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Kenwood KAC-8101D Instruction Manual

Subwoofer power amplifier
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  • Page 2: Safety Precautions

    • To prevent a short circuit when replacing a fuse, first disconnect the wiring harness. NOTE • If you experience problems during installation, consult your Kenwood dealer. • If the unit does not seem to be working right, consult your Kenwood dealer. English...
  • Page 3: Installation

    Installation Self-tapping screw (ø4 × 16 mm) Installation board, etc. (thickness : 15 mm or more) 2CAUTION • Do not install in the below locations; (Unstable location, In a location that interferes with driving, In a location that gets wet, In a dusty location, In a place that gets hot, In a place that gets direct sunlight, In a location that gets hit by hot air) •...
  • Page 4 Controls / Indicator 1 EXPANDER switch When this switch is turned ON the dynamic range is increased. 2 LPF (Low-Pass Filter) FREQUENCY control This control adjusts the frequency band output from this unit. 3 INFRASONIC switch Ultralow frequencies that cannot be reproduced even by a subwoofer speaker do not become sound but become unnecessary oscillations, which affect the sound by causing distortion, etc.
  • Page 5: Power Indicator

    6 Power indicator When the power is turned on, the Power indicator lights. If the Power indicator does not light when the power is turned on, the protection function may be activated. Check whether there is any indication of trouble. ■...
  • Page 6: Ground Terminal

    Connection ■ Terminal names 7 Fuse (40 A) NOTE If you can’t find the specified capacity fuse at your store etc., consult your Kenwood dealer. 8 Battery terminal 9 Ground terminal 0 Power control terminal Controls the unit ON/OFF. NOTE Controls the unit power.
  • Page 7: Installation Procedure

    ■ Installation procedure Since there are large variety of settings and connections possible according to applications, read the instruction manual well to select the proper setting and connection. 1. Remove the ignition key and disconnect the negative - terminal of the battery to prevent short circuits.
  • Page 8 Connection ■ RCA cable or Speaker level input connection (RCA cable Connections) RCA cable ground terminal Left input (Speaker level input Connections) Cable Color of the connector White Left White/Black Gray Right Gray/Black English Right input RCA cable* CENTER UNIT (CD receiver, etc.) Power control wire (Blue/ White)
  • Page 9 * Commercially available parts ■ Speaker wire connection Lead terminal* Subwoofer (L + R) ■ Power wire connection Lead terminal* Terminal cover Extension wire* Battery wire* Ground wire* Protective Fuse* Battery English...
  • Page 10: Troubleshooting Guide

    Troubleshooting Guide What might appear to be a malfunction in your unit may just be the result of slight misoperation or miswiring. Before calling service, first check the following table for possible problems. PROBLEM No sound. (No sound from one side.) (Blown fuse.) The output level is too small (or too large).

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