Installation Guide

TIC651, TIC801 25/70/100V In Ceiling Speakers
TICW401 Shallow Depth
25/70/100V In Wall/In Ceiling Speakers
Installation Guide
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T ECHN OLOG Y
Introduction
Congratulations and thank you for purchasing Xpress 70 Volt In Ceiling/
In Wall speakers with Sonic Vortex®.
Our patented Sonic Vortex Technology is based on Ported Transmission
Line design and incorporates a compact, integrated enclosure. Most In
Ceiling speakers do not utilize a back box, even fewer have an enclosure,
and only a Sonic Vortex speaker has an Integrated Transmission Line Ported
Enclosure. Without something behind the speaker driver the music not only
plays into the room, but also bleeds into adjoining rooms such as the attic
or an occupied room. The bleed negatively affects performance, and sound
consistency.
The Sonic Vortex enclosure directs all of the sound from the speaker driver
into the room it is intend to be in, so you get to enjoy your speakers without
disturbing the rest of the house. Great bass response, stereo image, and
big sound that you can’t get with any other in ceiling speaker.
Xpress 70V speakers install with ease using the ‘dog’ mounting system and
magnetic bezelless grilles for fast, clean installations.
The TIC series 25/70/100 volt Xpress speakers offer exceptional
performance in a 70/100V system. Xpress 70/100V speakers with Sonic
Vortex really help improve overall performance and sound quality in
70/100V systems where audio quality is sometimes not the main focus.
Please follow the instructions in this manual to assure proper installation
and to achieve the full performance and satisfaction you would expect from
Xpress.
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Speaker Placement
When installing in wall/in ceiling speakers, (or in wall/in ceiling anything for
that matter) it is always a good idea to find out what is in the wall/ceiling
before cutting holes. Be aware of the location of plumbing, electrical and
structural elements that may affect speaker placement.
Stereo
It is also a good idea to locate stereo speakers so they are centered to
the main listening position in which the user/s will normally be located.
Whenever possible, try to position the left and right speakers at the same
distance from each other as they are from the main listening position.
Subwoofer
Subwoofers are omni-directional so placement of in wall/in ceiling subs is
somewhat less critical, but placement can be affected (good and bad) by
corners and walls, so try to find a location that will be somewhat unaffected
by placement.
Angled
If using the ‘Angled In’ speakers, be sure to position them so the speakers
are facing into the room and directed toward the main listening position.
Surround
Locate surround speakers according to the recommendations in the
surround processor’s owner’s manual.
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Installation
SPEAKER WIRE - 25/70/100V
When pulling wire for a 70V/100V speaker system, pull distribution lines
(each distribution line is a wire pair) in a daisy-chain pattern, (amp to first
speaker, first speaker to second speaker, second speaker to third speaker,
etc). If distributing stereo, pull individual distribution lines to each speaker
location for each pair (left/right) in a daisy chain from the amp location. Use
quality stranded speaker wire based upon the 70V Speaker Wire Gauge
Table below.
70V SPEAKER WIRE GAUGE (30W Zone Output)
SPEAKER WIRE LENGTH
SPEAKER WIRE GAUGE
350’ (106m)
24 AWG
550’ (167m)
22 AWG
900’ (274m)
20 AWG
1400' (426m)
18AWG
2300' (701m)
16AWG
NEW CONSTRUCTION
Xpress speaker installation can be simplified by using an Xpress new
construction EZBracket®, (sold separately; visit www.bealexpress.com for
additional information). This is installed prior to drywall installation and
allows for precise speaker placement and simplifies the final installation of
the speaker.
EXISTING CONSTRUCTION
70/100V distribution lines must be run in a daisy chain configuration from
the amplifier to the first speaker location then to the second speaker
location and so on.
• Choose a location for each speaker that is free of obstructions created
by joists, HVAC duct-work, electrical wire runs, plumbing or anything
else that might not allow for the depth of the speaker or create
interference or noise.
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Installation
• Once you have determined your locations, use a pencil to mark the hole
to cut out for the speaker using the supplied template. Don’t forget to
allow for the size of the speaker bezel if you are installing the speaker
near a sidewall or other item that could become an obstacle.
NOTE: Round grille and square grille finish both use the same drywall
cutout.
• If you are unsure of potential obstacles, carefully cut your holes using
an angle cut to the inside of the cutout area. This will allow you to “plug”
the hole easily if needed. If the area is clear and is a good location for
the speaker, go ahead and cut the edges of the opening at 90 degrees to
accommodate the speaker diameter.
Cut hole at an angle in case patching is necessary
Save cutout for patching if necessary
Cut edge at 90°if area is clear of obstructions
• Strip the insulation on each conductor approximately 1/2” (12.7mm) and
insert to the plug in speaker terminals. Ensure that there are no stray
strands of wire protruding from the connectors that can cause shorts.
Observe proper polarity (+ to + and – to –) for each speaker and at the
amplifier. Be sure to tighten the ‘elevators’ on the plug in connector so
the wires do not come loose after installation.
