M&S Systems MNCX Instruction manual

Mini-Cube Home Theater Package
Model MNCS / MNCSB
Mini-Cube Speakers
Model MNC / MNCB
Instruction Manual
INTRODUCTION
M&S Systems is introducing cube speakers (MNC) and a cube speaker
package for Home Theater applications (MNCS) offering quality sound at
an affordable price. The compact size allows for installation in any room
without being intrusive to your decor. These products also offer many
features, including the following:
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360° swivel speaker allow for full area coverage
A complete frequency range when a subwoofer is added
Ceiling or wall mount
Compact design
Shielded magnets for the cubes and center channel
Mounting bracket for the cubes
DESCRIPTION
MNC units have dual 2-1/2”, two-way speakers with paper cones. Each
package consists of one pair of speakers per MNC which are available in
white (MNC) and black (MNCB) matte finishes.
Frequency Response
Maximum Power Rating
Continuous Power Rating
Impedance
Height
Width
Depth
Weight
250 Hz to 15 kHz
70 Watts
35 Watts
4 Ohms
6.5 “
3.5 “
4.5 “
2.33 lbs.
The center channel for the Mini-Cube Home Theater Package has dual
4” speakers with polypropylene cones and a ½” polycarbonate dome
tweeter. It is available in a black matte finish.
Frequency Response
Maximum Power Rating
Continuous Power Rating
Impedance
Height
Width
Depth
Weight
250 Hz to 15 kHz
70 Watts
35 Watts
6 Ohms
5.4 “
14.5 “
5.9 “
8 lbs.
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The subwoofer for the Mini-Cube Home Theater Package has an 8”
active woofer. It is available in a black matte finish.
RMS Power Rating
Frequency Response
Crossover
Controls
Connections
Height
Width
Depth
Weight
100 Watts
40 Hz to 350 Hz
40 Hz to 180Hz (Adjustable)
Power,
Volume,
Crossover
Frequency, Phase
RCA Jacks and Spring Terminals
13.3 “
9.8 “
13.7 “
20 lbs.
UNPACKING YOUR SPEAKERS
After carefully unpacking your speakers, the carton and the packing
material should be saved for possible use later. If any speaker appears
to be damaged, do not attempt to repair or to connect the unit to the
amplifier. Repack the speaker and notify your distributor or M&S
Systems for replacement or repair.
SPEAKER PLACEMENT
The cube units can be mounted on the ceiling or walls of the room,
therefore, many combinations are possible. The MNC or the front and
rear cube speakers of the MNCS package should be separated by 6 to 8
feet for good stereo separation. They should not be any closer than 2
feet to any adjacent surface (wall or ceiling). The cube brackets should
be attached to a stud or mounted anchor with bolts to provide secure
mounting.
NEVER MOUNT THE BRACKETS TO SHEETROCK
WITHOUT SOME TYPE OF ANCHOR. The placement of the center
channel and the subwoofer (MNCS system only) are not as critical. The
center channel is best located on top of the TV cabinet or on a shelf
above the TV. The subwoofer should be placed near a corner at the front
or rear of the room for best bass sound.
The MNC unit is designed with a swivel joint between the two speakers.
Each speaker can be aimed individually. The unit also comes with a
mounting bracket for attachment to a wall or ceiling. The bracket screws
into the threaded socket on the bottom of the unit, and may be adjusted
so that the speakers point in the desired direction. (See figure 1)
Note: When mounting speakers from wall surfaces additional tightening
of the hex screw may be required.
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Figure 1
SPEAKER CONNECTONS
1. Turn off the receiver or amplifier and unplug it from the power outlet.
2. Use a 2-conductor 16-gauge speaker wire (M&S part number
MS16X) for best results.
Note: Remove about 2 inches of the outside jacket from both ends of
the wire then strip approximately ½ inch of the insulation from each
conductor at the speaker end. Use the recommended strip length as
specified in the amplifier/receiver installation manual for the other end.
3. Proper connection of the speaker wire is very important to ensure full
range sound. Most amplifiers and speakers use red (for +) and black
(for -) as the polarity markings. Using the MS16X wire makes
connections easy. The red wire should be connected to the red terminal
and the black wire to the black terminal at the speakers and the amplifier.
Note: When using another type of wire, such as a flat ribbon, you will
need to determine how the wire denotes one lead from another. This
usually takes the form of a rib or a color stripe in the insulation.
4. Repeat these steps for connection of all speakers to the system.
Typical diagrams are shown for the MNC and MNCS systems. (See
figures 2 through 4.)
