Revel Concerta S12 Loudspeaker Owner`s Manual

Revel Concerta S12 Loudspeaker Owner`s Manual
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Revel Concerta S12 Loudspeaker
Owner’s Manual
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Documentation Conventions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
About the S12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Highlights • Product Registration
Unpacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Loudspeaker Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Driver Complement • Cabinet • Filter Network • Input Panel
Loudspeaker Placement/Mode Configuration . . . . . . .10
Side/Surround Channels • Rear Channels • Dual Rear Discrete
Channels • Side and Rear Discrete Channels
Wall-Mounting Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Making Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Standard Connections • Dual-Speaker Mode Connections
Optimizing Performance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Loudspeaker Volume Levels
Obtaining Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
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DOCUMENTATION CONVENTIONS
This document contains general safety, installation, and operation
instructions for the Revel Concerta S12 Surround-Effects Loudspeaker. It
is important to read this document before attempting to use this product. Pay particular attention to safety instructions.
WARNING
Calls attention to a procedure, practice, condition,
or the like that, if not correctly performed or
adhered to, could result in injury or death.
CAUTION
Calls attention to a procedure, practice,
condition, or the like that, if not correctly
performed or adhered to, could result in damage
to or destruction of part or all of the product.
Note
Calls attention to information that is essential to
highlight.
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About the S12
Thank you for purchasing the Revel
Concerta S12 Surround-Effects
Loudspeaker. A wall-mountable surround
loudspeaker, the S12 loudspeaker was
designed to accomodate a wide variety of
home theater setup possibilities. The S12
delivers impressively accurate multichannel music and film soundtrack reproduction.
The S12’s transducers effectively cover a
wide frequency spectrum. Dual 5-inch
(127mm) woofers deliver impressive powerhandling and precise imaging. Dual 1-inch
(25mm) dome tweeters are mounted in
Controlled Acoustic Impedance™ waveguides which dramatically improve offaxis response. The tweeters reproduce accurate high frequencies well above audible
levels.
The Surround Mode Configuration control
features three user-selectable settings:
bipole, dipole and monopole dispersion
modes. This control optimizes the S12 for
any recording formats, multiple placement
options and varying listener preferences.
An advanced woofer motor structure uses a
high-grade Neodymium magnet placed at
the center, inside the voice coil, for
improved magnetic shielding. A black-plated steel cup facilitates heat dissipation for
higher power handling.
The woofers are built with butyl rubber
surrounds for large, linear excursion capabilities. The woofers also include copper
round-wire voice coils wound on 1.5-inch
(38mm) fiberglass bobbins which enable
higher power handling. Vented center
poles improve temperature cooling and
minimize compression.
The tweeter domes are under-hung with
copper-clad aluminum wire for low distortion. The tweeter magnets contain
Ferrofluid® which helps to achieve highpower handling with reduced compression.
Magnetic shielding prevents video monitor
interference.
A high-order filter at 2.2kHz optimizes
loudspeaker on-axis and off-axis response,
helping to assure smooth octave-to-octave
balance and timbral accuracy. Gold-plated
binding posts accommodate heavy-gauge
speaker cable.
Dual-speaker mode configures the S12 to
function as two separate loudspeakers
within a single enclosure. This results in
the reproduction of two discrete surroundeffects channels. The S12 loudspeaker’s dispersion modes coupled with its versatility
combine to create the perfect surround
speaker for any 5.1-, 6.1- or 7.1-channel
home theater installation.
The S12 cabinet is constructed with
acoustically inert medium-density fiberboard (MDF) walls to reduce cabinetinduced colorations. The rear of the cabinet includes four keyholes for convenient
wall-mounting which improves sonic performance and saves listening room space.
Combining superior form and function,
the S12 transducers feature a distinctive
design that allows for smoother frequency
response. The woofer cones and tweeter are
constructed with Organic Ceramic
Composite cone material to reduce distortion. The spiders are constructed with a
high-strength cotton blend with optimized
geometry for increased linearity.
Since 1996, Revel has stood at the forefront
of loudspeaker design and performance.
