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LCR 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 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 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. The DualMono Center
Channel provides an easy installation of just two speaker enclosures which are
more aesthetically appealing and yet still deliver the three discreet 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 your television.
DualMono Center Channel: The Artison Portrait LCRs feature a
unique, patented DualMono Center Channel which improves the reproduction of the
audio. Two dedicated speaker located in the upper half o 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
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.
Drivers: Each Artison Portrait LCR features two 4.5"
long-throw Kevlar midrange drivers, two 1" Vifa DX Super Audio silk-dome
tweeters, and one 1" stage-tweeter for exceptional dynamics, fast transient
response, and ruler flat frequency. The stage-tweeters, positioned on the
outside edge of the LCR speakers, provide a wider dispersion of the
front-channel effects (the stage-tweeter can be switched on or off).
Enclosure: The Artison Portrait LCRs features a black
anodized aluminum cabinet. The LCR utilizes a bass-reflex enclosure design with
a top-firing and bottom-firing port for added bass response and efficiency.
Speaker Connections: Each Artison Portrait LCR will require
two discrete audio signal from an external multi-channel amplifier. Each Artison
LCR 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. 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. 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, whether placed on a stand or mounted to
the wall using its universal mounting bracket system. 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. 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. The
Artison LCRs may also be mounted directly to a wall using its integrated speaker
bracket (hardware not supplied for this install).
Note: LCR Grilles (sold separately) are available to
match the height and complement the color of select flat-panel displays
from 40" (diagonal) and above. Please check Crutchfield's "Artison Custom
Grille Finder" for your television's custom LCR grilles. No grilles are
included with speaker.