Sonance Speaker SILHOUETTE I User manual

Sonance Speaker SILHOUETTE I User manual
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INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS AND MANUAL
SONANCE SILHOUETTE™ I, II, III
PN.33-1823 02.00
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CONTENTS
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
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INTRODUCTION
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CUSTOM INSTALLATION CONSIDERATIONS
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SPEAKER DESIGN
DRIVER-COMPLEMENT
7
TWEETER
7
MIDRANGE
7
ELLIPTICAL WOOFER
8
BAFFLE
8
MIDRANGE, TWEETER DRIVER ENCLOSURE
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ALUMINUM FRAME ARCHITECTURE
9
ROTO-LOCK MOUNTING SYSTEM
9
CROSSOVER NETWORK
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GETTING THE MOST FROM YOUR SONANCE SILHOUETTE SPEAKERS
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INSTALLATION QUICKSTART AND PARTS LIST
13
INSTALLATION SAFETY/CARE AND MAINTENANCE
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CREATE OPENINGS (NEW CONSTRUCTION) OR WITH A BACK BOX
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WITHOUT A BACK BOX OR CREATE OPENINGS (RETROFIT)
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SPEAKER INSTALLATION/GRILLE PAINTING
20
WIRE SIZE/TYPE, SINGLE WIRE OR BI-WIRING CONNECTIONS
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FINAL ASSEMBLY
22
™
SONANCE SILHOUETTE™ SPECIFICATIONS
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SERVICE/WARRANTY
SERVICE
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WARRANTY COVERAGE (U.S. ONLY)
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FIVE YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
When using your Sonance Silhouette™ speakers, basic safety precautions should always be followed to
reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, and injury to persons, including the following:
1. Read and understand all instructions.
2. Retain the safety and operating instructions for future reference.
3. Follow all warnings and instructions in this manual and marked on the product.
4. Any service or repair required must be performed by qualified, factory authorized personnel.
5. Do not use this product in a high humidity environment or near water, for example a wet basement,
wet bar, or swimming pool.
6. Never touch the drivers or push objects of any kind into this product through the grilles.
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INTRODUCTION
Congratulations on your choice of the Sonance Silhouette™ series, the no compromise in-wall speakers
from Sonance®, the Leader in Architectural Audio™. Sonance Silhouette speakers deliver audiophile
quality music reproduction without the space requirements of freestanding loudspeakers. Their
elegant, unobtrusive form combines remarkable transparency, imaging, and dynamic range with
architectural styling.
Sonance Silhouette has been designated a Signature Series—its baffle proudly displays the signature
of chief speaker designer, Todd Ryan. Every aspect of the series is designed to contribute to its
benchmark performance for in-wall speakers. The 1" medium-density fiber board (MDF) baffle,
chosen to provide a rigid platform for the drivers, features a black lacquer finish rivaling a fine musical
instrument. The bi-wireable five-way binding posts provide a variety of connection options. The
elliptical bass drivers extol the groundbreaking nature of this design.
Since designing the first high fidelity in-wall speaker in the world, Sonance continues its evolutionary
success with Sonance Silhouette. The Sonance Silhouette series combines years of scientific research
with stunning aesthetics to satisfy both the discriminating audiophile and the most particular of
design requirements.
By combining innovative driver technology with a sophisticated crossover design, Sonance Silhouette
delivers sonic performance previously limited to high-end, free-standing speakers. From its
introduction, the Sonance Silhouette series has been praised by respected critics.
Sound sources make drywall vibrate, creating its own resonant frequency, adding "coloration" to the
original information. The Sonance Silhouette design approach eliminates this coloration by carefully
matching a 1" titanium tweeter and two 4" magnesium midranges with the proper crossover
components meticulously crafted into a multi thickness enclosure, isolating these critical components
from the wall itself. This enclosure is then mounted from the rear, to the center of a 1" front baffle along
with proprietary aluminum 9" elliptical woofers. The entire baffle is then coupled to a rigid aluminum
frame complete with steel mounting feet for rigidity. This entire system creates the Sonance Silhouette,
easily integrating into any décor while delivering sonic performance unmatched by any other in-wall
product. Now, there truly is a better alternative to large free-standing speakers, the elegant Sonance
Silhouette.
