EXAT10-CR-BK / EXAT11-BK
ELUX SERIES
ACTIVE FLOORSTANDING
LOUDSPEAKERS
Welcome!
Notes
Congratulations on your purchase of an Elux Series product
from VM Audio. You have seen that with years of acquired
taste for quality, the Elux Series has the right design and
performance to satisfy your utmost demand. With music
so clear and rich and bass so low and loud, you will be
immersed in a world of musical euphoria that anything
else will seem like white noise. By following the installation
instructions carefully, you will ensure yourself performance
that will be enjoyed from each use for years to come.
Reward yourself with the finer things in life.
About This Manual
The instructions in this user guide are for models EXAT10CR-BK and EXAT11-BK. The EXAT11-BK is the model used
for illustration purposes.
This user guide describes the controls on the speaker
system. You can use the controls on the remote if they
have the same or similar names as those on the control
panel.
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Notes
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Table of Contents
Welcome
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Table of Contents
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Warning
4
Precautions
5
System Features
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Included
7
Overview
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Connections
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Settings & Adjustments
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Operation
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Speaker Placement
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Troubleshooting
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Warranty
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Specifications
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Warning!
Specifications
EXAT11-CR-BK
WARNING
Loudspeaker Type
Full Range System
Cabinet Color
Cherry-Black
High Frequency
1 1/2” Composite Soft Dome
To prevent fire or electric shock:
Midrange Driver
4” Treated Composite Fiber
Bass Driver
8” Dual Pulp Cone
• Do not expose the unit to rain or moisture.
Audio Input
Analog RCA, Bluetooth, USB, SD
• Do not open the cabinet.
Frequency Range
40 Hz - 20 kHz
• Do not use these speakers near water.
Power (RMS/Peak)
400W / 1200W
• Do not expose these speakers to dripping or
splashing liquids
Weight
59.53 Lbs / 27 Kg
Dimensions (H x W x D)
38” x 6.38” x 13.86”
• Do not set objects containing liquids on units.
Operating Voltage
120V
• Do not spill liquids into any part of the speaker
system.
Bluetooth Wireless Range
30 ft.
Microphone Input Jack
1/4” / 6.3mm
RISK OF ELECTRIC
SHOCK
• Do not overload wall outlets and extension
cords.
• Do not run power cables and speaker wires
through sharp edges.
• Do not pinch power cables and speaker wires.
• Do not expose the bare wires from the power
cable and speaker wires.
• Do not remove the back amplifier plate. No
user-serviceable parts inside.
• Refer servicing to qualified personnel only.
CAUTION:
Any change or modifications not expressly
approved in this manual could void your warranty
for this equipment.
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Specifications
Precautions
On Safety
EXAT10-BK
• Contact between bare speaker wires may result in a
short-circuit.
• Should any liquid or solid object fall into the speaker
system, unplug the system’s power cord and have the
system checked before operating it any further.
Loudspeaker Type
Full Range System
Cabinet Color
Black
High Frequency
1 1/2” Composite Soft Dome
On Power Sources
Midrange Driver
4” Treated Composite Fiber
Bass Driver
8” Dual Pulp Cone
Audio Input
Analog RCA, Bluetooth, USB, SD
Frequency Range
40 Hz - 20 kHz
Power (RMS/Peak)
400W / 1200W
Weight
59.53 Lbs / 27 Kg
Dimensions (H x W x D)
38” x 6.38” x 13.86”
Operating Voltage
120V
• Before operating this speaker system, check that the
operating voltage of the speaker system is identical to the
wall outlet voltage where the speaker is being connected.
• If you are not going to use the speaker system for a long
period of time, be sure to disconnect the speaker system
from the wall outlet. To disconnect the AC power cord
(mains lead), grasp the plug itself and never pull the cord.
• AC power cord must be changed by qualified electrical
personnel.
Bluetooth Wireless Range
30 ft.
Microphone Input Jack
1/4” / 6.3mm
On Placement
• Use good lifting practice when moving speakers to avoid
injury.
• Do not install the speakers in an inclined position.
On Operation
• Before making any connections, turn off your receiver
or audio source and unplug if from the AC (mains) power
outlet. Not doing this may result in damage to your system.
• The volume level should not be turned up to the point of
distortion.
On Adjusting Volume
• Do not turn up the volume while listening to a portion
with very low level inputs or no audio signals. If you do,
the speakers may be damaged when a peak level portion is
played.
