BRIDGEABLE POWER AMPLIFIER
AMPLIFICATEUR DE PUISSANCE
4-1, MEGURO 1-CHOME, MEGURO-KU, TOKYO 153-8654, JAPAN
PIONEER ELECTRONICS (USA) INC.
P.O. Box 1540, Long Beach, California 90801-1540, U.S.A.
TEL: (800) 421-1404
PIONEER EUROPE NV
Haven 1087, Keetberglaan 1, B-9120 Melsele, Belgium
TEL: (0) 3/570.05.11
PIONEER ELECTRONICS ASIACENTRE PTE. LTD.
253 Alexandra Road, #04-01, Singapore 159936
PIONEER ELECTRONICS AUSTRALIA PTY. LTD.
178-184 Boundary Road, Braeside, Victoria 3195, Australia
TEL: (03) 9586-6300
Published by Pioneer Corporation.
Copyright © 2004 by Pioneer Corporation.
PIONEER ELECTRONICS OF CANADA, INC.
All rights reserved.
300 Allstate Parkway, Markham, Ontario L3R OP2, Canada
TEL: (905) 479-4411
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Copyright © 2004 Pioneer Corporation.
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Selecting fine audio equipment such as the unit you've just purchased is only the start of your
musical enjoyment. Now it's time to consider how you can maximize the fun and excitement your
equipment offers. This manufacturer and the Electronic Industries Association's Consumer
Electronics Group want you to get the most out of your equipment by playing it at a safe level.
One that lets the sound come through loud and clear without annoying blaring or distortion—and,
most importantly, without affecting your sensitive hearing.
Sound can be deceiving. Over time your hearing "comfort level" adapts to higher volumes of
sound. So what sounds "normal" can actually be loud and harmful to your hearing. Guard against
this by setting your equipment at a safe level BEFORE your hearing adapts.
To establish a safe level:
• Start your volume control at a low setting.
• Slowly increase the sound until you can hear it comfortably and clearly, and without distortion.
Once you have established a comfortable sound level:
• Set the dial and leave it there.
Taking a minute to do this now will help to prevent hearing damage or loss in the future. After all,
we want you listening for a lifetime.
We Want You Listening For A Lifetime
Used wisely, your new sound equipment will provide a lifetime of fun and enjoyment. Since
hearing damage from loud noise is often undetectable until it is too late, this manufacturer and the
Electronic Industries Association's Consumer Electronics Group recommend you avoid prolonged
exposure to excessive noise. This list of sound levels is included for your protection.
Quiet library, soft whispers
Living room, refrigerator, bedroom away from traffic
Light traffic, normal conversation, quiet office
Air conditioner at 20 feet, sewing machine
Vacuum cleaner, hair dryer, noisy restaurant
Average city traffic, garbage disposals, alarm clock at two feet.
THE FOLLOWING NOISES CAN BE DANGEROUS UNDER CONSTANT EXPOSURE
Subway, motorcycle, truck traffic, lawn mower
Garbage truck, chain saw, pneumatic drill
Rock band concert in front of speakers, thunderclap
Gunshot blast, jet plane
Rocket launching pad
Information courtesy of the Deafness Research Foundation.
Before Using This Product
Thank you for purchasing this PIONEER
After-sales service for Pioneer
product. It is designed to give you many
years of enjoyment.
PIONEER SUGGESTS USING A PRO-
FESSIONAL INSTALLER DUE TO THE
Please contact the dealer or distributor from where
COMPLEXITY OF THIS PRODUCT.
you purchased the product for its after-sales ser-
Please read all instructions and WARN-
vice (including warranty conditions) or any other
information. In case the necessary information is
INGS in this manual before attempting
not available, please contact the companies listed
operation. Should you have any questions,
contact your nearest Pioneer authorized
Please do not ship your product to the companies
dealer or installation specialist.
at the addresses listed below for repair without
Information to User
Alteration or modifications carried out
Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc.
without appropriate authorization may
CUSTOMER SUPPORT DIVISION
invalidate the user's right to operate the
P.O. Box 1760
Long Beach, CA 90801-1760
The serial number of this amplifier is writ-
Pioneer Electronics of Canada, Inc.
ten on the bottom of the unit. For your
own security and convenience, write it
down on the enclosed warranty card. Keep
300 Allstate Parkway
the card handy for future reference.
Markham, Ontario L3R OP2
For warranty information please see the Limited
Warranty sheet included with your product.
Visit us at the following site:
1 Register your product. We will keep the details of
your purchase on file to help you refer to this
information in the event of an insurance claim
such as loss or theft.
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• Handling the cord on this product or cords associ-
Never replace the fuse with one of greater
ated with accessories sold with the product will
value or rating than the original fuse. Use
expose you to lead, a chemical known to the State
of an improper fuse could result in over-
of California and other governmental entities to
cause cancer and birth defects or other reproduc-
heating and smoke and could cause dam-
tive harm. Wash hands after handling.
age to the product and injury including
• Always use the special red battery and ground
wire [RD-223], which is sold separately. Connect
the battery wire directly to the car battery positive
terminal (+) and the ground wire to the car body.
• Do not touch the amplifier with wet hands.
Otherwise you may get an electric shock. Also, do
Diagram A - Proper
Diagram B - Improper
not touch the amplifier when it is wet.
• For traffic safety and to maintain safe driving
conditions, keep the volume low enough so that
you can still hear normal traffic sound.
• Check the connections of the power supply and
speakers if the fuse of the separately sold battery
wire or the amplifier fuse blows. Detect the cause
and solve the problem, then replace the fuse with
another one of the same size and rating.
• To prevent malfunction of the amplifier and
speakers, the protective circuit will cut the power
supply to the amplifier (sound will stop) when an
abnormal condition occurs. In such a case, switch
4 Ohm Bridged Mode
2 Ohm Bridged Mode
the power to the system OFF and check the
connection of the power supply and speakers.
Do NOT install or use your Pioneer ampli-
Detect the cause and solve the problem.
fier by wiring speakers rated at 4 Ohm (or
• Contact the dealer if you cannot detect the cause.
lower) in parallel to achieve a 2 Ohm (or
• To prevent an electric shock or short-circuit
lower) bridged mode (Diagram B).
during connection and installation, be sure to
Amplifier damage, smoke, and overheating
disconnect the negative (–) terminal of the battery
could result from improper bridging. The
amplifier surface could also become hot to
• Confirm that no parts are behind the panel when
drilling a hole for installation of the amplifier. Be
the touch and minor burns could result.
sure to protect all cables and important equipment
To properly install or use a bridged mode
such as fuel lines, brake lines and the electrical
for a two-channel amplifier and achieve a 4
Ω load, wire two 8 Ω speakers in parallel
wiring from damage.
with Left + and Right - (Diagram A) or use
a single 4 Ω speaker. For a four-channel
amplifier, follow the speaker output con-
nection diagram for bridging as shown on
the back of your amplifier, and wire two 8
Ω speakers in parallel to achieve a 4 Ω
load or use a single 4 Ω speaker per chan-
If you have any questions or concerns,
please contact your local authorized
Pioneer dealer or call Pioneer customer