The Sonance Silhouette series exceeds a remarkable set of design goals. These in-wall speakers deliver
the full detail, subtlety, imaging, and dynamic range present in a fine recording. They mount in a
standard 4" deep stud bay and eliminate the coloration and acoustical artifacts of drywall
construction.
The seven-driver Sonance Silhouette III, five-driver Sonance Silhouette II, and four-driver Sonance
Silhouette I are all well suited to left and right channel duties in fine music and home theater systems.
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CUSTOM INSTALLATION
Your Sonance Silhouette speaker will provide maximum performance and entertainment value when
custom installed by skilled professionals with specialized tools and experience to design and install
audio/video and related systems. These professionals can assist you in the selection of complementary
components engineered to meet your needs and optimize performance while satisfying the physical
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DRIVER-COMPLEMENT DESIGN
The symmetrical placement and use of 4" midrange drivers above and below the tweeter were chosen
to widen the vertical dispersion which is critical for a wide off-axis listening window.
The use of small diameter midrange drivers and a low crossover frequency to the tweeter combine to
produce the desired flat room response.
Magnetic shielding of the midrange and tweeter array eliminates potential interference with video monitors
in close proximity.
TWEETER DESIGN
Sonance Silhouette's high frequency driver is a custom Focal® tweeter featuring a concave titanium
dome with a titanium dioxide coating designed to dampen unwanted resonance. This element delivers
high definition, high frequency information while maintaining a low resonant frequency. This tweeter
was specifically designed for the Sonance Silhouette's novel crossover design. Its elevated breakup
frequency results in high frequency articulation without coloration. The tweeter design also features:
• High-pressure, injection-molded face plate with 5 mm thickness
• Titanium dome employing super high Youngs modules dioxide coating
• 20mm diameter voice coil with aluminum former ensures high power handling
MIDRANGE DESIGN
Sonance Silhouette's 4" midrange driver is essential to the overall design. This specific approach was
chosen after months of research into the resonant characteristics of stud wall construction and
interaction between wall components and loudspeakers. Research reveals that the typical drywall/stud
interface is most susceptible to acoustical resonance in the 150 Hz to 200 Hz band. The 4" midrange
drivers allow a crossover point at 135 Hz, which is below this resonant frequency. Additionally,
mounting the midrange tweeter array in its own MDF back box eliminates coloration induced by
driver/wall interaction. Additional features include:
• Die-cast aluminum basket for maximum mechanical integrity as a rigid device
• Concave, one-piece magnesium cone, for designated polar response to generate uniformity both onand off-axis
• Vented pole piece design selected to ensure voice coil cooling and eliminate air pressure build-up
behind the driver element assembly. This results in the required high power handling capability.
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ELLIPTICAL WOOFER DESIGN
Capitalizing on the unique characteristics of an elliptical driver, the woofer assembly delivers superior
reproduction while offering the perfect profile for Sonance Silhouette’s design criteria. An elliptical
metal cone driver yields essentially the same radiating area as an 8" driver, but with a width of only
6". The undeniable performance of this drive unit delivers these unique benefits:
• The elliptical design varies the distance from center to edge that contributes to the cancellation of
unwanted cone resonance. Resonance is a type of vibration that interferes with the accuracy of the
sound source.
• The use of a die-cast aluminum basket provides a rigid, stable foundation necessary for correct
driver function.
• Audiophile performance requires low distortion components during high cone velocity situations.
Those goals were met with the use of a light metal alloy cone, which combines reduced mass (weight)
with high rigidity to perform as a pure piston for predictably linear excursion. Acting as a heat sink
for the voice coil, the metal cone further contributes to the Sonance Silhouette's high power
handling capability.
• An extended pole piece voice coil eliminates non-linearity coloration caused by common designs
that suffer from dust cap back pressure while providing active and effective cooling for the voice
coil assembly.
• A high-compliance, half-roll rubber surround and long excursion enhance power handling.
