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P R

E L

I M

I

N A

R Y

Satellite

 Speaker

Cat. No.

AESS5 

USER GUIDE

DI-000-AESS5-02A-X0

 


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OVERVIEW

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PARTS INCLUDED

Cat. No. AESS5

One speaker

1

2

3

4

5

1 – Metal Nut (2)
2 – Molded Nut (2)
3 – Ball/Shaft (2)
4 – Wall Bracket (2)
5 – Metal bar (1)

Bracket Assembly

2

 


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SPEAKER PLACEMENT

Figure 1A

Typical Placement 

NOTE:

 The satellite speakers can be placed directly on a shelf, or 

mounted on a wall using the included wall brackets.

Left and Right Front Channels

For left and right front channels, place one satellite to the left and another 

to the right of the television, as shown in 

Figures 1A and 1B

. Since the 

speakers are magnetically shielded, you can place them very close to the 

TV without worrying about the magnetic field distorting the picture.

Center Channel

For the center channel, place the speaker directly on top of, or below, 

your television. Use the included brackets for wall mounting.

Surround Channels

For left and right surround channels, place one speaker on the left and 

another on the right, to the side of or slightly behind the listening area.

The surround speakers should be mounted at a height of between 4 feet 

and 7 feet.  

Figure 1B

Alternate Placement 

Figure 1A shows 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.

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Listening Postion

Left

Front

Channel

Left

Surround

Channel

Right

Surround

Channel

Right

Front

Channel

Center

Channel

Subwoofer

Left

Front

Channel

Left

Surround

Channel

Right

Surround

Channel

Right

Front

Channel

Center

Channel

Subwoofer

Lis

ten

ing

 Po

sti

on

Figure 1B shows an alternative 

layout, which may be more suitable 

for some rooms.

 


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SPEAKER CONNECTIONS

TURN OFF ALL POWER.

Speakers and electronics terminals have corresponding (+) and (–) 

terminals. It is important to connect both speakers identically: (+) on 

the speaker to (+) on the amplifier and (–) on the speaker to (–) on the 

amplifier. Wiring “out of phase” results in thin sound, weak bass and a 

poor stereo image. The side of the wire with a ridge or other coding is 

usually considered positive polarity (i.e., +). Also, consult the ownerʼs 

manuals that were included with your amplifier or receiver to confirm 

connection procedures.
With the advent of multichannel surround sound systems, connecting all 

of the speakers in your system with the correct polarity remains equally 

important in order to preserve the proper ambience and directionality of 

the program material.

WIRE LENGTH  

 

RECOMMENDED SIZE

Up to 20 ft. 

 

 

16 gauge

Up to 30 ft. 

 

 

14 gauge

Greater than 30 ft. 

 

12 gauge

4

Press Tab

and Hold

Insert Bare

End; Release

Tab

Stripe = +

Speaker Wire

Output

One Channel Shown

Black = –

red = +

Receiver or Amplifier

(rear view)

Black = – Red = –

No

Stripe = –

+

 


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INSTALLATION

WARNING:

 TO BE INSTALLED AND/OR USED IN ACCORDANCE 

WITH APPROPRIATE ELECTRICAL CODES AND REGULATIONS.

NOTE:

 LEVITON ARCHITECTURAL EDITION™ 

POWERED BY

 

JBL SATELLITE SPEAKERS WERE DESIGNED TO BE EASILY 

INSTALLED. HOWEVER, IF YOU ARE UNSURE OF YOUR ABILITY TO 

PROPERLY INSTALL THESE LOUDSPEAKERS, PLEASE CONTACT 

YOUR DEALER OR A QUALIFIED INSTALLER.

NOTE:

 SPEAKER WIRE RUNS SITUATED INSIDE A WALL NEED 

TO BE FIRE-RATED. WHEN IN DOUBT, CONSULT YOUR LOCAL 

ELECTRICAL INSPECTOR FOR CORRECT WIRE RATINGS.

WALL MOUNTING 

The Cat. No. AESS5 satellite speaker is to be wall-mounted with the 

adjustable wall-mounting brackets included, or placed on a shelf. 

This product is not intended for ceiling mounting.

 Note that is the 

responsibility of the end user for proper selection and use of mounting 

hardware, available through hardware stores, to properly and safely wall-

mount the speakers. 

