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OPTISOUND AUTO 8 Model: OPTISOUNDAUTO8-V2

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OPTISOUND AUTO 8 ACTIVE Model: OPTISOUNDAUTO8A-V2

To ensure maximum performance and safety, please follow all instructions contained within this manual. Please retain this manual for future reference after installation.

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OWNERS MANUAL Congratulations on purchasing your VIBE bass enclosure. Please read this manual in order to fully understand how to get the best results from this product and ensure that all advice on how to look after the product is followed. Thank you for buying VIBE, we hope you enjoy listening to your product as much as we enjoyed creating it.

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LIMITED WARRANTY All VIBE products carry a full 12 month warranty, valid from the date of the original receipt and proof of purchase. In order to validate this warranty, the online warranty card should be completed within seven days of the original purchase date. The original receipt and packaging should be retained for this twelve month period. If the product develops a problem any stage during the warranty period, it should be returned to the point of purchase in it’s original packaging, complete with no items missing. If the store is unable to repair the product it may have to be returned to VIBE. This process should take around seven working days and all costs will be covered by VIBE. A full description of VIBE’s warranty information can be found on our website:

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MOUNTING GUIDELINES <RXU9,%(HQFORVXUHLVGHVLJQHGZLWKDVZLIWLQVWDOODWLRQURXWLQHLQPLQG Please mount the enclosure in a dry location on a solid surface. 1(9(5PRXQWWKHHQFORVXUHXSVLGHGRZQDVWKLVZLOOFDXVHWKHDPSOL¿HUWRRYHUKHDWDQGZLOO eventually damage the enclosure. %HIRUH¿[LQJWKHHQFORVXUHLQSODFHSOHDVHHQVXUHWKDWWKHUHLVVXI¿FLHQWDLUÃ&#x20AC;RZDURXQGWKHH[WHULRURI WKHDPSOL¿HUFDVLQJDWOHDVWWZRLQFKHVLVVXI¿FLHQW

OPTISOUNDAUTO8A-V2 CONNECTIONS Connect to +12V of battery with attached 20 amp fuse

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REM GND

Connect to chassis ground of vehicle

+12V

Connect to chassis ground of vehicle

Connect to speaker output of headunit R + white R - white / black L + grey L - grey / black

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Connect to RCA (low level) output of headunit

Connect EITHER the high level or low level inputs. Never connect both together as this may cause damage to the amplifier.


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OPTISOUNDAUTO8-V2 CONNECTIONS

To Amplifier speaker output terminals


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INSTALLATION

REAR OF SEAT

UNDER SEAT

SIDE PANEL


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INSTALLATION Please follow the installation method below to secure the enclosure to your chosen location. Step 1:)ROGRXWWKHVWHHOPRXQWLQJWDEVIURPXQGHUQHDWKWKHHQFORVXUH

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NOTE: Be sure to investigate your mounting area thoroughly for electrical wires, brake or fuel lines or fuel tank to prevent causing any damage. If you are unsure VIBE recommends that the enclosure is installed by an Authorised VIBE dealer. :KHQ\RXKDYHFKRVHQ\RXUPRXQWLQJSRVLWLRQSOHDVHHQVXUHWKDWWKHHQFORVXUHLVVHFXUHO\PRXQWHG and cannot move or come into contact with objects in the luggage area. Damage to the enclosure or subwoofer caused by these objects will not be covered under warranty.


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TERMINALS AND CONTROLS OPTISOUNDAUTO8-V2

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RUN IN PROCEDURE VIBE recommends that you follow the run in procedure for the subwoofer detailed below. Â&#x2021;:KHQ\RXUVXEZRRIHULVXVHGIRUWKH¿UVWWLPHQDWXUDOO\OLNHPRVWEUDQGQHZLWHPVLWLVYHU\VWLIIDQG I rigid. It will take time for the moving parts of the subwoofer to loosen up before the subwoofer is ready to deliver itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s full potential. Â&#x2021;)RUWKH¿UVWKRXUVLWLVUHFRPPHQGHGWKDW\RXSOD\WKHVXEZRRIHULQLWDOO\DWORZWRPHGLXPYROXPHV and gradually increase the volume as time progresses. Â&#x2021;$VDJXLGHLI\RXOLVWHQWR\RXUVXEZRRIHUIRURQHKRXUHYHU\GD\LWZLOOWDNHDPRQWKWRUXQLQIXOO\

