Micro Satellite System

4-226-697-71(1)
Micro Satellite
System
Operating instructions
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CS
SA-VE315
SA-VE312
©2000 Sony Corporation
WARNING
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not
expose the unit to rain or moisture.
To avoid electrical shock, do not open the cabinet.
Refer servicing to qualified personnel only.
Do not install the appliance in a confined space,
such as a bookcase or built-in cabinet.
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Table of Contents
Hooking up the system ......................... 4
Positioning the speakers ........................ 7
Listening to the sound ........................... 8
Adjusting the sound .............................. 8
Precautions ............................................ 10
Troubleshooting ................................... 11
Specifications ........................................ 11
About this manual
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The instructions in this manual are for SA-VE315 and SA-VE312, Sony Micro Satellite Systems.
Differences between the systems
• SA-VE315
The SA-VE315 is a 5.1 channel speaker system consisting of two front speakers, two rear
speakers, one center speaker, and one subwoofer. It supports Sony DigitCinema Sound, Dolby*
Pro Logic, and Dolby Digital (AC-3), and is thus geared towards the enjoyment of movies.
• SA-VE312
Consisting of two front speakers and one subwoofer, the SA-VE312 is suited for the enjoyment
of music.
* Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. DOLBY, the double-D symbol ;, “PRO LOGIC” and
“Dolby Digital (AC-3)” are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
Any difference in operation is clearly indicated in the text, for example, “SA-VE315 only.”
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Hooking up the system
Connect the speaker system to the speaker output terminals of an amplifier.
Make sure power to all components (included the subwoofer) is turned off before starting the
hook-up.
Hookup A (for SA-VE315)
This configuration is used when the amplifier is connected to a DVD player, LD player, VCR or
other video devices.
Subwoofer
Center
Front (Right)
Ee
Front (Left)
Ee
LINE IN
Ee
Amplifier
FRONT
E
e
R
L
eE Ee
WOOFER OUT
CENTER
R
L
REAR
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Ee
Ee
Rear (Right)
Rear (Left)
Hookup B (for SA-VE315)
Try this configuration instead of “Hookup A” in the following situations:
— When there are no jacks on the amplifier for a subwoofer.
— When you want a stronger bass sound from the subwoofer.
Front (Right)
Center
Front (Left)
Ee
Ee
Ee
Subwoofer
L
L
e
E
E
e
R
Amplifier
FRONT
E
e
R
L
eE Ee
CENTER
R
R
SPEAKER SPEAKER
IN
OUT
L
REAR
Ee
Ee
Rear (Right)
Rear (Left)
Terminal (jack) connections
e
E
e
e
E
e
E
E
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Hooking up the system (continued)
Hookup C (for SA-VE312)
This configuration is used when the amplifier is connected to a CD player, MD deck, cassette
deck, or other audio devices.
Front (Left)
Front (Right)
Ee
Ee
Subwoofer
L
L
e
E
E
e
Amplifier
FRONT
R
R
L
eE Ee
R
SPEAKER SPEAKER
IN
OUT
Terminal connections
e
E
e
e
E
e
E
E
Notes
• Make sure the plus (+) and the minus (–) terminals on the speakers are matched to the corresponding plus (+)
and minus (–) terminals on the amplifier.
• Be sure to tighten the screws of the speaker terminals securely as loose screws may become a source of noise.
• Make sure all connections are firm. Contact between bare speaker wires at the speaker terminals may cause a
short-circuit.
• Do not connect the subwoofer to the amplifier’s CENTER output terminal (which is for Dolby Pro Logic or
Dolby Digital (AC-3)). No bass sound will output from the subwoofer if you do.
• For details regarding the connections on the amplifier side, refer to the manual that was provided with your
amplifier.
Tip
All striped wires are minus (–) in polarity, and should be connected to the minus (–) speaker terminals.
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Setting the speakers
Positioning the
speakers
To prevent speaker vibration or movement
while listening, attach the supplied foot pads
to the bottom four corners of the center
speaker*, front speakers, and rear speakers*.
*SA-VE315 only
Location of each
speaker
Center*
Subwoofer
Front
(Left)
A
Rear*
(Left)
Foot pads
Front
(Right)
A
B
B
Rear*
(Right)
Setting the center speaker
(SA-VE315 only)
Set the center speaker firmly on top of the TV
set, making sure it is completely level.
