N22 (Gen 2) Premium Desktop Audio Amplifier with Bluetooth aptX

N22 (Gen 2) Premium Desktop Audio Amplifier with Bluetooth aptX

Step 1 - Placement

Set the N22 amplifier on a solid surface and make sure there is plenty of ventilation and space around the amplifier top and bottom. The integrated stand is not designed to be removed as the N22 uses a passive convection system for heat dissipation. Keeping your N22 upright with the stand attached is important for optimal ventilation and to keep your N22 running cool.

Step 2 - Connecting the Speaker Wire

The N22 is a stereo power amplifier that will power one pair of passive speakers between 4 and 8 ohms. To connect N22 to your speakers you will need 2-conductor stranded speaker wire, which is included. The N22 uses high quality, ve-way gold plated binding posts that will accept heavy gauge bare wire, banana plugs, spade lugs, or pin terminators. If you use your own speaker wire we recommend using at least 16 gauge wire and using the same length of wire from the amplifier to each speaker. It's also a

good idea to turn off your amplifier before connecting power, audio sources or speakers.

Preparing the Speaker Wire

  1. Separate the last 3” of each speaker wire conductor.
  2. Strip ½” of insulation from the end of each wire.
  3. Twist the exposed copper strands with your fingers 3 or 4 times so the strands stay together.

Note: As you make your connections, be sure to connect the positive (+) terminals on your amplifier to the positive (+) terminals on your speakers. Even if your wire does not have (+) or (-) markings, most 2-conductor speaker wire has printing on one side to help you differentiate between the wire pairs.

If you are Using Bare Wire

  1. Use your thumb and finger to unscrew the binding post connectors on the back of each speaker.
  2. Insert each speaker wire into the holes on the side of the binding post connectors, observing proper polarity.
  3. Retighten the binding posts with your fingers.
  4. The stripped portion of the wire should be secured firmly in each connector.
  5. Make sure that none of the speaker wire strands have come in contact with an adjoining terminal.
  6. Repeat steps 1 and 5 to connect speaker wires to the amplifier.

Step 3 – Connecting the Power Supply

Be sure that the volume/power switch on the front panel is in the OFF position by rotating it counterclockwise until you hear a click.

Connect the cable with the round end from the power supply to the N22 rear panel power connector. Note that this connector is “keyed” so line up the arrow on the cable end with the arrow on the rear panel. Please do not use excessive force on the connector and use only the power supply provided with the amplifier.

Connect the AC power cable from the power supply to a power outlet and verify that the indicator light on the power supply is illuminated. We recommend using a high-quality surge suppressor and/or AC line lter on all electronics equipment.

Step 4 – Connecting Audio Sources

Using the appropriate audio cable (3.5" mini-jack and/or RCA cable), connect your audio source (computer, iPod, etc.) to the N22 audio inputs. One of each cable type is included with your amplifier.

Step 5 – Operation

Turn on the N22 volume/power knob and set the volume control to an initial setting of about 3 o’clock. The front panel power indicator will be illuminated.  Turn on your audio input source and adjust the volume to your desired listening level.

Note that both audio inputs on the N22 are active so two audio sources may be connected to the amplifier at the same time without the need for an input switch. We recommend using the volume control on each audio source to adjust the overall system volume.

For the full setup guide, download the attached PDF:
N22 SetupGuide

N22 Setup Video

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