Introduction: Altec Lansing ADA995 User's Guide

System Overview

The ADA995 is a THX Certified, high power multimedia speaker system designed specifically for superior audio performance and seamless integration to your computer system. The ADA995 Multimedia Speaker System consists of six interconnected speaker components:

A rotary bass level control is located on the rear of the subwoofer. Volume, mute, and all other speaker system controls are accessed through the computer system or multimedia keyboard.

The satellite speakers and center speaker are magnetically shielded to provide protection against monitor image distortion.

The subwoofer is NOT shielded and should be placed at least 2 ft (0.6 m) away from computer monitors, other video display devices, computer hard drives, and any other magnetically encoded media.

Lucasfilm THX® Certification

Certified products must meet an exclusive set of performance standards established by THX Lucasfilm® which is a division of the world-renowned film production company, Lucasfilm Ltd. These THX performance standards were originally developed in response to George Lucas' personal desire to insure that the original Star Wars™ soundtracks, heard in the cinema, matched those created on the sound stage. Later, these standards were extended to encompass Home Theater systems and recently adapted to the specialized needs of multi-channel surround reproduction from movies and games, on DVD, played back on a PC-based multimedia system. All multimedia products seeking THX Certification must meet these rigorous performance requirements and quality standards before they can carry the THX logo which is your guarantee that this THX certified Multimedia product will give you performance and reliability, second-to-none, for years to come.

                                              


Contents of Your Shipping Box


     
Note:  Do not insert the power plug into an AC outlet until all connections are made.  Shut down your PC system following normal shut down procedures before connecting the ADA995 subwoofer triple input cable to the sound card outputs.

1 - Subwoofer
4 - Satellite speakers
1 - Center speaker with horizontal stand
1 - User's Guide
1 - Quick Start Guide (placemat) 
1 - Vertical stand for center speaker (may not come with the refurbished set)  
1 - Rubber strip for center speaker vertical stand mounting (may not come with the refurbished set)
2 - Wall mounting brackets for rear speakers (may not come with the refurbished set)
There are no independent cables or cords



 
 



 

Setup: Altec Lansing ADA995 User's Guide

Santa Cruz Sound Card

This is the Santa Cruz sound card. The jacks can be found at the back of your PC. You will use the yellow, lime green, and black output jacks on the card to connect the ADA995 Multimedia Speaker System to your computer.
 


YELLOW: Center & Sub (LFE) channel outputs (Note: LFE stands for Low Frequency Effects)

PINK: Microphone input
 

BLUE: Line input
 

GREEN: Front Left & Right channel outputs
 

BLACK: Rear Left & Right channel outputs

 

Controls, switches and indicators on the subwoofer

Power switch

The Power On/Off rocker switch is located at the rear of the subwoofer.


 
 
                    Subwoofer


Subwoofer Level control

The Subwoofer Level rotary control is located at the rear of the subwoofer.


 

Note: The Subwoofer Level control affects the subwoofer level only. All other adjustments for the speaker system are made using the computer or keyboard controls, including overall system volume.

Diagnostic output connector

In order to help diagnose system problems, an output jack for speaker testing is located at the rear of the subwoofer.

        

S/PDIF indicator light

This indicator warns when digital signals are detected by your ADA995 Multimedia Speaker System.

              

Subwoofer placement

The placement of the Subwoofer in your room affects its output. The difference in output between corner placement and side-wall placement is about 6dB - in favor of corner placement. You can adjust the subwoofer sound level using the Subwoofer Level control. This allows a variety of roomplacements.

The subwoofer's shape has been specifically designed so it can easily fit along the right or left side of your desk. If your desk is centered in the middle of a wall, it is recommended that you place the subwoofer alongside that same wall. You can also lay it flat; you can even place it under desk drawers if space permits.

 

We recommend that the subwoofer be placed within 5 ft (1.5 m) of the satellite speakers. The distance between the subwoofer and satellites affects the sound in the region where the subwoofer's output overlaps the satellites' output. If the distance is greater than 5 ft (1.5 m), there is a possibility that the subwoofer and satellites' output will cancel in the overlap region. This would result in a less punchy bass.
 
