Definitive Tec~A~t\ 5- HD & CS- HD OWNER'S MANUAL CS-8000HD Series Center Channels: CS-8060HD, CS-8080HD CS-8060HD CS-8080HD DeFnitive Techno!fJgy® The Leader in High-Performance Loudspeakers® Thank you for choosing the Definitive Technology CS Series Center Loudspeaker. The CS Series is a compact high-definition loudspeaker system designed for use in audio/video systems of the highest quality. Because of its wide range, high-power handling and articulate clarity, it is ideal for use as a center channel in a highperforming home theater system. Our engineers have spent many years in developing this product. In order to ensure that you experience the finest performance possible, we encourage you to take a moment to fully read this owner's manual and familiarize yourself with the proper installation and setup procedures for your CS speaker. www.DefinitiveTech.com og~ Safety Precautions RISK OF ELECfRIC SHOCK DO NOT OPEN Power Supply 1. The fuse and power disconnect device are located on the back of the speaker. 2. The disconnect device is the power cord, detachable at either the speaker or the wall. 3. The power cord must be disconnected from the speaker before servidng. Unpacking Your Model Please Inspect For Shipping Damage CAUTION! To reduce the risk of electric shock and fire, do not remove the cover or back plate of this device. There are no user serviceable parts inside. Please refer all servicing to licensed service technicians. Avis: Risque de choc electricque, ne pas ouvrir. Each loudspeaker leaves our plant in perfect condition. Any visible or concealed damage most likely occurred in handling after it left our plant and should be reported at once to your Definitive dealer or the delivery company that delivered your loudspeaker. Please unpack your system carefully. Save all cartons and packing materials in case you move or need to ship your system. Record the serial number found on the back of the Center Channel in the Notes section of this owner's manual. CAUTION! The international symbol of a lightning bolt inside a triangle is intended to alert the user to uninsulated "dangerous voltage" within the device's enclosure. The international symbol of an exclamation point inside a triangle is intended to alert the user to the presence of important operating, maintenance and servicing information in the manual accompanying the device. Positioning Your Speakers CAUTION! To prevent electrical shock, match wide blade of plug to wide slot, fully insert. Attention: Pour eviter les chocs electriques, introduire la lame la plus large de la fiche dans la borne correspondante de la prise et pousser jusqu'au fond. Your new CS Series speaker is designed to add clarity and focus to the vocal range and extend the musical image of your home theater. To optimize its performance, please follow these simple guidelines. Although the follOWing recommendations will usually yield the best results, whatever sounds best to you is correct. CAUTION! To reduce the risk of electrical shock, do not expose this equipment to rain or moisture. 1. Read Instructions-All safety and operating instructions should be read before operating the device. 2. Retain Instructions-The safety and operating instructions should be retained for future reference. 3. Heed Warnings-All warnings on the device and in the operating instructions should be adhered to. 4. Follow Instructions-All operating and safety instructions should be followed. 5. Water & Moisture-The device should never be used in, on or near water for risk of fatal shock. 6. Carts & Stands-The device should only be used on carts or stands recommended by the manufacturer. 7. Wall & Ceiling Mounting-The device should be mounted on a wall or ceiling only as recommended by the manufacturer. 8. Ventilation-The device should always be located in such a way that it maintains proper ventilation. It should never be placed in a built-in installation or anywhere that may impede the flow of air through its heat sink. 9. Heat-Never locate the device near heat sources such as radiators, floor registers, stoves or other heat-generating devices. 10. Power Supply-The device should only be connected to a power supply of the type described in the operating instructions or as marked on the device. 11. Power Cord Protection-Power cables should be routed so they are not likely to be stepped on or crushed by items placed on them or against them. Special attention should be paid to areas where the plug enters a socket or fused strip and where the cord exits the device. 12. Cleaning-The device should be cleaned in accordance with manufacturer's instructions. 13. Periods Of Non-Use-The device should be unplugged when not being used for extended periods. 14. Dangerous Entry---Care should be taken that no foreign objects or liquids fall or are spilled inside the device. 15. Damage Requiring Service-The device should be serviced by licensed technicians when: • The plug or power supply cord has been damaged. • Objects have fallen on or liquid has spilled inside the device. • The device has been exposed to moisture. • The device does not appear to be operating properly or exhibits a marked change in performance. • The device has been dropped or the cabinet becomes damaged. 16. Service-The device should always be serviced by licensed technicians. Only replacement parts specified by the manufacturer should be used. The use of unauthorized substitutions may result in fire, shock, or other hazards. Figure 1 - Positioning CS series Center Channel above A Center Channel Speaker should be placed as close to the center of your television as possible without obstructing your view. or below .-.. 1-2"~ (2.5-5 em) II 8[~J8 II To receive the full benefit of the bass radiators built into your CS Speaker leave at least 1-2" (2.5-5 cm) ofspace between the top of the speaker and any surface. Connecting Your Speakers Figure 2 - Wiring and Polarity Strip 1/4" (6mm) wire. Identify markings on wire and assign +/-. - Receiver/Amplifier - - I nl ..--t-. 1. Unscrew binding post and insert wire. Ensure that the speaker is always connected to 2. Tighten until wire is secure. the receiver or amplifier + to + and - to -. VERY IMPORTANT: Troubleshootin Do not use your receiver's auto set-up functions as they are often ineHective in setting up and adjusting speakers with builtin powered subwoafers! Use the manual speaker setup functions in your receiver to set speaker configuration, speaker distance and channel balance. Consult your receiver's or processor's manual to learn how to access and use the setup menus. Set center speaker as "Large". Figure 3 - Connection Option 1 and Connection Option 2 •• Mi~ Mol< ~ Low + Le--.I If you experience any difficulties with your CS Center Channel loudspeaker, try the suggestions below. If you still have problems, contact your Definitive Technology Authorized Dealer for assistance. 