Electro-Voice SL6.2M Home Theater System User Manual

Model SL6.2M
Extended Range
High Output Speaker
Key Features:
46 Hz – 20 kHz Response
250W Power Handling
90 dB High Sensitivity
Full-Bandwidth overload protection
Strong-Arm-MountTM for easy, flexible
Lightweight, unobtrusive plastic enclosure
Easy access input terminals
General Description:
The SL6.2M provides high efficiency, high power
handling, and extended frequency response in a very
compact, plastic enclosure. It’s proven performance
and reliability position it as the correct choice for
small to medium theater surround applications.
The SL6.2M features a high-energy 6" low frequency
transducer, a pure titanium 1" high frequency
neodymium transducer mounted on a 100° x 100°
waveguide, and a crossover network with full
bandwidth protection. These components provide
wide dynamic range, smooth coverage, and
exceptional reliability.
One person installation is simple using the included
EV Strong-Arm-MountTM. It provides ease of location
and aiming not possible with other brackets.
The SL6.2M’s performance, reliability, and shape
make it ideal for digital age theaters.
Technical Specifications:
Frequency Response 1(-10 dB)
Power Handling
90 dB, 1W/1m
8 ohms
Max Calculated SPL
Horizontal Coverage
Ver tical Coverage
48 Hz - 20 kHz
250 watts
116 dB
Crossover Frequency
1.8 kHz
LF Transducer
6” (100 mm)
HF Transducer
1” (25 mm)
Full System
Swing x Rotation
100° x 90°
Spring, accepts 12 GA
Enclosure Material
ABS (paintable)
Dim (H x W x D)
16.5” x 9" x 11.75” (419 mm x
228 mm x 298 mm)
Net Weight (each)
9.9 lbs (4.5 kg)
Shipping Weight
23 lbs (10.4 kg)
Included Accessories
SAM™, hex key
Half Space (wall mounting)
Long Term Program Rating: 3 dB greater than continuous pink noise
Avg: Half Space (wall mounting)
When mounted with long axis in ver tical plan
Small logo cap
Large logo cap
SAM™ assembly
Speaker system
Figure 3: EVID™ features (back)
Connection eyebolt
for seismic
security cable
Input wire
Figure 2: EVID™ features (front)
A. Shielded woofer
B. Coherent Coverage Waveguide horn
C. Low-frequency port
D. Treated woofer cone
E. Durable zinc-plated steel grille (not shown)
F. Cast aluminum Strong-Arm-Mount™ (SAM™)
G. Over 100 degrees of swing; 90 degrees
of rotation
H. Simple keyed socket head adjustments
I. Titanium dome tweeter with neodymium
magnet structure
Product Feature Identification
Data sheet/Instructions
Packing List
Warranty card
Illustrated below are the major components
of the EVID™ Series full-range speakers.
SAM™ mounting tool
Listed and illustrated below are the parts included in each boxed pair of EVID™ speakers.
Figure 1: EVID™ components
Installation and Wiring
Step 1: Mount the SAM™ Bracket
The SAM™ bracket can be mounted on
either side of the speaker, enabling optimal
configuration for any installation. First,
determine whether the bracket should be
mounted on the left or right side of the
speaker (do not bolt the speaker to the
bracket). It is best to mount the bracket on
the side away from the direction in which
the speaker will be aimed. This ensures
that the full sweep angle is available for
aiming on that side and provides easier
access to the sweep tightening bolt on the
wall bracket (see step 2). For safety,
make sure the mounting surface can
support more than the speaker's
weight! Use only industry-accepted fasteners and mounting methods when mounting
the bracket. Consult an expert if you are
not sure.
For standard vertical installation mount
the SAM™ bracket as shown in Figure 4.
For horizontal mounting configurations,
mounting the bracket on the bottom side
(as in Figure 5) is easiest and safest, and
allows the speaker to be mounted closer to
the ceiling.
Figure 4: SAM™ mounted on side
Figure 5: SAM™ mounted on bottom
Step 2: Mount the Speaker to the
SAM™ Bracket
Attach the speaker to the SAM™ bracket
with the socket head bolt, as shown in
Figure 6.
Figure 6: Attach SAM™
Secure the speaker with the provided
security tool by tightening the two socket
head bolts as shown. After selecting the
proper horizontal angle, secure the swing
axis as shown by tightening bolt A. Next,
select the proper vertical angle with the
aid of the angle markers as shown in
Figure 7. Then secure the rotation axis by
tightening bolt B.
