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Sunfire TGR-401-230 User Manual

Sunfire home theater system user manual.
Theater Grand Receiver
TGR-401
TGR-401-230

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    Theater Grand Receiver TGR-401 TGR-401-230...

  • Page 2: Important Safety Instructions

    SAFETY Important Safety In struc tions 1. Read In struc tions 2. Keep these Instructions 3. Heed all Warnings. 4. Follow all Instructions 5. Do not use this apparatus near water. 6. Clean only with a dry cloth. 7. Do not install near any heat sourc- es such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including ampli¿...

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    16. To prevent electric shock, do not use this polarized plug with an ex ten - sion cord, receptacle or other outlet unless the blades can be fully inserted to prevent blade ex po sure. Pour préevenir les chocs électriques ne pas utiliser cette ¿...

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    CHAPTER 1 Contents Important Safety Instructions ...2 Chapter 1: Introduction ...5 Overview ...7 Quick Start Guide ...8 Front Panel Features ...10 Rear Panel Features ...12 Installation ...14 Chapter 2: System Confi gurations ...15 Chapter 3: Remote Control ...25 Chapter 4: On Screen Display (OSD) ...31 Chapter 5: Using the TGR-401 ...37 Input settings ...37 Bass Management ...38...

  • Page 5: Chapter 1: Introduction

    Introduction Thank you for purchasing a Sun¿ re TGR-401 Theater Grand Receiver. We hope that you enjoy it and the music it makes as much as we have enjoyed creating it for you. As with our entire line of products, the TGR-401 is brimming with exclu- sive, high-performance technologies that deliver powerful movie and music...

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    CHAPTER 1 Unpacking Your TGR-401 should reach you in perfect con di tion. If you do notice any shipping damage, please contact your Sun¿ re Dealer immediately. Gently lift out the unit and remove all the packing material and ac ces - so ries.

  • Page 7: Overview

    The remote can also be used to activate and control all features of the second zone. The TGR-401-230 is the export model, set for 220-240 VAC operation. Its operation is identical to the TGR- 401 described in this manual.

  • Page 8: Quick Start Guide

    CHAPTER 1 Quick Start Guide We hope that the following details will help you get started using your TGR-401. 1. Take care to read and follow the safety instructions on pages 2-3. Also make sure that you read the notes and details throughout the manual, especially notes marked with a warning triangle ( 2.

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    Manual Setup There are three main manual ad- justments that can be made using the SPEAKERS OSD menu: 1. The SPEAKER SIZE menu al- lows you to enter the crossover frequency of each speaker. Using bass management, any bass below the crossover frequency will be redirected to your subwoofer.

  • Page 10: Front Panel Features

    CHAPTER 1 Front Panel Features 1. Power This button turns the TGR-401 on (fully powered up) or into Standby mode (asleep, but can be turned on remotely). The blue LED above the power switch is on when the TGR-401 main zone is turned on. When the TGR-401 is turned off, the LED will turn red.

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    12. IR Receiver Window This window should be clean and free from ob struc tion for the remote control to work correctly. 13. Main Select Any changes made after press- ing this button will affect the main zone. 14. Zone 2 Select Any changes made after pressing this button will affect Zone 2.

  • Page 12: Rear Panel Features

    CHAPTER 1 Rear Panel Fea tures 1. AM Antenna These con nec tions are for the supplied AM loop antenna. 2. FM Antenna The supplied FM antenna ¿ ts this “F-type” coaxial connector. Other antennas can be ¿ tted for im- proved re cep tion.

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    with its own surround decoder. You can select this as an input from the front panel or remote control. The eight channels of analog audio will then pass into the TGR-401. Note: if you use HD-DVD or Blu- ray DVD players that have 7.1 analog audio outputs, use this 8- channel input.

  • Page 14: Installation

    CHAPTER 1 Installation Observe the following precautions when choosing a location for your TGR-401: Make sure the TGR-401 has good ventilation. Do not cover any of the ventilation slots, or ¿ t the receiver inside a sealed cabinet without good air À ow. •...

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    System Con¿ gurations The following pages show some typical con nec tions that you might make in your in stal la tion. They show how the inputs and outputs of the TGR-401 are con nected to various audio and video com po nents. Analog Audio and Composite Video (VCR) Composite video signal From: VCR video output...

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    CHAPTER 2 Digital Audio and Component Video Connections (DVD) Component video signals From: DVD Player component Digital audio signals video outputs From: DVD Player coaxial TGR-401 IN1 component digital audio outputs video inputs TGR-401 coaxial digital audio inputs DVD Player If your DVD and TV Monitor both have com po nent video, they can be connected as shown, giving a superior...

