FUSION Wake Tower Speakers Installation Guide

FUSION Wake Tower Speakers Installation Guide & troubleshooting

FUSION Wake Tower Speakers Installation Guide  & troubleshooting 1Signature Series Wake Tower
Speakers Installation Instructions

Important Safety Information

FUSION Wake Tower Speakers Installation Guide  & troubleshooting 2WARNING:
See the Important Safety and Product Information guide in the product box for product warnings and other important information.
FUSION Wake Tower Speakers Installation Guide  & troubleshooting 3WARNING:
This device must be installed according to these instructions. Disconnect the vehicle’s or vessel’s power supply before beginning to install this device.
FUSION Wake Tower Speakers Installation Guide  & troubleshooting 4WARNING:
Continuous exposure to sound pressure levels over 100 dBA may cause permanent hearing loss. The volume is typically too loud if you cannot hear people speaking around you. Limit the amount of time you listen at a high volume. If you experience ringing in your ears or muffled speech, stop listening and have your hearing checked.
To avoid possible personal injury, always wear safety goggles, ear protection, and a dust mask when drilling, cutting, or sanding.

NOTICE
When drilling or cutting, always check what is on the opposite side of the surface to avoid damaging the vessel. It is strongly recommended that you have your audio system installed by a professional installer to ensure optimum performance. You must read all installation instructions before beginning the installation. If you experience difficulty during the installation, go to www.fusionentertainment.com for product support.

Materials and Tools Needed

  • 16 AWG (1.31 mm2) or 12 AWG (3.31 mm2) wire (speakers) (Speaker Wire Gauge Guide, page 1)
  • 20 AWG (0.5 mm2) wire (LEDs)
  • 3 A in-line fuse (LEDs)
  • Speaker mounting bracket (sold separately)1
  • Drill and 12 mm (1/2) drill bit
  • Wire strippers
  • Solder and dual-wall heat-shrink tubing for wire connections

NOTE: For customized installations, additional tools and materials may be needed.

Mounting the Speakers

You must purchase mounting brackets for the FUSION Wake Tower speakers separately. Each type of mounting bracket contains specific installation instructions.

  1. If necessary, mark the locations on the wake tower or the deck where you plan to mount the speakers.
  2. If necessary, drill a 12 mm (1/2 in.) cable pass-through hole in the wake tower or deck.
  3.  Route the speaker and LED power wires (not included) to the mounting locations.
  4. Using the installation instructions provided with the mounting bracket, connect the bracket to the speakers and to the wake tower or the deck.
  5. Connect the speaker wires (Speaker Wiring, page 1).
  6. If necessary, connect the LED power wires (LED Wiring, page 1).
  7. If speakers were installed at an angle, rotate the front of the speaker and the endcap so the FUSION logo appears level
    (Adjusting the Angle of the FUSION Logos, page 2).

Speaker Wiring

When connecting the speakers to your stereo, observe these considerations.

  • Speaker wire is not included with the speakers. You should use the recommended speaker wire to connect the speakers to the stereo or amplifier (Speaker Wire Gauge Guide, page 1).
  • You should make all wiring connections using solder and heat-shrink tubing (not included). You should not use crimp connectors because of the small hole needed to route the speaker and RGB wires.
  • You can use this table to identify the polarity of the leads on the speaker.
Lead color Polarity
White Positive (+)
White with a black stripe Negative (-)

Speaker Wire Gauge Guide
You should use 16 AWG (1.31 mm2 ) speaker wire for most installations. You can use this table to determine if you need to use a larger gauge of wire. This table accounts for terminal connection resistance.
NOTE: If you are using aluminum or tinned wire, you should use a wire two gauges larger than the gauge listed below to compensate for a potential voltage drop due to the wire material.

4 Ohm Load (1 Speaker)

Distance between the amplifier and speaker Wire gauge Recommended cable
From 0 to 28 ft. (from 0 to 8.5 m) 16 AWG (1.31 mm2) 010-12899-002
From 28 to 69 ft. (from 8.5 to 21 m) 12 AWG (3.31 mm2) 010-12898-00

1. Various brackets are available for mounting these speakers on a wake tower bar or on a deck. See your FUSION® dealer for more information.

