Adcom GSP 560 Owners Manual

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THE FOLLOWING PRECAUTIONS AND SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
ARE REQUIREMENTS OF UL AND CSA SAFETY REGULATIONS

Warning: To reduce the Mk of fire or electrlc shock. do not expose
this unit to raln or moisture.

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RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK '
DO NOT OPEN .

AVIS: RISQUE DE CHOC ELECTRIQUE-NE PAS OUVRIR

The graphlc symbol of a lightning flash With an arrow
point Within a triangle Signities that there Is dangerous
voltage Within the unIt and It poses a hazard to anyone
removing the cover to gain access to the Interior of the
unIt Only qualltled service personnel should make
any such attempt.

The graphic symbol OI an exclamatIon pomt WIthIn an
equilateral mangle warns a user at the device that It is
necessary to reler to the instruction manual and no
warnings for proper operation 01 the unIt

Do not place this unIt on an unstable can. stand. tripod,
bracket. or table The unit may fall, causmg serious
Injury to a child or adult, and serious damage to the
unit Use only With acart, stand, tripod, bracket. or table
recommended by the manulacturer, or sold with the
unit ArIy mounting of the demos should renew the man-
ufacturer‘s instructions, and should use a mounting ac-
cessory recommended by the manutacturer.
Read all the solely and operating instructions Livlur: connecting or using
this unIt

Retain this notice and the owner’s manual lor future reference
All warnings on the unIt and In Its operating Instructions should be adhered to

All operating and use Instructions should be followed

Do not use [me unIr near water, tor exampie, near a oarniup. wasnoowi,
kitchen Sink, laundry tub, In a wet basement, or near a SWImming pool

The unit should be Installed so that Its location or position does not Interfere
with its proper ventilation For example. it should not be situated on a bed.
sole. rug, or Similar surlace that may block the ventilation openings, or
placed In a buIlt-in Installation, such as bookcase or cabinet, that may
impede the flow oi air through Its vantIlatIon openings.

The unIt should be SItuated away from heat sources such as radiators, heat
registers, stoves, or other dewces (including amplrliers) that produce heat

The unIt should be connected to a power—supply outlet only of the voltage
and trequency marked on Its rear panel

The power-supply cord should be routed so that II Is not likely to be walked
on or pinched, especrally near the plug, convenience receptacles, or where
the cord exits from the. unIt

Clean unIt only as recommended In Its instruction manual

The power-supply cord of the unit should be unplugged from the wall Outlet
when it Is to be unused tor a long period at time

Care should be taken so that objects do not fall. and IIqudS are not spilled,
Into the enclosure through any openings

This unit should be serVIced by qualified serVIoe personnel when
The power cord or the plug has been damaged; or

Obiects have fallen, or liquid has been spIIIed, into the unIt, or
The unIt has been exposed to rain, or Ilqlllr‘IS (it any kind, or
The unIt does not appear to operate normally, or exhibits a
marked change In performance; or

The deVIGB has been dropped, or the enclosure damaged

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DO NOT ATTEMPT SERVICING OF THIS UNIT YOURSELF.
REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.

ATTENTION

POUR PREVENIR LES pHocs ELECTRIOUES NE PAS UTILISER
CETTE FICHE POLARISEE AVEC UN PROLONGATEUR, UNE PRISE
oE COURANT 0U uNE AUTRE SORTIE DE COURANT, SAUF Sl LES
LAMES PEUVENT ETRE INSEREES A FOND SANS EN LAlSSER AU-
CUNE PARTlE A DECOUVERT

CAUTION

TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT USE THIS POLARIZED PLUG
WITH AN EXTENSION CORD, RECEPTACLE OR OTHER OUTLET UN-
LESS THE BLADES CAN BE FULLY INSEnTED TO PREVENT BLADE
EXPOSURE

CAUTION
POWER LINES
Any outdoor antenna must be located away from all power lines.

OUTDOOR ANTENNA GROUNDING

If an outside antenna is connected to your timer or tuner preamplifier, be
sure the antenna system is grounded so as to provide some protection
against voltage surges and bullt»up static charges. Section 810 01 the
National Electrlcal Code, ANSI/NFPA No. 70-1964, provides information with
respect to proper groundan of the mast and supporting structure. grounding
of the lead‘in wire to an antenna discharge unit, size ol grounding
conductors. location of antenna discharge unit, connection to grounding
electrodes. and reqmrements for the grounding electrode.

a. Use No.10 AWG (5.3 mm’) copper. No.8 AWG (8.4 mm’) aluminum.
No.17 AWG (1.0 mm’) copperclad steel or bronze wire, or larger, as a
ground wire

b. Secure antenna loadrin and ground wire: to house wnh stand-oft

insulators spaced from L6 leet (1.22-1.83 m) apart.

c. Mount antenna discharge unit as close as possible to where leadviri
enters house.

d, Use jumper wire not smaller than No.6 AWG (13.3 mm‘) copper, or the

equivalent, when a separate antenna-grounding electrode is used. See NEC
Section 810-21 (j).

