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Congratulations on your purchase of the worlds finest loudspeaker, the Acoustat Modular Hybrid
electrostatic with Magne-Kinetic
Interface'. Please review the entlre owner's manual before you begin to
assemble your new speakers to assure you
of reaching the speaker's full sonic potential. When
assembled, placed correctly in the room, and used with the proper el\
the Acoustat electrostatic
loudspeakers will provide you with years of listening enjoyment.
PLEASE NOTE: The speakers require several hours of playing time before their full efficiency can be realized .
Please complete and return the enclosed purchase registration card within ten days of purchase of your
This card does not determine your eligibilityfor waranty but will allow Acoustat to inform
you of updates and other product news that would
be of interest to speaker owners. Any additional
information you provide will
aid the Acoustat Corporation in continuing to bring music lovers everywhere
the finest audio components available today.
PAC KAGl I N G
SAVE ALL PACKAGING MATERIALS ! Your Acoustat electrostatic loudspeakers are finely crafted pieces of
equipment, and must be properly cartoned whenever shipment is necessary. ONLY the original
packaging materials will insure
safe transport If lost or damaged, replacement packaging materials
be obtained from the Acoustat Corporation at a nominal charge.
Acoustat speakers Models Two/M and Three/M and Models Two/MH and Three/MH utilize slo-blo type
fuse(s) in the audio signal path. The ModelsTw/M and Three/M with Magne-Kinetic 121 Interface, and
Models Tw/MH and Three/MH with MagneKinetic 131 Interface utilize 3 amp slo-blow fuse. When
only those of similar value and type can be used or the warranty may become invalid.
ASSEMB LY INSTRUCTIONS
For Models Two/M & Three/M
PLEASE READ COMPLETELY BEFORE YOU BEGIN TO ASSEMBLE YOUR SPEAKER SYSTEM!
1, Lay the speaker face up on the floor. CAREFULLY and SLOWLY! Dropping the\
speaker could rupture
the diaphragm with trapped air.
2. Remove the three screws from the bottom of the speaker system. The screws are 2-1/2" in length,
a flat washer. Set them aside.
3. Remove oneofthe bases from the base box. Place the base against the b\
ottom of the speaker. such
that the front/top(name plate is on thefront -right handcornerof the base) of the base faces up, and
the three holes line up with the three holes in the bottom of the speaker. Start all three long
assemblies (through the base holes) into the speakers frame, DO NOT TIGHTEN
4. Adjust the base so that there arof the base is flush with the rear of th\
e frame. lighten the three screws
THE SOLlD LlNES ARE SHOWN TO FAClLITATE ANGLlNG ONLY.WHEN THE PANELS ARE\
TO THE RESPECTIVESOLID LINETHAT APEX IS ACHIVED
THE DASHED LINES REPRESENT THE SONIC RADIATION OF THE SPEAKERS.
NOTE SPEAKERS SHOWN ARE DRAWN WITH THE FROM PLANE OF THE SPEAKER PERPENDICULAR
TO THE LISTENER. IN A ROOM THIS SEI-UP WOULD YIELD THE APEX IN THE B POSITION TO ACHIEVE
ME APEX IN POSITION A THE SPEAKERS WOULD HAM TO BE ANGLED IN SLIGHTLY.
Acoustat speakers are designed topreserve thecorrect absolute phase throughout the system, including
final coupling of the signal to the air. This ensures that both vocalists and instruments will sound
natural as possible. Phasing depends on the correct connections from the interface. Be sure these
connections are correctly oriented, I.e. red (+) to red, and black (-) to black.
Electrostatic speakers produce a strong electric field which can influence the operation of any low level
electronic circuitry in close proximity This can result in feedback
well above the audio spectrum, which
has the effect of power dissipation and decreased headroom in the system.
For this reason the
turntable/cartridge leads and
the phono lnputs of the preampilfier should be kept at least sixtoeightfeet
from the nearest speaker to ensure that no feedback can occur.
WARNING! DO NOT apply audio signal
to the interface wlth the AC Power removed, hence no panel bias!
to switched outlets is not recommended. DO NOT exceed fuse ratings or bypass fuse
of the above conditions will result in damage to the low frequency transformer if the
Is overdriven. requiring an expensive repair not covered by,the warranty.
Speaker cloth may be cleaned with any commercial cleaning fluid, or anycleaner designed to be used
with polyester knit
fabrics. Use a cleaner such as K2R for small concentrated spots.
REMOVAL OF INTERFACE FOR MODELS TWO/M & THREE/M
WARNING ALWAYS UNPLUG THE LINECORD BEFORE REMOV NG THE INTERFACE!
If the interface must be removed from the speaker, the following procedure
isnecessary to discharge the
1, UNPLUG the interface from the AC outlet and dlsconnect the speaker leads from the amplifier.
2. CAREFULLY, lay the speaker on the floor. DROPPING IT CAN RESULT IN DAMAGE!
3. Unbolt the interface.
4. Set the interface on the floor behind the speaker, king careful not to unplug the three wire groups
from the speaker
5. Remove the center RED pin plug. Hold the wlre an Inch behind the pin and GENTLY pull. DO NOT
THE PLUG! Touch the RED tlp to either the BLUE or the WHITE terminal on the circuit board
6. Loosen the two thumbscrews and remove the hooks
WARNING: High static voltages
are present in the charged panel. Failure to follow these procedures
will result in an annoying, but harmless electrical shock.
REMOVAL OF HYBRID MODULE FOR MODELS TWO/MH & THREE/MH
WARNING ALWAYS UNPLUG THE LNE CORD BEFORE REMOVlNG THE HYBRID MODULE!
If the Hybrid Module must be removed from the speaker, the following procedure is necessary to
discharge the panels
1, UNPLUG the Hybrid Module from the AC outlet and disconnectthe speaker leads from the amplifier.
2. CARERILLY, lay the speaker on the floor DROPPING CAN RESULT IN DAMAGE!
3. Unbolt the Hybrid Module, both thetwoscrewson the top of the module, and the threescrewsonthe
4. Set the module on the floor behind the speaker, being careful not to unplug the three wire groups
5. Remove the plastic insulator cover from the Hybrid Module.
6. Remove the center RED pin plug. Hold the wire an inch behind the pln and GENTLY pull. DO NOT
GRAB THE PLUG! Touch the RED tipto either the BLUE or the WHITE terminal on the circuit board
7. Loosen the two thumbscrews and remove the hooks.
8. Replace the plastic insulator cover
WARNING High static voltages are present in a charged panel. Failure to follow these procedures will
an annoylng. but harmless shock.
from the speaker.
Amustat Corporation warrants to the owner that the Amustat loudspeaker system excluding the
Dynamic Woofer. will perform as specified and that it will befreeofdefectsin materialsand workmanship
for a period
of FIVE YEARS from the date of origlnal manufacture.
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