You probably seethem as an integral part of an investment in your home andlifestyle. The professional installer can assure that this investmentmeets your expectations. The location of the speakers should be determinedby considering your primary listening location and aesthetic values.
For best results, contact your Authorized Sonance Dealer for advice. Distributed Audio PlacementRound speakers are able to perform in any orientation horizontallyor vertically without effect to the sound presence of thesource signal. The hemispherical dispersion pattern allows theinstaller and user to configure the speaker in any position withoutpenalty to performance. Locate the speakers above the primarylistening area and angle the tweeter plate except the TR toward the listening area. If there are "hot spots" in theroom, consider adding additional speakers for more uniformsound dispersion.
Surround PlacementYour Sonance Symphony series speakers can be used assurround speakers in your home theater. Surround speakerscan be located in the ceiling of your home theater. The properplacement of surround speakers is very room dependent. If youare unsure about where to locate your surround speakers forbest performance, contact your Sonance Dealer for advice.
When mounting your surround speakers in the ceiling, locatethe speakers 2 to 6 feet behind your listening position. Thespeakers should be separated anywhere from 6 to 10 feet apartcenter to center Diagrams 1 and 2. Place the SPL meter at the listening position atseated ear level. Turn on your surround receiver or processorand engage the calibration signal. The signal from the receiveror processor will cycle through the left, center, right andsurround speakers.
Adjust the level controls on your receiver orprocessor so that all the speakers produce the same SPL reading. This will calibrate your system so it accurately reproduces themovie you are viewing. Your receiver or processor manual willcontain more detailed instructions on calibrating your system,and the use of your electronics. Example:Using feet of 18 gauge cable on a speaker will addapproximately 2.
While that may be acceptable to some people,the resulting sound will be less dynamic than if better, largercable smaller gauge numbers is used. If it is installedin a wall, use the following insulation instructions:After the wallboard, or sheetrock, is installed, and beforeinstalling the speakers, line the inside back of the wall cavity bypushing unfaced fiberglass insulation through the cutout hole. Use enough to adequately fill the cavity, even a couple of squarefeet of insulation is better than none.
If the insulation is paperor foil faced, position the paper or foil away fromthe speaker. Brace the CavityIf possible, get the drywaller to use extra screws and to glue thedrywall to the studs around the cavity into which the speaker isbeing installed.
An additional bead of glue along the interiorjunction where the drywall meets the studs will help reinforcethe enclosure. The idea is to make the enclosure as rigid aspossible. If you are doing the work yourself and are retrofitting,reach inside the hole cut for the speaker and put a bead of glueeverywhere the drywall meets the studs. Wood glue works wellfor this. Since Sonance Symphony roundspeakers feature the Roto-Lock system, a separate bracket isnot necessary.
The Staple Template provides a hole pattern forthe speaker in the drywall. It is stapled to studs or joists so thatthe hole opening is in the desired speaker location after thedrywall is installed. Once the hole is cut and thecable strung, the speakers can be installed and secured in amatter of seconds.
Althoughmeasuring in increments of 16" on-center from doorways,electrical boxes, or other room borders and fixtures will providean approximation, a good stud-finding tool is really essential. And theremust be enough drywall around the hole for the Roto-Lock feetto grab onto 1" is needed. A punch out template for cutting the hole is provided withspeaker packaging. Position the template where the speaker isto be located and pencil an outline on the wall or ceiling.
In thecenter of the rectangle, make a small hole with a drywall saw. Itis always best to start with a very small hole just to make surethere are no obstructions behind the wallboard. Cutting thewallboard, at first, at a degree angle will allow you to makea fairly simple repair with drywall patch if your earlier obstructionsurvey was wrong Diagram 3.
This way, if repairs arenecessary, the cutout piece of wallboard will not fall throughthe hole. Instead, it will be held flush with the wallboard by thedegree cut, and repair can be made easily. They should lay in the fullclockwise position so that all clamps are tucked within thecutout border See Diagram 4. Make sure the left channel of the amplifier isconnected to the left speaker, and the right channel isconnected to the right speaker See Diagram 5.
Diagram 5Install the speaker by bringing the outer edge flush with thewall. You will notice the four screw heads in four corners on thefront of the Sonance Symphony speaker. Use a screwdriver totighten these screws evenly. This will automatically rotate yourRoto-Lock clamps over the drywall surface and securely clampyour speaker flange to the wall See Diagram 6.
When younotice resistance in the tightening of all four screws the speakerhas been successfully sandwiched between the drywall andthe speaker flange. The Roto-Lock clamps, provide a tight fitand prevent unwanted vibration. The flange is designed to flexand conform to any small imperfections in the wall surface.
The screws should not be tightened so far that the flange bowsout. Last edited by a moderator: Oct 23, Please keep me posted when you hook them up and test them out. I'm sure you can isolate them and see how they sound. Just out of curiousity, what are you matching them up with for your front channels? Also, if you don't mind sharing I purchased both sets off ebay. I planned and waited until the right deal came along.
I paid a little less than per pair. CM center. They all use carbon fiber woofers and soft dome tweeters. Here is a pic. ParadigmDawg Audioholic Overlord. Both are very well built and I like the sound of both. The SCs seem to go lower but it's hard to tell as they are in a much smaller room.
If you think about it, the acoustics in many rooms like the kitchen are far from ideal and these are for background music. Get better quality speakers bookshelf, in-wall, etc. I had looked at the Phoenix Gold in-ceiling speakers as well. Given the number of pairs of speakers that I'll be using 14 pair , a lower cost option wouldn't be a bad one either I pre-wired each of the bedrooms, exercise room, main living areas etc. What is anyone's take on going with an 8" in-ceiling vs.
Paradise Enthusiast. The Proficient gear is actually very nice. For the money, I think they really hit the mark. They're built with all high-quality components and they even have a year warranty. If you step into an 8", such as a C, they give you bass and treble contour switches to help you get the sound you like. I can't speak about the Sonos speakers for I have no experience with them. The Proficient stuff is great, though.
How about MB Quart from Audioholics. In-ceiling speaker Sliver said:. Just in case you are interested in the Quarts or Yamaha from Audioholics, here is a coupon off the price. Thanks for the coupon. I have some experience with the MB Quarts as I had a couple of pair installed in a previous car Proficient Speakers I install high-end systems designed to last over time without losing quality.
I have found that for the cost and quality Proficient can not be beat. There are cheaper speakers, and "better" spec speakers, but I have not seen speakers that sound better for longer. I have upgraded the amps and receivers, but not had to upgrade the speakers. You must log in or register to reply here. Latest posts. New router recommendations Latest: jinjuku 1 minute ago. Integrated amp or Separates?
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