Foot pads
*SA-VE315 only
Each speaker should face the listening
position. Better surround effect will result if
all speakers are set at the same distance from
the listening position.
Place the front speakers at a suitable distance
to the left and right of the television.
Place the subwoofer on either side of the
television.
Setting other speakers
For greater flexibility in the positioning of the
speakers, use the optional WS-FV10, WSTV10, or WS-WV10 speaker stand (available
only in certain countries).
Place the center speaker on the top-center of
the TV set.
The placement of rear speakers greatly
depends on the configuration of the room.
The rear speakers may be placed on both
sides of the listening position A or behind
the listening position B.
Tips
• Movies are best enjoyed in a room that produces
no echoes (as in one with surrounding curtains).
• Music (especially classical music) is best enjoyed
in a room that produces some echo.
WS-FV10
WS-TV10
WS-WV10
(for rear speakers)
Tip
The height of the front speakers should be adjusted
to about the center of the TV screen.
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Listening to the sound
Adjusting the sound
Slight adjustments to the system can enhance
your sound enjoyment.
LEVEL
MODE
MOVIE
POWER
MIN
POWER
MUSIC
MAX
Adjusting the
subwoofer
POWER indicator
LEVEL
First, turn down the volume on the amplifier.
The volume should be set to minimum before
you begin playing the program source.
1
Turn on the amplifier and select the
program source.
2
Press POWER on the subwoofer.
MOVIE
MIN
1
Play the program source.
2
MUSIC
MAX
LEVEL
The POWER indicator on the subwoofer
lights up green.
3
MODE
POWER
MODE
Set MODE according to the program
source as follows:
Source
MODE
DVD, LD, video cassette
or other video source
MOVIE
MD, CD, cassette tape
or other audio source
MUSIC
Rotate LEVEL to adjust the volume.
Set the volume level to best suit your
preference according to the program
source.
Notes
• Some amplifier functions for enhancing the sound
may cause distortion in the subwoofer. If such
distortion occurs, turn off those functions.
• To enjoy high-quality sound, do not turn the
subwoofer volume too high.
• To increase the bass sound from the subwoofer,
connect the system using “Hookup B” (see
page 5).
• The bass sound is enhanced in MOVIE mode
rather than in MUSIC mode. Therefore, if you
change the mode to MOVIE while listening to
some sources that do not include the bass sound,
you may not be able to get the effect.
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Setting your amplifier
to enjoy movies
(SA-VE315 only)
For the Dolby Digital (AC-3)
If your amplifier is connected internally or
externally with a Dolby Digital (AC-3)
processor, you should use the setup menus
for the amplifier to specify the parameters of
your speaker system.
For the Dolby Pro Logic
If your amplifier is connected internally or
externally with a Dolby Pro Logic processor,
you should set the surround effect mode to
“NORMAL” on the amplifier for your
particular speaker system.
For details on the setting procedure, refer to
the manual that was provided with your
amplifier.
See the table below for the proper settings.
For details on the setting procedure, refer to
the manual that was provided with your
amplifier.
When “Hookup A” is used
(Speaker setup)
For
Set to
Front speakers
SMALL
Center speaker
SMALL
Rear speakers
SMALL
Subwoofer
ON (or YES)
(Other setup)
Menu
Set to
LFE MIX*
–10 dB
BASS BOOST**
ON
* Low Frequency Effect
**A function that reinforces the bass sound
When “Hookup B” is used
(Speaker setup)
For
Set to
Front speakers
LARGE
Center speaker
SMALL
Rear speakers
SMALL
Subwoofer
OFF (or NO)
(Other setup)
Menu
Set to
LFE MIX
–10 dB
BASS BOOST
ON
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Precautions
On safety
• Before operating the system, be sure that the
operating voltage of the system is identical with
that of your local power supply.
• The unit is not disconnected from the AC power
source (mains) as long as it is connected to the
wall outlet, even if the unit itself has been turned
off.
• Unplug the system from the wall outlet if it is not
to be used for an extended period of time. To
disconnect the cord, pull the cord by grasping the
plug. Never pull the cord itself.
• Should any liquid or solid object fall into the
system, unplug the system’s power cord and have
the system checked by qualified personnel before
operating it any further.
• AC power cord must be changed only at the
qualified service shop.
On operation
• Do not drive the speaker system with a
continuous wattage exceeding the maximum
input power of the system.
