HVS3 - H/V Splay Bracket Extension Kit for 3

HVS3 - H/V Splay Bracket Extension Kit for 3
I SERIES
BalancePoint™ Flyware
For Point Source and
Subwoofer loudspeakers
models IP8, IP6, IS8, and IS6
HVS3
HVS3 - Horizontal/Vertical Splay Bracket Extension Kit (3-way)
The BalancePoint™ Flyware Accessory Guide (a complete set of instructions for all
of the BalancePoint™ Flyware Kits) is available on the Community website.
Community Professional Loudspeakers
333 East Fifth Street, Chester, PA 19013-4511 USA
Phone (610) 876-3400 • Fax (610) 874-0190
communitypro.com • [email protected]
CAUTION: Installation of loudspeakers should only be
performed by trained and qualified personnel. It is strongly
recommended that a licensed and certified professional
structural engineer approve the mounting design.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
UNPACKING / INSPECTION
Always follow these basic safety precautions when using or installing I SERIES loudspeakers and
accessories:
Community I SERIES loudspeakers are
engineered and manufactured to be rugged
and they are carefully packed in sturdy cartons.
However, it is recommended to thoroughly
inspect each unit after it has been removed from
the packaging, as damage could occur during
shipping.
• Read these instructions prior to assembly.
• Keep these instructions for reference.
• Heed all warnings.
• Follow all instructions, particularly those pertaining to rigging, mounting, hanging and electrical
connections.
• Do not use this apparatus near water.
• Clean only with dry cloth.
• Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer’s instruction.
• Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves,light fixtures, or
other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
• Only use attachments and accessories that are specified and approved by the manufacturer.
Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when the apparatus has been
damaged in any way, such as liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the apparatus, the
apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate normally, or has been dropped.
The terms CAUTION, WARNING, and DANGER may be used in this manual to alert the reader to
important safety considerations. If you have any questions or do not understand the meaning
of these terms, do not proceed with installation. Contact your local dealer, distributor, or call
Community directly for assistance. These terms are defined as:
CAUTION: describes an operating condition or user action that may expose the
equipment or user to potential damage or danger.
WARNING: describes an operating condition or user action that will likely cause damage
to the equipment or injury to the user or to others in the vicinity.
DANGER: describes an operating condition or user action that will immediately damage
the equipment and/or be extremely dangerous or life threatening to the user or to others
in the vicinity.
These installation instructions are for use by qualified personnel only. To reduce the risk of fire or
electric shock do not perform any servicing other than that contained in the operating instructions
unless you are qualified to do so.
Please note that once the shipment has left
your dealer or the Community factory, the
responsibility for damage is always borne by
the freight company. If damage has occurred
during shipping, you must file a claim directly
with the freight company. It’s very important to
contact the freight company as soon as possible
after receiving your shipment, as most freight
companies have a short time limit within which
they will investigate claims. Make sure to save
the carton and the packing material, as most
claims will be denied if these materials are
not retained. Your Community dealer and the
factory will try to help in any way they can, but
it is the responsibility of the party receiving the
shipment to file the damage claim.
It is always a good idea to retain the carton and
packing materials, if possible, in the event that
the unit may need to be returned to your dealer
or distributor for repair in the future.
CAUTION: Installation of
I SERIES loudspeakers should
only be performed by trained
and qualified personnel. It is strongly
recommended that a licensed and
certified professional structural
engineer approve the mounting. Severe
injury and/or loss of life may occur if
this product is improperly installed.
RIGGING SAFETY / IMPORTANT NOTES
There are three primary areas of responsibility
for rigging loudspeakers. The first is the
building structure. Always consult with the
building architect or structural engineer to
assure the ability of the structure to support
the loudspeaker system. The second area
of responsibility is the loudspeaker itself.
Community certifies its loudspeaker systems
and rigging accessories for suspension
when they are properly installed according
to our published guidelines. The third area
of responsibility is everything between the
loudspeaker and the building structure and the
actual process of installation. The installing
contractor assumes this responsibility.
