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High-performance speakers for flat-panel TVs
Item # 733MLCRUMB | MFR # M-LCR/UMB
This item is no longer available.
Our take on the Artison Masterpieceby Crutchfield's Chris Egner
Flank your flat-panel TV with great sound
Artison's finest flat-panel TV speakers bring a real cinematic quality to movies and TV shows you watch at home. You get an engrossing front soundstage from two speaker cabinets instead of three, thanks to DualMono® technology. 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.
Top-quality drivers for top-notch sound
Each Masterpiece speaker boasts two super-strong Kevlar® woofers, two ultra-fast tweeters, plus a third side-firing tweeter to expand the soundstage. The tweeters on the front of the speaker panel are adjustable, so you can aim them to optimize imaging in your favorite listening spot.
Custom-built speaker grilles perfectly match your TV
Attach a pair of Masterpiece speakers to just about any flat-panel TV using the included universal mounting bar and your TV's standard wall-mounting holes. Artison custom-builds the grilles to line up evenly with the top and bottom of your TV screen, for a fully integrated look. Use our Artison Custom Grille Finder to add the grilles to your order.
Complete your Artison home theater setup
Add Artison surround speakers and an Artison subwoofer for exciting wraparound effects and hard-hitting bass. If your TV screen is ultra-thin, or you want your speakers to blend in even better with your room, choose the in-wall version of Artison's Masterpiece — install a pair of these speakers in your wall to the left and right of your TV screen. You can also check out Artison's in-wall surrounds and subs.
Priced per pair
Note: Custom grilles ship directly from Artison, and can only be delivered within the 48 contiguous United States.
- designed for flat-panel TVs 50" and larger
- bass-reflex (ported) design
- frequency response 70-50,000 Hz (±3dB)
- two 5-1/4" Kevlar midrange/woofers
- two 1" Vifa XT dome tweeters — adjustable for aiming toward your listening spot
- one side-firing tweeter
- sensitivity 89 dB
- 6-ohm impedance
- handles up to 250 watts per channel
- custom grilles built to perfectly match your TV's dimensions
- included universal mounting bracket attaches the speaker panels to your TV using your TV's wall-mount holes
- 6"W x 28"H x 4"D
- weight: 38 lbs.
- warranty: 5 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
What's in the Box:
- 2 LCR speakers (black) with bracket attached (using two insert screws)
- 2 Universal mounting brackets
- 2 Metal straps
- 6.5' Length of 16AWG speaker wire
- Six 8mm x 60mm bolts
- Six 8mm x 45mm bolts
- Six 8mm x 35mm bolts
- Six 6mm x 60mm bolts
- Six 6mm x 45mm bolts
- Six 6mm x 35mm bolts
- Six 5mm x 45mm bolts
- Six 5mm x 35mm bolts
- Six 4mm x 45mm bolts
- Six 4mm x 35mm bolts
- 16 Hex-head machine screws
- 4 Large 8mm (ID) flat-washers
- 4 Small 8mm (ID) flat-washers
- Four 5mm (ID) flat-washers
- 6 Plastic spacers
- 4 Rubber spacers
- 3mm Allen-wrench
- Pair of white gloves
- Installation Guide
- Warranty Card
- "Fujitsu Plasma Owners" note
- "Attention Installer:" note
Features and Specs
|Number of Speakers||2|
|Bipole or Dipole||No|
|Tweeter||Vifa XT Dome|
|Midrange size (inches)||N/A|
|Woofer size (inches)||5-1/4|
|Mounting Bracket Included||Yes|
|Parts Warranty||5 Years|
|Labor Warranty||5 Years|
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 size.
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.
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