• If the polarity of the speaker connections are not
correct, the bass tones will be weak and the
position of the various instruments obscure.
• Contact between bare speaker wires at the speaker
terminals may result in a short-circuit.
• Before connecting, turn off the amplifier to avoid
damaging the speaker system.
• The speaker grille cannot be removed. Do not
attempt to remove the grille on the speaker
system. If you try to remove it, you may damage
the speaker.
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If you encounter color irregularity on a
nearby TV screen
This speaker system is magnetically shielded to
allow it to be installed near a TV set. However,
color irregularities may still be observed on certain
types of TV sets.
If color irregularity is observed...
c Turn off the TV set once, then turn it on again
after 15 to 30 minutes.
If color irregularity is observed again...
c Place the speakers further away from the TV
set.
If howling occurs
Reposition the speakers or turn down the volume
on the amplifier.
On placement
• Do not set the speakers in an inclined position.
• Do not place the speakers in locations that are:
— Extremely hot or cold
— Dusty or dirty
— Very humid
— Subject to vibrations
— Subject to direct sunlight
On cleaning
Clean the speaker cabinets with a soft cloth lightly
moistened with a mild detergent solution or water.
Do not use any type of abrasive pad, scouring
powder or solvent such as alcohol or benzine.
If you have any questions or problems concerning
your speaker system, please consult your nearest
Sony dealer.
Troubleshooting
Specifications
Should you encounter a problem with your
speaker system, check the following list and
take the indicated measures. If the problem
persists, consult your nearest Sony dealer.
SA-VE315/VE312
There is no sound from the speaker
system.
• Make sure all the connections have been
correctly made.
• Make sure the volume on the amplifier
has been turned up properly.
• Make sure the program source selector on
the amplifier is set to the proper source.
• Check if headphones are connected. If
they are, disconnect them.
There is distortion in the subwoofer sound
output.
• Check if any sound-enhancing functions
have been activated on the amplifier. If
they have, turn them off.
There is hum or noise in the speaker
output.
• Make sure all the connections have been
correctly made.
• Make sure none of the audio components
are positioned too close to the TV set.
SS-V315 (front and rear speakers)
Speaker system
Speaker units
Enclosure type
Rated impedance
Power handling capacity
Maximum input power:
Sensitivity level
Frequency range
Dimensions (w/h/d)
Mass
Full range, magnetically
shielded
5 × 10 cm, cone type
Bass reflex
8 ohms
100 watts
87 dB (1 W, 1 m)
90 Hz - 20,000 Hz
Approx. 68 × 150 ×
125 mm, including front
grille
Approx. 740 g each
SS-CN315 (center speaker)
Speaker system
Speaker units
Enclosure type
Rated impedance
Power handling capacity
Maximum input power:
Sensitivity level
Frequency range
Dimensions (w/h/d)
Mass
Full range × 2,
magnetically shielded
5 × 10 cm, cone type
Bass reflex
8 ohms
120 watts
89 dB (1 W, 1 m)
90 Hz - 20,000 Hz
Approx. 301 × 68 ×
125 mm, including front
grille
Approx. 1.5 kg
The sound has suddenly stopped.
• Make sure all the connections have been
correctly made. Contact between bare
speaker wires at the speaker terminals
may cause a short-circuit.
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Specifications (continued)
SA-WMS315 (subwoofer)
System
Speaker system
Active subwoofer,
magnetically shielded
Speaker unit
Woofer: 16 cm, cone type
Enclosure type
Advanced SAW type
Continuous RMS power output
(8 ohms, 20 - 150 Hz, 0.8%
THD)
75 W
Reproduction frequency range
28 Hz - 200 Hz
High frequency cut-off frequency
200 Hz
Inputs
LINE IN (input pin jack)
SPEAKER IN (input terminals)
Outputs
LINE OUT (output pin jack)
SPEAKER OUT (output terminals)
General
Power requirements
220 V AC, 50/60Hz
Power consumptions
70 W
Dimensions (w/h/d)
Approx. 205 × 385 ×
385 mm, including front
grille
Mass
Approx. 10.5 kg
Supplied accessories
SA-VE315
Foot pads (20)
Audio connecting cord (1)
Speaker connecting cords, 10 m (2)
Speaker connecting cords, 2.5 m (5)
SA-VE312
Foot pads (8)
Audio connecting cord (1)
Speaker connecting cords, 2.5 m (4)
Design and specifications are subject to change
without notice.
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