AccuFit IW7 OWNER’S MANUAL In-Wall Loudspeaker AccuFit IW7 Three | AccuFit IW7 One

AccuFit IW7 OWNER’S MANUAL In-Wall Loudspeaker AccuFit IW7 Three | AccuFit IW7 One
OWNER’S MANUAL
AccuFit IW7
In-Wall Loudspeaker
AccuFit IW7 Three | AccuFit IW7 One
INTRODUCTION
Congratulations on purchasing SpeakerCraft’s AccuFit IW7 Series of architectural loudspeakers. The AccuFit IW7 Series features
sa shallow 2 3⁄4" sealed steel enclosure. Speakercraft offers the AccuFit Series to address space limitations, building codes, sound
transfer to adjoining walls and living environment concerns. The AccuFit IW7 Series of shallow depth, fully enclosed speakers
ensure that the drivers have the proper amount of air space to deliver the best performance regardless of the installation environment. This new line of technical advanced speakers was designed to fit just about any installation application.
SPEAKER PLACEMENT
Best results are achieved when the left, right channel speakers are all the same distance
away from the listener. The front left and right speakers should be placed so that they
form an equilateral triangle, with the listener at one point and each speaker at the other
two. (Figure 1) Ideal sound will be achieved when the tweeters are placed at ear level
or slightly higher. If the speakers are positioned far away from the primary listening area,
adjust the pivoting tweeters so they are pointed toward the primary listening area.
NOTE: To avoid possible damage to the pivoting tweeters, read the section entitled
“SPEAKER ADJUSTMENTS” in this manual prior to performing the tweeter adjustment.
INSTALLATION CONSIDERATIONS
Figure 1
Before installing your speakers into the wall, you should consider the placement
carefully, taking into account the location of electrical, plumbing and other fixtures.
Contact your dealer for assistance if you are not sure of the best location in your particular room environment.
MOUNTING SURFACE PREPARATION
New Construction – Unfinished Walls
A New Construction Bracket (available from your dealer), may be installed prior to
drywall application across studs (up to 24" on-center) where a speaker will be located.
Insulation material should be in place prior to installing drywall. After the hole is cut and
the drywall is installed, the speakers are then easily installed following the instructions
for mounting in “Finished Walls” below.
Figure 2
Finished Walls
Prior to the actual installation of the speakers, it will be necessary to run cables to the
speaker locations. See your dealer for more information about cable installation. After
the cable has been properly installed, you are ready to mount the speakers. Following
the simple steps listed below will result in a professional looking installation:
1. Determine the best area to mount your speakers. This area of the wall should be free
of obstructions such as electrical conduit, HVAC ducts, or water lines. This can best
be determined by noting the placement of fixtures and gaining access to an attic or
crawl space for further analysis of the location of such obstacles.
Mounting Feet
Flange
2. Find the studs nearest the desired speaker mounting location. We highly recommend
using a good stud-finder tool for this procedure. If you are lining up the speakers to
some other object or molding in the room, make sure you consider the size of the
baffle flange which extends beyond the mounting hole on all four sides.
3. Mark the hole. A template for setting the hole is provided in the box (along with one
paint mask insert for use when painting). Position the template in the desired position
and pencil an outline on the wall.
4. Cutting the hole. CAUTION: This is the most important part of the entire installation.
If you are not certain whether any obstructions exist behind the desired mounting
area, you should start by cutting a small hole in the center of your penciled mounting hole with a drywall saw. Cut at a 45º angle towards the inside of the hole (Figure
2). Cutting the small hole at this angle will make drywall repair much easier as the
piece cut out can be installed neatly back into the hole. Once you have determined there aren’t any obstructions in your desired mounting location, start cutting
the finished hole at a 90º angle to the wall surface.
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Figure 3
SPEAKER INSTALLATION
The unique integral six foot mounting system incorporated into each AccuFit IW7 speaker allows for a quick installation by following
these easy steps:
1. Remove the grille. It may be necessary to push one or two of the mounting screws and its attached foot towards the baffle
and against the inside surface of the grille to force the grille out of its retaining groove.
2. Attach the speaker cable observing the proper polarity with your amplifier: + (red speaker input) to + and – (black speaker
input) to – . Make sure the left channel of the amplifier is connected to the left speaker, and the right channel is connected
to the right speaker.
3. Make sure the mounting feet are turned inward to clear the opening, and insert the speaker into the wall. Position the speaker
into the hole. NOTE: The flange of the speaker is designed to flex and conform to any small imperfections in the wall’s surface.
Tighten the six screws on the front of the baffle only enough to make the flange become snug against the wall. As you tighten
the screws, the feet will automatically flip into an outward position (Figure 3), thereby clamping the drywall between the feet
and the flange.
CAUTION: Over tightening may warp the baffle, crack the ceiling, cause flange to distort, and make the grille difficult to install.
SPEAKER ADJUSTMENTS
Pivoting Tweeter Adjustment
Your AccuFit IW7 Series speakers come from the factory with the tweeter
facing straight out from the baffle. This will result in the overall smoothest
response. However, depending on your particular primary area, room acoustics, or personal preference, you may find the sound more pleasing by pointing the tweeters in a particular direction. If additional treble is desired in the
primary listening area, point the tweeter towards that area; and if less treble
is required, point the tweeter away. Push gently at the edge of the tweeter
to point it in the desired direction. (Figure 4)
Push Tweeter Here
Figure 4
CAUTION: Avoid touching tweeter dome as damage WILL occur on metal
dome tweeters (AccuFit IW7 Three).
Adjusting the Frequency Response (AccuFit IW7 Three)
The output of the tweeter on the AccuFit IW7 Three can be adjusted to suit
any environment. In general, we recommend leaving all of the adjustments
at the flat (0dB) setting. To determine which settings will be appropriate
for your speakers, you may need to experiment until the desired sound is
achieved. Use the chart to determine the result of the setting you select.