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    CD and Antenna Connections AM Loop Antenna Position this to get the best reception before ¿ xing it in place. The supplied loop an ten na has been carefully matched to the AM tuner. Larger Loop anten- nas may improve reception, provided that their inductive value is around 18 uH. Analog audio signals From: CD L/R audio outputs TGR-401 IN4 audio inputs...

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    CHAPTER 2 Tape Player Connections record play Analog audio signals (play) From: Tape player audio outputs TGR-401 IN2 L/R audio inputs Analog audio signals (record) From: TGR-401 FIXED L/R audio output Tape Player L/R audio input Tape Player The tape player’s output can be connected to the analog audio inputs.

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    8-Channel Analog Input Connections (Blu-ray or HD-DVD) A U D IO O U T P U T S C S U B L S R S L B R Analog audio signals From: DVD audio outputs TGR-401 8-Channel audio inputs The 8-CH input is really useful as an input for HD-DVD or Blu-ray DVD players capable of decoding Dolby...

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    CHAPTER 2 Front Panel Input Connections Component video inputs MODE or L/R audio and com- button posite video, depending on the MODE button Component Video with Digital Audio Left/Right Analog Audio and Composite Video Video Connections From: Camera composite video Audio Connections From: Camera left and right analog Optical...

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    Output Connections T O C E N T E T O LE F T M S P E A K E R A IN S P E A K E R T O LE F T 2 S P E A K E R O R LE F T S U R R O U N Speaker-level audio signals...

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    CHAPTER 2 TO LE FT BA SU R R O U N TO R IG H T BA C K SU R R O U N (IF ZO N E 2 AM P O FF ) TO LE FT SP EA KE R TO LE FT 2 SP EA KE R TO R IG H T...

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    Zone 2 Connections As an alternative to using the TGR- 401's internal ampli¿ ers to run your Connection to IR Zone 2 speakers, you could use an receiver in Zone 2 external power ampli¿ er. Connect the ampli¿ er's line-level inputs to the TGR- 401 Zone 2 stereo outputs.

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    CHAPTER 2 Optional Connections Please contact your Sun¿ re dealer if you would like to order the following options: Connection carries audio and tuner control data Satellite outdoor Antenna Analog audio and composite video connections to TGR-401 Tuner Cat-5 connection allows control by Olé-2SF Power...

  • Page 25: Chapter 3: Remote Control

    Remote Control The TGR-401 remote control is many remotes in one. There are ten device buttons, ¿ ve on either side of the display, and each allows the remote to operate one piece of equip- ment. From the factory, the device buttons on page 1 are labeled: HD/BD, SAT, DVR, MP3, DVD, CABLE, VCR, CD, ZONE2, and TG401.

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    CHAPTER 3 Operating the TGR-401 with the Remote 1. Press the remote's MAIN button to make sure the display is on the main display menu. 2. Press the TG401 device button to set the remote to operate your TGR- 401. The display chang es to show the TGR-401 input se lec tions.

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    Remote Setup You must enter the SETUP mode to program the remote control for the other components in your system, and to customize it for your conve- nience. There is only one way to enter the SETUP mode: Hold down both the MAIN and ENT buttons for a few seconds until SETUP appears in the display.

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    CHAPTER 3 Remote Setup continued PUNCH This mode allows you to set up the volume, channel up/down and trans- port buttons so they will work for your main de vic es, no matter which device the remote is set for. For ex am ple, the volume buttons can operate the TV, even if the remote is set to VCR.

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    Remote Setup continued 9. Try out the Sun¿ re remote and see if the learned buttons will suc cess - ful ly operate your equipment. You may ¿ nd that some commands cannot be learned, because some are non-conventional, or too long or too short.

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    CHAPTER 3 CLONE This feature allows you to easily copy all of the commands and labels from one Sun¿ re remote (of the same type) to another. 1. Set both remotes on a À at surface, with their IR windows pointing towards each other, about 1 or 2 inches apart.

  • Page 31: Chapter 4: On Screen Display (osd)

    On Screen Display (OSD) Video Connections The On Screen Display (OSD) is available at the composite video, S-video, or component video MON outputs. Make sure that your TV monitor's video input is connected correctly to one of these outputs. Note that the HDMI output does not support OSD functions.

