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Transcript
BM14S II – Owner’s manual
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Introduction
Introduction
Important safety instructions
The lightning flash with an arrowhead symbol within an
equilateral triangle, is intended to alert the user to the
presence of uninsulated “dangerous voltage” within
the product’s enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock to persons.
The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is
intended to alert the user to the presence of important
operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in
the literature accompanying the product.
1.Read these instructions.
2.Keep these instructions.
3.Heed all warnings.
4.Follow all instructions.
5.Do not use this apparatus near water.
6.Clean only with dry cloth.
7.Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
8.Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators,
heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
9.Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or
grounding-type plug. A polarized plug has two blades with
one wider than the other. A grounding type plug has two
blades and a third grounding prong. The wide blade or the
third prong are provided for your safety. If the provided
plug does not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for
replacement of the obsolete outlet.
10.Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched
particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the
point where they exit from the apparatus.
11.Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.
12.Use only with the cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table specified by the manufacturer, or sold with the
apparatus. When a cart is used use caution when moving
the cart/apparatus combination to avoid injury from tipover.
13.Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long periods of time.
14.Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing
is required when the apparatus has been damaged in any
way, such as power-supply cord or plug is damaged, liquid
has been spilled or objects have fallen into the apparatus,
the apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture, does
not operate normally, or has been dropped.
15.WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, this
apparatus should not be exposed to rain or moisture and
objects filled with liquids, such as vases, should not be
placed on this apparatus.
16.To completely disconnect this equipment from the mains,
disconnect the power supply cord plug from the receptacle.
17.The mains plug of the power supply cord shall remain
readily operable.
18.Danger: To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not remove the back panel and do not expose the apparatus to
rain or moisture. No user serviceable parts inside. Refer
servicing to qualified personnel.
About this operating manual
Signal words
Caution – Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if
not avoided, could result in damage to equipment.
CAUTION – Indicates in combination with a safety sign
a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided,
could result in minor or moderate injury or damage to
equipment.
WARNING – Indicates in combination with a safety
sign a potentially hazardous situation which, if not
avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
DANGER – Indicates in combination with a safety sign
a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, will result
in death or serious injury.
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Introduction
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Introduction
About this manual
This manual is divided in three main chapters, in which you
can find all the information needed to operate the BM14S II
successfully:
–Before operation: Learn all about unpacking and connecting the subwoofer. The controls and connections on
the back panel are also described here.
–Operation: In this chapter you will learn how to operate
the subwoofer in general and how to position it properly for
optimum performance.
–Optimizing settings/Troubleshooting: Here detailed explanations can be found on how to optimize the settings in
order to achieve the maximum sound quality.
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Before operation
4. Getting started
Before operation
Unpacking the subwoofer
1
2
3
Getting started
Check that the contents are complete:
–Subwoofer: The factory-set power requirements (refer to
Unpacking the subwoofer
label on rear of subwoofer) should correspond for the region
where the subwoofer was purchased. Refer also to
1. Unpack the subwoofer on a clean, even and soft area; floor carpeting is very
suitable.
“Important safety instructions” on page 1.
2. The packaging should be opened from the top (1). Remove all accessories that
–
Front
grille.
come packed with the subwoofer (such as AC
power
cordbaffle
and grille).
Do not
remove the top part of the protective material.
–
AC
mains
lead.
The supplied lead should be suitable for
3. With the protective material still in place but with accessories removed, carefully
tilt the packaging on its side (1) and tilt again to the
turn itregion
upside-down
(2). Ensure
where
the subwoofer was purchased.
that no part of the top-cover is obstructing the opening at the top.
–This
owner’s
manual.
4. The outer packaging can now be lifted away from the subwoofer itself (3).
Remove the protective material that now is on top.
5. Open the bag and remove such from around the base of the subwoofer.
Grille
6. Again, carefully tilt the subwoofer on its side
and again to turn it onto its feet.
Note that the top part of the protective material will now come off easily so ensure
The
subwoofer
can be operated
that the subwoofer doesn’t drop or slide away
in the
process.
without the grille. However, it
is
recommended
that
the
grille
is
mounted during normal use
Check that the contents are complete:
to
help
prevent
accidental
damage
or dirt settling on the cone
• Subwoofer: The factory-set power requirements (refer to label on rear of
subwoofer) should correspond for the region where the subwoofer was
the loudspeaker.
