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Every member of our Axiom team, myself included, is pleased that you have decided on one of our products. We have all worked hard to bring the highest level of satisfaction to your audio experiences, and will continue to work hard to make every Axiom purchase a wise audio investment for you.
Axiom is deeply committed to ongoing audio research that continues to enhance the performance of our products. We design and engineer all of our loudspeakers based on the world-class psycho-acoustical research that was conducted at the National Research Council and that I have been an integral part of since its early years. This research changed the way that sound is measured, and allows Axiom to provide the world’s most realistic-sounding loudspeakers at amazing value to the consumer. By emphasizing the practical side of our ongoing research, Axiom continues to extend people’s expectations of performance.
It is our central goal at Axiom to turn this research into a truly exciting experience for you in your environment. Our commitment to the delivery of the most accurate sound reproduction is a commitment to heighten the level of enjoyment you receive from music and movies.
We at Axiom see our customers as family members and as such we stand at the ready to deliver personal, expert advice and to follow up on any of your audio needs.
|We at Axiom are delighted with your choice of Axiom Speakers. To get the best sound from your new Axioms, please read and follow these simple steps.
Ideally, locate your center-channel speaker on top of your TV. The center’s internal magnetic shielding will prevent interference with the set’s picture tube. Attach the small, adhesive plastic feet to the undersurface of the center-channel to prevent vibration from rattling the TV cabinet. You can also put your center on a shelf beneath the TV or above it--but no more than 12 to 18 inches higher than the set, otherwise the sound will seem dislocated from the on-screen action. This also applies if you decide to mount the center-channel on the wall behind your TV. Don’t shove the center-channel to the back of a shelf--it will degrade the sound. Position it so the center’s front edge is flush with or slightly protruding beyond the shelf’s edge.
Examine your speaker cables. On the ends, there may be spade lugs or banana plugs, each one color-coded red or black like your speaker binding posts to help you identify the red and black (positive and negative) wires on each end of the cable. If the cable ends are bare wires and lack color coding, check the wires: one may be copper-colored, the other silver. Some generic cables may simply have a colored thread or a ribbed pattern on the plastic insulation to indicate the positive wire. Alternatively, some speaker cables, like Axiom’s, may have writing on one side or the other (perhaps the brand name, for example) or even a positive sign or negative sign on each of the conductors. Whichever you have, just follow the Red-To-Red, Black-to-Black connection rule or use the + to + or - to - connection scheme for each cable pair.
The Receiver (Amplifier)
Look at the speaker connectors on the rear panel of your receiver or amplifier. Unless it’s very old, these will usually be red and black binding posts, like those on your speakers, or red and black spring-loaded push connectors. Vintage amplifiers may have only screw terminals.
The Red (+) terminal on your receiver’s Right speaker output connects to the Red (+) binding post of the Right speaker. The Black (-) terminal on your receiver output connects to the Black (-) binding post on the Right speaker. Follow the same pattern to connect the receiver’s Left speaker outputs to the Left speaker’s binding posts, then the left surround (the speaker to your left from your listening seat), and right surround speakers, the center-channel speaker, and additional rear speaker(s) required by 6.1- or 7.1-channel systems.
If your A/V receiver or amplifier has the new Consumer Electronics Association color coding (pictured below) for each speaker channel, the negative terminal (-) will always be black, however, the positive terminal (+) will have a different color corresponding to each channel of the surround system.
If you find this color coding confusing, note the positive (+) and negative (-) polarity for each speaker and the speaker cable.
|Fine-tuning the Sound
If dialogue intelligibility is a problem, especially if the VP center channel is on a shelf below the TV, flip the speaker so the front tilts up somewhat. Check your receiver set-up menu and increase the center-channel volume until dialogue is clearly audible. To improve the 3-dimensional soundstage, move the VP center channel slightly rearwards--and your left and right main speakers slightly forward-- so that all three front speakers form a gentle arc with the center furthest from you.
|Full Metal Bracket
For more versatile wall-mounting, use the Axiom Full Metal Bracket. Designed for accommodating even the most difficult installations, the Full Metal Bracket swivels left, right, up, and down, with lock-nuts for securing your ultimate position.
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