Getting the hang of new products might be tricky if you have just recently made the purchase. Technology is evolving so fast these days. However, even though new products boast with new fancy features, some of the basic principles remain. Therefore you don’t have to be scared about purchasing the latest generation of audio products. In fact your products might work better than previous ones in terms of performance. However, manufacturers have also realized the fact that many consumers struggle when it comes to operating their products.
That is why the user interface has also been revamped oftentimes with the latest generation of their offerings. Most products shipped with some sort of a remote control. However, in my personal experience I find that often easier to operate a device from the front panel versus using remote control. Also, I don’t generally recommend spending hours to study the user manual. Often you will have a quick start guide which will explain the basic features of each product so that you don’t have to spend hours getting to know how to work a particular function.
In addition, you can also go to YouTube or other popular video sites in order to find videos of similar products. When looking for videos, you can enter the model number of your product or just the brand name and the general description. You may very likely not have videos available for your specific product but similar products are often operated and connected in the same way.
Also, I would recommend visiting the manufacturer website especially the support section. Oftentimes you can find some troubleshooting tips and useful videos. Sometimes going to user forums is also very useful especially if you run into problems. You can easily post your issue and other people may reply.
Making the connections is usually fairly straightforward. If you are lucky then all the necessary connectors will be included in the box. Ideally the connectors should be color-coded and match the colors of the corresponding jacks of your device. However, I still would recommend confirming that you made the right connections by looking at the wiring diagram in the user manual. If you have a friend who has previously installed civil equipment then why not invite him to look over you set up to avoid issues down the road. Most importantly, make sure that the power supply voltage is set to the right setting.