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JBL SYNTHESIS®
SDA8300
SDA4600
AMPLIFIER
SYSTEM INSTALLATION GUIDE
May, 2014
P/N 070-90018 (rev A.0)

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  • Page 1 JBL SYNTHESIS® SDA8300 SDA4600 AMPLIFIER SYSTEM INSTALLATION GUIDE May, 2014 P/N 070-90018 (rev A.0)
  • Page 2 The SDEC-4500P controls all DSP and BI-AMP speaker crossover settings and The amplifiers will go to low power standby if any channel does not receive must be configured with either “JBL Synthesis ARCOS” software or “SDEC signal for more than 30 minutes. The individual Channel Ready light will Control Panel Software v1.5”.
  • Page 3 SDP PREAMP SDP PREAMP SDEC-4500P SDEC-4500P SDA8300 #1 SDA8300 #1 Configuration Configuration 2 SDA8300 #2 Configuration 3 SDA4600 #1 SDA4600 #1 Configuration 2 Configuration SDA4600 #2 Configuration 3 Standard System [i.e., Syn-2-Array / Syn-3-Array / Syn-4 / or Similar] Expanded Systems [i.e., Syn-Everest / Syn-K2 / Syn-Atlas / Syn-1-Array] Typical STANDARD system configuration.
  • Page 4 Step One - Audio Input Connect the analog output of the preamp or surround processor [SDP-45 shown at left] to the input of the SDEC4500P. See the SDEC4500 installation manual for more details. Surround Preamp Output SDEC4500P Input Left Front Right Front Center Front Left Side...
  • Page 5 Step Three [optional] Connect Powered Subwoofers Connect the line level output of the SDEC4500P to up to four powered subwoofers using the line level output. These are discrete outputs from the SDEC4500P SDEC and are the same signal as the amplifier outputs below. Subwoofer Output SDEC4500P Out Subwoofer Front Left...
  • Page 6 If you accidentally select one of the alternate configurations Software v1.5”. Go to www.jblsynthesis.com to download the correct software below you will need to contact JBL Synthesis Technical Support to reset the unit. Use with these systems: • Any standard system with no more than 7 main speakers •...
  • Page 7 Step Four (Continued) – Configuration and Identification DUAL SDA8300 Configuration 2 + Configuration 3 is used with these expanded systems or SDA8300 (Dual – Amp #1) where additional bi-amp or height/aux channels are needed. Use with these systems: • Any 9 or 11 channel system •...
  • Page 8 If you accidentally select one of the alternate configurations below you will need to contact JBL Synthesis Technical Support to reset the unit. Use with these subwoofers: Any passive subwoofer with a power handling of 200 –...
  • Page 9 Step Five (Continued) – Configuration and Identification SDA4600 BRIDGED 2 x 1200 Watts per channel SDA4600 (BRIDGED #1) Configuration 2 and/or Configuration 3 is used with high power subwoofers. Connect the Channel 1 + as speaker positive and Channel 2 + as speaker negative.
  • Page 10 Front panel description Power Indicator (blue) Indicators Illuminates when the amplifier is ON and acceptable AC line Fault Indicator (red): Flashes when the amplifier output channel has stopped operating. voltage is present. Thermal Indicator (red): Illuminates when the channel reaches 80 degrees Celsius, indicating the onset of protection compression.
  • Page 11 Rear panel description Backup Analog Input Connectors Power Fuse Ethernet BLU Link Input Preset Indicators One 6-pin plug-in connector per input pair. High impedance balanced For monitoring and F20AH 250V, Input/Output Attenuators Visual LED light indicator control of the replace with same of the currently selected Ring One 21-position...
  • Page 12 Check the amplifier for proper operation at low volume first, and also check to make sure that the configuration is maintained during a power outage. Click on the input Contact JBL Synthesis Technical Support to download the that needs to demonstration video for this application. Csupport@harman.com, change.
  • Page 13 As you will see below the SDA amplifiers are highly flexible and can be SDA4600 Configuration 2 with Alternate Digital Inputs (1200W x 2) used in many different system configurations. Only your creativity in This configuration could be used with either a LEFT channel or CENTER finding ways to use them is the limit.
  • Page 14 14 | J B L S y n t h e s i s S D A 8 3 0 0 / S D A 4 6 0 0 S y s t e m G u i d e...
  • Page 15 Amplifier power output, ALL Channels Driven; Minimum Guaranteed Power (20 Hz - 20 kHz) Model Channels 2 Ohms 4 Ohms 8 Ohms 16 Ohms SDA4600 300W 600W 600W 300W SDA4600 Bridged 600W 1200W 1200W SDA8300 150W 300W 300W 150W SDA8300 Bridged 300W 600W 600W...
  • Page 16 JBL SYNTHESIS® SDA8300 SDA4600 AMPLIFIER SYSTEM INSTALLATION GUIDE WWW.JBLSYNTHESIS.COM TECHNICAL SUPPORT: CSUPPORT@HARMAN.COM +1 (888) 691-4171 May, 2014 P/N 070-90018 (rev A.0) 16 | J B L S y n t h e s i s S D A 8 3 0 0 / S D A 4 6 0 0 S y s t e m G u i d e...

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