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Total Speaker Solutions: The
TSS-450 5.1-channel speaker system consists of four identical Sat450 satellite
speakers, a matching Center450 center speaker, and a 100-watt TSS-450 8"
powered subwoofer. If your home theater system is 6.1- or 7.1-channel, you can
expand the TSS-450 by purchasing additional SAT450 satellite speakers (item #
108SAT450C). All of the speakers, except for the subwoofer, are magnetically
shielded, to allow placement on or near a TV without causing picture distortion.
Speaker wire and subwoofer cable are included.
Sat450 Satellites: The four
identical Sat450 satellite speakers each have 2-1/2" poly cone midranges
and 1/2" poly dome tweeters with a polypropylene acoustic suspension
enclosure. The satellites can be placed directly on a shelf, or mounted on a
wall using the supplied brackets. Recommended Amplifier Power
Range: 10-100 watts.
Wall Mounting Options: The TSS-450 system comes with
"ball and socket" wall-mount brackets for each of the satellites. Each satellite
speaker has a 1/4"-20 threaded insert in the back of the enclosure to
accommodate the bracket. The satellites also have a 1/4"-20 threaded insert on
the bottom for use with other optional wall brackets or stands. The brackets are
2-9/16" x 1-3/4", and mount the speaker approximately 2-1/4" away
from the wall. Note: For
proper mounting, each bracket requires four 1-1/2", #10 wood screws (not
supplied). The brackets should be fastened to a wall stud, or, if a wall stud is
unavailable, an appropriate screw anchor should be installed.
Center450 Center Speaker: The
matching Center450 center speaker has dual 2-1/2" poly cone midranges and
a 1/2" poly tweeter, housed in a polypropylene acoustic
suspension enclosure. The speaker can be placed directly on top of your
television, or on a shelf above or below the TV. The Center450 includes an
adjustable rear foot which extends up to 5/8" to allow you to aim the
speaker downward, if necessary. Recommended Amplifier
Power Range: 10-100 watts.
TSS-450 Powered Subwoofer: The
TSS-450 powered subwoofer features a side-firing 8" poly cone driver in a
bass reflex enclosure, driven by a 100-watt RMS amplifier. Other features of the
- Auto Stand-By: When the
Auto/On switch is in the "Auto" position, the subwoofer will power on
instantly when a signal is detected. The subwoofer will automatically enter
the Stand-By mode after approximately 10 minutes when no signal is detected.
A front-mounted LED indicates the subwoofer mode (green=On, red=Stand-By).
For extended periods of non-operation, the power switch should be turned
- Level Control: You can set
the overall volume of the subwoofer to achieve the best blend with the rest
of the system.
- Line Level Inputs: The
subwoofer has an unfiltered mono LFE (low frequency effects) RCA input for
use with a receiver with Dolby Digital or DTS decoding and an LFE or
subwoofer output. The subwoofer also has left and right RCA line level
inputs for connecting a receiver that does not contain a Dolby Digital or
DTS decoder, but has a subwoofer output. You can use both inputs if the
receiver has left and right subwoofer outputs, or either the left or right
channel input if your receiver/preamp
has a single subwoofer output. No "Y" adapter is needed.
- Speaker Level Inputs/Outputs: The
subwoofer features left and right spring-clip speaker-level input and output
terminals to allow you to connect the sub if your receiver/pre-amplifier
does not have a subwoofer or LFE output. When connecting the subwoofer in
this manner, you should connect the subwoofer to the receiver/amplifier's
front speaker outputs, and connect the left and right front speakers to the
speaker-level outputs on the subwoofer.
Crossover: The manual states in
the Specifications page that the subwoofer's crossover is "50Hz-150Hz,
24dB/octave, continuously variable." There is no crossover frequency
Line-Level/LFE Switch: The
Subwoofer Connections page indicates settings for the Line Level/LFE switch for
two different subwoofer connections. The subwoofer has no Line Level/LFE switch.