Backed by Harman International’s extensive research and design facilities, the
Revel Concerta Series Loudspeakers benefit
from cutting-edge development tools. A
multi-channel listening lab provides for
double-blind listening tests. A laser interferometer enables detailed driver and cabinet analysis. Real anechoic chambers provide for precise tests and measurements.
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Finite element analysis allows for
advanced loudspeaker modeling. A stereo
lithography apparatus provides tight tolerances.
Adding to the proud lineage of Revel’s
Ultima and Performa Series Loudspeakers,
the S12 solidifies Revel’s reputation as the
leading designer and manufacturer of
high-quality, high-performance loudspeakers.
HIGHLIGHTS
PRODUCT REGISTRATION
Please register the S12 within 15 days of
purchase. To do so, register online at
www.revelspeakers.com or complete and
return the included product registration
card. Retain the original, dated sales
receipt as proof of warranty coverage.
UNPACKING
The S12 requires special care and handling
during unpacking. Pay particular attention
to the precautions that appear in this section and to other precautions that appear
throughout this owner’s manual.
•
Proprietary dual 5-inch (127mm)
Organic Ceramic Composite woofers
•
Proprietary dual 1-inch (25mm)
Organic Ceramic Composite dome
tweeters
•
Controlled Acoustic Impedance tweeter
waveguides
•
Surround Mode Configuration control
To unpack the S12:
•
High output with low distortion
•
High-order filter network
1. Fully open the top flaps of the packing
carton as shown in Figure 1 (page 7).
•
Gold-plated binding posts
•
Advanced woofer motor structure
•
Magnetic shielding
•
Large voice coils for wide dynamic
range without compression
•
Rear keyholes for wall mounting
•
Elegant cabinet design in black or
white vinyl finishes
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When unpacking, save all packing materials for possible future shipping needs. Refer
to the Obtaining Service section on page
19 for additional information.
2. With the top flaps folded back, carefully roll the carton over onto its exposed
top pad as shown in Figure 1 (page 7).
3. Lift the packing carton off of the loudspeaker as shown in Figure 1 (page 7).
Use caution to avoid damaging the
cabinet. At this point, the loudspeaker
will be upside down.
Figure 1: Unpacking the Outer Carton
2
Top
Bottom
1
3
Bottom
Top
Unpacking
(continued)
Figure 2: Packing Materials
4. Remove the bottom pad and the grille.
These items are identified in Figure 2
(right).
5. Grasping the sides of the cabinet, place
the S12 in the upright position.
6. When the S12 is in the upright position, remove the Owner’s Manual,
Warranty Card and feet.
7. Remove the top pad and microfoam
sheet.
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LOUDSPEAKER OVERVIEW
Figure 3: S12 Loudspeaker Front View
1
2
3
2
1
The numbers in Figure 3 (above) correspond with the numbered items in the Driver Complement section that begins below.
DRIVER COMPLEMENT
Figure 4: Bipole Mode
The numbers in Figure 3 (above) correspond with the numbered items in this
section.
1. Tweeters
Bipole
Toggled to Bipole
2. Woofers
3. Surround Mode Configuration
Control
Optimizes the S12 loudspeaker’s
response to different system configurations, listening rooms, and program
material.
•
In Bipole mode, the S12’s dual
driver pairs operate in phase to
produce a direct soundfield which
is suitable for most surround applications.
Select the Bipole mode as shown in
Figure 4 (right) for most home theater installations.
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Select the Bipole mode when the
S12 is configured as two independent loudspeakers.
•
In Monopole mode, the S12 functions as a single two-way system as
one of the driver pairs is deactivated. This mode produces superb
imaging that is optimal for multichannel music such as DVD audio
and/or SACD. The Monopole mode
is also suitable for 7.1-channel
configurations.
Surround Mode Configuration
Control (continued)
•
•
Select the Monopole setting as
shown in Figure 5 (right) to compensate for less than ideal speaker
placement, such as if the speaker is
mounted in a corner of the listening room.
In Dipole mode, the driver pairs
work out of phase to produce a
“null” directly in front of the speaker, which results in a diffuse dispersion pattern, creating a large and
enveloping soundfield. This mode
is suitable for film soundtrack
reproduction.
Select the Dipole setting, as shown
in Figure 6 (right) to lessen your
ears’ ability to locate the speaker to
help create a sense of ambience.
