Thank you for purchasing Moderno M LCR THX
in-wall home theater
speakers. When properly installed, these TH XSelect
speakers will bring-out the best in all your entertainment, delivering
film soundtracks as their creators intended them to sound and
reproducing music with outstanding clarity and realism. This manual
will teach you about your new speakers’ features and will show you
how to get the very best performance from them. Please read it
You will need the following tools to install your Moderno speakers:
• Keyhole or drywall saw
• Philips screwdriver
• Small level
• Fish tape or coat hanger
• Wire strippers
• Safety goggles
• Drill with ¼” – ½” bit (for test hole) and 1”
Flat bit (if drilling through studs)
Your Moderno speaker box should contain the following items:
(1) Moderno M LCR speaker
(1) Paintable grille
(1) Mounting cutout template (in packaging)
Home Theater Left/Center/Right Channels
• Place the left & right speakers on either side of the video screen,
from 6 feet to 10 feet apart and 38 – 42 inches from the floor,
oriented vertically with their tweeters away from the video screen.
• If possible, locate the left and right speakers at least 18 inches
away from the side walls.
• If possible, locate the center speaker at the same height as the left &
right channel speakers (38 – 42 inches from the floor), oriented
horizontally with its tweeter on top.
• If you must place the center speaker above or below a video screen,
we recommend placing it no more than 2 feet above or below the
center of the left and right speakers.
Use the illustration at the top of the next column as a guide.
O D E R N O
S P E A K E R S A R E N OT V I D E O S H I E L D E D
O N OT L O C ATE
TH E S P E A K E R S C L O S E R TH A N
TO A C O N V E NTI O N A L
TE L E V I S I O N O R
D A M A G E TO ITS P I CTU R E TU B E M AY O C C U R
Follow the directions for Home Theater placement for the left and
• If listeners will be standing instead of seated, locate the speakers
with their centers approximately 5 feet from the floor.
BEFORE INSTALLATION: IR KNOCKOUT
The Moderno M LCR speaker has a knockout for installing an I R
receiver into the speaker’s front baffle. In systems where the elec-
tronics may be placed in an inconvenient location, this allows you to
control your system’s electronics by aiming remote controls at the front
of the room instead of at the electronics.
To remove the knockout, drill it out from the rear using a drill with a
½” bit (there is a sleeve guide directly behind the knockout).
After inserting the I R receiver through the hole, seal it into the
speaker using silicone caulk (make sure that there are no gaps
around the receiver that could create air leaks) and dress the cable
behind the speaker along with the speaker wire.
6' – 10'