" for Transmitter Plug
9V Alkaline Battery
1.5V Alkaline Battery
Instructions manual
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Product Features
Beetles Transmitter
PLL synthesized technology
True diversity technology permits minimum dropouts in the RF link
Equipped with S.A.W. filter for interference-resistant
Built-in noise mute and squelch permit interference-free
Unique ICON EQ design circuit for differences instruments
BeetleElectric for Electric Guitar
BeetleBass for Bass
BeetleAcoustic for Acoustic Guitar
RF
ON
Tuned antennas for the most stable RF reception
Available in 10 differences Channels with wide interval to ensure free
RF interference from each other when using in the same location.
Unique Design and compact for portable
Beetles Receiver
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Beetles Receiver
1. Power Switch:
Push to turn on the receiver power. (Note: Output Jack (9) must be inserted for the
receiver to power up)
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RF
ON
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2. Volume Switch:
Adjust the output level of the Receiver to your Guitar Amp etc.
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3. RF LED:
This LED lights when receiving signal from Transmitter.
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4. PEAK LED:
This LED lights when output signal from Transmitter is at the onset clipping
(i.e. Distortion occurred).
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5. BATT. LOW LED:
This LED lights when receiver battery is running low.
6. ON LED:
This LED lights when the receiver is switched on.
7. Battery Compartment Latch:
Push the latch in the direction as indicated arrow shown below and pull to open the
latch.
Insert standard 9V alkaline battery into the compartment (package provided). Please
insert the battery in the right direction as the + & - polarity markings shown, wrong
Insert direction will cause severe damage to your Beetles receiver and will void your
warranty. Also, you may power your receiver by the ICON power adapter provided.
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Beetles Receiver
8. Antennas:
Pull to lift up the dual antennas. For optimum RF reception, pull both antennas to
their up most vertical position.
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9. Output Jack:
Use this standard unbalanced high impedance (5-10K Ohm)1/4 " jack to connect
the receiver to your amplifier or audio mixer. Wiring is as follows: tip hot, sleeve
ground.
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10. Squelch Control:
This control determines the maximum range of the receiver before audio signal
dropout. Usually, you should leave this as the factory default setting. Also, you
may adjust it by a small screwdriver.
11. DC Input:
Connect the provided ICON's DC power adapter here.
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Beetles Transmitter
1. Power Switch:
Switch the power of the Beetles Transmitter in the direction of the arrow shown.
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2. 15 dB Pad:
Switch to reduce the output of the transmitter by 15dB when your instrument is
outputting too hot a signal.
3. Transmitter Plug:
Insert this standard 1/4" plug into your Guitar output connector.
Beetles Acoustic for Electric Acoustic Guitar
Beetles Electric for Electric Guitar
Beetles Bass for Electric Bass
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You may adjust the angle of the plug for different type of guitar as followings:
90 degree: Designed for GibsonTM type or all other instruments that have end mount-jacks.
(Note: Please insert ICON's "Angle Adapter" to secure the plug position)
120 degree: Designed for Fender StratocasterT M type recessed jacks.
4. Battery Compartment:
Slide to open the latch. Insert a standard 1.5V alkaline battery ( package provided )
into the compartment. Please insert the battery in the right direction as the + & polarity markings shown, wrong insert direction will cause severe damage to your
Beetles Transmitter and will void your warranty.
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5. Antenna:
Flexible antenna for optimum RF reception.
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6. Power LED:
This LED will light once you turn your transmitter on. It will stay on when the battery
is running low.
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Quick Setting up and Using Your Beetles System
Setting up your Beetles Wireless system is easy and it won't take you more than few minutes to finish.
Follow the below steps:1. Unpack your Beetles Wireless System. You may save all the packing materials for packing purpose in the future.
2. Check if your Beetles Receiver are having the same RF Channels (U1-U10, please see P.9 for ICON Frequency Chart)
labels as your Beetles Transmitter. They needed to be same for your Beetles wireless system working.
3. Insert a standard 9V alkaline battery into the Receiver's Battery Compartment or plug in the
provided power adapter into the DC 9V jack.
4. Place the Receiver on the floor and lift up its dual antennas to the vertical position.
5. Make sure the powers are off for your Beetles Receiver and Transmitter.
6. Plug the cable jack to the output connector of your Receiver and connect it to your Amplifier
or Mixer (make sure the power is off for your Amplifier or Mixer).
7. Turn the Receiver's Volume Control knob to the most anti-clockwise position (i.e. Min. Level)
and push the Power knob to turn it on. The "ON" LED should light red.