With
purchased. Refer also to chapter “ImportantofSafety
Instructions” on page
3. subwoofers, the influence of the grille
• Front baffle grille.
on the sound is virtually negligible.
• AC mains lead. The supplied lead should be suitable for the region where the
subwoofer was purchased.
• Owners Manual.
To remove the grille:
–Gently pull the grille at all corners.
Grille even and soft area;
1.Unpack the subwoofer on a clean,
To fit the grille:
floor carpeting is very suitable.
The subwoofer can be operated without the grille. However, it is recommended that
the grillefrom
is mounted
normal
use to helpprevent
accidental
dirt the corresponding front baffle holes.
–Line
up thedamage
studsorwith
2.The packaging should be opened
the during
top (1).
Resettling on the cone of the loudspeaker. With subwoofers, the influence of the grille on
Gently push the grille in at all corners.
move all accessories that come
with the
subwoofthepacked
sound is virtually
negligible.
er (such as AC power cord andTogrille).
Do
not
remove
the
remove the grille:
Note:
top part of the protective material.Gently pull the grille at all corners.
Be careful when mounting the grille not to touch the cone of
3.With the protective material still
in
place
but
with
accesTo fit the grille:
Line
up
the
studs
with
the
corresponding
front
holes.
thebaffle
loudspeaker
itself.
sories removed, carefully tilt the packaging on its side (1)
Gently push the grille in at all corners.
and tilt again to turn it upside-down (2). Ensure that no part
Note: Be careful when mounting the grille not to touch the cone of the loudspeaker
opening
at the top.
of the top-cover is obstructing the
itself.
4.The outer packaging can now be lifted away from the subwoofer itself (3). Remove the protective material that now
4
Dynaudio Acoustics BM14S
is on top.
5.Open the bag and remove such from around the base of
the subwoofer.
6.Again, carefully tilt the subwoofer on its side and again to
turn it onto its feet. Note that the top part of the protective
material will now come off easily so ensure that the subwoofer doesn’t drop or slide away in the process.
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4. Getting started
Before operation
Controls and
connections
(1) AC
IN
Controls and connections
Mains power input.
1
2
3
11
4
AC IN
2
Main power switch (to switch the subwoofer manually on and
POWER ON (Main)
(2) POWER ON (Main)
Mains power input.
shows
off). LED
Main power switch
(to switch
theoperation
subwoofermode:
manually on and off).
–red:
subwoofer
switched on and in mute mode
LED shows operation mode:
• red: subwoofer
switched
on and inismute
mode
–green:
subwoofer
activated
• green: subwoofer is activated
3
Power (Mode)(3) Power (Mode)
• On: subwoofer
is permanently
–On:
subwoofer on
is permanently on
• Auto: subwoofer
switches
on
when
signal is
–Auto: subwoofer switches
ondetected
when signal is detected
4
Gain
5
Subwoofer volume
level. volume level.
Subwoofer
Lowpass
(4) Gain
Subwoofer lowpass
frequency: continuously variable from 50 to 150 Hz.
(5) Lowpass
6
Phase
Subwoofer lowpass frequency: continuously variable from 50
Phase setting:tophase
can be set to 0° or 180°.
150 Hz.
5
10
1
6
7
Mode
Subwoofer operation
mode LFE or Slave:
(6) Phase
• LFE: setting
for normal
usephase
and Master
use
Phase
setting:
can be
set to 0° or 180°.
• Slave: setting for second and all following subwoofers
8
Highpass
(7) Mode
Allows cutting Subwoofer
off low frequencies
of the
signalLFE
provided
at the SAT/SUB output:
operation
mode
or Slave:
• Flat: signal is not processed
–LFE: setting for normal use and Master use
• 60: cut-off frequency at 60 Hz
–Slave: setting for second and all following subwoofers
• 80: cut-off frequency at 80 Hz
7
9
9
SAT/SUB (output)
(8) Highpass
Output for satellite system to be connected. This signal is processed according to
the HighpassAllows
setting.cutting off low frequencies of the signal provided at the
SAT/SUB output:
10 SAT/SUB (input)
10
9
–Flat: signal
notsignal
processed
Input for full bandwidth
signal. is
This
will be processed according to the
Highpass setting
andcutoff
provided
at the SAT/SUB
–60:
frequency
at 60 Hzoutput.
