Astro Gaming A40 Instruction manual

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A40
+ MIXAMPTM PRO
INSTRUCTION MANUAL
Designed for professionals but fit for any gamer, ASTRO
Gaming's A40 +MixAmp™ Pro provides long-lasting
comfort and complete audio control, so you can play your
way. Most importantly, the A40 delivers unparalleled
sound with incredible clarity, allowing you to hear even
the subtlest aspects of your game’s soundscape. The
unidirectional microphone may be worn on either side of
the headset, and offers superior vocal communication,
clearly capturing your voice without picking up any
background noise. You can even decorate your A40
headset by taking advantage of the customizable
magnetic speaker tags.
The MixAmp™ Pro gives you the power to adjust your
game-to-voice balance, choose an EQ mode, or adjust
your volume.
Congratulations on your
sound investment.
A40
+ MIXAMPTM PRO
GAME AND VOICE BALANCE
Package Contents
Contents
A40 HEADSET
So... you've breached the boxy exterior, and you're working
your way along the inside. You'll find that your A40 +
MixAmpTM Pro comes bundled with some cables, each has
a purpose that's suited to your method of gameplay.
DETACHABLE MICROPHONE
SPEAKER TAGS
MIXAMPTM PRO
TOSLINK OPTICAL CABLE
For updating the Xbox one controller
USB POWER CABLE
A40 INLINE MUTE CABLE
PC HEADSET Y-ADAPTER
DAISY CHAIN CABLE
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System Configuration // PS4
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2
Front of PS4
Back of MixAmpTM Pro
4
3
Back of MixAmpTM Pro
Back of PS4
Front of MixAmpTM Pro
Push Up
Mute: Off
Plug Micro-USB Cable into MixAmp Pro
and PS4 for power.
TM
5
Plug the mini-optical cable into the
MixAmp™ Pro and back optical port of
the PS4 for Dolby® Digital 7.1 Surround
Sound (Be sure to remove the caps on
the cable tips).
Plug the Inline Mute Cable into the
headset and the front of the MixAmp™
Pro.
Ensure that the mute switch is in the off
position (no orange should be showing).
Plug the microphone into either side of
the headset.
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7
8
MixAmpTM Pro Power Button
*STAND BY
SIGN IN
PS4 SOUND SETTINGS
PS4 SOUND SETTINGS
Sign into a user profile when prompted.
Go to settings and select “Sound and Screen,”
then select “Primary Output Port” and choose
“Digital Out (Optical).”
Go back to “Audio Output Settings” and select
“Audio Format (Priority),” then select “Bit
Stream (Dolby).”
*POWER ON
Power on the PS4, then the MixAmp™
Pro. The PS4 will automatically detect it.
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PS4 SOUND SETTINGS
Under the "Audio Output Settings" menu select
"Output to Headphones" and make sure "Chat
Audio" is selected and not "All Audio.”
That’s it! Your A40 + MixAmpTM Pro and PS4
are set up and ready to game.
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System Configuration // PS3
1
2
Back of MixAmp Pro
4
3
Back of PS3
TM
Back of MixAmpTM Pro
Front of PS3
Front of MixAmpTM Pro
Push Up
Mute: Off
Plug Micro-USB Cable into MixAmpTM Pro
and PS3 for power.
5
Plug the mini-optical cable into the
MixAmp™ Pro and back optical port of
the PS3 for Dolby® 7.1 Digital Surround
Sound (Be sure to remove the caps on
the cable tips).
6
Plug Mute Cable into Headset and front of
MixAmpTM Pro.
7
Plug your microphone in and ensure that
the mute switch is in the off position.
8
MixAmpTM Pro Power Button
PS3 SOUND SETTINGS
PS3 ACCESSORY SETTINGS
SIGN IN
*STAND BY
*POWER ON
Power on your PS3 first, then your
MixAmpTM Pro. Your PS3 will automatically
detect it, sign into your profile when
prompted.
Sign into a user profile when prompted.