SET UP SECTION Gain Control Setting 7RFRUUHFWO\VHWWKHJDLQFRQWURORIWKHDPSOL¿HUWRPDWFKWKDWRIWKHVRXUFH KHDGXQLW XVHWKHIROORZLQJ setup routine: Æ&#x201D;7XUQWKHJDLQFRQWUROWRPLQLPXPRQWKHDPSOL¿HU Æ&#x201D;2QWKHKHDGXQLWVHWDOOFURVVRYHUVWRÃ&#x20AC;DWDQGERWKEDVVDQGWUHEOHWR]HUR Æ&#x201D;7XUQXSWKHVRXUFH KHDGXQLW WRDSSUR[YROXPH Æ&#x201D;9HU\VORZO\WXUQXSWKHJDLQRQWKHDPSOL¿HUXQWLOGLVWRUWLRQFDQEHKHDUGLQWKHVXEZRRIHURU until the volume reaches an uncomfortable listening level when this is reached turn down the gain control slightly. The gain control is now set.

SPECIFICATION Part Number:237,6281'$8729 Peak Power:ZDWWV RMS Power: ZDWWV Height:PP H[FOJULOO

Width:PP Depth: PP Impedance: 2KPV

Part Number:237,6281'$872$9 Peak Power:ZDWWV RMS Power: ZDWWV Height:PP H[FOJULOO

Width:PP Depth:PP Fuse rating: DPS


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TROUBLESHOOTING AMPLIFIER WILL NOT POWER UP Â&#x2021; Check for good ground connections. Ensure that the ground cable is connected directly to bare metal and not a painted surface Â&#x2021;8VLQJDPXOWLPHWHUHQVXUHWKDWWKHUHPRWH 5(0 WHUPLQDOLVDWOHDVWY'& Â&#x2021;8VLQJDPXOWLPHWHUHQVXUHWKDWWKH%DWWHU\YROWDJHLVDWOHDVWY'&DQGEHORZY'& Â&#x2021;&KHFNDOOIXVHV Â&#x2021;&KHFNWKDWWKHSURWHFWLRQOLJKWLVQRWLOOXPLQDWHGLILWLVLOOXPLQDWHGWU\WXUQLQJWKHDPSOLÂżHURIIIRUD I short period of time and then turn back on.

PROTECTION LED IS ILLUMINATED Â&#x2021; Check for shorts on all cables Â&#x2021;7KHDPSOLÂżHULVGHVLJQHGWRVKXWGRZQRQFHDXWRPDWLFDOO\ZKHQWKHWHPSHUDWXUHUHDFKHVÂ&#x192;&LIWKH DPSOLÂżHUKHDWVLQNLVYHU\KRWWKLVPD\EHWKHUHDVRQIRUWKHDPSOLÂżHUVKXWWLQJGRZQ Â&#x2021;5HPRYHWKHVLJQDOFDEOHVDQGWU\WRUHVWDUWWKHDPSOLÂżHULIWKHDPSOLÂżHUZLOOQRWUHVWDUWWKHQLWLV SRVVLEOHWKDWWKHDPSOLÂżHUKDVEHHQGDPDJHG7KLVGDPDJHPD\KDYHEHHQDVDUHVXOWRIDEXVHRU failure to follow the advice in this manual.

BLOWN FUSES Â&#x2021; Check both positive and ground cables for shorts. Â&#x2021;&KHFNWKDWWKHSRVLWLYHZLUHLVFRQQHFWHGWRWKH9WHUPLQDORIWKHDPSOLÂżHU Â&#x2021;&KHFNWKDWWKHQHJDWLYHZLUHLVFRQQHFWHGWRWKH*1'WHUPLQDORIWKHDPSOLÂżHU Â&#x2021;&KHFNWKDWWKHFRUUHFWIXVHLVÂżWWHG OPTISOUNDAUTO8A-V2: 1 x 20 amp

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