Pro-Linear Model PL1007 THEATRE XPERIENCE 5.1 Aluminum Speaker System OWNER’S MANUAL INTRODUCTION Today’s recorded mediums are vastly superior to the recordings of just a few years ago. Unfortunately, many loudspeakers available today cannot match the extended frequency response and dynamic range available from today’s digital sources, let alone maintain compatibility with recording and playback advances yet to come. Pro-Linear loudspeakers are designed and engineered to meet your discerning requirements both today and in the future. Each Pro-Linear loudspeaker is rigorously engineered, crafted and tested to meet exacting standards for the reproduction of music from all sources. From the delicacy of a violin concerto to the power and excitement of electronic rock or jazz, your new high-performance loudspeakers handle the most demanding music with ease. A mere 5 watts of amplifier power will drive the extremely efficient Pro-Linear speakers to thunderous levels. CONNECTING YOUR LOUDSPEAKERS Disconnect the power cord of your Home Theatre Receiver and set the volume to its minimum position before attempting to connect your speakers and subwoofer. Set the POWER switch of your Active Subwoofer to the OFF position and rotate the VOLUME control to the MIN position. Please use the supplied speaker wire to connect your speakers. When connecting, be careful to connect the red speaker terminal to the red (+) terminal on your amplifier. The black speaker terminal should be hooked to the black (-) terminal on the amplifier. The conductor wire is marked to simplify proper connection. One side of the wire will be identified by printing, a raised ridge, or a different colour conductor. Use this marked side for red (+). To verify proper connection, switch your amplifier to MONO and place your speakers close to each other. Adjust your balance control so that only one speaker is playing. Listen to the bass level and adjust the balance control so that both speakers are playing. If the bass decreases when both speakers are playing, one of the connections is wrong. Double check the wiring after completing the connection. Plug in the AC power of both Active Subwoofer and your Home Theatre Receiver. Move the POWER switch on the Active Subwoofer to the ON or AUTO position. CENTER CHANNEL SPEAKER To connect speaker wire to the center channel speaker, remove the chrome end cap, feed the wire through the hole on the rear of the speaker, and insert wire into the terminals. Replace the chrome cap. SATELLITE SPEAKERS To connect the speaker wire to the satellite speakers remove the chrome end cap and insert the wire into the terminals. To mount the satellite speaker onto the supplied base DO NOT replace the chrome end cap. Feed the speaker wire through the hole in the top of the base until you are able to pull it through the hole in the glass at the bottom of the base. Gently push the satellite speaker onto the top of the base. . SPEAKER PLACEMENT The performance of your new Pro-Linear loudspeakers, as with any high quality system, can be influenced by placement in your listening room. Consider these rules as you select their positions: 1. You’ll find bass performance from your speakers affected by their placement in your listening room. Generally, more bass will be generated the closer the speakers are to as many surfaces or corners (walls, floor, and ceiling) as possible. Conversely, the least bass will be produced the further they are from the room surfaces. Your speakers have been designed to be in the most balance when they share a wall and are within two feet of another surface. Don’t forget that you can “tune” the bass in your listening room by shifting speakers towards (more and deeper bass) and away from (less and not as deep bass) the areas where room surfaces meet. 2. The speakers should of course face your listening area in the room and ideally the grille fronts should be “aimed” towards ear level. FRONT SPEAKERS Your Pro-Linear speakers are designed to produce a “stage like” image. To take full advantage of this feature the speakers should be separated by about half the distance as they are from the listening location to the speakers. For example, if your listening position