Recoton W500 Operating instructions

Wireless
900 MHZ WIRELESS STEREO SPEAKERS
INSTALLATION AND
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
AW820
Wireless Stereo Speakers
Installation and Operation Manual
Model AW820
CONTENTS
Connect the Transmitter .............................................................................................. 4
Power the Speakers .................................................................................................... 5
Adjust the Transmitter.................................................................................................. 6
Tune the Headphones .................................................................................................. 7
More Helpful Information ............................................................................................ 7
Troubleshooting ............................................................................................................ 9
Specifications & Features ........................................................................................ 11
INTRODUCTION
Advent Wireless Speakers eliminate the hardest part of adding speakers to almost
any location in your home – running and hiding hundreds of feet of speaker wire.
Like FM radio, the Advent Wireless Speaker System’s 900 MHz signals travel with
ease through walls, floors, ceilings and other obstacles, delivering high-quality
stereo sound virtually anywhere in or about the home. Resonator-controlled circuitry
for drift- and static-free reception, coupled with outstanding range – up to 300 feet* –
make the possibilities for your enjoyment of the Advent Wireless Speaker System
nearly unlimited.
The Advent Wireless Speaker System is compatible with most audio sources, i.e.
TVs, VCRs, stereo receivers/amps, personal stereos, boom boxes, DSS receivers,
and individual stereo component pieces (CD players, cassette players, etc.) The
contents of this manual cover various connection options and detailed operating
procedures for making the Advent Wireless Stereo Speaker System a valued part
of your lifestyle. If, after having reviewed the instructions, you have any questions,
please contact our Customer Service Department at 1-800-732-6866.
*Maximum range; results achieved may vary by environment.
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Front
A. Tuning Indicator Light
Back
B. Tuning Control Wheel
A
C. Left/Monaural/Right Switch
D. Power ON-OFF/Volume Control Wheel
E. Battery Compartment Cover
OFF
L
TUNING
F. Speaker Power Input Jack
R
MONO
POWER/VOLUME
B C D
E
F
G. Mounting Bracket Bolt Hole - see (S)
G
H. Audio Level Indicator Light
I. Charge Output Jack – for use with
Advent AW770 and AW720 Wireless
Headphones only
Bottom
N
J. Transmitter Power Input Jack
M
H
K. Output Level Control Wheel
L. Audio Input Cable
DC 12V
CHARGE
P
LEVEL
FREQ.
ADJUST
I J K L
M. Frequency Control Wheel
N. Antenna
O. Transmitter AC Adapter - 12V DC
O
P. Speaker AC Adapter (x2) - 15V DC
Q
Q. “Y” Cable Adapter
R. Headphone Adapter Plug
R
S. Speaker Mounting Bracket –
optional, not included
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S
CONNECT THE TRANSMITTER
Connect the transmitter as follows:
Transmitter Power
Input Jack (J)
Step 1 Power the Transmitter
DC 12V
FREQ.
ADJUST
1. Insert the power cord from Transmitter AC Adapter
(O) into the Transmitter Power Input Jack (J).
2. Plug the Transmitter AC Adapter (O) into
Transmitter AC Adapter (O)
any standard wall outlet.
CHARGE
LEVEL
DIRECT PLUG-IN
CLASS 2 TRANSFORMER
1\P: 120V
AC 60HZ 5W
D/P 12V DC
150mA
UL
92N5
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Note: Be sure to use the AC Adapter rated 12V DC 100 mA.
Note: There is no transmitter ON/OFF switch. The transmitter is designed to be left
plugged in and powered at all times. If you will not be using the AW820 for an extended
period of time, you may wish to unplug the Transmitter AC Adapter.
Step 2 Connect to an Audio Source
OPTION 1 CONNECTING TO A STEREO RECEIVER
1. Connect the mini plug on the end of the
Audio Input Cable (L) to the mini jack on
the “Y” Cable Adapter (Q).
2. Connect the dual RCA plugs on the other
end of the “Y” Cable Adapter (Q) to the
RCA-type audio outputs of a stereo
receiver/amp or other audio source.
Stereo Receiver
Transmitter
CHARGE
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300
75
Phono
L
OUT
L
R
L
CD
R
L
Spkr
A
Aux
R
L
Spkr
B
R
L
R
Audio
Output Jack
Audio
Input Cable (L)
Y Adapter Cable (Q)
TV
OPTION 2 CONNECTING TO A TELEVISION
1. Connect the mini plug on the end of the
Audio Input Cable (L) to the mini jack on
the “Y” Cable Adapter (Q).
2. Connect the dual RCA plugs on the other
end of the “Y” Cable Adapter (Q) to the
RCA-type audio outputs of a TV.
