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JVC KS-AX5500 Instructions Manual

JVC KS-AX5500 Instructions Manual

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KS - AX5700
KS - AX5500
Thank you for purchasing a JVC product. Please read all instructions carefully before operation, to ensure
your complete understanding and to obtain the best possible performance from the unit.
For safety....
• Do not raise the volume level too much, as this will block outside sounds, making driving dangerous.
• Stop the car before performing any complicated operations.
This unit is designed to operate on 12 V DC, NEGATIVE ground electrical systems.
• This unit uses BTL (Balanced Trans-formerless) amplifi er circuitry, i.e., fl oating ground system,
so please comply with the following:
Do not connect the "·" terminals of the speakers to each other.
Do not connect the "·" terminals of the speakers to the metal body or chassis.
• Cover the unused terminals with insulating tape to prevent them from short circuiting.
• When an extension lead is used, it should be as thick and short as possible; connect it fi rmly
with insulating tape.
• Be sure to leave an appropriate space between the antenna (aerial) and the wires of this unit.
• When replacing the fuse, only use a 40 A fuse.
• Do not let pebbles, sand or metallic objects get inside the unit.
• To keep the heat dissipation mechanism running effectively, wipe the accumulated dust off periodically.
• Listening to the tape, radio, CD or MD, etc. with the volume on loud for a long period of time will
exhaust the battery, while the engine is turned off or while the engine is idling.
• This unit becomes very hot. Be careful not to touch the unit not only when using but for a while
after using.
DO NOT disassemble the units since there are no user serviceable parts inside.
For Customer Use:
Enter below the Model No. and Serial No. which
are located on the top or bottom of the cabinet.
Retain this information for future reference.
The following illustration shows a typical installation. However, you should make adjustments
corresponding to your specifi c car. If you have any questions or require information regarding
installation kits, consult your "JVC IN-CAR ENTERTAINMENT" car audio dealer or a company
supplying kits.
A Mount on a fi rm surface, such as in the trunk room or under the front seat.
• Since heat is generated in this unit, do not mount near infl ammable objects. In addition,
mount in an area that will not prevent the unit from dissipating heat.
• Do not mount the unit in the places subject to heat such as near a radiator, in a glove
compartment or in insulated areas such as under a car mat that will prevent the unit from
dissipating heat.
B When mounting this unit, be sure to use the screws provided. If any other screws are used,
there is a risk of loosening the unit or damaging parts inside it.
• Before drilling holes in the trunk to install the unit, make sure that there is a suffi cient space
under the trunk so that you do not drill holes in the fuel tank, etc.
C After install the unit, attach the terminal cover.
Model No.
Serial No.
When making the terminal connections...
Properly fi x the terminal with the screw provided by turning it in the
direction as illustrated.
When you tighten the screw, make sure that the screw is securely fi xed in
place to prevent disconnection of the terminal. Avoid over-tightening as it
may cause damage to the screw or its head slot.
To prevent short circuits while making connections, keep the battery's negative terminal
• When using a power cord, be sure to place the 40 A fuse near the battery as shown.
• Connect the lead wire (purchased separately) through which power is supplied directly to the
battery's "ª" terminal only after all the other connections have been made.
The lead wire connected to the + B terminal of this unit should have a cross-section of more
than 8 mm
. Be sure to use a ring terminal (optional) for secure connection.
• If you have any questions regarding the thickness of the power cord, etc., consult your nearest
"JVC IN-CAR ENTERTAINMENT" car audio dealer.
When you use JVC car receiver with a remote lead (a), connect to the REM terminal on this
When connecting a unit without a remote lead (b), connect to the accessory circuit of the car
which is activated by the ignition switch. In this case, noise may occur when the car receiver is
turned on or off. To avoid this noise, do not turn on or off the car receiver itself. You can turn on or
off the car receiver along with the on/off operation of the ignition switch.
If the POWER/PROTECTOR lamp lights in red, it indicates incorrect speaker wiring or
connections. In normal status, the POWER/PROTECTOR lamp lights in green. Make sure to
correct speaker wiring and other connections.
This amplifi er provides two types of speaker connections: Normal mode and Bridge mode. You
can choose either type of connections depending on the speakers confi guration equipped on
your car.
Make sure to comply with the following notes:
• Be sure not to connect the "·" terminals of the speakers to a common point.
• If the ground wire is common to both left/right and front/rear speaker wirings, this unit cannot be
used. Always use the independent lead wires for the speakers to be used. In this case, redo the
• Use the speakers with an impedance of 2 Ω to 8 Ω (4 Ω to 8 Ω: when used in Bridge mode).
• Use the speakers which have suffi cient power to the unit.
© 2005 Victor Company of Japan, Limited



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  Summary of Contents for JVC KS-AX5500

  • Page 1 • If you have any questions regarding the thickness of the power cord, etc., consult your nearest “JVC IN-CAR ENTERTAINMENT” car audio dealer. When you use JVC car receiver with a remote lead (a), connect to the REM terminal on this unit.
  • Page 2: Speaker Connections

    INPUT jacks on this unit. ∫ When your receiver is NOT equipped with Line Output, connect the speaker connector (through the receiver) to the HIGH INPUT terminal on this unit. KS-AX5500 4-speaker system 2-speaker system plus subwoofer—BRIDGE MODE 2-speaker system—BRIDGE MODE...
  • Page 3: Troubleshooting

    Power Output KS-AX5700: 200 W RMS x 2 channels at 4 Ω and ≤ 1% THD + N KS-AX5500: 100 W RMS x 4 channels at 4 Ω and ≤ 1% THD + N Signal-to-Noise Ratio 80 dBA (reference: 1 W into 4 Ω)
  • Page 4: Installation

    • Si vous avez des questions concernant la grosseur du cordon d’alimentation, etc., consulter votre revendeur d’autoradios JVC le plus proche. Si vous utilisez un autoradio JVC muni d’un fi l de télécommande (a), connectez à la prise REM de cet appareil.
  • Page 5: Connexion Des Enceintes

    ∫ Si votre autoradio N’EST PAS muni d’une sortie de ligne, connectez le connecteur d’enceinte (à travers l’autoradio) à la prise HIGH INPUT sur cet appareil. KS-AX5500 Système à 4 enceintes Système à 2 enceintes plus un caisson de grave—BRIDGE MODE (Mode en pont) Système à...
  • Page 6: En Cas De Difficultés

    Puissance de sortie KS-AX5700: 200 W RMS x 2 canaux à 4 Ω et ≤ 1% THD + N KS-AX5500: 100 W RMS x 4 canaux à 4 Ω et ≤ 1% THD + N Rapport signal sur bruit 80 dBA (référence: 1 W pour 4 Ω)

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