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5.1ch Speaker Package: The Boston Acoustic SoundWare XS Special
Edition 5.1 Home Theater System is an ultra-compact 5.1ch speaker loudspeaker
system that offers rich, room-filling surround sound while complementing your
decor. Including five matching satellites (for front, center, and surround
speakers) and a powered subwoofer; the SoundWare XS Special Edition Home Theater
Speaker System delivers big sound from a small package. Additional Boston
Acoustic SoundWare satellite speakers (065SNDWRB,
sold separately) can be purchased for a 6.1, 7.1, or 9.1 home theater system
SoundWare XS SE Satellite Speakers: The SoundWare XS SE satellite
speakers are incredibly small, yet provide high performance sound. With their
contemporary diamond-shape and attractive high-gloss finish, the SoundWare XS SE
speakers make excellent addition to your home theater. Each of the five two-way
satellite speakers house a 0.5" fabric dome tweeter for crisp highs, and a
high-performance 2.5" treated paper mid-bass woofer with rubber surround for
deep lows in an acoustic suspension enclosure. Compact driver placement and
quality, along with system-specific crossovers assure a wide uniform dispersion
for complete coverage of your listening room. Each satellite speaker also
includes MagnaGuard magnetic shielding, which ensures its magnetic field does
not interfere with your television picture. Each SoundWare XS SE satellite
speaker features a pair of gold-plated spring-loaded speaker terminals that will
accept up to 16-gauge speaker wire.
Powered Subwoofer w/ BassTrac: The powered subwoofer houses a
down-firing 8" treated-paper woofer with foam surround in a bass-reflex
enclosure with an acoustically tuned down-firing port for highly efficient bass
response. The 100-watt
(250-watt peak) amplifier ensures
powerful bass reproduction of the most demanding audio.
Proprietary BassTrac technology maximizes bass output while avoiding overload.
The powered subwoofer features a mono-RCA line-level input to connect to the
subwoofer (LFE) output of your AV receiver. The powered sub offers the following
rear-panel controls to adjust the woofer to your preference.
- Volume: Adjust the subwoofer Volume control until you
hear a match between the front satellite speakers and the subwoofer. Bass
response should not overpower the room, but rather be adjusted so there is a
natural blend across the entire musical range.
- Crossover: Adjusts the frequency of the low pass filter
for the subwoofer between 40Hz and 180Hz @ 24 dB/oct. Fine-tune the
crossover setting by ear for the smoothest blend with the main satellite
speakers. The best setting of the crossover control will depend on speaker
placement and personal preference. The recommended crossover setting for
this system is 180Hz.
- Polarity: Select regular (0°) or inverted (180°) phase
for the subwoofer. Set this switch to provide the fullest, most dynamic
bass. The effect of phase will be most audible on low-frequency percussion
instruments or music with a continuously repeating bass line.
Note: The powered subwoofer will turn on automatically when an
audio input signal is received and off several minutes after the audio
Mounting Options: The SoundWare XS SE satellite speakers' unique design allows you to place the
speakers on a shelf or mount them on a wall at almost any angle. The supplied
mounting hardware allows you to mount the speakers flush or in a corner, and
their pivoting mounting brackets let you aim the sound where you want it. Each
speaker also includes a 1/4"-20 threaded insert for aftermarket wall-mount
brackets or stands, and a tab for attaching a security device.
Note: Included with each satellite speaker is an
assortment of mounting hardware. Two metal keyhole-slot brackets are
included; one for a flat wall and one for a corner. If you use a
keyhole-slot bracket, you must attach the supplied pivoting ball mount to
the speaker. The pivoting ball mount allows the speaker to pivot 20° in
either direction and pivot down up to 40° when mounted to a flat wall. The
corner mount bracket will not allow the speaker to pivot side-to-side. A set-screw keeps the speaker from moving once it has been positioned.