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WARNING
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose the
unit to rain or moisture.
To prevent fire, do not Cover the ventilation of the
apparatus with news papers, table-cloths, curtains, etc. And
don’t place lighted candles on the apparatus.
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not place objects filled
with liquids, such as vases, on the apparatus.
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.
About this manual
The instructions in this manual are for SA-VE325,
Sony Micro Satellite Systems.
The SA-VE325 is a 5.1 channel speaker system consisting
of two front speakers, two rear speakers, one center
speaker, and one subwoofer. It supports Sony Digital
Cinema Sound, Dolby* Pro Logic, and Dolby Digital
(AC-3), and is thus geared towards the enjoyment of
movies.
* Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories.
DOLBY, the double-D symbol ;, “PRO LOGIC” and
“Dolby Digital (AC-3)” are trademarks of Dolby
Laboratories.
Precautions
Hooking up the system
On safety
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.
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Hookup A
•
• 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.
•
This configuration is used when the amplifier is
connected to a DVD player, LD player, VCR or other
video devices.
A
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B
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A
Hookup B
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.
C
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On operation
Notes (C)
• 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.
• 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.
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.
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Tip
All strired wires are minus (–) in polarity, and should
be connected to the minus (–) speaker terminals.
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If color irregularity is observed...
c Turn off the TV set once, then turn it on again after
15 to 30 minutes.
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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.
The volume level should not be turned up to
the point of distortion.
If the volume level is too high, the speaker protection
circuit activates, and the sound level drops suddenly.
This is not a malfunction. In this case, lower the volume
level and wait for a few moments until the unit resumes
normal operation.
If you have any questions or problems concerning your
speaker system, please consult your nearest Sony dealer.
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Foot pads
Center
Subwoofer
Front (Left)
Front (Right)
WS-WV10A
(for rear speakers)
Micro Satellite System
Foot pads
WS-FV10A
SA-VE325
A
WS-TV10A
A
I
H
J
Rear (Right)
Rear (Left)
B
AUTO
B
MOVIE
ON / STANDBY
MUSIC
MIN
OFF
POWER SAVE
MAX
MODE
LEVEL
POWER LEVEL ON/STANDBY indicator
MODE
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Notes
Positioning the speakers
Location of each speaker (D)
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.
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.
Setting 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 (E).
Setting the center speaker (F)
Set the center speaker firmly on top of the TV set, making
sure it is completely level.
• 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”.
• 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.
Setting amplifier to enjoy
movies
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.
See the table below for the proper settings. For details on
the setting procedure, refer to the manual that was
provided with your amplifier.
Select Micro Satellite Position if a Sony amplifier
provides it.
When “Hookup A” is used
(Speaker setup)
For
Specifications
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Speaker system
Speaker units
Enclosure type
Rated impedance
Power handling capacity
Maximum input power:
Sensitivity level
Frequency range
Dimensions (w/h/d)
Mass
Speaker system
Speaker units
Enclosure type
Rated impedance
Power handling capacity
Maximum input power:
Sensitivity level
Frequency range
Dimensions (w/h/d)
Set to
SMALL
Mass
SMALL
SA-WMS325 (subwoofer)
Rear speakers
SMALL
Speaker system
Subwoofer
ON (or YES)
First, turn down the volume on the amplifier. The
volume should be set to minimum before you begin
playing the program source.
For
LARGE
Center speaker
SMALL
Rear speakers
SMALL
Subwoofer
1
2
Turn on the amplifier and select the
program source.
Press POWER on the subwoofer.
The ON/STANDBY indicator on the
subwoofer lights up green.
3
When the subwoofer is on (i.e, the ON/STANDBY
indicator lights up green) and there is no signal input for
a few minutes, the ON/STANDBY indicator changes to
red and the subwoofer enters power saving mode. While
in this mode a signal is input to the subwoofer, the
subwoofer automatically turns on (auto power on/off
function).
To turn this feature off, slide the POWER SAVE switch
on the rear panel to OFF.
Note
If you turn down the volume level of the amplifier too
low, the auto power on/off function may activate,
causing the subwoofer to enter power saving mode.
Adjusting the sound
Slight adjustments to the system can enhance your sound
enjoyment.
Adjusting the subwoofer (I)
2
OFF (or NO)
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.
Play the program source.
Power turns on and off automatically — Auto
power on/off function (J)
1
Set to
Front speakers
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
Troubleshooting
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.
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.
•
Ω
E
A
F
120 watts
89 dB (1 W, 1 m)
90 Hz - 20,000 Hz
Approx. 300 × 78 ×
126 mm, including front
grille
Approx. 1600 g
Center speaker
Listening to the sound (I)
B
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Full range × 2,
magnetically shielded
5.5 × 11 cm, cone type
Bass reflex
8 ohms
For greater flexibility in the positioning of the speakers,
use the optional WS-FV10A, WS-TV10A, or WS-WV10A
speaker stand (available only in certain countries).
When “Hookup B” is used
(Speaker setup)
Ω
SS-CN325 (center speaker)
Front speakers
The height of the front speakers should be adjusted to
about the center of the TV screen (H).
•
A
100 watts
87 dB (1 W, 1 m)
90 Hz - 20,000 Hz
Approx. 70 × 152 × 126
mm, including front
grille
Approx. 830 g each
B
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Full range,
magnetically shielded
5.5 × 11 cm, cone type
Bass reflex
8 ohms
Setting other speakers (G)
Tip
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D
SS-V325 (front and rear speakers)
G
B
H
Active subwoofer,
magnetically shielded
Speaker unit
Woofer: 16 cm, cone type
Enclosure type
Advanced SAW type
Reproduction frequency range
28 Hz - 200 Hz
Amplifier section
Continuous RMS power output
75 W (8 ohms, 20 Hz 20 kHz, 0.8% THD)
1
Inputs
2
Ω
I
LINE IN (input pin jack)
SPEAKER IN (input terminals)
Outputs
LINE OUT (output pin jack)
SPEAKER OUT (output terminals)
3
General
Power requirements
Power consumptions
Dimensions (w/h/d)
Mass
J
110 - 120 V/220-240 V
AC, 50/60 Hz
70 W
1 W (standby mode)
Approx. 205 × 385 × 389
mm, including front grille
Approx. 10.3 kg
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Supplied accessories
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Foot pads (20)
Audio connecting cord (1)
Speaker connecting cords, 10 m (2)
Speaker connecting cords, 3.5 m (3)
Speaker connecting cords, 2.5 m (2)
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Design and specifications are subject to change without
notice.
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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.
2
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.
Rotate LEVEL to adjust the volume.
Set the volume level to best suit your
preference according to the program
source.
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