WARNING: The subwoofer is not magnetically shielded. The subwoofer should NOT be placed near video display devices such as a TV or computer monitor. The subwoofer should NOT be placed near computer hard drives. Position the subwoofer at least 2 feet (0.6 m) away from computer hard drives. Do not place diskettes, zip disks or other magnetic media on top of the subwoofer. 

Acoustic Port information

The subwoofer has two large openings at its rear called acoustic ports. These are critical acoustic components and must not be blocked by a wall or other hard surface. The port needs a minimum of 4 in (10 cm) clearance from a wall or other obstruction.

                

Front speaker placement

Because placement of your satellite speakers is important for sound quality, the acoustic response of the satellites was carefully optimized with typical desk, monitor and keyboard configurations. It is recommended that the satellites be placed on the left and right side of the monitor. The satellite speakers are magnetically shielded and can be placed close to the computer monitor without distorting video images. Best stereo effects are obtained by placing the speakers as far apart as is practical.

                                                                                

The satellites can be placed even with the front surface of the monitor's screen or 4-5 in (10-15 cm) behind it. For better stereo imaging, try placing the satellite speakers 5 in (12.5 cm) back from your monitor's screen and between 6 and 18 in (15-46 cm) from the sides of the monitor.

Center speaker placement

The center speaker should be located between the front left and right satellites, near the middle - for instance, on top of your computer monitor. It has two stands allowing two different mounting positions.

The center speaker comes assembled for horizontal placement. It is designed to stand firmly on a traditional computer monitor. Its stand is detachable and can be replaced with the extra stand enclosed with your system for vertical orientation.

Vertical stand for center speaker: If you wish to use the center speaker in a vertical position, you must install the extra stand included with your ADA995 system. Detach the horizontal stand by unscrewing its single base screw. The vertical-position stand is keyed to insert in the matching screw hole located on the back of the center speaker. Insert the vertical stand, and use the same screw to attach it to the center speaker. A small rubber strip (included with your system) can be attached to the bottom edge of the speaker housing as shown below. This strip allows the speaker to remain stationary on smooth surfaces. You can now position the center speaker on a desktop or other flat surface, but NOT the top of your computer monitor.

Flat panel monitors are too narrow to mount the center speaker properly. Tabletop placement is recommended The  center speaker should be located either in its horizontal orientation directly in front of the flat display (shown) or in its vertical orientation on either side of the display. See the figure below.

                                        Top View

                                                                   

                    

 
Note: Do not use the center speaker without a stand attached. It is not designed for use without a stand. The center speaker is unstable without either stand installed and could sustain damage from a fall.

Rear speaker placement

The best surround effects are obtained by placing the rear surround speakers slightly behind the user and approximately the same distance apart as the front satellite speakers. The rear speakers should be positioned so that they point toward the computer user's likely location when operating the system. In addition, excellent results are obtained when the surround speakers are in line with, and slightly above the listener's ears.

                                                                                   Top View

Wall-mount brackets

For your convenience, two wall-mount brackets are enclosed for use on the rear speakers. If your listening environment permits convenient wall-mount access, you may wish to take advantage of this feature by following these instructions:

  1. Locate a suitable mounting position for each rear speaker. The speakers should be facing directly away from the wall towards the listener's ears.
  2. Hold a wall-mount bracket against the wall and mark the mounting screw location with a pencil (top hole in bracket).
  3. Using a suitable screw for your wall type (screw not provided), install the screw into the wall. Do not tighten all the way. Leave enough space for the wall-mount bracket to slip over the screw head.
  4. Remove the three screws securing the base to each rear speaker.
  5. Using two of the three screws just removed, attach the wall-mount bracket to each speaker. Save the unused screw in case you need to re-install the base in the future.
  6. Carefully slip the brackets over the screw heads in the walls and gently apply downward pressure until each bracket locks into place.