Figure 5: Monopole Mode
Toggled to Monopole
Monopole
Figure 6: Dipole Mode
Toggled to Dipole
Dipole
See the Loudspeaker Placement/Mode
Configuration section beginning on page
10 for more information.
CABINET
The trapezoidal shape of the cabinet contributes greatly to S12 performance
because its design allows for the driver
pairs to be at 72 degree angles to each
other to create the varying dispersion
modes. Cabinet-induced colorations are
reduced with MDF walls.
CAUTION
To prevent cabinet damage, do not use
a cloth made with steel wool or use
metal polish to clean the cabinet.
Do not use any cleaning products or
polishes on the cabinet or grille.
Filter Network
The cabinet vinyl finish does not require
routine maintenance. However, cabinet
surfaces that have been marked with
fingerprints, dust, or other dirt can be
cleaned using a soft cloth. The cabinet also
includes an integral rear mounting system
for direct wall placement. See the WallMounting Instructions section on page 15.
Optimizes loudspeaker on-axis and off-axis
response with high-order filter at 2.2kHz,
helping to ensure smooth octave-to-octave
balance and timbral accuracy. Gold-plated
binding posts accommodate heavy speaker
cables.
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Figure 7: S12 Loudspeaker Rear View
1
2
3
The numbers in Figure 7 (above) correspond with the numbered items in the Input Panel section that begins below.
INPUT PANEL
The numbers in Figure 7 (above) correspond
with the numbered items in this section.
1. Input Connectors
Two “positive” and two “negative”
gold-plated binding posts provide for
connections from the associated power
amplifier(s). Refer to the Making
Connections section beginning on page
16 for additional information.
3. Mounting Keyholes
For secure wall-mounting with wood
screws.
LOUDSPEAKER
PLACEMENT/MODE
CONFIGURATION
Loudspeaker fidelity depends on the following
three factors:
1. Loudspeaker accuracy
2. Shorting-Straps
Two gold-plated shorting-straps accomodate wired connections. The shorting-straps must be removed when a
single S12 is used as dual discrete rear
channels, or used as a side and rear
channel. Refer to the Making
Connections section beginning on page
16 for additional information.
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2. Loudspeaker placement
3. Loudspeaker mode configuration
Advanced Revel design features allow the
S12 to achieve exceptional acoustical
precision. Proper loudspeaker placement
and experimentation with the Surround
Mode Configuration control will have the
most significant impact on the loudspeaker’s performance.
Loudspeaker Placement/Mode
Configuration (continued)
Figure 8: Bipole Mode for Side Channels in a 5-, 6- or
7-Channel System
CAUTION
Harman Specialty Group assumes no
responsibility for proper selection and
installation of hardware or for any
personal injuries or product damages
resulting from improper installation or a
fallen loudspeaker.
Left
Front
Channel
The S12 is designed to offer excellent
performance in any listening room or
home theater system. Its uniquely rounded
trapezoidal shape and angled pairs of drivers require specific placement and mode
configuration considerations. Abide by the
following suggestions for optimal results.
For all system configurations, the S12s
should ideally be wall mounted at ear level
up to 15 degrees above ear level. Check
sight lines to ensure that the primary
listening area is not obstructed by other
rows of seating.
Center
Channel
Subwoofer
Right
(optional)
Front
Channel
5˚
5˚
Primary Listening Position
(Couch)
30˚
30˚
S12
S12
Right
Surround
Channel
Left
Surround
Channel
•
If there are several rows of seating,
when using Bipole mode, place the
S12s perpendicular to, or slightly
behind, the last row of seating.
Side/Surround Channels
When mounted on a side wall as a
side/surround speaker, one woofer and
tweeter pair will be angled toward the
front of the room and the other woofer and
tweeter will be angled toward the rear.
Note
Bipole mode provides a large ambient surround sound field while still allowing for
precise localization of musical and special
effects placed in the tracks.
The bulleted items that begin below indicate important loudspeaker placement and
configuration considerations for side or surround installations.