Loudspeaker rigging should be performed only
by certified rigging professionals using certified
rigging hardware chosen for the specific
application. Prior to installation, the contractor
should present a rigging plan, with drawing
and detailed parts list, to a licensed structural
engineer (P.E.) or architect for written approval.
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IMPORTANT: I SERIES loudspeakers are designed and intended to be mounted to
differing building surfaces using a variety of rigging hardware, means and methods.
Installation of loudspeakers should only be performed by trained and qualified
personnel. All electrical connections must conform to applicable city, county, state, and
national (NEC) electrical codes.
DANGER: All rigging fittings must be fully tightened and secured. Any missing fasteners
or parts will compromise the structural integrity of the enclosure and constitute a safety
hazard. Over-tightening (crushing the wood) should be avoided as well. Do not suspend
the loudspeaker unless all fasteners are securely in place!
IMPORTANT: The flat head bolts that come installed in each enclosure must remain in
place or be replaced by a threaded fastener from an array bracket. The bolts attach to
internal metal brackets that are critical to the structural integrity and rated Safe Working
Load (SWL) of each point and each array assembly. Failure to include a fastener in every
location could lead to serious injury, or even death.
DANGER: I SERIES rigging fittings are rated at a Working Load Limit (WLL) of 150 lbs
(68 kg) with a 10:1 safety margin. No single rigging fitting should ever be subjected to a
load that is greater than this stated limit. Failure to heed this warning could result in
injury or death!
BalancePoint™ Flyware
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ARRAY ACCESSORIES
HVS3 - Horizontal/Vertical Splay Bracket Extension Kit (3-way)
APPLICATION: Add an additional enclosure to a full-range loudspeaker in a
3-way Horizontally or Vertically Splayed configuration.
ASSEMBLY:
This kit includes the (4) 8mm bolts that may need to be threaded into the adjacent
full range cabinet's corner brackets before they are attached to that cabinet.
There are several configurations possible and the specific bolt locations in the
cabinet brackets are shown below. Follow the instructions and general order of
assembly accompanying the kit that you are adding the third cabinet to.
When attaching the hinges to the cabinet brackets it will be easier to remove
the 6mm hardware and allow the hinge to move. After the hinge is attached, set
the hinge angle and secure with the 6mm hardware.
Parts:
1
PH (preassembled)
PB-4
PB-4 : 3-way Cabinet Brackets (4)
PH: Preassembled Hinges (2)
Hardware:
Qty
Code
Description
4
HH6
6 x 25 mm Hex Hd Bolts
4
HN6
M6 Locknuts
8
HW6
6mm Flat Washers
8
HF8-3
8 x 30 mm Flat Hd Bolts
8
HN8
M8 Locknuts
8
HW8
8mm Flat Washers
8
HF1-3
10 x 35 mm Flat Hd Bolts
2
HH1-12 10 x 120 mm Hex Hd Bolt
4
HW1
10 mm Flat Washers
2
HN1
M10 Locknut
Some of the hardware listed above may be
included in plate and hinge preassemblies.
Kit Weight: 22.0 lb (10.0 kg)
If attaching to a HSB3 or VSB3 kit, there will
be (2) cabinet brackets (PB-4) and some
hardware not used. If necessary, remove
the flat head bolts pre-installed in the
extra PB-4s and use on the middle cabinet.
WARNING: Do NOT exceed
three (3) full-range cabinets in
a single array. More than three
will exceed the maximum safe
working load.
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For HSB3-BFR22 or HSB3-SBR54
Corner brackets placed on all
full-range cabinets
(Top middle cabinet must have bolts at
top for rail attachment [arrows])
Bolt pattern for middle
cabinet (top) bracket for
horizontal array only
For VSB-BFR22 or
VSB-SBR54
Corner brackets placed
on all full-range
cabinets
For VAB-BFR38 with
3-way full-range
Corner brackets
placed on both
full-range cabinets
Figure 24-1. 8mm flat head bolt positions in cabinet brackets by kit
application. (Lightly shaded outlined items are included in the HVS3 kit)
Brackets are shown in their orientation on the full-range cabinets.
