Acoustic Research AWS5 manual

Acoustic Research AWS5

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Acoustic Research
AR’s Wireless Speaker System eliminates the hardest part of adding speakers to your home—
running and hiding hundreds of feet of speaker wire. The AR Wireless Speaker System’s RF
signal travels with ease through walls, fl oors, ceilings and other obstacles, delivering high-
quality sound virtually anywhere inside the house or out. With drift- and static-free reception
along with outstanding range—up to 150 feet*—the possibilities for enjoying your AR Wireless
Speaker System are nearly unlimited. The AR Wireless Speaker System is compatible with most
audio sources, such as TVs, DVD players, VCRs, A/V receivers/amps, stereos, computers, and
portable devices (CD players, cassette players, MP3s etc.).
This manual covers various connection options and detailed operating instructions for making
the AR Wireless Speaker System a valued part of your lifestyle. If, after having reviewed the
instructions, you have any questions, please call toll-free 1-800-732-6866 or visit
*Range may vary according to environment.
Important Information
Caution: To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not remove cover (or back). No user
serviceable parts inside. Refer servicing to qualifi ed service personnel.
Product Information
Keep your sales receipt to obtain warranty parts and service and for proof of purchase. Attach it here and record the
serial and model numbers in case you need them. These num bers are located on the product.
Model No.: _____________________________________________________________________________________________
Purchase Date: _________________________________________________________________________________________
Dealer/Address/Phone: __________________________________________________________________________________
Important Safety Instructions
1. Read these instructions.
2. Keep these instructions.
3. Heed all warnings.
4. Follow all instructions.
5. Clean only with dry cloth.
6. Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
7. D o n o t i n s t a l l n e a r a n y h e a t s o u r c e s s u c h a s r a d i a t o r s , h e a t r e g i s t e r s , s t o v e s , o r o t h e r a p p a r a t u s ( i n c l u d i n g a m p l i fi ers) that
produce heat.
8. Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched particularly at plugs, con ve nience re cep ta cles, and the point where
they exit from the apparatus.
9. Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long periods of time.
10. Refer all servicing to qualifi ed service personnel. Servicing is required when the apparatus has been dam aged in any
way, such as power-supply cord or plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the apparatus, the
ap pa ra tus has been exposed to rain or moisture, does not op er ate normally, or has been dropped.
Care and Maintenance
• Always use a soft cloth to clean the speaker and transmitter. Never use any product containing alcohol or other solvents
as they may damage the surface.
• Use caution when plugging the power transformers in an AC outlet to avoid the risk of electric shock.
• If the speaker are used outside on a deck or patio, make sure you take them indoors in the event of a rainstorm to
prevent possible damage.
• Do not operate or store the system in extreme temperatures (below 32ºF/0ºC and above 122ºF/50ºC).
Tour of the Speaker System
Transmitter AC/DC 12V
200mA adapter
Speaker AC/DC 9V
1200mA adapter
3.5mm to RCA cable
Front Panel
POWER/LINKED indicator (not shown) blinks
when the speaker is fi rst powered on; it turns solid
blue when the speaker is tuned to the transmitter
Rear Panel
Bass Boost button turns the speaker’s bass
enhancement on and off
Power button turns the speaker on and off
Auto Scan button rescans for the transmitter’s
Volume +/– buttons adjust the volume level
Bottom Panel
L/M/R switch determines if the speaker plays sound
in mono as a stand-alone speaker, or plays the left or
right track in a stereo pair with an additional AWS5
DC IN receives the small round end of one of the
included 9V 1200mA AC power adapters; remove the
protective cover to insert the adapter
Battery Compartment Cover (not shown)
remove to install 6 AA batteries
SIGNAL indicator lights green when the audio is
present and the transmitter is broadcasting
POWER indicator lights when the transmitter is on
