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Di SERIES OWNER’S MANUAL
Models: 3.5R, 4.5R, 5.5R, 6.5R, 8R, 6.5STR, 5.5S and 6.5S
Thank You
Thank you for choosing the Definitive Technology Disappearing In-Wall loud
speaker. The Di Series products offer extraordinary sound quality from speakers that
are barely visible when installed in a wall or ceiling. Our engineers spent many
years developing this product. In order to ensure that you experience the finest per
formance possible, we encourage you to take a moment to fully read this owner’s
manual and familiarize yourself with the proper installation and set-up procedures
for your Di Series speaker.
Unpacking Your Disappearing In-Wall Speakers
Please Inspect For Shipping Damage
Each loudspeaker leaves our plant in perfect condition. Any visible or concealed
damage most likely occurred in handling after it left our plant and should be reported
at once to your Definitive dealer or the delivery company that delivered your loudspeaker. Please unpack your system carefully. Save all cartons and packing materials
in case you move or need to ship your system. Record the serial number found on
the back of the speakers, and on the carton, in this manual and save it for future
reference should your speaker need service. For your best protection, register your
Di Series products on-line at http://registration.definitivetech.com.
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Di Series
Di 4.5R
Di 3.5R
Di 6.5STR
Di 6.5R
Di 5.5S
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Di 8R
Di 6.5S
Di SERIES OWNER’S MANUAL
Painting Di Series Speakers
Your Di Series speakers may be painted to match the color of the wall
or ceiling in which they are installed. Failure to follow the following
painting instructions may result in seriously degraded sound quality.
It is your responsibility to make sure your painting contractor sees and
follows these instructions.
1. DO NOT PAINT THE GRILLE WITH A BRUSH OR ROLLER —
they will clog the fine mesh of the grille and cloth scrim and result
in poor sound quality.
2. Remove the grille from the speaker and place it on a drop cloth,
newspaper or plastic sheet.
Figure 1
3. The grille MUST be spray painted with one of the following:
• Spray paint that closely matches the desired finish/color
• A custom spray bomb, color matched to your paint finish
• Indoor latex paint using a spray gun (paint must be diluted
to the paint manufacturer’s specifications)
4. Removing the backing cloth (scrim) is not required.
5. Paint should be applied in a series of thin coats sprayed at
approximately 60 degrees from the grille surface, allowing each
coat to fully cure before applying additional coats.
6. To ensure that the paint distribution is evenly applied, each coat
should be applied from at least 4 different directions to the grille.
(N, S, E & W) This will ensure an even coverage on the grille.
Figure 2
7. Once the grille has been painted and the paint has fully cured, you
may use a brush, or small roller to touch-up the outer edge of the
grille frame — being VERY careful not to get any additional paint
on the grille mesh surface.
Optional Fire-Rated Enclosures
Definitive Di Series speakers have been designed to meet UL 1480 and
2043 standards when used with the appropriate optional Definitive
fire-rated enclosures. All plastic parts used in the speakers are V0 flame
rated as per UL 94.
While these enclosures are necessary in most countries for commercial
and multi-family dwelling installations, residential customers may want
to use them for added safety and/or to reduce the sound from “leaking”
into adjacent rooms.
Figure 3
Placement Options
Definitive Technology Di Series Loudspeakers give you nearly endless
placement options. But remember that placement choice for your in-wall
speakers bears careful consideration, as installation requires that you cut a
hole in your wall or ceiling! Fill a room with sound by installing in-wall
speakers in nearly any wall or ceiling location although it is best to keep
the speakers at least 2 feet (60 cm) from side walls [Figure 1]. When using
Di Series models in home theater applications follow the guidelines
[illustrated in Figures 2, 3 and 4]. Definitive Di Series In-Wall Loudspeakers
have aimable tweeters that allow you to focus their sound toward or
away from your listening area depending on the application.