BAFFLE DESIGN
The Sonance Silhouette baffle is constructed from 1" MDF. This material is known for its extreme
rigidity and non-resonant qualities. The high-gloss, black lacquer finish is applied to the baffle in a 10step process that requires five days of hand finishing. This process is similar to that used so
successfully to finish pianos and guitars. Precise, smooth driver openings ensure optimum
propagation of waveforms.
MIDRANGE, TWEETER DRIVER ENCLOSURE
The midrange and tweeter driver array is acoustically isolated from outside interference by its own
enclosure attached to the back of the baffle. This enclosure is constructed with a combination of three
different thicknesses of MDF to eliminate the mutual resonance occurring between the panels of the
enclosure. The enclosure is filled with a new synthetic damping material called Myraflex®
manufactured by Owens Corning, thus properly loading the interior of the enclosure.
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CROSSOVER NETWORK DESIGN
The function of the crossover is to route the incoming signals to the intended driver locations. This
results in a cohesive blending of the sound from the woofer, midrange and tweeter elements. The
crossover affects the entire performance of a loudspeaker design. An ideal speaker possesses both flat
on-axis frequency response and smooth off-axis response; this is particularly important for in-wall
speaker designs.
The sound character of a speaker in a home environment is a combination of the on-axis, and the
horizontal and vertical off-axis responses. Due to reflections off the floor, ceiling, side and rear
surfaces, evaluating and engineering the response of the speaker both on-axis and off-axis become
critical components of the overall design.
In-wall speaker designs also have the additional challenge of being mounted in a wall which can
immediately reflect sound into the listening room. Sonance Silhouette’s off-axis frequency response is
optimized to eliminate that specific coloration. The sound directly from the speaker and those
reflected are all equally critical to the overall sound quality.
A major innovation in the Sonance Silhouette design is the application of low crossover frequencies.
These lower frequencies allow the woofer, midrange and tweeter to operate within their ideal
frequency ranges. The result produces the ideal flat on-axis and smooth off-axis performance. The low
135 Hz crossover frequency from woofer to midrange was specifically designed for the woofer and
midrange to work together without exciting wall vibrations. The crossover point from the midrange to
the tweeter is located at 2150 Hz. High quality 18 dB per octave slopes are used on all crossovers to
ensure correct and unaffected interaction between drivers with an increase in power handling and
maximum vertical dispersion. Three separate PC boards are utilized for the design.
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GETTING THE MOST FROM YOUR SONANCE SILHOUETTE SPEAKERS
When properly installed and operated with appropriate components, your Sonance Silhouettespeakers
will provide many years of entertainment pleasure. Your Sonance Silhouette speakers are capable of
delivering pristine sound quality, unparalleled clarity, and precise imaging. Your system also can
sustain reproduction of substantial continuous sound levels, with a large dynamic performance
margin. To realize the full potential of your new speakers, please read all instructions before starting
the installation process.
Pre-installation is critical to achieving the maximum performance of your Sonance Silhouette
speakers. Factors such as the location and height of seating and location of video monitor dictate the
proper placement and direction of speakers. As with any fine speaker, good room characteristics are
necessary to ensure the maximum sonic performance of which the Sonance Silhouette is capable.
Remember that the wall is part of the sound reproduction system. To the degree possible, the listening
room should be symmetrical both in overall shape, and with respect to furnishings (especially wall
treatments and hanging art). The best listening rooms exhibit low intrusion of ambient noise. In any
event, the Sonance Silhouette speakers should not be mounted with less than two feet of unobstructed
wall on either side (i.e., not in columns).
Optimum horizontal placement of left and right speakers is six to ten feet apart and at least 18" from
side walls (see Figure 2 below). All measurements are at the center of the tweeter.
Slightly behind
Ear Center
Room Layout, top view.
Surround
18" min.
from
side wall.
Right
An alternate position
may be in the rear
walls spaced
identical with the
front left and right
speakers.
40" Ear from floor
6' to 10'
Range
Center
Surround speakers
may be mounted
slightly behind the
listener's ear.
Due to weight,
Sonance Silhouette
speakers are not
recommended for
ceiling mounting.
