XM2 and XMU
LENS ATTACHMENT KIT INSTALLATION GUIDE
for Paladin and Phoenix lenses
The XM2 Plate system attaches
directly to many Epson, JVC and
Sony home theater projectors
OR it can be sandwiched
between larger projectors and
their ceiling mount.
The XMU Plate system integrates
with any projector mounted with the
Chief RPA ceiling mount system
(not included).
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XM2 ATTACHMENT KIT – DIRECT ATTACHMENT
The XM2 attachment kit easily attaches Panamorph lenses to the home theater
projector models shown below (XX means every model in that series) and is also
compatible with their ceiling mounts. Epson and JVC projectors include integrated
Panamorph mounting holes and Sony projectors use the ceiling mounting holes
themselves to either attach the XM2 directly or to sandwich the XM2 plate between the
projector and ceiling mount. If your projector model is not shown please contact
cs@panamorph.com. These instructions are only for the attachment kit. See
www.panamorph.com and the Lens Installation Guide for additional information.
50XXUB, 60XXUB, LS10000, LS10500
All models since 2012 including DLA-RS4500/Z1
VPL- VWXXXES, VW1000ES, VW1100ES
CONTENTS (in “Kit Parts” box)
(1) XM2 Plate with these instructions
(1) Lens Bracket (when attachment kit is included with the lens as a system)
(1) Driver Kit with 5/32” hex bit and glow ring
(2) Screw, Bracket Attachment
(2) Screw, Bracket Attachment (long)
(2) Screw, Bracket Attachment (X long)
(2) Screw, Bracket Attachment (XX long)
(2) Spacer, 1” Bracket Attachment
(2) Spacer, 2” Bracket Attachment
(4) Screw, Lens Bracket
(2) Thumb Knob, Bracket Attachment
(2) Screw, Stabilizer
¼”-20 x 3/4”, black
¼”-20 x 1 5/8”, black
¼”-20 x 2 3/4”, black
¼”-20 x 4”, black
¾”D x 1” long, black
¾”D x 2” long, black
#8-32 x ¼”, black
#6-32, 1” black plastic
(2) Screw, Epson/JVC Plate Attachment
(2) Screw, Epson 6040 Plate Attachment
(3) Screw, Sony Plate Attachment
(2) Spacer, Epson LS
(2) Spacer, Epson 6040
M4x18mm, silver
M4x25mm, silver
M5x14mm, silver
½” OD, 3/16” long, black
½” OD, 1/2” long, black
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DIRECT ATTACHMENT OF THE XM2 PLATE
1. Lay the XM2 Plate over the inverted
projector to identify the mounting holes
according to the designations in the
following diagram.
E1, E2
Epson projectors (E2 for 6040)
J
JVC projectors (RS4500 toward XM2 front)
S1
Newer Sony projector models
S2
Sony VPL- VW1000ES, VW1100ES
2. EPSON PROJECTORS ONLY. Set the XM2 Plate aside. For Epson 10XXXLS
projectors place a 3/16” spacer over each Panamorph mounting hole. For the Epson
6040UB projector, place a 1/2" spacer over each Panamorph mounting hole.
Replace the XM2 Plate over the inverted projector without disturbing the spacers.
3. SONY PROJECTORS ONLY. Place the ceiling mount adapter over the XM2 Plate
and align with the projector mounting holes. If no ceiling mount is used then add
washers (not included) to replace the thickness of the ceiling mount adapter for
proper screw length.
4. Insert and tighten the appropriate Plate Attachment Screws through the XM2 Plate
and into the projector. CAUTION: IF THE PLATE ATTACHMENT SCREWS DO
NOT FULLY THREAD INTO THE PROJECTOR DO NOT FORCE THEM. In this
case you may need to either use shorter screws or add washers.
5. For EPSON and JVC ceiling mount installations, insert the two plastic stabilizer
screws through the XM2 Plate as forward as possible but so that they still make
good contact with the projector. Only tighten until they make contact (and no farther).
These screws add extra rigidity to the attachment system.
