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HDI-1600 HDI SERIES Loudspeakers

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INCLUDED ITEMS

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PLACEMENT

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HDI-360013800 FLOOR STANDING LOUDSPEAKER, HDI-1600 BOOKSHELF LOUDSPEAKER For the best results, place the speakers 6 – 10 feet (1.8m – 3m) apart. Angling the speakers toward the listening position can improve stereo imaging. The speakers will produce the most accurate stereo soundstage when the angle between the listener and the speakers is between 40 and 60 degrees.Generally, the bass output will increase as the speaker is moved closer to a wall or corner.
For the best performance, we recommend that you place the speakers at least 20 inches (51cm) away from the side walls.
HDI-4500 CENTER CHANNEL SPEAKER
You should place the 1-1D1-4500 center speaker directly above or below the center of your TV screen. The center of the speaker’s horn should be no more than 2 feet (61cm) above or below the centers of the front left and front right speakers’ horns. If your TV set is deep enough, you can set the center speaker on top of the TV, with the speaker’s front edge even with the TV’s front edge.

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Note: You can place HDI-4500 below or above the TV.
Note: For better audio listening performance, please align the center speaker towards your head level position.
JBL HDI SERIES LOUDSPEAKER – HOME THEATER SPEAKERS 5.1 PLACEMENT SUGGESTION LAYOUT DIAGRAM
When you use HDI-1600/3600/3800/4500 speakers as surround-channel speakers in a 5.1-channel system, place them slightly behind the listening position, facing each other. Ideally, they should be 3 – 4 feet (0.9m – 1.2m) above the floor. An alternate location would be on a wall behind the listening position, facing forward. The surround speakers should not call attention to themselves while they’re playing. Experiment with their placement until you hear a diffuse, ambient sound accompanying the sounds that you hear from the front left, front right, and center speakers.

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JBL HDI SERIES LOUDSPEAKER – HOME THEATER SPEAKERS 7.1 PLACEMENT SUGGESTION LAYOUT DIAGRAM
When you use HDI-1600/3600/3800/4500 speakers as surround-channel speakers in a 7.1-channel system, place the surround side speakers directly to the sides of the listening position, at least 3 – 4 feet (0.9m – 1.2m) above the floor. Place the surround back speakers on the wall behind the listening position, also at least 3 – 4 feet (0.9rn – 1.2m) above the floor and 3 – 6 feet (0.9m – 1.8m) apart.

REMOVING THE GRILLES

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You can remove the HDI series loudspeaker grilles by pulling them away from the enclosure.

CONNECTIONS

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CAUTION: Make sure that all of the system’s electrical components are turned OFF (and preferably unplugged from their AC outlets) before making any connections.
Speakers and amplifiers have corresponding positive and negative (“+” and “-“) connectors. All HDI series speakers have connectors that are marked “+” and “-” on the terminal-cup assembly. Additionally, the “+” connectors have red markings, while the “-” connectors have black markings.
To ensure proper polarity, connect each “+” connector on the back of the amplifier or receiver to the respective “+” (red) connector on each speaker. Connect the “-” connectors in a similar way. Do not reverse polarities (i.e., “+” to “-” or “-” to “+”) when making connections. Doing so will cause poor stereo imaging and diminished bass performance.
IMPORTANT: Make sure the “+” and “-” wires or connectors do not touch each other or the other terminal. Touching wires can cause a short circuit that can damage your receiver or amplifier.
The HDI series speakers’ gold-plated speaker connectors can accept a variety of wire connector types. bare wire pin connectors, spade connectors, and banana connectors.
USING BARE WIRE OR PIN CONNECTORS:USING SPADE CONNECTORS:USING BANANA CONNECTORS:

