M OD E R N O M LCR H OM E TH EATE R S PEAK E R S
INSTALLING THE SPEAKERS
Determine the location for the
Speaker Placement on
page 1). Center the speaker
between the wall studs. Tap the wall
and listen for a “hollow” sound, or
use a stud finder to locate studs.
Position the included cutout template
where the speaker is to be located
and trace the outline on the wall with
• Make sure the speakers are even
with each other and level.
I M PORTANT: The edges of
the cutout outline must be at least ¾” away from
any studs, to allow room for the RotoLock
clamps to operate.
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A B O UT R U N N I N G S P E A K E R W I R E B E F O R E D E C I D I N G
O N TH E F I N A L S P E A K E R L O C ATI O N S
Drill a small hole in the center of the outline you just traced.
Insert a coat hanger wire into the hole to feel-around for pos-
sible obstructions. If there are obstructions, patch the hole and
select another location for the speaker. Make sure that any
studs will be at least ¾” away from the edges of the cutout.
Carefully cut the outline of the mounting hole using a keyhole
or drywall saw. Remove the drywall from the cutout.
M P ORTANT: Make sure your amplifier’s power
is turned off before performing Step 6.
Run the speaker cable from the
speaker outputs of your amplifier to
the speaker locations. Use high-
quality cable such as HomeTech
HTC100 16/4 cable. Pull the cables
through the mounting holes you cut
in the wall.
• Allow a few extra feet of cable, and
leave enough cable slack so you
can strip the insulation from the
conductors when you’re ready to
connect to the speakers.
F S P E A K E R C A B L E I S TO B E R U N
TH R O U G H WA L LS O R C E I L I N G S
TH E C A B L E
A N D
R ATE D F O R YO U R
S A F ET Y A N D B U I L D I N G C O D E C O M P L I A N C E
Speaker performance can be
enhanced by insulating the wall
cavity with fiberglass insulation.
When insulating speakers, it is best
to use a sheet of unfaced fiberglass
insulation behind and around the
sides of the speaker.
Connect the positive (“+”) wire from
the amplifier to the speaker’s red
terminal. Connect the negative (“–”)
wire from the amplifier to the speak-
er’s black terminal.
• The speaker’s connector posts are
spring-loaded. Push the top of
each connector post down to open
the connector and insert the exposed wires into the holes in
I M PORTANT: Be sure not to let any stray ‘+’ and ‘–’
wires touch each other. Touching wires can cause a
short-circuit that could damage your amplifier.
• Double-check that you connected amplifier “+” to speaker
“+” and amplifier “–” to speaker “–”.
Make sure all the RotoLock clamps
are in the full clockwise position so
that they are tucked within the
mounting hole’s border. Insert the
speaker into the mounting hole.
Tighten the four screws on the front of
the speaker baffle evenly until the
speaker is seated snugly and evenly
against the wall or ceiling.
I M PORTANT: If you are using a
drill or electric screwdriver to
tighten the screws be sure use the
lowest torque setting.
Install the grille by placing it into
the speaker baffle. Powerful
magnets on the grille and on the
speaker baffle will hold the grille
firmly on the speaker.