8
–80: cutoff frequency at 80 Hz
11 LFE
• LFE/Slave: input for LFE signal
• Slave: output
to next subwoofer
(9) SAT/SUB
(output)if installed
Terminal pinout (sockets
9, satellite
10 and 11)
Output for
system to be connected. This signal is pro1=0
Dynaudio Acoustics BM14S
2=+
3 = – according to the Highpass setting.
cessed
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Before operation
(10) SAT/SUB (input)
Input for full bandwidth signal. This signal will be processed
according to the Highpass setting and provided at the SAT/
SUB output.
(11) LFE
–LFE/Slave: input for LFE signal
–Slave: output to next subwoofer if installed
CAUTION
Damage due to improper connections!
Improper connections may damage the device.
–Set the mains power switch to OFF before connecting the
BM14S II.
–Only switch the subwoofer on (mains power switch to ON)
after all connections and set up steps have been properly
completed.
4. Getting started
Terminal
pinout (sockets 9, 10 and 11)
Subwoofer inputs
1 = 0
Connecting the subwoofer
The BM14S II provides two different signal inputs:
2 = +
3 = –
CAUTION
LFE/Slave
Damage due to improper connections!
This input allows the LFE (Low Frequency Effect) channel to
Improper connections may damage the device.
be connected.
The signal is:
Set the mains power switch to OFF before
connecting the BM14S.
Only switch the subwoofer on (mains power
switch to ON) after
connections
–reproduced
byallthe
subwoofer
and set up steps have been properly completed.
–routed to the Slave output for a second subwoofer to be
Connecting the subwoofer
connected.
The Lowpass control has no impact on this input.
LFE/Slave
SAT/SUB
Subwoofer inputs
SAT/SUB
This input allows the connection of a full bandwidth signal.
LFE/Slave
The signal is:
This input allows the LFE (Low Frequency Effect) channel to be connected.
–reproduced by the subwoofer,
The signal is:
• reproduced by the subwoofer
–routed to the SAT/SUB output terminals. Low frequencies
• routed to the Slave output for a second subwoofer to be connected.
are cut-off according to the Highpass setting,
The Lowpass control has no impact on this input.
–routed to the Slave output for a second subwoofer to be
SAT/SUB
High frequencies are cut-off according to the
connected.
This input allows the connection of a full bandwidth
signal.
The signal is:
Lowpass setting.
The BM14S provides two different signal inputs:
+
Lowpass
Mode
Highpass
+
Gain
Phase
+
Slave
6
• reproduced by the subwoofer,
• routed to the SAT/SUB output terminals. Low frequencies are cut-off according to
the Highpass setting,
• routed to the Slave output for a second subwoofer to be connected. High
frequencies are cut-off according to the Lowpass setting.
SAT/SUB
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Note:
Connecting a single subwoofer
4. Getting started
Before operation
Multiple subwoofer connections
Connecting a single subwoofer
Multiple subwoofer connec
Connecting as LFE channel (1)
1
LFE
X Connect subwoofer to LFE/Slave input.
LFE
Sub...
(Slave)
Connecting as subwoofer for satellites (2)
2
• You can also use both con
the BM14S and routed ac
both the LFE channel info
connected satellite system
• Use Slave mode if you w
system.
X Connect full bandwidth signal to SAT/SUB input.
Sub reproduces sum of right and left signal.
X Set the Mode switch to LFE.
Stereo
Note:
The BM14S can be used stand-alone
Using multiple units may be helpful if
acoustic conditions.
When using two or more subwoofers
following subs (designated “Slave”) v
To connect multiple subwoofers:
1. Connect the first subwoofer as de
Stereo
• You can also use
both connection types. The signals will be combined
in Mode switch of first subwoofe
2. Set
the BM14S and routed accordingly. This allows the BM14S to reproduce
3. From the Slave output of the first
both the LFE channel information as well as the bass range of the LFE/Slave input of the following s
connected satellite system.
4. Set the Mode switch of the secon
• Use Slave mode if you want to use an external bass management
X Further subwoofers can be conne
system.
all following subwoofers to Slave
Sub 1
(Master)
Sub 2
(Slave)
Note:
• When using multiple subw
recommended that the su
Connecting as LFE channel (1)
•
If you wish to use multiple
Multiple subwoofer connections
–Connect subwoofer to LFE/Slave input.