1. Audible distortion when the speaker is playing at loud levels is caused by turning up your receiver or amplifier louder than the receiver or the speaker is capable of playing. Most receivers and amplifiers put out their full-rated power well before the volume control is turned all the way up, so the position of the volume control is a poor indicator of its power limit. If your speakers distort when you play them loud, tum the volume down! 2. If you experience a lack of bass, it is likely that one speaker is out of phase (polarity) with the other speakers in the system and needs to be rewired with closer attention to connecting positive to positive and negative to negative on both channels. Most speaker wire has some indicator (such as colorcoding, ribbing or writing) on one of the two conductors to help you maintain consistency. It is essential to connect both speakers to the amplifier in the same way (in phase). ~t -I 3. Make sure all your system interconnects and power cords are solidly in place. Receiver/Amplifier IOPJ!onal Pre-Out I Speaker Setup: Speakers-Out l R C + 000 - SllFE SR Lorge l R C Sl SR SC OO~OOO OOG) 000 j """-,,,.- All Dolby/DTS multi-channel receiver/amplifiers feature a dedicated channel for a center speaker. Consult your receiver's owner's manual for the appropriate connection procedure. S. The system has sophisticated internal protection circuitry. If for some reason the protection circuitry trips, tum off your system and wait five minutes before trying the system again. If the speakers' built-in amplifier should over-heat, the system will tum off until the amplifier cools down and resets. 6. Check to be sure that your power cord has not been damaged. 7. Check that no foreign objects or liquid has entered the speaker cabinet. 8. If you cannot get the subwoofer driver to tum on or if no sound comes out and you are sure the system is set up properly, please bring the loudspeaker to your Definitive Technology Authorized Dealer for assistance; call first. Powering the Active Subwoofer Your CS Speaker contains a built-in, powered woofer designed to extend the frequency response and dynamic range of the center channel. Do not connect the Low Level input to your receiver's LFE output. The CS speakers are not designed to be a dedicated subwoofer. Your CS speaker must be plugged into an electrical socket of the appropriate voltage (as indicated on the back of your unit) using the electrical cord which you have attached to the back of the speaker. The CS Speaker has a special circuit which automatically turns the powered woofer section on when a signal is fed to the loudspeaker and does not require an on-off switch. The LED on the back panel will light up when a signal is sensed and the amplifier turns on. After the cessation of a signal, it may take up to an hour for the amplifier to actually tum off. In some instances, because of stray radio signals (RF) in your area, the LED may not tum off. However, this is nothing to be concerned about as the amplifier draws little power when at idle. • • • • • • • • Min • • Technical Assistance It is our pleasure to offer assistance if you have any questions regarding your Center Channel or its setup, please contact your nearest Definitive Technology dealer or call us directly at (800) 228-7148 (US & Canada), 01 (410) 363-7148 (all other countries) or e-mail info®definitivetech.com. Technical support is offered in English only. Definitive Technology Offices 11433 Cronridge Drive, Owings Mills, Maryland 21117 Phone: (800) 228-7148 (US & Canada), 01 (410) 363-7148 (all other countries) Service Service and warranty work on your Definitive loudspeakers will normally be performed by your local Definitive Technology dealer. If, however, you wish to return the speaker to us, please contact us first, describing the problem and requesting authorization as well as the location of the nearest factory service center. Please note that the address given in this booklet is the address of our offices only. Under no circumstances should loudspeakers be shipped to our offices or returned without contacting us first and obtaining return authorization. Setting Your Speakers' Low-Frequency Level Control Your CS Speaker has a bass level control which allows you to tune the output level of the woofer to match your room and personal listening preferences. Please note that there are no controls to vary the crossover points or phase because these have been factory-calibrated and set to provide perfect blending. We suggest beginning with the level control set at approximately 12 o'clock. 4. Should you hear hum or noise coming from your speakers, try plugging the speakers' power cords into a different AC circuit than your amplifier. • Max Notes CS·8060HD CS·8080HD 30Hz - 30kHz 92 8 Ohm 20-250w 150w 20Hz - 30kHz 92 8 Ohm 20-300w 150w Dimensions Height Width Depth 5-3/4" (14.5 em) 21-1/8" (53.68 em) 12" (30.4 em) 6-3/4" (17.15 em) 14" (59.7 em) 14" (35.56 em) Speaker Complement Active Woofer Quantity Woofer Diameter Bass Radiator Quantity Bass Radiator Diameter Midrange Driver Quantity Midrange Diameter Tweeter Quantity Tweeter Diameter 1 8" (20.25 em) n/a n/a 2 4 1/2" (11.43 em) 1 1" (2.54 em) 1 5"x10" (12.7x 25.4 em) 2 5"x10" (12.7x 25.4 em) 2 5 1/4" (13.34 em) 1 1" (2.54 em) Performance Specifications Overall Frequency Response Sensitivity Nominal Impedance Recommended Associated Amplifier Power Built-In Subwoofer Amplifier Power i----·--·-- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - . - - - - - - - - - - - - . - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - . . . , Limited Warranty: 5·Years for Drivers and Cabinets, ]·Years for Electronic Components DEI Sales Co.• dba Definitive Technology (herein "Definitive") warrants to the original retail purchaser only that this Definitive loudspeaker product (the "Product") will be free from defects in material and workmanship for a period of five (5) years covering the drivers and cabinets, and three (3) years for the electronic components from the date ofthe original purchase from a Defmitive Authorized Dealer. 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