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30AE-70V
70 Volt
Ceiling Speaker
May 13, 2020

Cost-Effective 8” Ceiling Speaker for 70V Paging Systems

The 30AE-70V paging speaker provides economical paging coverage for 70 Volt paging systems.
In-office and restaurant environments, it is best to distribute sound more evenly. Ceiling mounted 30AE-70V speakers in close proximity offer the best distribution and are cost-effective.
The 30AE-70V ceiling speaker provides a built-in step-down transformer for use with 25V or 70V paging systems such as Viking models PA-30, PA-60, PA-250, PA-250-IP, and  PP-250. The transformer has a range of 5 separate power taps, which can be used to adjust the volume of each speaker. This higher voltage distributed audio

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30AE-70V

paging systems also have the advantage of being able to connect more speakers using lighter gauge wire runs while having ess volume lost in wire resistance. This saves wiring costs compared to 8 ohm systems.

Features

• 8 Inch Speaker
• 10-watt power handling
• Compatible with 25V or 70V paging systems
• Five Selectable power taps
• Metal white grill for flush mounting in
office ceilings
• Mounting hardware included
• Excellent frequency response

Applications

• Office Paging
• Background Music in restaurants
• Speakers for Viking paging systems such as models:
– PA-30 (DOD 489)
– PA-60 (DOD 493)
– PA-250 (DOD 500)
– PA-250-IP (DOD 501)
– PP-250 (DOD 511)

Specifications

Max Power : 10 Watts
70V Power Taps: .62W, 1.25W, 2.5W, 5W, 10W
25V Power Taps: .08W, .16W, .31 W, .62W, 1.25W
Viking Taps: .16W, .31W, .62W, 1.25W, 2.5W
Dimensions: 12.9” x 3.0” (327mm x 76mm)
Shipping Weight: 4.0 lbs (1.81kg)
Environmental: 5% to 95% non-condensing humidity
Frequency Response: 45 Hz to 15,000 Hz
Flush Mount: into an 8.25” to 10.0” diameter hole
Connections: 4”, 22 AWG Pigtail wires (Wire Nuts included)

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Information: 715-386-8861

Installation

Mounting hardware for the 30AE-70V ceiling speakers is included for easy installation into 8.25” to 10” diameter cutout in drop ceilings or speaker enclosures.

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Wiring

A. 70V Paging System

Step 1. Using the supplied wire nuts, Connect 70V paging (-) output to the BLACK wire.
Step 2. Connect 70V paging (+) output to the desired Power Tap. Example below uses YELLOW for 2.5 Watts.
Step 3. Cut off or insulate all unused wires so they do not touch each other.

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Note 1: Each tap will play 3dB louder or softer than the next, so the five taps offer a 12dB volume range.
B. 25V Paging System
The 30AE-70V ceiling speakers can be used with 25V paging amplifiers. The lower voltage means less speaker volume. Connect the same as described above in 70V Paging  System, but using this scaling for the Power Taps.

Power Taps
RED 1.25W
ORANGE 0.62W
YELLOW 0.31W
GREEN 0.16W
BLUE 0.08W

C. Use with Viking Model PA-30 or PA-60 Amplifiers
Viking models PA-30 (DOD 489) and PA-60 (DOD 493) have the ability to drive 25V and 70V paging speakers. This is achieved by bridging together two differential 8-ohm outputs to get a high voltage output (see DOD 489 and 493 for additional information). The achieved output voltage is actually between the 25V and 70V standards. Because of this, a third Power Tap scaling should be used when connected to Viking Model PA-30 or PA-60 Amplifiers. Connect the same as described in the 70V Paging System section, but use the below Power Tap scaling to manage power handling and adjust the volume of each 30AE-70V ceiling speaker. Best results are achieved if the power sum of all
The speakers used does not excessively exceed the power output of the PA-30 or PA-60 amplifier.

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Other Viking Speakers

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The 300AE paging horn provides a direct voice coil connection for use with 8-ohm paging systems such as Viking models PA-2A, PA-15, PA-60, HF-3W, DVA-2WA and M2W.  Even though its 30-watt rating is greater than some lower power paging amplifiers, the 300AE is an excellent choice because it is more efficient than Viking’s smaller 25AE  paging horn. In other words, the larger 10 inch 300AE only needs 1 watt of power to play as loud as 2 watts being driven into the smaller 25AE paging horn. The 300AE paging horn also provides a built-in step-down transformer for use with 25V or 70V paging systems such as Viking models PA-30, PA-60, PA-250, PA-250-IP and PP-250. The transformer has a range of power taps that are selectable with a 6 position rotary switch so that installers are able to independently adjust the volume of each paging horn.  Higher voltage paging systems also have the advantage of being able to connect more speakers using lighter gauge wire runs and still have less volume lost in wire resistance. For more information on the 300AE, see DOD 497.

Additional Speakers 8 Ohm Models 70V Models
Weather Resistant 5 inch Horn 25AE 25AE-70V
8” Metal Grill Ceiling Speaker 30AE 30AE-70V
8” Metal Grill Ceiling Speaker with Volume Control 35AE  
8” Modern Looking Ceiling Speaker 40AE  

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For more information on the 8 Ohm Models, see DOD 498.

