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SILVER  REFERENCE 

LOUDSPEAKERS

Owner s  Manual

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CAUTION

Read the following before using these speakers:

To assure the finest performance, please read this manual carefully. Keep it in a safe 

place for future reference. 

Install the speakers in a cool, dry, clean place away from windows, heat sources, 

sources of excessive vibration, dust, moisture and cold. Avoid sources of humming 

(transformers, motors). To prevent fire or electric shock, do not expose the speakers 

to dripping or splashing.

To prevent the enclosure from warping or discoloring, do not place the speakers 

where they will be exposed to direct sunlight or excessive humidity.

Do not place the following objects on top of the speakers:

1. Glass, china, etc.

    If glass etc. Falls by vibrations  and breaks, it may cause personal injury.

2. A burning candle etc.

    If the candle falls by vibrations, it may cause fire and personal injury.

3. A vessel with water in it

    If the vessel falls by vibrations and water spills, it may cause damage to the unit,   

and/or you may get an electric shock.

Do not place the speakers where foreign objects such as water drips might fall. It 

might cause a fire, damage to this unit, and/or personal injury.

Do not place the speakers where they are liable to be knocked over or struck by 

falling objects. Stable placement will also ensure better sound performance.

Secure placement or installation is the owner’s responsibility.        shall not be 

liable for any accident caused by improper placement or installation of speakers.

Any time you note distortion, reduce the volume of your amplifier immediately. 

Make sure the input power does not exceed the specified maximum input power, 

otherwise the speakers will be damaged.

 


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Do not attempt to clean the speakers with chemical solvents as this might damage 

the finish. Use a clean, dry cloth.

Do not attempt to modify or fix the speakers. Contact qualified       service 

personnel when any service is needed. The cabinet should never be opened for any 

reasons.

Note:  This speaker is magnetically shielded, but placing them too close to a TV 

may impair the TV picture. If this happens, move the speaker away from the TV.

PRECAUTIONS WHEN POSITIONING THE SPEAKERS

The speaker is constructed with the majority of the 

weight located in its upper portion, and is thus 

susceptible to falling over if proper care is not taken to 

insure its stability. If the speaker falls over, it may 

damage the speaker or be the cause of injury (or even 

death) to persons and/or damage to personal property.

For safe and proper use of the speaker:

Position the speaker in a location that is solid, level, smooth, and low (with respect 

to the floor).

Do not push or apply pressure to the side of the speaker when moving, or lean 

objects against the side of the speaker.

Do not sit on or set objects on top of the speaker.

Vibrations or jolts associated with earthquakes and other phenomena or activities may 

cause the speaker to fall over. For safety reasons, using commercially available products 

that increase stability in the speaker is recommended (metal fittings or chains, etc.).

 


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SILVER  REFERENCE PRODUCTS

Refer to Page 9~10 for specifications       

Silver-7

Silver-5

Silver-1

Silver-3C

SR-1 

SR-2

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S-160

 


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Metal base x 1

M10 *40 machined
screws (with spring
washers) x 1

Metal feet x 4

Disc x 4

Alan key x 1

Parts List for each base

BASE ASSEMBLING INSTRUCTIONS(Only for Silver-5 & Silver-7)

Step 1

Step 2

Step 3

Step 5

Step 6

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Step 4

Step 1: Stand speaker upside down, with protective 
             foams on both ends. Now remove the foam 
             piece, exposing bottom of speaker.

Step 3: Place metal base on top of  rotation disc with wide
             side in the front; align center holes on metal base 
             with center hole on rotation disc.  
             (Handle metal base with caution as it is heavy 
             and can cause bodily injury or damage to other 
             objects if dropped.)

Step 4: 

Insert the enclosed M10*40 machined screws (with 

              spring washers) into the center holes. Lock tight
              with Alan key provided, ensuring the metal base is 
              firmly affixed to the cabinet.

Step 5: Thread in the 4 metal feet as shown in diagram

Step 6: Now stand speaker right side up. To protect wood
              floors, please use small protective disc under each 
              metal feet. Remove packing foam from the top and 
              adjust each metal feet to make sure speaker stands
              leveled.

Step 2: Place rotation disc on bottom of speaker, align 
             the two center hole on disc and on speaker.

Rotation disc x 1

 


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PLACING THE SPEAKERS

Two Channel Stereo Application

For stereo listening, you may choose any one pair of bookshelf 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 also benefit from placement on stands or shelves. The                  

Silver series stands are designed to match the bookshelf speakers functionally and 

aesthetically.

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 satisfy your 

personal tastes.

Home Theater Application

To get the best surround sound from your Silver Reference series speakers, we 

recommend to position the speakers at the same distance from the listening position.

The center speaker, however, may be moved closer, but not beyond the straight line 

connecting the two main speakers.  The rear speakers may also be closer to listening 

position than the main speakers to suit the configuration of your room.

Notes: 

Do not place the center or rear speakers farther away from the listening position 

than the front speakers.

When mounting the rear speakers on side walls perpendicular to the listening 

position they should be placed 60-90cm above the listener's ear level at sitting down 

position. 

Depending on the shape of your room (etc.), you may wish to place the rear 

speakers behind you instead of on the side walls. In this case, you can use a 

pair of large floor standing speakers matching your front speakers. 

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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 Silver Reference loudspeakers have 4 gold plated binding post for single or bi-

wring options. 