8. Insert a standard 1.5V battery into your Beetles Transmitter Battery compartment. Then, turn
the power on. The "ON " LED should light once.
9. Check the "RF " LED on your Receiver, it lights (green) indicating the Receiver receives good
therefore signal from your Transmitter.
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Quick Setting up and Using Your Beetles System
Notice
Please follow the below procedure to change the angle of the jack of your transmitter.
Press the knob down by your finger as shown on Diagram 1
15 dB PAD
POWER
Diagram 1
Then rotate the jack, while you pressing the knob down,
to your desire angle.
15 dB PAD
POWER
You should feel the " Click" Position when the jack turned
to 90o or 120o.
Diagram 2
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Quick Setting up and Using Your Beetles System
10. Now, it's time to set your audio levels. Turn on your amplifier or mixer and keep its level to minimum.
11. Turn the output level of your electric/acoustic guitar or bass to the maximum and start playing at a normal performance
level and keep observing the Beetles Receiver "RF" and "PEAK " LED. If PEAK LED stay on even Receiver's volume
control is set to its minimum, switch on your Beetles Transmitter's "1 5dB Pad" switch. Otherwise, turn the volume control
anti-clockwise until "PEAK" LED occasionally blinks red during the very loudest passages, then back it off just slightly;
this will ensure maximum signal to noise ratio.
12. Finally, raise the level of your amp or mixer until the desired volume is reached.
13. If you hear distortion or Beetles Receiver "PEAK" LED lights red even with the "15dB Pad" engaged and receiver level
control is set to minimum, please reduce the output level of your instrument until the "PEAK" LED no longer stay on all
the time. Conversely, if you hear weak and noise signal at the desired volume level, make sure your instrument is set to
maximum output level; the "15dB Pad" is not engaged and the Receiver volume control is turned up.
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ICON Frequency Chart
Beetles Frequencies Chart
902.125MHz
U1
903.500MHz
U2
905.375MHz
U3
907.875MHz
U4
908.500MHz
U5
910.375MHz
U6
912.750MHz
U7
915.500MHz
U8
916.250MHz
U9
918.375MHz
U10
920.125MHz
U11
921.500MHz
U12
922.375MHz
U13
923.500MHz
U14
925.800MHz
U15
926.500MHz
U16
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Specifications
Beetles Receiver
Oscillation Type
Frequencies Range
De-emphasis
Level Control
Display
Sensitivity
Squelch Sensitivity
T.H.D.
S/N Ratio
Audio Output Level
Output Impedance
Power
Current Consumption
Antennas
PLL Controlled
902.125MHz~926.500MHz
50μn/sec
Audio Level Volume, Squelch Level Control
PEAK (Red), RF (Green), Low Batter (Red), ON (Red)
More than S/N60dB at 22dBuV input
17dBuV ±4dBV
Less than 1%(at 1KHz)
More than 90dB
+8dBV max
300 ohms ~ 2.5K ohms (Balanced)
(DC-9V 400mA) 9V battery
Less than 65mA
Dual 1/4 wave length rod antennas
Beetles Transmitter
RF Output Power
Maximum Input Level
Input Impedance
THD
Audio Frequency Response
Display
Power
Current Consumption
3mW
+3dBV
30K ohms
Less than 2%
50Hz ~ 15KHz (±3.5dB)
ON (Red)
1.5VTypical, 1.05V Minimum, 2V Maximum
60mA typical
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Services
If your Beetles Wireless System needs the servicing, follow these instructions.
1. Ensure the problem is not related to operation error or external system devices.
2. Keep this owner's manual. Don't send the owner's manual to the service centre.
3. Pack the unit in its original packaging including end card and box. This is very important. If you have lost the packaging,
please make sure you have packed the unit properly. ICON is not responsible for any damage that occurs due to nonfactory packing.
4. Ship to the ICON technical support centre or the local return authorization.
U.S. OFFICE:
ICON Digital Corp.
2222 Pleasant View Road Suite #1
Middleton, WI 53562 USA
infous@icon-global.com
ASIA OFFICE:
ICON (Asia)
Suite Nos. 807-810, 8/F., Sunley Centre,
No. 9 Wing Yin Street, Kwai Chung,
NT., Hong Kong.
Infoasia@icon-global.com
For additional update information please visit our website at:
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FCC NOTE:
The manufacturer is not responsible for any radio or tv interference caused
By unauthorized modifications to this equipment. Such modifications
Could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
1. This device may not cause harmful interference, and
2. This device must accept any interference received,
Including interference that may cause undesired operation.
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