SYSTEME DE ENCEINTE
B61-1209-00 00 MA
(E) KW EW 0311
SISTEMA DE ALTAVOCES
MANUAL DE INSTRUCCIONES
ISTRUZIONI PER L'USO
LA DICHIARAZIONE DI CONFORMITA'
"CE" DI QUESTO
PRODOTTO E' DEPOSITATA PRESSO:
KENWOOD ELECTRONICS EUROPE B.V.
1422 AC UITHOORN
Thank you for selecting our speakers as part of your high-fidelity system. We at KENWOOD are confident that your choice will bring you
years of rich listening pleasure. Please take the time to read through this booklet carefully. It will help you to obtain the peak performance
for which the speakers were designed.
For your records
Record the serial number, found on the back of the unit, in the spaces designated on the warranty card, and in the space provided below.
Refer to these model and serial numbers whenever you call upon your KENWOOD dealer for information or service on this product.
Model KS-308HT/KS-208HT is composed of the front speakers, center speaker and surround speakers.
KS-308HT/KS-208HT Serial number
Caution: Read this item carefully to keep your safety.
Modification Do not attempt to open or modify the unit,
for this could cause fire hazard or malfunction.
Cleaning Do not use volatile solvents such as alcohol,
paint thinner, gasoline, or benzine, etc. to clean the cabi-
net. Use a clean dry cloth.
Abnormal smell If an abnormal smell or smoke is de-
tected, immediately turn the power OFF and unplug the
appliance from the wall outlet. Contact your dealer or near-
est service center.
Suffocation After taking the unit out of the polyethylene
bag, be sure to dispose of the polyethylene bag out of the
reach of children. Otherwise, they may play with the bag,
which could cause hazard of suffocation.
Water and moisture The appliance should not be used
near water - for example, near a bathtub, washbowl, kitchen
sink, laundry tub, in a wet basement, or near a swimming
Heat Do not install the unit near a source of heat, such
as radiators, or under direct sunlight.
Positioning For Optimal Surround Sound
This speaker system can provide full Surround sound. To enjoy
the full effect of the Surround sound field, please position the
speakers as described below.
· Place the left and right speakers at each side of your TV.
Angle the speakers towards the listening area to enhance
the stereo effect.
· Place the center speaker on the center between the front
left and right speakers. Tilt the speaker upward or down-
ward so that it is directly facing the listening area.
· Place the surround speakers as high as possible, either
directly to the sides of the listening area or else slightly
behind the listening area. Adjust the angles so that these
speakers are facing directly towards the listeners.
· Place the surround back speaker (option) behind the listining
position, at the same height as the left and right surround
Surround back speaker
About Using Speakers Near a TV
The front and center speakers include magnetic shielding and can therefore be installed close to a TV set. Note, however, that
placing speakers too close to a TV may in some cases produces distortion in the color reception. In such case, turn on the TV and
check that color reproduction is normal. If color is distorted, turn the TV off for 15 to 30 minutes, then turn it back on and check
again. (This allows the TV's degaussing circuitry to correct for the magnetic field from the speakers.) If distortion is still present,
move the speakers further from the TV.
On Floor or Shelf
Place the speakers on the floor or on a shelf or other horizontal stable surface. Keep in mind that speakers are not fixed into
place, so be careful to avoid knocking them over.
On the Wall
The front, center and surround speakers include mount holes for wall mounting. You use only one screw and hang the speaker
from its upper mount hole only. Proceed as follows.
12 - 14 mm
(1/2 - 9/16")
Attaching the cushions
Attach cushions to the base of the speaker as shown below. The cushions prevent the speaker from sliding, and dampen its
On floor or shelf
Front speakers, Surround speakers
On the wall
Screw a single screw into the wall at the desired location.
Screw it only part way in, so that the screw projects 12 to
14 mm (1/2 to 9/16 inches) outward from the wall surface.
Hang the speaker by fitting the top mount hole (at the upper
rear of the speaker) over the extending part of the screw.
Confirm that the speaker is held firmly and securely in place.
Please observe the following precautions when mounting speakers onto the wall.
·Be sure that the wall you are using is strong enough to support the full weight of the speaker (approx. 0.8 kg [1.8 lb]).
·Wall screws must be purchased separately. Be sure to use screws that are appropriate for the wall you are using, and that are
long enough to provide sufficient strength.
· If you are uncertain about the wall's support strength, the type of screw to use, or any other points regarding this type of
installation, please consult a contractor or other qualified person before proceeding.
Be sure to follow the procedure given here when carrying out installation. Kenwood can assume no liability for injury
or damage that may occur if a speaker setup falls from the wall as a result of incorrect installation or insufficient
1. Twist wire's
3. Insert the
(Amplifier or receiver)
The speaker wires and labels of speakers' back panel are color-coded to facilitate connection. Connect each wire to the matching-
colored terminal, as shown in the figure.
Be sure to turn off your amplifier before connecting or disconnecting speakers.
1. The speaker system's maximum input power is indicated in the specifications. To avoid speaker damage, never run the
speakers at power levels exceeding this limit.
2. This speaker system has a nominal impedance of 8 ohms. To ensure safe and reliable operation, be sure that your
amplifier or receiver is able to work with 8-ohm speakers.
·Never short the (+) and () speaker wires together.
Do not reverse L and R or (+) and () connections. Reversal of sides or polarities may result in unnatural, incorrectly positioned
Wire with white line