To enable Game Audio, select “Sound
Settings,” then select “Audio Output
Settings.” Choose “Optical Digital,” and
only activate “Dolby Digital 5.1 Ch.” (Make
sure that “DTS 5.1 Ch” is NOT selected.)
To enable Voice Chat, go to “Settings,”
select “Accessory Settings,” and then
“Audio Device Settings.” Under both
“Input Device” and “Output Device,”
select “ASTRO MixAmp Pro.”
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That’s it! Your A40 + MixAmpTM Pro and PS3
are set up and ready to game.
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System Configuration // x360
1
Back of MixAmpTM Pro
2
4
3
Front of MixAmpTM Pro
Push Up
Mute: Off
Plug the micro-USB cable into the MixAmp™
Transmitter and the USB port of the Xbox
360 for power.
Plug the mini-optical cable into the MixAmp™
Pro and optical port of the Xbox 360 for
Dolby® 7.1 Digital Surround Sound (Be sure
to remove the caps on the cable tips).
5
6
Plug Mute Cable into Headset and front of
MixAmpTM Pro.
8
7
MixAmpTM Pro Power Button
Plug your microphone in and ensure that
the mute switch is in the off position.
Front of MixAmpTM Pro
SIGN IN
*STAND BY
*POWER ON
Power on your Xbox 360 first, then your
MixAmp™ Transmitter and A50 Headset.
The headset and transmitter should
already be paired.
Sign into a user profile when prompted.
To use Xbox 360 Live Chat: Connect the Xbox
Live Cable from your Xbox 360 controller to
the Xbox Live Cable Port on your Mixamp
Pro™. **Cable not included
That’s it! Your A40 + MixAmpTM Pro and Xbox
360 are set up and ready to game.
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System Configuration // PC
1
2
Back of MixAmpTM Pro
4
3
Back of MixAmpTM Pro
USB Port on PC
Optical Port on PC
Front of MixAmpTM Pro
Push Up
Mute: Off
Plug Micro-USB Cable into MixAmpTM Pro and
PC for power.
Plug Mini-Optical cable into MixAmpTM Pro
and PC for Dolby 7.1
5
6
Plug Mute Cable into Headset and front of
MixAmpTM Pro.
7
Plug your microphone in and ensure that
the mute switch is in the off position.
8
MixAmpTM Pro Power Button
PC CONTROL PANEL
*STAND BY
*POWER ON
Power on your PC first, then your MixAmp
Pro. Your PC will automatically detect it.
TM
To enable Game Audio on a PC using
Windows 7; go to “Control Panel,” select
“Sound,” then “Playback.” Select “SPDIF
Out” as the digital output, then “Set as
Default Device.”
PC CONTROL PANEL
To enable Voice Chat; go to “Control Panel,”
select “Sound,” then “Recording.” Select
“ASTRO MixAmp™ Pro,” then “Set as
Default Device.”
That’s it! Your A40 + MixAmpTM Pro and PC
are set up and ready to game.
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System Configuration // MAC
1
2
Back of MixAmp Pro
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USB Port on MAC
4
3
Back of MixAmpTM Pro
Optical Port on MAC
Front of MixAmpTM Pro
Push Up
Mute: Off
Plug Micro-USB Cable into MixAmpTM Pro and
MAC for power.
Attach your 3.5mm Optical Adapter to the
Optical Cable provided, plug into MixAmpTM
Pro and Mac 3.5mm Optical port.
5
6
Plug Mute Cable into Headset and front of
MixAmpTM Pro.
Plug your microphone in and ensure that
the mute switch is in the off position.
8
7
MixAmpTM Pro Power Button
PREFERENCES
*STAND BY
PREFERENCES
*POWER ON
Power on your MAC first, then your MixAmpTM
Pro.
To enable Game Audio, go to “Settings,”
select “Sound,” then “Output” and choose
“Digital Out.”
To enable Voice Chat; go to “Settings,”
select “Sound,” then “Input.” Select
“ASTRO MixAmp™ Pro.”
That’s it! Your A40 + MixAmpTM Pro and MAC
are set up and ready to game.