Optional, adjustable, wall-mounting brackets are 

available from JBL.
Contact your dealer, or call 800-336-4JBL for a dealer near you, and 

order model no. WBN26WHT.

Bracket Assembly:

CAUTION:

 PROPER SELECTION OF MOUNTING HARDWARE NOT 

INCLUDED HEREIN AND PROPER ASSEMBLY AND INSTALLATION 

OF BRACKETS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO SELECTION 

OF APPROPRIATE WEIGHT BEARING SUPPORT AND BRACKET 

USE WITH THE SPECIFIED SPEAKER ONLY IS THE EXCLUSIVE 

RESPONSIBILITY OF THE CUSTOMER. MANUFACTURER 

DISCLAIMS ANY LIABILITY FOR THE SELECTION OF MOUNTING 

HARDWARE AND OR BRACKET INSTALLATION.

1.

  Loosen and remove the molded nut 

(2)

 by turning it counter clock- 

  wise. Use the supplied metal bar 

(5)

 if necessary by inserting it in one  

  of the holes on the molded nut 

(2)

.

Vertical Mounting 

Horizontal Mounting 

5

 


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2. 

Pull the ball/shaft 

(3)

 out of the wall bracket 

(4)

.

3.

  Slide on the molded nut 

(2)

 onto the ball/shaft 

(3)

 with threaded  

 

opening facing the ball, and thread on the metal nut 

(1)

 all the way  

onto the ball/shaft 

(3)

, with the nut 

(1)ʼs

 “knurled” surface facing away 

from the ball.

4. 

Screw on the ball/shaft 

(3)

 into the threaded insert on the back of the 

speaker cabinet until it is fully seated against the bottom of the insert.

5.

 Tighten the “knurled” nut 

(1)

 using a crescent wrench until it is firmly 

seated against the back of the speaker and has fully locked the 

ball/shaft 

(3)

 and the speaker cabinet together. Please note that once 

this nut is tightened, it may embed some marks on the back of the 

speaker where the attachment is made. However, these marks will be 

covered by the nut 

(1)

.

6.

  Mount the wall bracket 

(4)

 onto a wood stud on the wall, using #10, 

minimum 1 inch long, wood screws 

(6, not included)

. If necessary, 

use a stud finder to locate the studs behind the drywall. Make sure 

that all 4 screws are driven into the stud and not in drywall. If the 

bracket needs to be mounted on drywall, the use of properly selected 

and installed wall-anchors and screws is essential.

7.

  Holding the speaker cabinet with both hands, reinsert the ball portion 

of the ball/shaft 

(3)

 into the wall bracket 

(4)

.

8.

  Hand tighten the molded nut 

(2)

 while positioning the speaker for the 

intended orientation.

9.

  Once the orientation of the speaker is finalized, use the metal bar 

(5)

 

in one of the holes on the molded nut 

(2)

 and tighten securely.

1 – Metal Nut (2) 

2 – Molded Nut (2) 

3 – Ball/Shaft (2) 

4 – Wall Bracket (2) 

5 – Metal bar (1)

6 – Wood Screw (not included) 

6

1

2

3

4

6

5

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OPERATION

Surround Modes

:

When using the system in a Dolby* Digital or DTS

® 

home theater system, 

ensure that all Cat. No. AESS5 speakers are set to “Small”.
When using the Cat. No. AESS5 in a Dolby Pro Logic* home theater 

system, ensure that the receiver's center channel mode is set to 

“Normal”.
Some Dolby Digital-equipped receivers/processors offer different setup 

options for each source or surround mode, e.g., Cd-Stereo, Videotape, 

Dolby, Pro Logic. In each case, follow your equipment's instructions to 

ensure that the subwoofer output is turned ON and the speakers are set 

to “Small” in each mode.

MAINTENANCE AND SERVICE

The satellite enclosure may be cleaned using a soft cloth to remove 

fingerprints or to wipe off dust.
All wiring connections should be inspected and cleaned or remade 

periodically. The frequency of maintenance depends on the metals 

involved in the connections, atmospheric conditions, and other factors, 

but once per year is the minimum.
If a problem occurs, make sure that all connections are properly made 

and clean. If a problem exists in one loudspeaker, reverse the connection 

wires to the left and right system. If the problem remains in the same 

speaker, then the fault is with the loudspeaker. If the problem appears in 

the opposite speaker, the cause is in another component or cable.

