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hybrid Vacuum Tube amplifier With integrated iPod™ Dock and speakers
Contents
Kitcontents................................3
Safetyinstructions ..........................4
Amplifiercontrols...........................5
Remotecontrol.............................6
Amplifierconnections......................7
Howtouse .................................8
Maintenance...............................9
Troubleshooting........................... 10
Specifications.............................. 12
Service.................................... 12
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CongratulationsonyourchoiceoftheFatmaniTubebyTLAudio.
Wehaveusedyearsofaudioengineeringexperiencetobringyoua
productthatwilltrulyenhanceyourlisteningexperience.
Inordertoobtainthebestperformancefromthissystempleaseread
thisownersmanualthoroughlyanduseyouriTubeonlyinaccordance
withitsinstructions.
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Kit Contents
• iTube Vacuum Tube Amplifier with iPod dock
• High quality directional speaker cables
• Aux source audio cable for connection of portable media devices (Phone/MP3/CD) and Computer
• Video cable to connect between amplifier and TV screen
• Red-i sonically matched speakers for optimum performance
safety instructions
Pleasereadthefollowingprecautionsbeforeattempting
tooperatetheiTube.
• Readinstructions-Allsafetyandoperating
instructionsshouldbereadthoroughlybefore
attemptingtooperatetheFatmaniTube
• RetainInstructionsinasafeplaceforfuturereference
• Followallinstructionsdetailedinthismanual
• Observeallsafetywarningsgiveninthismanual
• ThisunitshouldNOTbesituatedincloseproximityto
water.Avoidplacementnearbathtubs,sinks,washing
machines,swimmingpool,etc.
• Avoidexposuretodirectsunlightortoextremesof
temperatureorhumidity
• Donotplaceneardirectheatsourcessuchas
radiators,stoves,gasfires,nakedflamesorcandles.
• Ensurethattheunitisplacedonaclean,dryandflat
surfacebeforeoperation
• Donotdropunit,applyexcessiveforcetothe
controlsorplaceheavyobjectsontopoftheunit.
• Donotallowexcessivelevelsofdusttogatheronthe
iTube
• Toclean,useasoftdrycloth.Ifnecessary,useadamp
clothwithoutanysolvents
• Ensurethattheareainwhichtheunitissituated
hasadequateventilation.DonotplacetheiTube
inapositionwhereitsventilationmaybecome
obstructed.Avoidplacementonbeds,sofas,rugs,
enclosedbookcases/cabinetsandanyotherarea
whichmaycauseinterferencetotheventilationof
theproductthuscausingittooverheat
• Ensurethattheunitisconnectedtothecorrect
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powersupplyasindicatedontheunit.Unplugthe
iTubewhennotinuseforalongperiod.Always
makesurepowercablesareplacedsafelyandarenot
obstructingawalkway
• Thisproductcangethot.Donottouchthetubes
andkeepawayfrombabiesandchildren
• Toavoidriskofelectricshock,donotattemptto
removerthecoverorthebackofunit-thereareno
userserviceableparts
• Whenthisproductismovedfromacooltoawarm
place,condensationmayoccuronthesurfaceof
thevacuumtube.Inthisinstance,pleaseallow1
hourbeforeattemptingtooperatetheunit.Thiswill
avoidleakageorblowoutofthevacuumtubedueto
suddenheat
• TheiTubeshouldbeservicedbyanauthorised
serviceengineerintheeventofanyofthefollowing
circumstances
1. Thepowersupplyorcordsustainsdamage
2.Theunitisstruckbyafallingobject
. Theunitisexposedtorainormoisture.
