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Setting The Unit; Connecting The Unit - Pioneer GM-6200F Owner's Manual

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Setting the Unit

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BFC (Beat Frequency
Gain Control
Control) Switch
Adjusting the gain controls A and B
If you hear a beat while
will help match the output of the car
listening to an AM broadcast
stereo to the Pioneer amplifier.
with your car stereo, change
Normally, set the gain controls to the
the BFC switch using a small
NORMAL position. If the output is
standard tip screwdriver.
low, even when the volume of the car
stereo is turned up, turn these controls
clockwise. If there is distortion when
the volume of the car stereo is turned
Power Indicator
up, turn these controls counter-clock-
wise.
The power indicator
• If you only use one input plug, set the
lights when the power is
gain controls for speaker outputs A and
switched on.
B to the same position.
• When using with an RCA equipped car
stereo (standard output of 500 mV), set
CH
A
SPE
BRIDG
ED
AKE
R ONP
UT
to the NORMAL position. When using
BRIDG
CH
with an RCA equipped Pioneer car
stereo with max. output of 4 V or more,
adjust level to match the car stereo out-
put level.
Input Select Switch
For two-channel input, slide
this switch to the left. For
four-channel input, slide this
switch to the right.
LPF (Low-Pass Filter)/HPF (High-Pass Filter) Select Switch
Set the LPF/HPF select switch as follows according to the type of speaker that is connected
to the speaker output connector and the car stereo system:
LPF/HPF Select
Audio frequency range
Speaker
Remarks
Switch
to be output
Type
LPF (Left)
— 80 Hz
Subwoofer
Connect a subwoofer.
OFF (Center)
Full range
Full range
HPF (Right)
80 Hz —
Full range
Use if you want to cut the
very low frequency range
because it is not necessary
for the speakers you are
using.

Connecting the Unit

CAUTION
• Disconnect the negative (–) terminal of the battery
• Make sure that wires will not interfere with mov-
to avoid the risk of short-circuit and damage to
ing parts of the vehicle, such as the gearshift,
the unit.
handbrake or seat sliding mechanism.
• Secure the wiring with cable clamps or adhesive
• Do not shorten any wires. Otherwise the protec-
tape. To protect the wiring, wrap adhesive tape
tion circuit may fail to work when it should.
around it where they lie against metal parts.
• Never feed power to other equipment by cutting
• Do not route wires where they will get hot, for
the insulation of the power supply wire to tap
example where the heater will blow over them. If
from the wire. The current capacity of the wire
the insulation heats up, it may become damaged,
will be exceeded, causing overheating.
resulting in a short-circuit through the vehicle
• Never replace the fuse with one of greater value
body.
or rating than the original fuse. Use of an improp-
er fuse could result in overheating and smoke and
could cause damage to the product and injury
including burns.
CAUTION:
To prevent damage and/or injury
ED
B
• Do not ground the speaker wire directly or con-
• Speakers to be connected to the amplifier should
nect a negative (–) lead wire for several speakers.
conform with the standards listed below. If they
• This unit is for vehicles with a 12-volt battery and
do not conform, they may catch fire, emit smoke
negative grounding. Before installing it in a recre-
or become damaged. The speaker impedance must
ational vehicle, truck or bus, check the battery
be 2 to 8 ohms. But in case of two-channel and
voltage.
other bridge connections, the speaker impedance
• If the car stereo is kept on for a long time while
must be 4 to 8 ohms.
the engine is at rest or idling, the battery may go
• Install and route the separately sold battery wire
dead. Turn the car stereo off when the engine is at
as far away as possible from the speaker wires.
rest or idling.
Install and route the separately sold battery wire,
• If the system remote control wire of the amplifier
ground wire, speaker wires and the amplifier as
is connected to the power terminal through the
far away as possible from the antenna, antenna
ignition switch (12 V DC), the amplifier will
cable and tuner.
always be on when the ignition is on— regardless
• Cords for this product and those for other prod-
of whether the car stereo is on or off. Because of
ucts may be different colors even if they have the
this, the battery could go dead if the engine is at
same function. When connecting this product to
rest or idling.
another product, refer to the supplied Installation
manuals of both products and connect cords that
have the same function.
Speaker Channel
Speaker Type
Subwoofer
Four-channel
Other than subwoofer
Subwoofer
Two-channel
Other than subwoofer
Three-channel
Subwoofer
Speaker output A
Other than subwoofer
Three-channel
Subwoofer
Speaker output B
Other than subwoofer
Connection Diagram
Fuse (30 A)
Grommet
Fuse (30 A)
Connecting wire with RCA
pin plugs (sold separately).
Speaker input terminal
See the "Using the Speaker Input"
section.
Front side
RCA input jack B
Power
Nominal input: Min. 70 W
Max. input: Min. 120 W
Fuse (25 A) × 2
Nominal input: Min. 200 W
Max. input: Min. 300 W
Speaker output terminal
Nominal input: Min. 70 W
See the "Connecting the
Speakers and Input Wires"
Max. input: Min. 120 W
section for speaker
Nominal input: Min. 200 W
connection instructions.
Max. input: Min. 300 W
Connecting the Power Terminal
• 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
Special red battery wire [RD-223] (sold separately)
terminal (+) and the ground wire to the car body.
After making all other connections at the amplifier,
connect the battery wire terminal of the amplifier to
1. Pass the battery wire from the
the positive (+) terminal of the battery.
engine compartment to the interior
of the vehicle.
Ground wire (black) [RD-223] (sold separately)
• After making all other connections to the
Connect to metal body or chassis.
amplifier, connect the battery wire terminal of
the amplifier to the positive (+) terminal of
the battery.
Car stereo with
RCA output jacks
External Output
If only one input plug is used,
do not connect anything to
RCA input jack B.
Amplifier with
RCA input
RCA input jacks
Positive terminal
Input Select Switch
For two-channel input, slide this
switch to the left. For four-channel
2. Twist the battery wire, ground wire
input, slide this switch to the right.
and system remote control wire.
3. Attach lugs to wire ends. Lugs not
supplied.
• Use pliers, etc., to crimp lugs to wires.
RCA output jack
4. Connect the wires to the terminal.
RCA input jack A
• Fix the wires securely with the terminal
screws.
Power terminal
Connecting wire with RCA pin
plugs (sold separately).
Back side
System remote control wire (sold separately)
Connect the male terminal of this wire to the system remote control
terminal of the car stereo (SYSTEM REMOTE CONTROL). The
female terminal can be connected to the auto-antenna relay control
terminal. If the car stereo does not have a system remote control ter-
minal, connect the male terminal to the power terminal through the
ignition switch.
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WARNING
Failure to securely fasten the battery wire to the ter-
minal using the terminal screws could cause the ter-
minal area to overheat and could result in damage
and injury including minor burns.
Connecting the Speaker Output
Terminals
1. Expose the end of the speaker wires
using nippers or a cutter by about
10 mm (3/8 inch) and twist.
Engine
Interior of
Fuse (30 A)
compart-
2. Attach lugs to speaker wire ends.
ment
the vehicle
Lugs not supplied.
• Use pliers, etc., to crimp lugs to wires.
Fuse (30 A)
3. Connect the speaker wires to the
Drill a 14 mm
(1/2 inch) hole
speaker output terminals.
Insert the O-ring rubber
into the vehicle
• Fix the speaker wires securely with the termi-
grommet into the vehicle
body.
nal screws.
body.
Terminal screw
Speaker
output
terminal
Speaker wire
GND terminal
System remote
control terminal
System remote
control wire
Ground wire
Battery wire

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