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    CHAPTER 4 OSD Menus Main Menu The ¿ rst menu of the TV On Screen Display looks like this: MAIN MENU TRIMS TONE CONTROLS MODES PRESETS SETUP Navigation Use the remote's navigation pad left, right, up and down buttons to navigate through the menus.

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    MATRIX, NEO:6 MUSIC, NEO:6 CINEMA, JAZZCLUB, LAST LAST LAST LAST LAST LAST, DIGITAL, DIGITAL EX, PLIIX MUSIC, PLIIX MOVIE LAST LAST LAST LAST LAST LAST, DIGITAL SURROUND, NEO:6, SUNFIRE LAST LAST LAST LAST LAST LAST, DTS 96/24, NEO:6, SUNFIRE CHAPTER 4 AM/FM FREQ CHOICES PRESETS 01 FM 107.50...

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    MUSIC, NEO:6 CINEMA, JAZZCLUB, LAST (FIXED) LAST LAST, DIGITAL, DIGITAL EX, PLIIX MUSIC, PLIIX MOVIE LAST (FIXED) LAST LAST, DIGITAL SURROUND, NEO:6, SUNFIRE LAST (FIXED) LAST LAST, DTS 96/24, NEO:6, SUNFIRE (FIXED) MEANS THAT THE ITEM CANNOT BE CHANGED User's Manual...

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    OSD Menus: Setup continued MAIN MENU TRIMS TONE CONTROLS MODES PRESETS SETUP SETUP CHOICES INPUTS SPEAKERS VIDEO MAIN ZONE ZONE 2 CONTROL DIGITAL OUT THRU DNMX/THRU DIMMER LOW/MED/HI MAIN ZONE CHOICES PWR UP MAX VOL 100.0 0.0-100.0 PWR UP MIN VOL 0.0-100.0 MUST BE SMALLER THAN PWR UP MAX VOLUME MAX VOLUME 100.0...

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    CHAPTER 4 OSD Menus: Setup/Speakers/EQ MAIN MENU TRIMS TONE CONTROLS MODES PRESETS SETUP SETUP CHOICES INPUTS SPEAKERS VIDEO MAIN ZONE ZONE 2 CONTROL DIGITAL OUT THRU DNMX/THRU DIMMER LOW/MED/HI SPEAKERS AUTO SETUP SPEAKER SIZE DISTANCE LEVEL CALIBRATION BINDING POSTS AUTO EQ MANUAL GLOBAL MANUAL PAIRS EQ MODE...

  • Page 37: Chapter 5: Using The Tgr-401, Input Settings

    PLIIX MOVIE LAST LAST, DIGITAL SURROUND, NEO:6, SUNFIRE DTS96 LAST LAST, DTS 96/24, NEO:6, SUNFIRE User's Manual CHAPTER 5 NOTES Shows which Zones the input can play in Change the name of the input to suit your actual compo- nents...

  • Page 38: Bass Management, Video Conversion

    CHAPTER 5 Bass Management The TGR-401 has a bass man- age ment system that allows you to choose wheth er your speakers will play the full fre quen cy range, or if the bass will be re di rect ed to the subwoofer.

  • Page 39: Manual Setup

    Manual Setup The following On Screen Display (OSD) menus are used to enter and make three main adjustments: • Speaker Size • Level Calibration • Speaker Distance This setup needs to be done when you use your system for the ¿ rst time, or if you change anything such as the ampli¿...

  • Page 40: Automatic Setup Procedure

    CHAPTER 5 Automatic Setup Procedure The automatic setup procedure uses the microphone to measure and evaluate your system. After the measurements are complete, the levels, crossover frequency, and delay times of the speakers in your system are automatically adjusted for the best performance.

  • Page 41: Automatic And Manual Equalization

    Automatic and Manual Equalization Auto EQ The automatic EQ procedure uses the microphone to measure and evaluate your system. This takes into account room effects, and automati- cally À attens out the response. After the measurements are complete, the EQ of your system is adjusted. The procedure does not use any previous- ly measured information from the auto setup, or user-entered information.

  • Page 42: Surround Modes

    CHAPTER 5 Surround Modes for 2-Channel Sources For 2 channel input sources, you can choose from the following modes: STEREO MONO PARTY DOLBY PLIIX MUSIC DOLBY PLIIX MOVIE DOLBY PLIIX GAME DOLBY PLIIX MATRIX DTS NEO:6 MUSIC DTS NEO:6 CINEMA JAZZ CLUB SOURCE DIRECT Mode Selection...

