2 Front Sats
2 Rear Sats
“Smal satel ites that sound big.” The micro satel ites are easily hidden in your room’s decor.
Yet, you will hear full bodied mid-bass superior to other systems using tiny speakers.
Get 6 channels from 5 channel sources.
The rear center channel can create matrixed 6 channel surround sound on five channel
systems, or be used as a discreet rear center in six channel systems.
Works perfectly with subwoofers.
This system was designed to work well in systems using a subwoofer.
Video-Shielded Home Theater Speaker Systems by HSU Research, Inc.
Designed and engineered in the U.S.A.
Carefully remove your new HSU speakers
from their boxes, avoiding staples which can
cause damage to the cabinets. Inspect each
Speaker wire is not included with your system
speaker for transit damage. If you discover
but can be purchased at audio, electronics, or
damage, contact your dealer immediately.
home improvement stores. For runs under 10
feet long, use 18 gauge AWG wire or thicker.
Save your cartons – they are the best
on satel ite
For 10-25 feet, use 16 gauge wire or thicker.
possible protection for your speakers
For over 25 feet, use 14 gauge wire or thicker.
should you ever have a need to move them.
You will need to strip 1/2˝ of insulation from
each end of the wire to expose the bare metal.
If your speaker wires are fraying, tightly twist
them. If you prefer to terminate your cables,
we recommend springy banana plugs for a
Note: For optimum bass
reliable connection. They are available from
performance, the addition of
The rear channel surround speakers should
electronic and audio stores.
a subwoofer is recommended.
be positioned behind and slightly to the sides
of the listener. Set them several feet higher
Most speaker wire is polarity coded. This
Positioning Your Subwoofer
than ear level. The left and right rear speakers
means that each conductor is labeled either
should face directly towards each other. The
(+) positive or (-) negative. The (+) positive
See the subwoofer owner’s manual.
rear center should face the listener.
side may be a different color or texture than
the (-) negative side. On the back of your
Each satellite is supplied with a keyhole to
amplifier, each channel is probably labeled
Positioning Your Satellites
allow hanging the speaker system on the wall.
(+) and (-) as well as color coded red for
All that is needed is a good solid mount in the
(+) positive and black for (-) negative. HSU
Refer to Figures 1 and 2 below for satellite
wall (into a wood stud if possible) to securely
speaker terminals are color coded red for
speaker placement. It is very important
hold the weight of the speaker. Leave approxi-
(+)positive and black for (-) negative. Be
that the center channel be placed off the
mately 1/8˝ of a screw head exposed from the
sure to hook (+) to (+), (red to red), and (-
floor, as close to the TV as possible. The
wal and the keyhole slot in the satel ite wil
) to (-), (black to black).
best position is usually directly above the set,
slide down over the head of the screw to hang
since this is often the closest to the ear level
the speaker on the wal (Figure 3).
Al connections should be tight and close fit ing.
of seated listeners. The front left and right
Inspect connections for frays and stray strands
satellites should roughly be the same dis-
If you plan to use an aftermarket swivel type
of wire touching both (+) and (-) terminals.
tance away from the listener as the center
bracket, the satel ites have molded-in threaded
(This wil cause a short and, perhaps, damage
channel, and six to nine feet apart from each
inserts to at ach the unit to this type mount. The
other. Aim them towards a central, seated lis-
satel ites wil work with both the “Omnimount
tener. Use speaker stands or wall mounts if
10” series and the “Sound Gear SATP” series.
necessary to achieve proper placement.
The Optimum Listening Position
(6 Speaker Surround)
The Optimum Speaker Height
Rear surrounds are
above ear level.
Front satel ites and
center channel are
near ear level.
D. HOOKING UP
Right Front Satellite
Left Front Satellite
IMPORTANT: wiring is dif erent than with
other surround sound systems. You will run
the left and right speaker wires to the cen-
ter channel. This will enable the
Ventriloquist effect to work. Additional wire
will then run from the center to the front
satellites. Your amplifier should be turned
off throughout this procedure.
For 5-Channel A/V receivers:
Right Rear Satellite
Left Rear Satellite
5-Channel A/V Surround Sound Receiver
If you have a 5-channel A/V receiver, refer
to Figure 3 (right) for proper connection.
(+) to (+)
and (–) to (–)
for connection to
VT251 rear center
For 6.1 A/V receivers:
If you have a 6.1 A/V receiver, refer to
Center Rear Satellite
Figure 4 (below) for proper connection.
Figure 3: Hookup
Right Front Satellite
Left Front Satellite
for 5.1 receivers
When wired as shown and the Ventriloquist switch
on the center channel speaker is in the UP position,
you wil experience the “Ventriloquist” ef ect. This
causes the smal front satel ites to ef ectively sound
like much larger bookshelf speakers. When the
switch is in the DOWN position, the “Ventriloquist”
function wil be turned of and the front satel ites
perform as standard 21/2˝ speakers. You can safely
Right Rear Satellite
Left Rear Satellite
flip the Ventriloquist switch ON and OFF while the
6.1-Channel A/V Surround Sound Receiver
system is playing, demonstrating the sonic advan-
tages over conventional micro satel ites.
