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?
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
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 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
|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
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.