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== from your device over Bluetooth ==
 
== from your device over Bluetooth ==
# pair your device with the ''PhilipsBT'' which is a black hockeypuck attached/dangling somewhere under the bar. You need to press its only button in order to perform this pairing. You usually need a lot of retries.
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# pair your device with the ''PhilipsBT'' which is a black hockey puck attached/dangling somewhere under the bar. You need to press its only button in order to perform this pairing. You usually need a lot of retries.
 
# start playing music on your device
 
# start playing music on your device
# on the channel selecter (the black box with rotary switch attached under the bar) make sure the flipswitch is up
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# on the channel selector (the black box with rotary switch attached under the bar) make sure the flip switch is up
# on the channel selecter turn the volume about halfway
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# on the channel selector turn the volume about halfway
# on the channel selecter search for the right channel by turning the knob until you hear music
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# on the channel selector search for the right channel by turning the knob until you hear music
# see  ''that didnt work for me'' if that didnt work for you
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# see  [[#that didn't work for me|that didn't work for me]] if that didn't work for you
 
== from the smartphone taped to the bar ==
 
== from the smartphone taped to the bar ==
 
# let it play some music from your favorite service
 
# let it play some music from your favorite service
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# ofc plug it back in the smartphone after use
 
# ofc plug it back in the smartphone after use
 
== from the space chromecast ==
 
== from the space chromecast ==
(todo)
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#cast to the chromecast using the chrome browser
== that didnt work for me ==
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#make sure the beamer is on, the sound passes through that
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#rest is same as above
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== that didn't work for me ==
 
# check the speaker amplifier, usually the amplifier itself should never be touched. Is it on? Is the volume about halfway? Set to aux?
 
# check the speaker amplifier, usually the amplifier itself should never be touched. Is it on? Is the volume about halfway? Set to aux?
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#consider reading the [[#detailed instructions|detailed instructions]]
 
# oh darn, theres nothing else you can do, you'll have to trace the audio path from source to speaker. regardless if you manage to fix it, consider dropping a word about it on mattermost.
 
# oh darn, theres nothing else you can do, you'll have to trace the audio path from source to speaker. regardless if you manage to fix it, consider dropping a word about it on mattermost.
  
==switch and control box==
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==passive pre-amp==
===pseudocode===
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Yea, it's a misnomer...
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===detailed instructions===
 
#don't touch the amplifier
 
#don't touch the amplifier
 
#connect analog audio to the black box under the bar countertop (near the phone, left of the spacebar display)
 
#connect analog audio to the black box under the bar countertop (near the phone, left of the spacebar display)

Revision as of 12:17, 15 June 2018

from your device over Bluetooth

  1. pair your device with the PhilipsBT which is a black hockey puck attached/dangling somewhere under the bar. You need to press its only button in order to perform this pairing. You usually need a lot of retries.
  2. start playing music on your device
  3. on the channel selector (the black box with rotary switch attached under the bar) make sure the flip switch is up
  4. on the channel selector turn the volume about halfway
  5. on the channel selector search for the right channel by turning the knob until you hear music
  6. see that didn't work for me if that didn't work for you

from the smartphone taped to the bar

  1. let it play some music from your favorite service
  2. rest is same as above

from your device using mini jack

  1. take the mini jack out of the smartphone taped to the bar and plug into your device
  2. rest is same as above
  3. ofc plug it back in the smartphone after use

from the space chromecast

  1. cast to the chromecast using the chrome browser
  2. make sure the beamer is on, the sound passes through that
  3. rest is same as above

that didn't work for me

  1. check the speaker amplifier, usually the amplifier itself should never be touched. Is it on? Is the volume about halfway? Set to aux?
  2. consider reading the detailed instructions
  3. oh darn, theres nothing else you can do, you'll have to trace the audio path from source to speaker. regardless if you manage to fix it, consider dropping a word about it on mattermost.

passive pre-amp

Yea, it's a misnomer...

detailed instructions

  1. don't touch the amplifier
  2. connect analog audio to the black box under the bar countertop (near the phone, left of the spacebar display)
    1. make sure the source is outputting
    2. make sure to use an input
      • the first 5 RCA stereo pairs are inputs (left to right, as seen from the back)
        • rotary switch (chickenhead) all the way to the right (as seen from the front) is off
          inputs 1-5 from there to the left (clockwise)
        • red is always the right signal
  3. with the volume knob set to an appropriate level, try all rotary switch positions
    1. if nothing comes out of the speakers, toggle the middle switch and try again
      1. if still nothing, retry from step 1, once
  4. fuck it, see if the amplifier is on
    1. see if the cable to the amplifier got disconnected, reconnect it if it is
      • touching the cable will introduce a convenient noise signal which can confirm the wire is connected to the amplifier
        • this should be safe
  5. ask for help
  6. report the problem
    1. give up
  7. make original music