2 Triad DSP RackAmp Setup 2 Models - For all Triad Subwoofer Enclosures: InRoom,InWall, InCeiling, CinemaPlus, FlexSubs, & legacy subs.DSP provides ideal frequency response and limiting foreach Triad sub model plus unmatched setup flexibility.Unique setup features let you fine tune our subs to theroom, the application, & your customer. They make oursubs sound better.Use with Triad subwoofers only. These are NOT universalamplifiers or subwoofer amplifiers.
3 2 MenusSimple User MenuUser Menu display times out after 25 seconds of inactivity.Before we explore these 2 Menus, let us look at how we navigate.Advanced Setup MenuInstaller Setup Menu display does not time out.
4 Menu Navigation Top line shows selected Menu item. Bottom line shows Settings; the middle Setting is selected and active.or changes Setting.Press for next Menu item; for previous Menu item.Press Enter when prompted.Changes are dynamic & real time. What you see is what you hear!User Menu changes are Auto-saved. No saving required.saves Installer Setup Menu changes & returns to User Menu.Non applicable Menu items are hidden from view.Non applicable Menu Items hidden from view: If any Filter is not turned ON, you will not see that filter’s Slope selection next. Example: When Sub Low Pass Filter is set to LFE (Bypass), Sub Low Pass Filter Slope is hidden.Other Examples: If Power On Method is not set to AUTO, AUTO ON LEVEL & AUTO OFF MINUTES are hidden.
5 When you first power up a RackAmp You are asked to pick the Triad Sub model the amp will drive.Select the right model with or ; then press EnterIf correct, Press Enter to Confirm.Picking the correct Triad Sub model sets the appropriate EQ & limiting for the Triad sub model the amplifier will drive.Once set, you can change the selected sub in the last regular item of the Installer Setup Menu.
6 After picking your sub, press to enter the User Menu.
7 User Menu - Volume VOLUME is temporary & volatile, not meant for permanent level setting.Volume reverts back to 00db when amp is poweredOFF or when another Preset is selected.Range: Mute to -40dB to +11dB.Default: 00dB
8 User Menu - Presets6 User selectable Presets: REF (Reference), CINEMA,THX (not applicable), NIGHT (lower Volume level pluscompression), CUSTOM 1, & CUSTOM 2.Custom Presets 1 & 2 are set up via IP only.Discrete IR code for each Preset.Use REF when calibrating.
9 User Menu - Display Brightness When User Menu display times out, press any buttonto bring it back with no Menu changes.
10 Code to enter Installer Setup Menu: User MenuEnter Installer MenuCode to enter Installer Setup Menu:Left - Right - Left
11 Installer Setup Menu - IP Address Set up your RackAmp remotely by computer when the amp isin a different room from the listening room – like a rack room.Connect amp and computer to a LAN (Local Area Network) orconnect them directly using a crossover Ethernet cable or adaptor.Used to set up 2 Advanced Features: Room EQ (6 band manualparametric equalizer) or Customize 2 Presets.Not for control.See IP Setup & Features Instructions doc & video on ourwebsite: .If you use a crossover ethernet cable or adaptor, you may need to switch your computer’s wireless network OFF for the IP connection to work.
12 Installer Setup Menu – Boundary EQ Boundary EQ compensates for frequency response errorscaused by subwoofer location in the room.3 settings: Midwall (default), Corner, or InRoom.Set Boundary for sub location within 2 feet of Setting name.Improves bass frequency response.If a sub is positioned on the floor or ceiling within 2 feet of a wall, select MIDWALL; if within 2 feet of a corner, select CORNER; if farther than 2 feet from a wall or corner, select InRoom.
13 Sub LowPass Filter & Slope Installer Setup MenuSub LowPass Filter & SlopeUse with LineOut High Pass Filter to create proper crossovers for 2-channel systems without Bass Management.Sub LowPass Filter range: LFE (bypass), 30Hz to 300Hz plus LFE.LFE (default) bypasses filter – use for Home Theaters.Balanced & LFE Inputs automatically bypass this filter.Affects Speaker Output only (does not affect Line Outs).Slope: 12, 24 (default), or 48 dB/octave
14 Sub High Pass Filter & Slope Installer Setup MenuSub High Pass Filter & SlopeSets bass extension (f3) like a subsonic filter.Range: Hz & OFF (do not use).20Hz default.Trade bass extension for higher sub output & headroom.Use to cross-over tiered multi-subwoofer arrays in whichcertain subs handle different parts of the bass spectrum.Slope: 12, 24, or 48 (default) dB/octave.We recommend that you do NOT operate the system with this filter OFF.Example of tiered multi-sub array: Silver Subwoofer handles 40 – 80 Hz; Platinum Subwoofer handles 20 – 40 Hz.
15 Installer Setup Menu - Phase Adjustment Phase range: 00 (default), , or -270 degrees.
16 Installer Setup Menu – Input Gain Level For permanent Volume Level adjustment.-15dB to +15dB range.Default 00dB.Use to match levels of multiple subwoofers.Use to match sub level with 2 channel Main speakers.