is about 10 feet from the speakers, the left and right speakers should be about five feet apart. Please see Figure1. CENTRE CHANNEL SPEAKER The Pro-Linear center channel should be centrally located between the left and right main channels, placed above or below the television set. Be sure that the center channel speaker front grille is aligned with the front of the television, rack, or cabinet, to maximize dispersion. Please see Figure1. SURROUND SPEAKERS The Pro-Linear surround speakers can be positioned in a variety of locations, but ideally should be positioned on either side of the listener. Please refer to Figure1 for their locations. Figure. 1 POWERED SUBWOOFER WIRING INSTRUCTIONS Use the supplied RCA cable to connect the Pro-Linear subwoofer input to your home theatre amplifier or receiver subwoofer pre-out. If your receiver does not have a subwoofer pre-out, use speaker wire to connect it to the subwoofer’s high level input connectors. See figures on the following page for instructions. POWERED SUBWOOFER PLACEMENT A precisely engineered powered subwoofer is equipped in this Pro-Linear home theatre system. This powered subwoofer can be placed virtually anywhere in your listening room without significantly affecting the stereo image of your main speakers. However, interactions between a subwoofer and a room’s acoustic properties will have some impact on overall bass performance. Here is a simple experiment to help you find a placement for the subwoofer in your room, which will yield the best bass performance. You can start by placing the subwoofer near a corner, which will produce maximum bass output, but may result in a boomy sound. If so, move the subwoofer away from the corner gradually until you find the location that yields maximum bass output without boominess. Although a clear path between the subwoofer and listening position is not required, it is important to leave at least 4 inches (10 cm) of clearance between the subwoofer and walls or room furnishings. POWERED SUBWOOFER CONTROLS Adjustment controls of this powered subwoofer are located on the rear of the unit. See figure below. VOL (Volume) adjustment knob: This rotary control adjusts the output level of your Pro-Linear subwoofer and should be used to balance the volume level of the subwoofer with that of your main satellite speakers. See Subwoofer Calibration below. FREQ (Frequency) adjustment knob: This rotary control adjusts the high frequency roll-off of the subwoofer. Continuously variable from 40Hz to 180Hz, it is used to precisely match the subwoofer bass reproduction with that of your main/satellite speakers. See Subwoofer Calibration below. Power switch: Your subwoofer is equipped with an “On/Auto/Off” switch. When set to “Auto”, the internal circuit automatically turns your subwoofer on as soon as it senses a program signal. 5 – 15 minutes after the program signal ends, this circuit automatically turns the Subwoofer off. Phase switch: This switch allows matching of the phase of the subwoofer with that of your main/satellite speakers. It compensates for the mid-bass acoustic effects of different speaker locations and listening room acoustic effects. SUBWOOFER CALIBRATION 1. Set the subwoofer VOL adjustment knob to its zero position. Set the subwoofer FREQ knob to 40Hz. Set any loudness, bass/treble, and/or equalizer controls on your preamplifier or integrated amp/receiver to their normal or mid-point positions. 2. Play a familiar CD, record, or video soundtrack that has substantial bass content. 3. Gradually turn the subwoofer Volume knob clockwise until you achieve a neutral balance between the subwoofer’s deep bass output and your main/satellite speakers. 