Infinity TSS-450 User Manual

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Owner’s Guide (120V)


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CAUTION: To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not remove cover (or back).

No user-serviceable parts inside.

Refer servicing to qualified service personnel.

CAUTION: To prevent electric shock, do not use this (polarized) plug with

an extension cord, receptacle or other outlet unless the blades can be fully inserted to prevent blade exposure.

The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within an equilateral triangle, is intended to alert the user to the presence of uninsulated “dangerous voltage” within the product’s

enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock to persons.

The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is intended to alert the user to the presence of important operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in the

literature accompanying the appliance.

1.Read these instructions.

2.Keep these instructions.

3.Heed all warnings.

4.Follow all instructions.

5.Do not use this apparatus near water.

6.Clean only with a dry cloth.

7.Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.

8.Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.

9.Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or grounding-type plug. A polarized plug has two blades with one wider than the other. A grounding-type plug has two blades

and a third grounding prong.The wide blade or the third prong are provided for your safety. If the provided plug does not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet.

10.Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched, particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles and the point where they exit from the apparatus.

11.Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.

12. Use only with the cart, stand, tripod, bracket or table specified by the manufacturer or sold with

the apparatus. When a cart is used, use caution when moving the cart/apparatus combination to avoid injury from tip-over.

13.Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long periods of time.

14.Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when the apparatus has been damaged in any way, such as power-supply cord or plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the

apparatus, the apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate normally, or has been dropped.

15.Do not use attachments not recommended by the product manufacturer, as they may cause hazards.

16.This product should be operated only from the type of power source indicated on the marking label. If you are not sure of the type of power supply to your home, consult your product dealer or local power company. For products intended to operate from battery power, or other sources, refer to the operating instructions.

17.If an outside antenna or cable system is connected to the product, be sure the antenna or cable system is grounded so as to provide some protection against voltage surges and built-up static charges. Article 810 of the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70, provides information with regard to proper grounding of the mast and supporting structure, grounding of the lead-in wire to an antenna discharge unit, size of grounding conductors, location of antennadischarge unit, connection to grounding electrodes, and requirements for the grounding electrode. See Figure A.

Figure A.

Example of Antenna Grounding as per

National Electrical Code ANSI/NFPA 70

18.An outside antenna system should not be located in the vicinity of overhead power lines or other electric light or power circuits, or where it can fall into such power lines or circuits. When installing an outside antenna system, extreme care should be taken to keep from touching such power lines or circuits, as contact with them might be fatal.

19.Do not overload wall outlets, extension cords, or integral convenience receptacles, as this can result in a risk of fire or electric shock.

20.Never push objects of any kind into this product through openings, as they may touch dangerous voltage points or short-out parts that could result in a fire or electric shock. Never spill liquid of any kind on the product.

21.Do not attempt to service this product yourself, as opening or removing covers may expose you to dangerous voltage or other hazards. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.

22.When replacement parts are required, be sure the service tech-nician has used replacement parts specified by the manufacturer or that have the same characteristics as the original part. Unauthorized substitutions may result in fire, electric shock or other hazards.

23.Upon completion of any service or repairs

to this product, ask the service technician to perform safety checks to determine that the product is in proper operating condition.

24. The product should be mounted to a wall or ceiling only as recommended by the manufacturer.

Antenna Lead-In Wire

Ground Clamp

Antenna Discharge Unit (NEC Section 810-20)

Grounding Conductors (NEC Section 810-21)

Electric Service Equipment

Ground Clamps

Power Service Grounding Electrode System

(NEC Art. 250, Part H)

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Table of Contents

ii Important Safety Precautions

1 Introduction

1 Unpacking the System

1Planning Your System


2Wall-Mounting the Satellites

3Center and Satellite Speaker Connections

4Subwoofer Controls

5Subwoofer Connections


6Maintenance and Service


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Infinity TSS-450 User Manual


Infinity Total Solutions

Infinity Total Solutions continues Infinity’s longstanding commitment to accurate sound reproduction. Our high-quality drivers, precision

dividing networks and rigid, well-braced enclosures combine to deliver uncompromised performance in any multichannel home theater system. In addition, these speakers, except for the powered subwoofer, are magnetically shielded for safe placement adjacent to a television.

Unpacking the System

Carefully unpack the system. If you suspect damage from

transit, report it immediately to your dealer and/or delivery service. Keep the shipping carton and packing materials for future use. Open the package and verify the following contents:

• Warranty statement

Wire package Contains:

2 x 40' Speaker wire

3 x 15' Speaker wire

1 x 15' Subwoofer cable

(1) Sub

(1) Center with base

(4) Satellite speakers

(4) Wall brackets for satellites


Before deciding where to best place your speakers, survey your room and study Figures 1 and 2.






















Figure 1. In this overhead view of a typical installation, satellite speakers are used to reproduce sound for the front and surround channels.The center channel reproduces sound and dialogue.The powered subwoofer provides bass for effects and music.

Figure 2.This figure shows an alternative layout, which may be more suitable for some rooms.

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