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Final 400i loudspeaker User Manual
release 1.4 –US-
Final Sound B.V. Eisenhowerweg 8D 5466AC Veghel The Netherlands
http://www.finalsound.com
Final Sound, L.L.C. 500 West Cummings Park, Suite 2500 Woburn, MA 01801 T:(781) 938-6416 F:(781) 938-6415
FINAL SOUND 400i Loudspeaker Manual
vs. 1.4
-US-
c FS 2007RJ
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  • Page 1 Final 400i loudspeaker User Manual release 1.4 –US- Final Sound B.V. Eisenhowerweg 8D 5466AC Veghel The Netherlands http://www.finalsound.com Final Sound, L.L.C. 500 West Cummings Park, Suite 2500 Woburn, MA 01801 T:(781) 938-6416 F:(781) 938-6415 FINAL SOUND 400i Loudspeaker Manual vs. 1.4 -US-...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    TABLE OF CONTENTS Safety Instructions........................3 Panel Safety ..........................4 Congratulations ........................5 Final Sound Model F400i floor standing loudspeakers............6 Final Sound 400i center loudspeaker..................12 Final Sound subwoofer......................15 Frequently asked questions ....................20 Specifications 400i........................24 Warranty ..........................25 Limited Warranty Registration Card ..................
  • Page 3: Safety Instructions

    15) To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not remove the back panel of the subwoofer. There are no user-serviceable parts inside. Refer servicing to a qualified Final Sound dealer. Warning: High Voltage Inside. To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this apparatus to rain or moisture.
  • Page 4: Panel Safety

    Final panels are protected against accidental overload, but every protection circuit in a loudspeaker is a deliberately chosen compromise. Protecting against every possible fault condition is, from a music reproduction point of view, a serious trade off. FINAL SOUND 400i Loudspeaker Manual vs. 1.4 -US-...
  • Page 5: Congratulations

    The product line is based on a unique modular system. Final Sound offers you the possibility to start buying a stereo system and easily extend this at any convenient time into a complete Final Sound Home Theatre system.
  • Page 6: Final Sound Model F400I Floor Standing Loudspeakers

    F400i flat-panel loudspeakers and the optional Final Sound subwoofer are packed separately. (the 400i panels for the rear channels in home theatre applications are basically the same panels as the front loudspeakers. All unpackaging and assembling instructions for the rear panels are identical to...
  • Page 7 Just follow the pictures for assembling the 400i models. What´s in the 400i package? Position the footplate, the hexagon screws and the spacers like this. First start with one screw and one spacer. The spacer should be positioned between the loudspeaker’s electronic housing and the footplate.
  • Page 8 What is the function of the Final Sound front and rear loudspeaker panels? The Final Sound flat-panel front loudspeakers are the main channels in a stereo setting or a virtual surround system and have a dual role in a home theatre system. The front and rear loudspeakers are used to create ambient effects.
  • Page 9 Where do I place the Final Sound loudspeaker panels? There is a difference between a left (front/rear) and a right (front/rear) Final Sound loudspeaker panel. Each Final Sound loudspeaker panel is divided with two vertical spacers in three segments. The narrow strips have to be oriented to the inside.
  • Page 10 Audio/Video receiver settings The loudspeakers in the Final Sound home theatre system are designed to function in perfect harmony as a full range system together with the subwoofer. For an optimum performance your audio/video receiver settings are very important.
  • Page 11 How to clean and maintain the Final Sound loudspeaker panels? Always unplug the Final Sound flat-panel loudspeakers from the mains and shut off all sound equipment before you start cleaning. Dry clothe cleaning Dry clothe cleaning is a weekly recommendation to wipe off dust. Cleaning on a regular base will prevent the insides of the panels to collect too much dust.
  • Page 12: Final Sound 400I Center Loudspeaker

    5. Final Sound 400i center loudspeaker For building a home theatre based on 400i using floor standing models, Final recommends a 400i center panel. Center panels can be wall mountable or fit to a table top stand. How to unpack a Final Sound center panel? A Final Sound center panel comes in one packaging unit.
  • Page 13 Use a small Allen key or metal bar to stick into the hole. Attach the panel to the set top stand Adjust the speaker’s position and firmly attach both screws Attach the rubber pads to the footplate FINAL SOUND 400i Loudspeaker Manual vs. 1.4 -US- c FS 2007RJ...
  • Page 14 The Final Sound flat-panel center loudspeaker is a true line source, with a single loudspeaker element to deliver precise localization. The Final Sound flat-panel center loudspeaker is designed to function in harmony with the Final Sound subwoofer and the front and rear flat panels.
  • Page 15: Final Sound Subwoofer