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    DTS SUNFIRE DTS-ES MATRIX DTS-ES DISCRETE DTS 96/24 DTS 96/24 NEO:6 DTS 96/24 SUNFIRE DTS-ES 96/24 MATRIX DTS-ES 96/24 DISCRETE Dolby Digital and DTS are “5.1” sur round systems with ¿ ve main chan- nels: left front, center, right front, left sur round, and right surround.

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    PLIIX modes work for Dolby 5.1. The back channels are derived from the left and right sur- rounds. DTS SUNFIRE This is a special mode that copies the surround channels into the back speakers. This provides a more enveloping experience for playback of DTS 5.1 digital...

  • Page 45: Sonic Holography

    Sonic Holography Sonic Holography is a unique pro cess which enhances the three- di men sion al effects and realism of stereo sound. This is from a design based on Bob Carver's legendary (and much sought after) Carver C-9 Sonic Holography Generator. This circuit was designed to over- come a problem in ob tain ing accurate sound re pro duc tion:...

  • Page 46: Fm And Am Tuner Operation

    CHAPTER 5 FM and AM Tuner Operation The supplied AM and FM antennas must be connected to the TGR-401 antenna terminals, or no stations will be tuned. The internal AM and FM tuners are se lect ed either by pressing Input and rotating the manual selector on the front panel, or by touching the AM or FM buttons in the re mote’s TGR-401...

  • Page 47: Recording

    3. Use the navigation left and right buttons to move up and down the frequency band until the desired station is found. Each press of a button will increment the frequency one step at a time, or hold down a button to move along quickly.

  • Page 48: Zone 2 Operation

    CHAPTER 5 Zone 2 Operation If you have a pair of speakers in a second room or area (Zone 2), they can play a stereo source independent of whatever is playing in the Home Theater room (Main Zone). You can also play the same source as selected in the Main Zone.

  • Page 49: Triggers

    Triggers Trigger Outputs Three trigger outputs supply +12 VDC whenever they are turned on. These can be used to turn on external Sun¿ re power ampli¿ ers equipped with a 12 V trigger input, or to deploy video screens for example. Use all stan dard safe ty pre- cau tions and make sure all the equip ment is dis con nect ed be-...

  • Page 50: Appendix, Speaker Placement

    APPENDIX Appendix Speaker Place ment The Front Speak ers You should closely follow the placement rec om men da tions of your speaker man u fac tur er, with the addi- tion of the following points: The left and right front speakers should be positioned so that your TV is exactly centered between them.

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    ...Speaker Placement continued In some systems, two center speak- ers are used; one on either side of the TV. As they are in mono, the result is a sound image that is po si tioned exactly at the screen center. Surround Speak ers Place each surround speaker to be an equal distance away from your...

  • Page 52: The Rs-232 Port

    APPENDIX The RS-232 Port The TGR-401 has a rear panel RS-232 Serial communication port. This allows the FLASH memory to be upgraded to the latest software by connecting to a PC. The TGR-401 software may be updated to re¿ ne operational details and to include new features.

  • Page 53: Troubleshooting Guide

    Troubleshooting Guide The Sun¿ re TGR-401 is expertly designed and built to provide years of trouble-free per for mance. Most prob- lems that occur can usually be solved by checking your setup or making sure that the audio and video compo- nents connected to the TGR-401 are on and fully op er a tion al.

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    APPENDIX No Dolby Digital, DTS play back • See page 43 • Make sure your player's digital output is set to BITSTREAM for Dolby Digital or DTS. This is often a player's setup menu item, not the disc's menu. • Some discs are available with a number of different options, such as Dolby Digital or Dolby Pro Logic.

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    Updating fi rmware problems • See page 52 • If you have a Palm Pilot™ or simi- lar device with “HotSync™” or its equivalent, you may need to dis- able this software before proceed- ing. This software ‘seizes’ control of a serial port on your machine and prevents the Sun¿...

  • Page 56: Remote Control Codes

    APPENDIX Remote Control Codes TVS, PLASMAS, PROJEC- TORS, MONITORS LG 363 365 243 284 283 286 364 ADMIRAL 072 081 161 160 LODGENET 072 ADVENT 247 388 LOEWE 222 223 224 164 322 422 AKAI 197 146 248 404 405 458 LOGIK 072 AMARK 112 143 LUXMAN 004...

