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Planning Your System - JBL P52OWS Owner's Manual

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PLANNING YOUR SYSTEM

Unpacking the Speaker
If the side walls on which the
speaker will be mounted are more
If you suspect damage from transit,
than about 14' (4.3m) from the
report it immediately to your dealer.
listening position, setting the
Keep the shipping carton and pack-
Surround Mode Configuration
.
ing materials for future use
Switch to Monopole may offer
Proper Placement and Setup
improved performance. It is also
recommended that the Monopole
The P52OWS surround speaker
position be selected if the speak-
can be used in side or rear chan-
ers will be mounted close to a cor-
nel applications. Please refer to
ner, as shown in Figure 2.
the placement and setup method
for your application. The first step
If you are using a receiver/proces-
is to determine the application for
sor with a THX
which your P52OWS surround
and have selected the THX sur-
speaker will be used.
round mode, it may be beneficial
to use the Dipole setting. This is a
If you are using the P52OWS for
matter of personal preference and
surround channels in a 5-channel
may change depending on the indi-
home theater system or for side
vidual film soundtrack. It is also
channels in a 6- or 7-channel home
recommended that the Dipole
theater system (Application 1),
setting be used with older record-
please follow the directions below.
ings that are only recorded with a
To use the P52OWS as a rear
Dolby
®
Pro Logic
speaker in a 6- or 7-channel home
Dolby Digital) soundtrack.
theater system (Application 2),
Figures 1 and 2. These overhead
please follow the directions on
views show typical home theater
page 3.
plans.
The P52OWS also possesses the
unique capacity to behave as two
distinct loudspeakers from one
enclosure. This allows you to use
Left
Front
a single P52OWS for both the left
Channel
and right rear speakers in a 7-
channel system. If you are using
the P52OWS this way, please fol-
low the instructions on page 3
(Application 3).
Placement (Application 1)
Left
Surround
Channel
When using the P52OWS for the
surround channels in a 5-channel
Figure 1.
home theater system or for side
channels in a 6-or 7-channel home
theater system, refer to Figures 1
and 2. The speakers should be
placed perpendicular to or slightly
Left
Front
behind the primary listening loca-
Channel
tion, as shown.
Setting the Surround Configuration
Selector
It is generally recommended that
Left
the selectable surround mode con-
Surround
Channel
figuration be set to Bipole. This
will provide a large ambient sur-
Figure 2.
round sound field while allowing
for precise localization of sound
effects that the filmmaker has
placed in the surround tracks.
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IMPORTANT NOTE: The set of driv-
ers closer to the monopole setting
indicator in Figure 3 should be
installed toward the front of the
room. It does not matter whether
the tweeter is positioned above or
below the woofer. This will ensure
proper operation and performance
should the Monopole or Dipole
position on the surround mode
configuration switch be selected.
®
surround mode
(BIPOLE)
(MONOPOLE)
®
(not the newer
(DIPOLE)
Figure 3. Surround mode configu-
ration switch.
Placement (Application 2)
JBL
Right
Center
When using the P52OWS as a rear
Subwoofer
Front
Channel
(optional)
Channel
speaker(s) in a 6- or 7-channel
home theater system, refer to
Figures 4 and 5. The speaker(s)
should be mounted on the rear
wall facing the listening area,
Couch
between the side channel speak-
ers. If you are using one rear
Right
Surround
speaker, it should be mounted as
Channel
close as possible to the center of
the listening area. When using
two rear speakers, they should be
spaced evenly within the width of
the listening area.
JBL
Subwoofer
(optional)
Setting the Surround Configuration
Right
Center
Front
Selector
Channel
Channel
When used as a rear channel
speaker in a 6- or 7-channel sys-
tem, it is recommended that the
Surround Mode Configuration
Switch be set to Bipole, as shown
Right
Surround
in Figure 6.
Couch
Channel
Placement (Application 3)
The P52OWS also possesses the
JBL
Left
Right
Center
unique capacity to behave as two
Front
Front
Subwoofer
Channel
(optional)
Channel
Channel
distinct loudspeakers from one
enclosure. This allows you to use
a single P52OWS for both the
left and right rear speakers in a
7-channel system.
Couch
To use the P52OWS in Application
Left
Right
3, follow these simple steps:
Side
Side
Channel
Channel
Rear Center Channel
1. Decide where you want to
mount the speaker. Ideally, it
Figure 4. This overhead view
should be mounted in the center
shows a typical home theater
of the rear wall, similar to how
plan with a single rear-center
it would be mounted in a 6-
surround channel.
channel system (Fig. 4).
2. Loosen the terminals and
remove the strapping bars that
JBL
Left
Right
Center
Subwoofer
Front
Front
Channel
connect the two sets of termi-
(optional)
Channel
Channel
nals (Fig. 9).
3. To ensure proper left/right con-
nections, make sure that the
speaker is in the "upright" posi-
Couch
tion. The label on the back of the
Left
Right
Side
Side
speaker should be readable, not
Channel
Channel
upside down.
Left Rear Channel
Right Rear Channel
4. Connect the speaker wire for the
Figure 5. This overhead view
RIGHT REAR speaker to the top
shows a typical home theater
set of terminals (Fig. 10).
plan when using two rear
5. Connect the speaker wire for the
channel speakers.
LEFT REAR speaker to the bot-
tom set of terminals (Fig. 10).
6. Set the mode configuration
switch to the Bipole position
(Fig. 6).
(BIPOLE)
(MONOPOLE)
(DIPOLE)
Figure 6. Surround mode configu-
ration switch.
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