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VAIL Amp 3 Owner’s Manual

Contents

• VAIL Amp 3
• Wall Plate
• 24v Power Supply
• 6 ft CATS Cable
• 6 ft 16/2 Power Cable
• Paintable Snap-On Trim Cover

Wall Plate Installation


1. Choose a location for the wall plate, preferably near an electrical outlet.

2. Use the provided cut-out template to align and cut opening. If you are not sure of potential obstruction behind the mounting area, start by cutting a small penciled mounting hole. Cutting a small hole at an angle first will make drywall repair much easier if necessary.

3. Once confirmed that there is no obstruction behind the mounting area, finish cutting the hole at a 90 degree angle.

4. Feed CAT-5 cable and 16 AWG power cable through hole and connect to the back of the wall plate.

5. Use provided color-matched screws to secure wall plate to surface or low voltage single gang box or bracket.

Note: Color-matched screws are intended for any in-wall low-voltage single gang box or bracket.

6. Connect any local audio source with variable audio outputs with an analog RCA cable.

7. Connect any powered subwoofer using a subwoofer cable.

8. Connect provided 24v power supply to electrical outlet.

VAIL Amp 3 cut our template

Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen) Installation


1. Connect the Power Plug to the back of the Amazon Echo Dot 3RD Generation.

2. Connect the 3.5mm audio plug to the audio output on the back of the Amazon Echo Dot.

Note: Do not forcibly pull on the power plug or 3.5mm cables as this will damage the VAIL Amp.

3. Turn ON VAIL Amp to either 4-Ohm or 8-Ohm setting depending on impedance requirements.

4. Insert Echo Dot at a slight angle with connectors on top in first, then gently push on the bottom to fully mount Echo Dot.

5. Make sure Echo Dot buttons are level to the wall or surface.

6. You may need to adjust the two VAIL Amp mounting screws to ensure that the VAIL Amp is also level.

7. Clip on the trim plate with the four clip points located on the top, bottom, left, and right side of the VAIL Amp.

Note: Do not over-press the clip points. This may damage the amplifier, wall surface, or both.

VAIL Amp Installation

1. Prior to actual installation of the VAIL Amp, it is necessary to run speaker cable to the amplifier location.

2. Use the provided cut-out template to align and cut opening. If you are not sure of potential obstruction behind the mounting area, start by cutting a small penciled mounting hole. Cutting a small hole at an angle first will make drywall repair much easier if necessary.

3. Once confirmed that there is no obstruction behind the mounting area, finish cutting the hole at a 90 degree angle.

4. Connect the speaker cables to the speaker output phoenix connector while ensuring polarity with the speakers, + to + and – to – and tighten with small flat head screw driver. Then plug to the back of the VAIL Amp.

5. Connect the CAT-5 cable and 16 AWG power cable to the back of VAIL Amp and feed through the wall opening to Wall Plate location.

6. Insert VAIL Amp into wall opening with power plug and 3.5mm plugs for Echo Dot on the top of the amplifier and tighten the two mounting screws on the front of the amplifier.

Note: Do not overtighten mounting screws. This may damage the amplifier, wall surface, or both.

OPTIONAL

VAIL Plug Power Supply (PPS) – When replacing in-wall volume controllers with the VAIL Amp, we recommend the PPS to convert speaker cable from the amplifier into injected power cables.

Wiring

The VAIL Amp was designed with flexibility in mind. The VAIL Amp uses a CAT-5 cable and a 16-2 AWG power cable to connect the VAIL Amp to the Wall Plate. Extend these common wire standards to mount the VAIL Amp and Wall Plate in opposite sides of the room if desired, up to 300ft, or a remote location like an equipment rack.

Wall Plate

The VAIL Amp wall plate was designed to match seamlessly to your electrical outlets. Recommended placement of the Wall Plate is next to an electrical outlet for easy access for the power plug. The wall plate has an analog audio input, subwoofer/pre output, and power plug. The analog audio input provides a second audio source to the VAIL Amp for your custom speakers. The subwoofer output provides a convenient location to connect any powered subwoofer to add more bass.

Note: Second audio source must have a variable audio output. The VAIL Amp was not intended for audio sources with fixed audio outputs.

OFF/4-OHM/8-OHM SWITCH

OFF – OFF switch for the VAIL Amp is located on the front when installed onto a surface and hidden away once Echo Dot is mounted.
4-OHM – Connect any pair of 4 Ohm in-ceiling, in-wall, or bookshelf speakers OR any two pairs of 8 Ohm in-ceiling, in-wall, or bookshelf speakers. Power LED will turn ON.

8-OHM – Connect any pair of 8 Ohm in-ceiling, in-wall, or bookshelf speakers. Power LED will turn ON.
Note: Overloading the amplifier with the incorrect impedance or too many speakers may cause damage to the VAIL Amp.

Limited 5-Year Warranty

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