2
HF8-3
PB-4
PB-4
HF8-3
HF8-3
Figure 24-2. Confirm bolt placement and thread bolts into cabinet brackets in
locations as needed for your specific kit.
BalancePoint™ Flyware
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ARRAY ACCESSORIES
HVS3 (continued)
Best practices:
Orient hinges so that the nut securing the long bolt (hinge pivot) is at the bottom
(direction of gravity) when mounted to a vertically oriented loudspeaker.
Horizontal arrays can be fully assembled on the ground or lifting surface.
It is easier to assemble vertical arrays from the upper cabinet down, lifting each
cabinet into position and then attaching the lower one to it. Hinge angles should
be set after each loudspeaker is secured to the upper cabinet.
3
4
5
Horizontal Array
Horizontal Array
HSB3/VSB3
2nd / middle
cabinet
Middle
cabinet
PH
Figure 24-5H. Fully tighten
all cabinet and hinge-tobracket connections
PB-4
HN8
HW8
HF1-3
PB-4
Outside
cabinet
Figure 24-3. Attach the cabinet brackets Figure 24-4H (Horizontal Array). Remove
with 4 installed bolts to the middle cabinet the 6mm hardware and connect the hinge
assemblies to the cabinet brackets
(build from the inside-out)
4
Use (inside) marked
mounting points
Vertical Array
5
Vertical Array
HN8
PH
Middle
Cabinet PB-4
HW8
HW8
HN8
HF1-3
PH / Lower Bracket
Assembly
Lower Cabinet
Brackets
PB-4
PB-4
Figure 24-4V (Vertical Array). Remove the 6mm hardware from the hinges and
attaching the lower cabinet brackets to the hinge assemblies, and then to the
cabinet brackets on the suspended cabinet (build from the top > down)
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PB-4
BalancePoint™ Flyware
Figure 24-5V (Vertical Array). Lift the
cabinet up and attach it to the cabinet
brackets - tighten all hinge and cabinet
connections
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ARRAY ACCESSORIES
HVS3 (continued)
6
Triple horizontal full-range 3-way array
can be accomplished in two ways:
HSB3-BFR22 / HSB3-SBR54 + (1) HVS3 kit
or BFR22V / SBR54 + (2) HVS3 kits.
Horizontal Array
Remove (2) 8mm flat head bolts from
the PP-2 (or PP-1) and thread them
into the top of what will be the middle
cabinet top bracket. Attach all cabinet
brackets and mounting plates to the
cabinets. Attach the hinges. Attach
the rails and fully tighten all rail and
cabinet connections. Set the angles on
the hinges - they must be symmetrical
to balance evenly.
HN6
HW6
6mm Hardware
HH6
HW6
HN6
Upper Hinge
Lower Hinge
Figure 24-6H. Secure angle on hinges by reinserting
the 6mm hardware removed earlier
Snug tighten the 6mm connections until desired
angle is confirmed, then fully tighten
6
Vertical Array
The PP-2 splay adapter plate will not be
used, and there will be hardware and a
few parts left over.
