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About Variable-Level Audio Outputs: A variable-level output, such as a headphone jack or certain RCA-type outputs, provides an audio signal that changes with the volume level set on the audio source. As the volume of the audio source is adjusted up and down, so is the audio signal strength sent to the transmitter. This can affect the quality of sound generated by the speaker, and may require an adjustment of the volume level of the audio source to produce a signal strong enough for the transmitter. 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 hard-wired speakers. Hint: Most TVs, regardless of age or price, have variable outputs. If you are unsure which of your TV audio outputs is fixed, refer to the TV instruction manual. Some TVs have outputs that can switch between variable and fixed. When given a choice, fixed is always recommended. Troubleshooting The following troubleshooting guide takes you through some of the more common problems associated with the installation and/or operation of a wireless system. If the problem persists, please call toll-free at 1-800-732-6866 or visit Issue: Cause and solution: No sound - Check that the transmitter AC power 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 and tuned to the transmitter the indicator light on the front of the speaker should be blue. - If youre using the power adapters, confirm that both (for the speaker and for the transmitter) are fully inserted into their wall outlets and the adapter power cords are firmly connected to the power input jacks on the transmitter or speaker. or - Make sure the speakers batteries are fresh and inserted with correct polarity (+, ). Replace if necessary. - Check that the audio source component (stereo, MP3 player, etc.) is turned on and transmitting sound as it normally should. - Make sure the volume on your audio source is turned up. - 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 may not have been active. More Helpful Information About Fixed-Level Audio 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 volume control. Hint: Fixed-level audio outputs from stereo receivers/amps will typically be designated as Tape (or Record) outputs or DVR/DVD-R audio output connections. 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 Audio Outputs on the next page). Outputs from DVD players are almost always fixed. Hint: When connecting to the audio outputs of a DVD player, remember that the DVD player must be showing a TV channel for sound to be produced. Trademark(s) ® Registered MADE IN CHINAAW828 US IB 00 12 Month Limited Warranty Specifications Transmitter - Omni directional 900MHz broadcast - Effective transmitting range: up to 150 ft. (45m)* - Phase locked loop circuitry (PLL) - 3 selectable broadcast frequencies - Stereo audio input Speaker - Push button, auto lock tuning - 5 full range speaker driver - 5 Watt RMS internal amplifier - Omni directional sound - Frequency response: 20Hz 20kHz - Left/Mono/Right switch - Operates using supplied AC adapter or six (6) AA batteries (not included) *Maximum range; results may vary according to environment. Audiovox Electronics Corporation (the Company) warrants to the original retail purchaser of this product that should this product or any part thereof, under normal use and conditions, be proven defective in material or workmanship within 12 months from the date of original purchase, such defect(s) will be repaired or replaced (at the Companys option) without charge for parts and repair labor. To obtain repair or replacement within the terms of this Warranty, the product along with any accessories included in the original packaging is to be delivered with proof of warranty coverage (e.g. dated bill of sale), specification of defect(s), transportation prepaid, to the Company at the address shown below. Do not return this product to the Retailer. This Warranty is not transferable and does not cover product purchased, serviced or used outside the United States or Canada. The warranty does not extend to the elimination of externally generated static or noise, to costs incurred for the installation, removal or reinstallation of the product. The warranty does not apply to any product or part thereof which, in the opinion of the company, has suffered or been damaged through alteration, improper installation, mishandling, misuse, neglect, accident or exposure to moisture. This warranty does not apply to damage caused by an AC adapter not provided with the product, or by leaving non rechargeable batteries in the product while plugged into an AC outlet. THE EXTENT OF THE COMPANYS LIABILITY UNDER THIS WARRANTY IS LIMITED TO THE REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT PROVIDED ABOVE AND, IN NO EVENT, SHALL THE COMPANYS LIABILITY EXCEED THE PURCHASE PRICE PAID BY PURCHASER FOR THE PRODUCT. This Warranty is in lieu of all other express warranties or liabilities. ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, SHALL BE LIMITED TO DURATION OF THIS WARRANTY. ANY ACTION FOR BREACH OF ANY WARRANTY HEREUNDER, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY, MUST BE BROUGHT WITHIN A PERIOD OF 24 MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF ORIGINAL PURCHASE. IN NO CASE SHALL THE COMPANY BE LIABLE FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES WHATSOEVER. No person or representative is authorized to assume for the Company any liability other than expressed herein in connection with the sale of this product. Some states/provinces do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts or the exclusion or limitation 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/province to state/province. U.S.A.:Audiovox Electronics Corp., 150 Marcus Blvd., Hauppauge, New York 11788 CANADA: Audiovox Return Center, c/o Genco, 6685 Kennedy Road, Unit #3 Door 16, Mississauga Ontario L5T 3A5 1. Press and hold the ON/OFF/TUNE button on the front of the speaker until the POWER indicator turns red. This indicator light stays red while the speaker is tuning to the transmitter. The indicator light turns blue when the speaker is tuned to the transmitter-you should hear sound coming from the speaker now. Note: If the speaker is not tuned or if the transmitter is not connected properly, the indicator light will stay red. If this occurs, please see the troubleshooting section of this manual. 2. Press the - VOLUME + buttons to adjust the volume on the speaker as desired. 3. Set up the speaker for mono or stereo operation using the switch on the back of the AW828 speaker. a) Monaural operation: The monaural mode (mono) is recommended when using a single AW828 by itself. For monaural operation, set the L/Mono/R switch to Mono. b) Stereo operation: You need an additional AW828 speaker for the stereo option. Set the L/M/R switch to L on the speaker located to the left from the listener, and set the other speaker to the R position. Notes: The speaker automatically retunes if it loses the transmitters signal. You can also press the ON/ OFF/TUNE button on the front of the speaker to retune the speaker at any time. The transmitter turns off automatically if there is no audio signal present for a prolonged period. 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. Turning the Speaker Off 1. Press and hold the ON/OFF/TUNE button on the front of the speaker to turn the speaker off. 2. Confirm that the speaker is off by verifying that the indicator light on the speakers front panel is no longer illuminated. Tuning the Speaker FCC StatementThis 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 communication. 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. FCC Regulations state that unauthorized changes or modifications to this equipment may void the users authority to operate it. Industry Canada Regulatory InformationOperation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. The user is cautioned that this device should be used only as specified within this manual to meet RF exposure requirements. Use of this device in a manner inconsistent with this manual could lead to excessive RF exposure conditions. This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003. Pairing the Speaker System 1. Turn on your audio source (for example, A/V receiver, MP3 player, stereo, etc.) and play music at a normal listening volume. 2. Set the channel select switch on the back of the transmitter to one of the transmitters three broadcast frequencies: 1, 2 or 3. If you experience poor reception or interference, try choosing a different frequency by moving the channel select switch to another position. When the transmitter is receiving an audio signal and is ready, the POWER indicator on the transmitters front panel turns solid blue. Channel select switch Adjusting the Transmitter Note If the POWER indicator on the transmitter does not turn blue, please check the following: - Confirm the transmitter AC power adapter is securely connected. - Confirm the cable from the transmitter is securely connected to the audio source output (MP3 player, A/V receiver, etc.). - Confirm the audio source is playing audio and is turned up. Issue: Cause and solution: No sound/ distortion/ static - Make sure the speakers batteries are fresh and inserted with correct polarity (+, ). Replace if necessary. - Check that the speakers indicator light is blue. - Change the position of the channel select switch (1, 2 or 3) to change the operating frequency. Then press the speakers ON/OFF/TUNE button to make the speaker retune. - Change the location of the transmitter. Place it as high and away from obstructions as possible. Avoid placing the transmitter directly on top of or behind a TV. - Move the transmitter and speaker closer together. Sending the signal through certain materials, such as glass, tile, and metal, can decrease the effective transmitting distance of the system. Using the Removable Planter The removable planter for the AW828 can hold potted plants, either in a separate flowerpot or in the planter itself. The planter and speaker have special drainage channels that keep water away from the speaker and let it drain safely out of the bottom of the AW828, so you can keep your plant watered just as you would with any other planter. To set up the planter: 1. Remove the planter from the top of the speaker and take it to your workbench (or wherever you usually do your potting). Do not pot the plant while the planter is still on the speaker! 2. Pot the plant as you normally would, either directly in the planter or in a separate flowerpot (make sure the pot fits in the planter!). Planter 3. Once youve finished potting the plant, take it back to the speaker. Line up the planters drainage holes with the slots on the top of the speaker. Make sure the planter sits on top of the speaker so that there is no gap between the two. Important: To maintain proper drainage from the planter, use the speaker on a flat, non-carpeted surface.