Studio Series
Studio Series
Installation Manual
S4-C65
S4-C80
S4-W65
S4-W80
Welcome to the custom install Studio Series and
thank you for choosing a Dynaudio Custom Install
product. The Studio Series comprises the S4-C65
and S4-C80 in-ceiling speakers and the S4-W65
and S4-W80 in-wall speakers. Each is designed to
offer high quality audio performance while at the
same time incorporating features and facilities
designed to ease installation.
The Studio Series is designed to provide very high quality audio in
custom installations where speakers are required to be fitted flush
in walls and ceilings. The Studio Series not only benefits from four
decades of Dynaudio speaker expertise but has been designed
from first principles to offer a new approach to custom speaker
installation and performance.
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Studio Series speakers are uniquely simple to install. Once
a ceiling or wall cut-out is created, no tools are required
and installation can be completed by one person without
assistance. Every element of the Studio Series installation
procedure, from unpacking the speakers to painting and
fitting the magnetic grilles is simplified and streamlined by
design.
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Studio Series speakers employ numerous Dynaudio speaker
technologies, borrowed from the company’s recording
studio monitors and high-end hi-fi speakers, to bring
genuinely high performance audio to custom installations:
unique bass/mid drivers with large diameter aluminium voice
coils and finite element optimised high-power, low-distortion
magnet systems, proprietary MSP (Magnesium Silicate
Polymer) diaphragms, and precision coated soft dome
tweeters with powerful neodymium magnet systems are just
a few examples among many.
1. Introduction
This manual describes the installation of Studio Series speakers
within drywall/plasterboard walls and ceilings. It begins by listing
the contents of the Studio Series cartons and continues with
sections that provide information common to in-ceiling and in-wall
speakers. Later sections in the manual provide information specific
to installing in-ceiling or in-wall speakers.
If this is your first time working with Dynaudio Studio Series
custom install speakers, or if you have not done so for a while, we
recommend that you read the appropriate sections of this manual
before you begin.
Note: Visit dynaudio.com for the latest Studio Series news and
information.
DYNAUDIO CUSTOM INSTALL LIMITED WARRANTY
Dynaudio warrants its custom install products to be free from defects in materials and workmanship under conditions of normal use and service for a lifetime
period from the date of original purchase. For this warranty to apply, the unit must be installed and used according to its written instructions.
The obligation under this warranty shall be limited to the replacement, repair or refund of any such defective device within the warranty period, provided that:
1. inspection by Dynaudio indicates the validity of the claim;
2. the defect is not the result of damage, misuse, lightning, power surges, negligence, improper operation (installation) or failure to follow instructions contained
in the manual or written instructions provided by Dynaudio after the original purchase;
3. the product has not been altered in any way or repaired by others and that factory sealed units are unopened (a service charge plus parts and labour will be
applied to units defaced or physically damaged);
4. the dealer from whom the Dynaudio products were purchased was authorized to sell such products at the time of the original purchase;
5. the service provider for, including but not limited, installation or repair of the product, was authorized in writing by Dynaudio;
6. the original, dated Bill of Sale is presented whenever service is required during the warranty period;
7. freight charges for the return of products to Dynaudio are prepaid;
8. all units ‘out of warranty’ are subject to a service charge. The service charge will cover minor repairs (major repairs will be subject to additional charges for
parts and labour).
This warranty is in lieu of and excludes all other warranties, expressed or implied. Neither this warranty nor any other warranty, express or implied, including
implied warranties of merchantability and fitness, shall extend beyond the warranty period.
Dynaudio shall not be liable for damages to any other equipment or other items at the site of use, or any other damages whether incidental, consequential or
otherwise. Dynaudio shall not be liable for any anticipated profits, any incidental or consequential damages, loss of time or other losses incurred by the purchaser
in connection with the purchase, operation or use of the product.
The information this document contains is subject to change without notice. In the event that there are differences between this warranty and the provisions of any
advertisements, documentation, product brochures or packaging cartons, the terms of this warranty shall prevail.