Refer to the Troubleshooting section for additional information.

 


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TROUBLESHOOTING

IF THERE IS NO SOUND FROM ANY OF THE SPEAKERS:

•  Check that receiver/amplifier is on and a source is playing.
•  Check all wires and connections between receiver/amplifier and  

 

  speakers. Make sure all wires are connected. Make sure none of the    

  speaker wires are frayed, cut, punctured or touching each other.
•  Review proper operation of your receiver/amplifier.

IF THERE IS NO SOUND COMING FROM ONE SPEAKER:

•  Check the “Balance” control on your receiver/amplifier.
•  Check all wires and connections between receiver/amplifier and  

 

  speakers. Make sure all wires are connected. Make sure none of the    

  speaker wires are frayed, cut, punctured or touching each other.

IF THERE IS LOW (OR NO) BASS OUTPUT:

•  Make sure the connections to the left and right “Speaker Inputs” have    

  the correct polarity (+ and –).
•  Consider adding a powered subwoofer to your system.
•  In Dolby Digital or DTS modes, make sure your receiver/processor 

  is correctly configured. When using a subwoofer, make sure the  

 

  subwoofer output of the receiver/ processor has been enabled. If 

  no subwoofer is being used, make sure the left and right front and 

  rear speakers have been configured as “LARGE.” See your receiver/   

  processorʼs ownerʼs manual for further information on correct speaker 

  configuration in Dolby Digital, DTS and other surround sound modes.

IF THE SYSTEM PLAYS AT LOW VOLUMES BUT SHUTS OFF AS 

VOLUME IS INCREASED:

•  Check all wires and connections between receiver/amplifier and  

 

  speakers. Make sure all wires are connected. Make sure none of the    

  speaker wires are frayed, cut , punctured or touching each other.
•  If more than one pair of main speakers is being used, check the  

 

  minimum-impedance requirements of your receiver/amplifier.

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NOTES

 


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NOTES

 


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SPECIFICATIONS  

NOTES:

•  All features and specifications are subject to change without notice.

•  † 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.

•  * Trademark of Dolby Laboratories.

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

DI-000-AESS5-02A-X0

For additional information, contact Levitonʼs Techline at 

1-800-824-3005 or visit Levitonʼs website at www.leviton.com

LIMITED 5 YEAR WARRANTY AND EXCLUSIONS

Leviton warrants to the original consumer purchaser and not for the benefit of anyone else that this product at the time of 

its sale by Leviton is free of defects in materials and workmanship under normal and proper use for five years from the 

purchase date. Levitonʼs only obligation is to correct such defects by repair or replacement, at its option, if within such 

five year period the product is returned prepaid, with proof of purchase date, and a description of the problem to 

Leviton 

Manufacturing Co., Inc., Att: Quality Assurance Department, 59-25 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck, New York 

11362-2591.

 This warranty excludes and there is disclaimed liability for labor for removal of this product or reinstallation. 

This warranty is void if this product is installed improperly or in an improper environment, overloaded, misused, opened, 

abused, or altered in any manner, or is not used under normal operating conditions or not in accordance with any labels 

or instructions. 

There are no other or implied warranties of any kind, including merchantability and fitness for a 

particular purpose

, but if any implied warranty is required by the applicable jurisdiction, the duration of any such implied 

warranty, including merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, is limited to five years. 

Leviton is not liable 

for incidental, indirect, special, or consequential damages, including without limitation, damage to, or loss of 

use of, any equipment, lost sales or profits or delay or failure to perform this warranty obligation

. The remedies 

provided herein are the exclusive remedies under this warranty, whether based on contract, tort or otherwise.

AESS5

 

Frequency Response 

150Hz– 20kHz (+3dB)

Recommended Amplifier 

Power Range 

10-100 watts

Impedance 

8 ohms nominal

Crossover Frequency 

86dB

Crossover Frequency 

7,000Hz – 24dB/octave

Midrange Driver(s) 

2-1/2" magnetically shielded

High-Frequency Transducer 

1/2" magnetically shielded

Dimension (H x W x D) 

5" x 3-1/2" x 6-1/4" 

(241mm x 159mm x 121mm)

Weight per Speaker 

4.5 lbs (2.1kgs)

 

406-000-05430-E

 


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