OPTION 3 CONNECTING TO A HEADPHONE JACK
1. Plug the mini plug on the end of the Audio
Input Cable (L) into the headphone jack.
As needed, use the Headphone Adapter
Plug (R) to convert the (3.5mm) mini plug
to a full-size 1/4" headphone plug.
Tape
Mon 2
IN
FREQ.
ADJUST
LEVEL
Tape
Mon 1
Antenna
Fuse
DC 12V
Transmitter
DC 12V
CHARGE
LEVEL
Video 1
Video 2
Stereo
L
L
L
Antenna
IN
FREQ.
ADJUST
OUT
R
R
R
Audio
Output Jack
Audio
Input Cable (L)
Stereo Receiver
Transmitter
DC 12V
CHARGE
LEVEL
Y Adapter Cable (Q)
FREQ.
ADJUST
ON OFF
Headphone
Headphone
Output Jack
Audio
Input Cable (L)
Headphone
Adapter Plug (R)
WARNING: DO NOT connect the RCA plugs of the “Y” Cable Adapter to a speaker
output on the audio source. If you use the speaker output of an audio source to
connect the transmitter, you will permanently damage the transmitter. It is designed
to work with RCA-type line/variable outputs or headphone outputs only.
Note: For more information on hooking up and using the transmitter with various
ouputs, please see MORE HELPFUL INFORMATION beginning on Page 7.
POWER THE SPEAKERS
Select from the following options
to power the AW820 speakers:
POWER OPTION 1 – AC ADAPTER
1. Turn the speaker Power On-Off/Volume
Control Wheel (D) to the “OFF” position
(all the way counterclockwise).
2. Insert the power cord from a Speaker
AC Adapter (P) into the Speaker
Power Input Jack (F).
3. Plug the Speaker AC Adapter (P)
into any standard wall outlet.
4. Repeat for other speaker.
Speaker Power
Input Jack (F)
Speaker AC
Adapter (P)
Note: Be sure to use the AC Adapters
rated 15V DC 800 mA.
POWER OPTION 2 – “C” CELL BATTERIES
1. Remove the four screws holding
the Battery Compartment Cover (E).
2. Insert eight (8) “C” batteries
(not included) into the speaker
following the polarity (“+” and
“–”) as diagrammed in the
battery compartment.
3. Replace the Battery
Compartment Cover and screws.
4. Repeat for other speaker.
Battery
Battery
Battery
Battery
Battery
Battery
Battery
Battery
COVER
Battery
Compartment
Cover (E)
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ADJUST THE TRANSMITTER
Adjust the transmitter as follows.
Step 1 Turn ON your Audio Source (i.e. Stereo Receiver, TV, etc.) so that you
can hear sound coming from the source.
Step 2 Pivot the Antenna (N) to the upright, vertical position.
Step 3 Set the Transmitter “Level”
1. Set the Frequency Control Wheel (M)
to its midpoint.
2. Turn the Output Level Control Wheel (K)
all the way to the left (your left when
looking at the transmitter controls),
as shown.
3. Check status of Audio Level Indicator Light (H).
If it flickers intermittently (about half the time),
proceed to TUNE THE SPEAKERS.
4. If Audio Level Indicator Light is on solid red
or flickering very rapidly, turn Output Level
Control Wheel slowly back to the right until
light flickers intermittently.
Audio Level
Indicator Light (H)
Antenna (N)
DC 12V
CHARGE
LEVEL
Output Level
Control Wheel (K)
(Turn to Left)
FREQ.
ADJUST
Frequency
Control Wheel (M)
Note: If the light does not flicker, confirm secure connection of the AC Adapter. If
the light still does not flicker, confirm secure connection to the audio source output.
If there is still no response, leave the Output Level Control Wheel completely to the
left (as shown) and see the following Note.
Note: If the transmitter is connected to a variable output (i.e. headphone jack, TV
audio out) on the audio source, leave the Output Level Control Wheel turned all the
way to the left (as shown) and adjust the volume on the audio source up or down
as necessary to make the Audio Level Indicator Light flicker intermittently. If you
are unclear as to the kind of output (variable or fixed) you are using, please see
MORE HELPFUL INFORMATION on following page.
TUNE THE SPEAKERS
Adjust the speakers as follows:
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Turn On and Tune the Speakers
1. Use the speaker Power ON-OFF/Volume
Control Wheel (D) to turn the speaker “ON.”
Tuning Indicator Light (A) will illuminate red.
2. Turn the Tuning Control Wheel (B) until the
Tuning Indicator Light changes color to green,
indicating the speaker is tuned to the signal
from the transmitter. If the audio source is on
and operating, you should now hear sound.