    One user manual for the subwoofer If your package is not complete, do not operate the system but contact your Final Sound Dealer. The easiest way to unpack is the following. Put the box on a flat surface on the ground. Open one side by cutting the tape carefully without damaging the contents of the box.
  • Page 16 Where do I place the Final Sound subwoofer? (For placement suggestions: see the figure in chapter ’ Final Sound Model 400i front and rear loudspeakers’) Coloration, due to resonance, is strongest at bass frequencies between 20 and 200 Hertz. It’s much easier to obtain high absorption at higher frequencies.
  • Page 17 If possible, adjust the crossover frequency between the panels and the subwoofer in • the menu. Choose the panel’s lowest frequency to start. You cannot use the subwoofer’s special high pass filter facilities for driving the • electrostatic panels. FINAL SOUND 400i Loudspeaker Manual vs. 1.4 -US- c FS 2007RJ...
  • Page 18 How to adjust a subwoofer This procedure is valid for most subwoofers on the market and also for using the Final Sound subwoofer in ´standard mode´. For adjusting the Final Sound subwoofers in the special high pass mode, we refer to the dedicated subwoofer manuals.
  • Page 19 Cross over frequency The Final Sound Subwoofers covers the low frequency range up to 200Hz. While the F400i covers the frequency range from 65Hz up to 20Khz, it is important to define carefully the crossover frequency between the subwoofer and the electrostatic panels, which is influenced by the acoustic properties of the room and the placement of the subwoofer.
  • Page 20: Frequently Asked Questions

    The simplicity of the Final Inverter Technology enables the loudsspeaker´s impedance to remain well above 4 ohms across the entire frequency spectrum. This allows the use of smaller amplifiers - as low as 35 watts - to drive the loudspeakers. Most high-performance electrostatic loudspeakers required FINAL SOUND 400i Loudspeaker Manual vs. 1.4 -US-...
  • Page 21 The Inverter technology represents a major breakthrough in electrostatic loudspeaker design. High resolution and detail: The diaphragm’s combination of low mass together with instant acceleration and deceleration, will bring a very natural and fast reproduction of the audio signal. FINAL SOUND 400i Loudspeaker Manual vs. 1.4 -US-...
  • Page 22 Electrostatic loudspeakers have been on the market since 1935, although materials allowing for an optimization of the technology have only become available in the last 10 years. Final Sound uses diaphragms that last a great many years. Final Sound is constantly involved in research to further improve its technology.
  • Page 23 Unplug your Final Sound loudspeaker and contact your Final Sound dealer. Why do I need a Final Sound subwoofer? The Final Sound home theater is based on the 5+1 multi channel amplifiers, which require two front loudspeakers, two rear loudspeakers, one center loudspeaker and a subwoofer.
  • Page 24: Specifications 400I

    Where can I find more information about Final Sound? For any questions about Final Sound or about installing your loudspeakers, contact your Final Sound dealer or visit our website at www.finalsound.com. 8. Specifications 400i...
  • Page 25: Warranty

    Final Sound or an authorized Final Sound dealer. If returned, the product must be properly packaged and shipped to Final Sound or an authorized Final Sound dealer by the customer at his or her sole expense.
  • Page 26 In the event the product fails to meet the above Warranty and the above conditions have been met, the purchaser’s sole remedy under this Limited Warranty shall be to return the product to Final Sound or an authorized Final Sound dealer where the defect will be rectified without charge for parts or labor.
  • Page 27: Final Sound, L.l.c. 500 West Cummings Park, Suite 2500 Woburn, Ma 01801 T:(781) 938-6416 F:(781)

    Thank you very much for taking time to complete in this form and sending it to: Final Sound Eisenhowerweg 8D 5466 AC Veghel The Netherlands For US customers ONLY: Final Sound, L.L.C. 500 West Cummings Park, Suite 2500 Woburn, MA 01801 T:(781) 938-6416 F:(781) 938-6415 C 2007 Final Sound FINAL SOUND 400i Loudspeaker Manual vs.