Left
18" min.
from
side wall.
Surround
8' - 12' from LCR speakers
Figure 2. In-wall speaker locations for optimum speaker performance.
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Seating position should be 8'–12' from the front speakers. Ideally, the tweeter and listeners’ ears should
be 38"–42" from the floor, though the excellent off-axis dispersion of the Sonance Silhouette speakers
provides superb reproduction even when optimal placement is impossible.
When employed as surround speakers, the Sonance Silhouette speakers should be in the side walls, in
line with the listeners’ ears and with the tweeters 60"–72" from the floor (see Figure 3 below). If this is
not possible, the surround speakers may be installed in the back walls of the room at the same width
as the left and right front speakers. The tweeters should also be 60"–72" from the floor. Due to their
substantial weight, it is not recommended that any of the Sonance Silhouette series speakers be
employed in ceiling installations.
For center and surround channel duty, the compact Sonance Cinema® Two speakers also complement
Sonance Silhouette speakers in these applications.
Surround speakers may be mounted
slightly behind the listener's ear.
38"to 42"
from floor
(see Chart A)
60"to 72"
from floor
8' - 12' from LCR speakers
Figure 3. In-wall side and rear speaker locations for optimum speaker performance.
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An alternate
position may be
in the rear walls
spaced identical
with the front left
and right
speakers.
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INSTALLATION QUICK START
Read “Getting The Most From Your Sonance Silhouette Speakers” and plan speaker locations.
If this is your first installation of a Sonance Silhouette system, read all of the installation instructions
before beginning.
Choose high quality (oxygen-free, multi-strand) copper wire to make the wire runs between your
audio equipment and your Sonance Silhouette speakers. Larger wire than normal is recommended. to
reduce resistance which eliminates power losses between your audio equipment and your in-wall
Sonance Silhouette speakers. Follow the information listed below:
• 14 gauge for less than 30 feet.
• 12 gauge for between 30 and 75 feet.
• 10 gauge for greater than 75 feet.
Verify adequate parts and tools for the installation:
PARTS LIST / TOOL LIST
NEW CONSTRUCTION
RETROFIT
PARTS
Construction Adhesive
(not included)
Silicon Sealer (not included)
Drywall Screws (not included)
TOOLS
Electric Drill (1/4" - 3/8" drive)
Phillips Bit
1" Flat Bit
Stiff Wire (coathanger, fishtape)
Torpedo Level
Wire Strippers
Keyhole or Drywall Saw
Gloves
Eye Protection Goggles
Chart A. Installation Parts and Tools List for Sonance Silhouette speakers.
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INSTALLATION SAFETY
When installing Sonance Silhouette speakers,
basic safety precautions should always be followed
to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, and injury
to persons, including the following:
CARE AND MAINTENANCE
1. Retain the safety and operating instructions
for future reference.
1. Read and understand all instructions.
2. Any service or repair required must be
performed by qualified, factory authorized
personnel.
2. Never drill or cut into wall cavities that already
contain electrical wiring or plumbing.
3. Do not use liquid or aerosol cleaners on the
speakers.
3. Follow all warnings and instructions in this
manual and marked on the product.
4. To clean your speakers, wipe the grilles with
a soft cloth dampened with water. You may
remove the grilles to wash and dry them.The
baffle and drivers may be dusted by gentle
use of “canned air” commonly used to clean
cameras and computer equipment.
4. Always exercise caution when working in
unfinished spaces such as attics. Areas with
exposed joists present a significant danger of
injury from falls or stepping on nonstructural
surfaces. Before working in areas with exposed
joists,always create temporary walkways using
plywood or dimensional lumber strong
enough to support your weight.
5. Do not expose your Sonance Silhouette
speakers to direct sunlight or high heat.
Extended periods of exposure may cause
deterioration of adhesives and driver
materials, compromising the useful life of
the speakers.
6. Sine wave test tones can damage your
Sonance Silhouette speakers and should
only be used at low volume levels for short
periods.
