Setup Portable Sound System

Locate an available power socket, plug in the surge protector. If an extension cord is needed, plug the surge protector into the extension cord and then plug that into the wall.

Instructions for setting up portable sound

After verifying that the toggle switch next to the power socket on the Fender system is in the off position ("0"), retrieve the power cord from the compartment in the Fender portable sound system and plug one end (female end) into the lower right corner of the back of the portable sound system. Plug the speaker wires into the corresponding left and right speaker jacks. Plug the male end of the power cord into surge protector.

Instructions for setting up portable sound

On the front of the Fender system, plug the XLR cable into Input #2. Set the master volume knobs to 50% and set the Input 2 volume knob (marked wireless microphone volume control in this image) to 25%.

Instructions for setting up portable sound

Plug the XLR cable into the back of the wireless microphone receiver, and plug the power adapter cable into the back of the receiver. Plug the receiver's power adapter into the surge protector.

Instructions for setting up portable sound

On the front of the wireless microphone receiver, turn on the power. It will display the frequency to which the reciever is tuned.

Instructions for setting up portable sound

The wireless microphone has three different modes. In the off mode, the indicator light and the indictor window should be off. Pressing and holding the bottom button on the microphone will turn the microphone on. The indicator light should be green and the indicator window should display the same frequency as that on the front of the wireless receiver. To activate the third mode, quickly press and release the bottom button to mute the microphone. The indicator light will turn red and the indicator window will continue to display the frequency. This will prevent the microphone from broadcasting sound to the sound system, but it will continue to drain the batteries. Only by turning the microphone completely off can you prevent battery drain. To turn off the microphone from either the "on" mode or the "mute" mode, press and hold the bottom button until the indicator light goes out and the indicator window goes blank.

Instructions for setting up portable sound

There are two speaker stands that enable the sound to project over the audience providing a better listening experience. There are three components that must be used to make the speaker stands safe for use. By sliding the speaker stand leg bracket downward and then tightening the tension knob, the three legs of the stand can be positioned to prevent the stand from falling over. It may be necessary to loosen the speaker stand leg tension knob prior to spreading out the legs of the stand.

Instructions for setting up portable sound

After the speaker stand legs are positioned safely, you can elevate the speaker mounting post using the elevation tension knob and the safety peg. Remember that the higher the speaker is elevated, the wider the legs of the speaker stand must be spread. Avoid setting speaker stand legs in walk-ways and areas where it will be likely that a distracted audience member will trip. This consideration may result in the elevation of the speaker being lower than initially desired. To elevate the mounting post, loosen the elevation tension knob and remove the safety peg. Lift the post to the desired height (within the range as indicated by the stickers on the post and the span of the stand's legs); insert the safety peg through the post and lower the post until the post is held in the elevated position by the peg. Tighten the elevation tension knob securely.

Instructions for setting up portable sound

Plug the speaker cable into the socket in the lower right of the face of each of the speakers. Be sure to route all wires away from walking areas and tape down any wires that may present a tripping hazard. Remember, that when testing the sound levels of the wireless microphone that you will need to walk in front of the speakers and test the microphone in the locations in which it will be used. Be prepared to turn the sound up or down in response when the presenter is speaking. Important! — Make your adjustments in small increments to prevent sudden feedback.

Instructions for setting up portable sound