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Installation: After a 8-15/16" x 6" cutout is made
(either vertically or horizontally) the speaker is installed into the opening and
held in place with the integral plastic bracket. The required depth to install
the speaker is 2-1/2" from the mounting surface (this includes the thickness
of the drywall). Behind the mounting surface there must be a 1-1/2" clearance
on both ends of the speaker (along the short sides). The mounting wall material
must be at least 3/8" thick for the mounting bracket to work.
Paintable: Both the frame and grille can be painted to match
the ceiling. A plastic paint mask is included to protect the speaker from being
painted as well.
Inputs: The speaker clips will accept bare wire up to 14
IR Sensor Knockout: The speaker has a knockout molded into
the speaker baffle that will accommodate a standard 1/2" diameter infrared
(IR) sensor for an optional remote IR remote control system.
Placement: The HSi 255s can be mounted either vertically or
horizontally. If mounted horizontally, each speaker should be turned so the
tweeters are in the inside. If mounted vertically and the bottom edge is more
than 66" above the floor, invert the speaker so the tweeter is below the
woofer. The speakers should be mounted at least 12" away from a tube-TV
to avoid interference with the picture.
Magnetic Grille: The grille is magnetically mounted for easy
Optional Bracket: The NCB5 new-construction bracket (sold
separately) can be used to simplify installation in new construction.