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S-series  Loudspeakers

Owner s  Information

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S-Series Loudspeakers 

Owner's Information

Introduction

Thank you for choosing           loudspeakers. Their refined and natural sound character 

will greatly enhance your listening pleasure. Great attention to detail has gone into the 

design and manufacturing of        loudspeakers, which are built with only the finest 

materials. They will provide many years of excellent performance.

By using many proprietary components, The S-Series is the result of concentrated efforts 

to combine superior sonic performance with exceptional aesthetic design to suit the 

modern living environment. Some of the features of S-Series include:

1. Smooth and extended frequency response. The            speakers are able to produce wide 

musical range from bass through mid-range frequencies and up to the highest frequency 

beyond human limits. The proprietary Titanium Dome High Frequency unit and long 

fiber ribbed cone low frequency units were designed simultaneously and exclusively 

for the S Series to be perfectly integrated with each other in order to provide the most 

natural sound.

2. High acoustic output. This means that modest amplifiers will be able to produce acous-

tical levels normally associated with amplifiers with substantially more rated power.

3. Superior transient performance. The speakers are able to give definition to percussion 

sound such as piano, drums and triangles, all of which will be reproduced with startling 

clarity.

4. Precise stereo imaging. Close tolerance pair matching of drivers ensures a stable stereo 

image.  Minimal phase crossovers ensure great depth and width of the sound stage.

5. Compatibility and flexibility. The S-Series includes 2 rear surround speakers,   1 

bookshelf speakers, a center channel, 2 floor-standing towers and a powered subwoofer, 

providing maximum flexibility for different home theater and stereo application. No 

matter what your requirements are and type of room you have, a custom designed 

system by choosing speakers from the S-Series will meet your personal needs. 

6. Real wood veneer cabinets with curved side profile enhance structural rigidity so 

cabinet coloration is reduced to minimum.

7. Rotating base on tower speakers to enable ease of positioning speaker.

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S-Series  products

Refer to Table 1 for specifications

S-1 

SR-1 

SR-2

S-3C 

S-5 

S-7 

S-160

 


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Placement

Two Channel Stereo Application

For stereo listening, you may choose any one pair of bookshelf or rear surround or floor 

standing model. The size of speakers should be determined by the size of your living space so 

that they can provide sufficient volume. The two loudspeakers should be placed an equal 

distance from your listening position. 

Bookshelf systems will benefit from placement on stands or wall brackets. The S-Series 

stands are designed to match the bookshelf speakers functionally and aesthetically.

Rear surround speakers will benefit from being hanged in wall or ceiling with wall  brackets.

Placing the loudspeakers in corners or against a wall will result in the strongest (but not 

necessarily the most accurate) bass. For the best stereo imaging, we recommend that the 

systems be placed so that the high frequency transducers are as close as possible to the ear 

level of a seated listener. 

Every room has different acoustic characteristics and people have different tastes in sound. 

You should experiment to find out the placement position that satisfies your personal tastes.

Home Theater Application

To get the best surround sound from your S-Series speakers, we recommend to place the 

speakers at the same distance from the listening position.  As for rear surround speakers, when 

mounting them on side walls perpendicular to the listening position,  they should be placed 

60-90cm above the listener´s ear level at sitting down position.

The center speaker, should be placed close to TV monitor above or below.

Connections

Note: Make sure your amplifier is off and disconnected from power while you are connecting 

speakers to amplifier. Turn your amplifier on only after you check and make sure speakers are 

properly connected. 

Two Channel Stereo Application

Connections are made at the terminals located on the back of the loudspeaker system. The 

terminals accept spade plugs, bare wire or banana plugs. For best results, use high quality 

speaker cables.

All S-Series loudspeakers have 2 insulated heavy-duty gold plated binding posts.

For each channel, the red terminal on the loudspeaker should be connected to the red or (+) 

 


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loudspeaker connection terminal on the receiver or amplifier. The black terminal on the  

loudspeaker should be connected to the black or (-) loudspeaker connecation terminal on the 

receiver or amplifier. Connecting the loudspeakers in this manner ensures that they will be in 

phase; that is work together rather than in opposition.  Connecting the loudspeakers out of 

phase will not damage them, but will result in less bass and poor imaging. (Fig.1)

Home Theater Application

Adding center and rear speakers to the left and right channels will enhance the surround 

effects of motion pictures. If you choose smaller models, an active sub-woofer is essential 

for adequate bass reproduction.

You will need one pair of cable for each speaker in the system.

On the back panel of your AV amplifier, locate the Front Speaker, Center Speaker, and 

Rear Speaker terminals. 

Using the same method as connecting two channel stereo speakers, connect left and right, 

center, and rear speakers to the corresponding terminals on the AV amplifier. Again, be 

sure to match the speaker cables to the appropriate terminals on the components: (+) to (+) 

and (-) to (-) to ensure sufficient bass and clear imaging.  

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FIG. 1

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S-160 Powered Subwoofer  
Owner's Information

Important Instructions

1.

