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Connecting speaker cables
Keep the speaker cables as short as possible. Do
not bundle or roll up excess cable. If the
connections are faulty, you will hear no sound
from the speakers.
Before connecting the cables:
Remove a small amount (about 10 mm) of
insulation coating from the end of each speaker
One side of the included speaker cable is marked
with a broken white line; the other side is unlined.
Connect the (+) terminal on the speaker to the (+)
terminal on the ampliﬁer using the cable side
marked with the broken white line. Connect the (–)
terminals on both components using the unlined
side of the speaker cable.
Inserting the cables:
Press and hold the terminal tab, as shown in the
Insert the bare wire core.
Release your ﬁnger from the tab to allow it to
lock securely on the bare wire core.
Test the security of the connection by pulling
gently on the cable at the terminal.
Do not let uninsulated bare wires touch each
other as this could damage the speaker or the
• Connect the front, center and surround speakers (and
surround back speaker for the NS-P276) to the
speaker output terminals on your ampliﬁer using the
included speaker cables.
– The included speaker cables have labels marked
FRONT L, FRONT R, CENTER, REAR L, REAR
R (and REAR C for NS-P276). Connect each
speaker cable to the corresponding speaker as
illustrated in the ﬁgure on page 6.
– Connect each speaker making sure not to reverse
the polarity (+, –). If the speaker is connected with
reversed polarity, the sound will be unnatural and
–For the front and surround speakers only, connect
one speaker to the left (marked L) terminals on
your ampliﬁer, and the other speaker to the right
(marked R) terminals.
• Connect the subwoofer to the line output (pin jack)
terminal(s) on the ampliﬁer.
–To connect to a YAMAHA DSP ampliﬁer (or AV
receiver), connect the SUBWOOFER (or LOW
PASS, etc.) terminal on the rear of the DSP
ampliﬁer (or AV receiver) to the INPUT terminal
on the subwoofer.
Connecting components and the
subwoofer to AC power
After you complete all speaker and subwoofer
connections, plug the ampliﬁer, other audio/video
components, and the subwoofer into an AC outlet
of appropriate voltage. Make sure the subwoofer’s
control is set to 0 before proceeding to
adjust the speaker balance as described on page 8.
Red: positive (+)
Black: negative (–)
Note: Do not insert
the insulation coating
into the hole. The
sound may not be
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