4. Liquidisinadvertentlyspiltontheunit
. Theunitdoesnotseemtooperatenormallyor
exhibitsasuddenchangeinperformance
6.Theunithasbeendropped
• Anyunauthorisedchangesormodificationsto
thisequipmentwouldrenderthemanufacturer’s
warrantynullandvoid
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Amplifier controls
IR receiver LED
Power button
Input select
Volume
FRONT PANEL
The indicator light above the power switch will illuminate when the power is ON. To switch power OFF,
simply turn switch in the alternate direction. Before switching on the power, please set the volume control
to a low setting to avoid damage to your speakers. Please note that a speaker protection circuit will mute
speaker sound for a few seconds after power is switched ON.
Speaker Outputs
AC Power Input
Rear Panel
NOTE:
Although product is pictured without the cage cover, the cage
covering the tubes must be in place during operation. This product
can get hot. Keep away from babies and children
Line Inputs
S-Video Output
Composite Video Output
!
ATTENTION:
Your iTube should only be
re-started 5 minutes after switching off, to
avoid damaging the tubes.
!
remote Control
Next/Fast
Foward
Stop
Select Down
menu
Menu
Back
Light
Volume
Bass
Mute
Play /
Pause
Power
Button
Previous/ Repeat Shuffle
Rewind
Up
Menu
Control speaker functions
Control iPod functions
Power Button
PresstoturnontheiTube,
powerindicatorwillilluminate.
Master Volume
Pressthe“+”buttontoincrease
mastervolume
WhenaniPodisdockedintothedockanddockisturned
on,someiPodfunctionscanbecontrolledusingthe
speakersystem’sremotecontrol.
Pressthe“-”buttontodecrease
mastervolume
Treble Volume
Pressthe“+”buttontoincrease
treblevolume
Pressthe“-”buttontodecrease
treblevolume
Bass Volume
Pressthe“+”buttontoincrease
bassvolume
Pressthe“-”buttontodecrease
bassvolume
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Treble
Play/Pause song
Pressplay/pausebutton
Turn off iPod
Pressandholdplaybutton
Skip to next song
Pressnext/fastforward
Start a song again
Pressprevious/rewind
Play previous song
Pressprevious/rewindtwice
Fast forward song
Pressandholdnext/fastforward
Rewind a song
Pressandholdprevious/rewind
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iTube Red-i Connections
how to use
CONNECTIONS
SPEAKERS
• Beforeattemptingtomakeanyconnectionsto
orfromtheiTubefirstlyensurethattheiTube
andallconnectingdevicesareswitchedOFF.
• Whenconnectingspeakers,ensuretheyhavean
impedanceofbetween4&8ohms.
• Whenmakingconnectionstootherdevices
fromtheiTube,takethetimetoensurethat
theyarecorrect.Forinstance,(L)Leftto(L)left,
and(R)rightto(R)right.
• Makesureconnectingpinsonwiresareclean
anddustfreeandthatallconnectorsare
insertedintotheiTubefullyandcorrectly.
• Alwaysturnboththepowerswitchestothe
OFFpositionontheunitswhenconnectingor
disconnectingtheiTubetubeamporthepower
supply.
POWER
• DonotswitchontheiTubeormainssupply
untilafteryouhaveconnectedtheACpower
adaptorbetweenthem.Itisrecommended
thatyoudisconnectthepowersupplyfromthe
mainswhentheunitisinaprotractedperiod
ofnon-use(whenonholiday/travellingfor
instance).
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• Connectthespeakerstotheterminalsusing
eitherthesuppliedspeakercable(bananaplug)
orhighquality,bare(stripped)speakerwire.
(Pleasenotethatifyourspeakerwiresarenot
connectedproperlyyoumayhearnosound,or
ifpolaritiesarereversed,youwillhearoddities
inthesignalpathwithanunnaturallossofbass
frequencies.
• Whenusingbarespeakerwires,fitatleast
1.6mmofinsulationinsidethespeakerterminals
sothatnobarewireisvisible.
• Makesurethewireholdersarefirmlyscrewedin
topreventwiresfrombecomingloose.Ifwires
toucheachother,thespeakersand/oriTube
couldbedamaged.
