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High-performance in-wall speakers
Our take on the Artison Portrait by Crutchfield's Tara W.
Get engaging, detailed home theater sound from speakers that disappear in your room. These Artison speakers install in your wall and reproduce movie, TV, and video game soundtracks with authority. The aluminum speaker grilles can be painted to blend in with almost any décor.
Innovative technology provides front and center channel audio
Artison's in-wall Portrait speakers give you an engrossing front soundstage from two speakers instead of three, thanks to DualMono® technology. There's no need for a separate center channel speaker saving the work of installing another speaker in your wall and cutting through a stud.
The upper drivers of each speaker handle center channel sound, anchoring dialogue at the middle of your screen. The lower drivers reproduce left and right channel sound. For a complete home theater experience, add Artison in-wall surround speakers and an in-wall sub.
High-quality speaker materials for superior sound
Each Portrait speaker boasts two ultra-fast tweeters and two super-strong Kevlar® woofers. Kevlar is a strong, lightweight material, making it ideal for speaker construction. The cones feature a trumpet-like curvature which improves sound dispersion throughout your listening area.
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Priced per pair
What's in the Box:
- 2 LCR in-wall speakers (white)
- 2 Grilles (off-white)
- 2 Top grille caps
- 2 Bottom grille caps
- 2 Paint shields
- 2 Cut-out templates
- Pair of white gloves
- Installation Guide
- Warranty card
- frequency response 80-50,000 Hz (±3dB)
- two 1" Vifa DX dome tweeters
- two 4-1/2" Kevlar woofers
- drivers are housed in a self-contained aluminum acoustic enclosure
- handles up to 200 watts per channel
- sensitivity 89 dB
- 6-ohm impedance
- DualMono® center channel technology
- each speaker features dedicated front left/right and center channel speaker inputs
- off-white paintable grilles
- cutout: 5-7/8"W x 26-3/8"H
- mounting depth: 3-3/4"
- weight: 25 lbs.
- warranty: 5 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Features and Specs
|Enclosure Type||Bass Reflex|
|Power Range (Watts)||50-200|
|Parts Warranty||5 years|
|Labor Warranty||5 years|
Overview: The Artison Portrait In-Wall LCR is a 3-channel (Left, Center, and Right) passive LCR in-wall loudspeaker speaker system which delivers the left, center, and right audio information of your AV surround sound system from two speakers designed to mount inside the wall on either side of your television. The Artison In-Wall LCRs are designed to complement any flat panel display 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 in-wall speaker cabinets which are more aesthetically appealing and yet still deliver the three discrete front channels for your home theater surround sound.
In-Wall Mount Design: Unlike other in in-wall speakers, the Artison Portrait In-Wall LCRs are a complete speaker cabinet mounted inside an in-wall mount. The In-Wall LCRs have a closed-back design which ensures that the performance of the speaker is maintained, independent of the wall cavity size or wall construction type. It does not rely on the cavity created behind the baffle to control the performance of the system. The sound is consistent and fully independent of the environment.
DualMono Center Channel: The Artison Portrait In-Wall LCRs feature a unique, patented DualMono Center Channel which improves the reproduction of the audio. Two dedicated speaker 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 In-Wall LCRs left and right channels provide the wide-accurate sound stage you want from a home theater speaker system.
Drivers: Each Artison Portrait In-Wall LCR features two 4.5" long-throw Kevlar midrange drivers and two 1" Super Audio silk-dome tweeters for exceptional dynamics, fast transient response, and ruler-flat frequency.
Enclosure: The Artison Portrait In-Wall LCR features a white aluminum cabinet and plastic off-white grille which are also paintable (paint shields supplied). The LCR In-Walls utilizes a bass-reflex enclosure design with two front-firing ports for added bass response and efficiency.
Presence Control Settings: The Presence Control changes the DualMono Center Channel tweeter level, from 6kHz and up, to compensate for differing room acoustics. You can set this switch to Normal (0 db/oct), Decreased (-3 dB/oct), or Increased (+3 dB/oct).
Note: Presence Controls switches on both speakers should be set to the same positions for proper balance of the center image.
Speaker Connections: Each Artison Portrait In-Wall LCR will require two discrete audio signal from an external multi-channel amplifier. Each Artison LCR In-Wall features two pair of gold-plated spring-post terminals (Front Right or Left, and Center). For the Left and Right channels, connect one end of your two-conductor speaker wire to the 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. The DualMono Center Channels should be wired in a parallel connection to the amplifier/receiver channel; this can be achieved with two separate speaker wires run from the amplifier/receiver, one to each DualMono Center Channel. The speaker wire gauge required is depending upon wire length run; 16 Gauge is suggested as the minimum size.
Mounting: The Artison Portrait In-Wall LCR features an integrated mounting bracket and is designed to be compatible with standard 2 x 4" stud walls. The Portrait In-Wall LCR features a 3-3/4" mounting depth and cut-out dimensions of 5.875" wide x 26.4375" tall. The in-wall speakers come supplied with mounting templates to help you determine the proper location and size of the cut-out needed in your wall.
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