Pinnacle Speakers, a unique family owned and operated business since 1976, designs and manufactures speakers famous for their sterling sound. Our products combine superior technologies with artistic expertise, supported by extended warranties, the longest of any major speaker brand. We are proud to provide a personal service philosophy that's unprecedented in these times, and in this highly automated world.

Frequently Asked Questions

For detailed answers to most issues, please be sure to refer to your product's owner's manual!

* How Does Home Theater Work?
* Is there a difference between Home Audio (Stereo) & Home Theater speakers?
* What Subwoofers are best for my room size?
* What kind of Receiver or Amplifier should I buy?
* Where should I place my speakers?
* What kind of speaker wire should I use?
* How do I setup my subwoofer?
* What kind of Pivot Brackets will work with my speakers?
* What kind of Stands will work with my speakers?
* How can get my TV remote to control my soundbar/soundbase volume?


Q:Is there a difference between Home Audio (Stereo) & Home Theater speakers?

A:There is no inherent difference between a Home Theater speaker and a Home Audio speaker (the only exception being speakers specially designed for specific Home Theater functions such as a Center Channel).  All our speakers work exceptionally well with both music and video soundtracks!

Q:What Subwoofers are best for my room size?

A: Good for use in rooms up to approximately 150 square feet (for larger rooms consider using multiple subs):
SubCompact 6
SubCompact 8
PS Sub 8-300
Subsonic

Good for use in rooms up to approximately 250 square feet (for larger rooms consider using multiple subs):
AC Sub 125
Baby Boomer
SubCompact 10
Rhino-Ten

Good for use in rooms up to approximately 400 square feet (for larger rooms consider using multiple subs):
PS Sub 225
PS Sub 300
Sonic 500
SuperSonic
Rhino-Twelve

Q:What kind of Receiver or Amplifier should I buy?

A:An amplifier with continuous output power ratings at both 4 and 8 Ohms (of at least 60 Watts), with a frequency response bandwidth of 20-20 kHz and a THD rating of less than 0.1% is much preferred as it is a strong indication of a robust power supply.  Such an amplifier will ensure that your Pinnacle Speakers perform to their utmost potential.  There are many satisfactory models made by Yamaha, Onkyo, Denon, Pioneer, Adcom, B&K, Rotel and others.


Q:Where should I place my speakers?

A: Recommended Speaker Placement:

  • We recommend you place your main speakers a few feet to the left & right of your TV. The best distance between the main speakers is dependent upon room conditions, size, and the proximity of the listening area to the speakers; usually 6-12 feet is appropriate. A bit of experimentation is in order, but smaller rooms will better tolerate closer spacing between the speakers.

  • We recommend you place your center speaker horizontally on top of (or just below) your TV.

  • For a 5.1 System, we recommend you place your surround speakers behind you, equally spaced to your left and right, facing towards the front of the room.

  • For a 7.1 System, we recommend you place your rear surround speakers behind you, equally spaced to your left and right, facing towards the front of the room and your side surround speakers to the left & right of your listening position facing towards you.

One general rule of thumb: Try to position speakers so that the tweeter's level is fairly close to your ear level in your normal listening position. High frequencies are much more directional than low frequencies so it is best that your ears are within a fairly direct path to the tweeter's output.


Q:What kind of speaker wire should I use?

A:In order to obtain the best sound reproduction from your system speaker wires should be of a heavy gauge. The Gauge number (#18, 16, 14, etc.) designates the thickness of the conductor that is housed within the insulating jacket.  The lower the Gauge number of the wire, the thicker it is and therefore, the lower its electrical resistance will be.  Always use #18 Gauge or heavier (#16, 14, 12, etc.) as per the following recommendations.

  • Minimum Recommended Gauge - #18 Gauge, suitable for runs up to 12 feet per speaker.

  • Highly Recommended Gauge - #14 Gauge or lower for superior bass, highs, and musical definition and can be used for runs up to 25 feet per speaker. For unusually long runs use #12 Gauge.
     


Q:How can get my TV remote to control my soundbar/soundbase volume?

A:Depending upon which product you have, please refer to one of the following webpages.

 

 
 
   

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