On Cleaning
• Clean the cabinet, panel and controls with a soft cloth
slightly moistened with a mild detergent solution. Do not
use any type of abrasive pad, scouring powder or solvent
such as alcohol or benzine.
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System Features
•
High Fidelity Sound With Smooth & Detailed Reproduction
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Easy 1-2-3 Direct Play Setup
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All-In-One Home Audio Solution
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Wide Range 3-Way Soundstage Performance
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Fully Powered, Bi-amplified System
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Advanced Wireless Bluetooth Connectivity
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Internal, Magnetic Motor Shielding Protection
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Optimum Bass Reflex Wood Enclosure Design
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CAD Energized Bass Port Design
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Soft Dome 1.5” High Frequency Driver
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High Performance 4” Midrange Driver
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Deep Note 8” Solid Bass Subwoofer
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Karaoke Function with Dual Mic Input & Echo Control
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USB Drive / SD Card Music Playback
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WMA / MP3 Music File Compatibility
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Bass, Treble, Mic, Echo & Volume Adjustments
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Built-In Digital Control POD
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High Clarity Class A/B Amplifier Technology
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Infrared Full Function Wireless Remote Control
Limited Warranty Agreement (contd)
Include a copy of the original receipt or invoice with the purchase
date, dealer’s name, customer’s name and invoice number clearly
visible. Manufacturing date may be used if no proof of purchase is
provided. The customer will pay to ship the defective product; COD
will not be accepted.
Please follow the above instructions carefully to prevent voiding
your warranty.
Your Warranty Service Does Not Cover the Following:
- Products not purchased from an Authorized VM Audio Dealer
- Damages from poor installation by not following the included
instruction manual.
- Damages due to excessive moisture, heat and other elements
from improper care.
- Evidence of tampering or repair by non-authorized personnel.
- Products not issued an RMA number.
- Damage during freight from poor packaging or handling.
- Return shipping on non-defective items.
Warranty Turnaround Time
It is VM Audio’s goal to turnaround the merchandise in a timely
fashion of 1 week. Unexpected delays may occur due to repair
parts or replacement shortage.
International Warranty
Please check with your Authorized International VM Audio Dealer
or distributor for specific warranty policies and process for your
country.
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Limited Warranty Agreement
Your product is covered by a limited warranty by VM Audio as
established below:
Included
Review the contents of the package and make sure the
following items are included:
Electronics Limited Warranty
Products purchased from an Authorized VM Audio Dealer are
warranted to be free of defects in material and workmanship
for one (1) year from the date of original purchase under normal
usage. Products that are identified as “refurbished” have a limited
warranty of ninety (90) days from the date of original purchase.
Dated proof of purchase (original receipt or invoice) will be required
for all warranty claims. In the unlikely event that you experienced
a manufacturing defect or malfunction during the warranty period,
VM Audio will repair the defective product or replace with the
same or equivalent product if the same item is not available or
discontinued. Replacement product may have superficial blemishes
or scratches that do not affect the performance of the product.
This warranty is only intended and valid for the original purchaser
and cannot be extended to subsequent owners. Any applicable
implied warranties are limited to the period of the expressed
warranty starting from the original purchase date. No warranties,
expressed or implied, will be accepted after the previously listed
periods. Exclusions may apply; please check your local state laws.
Speaker Cabinets
Remote
RCA-to-RCA Cables
20ft Speaker Wire
RCA-to-3.5mm Cable
User Guide
Instructions for Claiming Warranty Service
If you should require warranty service, please return the product
to the Authorized VM Audio Dealer you originally purchased the
item for an experienced and speedy claim of your warranty service.
Contact VM Audio directly to find the Authorized Dealers nearest
you.
In the case the defective merchandise needs to be returned to VM
Audio, please contact us and a Return Merchandise Authorization
(RMA) number will be assigned. It is important to pack all defective
items in the original packaging to prevent damages from shipping,
and be sure to write the RMA number clearly on the outside of the
box for faster processing. Do not include non-defective items as it
is not necessary and will increase your shipping costs.
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Overview
Troubleshooting
Front View
No Power
• Press the Power/Standby button to turn power on.
• Make sure unit is connected to AC power.
No Sound
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Raise volume to check output.
Volume ON from the audio source might be muted or low.