CHANNEL 1 2 3 lets you fi nd the best transmission
frequency for your environment
DC IN jack receives the small round end of the
included 12V 200mA AC power adapter
AUDIO IN (R / L) connects to your sound source
using one of the connection options shown here
Included Accessories
Note: These power units should be
plugged in so that they stay vertical
or lie fl at.
Back panel
Connecting the Speaker System
Powering the Transmitter
Connect the small, round plug from the transmitter AC
power adapter to the transmitter’s DC IN jack. Plug the
other end of the transmitter AC power adapter into any
standard 120V AC wall outlet.
Note: Be sure to use the AC power adapter rated 12V DC
200 mA (it has the smaller diameter plug).
Transmitter (back panel)
120V AC
wall outlet
AC Power
1 2 3
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
AWS5 for an extended period of time,
unplug the transmitter AC power adapter.
Connecting to an Audio Source
Connecting to an MP3 player, CD player, or computer
1. Plug the stereo plugs on the provided Y-adapter
audio cable into the AUDIO IN jacks on the back of
the transmitter (make sure to match the colors on the
plugs and jacks).
2. Plug the mini-plug end of the provided Y-adapter into
the headphone output of your MP3 player or CD player
(or audio output jack on your computer).
AC Power Adapters
1. Insert the small, round plug from the speaker AC
power adapter into the DC IN jack on the bottom of
the speaker.
2. Plug the other end of the speaker AC power adapter
into any standard 120V AC wall outlet.
AC power
120V AC
wall outlet
1 2 3
Note: Be sure to use the speaker AC power adapter rated 9V DC 1200 mA.
Warning: This product is water-resistant, not waterproof. Avoid prolonged exposure to wet
environments, such as rain, mist, dew, etc. In other words, you can take it out, just don’t leave it out.
To avoid electrical shock, use this product with caution near water sources if powered with the
AC adapter. Never submerge in water.
AA Batteries
1. Remove the battery compartment cover on the bottom of the speaker.
2. Insert six (6) AA batteries (not included) into the speaker following the polarity (”+” and “-”)
as diagrammed inside the battery compartment.
3. Replace the battery compartment cover on the bottom of the speaker.
Note: Place the rubber cap in the speaker power input jack when using batteries.
DO NOT mix batteries with different chemistry types (for example, a zinc battery with an alkaline
DO NOT mix new and used batteries. DO NOT leave batteries installed in the product when
not in use for long periods. Always remove old, weak or worn-out batteries promptly and recycle or
dispose of them in accordance with local and national regulations.
Powering the Speaker
There are two options to power your wireless speaker: using the included AC power adapter or
using 6 AA batteries (not included).
Warning: This product is designed to work with line level outputs or headphone outputs only.
DO NOT connect it directly to speaker outputs as it will permanently damage the transmitter.
Connecting to an A/V Receiver
1. Plug the stereo plugs on the provided Y-adapter
audio cable into the AUDIO IN jacks on the back of
the transmitter (make sure to match the colors on the
plugs and jacks).
2. Plug the mini-plug end of the provided Y-adapter into
a mini-jack to RCA adapter (not included).
1 2 3
Top panel
1 2 3
(back panel)
audio cable
A/V Receiver
Audio Output
1 2 3
(back panel)
Mini-jack to RCA
adapter (not included)
audio cable
3. Connect the stereo plugs on the mini-jack to RCA adapter to the corresponding left and right
audio outputs of your A/V receiver, amp, or other audio source.
Model AWS5
Installation and Operation Manual

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Product specifications

Audio output channels   -
Number of speakers   2
Number of drivers   -
Speaker type   2-way
Recommended usage   Universal
Amplifier   -
Bass adjustment yes
Plug and Play   yes
RMS rated power   -
Frequency range   -
Impedance   -
Product colour   Translucent, Wood
Phone holder no
- 3.5 mm
- Bluetooth/3.5 mm
Ports & interfaces
Connectivity technology Wired & Wireless
Bluetooth   yes
3.5 mm connector yes
Wi-Fi   no
Power source type   AC, Battery
Battery type   AA
Number of batteries supported   6
Packaging content
Batteries included no
AC adapter included yes

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