PH
HH6
7
HW6
HN6
Figure 6V. Adjust hinge to desired angle and
reinsert the 6mm hardware
Snug tighten the 6mm connections until desired
angle is confirmed, then fully tighten
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Figure 7. Fully tighten all
connections
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TECHNICAL DRAWINGS
HINGE (ROTATIONAL ARRAY) BRACKET [PH]
Drawings not to scale
Ø.24" [Ø6]
(TYP)
2.74" [69.59]
15°
0
17.5
10
2.5
7.5
5
LEG
30
35
25
27.5
.34" [8.7]
20
15
12.5
Ø.24" [Ø6]
3.62" [92.02]
LEG
40
45
3.25" [82.6]
(TYP)
32.5
22.5
37.5
42.5
.16" [4]
Ø1.00" [Ø25.4]
Ø.39" [Ø10]
2.08" [52.85]
.24" [6.09]
DIMENSIONS TYPICAL FOR BOTH LEGS
2.24" [56.85]
2.08" [52.85]
1.97" [50.01]
Ø.35" [Ø9]
1.18" [30.03]
(4 PLACES)
1.34" [33.98]
.76" [19.25]
.46" [11.64]
CABINET CORNER BRACKET (3-WAY) [PB-4]
Drilled / countersunkØ.55"
for 10mm
flat
[Ø14.0]
head bolt (far
side)
1 place
C'SK
FAR
SIDE
DRILL,
TAP/ &countersunk
C'SK FOR
Drilled
/ tapped
M8 for
FLAT
HEAD
SCREW
8mm
flat head
bolt
(4 PLACES
NEAR
SIDE)
(near side)
4 places
4.20" [106.8]
1.75" [44.5]
CL
.79" [20.0]
3.52" [89.5]
2.52" [64.0]
.43" [10.8]
DRILL,
TAP/ &countersunk
C'SK FOR
Drilled
/ tapped
M8 FLAT
HEAD
SCREW
for 8mm
flat head
bolt
(2 PLACES
NEAR
SIDE)
(near side)
2 places
2.99" [76.0]
CL
Drilled
/ countersunk for 10mm flat
Ø.55" [Ø14.0]
head
side) 1 place
C'SK bolt
FAR(far
SIDE
.95" [24.0]
1.69" [43.0]
.31" [8.0]
3.10" [78.7]
4.31" [109.5]
7.70" [195.7]
ROTATIONAL ARRAY 3-WAY CAB BRACKET-4 PCS
LOUDSPEAKER WEIGHTS
FULL-RANGE
600 Level [lbs (kg)]
800 Level [lbs (kg)]
600 Level [lbs (kg)]
800 Level [lbs (kg)]
IP6/8-1122
65.0 (29.5)
55.0 (24.9)
IP6/8-112
SUBWOOFER
64.0 (29.0)
58.0 (26.3)
IP6/8-1152
79.0 (35.8)
68.0 (30.8)
IP6/8-115
78.0 (35.4)
72.0 (32.7)
IP8-1153
-
105.0 (47.6)
IP6/8-118
97.0 (44.0)
98.0 (44.5)
IP8-0002
-
63.0 (28.6)
IP6/8-212
101.0 (45.8)
89.0 (40.4)
IP8-1151
-
54.0 (24.5)
IP6/8-215
126.0 (57.2)
14.0 (51.7)
IP6/8-218
170.0 (77.1)
172.0 (78.0)
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BalancePoint™ Flyware
I SERIES
ROTATIONAL (HINGE) BRACKET
ROTATIONAL (HINGE) BRACKET ANGLE EXPLAINED
The I SERIES full-range loudspeakers are in trapezoidal enclosures. The hinge
bracket is used in many of the array kits to precisely set the angle between two
loudspeakers. The hinges are shipped preassembled with the 6mm fasteners
already in place. They will need to be removed to set your desired splay angle.
IMPORTANT: The splay angles printed on the rotational bracket indicate the
angle between adjacent enclosure surfaces, not (in most cases) the center-tocenter (C-C) loudspeaker aiming angles. For most horizontal and vertical arrays,
the long trapezoidal sides of the enclosures will be adjacent. The total included
trapezoidal cabinet angles are 30° therefore, the C-C loudspeaker aiming angles
will be 30° greater than the enclosure splay angle indicated on the rotational
bracket.
For example, if a C-C loudspeaker array angle of 45° is desired, the 6mm angle
selection fasteners should be placed in the “15°” angle selection holes on the
rotation brackets. 45° (C-C splay angle) – 30° (trapezoidal cabinet angles) = 15°
(splay between adjacent enclosure surfaces).
30°
30° hole is aligned with
the "darker" hole set
When using the DVS-BFR22 or DFS kits, the non-angled top and/or bottom
panels are adjacent, therefore, the loudspeaker aiming angle and adjacent
enclosure surface splay angles are identical. For these kits, the angle selected
on the rotational bracket is the same thing as the loudspeaker aiming angle.