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A40 + MIXAMPTM PRO UI
HEAD BAND:
Gently pull on earpieces to adjust size.
SPEAKER TAGS:
Magnetic and interchangeable
Mute Switch
MICROPHONE:
Detachable unidirectional microphone. Place
the speaker-tag with the cut-out on the
preferred side and plug in the microphone.
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MIXAMPTM PRO UI
Power / Standby
Optical In
MP3 In
Stream Out
USB Power / Voice
Master Volume
MIN
MAX
Headset Port
Xbox LIVE®
Cable Port
Dolby® On / Off
Game / Voice
Balance
Daisy Chain Ports
or PC Mic Out
EQ Modes
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MIXAMPTM PRO UI
Press the Power Button to
get out of “standby” mode
to fully power on.
MIN
Press the EQ Button to cycle
through the 4x different
audio presets.
Pro Mode
Media Mode
ASTRO Mode
Core Mode
MAX
Dolby® Surround Sound
processing is on by default.
Press the Dolby® Button again
to turn it off.
Turn the dial left to hear more
game audio and less voice chat,
turn the dial right to hear more
voice chat and less game audio.
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SUPPORT
Firmware Updating:
SPECS:
Keep your A50s and your platforms playing nice, and in
HEADSET:
proper working order by making sure you are running the
Transducer Principle: Dynamic, Open
latest firmware:
Frequency Response: 15 - 28,000 Hz
http://www.astrogaming.com/firmware
Nominal Impedance: 50 ohm
Weight w/o Cable: 324 g
Troubleshooting
Characteristic SPL: 104dB
See FAQ:
Ear Coupling: Circumaural
http://www.astrogaming.com/faq
Kessel Run Distance: Under 12 Parsecs
Headband Pressure: 2.6 N
All ASTRO Gaming products come with an automatic 1-year warranty. Registration is
Distortion: Less than 0.1%
not required. If you purchased ASTRO products from a 3rd party retailer, you don’t
Connector: 3.5mm mini-stereo and PC Splitter Cable
need to register it, but you will need to provide proof of purchase for any warranty
Mic: 6.0mm Uni-directional Noise Canceling Mic
claims.
US Patents #D613,266, #8,139,807, #8,335,335
Register ASTRO products here:
http://www.astrogaming.com/register
MIXAMPTM PRO:
Power Supply: Micro-USB
Power Output: 70mW 32 ohm per Channel
Frequency Response: 20 - 20,000 Hz
Inputs (Front): Headset Port, Chat port, Daisy-chain Ports
Inputs (Rear): 3.5mm Optical in, 3.5mm AUX in, USB Power / Voice (Micro-B)
Outputs (Rear): 3.5mm Stream Out
US Patent #8,491,386
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FCC STATEMENT
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
Statement
NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class
B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to
provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential
installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy
and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that
interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause
harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
The ASTRO A40 Headset is exempt from FCC compliance standards under CFR Title
47, Part 15, Subpart B, para 15.103(g).
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CANADA CONFORMITY
INDUSTRY CANADA CONFORMITY STATEMENT / DÉCLARATION DE CONFORMITÉ
D’INDUSTRIE CANADA
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
CE DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY
Skullcandy, Inc. declares that this product is in compliance with the essential
requirements and other relevant provisions of Directives 2004/108/EC. A copy of the
Declaration of Conformity for this product may be obtained by contacting Skullcandy,
Inc.
Note on environmental protection:
After the implementation of the European Directive 2012/19/EU in the national legal
system, the following applies: Electrical and electronic devices may not be disposed
of with domestic waste. Consumers are obliged by law to return electrical and
electronic devices at the end of their service lives to the public collecting points set
up for this purpose or point of sale. Details to this are defined by the national law of
the respective country. Failure to dispose of electronic devices properly may have
harmful effects on the environment and human health as a result of the presence of
hazardous substances in the products. This symbol on the product, the instruction
manual or the package indicates that a product is subject to these regulations. By
recycling, reusing the materials or other forms of utilizing old devices, you are making
an important contribution to protecting our environment.
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