The serial number for this equipment is located on the rear of the
subwoofer. Please write this serial number on the warranty page
and keep it in a secure area for future reference.
Thank you for buying this Pioneer product.
Please read through this operating guide before using your
speaker system to optimize performance.
FRONT / CENTER / REAR SPEAKERS
FRONT / CENTER / REAR SPEAKERS
The nominal impedance of this speaker system is 8 ohms.
Connect the speaker system to a AV amplifier with a load
impedance rating ranging from 4 to 16 ohms
·In order to prevent damage to the speaker system resulting
from input overload, please observe the following precau-
Do not supply signal to the speaker system in excess of the
maximum permissible input.
When connecting or disconnecting cables, be sure amplifier
power is OFF.
Do not use excessive amplifier volume if using a tone control
to emphasize high or low frequencies.
Do not install these units near a stove or other heating
appliance, or put them in a place exposed to the sun. Such
locations may cause the cabinet to change color and the
speaker system to break down.
If mounting to walls, examine them to confirm that their
strength is sufficient to bear the weight of the speaker system.
This system is not provided with any hardware for installa-
tion, so select suitable components corresponding to the
construction of your walls.
If you are unsure of the quality and strength of the walls,
consult a professional for advice.
Pioneer will not be responsible for any accidents or damage that
may result from improper installation.
The front and center speakers are magnetically shielded
for use near your television. However, in some cases, if
the speaker system is installed extremely close to the
screen of a television set, color distortion may occur. If this
happens, turn off the power switch of the television set,
and turn it on after 15 to 30 minutes. If the problem persists,
place the speaker system away from the television set.
Do not place a TV set on top of the cabinet.
Do not spill liquid on the cabinet.
Place the subwoofer at least 8 inches from any wall or curtain
in order to avoid heat build-up.
Do not remove the front plastic cover. This should be performed
by a qualified technician.
Do not attempt to reach the amplifier or speaker driver through
the front openings.
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
NON SKID PADS
TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK, MATCH THE WIDE BLADE
OF THE PLUG TO THE WIDE SLOT OF THE RECEPTACLE
AND FULLY INSERT.
TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK HAZARD, DO NOT EXPOSE
THIS APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR MOISTURE
Handling the cord on this product or cords associated with accessories sold with the product will expose you to lead, a chemical known
to the State of California and other governmental entities to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.
HANDS AFTER HANDLING.
Information to User
Alteration or modifications carried out without appropriate authorization may invalidate the user`s right to operate the equipment.
READ INSTRUCTIONS -- All the safety and
operating instructions should be read before the
product is operated.
RETAIN INSTRUCTIONS -- The safety and
operating instructions should be retained for
HEED WARNINGS -- All warnings on the product
and in the operating instructions should be
FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS -- All operating and use
instructions should be followed.
CLEANING -- The product should be cleaned only
with a polishing cloth or a soft dry cloth. Never
clean with furniture wax, benzine, insecticides
or other volatile liquids since they may corrode
ATTACHMENTS -- Do not use attachments not
recommended by the product manufacturer as
they may cause hazards.
WATER AND MOISTURE -- Do not use this
product near water -- for example, near a
bathtub, wash bowl, kitchen sink, or laundry
tub; in a wet basement; or near a swimming
pool; and the like.
ACCESSORIES -- Do not place this product on an
unstable cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table.
The product may fall, causing serious injury to a
child or adult, and serious damage to the
product. Use only with a cart, stand, tripod,
bracket, or table recommended by the
manufacturer, or sold with the product. Any
mounting of the product should follow the
manufacturer's instructions, and should use a
mounting accessory recommended by the
CART -- A product and cart combination should be
moved with care. Quick stops, excessive force,
and uneven surfaces may cause the product
and cart combination to overturn.
VENTILATION -- Slots and openings in the cabinet
are provided for ventilation and to ensure
reliable operation of the product and to protect
it from overheating, and these openings must
not be blocked or covered. The openings should
never be blocked by placing the product on a
bed, sofa, rug, or other similar surface. This
product should not be placed in a built-in
installation such as a bookcase or rack unless
proper ventilation is provided or the
manufacturer's instructions have been adhered
POWER SOURCES -- This product should be
operated only from the type of power source
indicated on the marking label. If you are not
sure of the type of power supply to your home,
consult your product dealer or local power
LOCATION The appliance should be installed in a
NONUSE PERIODS The power cord of the
appliance should be unplugged from the outlet
when left un-used for a long period of time.
GROUNDING OR POLARIZATION
· If this product is equipped with a polarized
alternating current line plug (a plug having one
blade wider than the other), it will fit into the
outlet only one way. This is a safety feature. If
you are unable to insert the plug fully into the
outlet, try reversing the plug. If the plug should
still fail to fit, contact your electrician to replace
your obsolete outlet. Do not defeat the safety
purpose of the polarized plug.
