Set Up and Installation Guide
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We recommend reading through the unpacking, setup and installation guide before installing your loudspeakers.
If you should encounter any issues then either contact your local retailer, distributor or Acoustic Energy direct.
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Unboxing Your Loudspeakers
You should always unpack the loudspeakers on a flat, level surface and allow plenty of room. Floorstanding speakers or subwoofers are best unboxed on the floor. Ensure the surface is clean and free from any objects that may cause the loudspeakers to mark or scratch.
Using a knife, blade or sharp implement break the tape seal along the top edges of the box.
Fold the flaps of the box to the side (for the AE1202 remove the 2 long pieces of polythene packing) and carefully roll the box over, until the open side is face down, taking care not to let the contents of the box fall out.
Carefully lift the box straight off, and place to one side.
Remove the top polythene packaging. If the bag opening is at the top carefully cut or open the tape, pull the bag down and remove the loudspeaker. If the opening is facing down remove them from the packaging and place upright to find the opening.
Repeat the operation for the second unit.
Once the box is tipped on its side, remove the box. Remove the packaging from the open end, lift the bag to reveal the speaker. If the bottom shows then insert the floor spikes and turn upright. Remove the bag. Repeat for the second speaker. If the top of the speaker is showing drop the bag to the bottom and carefully turn the speaker upside down. Ensure the surface it is resting on is clean. Insert the spikes and rotate the speaker back to upright.
Follow the process for the stand-mount loudspeakers above. Take care to remove the box containing the mains lead. Remove the bag from the base of the subwoofer.
If being placed on a carpeted floor you should remove the rubber spike protectors, if on a hard floor keep these in place.
Remove the grilles to remove the grille protection sheet, there is no grille on the AE1082.
Please retain the boxes and internal packaging for future use.
How do I connect my loudspeakers to the amplifier?
Positioning the AE105 Wall Mount Loudspeaker
The AE105 can be mounted to a wall and can be positioned either vertically or horizontally. It is also suitable for mounting on a shelf or flush mounted in a bookcase. Optimum performance is achieved by mounting the AE105 vertically and listening below the tweeter axis. Due to the way it has been designed, mounting them high on a wall either side of a screen and listening from a seated position around 0.5m below the tweeter axis will produce a very even, balanced sound.
The AE105 comes packed with a wall mount template. This should be placed against the wall, levelled and the holes drilled to place the speaker upon.
Wall fixings are not provided, and Acoustic Energy and our agents are not responsible for any damage arising from using the incorrect fittings. For advice on the correct fixings please consult your builder or local DIY store.
Spike shoes and rubber feet
All floorstanding models are provided with floor protecting “spike shoes”. These are designed to protect hard or wooden floors from spike holes whilst still providing the same level of stability as using the spikes through carpet.
The AE108² is provided with rubber feet that slip over the spikes, these should be used for protection on wooden floors and removed when placed on carpet.
AE1 Active Installation Guide
AE308 Subwoofer Installation Guide
For connecting to amplifier speaker outlets.
2. Line Input
For connecting to amplifier stereo line level outputs.
For connecting to AV amplifier dedicated “Low Frequency Effects” output.
Volume adjustment dial
Crossover frequency adjustment dial
Phase adjustment dial
7. Power LED
Power LED indicator (blue when on).
9. Auto/On Switch
Selector switch for continuous power or signal sensitive power up.
10. Red/Blue/Green LED Button
To select between music, Movie or Impact Modes
11. Power Switch
Hard switch for power supply (must be “ON” for Auto/On switch to function).
12. 230/115V Slider
Set by factory for regional voltage supply
13. IEC Power Socket
For attaching the appropriate IEC power cord.
AE108² Subwoofer Installation Guide
40 – 60Hz
60 – 80Hz
80 – 100Hz
An excessive input level to the subwoofer may impair the sound quality or damage the unit. Do not increase the output of the amplifier to a high level while the low frequency level is enhanced by the amplifier’s tone control or loudness control.