2 Ohm Load (2 Speakers in Parallel)

Distance between the amplifier and speaker Wire gauge Recommended cable
From 0 to 14 ft. (from 0 to 4 m) 16 AWG (1.31 mm2) 010-12899-002
From 14 to 35 ft. (from 4 to 10.5 m) 12 AWG (3.31 mm2) 010-12898-00

LED Wiring

It is recommended to install a FUSION CRGBW Wireless Remote Control with these speakers to turn the LEDs on and off, change the colors, and create lighting effects. See your FUSION dealer or www.fusionentertainment.com for more information.

2. Fusion speaker cable is sold in various lengths. See your FUSION dealer for more information.

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You should follow the instructions provided with the remote control to connect the LED wires from the speakers to the remote control receiver module and to connect the receiver module to power.
If you choose not to install the remote control, you can set the static color of the LEDs by connecting the colored LED wires directly to the power source (Connecting the LED Wires, page 2).

Connecting the LED Wires
If you do not install the recommended remote control, you can set the static color of the LEDs by connecting the colored LED wires to the negative (-) terminal of a 12 Vdc power source. You can splice the negative (-) wire to multiple LED wires to customize the LED color and tone. You must connect the black LED wire to the positive (+) terminal of the same power source to complete the circuit.
You should make all wiring connections using solder and heatshrink tubing (not included).
You should use 20 AWG (0.5 mm ) or thicker wire to connect the LEDs to the battery.

You must connect the positive (+) wire for all of the speaker LEDs to a 3 A fuse near the power source. You should also connect the positive (+) power wire to the power source through an isolator switch or circuit breaker to turn the LEDs on and off. You can use the same isolator or circuit breaker controlling the power supply to your stereo, which allows you to turn the LEDs and the stereo on and off at the same time.

  1. Connect the black wire on the LED cable to the positive (+) terminal of the power source.
    NOTICE: 
    To avoid damage to the speakers or the vessel, you must connect this wire through a 3 A fuse near the power source.
  2. Connect the negative (-) wire from the same power source to one or more colored wires on the LED cable according to the preferred LED color.
    NOTICE
    You must insulate any unused LED wires to avoid causing a short circuit.
LED Color LED Wire Color
Red Red
Green Green
Blue Blue
Yellow Red and green
Magenta Red and blue
Cyan Blue and green
Cool white Turquoise
Warm white Yellow

NOTE: You can connect the cool white or warm white wire to change the tone of any LED color combination.

Adjusting the Angle of the FUSION Logos

You should secure the speaker to the wake tower or the deck before adjusting the angle of the FUSION logos. If you installed the speaker at an angle, you can rotate the front and the endcap so the FUSION logos appear level.

  1.  Remove the six #2 Phillips screws holding the front of the speaker to the can.
  2.  Rotate the front of the speaker until the FUSION logo appears level. You can rotate the front of the speaker in 30-degree increments.
  3. Secure the front of the speaker to the can using the screws you removed in step 1.
  4. Rotate the endcap on the back of the can by hand until the FUSION logo appears level.
  5. Repeat this procedure for other speakers on the boat, as needed.

Speaker Information

True-Marine ™ Products
True-Marine products are subjected to rigorous environmental testing under harsh marine conditions to surpass industry guidelines for marine products.
Any product that bears the True-Marine stamp of assurance has been designed for simplicity of use and combines advanced marine technologies to deliver an industry-leading entertainment experience. All True-Marine products are supported by the FUSION 3-year worldwide limited consumer warranty.

Registering Your Speakers
Help us better support you by completing our online registration today.
• Go to www.fusionentertainment.com.
• Keep the original sales receipt, or a photocopy, in a safe place.
Cleaning the Speakers
NOTE: When mounted correctly, these speakers are rated IP65 for dust and water ingress protection under normal conditions. They are not designed to withstand high-pressure water spray, which may occur when you wash down your vessel. Failure to carefully spray-clean the vessel may damage the product and void the warranty.

NOTICE
Do not use harsh or solvent-based cleaners on the speakers. Using such cleansers may damage the product and void the warranty.

  1. Clean all saltwater and salt residue from the speaker with a damp cloth soaked in fresh water.
  2. Use a mild detergent to remove a heavy buildup of salt or stains.

Troubleshooting

Before you contact your FUSION dealer or service center, you should perform a few simple troubleshooting steps to help diagnose the problem.
If the FUSION speaker has been installed by a professional installation company, you should contact the company so the technicians can assess the problem and advise you about possible solutions.
There is no sound coming from the speakers

  • Verify that all connections from the source device and/or the amplifier are connected correctly to the speaker terminals.

