Quick setup guide
Switch on the amplifier with the volume turned down low. Check that the bass and treble sounds come from both speakers. If not, switch off and remake the connections.
High peak power handling of TDL loudspeakers allows responsible use with more powerful amplifiers. Avoid over driving any amplifier. Never make or break connections to an amplifier when the volume is turned up.
Small loudspeakers should not be used on the floor but can (if necessary) be placed on shelves or tables. Locating your speakers on rigid stands or, in the case of floorstanders, with floor spikes is essential to get a detailed sound with 'fast' bass and accurate stereo imaging.
Your new loudspeaker system will require a total of approximately 10 hours of normal use to allow the components to settle into their working routine and reach their optimum performance.
Always lower the volume before making any adjustments to the system. Always switch off the amplifier before checking or making any changes to any connections in the system. Never try to find out how loud your system will go. Never use your loudspeakers for any purpose other than domestic listening.
Taking Care of your Loudspeakers
By far the most common cause of loudspeaker failure, and one that is understandably not covered by guarantee, is damage to the voice coils caused by amplifier overload. This is generally due to the common belief that if a speaker is rated at more than the amplifier's output rating, there is no chance of blowing that speaker............. This is not the case! A relatively small amplifier (i.e. 20 watts) can damage speakers like these by "clipping" the signal, a symptom identified by lack of detail in music and distortion. If this occurs TURN IT DOWN! If you don't want to blow up your speakers but want louder sound, please purchase a more powerful amplifier.
Cabinets should be dusted and lightly polished as required. Do not use solvent based cleaners, as they may damage the cabinet surface. Do not expose the cabinets to strong, direct sunlight, high temperatures, high humidity or allow them to become wet.
Connecting your Loudspeakers
Connecting Your Loudspeakers
Connecting your Loudspeakers
Do not compromise the performance of your system by using inferior quality cables. TDL recommends that high quality cables of 16 gauge or higher be used. Your professional dealer will give you good advice. Always unplug all A.C. powered components before making any loudspeaker or component connections. This will avoid the risk of electric shock or damage to your equipment. As there are two pairs of terminals on the rear of your speakers then bi-wiring is permitted if desired.
For standard (non bi-wire) cable connection leave links in place and use either pair of terminals observing polarity is of the utmost importance while connecting your loudspeakers. Ensure that the red (+) terminals on your amplifiers are connected to the red (+) on the speakers and black (-) on your amplifier to black (-) on your speakers.