Placement and Connection of the Cyclone II JO52W Speakers
The Jensen CYCLONE II can be placed horizontally or vertically in any convenient location in your room - as stereo pairs on either side of your receiver - as center or surround speakers in home theater surround sound systems that include a subwoofer in your computer room to enhance the multi-media experience - or as remote speakers in a whole house sound system. For installation ease in wall and ceiling applications, the included Jensen mounting brackets can be used.
You can experiment with various placements, with the knowledge that room acoustics can produce large apparent differences in the sound for small changes in placement location. For example, although the speaker may be located at any height above the floor, locating the tweeter near ear level or angling the entire speaker toward ear level, often provides the most realistic musical imaging.
Another rule to follow is that the amount of bass perceived increases as you move a speaker closer to intersecting rooms surfaces (walls, ceiling, floor) and that the highest level of bass results from placement in a corner at the floor or ceiling.
Note- In some installations, you may find it more convenient to make the speaker wire connections described below before placing the speaker in its final location.
The Jensen CYCLONE II has been tested for environmental usage and is weather resistant. Occasional moisture will not dramatically affect performance. To increase speaker life, mount in locations not subject to frequent excessive exposure to water, sun and extreme weather. the speakers should be allowed to ventilate and dry after water exposure.
The Jensen CYCLONE II can be placed permanently outdoors for year-round enjoyment. Popular locations include decks, gazebos, porches, atriums, backyards, garages, and spa areas. A particularly practical mounting location is under the eaves of a building adjacent to an outdoor recreation area.
For temporary placement, place the speakers in positions that achieve the most satisfying audio performance to your ear.
For ease of installation, the Jensen CYCLONE II includes a removable mounting bracket on each speaker. This bracket features three sets of mounting holes on three different surfaces allowing you to mount the speaker horizontally, vertically or at a 45-degree angle. Once mounted, the bracket allows the Jensen CYCLONE II to be pivoted to its ideal location. The large thumb screws (included), when tightened, will hold the selected speaker position. There is also a hex-headed screw molded into the thumb screws. This allows for loosening and tightening by hand or with the help of an allen wrench.
Before attempting the installation, carefully evaluate the mounting surface, making sure that its composition and construction are strong enough to support the load safely. If you are unsure about the type of mounting hardware for your installation, consult a professional contractor or a knowledgeable hardware store. The CYCLONE II bracket is suitable only for attaching the speaker to walls or ceilings constructed of solid wood, brickwork, concrete, hollow building block or wood studs. Do not mount the bracket to unreinforced plaster or sheet rock (gypsum board). Once the bracket is secure, reattach the speaker using the thumb screws included.
Connecting your Speakers
Speaker Cable- Typical speaker cable has a pair of separate speaker wires with insulating jackets that are molded together. We recommend you use 18-gauge speaker wire for hooking your speakers to your receiver.
Polarity- All speakers in a system must be connected with the same polarity. Speaker wire is marked for polarity so that you can identify the individual wires in the molded pair. Polarity is shown by a color stripe on the insulation, by ridges molded into the insulation, or by the colors of the wires – one copper and one silver.
Important- Always connect the red (+) terminal on the receiver to the red (+) terminal on the back of the Jensen CYCLONE II, and the black (-) terminal on the receiver to the black (-) terminal on the back of the Jensen CYCLONE II.