Thank you for choosing DALI In-Wall loudspeakers!
DALI is acclaimed around the world for unique loudspeakers designed and
built to our uncompromising standards for design and performance.
DALI’s main area of expertise is the development and refinement of known
and new techniques in the fields of audio and acoustics.
The goal for every single DALI loudspeaker is to create a listening experience
in your home that will make you forget time and place.
It is essential that your DALI In-Wall loudspeakers are correctly installed and
connected. This owner’s manual contains our guidelines for installation, connection and maintenance.
NOTE: The sections on installing and painting the loudspeaker is for the use
of professional installers. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact your authorised DALI dealer.
Enjoy!
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Safety Guidelines
About In-Wall Loudspeakers
•
Always follow all safety guidelines
DALI Helicon IW 200 Phantom provides the
•
DALI Helicon IW 200 Phantom is intended for home use only. It is not
unique, acclaimed sound of a true DALI Heli-
intended for use in professional environments such as alarmsystems, con loudspeaker for easy and discreet integra-
public address, etc.
tion into your home.
• The speaker must only be used indoors and never in wet areas or at extreme hot or cold temperatures
DALI Helicon IW 200 Phantom is equally
• DALI Helicon IW 200 Phantom must not be exposed to direct sunlight
suited for stereo and surround systems where
• DALI Helicon IW 200 Phantom must be installed with a secure drop wire sublime sound quality is a high priority.
support line
• Power off the amplifier when connecting the speaker cables
DALI recommends the use of a subwoofer such
as DALI Helicon S600 in conjunction with Helicon IW 200 Phantom. This will permit the repro-
Parts List
duction of the lowest frequencies for an overall
enhancement of your sound system.
The following parts are enclosed:
Your choice of cables is a crucial element in
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1 Helicon IW 200 Phantom
your installation. Be aware that replacing
•
1 3 mm Allen wrench
cables after installation is a difficult task. There-
•
1 mounting template
fore, select quality cables such as DALI Silver
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1 protective template for painting
Wave Two.
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1 owner’s manual
•
1 white logo badge
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Helicon IW 200 Phantom
Mounting Template
DALI Helicon IW 200 Phantom incorporates dog-
The enclosed template can be used to initially visualise how your speakers should
leg brackets for wall or ceiling mounting. The
be mounted. Then, tape the template perfectly level at the selected mounting
brackets attach the loudspeaker firmly to the
position, so that you can mark the necessary opening.
rear of the surface on which it is mounted. They
extend out at a 90 degree angle when the screws
are tightened. The screws should be tightened
so that the loudspeaker sits securely in place
- but be careful not to tighten them too much.
If you need to remove the loudspeaker, loosen
the screws approximately 5 to 10 turns counterclockwise and the brackets will loosen their grip.
Do not unscrew more than 5 to 10 turns or the
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bracket may fall off the screws.
DALI Helicon IW 200 Phantom must be fitted
with a drop wire to prevent the speaker from fall-
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ing in the event of fire, earthquake, etc. To prevent injury or damage from a fall, fit a steel wire
or other non-flammable connection between a
solid support in the house (ceiling beam, wall
stud, etc.) and the eyehook on the Helicon IW
200 Phantom as shown.
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Connect cables so that the loudspeaker is in correct phase. The red (+) loudspeaker terminal must
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be connected to the red (+) amplifier terminal. The
black (-) loudspeaker terminal must be connected
to the black (-) amplifier terminal.
Remove insulation so that approx. ½” of bare
wire is exposed. Press the top of the terminal
down and insert the bare wire into the opening. When the wire is fully in place with no loose
strands exposed, release the terminal. The cable
is now connected.
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The Influence of the Listening Room
Placement in the Listening Room
Every room has it own acoustics that affect the way we hear sound from loud-
DALI Helicon IW 200 Phantom incorporates Wide
speakers. It is a question of how the room receives acoustic energy and releases it
Dispersion technology.
again. You can improve the acoustics of your listening room in different ways.