EXAMPLE OF ANTENNA GROUNDING AS PER NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE INSTRUCTIONS
CONTAINED IN ARTICLE 810 - RADIO AND TEEVISION EQUIPMENT

POWER LlNES


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SERVICE
ENTRANCE
EQUIPMENT

ANTENNA
LEADJN WIRE

ro EXTERNAL ANTENNA
medium 5 a: RADIO ascsiusa
POWER SERVICE 8 I NDING
ELECTRODE SYSTEM GROUND WIRE. 9p
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GROUND CLAMPS
BONDING JUMPER, d

OPTIONAL ANTENNA GROUNDNG
ELECTRODE DRIVE! 8 FEET (2 M M) INTO
THE EARTH F REQUIRED BY LOCAL

CODES SEE NEC SECTION BIO-21 (I)

NOTE TO CATV SYSTEM INSTALLER

This reminder is provided to call the CATV system installers attention to
ArtIcle 82022 of the National Electrical Code that prDVIdes gmdelines for
proper grounding and, In particular, specIlIes that the cable ground shall be
connected to the grounding system at the buIIdIng, as close to the pomt ot
cable entry as practical

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ratherthéribeingfloiekéfi”: th TV emailesm’ongiyreoomnendacenterohannelspeaker.YourADCOMdealer

will be} pleased

Rearspeekei‘sare * ‘ enmoehmaterial. However, the rearoutputofthe
Pro Logic deciles? ,,‘ W , smakers. atieast when reproducing Pro Logic
processed Wsonreaom warm tron . tr: mien higher than 7 kHz

This has led some peoples assessments speakers oan be memensiye “armaments" In a home theater

system. Such is definitely NCfl'fthe ease: While Pro Logic processedfrear channel information doesn’t contain

extended bass or treble, thssurrotiincl speakers should have fairly flat frequency response over the required .

bandwidth. lnexpénélit‘e speakers mfiibhww maven 0r ”peaky” iespor res that can aiter the effects intended
by the creators timothy Surround ’é' Material. ; .
Another argunmn’t‘e‘gainswery inexpensive suirround speakers is that the GSP—SGDis designed with two operating
modes ("5 Channel Matrix“ and ”SvChan‘nel Stereo”) that send full-bandwidth signals to the rear channels. Here.
severe speaker limitations Will be avert more obvious and detrimental. Again, your ADCOM dealer will show you
appropriate choices . . W ' g .

Onoeyou‘veohosenyourrearehannéispeakersfinnextissueis placement-where doyou putthem? Unfortunately

there are no hard and fast miest WWW life easier here. fiene‘raltyi the surround speakers should not be aimed
directly at you. Oo‘mrnon practice h‘as‘thern Mdeiy sbanedhigh on the rear wall of your entertainment room. A
variation? Placement on thesidewalls slightiybehind and above yourfayorite listening and watching position. some

experimentation will probably be

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here excepts: put out that ihis is u‘amnci‘ar‘d safetyfprmodure designed to protect amplifiers,
speakersahdgofoourseiyomearsinhte unlikew eventot amis-matchedoonnection or amalfunctioning component.

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When you plug the GSP—Sao into an AC outlet. an intemal microprocessor automatically activates to control initial
operation. Pushing the front panel Tower" switch. or the “Power" button on the rer'note controllerm turns the
unit cm The mwimrw LED”Qchanges from yellow (standby status) to red (fully operational status.) the
red LEDohflwe‘flastfltVohrme" control Oturns on. and all processorand amplifier stages arelulty energized. After
a brief interval toin‘sure stable operation, relays connect the line level stages to the rear panel RCA jacks and power
amplifierinputs Notethat Woes not place relays at the outputofthe amplifiersthemselves. Ouroons‘rderable
experience suggests that amplifier output relays ineyitably malfunction or degrade sonic performance.

WhenmeG$P¥5601sturnedoir.tne‘reiaysopen irnmecriaieiyto muteeillihooutputs, includingtheintemal connections

‘ ‘ to the power atriplitiérs. T1hlsproté¢tsagafiust any transom pops that they be unsettling.