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MOTIF LCR MANUAL
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The lightning flash within an equilateral triangle is
intended to alert you to the presence of non insulated
“dangerous voltage” within the product’s enclosure that
may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute an electric
shock to persons.
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT OPEN.
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK,
DO NOT REMOVE THE BACK PANEL.
NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE.
REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED PERSONNEL.
The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle
is intended to alert you to the presence of important
operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in
the literature accompanying the appliance.
contents
INTRODUCTION
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UNPACKING
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BREAK-IN
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Retain instructions - the safety and operating instructions
should be retained for future reference.
11 Power cord protection - power-supply cords should be
routed so that they are not likely to be walked on
or pinched by items placed on or against them, paying
particular attention to cords at plugs, convenience
receptacles and the point where they exit from appliance.
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Heed warnings - all warnings on the appliance and in the
operating instructions should be adhered to.
12 Cleaning - Use only a soft, damp cloth to wipe off dust
and grease.
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Read instructions - all the safety and operating instructions
should be read before the appliance is operated.
13 Non-use periods - the power cord of the appliance should
be unplugged from the outlet when left unused for a long
period of time.
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Follow instructions - all operating and use instructions
should be followed.
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Water and moisture - the appliance should not be used
near water - for example, near a bathtub, washbowl,
kitchen sink, laundry tub, in a wet basement, or near a
swimming pool and the like.
14 Object and liquid entry - care should be taken so that
objects do not fall and liquids are not spilled into the
enclosure through openings.
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Carts and stands - the appliance should be used only with
a cart or stand if recommended by the manufacturer.
15 Damage requiring service - the appliance should be
serviced by qualified personnel when:
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Wall or ceiling mounting - the appliance should be
mounted to a wall or ceiling only as recommended by the
manufacturer.
a)
Ventilation - the appliance should be situated so that
its location or position does not interfere with proper
ventilation. For example, the appliance should not be
situated on a bed, sofa, rug, or similar surface that may
block the ventilation openings; or placed in a built-in
installation, such as a bookcase or cabinet, that may
impede the flow of air through the ventilation openings.
c)
d)
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Heat - the appliance should be situated away from heat
sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other
appliances that produce heat.
b)
e)
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POSITIONING
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CONNECTING
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MOUNTING
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TEMPLATE
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CLEANING & MAINTENANCE
10
AVOID DIRECT SUNLIGHT
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DISPOSAL
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POWER AND ACOUSTIC PRESSURE
11
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
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The power-supply cord or the plug
has been damaged; or
Objects have fallen, or liquid has been
spilled into the appliance; or
The appliance has been exposed to rain; or
The appliance does not appear to operate
normally, or exhibits a marked change
in performance; or
The appliance has been dropped,
or the enclosure damaged.
16 Servicing - the user should not attempt to service the
appliance beyond that described in the operating
instructions. All other servicing should be referred to
qualified service personnel.
10 Power sources - the appliance should be connected to a
power supply only of the type described in the operating
instructions or as marked on the appliance.
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INTRODUCTION
Congratulations on your selection of DALI MOTIF LCR loudspeakers.
It is important to us that your new loudspeaker is set up and connected
optimally. We strongly recommend that you read this manual and follow its
instructions before unpacking and installing the speaker.
This manual contains instructions for setup and connection, as well as tips
and advice on how to get the most out of your DALI MOTIF LCR loudspeaker.
Remember to sign up for the DALI newsletter at www.dali.dk. DALI
is acclaimed around the world for unique loudspeakers built to our
uncompromising standards for design and performance. The goal for every
single DALI loudspeaker is always our foremost commitment: To create a
listening experience in your home that will make you forget time and place.
U N PA C K I N G T H E
M OT I F L C R
The following parts are enclosed in the box:
• DALI MOTIF LCR loudspeaker
• Grille
• Click'n Connect wall-mount (pat. pend.)
• 1 mm Allen key
• Mounting templates
• Manual
Be careful not to damage the contents when you
unpack the parts. We suggest you retain the
packing for future use.
