PIEGA User Manual / Warranty

PIEGA
User Manual / Warranty
«Music. That‘s really the only important issue
when it comes to loudspeakers...»
In our view, the superior loudspeaker is the one that does not interfere. One that
adds no sound of its own. That accurately and naturally conveys what was played
in the concert or recording studio. Since 1986 we have been working to perfect
this ideal – with a pioneering spirit, inventiveness and exacting craftsmanship. You
will now be able to hear for yourself how far we have succeeded.
By purchasing a loudspeaker from PIEGA you have expressed your trust in our
company, for which we thank you very much. At the same time we assure you
that you have purchased a product that is based on twenty years of R & D, and
which in terms of its design represents the state of the art. We are sure that you
will gain much listening enjoyment from your new Piega loudspeaker products.
Although using the loudspeakers is very straightforward, we recommend that
you read the contents of this user manual carefully. It will explain how to properly
connect up your new PIEGA loudspeaker products and install them for optimum
results. It also provides you with some useful information that will increase your
understanding of loudspeakers. But don’t worry. Even apparently complicated
details are explained very simply. On the last page of these instructions you will
find our warranty conditions. Please also read these carefully just in case.
We wish you an enjoyable read and above all much listening enjoyment with your
new PIEGA loudspeakers...!
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Contents
This user manual describes how to optimally install and connect the PIEGA loudspeakers for a wide range of uses
and contains some useful information on operating, caring for and maintaining your loudspeakers. It also contains
instructions for unpacking and setting up the loudspeakers.
Precautions 4-5
Unpacking the Loudspeakers 6
Unpacking the Subwoofer
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Uses8
Positioning 9
On-Wall Installation and Baseplate
10 + 11
Connecting the Loudspeakers 12 + 13
Terminal Area PS 1 / PS 2
Setup Procedure PS 1/ PS 2
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15 - 17
Setting of the Sound Characteristics PS 1 / PS 2
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Running the Loudspeakers 19
Daily Use 20
Warranty Conditions 21
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Precautions
Please read this user manual carefully and pay special attention to the following precautions and warnings.
Safety Precautions:
Ensure without fail that your new PIEGA loudspeakers are mounted, positioned and connected exactly
according to these instructions.
PIEGA loudspeakers were only designed for use in
dry residential environments within a temperature
range of 10 - 40°C.
The high quality loudspeaker chassis of PIEGA loudspeakers contain exceptionally strong magnets with
magnetic fields that may impair the operation of
other devices if the loudspeakers are not handled
properly.
Ensure that watches or other metallic objects are not
placed close to the loudspeakers. The strong magnetic fields may pull these into the diaphragms and
destroy them.
Keep items such as credit cards, electronic data storage media and similar objects away from the loudspeakers. The magnetic field may cause irrecoverable
loss of data.
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Precautions
Warnings:
To reduce the risk of electronic shock, do not remove
cover (or back). No user-serviceable parts inside.
Refer servicing to qualified service personnel.
To completely disconnect this product from the
mains, disconnect the plug from the wall socket
outlet. When setting up this product, make sure that
the AC outlet you are using is easily accessible.
A note about Recycling:
This product packaging materials are recyclable and
can be reused. Please dispose of any materials in
accordance with the local recycling regulations.
When discarding the unit, comply with local rules or
regulations.
Warning:
Ensure, in particular with children, that hands are not
placed inside the bass tube openings (sharp edges
> risk of injury) and that objects are not inserted into
these openings.
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Unpacking the Loudspeakers
Special care was taken in the packaging of your new PIEGA quality products in order to ensure that your
loudspeakers reach your living room safely and undamaged. In order to avoid any damage when unpacking
the loudspeakers, follow closely the instructions below without fail.
Procedure:
In order to avoid any damage when unpacking the
loudspeakers or during the installation, you should
always carry out the work with another person.
Before unpacking, remove any jewelry such as
watches, rings, bracelets etc. in order to avoid
scratching the aluminum surface.
1 Open the carton as shown in the figure, remove the
metal brackets on the carton carefully and lift out the
loudspeakers and protective cushions.
2Carefully remove the protective cushions and protec
tive wrapping by carefully pulling it up over the
loudspeakers.