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Studio Series in-ceiling speakers incorporate 18° angled,
360° rotatable bass/mid drivers, and three position,
adjustable tilt tweeters to enable their acoustic directivity to
be optimised for the installation arrangement and acoustic
character of the listening room.
Studio Series speakers comprise a Speaker Unit and Installation
Frame. The Installation Frame is inserted into the ceiling or wall
cut-out and securely fixed in place using auto-locking clamps.
The Speaker Unit is then connected to the speaker cables before
being inserted into the Installation Frame to be held in place by a
latch system. The grille is then fitted, securely attached by magnets
integrated within the Installation Frame.
1.1 Carton Contents
Environmental Note
The carton contents for all Studio Series in-ceiling and in-wall
speakers are essentially the same. Items only differ in terms of
ceiling/wall format and dimension. Within each carton can be
found:
This product complies with international directives, including but not
limited to the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) in electrical
and electronic equipment, the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and
restriction of Chemicals (REACH) and the disposal of Waste Electrical
and Electronic Equipment (WEEE). Consult your local waste disposal
authority for guidance on how properly to recycle or dispose of this
product.
1 x Speaker Unit
1 x Installation Frame
1 x Grille
1 x Cut-out Template
1 x Paint Mask
1 x Document pack
Disposal
Disposal of used electrical and electronic equipment (applicable in
European countries with separate collection systems for this equipment).
This symbol on the product or its packaging indicates that
the product may not be treated as household waste. Instead
it must be handed over to the applicable collection point
for the recycling of electrical and electronic equipment. By
ensuring this product is disposed of correctly, you will help
prevent potential negative consequences for the environment and human
health. The recycling of materials helps to conserve natural resources.
For more detailed information on recycling this product, please contact
your local authority, community waste disposal of, or the shop where you
purchased the product.
A typical carton contents is illustrated in Diagram 1.
Note: Square grilles are optionally available for Studio Series in-ceiling
speakers. Contact Dynaudio directly or your local retailer/distributor for
more information.
Diagram 1
Speaker Unit
Installation Frame
Grille
Cut-out Template
Paint Mask
Document Pack
Ø210mm (8 1/4”)
S4-C65
Note: Diagram illustrates in-ceiling speaker pack contents. In-wall pack
contents are equivalent.
2. Preparation
2.1 Dimensions
Each Studio Series speaker requires specific ceiling or wall cut-out
dimensions, mounting depth space and drywall (plasterboard)
thickness constraints. These dimensions are tabulated and
illustrated in Diagram 2.
Model
S4-C65
S4-C80
S4-W65
S4-W80
Cut-out size
210 mm (8.25 in)
260 mm
(10.25 in)
175 mm x 275 mm
(6.90 in x 10.83 in)
215 mm x 370 mm
(8.25 in x 14.38 in)
Minimum Clear Depth 152 mm
(6.00 in)
161 mm
(6.33 in)
89 mm
(3.50 in)
96 mm
(3.80 in)
Drywall (Plasterboard) thickness
X = 38 mm max / 7.8 mm min
1.50 in max / 0.31 in min
X = 47.5 mm max / 7.5 mm min
1.87 in max / 0.29 in min
X = 33.75 mm max / 6.75 mm min
1.33 in max / 0.27 in min
X = 37.5 max / 8.5 mm min
1.48 in max / 0.33 in min
Diagram 2
S4-C80
S4-C65
152 mm
(6.00 in)
161 mm
(6.33 in)
X
Ø 210 mm (8.25 in)
X
Ø 260 mm (10.25 in)
S4-W65
89 mm
(3.50 in)
89 mm
(3.50 in)
X
175 mm (6.90 in)
275 mm (10.83 in)
Diagram 2
S4-W80
96 mm
(3.80 in)
96 mm
(3.80 in)
X
215 mm (8.25 in)
2.2 Back Boxes
Studio Series speakers can be installed with back boxes in order
to reduce sound transmission into adjacent rooms or to satisfy
any local statutory building regulations. If back boxes are to be
used they must be installed within the walls and ceilings before the
drywall (plasterboard) is affixed to the studs or joists. Alternatively,
the existing drywall (plasterboard) around each speaker installation
position may be removed to enable a back box to be installed, and
reinstated following back box installation. Further information on
Dynaudio back boxes can be found at dynaudio.com.