 

System placement

Using the concepts discussed in subwoofer placement, Acoustic Port information, front speaker placement, center speaker placement, and rear speaker placement above, a typical surround 5.1 / 6 piece system placement is shown in the diagram above. Notice that the subwoofer is placed more than 2 ft (0.6 m) away from the PC and its enclosed hard drive, more than 4 in (10 cm) from the wall and the acoustic ports do not appear to be obstructed.

Connecting the satellite speakers to the subwoofer

Each Satellite speaker has a cable with a colored, mechanically-keyed plug attached to the cable end. To help you make the right connections from each speaker to the subwoofer, the following features have been used:

Color Coding:  Each satellite speaker cable has a color coded plug at its end.  The input jacks on the back of the subwoofer are coded with matching colors. As an example, the left front satellite speaker has a brown connecting plug. This plug is inserted into the left front jack with the brown color marking located at the back of the subwoofer. All other connections are made in the same way.

Name on Satellite Plug

Plug and Jack Color Code

Satellite

LT FRNT Brown Left Front speaker
RT FRNT Orange Right Front speaker
CTR Cyan Center speaker
LT REAR Gold Left Rear speaker
RT REAR Purple Right Rear speaker

  

Mechanical Keying: In addition, each satellite speaker cable plug is mechanically keyed. The plug can fit in its own jack on the back of the subwoofer.

You may wish to refer to the Quick Start Guide included with your system for an overview of the connections detailed below.

  1. Connect the purple plug labeled RT REAR from the right rear satellite to the matching purple jack labeled R REAR found on the back of the subwoofer; connect the gold plug labeled LT REAR from the left rear satellite to the matching gold jack labeled L REAR on the back of the subwoofer.
  2. Connect the orange plug labeled RT FRNT from the right front satellite to the matching orange jack labeled R FRONT on the back of the subwoofer; connect the brown plug labeled LT FRNT from the left front satellite to the matching brown jack labeled L FRONT found on the back of the subwoofer.
  3. Connect the cyan plug labeled CTR from the center  speaker to the matching cyan jack labeled CENTER on the back of the subwoofer.
Note: The names LEFT and RIGHT satellites always refer to the location of the satellites as you see them seated at the computer. However, these connections drawings show a back view of all the speakers and the subwoofer. Therefore, in these drawings the RIGHT FRONT and RIGHT REAR speakers appear to the left, and the LEFT FRONT and LEFT REAR speakers appear to the right. 


 

Connecting the subwoofer to the sound card

Now you are ready to connect the subwoofer to the sound card. Use the triple input cable found at the back of the subwoofer. The triple input cable is permanently wired to the subwoofer. The three cables separate from one another several inches from the end, and each of the three cables ends with a different colored plug:

  1. Connect the black plug to the black jack on the sound card.

  2. Connect the lime green plug to the lime green jack on the sound card.

  3. Connect the yellow plug to the yellow jack on the sound card.
     

Connecting the subwoofer to a power source

Note: Do NOT connect the subwoofer to a power source until all speaker system connections have been made.

                           

             

                                                                                            

Caution: To prevent electric shock do not use this (polarized) plug with an extension cord, receptacle or other outlet unless the blades can be fully inserted to prevent blade exposure.

Adjusting your subwoofer level control for optimum performance

To increase the subwoofer level, turn the rotary control clockwise. To decrease the subwoofer level, turn the rotary control counter-clockwise

The Subwoofer Level control is an important feature of your ADA995 Multimedia Speaker System. It allows you independent control of subwoofer volume level for fine-tuning the system.
 
Note: The Subwoofer level control affects the subwoofer level only. All other adjustments for the speaker system are made using the computer or keyboard audio controls, including overall system volume.

 

The optimum subwoofer level setting varies for different types of music. You may find the chart below useful. It shows typical settings for popular music types and DVD audio. The THX position is the system default position.  
 