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BASIC SINGLE-WIRE CONNECTION
To connect the speakers using a single wire, connect the amplifier to each speaker as shown in the illustration below. You can use either set of connectors on the connector panel.
IMPORTANT: Do not remove the metal jumper bars from between the two sets of connectors when connecting the speaker wires.
BI-WIRE CONNECTION
HDI series loudspeakers connector panels that have two sets of input connectors are joined by metal jumper bars. The upper set of connectors is for the compression driver/horn assembly, and the lower set of connectors is for the woofer(s). This arrangement allows you to bi-wire the speakers using a single stereo amplifier or using two stereo amplifiers. Bi-wiring can offer performance advantages and more flexibility in a power-amplifier selection over a conventional single-wire connection.
Before bi-wiring, the speakers, remove the jumper bars.

SINGLE-AMPLIFIER BI-WIRING

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DUAL-AMPLIFIER BI-WIRINGFor more information about various speaker-wire and connection options, contact your local JBL dealer.

CARING FOR YOUR SPEAKERS

  • Wipe the cabinet with a clean, dry cloth to remove dust. A damp cloth may dull the cabinet’s finish. Do not use volatile liquids such as benzene, paint thinner or alcohol on the cabinet.
  • Do not spray insecticide near the cabinet.
  • To remove dust from the grille fabric, use a vacuum cleaner set to low suction.
  • Never apply suction or pressurized air to the horn opening.
  • Do not wash the grilles in water, as it may fade the color or make it uneven.
  • If the surfaces of the woofer cones become dusty, you can carefully sweep them clean with a soft, dry calligraphy brush or paintbrush. Do not use a damp cloth.

SPECIFICATIONS

MODELHDI-1600HDI-3600HDI-3800HDI-4500
DESCRIPTION2-way bookshelf loudspeakerTriple 6.5″, 2.5-way floor-standing loudspeakerTriple 8″, 2.5-way floor-standing loudspeakerQuad 5.25″, 2.5-way center channel loudspeaker
ENCLOSURE TYPEBass-reflex design with a rear-firing portBass-reflex design with rear-
firing port
Bass-reflex design with rear-
firing port
Bass-reflex design with a rear-firing port
HF DRIVE COMPONENT1 inch/ 25mm Teonex compression driver1 inch/ 25mm Teonex compression driver1 inch/ 25mm Teonex compression driver1 inch/ 25mm Teonex compression driver
LF / MF DRIVE components6.5-inch/ 165mm black
aluminum cone, cast-frame woofers
6.5-inch/ 165mm black
aluminum cone, cast-frame woofers
8-inch / 200mm black aluminum cone, cast-frame woofers5.25-inch / 130mm black aluminum cone, cast-frame woofers
CROSSOVER
FREQUENCY
1900Hz900Hz, 2000Hz800Hz, 1800Hz600Hz, 2200Hz
SENSITIVITY
(2.83V @ 1M)
85dB@1m,2.83V90dB@1m, 2.83V92dB@1m, 2.83V90dB@1m, 2.83V
NOMINAL IMPEDANCE4 Ohm4 Ohm4 Ohm4 Ohm
RECOMMENDED AMPLIFIER POWER150W-200W200W-250W250W-300W200W-250W
Frequency Response40 Hz – 30k Hz (-6dB)38 Hz – 30k Hz (-6dB)37 Hz – 30k Hz (-6dB)50 Hz – 30k Hz (-6dB)
Dimensions
(W x D x H, grille included):
9.06′ x11.60′ x14.57′
(230 x 294.7 x 370mm )
10.04′ x13.46′ x38.84′
(255 x 341.9 x 986.5mm )
11.81′ x16.45′ x43.33′
(300 x 417.8x 1100.5mm )
33.13′ x12.30″ x7.48′
(841.4 x 312.5x 190mm )
Product Weight
(grille included):
21.961b(9.96kg)61.80Ib(28.03kg)83.781b(38.00kg)44.331b(20.11kg)
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Documents / Resources

JBL HDI-1600 HDI SERIES Loudspeakers [pdf] Owner’s Manual
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