User Manul

User Manul
Professional Power Amplifiers
V-01 Plus Series
AMERICAN AUDIO
®
4295 Charter Street
Los Angeles Ca. 90058
Re. 9/06
User Instructions
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constitute a risk of electric shock to persons.
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CAUTION: Risk of the electrical shock - DO NOT OPEN!
CAUTION: To reduce the risk of electrical shock, do not remove cover. No user serviceable parts inside. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.
WARNING: To prevent electrical shock or fire hazard, do not expose this amplifier to rain or moisture. Before using this amplifier, read the user manual for further warnings.
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el producto.
PRECAUCIÓN: Riesgo del choque eléctrico - NO SE ABRA
PRECAUCIÓN: Para disminuir el riesgo de choque eléctrico, no quite la cubierta. No hay piezas adentro que el usario puede reparar. Deje todo mantenimiento al los técnicos cualificados.
ADVERTENCIA: Para prevenir choque eléctrico o riesgo de incendios, no deja expuesto a la lluvia o a la humedad este amplificador. Antes de usar este amplificador, lea
mas advertencias en la guia de operacion.
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constituer un risque de choc électrique.
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accompagnant le produit.
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l'entretien à un personnel qualifié.
AVERTISSEMENT: Afin de prévenir les risque de décharge ou de feu, n’exposez pas cet appareil à la pluie ou à l’humidité. Avant d’utiliser cet amplificateur, lisez les avertissements supplémentaries situés dans le guide.
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werden könnten. Reparaturen nur von qualifizierte Fachpersonal durchführen lassen.
ACHTUNG: Um einen elektrischen Schlag oder Feuergefahr zu vermeiden, sollte diesen Gerät nicht dem Regen oder Feuchtigkeit ausgesetz werden. Vor Inbetriebnahme
unbedingt die Bedienungsanleitung lesen.
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CAUTION
Do not open risk of electric shock
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC
SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE THE COVER.
THERE ARE NO USER SERVICEABLE PARTS
INSIDE. REFER ALL SERVICE TO YOUR
AUTHORIZED AMERICAN AUDIO® DEALER.
The lightning flash with an arrow triangular
symbol is intended to alert the user to the
presence of non insulated “dangerous voltage” within the products enclosure, and
may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock.
The exclamation point triangular symbol is
intended to alert the user to the presence
of important operating and maintenance
(servicing) instructions in the user manual
accompanying the amplifier.
FOR OPTIMUM PERFORMANCE AND
RELIABILITY DO NOT PRESENT THE
AMPLIFIER WITH A SPEAKER LOAD
OF LESS THAN 2 OHMS OR ANY
COMBINATION OF SPEAKERS THAT
TOGETHER ARE LESS THAN 2 OHMS!
POUR ASSURER L A FIABILETE ET
OBTENIT UNE PERFORMANCE OPTIMALE,
NESOUMETTE JAMAIS L’AMPLIFICATEUR
A UNE CHARGE D’IMPEDANCE TOTALE
INFERIEURE A 2 OHMS, NI AVEC UN H.P. NI
EN COMBINAISON DES H.P.
USING ONE SPEAKER, IT MUST BE AVEC UN H.P., IL FAUT UNE CHARGE
D’IMPEDANCE MINIMUM DE 2 OHMS.
RATED AT 4 OR MORE OHMS.
USING TWO SPEAKERS, THEY MUST AVEC DEUX H.P., FAUT POUR CHAOUN UNE
RATED EACH AT 4 OR MORE OHMS.
CHARGE D’IMPEDANCE MINIMUM DE 4
OHMS.
USING THREE SPEAKERS, THEY
MUST BE RATED EACH AT 8 OR MORE AVEC TROIS H.P., FAUT POUR CHAOUN UNE
OHMS.
CHURGE D’IMPEDANCE MINIMUM DE 8
OHMS.
CONTENTS:
Safety Precautions.......................................................................................................................................................................................4
Introduction...............................................................................................................................................................................................4
Front Panel...................................................................................................................................................................................................5
Rear Panels..................................................................................................................................................................................................6
Inputs...........................................................................................................................................................................................................11
Outputs............................................................................................................................................................................................................11
Speakon Output Connector Assembly.......................................................................................................................................................13
Operating Modes........................................................................................................................................................................................14
Protection Circuitry
Limiter.................................................................................................................................................................................................15
Short Circuit Protection...................................................................................................................................................................15
Thermal Protection..........................................................................................................................................................................16
Amplifier Features.......................................................................................................................................................................................16
Subwoofer and Speaker Setup..............................................................................................................................................................17-18
Warranty.................................................................................................................................................................................................19
Specifications...............................................................................................................................................................................................20
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Important Precautions
• To reduce the risk of electrical shock or fire, do not expose this
unit rain or moisture.
• Do not spill water or other liquids into or on to your unit.
• Do not attempt to operate this unit if the power cord has been
frayed or broken.
• Do not attempt to remove or break off the ground prong from
the electrical cord. This prong is used to reduce the risk of electrical shock and fire in case of an internal short.
• Disconnect main power before making any type of connection
• Do not remove the cover under any conditions. There are no
user serviceable parts inside.
• Never plug this unit in to a dimmer pack.
• Always be sure to mount this unit in an area that will allow
proper ventilation. Allow about 6” (15cm) between this device
and a wall.
• Do not attempt to operate this unit, if it becomes damaged.
• This unit is intended for indoor use only, use of this product outdoors voids all warranties.
• During long periods of non-use, disconnect the unit’s main
power.
• Always mount this unit in a safe and stable manner.
• Power cords should be routed so they are not likely to be
walked on, pinched by items placed upon or against them.