Subwoofer Placement Music Type
Subwoofer Level Setting
Corner of room Classical Minimum to ~1/4
Corner of room Rock ~1/3 to ~1/2 
Corner of room Rap ~1/3 to ~2/3 
Corner of room Jazz Minimum to ~1/4
Corner of room DVD ~1/3 to ~2/3 
Middle of the wall Classical ~1/4 to ~1/3
Middle of the wall Rock ~1/2 to ~2/3
Middle of the wall Rap ~1/2 to full clockwise
Middle of the wall Jazz ~1/4 to ~1/2
Middle of the wall DVD ~1/2 to full clockwise
 
Note: When rotating the Subwoofer Level control, the center position can be detected by touch. A slight notch or catch in the smooth rotation of the knob can be felt when the mid level is reached.
 



 

Using the Speaker System: Altec Lansing ADA995 User's Guide

Turning on and using the speaker system the first time

  1. Switch on your PC and wait for the operating system to load.
  2. Switch on the speaker system.

  1. The speaker system's volume control and mute functions are controlled directly by computer system or keys on the keyboard. The following table identifies the multimedia keys on the keyboard and their functions.

Identifies the Speaker Controls section.

Volume down button. Press this button to turn downthe volume.

Volume up button. Press this button to turn up the volume.

Opens up the speaker controls software from which you can access the other speaker controls not available on the keyboard.

Mutes the system. Press this button to mute the audio system.

  1. Additional controls in the speaker controls software. See the speaker controls software panel in the figure below. These controls reside on the Main tab unless noted:

Speaker controls software panel

  1. The next three sections will tell you how to finish configuring your audio system to play an audio CD, a DVD movie, or a game.
NOTE: This speaker system is designed to produce the best possible sound in your listening environment right out-of-the-box. No additional equalization is necessary.

TIP: It is not necessary to switch off your speaker system each time you turn off your PC. The speaker system can remain powered.

Playing an audio CD

To maximize your enjoyment from the speaker system when listening to an audio CD, the Virtual 5.1 mode should be engaged in the speaker controls software. This will enable all six speakers to operate.

  1. Press the ? key on the keyboard to open up the speaker controls software
  2. Virtual 5.1: On (illuminated) (see item 1 on graphic)

Playing a DVD

IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT 5.1 CHANNEL AUDIO: Not all DVD movies have or default to a 5.1 channel soundtrack. This is particularly true for older movies that weren't originally made with multi-channel sound. Be sure to check the DVD's Language menu and if a 5.1 channel soundtrack is available, select that option. Otherwise, the center speaker may not emit sound.

Your system comes pre-configured for 5.1 channel audio playback so no setup changes are necessary. However in the event you changed the configuration, the speaker controls software should be set up this way:

  1. Reminder: Be sure you select the 5.1 channel soundtrack, if available, from your DVD title's Language or Setup Options menu.
  2. Press the ? key on the keyboard to open up the speaker controls software.
  3. Speaker Mode: 6 Speaker (5.1).(see item 2 on graphic)
  4. VersaJack: Analog Out. (see item 3 on graphic)
  5. Virtual 5.1: Off (not illuminated). (see item 4 on graphic)

Your DVD software also comes pre-configured for 5.1 channel audio playback but it assumes you are seated normally at your desk, a typical distance away from your video monitor. If you have a 21 in. or larger video monitor or just prefer to sit farther back (>4 feet), you should uncheck the Listening within 4 feet of the monitor check box in your DVD software to optimize the center channel sound for this distance. Here is how to do it:

  1. Click on the Toolbar tab of PowerDVD to bring up the Configuration window. (see item no. 5 on graphic)

  1. Uncheck the Listening within 4 feet of the monitor check box. (see item 6 on graphic)

When seated normally at your desk, please repeat the steps above but put a check in the Listening within 4 feet of the monitor check box.

Playing a Game

To maximize your enjoyment from games and take advantage of the 3-D positional audio effects many games provide, your speaker mode should be set to 4 Speaker.

  1. Press the ? key on the keyboard to open up the speaker controls software.
  2. Speaker Mode: 4 Speaker. (see item 7 on graphic)


 

NOTE: In the 4 Speaker Mode, the center speaker will not emit sound.



 

Troubleshooting: Altec Lansing ADA995 User's Guide

S/PDIF indicator light


If a digital signal is detected, the S/PDIF indicator will illuminate. This indicator is located on the rear of the subwoofer, to the left of the color-coded satellite jacks.