Figure 4
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Environmental EQ
(not included on Di 3.5R and Di 4.5R models)
If your listening room is very reflective, with smooth sheetrock walls,
hardwood floors, and non-cushioned furniture, the sound will be overly
“bright” and unnatural. Engaging the Environmental EQ feature
[Figure 7] (by selecting the “–” setting) compensates for the effect of
overly loud treble. If your room is has a lot of absorbing surfaces such as
over-stuffed furniture, heavy drapes and rugs such that the speakers
sound “dull,” engage the “+” setting to boost treble response. Leave the
switch in the center position in rooms with a balance of reflecting and
absorbing surfaces (most rooms fall into this category). Note: the Di 6.5STR
has a two position switch; the minus symbol “-” represents normal treble
output and the plus symbol “+” represents treble boost.
Figure 5
Point tweeter in desired
direction by turning the
tweeter assembly.
Figure 7
Figure 6a
Push gently in
direction of arrow
to set angle.
Figure 6b
Installation
Installation Cautions
Installation of Disappearing Series Loudspeakers requires skills in
using tools such as a drill, screwdriver, saws and power tools. Installation
also entails running wires through walls. You should have a thorough
understanding of local building and fire codes and a familiarity with
the area behind the wall or ceiling into which you plan to install
your speakers.
Aiming the Tweeter
A tweeter aimed toward your listening position improves imaging and
detail. To aim the tweeter, first install the speaker in the desired location.
Rotate the tweeter so that the arrow on the tweeter faceplate is pointing
in the direction you wish to aim the tweeter [Figure 5] then gently push
the tweeter in that direction [Figure 6]. When using Di Series In-Wall
Loudspeakers as front/main home theater speakers or as stereo speakers
in a distributed audio system aim the tweeter toward the main listening
position. For rear/surround speakers installed in walls or ceilings, aim
the tweeter toward the nearest reflecting surface (an adjacent wall or
ceiling) for a more diffuse sound field (if you so desire; for more direct
sound, aim the tweeters at your listening position).
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When cutting holes in and running wires through walls/ceilings you run
the risk of cutting electrical wires or water pipes thereby causing safety
hazards and property damage. If you are in any doubt that you possess
the necessary skills or tools, contact your Definitive Technology dealer,
general contractor or a professional installer.
Required Tools
• Pencil for marking the location of installation.
• Bubble level (for Di 5.5S and Di 6.5S models only)
• Keyhole saw, utility knife or material- appropriate incising
implement for cutting drywall or other wall material.
• Phillips head screwdriver.
• Power drill with appropriate bit (optional, for starting wall cut).
Installation Procedure
• You must first install speaker wires that meet appropriate building and
fire codes before installing the speakers. Use at least 18 gauge wire or
heavier to ensure optimum sound quality.
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• Make sure the material into which you plan to mount the speakers
(plaster, drywall, paneling, stone, etc.) can support the weight of
the speakers (see specification page for the weight of your model).
• Make sure the locations you select do not conceal studs, electrical
wiring or plumbing. Prior to installation, hold the speaker with
grille on in your chosen
location to make sure it safely
clears obstacles such as studs,
corners, beams, lighting
fixtures and door/window
frames. Your cutout must
Template
be at least 2" (50 mm) from
adjoining walls or ceiling,
internal studs or plumbing.
• Using the supplied template,
trace the installation location
with a pencil. You can do
this by holding the template
in your preferred location
and tracing around it. In the
case of the rectangular
models (Di 5.5S and Di 6.5S)
use a bubble level to square
and level the template.
[Figures 8 & 9]
–
+
–
Right channel wires
Figure 11b
Template
Figure 9
Figure 12
Figure 10
–
+
Figure 11a
+
Figure 8
• Carefully cut the hole
with the appropriate cutting
tool for your wall or ceiling
material. Start the hole by
drilling a hole on the inside
of the tracing (with the drill
bit just inside the line). Use
this hole to insert the saw
or knife and begin cutting
[Figure 10]. The holes for the
Di 3.5R and Di4.5R must be
cut very precisely as their
flanges are only 3/8" (9.5 mm)
wide. We recommend using
hole saws to cut the holes
for these models — 33/4" for
the Di 3.5R and a 41/2" for
the Di 4.5R.
