Congratulations on choosing the Acoustic Energy AESPRIT 308, a
powerful, active subwoofer loudspeaker which is capable of
outstanding Hi-Fi and home cinema performance.
Please take a few moments to read this manual. The advice it
contains will enable you to get the very best performance out of
your Acoustic Energy loudspeaker.
The AESPRIT 308 is capable of handling 200 watt RMS with a clean bass
response extending to 25 Hz in the listening environment. Flexibility in its
operation and connection mean the AESPRIT 308 will compliment a wide
range of high quality hi-fi and home theatre systems.
Correctly installed the sense of power and weight of its bass output can add
substantially to the enjoyment of high quality music and prove indispensable
for thrilling and realistic home theatre sound.
Before applying power
The AESPRIT 308 is available in two main power versions to enable this
product to be used globally, one to operate from 220-240V AC line main
power and one from 110-120V AC line main power. Please ensure you have
the correct version that relates to your country’s main power before use.
NOTES: Our warranty does not cover damage caused by using the incorrect
version relative to the main power supply. The grille is designed to protect the
bass unit from possible damage and should not be removed.
Please read all operating and safety instructions before use retaining them for
future reference. Adhere to all warnings on the product or in this manual.
Power sources- The subwoofer should be connected only to a power supply of the
type described on its rear panel. If you are not sure consult your dealer or a
Power cord- Power supply cords should be routed so as not to be walked on or
caught under or against items.
Ventilation- To ensure reliable operation and to prevent the subwoofer from
overheating, ensure good ventilation. Do not cover the subwoofer and do not place
it closer than 10cm from walls or soft furnishing. Do not use in a built-in installation
unless proper ventilation is provided. Consult your dealer.
Water and moisture - The subwoofer should not be used near water, i.e. near a
washbowl, basin, in a wet basement or swimming pool area.
Temperature- The subwoofer may not function correctly at extremely low or
freezing temperature. The subwoofer should also be sited away from heat sources
such as radiators or other electrical equipment that produces heat, including other
Electric shock- Care should be taken so that objects are not inserted into
connectors or other apertures and that liquid does not spill into the enclosure. Do
not insert objects into the reflex port. Never attempt to dismantle the subwoofer as
serious electric shock might occur if the internal parts are touched.
Cleaning- Unplug the subwoofer from the wall power outlet before cleaning. Use
only a clean, dry cloth. Do not use cleaners, liquids or solvent-based preparations to
clean the cabinet.
Smells- If an abnormal smell or smoke is detected, immediately turn the power off
and unplug the subwoofer from the wall power outlet.