Make sure correct input is selected.
Ensure speaker wires are connected.
Check RCA cable connectivity.
No sound from the microphone
• Make sure it is firmly connected to the MIC input jack.
• Make sure it is turned on (see microphone user manual).
• Make sure the MIC volume controls are not on the lowest
setting.
• Main VOLUME is set to minimum; raise volume.
File(s) on USB/SD not playing
• The file may be corrupted; replace file.
• The file is not in a format this unit will play.
• The connected USB device is not supported by the system.
The Bluetooth device cannot connect or be paired.
• You have not activated the Bluetooth function on your device;
refer to the Bluetooth device user manual.
• The unit is not in pairing mode; (see page 37 to pair).
• The unit is already connected with another Bluetooth device;
refer to the Bluetooth device user manual to prepare your
device pairing and see page 37 for pairing).
Left Speaker
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Right Speaker
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Speaker Placement
Overview
Placement
Rear View
The speakers should be placed within a 1.5 meter and 3
meters apart. You should position your speakers so that
each one is at least 0.5 meter away from any bare wall.
Improving Sound Quality
The speaker system allows for an extensive amount of
settings that are user-friendly. While the quality of the
speaker system is superb it may fall prey to some of the
quality reducing issues all speakers encounter. It’s important
to know that the dimensions and construction of your home
as well as your home furnishings will all play a role in the
quality of the speaker system. The extra steps taken to
correct the positioning of the speaker system will ultimately
result in a better sound and clarity coming from the speaker
system.
Amplifier
Back Plate
Speaker
Connector
Anywhere from mid to high frequencies are affected by
amount of plush material in a room. Some of the most
common types of this material include carpets, sofas, beds,
and soft curtains. Too much of these materials can result
in a sound that is low and dull to the user. Just as there
can be too much of this material, there can also be too little
of the material which can result in an uncomfortably bright
sound quality for the user. So with both in mind, a stable
amount of soft furnishings must be achieved to receive the
best quality sound coming from the speaker system.
Equalities between a room’s height, width, and length can
also prove to be an issue in the quality of the speaker
system for it will produce low frequency standing wave
problems, which means the clarity of the system will not be
up to par. If no other rooms provide a better solution to
this problem then experiment with different placement of
the speakers to reduce these negative effects.
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Left Speaker
Right Speaker
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Overview
Operation
Side View
Using Microphone
Step 1: Connect the microphone to the input plug on the
Level Control Panel.
Digital Control
Pod
Side Panel
Control
Step 2: Adjust the microphone level (see page 28).
Step 3: Adjust the ECHO level (see page 29).
Caution
Left Speaker
• Do not drop or tap microphone as damage to the mic or
speakers may occur.
• Avoid feedback by placing the microphone behind the
speakers.
• Do not point microphone directly to the front of the
speakers.
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Operation
Overview
Using USB/SD Audio Source
Top View
Step 1: Insert the USB drive or SD card to it’s
corresponding USB or SD port on the Digital Control POD.
Step 2: Music playback will begin automatically.
Step 3: Search select MUSIC_BTO1
Step 4: Adjust VOLUME level (see page 24).
Step 5: Adjust TONE to the desired levels (see page 26).
Note
• INPUT will recognize drive and will automatically select USB
input.
Digital Control
POD
• When inserting an SD card, “SD” will briefly display on the
LED screen, followed by the number of tracks on the card,
the track number it will currently play and end with the track
time running.
• When inserting a USB drive, USB will briefly display on the
LED screen, followed by the number of tracks on the drive
and end with the track time running.
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Left Speaker
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Overview
Operation
Level Control Panel
Using AUX Audio Source
Step 1: Select AUX as the audio INPUT source if it is not
already selected (see page 23).
Step 2: Start audio source and play track (refer to the
audio source’s user guide for instructions).
Step 3: Adjust the VOLUME level (see pages 24-25).
Step 4: Adjust TONE levels as desired (see pages 26-27).
VOLUME
Using Bluetooth Audio Source
Bluetooth Pairing
TREBLE
Step 1: Select BLU as the audio INPUT source if it is not
already selected BLU LED will blink rapidly to indicate pairing
mode is ready.
Step 2: Set your device to Bluetooth pairing mode (refer to
the audio source’s user guide for instructions).
BASS
Step 3: Search select MUSIC_BTO1
ECHO
Step 4: When pairing is a success and complete the BLU
LED will stop blinking and will remain on.
