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S26II, S38II,

S310II, S312II

 

 

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T H A N K Y O U F O R C H O O S I N G J B L

For more than 50 years,

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Declaration of Conformity

We, Harman Consumer International

2, route de Tours

72500 Chateau-du-Loir

France

declare in own responsibility, that the products

described in this owner’s manual are in

compliance with technical standards:

EN 50081-1:1992

EN 50082-1:1997

Luc E. Godard

Harman Consumer International

Chateau-du-Loir, France. 9/01

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S P E

A K E

R P L A C E M E N T

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proper

placement of

the

loudspeakers. Use these

All of the Studio Series

 

 

speakers

is an important step

placement recommendations

loudspeakers are video-

 

 

in obtaining the most realistic

as a guide. Slight variations

shielded and can safely be

 

 

soundstage possible. These

will not diminish your

placed near a television.

 

 

recommendations are for the

listening pleasure.

 

 

 

 

optimum placement of the

 

 

 

 

MODELS: S310II, S312II

MODEL: S26II

As Front Speakers

As Surround Speakers

5 – 6 ft.

MODEL: S38II

 

 

The S38II can be oriented

needed by gently pulling it

decision as to which one is

either horizontally or

out slightly, rotating it, and

left or right will depend on

vertically; however, best

releasing it so that it snaps

the amount of space left

performance will result from

into place. Although these

between them.

horizontal placement. The

loudspeakers are designed

 

logo may be oriented as

as a mirrored pair, the

 

For stereo-only applications:

 

A wider stereo image is

 

 

Less than 6 – 8 feet

 

presented with the

 

 

tweeter/midrange array

 

 

outboard, and a tighter image

More than 6 – 8 feet

is presented with the array

 

 

inboard.

For home theater applications:

 

 

 

0-2 ft.

This placement provides a

 

wide spread in sound,

 

 

 

 

supplemented by the center

 

 

channel speaker.

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S P E A K E R C O N N E C T I O N S

 

CONNECTION TIPS

RIGHT

 

 

 

LEFT

+

 

 

+

 

+

+

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Speakers and electronics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Receiver’s Speaker Outputs

 

terminals have corre-

 

 

 

surround-sound systems,

the pass-through hole in

 

sponding (+) and (–)

 

 

terminals. It is important

connecting all of the

the center post is visible

 

to connect both speakers

speakers in your system

under the collar. Insert the

 

 

 

 

 

 

bare end of the wire

 

identically: (+) on the

with the correct polarity

 

speaker to (+) on the

remains equally important

through this hole; then

 

amplifier and (–) on the

in order to preserve the

screw the collar down

 

speaker to (–) on the

proper ambience and

until the connection is

 

amplifier. Wiring “out of

directionality of the

tight. The hole in the

 

 

phase” results in thin

program material.

center of each collar is

 

sound, weak bass and a

To use the binding-post

intended for use with

 

poor stereo image. With

speaker terminals,

banana-type connectors.

 

the advent of multichannel

unscrew the collar until

 

 

 

 

MODELS: S310II, S312II

 

 

 

 

These

models feature four

are screwed in completely

wall behind them, using

 

rubber feet that enable

for stability.

the same procedures and

 

them to be placed on a

NEVER drag the speaker

hardware customary for

 

smooth-surfaced floor,

anchoring bookcases and

 

to move it, as this will

 

such as tile or hardwood.

wall units. Customer is

 

damage the spikes, the

 

Four metal spikes are

responsible for proper

 

feet and/or the wood

 

supplied for use when the

installation and proper

 

cabinet itself. Always lift

 

speaker is to be placed on

selection of hardware.

 

the speaker and carry it to

 

a carpeted surface to

 

 

 

its new location.

 

 

 

MODELS: S26II, S38II

 

 

decouple the speaker from

 

 

CAUTION: Floorstanding

 

 

 

 

 

 

the floor and prevent

(tower) loudspeakers have

 

 

 

The supplied self-adhesive

 

unwanted damping. To

 

a high center of gravity

 

insert the spikes, gently lay

felt pads may be attached

 

and may become unstable

 

the speaker on its side (not

to the bottom corners of

 

and tip over during

 

its front or back) on a soft,

your speakers to protect

 

earthquakes or if rocked,

 

nonabrasive surface. Each

your furniture.

 

tipped or improperly

 

spike screws into the

 

 

 

positioned. If this is a

 

 

 

threaded insert in the

 

 

 

concern, these speakers

 

 

 

center of each rubber foot.

 

 

 

should be anchored to the

 

 

 

Make sure all four spikes

 

 

 

 

 

 

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T R O U B L E S H O O T I N G

your system for

use with

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If there is no sound from

i.e., the speaker that was

 

 

 

 

 

 

any of the speakers:

not working still has no

digital “.1” surround

 

 

 

 

 

 

• Check that receiver/

sound and the speaker that

formats.

 

 

 

 

 

 

was working is still fine. If

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

amplifier is on and that a

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

the problem is in the same

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

source is playing.