0° hole is aligned with
"lighter" hole set
= 0° between cabinets
30°
DFS kit shown with IP8-1153 and IP8-1151
30° splay shown which also equals the
center-to-center measurement
30° hole is aligned with
the "darker" hole set
= 30° center-to-center splay
=#
= # + 30°
Inner
Outer
= # + 30°
15° hole is aligned with
"lighter" hole set
= 15° between cabinets
45°
45° hole is aligned with
the "darker" hole set
= 45° center-to-center splay
15°
between
sides
To set angle:
For most applications, and to achieve
center-to-center (C-C) angles greater than
45° you align the "lighter" set of holes with
the marked degree. This number equals the
angle between the loudspeakers, and you
should add 30 to get the C-C measurement.
To achieve 62.5°, 67.5°, or 72.5° (C-C) splay,
the circled outside holes only align with the
holes in the "darker" marked area.
Aligning the "darker" set of holes with the
marked degree hole equals that angle
between centers, and should be used for
downfill (DVS-BFR22, DFS) kits.
Basic cabinet geometry and aiming angles
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ROTATIONAL (HINGE) BRACKET (continued)
GENERAL ROTATIONAL (HINGE) BRACKET INFORMATION
Figures showing the basic assembly and how to secure the angles are
shown below.
IMPORTANT: Each hinge is shipped preassembled with a 10mm hinge
bolt and locknut fastened to allow some movement. Once the angle is
permanently set (and confirmed by commissioning the system), the locknut
should be tightened to prevent any movement. Do not remove the locknut
or hinge bolt for any reason.
Best practices: Orient the fasteners in
the hinges to follow the direction of
gravity; i.e. if the hinge will be used
with the hinge bolt vertically oriented,
position the hinge with the nut at the
bottom to prevent the bolt from falling
out if the nut should loosen.
Each hinge assembly also has two 6mm fasteners with finger-tight lock
nuts inserted into angle selection holes on each side of the hinge. Both 6mm
fastener sets may be removed for assembly but must all be re-inserted and
fully tightened in accordance with each kit’s specific assembly instructions.
Angles may be adjusted in 2.5° increments from 0° to 45° in any array
configuration. Although it is possible in some configurations, do not exceed
a splay angle of 45° (between adjacent sides).
HH6
Use the four inner
attachment points for HSB,
HVS, or VSB kits
HW6
HN6
HH6
HH1-12
HN6
HW6
Horizontal arrays
HW1
Use the four outer attachment points in
DFS and DVS-BFR22 configurations
PH
The hinge brackets have 2 sets of holes
to attach the hinges to the cabinets. Bolt
placement diagrams showing connection
to the cabinet brackets are in each of the
individual kit instructions.
HH6
HW1
PH
HN1
Hinge (rotational bracket)
assembly exploded
(shipped preassembled)
HW6
HN6
Vertical arrays
Secure angle with 6mm fasteners.
The hinge is shipped with the
fasteners in the 45° holes.
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HELPFUL INSTALLATION TIPS
• Assemble the horizontal arrays on the ground (or lifting surface) and then lift the entire assembly into
place. Large vertical arrays should be assembled top down - lifting each component and attaching it in
order. Smaller vertical arrays can be assembled on the ground and then flown.
• Many brackets and plates come preassembled with the 8mm flat head hardware installed. Some of the
corner brackets have differing bolt patterns and we preinstall them in the most common configuration for
that kit. Refer to the diagrams on install pages to confirm that the bolts are in the correct position for your
cabinet size.
• Assemble the array with the differing models (horn/coverage patterns) in the correct configuration.
• If the cabinets are horizontal, keep the input panels all on the same side for wiring ease, whenever
possible.
• To determine the approximate splay or array angles prior to installation, use simulation software such as
EASE®. Document those values, and set the angles on the hinges and splay brackets as they are attached
to the cabinets.
• When attaching corner brackets, thread both bolts in finger tight first, then continue to tighten equally with
hex wrenches (helps avoid misalignment issues).