Selecting a Setting on AccuFit IW7 Three
To select a setting, simply use a finger to move the switch mounted on the
inner side of the speaker to the desired setting (Figure 5).
Frequency Settings
When selected, the settings will have the following result:
-3dB: Reduces the loudness of the selected frequency
0dB: The selected frequency remains at neutral level
+3dB: Increases the loudness of the selected frequency
PAINTING THE SPEAKERS
If you plan to paint your speakers, we recommend that it be done prior to
installation. If you plan to paint your speakers sometime in the future, it is best
to remove them by simply reversing the steps for “SPEAKER INSTALLATION”. If
it is necessary to paint the speakers while they are still in the wall, the paint
masks provided in the carton must be installed in place of the grille while
the flange is being painted with the ceiling. The grilles can also be painted,
however, great care should be taken not to clog the holes, as this will greatly
reduce the sound quality of the speakers. SpeakerCraft recommends only
light spray painting using 5 parts thinning agent to 1 part paint. Do not
paint the grilles while they are attached to the speaker. If it is necessary to
paint the under grille material, follow the same procedure used to paint the
grilles.
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Figure 5
SPECIFICATIONS
AccuFit IW7 Three
AccuFit IW7 One
Speaker Type:
2 Way with a Shallow-Depth, fully
sealed Steel Enclosure
2 Way Shallow-Depth, fully sealed
Steel Enclosure
Tweeter:
Pivoting 1" Aluminum
Dome Tweeter
Pivoting 1" Resin coated Silk
Dome Tweeter
Woofer:
7" Polypropylene Cone Woofer
Impedance:
7" Aluminum Cone Woofer
8 ohms
Sensitivity:
91dB 1W/1m
90dB 1W/1m
Frequency Adjustments:
Front-Mounted Treble Switch allows
the Treble to be set at one of 3 positions: –3dB, Flat, +3dB
None
Frequency Response:
40Hz - 20kHz
40Hz - 20kHz
Power Handling:
5-125 watts
5-100 watts
Cut Out Dimensions (H x W):
12 ⁄4" x 8 ⁄16"
(323.8mm x 206.3mm)
12 3⁄4" x 8 1⁄16"
(323.8mm x 206.3mm)
Dimensions (H x W x D):
14 1⁄2" x 9 7⁄8" x 2 3⁄4"
(368.3mm x 250.8mm x 70mm)
14 1⁄2" x 9 7⁄8" x 2 3⁄4"
(368.3mm x 250.8mm x 70mm)
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1
8 ohms
In our attempt to constantly improve our products, features and specifications are subject to change without notice.
LIMITED LIFETIME WARRANTY
SpeakerCraft Inc. warrants to the original retail purchaser only that this SpeakerCraft product will be free from defects in materials and workmanship,
provided the speaker was purchased from a SpeakerCraft Authorized Dealer.
Defective products must be shipped, together with proof of purchase, prepaid insured to the SpeakerCraft Authorized Dealer from whom they were
purchased, or to the SpeakerCraft factory at the address listed on this installation instruction manual. Freight collect shipments will be refused. It is preferable to ship this product in the original shipping container to lessen the chance of transit damage. In any case, the risk of loss or damage in transit
is to be borne by the purchaser. If, upon examination at the Factory or SpeakerCraft Authorized Dealer, it is determined that the unit was defective in
materials or workmanship at any time during this warranty period, SpeakerCraft or the SpeakerCraft Authorized Dealer will, at its option, repair or replace
this product at no additional charge, except as set forth below. If this model is no longer available and can not be repaired effectively, SpeakerCraft,
at its sole option, may replace the unit with a current model of equal or greater value. In some cases where a new model is substituted, a modification
to the mounting surface may be required. If mounting surface modification is required, SpeakerCraft assumes no responsibility or liability for such modification. All replaced parts and product become the property of SpeakerCraft Inc. Products replaced or repaired under this Warranty will be returned
to the original retail purchaser, within a reasonable time, freight prepaid.
This Warranty does not include service or parts to repair damage caused by accident, disaster, misuse, abuse, negligence, inadequate packing or
shipping procedures, commercial use, voltage inputs in excess of the rated maximum of the unit, or service, repair or modification of the product which
has not been authorized or approved by SpeakerCraft. This Warranty also excludes normal cosmetic deterioration caused by environmental conditions.
This warranty will be void if the Serial Number on the product has been removed, tampered with or defaced.
This Warranty is in lieu of all other expressed warranties. If the product is defective in materials or workmanship as warranted
above, the purchaser’s sole remedy shall be repair or replacement as provided above. In no event will SpeakerCraft be
liable for any incidental or consequential damages arising out of the use or inability to use the product, even if SpeakerCraft
Inc. or a SpeakerCraft Inc. Authorized Dealer has been advised of the possibility of such damages, or for any claim by any
other party. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of consequential damages, so the above limitation and
exclusion may not apply.
All implied warranties on the product are limited to the duration of this expressed Warranty. Some states do not allow limitation
on the length of an implied warranty. If the original retail purchaser resides in such a state, this limitation does not apply.
SpeakerCraft offers a variety of accessories to make your installation of this and other SpeakerCraft products easy, economical, and professional. Contact
your authorized SpeakerCraft Dealer for more information. For technical inquires, please call 1-800-448-0976 or e-mail us at [email protected]
We are available to assist you every weekday, except holidays, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. PST.
940 Columbia Ave., Riverside CA 92507 | USA (800) 448 0976 Fax (951) 787 8747 International +1 951 787 0543 | www.speakercraft.com
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