Step 5: Start music playback.
MIC. VOL
Step 6: Adjust VOLUME level (see page 24).
Step 7: Adjust TONE levels as desired (see pages 26).
MIC
Note
Average Bluetooth wireless range is 30 ft.
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Settings & Adjustments
Overview
Sleep Function
Amplifier Back Plate
Use SLEEP feature to put speaker system in Stand-by
mode at a predetermined time.
You can set time in 10 minute intervals.
Speaker
Output
Audio Input
Jacks
1. Press SLEEP repeatedly until the desired time is reached
and it appears in the Digital Control POD display.
2. To cancel timer, press SLEEP repeatedly until 0 appears
in the Digital Control POD display.
Maximum time that is reached is120 minutes.
Reset Mode
Reset function, adjusts all levels and settings to their
original factory configurations.
Press RESET button on
the REMOTE once.
Power Cord
Power Switch
Once all levels and settings are reset, 45 will appear in the
Digital Control POD display.
If RESET is set during USB / SD playback, 45 will appear for
a brief moment.
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Overview
Settings & Adjustments
Digital Control POD
EQ Presets
Four equalizer presets are available to customize the sound
(Pop, Jazz, Rock, Classic).
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Note
Function only available when USB/SD input is selected.
1. Repeatedly press
the EQ button to cycle
through the EQ options
(EQ1, EQ2, EQ3, EQ4)
Remote
2. To cancel EQ, press
EQ repeatedly until EQOF
appears on display.
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Display Dimmer
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1
This function adjusts the intensity brightness of the LED
display.
Brightness can only be adjusted via the REMOTE.
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2
3
1. Repeatedly press
the DISP + button to
increase the display
brightness.
2. Press DISP button to decrease
brightness.
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Settings & Adjustments
Overview
Pausing Music Playback
Digital Control POD Functions
Function only available when BLU (Bluetooth) or USB/SD
input is selected.
1- Input selector / On-OFF wake button.
2 - Tone control selector button.
3 - Play / Pause control button.
Using Control POD
4 - Reverse skip function / Volume down button.
5 - Forward skip function / Volume up button.
6 - LED indicator for bass adjustment.
7 - LED indicator for treble adjustment.
8 - LED indicator for Bluetooth operation.
9 - LED indicator for USB/SD operation.
10 - LED indicator for sleep timer function.
11 - LED indicator for equalizer preset function.
12 - LED indicator for Auxiliary operation.
1. Press the >ll button
once to pause.
13 - LED display.
2. Press, >ll button
once again to resume
playback.
15 - SD card input port.
14 - USB drive input port.
Using Remote
Note
LED display will blink when pausing.
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Overview
Settings & Adjustments
Remote
Repeat Play
This function allows you to “shuffle” tracks and play in
random order.
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Random Order Play
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12
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While the track you want is playing, press
REPEAT until “ANd” appears on the display
in the Digital Control POD. All the tracks
in USB drive or SD card will play in random
order continuously.
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5
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15
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10
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7
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To Cancel Random Order Play
Press REPEAT
repeatedly until “ALL”
appears in the Digital
Control POD display.
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Settings & Adjustments
Overview
Repeat Play
Remote Function Buttons
This function allows you to repeat one track, shuffle tracks
(play in random), and continuous play all the tracks in a loop
when in USB/SD or Bluetooth is use.
Repeating The Current Track
While the track you want is being played,
press REPEAT until “ONE” appears on the
display in the Digital Control POD. The
current track will repeat continously.
1 - System On-OFF wake.
2 - Input selector switch.
3 - Play / Pause control function.
4 - Reverse skip function.
5 - Forward skip function.
6 - Direct numeric input keypad.
7 - Repeat function.
8 - Volume level adjustment.
9 - Bass level adjustment.
10 - Treble level adjustment.
11 - Equalizer preset function.
12 - Mute function.
13 - Microphone level decrease.
14 - Microphone level increase.
15 - Echo level decrease.
To Cancel REPEAT
16 - Echo level increase.
17 - Dimmer display increase.
Press REPEAT
repeatedly until “ALL”
appears in the Digital
Control POD display.
18 - Dimmer display decrease.
19 - Sleep timer function.
20 - System reset function.
Note
Repeat “ALL” is the default setting when a USB drive or SD
card is in use.