7. Do not expose your Sonance Silhouette
speakers to construction dust, dirt, or
airborne paint particles. If the area in which
your speakers are installed is subject to
potentially damaging airborne particles, you
may remove the grilles, temporarily cover
them with paper or plastic food wrap, then
replace them over the speakers. Be sure to
remove this protective cover after the dirty
activity is complete and the room is
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• Attempt to avoid placing a speaker in a stud bay shared with the home’s electrical system.
• Move any fire stops that will interfere with the installation location (use the cardboard cut-out
template to pre-visualize installed speaker). Be sure to follow local building codes.
To use a back box with the Sonance Silhouette speakers you will need a wall with at least 5-1/2" of
depth. On pages 16 through 18 of this manual you can find construction drawings of back boxes for
the three Sonance Silhouette models. Follow the drawings as closely as possible.
1. Construct the back boxes out of 3/4" MDF according to the drawings, apply glue to all joints and
screw or nail the box together. Loosely fill the back box with fiberglass.
NOTE : On the construction drawings you can find the back box volumes necessary for each
of the Sonance Silhouette models. If your installation requires, modify the dimensions
of the box but maintain the proper internal volume. If you modify the depth of the
back box, please allow at least 4-1/4" of depth to clear the woofer magnet.
Sonance Silhouette I (1.218 cubic feet)
Top View
Inside
Brace
14.500
4.000
4.000
5.5
4.000
Outside
Brace
3.0
9.500
0.750
2.500
3.250
8.000
3.250
14.500
3.8125
6.875
3.8125
3.4375
13.000
2.500
0.750
0.750
1.75
12.000
1.75
42.000
35.125
42.000
40.500
40.500
9.000
40.500
1.75
12.000
1.75
16
3.4375
0.750
Figure 5: Sonance Silhouette I rear box design.
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2. Once the boxes are constructed, attach the back box to the studs using 3" screws. Drill a hole
through the back box and run the speaker wire though it. After wire is installed, seal the hole with
silicone chalking to prevent air leaks.
3. To further improve sound quality, install fiberglass in each stud bay adjacent to the speaker’s
locations.
4. Use construction adhesive and drywall screws to attach the drywall around the rim of the
enclosure. Space screws at 4-6" intervals.
5. After drywall has been installed, mark and cut the drywall along the template outline and discard
the center.
6. Tape and fill seams to finish the drywall around the back box location.
Sonance Silhouette II (2.106 cubic feet)
Top View
5.5
4.000
4.000
4.000
14.500
3.0
13.000
2.500
9.500
2.500
3.250
8.000
0.750
3.250
0.750
0.750
14.500
3.8125
6.875
3.8125
2.5
13.125
11.000
2.5
11.000
2.5
71.500
45.125
71.500
70.000
70.000
11.000
70.000
2.5
11.000
2.5
13.125
11.000
2.5
Inside
Brace
Front View
0.750
Outside
Brace
Front Baffle
Figure 6: Sonance Silhouette II rear box design.
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Sonance Silhouette III (2.71 cubic feet)
Top View
5.5
4.000
4.000
4.000
14.500
3.0
13.000
2.500
9.500
2.500
3.250
8.000
0.750
3.250
0.750
0.750
14.500
3.8125
6.875
3.8125
2.5
13.1875
15.000
2.5
15.000
2.5
65.125
91.500
91.500
90.000
90.000
15.000
90.000
2.5
15.000
2.5
13.1875
15.000
2.5
Inside
Brace
Front View
Figure 7: Sonance Silhouette III rear box design.
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0.750
Outside
Brace
Front Baffle
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WITHOUT A BACK BOX
1. Run wire to desired speaker locations. Mark stud bay for reference when returning to install
speakers.
2. We strongly recommend using construction adhesive to secure the drywall to the studs around the
bay the speaker will be mounted in. Use extra drywall screws to secure the drywall to the studs,
space the screws approximately 4"–6" apart.
CAUTION:
The speaker opening must be smaller than the enclosure width (use the Retrofit
cut-out dimensions). Do not cut the drywall out to the width and height of the
enclosure sides or the Roto-Lock fasteners will not work.
