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Accusound ES 80 Wireless Instruction Manual

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Category: Home Theater System
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Specifications ES80 Eclipse Series Wireless Loudspeakers 





120 Watts power handling all speakers wired 

Frequency Response 




88 dB@1watt 1 metre 


           8 Ohms nominal 



2 x 75mm (3 inch) paper cone drivers 





1 x 25mm (1 inch) silk soft dome tweeter 



Gold plated push terminals 

Dimensions                     Front and rear 1018H x 135W x  132D (mm) with base   




Centre  110H x  360W x 145D (mm) 

Weight                             Front kg each, centre kg, rear kg each   
Transmitter Voltage 

240 Volts ~50 Hz +~- 10%




2.4000 ~ 2.4835 GHz with Auto Seeking channels 

    Rear Speaker Amplifier  100 watts output with adjustable volume level 




Black piano & PVC  finish  




Uses 1 watt of power in auto standby mode 

ES 80.1 Powered Subwoofer Specifications Upgrade 



 Digital Switch Mode Amp. 300 Watts RMS 



            240 Volt 50 Hz +~- 20% 

Frequency Response 

 25~200 Hz 



            1 x 250mm (10 inch) paper cone driver 

Passive Radiator  

 1 x 250mm (10 inch) paper cone radiator 




            Variable 0~10 


                       Variable 0~180 degrees 

Crossover Control 

 Variable 40~200 Hz 


Main Power Switch 

 Switches Off, On 




 Switches Auto, On. Uses1 watt of power in standby  




 Protection 2.5 amp 




 RCA socket   







 350H x 320W x375D (mm) 

Weight                             19kg 

  Black piano finish top 


 This system complies with AS/NZ4268: 2003   


Accusound Australia Pty, Ltd 
Unit 3, 17-19 Marshall Road, 
Kirrawee NSW 2232 
Ph (02) 9545-3905  Fax (02) 9545-3902 

















Quality Sound by Design 



Eclipse Series Home  


Theatre System   


                ES 80 Wireless 


Instruction Manual 







      Please read these instructions carefully 

 before turning on your speakers. 




Carton  1 


2 x Front speakers 


1 x Centre speaker / Wireless Transmitter 


2 x Wireless surround speakers 


4 x Front & rear speaker bases 


3 x AC Power leads for wireless transmitter and 2 surrounds 


8 x 30mm screws for bases 


Carton 2  


1 x Powered Subwoofer 













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Congratulations!  You have purchased the Accusound Eclipse Series ES80 Wireless Home Theatre 
System. This Wireless system has taken 12 months of development. Designed in Australia to the  
closest  tolerance make this the leading wireless system on the market today. The ES80 Wireless 
system has been designed to work on any digital receiver on the market. The system will give you clear 
vocals and crisp high-end response from all 5 speakers and solid bass performance from the powered 
subwoofer that many other leading brands lack. 
On the large carton fold back the carton flaps, turn the carton upside down and remove the carton. 
There are 4 floor standing speakers, 4 bases, 1 centre speaker with a wireless transmitter built in. Slide 
out each speaker from the foam inserts leaving the speakers in the cloth bags which will protect them 
until you have installed the system. All the parts are located in a box. Remove these parts and check 
against the contents list. Screw the bases on to the 4 floor speakers using the 8 x 30mm screws 
supplied x (2 for each base)..Unpack the second carton this contains the subwoofer.  
Just in Case: If you ever move, keep the cartons and packing to ensure protection against damage. 
Room Placement   
In a 5.1 setup your front speakers should be positioned on either side of the screen as wide apart in the 
room as possible. The centre speaker sits in a horizontal position on or in an entertainment cabinet 
facing towards the rear surround speakers with a clear line of sight to the surround speakers. 
Depending on your room the best position for the left and right surround speakers are slightly back on 
either side of your seating position facing you (this is position 1 in the diagram). If there are windows 
and doors in the way place the speakers in either corner of the back wall of your room facing up the 
room (this is position 2 in the diagram). Each speaker is marked on the back with its position. You 
should always look towards the front where the TV is for your position. Front left, centre, front right, rear 
surround left is on your left as you look forward and rear surround right is on your right as you look 
forward. This is very important as each speaker is tuned for its position. The positioning also depends 
on power at the back of the room as each surround speaker is wireless and has to be plugged into the 
power. Each surround speaker has a built-in amplifier to produce the sound and is fitted with a receiver 
to receive the signal. The ES 80 subwoofer is also powered by its own built-in amplifier. You can place 
the subwoofer anywhere in the room. 