3. Adjust volume as desired.
4. Set the Left/Mono/Right Switch (C)
accordingly (see “Setting the Speakers
for Stereo/Monaural Operation” below).
5. Repeat process for other speaker.
Tuning Indicator
Light (A)
Tuning Control
Wheel (B)
OFF
L
TUNING
R
MONO
POWER/VOLUME
Left/Mono/Right
Switch (C)
Power On-Off/Volume
Control Wheel (D)
Note: Interference in the form of static and/or distortion can sometimes be heard.
If this occurs, confirm the transmitter/speaker adjustments and indicators. If the
problem persists, refer to the TROUBLESHOOTING section of this manual.
Setting the Speakers for Stereo/Monaural Operation
For stereo operation, set the Left/Mono/Right Switch (C) to “Left” on one speaker
and “Right” on the other speaker. For monaural operation at each speaker, set the
Left/Mono/Right Switch to “Mono” on each speaker
Note: If you use one speaker at one location and the other at another location
(i.e. two different rooms), Advent recommends the “Mono” setting for best
sound reproduction.
OPTIONAL SPEAKER MOUNTING BRACKETS
Optional Speaker Mounting Brackets (S) are available to wall mount your AW820
speakers. To purchase bracket model AWB1 (includes brackets and mounting
hardware for 2 speakers), contact your retailer or call Advent Customer Service
at 1-800-732-6866.
MORE HELPFUL INFORMATION
About Fixed-Level Outputs
A fixed-level, or line-level audio output is considered ideal since it provides an audio
signal unchanged by adjustments to the audio source (stereo, etc.) volume control.
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Hint: Fixed-level audio outputs from stereo receivers/amps will typically be designated as Tape, Tape 1, and Tape 2 outputs, DAT (digital audio tape) outputs, VCR
audio output connections, and auxiliary audio outputs. Tape, Tape 1, Tape 2 and
DAT outputs are usually marked as ‘TAPE OUTPUT,’ ‘TAPE OUT,’ ‘TAPE REC,’ or
‘TAPE RECORD.’ Jacks designated for phono, CD, LD, DVD or tape playback (PB)
are inputs and will not work for purposes of installing the transmitter.
Fixed-level outputs from TVs are usually marked as ‘Constant,’ ‘Fixed,’ or ‘Select.’
If they are not marked as such, they are probably variable outputs (see “About
Variable-Level Outputs” below).
Outputs from VCRs are almost always fixed.
Hint: When connecting to the fixed audio outputs of a VCR, remember that for the
wireless system to work, the VCR must be active. In other words, turn the TV on to
the channel you would normally use to watch a videotape (channel 3 or 4), turn the
VCR on, then press the TV/VCR button on your VCR remote control one time to
make the VCR the controlling piece of equipment. At this point, whatever channel is
showing on the tuner for the VCR should be the channel playing on the TV. Change
channels on the VCR. This configuration gives independent volume control through
the TV (using the TV remote control) and at the speakers.
Hint: If your VCR (or other RCA-type audio source you are connecting to) is mono (a
single audio output), you need to acquire another RCA “Y” Cable. It differs from the
“Y” Cable Adapter included in this kit. It will have a single male RCA plug and 2
female RCA jacks. Connect the dual RCA plugs from the “Y” Cable Adapter (Q) to
the 2 female RCA jacks on the second “Y” cable, then connect the single male RCA
plug of the second “Y” cable to the single audio output of the VCR.
About Variable-Level Outputs
A variable-level output, such as a headphone jack or certain RCA-type outputs, provides an audio signal to the transmitter that changes in relation to volume level on the
audio source. As the volume of the audio source goes up and down, so too does the
audio signal strength sent to the transmitter. This can affect the quality of sound you
hear at the speakers, and may require increasing or decreasing the volume level of the
audio source to achieve a suitably strong audio signal for use with the AW820 system.
Hint: On most bookshelf-type or compact stereo systems, inserting a headphone
plug into the headphone jack results in automatic cutoff of the regular, or hardwired, speakers.
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Hint: Most TVs, regardless of age or price, have variable outputs. If you are unsure
which, if any of your outputs is fixed, refer to the TV instruction manual. Some TVs
have outputs that can switch between variable and fixed. Refer to the TV instruction manual. When given a choice, fixed is always recommended.
TROUBLESHOOTING
The following troubleshooting guide takes you through some of the more common
problems and corrections associated with the installation and/or operation of a
wireless system. If the problem persists, please call 1-800-732-6866 and a knowledgeable Customer Service Representative will assist you.
