LCR DualMono Speaker: The Artison Portrait LCR is a 3-channel (Left,
Center, and Right) passive LCR loudspeaker speaker system which delivers the
left, center, and right audio information of your AV surround sound system from
two speakers designed to mount directly to your flat-panel television. The
Artison Portrait LCRs are designed to complement any flat panel display (46"-up) and
eliminate the need for a separate center-channel speaker either above or below
the display. This is possible through DualMono Center channel technology which
integrates two discrete speakers on either side of a flat-panel display that
both reproduce the monaural center-channel signal. The dual speaker approach
places the apparent source of the sound in the center of the picture where it
belongs and eliminate the need for a third speaker (center-channel) which
usually sits above or below the TV. The DualMono Center
Channel provides an easy installation of just two speaker enclosures which are
more aesthetically appealing and yet still deliver the three discrete front
channels for your home theater surround sound. The Artison Portrait LCR features
a universal mounting bracket system which allows it to attach to the left and
right side of your flat-panel TV. A custom LCR grille (sold separately),
designed to match your TV, gives the illusion that the speakers are apart of
Note: The Artison Portrait LCR is compatible with flat-panel TVs
which measure 40.5"-68.5" (wide) x 25.4"-up (height) x 0.28"-4.4"
DualMono Center Channel: The Artison Portrait LCRs feature a
unique, patented DualMono Center Channel which improves the reproduction of the
audio. The DualMono Center Channel design focuses the acoustic image so
the sound comes from the center of the screen; while the left and right channels
provide a wide-accurate sound stage. Two dedicated drivers located in the upper half of the left and right
channel enclosures work together to project crisp, clear dialogue from the
center of the screen where it belongs. The Artison Portrait LCRs left and right
channels provide the wide-accurate sound stage you want from a home theater
Kevlar Midranges: Each Artison Portrait LCR features two
4.5" long-throw Kevlar midrange drivers with an inverted magnet for accurate
low midbass response.
Vifa XT25 Super Audio Tweeters: Each Artison Portrait LCR employs two 1"
Vifa XT25 Ring Radiator Tweeters for exceptional detailed high frequency response.
Each Super Audio Tweeter features an integrated swivel mount which allows them
to be adjusted left or right by 15° to match the
acoustic characteristics of your room.
Stage Tweeters: There is a 1" silk-dome stage tweeter, positioned on
the outside edge of each LCR speaker which provides a wider dispersion of the front-channel effects
beyond the physical placement of the speakers. The Stage Tweeters widen the left
& right channel separation by directing high frequencies (6kHz-up), against the
adjacent rear wall that your flat-panel TV is mounted on.
Stage Tweeter Control: There is a Stage Tweeter Switch on the front
baffle of each speaker which allows you to turn the Stage Tweeter 'on' or 'off'.
In most applications, the Stage Tweeter should be set to "on". Turn the Stage
Tweeter "off" when the speakers and your flat-panel TV are flush mounted into
Independent Crossovers: Each driver features an independent crossover for better overall performance.
Aluminum Cabinet: The Artison Portrait LCRs features a black
anodized aluminum cabinet that resists vibration.
Acoustic Suspension Enclosure: The LCR utilizes an
acoustic suspension enclosure design for tight, accurate bass response.
Separate Air Chambers: The enclosure features independent air chambers
for each driver for better accuracy.
Speaker Connections: Each Artison Portrait LCR will require
two discrete audio signals from an external multi-channel amplifier. Each Artison
LCR features two pair of gold-plated spring-post terminals (Front Right or Left,
- Front & Left Speaker Connections: For the Left and Right channels, connect one end of your
two-conductor speaker wire to the front left and right channel positive and negative
terminals of the receiver or amplifier; and then connect the other end of the
speaker wire to the lower set positive and negative terminals located on the
rear of each speaker.
- DualMono Center Channel Connection: For the DualMono Center channel, connect one end of your
two-conductor speaker wire to the center-channel positive and negative terminals
on your receiver or amplifier. Connect the supplied 6.5' jumper speaker wire to
the other end of the wire from the receiver/amplifier by twisting the positive
wire together and the negative wires together. Then insert the twisted end into
the terminals of either one of the DualMono Center Channels and run the jumper
speaker wire across the back of the display and connect the positive and
negative lead to the other DualMono Center Channel speaker connection.
Recommended Speaker Wire: The speaker wire gauge
required is depending upon wire length run; 16 Gauge is suggested as the minimum
Mounting: The Artison Portrait LCRs are designed to attach
directly to many flat-panel displays (46"-up) via the television's threaded wall-mount
inserts. The Artison Portrait's universal mounting bracket system lets you attach
the LCR speaker to your table-top or wall-mounted flat-panel TV. The universal
mounting bracket system includes 4mm, 5mm, 6mm, 8mm, and 10mm hardware.
- Wall-Mount: When the television is
mounted to the wall, the supplied brackets and hardware are designed to sandwich
between your wall-mount bracket and your flat-panel television.
- Table-Top Mount: When the
television is utilized with a table-top stand, the supplied brackets and
hardware can be attached directly to the back of your flat-panel TV.
Note: The Artison LCRs may also be mounted directly to a wall using its integrated speaker
bracket (hardware not supplied for this install).
Foam Blocks: The included self-adhesive foam blocks provide both
damping for the mounting system and stabilizes the speaker.
Custom Grilles: LCR Grilles (sold separately) are available
to match the height and complement the color (black or grey) of select
flat-panel displays from 46" (diagonal) and above. Please check Crutchfield's
Grille Finder for your television's custom LCR grilles.
grilles are included with speaker.
Optional In-Wall Kit: The Artison LCR DM In-Wall kit (733LCRDMIW,
sold separately) lets you mount the Artison LCR DualMono speakers in your wall.
The in-wall LCR-DM Kit keeps the closed-back design of the LCR DualMono speakers
which ensures that the performance of the speaker is maintained, independent of
the wall cavity size or wall construction type.