AT T E N T I O N !
Take care not to scratch the high-gloss finish of
the DALI MOTIF LCR enclosure.
Enjoy.
BREAK-IN
Like any mechanical system (e.g. like a new car),
a loudspeaker requires a “break-in” period to
perform at its best. You will experience a gradual
increase in sound quality during the first period of
use. The break-in period will vary depending on
use and playback volume (approximately 50
hours at medium volume is recommended).
Unlike other mechanical systems, the life-span of
a loudspeaker is increased by normal, regular
playback of music.
WARNING
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NEVER place the DALI MOTIF LCR with the front facing
down,as this will cause deformation of the silk dome
tweeter, which may damage its performance.
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POSITIONING
C O N N E C T I N G T H E M OT I F L C R
Before setting up and connecting your new DALI MOTIF LCR loudspeakers, you
should find the best possible placement relative to your listening position. It is a
good idea to follow these simple guidelines:
Before connecting or disconnecting any cables, always turn off the amplifier to
avoid electrical shock or damage to your equipment.
- Ideally, the DALI MOTIF LCR speakers should be placed at the corners of an
equilateral triangle with the (left and right stereo) speakers minimum 1,5 meters
(60”) apart to achieve good stereo separation.
Channel the speaker cable through the groove in the Click'n Connect
wall-mount. Ensure the positive terminal on the wall-mount (marked '+' and
coloured red) is connected to the positive output terminal of the amplifier and
negative (marked '–' and coloured black) to negative.
- Avoid placing objects between the loudspeakers and the listening position.
Obstacles can have a detrimental effect on tonal balance.
Incorrect connection will result in poor stereo imaging and loss of
low-frequency output. Always make sure the terminals are screwed down tight.
Always use cables of the same type and length for left and right channels. We
recommend using special speaker cables from DALI, available from your dealer.
AT T E N T I O N !
Min. 30 cm
Min. 1.5 m
If you are using DALI MOTIF LCR in a surround system, follow the instructions
included with your surround amplifier, as even a single loudspeaker connected
out-of-phase will make the bass weaker and the soundstage unfocused.
Ideal
Optional
WARNING
Make sure that the bare conductors are tightly gripped
by the terminals with no loose wires that could cause a
short circuit and damage the amplifier.
Stereo
Surround
A
A
A
D
D
A
A
A
B
B
C
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MOUNTING
NOTE!
The DALI MOTIF LCR can be mounted either horizontally or vertically, using the
supplied Click'n Connect wall-mount.
The DALI logo on the front grill can be turned sideways according to the
orientation of your MOTIF LCR. Simply press and release the spring-loaded DALI
logo, turn it in the direction you want and repress. Done.
AT T E N T I O N !
Please refer to enclosed mounting template for orientation of the Click'n Connect
wall-mount regarding horizontal vs. vertical mounting.
AT T E N T I O N !
WARNING
Do NOT mount the DALI MOTIF LCR on the ceiling.
The supplied Click'n Connect wall-mount is
NOT INTENDED FOR CEILING-MOUNT!
As a means of theft prevention, your DALI MOTIF LCR can be further secured to the
Click'n Connect wall-mount. Using the supplied 1.5 mm Allen key, turn the Allen
screw on the spring-loaded button clockwise. This will lock the button and prevent
the DALI MOTIF LCR from being disconnected from the Click'n Connect wall-mount.
T E M P L AT E
Using the enclosed mounting template, carefully mark the four screw
positions on the mounting surface. To ensure an aesthetically pleasing result, we
recommend that you use a spirit level to ensure that the Click'n Connect
is mounted absolutely level.
After the speaker cables have been properly attached, screw in the four screws
in the pre-drilled keyholes and tighten them - use rawlplugs if neccessary.
Carefully slide the speaker onto the Click'n Connect wall-mount, until you hear
an engaging click from the spring-loaded button. This automatically establishes
the correct electrical connection between the speaker and the amplifier.
WARNING
Do NOT apply force if the DALI MOTIF LCR does not slide
easily onto the Click'n Connect wall-mount. Instead,
please check and realign the orientation of the molded
grooves between the wall-mount and speaker socket.