Trouble
Checks and Adjustments
No Sound
• Confirm that the Transmitter AC Adapter is fully inserted into the
wall outlet and the power cord from the AC Adapter is firmly
connected to the Transmitter Power Input Jack.
• Confirm that the speaker is turned “ON” – Tuning Indicator Light
should be lit.
• Confirm that the Speaker AC Adapter is fully inserted into the wall
outlet and the power cord from the AC Adapter is firmly connected
to the Speaker Power Input Jack.
or
• Check that the “C” cell batteries are fresh and inserted for correct
polarity (+, –).
• Check that the audio source (stereo, TV, etc.) is turned on and
providing sound as it normally should.
• Check that the speaker volume is turned up.
• If you are using a Tape 2 Monitor output from your receiver/amp
as the audio output, check that you have pressed the Tape
Monitor/Tape 2 button on the front of the receiver. This will turn on
the Tape 2 outputs, which are inactive otherwise.
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Trouble
Checks and Adjustments
No Sound/
Distortion/
Static
• If using battery power, batteries may be low. Replace if necessary.
• Check that the speaker Tuning Indicator Light is illuminated green.
If not, adjust the Tuning Control Wheel until the light changes from
red to green.
• Check that the antenna is in the upright position.
• Check that the Transmitter Audio Level Indicator Light is flickering
intermittently. If you are using a fixed output and the light is on
solid or flickering very rapidly, or if the light is not on at all, adjust the
Output Level Control Wheel so that the light flickers intermittently.
or
• If you are using a variable output, make sure the Output Level
Control Wheel is all the way left (as shown under ADJUST THE
TRANSMITTER), and adjust the volume on the audio source up
or down as necessary to make the light flicker intermittently.
• Change the position of the Transmitter Frequency Control Wheel
to change the operating frequency. Then, readjust the speaker
Tuning Control Wheel until the Tuning Indicator Light changes
color to green.
• Try changing the physical location of the transmitter. Locate it
as high and free of obstruction as possible. Avoid placing
directly on top of a TV, if possible.
• Try moving the transmitter and speakers closer together.
Sending the signal through certain materials, such as glass,
tile, and metal, can decrease the effective transmitting
distance of the system.
• Try changing the antenna position, particularly if you think you
may be near maximum transmitting range.
No Sound
from One
Speaker
• Check the left/right balance control on the audio source
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SPECIFICATIONS & FEATURES
Transmitter
Omnidirectional
Effective Transmitting Range: Up to 300 feet*
Adjustable Audio Level Input
Variable Frequency Adjustment between 912.5 and 914.5 MHz
Line Audio Input with 3.5mm Stereo Mini Plug Plus 1/4"
and Composite “Y” Cable Adapters
UL-Listed AC Adapters
Speakers
10 Watts Per Channel RMS (each speaker)
Two-Way Speaker Design
Acoustic Suspension Design
1" Dome Tweeter; 4" Woofer
Integrated Power/Volume Control (front face)
Individual Frequency Fine Tuning (front face)
Left/Mono/Right Switch (front face)
Frequency Response: 30 Hz - 20 kHz
60 dB Signal-To-Noise Ratio
30 dB Channel Separation
Distortion: < 1.5%
4 Ohm Rated
*Maximum range; results achieved may vary by environment.
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WARRANTY
ONE YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
Recoton Corporation (the Company) warrants to the original retail purchaser of this product that should
the product or any part thereof be proven defective in material or workmanship within One Year from the
date of original purchase, such defects will be replaced without charge for parts or labor. This warranty
does not apply to any incidental or consequential damages.
To obtain replacement within the terms of this warranty, the product should be delivered, transportation
prepaid, to the Dealer where purchased or to the Company, along with proof of date of purchase. Call
1-800-RECOTON to obtain information regarding the procedure for proper return of your product, if your
Dealer does not honor the warranty. This warranty is valid in the USA and Canada only.
THIS WARRANTY DOES NOT APPLY TO ANY PRODUCT OR PART THEREOF WHICH HAS BEEN DAMAGED THROUGH ALTERATION, MISHANDLING, MISUSE, NEGLECT OR ACCIDENT. THIS WARRANTY IS
IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, AND NO PERSON OR REPRESENTATIVE IS AUTHORIZED TO ASSUME FOR THE COMPANY ANY OTHER LIABILITY IN CONNECTION WITH
THE SALE OF THIS PRODUCT. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN
IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS OR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATIONS OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGE SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. This warranty
gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights which vary from state
to state.
NON-WARRANTY SERVICE
If non-warranty service is required, the product may be sent to the Company for repair/replacement,
transportation prepaid, by calling 1-800-RECOTON for details, complete instructions, and service
fee charges.
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