• Fully tighten the connections as each assembly is finished without crushing the wood fibers.
• The U-Brackets, Vertical Yokes and Isometric Frames have hole patterns compatible with third party
manufacturers' adapter plates for 1-1/2" NPT rigid pole mounting systems (such as Chief CMA105 UL listed
Ceiling mounting systems, with a SWL rating of 500 lbs [226.7 kg]). See manufacturer's website for details.
• Contact our Technical Assistance Group (TAG) for additional guidance by phone: (610) 876-3400 or email:
[email protected]
GENERAL ASSEMBLY INFORMATION
The BalancePoint™ Flyware kits for the I SERIES loudspeakers are modular
and can be combined in a number of ways. The most common configuration of
each kit is shown along with instructions for assembly.
Hardware and Parts: There is a key at the beginning of each instruction that
shows the parts, their quantity and abbreviation. We also use a shortened
code for the hardware that offers an easy reference to the type, diameter and
approximate length.
ex: HW6 = Hardware Washer 6mm;
HF1-2 = Hardware, Flat head bolt, 10 x 25mm
Several parts have underside countersunk holes that are threaded for 8mm
flat head bolts. They should be fully seated (at or below the surface of the
piece) before attaching the plate/bracket to the enclosure. Bolt placement
diagrams are shown for the cabinet brackets that have multiple holes. Several
of the brackets are shipped with the 8mm flat head bolts already installed in
the most common configuration for that kit.
TOOLS NEEDED FOR ASSEMBLY:
• Metric socket and ratchet set
• Metric wrench set
• Metric hex key set
Typical bolt placement
diagram for 2-way Cabinet
(angle) Bracket (PB-3)
IMPORTANT: The flat head bolts that come installed in each enclosure
must remain in place or be replaced by a threaded fastener from an array
bracket. The bolts attach to internal metal brackets that are critical to
the structural integrity and rated Safe Working Load (SWL) of each point and
each array assembly. Failure to include a fastener in every location could lead
to serious injury, or even death.
The loudspeaker enclosure must
have fasteners in all threaded holes
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GENERAL ASSEMBLY INFORMATION (continued)
SAFETY CABLES
IMPORTANT: Attach a safety cable to one of the unused mounting points on the
loudspeaker (and/or the bracket assembly). Safety cables must be secured to a
suitable load-bearing point separate from the loudspeaker mounting point, with as
little slack as possible, oriented to minimize dynamic swinging of the load, so as not to
develop undue shock or kinetic force if the loudspeaker mount were to fail. Safety cables
and hardware are not included. Please consult a structural engineer for the appropriate
cables, hardware, and location(s) for the load and application.
Typical placement for safety
cable and hardware (eyebolt
not included)
BALANCEPOINT™ FLY RAILS
Positioning:
• The fly rails may be mounted in any position required as long as all
attachment points are used.
• For the best aesthetics, the fly rails should not extend beyond the front edge
of the front cabinet.
• The fly rails can extend beyond the back of the cabinet.
• The rails should be attached to the cabinets using all of the connections
shown in the instructions for each assembly. This will ensure that the
cabinets don't rotate on the rigging and that the rigging is securely attached
to the cabinets.
• In "Subwoofer Behind" configurations, the general rule of thumb is that there
shouldn't be less than 6" (152mm) between the face of the subwoofer and
the rear of the cabinet in front of it (allows sufficient air movement from the
subwoofer cones and parts).
Flying:
• Optimally, each array should be lifted from the hole(s) on the fly rails that
produce the desired tilt angle using gravity alone (the "Balance Point").
• A second cable may be used to fine-tune the exact aiming angle and/or
stabilize the array from rotation as necessary.
3
1
2
1
2
1) Rails do not extend behind
subwoofer (best aesthetics)
1) Not enough distance
between cabinets
2) Poor aesthetic choice
2) Ample distance between the
subwoofer and full-range cabinets
3) Fly rails well behind cabinet face
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HVS3 Manual 14SEP2015
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