Single Wiring

This method uses only one pair of cables to connect each speaker to the amplifier. 

(see Fig. 1).

For each channel, the red terminal on the loudspeaker should be connected to the 

red or (+) loudspeaker connection terminal on the receiver or amplifier. The black

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

connection 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. 

CONNECTIONS

Amplifier or
Received

R

L

SPEAKER OUTPUT

R

L

+

_

+

_

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Bi-Wiring

Bi-wiring increases the flow of current and will usually improve the sound quality. 

This method uses two pair of cables: one pair for the upper two terminals and one 

pair for the bottom two terminals (see Fig. 2).

Connect the speakers to amplifier the same manner as you do single wiring.

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

Note: remove the metal links.

Amplifier or
Received

R

L

SPEAKER OUTPUT

R

L

+

_

+

_

Removed

the links

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Home Theater

Main Speakers

R

Center Speaker

Rear Speakers

Subwoofer

Front Speakers

Main Speaker

Center Speaker

Rear Speaker

Front Speaker

S-160

Silver-7

.or.

Silver-5

.or.

Silver-1

Silver-3C

SR-1

SR-2

.or.

L

R

L

Subwoofer

Silver-7

.or.

Silver-5

.or.

Silver-1

SR-1

SR-2

.or.

R

L

SR-1

SR-2

.or.

SR-1

SR-2

.or.

 


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REMOVING THE GRILLE

The grille is attached to protect the speaker 

unit, but you can remove it if necessary.

Hold the speaker with one hand, and pull the 

grille gently with the other to remove it.

Notes:

When removing the grille, be careful that 

you don’t touch the drive units, and don’t 

exert excessive force with any tools.

The Silver Reference 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 materi-

als 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: 636-536-1338
E-mail:info@aadsound.com
www.aadsound.com

WARRANTY & SERVICE

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SPECIFICATION

Silver Reference Specifications       

Standard Finish: 

High gloss Cherry / Piano Black 

                           High gloss Maple / Metallic Silver
Optional Finish:  High gloss Rosewood / Piano Black
                           Piano Black

Model: Silver-1

Sensitivity (1 Watt @ 1M): 87 dB

Impedance: 6 Ohms

 (compatible with 8 ohm amplifier load)

Frequency Response: 40Hz-40KHz +/-2dB

Recommended Amplifier Power :    

                  50~200 Watt

Dimensions (HxWxD): 371x193x360 (mm)       

                                   14.6x7.6x14.2 (inch)

Net Weight: 10 KG / 22 Lbs

Model: Silver-3C

Sensitivity (1 Watt @ 1M): 88 dB

Impedance: 4 Ohms  

Frequency Response: 40Hz-40KHz +/-2dB

Recommended Amplifier Power :    

                  50~300 Watt

Dimensions (HxWxD): 173x528x323 (mm)       

                                    6.8x20.8x12.7 (inch)

Net Weight: 14 KG / 31 Lbs

Model: Silver-5

Sensitivity (1 Watt @ 1M): 88 dB

Impedance: 4 Ohms  

Frequency Response: 35Hz-40KHz +/-2dB

Recommended Amplifier Power :    

                  50~300 Watt

Dimensions (HxWxD): 987x193x360 (mm)       

                                   38.5x7.6x14.2 (inch)

Net Weight: 24 KG / 53 Lbs

Model: SR-1

Sensitivity (1 Watt @ 1M): 87 dB

Impedance: 8 Ohms

Frequency Response: 70Hz-20KHz +/-3dB

Recommended Amplifier Power :    

                  20~150 Watt

Dimensions (HxWxD):  258x270x114 (mm)       

                                    10.2x10.6x4.5 (inch)

Net Weight: 6 KG / 13 Lbs

Model: Silver-7

Sensitivity (1 Watt @ 1M): 90 dB

Impedance: 4 Ohms

Frequency Response: 30Hz-40KHz +/-2dB

Recommended Amplifier Power :    

                  50~500 Watt

Dimensions (HxWxD):1223x193x360 (mm)       

                                   48.2x7.6x14.2 (inch)

Net Weight: 29 KG / 64 Lbs

Model: SR-2

Sensitivity (1 Watt @ 1M): 90 dB

Impedance: 4 Ohms  

Frequency Response: 50Hz-20KHz +/-3dB

Recommended Amplifier Power :    

                  20~200 Watt

Dimensions (HxWxD): 258x318x167 (mm)       

                                    10.2x12.5x6.6 (inch)

Net Weight: 9 KG / 20 Lbs

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Silver Subwoofer Specifications       

Model: Silver-160

Amplifier Type:                                     Solid state class A/B  

Power:                                                 200 watts continous into 4 OHMS  

Woofer:                                                10" AAD designed high excursion  

Frequency Response:                         23 Hz to 160HZ +/3dB  

Electronic Crossover:                          Continuous variable from 30Hz to 160Hz  

Phase Control:                                     0

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variable  

Inputs/Outputs:                                    RCA(100mv-6V)low level 

                                                             5 way binding post high level  

Enclosure Type:                                   Down firing woofer dual rear vents  

Dimensions(HXWXD):                         510X310X480(mm) 

                                                            20X12.2X18.9(inch)  

Net Weight:                                          22 Kg / 48.5 Lbs  

 

American Acoustic Development LLC

www.aadsound.com

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