Read your owner's manual carefully before using the product. Retain this manual 

for future  reference.

2. The subwoofer should be placed at a ventilated, dry and cool location, away from 

any heat sources such as radiators or amplifiers. Do not obstruct the subwoofer 

amplifier from ventilation. It is necessary that air can flow around the rear panel of 

the amplifier.

 


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3.

Do not use the subwoofer near water or expose them to rain or moisture.

4. Always unplug the power cord first when making connections. Switch power on 

only after you check and make sure all connections are made correctly.

5. Unplug the power cord from the outlet when you are not going to use the subwoofer 

for a long period of time.

6. To clean, unplug the power cord from the outlet first. Use a damp cloth only to 

wipe dust of the surface. Do not use any liquid cleaners.

7. Do not put coffee cups or other objects on top of the cabinet. They can be shaken 

off when the subwoofer is in operation as it can produce a lot of vibration.

Introduction

The S-160 was designed to give remarkable bass performance and matches perfectly 

with the S series loudspeaker systems. Every component was matched from the ground 

up. The transducer was aligned to the enclosure loaded by using extensive computer 

analysis. The amplifier response was tuned critically to get the most performance out 

of the woofer. It has precision filters for both sub-sonic and low bass, so that the 

subwoofer can play at high output levels without stress and integrate perfectly with  S 

series  speakers. 

The computer aided designed enclosure is built from rigid MDF and laminated in a 

tough vinyl which under proper care will keep its beautiful looks for a lifetime.

The 10” woofer can deliver deep bass at realistic levels, when set up correctly in small 

listening rooms. It is a proprietary design for sub bass reproduction. It features 

massive magnet assembly with deep gap and a long travel, high power 4-layer 

copper/Kapton voice-coil assembly. The rigid piston diaphragm was developed to stay 

under control as the high air pressures developed inside the enclosure could bend a 

conventional cone and thus cause distortion and a loss of bass.

The 100watts class AB solid state amplifier is custom built for the S-160, which 

matches perfectly to the 10” driver. An analysis was taken of the driver excursion 

across its operational bandwidth for every frequency and the amplifier's output 

voltage response curve tailored to fit exactly the linear mechanical limits of the 

driver's excursion capability. On the contrary, the S-160 produces tight, deep, 

powerful and yet musical bass. Suitable for home theater or music-lovers alike, it is 

capable of giving years of uncompromising performance. 

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Functions and Connections

Please refer to rear panel of the subwoofer (Fig.2) for functions on the amplifier.

  

    Power switch on/off

Upper position: Power on
Lower position: Power off
Middle position: Auto on  

At this position the subwoofer amplifier is in a stand by mode, awaiting an input 

signal. When there is no signal, the amplifier is shut down. As soon as the signal 

appears, the amplifier switches on. If signal is absent, the amplifier will shut 

down automatically after a pre-determined period of time. The power indicator is 

red when the switch is at  OFF  position, and green when the switch is at  ON  or  

AUTO  position.

    Volume Control

Use this control to balance the level of the woofer with the level of your main 

speakers.

    Crossover frequency control

    bass will appear  boomy  due to outputs of subwoofer and main speakers     

overlapping each other. If it is set too low, the bass will be ill defined and the 

subwoofer will sound detached from the rest of the system.

Fig. 2

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   Phase Control

Use this control to determine the best possible bass performance of your system. 
There can be interference between your main speakers and subwoofer at the 
frequency where they cross over due to placement, room acoustics and type of 
main speakers used. By carefully positioning the subwoofer in the room in 
combination with the level and crossover control, you should be able to get a 
seamless transition between your main speakers and subwoofer. Start with the 
full anticlockwise 0 position. This means that the subwoofer will push out 
positive pressure wave corresponding to a positive electrical input. The 180  full 
clockwise position inverts this so the subwoofer will put out a negative pressure 
wave. You can use this position if you are unable to get a good integration 
between the subwoofer and main speakers.

   High Level Output L&R

You could connect your main speakers from the subwoofer amplifier instead of 
the main amplifier/receiver. Use this option if you are connecting the subwoofer 
up via the High Level Input.

   High Level Inputs L&R

These inputs should be connected to the left and right speaker terminals of your 
amplifier/receiver, if you intend to connect the subwoofer using this option 
instead of the low-level RCA input connections.

CAUTION!

Do not use both low level and high level connection methods 

simultaneously. This may cause damage to the subwoofer and your 
amplifier/receiver.

   Low level Input & Output 

Connect this to the pre-amp output of your amplifier/receiver. If you do not have 
a pre-amp output or a power amplifier input, you can connect up the subwoofer 
using the Low Level Input/Output utilizing a tape input/output amplifier/receiver. 
Connect the tape output to the Low Level Input on the subwoofer, then connect 
the tape input to the Low Level Output on the Subwoofer. To switch the 
s u b w o o f e r   i n t o  t h e   c i r c u i t ,  s w i t c h   t h e  t a p e   m o n i t o r  i n p u t   o n  y o u r  
amplifier/receiver.