AMPLIFIER OR
RECEIVER
Left channel wires
• Once you have cut the hole, pull the speaker wire
out of the hole and connect the speaker. Strip 1/2"
inch (12 mm) of insulation from each of the two
conductors of the wire to expose the bare metal
and twist each of the conductors into a single
unfrayed strand. Note that one of the terminals
on the rear of each speaker is marked red (+) and
the other black (-). Make certain that you connect
the wire from the red terminal (+) of your amplifier or receiver to the red terminal (+) on your
speaker and the wire from the black terminal (-)
of your amplifier or receiver to the black terminal
(-) on your speaker. Most wire has some indicator
(such as color-coding, ribbing or writing) on one
of the two conductors to help you maintain
consistency [Figure 11a]. In the case of the Di
6.5STR single speaker stereo model, both left
and right channel speaker wires are connected
to the speaker [Figure 11b].
• Push down on the top of the terminal to reveal
the wire hole in the side of the terminal post and
insert the wire into the hole [Figure 12]. Release
the pressure on the terminal to secure the wire.
• Loosen the rotating lock arms by turning the lock
arm screws on the front of the speaker counter
clockwise 12⁄ to 1 turn, just enough to allow the lock
arm to move freely. [Figure 13]. Make sure that the
rotating lock arms are flipped inwards [Figure 14]
so that your speaker fits into your cutout.
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• Place the speaker carefully into the cutout. If you have a level, use it
to help you correctly align rectangular speaker models. Tighten the
lock arm screws with a screwdriver [Figure 15]. This will rotate the
lock arms [Figure 16] and secure the speaker to the wall/ceiling.
Do not over-tighten the lock arm screws. If you are using a powered
screwdriver or drill set the torque to a value of 7 in. – lb. (8dN – m)
• Install the grille on the speaker frame. Powerful magnets hold the
grille in place.
Lock arm
screws.
Turn counter
clockwise
to loosen.
Lock arms
tucked
in prior
to installing
speaker
in wall.
Figure 13
Figure 14
Figure 15
Figure 16
Lock arm
screws.
Turn clockwise to
tighten lock
arms and
secure speaker
to surface.
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SAFETY FIRST
NOTES
When installing your Di Series In-Wall Loudspeakers, be aware of the
weight of your particular model (see specification page for the weight
of your model) and the sturdiness of the material into which you are
installing the speaker. Also be aware of any concealed studs, electrical
wiring or plumbing in the wall or ceiling into which you are installing
the speakers. If you are not sure of a safe way to install these speakers,
consult a professional installer, your authorized Definitive Technology
dealer, or a building contractor.
Technical Assistance
It is our pleasure to offer assistance if you have any questions regarding
your Definitive loudspeakers. Please contact your nearest Definitive
Technology dealer or call us directly at (800) 228-7148 (US & Canada),
01 (410) 363-7148 (all other countries) or e-mail
info@definitivetech.com.
Service
Service work on your Definitive loudspeakers will normally be performed
by your local Definitive Technology dealer. If your dealer is unable or
unwilling to perform service contact us for alternative options. Please
note that the address given in this manual is the address of our offices
only. Under no circumstances should loudspeakers be shipped
to our offices or returned without contacting us first and
obtaining return authorization.
Definitive Technology Offices
11433 Cronridge Drive
Owings Mills, Maryland 21117
Phone: (800) 228-7148 (US & Canada),
01 (410) 363-7148 (all other countries)
WARNING: LISTEN CAREFULLY
Definitive Technology loudspeakers and subwoofers are capable of
playing at extremely high volume levels, which could cause serious or
permanent hearing damage. Definitive Technology accepts no liability
for hearing loss, bodily injury or property damage resulting from the
misuse of its products.