3. After drywall is installed and ready for speakers follow retrofit instructions on page 19.
CREATE OPENINGS (RETROFIT)
Survey proposed sites and look for installation obstacles, e.g., plumbing, wiring, and other fixtures.
Access the attic or crawl space to check routing of air ducts and available mounting depth. The RotoLock requires a 1" area around the speaker to function.
1. At each selected site, use a stud
locator (available at hardware stores
for about $20) to identify studs.
Sonance Silhouette Retrofit Guidelines
Speaker
Center each speaker between two
sight
(Trace on
studs. Check on both sides of the
Wall)
Retrofit
Opening
wall (this and adjacent room) for
electrical outlets or switches, which
indicate wiring in the selected stud
40.5"
for
bay. Attempt to avoid placing a
Silhouette I
speaker in a stud bay shared with the
38"– 42"
home’s electrical system.
Firestop
2. Measure in from wall and mark (must move)
planned edge of each wall opening.
Painter’s masking tape (available at
paint and hardware stores) is good Figure 8: Retrofit construction for Sonance Silhouette speakers.
for this because it leaves no adhesive
residue.
3. Position and temporarily attach the cardboard cut-out template from packaging with painter’s tape
or a stapler and a level. Trace a cutout hole on wall for each speaker (Figure 8). Remove template.
Drywall screws
3"-4" spacing
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4. Use a painter’s drop cloth, available at paint and hardware stores, to protect floor, carpet, and
furniture from drywall dust during drilling and cutting.
5. At each proposed opening, drill several small holes along the length of the center of chosen area and
insert a bent coat hanger to confirm that the cavity is clear at least 6" in all directions. If you feel
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beautiful, long lasting surf5ce that matches the room décor.
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WIRE SIZE/TYPE
Choose high quality (oxygen-free) copper wire to make the wire runs between your audio equipment
and your Sonance Silhouette speakers. Larger wire than normal is recommended to reduce resistance
and to eliminate power loss between your audio equipment and your in-wall Sonance Silhouette
speakers. Follow the information listed below when choosing a high-quality wire at your local dealer
or making plans with your custom installation dealer:
• 14 gauge for less than 30 feet.
• 12 gauge for between 30 and 75 feet.
• 10 gauge for greater than 75 feet.
SINGLE WIRE CONNECTIONS
If you have run a single, two conductor wire to each speaker location, use the positive (+) and negative
(-) terminals closest to the outside edges of the Sonance Silhouette speaker (see Figure 9, pg. 22).
BI-WIRING CONNECTIONS
If you have run a single, four conductor wire or special bi-wire cable to take advantage of the bi-wire
option (see Figure 10, pg. 22), follow these instructions;
1. Remove the two special jumper wires that cross-connect the four input terminals on the rear of the
Sonance Silhouette speaker.
2.Attach the two wires you have designated for the woofer and connect them to the terminals marked
woofer. Carefully observe polarity, making sure to connect the positive (+) lead to the positive (+)
terminal and the negative (-) lead to the negative (-) terminal of your amplifier.
3. Attach the two wires you have designated for the mid-high range to the other set, again being
careful to observe proper speaker to amplifier connection. Make sure to connect the positive (+)
lead to the positive (+) terminal and the negative (-) lead to the negative (-) terminal of your
amplifier.
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STEREO RECIEVER
SPEAKER A
SPEAKER B
Special Jumper
Connectors
Two Wire
Conductor
Figure 9: Two Wire Connection
FINAL ASSEMBLY
1. Strip 1/2" of insulation from each speaker wire. Attach the positive conductor to the red 5-way
binding post and the negative wire to the black post. To connect, loosen the nut on the binding post
until the hole in the post is visible. Insert the stripped end of the wire through the slot, then snug
the nut. Do not over tighten.
NOTE: Polarity of wiring is critical. All positive leads (+) must be attached to red
connectors throughout the system.
