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FlexBracket - part number 91922
Plastic template to reserve a hole in new construction.
Designed to be used with the Flexbar mounting system.
Acoustical Enclosure - part number 91921
A 1/2" medium density fiberboard enclosure designed
specifically for the Ellipse LCR speaker.
Sonafill in-ceiling - part number 91928
Sonafill is a retrofitable acoustical treatment for that virtually
eliminates the noise produced by resonating drywall and
dramatically improves mid-bass sound quality
I N S T A L L A T I O N I N S T R U C T I O N S
SONANCE ELLIPSE LCR IN-CEILING SPEAKER
Thank you for purchasing the Sonance Ellipse LCR in-ceiling speaker.
When properly installed, this product will provide you with years of
To obtain the full potential of your new speakers, please read all
instructions before starting the installation. If you do not have the
necessary skills to install the speakers yourself, contact your
authorized Sonance dealer for installation options.
Each Ellipse speaker package includes the following items:
(1) Sonance Ellipse LCR speaker
(1) Paintable grille
(1) Plastic paint plug to protect speaker during painting
(1) Mounting cutout template ( in packaging )
Proper placement of the Ellipse LCR is critical for maximum
performance. Try to apply as many of the following recommendations
in your installation.
The speakers should be located from eight to eighteen feet from the
listener. The minimum recommended spacing from speaker to listening
position would be approximately 6 feet in a room with eight foot
ceilings. The height and size of the television will largely determine this
distance. Keep in mind that if the television is placed at eye level and
the speakers are installed less than six feet in front of the listening
position the picture and sound could seem very disconnected.
If possible the speakers should be located a minimum of three to four
feet from the front wall this is the wall the television is on.
The left and right speakers should be separated approximately eight to
twelve feet apart with the center speaker placed as close to the middle
as possible. The Sonic Eye on all three speakers should be pivoted
toward the listening position.
Left Center Right Speaker Placement
8 to 12 feet
8 to 18 feet
The design of many homes today leaves little space for box or in-wall
LCR speakers. The use of in-ceiling LCR speakers has become quite
common in the last few years. Most of these installations have used
speakers not well suited for this purpose. The Ellipse LCR was
specifically designed to solve this problem.
The most important consideration when using in-ceiling LCR speakers
is maintaining good cohesion between picture and sound. As a general
rule you should try to install the speakers no more than 4 to 6 feet
away from the top of the television. In a room with 8 foot ceilings and
using a rear projection or large tube television this should be very
Using the following recommendations will insure your installation
achieves maximum performance from the speakers.
3 to 4 feet
8 to 18 feet
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