Autotek | 600.S | Owner`s manual | Autotek 600.S Owner`s manual

Musical High Performance
Flush-Mount Amplifier
MODEL: 600.S
Owner’s Manual
Dear customer,
Selecting fine audio equipment, such as the unit you have just purchased, is only the beginning of your
musical enjoyment. Now is the time to consider how to maximize the fun and excitement your equipment
has to offer.
AUTOTEK and the Electronic Industry Associations Consumer Electronic Group want you to get the most
out of your equipment by playing it at a safe level, a level that lets the sound come through loud and clear
without annoying blaring distortion; most importantly, without affecting your sensitive hearing.
Sound can be deceiving. Over time your hearing "comfort level" adapts to higher volumes of sound, what
may have sounded "normal" can actually be too loud and harmful to your hearing. Guard against this by
setting your equipment at a safe level BEFORE your hearing adapts.
To establish a "safe level":
Start you volume control at a low setting.
Slowly increase the sound until you can hear it comfortably and clearly, and without distortion.
Once you have established a comfortable "sound level" make a not of this position and do not go above
this setting.
Taking a minute to do this will help to prevent hearing damage in the future. After all, we want you
listening for a lifetime.
Your Autotek STEALTH amplifier has been designed to give you very high performance, and valuable
features, at a reasonable price. Take time to read over this brief set of instructions, and you will get full
enjoyment from your system.
The quality of the installation will affect system performance and reliability. You may wish to contact a
dealer or professional installer. The amplifier is generally mounted in the rear trunk area but can be
mounted in any convenient area such as beneath a seat. Please be sure to locate this unit where you have
reasonable air circulation and protection from any hazard with moisture. When considering the mounting
location you should minimize the length of the power supply and speaker leads. Minimizing both leads will
provide higher audio output from the system. It is important to ensure that the cooling fans or the heat sink
are not against a panel or a surface preventing air circulation. Mark the location from the mounting screw
holes by using the amplifier as a template. Drill #29 or 9/64" diameter holes at the marked locations and
firmly fasten the amplifier in place with the mounting screws supplied in the accessory kit. (Refer to Fig. 1)
Before drilling or cutting any holes investigate the layout of your automobile thoroughly; take care when
working near the gas lines or hydraulic lines and electrical wiring.
This power amplifier has a protection feature to prevent any damage from misuse or faulty conditions-excessive heat, short circuited speakers or overload. If the unit senses one of the above conditions, the
protection indicator will light and the system will shut down. To diagnose the problem turn all levels down,
all power off and check the installation for possible wiring mistakes or shorts. In the event the amplifier
shuts down due to excessive heat under adverse conditions simply allow time for the unit to cool down at
which time, the protection indicator will not light.
Power Supply Connections
The +12VDC and ground wires should be heavy gauge standard copper wires with heavy insulation. The
wire gauge should be 4AWG for the AMX50.2 and AMX100.2 or larger. In addition, it has a 12V remote
control wire and it should be 14AWG-18AWG. It is preferable to have longer speaker wires and shorter
power supply wires to minimize power losses.
+12V Power
This wire is usually connected directly to the positive battery terminal. Ensure that the + power supply
wire. This connection must be completed by using spade lug with insulating sleeve.
This connection must be completed by using spade lug with insulation sleeve. This wire is the electrical
ground and must be fastened securely to the vehicle chassis. The best method is to use a threading sheet
metal screw since the threads cut into bare metal. Ensure that all paint coating or other insulation is
removed from around the hole area and using self tapping screw, securely affix the bare wire ends to the
vehicle chassis. Use as short a piece of cable as possible--use the same gauge as for the +12V.
Many radios or other music sources have an output terminal for connection of the remote turn-on of the
power amplifier. If a radio doesn't have a remote turn-on feature, then you can use the antenna relay wire
which activates the antenna motor. But you must take notice if the power antenna retracts when the tape
player is operating. In this case, you can't use the antenna relay wire to operate the remote turn-on.
First make +12V wire connection then the ground connection and finally the remote connection.
Furthermore the +12V wire must always be fused at the battery for production against possible damage. If
you need to replace the power fuse, replace it with a fuse of the same value. Using a fuse of a different type
or rating m result in a serious hazard.
This amplifier has two types of signal input terminal. RCA connector for low input. Adjustment of input
levels is accomplished by the gain control of both channels. Adjusting this control allows the amplifier gain
to be controlled to match and balance both channel.
The RCA input connector should be used when connecting the radio/cassette line out and this connection is
usually made by using RCA-RCA connector wires. RED connector is used for 2/4 channel and WHITE
connector is used for 1/3 channel.