Check without fail that the delivery is complete, that
the loudspeaker version supplied corresponds to your
order, and that the loudspeakers have not been
damaged in transit.
If this is the case, follow the instructions on the
remaining pages or otherwise contact the dealer
where you purchased the loudspeakers.
Warning:
PIEGA loudspeakers have cabinets made from
polished aluminium and have high-gloss surfaces.
When unpacking, handle carefully at all times!
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Unpacking the Subwoofer
Special care was taken in the packaging of your subwoofer in order to ensure that this new PIEGA quality
product reaches your living room safely and undamaged. In order to avoid any damage when unpacking the
loudspeaker, follow closely the instructions below.
Procedure:
Before unpacking, remove any jewelry such as
watches, rings, bracelets etc. in order to avoid
scratching the aluminum
1 Open the carton as shown in the figure, leave the
protective cushion
2 Carefully invert the subwoofer 180° with the carton
open and stand it on the protective cushion so that
the carton can be lifted up and off the loudspeaker
3 Remove the upper protective cushion and the cable
4 Remove the protective foil and check that the
which is packed in the protective cushion
subwoofer has not been damaged in transit
5 Then place the subwoofer in the required position
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Uses
The PIEGA Loudspeaker Series comprises floor-standing, satellite-, center loudspeakers as well as subwoofers. Some series include all four loudspeaker types. All loudspeakers of the same series are based on the
same technology, either dome tweeter or PIEGA ribbon tweeter. All loudspeakers can always be combined
and arranged into a cohesive home cinema system and also ideal for stereo systems, sound systems in bars
and restaurants, fitness centers etc. We recommend:
Stereo operation
Multi-channel system
example
example
Multi-channel system On-Wall installation
Room sound system (in bars)
(e.g. Dolby 5.1) - example
example
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Positioning
Perfect sound quality depends on the correct positioning and alignment of the loudspeakers and subwoofers.
For stereo operation, the best results are achieved using the stereo triangle layout. In multi-channel systems,
the front, center and rear speakers should be positioned as equidistantly as possible and aligned to the point
of listening and time delay should be adjusted in the setup of the AV-receiver.
The subwoofer can be installed flexibly and easily.
Stereo operation (Stereo Triangle)
The distances between the loudspeakers and the
point of listening form an isosceles triangle (Ratio
1 : 1.5)
Recommended wall distance approx. 10 - 50 cm,
depending on the model
Ideal setup
For both surround and stereo mode, position the
subwoofer as close to the two front loudspeakers as
possible.
The connecting terminal of the PS 1 / PS 2 should
face the wall.
Do not in any way prevent the free movement of the
subwoofers.
To avoid any possible accident, do not place any objects such as vases etc. on your PS 1 / PS 2.
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On-Wall Installation and baseplate
Ball-jointed wall bracket for satellite loudspeakers
You can use the wall bracket (available as an accessory) to mount the satellite loudspeakers either on the wall
or ceiling and thus use it as a rear or side speaker for both diffused and direct sound. The brackets are also
used when installing the loudspeakers for a room sound system. A special bracket is also available (as an accessory) for mounting the center loudspeakers on walls.
- Remove the Allen screw on the rear of the
loudspeaker
- Fasten the base plate (1) to the wall with
the screws (4)
- Assemble the fixing ring (2) and the ball joint
and fit on the loudspeaker
- Fasten the ball joint/fixing ring onto the base
plate (1) with the screws (5)
- Position the loudspeaker and fasten with
the screws (5)
Baseplate of the Classic-Series
Note:
The base plate is supplied separately in the case of
the Classic 7.0 and 5.0. Provided the desired stability
is in evidence, the loudspeakers can also be operated
without the base plate.
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On-Wall Installation
Wall bracket for AP 1.2
Thanks to its asymmetrical design and sophisticated attachment concept, the AP 1.2 can be universally used
as a shelf, wall-mounted, centre or ceiling-mounted loudspeaker. Please follow the alignment instructions in
the diagrams on page 8.
