Acapella Campanile Speaker
Basic Setup Instructions




The bolts and wrench used to secure the bass cabinets to the center section are in a small cardboard box. The longer bolts are intended to secure the top and bottom bass cabinets to the center cabinet.

Most of the following is probably completely obvious:


Prepare the center cabinet:


  • Remove the back panel of each center cabinet prior to assembly to provide access to the mounting holes for the bolts that screw down into the bottom cabinet and up into the top cabinet.

  • Remove the tape, if any, on the top of the bottom cabinet and bottom of the top cabinet that forms an 'X' over the nest/cavity that holds the speaker cable for the cabinet, but leave the cable itself coiled up in the cavity. If you forget this step, it is not important, but you will have to rip the tape off after assembly, which will leave some tape stuck between the cabinets.

  • Remove the twisty that secured the tweeter RCA cable to the other cables in transit.

Assemble the cabinets:


  • If you have Acapella Fondato Silenzio isolation platforms that are going to go under the speakers, place these in their approximate position and place the bass cabinets on top, otherwise, just place the bottom bass cabinets in their approximate position.

  • The horn usually comes attached to the center cabinet. If it is not, you can attach it either now, or later at the end.

  • Stacking the cabinets can be theoretically done using two different methods:

    • First the middle on top of the bottom, bolt them together, and then the top cabinet on top of the middle, or

    • First the top on top of the middle, bolt these two together, and then put the two-stack on top of the bottom.

    We have never tried, nor have we heard of anyone trying, the second approach. Theoretically, a few very strong short people would prefer the second approach and a number of medium strength tall people the second.
    Four strong people will have no problem with either method. We have used two strong people and one or two people to guide the top cabinet to that it does not tip over on the way up or down. We usually use a intermediate platform to get the top cabinet high enough that the lifters can get underneath the cabinet and press it up into place (as opposed to having to transition from an underhand lift into a press-up lift.

  • In either case, after you have stacked the cabinets and bolted them together,  Stand back and cheer. This is the only difficult part of Campanile setup.


Install the tweeters and connect the cabinets to the central crossover:


  • Unpack the tweeter carefully! The new packaging method provides handles and a cushy base into which the toggle switch on the bottom (actually the back) of the tweeter is protected. But with either the old or new packaging methods, DO NOT SET TWEETER DOWN UNPROTECTED ON ITS BACK WITH ALL ITS WEIGHT (30 lbs) RESTING ON THE LITTLE TOGGLE SWITCH.

  • Slide each tweeter into position from the rear of the speaker. Connect tweeter RCA and power cable.

  • Make sure each tweeter's 'volume' knob is adjusted so that it points somewhere near to the pencil mark set by the factory

  • Note, if the tweeters are on automatic (the toggle switch on the back is set to 'Automatic' and not 'Manual'), they will automatically start each time you start to play music after 20 minutes or more of silence. It is best to keep the volume down to a moderate level during this automatic-power-up phase.

  • Unwind bass unit signal cables from their little nest/cavities and affix to right hand side upper and lower binding posts per the diagram on the inside of each center rear panel.

  • Remove jumpers from left-side high/mid and bass speaker cable binding posts if you have bi-wire speaker cable, and connect speaker cables.


You are now ready to connect up the amps & play music!


Congratulations and thanks for your business,



Neli & Mike.
Audio Federation Inc.



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February, 2005