1) Can I get all the parts and build my own crossovers?
 We may add an option for those who want to do their own soldering, but for now please contact the store directly for pricing.
2)Will the new drivers in the kits work as replacements for my older Speakerlab speakers?
 Yes, with a little work. The tweeter hole in the old speakers will have to be filled or capped as the new tweeter is smaller in diameter. The new woofer should cover the old hole completely, though you will have to seal the old screw holes and the void left if you have the 'pin cushion' style basket.
4)Are there any specific room placement requirements for my new kits?
 The speakers are designed to work very well on a book shelf, but can also work out in a room. If they are out in the room they have a higher low frequency cutoff and would work best with a subwoofer.
5)Can I get grille frames?
 We are currently working with our cabinet maker to come up with an elegant grille option. They will be listed as a separate part and will be able to be retrofit onto speakers that people have already purchased.
6)Do the speakers have to be airtight?
 Yes, the Point1 is a sealed box design and depends on the 'air spring' of a sealed box to function correctly. We will be releasing a ported model (the Point25) soon.
7)What size subwoofer would you suggest for the .1?
 The size of a subwoofer is dependent on the room size and configuration. Since the Point1's play down below 80Hz, they will match well with most subwoofers.
8)Are these new kits considered "monitors"?
 They are designed to work well on a shelf, sound amazing in nearfield, and can take significant power, so in that sense they are similar to many studio monitors, but they also have a very smooth off axis response, which is not common with studio monitors.
9)How should I finish the MDF cabs if I choose that finish?
 There are many finishes that work on MDF, it is really up to what you want them to look like. We do recommend that you choose a finish that will seal the wood so that they won't be damaged if they get something spilled on them. Check with your local wood working store for recommendations.
10) Will the new Point1 work as rear speakers with my DAS7 speakers or older 7's
 The Point1's have very even and wide dispersion, so they will work quite well as a rear or surround speaker.
11) What is the power handling of the Point1?
 200 watts music, 300 watts peak.
12) How do I hookup the speakers when they have 4 inputs?
 The speakers can be single or bi-wired. If you only have two conductor speaker wire, leave the bridging clips (included) in place and connect to either the top or bottom set of binding posts.

If you want to bi-wire the speakers (Bi-wiring means running two sets of speaker wire to each speaker for improved dynamics), remove the bridging clips and run one set to the top binding posts (tweeter) and one set to the bottom binding posts (woofer). The Kimber Kable we sell provides a couple of very good options for this technique.
13) Will the Point1's work well with my TV? What about a center channel?
 Yes, they work very well for TV because they present very clear dialog and are also very dynamic. They work as a center channel (we can produce them with a centered tweeter if needed), and we are working on a center channel version (Point2C) which will have dual woofers for even greater dynamics.
14) Can I hang the .1 speakers and what do you recommend for mounts...what is the spkr weight?
 Yes, you can hang them. They are built out of 3/4" MDF, so you can screw right into the cabinets (just don't use screws longer than 3/4", you donít want to create an air leak, or damage the internal components). We recommend Omni Mount 20.0 brackets which we carry in black and white. The speakers weigh 11 pounds each.
15) What is the difference between this .1 and the .1 that I have from the '70's.
 The new Point1's are a slightly different size and shape. They have modern drivers that are designed for better dynamics and greater power handling. They have much stronger cabinets to decrease cabinet resonances. What they share is great sound and a design that works well on a book shelf as well as on a speaker stand.
16) What is the minimum and maximum power required to drive the speakers?
 They are a small sealed box design, so they aren't very efficient (86dB@1W@1m), but they are very dynamic, so even with a small amplifier, they sound very good. We recommend at least 20 watts per channel and they can work well running up to 300 watts per channel.
17) What height of speaker stands do you recommend
 You want the acoustic center (roughly the mid-point between the woofer center and the tweeter center) to be at ear height or slightly above. The Point1's have very good off axis response, so they can provide great sound even at odd heights. We recommend turning them upside down if they will be positioned below the listener's ear height.
18) Can the speakers go up against a wall?
 Yes, they are designed to work near a boundary and it will enhance their low frequency extension (when close to a wall or on a shelf you will find the bass extension will go down into the low 50Hz range).
19) Will they work as computer speakers?
 Yes, you will need an amplifier for them like the Parasound Zamp.

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