Repeat “ALL” plays all the tracks in the USB drive or SD card
in a continuous loop.
Repeat “ALL” cannot be cancelled unless a different repeat
feature is selected.
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Connections
Settings & Adjustments
Speaker Wire Connection
Direct Access Play
Right Speaker
This function allows quick access to tracks by entering their
track number.
Track number can be entered at any time during playback.
Function only available when BLU (Bluetooth) or USB/SD
input is selected.
Using Remote
1.
1. Push the negative (Black)
spring loaded tab to open
and insert the negative wire
into the terminal.
2. Push the positive (Red)
spring loaded tab to open
and insert the positive wire
into the terminal.
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• Enter the track number into the numeric key pad.
• To select a two-digit track, press two numbers
within 4 seconds and press play.
Note
If two numbers are pressed and the play button is not
pressed right after, the two-digit track will play after a few
seconds.
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Settings & Adjustments
Connections
Choosing Music File To Play
Speaker Wire Connection
Function only available when BLU (Bluetooth) or USB/SD
input is selected.
Left Speaker
Using Control POD
1. Press the >>l +
button to go to the
next track or forward
skip tracks until the
track number you want
appears on the display
of the Digital Control
POD.
Using Remote
2. Press the - l<< button
to go to the previous
track or reverse skip
tracks until the track
number you want
appears on the display
of the Digital Control
POD.
Be sure to only connect positive
speaker wires to positive
terminals (Red), and negative
speaker wires to negative
terminals (Black).
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Connections
Connection Audio Source
Be sure to turn off the power of each component before
making the connections.
When connecting the RCA cable, be sure to match
the color-coded cord to the appropriate jacks on the
components. Red (right) to Red and White (left) to White. Be
sure to make firm connections to avoid humming and noise.
Analog RCA Inputs
Settings & Adjustments
Adjusting Echo Level
Using Level Control Panel
Turn TREBLE knob
clockwise to increase,
turn counterclockwise
to decrease level.
Using Remote
Press TRE + to
increase, TRE - to
decrease level.
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Settings & Adjustments
Connections
Adjusting Microphone Level
Power Cord Connection
Using Level Control Panel
Turn TREBLE knob
clockwise to increase,
counterclockwise to
decrease level.
Co
Connect
onnect this power cord
after
a
fter all other cables and
cords ar
are
re connected.
connecte
ted.
d.
Using Remote
Press TRE + to
increase, TRE - to
decrease level.
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Settings & Adjustments
Settings & Adjustments
Turning Speaker System On
Adjusting Tone Quality
• Volume level will automatically self adjust to 45 and it will
display on the LED screen.
This function is only available when AUX input is selected.
• Input source from the last session will be selected.
Using Digital Control POD
Press POWER switch to
ON position to provide
power to system.
Press Menu to select
BASS or TREBLE
Using Remote
Press POWER button to
turn ON speaker system.
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Press VOL + to
increase level, VOL to decrease
level.
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Settings & Adjustments
Settings & Adjustments
Adjusting Tone Quality
Source Input Selection
Using Level Control Panel
Adjusting Treble
Adjusting Bass
Use this function to select the desired input audio source.
Using Digital Control POD
Press INPUT repeatedly
to select the desired
audio source.
Using remote
Turn TREBLE knob
clockwise to increase
level, counterclockwise
to decrease level.
Turn TREBLE knob
clockwise to increase
level, counterclockwise
to decrease level.
Press INPUT button
repeatedly to select the
desired audio source.
Using Remote
Press BASS + to
increase, BASS - to
decrease level.
Press TRE + to increase,
TRE - to decrease level.
Select the following:
AUX - To play directly from a portable audio device.
BLU - To transmit audio wirelessly through Bluetooth.
USB - To play MP3 or WMA audio files using USB flash
drive or SD card.
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Settings & Adjustments
Settings & Adjustments
Adjusting Volume
Adjusting Volume
Using Level Control Panel
Using Digital Control POD
This function is only available when AUX input is selected.
Press VOL + to
increase, VOL - to
decrease volume.
Turn VOLUME
knob clockwise to
increase volume, turn
counterclockwise to
decrease volume.
Mute Sound
Using Remote
Using remote
Press VOL + to
increase, VOL - to
decrease volume.
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Press MUTE to
silence sound,
press again to
enable sound.
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