Use this in conjunction with your receiver/amplifier. Connect this output to the 
power amplifier input of your amplifier/receiver.

Power input socket and Fuse

For continued protection, replace only with same type fuse. (A spare fuse is 
enclosed for replacement.)

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Connection

Please see diagrams below for different method of connecting the subwoofer to your 
main amplifier/receiver. It may be possible to use alternative connecting methods. 
Please refer to the owner's manual of your amplifier/receiver or seek professional 
advice from your retailer or installer.

CAUTION!  Before switching power on, please make sure all connections are made 
properly, i.e., positive to positive, negative to negative.

 

Connection method 1:

Connecting the subwoofer using dedicated subwoofer RCA output from receiver (see 
Fig. 3)

Connection method 2:

Connecting subwoofer between pre-amplifier outputs and power amplifier 
inputs( see Fig. 4)

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Placement of Subwoofer

The subwoofer can be placed virtually anywhere in your room without affecting the 

stereo image of your main speakers. Placing the unit in a corner of the room will yield 

the greatest bass output but may not provide the best sound, as this position will cause 

maximum room mode resonance. You can start with this position and then move the 

subwoofer to different areas until you find the sound satisfactory. The best method is 

to try different positions. Keep a clearance of 100mm/4”  from the wall or furniture to 

provide best performance.

General Care

 
The loudspeaker cabinet may be cleaned with a slightly damp cloth. Grilles should be kept 

on the speakers to protect the drive units when the speakers are not being played. Never 

use any solvents to clean any part of the system. 

The grille is held in place by pins near the edges. To remove the grille, grasp it by both top 

and bottom edges and pull gently. To replace the grille, reposition it carefully and press 

gently at the corners. Do not push on the center area of the grille. Keep the grille free of 

dust and dirt. To clean, remove the grille from the cabinet and vacuum lightly.

Warranty & Service

The S-Series speakers come with warranty period of 3 years, starting from the date of 

purchase. This warranty is provided to original owner, and covers defect in materials or 

workmanship that occurs in normal use. This warranty excludes damage that results from 

abuse, mis-use, accidents, shipping, or repairs or modifications by anyone other than 

authorized             representatives. The warranty is void if serial number has been removed.

Should you need service on your speakers, please bring it to the dealer whom you pur-

chased from along with sales slip.

If this is not possible, call or write to:

American Acoustic Development LLC
8559 Page Ave, St. Louis,
MO 63114, USA

Tel: 314-814-3383
Fax: 314-628-9941
E-mail:info@aadsound.com
www.aadsound.com

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S-series Specifications

(Per speaker)

Woofer

Response

Sensitivity

(2.83V)

Tweeter

Frequency

Impedance

Recommended

Amplifier

Power

Dimensions

Net Weight

Finish

*These two models can rotate full 360 oni ts s pikedb ase
which has a custom damped roller bearings

(H)x(W)x(D)

1

X1

titanium  dome

92dB

90dB

90dB

90dB

87dB

S-7*

S-5*

S-3

S-1

S-3C

paper cone

3

5

30Hz-20KHz
     +/-3dB

35Hz-20KHz
      +/-3dB

45Hz-20KHz
      +/-3dB

40Hz-20KHz
      +/-3dB

40Hz-20KHz
      +/-3dB

6Ohms

8Ohms

8Ohms

8Ohms

8Ohms

25- 500

watts 

25-200

watts 

        

25-300watts 

50

x8

x13

61 lbs

48.5 lbs

30 lbs

27 lbs

22 lbs

Wood veneer: English cherry, Trim: sprayed satin black

  40

x8

x13   7.5

x22.5

x13   20

x8

x13   14

x8

x13

SR-1

SR-2

      1

4.5

PP cone 

  2

4.5

PP cone 

70Hz-20KHz
      +/-3dB

50Hz-20KHz
      +/-3dB

8ohms

4ohms

2

5

paper cone

paper cone

paper cone

2

5

2

5

paper cone

1

5

87dB

90dB

20-150

watts 

        

20-200

watts 

        

  10.5

x10

x3.5   12.5

x10

x6

13 lbs

20 lbs

2X1

titanium  dome

S-160 Specifications

Amplifier type

Solid state Class A/B

Power

160 watts continuous into 4 Ohm

Woofer

Frequency response

22 Hz to 200Hz +/- 3 dB

Electronic crossover

Continuously variable from 40 Hz to 160 Hz

24dB/octave

Phase control

Variable 0

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Inputs

Low level RCA  300mv sensitivity in both channel

High level 5 way binding post 10v sensitivity 

Outputs

Low level RCA 

High level 5 way binding post 

Enclosure type

Vented bass reflex

Cabinet dimensions

510(H) x310 (W) x480(D) mm

Net weight

24 Kg

Finish

Proprietary  10   piston diaphragm

Table:1

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Wood veneer: English cherry, Trim: sprayed satin black

Aluminum Cone 60 Oz magnet   2   voice coil

 


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