Generic back boxes from alternative manufacturers can be used,
or back boxes may be constructed on site. In either case, Studio
Series speakers require a 22 Litre (0.8 ft3) minimum back box
volume in order to reach their full audio performance potential.
Before commencing any Studio Series installation you must be sure
that the wall and ceiling positions chosen are free of obstructions
such as pipe work, ducting or wiring that might interfere with the
installation. Stud-finding, pipe detecting and wire detecting tools
can help map the wall construction and identify any potential
obstructions.
370 mm (10.83 in)
3. Speaker Positions
In-wall Speakers:
The appropriate positions for Studio Series speakers within
the installation space will depend on their application. Position
guidelines and diagrams for Studio Series in-ceiling and in-wall
models are covered in the following sections and illustrated in the
accompanying diagrams.
If a pair of Studio Series in-wall speakers are required for stereo
audio reproduction, they should ideally be located between 3 m
(10 ft) and 5 m (16.5 ft) apart and a similar distance from the
listening area. They should ideally be mounted approximately at
head height when seated at the listening position or slightly higher.
3.1 Background Audio
Note: The acoustic environment around each speaker and distance
from each one to adjacent walls should ideally be similar. Aim to avoid
In-ceiling and In-wall Speakers:
corner positions for either speaker.
If one or more Studio Series speakers are required simply to
provide mono background audio, they can be located essentially as
dictated by coverage, convenience and architecture. The primary
acoustic constraint to consider is that corner positions are likely to
result in bass emphasis.
3.2 Stereo Audio
3.3 Multi-channel Audio
Note: Studio Series in-ceiling and in-wall speakers can be combined for
multi-channel audio installations. In the majority of combined installations,
in-wall speakers are best suited to front (left and right) and centre
channel applications, and in-ceiling speakers more suited to surround
channel applications.
In-ceiling Speakers:
If a pair of Studio Series in-ceiling speakers are required for stereo
audio reproduction, they should ideally be located between 3 m
(10 ft) and 5 m (16.5 ft) apart and a similar distance from listening
area.
Diagram 3
Stereo Audio Speaker Positioning
3 m - 5 m
(10 ft - 16.5 ft)
>0.5 m
(<1.6 ft)
>0.5 m
(<1.6 ft)
3 m - 5 m
(10 ft - 16.5 ft)
>1.25 m
(<4.1 ft)
3 m - 5 m
(10 ft - 16.5 ft)
In-ceiling Speakers:
one to nearby walls should ideally be similar. Aim to avoid corner
positions if possible for any speaker installation.
If Studio Series in-ceiling speakers are utilised in multi-channel
installations, the front (left and right) and centre speakers should
be located approximately 0.5 m (20 in) in front of the plane of
the screen. The centre speaker should be on the centre line of
the screen and the front (left and right) speakers each within
approximately 0.5 m (20 in) of the sides of the screen.
Note: The directional characteristics of Studio Series in-ceiling speakers
can be optimised by rotating the Speaker Unit within its Installation Frame
and adjusting the tweeter tilt. See Section 4.1 for more.
Note: Studio Series in-ceiling and in-wall speakers are fully appropriate
for use in 5.1(2), 7.1(2), 9.1(2) multi-channel systems. Studio Series inceiling speakers are suitable for use in Dolby Atmos® installations.
In-wall Speakers:
If Studio Series in-wall speakers are utilised in multi-channel
installations, the front (left and right) speakers should ideally be
located either side of the screen with each one approximately 0.5 m
(20 in) away. The centre channel speaker should be located either
directly above or below the screen or, in the case of an acoustically
transparent screen, directly behind it.
Note: The nature of the installation of in-ceiling and in-wall speakers
means that it is sometimes impractical to locate them in acoustically
optimal positions. Compromise is often more likely to be necessary in
multi-channel installations where positions have to be found for multiple
speakers. In these circumstances it is preferable to favour the position of
the front and centre channel speakers over that of the surround channel
speakers.
