do I properly wire my rock speakers?
do I remove the grills from the speakers?
do I control the volume independently for indoor vs. outdoor or different
I run my speaker wire along or near electrical lines?
do I determine which wattage capacity to purchase for my speakers?
Q: How do I remove the grills from the speakers?
A: Hold speaker in front of you with grill facing forward, rotate locking
toggles in the back counter clockwise to disengage, and pull them forward
grill will pop out.
Q: How do I control the volume independently for indoor
vs. Outdoor or different rooms?
A: Purchase Hifi Works speaker selector. Hifi works speaker selectors
are useful when you want to connect more than two pair of speakers to
a typical stereo receiver or amplifier, or when you want on/off
speaker control from a single location. The hts4 and hts6 are designed
to connect up to four and six pairs of speakers respectively to one receiver
or amplifier. These systems provide impedance protection whenever the
protection circuit is manually engaged, so they adjust the impedance load
to your receiver.
Q: Can I run my speaker wire along or near electrical
A: No. This will cause interference and distortion. If you need to cross
electrical lines, do so in a perpendicular fashion.
Q: How do I determine which wattage capacity to purchase
for my speakers?
A: First, determine the wattage of your receiver or amplifier. The speaker
wattage you purchase should always be equal to or less than the wattage
on your amp or receiver.
Q: Why are there four 4 different conductor wires in
my speaker cable? What is eached used for?
A: There are 4 different conductor wires to accommodate setting up two
(one pair) of speakers with each run of cable. The red and black conductor
wires are used to hook up the right side peaker. The white and green wires
are used to hook up the left side speaker. When connecting always use
the red and white wires for the positive (+) connections and the black
and green wires for the (-) connections.
Q: Does your company provide installation services for
A: No. We recommend contacting a local electriction, contractor or audio
/ security system service technician.
Q: What kind of speaker should I purchase for different
A: One key gauge is the woofer size. Generally the larger the woofer,
the bigger the bass output of your speaker.
Q: Can I mount rectangular speakers in my ceiling or
round speakers in my wall?
A: For most purposes, the round speakers are designed for use in ceiling
installation as they dispurse sound in a conical fashion, whereas rectangular
speakers are designed for installation in-wall as they dispurse sound
in a linear fashion. While all speakers will function in either wall or
ceiling, using them as they are designed will maximize performance and
Q: What type of wire should I purchase and use to install
A: Take a look at the chart below. As a general rule, you shoud never
run cable longer than 10% of the speaker impedance. For example, for 18-gauge
wire, the maximum impedances are in two cnductor and are given in 50-foot
Q: Can I install more than one pair of speakers on
a wall mount volume control?
A: No, the volume control is designed to vary the volume of one pair
of speakers. If you wish to vary volume control on multiple pairs of speakers,
this can be accomplished by purchasing a speaker selector or multiple
Q: What end of the wall mount volume control represents
in vs. out?
A: This is denoted on the green board of the volume control.
Q: What are the size of the holes that need to be cut
to install various speakers?
A: Each set of speakers comes packaged with a set of cut out templates
to be used in cutting the holes in which to mount the speakers. The chart
below also explains the dimensions of the hole to be cut out for each
|HIFI WORKS MODEL NUMBER
|HFW5 5 ½ In-wall Speaker
||6 ¼ x 9 ¾(159 mm x 248 mm)
|HFW6 6 ½ In-wall Speaker
||7 7/16 x 10 ¾(189 mm x 273 mm)
|HFW8 8 In-wall Speaker
||8 7/8 x 12 7/8 (225 mm x 327 mm)
|HFW5R 5 ½ In-Ceiling Round Speaker
||6 5/8 Diameter (168 mm)
|HFW6R 6 ½ In-Ceiling Round Speaker
||7 5/8 Diameter (194 mm)
|HFW8R 8 In-Ceiling Round Speaker
||9 ½ Diameter (241 mm)
Q: What are the rules for spacing the speakers apart?
A: Please refer to your owners manual.
Q: Will my in-wall volume control fit in a standard
A: Possibly, depending on the make and manufacturer of the j-box. In
some cases, the back of the j-box may have to be removed to accommodate
the depth of the volume control.