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    SOUNDSTREAM 084 088 SOUNDMATTERS 375 SSI 068 STS 007 SUGDEN 430 SUMO 171 SUNFIRE 344 345 346 494 495 TAEKWANG 138 TAG MCLAREN 387 TASCAM 625 TEAC 005 019 049 111 212 217 TECHNICS 122 176 193 219 178 177 200 257 262...

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    APPENDIX HTS 122 INKEL 130 143 144 HUGHES 068 154 161 162 165 166 INTEGRA 030 273 HYTEK 053 JCPENNEY 014 061 092 141 HYUNDAI 149 JENSEN 158 ICR 023 JVC 004 022 136 163 213 214 242 243 286 JANIEL 060 147 KENWOOD 185 007 023 055 071 JERROLD 148...

  • Page 59: Speci¿ Cations

    Standard 1/8” mini jacks Standard 12V signal level Power Requirements US Model TGR-401: 120 VAC 50-60 Hz: 200 W European Model TGR-401-230: 230 VAC 50-60 Hz: 200 W Dimensions 17” Wide x 5.75” High x 16.5” Deep Net Weight 32 lb Manufactured under license under U.S.

  • Page 60: Default Input Table

    APPENDIX Default Input Table This table shows the initial names of the different inputs of the TGR-401. If you change any of the names, or con¿ gure the different video or audio inputs, mark them in the blank rows provided in this table. SOURCE NAME ANALOG HD/BD...

  • Page 61: Optional Via!migo Ipod Dock

    JAZZCLUB, DOLBY LAST LAST, DIGITAL, DIGITAL EX, PLIIX MUSIC, PLIIX MOVIE LAST LAST, DIGITAL SURROUND, NEO:6, SUNFIRE DTS96 LAST LAST, DTS 96/24, NEO:6, SUNFIRE This menu shows that if MP3 is selected as an input, the video is expected to come into input 4 (S-video or composite), and the audio into analog audio input 4.

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    APPENDIX Using the VIA!migo The following details show how to use the VIA!migo to play your iPod through the TGR-401 1. Press the remote's MAIN button to make sure its display is on main page 1. 2. Press the TG401 device button to set the remote to operate your TGR-401.

  • Page 63: Optional Sirius Satellite Radio Tuner

    Optional SIRIUS Satellite Radio Tuner The following details assume that the SIRIUS tuner is plugged in, powered up, and the antenna is hooked up and mounted outdoors. (An instruction manual comes with the tuner kit.) If you have not already done so, purchase a subscription plan from SIRIUS.

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    APPENDIX SIRIUS Tuner Operating Instructions ZONE 2 TGR401 MAIN PAGE MAIN PAGE PREV VOLUME MUTE CH UP/DOWN MUTE GUIDE INFO MENU INFO MENU EXIT NAV UP NAV RIGHT NAV LEFT NAV SELECT NAV DOWN Activation: 1. Select the SIRIUS Input using the front input button and rotating the manual selector knob, or with the remote control.

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    General tuning and use: Tune UP/DOWN to any channel by being in Channel Mode and press- ing NAV UP or NAV DOWN. Press- ing NAV SEL toggles back and forth between Channel Mode and Category Mode, and will show which tuning mode you are in.

  • Page 66: Optional Olé-2sf Touchpads

    APPENDIX Optional Olé-2SF Touchpads Front View (with bezel attached) Rear View The Olé™-2SF Film Interactive Touchpad (FIT) is a revolutionary in- wall controller for your TGR-401. Us- ing a photographic ¿ lm overlay instead of hard buttons, it marries the beauty of a touchscreen with the simplicity of a keypad –seamlessly controlling all major functions of your home theater...

  • Page 67: Limited Warranty, Service Assistance

    1300 E New Circle Road, Suite 150, Lexington, KY 40505 USA Declares that the products listed on this declaration Product name(s): Theater Grand Receiver Product Model Number(s): TGR-401-230 Conform to the following product speci¿ cations: Safety: EN 60065:2002 + A1:2006...

  • Page 68: Receiver Tgr

    Theater Grand Receiver TGR-401 TGR-401-230 Manual part number: 913-141-00 Rev A4...

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    MANUAL: TGR-401 SUNFIRE P/N: 913-141-00 REV A4 FRONT/BACK COVER PAGE MATERIAL: 210G GLOSS ART, CLAY COATED FRONT/BACK COVER PAGE INK: 1 1/1 (BLACK) PAGES 2-67 MATERIAL: 120G WOODFREE PAGES 2-67 INK BLACK SCALE 1:1 SIZE: 11.000” X 8.500” FLAT, TOL +/- 0.04”...

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