17 Line Out High Pass Filter & Slope Installer Setup MenuLine Out High Pass Filter & SlopeTwo-channel electronics typically lack bass management, the ability to properly cross-over main speakers and subwoofers. RackAmps can cross over 2-channel speaker systems with subwoofer(s) by high pass filtering the signals feeding the main amplifiers. Combined with Low Pass filtering the subwoofer(s), this creates an effective 2-channel crossover which reduces distortion and increases headroom.Typical crossover settings for 2-channel system: 12 dB/Octave slope for Main Speakers via Line Out High Pass Filter & Slope; 24 dB/Octave for Subwoofer via Sub LowPass Filter & Slope. Typical crossover frequency is 80 Hz. However, if the main speakers’ f3 (-3dB low frequency extension) is above 80 Hz, set the crossover frequency there.Cross over 2-channel Main speakers via Line Outs.30 – 300 Hz range plus Thru (default).Slope: 12 (default), 24, or 48 dB/octave.
18 Installer Setup Menu - Delay Route Delay to Subwoofer or to Line Outs.Delay Speakers or Subs closer to the listener to match the farthest.Delay Subs to time align multiple subs to work as one - or to timealign sub(s) nearer the listener with Main speakers farther away.Delay Line Outs to time align 2-channel Main speakers that arenearer the listener with sub(s) farther away.Flattens frequency response.Tightens bass, attack, & imaging.Delay is used to time align speaker systems. In time aligned speaker systems, sounds arrive at the primary listening location in synch, resulting in more natural attack, tighter bass and tighter imaging. Audio Video Receivers and Pre-pros delay speakers and subwoofers to time align them. 2 channel electronics almost never offer time alignment.You can use Delay in our RackAmps for two applications:Multi-channel home theaters with multiple subs that are different distances from the primary listening position. RackAmps can time align multiple subwoofers for virtually identical arrival time at a single listening position. See example coming up.Two-channel systems with subwoofers that use electronics that lack delay or time alignment. RackAmps can time align 2-channel speaker systems: Where main speaker are nearer the listener than subwoofers, the mains get delayed via Line Outs; where subwoofers are nearer the listener than the main speakers, the subs get delayed.
19 Installer Setup Menu - Delay Measure the distance in feet from the primary listening location to each subwoofer. The subwoofer farthest from the listener becomes the reference. To time align all subs, delay every other subwoofer that is closer than the reference their difference in feet.To Time Align Multiple Subs:Delay each sub nearer the main seat to match the farthest sub.00.00 mS to 50.0 mS delay range in .5mS increments.1 mS delay = 1 foot difference between listener & subs.
20 Installer Setup Menu - Delay Example: Here are two subwoofers, one 15 feet from the listener and the other 5 feet from the listener. Without using Delay, the listener would hear the sound of the closer sub before the farther sub.How To Time Align Multiple Subs - Example
21 Installer Setup Menu - Delay 15 ftExample: In this case, calculate the difference in feet between listener and the two subwoofers: 15 feet – 5 feet = 10 feet. Since sound travels approximately 1 foot per mS, delay the nearer sub 10 mS to time align them both.If you must manually enter a single subwoofer distance into the AVR or Pre-pro, enter the distance to the reference front subwoofer of 15 feet.With ten (10) feet of difference between the listener and the two subs, route ten (10) mS delay to the closer left side sub to time align it with the farther front sub, the reference.
22 Installer Setup Menu – Power On Methods 4 Power On/Off MethodsAuto Sense (default) with adjustable Sensitivity and Auto Off time.12V Trigger (5-20 volt sensitivity) via Phoenix connector.IR discrete Power ON & OFF codes.Manual (Front panel Standby button).Press & hold front panel Standby button 4 seconds at any time toforce amp On or OFF and switch Power On Method to Manual.Discrete IR ON & OFF codes (from included IR remote control) function only when Power On Method is set to IR. All other IR codes function regardless of Power On method selected.Front panel Standby button only switches the Amp ON or OFF when Manual is selected.
23 Installer Setup Menu – Auto ON Auto-On LevelPowers ON when it receives asignal above the selected value.1 to 20mV range (5mV default)Lower level if amp does notpower ON.Raise level if amp powers onwithout signal.Auto-Off Timer# of minutes amp turns Off toStandby after last signal aboveAuto-On level.Range: 5, 10, 20, & 60 minutes.20 minute default.
24 Installer Setup Menu – Room EQ Six-band parametric EQ for subwoofer tuning ( Hz).Affects Speaker Output only, not Line Outs.Manual - Requires appropriate test equipment.Adjust filter Gain, Frequency, and Q (bandwidth).12 dB cut or 3dB boost per band; 5 Hz resolution.Stack bands for greater flexibility.Setup via IP (only). See instruction document & video at
25 Installer Setup Menu – Current Model EQ Pick your Triad Subwoofer Model.Sets correct EQ & limiting for the Triad submodel used.Once Sub Model is changed, it returns you toUser Menu.
26 Save Changes & Exit Setup Menu Installer Setup MenuSave Changes & Exit Setup MenuTo save all Installer Setup changes, exit Setup Menu,and return to User Menu at any time, press
27 Installer Menus: Factory Reset Returns amp to factory defaults.Select YES on RESET ALL screen.Press (ENTER).On CONFIRM RESET screen select YES.Returns to User Menu with full factory defaults.CAUTION: loses all settings and changes.