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Your Kenwood KVS speakers were
designed to meet the demands of
today's high-quality film soundtracks.
Your new speakers:
· Deliver wide dynamic range
· Sonically match other speakers
in the KVS series
· Feature quality-built acoustically-
optimized enclosures
· Were designed, engineered, and
assembled in the USA.
Installing the speakers isn't difficult,
but please read and follow all of the
instructions in this manual to get
maximum performance from your
new speakers. And be sure to read
the manual for the receiver, power
amplifier, or pre-amplifier to which
you're connecting these speakers.
Unpack your new speakers carefully
and examine them for shipping
damage. If they are damaged or fail
to operate, notify your dealer imme-
diately. If your speakers were
shipped to you directly, notify the
shipping company without delay.
Only the person or company who
originally received the unit can file a
claim against the carrier for shipping
damage. Keep the original carton
and packing materials in case you
need to transport or ship your
In this box
This box should contain either:
· KVS-50 Center Speaker (1)
· KVS-60 Surround Speakers (2)
If you bought the KVS-5060
Center/Surround Speaker Package,
you should receive 2 boxes with all
3 speakers.
About speaker wire
We ask you to buy the wire sepa-
rately, since we don't know how
much wire you will need. We
suggest that you buy wire that is at
least 18-gauge or thicker.
Remember, the smaller the number,
the thicker the wire, so 18 gauge
wire is thicker than 20 gauge wire.
Before you run out to buy speaker
wire, read the `Placing the speakers'
section. You'll need to know where
your speakers will go to determine
how much wire to buy.
For your records
Record the serial number (it's on
the back of the speaker) on the
warranty card, and in the space
below. If you need to call your
dealer for information or service,
you'll need these numbers. And be
sure to save your original receipt.
Serial Number
Serial Numbers
Setting up your
KVS Speakers
KVS-50 Center Speaker
KVS-60 Surround Speakers

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Please read these safety instructions
carefully. They can help prevent
electrical shock, fire, and damage to
the unit.
Safety Precautions
For all units
1 Dispose of the packaging materi-
als properly. After you take the
unit out of its shipping bag,
dispose of the bag, keeping it out
of the reach of children and
animals. Be aware that the bag
could cause suffocation.
2 Protect your unit from moisture.
Don't place your unit near
water--for example, a bathtub,
kitchen sink, laundry tub, wet
basement or near a swimming
3 Keep your unit out of extreme
hot and cold. Your unit may not
work properly if it is used at
extremely low or freezing
temperatures. Don't place your
unit near radiators, heat registers,
stoves or other heat sources.
4 Don't put objects or liquids into
the unit! NEVER permit children
to put anything into the unit.
5 NEVER try to open the unit or
take it apart.
6 To clean, use a clean, dry cloth.
To avoid damage, NEVER use
volatile solvents such as alcohol,
paint thinner, gasoline, benzene,
etc. to clean the cabinet. If this is
an electrically-powered unit,
unplug it before cleaning.
7 Do NOT attempt to service this
unit. You should take the unit to
qualified service personnel for
repair when:
· Objects have fallen, or liquids
have been spilled into the unit.
· The unit has been exposed to
· The unit doesn't appear to oper-
ate normally or exhibits a marked
change in performance.
· The unit has been dropped or
the case has been damaged.
8 To prevent distortion (and in
some cases, discoloration of TV
pictures), keep the unit away
from sources of magnetic fields,
such at TVs, radios, motorized
toys, or magnetized objects. If
the unit is magnetically-shielded
(the manual will state this), it is
not subject to these problems.
9 Do NOT place the unit on an
unstable cart, shelf, stand, tripod,
bracket, or table. if you mount
the unit, follow the instruc-
tions in the manual and, if
possible, use a mounting
bracket recom-
mended for the unit.
If you place the unit
on a moveable cart,
use caution when moving
the cart to avoid overturning it.
Safety First

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Please wait until you've connected
all of the cables before plugging the
receiver or amplifier into the AC
wall outlet and turning it on.
KVS-50 Center Speaker
We designed the KVS-50 Center
Speaker with both a flat side with an
adjustable leg, and an angled side.
You can place the speaker on either
side (following the instructions
· Place the speaker directly above
or below the middle of the TV
screen (the speaker is magneti-
cally shielded, so you don't have
to worry about picture discol-
· Place the speaker as close as
possible (within 2 feet) to the
same height as the left and right
front speakers.
· If you place the speaker on the
floor, place it on its angled side,
aiming it up toward the listeners
at seated ear level. In this case,
you'll probably want to reverse
the speaker grille so that the
lettering is right side up.
· If you place the speaker on top
of the TV, place it on its flat side,
and use the adjustable leg on the
back to aim it down toward the
listeners at seated ear level.
KVS-60 Surround Speakers
· Mount the speakers on the wall
using picture hangers (40 lb test),
or place them on shelves.
(Attach the speaker wire first;
see the instruction below).
· Place the speakers directly to the
sides of the listening position,
with the large grille covers point-
ing at the listeners.
· If the listening area has more
than 1 row of seats, place the
speakers in the middle of the
listening area.
· Place the speakers at least 2 feet
above the listener's heads, with
the back of the cabinet flush
against the wall.
· Place both speakers so that the
directional arrows on the back of
the cabinet point toward the TV.
You'll need to place one speaker
upside-down to do this. (There is
mounting hardware on both
ends of the speaker). This will
not affect its sound. You may
want to reverse its grille so that
the lettering is right side up.
Placing the speakers

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speaker wire
· Make sure your receiver or
amplifier's power cord is
unplugged from the wall outlet
before making any connections.
· Make sure you connect the
positive connections of the
speakers to the positive
connections of the receiver or
amplifier, and the negative
connections of the speakers to
the negative connections of the
receiver or amplifier. If these
connections are mismatched,
you'll get poor bass perfor-
mance and weak sound-place-
ment characteristics.
· Check to make sure that no
strands from one wire touch
any other wire.
Preparing bare wire
1 Strip 1/2" of the plastic cover
from the ends of the wire.
2 Twist the wire to get rid of the
loose strands.
Connecting speaker wire to
the KVS-60
Connecting speaker wire to
the KVS-50
Connecting banana or dual-
banana plugs to the KVS-50
Connecting spade lugs to the
If the lug is too narrow, insert one
prong through the hole in the post,
making sure that the positive and
negative prongs don't touch each

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Connecting your
KVS-50 and KVS-60 speakers
KVS-60 Right Surround
KVS-60 Left Surround
or amplifier
KVS-50 Center