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Installation
To Input on Next
70/100V Speaker
+ to +; - to -
To Input on Next
70/100V Speaker
+ to +; - to Left/Right 70/100V
Speaker Pair #2
0V
10 0V
7 5V
2
+ to +
- to -
OUTPUT
+
8Ω
3.8
1.9
5
7. .8
3 .5 0.3
0
8Ω
INPUT
- +
1.9
1
0.2
OUTPUT
+
15
7.5
0.9
INPUT
- +
X
15
1.8
0V
10 0V
7 5V
2
Left/Right 70/100V
Speaker Pair #1
INPUT
- +
INPUT
- +
OUTPUT
+
Distribution Lines
(Speaker Wire)
Per Instructions In Section:
Installation/Speaker Wire
Right
Left
70/100V Amplifier Speaker Terminal
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OUTPUT
+
X
15
1.8
15
7.5
0.9
Installation
20 0
1 .3
1
5
2.5
0.4
TICW401 Tap
15
7.5
0.9
7.5
3.8
0.5
8Ω
8Ω
8Ω
30 5
1 8
1.
100V
70V
25V
100V
70V
25V
X
20
2.5
1 9
2
0.
10
5
0.7
X
30
3.5
1.
100V
70V
25V
X
15
1.8
3.8
1.9
0.3
3.8 .9
1 .3
0
7.5
3.8
0.5
2.5 .3
1 .2
0
1
7 5
0. .5
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TAP WATTAGE
In a 70/100V system it is necessary to select tap wattage to determine
amplifier power requirements and set relative speaker volume.
TIC651 Tap
TIC801 Tap
Note that each of the three Xpress 70/100V models have different tap
settings.
Use the gauge on the tap that corresponds to the distribution line voltage
used for the system being configured (25V, 70V, 100V).
Add up the total tap wattage set for all of the speakers to be connected to
a 70V/100V zone and multiply by 1.2. This will provide sufficient power to
compensate for an efficiency loss of around 20% that is typical in 70/100V
systems.
8Ω
If a low impedance amplifier is going to be used, be sure to set the speaker
Tap Selector to 8Ω, and connect the amplifier speaker terminal +/- to the
INPUT +/- on one 8Ω speaker. If the amp is capable of a low impedance
load, (4Ω/2Ω) and if the speaker load is acceptable, (two 8Ω speakers, one
4Ω speaker, etc) connect the speaker(s) to the amp in parallel, (all speakers’
+ to amp +, all speakers’ - to amp -) not daisy chain as used for 70/100V.
If you’re not sure about an amplifier’s load handling capability, contact the
amplifier manufacturer’s technical support for assistance to avoid potential
major damage to the amp and speakers.
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Installation
Round Grille
• With the ‘dogs’ flush to the side of the speaker, insert the speaker into
the cutout and tighten each of the four screws for the speaker’s dogs,
enough to clamp the speaker to the drywall. Do not over-tighten.
Turn screws to extend dogs
as shown
Turn screws to extend dogs
as shown
• Attach the round grille to speaker. The grille attaches with magnets so it
will just snap into place.
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Installation
Square Grille (Models TIC651, TICW401)
Optional square bezels/grilles are available separately. Please reference
Beale Xpress part numbers: 4” - GS4W, (white) GS4B (black); 6.5” - GS6.5W,
(white) GS6.5B (black) when ordering.
• With the ‘dogs’ flush to the side of the speaker, insert the speaker into
the square bezel as shown.
1. Slide the Speaker into the Square Bezel
2. Assembled Speaker and Square Bezel
3. Slide the Speaker/Square Bezel into the
Drywall Cutout
4. Installed Speaker and Square Bezel
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Installation
• With the speaker/bezel assembly installed in the wall, using a level,
square the bezel to the wall and then turn the ‘dog screws’ to secure the
speaker and bezel to the drywall.
Turn screws to extend dogs
to lock speaker and bezel
to drywall
Turn screws to extend dogs
to lock speaker and bezel
to drywall
• Attach square grille to bezel. The grille attaches with magnets so it will
just snap into place.
Adapting the Square Grille to an installed Round Speaker
• You can adapt the square bezel/grille to an installed round speaker by
cutting one of the thin sides of the bezel, loosening the dogs on the
installed speaker just enough to create a space between the speaker
and drywall and then slipping the bezel around the speaker. Square
the bezel to the wall and then tighten the ‘dog screws’ to secure the
speaker and bezel to the drywall. Install the square grille.
PAINTING
The grille can be painted, but go as light as possible to not to clog the fine
holes with paint. Only paint grilles when they have been removed from
the speakers and be sure to remove the cloth on the backside of the grille
before painting. If the cloth is not removed for painting, it will absorb the
paint and clog the grille, significantly affecting the sound...and not in a good
way. (We have taken great effort to eliminate any ‘color’ from the sound of
our speakers, so let’s try to keep it that way...OK?)
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Troubleshooting
Xpress speakers are designed to function trouble-free. Most problems that
occur are due to simple issues. If you have trouble, please check the list of
simple fixes below.