· If this product is equipped with a three-wire
grounding type plug, a plug having a third
(grounding) pin, it will only fit into a grounding
type power outlet. This is a safety feature. If you
are unable to insert the plug into the outlet,
contact your electrician to replace your obsolete
outlet. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the
grounding type plug.
POWER-CORD PROTECTION -- Power-supply
cords should be routed so that they are not likely
to be walked on or pinched by items placed
upon or against them, paying particular
attention to cords at plugs, convenience
receptacles, and the point where they exit from
OUTDOOR ANTENNA GROUNDING -- If an
outside antenna or cable system is connected to
the product, be sure the antenna or cable
system is grounded so as to provide some
protection against voltage surges and built-up
static charges. Article 810 of the National
Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70, provides
information with regard to proper grounding of
the mast and supporting structure, grounding of
the lead-in wire to an antenna discharge unit,
size of grounding conductors, location of
antenna-discharge unit, connection to
grounding electrodes, and requirements for the
grounding electrode. See Figure A.
LIGHTNING -- For added protection for this
product during a lightning storm, or when it is
left unattended and unused for long periods of
time, unplug it from the wall outlet and
disconnect the antenna or cable system. This
will prevent damage to the product due to
lightning and power-line surges.
POWER LINES -- An outside antenna system
should not be located in the vicinity of overhead
power lines or other electric light or power
circuits, or where it can fall into such power
lines or circuits. When installing an outside
antenna system, extreme care should be taken
to keep from touching such power lines or
circuits as contact with them might be fatal.
OVERLOADING -- Do not overload wall outlets,
extension cords, or integral convenience
receptacles as this can result in a risk of fire or
OBJECT AND LIQUID ENTRY -- Never push
objects of any kind into this product through
openings as they may touch dangerous voltage
points or short-out parts that could result in a
fire or electric shock. Never spill liquid of any
kind on the product.
SERVICING -- Do not attempt to service this
product yourself as opening or removing covers
may expose you to dangerous voltage or other
hazards. Refer all servicing to qualified service
DAMAGE REQUIRING SERVICE -- Unplug this
product from the wall outlet and refer servicing
to qualified service personnel under the
· When the power-supply cord or plug is
· If liquid has been spilled, or objects have fallen
into the product.
· If the product has been exposed to rain or water.
· If the product does not operate normally by
following the operating instructions. Adjust only
those controls that are covered by the operating
instructions as an improper adjustment of other
controls may result in damage and will often
require extensive work by a qualified technician
to restore the product to its normal operation.
· If the product has been dropped or damaged in
· When the product exhibits a distinct change in
performance -- this indicates a need for service.
REPLACEMENT PARTS -- When replacement parts
are required, be sure the service technician has
used replacement parts specified by the
manufacturer or have the same characteristics
as the original part. Unauthorized substitutions
may result in fire, electric shock, or other
SAFETY CHECK -- Upon completion of any service
or repairs to this product, ask the service
technician to perform safety checks to
determine that the product is in proper
WALL OR CEILING MOUNTING -- The product
should not be mounted to a wall or ceiling.
HEAT -- The product should be situated away from
heat sources such as radiators, heat registers,
stoves, or other products (including amplifiers)
that produce heat.
(NEC SECTION 810-20)
(NEC SECTION 810-21)
POWER SERVICE GROUNDING
(NEC ART 250, PART H)
NEC -- NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE
The exclamation point within an equilateral
triangle is intended to alert the user to the
presence of important operating and
maintenance (servicing) instructions in the
literature accompanying the appliance.
The lightning flash with arrowhead, within
an equilateral triangle, is intended to alert
the user to the presence of uninsulated
"dangerous voltage" within the product's
enclosure that may be of sufficient
magnitude to constitute a risk of electric
shock to persons.
TO PREVENT THE RISK OF ELECTRIC
SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR
BACK). NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS
INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
CONNECTING YOUR SYSTEM
Make sure all equipment is turned off before making any
Handle the power cord by the plug. Do not pull out the plug by
tugging the cord. Never touch the power cord when your hands
are wet as this could cause a short circuit or electric shock. Do
not place the unit, a piece of furniture, etc., on the power cord.
Never make a knot in the cord or tie it with other cords. The
power cords should be routed such that they are not likely to
be stepped on. A damaged power cord can cause fire or give
you an electrical shock. Check the power cord periodically. If
you find it damaged, ask your nearest PIONEER authorized
service center or your dealer for a replacement.
PLACEMENT AND FINE TUNING
Correct placement is important for maximizing the sound
quality of your loudspeaker system. Take time to experiment
with positioning according to the guidelines below.
FRONT / CENTER / REAR SPEAKERS
Correct wiring of your loudspeakers is essential for achieving
the best sound quality. Be careful to ensure proper polarity of
Connect the supplied speaker wires to the receiver speaker
output terminals. Using the color directions below, connect
the non striped wire to the black (-) terminal and the gray
striped wire to the red (+) terminal for each channel. Connect
the other end of each wire to the input terminals at the rear of
each speaker. Connect the non striped wire to the black (-)
terminal and the gray striped wire to the red (+) terminal.