•
When using the S12(s) as the surround
channels in a 5-, 6- or 7-channel home
theater:
•
Set to Monopole to compensate for less
than ideal placement, such as if the
S12 is mounted in the corner of the
listening room, or mounted less than
three feet from the ceiling.
If using Bipole mode, the S12s should
be placed behind the primary listening
location, at an angle from 5 to 30
degrees behind the listening position,
as shown in Figure 8 (right).
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Loudspeaker Placement (continued)
Note
Note
Monopole mode permits exact
localization of sound effects because only
one set of drivers (which should be angled
toward the front of the room) are activated. Many listeners prefer this mode for
high-resolution SACD and DVD Audio
music recordings.
•
•
In Monopole mode, the S12s should
ideally be placed from 20 to 30 degrees
behind the primary listening position
as shown in Figure 9 (below).
The set of drivers to the right of the
Monopole setting indicator should be
installed toward the front of the room as
this is the system that will be activated, as
shown in Figure 10 (below). An S12 used
as a side channel mounted on the left wall
(facing forward) must be mounted upright. Conversely, an S12 on the right wall
would have to be inverted. This will ensure
proper operation and performance if the
Monopole mode is selected.
Figure 10: Monopole Dispersion
In Monopole mode, if there are several
rows of seating, place the speakers
perpendicular to the middle row of
seating.
Front Wall
Side Wall
Figure 9: Monopole Mode for Side Channels in a 5-,
6- or 7-Channel System
In MONOPOLE mode, only
this woofer and tweeter pair
is activated
S12
Up-right placement
Rear Wall
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In Dipole mode, if there is a single row
of listeners, the S12s should be placed
directly to the listeners’ sides as shown
in Figure 11 (below).
•
In Dipole mode, if there are multiple
rows of seating, the S12s should be
placed directly at the sides of the middle of the listening area.
Rear Channel(s)
The bulleted items that begin below indicate important S12 placement considerations for use as a rear speaker in 6- or 7channel installations.
•
If you are using a single S12 as a rear
speaker, it should be mounted up-right
on the rear wall facing the listening
area between the side channel speakers
and directly in the center of the rear
wall as shown in Figure 12 (below).
•
When using two S12s as rear speakers
in a 6- or 7-channel home theater
system, the speakers should be mounted on the rear wall facing the front of
the room between the side channel
speakers as shown in Figure 13 (page
14). Each rear speaker should be placed
about one-third of the way into the
room.
Note
It may be desired to use the Dipole
mode for film soundtracks as it creates a
widely dispersed soundfield with limited
localization. Set to Dipole if you are using
a receiver/processor with a THX surround
mode and have selected the THX surround
mode. This is a matter of personal preference and can change depending on the
individual film soundtrack. It is also
recommended that the Dipole mode be
used with older recordings that are only
recorded with a Dolby Pro Logic (not the
newer Dolby Digital) or DTS soundtrack.
Figure 12: Single Rear Channel for 6- or 7-Channel
System
Figure 11: Dipole Mode for Side Channels in a 5-, 6or 7-Channel System
Left
Front
Left
Front
Center
Right
Front
Center
Right
Front
Subwoofer
(optional)
Subwoofer
(optional)
Primary Listening Position
(Couch)
S12
Left
Surround
S12
Primary Listening Position
(Couch)
Right
Surround
Left
Side
Rear Center
S12
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Side
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Figure 13: Two Rear Channels for 6- or 7-Channel
System
Dual Rear Discrete Channels
The S12 possesses the unique ability to
function as two distinct loudspeakers
housed in one enclosure. This allows you
to use a single S12 to function as both the
left and right rear (discrete) channels in a
7-channel surround system.
The bulleted items below indicate important placement considerations for use of a
single S12 functioning as the left and right
rear channels in a 7-channel installation.
30˚
20˚
20˚
Mount the S12 in the center of the rear
wall facing the front wall as shown in
Figure 14 (below).
•
Set to Bipole. In this application, the
S12 must be mounted up-right, directly
in the center of the rear wall. Use of
the other dispersion modes for this
configuration would not allow for
proper operation.
30˚
Rear Channels (continued)
•
•
When used in Bipole or Dipole mode,
the rear channels should be placed at
an angle from 20 to 30 degrees to the
sides of the primary listening area as
shown in Figure 13 (above). The exception occurs in narrow rooms where
such an angle would result in placement too close to the side walls (less
than 3 feet).
