4 . P o s i t i o n i n g
2 . H a n d l i n g
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Perhaps more than any other audio product, speakers are sensitive to
installation so please take a little time to read this manual and to follow, as far
as practical, the guidelines it contains. Careful installation will help ensure that
your Extreme Series speakers perform optimally. Should you have any questions
not covered here we are happy to try and answer them either by telephone or
email. Contact information can be found in Section 11.
This manual covers the Extreme 5 and Extreme 8. Following the introduction, it
is divided into sections covering handling, installation, positioning, mounting,
connection, amplifiers, listening, specifications, warranty and contact
information. We recommend that you read at least the first six of these sections
carefully before installing and using your speakers.
Extreme Series speakers are precision engineered
products that can be damaged by inappropriate
handling. If the speakers’ perforated grilles are
removed take care not to touch any of the drivers.
Damage to a driver will at best degrade performance
and at worst result in complete failure.
The enclosure surfaces should also be handled
sympathetically. Any cleaning should only require a
soft cloth, slightly dampened if necessary. Be wary of
using any polishes or solvent based cleaning agents.
The packaging should be retained for future use.
Extreme Series speakers are intended to be mounted either vertically or
horizontally using the supplied mounting brackets. The brackets can be attached
to any suitably sound structure.
Wall fittings (Rawlplugs, etc..) and screws are not included but should be chosen
appropriately for the type and condition of the structure the brackets are to be
attached to. Extreme Series speakers are heavy and you must be sure that the
structure and fittings chosen are able to support their weight. If you have any
concerns over the suitability of the structure, or doubt in your ability to fix the
brackets securely, you should seek professional advice and help.
Extreme Series speakers are “weather-proof ”, “splash-proof ” and suitable for use in
outdoor, damp, dusty or humid applications. They can also be installed and used
in environments that are subject to long-term ambient temperatures between 5°C
and 35°C. They are not suitable for installation where they will be continually in
contact with water.
Extreme Series enclosures and grilles can be painted to match interior design
schemes using domestic matt emulsion paint. Take grate care when painting grilles
that neither the driver units become contaminated with paint, nor that a significant
number of the grille perforations become blocked.
Neutrik® Speakon® input sockets only are fitted to Extreme Series speakers. An
appropriate Speakon plug is included with each speaker.
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