If a digital signal is detected, which can only happen when the VersaJack is set to Digital Out in the speaker controls software, the center speaker will be muted.  The LFE (Low Frequency Effects) input channel in the ADA995 will also be muted.  Since this channel is part of the total mix of sound signals directed to the subwoofer, you probably won't be able to detect the muting of the LFE channel.

                  

Speakers control software: Remember, almost all speaker controls are found in your speaker control software. Use the computer keyboard for system volume adjustments. When problems are encountered, carefully check all software settings first. Refer to the software documentation to make sure that settings are correct for the desired output, then restore defaults.  Once software settings are verified and determined to be correct, proceed with the Table of problems, possible causes, and solutions below.

Table of problems, possible causes, and solutions

Symptoms Possible Problem Solution
No sound from any speakers Power is not turned on Press Power On button at the rear of the subwoofer.
AC cord is not connected to wall outlet Check to see if the LED is illuminated on the rear of the subwoofer.  If not, connect AC power.
Surge suppressor (if used) is not powered on If the AC line cord is plugged into a surge suppressor, make sure the surge suppressor is switched  on.
Mute control on keyboard is activated Deactivate the computer keyboard mute control.
Volume setting is too low Raise volume using your keyboard.
Wall outlet not functioning Plug another device into the wall outlet (same jack) to insure it is functioning, or, try plugging the ADA995 speaker system into a different outlet.
Triple cable is not connected to Santa Cruz sound card Refer to the section "Connecting the Subwoofer to the Santa Cruz sound card" in this guide for instructions on how to connect the subwoofer to the Santa Cruz sound card.  Make sure the three triple cable plugs are inserted firmly into the correct jacks.
Computer not sending out signal Use the diagnostic feature to determine that the tone is heard through all speakers.  If so, signal from sound card is not present. 
Fuse is blown Power off the ADA995 Multimedia Speaker System.  Unplug the subwoofer from the AC outlet.  Check to see if the fuse in the subwoofer is blown.  See "Replacing the fuse."
No sound from subwoofer Subwoofer volume is too low Increase the subwoofer volume by adjusting the Subwoofer Level control at the back of the subwoofer.
Open the speaker controls software and make sure the Sub (LFE) control is set to 3/4 or 75%.  See "Additional controls in the speaker controls software."
Sound source has very little low frequency content If listening to .WAV files over a computer sound card connection, try listening to a CD on your computer CD or DVD player.  .WAV files often have little low frequency content.  Try a music signal with more bass.
No Sound from center speaker Sound card setting eliminates center channel Open the speaker control software and make sure the Center control is set to 3/4 or 75%.  See "Additional controls in the speaker controls software."
Open the speaker controls software and make sure the speaker mode is set to 6 Speaker (5.1) mode.  See "Additional controls in the speaker controls software."
Sound card setting mutes center speaker Open the speaker controls software and make sure the VersaJack is set to Analog Out.  See "Additional controls in the speaker controls software."
No sound from Rear satellites Rear level is too low Increase rear speaker level using the speaker controls software activated through your computer keyboard. See "Additional controls in the speaker controls software."
Sound is distorted Volume level is too high Decrease volume level using the keyboard volume down button.
Sound source is distorted .WAV files are often of poor quality so distortion  and noise are easily noticed with high powered speakers.  Try a different sound source like a music CD.
Subwoofer emits loud humming or buzzing noise Ground loop Move the power cord from the power surge protector (if applicable) and plug directly into an AC wall outlet.  Move your cables and check to see that they are making a good connection.  If you disconnect the triple cable from the Santa Cruz sound card and the loud hum goes away, then you may need to adjust the volume control using the keyboard as you may be overdriving the volume settings on your speaker system.
Not enough high frequency response High frequency bands not boosted Open the speaker controls software and use the graphic equalizer to boost the high frequencies.  See "Additional controls in the speaker controls software."
Too much high frequency response High frequency bands boosted Open the speaker controls software and use the graphic equalizer to cut the high frequencies.  See "Additional controls in the speaker controls software."
Too much bass or subwoofer is distorted Subwoofer Level set too high Turn down the Subwoofer Level control at the back of the subwoofer.
Open the speaker controls software and turn down the Sub (LFE) control.  See "Additional controls in the speaker controls software."
Activate the speaker controls software and use graphic equalizer (EQ tab) to adjust low frequency. See "Additional controls in the speaker controls software."

