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Rockford Fosgate 2300 Owner's Manual

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  • Page 1 Series 1 2300 / 2600 / 4600 M P L I F I E R S W N E R A N U A L ® ®...
  • Page 2: Practice Safe Sound

    Please read your warranty and retain your receipt and original carton for possible future use. To add the finishing touch to your new Rockford Fosgate image order your Rockford accessories, which include everything from T-shirts and jackets to hats and sunglasses.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    A B L E O F Specifications ... 1 Introduction ... 3 Operating Features ... 3 Design Features ... 4 Installation Considerations ... 6 Tools Needed ... 7 Battery & Charging ... 7 Mounting Locations ... 7 Trunk Mounting ... 7 Passenger Mounting ...
  • Page 4: Specifications

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  • Page 6: Introduction

    N T R O D U C T I O N This manual provides information on the features, installation and operation of the Series 1 2300, 2600x and 4600x Amplifiers. We suggest you save this manual for future reference. We strongly recommend you have your Authorized Rockford Fosgate Dealer and Service Center install your new Series 1 amplifier.
  • Page 7: Design Features

    Gold-Plated Connectors – of high quality to provide lower resistance and better reliability. Series 1 Housing – The extruded aluminum heatsink design of the Series 1 was designed for high performance cooling. E S I G N E AT U R E S Input/LED Side 1.
  • Page 8: Power/speaker Side

    The installer should be careful not to allow wires to fray or touch. The recommended strip length is 1/4" (.635cm). *Rockford Fosgate’s Perfect Interface line of accessories includes high quality power and speaker wire, gold-plated RCA interconnecting cables and other products to complete your installation. Ask your Authorized Rockford Fosgate Dealer about Perfect Interface.
  • Page 9: Installation Considerations

    3. For easier assembly, we suggest you run all wires prior to mounting your amplifier in place. 4. Use only quality connectors for making connections. See your Authorized Rockford Fosgate Dealer for Perfect Interface wire enhancements. 5. Think before you drill! Be careful not to cut or drill into gas tanks, fuel lines, brake or hydraulic lines, vacuum lines or electrical wiring when working on any vehicle.
  • Page 10: Tools Needed

    & S OOLS UPPLIES Wire Cutters Wire Strippers Wire Crimpers Voltmeter Power Wire - [10-12 AWG; approx. 17’ (518.72 cm)] Grounding Wire - [10-12 AWG.; max. length 1.5’ (45.72 cm)] Remote (AP) Turn-On Wire - [18 AWG; approx. 12’ (365.76 cm)] Assorted wire connectors In-line butt connectors that match power and ground wire AWG 3/8"...
  • Page 11: Passenger Mounting

    ASSENGER OUNTING Under the seat or floor mounting will work as long as there is a minimum of 1” (2.5 cm) of air gap above the amplifier heatsink. Vertical mounting of the amplifier is still the best. I R I N G T H E Caution! Be sure to avoid running the power wires near the low level input cables, antenna, sensitive equipment or harnesses.
  • Page 12: Input

    4. Input – The amplifier’s signal input RCA jacks should be con- nected to the source unit’s signal outputs with high-quality braided or double-shielded interconnecting RCA cables. Note: Be sure to route the Series 1 signal input cable away from the main power wire and the car’s wiring harnesses to avoid noise coupling.
  • Page 13: Active Crossover Mode Selections For The 2600x And 4600x

    CTIVE ROSSOVER 2600 X AND The Series 1 2600x and the 4600x amplifiers feature a selectable electronic crossover. One module controls two output channels that can be configured in a High-Pass, Low-Pass, or Full Range (factory default) position. (Note: The 4600x has 2 modules as it is a 4-channel amplifier).
  • Page 14: Wiring Diagrams

    IRING IAGRAMS Left – 4 (2 min.) Right Full Range *See page 10 for proper crossover use. 2300/2600 - 2300 / 2600 Source Unit Right Power Left GND Right High Level Inputs Gain *Xover Module (2600x only) Full Range Position...
  • Page 15: 2300/2600x 3-way Stereo/mono System

