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Pivoting Tweeter Assembly
• The pivoting tweeter assembly can be directed to focus sound in a particular direction.
Please point the tweeters as close to the listening position as possible for applications where
Bipole operation is used. Pointing the tweeter assembly towards a side-wall for reflecting
sound around the area is effective where Dipole operation is used and helps create a
diffused sound field.
It is highly recommended that the speakers be painted prior to installation. If it is necessary to
paint them while installed, the provided paint mask should be used in place of the grille to protect
the speaker. The grille may be painted as well with great care taken not to clog the fine holes with
paint. Only paint grilles when they have been removed from the speakers.
Episode speakers are designed to function trouble-free. Most problems that occur are
due to simple issues. If you have trouble, please check the list of simple fixes below.
If the problem persists, contact Episode Customer service at 1.866.424.4489.
No Sound
•Verify that there is audio coming from the source selected. Select another
source if necessary.
•Ensure that any power amplifiers are turned on and connected properly.
•Check any connections at other devices, such as a volume control. Temporarily
bypass the control if needed.
•Check wire connections at each speaker not producing sound for good contact
to bare wire, not wire insulation.
Thank you for purchasing a great product from one of the best sounding speaker lines
available today, Episode™. We appreciate your purchase and are committed to providing
the highest quality products possible.
Limited Lifetime Warranty
Episode in-wall, in-ceiling and bookshelf Speakers have a Lifetime Limited Warranty. This warranty
includes parts and labor repairs on all components found to be defective in material or workmanship
under normal conditions of use. This warranty shall not apply to products which have been abused,
modified or disassembled. Products to be repaired under this warranty must be returned to SnapAV
or a designated service center with prior notification and an assigned return authorization number (RA).
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The Episode in-ceiling models are a superb choice for almost every type of home theater
or home audio installation. They have been designed with advanced technological
components that allow for high performance and a lifetime of enjoyment.
Episode 500 series In-Ceiling SURROUND sPeakerS with 6 1/2 in. Woofer
First Cut
It’s not always convenient or possible to install surround sound speakers on or in walls, but that
doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the effect of surround sound. The 6.5-Inch Surround In-Ceiling
Speakers reproduce the surround effects from movies, when set in dipole mode. An excellent
solution when wall mounting of speakers is not possible.
Second Cut
• Read and understand all instructions.
• Before beginning installation, carefully plan locations accounting for potential
electrical, plumbing or other obstacles.
• Contact a suitable contractor if you are unsure of how to best install.
• Ideal placement as a dipole surround speaker is located on each side and 10-20°
behind the listening position.
• When using as surround speakers in dipole mode, mount both speakers with the
Episode logo towards the left side of the room (when facing the screen).
• Strip the insulation on each conductor approximately ¼” and insert to the speaker connects. Ensure that there are no stray strands of wire protruding from the connectors. Observe proper polarity (+ to + and – to – for each speaker and at the amplifier) and that right and left surround channels are connected properly.
• Insert the speaker into the ceiling and tighten each of the four screws for the speakers ‘dog’
legs enough to clamp the speaker against the ceiling.
Episode speaker installation can be simplified by using an Episode new construction
bracket (Sold Separately). This is installed prior to drywall, and allows for precise
placement and eases the final installation of the speaker.
CAUTION: Do not overtighten
screws. This could result in
speaker damage, ceiling damage
or both.
Surround Mode Control
Speaker wire must be run from the equipment or volume control location to each
potential speaker location.
• Choose a location for each speaker that is free of obstructions created by joists,
HVAC ductwork, electrical wire runs, plumbing or anything else that might not allow
for the depth of the speaker or create interference or noise.
• Once you have determined your locations, mark the hole to cut out for the speaker
using the supplied template. Don’t forget to allow for the size of the speaker bezel
if you are choosing to install the speaker near a side wall or other item that could
become an obstacle.
• If you are unsure of potential obstacles, carefully cut your holes using an angle to
the inside of the cutout area as illustrated. This will allow you to ‘plug’ the hole easily
if needed. If the area is clear and is a good location for the speaker, go ahead and
cut the edges of the opening at 90 degrees to accommodate the speaker diameter.
• After the speaker is installed, please test the speaker using familiar music or content.
The Surround speakers allow you to choose Bipole or Dipole modes. Bipole mode is best
for multi-channel music use. Dipole is best for movie use. Please adjust the control to optimize performance for the use desired.
• REMINDER: When using as surround speakers in dipole mode, mount both speakers with the
Episode logo towards the left side of the room (when facing the screen)