Bolt A
Bolt B
15˚ angle markers
Figure 7: Tighten socket-head bolts
EV logo cap
Connect the wires to the speaker at the
back terminal plate observing the polarity
of the connections. The push-terminals
accept banana connector plugs.
Step 3: Wire the Speaker
Figure 8: Attach logo caps
EV logo cap
Attach both logo caps as shown in Figure 8
after tightening and securing the speaker.
After all connections are made, test the
complete system operation. The Troubleshooting Table on the next page will assist
in locating many speaker-related problems.
Step 5: Test System Operation
Figure 9: Secure seismic security cable
Connect seismic
security cable
The rear of the enclosure includes an eyebolt for connection to a seismic restraint.
Connect it to a properly rated hardware fitting that is securely installed independently of the SAM™ bracket. Even if your local
construction code does not require the
installation of secondary support, its use is
highly recommended for further security.
Step 4: Secure the Seismic Tab
Connection Point
If the noise is present but no program material is
playing, the likely cause is the signal chain in the electronics. Evaluate each component as necessary to isolate the problem.
4. Constant noise
Defective amplifier
such as buzzing, or other electronic
hissing, humming device
If these suggestions do not solve your problem, contact your nearest Electro-Voice dealer or
Electro-Voice distributor.
Check and correct the system grounding, as required.
Check all connections at amplifier and speakers to
ensure they are clean and tight. If the problem persists,
it may be in the amplifier or wiring. See no. 1 above.
3. Intermittent output Faulty connection
such as crackling
or distortion
Poor system
grounding or
ground loop
Using a test speaker as described above, verify that
all amplifier and speaker wires are connected to their
proper terminals with the correct polarity. Reversing
just one set of amplifier wires can cut out all bass
output from the subwoofer.
Improperly wired
subwoofer panel
Verify that you have connected the correct wire pairs to
the amplifier. Play something at low level through the
amplifier (for example, from a CD player or tuner).
Connect the test speaker in parallel with the malfunctioning line. If the sound has gone or is very weak, the
line has a short in it (possibly a severe scrape, pinch,
or staple puncture). If the sound level is normal, the
wire is open (possibly a cut wire or a missed connection). Using the test speaker, move down the line and
test each connection/junction until you find the problem
and correct it. Observe proper polarity.
When two speakers are connected out of polarity
(out of phase), the low frequencies will cancel each
other acoustically. Carefully observe the wire markings
or tracers on your speaker wires. Verify that the amplifier (+) terminal is connected to the red speaker terminals and the amplifier (–) terminal is connected to all
the black speaker terminals.
Connect a known working test speaker to the amplifier
outputs. If there is no sound, check that all the electronics are on, the signal routing is correct, the source
is active, the volume is turned up, and so on. Correct/
repair/replace as necessary. If there is sound, the
problem is in the wiring.
Possible Cause(s) Action
Speakers wired
2. Poor lowfrequency
1. No sound
Troubleshooting Table
Architecture & Engineering Specs:
The loudspeaker shall be a two-way system consisting of one 6”
(152mm) low-frequency transducer, a 1” (25mm) high-frequency
transducer with a Coherent Coverage Waveguide, and a frequencydividing network installed in a vented, line-array enclosure. The
network shall include a passive limiter for both the low-frequency
and high-frequency transducers. The loudspeaker system shall meet
the following performance criteria: Power handling, 250-Watts long
term program using IEC268-5 shaped pink noise; Frequency
response, 46 Hz - 20 kHz (-10 dB from rated sensitivity); Pressure
sensitivity, 90 dB at one watt, 200 Hz -10 kHz at one meter; Impedance,
8 ohms nominal, 6 ohms minimum. The high-frequency transducer
shall drive a waveguide to cover evenly 100° horizontally by 100°
vertically. The enclosure shall be molded of acrylic butyl styrene. The
enclosure shall be 16.5” (419mm) high, 9” (228mm) wide, 11.75”
(298mm) deep. The finish shall be a paintable black. The grille shall
be zinc plated, powder coated for corrosion resistance, and
restrained with a safety leash. The loudspeaker shall be adjustable
over a range of 100° horizontally and 90° vertically. The support
bracket shall be low profile and integral with the enclosure.
Frequency Response and Impedance:
Block Diagram:
Dimension Drawings:
Wall Plate
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