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Maintenance
• Switch off units when out of use
• Allow units to cool completely before cleaning
• Clean using a soft cloth or supplied brush
periodically
• When cleaning the Vacuum tube, take great
care, please only gently shake the tube to take
it down and then install tubes in the same way
after clean
• Do not attempt to clean the products with
chemical solvents - this may damage the finish
of the iTube
Troubleshooting
IfyouriTubefailstooperatenormally,pleasecheckthefollowingpointstodetermineifthefaultcanbe
correctedwithoneofthesimplesuggestionsbelow.Ifyoufeelyourunitisstillfaultyafterreadingthis,
pleasecontactyourauthoriseddealerorservicecentre.
POSSIBLE CAUSE
NoPower
-FrontLEDisoff
- Poweradaptorisnotconnected - Makesurepowerisfirmlypluggedin.
- Testwithanotherappliance/different
properly
socket.
- Mainssupplyisoff
- Replacebattery
- Iffromremote,batteryneeds
replacing
NoSoundfromspeaker
system
- Volumecontrolisturneddown
- Speakersarenotconnected
properly
- ‘InputSelect’incorrect
- Turnvolumeupslowlyuntildesiredlevel
- Checkwiresarefirmlyandcorrectly
inserted
- Ensurethatyouhavecontrolselectedto
eitheriPoddockorAux,dependingon
whichyouareusing.
Acousticimageis
unstable,characterised
byunnaturalsoundand
insufficientlow-range
tonalquality
- Thepositive(+)and
negative(-)polaritiesofthe
iTubeandspeakersystem
arenotmatched
- Reconnectthespeakersensuringthe
polaritiesarealignedtotheiTube
iPodvolumedoesnot
increaseaudiovolume
- iPodvolumecontrolonlycontrols
volumetotheheadphonejack
- UsetheiTube’samplifiervolumecontrol
whentheiPodisdocked
Cracklingsoundfrom
speakers
- Badconnection
- CheckconnectionifiPodisindocking
station,checkconnectionofthe3.5mm
stereocable.Makesureitisconnected
‘lineout’‘audioout’or‘headphoneout’of
yoursourceandNOT‘speakerout’
- Unplugthe3.5mmstereocablefrom
theaudiosource,thenplugitintothe
headphonejackofanalternativesource
(e.g.CDplayer,Mp3player)
- Aproblemwithyouraudio
source
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REMEDY
SYMPTOM
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SYMPTOM
POSSIBLE CAUSE
REMEDY
Sound is distorted
- Volume level on iTube is too high
- Sound source is distorted
- Decrease the volume to a more appropriate level
- WAV and MIDI files are often of poor
quality; therefore distortion and noise
are easily noticed through a high quality
system. Try a different audio source such
as music CD
Radio Interference
- Too close to a radio tower
- Move speakers to different positions to see if interference
Remote control doesn’t
work
- Low battery
- Remote is not pointing in correct
direction or within range
- Replace battery
- Point the remote control towards the
docking station within 20ft of the unit
TV can not display
- Bad connection
- Check connection if iPod is in docking station, check connection of output cable
- Please check iPod video set up
- iPod video set up is incorrect
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specification
• Power Output:
25Wx2
• Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20KHz (±1.5dB)
• Harmonic Distortion:
≤0.5%
• Signal-To-Noise Ratio:
≥86dB
• Input Impedance:
• Output Impedance:
• Valve Type:
• Power Supply:
47KΩ
4Ω, 8Ω
1x6E2 , 2x6N2
AC100~120V/50~60Hz
AC220~240V/50~60Hz
• Dimensions:
Amp: 368 x 202 x 150mm ( WxHxD)
Single Speaker: 132 x 154 x 260mm ( WxHxD)
• Weight
Amp: 5.8kgs
Single Speaker: 2.5kgs
service
Please contact your local authorised dealer or reseller.
[email protected]
www.fat-man.co.uk
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