SPEAKER TROUBLESHOOTING
PROBLEM
NO SOUND
SOLUTION
Verify that there is audio from the
source selected. Select another
source if necessary.
Ensure that the amplifier is turned
on and connected properly.
Check any connections at other
devices, such as a volume control.
Temporarily bypass the control if
needed.
Check wire connections at each
speaker not producing sound for
good contact to bare wire, not wire
insulation.
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Specifications
6.5” IN CEILING
TIC651 70/100 Volt In Ceiling 6.5” 2-way
• 6.5” Ribbed Injected Polypropylene Woofer
• 1” Aluminum Dome Tweeter
• Butyl Rubber Surround
• Coaxial Tweeter Design
• Sonic Vortex Ported Transmission Line Enclosure
• 25V Taps: 2.5, 1.3, 0.7, 0.4, 0.2 Watts
• 70V Taps: 20, 10, 5, 2.5, 1.3 Watts
• 100V Taps: 20, 10, 5, 2.5 Watts
• Low Impedance Bypass: 8Ω
• Power Handling (8Ω): 5-120W
• Speaker Weight: 7.10lbs (3.22kg)
• Cutout: 8.4” (214mm)
• Diameter 9.4” (239mm)
• Depth 6.8” (172mm)
• Installed Frequency Response: 48Hz - 20kHz
• Sensitivity: 91db
• Grille: Magnetic Bezelless; White - Paintable
• Connector Type: Four-position Plug-in Screw Terminal
• EZBracket Size: F
8” IN CEILING
TIC801 70/100 Volt In Ceiling 8” 2-way
• 8” Ribbed Injected Polypropylene Woofer
• 1” Aluminum Dome Tweeter
• Butyl Rubber Surround
• Coaxial Tweeter Design
• Sonic Vortex Ported Transmission Line Enclosure
• 25V Taps: 3.5, 1.8, 0.9, 0.5, 0.3 Watts
• 70V Taps: 30, 15, 7.5, 3.8, 1.9 Watts
• 100V Taps: 30,15, 7.5, 3.8 Watts
• Low Impedance Bypass: 8Ω
• Power Handling (8Ω): 5-120W
• Speaker Weight: 8.38 lbs (3.8kg)
• Cutout: 10.3” (261.5mm)
• Diameter 11.3” (284mm)
• Depth 8.6” (219.5mm)
• Installed Frequency Response: 38Hz - 20kHz
• Sensitivity: 91db
• Grille: Magnetic Bezelless; White - Paintable
• Connector Type: Four-position Plug-in Screw Terminal
• EZBracket Size: B
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Specifications
4” SHALLOW DEPTH IN CEILING/IN WALL
TICW401 70/100 VOLT In Ceiling/In Wall 4” 2-Way
• 4” Fluted Reinforced Polymer Cone
• ¾” Aluminum Dome Tweeter
• Butyl Rubber Surround
• Coaxial Design
• Sonic Vortex Ported Transmission Line Enclosure
• 25V Taps: 1.8, 0.9, 0.5, 0.3, 0.2 Watts
• 70V Taps: 15, 7.5, 3.8, 1.9, 1 Watts
• 100V Taps: 15, 7.5, 3.8, 1.9 Watts
• Low Impedance Bypass: 8Ω
• Power Handling (8Ω): 5-80W
• Weight: 2.59lbs (1.175kg)
• Cutout: ” 6.4” (162mm)
• Diameter ” 7.4” (186mm)
• Depth 3.82” (97mm)
• Installed Frequency Response: 68Hz - 20kHz
• Sensitivity: 89dB
• Grille: Magnetic Bezelless; White - Paintable
• Connector Type: Four-position Plug-in Screw Terminal
• EZBracket Size: J
EZBracket and Sonic Vortex are Registered Trademarks of JDA Technology LLC.
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Limited Warranty
All in-wall, in-ceiling, outdoor speakers, volume controls, and freestanding
loudspeakers have a Lifetime Limited Warranty. This warranty includes
lifetime parts and repair on components. Powered subwoofers and Beale
Street Audio/Xpress amplifiers have a two (2) year limited warranty. This
warranty includes two (2) year parts and repair labor on components.
Xpress obligation under this warranty is limited to repairing or replacing
any component found defective in material or workmanship under normal
conditions of use. This warranty shall not apply to products which have
been abused, modified, disassembled, or repaired by anyone other than
Xpress or one of its appointed service centers. Products to be repaired
under this warranty must be returned to the factory or designated service
center with all transportation and insurance charges pre-paid.
IMPORTANT: This warranty is ONLY valid if the product is purchased
through a Certified Xpress Dealer. Proof of purchase may be required.
Note: It is the policy of Xpress to continuously incorporate improvements
into our products. All specifications, warranty terms, and prices are subject
to change without notice.
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Beale Xpress
122 Gayoso Street, Suite 101
Memphis, TN 38103
Phone: 844.489.2700 Fax: 901.205.0900
www.bealexpress.com
©2015 Beale Street Audio
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