1 . I n t r o d u c t i o n
2 . H a n d l i n g
Welcome to the Linear One. Perhaps more than
any other hi-fi product, speakers are sensitive to
installation so please take a little time to read
this manual and to follow, as far as practical,
the installation guidelines it contains. Careful
installation will help ensure that your Linear Ones
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.
Following this introduction, the Manual is divided
into sections covering handling, installation,
positioning, amplifier compatibility, connection,
listening, matching products, specifications,
warranty and contact information. We recommend
that you read at least the first five of these sections
carefully before installing and using your Linear
The Linear One is a relatively delicate precision engineered product that can
be damaged by inappropriate handling. Please take care when unpacking or
moving the speakers not to touch either of the drivers. Damage to a driver
will at best degrade a Linear One’s performance and at worst result in its
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.
3 . I n s t a l l a t i o n
The Linear One is intended to be used mounted on speaker floor-stands
relatively clear of room boundaries. Alternative mounting arrangements
such as wall brackets are possible although these may result in reduced
performance. If wall brackets are to be used they should be as rigid as
possible and firmly attached to brick-built walls.
The construction style, rigidity and dimensions of the floor-stands are of
critical significance to the performance of the Linear One. Stands should
broadly follow the specification below. Your retailer or distributor will be able
to offer advice.
Recommended Floor-stand Specification.
Construction Style: Direct coupled multi-pillar.
Mass Loading: Preferred.
Overall height: 0.50 - 0.65 m (Linear One top panel to be just
below head height when seated).
Top plate Dimensions
Minimum width: 140 mm
Maximum width: 190 mm
Minimum depth: 190 mm
Maximum depth: 250 mm
Top plate interface: Direct coupled tri-point or damped-compliance.
Floor interface: Floor spikes (M6 minimum).
C o n t e n t s
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