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Mounting Location: The CSW100 is designed to be mounted
between floor or ceiling joists, it can also fit between the tighter joist
spacing of QuietFloor or wooden I-Beam construction. The subwoofer requires
joist spacing of at least 13 inches and a minimum depth of 9 inches. The
overall length of the subwoofer is 26-1/4 inches.
Materials: The CSW100 features a long-throw 10" fiber
cone woofer with a rubber surround.
Enclosure Construction: The CSW100 has rigidly braced MDF
construction for low resonance, rattle-free performance.
Slot Vent: The enclosure features an integrated slot vent
for deep, driving bass.
Grille: The CSW100 is designed to fire through an opening
in the floor or ceiling. Once the installation is complete, the opening can be
covered with the included 4.5" x 14 " grille that looks like an air
Isolation Pads: When the enclosure is installed, it fits
snugly against one of the floor or ceiling joists. To prevent rattling, two of
the isolation pads should be installed between the enclosure and the joist,
while the other three isolation pads should be placed on the front panel of
Mounting Brackets: The supplied brackets and wood screws
allow you to mount the CSW100 to any parallel floor or ceiling joists.
Compatibility: The CSW100 should only be used with the
SWA500 subwoofer amplifier. The SWA500 comes with a SPEX Card that configures
the EQ, crossover, and power control circuitry to match the CSW100 subwoofer.
One SWA500 amplifier can power up to two subwoofers at the same time.
Class D Amplifier: The SWA500 has a hybrid Class D amplifier
that produces 250 watts RMS into 8 ohms and 500 watts RMS into 4 ohms.
Variable Crossover: The amplifier has a built-in variable
crossover that makes it easy to achieve a seamless blend with the main speakers,
while the 24dB/octave low-pass filter prevents the subwoofer from being easily
localized by the ear, increasing placement flexibility. The crossover point may
be adjusted from 40-120 Hz.
Protection Circuitry: The SWA500 offers thermal, short
circuit, and over-current protection.
Auto On/Off Sensing: In Auto mode, the amplifier automatically
turns on when it senses a signal and turns off when no signal is present.
- Low-pass Knob: adjust the low-pass
crossover point from 40 Hz to 120 Hz
- Volume Knob: adjust the volume level
up or down to match the bass level of the subwoofer to the
level of the other speakers in the system
- Phase Switch: reverses the polarity
of the two speaker outputs; the correct setting is that
which yields the fullest bass
- Power Switch: choose Standby, Auto,
- Speaker Out (1 and 2): gold-plated
binding posts; the binding posts are not 5-way because a
plastic collar prevents their use with spade lugs; the
outputs are wired in parallel and allow you to connect
one or two subwoofers to the amplifier
- Speaker In: gold-plated binding posts;
the binding posts are not 5-way because a plastic collar
prevents their use with spade lugs
- Line In (filtered): left and right
RCA audio jacks; use this input if you wish to set the
subwoofer crossover point using the SWA500's low-pass
control knob on the front panel
- LFE In (unfiltered): single RCA
audio jack; use this input to bypass the SWA500's
internal low-pass filter
- Line Out: left and right RCA audio
- SPEX Card: slot for the supplied
SPEX Card; a 7-pin connector plugs into the card and
the card bolts into the back panel of the amplifier
- Spring Posts: one set of spring post
terminals accept pin connectors or bare wire