An optional Ventriloquist rear center channel may
be purchased through select dealers or factory
direct, and wil provide bet er mid-bass for the
rear channels. We recommend such a setup for
For single channel input,
Center Rear Satellite
connect upper and lower
inputs together (+) to (+)
Connect both black
and (–) to (–) as shown.
Connect both red
Figure 4: Hookup
for 6.1 receivers
A Word About
Satellites (VT251, VT254)
Usually when you hear distortion, it is the
• Video-shielded, 2
HSU’s liability for any defective product is
1/2˝ full range driver
amplifier clipping rather than the speaker
limited to repair or replacement of the
• Enclosure: Molded ABS, Black and Silver
distorting. Remember, most amplifiers put
product at our option. HSU shal not be liable
out their full rated power well before the
• Dimensions: 61/
for incidental or consequential
8˝ H x 41/16˝ W x 31/8˝ D
volume control is turned all the way up! If
damages of any kind or character because
your speakers distort when you play them
of product defects. Some states do not al ow
loud, turn down the amplifier or get a big-
• Video-shielded, two 4˝ x 6˝ woofers,
limitations on how long an implied warranty
ger one. HSU Speaker Systems are designed
lasts and/or do not al ow the exclusion or
2˝ mid-high driver
to the highest possible value and perfor-
• Enclosure: Black painted MDF
limitation of incidental or consequential dam-
mance standards. Our confidence in their
and Silver laminated MDF
ages, so the above limitations and
quality is such that HSU offers customers a
exclusions may not apply.
• Dimensions: 5˝ H (61/4˝ H w/base) x
transferable limited warranty as explained
167/8˝ W x 85/8˝ D (+3/4˝ for rear switch)
later on this page.
This Warranty Does
Caring for Your
• System Frequency Response:
Damage caused by abuse, accident, mis-
80Hz - 20kHz
use, negligence, or improper operation.
• Characteristic Sensitivity:
Products that have been altered or modified.
The satellite cabinets are finished with a
90 dB @ 1 wat , 1 meter
very high quality finish that is both attrac-
Any product whose serial number has been
tive and serves as an excel ent protection
• Nominal Impedance: 8 ohms
altered, defaced, or removed.
for the cabinet. The system can be cleaned
• Recommended Amplifier Power:
Normal wear and maintenance.
with a damp, soft cloth.
10 - 125 wat s
Damages caused by shipping. (All claims
for shipping damage must be made with
G. HSU SPEAKER
Warranty service must be performed by an
authorized service center, usually a HSU
We use components and designs of the highest
Speaker Systems dealer or its authorized
caliber as an ef ective method of ensuring the
agent. You may obtain a list of authorized
long life of your speaker. However, no amount
If the speaker system proves to be
service centers by writing to the address
of protection wil prevent damage caused by de-
defective in materials or workmanship
fective associated equipment or extreme abuse.
within seven years from the date of the
original customer’s purchase, we will, at
All warranty repairs must be accompanied
If you have a problem, first try to determine
our option, repair or replace the defec-
by the original bill of sales. No other
if it is indeed a speaker problem. Determine
tive product. If for any reason, we are
document is acceptable or is required.
whether the problem exists in more than one
unable to repair or replace a defective
This warranty gives you specific legal rights,
speaker. If its does, the problem likely origi-
product within a reasonable time, we will
and you may also have other rights which
nates in some other component in the system.
refund your purchase price.
vary from state to state.
If the problem is in one speaker only, reverse
your speaker connections (left to right, right
to left). If the problem moves to the other
Due to our continual efforts to improve product
quality as new technology and techniques become
channel, your problem is not in the speakers.
THE WARRANTY STATED HEREIN IS IN LIEU
available, HSU reserves the right to revise its
Once you have determined that you have a
OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR
Speaker Systems specifications without notice.
speaker problem, contact your dealer for
IMPLIED, INCLUDING MERCHANTABILITY
authorized factory service information. If you
AND FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND
are unable to contact your dealer, if your deal-
ALL OTHER LIABILITIES AND OBLIGATIONS
er is unable to solve your problem, or if you
OF HSU, ALL OF WHICH ARE EXPRESSLY DIS-
have any questions or comments regarding your
CLAIMED. HSU HAS NOT MADE AND DOES
speaker system, please contact us at the loca-
NOT HEREBY MAKE ANY OTHER REPRESEN-
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TATION, WARRANTY OR COVENANT WITH
describe the problem in detail. We wil decide
RESPECT TO THE CONDITION, QUALITY,
on the most appropriate course of action.
DURABILITY, DESIGN, OPERATION, CAPACITY,
FITNESS FOR USE OR SUITABILITY OF THE
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