You should limit prolonged exposure to volumes that exceed
85 decibels (dB).
For more about safe volume levels refer to the Occupational
Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) guidelines at:
www.osha.gov/dts/osta/otm/noise/standards_more.html.
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Specifications
Grille Diameter
Di 3.5R
Di 4.5R
Di 5.5R
Di 6.5R
Di 6.5STR
Di 8R
4-9/16" (11.6 cm)
5-3/8" (13.55 cm)
7-3/8" (18.62 cm)
8-5/16" (21.04 cm)
8-5/16" (21.04 cm)
9-3/4" (24.76 cm)
Grille Length
—
Grille Width
—
Cutout Diameter
3-3/4" (9.55 cm)
—
—
—
4-1/2" (11.5 cm)
—
—
6-5/16" (16 cm)
—
—
7-1/4" (18.4 cm)
—
7-1/4" (18.4 cm)
Di 5.5S
—
Di 6.5S
—
—
7-3/8" (18.61 cm)
8-5/16" (21.01 cm)
—
7-3/8" (18.61 cm)
8-5/16" (21.01 cm)
8-3/4" (22.2 cm)
—
—
Cutout Width
—
—
—
—
—
—
6-5/16" (16 cm)
7-1/4" (18.4 cm)
Cutout Length
—
—
—
—
—
—
6-5/16" (16 cm)
7-1/4" (18.4 cm)
Total Depth *
3" (7.55 cm)
3-3/8" (8.64 cm)
3-5/8" (9.04 cm)
3-5/8" (9.07cm)
3-5/8" (9.07 cm)
3-7/8" (9.77 cm)
3-5/8" (9.04 cm)
3-7/8" (9.70 cm)
Mounting Depth In-Wall **
2-1/2" (6.3 cm)
2-7/8" (7.4 cm)
3-1/16" (7.8 cm)
3-1/16" (7.8 cm)
3-1/16" (7.8 cm)
3-3/8" (8.5 cm)
3-1/16" (7.8 cm)
3-1/16" (7.8 cm)
Woofer
3-1/2" (8.9 cm)
4-1/2" (11.4 cm)
5-1/4" (13.3 cm)
6-1/2" (16.5 cm)
6-1/2" (16.5 cm)
8" (20 cm)
5-1/4" (13.3 cm)
6-1/2" (16.5 cm)
Tweeter
3/4" (20 mm)
3/4" (20 mm)
1" (25 mm)
1" (25 mm)
2 @ 3/4" (20 mm)
1" (25 mm)
1" (25 mm)
1" (25 mm)
Product Weight
1.9 lb. (0.85 kg)
2.6 lb. (1.16 kg)
3.7 lb. (1.67 kg)
3.8 lb. (1.73 kg)
4.4 lb. (2.14 kg)
4.8 lb. (2.14 kg)
3.8 lb. (1.73 kg)
4 lb. (1.79 kg)
Frequency Response
40 Hz – 30 kHz
35 Hz – 30 kHz
28 Hz – 30 kHz
26 Hz – 30 kHz
26 Hz – 30 kHz
26 Hz – 30 kHz
28 Hz – 30 kHz
26 Hz – 30 kHz
Sensitivity
87 dB
88 dB
89 dB
90 dB
90 dB
90 dB
89 dB
90 dB
Impedance
All models are compatible with 4 – 8 Ohm outputs.
10/200
10/125
10/225
10/175
10/200
Min/Max Recommended Power 10/125
10/150
10/175
* From back of mounting flange to deepest part of product
** Total depth when product installed in 1/2" (12.7mm) thick material
LIMITED USA WARRANTY
5-YEARS FOR DRIVERS AND CABINETS, 3-YEARS FOR ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS
DEI Sales Co., dba Definitive Technology (herein “Definitive”) warrants to the original
retail purchaser only that this Definitive loudspeaker product (the “Product”) will be free
from defects in material and workmanship for a period of five (5) years covering the
drivers and cabinets, and three (3) years for the electronic components from the date of
the original purchase from a Definitive Authorized Dealer. If the Product is defective in
material or workmanship, Definitive or its Authorized Dealer will, at its option, repair
or replace the warranted product at no additional charge, except as set forth below. All
replaced parts and Product(s) become the property of Definitive. Product that is repaired
or replaced under this warranty will be returned to you, within a reasonable time, freight
collect. This warranty is non-transferrable and is automatically void if the original
purchaser sells or otherwise transfers the Product to any other party.