• Cleaning -The outside of the unit should be wipe down with a
soft cloth and mild cleaner when needed.
• Heat -The appliance should be situated away from heat sources
such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other appliances
(including amplifiers) that produce heat.
• The fixture should be serviced by qualified service personnel
when:
A. The power-supply cord or the plug has been damaged.
B. Objects have fallen on, or liquid has been spilled into the unit.
C. The appliance has been exposed to rain or water.
D. The fixture does not appear to operate normally or exhibits a
marked change in performance.
Introduction
Introduction: Congratulations and thank you for purchasing
the American Audio® V-01 Series™ amplifier. This amplifier is a
representation of American Audio’s continuing commitment to
produce the best and highest quality products all at an affordable
price. Please read and understand this manual completely before
attempting to operate your new amplifier. This booklet contains
important information concerning the proper and safe operation of
your new amplifier.
Unpacking: Every V-01 Series™ amplifier has been thoroughly
tested and has been shipped in perfect operating condition.
Carefully check the shipping carton for damage that may have
occurred during shipping. If the carton appears to be damaged,
carefully inspect your unit for any damage and be sure all accessories necessary to operate the unit has arrived intact. In the event
damage has been found or parts are missing, please contact our
toll free customer support number for further instructions. Please
do not return the amplifier to your dealer without contacting customer support first.
Installation: This amplifier is designed to mount into a standard
19” rack. The front panel provides four holes used to screw the
unit into a rack. The unit also provides a way to rear mount the
unit into a rack for added security. Rear mounting the unit is especially recommended for this amplifier if the unit is to mounted into
a mobile rack.
Customer Support: American Audio® provides a toll free customer support line, to provide set up help and to answer any question
should you encounter problems during your set up or initial operation. You may also visit us on the web at www.americanaudio.com
for any comments or suggestions. For service related issue please
contact American Audio ®. Service Hours are Monday through
Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.
Voice: (800) 322-6337
E-mail: [email protected]
Fax: (323) 582-2610
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Front Panel Control
1
2
34
5
67
8
All amplifiers in the
series.
STEREO
POWER
PROTECT
ON
CLIP
-10dB
-20dB
OFF
0
SIGNAL
10
0
10
PROFESSIONAL POWER AMPLIFIER
Figure 1
10
9
1. Power Switch - This switch is used to control the units main power.
2. Channel 1 Gain Control - This rotary knob is used to control the output signal of channel one. Turning the knob in a clockwise direction will increase signal output.
3. Channel 1 Clip Indicator - This red LED will begin to flash when channel one begins to overload (clip). At this point channel one will begin to
distort. Under heavy clipping activity lower the channel one gain control to reduce the risk of damage to your speakers and amplifier. This LED may
glow when the unit has been turned off, this is normal.
4. Channel 1 Protect Indicator - The red Protect LED will begin to glow when the channel goes into protect mode. When the channel goes into
protect mode all output for that channel will turn off. This is to protect any speakers connected to the channel.
5. Function Indicators - This indicator details the operating mode of the amplifier. This LED also functions as a power indicator.
6. Channel 2 Protect Indicator - The red Protect LED will begin to glow when the channel goes into protect mode. When the channel goes into
protect mode all output for that channel will turn off. This is to protect any speakers connected to the channel.
7. Channel 2 Clip Indicator - This red LED will begin to flash when channel one begins to overload (clip). At this point channel one will begin to
distort. Under heavy clipping activity lower the channel one gain control to reduce the risk of damage to your speakers and amplifier. This LED may
glow when the unit has been turned off, this is normal.
8. Channel 2 Gain Control - This rotary knob is used to control the output signal of channel two. Turning the knob in a clockwise direction will increase signal output.
9. Channel 2 Signal Indicators - These green and yellow LED’s will glow according to the average signal output.
10. Channel 1 Signal Indicators - These green and yellow LED’s will glow according to the average signal output.
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13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21
22
36 35 34 33 32 31 30 29
28 27 26
23
25
13
24
Figure 2
13. Cooling Fans - Dual variable speed cooling fans
14. Channel 1 XLR THRU Jack - This jack is used to send a parallel signal from the channel one input jacks to another device or amplifier.
15. Channel 1 XLR input - Channel one balanced input jack. This combo jack will accept a standard 1/4 plug or XLR 3-pin balanced male
plug.
16. Channel 1 Limiter Switch - This is used to activate the channels built-in limiter. The limiter reduces the average input level when the signal
begins to distort, this process is designed to reduce distortion and protect the speakers. See limiter page 15.
17. Channel 1 HPF (High Pass Filter) Switch - When this function is activated it removes all frequencies below 40Hz. Therefore the reproduction
of the signal’s bass portion is optimized, since all ultra-low frequencies are eliminated.
18. Channel 1 Frequency Adjustment - This knob is used to adjust the frequency level sent to your speaker on channel one when running the
channel in subwoofer mode.
19. Channel 1 Subwoofer Mode On/Off Switch - Turns the subwoofer mode for channel one on and off.
20. Channel 1 Rear Gain Control - This rotary knob is used to control the output signal of channel one. Turning the knob in a clockwise direction
will increase signal output. You must have the VOLUME CONTROL SWITCH in the “Rear” position to use this gain control.
21. Channel 1 Output Jack/5 way Binding Post - Connect to your speaker’s input jack. Red is positive signal and Black is negative signal.
22. Channel 1 Speakon Output - Optional speaker output connections. Use pins 1+ and 1- of this 4-pole Speakon connector to connect to your
speaker’s Speakon input jack. In Mono Bridge mode, use pins 1+ and 2+ of this 4-pole Speakon connector.
