DS18 Candy 6 Owner’s Manual
Congratulations on purchasing this DS18 CANDY-6 Class D Full Range Amplifier. The amplifier has been designed using the latest electronic technology available, allowing you to produce high quality stereo playback in mobile applications. This system provides you with low harmonic distortion, a considerable amount of reserve voltage and high temperature stability.
Just enjoy the perfect sound this amplifier brings to you!
- Since the amplifier is sensitive to electrical and motor noise and interference from the amplifier may affect your radio reception, try to mount it at least 3 feet away from the receiver. Good locations include under a seat, in the trunk or hatch area.
- Please remember this is a high power unit which generates high electrical energy and heat. Therefore be sure to install the unit in a place with sufficient airflow, a minimum of dust and no moisture. Allow enough space around the cooling fins to permit reasonable airflow and cooling. It is important to ensure that the cooling fins of the heat sink are not against a panel or a surface preventing air circulation.
- Never mount the amplifier in a location that is subject to direct sunlight or exposed to moisture. Be sure to mount the amplifier to a strong, solid surface which will not give way under the stress of a sudden stop or accident.
- When mounting the amplifier on a side wall, try to position it so that the slots in the cooling fins are vertical. Amplifier should not be mounted on the bottom of a rear deck with the fins facing down because the heat will radiate back up into the amplifier. Leave yourself enough room on either side of the amplifier to make all the wire connections and adjust the controls. If you have a subwoofer box in your vehicle, you can mount the amplifier on the outside of the box.
If you are mounting the amplifier to the vehicle’s floor, check beneath the car to be sure your screws won’t puncture a brake or gas line.
Before making any connections, disconnect the cars battery until
the installation is completed to avoid possible damage to the electrical system
- The +12V DC power cable should be heavy gauge stranded copper cable with heavy insulation, since it draws power directly from the positive battery terminal. Select the cable gauge at least 4AWG. And the ground cable gauge should be the same as the + 12V DC.
- Connect the +12V Power terminal to the battery ( +) position terminal. An in-line fuse must be installed in the + 12V power cable near the battery less than 50mm. Without one, an accidental short circuit could pose a fire hazard and damage your amplifier. Connect the fuse holder to battery, however, do not install fuse at this time.
- Connect the GROUND Power terminal directly to the battery ( -) position terminal or the car chassis. Ensure that all paint or other insulation is remove from around the hole area, and using self tapping screw, securely affix the bare wire ends to the vehicle chassis. Use as short as possible.
- Many radio’ s and other music sources have an output terminal for connection of the remote turn on of the power amplifier. CONNECT the output terminal to the amplifier REM control jack. If a radio doesn’t have a remote turn on feature, you can connect the REM pole to external switch for positive +12V ON/OFF.
- To help minimize interference, it is best to run the power cables along the opposite side from the audio cables.
The power cables must be connected tightly. A loose connection may
cause malfunctions or interference noise or distortion.
6 CHANNEL AMPLIFIER-FEATURES
- This amplifier has RCA connections for low level inputs. Low level signal is carried through RCA cables. it is preferred to use low level inputs to the amplifier if the head unit is equipped with the low level outputs.
SPEAKER OUTPUT CONNECTIONS
You do not need to make any adjustment for the input connection of amplifier before you connect the speaker output.
- Connect subwoofer wire to corresponding speaker output terminals of the amplifier.
- Be sure to have the positive wire from the speaker to the positive speaker terminal of the amplifier and the negative wire from the speaker must connect with the speaker terminal of the amplifier. Reversing any of these connections will result in the speaker cones moving out of phase which causes bass cancellation.
Turn the VOLUME control on the amplifier to Min initially.
Once the initial power sequence has been performed, set the CD/RADIO volume control to roughly 80% of full. Insert a CD or tune to a radio station and slowly turn up the amplifier VOLUME control until you hear some distortion, and then back it off for clean sound.
6 CHANNEL MODE
5 CHANNEL MODE
4 CHANNEL MODE
|RMS Power @14.4V||CANDY-6|
|@ 4 Ohms||6 x 80W|
|@ 2 Ohms||6 x 125W|
|Bridged @ 4 Ohms||3 x 250W|
|Input Sensitivity||0. 2~5.0V|
|Signal To Noise Ratio||>80dB|
|Low Pass Cross Frequency||50Hz~750Hz|
|High Pass Cross Frequency||50Hz~750Hz|
|Bass Boost||[email protected]|
|Fuse Size||2 x 40A|
|Dimensions (LxWxH) mm||366 x 139 x 43|
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