Manual de instalación
Manuale di installazione
Manual de Instalação
© 1999 by Sony Corporation
Thank you for purchasing the Sony Super Tweeter
System. Before using the system, please read this manual
thoroughly and retain it for future reference.
About This Manual
The instructions in this manual are for the SS-TW100ED
Super Tweeter System.
Should any liquid or solid object fall into the system,
have the system checked by qualified personnel before
operating it any further.
· Do not drive the speaker system with a continuous
wattage exceeding the maximum input power of the
· If the polarity of the speaker connections are not correct,
the bass tones will be weak and the position of the
various instruments obscure.
· Contact between bare speaker wires at the speaker
terminals may result in a short-circuit.
· Before connecting, turn off the amplifier to avoid
damaging the speaker system.
· Because the nominal impedance of the super-tweeter is
8 ohms, you should use an amplifier that has an 8-ohm
load impedance speaker output.
· Use the super-tweeter in conjunction with the supplied
network box to prevent damage to the unit.
· The super-tweeter grilles is not removable since the
dome material is extremely fragile. If you attempt to
remove the grille, you may damage the super-tweeter
· Do not place the speakers in an inclined position.
· Do not place the speakers in locations that are:
-- Extremely hot or cold
-- Dusty or dirty
-- Very humid
-- Subject to vibrations
-- Subject to direct sunlight
Clean the speaker system with a soft cloth lightly
moistened with a mild detergent solution or water. Do
not use any type of abrasive pad, scouring powder or
solvent such as alcohol or benzine.
If you have any questions or problems concerning your
speaker system, please consult your nearest Sony dealer.
A super-tweeter for ultra-high frequency
The SS-TW100ED is a super-tweeter with the capability to
reproduce extremely high frequencies of up to 100 kHz,
making it suitable for next-generation sound systems.
Adjustable speaker angle for optimum effect
Because of the high directivity of frequencies greater than
20 kHz, the super-tweeter can be laterally adjusted by up
to ±15 degrees.
Structually designed for ultra-high frequency
· A spherical aluminum housing for minimal sound
· A carbon-graphite composite hard-dome diaphragm for
lightness and high rigidity
High-quality network box as standard accessory
The supplied network box allows you to make terminal
selections without the signal degradation that normally
occurs when selecting cut-off frequencies with a
To obtain the best possible
Positioning the super-tweeter
· Place the super-tweeter on the top of your speaker
cabinet. The top of your speaker cabinet should be
· To ensure the proper time alignment of your speaker
systems, position the super-tweeter unit so that it lies on
the same line as the tweeter units in the speaker system
that you are using.
Adjusting the orientation
Since high frequencies above 20 kHz have extreme
directivity, the super-tweeter is designed to be laterally
adjustable by up to ±15 degrees (though it is normally set
at 0 degree), allowing you to direct it exactly towards the
Connecting to an amplifier
Connect the input terminal on the super-tweeter to the SUPER TWEETER terminal on the supplied network box, and
connect the INPUT terminal on the network box to the output terminal on the amplifier.
Selecting the cut-off frequency
Select the cut-off frequency according to the
specifications of the speaker system that you are using.
With the super tweeter, you change the cut-off
frequency by changing the INPUT terminal connection
on the network box.
Speaker cords (not supplied)
The sound quality of the speaker system is largely
determined by the quality of the speaker cords.
Since the sound quality of the SS-TW100ED is
especially sensitive to even slight differences in
speaker cords, you should choose high-quality
speaker cords that suit your personal taste.
The speaker cords should be as large in diameter
as possible and only as long as is necessary.
You should also keep the speaker cords away from
all AC power cords.
Notes on connections
· The super-tweeter should be used in conjuction
with the supplied network box to prevent
damage the unit.
· The right and left speakers should be matched
and connected with the (R) (right) and (L) (left)
output terminals on the amplifier.
· The (+) and () input terminals on the speaker
should be matched and connected to the (+) and
() output terminals on the amplifier.
· Be sure the screws on the speaker terminals tight
since loose screws will cause degradation in the
sound quality, and perhaps noise as well.
· Make sure the cords are firmly connected to the
terminals on the speaker, the network box, and
· Do not bend cords at acute angles (i.e., an angle
of 90 degrees or less).
· Be careful not to connect a (+) terminal to a ()
terminal as this may result in a short-circuit.
Network box (supplied)
5,000 Hz - 100,000 Hz
Maximum input power
100 watts (5,000 Hz, 12 dB/
oct (when the network is
20 kHz, 30 kHz, 40 kHz
× 70 × 140 mm
× 70 × 210 mm
Approx. 0.7 kg
Approx. 0.85 kg
Network box (1)
Design and specifications are subject to change without
Frequency response/Harmonic distortion factor
Transmission frequency characteristics
Frequency in Hz
Frequency in Hz
Third harmonic distortion
Second harmonic distortion