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JBL Synthesis S800 User Manual

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SYNTHESIS
S800
POWER
AMPLIFIER
USER'S
MANUAL

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  • Page 1 SYNTHESIS S800 POWER AMPLIFIER USER’S MANUAL...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    JBL Synthesis One – Control Wiring Diagram ____________________________15 JBL Synthesis One – Interconnection Diagram ___________________________16 JBL Synthesis Two & Three – Suggested Rack Mounting Order ______________17 JBL Synthesis Two & Three – Control Wiring Diagram _____________________18 JBL Synthesis Two & Three – Interconnection Diagram_____________________19...
  • Page 4: Precautions, Important Safeguards For Audio Products

    PRECAUTIONS 1.1 Important Safeguards For Audio Products PLEASE READ CAREFULLY ALL THE FOLLOWING IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS THAT ARE APPLICABLE TO YOUR EQUIPMENT 1. Read instructions – All the safety and operating instructions should be read before the product is operated. 2. Retain instructions – The safety and operating instructions should be retained for future reference.
  • Page 6 Figure-1 Example of Antenna Grounding as per National Electrical Code 17. Outdoor Antenna Grounding – If an outside antenna is connected to the receiver, be sure the antenna system is grounded so as to provide some protection against voltage surges and built-up static charges. Article 810 of the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70, provides information with regard to proper grounding of the mast...
  • Page 7 Deutsch Wichtige Sicherheitsanweisungen Heben Sie sich diese Sicherheitsanweisungen auch für später auf. Befolgen Sie alle auf der Vorrichtung stehenden Anweisungen und Warnungen. Immer nur mit der richtigen Spannung verwenden! Die Gebrauchsanweisungen des Herstellers informieren Sie über die elektrischen Anforderungen. Vergessen Sie nicht daß...
  • Page 8 Dansk Vigtig information om sikkerhed Gem denne vejledning til senere brug. Følg all anvisninger og advaresler på apparatet. Apparatet skal altid tilslttes den korrekte spænding. Der henvises til brugsanvis- ningen, der indeholder specifikationer for strømforsyning. Der gøres opmærk- som på, at ved varierende driftsspændinger kan det blive nødvendigt at bruge andre lednings- og/eller stiktyper.
  • Page 9 THX system, you will hear in your home what the director and sound engineer heard in the recording studio. Multi-Channel Operation The S800, a two channel amplifier that can also be operated in bridged-mode as an extraordinarily powerful single-channel amplifier (typically when used to drive a subwoofer), has been designed to integrate well into the world of multi-channel audio.
  • Page 10 INTRODUCTION AND FEATURES Quiet Cooling The S800 utilizes a fan to cool the amplifier channels, ensuring long-term reliability. To reduce fan noise to an absolute minimum, a thermal sensing and control circuit has been incorporated in the Synthesis S800 that senses increases in temperature within the amplifier and powers a fan at a speed proportional to that temperature increase.
  • Page 11: Operation And Controls

    1. Power Switch Pushing this button is all that is required to turn on the S800 if it is not part of a Synthesis system and the Manual On/Auto On switch (rear panel) is in the Manual On position. If the amplifier is used as part of...
  • Page 12 Should the amplifier be asked to produce more power than its design allows for a prolonged period, or should the S800 draw an amount of current from the AC power source that could damage internal components, the handle of this switch will move to a center position.
  • Page 13 The amplifier will then be controlled solely by the front panel switch. 9. IN/OUT Din Jacks If you are using the amplifier as part of a JBL Synthesis System, it is necessary to use these jacks to interconnect to other system components, so that control signals...
  • Page 14: General Information

    SYNTHESIS SYSTEM A Synthesis Two or Three installation incorporates a total of two power amplifiers, one S800 and one S7150 or one S650A. All channels on the S650 or S7150 are to be used for driving the left, center, right, and ambient speakers, with the S800 running in stereo mode to drive the subwoofers.
  • Page 15 Suggested Rack Mounting Order Po w e r SDP-3 AC-3 ® /RF DEMODULATOR SDP-RFD SDEC-1000A S800 S800 S650A S650A S DP - 3 Dig it a l S u r r o u n d JBL SDP-3 COPYRIGHT 1999 Au x...
  • Page 16 OUTPUT SDP-3 SDEC-1000A Digital Equalizer Controller RS-232 DIN IN DIN OUT JBL Inc., Northridge CA Made in USA WARNING – To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose L/R IN this appliance to rain or moisture.
  • Page 17 SDP-3 SDEC-1000A SDEC-1000A Digital Equalizer Controller RS-232 DIN IN DIN OUT JBL, INC., Northridge CA Made in USA WARNING – To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this appliance to rain or moisture. ® Do not remove cover. No user...
  • Page 18: S800, Connecting Your Synthesis System

    4.4 Synthesis Two & Three Suggested Rack Mounting Order Power SDP-3 SDEC-2500A SDEC-2500A S80 0 S800 S7150 SDP-3 Digital Surround Processor/Controller JBL SDP-3 COPYRIGHT 1999 V-Disc Tuner Tape Rec/Zone 2 Effect CONNECTING YOUR SYNTHESIS SYSTEM 2-Channel Mute...
  • Page 19 ASSEMBLED IN U.S.A. TRIGGERS TRIGGERS IR IN SUBWOOFER PGM GND PWR OUTPUT 100-240V 50-60 Hz, 35W SDEC-2500A Digital Equalizer Controller RS-232 JBL, INC. Northridge CA Made in USA ® CONNECTOR S/P DIF DIGITAL INPUT OUTPUT ANALOG INPUT R-IN L-IN SUB-IN C-IN R-AMB-IN...
  • Page 20 100-240V 50-60 Hz, 35W Cables Included in S2500IC 1 to 6 7 to 11 12 & 13 14 & 15 SDEC-2500A Digital Equalizer Controller JBL, INC., Northridge CA Made in USA ANALOG INPUT R-IN L-IN SUB-IN C-IN R-AMB-IN L-AMB-IN TRIGGERS Ch.
  • Page 21 Always put amplifiers on the bottom of a stack. If the S800 is being mounted in a rack, it is suggested that its feet be removed prior to installation. If the S800 will be stacked with other components, use the feet that came attached to the unit.
  • Page 22: Troubleshooting

    If you still encounter difficulty after trying the above suggestions, call your JBL Authorized Dealer or JBL at (800) 336-4JBL for further assistance.
  • Page 23: Specifications

    SPECIFICATIONS Rated Power Output Input Impedance Sensitivity Frequency Response ( at 1 W ) S/N Ratio ( A-weighted at rated power ) Damping Factor ( 8 ohms ) Power Bandwidth IM Distortion Unit Size Unit Weight Shipping Weight All features and specifications are subject to change without notice. "LUCASFILM THX AUDIO"...
  • Page 24 JBL Synthesis 8500 Balboa Boulevard Northridge, CA 91329 250 Crossways Park Drive Woodbury, NY 11797 800-336-4JBL A Harman International Company Part No. S800-OM6/00 Printed in USA on recycled paper...

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