Wall/ceiling mounting:
- Remove the wall bracket from the loudspeaker
- Depending on the intended usage, mark the
holes for the wall bracket horizontally or
vertically, taking optimal distances (stereo triangle)
into consideration
- In concrete or brick walls, drill holes with a
diameter of 6 mm and use the dowels and
screws supplied
In wooden or gypsum walls, only use suitable
screws and dowels (not supplied as standard)
- Carefully slide the loudspeaker between the two
shanks of the wall bracket
- Use the fixing screws previously removed and
now position these from the outside
- Adjust the loudspeaker as desired and tighten
the screws uniformly
- Connect the loudspeaker cable to the clamps
provided
Wall bracket for center speakers
-Fasten the bracket to the wall
-Slightly unscrew the hexagon screws on the
loudspeaker
-Fit the center loudspeaker on the wall bracket
-Re-tighten the hexagon screws
Note:
For mounting the wall brackets consult a
specialist such as your authorized PIEGA dealer if
necessary.
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Connecting the Loudspeakers
The terminal for single wiring applications is provided at the back of the loudspeaker. This is used for connecting standard loudspeaker cables with banana plugs or with a lead. Ideally, PIEGA loudspeakers should be connected with the CableONE, CableTWO or CableTHREE loudspeaker cable which is available as an accessory.
Connection:
Ensure that the electronic components are switched
off before making the connection.
PIEGA loudspeakers must only be connected to electronic components with the amplifier outputs recommended by PIEGA. Observe the specifications of the
amplifier manufacturer. Contact your dealer if you are
unsure whether the connection is permissible.
The loudspeakers have an impedance of 4 Ohms and
can therefore be connected to any standard amplifier.
Pass the wires fully through the opening
Contact your specialist dealer concerning this.
Connect the PIEGA loudspeaker to your amplifier
or receiver using suitable cables as shown in the
figure. Ideally, use the CableONE, CableTWO or
CableTHREE loudspeaker cable (optional) with banana plugs or standard loudspeaker cables with a
lead.
Fully insert the banana plugs up to the stop
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Connecting the Loudspeakers
Connection in bi-wiring mode
Important:
Ensure the poles are connected correctly! A completely
diffuse sound with a weak bass will be produced if the
plus and minus poles are incorrectly connected.
Active version:
For PIEGA loudspeakers with the Active module
option, please contact your retailer.
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Terminal Area PS 1 / PS 2
Its large range of connection options offers the subwoofer a wide number of configurations both for stereo
and for surround mode. Refer to the appropriate user manual supplied for specific information on the
loudspeakers used and components of your stereo or surround system.
R
R
wide number of possible configuration options for
stereo and surround mode
Depending on the equipment in use, select the
appropriate configuration (see the following pages)
LFE
L
The connection terminal of the subwoofer allows a
LINE IN
L
LINE OUT
Note:
The LFE/IN, INPUT and OUTPUT terminals for
connecting to the stereo amplifier require connection
cables with cinch plugs; the AV receiver is connected
POWER
ON
The HIGH LEVEL INPUT terminals for connecting
amplified music signals can be connected to loud­
L
HI LEVEL IN
R
via the LFE
AUTOMATIC
speaker cables with or without banana plugs
Connecting the supply cable:
Check whether the default switch position (240/
POWERED SUBWOOFER
120 V) of your subwoofer corresponds to the
standard supply voltage in your country
WARNING: SHOCK HAZARD DO NOT OPEN
AVIS: RISQUE DE CHOC ELECTRIQUE NE PAS OUVRIR
Plug the supply cable provided with the PS 1 / PS 2
into the appropriate socket
120V
240V
ON
OFF
240V ~ 50 Hz
Fuse type: T 1AL/250V
120V ~ 50Hz
Fuse type: T 2AL/250V
MAX 180WATTS
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Do not switch on the subwoofer (POWER ON) until
all cable connections have been made
Setup Procedure PS 1 / PS 2
This connection configuration for 5.1 surround applications uses an AV receiver with a separate subwoofer
output. Since the AV receiver handles the bass management in this configuration, the settings for each loud­
speaker can be adjusted individually via the menu. Note: In this case, the LOW PASS setting of the subwoofer is to be set to max. Refer to the user manual of your AV receiver for information on the individual
setup controls.