In-ceiling and In-wall Speakers:
Surround channel speakers should be located as close as possible
to the requirements of the specific multi-channel format, usually
just behind and at either side of the listening position. The acoustic
environment around each speaker and the distance from each
Diagram 4
Multi-channel Audio Speaker Positioning
>0.5 m
(>1.6 ft)
Surround
Surround
Left
0.4 m - 0.6 m
(1.3 ft - 1.9 ft)
Surround
Centre
Right
>0.5 m
(>1.6 ft)
Surround
>0.5 m
(>1.6 ft)
Centre
Left
Right
<0.5 m
(<1.6 ft)
Two alternative wall
surround positions
shown. Surround
positions mirrored
on opposite wall.
4. In-ceiling Speaker Installation
Note: These installation instructions broadly assume that speaker cables
are pre-installed in ceilings and walls.
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To install a Studio Series in-ceiling speaker, proceed as described
in the following paragraphs and accompanying diagrams:
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1
Having selected the installation position and checked for the
presence of studs (joists), pipe work, ducts or cables, mark
a cut-line on the ceiling using the supplied template. Check
that the diameter of the cut-line is correct: 210 mm (8.25 in)
for the S4-C65 and 260 mm (10.25 in) for the S4-C80.
Note: Take care that the speaker cable is positioned in such a way that
it will not get trapped as the Speaker Unit is secured into the Installation
Frame and is not touching the Speaker Unit in such a manner that it is
likely to result in audible vibrations.
Use an appropriate tool to cut along the cut-line to create a
cut-out in the ceiling. Trial fit the speaker Installation Frame
in the cut-out to check clearances.
Note: To remove the Speaker Unit from the Installation Frame turn the
locking tabs 90° counter-clockwise. Take care to support the speaker as
the locking tabs are released.
Note: The orientation of the Installation Frame within the cut-out is
inconsequential.
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With the speaker connected and secured into the Installation
Frame, its bass/mid driver orientation and tweeter angle can
be adjusted. In most installations, the orientation and angle
should be adjusted so that the drivers face towards the
listening position. To adjust the bass/mid driver orientation,
grip the tweeter mounting arm and rotate the entire Speaker
Unit as necessary. To adjust the tweeter tilt, grip the tweeter
body and angle it to one of the three positions.
5
The high frequency tonal balance of Studio Series speakers
can be adjusted to suit different installation environments. A
tweeter level switch located on the Speaker Unit front panel
offers +3 dB, 0 dB and -3 dB options.
Note: If using a pre-construction ring, follow the instructions in the preconstruction document.
Note: In order to reduce the possibility of audible ceiling vibration it may
be prudent to apply a bead of adhesive mastic between the ceiling joists
and the drywall (plasterboard) in the vicinity of in-ceiling speakers.
2
3
With the ceiling cut-out checked, the Installation Frame can
be installed. Lift the frame into place and while holding it
against the ceiling with one hand use the other hand to turn
the three yellow securing clamps outwards and slide them
down against the inner surface of the drywall (plasterboard).
Note: If speaker cables are not already installed it should be done at
this stage. It is possible that access will be required through the floor
above to route the cables. Use low resistance speaker cable with clear
polarity marking on its insulation. Low resistance is especially important
if the length of cable from amplifier to speaker exceeds 5 m. Your local
Dynaudio retailer or distributor will be able to offer advice on speaker
cable selection if required.
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4
With the Speaker Unit connected to the speaker cable the
unit can be lifted up into the Installation Frame. Turn the
locking tabs on the front surface of the Speaker Unit fully
clockwise (aligned with the lock icons) and insert it into the
Installation Frame. Push gently around each locking tab until
a click is heard. The Speaker Unit will then be secure in the
frame.
Pull the speaker cable through the Installation Frame and
ceiling cut-out. The length of free cable should be sufficient
to allow the Speaker Unit to be held in one hand while
connecting the cable to the Speaker Unit terminals with the
other hand.