Room Placement 

Most home theatre receivers have an auto speaker set up. Some have a microphone that sets the 
level of each speaker. The Accusound ES 80 Wireless surrounds are powered and your receiver will 
not understand that the surround speakers are plugged into a wireless transmitter. Follow the 
speaker set up mode on your receiver. Your receiver should be set as follows. Fronts, centre, 
surrounds, subwoofer all to 0dB. Confirm with your receiver’s manual how their settings are 
configured as we are basing this on -12 to +12 for each individual channel. Zero is 0dB. Some 
receivers have -20dB to 0dB so -10 is in the middle. These settings are separate to your main 
volume control.  
Listen to hear if all speakers are balanced. You may have to turn the centre up or down for vocals, 
surrounds for effects and the subwoofer for bass to get the correct level. Make sure you do not 
produce distortion as this can damage the speakers. You also have a further adjustment on the rear 
panel of the surround speakers if you need to turn the volume up or down. This was set to zero 
initially. Do not turn past +2.    
Subwoofer Set up 
Use a good quality subwoofer RCA cable (not supplied) from your receiver’s subwoofer output and 
plug into the subwoofer IN on the rear panel of the subwoofer. There is a main power off/on switch 
at the bottom of the subwoofer panel. Turn to on. At the top of the panel there is an On/Auto 
switch.  ‘On’  will have the subwoofer running all the time, in the auto  position the subwoofer will 
automatically turn on when a signal is received from your receiver. After a short time of not 
receiving a signal the subwoofer will turn to standby. There is a light on the subwoofer. Red is for 
stand-by and green is for on. This is a power saving function and also saves turning the power 
switch on and off every time you use the subwoofer and system. Leaving the subwoofer in auto is 
the standard setting. When the system is not being used for a period of time or during electrical 
storms, turn the subwoofer off at the main power switch.   


Non Wireless Surround Speaker and Subwoofer Connection 
You have the choice to bypass the Wireless surrounds and connect them in a wired format. 
Remove the power lead from the rear speakers and connect speaker wire from the receiver’s 
surround speaker outputs to each surround speaker. You can NOT connect wireless and wired 
together. If you do this it will damage the surround speakers. This method does not require the 
transmitter to be connected to the receiver. 


Breaking In Your Speakers 
The Accusound ES 80 Wireless Series loudspeaker system requires a break-in period to reach its 
full potential.  This is done by playing with a wide variety of frequencies (highs through lows) at a 
medium volume for at least 30 hours.  You can turn the system up during this time but this is not 
recommended for long periods.  We use high quality components with tight build tolerances and 
they require this break-in time.  After this period you will hear a refinement in the bass reproduction 
and the treble will become clearer and more defined. The system is designed to have power 
connected all the time. This system has the new 1 watt standby mode. When your system is in 
standby it will only draw 1 watt of power.   
With any electrical equipment you can have problems with lightning strikes. If you have an electrical 
storm, turn your equipment off and use a good quality surge protector. If you are going away for a 
period of time turn your entire system off at the power. 


ES 80 Wireless  5.1 System 

Now it’s time to sit back and enjoy your new Accusound Home Theatre Loudspeaker System. This 
is an investment in quality sound that you will appreciate time and time again for many years to 
come.  Thank you for choosing Accusound!