Input switch for all to the
Connecting as subwoofer for satellites (2) The BM14S can be used
Thestand-alone
BM14S IIorcan
be used
or together
output, use a Y-connecto
together
withstand-alone
multiple subwoofer
units. with multiUsing multiple units may
be
helpful if the
listening
room
is quite units
large or
hasbe
difficult
–Connect
full
bandwidth
signal
to
SAT/SUB
input.
ple
subwoofer
units.
Using
multiple
may
helpful
if
the
LFE
acoustic conditions.
Sub...
Sub reproduces sum of right and left signal. When using two or more
listening
roomthe
is quite
large
or has difficult
acoustic
subwoofers,
first one
(designated
“Master”)
controls conditions.
the
(Slave)
following subs (designated
“Slave”)
subwoofer
cable.
–Set the Mode switch to LFE.
When
using via
twoa or
more subwoofers,
the first one (designated
“Master”) controls the following subs (designated “Slave”) via
To connect multiple subwoofers:
a subwoofer cable.
Notes:
1. Connect the first subwoofer as described before.
Stereo
–You can also use both connection types. The
will
2. signals
Set Mode
switch of first
subwoofer Acoustics
to LFE.
Dynaudio
BM14S
3. From the
Slave output
of the firstmultiple
subwoofersubwoofers:
connect a XLR cable to the
be combined in the BM14S II and routed accordingly.
This
To connect
LFE/Slave input of the following subwoofer. This one now becomes the slave.
allows the BM14S II to reproduce both the LFE channel
1.Connect the first subwoofer as described before.
4. Set the Mode switch of the second subwoofer to Slave.
information as well as the bass range of the connected
2.Set Mode switch of first subwoofer to LFE.
X Further subwoofers can be connected in the same way. Set the Mode switch of
satellite system.
3.From
the respectively.
Slave output of the first subwoofer connect a
all following subwoofers
to Slave
–Use Slave mode if you want to use an external bass manXLR cable to the LFE/Slave input of the following subSub 1
Sub 2
Note: • When using multiple
subwoofers
a Master-Slave
setup,
it is
(Master)
(Slave)
agement system.
woofer.
This oneinnow
becomes the
slave.
recommended that the subwoofers are all the same model.
4.Set the Mode switch of the second subwoofer to Slave.
• If you wish to use multiple subwoofers with full individual control, set the
Input switch for all to the LFE position. From the source subwoofer
output, useFurther
a Y-connector.
subwoofers can be connected in the same way. Set
the Mode switch of all following subwoofers to Slave respectively.
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Before operation
5. Operation
Connecting loudspeakers
Notes:
–When using multiple subwoofers in a Master-Slave setup,
it is recommended that the subwoofers are all the same
model.
–If you wish to use multiple subwoofers with full individual control, set the Input switch for all to the LFE position.
From the source subwoofer output, use a Y-connector.
Connecting loudspeakers
If your source provides bass management, you can use th
in LFE or SLAVE mode, depending on the management s
double processing if possible.
LFE
To connect loudspeakers
1. Connect the subwoofer (see “Connecting a single sub
2. From the subwoofer SAT/SUB output connect a XLR c
power amplifier you use for your speakers.
Stereo
Note: The signals connected to the inputs are provided
connecting another subwoofer. See page 8 to lear
multiple subwoofers.
To power amplifier
or active speakers
Operation
If your source provides bass management, you can use the
Switching
the subwoofer
on
BM14S II’s LFE input alone in LFE
or SLAVE mode,
depending on the management system capabilities. Avoid double proOnce you have ensured yourself that all necessary connec
cessing if possible.
subwoofer and the connected components can be switche
1.
2.
1. Connect the subwoofer to the mains power.
2. Switch the subwoofer on with the main POWER switch
To connect loudspeakers
The status LED on the rear of the subwoofer will light u
1.Connect the subwoofer (see 3.“Connecting
single
Select a powera mode
withsubthe Power switch on the rea
woofer” on page 8).
Power modes
3.
2.From the subwoofer SAT/SUB output connect a XLR cable
• On: the subwoofer is switched on permanently
to the inputs of the power amplifier
you use for your speak• Auto
– When a music signal is detected, the internal amplif
ers.
automatically. The status LED on the back of the sub
As long as a music signal is available on the subwo
switched on.
– After 15 to 20 minutes of not sensing any input music
connected to the inputs
areitself
provided
atmode
the automatically. The stat
switch
to Standby
subwoofer will
light
up red.
connecting another subwoofer.