Refer to the Dual-speaker Mode
Connections section beginning on page 17
for instructions on connecting a single S12
being used as dual rear or side/rear discrete channels.
Figure 14: Two Rear Discrete Channels from a single
S12 for 7-Channel System
Left
Front
Note
When the S12 is used as part of a Dolby
Digital or DTS multichannel home theater
system, it is recommended that you set the
side surround and rear surround (if present) to “small” or “high-pass.” In addition, some receivers/processors allow you
to adjust the high-pass frequency for the
“small” or “high-pass” setting. If your
receiver/processor has this capability, it is
recommended that you set the high-pass
frequency to between 80Hz and 120Hz.
Consult your receiver/processor owner’s
manual for more information about these
adjustments.
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Center
Right
Front
Subwoofer
(optional)
Primary Listening Position
(Couch)
Left
Side
Rear Discrete Channels
S12
Right
Side
Side and Rear Discrete Channels
Figure 16: Wall Mounting Keyholes
The S12 also allows you to use a single S12
to function as both side and rear (discrete)
channels in a 7-channel surround system.
13.25" (336.6mm)
8-3/8" (213mm)
4-3/16" (107mm)
The bulleted items below indicate important placement considerations for use of a
single S12 functioning as side and rear
channels in a 7-channel installation.
•
2-7/16"
(62mm)
Mount the S12s on the side wall(s) facing the opposite wall as shown in
Figure 15 (below). Invert the S12 placed
on the right wall.
•
The S12s should be placed behind the
primary listening location, at an angle
from 5 to 30 degrees. If there are multiple rows of seating, place them directly
behind the last row of seats.
•
Set to Bipole. Use of the other dispersion modes for this configuration
would not allow for proper operation.
Note
For this configuration, if the S12s are
located very close to the rear walls, place
the two S12s on the rear wall.
Figure 15: Two Discrete Channels Side Placement for
7-Channel System
11.75"
(298.5mm)
Wire Channel
WALL-MOUNTING
INSTRUCTIONS
The S12 is designed for easy wallmounting. The S12 features four rear keyholes, as shown in Figure 16 (above),
which allow for either left- or right-side
wall placement (either up-right or inverted). The following tools are required for the
installation:
•
(2) 1.5-inch (38mm) #8 wood screws
•
Screwdriver
•
Wall template (included)
•
Pencil.
To mount the S12:
1. Locate wall stud. (If a stud is not available, use an appropriate wall anchor).
2. Position the supplied wall-mount
template on the wall in the desired
speaker location. Use a pencil to make
two markings per speaker.
3. Drive wood screws into the wall using
the markings placed in step 2 as a
guide. Leave a 3/16-inch (5mm) space
between the wall and screwhead.
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Wall-Mounting Instructions (continued)
Maximum Wire Gauge
4. Make speaker connections, as described
in the Making Connections section
(below).
Gauge
(AWG)
Length
(Feet)
Length
(Meters)
6
87
27
5. Place the speaker on the wall by aligning the upper two keyholes on the back
of the speaker to the screwheads on the
wall. Once positioned properly, the
loudspeaker should slide down slightly
and become securely mounted.
7
69
21
8
58
18
9
43
13
10
34
10
11
27
8
12
22
7
13
17
5
14
14
4
15
11
3
16
9
3
17
7
2
18
5
2
MAKING
CONNECTIONS
The S12 features gold-plated binding posts
that accomodate heavy-gauge speaker
wire.
CAUTION
Never make or break connections
unless all system components are powered off.
Note
High loop resistances that exceed 0.07ohms
(for each wire run) will cause the filter
network to mis-terminate, resulting in
considerable degradation of sound quality.
Before making connections, note the
following:
•
Make all connections observing the
proper polarity, positive-to-positive (+)
and negative-to-negative (–).
Connections that do not observe the
proper polarity will cause poor stereo
imaging and diminished bass response.
•
Review the owner’s manuals for
associated audio components to
determine their connection procedures.
•
If you have questions about the suitability of associated power amplifier components, contact an authorized Revel
dealer for information.
