SoundTouch® 520 home theater system

Sold from 2015 - 2017

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Speaker placement and positioning

Speaker placement can affect how your system sounds in the listening area. Get tips on positioning your speakers for the best sound quality.

Placement suggestions:

Front speakers
  1. Place one speaker to the left and one speaker to the right of the TV
  2. Keep each speaker within 3 feet of the TV, if possible
  3. Keep speakers at least 3 feet apart
  4. Aim the speakers toward the listening area
  5. When placing the speakers in an enclosed bookcase shelf, position them at the front edge of the shelf
Center speaker
  1. Place the center speaker on a stable and level surface directly above or below the TV
Rear speakers
  1. The rear (surround) speakers should be located in the rear half of the room, preferably behind the listener
  2. Place the speakers at ear level or higher if possible
  1. Place the console near the TV. Do NOT place the TV on top of the console
  2. Make sure there is an AC (mains) outlet nearby
Acoustimass module
  1. Stand the Acoustimass module on its rubber feet along the same wall as the TV, or along any other wall in the front third of the room
  2. Do not block the vent openings at the back of the Acoustimass module. This could cause the module to overheat
  3. The Acoustimass module can safely sit on its side, but do not stand it on the end with the port or on the end opposite the port
  4. The Acoustimass module is not magnetically shielded, and must be placed at least 18 to 24 inches from a TV monitor
    Note: Only CRT style TVs are affected. This includes tube style TVs and rear projection with CRTs
  5. Choose a stable and level surface. Vibration can cause the Acoustimass module to move, particularly on smooth surfaces like marble, glass or highly polished wood
  6. Make sure there is an AC (mains) outlet nearby
SoundTouch wireless adapter (available separately)
  1. Place the SoundTouch wireless adapter within 1 to 6 ft. (.3 to 1.8 m) of the console
  2. Do not connect the adapter to the console until prompted by the SoundTouch app
Front left and right speakers beside the TV, center speaker in front of the TV, control console on a shelf below it with the Acoustimass module on the floor beside it. Rear speakers placed behind the listening area
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