Yes it does, we will try to give you a few ideas and tips. In a 'long' room set-up, with the seating located in the middle of the room, it is best to mount the surround speakers on sidewalls parallel to the main seating position. If they were mounted on the rear wall in this room configuration there may be a pronounced 'hole' in the sound stage, with sounds 'jumping' from front to rear rather than there being a smooth transition. In a 'short' room set-up with seating on the rear wall you might get away with speakers being mounted on the rear wall. For mounting ideas see the previous question for ideas.
When we send the speakers out to you we finish them off with 'Mer' car polish or 'T-Cut'. So if you want to get that out of the box shine use one of the two car polishes we use. Once you have polished them give them a quick light rub over with an anti-static duster to remove any dust that has accumulated on them after polishing.
As it says in the manual, this depends on how much bass you want, or how little, depending on your tastes. If you have a rear ported speaker and you want a bit more bass, move the speaker close to the wall, and if you want a little less bass try moving the speaker a bit further away than the recommended 20cm (8 inches).
We do supply speaker stands.
The stands are range specific. We do not do stands for the Bronze Reference or Silver ranges though. However, that doesn't mean you cannot use the Gold stand.
Unfortunatley not. They are a fixed height. The height they have been designed to is so that they are at a good listening level and also so that they fit behind the sofa without the drive units being impeded.
Yes you can. You can also put the RS1 or BR2 on there. There are no fixing points on the top plate. The dimmensions for the top plate are (W x D): 185 x 245mm or 7 5/16 x 9 5/8 inches.
No they cannot. However, if you require a slightly shorter stand, we may be able swap the poles over for those used in the GS LCR stand pole. Please contact us for further details.
If you are very anxious to hear your MA speakers at their best, then I would suggest running them face to face so they are more or less touching and wiring one of them out of phase. (Connect the negative to positive and positive to negative. Do this on one speaker only.) You can then run them at an average listening level and you will hardly be able to hear anything. They can then be run constantly for four or five days
Running in is a very important stage of owning a pair/set of speakers. If the speakers are driven too hard straight out of the box, it can cause permanent damage, much like running in a car engine. The average running in time varies across the ranges from 50 - 60 hours for Bronze up to 70 - 100 hours for Platinum.
Yes you do. The workings of a sub woofer drive unit is exactly the same as a conventional drive unit, just on a slightly larger scale. The electronics also require some time to bed in. The running in time for a sub woofer should be 60 - 80 hours.
All of the Monitor Audio speaker ranges are magnetically shielded with only a few exceptions, the Silver RXFX, Bronze BXFX, all of the CP/ Custom Install products, all of the Platinum Series, and all of the subwoofers (except the Radius 360 & Radius 720). These are the only speakers that are not.
When deciding what speakers to have in your home, you should consider the following: i) Do I live in a flat? ii) Is the room big or small? iii) What budget am I working on? iv) Is it part of a multi-room system? v) What purpose do I want the speakers to fulfill? Depending on how you answered, you should have a better idea as to what pair of speakers you want; whether it is a Bronze BX2, Silver RX8, Gold GX50, etc.
If the amp's power rating is below that of the speaker, the amp will try too hard to keep up, if you like, with the speaker which means the amp will 'clip' which could possibly cause more damage than over-rating the speakers.
Provided the power rating of the amp was not a great deal more than the rating of the speakers (50 watts +) then there should not be a great problem provided you as the customer are sensible when it comes to running the speakers.
Yes you can, although this is quite involved and will require quite a high level of DIY skill to do this successfully. The way we would recommend installing them is to channel out a larger section than that to accept the back box. This needs to be approximatly 290mm x 440mm. You then need to construct a wooden frame. This needs to have the same outer dimensions as your hole, and a cut out large enough to accept the In-Wall product. This needs to be fastened securely into your hole (at the front). When this is fastened in place, you will need to make good the plaster surrounding the hole and join in the frame. You can now place your In-Wall product into the hole and secure it to the frame.
That is a tough question to answer, the amp is a personal thing, it depends on personal taste, power handling, how many speakers you are running. Call or contact us and we will do our best to advise you accordingly. We would also recommend that you discuss with your local specialist Hi-Fi dealer what they would recommend as they have first hand knowledge of what systems work best with room layouts, sizes, shapes, etc.
Yes it can. If you are a UK customer contact the factory (+44 1268 740580), explain the problem and we can arrange to have your product bought in and perform a simple resistor modification. If you are overseas, please contact your local store and they will contact their distributor. They will then perform this resistor modification.
Yes you can. To do this, you will need to purchase two Radius 45/90/180 brackets and the template for this modification.
Using the brackets supplied you can't. The only way to do this would be to make up a wedge shaped bracket and fix them to that.
Unfortunately no, the only stereo custom install products are in the 100 Series.
This is correct. Our LCR centre speaker crossovers are designed so that one driver cuts off at a lower frequency to the other. This enable the LCR to disperse the sound a lot more efficiently. It also improves the sound quality when used vertically as a left or right speaker.
The issue is heat build-up. The switch is there because of the approval process the amplifier manufacturer has to go through, when driving low impedance loads. When in the 8 ohm position, the amplifier outputs its highest potential power. The 4 ohm position lowers the output sections power supply voltage, thus lowering the overall possible heat build up and corresponding power.
What you need to consider is the heat related issues (when using lower impedance speakers in the 8 ohm position) versus, the higher risk of the amplifier clipping when using the amp at high volume levels in the 4 ohm position. Too much heat can damage the amplifier and clipping can damage tweeters.
To be on the safe side we would recommend contacting the amplifier manufacturer to get their expert opinion. After all, they will have a better idea of how their electronics responds to the different impedances.