Elac Debut Custom Install Series: The ELAC Debut Series Custom Install
series speakers are designed to accurately reproduce the full-range of music and
film sound, while requiring absolutely no floor space. This compact format is
ideal for applications where traditional loudspeakers would be impractical or
impossible. In-wall & in-ceiling speakers are ideal for surround sound
applications, anywhere space is a consideration, or to bring music into
additional rooms of the house.
Center-Channel Application: The Elac Debut IW-DC51-W in-wall
loudspeaker is perfect for the exceptional reproduction of the dialogu in a TV
broadcast, music, and the complex requirements of the center channel in a home
Two-Way Driver Design: The Elac Debut IW-DC51-W in-wall
loudspeaker features a two-way driver design with a 1" tweeter, two 5.25" woofers,
and a 2,200Hz crossover. Both the tweeter and woofer have been custom designed
by Andrew Jones to deliver an exceptional audio experience that can't be
delivered with typical off-the-shelf parts.
- Cloth Dome Tweeter w/ Wave Guide: The Elac Debut
IW-DC51-W features a 1" cloth dome tweeter with a custom-designed waveguide
with a deep spheroid profile. This waveguide design is utilized to improve
directivity control and shield the tweeter from baffle diffraction.
- Dual Woven-Aramid Fiber Woofers: The in-wall speaker
features two 5.25" woven aramid-fiber cone woofers with rubber surrounds,
oversized magnets, and vented pole pieces. Woven aramid fiber offers a
superior stiffness-to-weight ratio and damping over common polypropylene or
paper cones. The added strength allows more flexibility in design to achieve
a smoother, extended frequency response.
- Custom Crossover: A custom seven-element crossover
(2,200Hz) with audio-grade components is implemented to ensure smooth
transition between the tweeter and woofer.
Magnetic Grille: The included magnetic grille fits easily onto the
IW-DC51-W in-wall speaker after installation. The grille features an
edge-to-edge, low-profile design for a more seamless, consistent look that
blends with the wall more attractively.
Spring-Post Speaker Terminals: The Elac Debut IW-DC51-W in-wall
loudspeaker is outfitted with spring-post terminals to attach your in-wall
speaker wire. The spring-post speaker terminals will
accommodate up to 14AWG speaker wire. The terminals will also support single
banana plugs. For shorter distances up to 25', 18AWG
speaker wire will be sufficient. For longer distances, 16AWG speaker wire should
Note: Do not use nails, staples or other metal objects to secure the
speaker wire. The resulting short-circuit could affect your system's performance
& could also damage components in your system, especially the amplifier. To
minimize interference & external hum keep the speaker wires away from other
electrical wires and cables.
In-Wall Installation: The Elac Debut IW-DC51-W mounts in a
x 6.25" (h) rectangular cutout opening in your wall with a mounting depth of 3.375". Use the included template for proper cut-out of
drywall. Your wall needs to be 0.25" to 0.75" thick. Allow at least 1.5" of clearance between the wall cut-out and any studs
or joists. Eight "dog-ear" clamps secure the speaker to the wall.
- Do not install the speaker near any heat sources such as radiators,
heating valves, stoves or apparatus (including amplifiers), or in areas
where there is a risk of explosion.
- Do not install the speaker near transformers. EMF fields can cause
- Do not install the speaker in locations that are extremely humid,
exceptionally hot, cold or prone to vibrations.
Speaker Placement: Once installed, In-wall speakers are not easily
repositioned or moved. Please take a bit of extra time to carefully consider the
best speaker locations before you begin. Each room is unique, so decide what
works best for you.
- The center channel speaker should be mounted close to ear level, above
or below the video screen.
- Speakers should always be directed toward the primary listening
- Speakers should be mounted at least 2' from the corners of the room or
- Mounting a speaker too near the corner of the room will increase the
low-frequency response, causing an unnatural "boominess" in the affected
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