•
Use high-quality loudspeaker cable
with a maximum total loop resistance
of 0.07ohms or less (for each wire run).
Refer to the table on the next page to
determine the appropriate maximum
wire gauge.
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The standard connection method uses
a single pair of input connectors with
the shorting-straps in place. The S12 is
equipped with two pairs of input terminals to allow for using a single S12 as
two independent speakers (dual-speaker mode). Please note that when using
a single S12 for discrete channels (dual
speaker mode), you must remove the
shorting-straps.
Figure 17: Standard Connections
DUAL-SPEAKER MODE
CONNECTIONS
Dual-speaker mode connections are made
as shown in Figure 18 (below) and 19 (next
page).
To make dual-speaker mode connections
when a single S12 is used as discrete
left/right rear loudspeakers:
1. Remove the shorting-straps.
STANDARD CONNECTIONS
Standard connections are made as shown
in Figure 17 (above).
To make standard connections:
1. Leave the shorting-straps in place.
2. Connect one pair of loudspeaker wires
to the S12 input connectors. Then, connect the same pair of loudspeaker wires
to the desired power amplifier outputs.
Note
In addition to the polarity symbols underneath the terminals, the binding posts also
have red (positive) and black (negative)
inserts to indicate polarity. Be sure to
observe proper polarity, especially when
inverting the right side speaker(s), to
ensure proper connections. In Figures 18
and 19 the polarity of the input connectors are all labeled for clarity.
2. Connect one pair of loudspeaker wires
to the top set of input connectors.
Then, connect the same pair of loudspeaker wires to the left rear amplifier
output.
3. Connect one pair of loudspeaker wires
to the bottom set of input connectors.
Then connect the same pair of loudspeaker wires to the right rear amplifier
output as shown in Figure 18 (below).
Note
Set the Surround Mode Configuration
control to Bipole for proper operation.
CAUTION
Failure to remove the shorting straps
may damage the associated power
amplifier.
Figure 18: Dual-Speaker Mode Connection for a
single S12 used as discrete rear channels
S12
Left Rear
Speaker
Amplifier
Right Rear
Left Rear
For Dual-Mode discrete
rear channels, the S12
should be placed in the
center of the rear wall.
Right Rear
Speaker
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To make dual-speaker mode connections
when a single S12 is used as discrete side
and rear loudspeakers:
1. Remove the shorting-straps from both
S12’s input connectors.
Figure 19: Dual-Speaker Mode Connection for a
single S12 used as discrete side and rear channels
A
S12
Right Wall
2. For the S12 to be placed on the right
wall, connect one pair of loudspeaker
wires to the top set of input connectors.
Then, connect the same pair of loudspeaker wires to the right surround
amplifier output as shown in illustration A in Figure 19 (right).
Amplifier
Right Rear
Right Surround
The S12 placed on the
right wall should be
inverted! Be sure to
observe the proper
polarity when making
connections.
Keep in mind that the S12 placed on
the right wall will be inverted.
3. Connect one pair of loudspeaker wires
to the bottom set of input connectors.
Then connect the same pair of loudspeaker wires to the right rear amplifier
output as shown in illustration A in
Figure 19 (right).
4. For the S12 to be placed on the left
wall, connect one pair of loudspeaker
wires to the top set of input connectors.
Then, connect the same pair of loudspeaker wires to the left surround
amplifier output as shown in illustration B in Figure 19 (right).
5. Connect one pair of loudspeaker wires
to the bottom set of input connectors.
Then connect the same pair of loudspeaker wires to the left rear amplifier
output as shown in illustration B in
Figure 19 (right).
Note
Set the Surround Mode Configuration
control to Bipole for proper operation.
CAUTION
Failure to remove the shorting-straps
may damage the associated power
amplifier.
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S12
Left Wall
Amplifier
Left Rear
Left Surround
OPTIMIZING
PERFORMANCE
To optimize the S12 for best performance:
1. Set the Surround Mode Configuration
control to the appropriate position.
Refer to the Loudspeaker
Placement/Mode Configuration section
beginning on page 10 for information.
2. Begin playback of a familiar music or
film source.