Replacing the fuse

Power off the ADA995 Multimedia Speaker System using the rocker switch on the back of the subwoofer.  Unplug the subwoofer from the AC outlet.

The fuse is located on the back of the subwoofer (to the right of the On/Off rocker switch and green LED light).  Unscrew the black cap and visually check to see if the filament is in place. If it is not in place, then the fuse is blown.

A spare fuse is included with your system.  It's ratings are 5.0 amp, 250 vac. Should you need to purchase another, the replacement fuse is a Radio Shack part # 270-1067.  You may replace the fuse only with a fuse of the same type and value as this fuse.

Using the self-diagnostic feature

The ADA995 has a built-in diagnostic function to test the operation of all speakers. This test is usually performed when no sound is detected from the speakers, and after all other solutions have been tried in the "Table of problems, possible causes and solutions."

Locate the DIAG OUT jack on the back of the subwoofer.  This connection is used with the plugs on the subwoofer's triple cable.  To use this function:

  1. Disconnect lime green, black and yellow signal cable plugs from the Santa Cruz Sound Card. You will now test each plug of the triple cable separately.
     
    Note: Do not touch the exposed ends of the triple cable plugs with your fingers during this procedure.  Because the subwoofer is powered on, touching the plug ends may cause an unexpected loud buzz.
     
  2. Insert the lime green plug into the DIAG OUT jack on the back of the subwoofer. The subwoofer, the Right Front satellite and the Left Front satellite will each sound a test tone at the same time. The subwoofer's tone will be a lower frequency than the test tone sounded through the satellites. If either of the satellites fails to sound the test tone, check its cable connection to the subwoofer. Make sure each color coded plug (orange for Right Front speaker, brown for Left Front speaker) is fully inserted. Retest.
  3. Insert the black plug into the DIAG OUT jack on the back of the subwoofer. The subwoofer, the Left Rear satellite and the Right Rear satellite will each sound a test tone at the same time. The subwoofer's tone will be a lower frequency than the tone sounded through the satellites. If either of the satellites fails to sound the test tone, check its cable connection to the subwoofer. Make sure each color coded plug (purple for Right Rear speaker, gold for Left Rear speaker) is fully inserted. Retest.
  4. Insert the yellow plug into the DIAG OUT jack on the back of the subwoofer. The subwoofer and the Center speaker will each sound a test tone at the same time. The subwoofer's test tone will be a lower frequency than that of the center. If the center channel speaker fails to sound the test tone, check its cable connection to the subwoofer. Make sure the cyan plug is fully inserted. Retest.

 


Technical Specifications: Altec Lansing ADA995 User's Guide


Specifications

Manufacturer: Altec Lansing Technologies, Inc.
Model: ADA995
System Frequency Response: 38 Hz to 20 kHz
System Acoustic Output: > 105 dB SPL at 28 inches
System Signal-to-Noise (S/N) Ratio: > 75 dB A-weighted 
Total Amplifier Power Rating: > 200 watts continuous average power (all speakers operating) at < 1% (THD+N), 63 Hz and 1 kHz (per EIA Standard RS-490)
Input Sensitivity for Rated Output: 200 mV rms
Input Impedance (any line input): > 10 k?
Maximum Input Signal Voltage: 2 V rms
Input Cables: Attached, color coded 3.5 mm stereo plugs
Power Requirements: 120 Vac ±10%, 60 Hz ±3 Hz, 400 Watts
Power Cord Length 2 m (6 ft)
Operating Temperature Range: 0 °C to 50 °C
Humidity, Non-condensing: 95% RH @ 50 °C