To disconnect DALI MOTIF LCR, simply press the spring-loaded button on the
Click'n Connect wall-mount and pull the speaker gently towards you.
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CLEANING & MAINTENANCE
POWER AND ACOUSTIC PRESSURE
Clean the high-gloss lacquer with a soft, dry micro-fibre cloth. If the rubber-painted front
baffle is dirty, wipe with a soft, damp micro-fibre cloth. Be careful not to damage the two
4.5" midrange drivers when wiping them, as they are very fragile. Avoid wiping the dome
tweeter! When removed from the speaker baffle, the grille can be softly vacuumed and
wiped with a well-wrung, lint-free cloth with mild all-purpose cleaner.
How loud a speaker is able to play and still sound good is totally dependent on the
signal it has to reproduce. This also means that you cannot define an unequivocal
playback level when comparing different speakers.
AVOI D DI R ECT S U N LIG HT
The surfaces of the DALI MOTIF LCR are sensitive to sunlight, which might cause colour
fading over time. To reduce colour fading, we recommend avoiding exposing the
loudspeaker to direct sunlight.
DISPOSAL
If you want to dispose this product, do not mix it with general household waste. There is
a separate collection system for used electronic products in accordance with legislation
that requires proper treatment, recovery and recycling. Private households in the EU
member states, Switzerland and Norway may return their used electronic products free
of charge to designated collection facilities or to a retailer (if you purchase a similar
new one). For countries not mentioned above, please contact your local authorities for the
correct method of disposal. By doing so, you will ensure that your disposed product
undergoes the necessary treatment, recovery and recycling and thus prevent potential
negative effects on the environment and human health.
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An abundance of pure, undistorted output from a large amplifier is better than a
distorted signal from a small amplifier stretched beyond its capacity. The signal from
a distorting (clipping) amplifier puts a heavy strain on the high-frequency driver.
Consequently, speakers are most often damaged by small amplifiers forced to work too
hard - and very rarely by large amplifiers, which are practically running idle.
We also recommend that the tone controls generally be set to the neutral position and
that you achieve your desired sound image through correct positioning of the speakers.
Ensuring that you keep the volume low enough to keep the sound clear and undistorted
will minimize the strain on both speakers and amplifier.
AT T E N T I O N !
We recommend that you use a high quality amplifier or surround receiver with DALI
MOTIF LCR, as the quality of the reproduced sound will benefit from it. DALI MOTIF LCR
is generally designed to work well with the amplifier that is integrated into many
television sets, but in most cases, sound quality will benefit from using a good, external
amplifier.
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There are countless methods for measuring speakers. However, none of them tell
you anything useful about how a speaker really sounds. Only your ears should
decide whether one speaker sounds better than another. Like all our speakers, DALI
MOTIF LCR is designed to reproduce music as honestly as possible.
Enjoy your DALI MOTIF LCR.
Frequency Range [+/- 3dB] [Hz]
Crossover Frequency [Hz]
Sensitivity [2.83V/1m] [dB]
Nominal impedance [ohm]
Maximum SPL [dB]
78 – 25,000
3,000
89
6.0
107
Recommended Amp. Power [W]
Terminals
15-120
Integrated in Click’n Connect
wall mount
High Frequency Drivers [mm]
Low Frequency Drivers [inch]
28
2 x 4.5
Enclosure Type
Closed
Dimensions [HxWxD] [cm]
Dimensions [HxWxD] [inch]
Weight [kg/lb]
Accessories
38.5 x 15.7 x 10.0
15.2 x 6.2 x 3.9
3.55 / 7.8
Click’n Connect wall-mount,
templates, 1.5 mm Allen key
Finishes
High gloss lacquer,
white or black
I N A D M I R AT I O N O F M U S I C
DALI UK +44 (0)845 644 3537
DALI USA +1 303 464 7000
DALI Denmark +45 9672 1155
www.dali.dk
Item No. 951031-0-0 - DALI MOTIF LCR
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