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LCR Speaker: The Artison Masterpiece 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 Masterpiece
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 discrete front channels for your home
theater surround sound. The Artison Masterpiece 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 Masterpiece 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 Masterpiece LCRs left and right channels provide
the wide-accurate sound stage you want from a home theater speaker system.
Drivers: Each Artison
Masterpiece LCR features two 5.25" long-throw Kevlar midrange drivers, two 1"
adjustable Vifa XT Super Audio ring-radiator 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).
Adjustable Tweeters: The Masterpiece LCR is equipped with adjustable
front-firing tweeters. Using the angle built into the woofers as a reference,
you can fine tune the LCRs to fit your application. The DualMono Center Channel
tweeters should be focused to the center of your listening area. Conversely, the
let and right channel tweeters should be aimed to the left and right side of
your listening area.
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.
Enclosure: The Artison Masterpiece 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 Masterpiece 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
Masterpiece 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 50" (diagonal) and above. Please check Crutchfield's "Artison
Custom Grille Finder" for your television's custom LCR
grilles. No grilles are included with speaker.