Front, Rear, & Center Satellite Speaker Specifications

Configuration: 2-way, one woofer and one tweeter, magnetically shielded
Woofer Size: 76.2 mm (3") full range driver
Woofer Impedance: 8 ?
Tweeter Size: 32 mm (1.25")
Frequency Response: 150 Hz to 20 kHz
Output Power per Channel: > 21 watts continuous average power @ < 1% (THD+N), each front and rear channel
> 23 watts continuous average power @ <1% (THD+N), center channel
Dimensions: 51.2 cu in inside volume
Weight: 1.5 lb (0.6 kg)
Color: Midnight Gray with Ion accents 
Speaker cables:
Length: 3m (10 ft), Front and center speakers
5m (16 ft), Rear speakers
Connectors: RCA phono connectors, color-coded and mechanically keyed

Subwoofer Specifications

Number of speakers: Two (2)
Woofer Size: (170) mm (6.5") long throw driver
Woofer Impedance: 8 ?
Enclosure type: Ported, rigid wood construction
Frequency Response: 38 Hz to 150 Hz
Output Power: > 94 watts continuous average power @ < 1% (THD+N)
Dimensions: 17.7x8.2x17.3 (450x209.5x440 mm) outside dimensions
Weight: 36.5 lbs (16.6 kg)
Color: Midnight Gray


 

Safety Instructions: Altec Lansing ADA995 User's Guide



Note: Remove plastic cover from plug before attempting to insert plug into receptacle.
 
Warning: To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this appliance to rain or moisture.
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Caution: To prevent electric shock do not use this (polarized) plug with an extension cord, receptacle or other outled unless the blades can be fully inserted to prevent blade exposure.
 

Read Instructions - All the safety and operating instructions should be read before the appliance is operated.

Retain Instructions - The operating instructions should be retained for future reference.

Heed Warning- All warnings on the appliance and in the operating instructions should be adhered to.

Follow Instructions - All operating and use instructions should be followed.

Water and Moisture - The appliance should not be used near water - for example, near a bathtub, washbowl, kitchen sink, laundry tub, in a wet basement, or near a swimming pool, etc.

Outdoor Use - Warning: To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this appliance to rain or moisture.

Location - The appliance should be installed in a stable location.

Ventilation - The appliance should be situated so that its location or position does not interfere with its proper ventilation. For example, the appliance should not be situated on a bed, sofa, rug, or similar surface that may block the ventilation openings; or placed in a built-in installation, such as a closed bookcase or cabinet that may impede the flow of air through the ventilation openings.

Do not block air vents on Subwoofer.

Heat - The appliance should be situated away from heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other appliances (including amplifiers) that produce heat.

Power Sources - The appliance should be connected to a power supply only of the type described in the operating instructions or as marked on the appliance.

Power-Cord Protection - Power-supply cords should be routed so that they are not likely to be walked on or pinched by items placed upon or against them. Pay particular attention to cords at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the appliance.

Grounding or Polarization - The precautions that should be taken so that the grounding or polarization means of an appliance is not defeated.

Cleaning - The appliance should be cleaned only with a polishing cloth or a soft dry cloth. Never clean with furniture wax, benzene, insecticides or other volatile liquids since they may corrode the cabinet.

Non-Use Periods - The power cord of the appliance should be unplugged from the outlet when left unused for a long period of time.

Lightning Storms - Unplug the appliance during lightning storms.

Object and Liquid Entry - Care should be taken so that objects do not fall and liquids are not spilled into the enclosure through openings.

Accessories - Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.

Damage Requiring Service - The appliance should be serviced by qualified service personnel when:

Servicing - The user should not attempt to service the appliance. Servicing should be referred to qualified service personnel.


 

Regulatory: Altec Lansing ADA995 User's Guide


The FCC Wants You to Know

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:

  1. Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
  2. Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
  3. Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
  4. Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician or help.
FCC Warning: Modifications not expressly approved by the manufacturer could void the user authority to operate the equipment under FCC Rules.

Regulatory Information

USA/Canada/and applicable Latin American countries 120v 60 Hz AC
Europe/United Kingdom; applicable Asian countries; Argentina, Chile and Uruguay 230v 50 Hz AC

UL / cUL / CE / NOM / IRAM Approved