Dolby Digital – Surround-System with AV-Receiver
Connection:
Center
Speaker
Connect the subwoofer cable to the terminal marked
SUBWOOFER (or similar) on the AV receiver
Rear
Speaker R
Rear
Speaker L
Connect the subwoofer cable to the terminal on the
subwoofer marked LFE
Please use a suitable connection cable with cinch
plugs (not supplied with the PS 1 / PS 2)
Connect the front, rear and center loudspeakers us-
Front
Speaker R
Front
Speaker L
Front R
Rear R
Center
ing the loudspeaker terminals provided on your AV
receiver
Front L
Rear L
Subwoofer
L
R
L
R
LINE IN
R
LFE
L
LINE OUT
Amplifier
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Setup Procedure PS 1 / PS 2
The power amplifiers of some manufacturers feature separate MAIN IN and PRE OUT terminals, allowing the
preamplified signal to reach the subwoofer and to be looped back again filtered. In this way the loudspeakers
are relieved in the deep range, thus gaining in precision and sound characteristics. Refer to the appropriate
manual for information about operation and connection options for your power amplifier.
Stereo System and power amplifier
with separate pre- and power sections
Connection:
Connect the subwoofer cable on the amplifier at the
PRE OUT (or similar) terminal and at the LINE IN
Connect the PS 1 / PS 2 on the amplifier at the MAIN
IN (or similar) terminal and at the LINE OUT terminal
Front
Speaker R
Front
Speaker L
on the subwoofer
For this setup, use two connection cables with cinch
Front R
Front L
L
R
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Amplifier
L
R
LINE OUT
PRE OUT
L
R
LINE IN
MAIN IN
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plugs (not supplied)
Setup Procedure PS 1 / PS 2
The power amplifiers of some manufacturers feature separate MAIN IN and PRE OUT terminals, allowing the
preamplified signal to reach the subwoofer and to be looped back again filtered. In this way the loudspeakers
are relieved in the deep range, thus gaining in precision and sound characteristics. Refer to the appropriate
manual for information about operation and connection options for your power amplifier.
Stereo System with power amplifier
Connection:
Connect the subwoofer cable on the amplifier at the
PRE OUT (or similar) terminal and at the LINE IN
Connect the PS 1 / PS 2 on the amplifier at the MAIN
IN (or similar) terminal and at the LINE OUT terminal
on the subwoofer
For this setup, use two connection cables with cinch
plugs (not supplied)
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Settings of the Sound Characteristics PS 1 / PS 2
Thanks to the use of the most advanced active electronics, your new subwoofer is a cutting edge product in the
field of subwoofers. The connection and setting options provided on the subwoofer allow the best possible connection to your stereo or surround sound system and can be adapted to your individual audio requirements.
LEVEL
L
MIN•
R
•MAX
LINE OUT
LEVEL
Use this knob to adjust the subwoofer volume
LED
The LED is off when the loudspeaker is switched
L
R
MIN•
LFE
Use this switch to activate the standby function
of the PS 1 / PS 2. This enables the subwoofer
100 Hz
80 Hz
60 Hz
HIGH PASS
received and to switch off when there is no more
•200Hz
•MAX
cate trouble-free operation
to switch on automatically as soon as a signal is
•MAX
VAR: BASS EQ
40Hz•
operation of the subwoofer the LED is green to indi-
AUTOMATIC STANDBY
LOW PASS
MIN•
LINE IN
•180
VAR. PHASE
0•
PHASE
off, and is red when it is in standby mode. During
signal. When the AUTO POWER switch is in the
ON position, the subwoofer stays permanently
switched on. Factory setting: ON
LOW PASS
ON
POWER
Use this knob to set the crossover frequency be-
AUTOMATIC
tween subwoofer and full-range speaker according
to the connection method used. This will relieve the
satellite loudspeakers in the bass range. Factory
setting: 80 – 100 Hz
PHASE
Use this switch to set the subwoofer to «In Phase»
or «Out of Phase». Depending on the type of loudspeaker, at setting «0» there will be a phase cancelling (little bass) or a phase correction (normal bass)
HIGH PASS (PS 2 only)
Factory setting: 0
The HIGH PASS switch enables you to activate a high
VAR. BASS-EQ. – SOUND CHARACTERISTIC
pass filter for the LINE OUT outputs of the satellites.