The speaker cable can now be connected to the Speaker
Unit. Strip 15 mm insulation from the cable (if necessary),
twist the wire strands and insert the stripped ends into the
speaker spring terminals. Ensure that the positive conductor
is connected to the red speaker terminal and the negative
conductor is connected to the black speaker terminal.
Note: The +3 dB tweeter level option may be appropriate if, for
example, carpets, soft furnishings and curtains dominate in the listening
environment. Alternatively the -3 dB option may be more suited to an
environment where hard floors and glass predominate. In more balanced
acoustic environments the 0 dB option is likely to be most appropriate.
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In-ceiling speaker installation is completed by fitting the
grille. The grille is secured magnetically and requires no
more than placing into position.
Note: Square Studio Series in-ceiling speaker grilles are optionally
available. Magnetic attachment enables square grilles to be rotated as
required to align perfectly with ceiling or wall lines.
Note: If the ceiling is to be painted following speaker installation, the
supplied paint mask must be used to protect the speaker hardware from
paint ingress. Speaker grilles should not be fitted during painting. They
should be painted separately.
Diagram 5 illustrates the in-ceiling speaker installation procedure.
Diagram 5
1
2
3
4
–
+
5
Rotate speaker to adjust
bass/mid driver directivity
Tilt to adjust
tweeter directivity
Switch to adjust tweeter
level
Push to click.
Three locations.
Rotate clockwise to lock.
Rotate counter-clockwise to release.
5. In-wall Speaker Installation
To install a Studio Series in-wall speaker, proceed as described in
the following paragraphs and accompanying diagrams:
•
Having selected the installation position and checked for
the presence of studs (joists), pipe work, ducts or cables,
mark a portrait orientation cut-line on the wall using the
supplied template. Check that the dimensions of the cut-line
are correct: 175 mm x 275 mm (6.90 in x 10.83 in) for the
S4-W65 and 215 mm x 370 mm (8.25 in x 14.38 in) for the
S4-W80.
Note: Studio Series in-wall speakers are intended to be used in portrait
orientation.
1
Use an appropriate tool to cut along the cut-line to create a
cut-out in the wall. Trial fit the speaker Installation Frame in
the cut-out to check clearances.
Note: In order to reduce the possibility of audible wall vibration it may be
prudent to apply a bead of adhesive mastic between the wall studs and
the drywall (plasterboard) in the vicinity of wall speakers.
2
3
With the cut-out checked, the Installation Frame can be
installed. Insert the frame into place and while holding it
against the wall with one hand use the other hand to turn
and slide the four yellow securing clamps outwards and
slide them down against the inner surface of the drywall
(plasterboard).
Note: If speaker cables are not already installed it should be done at
this stage. It is possible that access will be required through the opposite
side of the wall to route the cables. Use low resistance speaker cable
with clear polarity marking on its insulation. Low resistance is especially
important if the length of cable from amplifier to speaker exceeds 5 m.
Your local Dynaudio retailer or distributor will be able to offer advice on
speaker cable selection if required.
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Pull the speaker cable through the Installation Frame and
wall cut-out. The length of free cable should be sufficient
to allow the Speaker Unit to be held in one hand while
connecting the cable to the Speaker Unit terminals with the
other hand.
conductor is connected to the black speaker terminal.
5
With the Speaker Unit connected to the speaker cable it
can be inserted into the Installation Frame. Turn the locking
tabs on the front surface of the Speaker Unit fully clockwise
(aligned with the lock icons) and insert it in the Installation
Frame. Push gently around each locking tab until a click is
heard. The Speaker Unit will then be secured in the frame.
Note: Take care that the cable is positioned in such a way that it will not
get trapped as the Speaker Unit is secured into the Installation Frame
and is not touching the Speaker Unit in such a manner that it is likely to
result in audible vibrations.
Note: To remove the Speaker Unit from the Installation Frame turn the
locking tabs 90° counter-clockwise. Take care to support the speaker as
the locking tabs are turned.
Note: Studio Series wall speakers are intended to be installed with the
tweeter above the bass/mid driver.