2. Rotate all Roto-Lock mounting fasteners around the speaker’s edge to their OPEN position.
3. Carefully lift the speaker into the wall opening.
4. Use a screwdriver to turn the Roto-Lock mounting fasteners visible in the channel of the extruded
aluminum frame into the CLOSED position. Sonance’s Roto-Lock mounting system firmly attaches
the Sonance Silhouette speaker to the wall by means of a foot that rotates into place, securely
clamping the baffle to the mounting surface.
5. Insert the grilles in the groove in the extruded frame starting at one of the short ends and working
the grille into the frame.
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SILHOUETTE I
Design:
Tweeter:
Midrange:
Woofer:
Crossover Design:
Slope:
Crossover Frequency:
Frequency Response:
Impedance:
Power Handling:
Efficiency
Enclosure Volume:
Grille Type:
Speaker Dimensions*
(WxHxD):
Grille Dimensions
(WxH):
Retrofit Cutout
(WxH):
Shipping Weight:
In-Wall Infinite Baffle
1" (25mm) Inverted titanium dome.
2 - 4" (102mm) Magnesium cones.
1 - 9" Eliptical Aluminum woofer (152mm x 229mm)
with a rubber surround and extended pole piece.
Woofer, midrange and tweeter crossovers are
physically independent with connections for bi-wiring
or biamping provided
18dB per octave
135 Hz and 2150 Hz
45 Hz to 20,000 Hz ±3dB
4 Ω nominal, 3.5 Ω minimum
10 to 175 watts
90dB 1W/1m
1.218 ft3
White Metal
7.75" x 36" x 4.25" (197mm x 914mm x 108mm)
6.55" x 34.8" (166mm x 884mm)
6.875" x 35.125" (175mm x 892mm)
30 lbs. (13.6kg)
* Speaker Change
(Mid Yr. 2000)
(WxHxD): 7.75" x 36" x 3.75" (197mm x 914mm x 95mm)
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SILHOUETTE II
Design: In-Wall Infinite Baffle
Tweeter: 1" (25mm) Inverted titanium dome.
Midrange: 2 - 4" (102mm) Magnesium cones.
Woofer: 2 - 9" Eliptical Aluminum woofer (152mm x 229mm)
with a rubber surround and extended pole piece.
Crossover Design: Woofer, midrange and tweeter crossovers are
physically independent with connections for bi-wiring
or biamping provided
Slope: 18dB per octave
Crossover Frequency: 135 Hz and 2150 Hz
Frequency Response: 40 Hz to 20,000 Hz ±3dB
Impedance: 4 Ω nominal, 3.5 Ω minimum
Power Handling: 10 to 200 watts
Efficiency 91dB 1W/1m
Enclosure Volume: 2.106 ft3
Grille Type: White Metal
Speaker Dimensions*
(WxHxD): 7.75" x 46" x 4.25"(197mm x 1168mm x 108mm)
Grille Dimensions
(WxH): 6.55" x 44.8" (166mm x 1138mm)
Retrofit Cutout
(WxH): 6.875" x 45.125" (175mm x 1146mm)
Shipping Weight: 40 lbs. (18.8kg)
* Speaker Change
(Mid Yr. 2000)
(WxHxD): 7.75" x 46" x 3.75"(197mm x 1168mm x 95mm)
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SILHOUETTE III
Design:
Tweeter:
Midrange:
Woofer:
Crossover Design:
Slope:
Crossover Frequency:
Frequency Response:
Impedance:
Power Handling:
Efficiency
Enclosure Volume:
Grille Type:
Speaker Dimensions*
(WxHxD):
Grille Dimensions
(WxH):
Retrofit Cutout
(WxH):
Shipping Weight:
In-Wall Infinite Baffle
1" (25mm) Inverted titanium dome.
2 - 4" (102mm) Magnesium cones.
4 - 9" Eliptical Aluminum woofer (152mm x 229mm)
with a rubber surround and extended pole piece.
