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Quick Start Guide
TCS Series Quickstart Guide - Page - 1
Models covered by this Quick Start Guide
TCS-61/106, TCS-122/XX(DP), TCS-152/XX(DP), TCS-1561/74(DP), TCS-B15A(DP), TCS-B15B(DP), TCS-B218(DP)
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Unpacking the Loudspeaker
After unpacking the unit please check carefully for damage. If damage is found, please notify your supplier at once.
You, the consignee, must instigate any claim. Please retain all packaging in case of future re-shipment.
System Requirements – Passive, Bi-amped and Tri-amped Loudspeakers
The TCS-61 two-way loudspeaker operates as a passive system and
requires only one amplifier channel for correct operation; the
frequency splitting between the LF driver and the HF driver being
accomplished by the internal passive crossover network built into
each enclosure. It is equipped with a Speakon NL4 wired in parallel
with a 4-way barrier strip connector, providing input and loop-through
connections to additional TCS series loudspeakers.
The TCS-122 and TCS-152 will operate either in bi-amp mode; or in
one of three passive modes in which minor voicing adjustments are
made within the crossover network depending on the supplied HF
horn option, as indicated by the position of the internal jumper on the
crossover setup section of the connector panel shown here (all
models are shipped by default in passive mode). They are each
equipped with a Neutrik Speakon NL4 connector wired in parallel with
a 4-way barrier strip. The TCS-122 and TCS-152 two-way loudspeakers
in bi-amped mode require two amplifier channels and an external
The TCS-1561 is a switchable bi-amp/tri-amp loudspeaker (shipped as
bi-amp) requiring either two or three amplifier channels, together with
an electronic crossover. All connections are provided on two parallel-
linked NL8 connectors.
To avoid wasting amplifier power you should use heavy-duty speaker
cable with a minimum wire size of 12 gauge (1.5mm²), and preferably
10 gauge (2.5mm²) for longer runs. For extreme cable lengths be
aware of cable impedance and resistive losses. Always observe the
correct polarity as shown.