Before using these speakers
Before connecting the speakers
Cautions and warnings regarding this product
To avoid damage to the speakers:
Do not locate the speakers in areas subject to high
temperatures or direct sunlight, or near a heating
Do not locate the speakers in areas subject to oil
(kerosene) smoke or fumes, or in areas of high
Avoid hitting or scratching either the speaker
enclosures or the front grilles with hard objects.
To avoid injuries caused by the speakers
toppling or falling over:
Do not locate the speakers on unstable, unsteady
or sloping surfaces.
Speaker cables should be as short as possible to
minimize signal loss and external interference. The
resistance of a cable increases with length, causing
loss of power, and reduction of damping
characteristics. The inductance and capacitance of
the cable may also be increased, resulting in a loss of
audio quality in the treble ranges. In order to reduce
resistance and damping effects, we recommend that
you use high-quality cable 16 gauge or larger.
About speaker cables
If the speakers are out of phase (i.e. the + terminal
of one amplifier channel is connected to the +
terminal of one speaker, and the + terminal of the
other amplifier channel is connected to the - terminal
of the other speaker), the sound will be affected.
If the phase is reversed, the stereo image will be
unstable, and the bass components will not be
clearly reproduced. Correctly-connected ("in-
phase") speakers will give you a stable, well-defined
stereo image, with a clear, powerful bass sound.
Make sure that each + terminal of the amplifier is
correctly connected to the + terminal of the
appropriate speaker. Most speaker cables have one
ridged or striped part, to help you distinguish + from -.
If you need to reverse the connections of one
speaker to correct the phasing, make sure the
amplifier is turned off before you disconnect the
Phase reversal and correction