Wide Dispersion means that the area in front
Part of the sound that you hear does not come directly from the loudspeaker.
of the loudspeakers where a full three-dimen-
Instead, it is reflected from the floor, ceiling and walls. Reflections can be reduced
sional sonic image is achieved is a great deal
by furniture, plants and carpets. If the sound is overly bright, soft, absorbent
wider than with other loudspeakers. This ensures
objects like curtains and carpets can help.
substantially better sound across a larger area
within your listening room, when compared to
Both the quantity and quality of deep bass depend on the size and shape of the
loudspeakers without Wide Dispersion charac-
room and the placement of the loudspeakers in it. For instance, bass can be
teristics.
boosted by placement near a sidewall and even more by placement in a corner.
Corner placement provides substantial added reflections.
In a stereo system, the speakers should ideally be
placed the same distance from each other as the
As a general guideline, avoid large, hard, reflective surfaces in the immediate
distance from each speaker to a central listen-
vicinity of the loudspeakers.
ing position. The ideal mounting height for DALI
Helicon IW 200 Phantom is at the listener’s ear
level when seated at the listening position, i.e.
typically 40” - 50” above the floor.
For surround systems, the same guidelines as for
stereo apply with the following additions:
The center speaker should be placed exactly in
the middle between the left/right front speakers.
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The rear speakers should be placed in same
height as the front speakers. It is possible to
place the speakers higher because of the good
sound dispersion from the speakers.
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Please study and follow the safety
A steel drop wire must be firmly attached
guidelines found on page 2 and 4 of this
between a solid support in the house (ceiling
manual!
beam, wall stud, etc.) and the eyehook on the
DALI Helicon IW 200 Phantom must be
DALI Helicon IW 200 Phantom in order to hold
installed by a trained professional to
the speaker in case of a fall. This is particularly
ensure that all safety requirements are
important for ceiling mounting, where a falling
met to prevent it from falling, etc.
speaker can be life-threatening!
The following tools and items are necessary for
Connect cable to the terminals - being careful
proper installation:
to connect the amplifier’s red (+) terminal to the
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loudspeaker’s red (+) terminal and the amplifi• Spirit level and tape measure
er’s black (-) terminal to the loudspeaker’s black
• Pencil and saw or knife
(-) terminal.
• 3 mm Allen wrench
(included with loudspeaker)
Loudspeaker cable must not hang loose from
• Wire cutter and cutting nippers for
the terminals. It must be securely fastened with
cable ties or by other means inside the wall. If left
mounting of steel wire
• Drill and bit
unsupported, cable can gradually come loose,
• Steel wire
creating a poor electrical connection between
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wire and terminals.
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• Hook and rawlplugs of the correct sizes
• Paint (if needed)
Turn on the system and listen to the loudspeak-
• Protective template (if needed)
ers before final mounting to make sure that all
• Compressed air (if needed)
connections are correct.
When the correct placement has been found, tape
Insert the speaker in the wall opening and
the mounting template to the surface perfectly
tighten the 6 screws in the loudspeaker brack-
level. Outline the cut-out area with a pencil.
ets with the enclosed Allen wrench so that the
speaker is firmly mounted in place. Be careful to
Remove the template and drill holes for insertion
avoid over-tightening the screws and shredding
of saw or knife. Saw/cut carefully along the line
the thread.
marked in pencil.
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Painting the Loudspeaker (optional)
Maintenance
Painting the loudspeaker requires great care and attention and should
Clean the loudspeaker with a soft, dry cloth. If the cabinets are dirty, a soft cloth
only be done by a qualified professional
wrung out in a mild household cleaning agent can be used. Be very careful when
dusting off the driver cones and domes, as they are very sensitive. The front grilles
The loudspeaker’s frame and front grille can be painted in colours to match your
can be vacuumed and, if necessary, wiped with a lint-free cloth wrung out nearly
home decor. We recommend spray paint.
dry in a mild household cleaning agent.
It is extremely important for the loudspeaker’s performance that no paint touches
the drive units. Therefore, it is necessary to cover the black front and the drive
units with the enclosed protective template before painting.
Enjoy!
NOTE: When painting the loudspeaker, do not remove the drive units and the
switch. The front grille should be removed from the loudspeaker before painting.
Before painting the front grille, remove the logo
Once again, thank you for choosing DALI. We
badge. After painting, it can be replaced with
remind you that your authorised DALI Helicon
the new logo badge enclosed with the loud-
dealer will be glad to assist with advice on con-
speaker.
necting and adjusting your new loudspeakers.
