Do you want to know how to set up Sansui speakers? It’s a simple process as long as you keep the following tips in mind.
- You’ll need few (if any) tools. With any luck, you should be able to set up Sansui speakers with nothing more than a Phillips head or slotted screwdriver. If you’re luckier still, you might be able to actually complete the task barehanded.
- Speaker now or forever hold your peace. Most Sansui speakers employ a two-wire hookup system (typically with one set of wires colored silver and the other colored gold) and it is necessary to make sure that these wires remain separate but equal. More specifically, if even one thread-thin strand of either wire group touches the other, one or both speakers will appear to be totally dead.
- Know the ins and outs. Typically, the rear of a stereo system’s receiver has plugs labeled “in” and “out”. Where speakers are concerned, one end of each speakers wires should be attached to the “out” ports (one set on the left channel, the other on the right, and in some instances a third set on the center of the receiver). The other ends of the wires should be attached to the speakers themselves.
- What’s the buzz? It is extremely important that you place your Sansui speakers on a relatively stable surface (or ideally suspend them with cable from ceiling beams so that they hang while touching absolutely nothing). Otherwise, resonant sound will cause unwanted noises such as rattles, hums, etc. as the speakers’ cabinets vibrate rickety pieces of furniture, bird cages and/or other inappropriate platforms many mistakenly choose to serve as speaker stands.
- Spaced-out. In a conventional room, the further you can distance your speakers from one another the better (in order to achieve optimum sound). Keep in mind that unless you’re sitting at or near the epicenter of the speaker set-up you might only hear portions of a recording’s overall sound (mostly treble, bass, etc.) due to stereo separation.
- Line-of-sight reasoning. Sound coming from speakers is similar to line-of-sight theory where operating a firearm is concerned. In other words, it’s best to align your speakers in a way that causes an imaginary line from their center to run toward the center of the room with no obstacles (furniture, in-laws, etc.) in-between.
- Just spoil yourself. No two sets of ears are identical. So as you set up your Sansui speakers, realize that the ultimate sound you achieve only has to please you and no one else.
If you follow these steps, you should have few problems with your Sansui speakers.