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Overview: The ENERGY ESW-C8 Powered Subwoofer features an 8"
woofer powered by a 60-watt (RMS) amplifier. The powered subwoofer has a
frequency response of 36 to 180Hz (+/-3 dB).
8" Woofer: The powered subwoofer contains a front-firing
injection molded 8" cone woofer with a ribbed elliptical surround for
tight and powerful bass response. The
patented Ribbed Elliptical Surround that encircles the woofer changes the shape
of the speaker surround to an ellipse, rather than the traditional "half roll,"
resulting in dramatically less distortion. Other benefits include increased
excursion and larger piston area, allowing for greater efficiency.
Bass Reflex Enclosure: The 8" woofer
is mounted in a bass-reflex enclosure with a down-firing port. The enclosure
features a black wood-veneer finish and a removable black cloth
Amplifier: The 8" woofer is powered by a built-in
(continuous) 240 watt (dynamic) amplifier for accurate reproduction of movie and
Status Indicator (Front-Panel): The LED found on the front
panel will illuminate in blue when the subwoofer is functioning. If the unit is
Auto mode and is not receiving a signal, the light will remain off
Placement: The placement of the ENERGY subwoofer is critical
to its performance. The three most common locations include:
- Corner Of Room: Results in a boomy or exaggerated low
- Side Wall: Moderate bass performance with increased
fidelity over corner placement.
- Beside Front Speaker: Creates a better blend with the
front speaker, but sacrificing overall volume.
Volume Level: This knob can be adjusted to control the
level of output from the subwoofer. The level chosen should allow the
subwoofer to blend its output with the rest of your audio system.
Low-Pass Filter: This control allows for the adjustment
of the low-pass filter. Adjustments can infinitely be made from 40 to 150Hz.
This will determine the highest frequency that the subwoofer will reproduce.
Phase: This switch allows for the adjustment of the
phase of the subwoofer, in relation to the other speakers in the system from
0 or 180 degrees
Power Mode: This switch can be set to either On, Off,
Auto. If the switch is in the Off position, the subwoofer will not power up.
If the switch is in the On position, it will constantly remain on. If the
switch is set to the Auto position, when a signal is present the subwoofer
will turn on and will automatically turn off several minutes after a signal
is no longer present.
Line/Sub In: These
inputs are an RCA-type LFE/stereo/mono input. If you are connecting the
powered subwoofer to a pre-amp/processor with a LFE or subwoofer pre-amp
output, connect a single RCA cable to the LFE/Left RCA input. If you are
connecting the subwoofer to a stereo pre-amp or processor, such as in a
stereo music system, use stereo RCA cables and connect to both the LFE/Left
and Right inputs.
Speaker Level In: The Speaker Level inputs (spring-clips) are designed
to be used on receivers or amplifiers that do not incorporate any RCA type
subwoofer outputs. If your receiver is equipped with an RCA type subwoofer
outputs, these speaker level inputs should not be utilized.