23. Reset Button - This button is used to reset the breaker.
24. AC Cord - Plug this cable into a standard 110~120v wall outlet. Check that the voltage in your area matches the amplifiers required voltage.
25. Channel 2 Speakon Output - Optional speaker output connections. Use pins 1+ and 1- of this 4-pole Speakon connector to connect to your
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speaker’s Speakon input jack.
26. Ground Switch - If hear a hum or any interference, put the Ground switch in the “On” postion .
27. Channel 2 Output Jack/5 way Binding Post - Connect to your speaker’s input jack. Red is positive signal and Black is negative signal.
28. Mode Switch - This switch controls the amplifier’s operating mode. The amplifier can operate in three different modes; Mono Bridge, Parallel
Mono, or Stereo. The amplifier is shipped in stereo mode.
29. Channel 2 Limiter Switch - This is used to activate the channels built-in limiter. The limiter reduces the average input level when the signal
begins to distort, this process is designed to reduce distortion and protect the speakers. See limiter page 15.
30. Channel 2 Rear Gain Control - This rotary knob is used to control the output signal of channel two. Turning the knob in a clockwise direction
will increase signal output. You must have the VOLUME CONTROL SWITCH in the “Rear” position to use this gain control.
31. Channel 2 Subwoofer Mode On/Off Switch - Turns the subwoofer mode for channel two on and off.
32. Channel 2 Frequency Adjustment - This knob is used to adjust the frequency level sent to your speaker on channel two when running the
channel in subwoofer mode.
33. Channel 2 HPF (High Pass Filter) Switch - When this function is activated it removes all frequencies below 40Hz. Therefore the reproduction
of the signal’s bass portion is optimized, since all ultra-low frequencies are eliminated.
34. Volume Control Switch “Contractor Smart” - This switchs control of the amplifier’s volume control. The amplifier’s volume can be either controlled from the rear of the unit or the front. If the switch is in the “Rear” position, the volume control located in the rear is used to control the volume.
In this same postion the volume controls in the front of the unit will be disabled and cannot be used to adjust the volume.
35. Channel 2 XLR THRU Jack - This jack is used to send a parallel signal from the channel two input jacks to another device or amplifier.
36. Channel 2 XLR Input - Channel two balanced input jack. This combo jack will accept a standard 1/4 plug or XLR 3-pin balanced male
plug.
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V4001 & V3001
Rear Panel
13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22
23
24
13
Figure 3
36
35 3433 32 31 30 29
28
27
26
25
13. Cooling Fans - Dual variable speed cooling fans
14. Channel 1 XLR input - Channel one balanced input jack. This combo jack will accept a standard 1/4 plug or XLR 3-pin balanced male
plug.
15. Channel 1 XLR THRU Jack - This jack is used to send a parallel signal from the channel one input jacks to another device or amplifier.
16. Channel 1 Limiter Switch - This is used to activate the channels built-in limiter. The limiter reduces the average input level when the signal
begins to distort, this process is designed to reduce distortion and protect the speakers. See limiter page 15.
17. Channel 1 HPF (High Pass Filter) Switch - When this function is activated it removes all frequencies below 40Hz. Therefore the reproduction
of the signal’s bass portion is optimized, since all ultra-low frequencies are eliminated.
18. Channel 1 Subwoofer Mode On/Off Switch - Turns the subwoofer mode for channel one on and off.
19. Mode Switch - This switch controls the amplifier’s operating mode. The amplifier can operate in three different modes; Mono Bridge, Parallel
Mono, or Stereo. The amplifier is shipped in stereo mode.
20. Channel 1 Frequency Adjustment - This knob is used to adjust the frequency level sent to your speaker on channel one when running the
channel in subwoofer mode.
21. Channel 1 Rear Gain Control - This rotary knob is used to control the output signal of channel one. Turning the knob in a clockwise direction
will increase signal output. You must have the VOLUME CONTROL SWITCH in the “Rear” position to use this gain control.
22. Channel 1 Output Jack/5 way Binding Post - Connect to your speaker’s input jack. Red is positive signal and Black is negative signal.
23. Channel 1 Speakon Output - Optional speaker output connections. Use pins 1+ and 1- of this 4-pole Speakon connector to connect to your
speaker’s Speakon input jack. In Mono Bridge mode, use pins 1+ and 2+ of this 4-pole Speakon connector.
24. Reset Button - This button is used to reset the breaker.
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25. AC Cord - Plug this cable into a standard 110~120v wall outlet. Check that the voltage in your area matches the amplifiers required voltage.
26. Channel 2 Speakon Output - Optional speaker output connections. Use pins 1+ and 1- of this 4-pole Speakon connector to connect to your
speaker’s Speakon input jack.
27. Channel 2 Output Jack/5 way Binding Post - Connect to your speaker’s input jack. Red is positive signal and Black is negative signal.
28. Ground Switch - If hear a hum or any interference, put the Ground switch in the “On” postion .
29. Channel 2 Rear Gain Control - This rotary knob is used to control the output signal of channel two. Turning the knob in a clockwise direction
will increase signal output. You must have the VOLUME CONTROL SWITCH in the “Rear” position to use this gain control.
30. Channel 2 Frequency Adjustment - This knob is used to adjust the frequency level sent to your speaker on channel two when running the
channel in subwoofer mode.
31. Volume Control Switch “Contractor Smart” - This switchs control of the amplifier’s volume control. The amplifier’s volume can be either controlled from the rear of the unit or the front. If the switch is in the “Rear” position, the volume control located in the rear is used to control the volume.
In this same postion the volume controls in the front of the unit will be disabled and cannot be used to adjust the volume.