See
page
8 to
Note:
The signals
Slave output for
learn more about connecting multiple subwoofers.
Note: To switch the subwoofer completely off, set the m
OFF position.
8
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multiple subwoofers.
To power amplifier
Operation
Operation
or active speakers
Adjusting the
Operation
Adjusting the volume (Gain)
Switching the subwoofer on
Switching the subwoofer on
1.
2.
CAUTION
High Sound Levels!
CAUTION
High sound levels can cause auditory defe
Levels!
High Sound
Once you have ensured yourself that allnecessary
connections
have been made, the
subwoofer and the connected components can be switched on.
High sound levels can cause auditory defects. To avoid auditory defects do not listen
of time.
1. Connect the subwoofer to the mains power.
–To avoid auditory defects, do not listen to high sound lev2. Switch the subwoofer on with the main POWER switch on the rear panel.
over awill
longer
of time.
The status LED on the rear of the els
subwoofer
light upperiod
red.
3. Select a power mode with the Power switch on the rear panel.
3.
volume (Gain
Power modes
• On: the subwoofer is switched on permanently
• Auto
– When a music signal is detected, the internal amplifier is activated
automatically. The status LED on the back of the subwoofer will light up green.
As long as a music signal is available on the subwoofer’s input, it will remain
switched on.
yourself that all necessary
– After 15 toconnec20 minutes of not sensing any input music signal, the subwoofer will
itself to Standby mode automatically. The status LED on the back of the
the subwoofer and switch
the
connected
subwoofer will light up red.
The correct volume setting is an important
speaker combination.
To adjust the gain:
Adjust the Gain control, until correct se
Note: You cannot adjust the volume, whe
the volume is controlled by the sett
Once you have ensured
tions have been made,
components can be switched on.
1.Connect the subwoofer to the mains power.
Note: To switch the subwoofer completely off, set the main POWER switch to the
2.Switch the subwoofer on with the main POWER
switch on
OFF position.
Selecting the subwoofer cu
the rear panel. The status LED on the rear of the subwoofThe correct volume setting is an important aspect in achieving
(Lowpass)
er will light up red.
a well balanced speaker combination.
8 3.Select a power mode with the Power switch on the rear
Dynaudio Acoustics BM14S
The Lowpass control allows the frequency
Above the selected frequency the sound le
panel.
To adjust the gain:
of this cut-off frequency is important for a we
speakers.
–Adjust the Gain control, until correct setting
is reached.
Power modes
To selec the cut-off frequency
–On: the subwoofer is switched on permanently
Note:
Set the Lowpass control to the desired
–Auto
You cannot adjust the volume when the subwoofer is in slave
Note: • The Lowpass only works on S
–When a music signal is detected, the internal amplimode. In this case the volume is controlled by the setting of
• Perhaps subwoofer cut-off freq
fier is activated automatically. The status LED on the
the master subwoofer.
management of your source. P
your source. In general use onl
back of the subwoofer will light up green. As long as
a music signal is available on the subwoofer’s input, it
Please also heed the instructions given
loudspeakers.
will remain switched on.
–After 15 to 20 minutes of not sensing any input music
signal, the subwoofer will switch itself to Standby
mode automatically. The status LED on the back of
Dynaudio Acoustics BM14S
the subwoofer will light up red.
Note:
To switch the subwoofer completely off, set the main POWER
switch to the OFF position.
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The correct volume setting is an important aspect in achieving a well balanced
speaker combination.
To adjust the gain:
Adjust the Gain control, until correct setting is reached.
Operation
Note: You cannot adjust
volume, when subwoofer is in slave mode. In this case
5.theOperation
the volume is controlled
by the
setting
of the
master subwoofer.
Setting
the
phase
(Phase)
Selecting the subwoofer cut-off frequency (Lowpass)
The Lowpass control allows the frequency range of the subwoofer to be defined. Above the selected frequency the sound
level decreases rapidly. The correct setting of this cut-off freCombined frequency response
Subwoofer
quency is important for a well balanced combination of subMain speakers
Selecting
the
subwoofer
cut-off frequency
woofer and speakers.
Setting the phase (Phas
Level
With the phase settings you can adjust
and main speakers. If either subwoofe
relation to the other, it can result in dec
area where they overlap each other.
