SOUNDSTRE/4lVI@ T E C H N 0 L 0 G I E S RUBICON 502 702 1002 Power Amplifiers SOUNDSTREAM@ T E C H lV 0 L 0 G SOUNDSTREAM TECHNOLOGIES 120 Blue Ravine Road . Folsom - California 95630 USA ph 916.351.1288 . fax 916.351.
Table of Contents Conaratulations! You now own the Soundstream RUBICON amplifier, the product of an uncompromising design and engineering philosophy. Your Soundstream RUBICON amplifier will outperform any other amplifier in the world. Design Features ............................................................. p4-5 Rubicon Amplifier Diagram ............................................
RUBITM(_Rapid-Be _Branched -Impulse) This new proprietary power supply topology eliminates “power sags” during low frequency reproduction by rapidly increasing the duty cycle, stabilizing the power supply and allowing it to deliver the power required when reproducing low frequencies. Also, greater reserve gate power is stored for low voltage conditions that occur during extreme conditions. STACTTM (STabilized Apex orrent _Topology) Reduces power supply stress by 50%.
KEY TO CALLOUTS 8 1. Power LED - Indicates amplifier power, either in High Power or Auto High 2. Clip Indicators - Indicates the signal output level is too high and the output Current. stage of the amplifier is clipping. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Il. 12. -16 -17 -18 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. Subsonic, Hawkins Bass Control, H.P. Xover Switch - Selectable high pass filter frequency range. Select “SUB SONIC” to engage the Sub Sonic filter with no boost.
The RUBICON amplifiers incorporate an on-board staggered electronic crossover, with RCA outputs to drive an external amplifier. No external electronic crossover is necessary. The high and low pass portions of the crossover can be set independently of one another. To engage the High Pass filter, set the left crossover switch on the top of the amplifier to “H.P. X-OVER”, and use the frequency adjustment knob marked “H.P. X-OVER”.
su8 rlTml KVER SONIC HAWKINS BASS CONTROL r HAWKINS 1 FREQ FREQ BOOST 110 Hawkins Bass Control (parametric) is a unique subwoofer control circuit included with the Soundstream RUBICONSM, 702 and 1002 amplifiers. It is capable of removing subsonic energy in program material while boosting subwoofer frequencies. The circuit consists of two controls. One adjusts the frequency of operation and the other adjusts the range of boost.
[ INSTALLATION STEP 1 The RUBICON502, 702 and 1002 amplifiers have the ability to operate in any one of the following modes: Stereo @TACT/Mixed Mono); Use this mode for either stereo operation (left and right channels) or for Mixed Mono operation (stereo left and right channels plus bridged mono for a subwoofer).
( INSTALLATION STEP 3 ] REMOTE TURN-ON WIRING Connect the “Remote” line to the turn-on lead from the source unit. When +12 Volts is received, the amplifier will turn on. POWER AND GROUND SIGNAL CABLE To ensure maximum output from your RUBICON amplifier, use high quality, lowloss power and ground cables and connections. The RUBICON amplifiers will accept up to 4 gauge power and ground cables. Determine from the chart below the minimum gauge power and ground wire for your application.
f INSTALLATION STEP 5 ) INSTALLATION STEP 4 LEVEL SETTlNG AMPLIFIER LOCATION The RUBICON amplifiers employ highly efficient circuitry, a custom-engineered heat sink, and a unique Chassisink construction to maintain lower operating temperatures. Additional cooling may be required if the amplifier is located in a tightly confined area or when driving especially low impedance loads at extremely high levels.
SERVICE TRIDENT PROTECTlON CIRCUITRY Your Rubicon amplifier is protected against both overheating and short circuits by means of main power fuses and the following circuits: + Auto High Current power supply + Sneaker Output Protection + Ground Fault Differential + Smart Power Supply Thermal Rollback & a Thermal Protection Circuit r NOTE: If you experience blown main power supply fuses, it is like@ Your Soundstream RUBICON amplifier is protected by a limited warranty.