4. Slowly turn the Subwoofer FREQ knob clockwise to reach the best mid bass blend with your main/satellite speakers. This will be the point at which the bass retains solid impact and fullness. If the mid bass becomes “boomy” or ill defined, you have gone too far and should turn the control counter-clockwise to the best balance point. If the sound is too thin (i.e., male vocals are not full sounding) then turn the control clockwise to the best balance point. NOTE: The subwoofer Volume control is designed to control the balance between your subwoofer and main/satellite speakers and should not be used as a substitute for the bass or loudness controls on your amplifier or receiver. Adjust the subwoofer’s level for smoothest low frequency performance. If more bass is desired, then advance the bass and/or loudness controls on your main amplifier or receiver. A FEW WORDS ABOUT POWER HANDLING AND YOUR WARRANTY: Almost any speaker can be used successfully with almost any amplifier. Conversely, almost any speaker can be damaged by almost any amplifier - regardless of either unit’s power rating. The power recommendations that we publish for our loudspeakers are based on several assumptions about the amplifier, the type of music and the conditions of use. First and foremost, we assume that the volume is never set above the point of audible distortion. Distortion is an indication that either the amplifier or the loudspeaker is operating outside its normal design limits. Loudspeaker damage is likely within a short period of time if distortion is heard. If you hear distortion, immediately turn the volume down. Failure to do so may result in damage that is not covered by the warranty. Our loudspeakers are designed to reproduce music and speech in a home environment. They are not designed for use in sound reinforcement systems or for reproducing sound effects or test tones at other than moderate levels in a home setting. When used within their limits, our loudspeakers should provide many years of trouble free performance. SPECIFICATIONS TOWER SPEAKER Design: Tweeter: Bass / Midrange: Frequency Response: Sensitivity: Power Handling: Impedance: Dimension (H x W x D): Weight: Magnetically shielded 5-driver, 2-way 70mm (2-3/4") fibrous pulp cone 70mm (2-3/4") fibrous pulp cone 300Hz - 22kHz 89dB 5 - 125 watts 8 ohms 100cm x 9.4cm x 7.5cm 4.00 kg SURROUND SPEAKER Design: Tweeter: Bass / Midrange: Frequency Response: Sensitivity: Power Handling: Impedance: Dimension (H x W x D): Weight: Magnetically shielded 3-driver, 2-way 70mm (2-3/4") fibrous pulp cone 70mm (2-3/4") fibrous pulp cone 300Hz - 22kHz 89dB 5 - 100 watts 8 ohms 100cm x 9.4cm x 7.5cm 3.75 kg CENTER SPEAKER Design: Tweeter: Bass / Midrange: Frequency Response: Sensitivity: Power Handling: Impedance: Dimension (H x W x D): Weight: Magnetically shielded 3-driver, 2-way 70mm (2-3/4") fibrous pulp cone 70mm (2-3/4") fibrous pulp cone 300Hz - 22kHz 89dB 5 - 100 watts 8 ohms 34cm x 9.4cm x 7.5cm 1.8 kg POWERED SUB-WOOFER Design: Amplifier Woofer: Frequency Response: Low pass filter Features Dimension (H x W x D): Weight: bass reflex system with built-in amplifier 120 watts 165mm (6-1/2") reinforced fibrous pulp cone 30Hz - 300Hz 40 - 180Hz variable high & low level input/output, overload protection, auto on/off 51cm x 28cm x 26cm 12 kg CONTACT INFORMATION Canada Pro-Linear Electronics Inc. st 270 East 1 Avenue, Vancouver, BC, Canada Tel: 604-707-0116 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Web site: www.pro-linear.com Australia and New Zealand Agent: TDJ Australia Pty. Ltd. 6 Kylie Place, Moorabbin, Vic. 3189, Australia Tel: 6 1-3-9555-9066, 9555-9603 Fax: 61-3-9555-9104 Scandinavia Agent: Champion Radio AB Kabingatan 5, 212 39 Malmo, Sweden Tel: 46-40-181160 Fax: 46-40-932243 South Africa Agent: Connoisseur Electronics (Pty) Ltd Corner Main Reef Road and Western Boulevard, City West P.O. Box 6783 Johannesburg 2000, South Africa Tel: 27-11-248-4400 Fax: 27-11-248-4402 LIMITED ONE-YEAR WARRANTY Pro-Linear speakers are warranted to be free from defects in workmanship and materials for a period of one (1) year without charge for parts or labour. The warranty applies only to the original owner. The owner’s responsibilities are to provide proof of purchase and transportation to the dealer the unit was purchased from or transportation to the Pro-Linear factory. This warranty does not apply to units which have been subject to misuse, abuse, neglect or improper installation, and does not apply to repairs or alterations by unauthorized personnel. This warranty specifically excludes responsibility for consequential damage. Retention of your dated ORIGINAL BILL OF SALE is required to obtain service under the terms of the warranty.