32. Channel 2 Subwoofer Mode On/Off Switch - Turns the subwoofer mode for channel two on and off.
33. Channel 2 HPF (High Pass Filter) Switch - When this function is activated it removes all frequencies below 40Hz. Therefore the reproduction
of the signal’s bass portion is optimized, since all ultra-low frequencies are eliminated.
34. Channel 2 Limiter Switch - This is used to activate the channels built-in limiter. The limiter reduces the average input level when the signal
begins to distort, this process is designed to reduce distortion and protect the speakers. See limiter page 15.
35. Channel 2 XLR THRU Jack - This jack is used to send a parallel signal from the channel two input jacks to another device or amplifier.
36. Channel 2 XLR Input - Channel two balanced input jack. This combo jack will accept a standard 1/4 plug or XLR 3-pin balanced male
plug.
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V1001 & V2001 Rear Panel
13
14 15
16
17
18
19
20
21
Figure 4
13. Cooling Fans - Variable speed cooling fan.
14. Channel 1 XLR Input - Channel one balanced input jack. This combo jack will accept a standard 1/4 plug or XLR 3-pin balanced male
plug.
15. Channel 2 XLR Input - Channel two balanced input jack. This combo jack will accept a standard 1/4 plug or XLR 3-pin balanced male
plug.
16. Mode Switch - This switch controls the amplifier’s operating mode. The amplifier can operate in three different modes; Mono Bridge, Parallel
Mono, or Stereo. The amplifier is shipped in stereo mode.
17. Ground Switch - If hear a hum or any interference, put the Ground switch in the “On” postion .
18. Channel 1 Output Jack/5 way Binding Post - Connect to your speaker’s input jack. Red is positive signal and Black is negative signal.
19. Channel 2 Output Jack/5 way Binding Post - Connect to your speaker’s input jack. Red is positive signal and Black is negative signal.
20. Reset Button - This button is used to reset the breaker.
21. Power Connector - This connection is the main power supply input. The unit is designed to accept a standard I.E.C. removable
grounded power cord. Be sure that your local power matches the unit’s required power. NEVER REMOVE THE GROUND PRONG
FROM THE POWER CABLE, DOING SO MAY RESULT IN IMPROPER OPERATION
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Set Up
INPUTS - The V-01 Series amplifiers allow you to use two types of input connectors per channel, a XLR jack for balanced connections
and a 1/4” female jack that will accept balanced and unbalanced connectors. Use these connections to connect the output signal from
a mixer, cross-over or EQ to your V-01 Series amplifier. A balanced connection is recommended for cable runs longer that 20ft. When
constructing your own XLR cables follow the pin configuration describe below for proper connections. For cable runs shorter than
20ft. you may choose the 1/4” unbalanced input option. The 1/4” unbalanced input option may be more convenient for most users
due to the abundant supply of prefabricated cables available at your local audio dealer. You may use the two XLR “Input Thru” jacks
to jump a parallel connection to another amplifier or other device. For Example: Connect a XLR cable to the input of channel one. You
may now connect a XLR cable from the channel one “Input Thru” jack to the input jack of another amplifier’s channel one input. This
will reduce the use of “Y” cables.
Male XLR Pin Configuration:
US ITT Standard
2
1
3
2 Hot (+ data)
Figure 5
1 Ground/Return/ 0v)
3 Negative (- data)
Balanced TRS 1/4” Plug
Unbalanced TS 1/4” Plug
Figure 6
Hot (+) Ground/Shield
Negative (-)
Figure 7
Hot (+)
Negative (-)
OUTPUTS:
Binding Post/Banana Plug - Connect your speakers to the binding post outputs on the rear of the amplifier. The speaker wire may
be connect by bare wire (directly connected, usually for permanent connections), banana plug, or spade connector. Connections are made to Channels 1 and 2 output’s for stereo mode or across the red terminals of Channels 1
and 2 for Mono Bridge Mode.
Important Notice: Although a speaker will operate with the positive and negative leads plugged into either terminal on the amplifier binding post, be sure to plug the negative lead into the black terminal and positive lead into
the red terminal. Ensuring proper polarity will avoid speakers being out of phase, that can cause a loss of bass
Figure 8
response.
Important Notice: Banana Plugs - When connecting your speakers to the amplifier using banana jacks; Be sure that the red and black
caps on the binding post are completely screwed in. Insert the banana jacks into the caps of the binding post, be sure that the banana
jack is inserted securely to avoid the risk of it popping out.
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Bare Wire Connections: (Figure 7)
When connecting your speakers to the amplifier using bare wire; Unscrew the red and
black caps on the binding post, be sure not to completely remove or unscrew the red
and black caps. Strip back the wire insulation 1/2” (13mm). Insert the bare wire into the
hole that was reveled by unscrewing the binding post cap. After inserting the wire into
the binding post hole, screw the binding post cap down on the wire. To reduce the risk of
shock or damage to your amplifier, be sure that the wire connected to one binding post
does not come in contact with that of another.
Spade Connector: (Figure 8)
Figure 9
Typical speaker output using bare wire. Insert
bare wire into the binding post and tighten.
When connecting your speakers to the amplifier using spade connector; Unscrew the red and black caps on
the binding post, be sure not to completely remove or unscrew the red and black caps. Insert the spade connector in to the binding post and tighten the caps down on the spade connector. To reduce the risk of shock
or damage to your amplifier, be sure that the wire connected to one binding post does not come in contact
with that of another.
When connecting your speakers to the amplifier using banana jacks; Be sure that the red and black caps on
the binding post are tighten down completely. Insert the banana jacks into the caps of the binding post, be
sure that the banana jack is inserted securely to avoid the risk of it popping out.
