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JBL Simply Cinema ESC550 Simple Setup Manual

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  • Page 1 ESC550 simple setup guide...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    JBL. For over 50 years, JBL has been involved in every aspect of musical and film recording and reproduction, from live performances to monitoring the recordings you play in your home, car, or office. JBL system We’re confident that the...
  • Page 3: Safety Precautions

    read first! Important Safety Precautions! basement; or near a swimming CAUTION pool; and the like. RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK 8. Accessories. Do not place DO NOT OPEN this product on an unstable CAUTION: To prevent electric shock, cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or do not remove the grounding plug table.
  • Page 4 included Power Volume Open Random Skip AM/FM Repeat Search Tune Auto Tune Tape/Aux Stereo/Mono Rear – Bass – Treeble + Tuner Presets Speakers Surround Mode Auto Delete The Source. Two sat10/550 front satellite speakers (with removable shelf stands and wall-mounting brackets). Source cable Power Sleep...
  • Page 5: Speaker Placement

    one. Speaker Placement Satellites Mounting Options Front On shelves. Shelf stands On the wall. Brackets and included. hardware included. Surrounds On shelves. Wall-mounted. Brackets and hardware included. Subwoofer Surround Speakers 0-2 ft. On optional stands. Part No. FS10/20. FS10/20WHT (white). On optional stands.
  • Page 6: Connections

    Connections The ESC550 System’s Main pleted the Main Power Switch Power Switch, located on the should be set to “On” and Subwoofer, must be “Off” remain “On” at all times when making any connections. unless the user is going on an...
  • Page 7: Speaker Connection Tips

    Speaker Connection Tips Separate and strip the ends of For satellites, thread speaker the speaker wire as shown. wire through the hole in the Speakers and electronics ter- bottom of the speaker, then feed it through the recessed minals have corresponding “+” and “–”...
  • Page 8: Operation

    three. Operation Volume Volume Mute Volume – To raise volume: Turn control push “+” on the remote on The Source clockwise or control. Bass Surround – Bass – Treble – Surround Mode Calibrate To raise the bass level: Push push “Calibrate” on the “+”...
  • Page 9: Remote Control

    Remote Control Power Sleep Mute Open Volume – AM/FM Random AM/FM Auto Tune Surround Tape/Aux Stereo/Mono – Tone Calibrate Speakers The Source Repeat Rear – Bass – Treble Surround Mode – 9 – Power Volume Skip Search Tune Tuner Presets Auto Delete...
  • Page 10 Remote Control Power Sleep Mute Open Volume – AM/FM Random AM/FM Auto Tune Surround Tape/Aux Stereo/Mono – Tone Calibrate Speakers The Source Repeat Rear – Bass – Treble Surround Mode – 10 – Power Volume Skip Search Tune Tuner Presets Auto Delete...
  • Page 11: Cd Operation

    CD Operation Search Tune Power Volume Open 1. Push “Power” and/or 3. Push “Play” on The Source “Open” on The Source. 2. Insert CD. To Skip to a Different Track: AM/FM Skip Search Tune Push “Back” or “Forward,” on the remote control, until the The Source or number of the desired track appears on the display.
  • Page 12: To Play The Tracks Of A Cd In Random Order

    To Play the Tracks of a CD in Random Order: Push “Random” on The Source. The Source will automatically Random delete each track it has played from the “Random” operation. AM/FM Repeat Auto Tune Tuner Operation AM/FM Repeat Power Auto Tune Tape/Aux Stereo/Mono Rear...
  • Page 13 Remote Control Power Sleep Mute Open Volume – AM/FM Random AM/FM Auto Tune Surround Tape/Aux Stereo/Mono – Calibrate Tone Speakers The Source Repeat Rear – Bass – Treble Surround Mode – 13 – Power Volume Skip Search Tune Tuner Presets Auto Delete...
  • Page 14: If A Selected Fm Station Is A Little Noisy

    If a Selected FM Station is a Little Noisy: Auto Tune Skip Search Tape/Aux Stereo/Mono Tune Rear Speakers Push “Stereo/Mono” on The The “<<” or “>>” on The Source. This will play the Source or selected station without any stereo separation, but there will be much less background noise.
  • Page 15 Remote Control Power Sleep Mute Open Volume – AM/FM Random AM/FM Auto Tune Surround Tape/Aux Stereo/Mono – Tone Calibrate Speakers The Source Repeat Rear – Bass – Treble Surround Mode – 15 – Power Volume Skip Search Tune Tuner Presets Auto Delete...
  • Page 16 Remote Control Power Sleep Mute Open Volume – AM/FM Random AM/FM Auto Tune Surround Tape/Aux Stereo/Mono – Tone Calibrate Speakers The Source Repeat Rear – Bass – Treble Surround Mode – 16 – Power Volume Skip Search Tune Tuner Presets Auto Delete...
  • Page 17: Surround Mode Operation

    Surround Mode Operation What is Dolby Pro Logic Dolby Pro Logic is an channels for playback through encode/decode process by five loudspeakers. Remember which four channels of sound- that a Dolby Pro Logic system track information are encoded consists of three channels of into two channels for playback information for front left, on VCRs, laser disc players,...
  • Page 18: Test Tone

    Test Tone For proper Dolby Pro Logic operation, a test tone is used to calibrate the volume set- tings of the speakers. A noise Surround will be heard cycling, in order, – from the front left, center, right, and both surround Tone Calibrate speakers.
  • Page 19 Remote Control Power Sleep Mute Open Volume – AM/FM Random AM/FM Auto Tune Surround Tape/Aux Stereo/Mono – Tone Calibrate Speakers The Source Repeat Rear – Bass – Treble Surround Mode – 19 – Power Volume Skip Search Tune Tuner Presets Auto Delete...
  • Page 20: Rear Channel Volume

    Rear Channel Volume Surround Surround – – Calibrate Calibrate Push “+” on the remote con- Push “Calibrate” on the trol to increase the volume remote control until “Rear” appears in the display and the of the rear channels. corresponding LED on top of the display is lit.
  • Page 21 Remote Control Power Sleep Mute Open Volume – AM/FM AM/FM Surround Tape/Aux Stereo/Mono – Tone Calibrate The Source Random Repeat Auto Tune Rear – Bass – Treble Speakers Surround Mode – 21 – Power Volume Skip Search Tune Tuner Presets Auto Delete...
  • Page 22: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting If there is no sound from any If most of the sound comes of the speakers, check the from the center channel following: speaker, with little or no information from the • Make sure the subwoofer is surround channels, note the plugged into an active AC wall following: outlet.
  • Page 23: Specifications

    Specifications Components ESC550 System The Source Amplifier surround sound processor, 250 watts total CD player, AM/FM tuner system output; Subwoofer front channels: dual 6-1/2" drivers in a bass- 35 watts x 3 @ .1% THD; reflex enclosure surround channels: Satellite Speakers 23 watts x 2 @ .1% THD;...
  • Page 24 80 Crossways Park West, Woodbury, NY 11 797 8500 Balboa Boulevard, Northridge, CA 91329 1-800-336-4JBL (4525) (USA only) www.jbl.com © 1997 JBL, Incorporated. JBL and Simply Cinema are registered trademarks of JBL, Incorporated. *Trademarks of Dolby Laboratories. Printed in USA 2/97 Part No. ESC550OM...

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