    – – Tweeter Right Midrange *See page 10 for proper crossover use. 2300/2600 Source Unit Left Right Power Left GND Right High Level Inputs Gain *Xover Module (2600x only) Full Range Position 2 3 0 0 2 6 0 0 x Series 1 –...
  • Page 16: 2600x 3-way Bi-amplified System

    Amp 1 – Tweeter Right Mid-Woofer Amp 2 See page 10 for proper crossover use. 2600 Source Unit Left Right Power Left GND Right High Level Inputs Gain High Pass 2 6 0 0 x Series 1 – R + –...
  • Page 17 I R I N G The following pages show some examples for wiring the Series 1 4600x amplifier to your vehicle's speaker system. 4 (2 min.) Right Mid-Woofer – 4 (2 min.) Right Full Range See page 10 for proper crossover use. 4600 - 4600 I A G R A M S...
  • Page 18 (2 min.) Right Mid- Tweeter Woofer – – • • See page 10 for proper crossover use. 4600 TEREO Source Unit LEFT RIGHT POWER LEFT LEFT GND RIGHT LEFT GND RIGHT HIGH LEVEL INPUTS HIGH LEVEL INPUTS GAIN GAIN FRONT FRONT FRONT REAR...
  • Page 19 LEFT Front Crossover Rear Xover Module Low-Pass Position Subwoofer See page 10 for proper crossover use. 4600 Source Unit RIGHT POWER LEFT LEFT GND RIGHT LEFT GND RIGHT HIGH LEVEL INPUTS HIGH LEVEL INPUTS GAIN GAIN FRONT FRONT Rear Crossover Xover Module Low-Pass Position 4 6 0 0 x...
  • Page 20: Troubleshooting

    R O U B L E S H O O T I N G This troubleshooting guide is intended to assist you with certain problems which may occur. If you still encounter problems, see your Authorized Rockford Dealer for assistance. Problem Amplifier will not play —...
  • Page 21 If turn-on pop goes away, connect a delay turn-on module (Perfect Interface DT-1) to the amplifier. See your Authorized Rockford Fosgate Dealer for more information. 2. If the noise persists, disconnect the turn-on wire from the head unit and use a different +12 volt power source to turn on the amplifier (i.e., battery direct).
  • Page 22 If the noise disappears, install the radio, using only one (1) grounding point. Isolate the radio chassis from the grounding on the dash, and use an antenna ground- ing loop isolator on the antenna. If noise persists, see your Authorized Rockford Fosgate Dealer. – 19 –...
  • Page 23: Dynamic Power Measurements

    It was developed as a means of measuring power in a manner that best represents the Real World operation of an amplifier. Many manufactur- ers, including Rockford Fosgate, at times will measure amplifier power into a fixed resistor (4 Ohm, 2 Ohm). While this method is useful in some types of evaluation and testing, it is not representative of an amplifier that is hooked up to a speaker and playing music.
  • Page 24 Information Cubed The data acquired in the testing procedure is then graphed in the form of a 3-dimensional cube, hence the name PowerCube . The Phase Angle is expressed on the horizontal axis, the Output Voltage is presented on the vertical axis and the Impedance is displayed on the Z axis.
  • Page 25: Warranty Information

    Electronics found to be defective during the warranty period will be repaired or replaced at Rockford Fosgate’s discretion. Repaired or replaced electronics will be covered by the balance of the original warranty period only. Rockford Fosgate shall not be responsible for any incidental or consequential damages resulting from a defect in electronics.
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  • Page 28 Rockford Fosgate A Division of Rockford Corporation 546 South Rockford Drive Tempe, Arizona 85281 U.S.A. In U.S.A., (602) 967-3565 In Canada, call Korbon (905) 567-1929 In Europe, Fax (49) 421-487-877 REV. C 1/94 MAN-0191...

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