Installation of the S7165/S5165/S820 is a straightforward process.
IMPORTANT: The amplifier must be installed following the directions described below. To ensure
adequate performance and safety, never install the amplifier with less free space around the amplifier
than that specified.
IMPORTANT: For rack-mounting, we recommend using four 10-32, 1"-long screws.
NOTE: Heavy equipment should not be supported solely by the front mounting locations. It is recommended that
additional rear support be used.
WARNING: To prevent injury, this apparatus must be securely attached to the floor/wall in accordance
with the installation instructions.
WARNING: Always make sure that two people lift the unit together. Never attempt to lift the unit by
yourself. Failure to follow this instruction may result in personal injury or irreparable damage
to the unit that is not covered under warranty.
The S7165/S5165/S820 power amplifier has been designed to be mounted in EIA standard racks or stacked
freestanding as long as there is 4 inches (10cm) of free space around the amplifier (top, sides and rear). If the
S7165/S5165/S820 is being mounted in a rack, it is
suggested that its feet be removed prior to installation.
If the S7165/S5165/S820 will be stacked with other
components, use the feet that came attached to the
unit. This will ensure that there is sufficient air space
underneath so that heat can be dissipated effectively.
Make sure the amplifiers are located in a well-ventilated,
cool area. Be certain that the front and rear panels are
not obstructed, as the cooling fan brings air in from
the front and expels it at the rear. It is very important
not to obstruct the airflow from the center front panel;
heat buildup and premature failure may occur.
Use the simplified connection diagrams on the
following pages to help you understand how to connect
the S7165/S5165/S820 amplifier to a JBL Synthesis
system. These diagrams are intended to show the signal
flow through the system. For more detail in making
these connections, please refer to the JBL Synthesis
Certified Dealer Installation Manual.
Connect power trigger and audio cables between
system components, as shown on the following pages.
Make sure that on all power amplifiers the Power
switches are in the depressed (ON) position and that
the Manual On/Auto On switches are in the Auto On
position. Operated in this mode, all of the components
will turn on with one touch of the Power switch on the
surround processor's remote control.
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