The amplifier can be used in the STEREO, 3CH MODE, and 2CH MONO MODE as shown in Fig. 4,
Fig. 5, Fig. 6.
The speaker wires should be connected to the speaker terminal on amplifier.
Notice that most speakers have a polarity marking such as “+” or a dot on speaker terminals and these
marking denote the positive terminals of the speaker and are used as a guide to phase the speakers.
Improper phasing causes a loss of bass response.
When used in the 2CH MONO mode the speaker wires should be connected to the output terminals of
the amplifier as shown. (Ref. To Fig. 6)
When operating 4-speaker system, the impedance of the speaker is an important factor. Do not use less
than 2 ohm in the 2CH MONO mode.
Do not use speakers in the parallel for less than a 1 ohm load per channel in the stereo mode.
Too low impedance loads will cause excessive heat radiation from the amplifier and the protection
circuit will be operated to prevent a damage. In this case, you must reduce the volume to the proper
Be careful not to connect speaker(-) to the ground or chassis.
RCA Line Output Jacks
Full range output from channel 1/2CH inputs is provided at Line Out Jacks
RCA Low Level Input Jacks
It allows 1/2CH and 3/4CH inputs to be connected to the amplifier using RCA plugs.
Input Level Controls
It allows for the adjustment of the gain of both channels to match the output level of the source.
High Variable Controls
Adjust the crossover frequency of the High Pass output only, from 75Hz to 750Hz.
Low Variable Controls
Adjust crossover frequency of the LOW pass output only, from 40Hz to 150HZ.
Bass Boost Controls
Adjust the sub boost level of the selected frequency output from 0dB to +18dB.
X-over switch
a) Low position: Allows for the control of the low pass frequency range (40Hz-150Hz) by using the
Low Variable.
b) Flat position: Allows for full range pass through.
c) High position: Allows for the control of the high pass frequency range (75Hz-750Hz) by using the
High Variable.
Subsonic Filter
It allows to delete the frequency under 35Hz for Subwoofer protection.
Power & Protection indicator
It has two color indicators and the Green indicator indicates amplifier has turn on signal. The Red
indicator indicates the fault operation of the amplifier. When the fault conditions (overload, excessive
heat or short circuit of speaker) arise, the protection circuit is engaged to protect both the speakers and
the amplifier against damage.
It protects both the amplifier and automobile electrical system from fault conditions. Use a standard
automotive fuse, 600.S:40Ax2.
Power connection
Connects +12VDC power wire from the battery and also connects ground wire from a suitable ground
point on the chassis.
Remote connection
Connects the control wire which allows the amplifier to be turned on and off by the radio cassette
Speaker Terminal
It allows the connection of speakers to the amplifier.
*Audio power output per Channel,
*both channels driven at 14.4VDC.
- 4 ohm Stereo, 12.0volt 20Hz-20kHz <.018%THD
- 2 ohm Stereo, 14.4volt 20Hz-20kHz <.02%THD
- 4 ohm Stereo, 14.4volt 20Hz-20kHz <.05%THD
350watts x 2
* Signal to Noise Ratio
* Frequency Response
10Hz-40kHz, ? 1dB
* Crossover: Separate
- High Pass
75Hz-750Hz Variable
- Low Pass
40Hz-150Hz Variable
- Slope
0--12dB OCTAVE
- Subsonic Filter
35Hz (-3dB)
- Bass Boost
0—18dB Variable
* Input Sensitivity
200mV-4Volts Variable
* Input Impedance
- Low level input
22K ohms
* Damping Factor
180 into 4 ohms
* Channel Separation
* Power Supply Consumption
* (Bridge RMS)
* Fuse Rating
40A x 2
* Dimension (W
* Dimension x H
* Dimension x L inch)
** 1. These specifications can be changed without notice
** 2. Please note that the features shown in this manual may vary from model to model.
We Want You Listening for a Lifetime
Used wisely, your new sound equipment will provide a lifetime of fun and enjoyment. Since hearing
damage from loud noise is often undetectable until it is too late, this manufacturer and the Electronic
Industries Association's Consumer Electronics Group recommend you avoid prolonged exposure to
excessive noise. This list of sound levels is included for your production.
Quiet library, soft whispers
living room, refrigerator, bedroom away from traffic
Light traffic, normal conversation, quiet office
Air conditioner at 20 feet, sewing machine
Vacuum cleaner, hair dryer, noisy restaurant
Average city traffic, garbage disposals, alarm clock at two feet.
Subway, motorcycle, traffic, lawn mower
Garbage truck, chain saw, pneumatic drill
Rock band concert in front of speakers, thunderclap
Gunshot blast, plane
Rocket launching pad
Information courtesy of the Deafness Research Foundation.
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