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AIM LCR3 Owner’s Manual
AIM LCR3 Three
Speaker Type:
2-Way In-Wall
2-Way In-Wall
Pivoting 1" Aluminum
Magnesium Dome
Pivoting 1" Aluminum Dome
Pivoting 1" Silk Dome
Two 3" Kevlar Cones
Two 3" Aluminum Cones
Two 3" Injection Molded
Graphite Cones
8 ohms compatible
8 ohms compatible
8 ohms compatible
86dB 1W/1m
86dB 1W/1m
85dB 1W/1m
Frequency Adjustments:
Front-Mounted 2-Position
Treble Adjustment Switch
Front-Mounted 2-Position
Treble Adjustment Switch
Frequency Response:
60Hz - 20kHz
78Hz - 20kHz
80Hz - 20kHz
Power Handling:
60 watts (undistorted)
60 watts (undistorted)
60 watts (undistorted)
9" x 4 3⁄4"
9" x 4 3⁄4"
Cut Out Dimensions (L x H): 9" x 4 3⁄4"
Dimensions (L x H x D):
(228.600mm x 120.650mm)
(228.600mm x 120.650mm)
5 3⁄4" x 10" x 2 7⁄8"
53⁄4" x 10" x 2 7⁄8"
(146.050mm x 254.000mm x 73.025mm)
(146.050mm x 254.000mm x 73.025mm)
2-Way In-Wall
(228.600mm x 120.650mm)
5 3⁄4" x 10" x 2 7⁄8"
(146.050mm x 254.000mm x 73.025mm)
In our attempt to constantly improve our products, features and specifications are subject to change without notice.
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
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Pivoting Home Cinema Speakers
AIM LCR3 Five | AIM LCR3 Three | AIM LCR3 One
Congratulations on your purchase of SpeakerCraft’s AIM LCR3 Home Cinema Speakers. The AIM LCR3s have
been timbre matched to SpeakerCraft’s AIM8 , AIM7, MT and CRS Speakers, providing an outstanding home
theater experience.
AIM LCR3 speakers can be used in any position of a
home theater speaker system. A single AIM LCR3 can
be used for the front center channel, or a pair can be
used for front or rear left and right.
Use as a Center Channel Speaker
The AIM LCR3 has been designed to blend seamlessly
with all SpeakerCraft architectural in-wall and in-ceiling speakers. With the cabinet positioned horizontally,
install the AIM LCR3 into the wall as close to the screen
as possible. This most often means it will need to be
installed just above or below the television. Vertically
lining up the cabinet with the left and right speakers
while not necessary, will improve the performance.
(Figure 1)
Use as Front Left and Right Speakers
When using AIM LCR3s for front left and right speakers,
they should be positioned vertically with the tweeter
towards the screen. (Figure 1)
Best results are achieved when the left, right and center
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 2) 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.
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.
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s Manual
New Construction – Unfinished Walls
A New Construction Bracket (available from your dealer), may be installed prior to drywall application across studs (up to 24" oncenter) 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.
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.
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 two
paint mask inserts 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 3).
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.
5. Add insulation. If the area in the wall is not already insulated, add an adequate
amount of insulation material to fill the wall cavity. If the insulation material used is
faced with foil or paper, position the foil or paper away from the speaker.
The unique integral six foot mounting system incorporated into each AIM LCR3 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, + to
+ and – 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 ceiling. Position the speaker into the hole. NOTE: The flange of the
speaker is designed to flex and conform to any small imperfections in the ceiling’s
surface. Tighten the six screws on the front of the baffle only enough to make the
flange become snug against the ceiling. As you tighten the screws, the feet will
automatically flip into an outward position (Figure 4), 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.
4. Push the grille firmly into the slot in the speaker baffle.
AIM LCR3 Owner’s Manual
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Pivoting Inner Baffle Adjustment
Your AIM LCR3 Series speakers come from the factory with the inner baffles facing straight.
This will result in the overall smoothest response. However, depending on your particular primary area, room acoustics, ceiling height, or personal preference, you may find the sound
more pleasing by pointing the inner baffle in a particular direction. If additional sound is
desired in the primary listening area, pivot the inner baffle towards that area; and if less
sound is required, pivot the inner baffle away. Using both hands, push the ridged triangle
areas located at each corner of the baffle to point it in the desired direction. (Figure 5).
Pivoting Tweeter Adjustment
Your AIM LCR3 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, ceiling height, 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 6) CAUTION: Avoid touching tweeter
dome as damage WILL occur on metal dome tweeters.
For home theater use, we recommend the following tips:
• If the speakers are being used as main front channels, the AIM LCR3 should be angled
towards the listener.
• If the speakers are being used for rear surround channels, you may wish to pivot the AIM
LCR3 away from the listener to achieve a more diffused sound.
Treble Adjustment (AIM LCR3 Five & AIM LCR3 3):
The switch labeled TREBLE allows for 6dB of tweeter adjustment. Your speakers were
shipped with the Treble switch in the ”+” position, providing +3dB of treble. If you want
less treble, slide the switch to the “–” position and the tweeter will play –3dB of treble.
(Figure 7)
Push Tweeter Here
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” on page 2. If it is necessary to paint the
speakers while they are still in the ceiling, 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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