Sonance garden series sgs system

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SONANCE GARDEN SERIES SGS SYSTEM

INSTRUCTION MANUAL

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Design and Features 2

Introduction2

Box Contents 2

Speaker Layout Planning 2

Types of Wire 3

Speaker Installation 3

Connecting the Speakers 3

Recommended Tools 5

Speaker Wire Connection 5

Subwoofer Wire Connection 6

Specifications

7

Warranty

8

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Introduction

Thank you for purchasing the SONANCE GARDEN SERIES SGS SYSTEM. When properly installed, this system will provide you with years of outdoor entertainment pleasure. To get the most out of your new system, please read this manual thoroughly before you begin installation.

Box Contents

SONANCE SGS SYSTEM box contains:

(8) Satellite speakers with vertical pivoting knuckle

(8) Removeable speaker stakes with 1/2" NPS threading

(1) In-Ground subwoofer

If more bass is required, placing the subwoofer near a wall or other solid structure will greatly reinforce the low bass frequencies. In some cases you may want to place the subwoofer closer to your primary listening position or add a second Sonance Garden Series subwoofer.

The satellites in the SONANCE SGS SYSTEM individually present a 30 ohm load to the amplifier. When 4 of them are connected on each amplifier channel in parallel, the load to the amplifier is approximately 7.5 ohms. The satellites and subwoofer both feature internal crossovers so the subwoofers impedance is not combined with the satellites. The overall load presented to your amplifier by the SONANCE SGS SYSTEM will be around 7.5 ohms nominal.

Speaker Layout Planning

The SONANCE SGS SYSTEM is designed to deliver a seamless, evenly dispersed sound field in an `open air' environment. A daisy chain of multiple satellite speakers and a subwoofer should be strategically placed to create even, balanced coverage, minimizing `hot spots' and `cold spots' around the outdoor entertainment area (see Figure 1).

The satellite speakers should be placed from 8 to 10 feet (2.4 - 3 meters) apart for best coverage. To achieve the best balance between the satellites and subwoofer, the subwoofer should be placed as close to the center of the satellites as possible.

SGS SAT Satellite Speaker

SGS SUB In-Ground Subwoofer

Subwoofer Bottom Amp Plate

Figure 2 shows the controls and connections located on the subwoofer bottom amp plate.

Figure 1: Wiring Diagram

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Types of Wire

Color-coded, 14/4 direct-burial speaker wire is recommended.

NOTE: PLEASE REFER TO THE WIRING CHART BELOW TO DETERMINE WHICH SIZE WIRE TO USE OVER A GIVEN DISTANCE.

NOTE: THE SUBWOOFER REQUIRES A BURIAL SPACE THAT IS ABOUT 14" DIAMETER AND 15" DEEP. WHEN SUBWOOFER IS IN THE GROUND, ENSURE THAT THERE IS ROUGHLY 5" OF EXPOSED SUBWOOFER ENCLOSURE FROM THE SURFACE OF THE GROUND TO THE BOTTOM EDGE OF THE CANOPY. SEE FIGURE 2.

WIRE GAUGE CHART

Wire Gauge

DISTANCE

18 Gauge Up to 100 feet (30 meters)

16 Gauge Up to 150 feet (45 meters)

14 Gauge Up to 250 feet (80 meters)

Best Practice: `14/4' refers to 14 gauge, 4-conductor wire. It is important to use only `direct burial' wire to maintain long-term signal integrity and prevent corrosion. Using individual conductors with different colors makes it easy to identify and access both amplifier channels. Low voltage lighting wire can also be used but is only sold as a 2 conductor wire. If using a 2 conductor wire, then run two pairs of wires; one for each amplifier channel (Right/Left).

Speaker Installation

1. Place the 8 satellites and 1 subwoofer in their approximate final locations.

2. Dig a 4" to 5" trench to run the speaker wires in. Be sure to check local codes for trenching limitations.

3. Starting at the amp location or wire connection point, run the speaker wire through the trench to the first speaker location.

4. Once the speakers and subwoofer are laid out in their locations and the wiring is completed per this installation guide, stake or mount the speakers into their final locations and bury the subwoofer in its final location.

5" (127mm)

15" (381mm)

14" (355mm) Figure 2

Connecting the Speakers

The SGS SYSTEM allows the satellite speakers to be wired together in a parallel/daisy chain configuration. In a typical sAystem with one zone of audio, simply run a 4 conductor wire from the amplifier or connection point to the closest speaker. Once you C have designated the first speaker as either left or right, continue alternating the wires between the left and right channels creating a daisy chain of stereo satellites (see Figure 3).