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                                                                      Volume Control 
Subwoofer Control Panel   
The volume control runs from 0-10. We suggest the volume be set to 5 - 7 and then controlled by the 
subwoofer setting on your receiver. When listening to movies or music make sure that the subwoofer 
does not go into distortion. You can hear this as a distorted crackling sound which is usually caused 
when the subwoofer level on your receiver is set too high. Ease the volume back so you get a good 
solid bass. This will ensure the subwoofer will play for years to come. 



The crossover is the heart of the ES 80 system. As you turn the crossover control up you add upper 
bass. The best setup is to fill the gap between the speakers that can not produce lower bass. At normal 
levels the speakers go down to 120Hz. The control starts at 40Hz and goes to 200Hz. We suggest 
around 120 Hz to start. You can add or decrease the frequency to achieve the correct balance for either 
music or movies. The control only adds higher frequency. It does not alter the low frequency.                                       




     Phase Control 

This function adjusts the phase of the subwoofer driver. This adjustment is required to ensure that the 
subwoofer and all other associated loudspeakers operate "in sync." If your main speakers are at the 
front of the room the woofers are pushing forward. If your subwoofer is at the front of the room the 
woofer will be pushing forward. Turn the phase control to 0. At the back of the room the subwoofer is 
pushing in an opposite direction. Turn the phase control to 180 degrees and the subwoofer will fire in 
the opposite direction and be in sync. If you place the subwoofer at the side of the room you run 
between 40~160 degrees. To hear bass all around the room you will have to adjust the phase to find the 
best setting. 














Wiring Diagram 


















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Speaker Terminals 
Speaker wire can be inserted into the hole in the shaft of the speaker’s and transmitter terminals.  
Simply strip away approximately 10mm of the wire jacket, push the connection terminal in and insert the 
wire through the hole in the shaft. Release the terminal and it holds the speaker wire in place. Make 
sure no stray wire strands touch the opposite terminal.  If a wire is loose, it can cause a crackling or 
static type sound that can be heard through the speaker. If it comes loose and touches the other 
terminal, it can cause your receiver to go into protection mode. 


Front Speaker Connections 
On the back of the 2 front speakers are 2 push in connection terminals. Red is positive (+) and Black is 
negative (-). From your receiver’s positive terminal connect the speaker wire to the (+) mark which is the 
Red terminal on the speaker. Push the terminal in and insert the wire into the hole. Release the terminal 
and the wire is connected. Connect the negative (-) wire to the Black terminal. 


Centre Speaker / Wireless Transmitter 
On the back of the transmitter there are 3 sets of speaker connections. Look at the wiring diagram on 
page 3 for the connections. Connect speaker wire from your receiver’s surround speaker terminals and 
the centre speaker terminals to the left and right inputs and centre input on the transmitter. Please 
ensure that the left surround output goes to the left surround input and the same for the right side. Do 
the same with the centre speaker connection. . Make sure the polarity + to + and - to - is correct. 


Power Switch 
There is a 2 pin power socket on the back of the centre/transmitter. Plug the power cable supplied in. 
There is a power switch. Turn this on and leave it on as this goes to standby when the system is not 
being used. 


Wireless Surround Speaker Connection 
Plug the surround speakers into the power. Turn on the rear power switch and set the volume control at 
zero. This can be adjusted to fine tune later. When you are not using the system for a long period or go 
on holidays, turn the power switch to off on the back of each surround speaker. 


Wireless Transmitter Surround set up 
To get connected turn your receiver on and have a movie or music playing. If you have a setting called 
All Channel on your receiver, use this for the set up as it will give you sound in all the speakers. If you 
play a 5.1 movie you may not get sound out of the wireless surround speakers unless the movie is 
producing sound from the surround speakers. 


Wireless Transmitter built into Centre Speaker 
The wireless transmitter works on 2.4000GH to 2.4835GH. The transmitter finds a clear channel if you 
have interference with cordless hand phones, wireless internet or microwave ovens. 






Wireless Transmitter Rear Panel 


                                                                                            Subwoofer Connection            

      Wireless Receiver