This Warranty does not include service or parts to repair damage caused by accident,
misuse, abuse, negligence, inadequate packing or shipping procedures, commercial use,
voltage in excess of the rated maximum of the unit, cosmetic appearance of cabinetry not
directly attributable to defects in material or workmanship. This warranty does not cover
the elimination of externally generated static or noise, or the correction of antenna
problems or weak reception. This warranty does not cover labor costs or damage to the
Product caused by installation or removal of the Product. Definitive Technology makes no
warranty with respect to its products purchased from dealers or outlets other than
Definitive Technology Authorized Dealer.
THE WARRANTY IS AUTOMATICALLY VOID IF:
1) The product has been damaged, altered in any way, mishandled during transportation,
or tampered with.
2) The product is damaged due to accident, fire, flood, unreasonable use, misuse, abuse,
customer applied cleaners, failure to observe manufacturers warnings, neglect or
related events.
3) Repair or modification of the Product has not been made or authorized by Definitive
Technology.
4) The product has been improperly installed or used.
Product must be returned (insured and prepaid), together with the original dated proof of
purchase to the Authorized Dealer from whom the Product was purchased, or to the
nearest Definitive factory service center. Product must be shipped in the original shipping
container or its equivalent. Definitive is not responsible or liable for loss or damage to
Product in transit.
THIS LIMITED WARRANTY IS THE ONLY EXPRESS WARRANTY THAT
APPLIES TO YOUR PRODUCT. DEFINITIVE NEITHER ASSUMES NOR
AUTHORIZES ANY PERSON OR ENTITY TO ASSUME FOR IT ANY OTHER
OBLIGATION OR LIABILITY IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR PRODUCT OR THIS
WARRANTY. ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO
EXPRESS, IMPLIED,WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A
PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE EXPRESSLY EXCLUDED AND DISCLAIMED TO
THE MAXIMUM EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW. ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES ON
PRODUCT ARE LIMITED TO THE DURATION OF THIS EXPRESSED
WARRANTY. DEFINITIVE HAS NO LIABILITY FOR ACTS OF THIRD PARTIES.
DEFINITIVE’S LIABILITY, WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT
LIABILITY, OR ANY OTHER THEORY, SHALL NOT EXCEED THE PURCHASE
PRICE OF THE PRODUCT FOR WHICH A CLAIM HAS BEEN MADE. UNDER NO
CIRCUMSTANCE WILL DEFINITIVE BEAR ANY LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL,
CONSEQUENTIAL OR SPECIAL DAMAGES. THE CONSUMER AGREES AND
CONSENTS THAT ALL DISPUTES BETWEEN THE CONSUMER AND
DEFINITIVE SHALL BE RESOLVED IN ACCORDANCE WITH CALIFORNIA
LAWS IN SAN DIEGO COUNTY, CALIFORNIA. DEFINITIVE RESERVES THE
RIGHT TO MODIFY THIS WARRANTY STATEMENT AT ANY TIME.
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of consequential or incidental
damages, or implied warranties, so the above limitations may not apply to you. This
warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary
from state to state.
This product complies with the essential requirements of the EMC directive 89/336/EEC.
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For more information on Definitive Technology Loudspeakers and accessories,
visit www.definitivetech.com, or email info@definitivetech.com.
Definitive Technology, Owings Mills, Maryland, USA. 800-228-7148
©2008 DEI Sales Co.
All rights reserved.
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