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NOT EXPOSE THIS APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR MOISTURE. authority to operate the equipment under FCC Rules. Introduction The ADA890 is a technologically advanced, THX ® -Certified multimedia amplified speaker system featuring Dolby Digital and Pro Logic surround sound and stereo reproduction.
Figure 1 to make the 5-piece connections. The ADA890 can be used with Gaming Systems such as the Sony PlayStation and with Sega Dreamcast with the analog input as shown in Figure 2. Playback with this method will result in simulated Dolby ®...
3) Adapter Cable 4) Lime — To Front Input on Subwoofer 5) Yellow — Gaming System video (no connection to ADA890) Near Field Stereo/Surround Sound Operation (See Figures 3 and 4) If it is desired to convert to a 3-speaker system, follow the instructions and the pictorial view below.
Placement of Speakers (See Figures 5 and 6) All stereo information is heard from the satellite and surround speakers. The subwoofer contains no stereo information and its sound is non-directional. As a result, the subwoofer does not necessarily have to be placed in any particular relationship to the satellites. Placing the subwoofer on the floor close to a wall or corner of a room provides maximum bass efficiency.
DIAGNOSTIC SWITCH. (See Figure 2 for switch location) In the event it is necessary to troubleshoot the ADA890 to make sure all speakers are operating properly, press this switch. All speakers will revert to a flat (default) response regardless of previous settings.
Remote Control Operation (See Figure 9) The remote control can perform most of the manual operations. For best performance aim the front part of the control towards the infrared detector shown in Figure 6. The functions of the control are listed below. Figure 9 POWER.
Connect S/PDIF cable to DVD card and make sure all software drivers for computer are DVD playback card set to proper output. Signal cable is disconnected from sound card Connect analog signal cable from sound card (not DVD card) to ADA890 analog input Right (Control) speaker is disconnected Connect right (Control) speaker Computer not sending out signal Press the Diagnostic button on the rear of the ADA890 subwoofer.