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).
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 AWS63 for an extended period of time, unplug the transmitter AC power adapter.
Connecting to an Audio Source: Connecting to an MP3 player, smartphone, or other portable audio device: This speaker offers two ways to listen to audio from a portable audio device: using the wireless transmitter or connecting directly to the audio source.
Using the wireless transmitter:
- Plug the stereo plugs on the provided Y-adapter audio cable into the AUDIO IN jacks on the back of the transmitter.
- Plug the mini-plug end of the provided Y-adapter into the headphone output of your MP3 player or other portable audio device.
Using a direct connection:
- Connect one end of the provided 3.5mm audio in cable to the AUDIO IN jack on the bottom of the speaker.
- Connect the other end of the cable to the headphone output on your MP3 player or other portable audio device.
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:
- 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).
- Plug the mini-plug end of the provided Y-adapter into a mini-jack to RCA adapter (not included).
- 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.
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).
AC Power Adapters:
- Insert the small, round plug from the speaker AC power adapter into the DC IN jack on the bottom of the speaker.
- Plug the other end of the speaker AC power adapter into any standard 120V AC wall outlet.
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.
- Remove the battery compartment cover on the bottom of the speaker.
- Insert six (6) AA batteries (not included) into the speaker following the polarity (”+” and “-”) as diagrammed inside the battery compartment.
- 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 battery). 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.
Using the Speaker System
Adjusting the Transmitter:
- Turn on your audio source (for example, A/V receiver, MP3 player, stereo, etc.) and play music at a normal listening volume.
- Set the channel select switch on the back of the transmitter to one of the transmitter’s 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 SIGNAL indicator turns solid green.
Note: If the SIGNAL indicator on the transmitter does not turn on, 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.
Adjusting the Speaker:
- Press the Power button on the back of the speaker to turn it on. If you're using the wireless transmitter, the indicator light on the front of the speaker blinks while the speaker is tuning to the transmitter. This indicator light turns solid 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 continue blinking. If this occurs, please see the Troubleshooting section of this manual. If you're using a direct connection to your audio source (via audio cable), all you need to do is start playback on your audio source‚ you should start hearing sound from the speaker.
IMPORTANT: The indicator light on the front of the speaker indicates the status of the wireless connection only. If you're not using the transmitter (or if you're out of range of the transmitter) it will keep blinking until it finds the transmitter. This is normal.
- Adjust the volume on the speaker as desired. Note: Make sure your audio source is turned up at least to 75% of full volume (but not so loud that the sound becomes distorted).
- If you're using the wireless transmitter, set up the speaker for mono or stereo operation using the switch on the bottom of the AWS63 speaker.
- a) Monaural operation: The monaural mode (mono) is recommended when using a single AWS63 by itself. For monaural operation, set the L/M/R switch to “M” on each speaker.
- b) Stereo operation: You need an additional AWS63 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.
- The speaker automatically retunes if it loses the transmitter’s signal. You can also press the
- AutoScan button on the back 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.