B

NOTE: THE SUBWOOFER CAN BE CONNECTED AT ANY POINT IN THE DAISY CHAIN.

SR 2-125 Amplifier

Left and Right

Left Right Left Right

Left Right Left Right

Figure 3: Sonance Garden Series SGS System Wiring Diagram 8 Ohms

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Recommended Tools

Speaker Wire Connection

Connecting the speakers using 14/4 direct burial speaker wire.

1. Pull the 14/4 wire on the spool to the furthest speaker location. Leave the wire attached to the spool until the last speaker has been connected.

2. Starting at the first speaker and every speaker that follows, create a loop of wire approximately 6" in length.

Wire Stripper accommodates up to a 12 gauge wire

3. Use the round cable stripper to remove the outside protective wire jacket to expose the 4 individual color-coded wires. If you are unfamiliar with using a round cable stripper, please go to YouTube and search for videos on `Using a Round Cable Stripper'. Or visit the specific brand of cable stripper's company website for detailed instructions.

Round Cable Stripper needed when using 14/4 direct burial wire

4. Use a wire tie to keep the wire loop intact and act as a strain relief.

Wire Ties and Electrical Tape

PLEASE NOTE: REGARDING THE 4 COLORED WIRES, THE RED (+) AND BLACK (-) ARE USED FOR THE RIGHT CHANNEL, WHITE (+) AND GREEN (-) FOR THE LEFT CHANNEL. 5. Cutting the wires. In this example, we want the first speaker to be connected to the right channel so we cut the red (+) and black (-) wires only. Leave the white and green wires intact.

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Connecting the Speakers Using a 2-Conductor Wire or Low Voltage Lighting Wire

1. Pull the first pair of 2-conductor wire to the furthest speaker location, leaving it connected to the spool near the amplifier.

2. Starting at the furthest speaker and every other speaker that follows, create a loop of wire approximately 6" in length, securing the loop with a wire tie.

6. Strip off 3/4 inch of insulation on the red and black wires to expose the copper conductor. Combine and twist the red wires from the amplifier, the first satellite and the wire running to the next speaker in a clock-wise motion.

7. Secure these three wires using the provided silicone filled wire nuts, ensuring that NO COPPER is exposed.

To speaker

From amp

To next speaker

8. Wrap the wire nut and surrounding wire connection in electrical tape to protect from moisture.

9. At the next speaker, repeat steps 2 ? 7 for the left channel using the white (+) and green (-) leaving the red (+) and black (-) wires intact.

10.Continue the above steps for the remaining 6 speakers in the daisy-chain (see Figure 3).

IMPORTANT: BE SURE ONLY 4 SATELLITE SPEAKERS ARE CONNECTED TO EACH AMP CHANNEL; MIS-WIRING MAY RESULT IN AN UNACCEPTABLE LOAD WHICH COULD DAMAGE YOUR AMPLIFIER.

3. Cut the wire at the last speaker location in the daisy-chain closest to the amplifier.

4. Take the spool back to the starting point and pull a second 2-conductor wire to the furthest speaker location and repeat steps 1 and 2 (see Figure 4).

5. Starting with the first speaker, cut the wire loop.

NOTE: IF NOT USING COLOR-CODED WIRE, NOTICE THAT ONE OF THE WIRES OUT OF THE PAIR WILL HAVE A DIFFERENT TEXTURE OR PRINTING ON IT. THIS WILL HELP IDENTIFY AND SEPARATE THE (+) FROM THE (-). FOR SIMPLICITY, USE THE WIRE WITH TEXTURE OR WRITING AS THE (+) AND THE OTHER AS THE (-). USE THIS POLARITY STANDARD WHEN CONNECTING ALL THE SPEAKERS.

6. Strip the insulation on each wire to expose approximately 3/4" of copper. Combine and twist all the positive (+) wires together in a clockwise motion. Repeat this step for all the negative (-) wires.

7. Secure the three wires together using the provided silicone filled wire nuts ensuring that NO COPPER is exposed (see Figure 5).

8. Repeat steps 5? 7 for the remainder of the speakers.

Left and Right

Left

Right

Left

Right

Left

Right

Left

Right

Figure 4

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