(Lowpass)
The phase relationship between subwo
on
relative distance, construction and
The Lowpass control allows the frequency range of the subwoofer to be defined.
figure on the left shows a case whereb
Above the selected frequency the sound level decreases rapidly. The correct setting
are incorrect in the critical overlap area
of this cut-off frequency is important for a well balanced combination of subwoofer and
the listening room in that area.
speakers.
Frequency
To selec the cut-off frequency
With the phase settings you can adjust the phase relationship
between the subwoofer and main speakers. If either subwoofNote: • The Lowpass only
works
on speaker
SAT/SUB input.
er or
main
are slightly out of phase in relation to the
• Perhaps subwoofer cut-off frequency is already set in the bass
To find the correct phase set
other,
it
can
result
in
bass
output
management of your source. Please referdecreased
to the operating
manual
of in the frequency
your source. In response
general use area
only one
bass
management
system.
5. Operationwhere they overlap each other.1. Play a bass-rich track which also c
The phase relationship between subwoofer
and satellite
2. Toggle
the Phase switch between
Please also heed the instructions given in the operating manual of your
Choose
the setting for which you e
speakers
is
very
dependent
on
relative
distance,
construction
To select the cutoff frequency
loudspeakers.
Setting the phase (Pha
and working principles of the main speakers. The figure on
–Set the Lowpass control to the desired frequency between
Note: You can not set the phase if th
the left shows
a case whereby phase of the subwoofer and
50 and 150 Hz.
Combined frequency response
With the
phase
settings you
can sett
adju
phase
is controlled
by the
Subwoofer
main speakers
are incorrect in the critical overlap
thus
and area,
main speakers.
If either subwo
Main speakers
to theinother, it can result in d
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significantly reducing acoustic output in the listening
Note:
area where they overlap each other
that area.
–The Lowpass only works on SAT/SUB input.
The phase relationship between sub
–Perhaps subwoofer cut-off frequency is already set in the
on relative distance, construction an
figure on the
shows a case
whe
To find the correct phase setting:
Setting
theleftsatellite
cutbass management of your source. Please refer to the opare incorrect in the critical overlap a
1.Play a bass-rich track which also covers the the
overlap
area.
erating manual of your source. In general use only one
listening
room in that area.
Frequency
on the bass capabilities of
2.Toggle the Phase switch between 0° and Depending
180°.
bass management system.
subwoofer and speakers can overlap b
Choose the setting for which you experience
the most
the frequency
response and thus a low
system is not matched properly. In add
bass.
You should also heed the instructions given in the operating
amplifiers will particularly be affected b
manual of your loudspeakers.
Level
Set the Lowpass control to the desired frequency between 50 and 150 Hz.
a negative effect on the sound quality.
To offind
the correct
phase
s
range
the connected
speakers
(calle
The BM14S provides three settings to
1. Play a bass-rich track which als
• Flat = no limitation
2. Toggle the Phase switch betwe
• 60 Hz = frequencies below 60 Hz a
Choose the setting for which yo
• 80 Hz = frequencies below 80 Hz a
Note:
canfrequency
not set the phase i
To set
the You
cut-off
phase is controlled by the s
Switch Highpass control to neede
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Setting
the satellite cu
Depending on the bass capabilities
subwoofer and speakers can overla
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the frequency response and thus a
system is not matched properly. In
5. Operation
Operation
Setting the phase (Phase)
Level
Note:
themode.
phase settings you can adjust the phase relationship between the subwoofer
You can not Combined
set thefrequency
phaseresponse
if the subwoofer is inWith
slave
Subwoofer
main speakers. If either subwoofer or main speaker are slightly out of phase in
Mainphase
speakers is controlled by the settingand
In this case the
of
the
master
relation to the other, it can result in decreased bass output in the frequency response
subwoofer.
area where they overlap each other.
The phase relationship between subwoofer and satellite speakers is very dependent
on relative distance, construction and working principles of the main speakers. The
figure on the left shows a case whereby phase of the subwoofer and main speakers
Setting the satellite cut-off frequency (Highpass)
are incorrect in the critical overlap area, thus significantly reducing acoustic output in
the listening room in that area.