Mono Bridge Connections:
Mono bridge operation connections will follow the above descriptions however, when operating in mono
bridge operation the speaker connections will run between the two positive (red) leads. Use channel two positive output terminal for the negative connection and the channel one positive output terminal for the positive
connection.
Figure 10
Typical speaker output using
spade connectors. Insert
bare wire into the binding
post and tighten.
Stereo Connections Using the Neutrik Speakon output connectors:
Recent regulatory requirements in Europe have outlawed the use of the dual banana plug and force amp users to terminate their speaker
cables with spade lugs or bare wire ends. This is not advantageous to most users that want to reconfigure their systems or quickly
change out an amp. The Neutrik Speakon® connector provides the most convenient solution to this problem, eliminating the need for
spade plugs or bare wire end cables. Major speaker manufacturers have been using Speakon connectors on their products for years,
so chances are you are ready to use the Speakon connection. With Speakon connectors, you can connect straight from the amplifier
to the speaker. The Speakon connector used on this amplifier meets all known safety regulations. Once wired correctly, the connector
cannot be plugged in backwards, causing the type of inverted polarity situations that have become common with banana hookups. This
connection will provide a safe, secure and reliable method of connecting your speakers to your new amplifier. You can purchase the
Speakon® NL4FC connectors from your local audio dealer.
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SPEAKON ASSEMBLY: You will need a pair of Neutrik Speakon® NL4FC
connectors. You will also need high-quality two or four conductor speaker
cable, a pair of needle-nosed pliers and a 1.5-mm Allen key to assemble the
Speakon connectors to your speaker wire. To assemble the Neutrik Speakon
NL4FC connector, complete the following steps:
1. Strip back 3/4-inch of the cable casing. Strip off 1/4-inch from the end of
each of the conductors down to bare wire, and insert the brass fittings. See
figure 11.
2. Slide the cable tension clip (D) and the speakon coupler (E) through the
cable end. See figure 12.
3. Insert each wire with the brass fittings into the top of appropriate slot of the
connector insert (B) as shown in figures 12 and 13. Use a 1.5-mm Allen key to
tighten the connection. See figure 13.
4. Be sure to properly match the positive (+) and negative (–) leads of each
wire. See figure 14.
5. Slide the connector insert (B) into the connector housing (A), making sure
that the large notch on the outer edge of the insert lines up with the large
groove on the inside of the connector housing. The insert should slide easily
through the housing and out the other side until it extends approximately 3
/4-inch from the end of the housing.
6. Slide the cable tension clip (D) along the cable and insert into the housing
(A), making sure that the large notch lines up with the large groove on the
inside of the connector housing (A). The cable tension clip (D) should slide
easily into the housing until only 3 /8-inch of the cable tension clip (D) extends
from the back end of the connector.
7. Slide the coupler (E) along the cable and screw it onto the end of the housing
(A). Before tightening, you may want to test the connector to make sure it has
been assembled properly.
Figure 11
4-Conductor Speaker Cable
Brass Inserts
Figure 12
A
B
C
D
E
Figure 13
Figure 14
INPUT BA
ANCE
SPEAKON
C2
+1
+2
INPUT TU
CAUTION
1+ HOT
1 COLD
UTPUTS
C1
MINIMUM LOAD IMPEDANCE 2 OHM PERCHANNEL 4 OHM BRIDGE
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C2
- B ID E+
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+1
+
C1
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OPERATING MODES: Always configure your amplifier operating mode before beginning operation. If you want to change it during performance. You must decrease the gain controls to their lowest levels to protect the speakers from any popping noise.
Stereo Operation - Page 18/Figure 17 details an example of a typical stereo set-up. Connect your inputs into channels one and
two of the amplifier. Connect your speakers to the outputs on the rear of the amplifier. Be sure that your front gain controls are turned
down to their lowest level (full counter-clockwise). Turn your amp on. Turn your input source level up. Use your front gain controls to
regulate the output volume. Be sure not to raise the volume to the clip level, however an intermittent clip signal is acceptable.
Mono Bridge Operation - Page 18/Figure 18 details a mono bridge set-up. Be sure your amplifier and all other audio equipment
is powered down. Flip the Stereo/Mono Bridge switch to the Mono Bridge position. Connect an input signal to channel one. Connect
your speaker across the red output binding post, or pin 1+, 2+ of channel one speakon output jack on the rear of your amplifier. Turn
your equipment on (your amplifier should always be the last item you turn on). Apply an input source signal to your amplifier. Turn
channel two gain up. Use the channel one gain to regulate your amplifier output.
Bridged-Mono Mode Caution - The voltage across the output terminals of a bridged V-01 Series™ amplifier may equal or exceed
100 volts RMS and may be as high as 130 volts. Use fully insulated CLASS ONE wiring, and the load must be rated for up to 2500 watts
(@4 ohms)
Parallel Mono - “Parallel ” ties the two channel line inputs together so that they will both be driven by the same signal, without the
need for external jumpers or wiring. Both amplifier channels will operate independently. Though they carry the same signal, their gain
controls affect only their respective channels, and they both must use their respected speaker outputs. Never attempt to parallel the
speaker outputs, this may cause serious damage to your amplifier! This mode is recommended when using the V-01 Series™ to run
bass speakers, to achieve better low end. To run in parallel mono mode connect your system as you would if you were going to run in
stereo mode. Then flip the mode switch to “MONO.” Be sure the amp is off or the power is disconnected before making any changes.