5
The high frequency tonal balance of the Studio Series
speakers can be adjusted to suit different installation
environments. A tweeter level switch located on the Speaker
Unit front panel offers +3 dB, 0 dB and -3 dB options.
The level adjustment operates from approximately 3 kHz
upwards.
Note: The +3 dB tweeter level option may be appropriate if, for
example, carpets, soft furnishings and curtains dominate in the listening
environment. Alternatively the -3 dB option may be more suited to an
environment where hard floors and glass predominate. In more balanced
acoustic environments, the 0 dB option is likely to be most appropriate.
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With the speaker connected and secured into the Installation
Frame, in-wall speaker installation is completed by fitting
the grille. The grille is secured magnetically and requires no
more than placing into position.
Note: If the wall is to be painted following speaker installation, the
supplied paint mask must be used to protect the speaker hardware from
paint ingress. Speaker grilles should not be fitted during painting. They
should be painted separately.
Diagram 6 illustrates the in-wall speaker installation procedure.
4
The speaker cable can now be connected to the speaker.
Strip 15 mm insulation from the cable (if necessary), twist
the wire strands and insert the stripped ends into the
speaker spring terminals. Ensure that the positive conductor
is connected to the red speaker terminal and the negative
Diagram 6
1
2
3
4
–
+
5
Switch to adjust tweeter
level
Push to click.
Four locations.
Rotate clockwise to lock.
Rotate counter-clockwise to release.
SPECIFICATIONS
STUDIO SERIES
Data
S4-C65
S4-C80
S4-W65
S4-W80
Type
2-way in-ceiling
2-way in-ceiling
2-way in-wall
2-way in-wall
Drivers
Tweeter: 25 mm (1 in)
Tweeter: 25 mm (1 in)
Tweeter: 25 mm (1 in)
Tweeter: 25 mm (1 in)
Bass/mid: 165 mm (6.5 in) Bass/mid: 200 mm (8.0 in) Bass/mid: 165 mm (6.5 in) Bass/mid: 200 mm (8.0 in)
Frequency response
55 Hz – 20 kHz ±3 dB
45 Hz – 20 kHz ±3 dB
55 Hz – 20 kHz ±3 dB
45 Hz – 20 kHz ±3 dB
Impedance
8Ω nominal
5Ω minimum
8Ω nominal
5Ω minimum
8Ω nominal
5Ω minimum
8Ω nominal
5Ω minimum
Sensitivity
87.5 dB @ 1 m, 2.83V
89.0 dB @ 1 m, 2.83V
87.5 dB @ 1 m, 2.83V
89.0 dB @ 1 m, 2.83V
Power handling
50 W
100 W
50 W
100 W
Tweeter level options
-3 dB, 0 dB +3 dB
-3 dB, 0 dB +3 dB
-3 dB, 0 dB +3 dB
-3 dB, 0 dB +3 dB
Tweeter orientation
Three tilt angles
Three tilt angles
N/A
N/A
Bass/mid orientation
18° x 360°
18° x 360°
N/A
N/A
236.5 x 391.5 mm /
95.5 mm
9.33 x 15.40 in / 3.75 in
215 x 370 mm
8.25 x 14.28 in
Painted steel
Dimensions/Depth
Ø 231.5 mm / 151.5 mm
Ø 9.11 in / 6.0 in
Ø 280.0 mm / 160.5 mm
Ø 11.0 in / 6.33 in
Cut-out dimensions
Ø 210 mm
8.25 in
Ø 260 mm
10.25 in
197.5 x 296.3 mm /
89 mm
7.75 x 11.67 in / 3.5 in
175 x 275 mm
6.90 x 10.83 in
Grille material
Painted steel
Painted steel
Painted steel
Grille options
Round/square
Round/square
Rectangular
Rectangular
Grille attachment
Magnetic
Magnetic
Magnetic
Magnetic
Grille finish
Paintable
Paintable
Paintable
Paintable
Certifications
CE
CE
CE
CE
Environmental
RoHS
RoHS
RoHS
RoHS
Dynaudio A/S, 8660 Skanderborg, Denmark
www.dynaudio.com
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