Wireless speakers are an excellent way to add music to a room that is not wired for speakers. Wireless speakers have a built-in receiver that picks up the signal of a transmitter connected to your home stereo amplifier or receiver. To get the best performance from Advent wireless speakers, as with any speakers, it's important that the wireless speaker be tuned properly to receive the incoming signal.
Things You'll Need
- Advent wireless speakers
- Stereo amplifier or receiver
Plug in your wireless speakers. Some models are battery operated - in that case, be sure that you have fresh batteries installed.
Connect the transmitter for the wireless speakers to your home stereo receiver or amplifier and plug the power cord into a wall outlet or power strip. There are two connection options - plug the cable into either the headphone jack of the stereo receiver, or connect to the receiver line out jacks. The second is preferable, since the level of signal to the transmitter will be constant and will not fluctuate with the volume settings of the stereo receiver.
Turn your stereo receiver on and play a music choice of your source (like a favorite CD). Adjust the "output" dial on the back of the wireless speaker transmitter until the light on the front of the transmitter glows a steady green most of the time while music is playing. If the light is intermittent, turn the output setting up, and if the light glows red frequently, turn the output setting down.
Now set the volume on the wireless speakers to about one third by twisting the volume knob, and adjust the "tuning" dial on the speakers until it glows a steady green. You will hear the difference - if the light is glowing red you will hear static or distorted music, and if the light is green, the music will be heard clearly.
Tips & Warnings
- If you don't receive a consistent signal on the wireless speakers, try positioning the transmitter in a different or higher location.
- Build Your Own Home Theater; Robert Wolenik and John Adams; 2001
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