Subwoofer Mode - This mode sends low frequencies to your speakers without the use of an external cross-over. The subwoofer
operation can be operated in stereo, mono, or bridge mono modes. Change the different operating modes by flipping the mode switch
on the rear of the unit to your desired operating mode. Also, set the subwoofer mode switch to the subwoofer position. Use the frequency
selector to adjust the subwoofer output frequency from 20Hz to 200Hz. The different subwoofer modes are listed as follows;
Bridge Subwoofer - This operation allows you to get the most possible power out of your amplifier for the sole purpose of running a
high powered subwoofer loudspeaker in mono. To avoid amplifier overheating, never run the amplifier below 4 ohms in this mode. In
this mode you may use the frequency adjustment on the rear of the amp, to control the frequency output level. Frequencies may be
adjusted from 20Hz to 200Hz. Page 17/ Figure 15 details a typical Bridge Subwoofer set up.
Stereo Subwoofer - This operation is similar to the Bridge Subwoofer operation but in stereo. This operation allows you to run several
subwoofers down to a minimum of 2 ohms. To avoid amplifier overheating, never run the amplifier below 2 ohms in this mode. Set up
this mode as you would a standard stereo set up. Be sure both channels are set to “SUBWOOF.” In this mode you may use the frequency
adjustment on the rear of the amp, to control the bass frequency output level. Frequencies may be adjusted from 20Hz to 200Hz. Page
17/ Figure 16 details a typical Stereo Subwoofer set up.
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Mono Subwoofer - This operation is similar to the Stereo Subwoofer operation but in mono. When running subwoofers it is usually
recommended to run them in mono mode to achieve a cleaner tighter low end. This operation allows you to run several subwoofers
down to a minimum of 2 ohms. To avoid amplifier overheating, never run the amplifier below 2 ohms in this mode. Set up this mode
as you would a standard stereo set up. Be sure both channels are set to “SUBWOOF” and the mode switch is set to “MONO.” In this
mode you may use the frequency adjustment on the rear of the amp, to control the bass frequency output level. Frequencies may be
adjusted from 20Hz to 200Hz.
One Channel Normal/One Channel Subwoofer (BI-AMP) - You may also use your amp to bi-amp your system. You may use one
side of the amp to power a subwoofer and the other side to power a full range speaker. Follow the set up guides listed above to mix
and match your operations.
PROTECTION:
Limiter - The V-01 Series™ series comes with a built in limiter. When the input signal overloads, the “CLIP LED’s” indicate a signal
overload, at this time, the master volume should be lowered to reduce distortion. If the input gain level is not reduced the built-in limiter will activate. During signal overload, the limiter will reduce the input audio signal enough to minimize the amount of clipping. A
limiter takes the gain of an overloading signal and reduces it, the reduction in gain reduces distortion that can cause damage to your
speakers and amplifier. During normal operation below clipping, and momentary clips on peaks, the limiter does not affect the audio
signal and is inaudible. It will allow brief clipping of peaks and will only activate when continuous, hard clipping occurs. During excessive clipping the limiter will reduce the audio signal enough to minimize the amount of clipping. When the input signal decreases
enough that clipping ends, the limiter will deactivate and cease its gain reduction. The limiter has a fixed threshold and can not be
adjusted.
Safe Power Levels at Different Output Loads:
8-Ohm Loads: The amplifier can operate at practically any power level without risk of overheating. However, if it is pushed hard
enough to continually light the “CLIP ” indicator, the amplifier’s average output power can reach 150 watts.
4-Ohm Loads: If the “CLIP” indicator flashes occasionally, the amplifier is approaching its maximum long-term power capacity. If it is
lit about half the time, the amplifier channel will probably go into thermal protection within a few minutes.
2-Ohm Loads: Except for an occasional flash, keep the “CLIP” indicator dark to avoid overheating the amplifier channel. Clipping
should be kept to a reasonable minimum. An amplifier’s peak current draw at full output power into 2 ohms is several times what the
“normal ” draw is, but its various protection circuits will prevent this condition lasting more than a minute or two.
Short Circuit Protection - The V-01 Series™ series amplifiers all come with built-in Output Short
Circuit Protects. The Output Short Circuit Protection protects the output devices of the amplifier
from short circuits and stressful loads. If your speaker lines short, the amplifier automatically detects
this problem and discontinues operation for that channel. If one side of your amplifier becomes
shorted and goes into protect mode, the other side will continue to operate normally. During short
circuit protection, the "Clip" LED and “Protect" LED will light simultaneously indicating amplifier
fault. All channel output during the “Short Circuit Protection" will be interrupted (i.e. no sound out
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put). Short Circuit Protection can usually be traced back to the signal output line (i.e. speaker line). Check the line from the output terminal of the amplifier to the speaker. If this line good, check the internal speaker connections and components. A short circuit will usually be traced to a bad cable or a bad speaker component and is rarely traced to the amplifier itself.
Thermal Protection - Dual variable speed fans on the V-01 Series amplifier provide adequate cooling. During low level output the fans
run at normal speeds. During high output and as heat raises, (exceeding 90°C.), the fans will run at higher speeds to aid the cooling
process. If the heatsink temperature exceeds 91°C., the amplifier will mute until the amplifier cools down. When the amplifier cools
below 90°C., the amplifier will return to normal operations. Be sure not to operate your amplifier below the minimum load ratings to
reduce the risk of overheating problems.
Input/Output Protection - The input circuits are isolated by 10k resistors. An ultrasonic network uncouples RF from the output and
helps keep the amplifier stable with reactive loads.
Operating Voltage (AC Mains) - The serial number label indicates the correct AC main voltage. Connecting to the wrong voltage is
dangerous and may damage the amplifier. Always be sure the source voltage for your areas matches the required voltage for your
amplifier.
Gain Controls - The gain controls are located on the front panel and are calibrated in 2dB of attenuation from full gain. It is best to
adjust the amplifier so no “hissing” is heard from speakers with no music being played, this will ensure the lowest possible distortion
during normal operation.