Speaker Recommendations

Ambient Noise Environment Level Typical Examples Ceiling Height Distance Between Speakers
Quiet – Conversations very easily understood. 50dB Hotel lobby, hospital area, quiet office 9 ft 14 ft 35 ft 50 ft
Normal – Conversations easily understood. 60dB Bank lobby, department store, auditorium 9 ft 14 ft 25 ft 35 ft
Noisy – Voice must be raised to be understood. 70dB* Assembly line, supermarket, Restaurant 9 ft 14 ft 15 ft 25 ft
Very Noisy – Conversation difficult or impossible. 80dB* Punch press, printing plant, garage, yard Paging Horns 25 ft to 75 ft

* Note: An FBI-1A Feedback Eliminator is recommended. For more information, see DOD 465.

Warranty

IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM WITH A VIKING PRODUCT, CONTACT VIKING TECHNICAL SUPPORT AT: 715-386-8666
Our Technical Support Department is available for assistance Monday to Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm central time. So we can give you better service, before you call please:
1. Know the model number, the serial number, and what software version you have (see serial label).
2. Have the Product Manual in front of you.
3. It is best if you are on site.

RETURNING PRODUCT FOR REPAIR
The following procedure is for equipment that needs repair:
1. Customer must contact Viking’s Technical Support Department at 715-386-8666 to obtain
a Return Authorization (RA) number. The customer MUST have a complete description of the problem, with all pertinent information regarding the defect, such as options set,  conditions, symptoms, methods to duplicate problem, frequency of failure, etc.
2. Packing: Return equipment in original box or in proper packing so that damage will not occur while in transit. The original product boxes are not designed for shipping – an overpack box is required to prevent damage in transit. Static sensitive equipment such as a circuit board should be in an anti-static bag, sandwiched between foam and individually boxed. All equipment should be wrapped to avoid packing material lodging in or sticking to the equipment. Include ALL parts of the equipment. C.O.D. or freight collect shipments cannot be accepted. Ship cartons prepaid to:

VIKING ELECTRONICS
1531 INDUSTRIAL STREET
HUDSON, WI 54016
3. Return shipping address: Be sure to include your return shipping address inside the box. We cannot ship to a PO Box.
4. RA number on carton: In large printing, write the RA number on the outside of each carton being returned.
RETURNING PRODUCT FOR EXCHANGE
The following procedure is for equipment that has failed out-of-box (within 10 days of purchase):
1. Customer must contact Viking’s Technical Support at 715-386-8666 to determine possible causes for the problem. The customer MUST be able to step through recommended tests for diagnosis.
2. If the Technical Support Product Specialist determines that the equipment is defective based on the customer’s input and troubleshooting, a Return Authorization (RA)  number will be issued. This number is valid for fourteen (14) calendar days from the date of issue.
3. After obtaining the RA number, return the approved equipment to your distributor. Please reference the RA number on the paperwork being shipped back with the unit(s),  and also the outside of the shipping box. The original product boxes are not designed for shipping – an overpack box is required to prevent damage in transit. Once your distributor receives the package, they will replace the product over the counter at no charge. The distributor will then return the product to Viking using the same RA number.
4. The distributor will NOT exchange this product without first obtaining the RA number from you. If you haven’t followed the steps listed in 1, 2 and 3, be aware that you will have to pay a restocking charge.

TWO YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY

Viking warrants its products to be free from defects in the workmanship or materials, under normal use and service, for a period of two years from the date of purchase from any authorized Viking distributor. If at any time during the warranty period, the product is deemed defective or malfunctions, return the product to Viking Electronics, Inc.,  1531 Industrial Street, Hudson, WI., 54016. Customer must contact Viking’s Technical Support Department at 715-386-8666 to obtain a Return Authorization (RA) number.
This warranty does not cover any damage to the product due to lightning, over-voltage, under-voltage, accident, misuse, abuse, negligence or any damage caused by the use of the product by the purchaser or others. This warranty does not cover non-EWP products that have been exposed to wet or corrosive environments. This warranty does not cover stainless steel surfaces that have not been properly maintained.
NO OTHER WARRANTIES. VIKING MAKES NO WARRANTIES RELATING TO ITS PRODUCTS OTHER THAN AS DESCRIBED ABOVE AND DISCLAIMS ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE. EXCLUSION OF CONSEQUENTIAL  DAMAGES. VIKING SHALL NOT, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, BE LIABLE TO PURCHASER, OR ANY OTHER PARTY, FOR CONSEQUENTIAL,  INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THE SALE OR USE OF THE PRODUCT SOLD HEREUNDER. EXCLUSIVE REMEDY AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY. WHETHER IN AN ACTION BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR  STRICT LIABILITY) OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, ANY LIABILITY OF VIKING SHALL BE LIMITED TO REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT OF THE PRODUCT, OR AT VIKING’S OPTION, REFUND OF THE PURCHASE PRICE AS THE EXCLUSIVE REMEDY AND ANY LIABILITY OF VIKING SHALL BE  SO LIMITED. IT IS EXPRESSLY UNDERSTOOD AND AGREED THAT EACH AND EVERY PROVISION OF THIS AGREEMENT WHICH PROVIDES FOR  DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES, EXCLUSION OF CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY, ARE  SEVERABLE FROM ANY OTHER PROVISION AND EACH PROVISION IS A SEPARABLE AND INDEPENDENT ELEMENT OF RISK ALLOCATION AND IS  INTENDED TO BE ENFORCED AS SUCH.

Product Support: 715-386-8666

Due to the dynamic nature of the product design, the information contained in this document is subject to change without notice. Viking Electronics, and its affiliates and/or subsidiaries assume no responsibility for errors and omissions contained in this information. Revisions of this document or new editions of it may be issued to incorporate such changes.

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