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 Centre. 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 Centre
performs 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 Centre is a relatively delicate precision engineered product that
can be damaged by inappropriate handling. Please take care when unpacking
or moving the speaker not to touch any of the drivers. Damage to a driver
will at best degrade a Linear Centre’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 Centre is intended to be used in a home theatre system located
either directly above or below the screen. It can be stood either directly on
a furniture unit, integrated within a screen stand, mounted on a dedicated
speaker stand or on a wall using appropriate bracket hardware.
Best results are likely to be gained if the Linear Centre is directly coupled
to the floor via a dedicated, spiked stand. If the screen stand is to carry the
Linear Centre it is advisable to de-couple it from the screen with the supplied
adhesive rubber feet so that its does not disturb the picture. If a wall bracket
is to be used it should be as rigid as possible and firmly attached to a brick-
The Linear Centre is magnetically shielded. However, the extreme sensitivity
of some CRT tubes to low levels of magnetic flux may mean that, in rare
cases, the shielding may not be sufficient. Should your screen suffer picture
distortion caused by the proximity of a centre speaker contact your dealer
installer or Acoustic Energy for advice.
The following section provides further general advice on Home Theatre
speaker positioning and room layout.
C o n t e n t s
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