AMPLIFIER FEATURES:
THRU - Thru will allow the user to daisy-chain one amplifiers signal input into another amplifier. Plug the signal source outputs into the
first amplifier’s input, patch from the amplifier’s THRU jacks to the next amplifier’s input, and so on, daisy-chaining as many amplifiers
as there is no excessive level loss. Is not affected by crossover setting.
GROUND LIFT SWITCH - Applying or lifting the ground switch will change the level for background noise and hum, if the noise level
remains the same in either position, it is better to keep the ground lift switch in the ground position. This will eliminate 60Hz cycle hum
that is sometimes induced when mounting several units in the same rack.
OPERATING VOLTAGE (AC MAINS) - The serial number label indicates the correct AC main voltage. Connecting to the wrong voltage
is dangerous and may damage the amplifier.
GAIN CONTROLS - The gain controls are located on the front panel and are calibrated in 2dB of attenuation from full gain. It is best to
adjust the amplifier so no “hissing” is heard from speakers with no music being played, this will ensure the lowest possible distortion
during normal operation.
LED INDICATORS - Each channel has five LEDS. Two LEDs indicate signal level activity; one green LED and one yellow LED. One red
LED indicates signal clipping. One red LED indicates protections mode for shorts/ overload. One green LED indicates an active signal.
Both channels will also share the center blue LED that indicate the amplifier operating mode.
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Bridge Subwoofer Mode Speaker Set-Up
Stereo Subwoofer Mode Speaker Set-Up
Use Ch. 1 Inputs
Use Ch. 1 Inputs
Set Subwoofer switch to “On”
X
Do Not Use Ch. 2 Inputs
Set to Bridge
Negative (-) Lead
Figure 15
Positive (+) Lead
Use the two red terminal from the banana jacks to
power a subwoofer speaker in mono-bridge mode.
Figure 16
Use Ch. 2 Inputs
Set to Stereo
Set Subwoofer switch to “On”
Use either the Speakon or the banana jacks
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TYPICAL STEREO OUTPUT CONNECTIONS
Use Speakon or Banana Jacks
Figure 17
SPEAKERS
2 OHM MINIMUM
SPEAKERS
2 OHM MINIMUM
Figure 18
TYPICAL MONO BRIDGE SET-UP
Use Channel 1 Inputs Only (XLR or 1/4” Jacks)
2+
1+
X
Use the two positive binding post
termainals (red) for speaker output.
SPEAKERS
4 OHM MINIMUM
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The V-5000PLUS carries a three year limited warranty. We recommend you fill out the enclosed warranty card to validate your purchase. All
returned service items whether under warranty or not, must be freight pre-paid and accompany a R.A. (return authorization) number. If the
mixer is under warranty, you must provide a proof of purchase invoice. You may obtain a R.A. number by contacting our customer support
team on our toll free number. Please contact American Audio® customer support at (800) 322-6337 for a R.A. number. All package
not displaying a R.A. number on the outside of the package will be returned to the shipper.
3-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
A. American Audio® hereby warrants, to the original purchaser, American Audio® products to be free of manufacturing defects in material and workmanship for a period of 3 Years (1095 days) from the date of purchase. This warranty shall be valid only if the product is purchased within the United
States of America, including possessions and territories. It is the owner’s responsibility to establish the date and place of purchase by acceptable
evidence, at the time service is sought.
B. For warranty service, send the product only to the American Audio® factory. All shipping charges must be pre-paid. If the requested repairs or
service (including parts replacement) are within the terms of this warranty, American Audio® will pay return shipping charges only to a designated
point within the United States. If the entire instrument is sent, it must be shipped in its original package. No accessories should be shipped with
the product. If any accessories are shipped with the product, American Audio® shall have no liability whatsoever for loss of or damage to any such
accessories, nor for the safe return thereof.
C. This warranty is void if the serial number has been altered or removed; if the product is modified in any manner which American Audio® concludes, after inspection, affects the reliability of the product; if the product has been repaired or serviced by anyone other than the American Audio®
factory unless prior written authorization was issued to purchaser by American Audio®; if the product is damaged because not properly maintained
as set forth in the instruction manual.
D. This is not a service contract, and this warranty does not include maintenance, cleaning or periodic check-up. During the period specified above,
American Audio® will replace defective parts at its expense, and will absorb all expenses for warranty service and repair labor by reason of defects
in material or workmanship. The sole responsibility of American Audio® under this warranty shall be limited to the repair of the product, or replacement thereof, including parts, at the sole discretion of American Audio®. All products covered by this warranty were manufactured after January 1,
1990, and bear identifying marks to that effect.
E. American Audio® reserves the right to make changes in design and/or improvements upon its products without any obligation to include these
changes in any products theretofore manufactured.
F. No warranty, whether expressed or implied, is given or made with respect to any accessory supplied with products described above. Except to
the extent prohibited by applicable law, all implied warranties made by American Audio® in connection with this product, including warranties of
merchantability or fitness, are limited in duration to the warranty period set forth above. And no warranties, whether expressed or implied, including
warranties of merchantability or fitness, shall apply to this product after said period has expired. The consumer’s and or Dealer’s sole remedy shall
be such repair or replacement as is expressly provided above; and under no circumstances shall American Audio® be liable for any loss or damage,
direct or consequential, arising out of the use of, or inability to use, this product.
G. This warranty is the only written warranty applicable to American Audio® products and supersedes all prior warranties and written descriptions
of warranty terms and conditions heretofore published.