Depending on the bass capabilities
Frequency of the speakers, the fre-
quency range of subwoofer and speakers can overlap between 50 Hz and 150 Hz. A bump or a gap in the frequency
response and thus a lower sound quality will be experienced if
the system is not matched properly. In addition, small speakTo find the correct phase setting:
ers and low powered amplifiers will particularly be affected by
1. Play aeffect
bass-rich track which also covers the overlap area.
the low frequency signals, which again has a negative
2. Toggle the Phase switch between 0° and 180°.
on the sound quality. Therefore it makes sense to limit the
Choose the setting for which you experience the most bass.
bass range of the connected speakers (called “satellites” in
this case) by a highpass filter. The BM14S II provides
three
Note: You
can not set the phase if the subwoofer is in slave mode. In this case the
phase is controlled by the setting of the master subwoofer.
settings to achieve this:
–Flat = no limitation
–60 Hz = frequencies below 60 Hz are cut off.
–80 Hz = frequencies below 80 Hz are cut off.
To set the cut-off frequency
–Switch Highpass control to needed position.
Setting the satellite cut-off frequency (Highpass)
Depending on the bass capabilities of the speakers, the frequency range of
subwoofer and speakers can overlap between 50 Hz and 150 Hz. A bump or a gap in
the frequency response and thus a lower sound quality will be experienced if the
system is not matched properly. In addition, small speakers and low powered
amplifiers will particularly be affected by the low frequency signals, which again has
a negative effect on the sound quality. Therefore it makes sense to limit the bass
range of the connected speakers (called “satellites” in this case) by a highpass filter.
The BM14S provides three settings to achieve this:
• Flat = no limitation
• 60 Hz = frequencies below 60 Hz are cut-off
• 80 Hz = frequencies below 80 Hz are cut-off
To set the cut-off frequency
Switch Highpass control to needed position.
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Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
There may be various reasons why the subwoofer doesn’t
function properly in a system without it being faulty. The
checklist below will help solve problems you may encounter.
Before consulting your Dynaudio Professional dealer, check
this list first.
Check this first:
–Check if all signal cables are connected properly.
–Check settings in bass management menu of the connected source.
–Carefully and gradually increase the subwoofer volume
level on the source.
–Carefully and gradually increase the subwoofer volume
level on the subwoofer Gain control.
Problem
Cause
Solution
The subwoofer switches itself off
while music is being played.
There is hardly any low-frequency signal available in the
signal. This can happen if the music or movie itself does
not contain very low frequencies (e.g. long dialogues).
– The subwoofer will switch on automatically as soon as
low frequent music signals are detected.
– Switch subwoofer off and on again by means of the main
POWER switch.
The subwoofer will not switch on
at all.
– AC mains cable has become disconnected (LED does
not lit)
– Mains switch on the back is switched to OFF (LED does
not lit)
Make sure to switch the system off first before making
any changes!
– Reconnect mains cable.
– Switch mains back on.
– Check if all signal cables are connected properly.
The subwoofer will not switch on
automatically.
– No signal is present on either of the subwoofer’s inputs
(LED lights red).
Make sure to switch the system off first before making
any changes!
– Check if all signal cables are connected properly.
– Check if the subwoofer output on the source is engaged.
Subwoofer is switched on but no
sound from the subwoofer.
– No signal is present on either of the subwoofer’s inputs.
– In the source’s bass-management set-up, subwoofer
has been disabled.
– Subwoofer volume level has been turned down all the
way on the source.
– Subwoofer volume level has been turned down all the
way with the subwoofer’s control.
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Make sure to switch the system off first before making
any changes!
– Check if all signal cables are connected properly.
– Check settings in bass management menu of the
source.
– Carefully and gradually increase the subwoofer volume
level on the source.
– Carefully and gradually increase the subwoofer volume
level on the subwoofer Gain control.
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Troubleshooting
Maintenance
Cleaning the subwoofer
Dynaudio loudspeakers require no special treatment apart
from the kind of careful handling you would normally apply to
any high tech product in your home.
DANGER
Dangerous voltage inside!
Cleaning the BM14S II or other system components when
switched on can lead to damages or electric shock.
–Switch off the subwoofer and all other components of your
system when cleaning any of these components.
Changing the fuse
WARNING
Risk of fire due to wrong fuse type!
Inserting the wrong fuse type can lead to overheating and inChanging the fuse
flammation of the subwoofer.
–For continued protection against risk of fire, replace only
WARNING
with same type fuse and rating.
Risk of fire due to wrong fuse type!
The fuse is placed on the rear of the Inserting
subwoofer
below
the wrong
fusethe
type can lead to overhea
subwoofer.
mains power input. It can be changed without removing the
For continued protection against risk of fire, re
amplifier module.
and rating.