6. Return to the Lens Installation Guide section titled “BEFORE LENS INSTALLATION”
for the next step.
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ATTACHMENT OF THE XM2 PLATE BETWEEN A LARGE
PROJECTOR AND ITS CEILING MOUNT
This is the most common way of attaching Panamorph lenses to large projection
systems because both the projector and ceiling mount (in particular the Chief VCM
ceiling mount shown above) typically have flat surfaces to secure the steel XM2 Plate
between them when the ceiling mount installation screws are tightened (make sure
those screws have plenty of thread into the projector for a secure installation when
adding the 3/16” thickness of the plate!).
There are two alignment guidelines when
installing the XM2 this way (see above diagram).
1. Center the XM2 Plate on the center line of the
projector lens. Note to first make sure any
horizontal lens shift in the projector is neutral.
2. Leave about 3.5” (90mm) of the XM2 Plate
overhanging beyond the front of the projection lens (or most forward part of the
projector) so there is room to install the Panamorph lens. The XM2 Plate includes slots
to fine tune the final distance between the Panamorph lens and the projector lens.
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INSTALLING THE XMU ATTACHMENT KIT
The XMU attachment kit is designed to position the Paladin or Phoenix lens in front of
the primary lens of most projectors mounted with the Chief RPA ceiling mount system
including Chief’s universal or SLB projector adapter (Chief products not included) and
where the projector lens center is no greater than 4” (100m) to the left or right of
the center of the ceiling mount pole. If you have not yet purchased a ceiling mount
for your projector, the Chief RPA with dedicated SLB adapter for your projector model is
generally the easiest to work with since it requires the least adjustments while installing
the XMU Attachment Kit.
Please note that if you are using the universal Chief RPA projector adapter you should
take care to set up the arms per the manufacturer’s instructions so that the mounting
pole is at or just a little in front of (ie toward the screen) the center of gravity of the
projector for best balance due to the extra weight of the lens system.
CONTENTS (in addition to XM2 parts in Kit Parts box)
(4) Screw, Chief SLB Extension
(2) Screw, XMU Stabilizer
(4) Spacer, Chief SLB
10-24 x 1 1/2”, silver
¼”-20 x 1 ½”, black plastic
½” OD x 3/8”, black
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ATTACHING THE XMU PLATE TO THE CHIEF RPA CEILING
MOUNT
1. The Chief RPA ceiling mount may include either the universal Chief spider arm
adapter (RPA-U) or the projector-specific Chief SLB projector adapter. In most cases
the XMU plate can be installed directly to a projector that has already been ceilingmounted. However, if you use an SLB adapter that has edges which are folded
up then a) remove the projector from the Chief RPA000 mount head, b) remove the
SLB adapter from the projector, c) replace the four screws in the SLB adapter with
the longer #10-24 x 1 1/2” SLB Extension screws (XMU parts), d) place a Chief SLB
Spacer (XMU parts) over each screw, then e) remount the projector to the RPA000
mount head per the Chief instructions, leaving the four Chief thumb-knobs
somewhat loose but without risk to you or the equipment.
2. Loosen the four Chief thumb-knobs to provide a gap below the RPA000 mount head
just large enough to insert the XMU Plate. Be careful to leave enough screw
thread visible above the thumb-knobs to ensure that there is no risk of the
projector assembly falling.
3. Determine which side of the XMU Plate will orient the horizontal slot so that the Lens
Bracket (when attached) will be positioned in front of the projector lens. Note that if
the projector lens is horizontally centered on the Chief RPA mount then it will not
matter which side of the XMU Plate is used. Now slide the XMU Plate from front to
back into the gap created in Step 2 just under the Chief RPA head so that the
exposed threads of the Chief RPA screws line up with the slots in the XMU Plate.
Continue sliding the XMU Plate back about ½” (12mm) beyond the rear set of three
head screws. Tighten the four thumb-knobs to secure the XMU Plate for now
knowing that you will be loosening them again during future steps.
4. Return to the Lens Installation Instructions section titled “BEFORE LENS
INSTALLATION” for the next step.
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