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V-01 SERIES SPECS
MODEL:
V-1001
Output Power:
2 Channel:
@8ohm 1kHz,THD+N 0.1%;210W
@4ohm 1kHz,THD+N 0.1%;320W
@2ohm 1kHz,THD+N 0.1%;430W
Bridged Mono: @8ohm 1kHz,THD+N 0.1%;650W
@4ohm 1kHz,THD+N 0.1%;850W
V-2001
@8ohm 1kHz,THD+N 0.1%; 300W
@4ohm 1kHz,THD+N 0.1%; 450W
@2ohm 1kHz,THD+N 0.1%; 650W
@8ohm 1kHz,THD+N 0.1%; 900W
@4ohm 1kHz,THD+N 0.1%;1200W
V-3001
@8ohm 1kHz,THD+N 0.1%;400W
@4ohm 1kHz,THD+N 0.1%;600W
@2ohm 1kHz,THD+N 0.1%;900W
@8ohm 1kHz,THD+N 0.1%;1200W
@4ohm 1kHz,THD+N 0.1%;1800W
Total Harmonic Less then 0.1% (20Hz-20kHz, @ rated Less then 0.1% (20Hz-20kHz, @ rated Less then 0.1% (20Hz-20kHz, @ rated
Distortion
output power, 4 ohms)
output power, 4 ohms)
output power, 4 ohms)
(THD+N) :
Frequency
Response:
±1dB,1W RMX @ 8ohms,10Hz-40kHz ±1dB,1W RMX @ 8ohms,10Hz-40kHz ±1dB,1W RMX @ 8ohms,10Hz-40kHz
±.3dB,1W RMX @ 8ohms,20Hz-20kHz ±.3dB,1W RMX @ 8ohms,20Hz-20kHz ±.3dB,1W RMX @ 8ohms,20Hz-20kHz
Signal to
Noise Ratio:
@4ohm Full Power,
“Audio Filter” Weighted; >100dB
@4ohm Full Power,
“Audio Filter” Weighted; >100dB
@4ohm Full Power,
“Audio Filter” Weighted; >100dB
Damping
Factor:
250 @ 8ohm
250 @ 8ohm
250 @ 8ohm
AC Power
10A @ 120V AC @ 4ohms
Current Draw: 5A @ 230V AC @ 4ohms
15A @ 120V AC @ 4ohms
8A @ 230V AC @ 4ohms
20A @ 120V AC @ 4ohms
10A @ 230V AC @ 4ohms
Dimensions:
3.5” (H) x 19” (W) x 16.2” (D)
8.8 x 48.2 x 41.2cm
3.5” (H) x 19” (W) x 16.2” (D)
8.8 x 48.2 x 41.2cm
3.5” (H) x 19” (W) x 16.2” (D)
8.8 x 48.2 x 41.2cm
Weight:
27.7lbs./12.6kgs.
34.4lbs./15.6kgs.
40.7lbs./18.5kgs.
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V-01 SERIES SPECS
MODEL:
V-4001
Output Power:
2 Channel:
@8ohm 1kHz,THD+N 0.1%;600W
@4ohm 1kHz,THD+N 0.1%;900W
@2ohm 1kHz,THD+N 0.1%;1400W
Bridged Mono: @8ohm 1kHz,THD+N 0.1%;1800W
@4ohm 1kHz,THD+N 0.1%;2800W
V-5001
@8ohm 1kHz,THD+N 0.1%;900W
@4ohm 1kHz,THD+N 0.1%;1400W
@2ohm 1kHz,THD+N 0.1%;2000W
@8ohm 1kHz,THD+N 0.1%;2600W
@4ohm 1kHz,THD+N 0.1%;4000W
V-6001
@8ohm 1kHz,THD+N 0.1%;1100W
@4ohm 1kHz,THD+N 0.1%;1800W
@2ohm 1kHz,THD+N 0.1%;2500W
@8ohm 1kHz,THD+N 0.1%;3600W
@4ohm 1kHz,THD+N 0.1%;5000W
Total Harmonic Less then 0.1% (20Hz-20kHz, @ rated Less then 0.03% (20Hz-20kHz, @ rated Less then 0.03% (20Hz-20kHz, @ rated
Distortion
output power, 4 ohms)
output power, 4 ohms)
output power, 4 ohms)
(THD+N):
Frequency
Response:
±1dB,1W RMX @ 8ohms,10Hz-40kHz ±1dB,1W RMX @ 8ohms,10Hz-40kHz ±1dB,1W RMX @ 8ohms,10Hz-40kHz
±.3dB,1W RMX @ 8ohms,20Hz-20kHz ±.3dB,1W RMX @ 8ohms,20Hz-20kHz ±.3dB,1W RMX @ 8ohms,20Hz-20kHz
Signal to
Noise Ratio:
>100dB
“Audio Filter” Weighted;
>100dB
“Audio Filter” Weighted;
>100dB
“Audio Filter” Weighted;
Damping
Factor:
350 @ 8ohm
400 @ 8ohm
500 @ 8ohm
45A @ 120V AC @ 4ohms
23A @ 230V AC @ 4ohms
5.25” (H) x 19” (W) x 19” (D)
13.2 x 48.2 x 48.2cm
53A @ 120V AC @ 4ohms
27A @ 230V AC @ 4ohms
5.25” (H) x 19” (W) x 19” (D)
13.2 x 48.2 x 48.2cm
AC Power
32A @ 120V AC @ 4ohms
Current Draw: 16A @ 230V AC @ 4ohms
Dimensions:
3.5” (H) x 19” (W) x 16.2” (D)
8.8 x 48.2 x 41.2cm
Weight:
47.4lbs./21.5kgs.
79.3lbs./36kgs.
83.3lbs./37.2kgs.
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