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LT
RT
AMP
Figure 2
5. The MNCS system may be connected two ways depending on the
amplifier used with the system. The major difference is the
subwoofer connections.
• An amplifier with a subwoofer output connection, usually a RCA type
connector would be the preferred connection when used with the
MNCS subwoofer (see figure 3). A shielded audio cable is required
for this setup with a Y-adaptor connecting the audio cable to left and
right “LINE INPUT” on the subwoofer.
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CENTER
LT FRONT
RT FRONT
AMP
POWERED
SUBWOOFER
RT REAR
LT REAR
Figure 3
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The other option requires the front left and right speaker cables be
routed from the amplifier through the subwoofer to the speakers. The
wires from the amplifier should be connected to the “HIGH LEVEL
INPUT’ and the cables going to the speaker should be connected to
the “HIGH LEVEL OUTPUT” on the subwoofer (see figure 4).
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CENTER
LT
LT FRONT
RT
POWERED
SUBWOOFER
RT FRONT
AMP
LT REAR
RT REAR
Figure 4
6. IMPORTANT! Make sure there are no loose strands of wire touching
each other across the speaker or amplifier terminals. This can create
a short circuit and damage your electronics.
7. Plug your amplifier or receiver in, turn it on, and enjoy your new
music system.
SETTING UP THE SYSTEM
Use the settings on the amplifier/receiver for the MNC. If a separate
subwoofer is being added, the volume and crossover frequency will need
to be set (see notation under MNCS setup).
The MNCS system will require setting up the front, center, and rear
speakers as recommended in your amplifier/receiver instruction manual.
The subwoofer provided with the system allows setting of the phase,
volume, crossover frequency, and an auto power control.
• The phase switch is set for the best bass sound. Switch between the
0-180 position until the bass is loudest. In some applications, there
may be no noticeable difference and in this case leave the switch in
the 0 position.
• The crossover frequency can be set between 40 and 180Hz. It is
recommended that the control be set to 180Hz with the mini-cube
speakers.
• The volume control should be set to the desired bass level for the
system.
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The power switch can be set to OFF-AUTO-ON. The OFF position
disables the subwoofer completely. The AUTO position puts the
subwoofer in a standby mode (low power) when the system is not in
use. When a signal is applied, the subwoofer is automatically turned
on. The ON position is a constantly ready with or without a music
signal. The AUTO position is recommended for most applications.
SERVICE & TROUBLESHOOTING
M&S Systems is committed to producing high quality products for the
home. If you have any questions or problems with the speaker systems
or the system is not operating properly, contact your M&S installer or call
M&S Systems at (800) 366-9422.
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WARRANTY
M&S Systems 2-Year Limited Product Warranty
M&S Systems warrants for 2 years all products to be free of defects The warranty period
begins from either (1) the date of “first user” purchase of this product or (2) the first close
of escrow date on a residence in which this new product was originally installed. This
warranty extends to the original user of the product and to each subsequent owner of the
product during the term of this warranty. M&S Systems will repair or replace, at its
option, parts and materials at no charge. Parts supplied under this warranty may be new
or rebuilt at the option of M&S Systems.
If, during the limited warranty period, it appears as though this product contains a
defect which is covered by this limited warranty, call our toll free service number
before dismantling the product (1-800-366-9422). Remember to attain a Return
Authorization Number (RAN) before returning any product to M&S Systems. Send
this product freight pre-paid and insured to our service center for warranty repair.
You will be advised on shipping instructions when you call the toll free service
number. M&S Systems will return the repaired product freight pre-paid within the
U.S.A. The installing dealer or distributor may assist you, at your choice and
expense, with returning product for repair. Please include a brief description of the
problem and a dated proof-of-purchase receipt with any product that is returned for
warranty repair. ANY PRODUCT RETURNED WITHOUT A RETURN
AUTHORIZATION NUMBER WILL BE REFUSED.
This limited warranty is in lieu of any other warranties, express or implied,
including any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular
purpose or otherwise, and of any other obligations or liability on the seller’s
part. This limited warranty does not cover damage caused by improper
installation, the violation of applicable building or electrical codes or the use
of non-M&S/non-AirVac wire (excluding structured wire packages), cable
(excluding structured wire packages) or wall housings. This limited warranty
applies only to products installed in a private residence.
Under no circumstances shall the seller be liable for consequential, incidental or special
damages arising in connection with use, or inability to use this product. In no event shall
seller’s liability, for breach of warranty, breach of contract, negligence, or strict liability,
exceed the cost of the product covered hereby. No person is authorized to assume for us
any other liability in connection with the sale of this product.
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of consequential, incidental or special
damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. This limited
warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary
from state to state.
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