|Welcome Message | Speakers | Cables | Receiver_(Amplifier) | Cable Setup Options | Connections|
Every member of our Axiom team, myself included, is pleased that you have decided on one of our products. We have all worked hard to bring the highest level of satisfaction to your audio experiences, and will continue to work hard to make every Axiom purchase a wise audio investment for you.
Axiom is deeply committed to ongoing audio research that continues to enhance the performance of our products. We design and engineer all of our loudspeakers based on the world-class psycho-acoustical research that was conducted at the National Research Council and that I have been an integral part of since its early years. This research changed the way that sound is measured, and allows Axiom to provide the world’s most realistic-sounding loudspeakers at amazing value to the consumer. By emphasizing the practical side of our ongoing research, Axiom continues to extend people’s expectations of performance.
It is our central goal at Axiom to turn this research into a truly exciting experience for you in your environment. Our commitment to the delivery of the most accurate sound reproduction is a commitment to heighten the level of enjoyment you receive from music and movies.
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|We at Axiom are delighted with your choice of Axiom Speakers. To get the best sound from your new Axioms, please read and follow these simple steps.
Turn the speakers around and look at the back panel. You’ll see two pairs of 5-way gold-plated binding posts, to which you are going to connect the speaker cables from your receiver or amplifier.
Each gold binding post has a colored ring around it-- RED is POSITIVE, BLACK is NEGATIVE. Most receiver and amplifier manufacturers use this color code and you should use it as well--it makes things a lot easier to hook up your speaker cables.
You will also see a positive (+) sign engraved in the plastic beneath the RED binding post, and a negative (-) sign beneath the BLACK post. Your amplifier may or may not have these positive and negative symbols. If you wish, you can use these symbols along with the color coding to guide you.
There are two gold-plated metal straps linking the two pairs of binding posts. Leave the metal straps in place (unless you are planning to bi-wire or bi-amp; see page 2) and use one pair of posts to connect your positive and negative (red and black) ends of the speaker cable. It doesn’t matter which pair you use. Just be sure the gold links between the two pairs of binding posts are secure when you tighten the posts on the speaker connectors.
Examine your speaker cables. On the ends, there may be spade lugs or banana plugs, each one color-coded red or black like your speaker binding posts to help you identify the red and black (positive and negative) wires on each end of the cable. If the cable ends are bare wires and lack color coding, check the wires: one may be copper-colored, the other silver. Some generic cables may simply have a colored thread or a ribbed pattern on the plastic insulation to indicate the positive wire. Alternatively, some speaker cables, like Axiom’s, may have writing on one side or the other (perhaps the brand name, for example) or even a positive sign or negative sign on each of the conductors. Whichever you have, just follow the Red-To-Red, Black-to-Black connection rule or use the + to + or - to - connection scheme for each cable pair.
|The Receiver (Amplifier)
Look at the speaker connectors on the rear panel of your receiver or amplifier. Unless it’s very old, these will usually be red and black binding posts, like those on your speakers, or red and black spring-loaded push connectors. Vintage amplifiers may have only screw terminals.
The Red (+) terminal on your receiver’s Right speaker output connects to the Red (+) binding post of the Right speaker. The BLACK (-) terminal on your receiver output connects to the BLACK (-) binding post on the Right speaker. Follow the same pattern to connect the receiv
er’s Left speaker outputs to the Left speaker’s binding posts, then the left surround (the speaker to your left from your listening seat), and right surround speakers, the center-channel speaker, and additional rear speaker(s) required by 6.1- or 7.1-channel systems.
If your A/V receiver or amplifier has the new Consumer Electronics Association color coding for each speaker channel, the negative terminal (-) will always be black, however, the positive terminal will have a different color corresponding to each channel of the surround system.
BIWIRING: Remove the two gold bridging bars linking the two pairs of binding posts for the separate woofer and midrange/tweeter sections of the crossover for each speaker. Connect two speaker cables--one cable to the upper pair of binding posts and one cable to the lower pair--for each speaker (four cables for two speakers). At your receiver or amplifier, connect the two cables to one pair of red and black output terminals for the left channel, and two speaker cables to the other pair of output terminals for the right channel.
Always maintain the red-to-red (+ to +) and black-to-black (- to -) connection scheme for each channel’s speaker connections.
BIAMPING: To power your speaker with two amplifiers, remove the two gold bridging bars linking the two pairs of binding posts for the separate woofer and midrange/tweeter sections of the crossover for each speaker. Connect one stereo amp to the lower set of binding posts on each speaker (the woofers), and the second stereo amp to the upper pair of binding posts (the mid range/tweeters) on each. Adjust the level (gain) of each amp for equal output, unless you wish to change the spectral balance of each speaker.
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