If there is no sound from

 

 

 

 

 

 

place, the source of the

 

 

 

 

 

 

• Review proper operation

 

 

 

 

 

 

the surround speakers:

 

 

 

 

 

 

problem is most likely with

 

 

 

 

 

 

of your receiver/amplifier.

• Check all wires and

 

 

 

 

 

 

your receiver or

amplifier,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

connections between

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

and you should consult the

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

receiver/amplifier and

 

 

 

 

 

 

If there is no sound

owner’s manual for that

 

 

 

 

 

 

speakers. Make sure all

 

 

 

 

 

 

coming from one speaker:

product for further

 

 

 

 

 

 

wires are connected.

 

 

 

 

 

 

• Check the “Balance”

information. If the problem

 

 

 

 

 

 

Make sure none of the

 

 

 

 

 

 

has followed the speaker,

 

 

 

 

 

 

control on your

speaker wires are frayed,

 

 

 

 

 

 

consult your dealer for

 

 

 

 

 

 

receiver/amplifier.

cut or punctured.

 

 

 

 

 

 

further assistance or,

 

 

 

 

 

 

• Check all wires and

• Review proper operation

 

 

 

 

 

 

if that is not possible,

 

 

 

 

 

 

connections between

visit our Web site at

of your receiver/amplifier

 

 

 

 

 

 

receiver/amplifier

www.jbl.com for further

and its surround sound

 

 

 

 

 

 

and speakers.

information.

features.

 

 

 

 

 

 

• Make sure no wires are

 

 

• Make sure the movie or

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TV show you are watching

 

 

 

 

 

 

touching other wires or

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If the system plays at low

is recorded in a surround

 

 

 

 

 

 

terminals and creating a

 

 

 

 

 

 

volumes but shuts off as

sound mode. If it is not,

 

 

 

 

 

 

short circuit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

volume is increased:

check to see if your

 

 

 

 

 

 

• Make sure all wires are

 

 

 

 

 

 

• Check all wires and

receiver/amplifier has

 

 

 

 

 

 

connected. Make sure

 

 

 

 

 

 

other surround modes you

 

 

 

 

 

 

connections between

 

 

 

 

 

 

none of the speaker wires

may use.

 

 

 

 

 

 

receiver/amplifier

 

 

 

 

 

 

are frayed, cut or

• In Dolby Digital or DTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

and speakers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

punctured.

mode, make sure your

 

 

 

 

 

 

• Make sure all wires are

 

 

 

 

 

 

• In Dolby* Digital or DTS®

receiver/processor is

 

 

 

 

 

 

mode, make sure that the

connected. Make sure

configured so that the

 

 

 

 

 

 

none of the speaker

 

 

 

 

 

 

receiver/processor is

surround speakers are

 

 

 

 

 

 

wires are frayed, cut or

 

 

 

 

 

 

configured so that the

enabled.

 

 

 

 

 

 

punctured.

 

 

 

 

 

 

speaker in question is

• Review the operation of

 

 

 

 

 

 

• If more than one pair of

 

 

 

 

 

 

enabled.

your DVD player and the

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

• Turn off all electronics

main speakers is being

jacket of your DVD to make

 

 

 

and switch the speaker in

used, check the minimum

sure that the DVD features

 

 

 

question with one of the

impedance requirements

the desired Dolby Digital or

 

 

 

other speakers that is

of your receiver/amplifier.

DTS mode, and that you

 

 

 

working correctly. Turn

 

 

have properly selected

 

 

 

everything back on, and

If there is no (or low) bass

that mode using both the

 

 

 

determine whether the

DVD player’s menu and the

 

 

 

output:

 

 

 

problem is in the same

DVD disc’s menu.

 

 

 

• Make sure the polarities

 

 

 

place, i.e., the speaker that

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(+ and –) of the left and

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

was working previously

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

right “Speaker Inputs” are

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

now has no sound and the

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

connected properly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

speaker that was not

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

working now sounds fine;

• Consider adding a

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

or whether it has moved,

powered subwoofer to

 

 

 

 

 

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S P E C I F I C A T I O N S

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S26II

S38II

 

 

Description:

2-Way 6" bookshelf

3-Way 8" horizontal/vertical,

 

Maximum Recommended

 

 

 

mirror-image bookshelf

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amplifier Power**:

150W

175W

 

 

 

Nominal Impedance:

8 Ohms

8 Ohms

 

Sensitivity (2.83V/1m):

87dB

89dB

 

Frequency Response (–3dB):

48Hz – 20kHz

45Hz – 20kHz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crossover Frequency(ies):

2000Hz

800Hz, 3200Hz

High-Frequency Transducer:

1" Pure-titanium dome, with

1" Pure-titanium dome, with

 

 

 

rubber surround, shielded;

rubber surround, shielded;

 

 

 

Elliptical Oblate Spheroidal™

Elliptical Oblate Spheroidal™

 

 

 

 

 

 

(EOS) waveguide

 

 

 

(EOS) waveguide

 

Midrange Transducer:

NA

4" PolyPlas™ (polymer-coated

 

 

 

 

 

 

cellulose fiber) cone, rubber

 

 

 

 

 

 

surround, shielded; Linear Field

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proximity™ (LFP) bezel

Low-Frequency Transducer(s):

6" PolyPlas™ (polymer-coated

8" PolyPlas™ (polymer-coated

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

cellulose fiber) cone, rubber

cellulose fiber) cone, rubber

 

 

 

 

 

 

surround, SFG , magnetic

surround, SFG , magnetic

 

 

 

shorting rings, high-temp

shorting rings, high-temp

 

 

 

oversized Kapton® voice coil,

oversized Kapton® voice coil,

 

 

 

HeatScape™ motor structure,

HeatScape™ motor structure,

 

 

 

cast-aluminum baskets, shielded

cast-aluminum baskets, shielded

 

 

Baffle:

Low Diffraction, IsoPower™

Low Diffraction, IsoPower™

 

 

Port:

FreeFlow™ flared

FreeFlow™ flared

 

 

Network:

Straight-Line Signal Path™ (SSP)

Straight-Line Signal Path™ (SSP)

 

 

Terminals:

All-metal, gold-plated, 5-way

All-metal, gold-plated, 5-way

 

 

 

binding posts

binding posts

 

Dimensions (H x W x D):

17" x 9-1/2" x 9-1/2"

In horizontal configuration:

 

 

 

432mm x 241mm x 241mm

11-1/2" x 17-1/2" x 11-3/4"

 

 

 

 

 

 

292mm x 445mm x 298mm

 

Weight per Speaker:

22 lb/10kg

28 lb/12.7kg

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S310II

S312II

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Description:

3-Way 10" floorstanding

3-Way 12"

floorstanding

 

 

 

Maximum Recommended

200W

250W

 

 

 

 

 

Amplifier Power:**

 

 

 

 

 

Nominal Impedance:

8 Ohms

8 Ohms

 

 

 

 

 

Sensitivity (2.83V/1m):

91dB

 

 

92dB

 

 

 

Frequency Response (–3dB):

37Hz – 20kHz

 

 

35Hz – 20kHz

 

 

 

Crossover Frequencies:

850Hz, 3500Hz

 

 

750Hz, 3000Hz

 

 

High-Frequency Transducer:

1" Pure-titanium dome, with

1" Pure-titanium dome, with

 

 

 

 

 

rubber surround, shielded;

rubber surround, shielded;

 

 

 

 

 

Elliptical Oblate Spheroidal™

Elliptical Oblate Spheroidal

 

 

 

 

(EOS) waveguide

(EOS) waveguide

 

 

 

Midrange Transducer:

4" PolyPlas™ (polymer-coated

4" PolyPlas™ (polymer-coated

 

 

 

 

cellulose fiber) cone, rubber

cellulose fiber) cone, rubber

 

 

 

 

surround, shielded; Linear Field

surround, shielded; Linear Field

 

 

 

 

Proximity™ (LFP) bezel

Proximity™ (LFP) bezel

 

Low-Frequency Transducer(s):

10" PolyPlas™ (polymer-coated

12" PolyPlas™ (polymer-coated

 

 

 

 

cellulose fiber) cone, rubber

cellulose fiber) cone, rubber

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

surround, SFG , magnetic

surround, SFG , magnetic

 

 

 

 

shorting rings, high-temp

shorting rings, high-temp

 

 

 

 

oversized Kapton® voice coil,

oversized Kapton® voice coil,

 

 

 

 

HeatScape™ motor structure,

HeatScape™ motor structure,

 

 

 

 

cast-aluminum baskets, shielded

cast-aluminum baskets, shielded

 

 

 

Baffles:

Low Diffraction, IsoPower™

Low Diffraction, IsoPower™

 

 

 

Port:

FreeFlow™ flared

FreeFlow™ flared

 

 

 

Network:

Straight-Line Signal Path™ (SSP)

Straight-Line Signal Path™ (SSP)

 

 

 

Terminals:

All-metal, gold-plated, 5-way

All-

metal, gold-plated, 5-way

 

 

 

 

binding posts

binding posts

 

 

Dimensions (H x W x D):

38" x 13" x 12-1/2"

41" x 14-3/4" x 12-1/4"

 

 

 

 

965mm x 330mm x 318mm

1041mm x 375mm x 311mm

 

 

 

Weight per Speaker:

55 lb/25kg

77 lb/35kg

All features and specifications are subject to change without notice.

*Trademark of Dolby Laboratories.

DTS is a registered trademark of Digital Theater Systems, Inc.

**The maximum recommended amplifier power rating will ensure proper system headroom to allow for occasional peaks. We do not recommend sustained operation at these maximum power levels.

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T W E E T E R T Y P E : Pure-titanium dome with EOS™ waveguide

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W O O F E R T Y P E : Cast-aluminum basket with HeatScape™ motor structure

©2001 JBL, Incorporated

C R O S S O V E R N E T W O R K : Straight-Line Signal Path™ (SSP)

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