White colored marker
Front left speaker
Red colored marker
Front right speaker
Blue colored marker
Rear left (surround) speaker
Gray colored marker
Rear right (surround) speaker
Rear Center (surround) speaker
Green colored marker
Brown colored marker
Front Center speaker
Depress the input terminal lever, and insert the tip of the wire
into the hole and then release the lever so that it springs back
into position. Take care that no stray strands of wire short
across between the terminals.
Connect the supplied RCA cable to subwoofer output on the
back of your receiver. Connect the other end to the LINE LEVEL
INPUT of your Subwoofer.
Connect the Subwoofer AC (power) plug to the AC (power)
outlet on the back of the Receiver. First check the rating of the
outlet on the receiver to make sure it is compatible with the
If the Subwoofer is plugged directly into an AC outlet, the auto
function will operate under no-signal conditions and put the
subwoofer into standby. If you plan to leave the subwoofer un-
attended for extended periods of time, we reccomend that you
unplug the subwoofer for the AC outlet.
The rear (surround) speakers are identified by a label on the
back of the speakers. They are not magnetically shielded, so
do not place near your television.
Sound spreads in all directions in the very low frequency range.
Human hearing cannot easily detect the source of very low
frequencies. Accordingly, we recommend the subwoofer be
placed in positions "A", "B" or "C". The optimum location will
be governed by your listening environment. Position "B" will
give the strongest bass but may sound overpowering, in which
case relocate the subwoofer to position "A" or "C". Be sure to
provide a space of at least 8 inches (20cm) between the rear
of the subwoofer and the nearest wall.
For best results the loudspeaker should be positioned near ear
level and the loudspeakers separated a distance approximately
equal to the listening distance. Angling the loudspeakers inward
towards the listener will improve the image stability for non-
central listeners. Close proximity to a side or rear wall will
enhance the midbass performance, although too close
(particularly a corner location) and the bass may be unnaturally
high and image performance may be degraded.
The loudspeaker may be positioned on top of or below the TV.
For best results align the front of the loudspeaker with the front
of the TV. If the loudspeaker is placed under the TV and very
close to the floor, then tilting upwards may be beneficial.
SEE INSTALLATION PRECAUTIONS on page 1
Attach screw (or anchor) leaving a 1/8" (3mm) gap between
the screw head and the wall. Place the speaker so as to insert
the screw head though the keyhole slot in the bracket. Ensure
that the screw has fully engaged the small slot in the keyhole.
FRONT / REAR SPEAKER
For best results the loudspeakers should be positioned at or
above ear level. Depending upon your room layout and
preferences, the left and right rear speakers should be
positioned on the side walls just the rear of the listening
position, or on the walls. Place the rear center speaker directly
behind the listening position for best performance.
Follow the instructions for your receiver and set the speakers
to SMALL in the 5.1 mode (Dolby Digital).
This will ensure
that any bass signals are re-directed to the subwoofer where
they will be optimally reproduced. If you have a choice, set
the crossover frequency to 150Hz.
The speakers are equipped with a protection device to protect
the transducers from extreme conditions. Under these
conditions the protection device will activate and stop the
speaker from producing sound. If this happens shut off the
system for 5-10 minutes and allow the protection device to
NON SKID PADS
If the front, center and rear speakers are placed on a hard
surface, such as wood or tile place four non skid pads on the
bottom surface of the speakers.
Use a polishing cloth or dry cloth to wipe off dust and dirt.
When the cabinet is very dirty, clean with a soft cloth dipped in
some neutral cleanser diluted five or six times with water, and
then wipe again with a dry cloth. Do not use furniture wax or
Never use thinners, benzine, insecticide sprays and other
chemicals on or near the cabinets, since these will corrode
SUBWOOFER REAR SECTION
OPERATING YOUR SYSTEM
Turn on your receiver with the level control initially at zero.
Now gradually increase the volume until you reach a com-
fortable listening level.
UNPLUG THE POWERE D
SUBWOOFER BEFORE CLEANING TO REDUCE
THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
Illuminates RED when the power is being supplied.
Volume of subwoofer is adjusted with this knob. Turn this knob
clockwise to raise the level.
·Starting with "MIN", turn this knob and raise the volume
slowly. If the unit is turned on with the volume set too high, it
could cause hearing and/or speaker damage. Do not turn
the volume up excessively high. The low frequency sound
is apt to be raised too high since it is less disturbing and
harder to detect than high frequencies. Caution must be
taken here since the amplifier and speaker will be clipped
when the output of the amplifier or receiver is increased
with the subwoofer level set to "MAX".
LINE LEVEL IN
Connect SUBWOOFER OUTPUT terminal of the receiver to
this terminal with the supplied RCA cable.
If the subwoofer is placed on a hard floor, such as wood or tile,
place four non skid pads on the bottom surface of the