3. Listen from the primary listening
position, increasing volume to a
comfortable level.
4. Experiment with the Surround Mode
Configuration controls (except when
each S12 is configured to function as
two independent loudspeakers) to
determine the best setting(s) for your
home theater installation, speaker
placement and listening materials.
Determine what is best for your particular system.
LOUDSPEAKER VOLUME LEVELS
High-order filters include steep cut-offs to
reduce potential damage from “out-ofband” frequencies. Combined with carefully
selected transducers and filter network
components, this approach helps the S12
to maintain its performance under
extreme operating conditions.
However, all loudspeakers have limits
when it comes to continuous playback. To
extend these limits, avoid playback at
volume levels that distort or strain sound.
CAUTION
To avoid damage, reduce volume level
immediately if loudspeaker sound is not
clean and clear.
OBTAINING SERVICE
To obtain warranty or non-warranty service, contact your authorized Revel dealer.
Refer to the included Revel Warranty Card
for warranty information.
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SPECIFICATIONS
Specification
Value
Frequency Response
60Hz-20Hz (±3dB)
Recommended Power
Amplifier Range
10-150 watts
Sensitivity (2.83V @ 1
meter)
87dB
Nominal Impedance
8Ω
Crossover Frequency
2.2kHz
Width
13.25 inches (33.66cm)
(not including grille)
13.97 inches (35.48cm)
(including grille)
Height
11.75 inches (29.85cm)
Depth
6.29 inches (15.98cm)
(not including grille)
7.01 inches (17.81cm)
(including grille)
Weight
12.25 pounds (5.56kg)
(including grille)
Specifications are subject to change
without notice.
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INDEX
A
About the S12, 5
B
F
O
filter, 5
Obtaining Service, 19
Filter Network, 9
Optimizing Performance, 19
Organic Ceramic Composite, 5
Bass Response, 16
H
binding post, 5
Binding Posts, 10, 16
high-pass frequency setting, 14
Bipole Mode, 8, 11, 14
Highlights, S12, 6
P
Packing Carton, 6
Polarity, 16
C
I
Cabinet, 5, 9
Input Channels, 10
CAUTION, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 19
Input Panel, 10
Product Registration, 6
Proper wall mounting height ,
11
Connections
R
K
Input, 10
Dual-Speaker Mode, 17
Making, 16
keyholes, 15
Rear Channel(s), 13
rear keyholes, for mounting, 15
Power Amplifier, 10
Rear View, S12, 10
L
D
Loudspeaker Overview, 8
Discrete Channels, S12, 14
Loudspeaker Placement, 10, 11
discrete rear channels connection, 17
Loudspeaker Volume Levels, 19
discrete side and rear channels
connections, 18
discrete surround-effects channels, 5
S
Loudspeaker Cable, 16
Dipole Mode, 9, 13, 14
Low-Frequency Inputs, 10
M
S12 Rear View, 10
S12, dual speaker mode, 14
S12, About, 5
S12, as surround channel , 11
S12, multiple rear speakers in 6or 7- channel system, 13
Documentation Conventions, 4
Making Connections, 16
S12, rear speaker for 6- or 7channel system, 13
Dolby Digital, 13
Mode Configuration, 10
SACD, 12
Dolby Pro Logic, 13
Monopole Dispersion, 12
Shipping, 6
Driver Complement, 8
Monopole Mode, 9, 11, 12
Shorting-Straps, 10, 17
Dual Rear Discrete Channels, 14
Motor Structure, 5
Side/Surround Channels, 11
Dual-speaker mode, 5
Mounting Keyholes, 10
Single-Wired Connections, 17
Dual-Speaker Mode Connections,
17
Specifications, 20
N
DVD Audio, 12
Note, 4, 11, 17, 18
Standard Connections, 17
Stereo Imaging, 16
Surround Mode Configuration, 5
22
Surround Mode Configuration
control, 6, 8
T
Table of Contents, 3
tools required, wall-mounting,
15
Transducers, 5
Tweeter, 5, 8
tweeters, 6
U
Unpacking, 6
W
wall-mount template, 15
wall-mounting, S12, 15
Warranty, 6
woofer, 5
Woofers, 5, 6, 8
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