Use this knob to change the sound of the subwoof-
Select 60, 80 or 100 Hz depending on the size of the
er from «dry, sharp, crisp» (min.) to «warm, soft and
loudspeaker.
well-rounded» (max.)
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Running in the Loudspeakers
As a loudspeaker is basically a mechanical transducer consisting of several different components, the individual elements must be run in during the initial weeks. This will ensure that the sound quality potential of your
loudspeakers is fully utilized. You will definitely notice the resulting improvement in sound.
Recommendations:
In the first days and weeks listen only at normal
volume.
Avoid very high volume levels during initial phase.
Listen to a wide range of programme material.
Limit range:
The recommended amplifier output is, depending on
the model, 20 – 250 Watt. It must be ensured that
the volume must only be turned up far enough for
the ear to register an overload.
If the loudspeaker chassis become damaged after a
long period of overload, this can be detected beyond
any doubt by PIEGA service technicians. In these
cases, PIEGA is not liable for any warranty claims.
Note:
Excessively loud music can damage your health.
Listen to music at an acceptable volume level for the
sake of your health.
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Daily Use
From development to production, right down to quality testing, PIEGA only uses materials and components
of the highest quality. Your new PIEGA loudspeakers are provided with a polished aluminum surface. Although this material is not very sensitive, it should be treated with due care.
Care instructions:
Clean the surfaces of the PIEGA loudspeakers with a
soft, fluff-free cloth.
If necessary use a soft cloth sprayed with a little mild
window cleaner.
Never use solvents to clean your PIEGA loudspeakers.
Never use abrasive detergents or any agents with
abrasive ingredients.
Warnings:
Do not remove the front cover.
To avoid damage, take great care when children are
close to the loudspeakers.
Attention:
On no account touch the tweeter foil of your loudspeaker.
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Warranty Conditions
The warranty is limited to six years on our loudspeakers and three years on our electronics in accordance
with the conditions stated below. Read through the service and warranty conditions carefully, especially the
warnings concerning the purchase of PIEGA loudspeakers from unauthorized dealers.
Warranty
1. Every PIEGA device leaves the factory in perfect condition. If any manufacturing and/or material defects
are found during normal use of the device, we warrant to repair the device with free parts and labor during
the first six years from the date of purchase.
2. The registration card for the device must be sent to PIEGA within six weeks of purchase, or registered
online via the Internet at www.piega.ch/warranty
3. The product must be purchased from an authorized PIEGA dealer.
4. The warranty will not be applicable if any repair is carried out by a person or a workshop that is not authorized to do this by PIEGA.
5. If it is necessary for a device or part of it to be sent to PIEGA or an approved PIEGA workshop, the sender
is responsible for paying all transport costs in advance. The original packaging must be used for sending
the complete device.
6. The warranty will not be applicable if the serial number of the device has been modified, removed or made
illegible. It will also not apply if the device is not connected properly or not treated with due care. The warranty will also not be applicable if the device was modified or repaired in any way that in our view has altered the correct functioning of the device.
7. PIEGA shall not be liable for the consequences of any damage.
PIEGA Loudspeaker products from unauthorized dealers
The official PIEGA warranty becomes invalid if a PIEGA loudspeaker product was purchased from an unauthorized dealer and is therefore a gray market product, or if the original serial number has been intentionally
removed, replaced or made illegible. Should you have any doubt that the dealer you have selected is an officially authorized PIEGA dealer, we recommend that you contact us or the PIEGA sales organization in your
country without fail. Please note the PIEGA sales policy statement at www.piega.ch/warranty.
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PIEGA SA
Bahnhofstrasse 29
CH-8810 Horgen
Telephone +41 44 725 90 42
Fax +41 44 725 91 92
mail@piega.ch
www.piega.ch
Information for Exports
PIEGA SA
Bahnhofstrasse 29
CH-8810 Horgen
Telephone +41 44 725 90 02
Fax +41 44 725 91 92
mail@piega.ch
www.piega.ch
Published Summer 2015
Subject to modifications, in particular
technical modifications and errors
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