Finally, we would like to invite you to visit our
The protective template must be carefully posi-
website - www.dali.dk - for more information
tioned, because the drive units are very sensitive
on DALI and the technology behind the Helicon
and can be damaged by even the slightest pres-
series.
sure. When the frame has been painted and the
paint is dry, remove the template. It can be used
again, if you wish to re-paint the loudspeaker
later.
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The front grille must be painted only from the
front. After painting, spray its rear with compressed air to remove any paint in the holes.
Dried paint can block the sound.
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Technical Specifications
HELICON IW
200 Phantom
In-Wall Speaker
64 - 27000 Frequency range +/- 3 dB (Hz)
Sensitivity (2.83 V/1m) (dB)
89
Nominal impedance Ω
8
Maximum SPL (dB)
107
Crossover frequencies (Hz)
3000/13000
Bas reflex tuning frequency (Hz)
-
Enclosure type
Sealed
Placement
In-wall
Recommended Amp. power (Watt)
30 - 150
Amplifier
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High frequency drivers
1 x 25 mm soft dome
1 x 10 x 55 mm ribbon
Midrange drivers
-
Low frequency drivers
1 x 6½"
Connection inputs
Single wire
Controls
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Dimensions (HxBxD) (cm)
47.7 x 28.5 x 11.0
Dimensions (HxBxD) (inches)
18.78 x 11.22 x 4.33
Weight (kg/lb)
7/15
Finish
White laquer, NCS S0502-Y
HELICON 800
HELICON 400
HELICON 300
Main Speaker
Main Speaker
Compact Speaker
31 - 27000
89.5
4
113
580/3000/13000
28.5
Reflex
Floor
50 - 400
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1 x 25 mm soft dome
1 x 10 x 55 mm ribbon
1 x 6½"
2 x 8"
Bi-wire
31.5 - 27000
88
4
111
(700)/3000 (13500)
32
Reflex
Floor
50 - 300
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1 x 25 mm soft dome
1 x 10 x 55 mm ribbon
-
2 x 6½"
Bi-wire
37 - 27000
86
4
108
3400 (13000)
34.5
Reflex
Stand
50 - 200
1 x 25 mm soft dome
1 x 10 x 55 mm ribbon
1 x 6½"
Bi-wire
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112.6 x 25.5 x 49.3
44.33 x 10.04 x 19.41
41/90
High gloss
cherry and rosenut
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102.6 x 21.9 x 45.7
40.39 x 8.62 x 17.99
32/70
High gloss
cherry and rosenut
43.5 x 20.8 x 35.6
17.13 x 8.19 x 14.02
40/22
High gloss
cherry and rosenut
HELICON C200 HELICON W200 HELICON S600
Centre Speaker
Wall Speaker
Active Subwoofer
Frequency range +/- 3 dB (Hz)
Sensitivity (2.83 V/1m) (dB)
Nominal impedance Ω
Maximum SPL (dB)
Crossover frequencies (Hz)
Bas reflex tuning frequency (Hz)
Enclosure type
Placement
Recommended Amp. power (Watt)
Amplifier
High frequency drivers
Midrange drivers
49 - 27000
90
4
111
2800/13000
36
Reflex
On top/below TV or on S600
40 - 250
-
1 x 25 mm soft dome
1 x 10 x 55 mm ribbon
-
41 - 27000
89
4
108
3000/13000
-
Sealed
On wall/Stand
30 - 150
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1 x 25 mm soft dome
1 x 10 x 55 mm ribbon
-
25 - 175
20 k
117
45 - 120
Sealed
Floor
300 W RMS
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Low frequency drivers
2 x 6½"
1 x 6½"
Connection inputs
Bi-wire
Bi-wire
Controls
-
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Dimensions (HxBxD) (cm)
21 x 65 x 43.5
45.2 x 32.6 x 21.4
Dimensions (HxBxD) (inches)
8.27 x 25.59 x 17.13
17.8 x 12.83 x 8.13
Weight (kg/lb))
18/41
10/21
Finish
High gloss
High gloss cherry and rosenut
cherry and rosenut
2 x 12" long throw
RCA, Stereo (low-pass filtered)
RCA, Mono (LFE)
Volume, Crossover, Frequency, Phase
64.2 x 42 x 41.5
25.28 x 16.54 x 16.34
40/88
High gloss
cherry and rosenut
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