The system lacks bass or high frequencies

  • Verify that the correct wire polarity is observed between the source and speakers.
    The wires should be connected positively to positive and negatively to negative.
  • Verify that the speakers are attached firmly to the mounting surface.

The audio is distorted

  • Verify that the source volume is not too loud for the speaker, and reduce the volume if necessary.
  • Verify that the panels surrounding the speaker on the vessel are not rattling.
  • Verify that the source device and/or the amplifier are connected to the speaker terminals correctly.
  • If the speaker is connected to an amplifier, verify that the input level of the amplifier is matched to the output level of the stereo. For more information, see the manual for the amplifier.

The LED lights will not turn on

  • Verify that all wiring connections are correct and tight.

Specifications

6.5″ Speakers

Max. power (Watts) 230 W
RMS power (Watts) 75 W
Sensitivity (1 W/1 m) 90 dB
Frequency response 70 Hz to 22 kHz
Recommended amplifier power (RMS, playing music) From 30 to 90 W
 Nominal voice coil diameter 30 mm
Compass-safe distance 310 cm (122 in.)

7.7″ Speakers

Max. power (Watts) 280 W
RMS power (Watts) 100 W
Sensitivity (1 W/1 m) 91 dB
Frequency response 60 Hz to 22 kHz
Recommended amplifier power (RMS, playing music) From 25 to 120 W
Nominal voice coil diameter 35 mm
Compass-safe distance 358 cm (141 in.)

8.8″ Speakers

Max. power (Watts) 330 W
RMS power (Watts) 130 W
Sensitivity (1 W/1 m) 91 dB
Frequency response 50 Hz to 20 kHz
Recommended amplifier power (RMS, playing music) From 25 to 140 W
Nominal voice coil diameter 38 mm
Compass-safe distance 412 cm (162 in.)

All models

Impedance 4 ohms
LED Supply Voltage (Sports Model Speakers only) From 10.8 to 16 Vdc
LED Load Current at 14.4 Vdc (Sports Model Speakers only) 300 mA
Operating temperature range From 0 to 50°C (from 32 to 122°F)
Storage temperature range From -20 to 70°C (from -4 to 158°F)
Cone material CURV cone with rubber surround
Tweeter type Silk dome
Water and dust rating IEC 60529 IP65

Dimensions
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6.5″ Speakers

FUSION Wake Tower Speakers Installation Guide  & troubleshooting 7 304 mm (1115/16 in.)
FUSION Wake Tower Speakers Installation Guide  & troubleshooting 8 0 176 mm (615/16 in.)
FUSION Wake Tower Speakers Installation Guide  & troubleshooting 9to the center of the wake tower pole when using a fixed mount 209 mm (83/16 in.)
FUSION Wake Tower Speakers Installation Guide  & troubleshooting 10 to the center of the wake tower pole when using a swivel mount 235 mm (91/4 in.)
FUSION Wake Tower Speakers Installation Guide  & troubleshooting 11 to the mounting surface when using a deck mount 243 mm (99/16 in.)

7.7″ Speakers

FUSION Wake Tower Speakers Installation Guide  & troubleshooting 12 328 mm (127/8 in.)
FUSION Wake Tower Speakers Installation Guide  & troubleshooting 13 0 196 mm (73/4 in.)
FUSION Wake Tower Speakers Installation Guide  & troubleshooting 14 to the center of the wake tower pole when using a fixed mount 226 mm (87/8 in.)
FUSION Wake Tower Speakers Installation Guide  & troubleshooting 15 to the center of the wake tower pole when using a swivel mount 252 mm (915/16 in.)
FUSION Wake Tower Speakers Installation Guide  & troubleshooting 16 to the mounting surface when using a deck mount 261 mm (101/4 in.)

8.8″ Speakers

FUSION Wake Tower Speakers Installation Guide  & troubleshooting 17 385 mm (153/16 in.)
FUSION Wake Tower Speakers Installation Guide  & troubleshooting 18 0 224 mm (813/16 in.)
FUSION Wake Tower Speakers Installation Guide  & troubleshooting 19 to the center of the wake tower pole when using a fixed mount 257 mm (101/8 in.)
FUSION Wake Tower Speakers Installation Guide  & troubleshooting 20 to the center of the wake tower pole when using a swivel mount 284 mm (113/16 in.)
FUSION Wake Tower Speakers Installation Guide  & troubleshooting 21 to the mounting surface when using a deck mount 292 mm (111/2 in.)

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