Woofer, midrange and tweeter crossovers are
physically independent with connections for bi-wiring
or biamping provided
18dB per octave
135 Hz and 2150 Hz
35 Hz to 20,000 Hz ±3dB
4 Ω nominal, 3.5 Ω minimum
10 to 250 watts
92dB 1W/1m
2.71 ft3
White Metal
7.75" x 66" x 4.25" (197mm x 1676mm x 108mm)
6.55" x 64.8" (166mm x 1646mm)
6.875" x 65.125" (175mm x 1654mm)
55 lbs. (25kg)
* Speaker Change
(Mid Yr. 2000)
(WxHxD): 7.75" x 66" x 3.75" (197mm x 1676mm x 95mm)
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SERVICE
The Technical Assistance Department at Sonance is available to answer any questions concerning the
operation and installation of your Sonance Silhouette speakers. Please contact us between the hours
of 9 AM and 5 PM Pacific Time, Monday through Friday, except holidays:
Telephone toll free, Continental USA: (800) 582-7777
Telephone outside Continental USA: (949) 492-7777 or contact us online at www.sonance.com
Sonance • Technical Assistance Department
Address inquiries to: 212 Avenida Fabricante, San Clemente, CA 92672-7531
YOU MUST HAVE PRIOR AUTHORIZATION TO RETURN YOUR UNIT!
In the event that your unit should need service or repair, return the unit to your Authorized Sonance
dealer. If you wish to return it to the factory yourself, you must contact us to obtain a return authorization (RA) number prior to returning your unit to us. Be prepared to state the model number, date of
purchase and the dealer’s name and address when you call.
The unit must be returned to the factory in its original shipping carton and packing to make sure it
arrives in good condition. If the original carton has been lost or damaged, a new one can be obtained
from Sonance for a small fee.
When you ship your unit use United Parcel Service,Federal Express,etc. Never ship your unit via US Postal
Service.
FREIGHT COLLECT SHIPMENTS WILL BE REFUSED!
WARRANTY COVERAGE (U.S. ONLY)
Sonance offers a five (5) year limited warranty on this unit. You must observe the following conditions
in order to receive this protection:
1. Retain your bill of sale or legible facsimile (photo copy). In the event that your unit should ever
require service, the bill of sale shall act as your proof of ownership and give the effective date of
your warranty.
2. Read your warranty thoroughly. Sonance offers you certain rights outlined in your warranty and
requires specific conditions to be met to retain those rights. You may also have other rights which
vary from state to state.
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FIVE YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
Sonance warrants to the original retail purchaser for the period of five (5) years, the unit to be free
from defects in material and workmanship provided the unit is operated in accordance with the
printed instructions included with the unit. Five (5) years begins on the date of purchase shown on
the bill of sale (receipt). Your purchase must have been from an "Authorized Sonance Dealer." For this
warranty to be effective, the bill of sale must also show from whom the unit was purchased and the
purchase price. In the event proof of purchase cannot be established as stated in the previous
sentence(s), warranty shall commence on the date the unit was shipped from the factory. This
warranty shall apply exclusively to the original purchaser and shall not apply to purchasers who
purchased units for industrial or commercial purposes.
During the warranty period, Sonance agrees to repair or, at its discretion, replace at no charge
components that prove to be defective, provided the unit is returned in accordance with the shipping
instructions detailed above. This warranty does not apply if the unit has been damaged by accident or
misuse, or as a result of service or modification by unauthorized personnel.
This warranty is limited to Sonance product(s) registered herein and specifically excludes any damage
to loudspeakers and other allied or associated equipment which may result for any reason from use
with this product.
The warranty set forth above is in lieu of all other warranties, express or implied, of merchantability,
fitness for a particular purpose or otherwise. In no event shall Sonance be liable for incidental or
consequential damages or have any liability with respect to defects other than as specifically set forth
above.
Declaration of Conformity
We,
Sonance
212 Avenida Fabricante
San Clemente, CA 92672-7531
U.S.A.
declare in own responsibility, that the product described in this owner’s manual
is in compliance with technical standards:
EN 50082-1:1992
EN 55013:1993
EN 50020:1994
Chip Brown
Sonance
San Clemente, CA U.S.A.
Sonance is a registered trademark of Dana Innovations. Sonance Silhouette is a trademark of Sonance. Focal is a
registered trademark of Focal Inc. Myraflex is a registered trademark of Owens Corning. ©1999 All rights reserved.
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