Outlaw Audio BLS-B(C) User Manual

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The Outlaw Bookshelf Loudspeakers

Owner’s Manual

Setup Guide


The carton and packing materials used in shipping your new speakers were
specially designed to cushion them from the shocks and vibrations of shipping.
We strongly suggest that you save the carton and packing materials to use if you
move, or if the speakers ever need to be shipped back to us for any reason.
To minimize the size of the carton in storage, you may wish to flatten it by
carefully opening the top and bottom flaps and folding the carton flat. Pack-
ing materials that cannot be collapsed should be saved along with the carton
in a plastic bag.


After unpacking your new speakers, please confirm that the following items
have been included.

2 BLS-B(C) Black (or Cherry) Loudspeakers

2 Black Metal Grills (pre-installed)

Owner’s Manual

If any of the above is missing from your shipment, please contact Outlaw Audio
immediately at 866-OUTLAWS.

Loudspeaker Controls and Connections


Boundary Switch

This three-position switch provides a (0dB, 2dB and 4dB) reduction in
upper bass frequencies to maintain a linear response for wall or corner
loaded speaker placements.


High Frequency Speaker Binding Posts

Use these or the low frequency terminals to connect the speaker to the


Low Frequency Speaker Binding Posts

Use these or the high frequency terminals to connect the speaker to the


High Frequency Switch

This three-position switch provides a (-2dB, 0dB, +2dB) treble compensa-
tion for bright or heavily dampened listening environments.


Binding Post Jumpers

These connect the two pairs of binding posts and should remain installed
unless using a bi-wire or bi-amplify connection scheme.

Setup Guide

Connecting To Your System

To get the maximum performance from your new Outlaw Loudspeaker system it
must be properly connected, positioned properly within the room and configured
to match your listening environment. There are three primary connection styles
compatible with your Outlaw Loudspeakers. These include the standard one wire
(per) speaker connection, bi-wiring which uses either a pair of speaker wires or a
custom bi-wire cable and a single amplifier channel per speaker, or bi-amplifying
which uses two speaker wires and two power amplifiers per speaker.

Preparing the Speaker Wire for Installation

High quality speaker wires are essential for optimal performance. We recom-
mend the use of a heavy gauge (16 or heavier) oxygen-free multi-strand copper
wire. For lengths over 25 feet, a heavier gauge of wire should be used. As with
other gauge based conductors, the lower the number the heavier the gauge.
When purchasing wire, look for cabling that clearly marks polarity on one
conductor. Often speaker wire manufacturers will use a single solid line or their
logo on one side for this purpose. This will make connections easier later on.
Most installers consider the marked conductor their “positive” lead.
Since your Outlaw Bookshelf Loudspeakers offer true five-way binding posts you
can use speaker wires that have terminated ends such as banana plugs, spades,
or pins. When using spades, they must be compatible with 5/16 inch posts.

To prepare your non-terminated wire for installation, you will need
to perform the following tasks:
Split each end of the speaker wire in half leaving approximately two

inches of “separate conductors” as shown below.

. Remove a half inch of insulation from each conductor, also shown


3. Separately twist each stranded wire together ensuring that all four

leads are kept apart.









Loudspeaker Rear Panel