Note:
Because many different materials like wood veneer, aluminum
and fabric are utilized within the Audience, all-in-one cleaning
materials should not be used. Please avoid any aggressive
cleaning fluids or special furniture polishes as well.
To clean the subwoofer:
–The cabinet and other plain parts should be cleaned with a
soft dry or slightly damp cloth.
–Dust on the woofer diaphragms may be removed with a
fine furniture brush.
Note:
Avoid touching the tweeter domes as any change of their
shape may have an impact on sound quality.
The fuse is placed on the rear of the subwoofer be
be changed without removing the amplifier module
To change the fuse:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Switch off the mains power switch and unplug t
Pull out the fuse holder
Replace fuse with same type and rating
Push fuse holder back firmly until it is locked int
To change the fuse:
1.Switch off the mains power switch and unplug the power
cable.
2.Pull out the fuse holder.
3.Replace fuse with same type and rating.
4.Push fuse holder back firmly until it is locked into position.
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Warranty
Warranty
Dynaudio Professional products are warranted to be free from
defects in components and factory workmanship under normal use and service for a period of two (2) years when bought
from a reseller within the EU.
Dynaudio Professional products are warranted to be free from
defects in components and factory workmanship under normal use and service for a period of one (1) year when bought
from a reseller outside the EU.
When failing to perform as specified during the warranty period we will undertake to repair, or at our option, replace this
product at no charge to its owner, provided the unit is returned
undamaged and shipping prepaid, to an authorized service
facility or to the factory.
Dynaudio shall not be responsible for any incidental or consequential damages. Dynaudio’s responsibility is limited to
the product itself. Dynaudio assumes no responsibility for any
loss due to cancellation of any events, or rent of replacement
equipment or costs due to third party’s or customer’s loss of
profit, or any other indirect cost or losses however incurred.
Dynaudio reserves the right to make changes or improvements in design or manufacturing without assuming any obligation to change or improve products previously manufactured and / or sold.
The product warranty is only valid in the country where the
product was purchased.
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Exceptions
Dynaudio will always follow the law of the respective markets
should it differ from the policy stated above or the exceptions
stated below.
This warranty shall be null and void, if the product is subjected to repair work or alteration by a person or facility other
than those authorized by Dynaudio; mechanical damage including shipping accidents; war, civil insurrection, misuse,
abuse, operation with incorrect AC voltage, incorrect connections, wrong accessories, incorrect use of accessories, operation with faulty associated equipment, exposure to inclement
weather conditions and normal wear and tear.
Units, on which the serial number has been removed or defaced, are not eligible for warranty service.
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Technical Specifications
Technical Specifications
System
Active subwoofer
Bass principle
Closed
Frequency response
18 Hz to 250 Hz (+/-3 dB)
Inputs – LFE/Slave
XLR
Inputs – SAT/SUB
Right/left full bandwidth, XLR
Input impedance – + branch
20 kOhm
Input impedance – - branch
10 kOhm
Sensitivity
75 mVRMS to 5 VRMS, adjustable
Max. input voltage
10 VRMS
Outputs – Slave
XLR
Outputs – SAT/SUB
Right/left, Highpass filtered, XLR
Output impedance
100 Ohm (each branch)
XLR Pinout
1=0/2=+/3=–
Mode selector
LFE, Slave (Phase and volume controls are bypassed in slave mode)
Phase adjustment
0°, 180°
Highpass
Flat, 60 Hz, 80 Hz
Lowpass
50 Hz to 150 Hz
Power modes
On, Auto
Amplifier power
300 W, 4 Ohm
Power consumption – Standby
< 0.5 W
Power consumption – max.
325 W
Woofer – Cone
300 mm/12”, long throw,
one piece molded MSP (Magnesium Silicate Polymer) cone
Woofer – Coil
100 mm/4”, pure aluminum voice coil
Dimensions, external (Depth x Width x Height)
412 x 350 x 350 mm (incl. cloth cover)
Cabinet volume
31 liters
Weight
21 kg
Mains – 100-120 V, 50/60 Hz
Fuse T4 A
Mains – 220-240 V, 50/60 Hz
Fuse T2 A
Due to continuous development, these specifications are subject to change without notice.
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Notes
Notes
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Notes
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Owner’s Manual BM14S II 0214 – item no. 455408
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