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Thank you for purchasing Sonance Virtuoso® D-series in-wall speakers. When
properly installed, these speakers will give you many years of entertainment
pleasure. To get the most out of your new speakers, please read this
manual thoroughly before you begin installation.
Since all of the Sonance Virtuoso D speakers have the same exact footprint
and have identical installation requirements, the directions in this manual
apply to each model. This manual covers the following speaker models:
To achieve the best performance,Sonance recommends that these speakers be
installed by a Sonance Authorized Dealer/Installer.
These speakers have FastMount® tabs that prevent the speaker from falling
out of the mounting hole during the installation process.
The edges of FastMount tabs are very sharp. Use caution
when handling the speaker.
See Installation (page 4) for complete information about the FastMount tabs.
Your Sonance Virtuoso D speakers include the following:
• (2) Sonance Virtuoso D speakers
• (2) Paintable grilles
• (2) Plastic paint plugs to protect speakers during painting
• (1) Mounting cutout template (in packaging)
Metal Grille (part# 92289): Metal replacement for included grilles.
Cloth Grille (part# 92284): Cloth-covered replacement for included
FlexBracket (part# 92246): Plastic template to reserve a mounting
hole for the speaker in new construction. Designed to be used with the
RotoLock® mounting system.
Coverplate (part# 92244): Covers the hole made by the FlexBracket
during construction until the speaker is installed.
Acoustic Enclosure (part# 91708): ½” MDF enclosure that
provides ideal acoustic performance and maximum reduction of
sound transmission into adjacent spaces. Designed for use only in new
Retrofit Enclosure (part# 92242): Molded enclosure that reduces
sound transmission into adjacent rooms and spaces.Can be used in both new
construction and retrofit installations.
In-Wall System (part# 91698): Retrofittable acoustical
treatment for in-wall speakers consisting of two pillows and four tiles that
virtually eliminates noise produced by resonating drywall. Dramatically
improves midbass sound quality and reduces sound transmission into
All Sonance Virtuoso D-series speakers fit into walls built with standard
2”x 4”stud construction.The locations of the speakers should be determined
by considering the primary listening location, the primary use for the
speakers (stereo music or home theater) and aesthetic values. For optimum
results contact your Authorized Sonance Dealer for advice.
Home Theater Placement: Left and Right Front Speakers
• Place the left and right speakers on either side of the video screen, anywhere
from 6 feet to 10 feet apart, and 38 – 42 inches from the floor (which
corresponds to the height of your ears when you’re seated).
• The main listening position should be 8 – 12 feet away from the speakers.
• If possible, locate the speakers at least18 inches away from the side walls.
• If necessary, pivot each speaker’s Sonic Eye (midrange/tweeter assembly)
towards the listening position to maximize the soundstage.
Use Illustration 1 as a guide.
Home Theater Placement: Center Speaker
• If possible, locate the center speaker at the same height as the left & right
channel speakers (38 – 42 inches from the floor).
• 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. Keeping the speakers within a 4-foot window will
maintain consistent tonality between all 3 front channel speakers.
Use Illustration 1 as a guide.
Home Theater Placement: Surround Speakers (5.1 Channels)
Sonance Virtuoso D-series speakers can also be used for surround channel
applications in a home theater. Depending on your room’s layout, you can
locate the surround channel speakers in the side walls, in the rear wall or in
the ceiling, If you are not sure which location will achieve the best perfor-
mance in your room, contact your Authorized Sonance Dealer for advice.
Side wall mounting: Locate the surround channel speakers approximately
2 – 6 feet behind the listening position, at least 5 feet from the floor.
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8” IN-WALL SPEAKERS
6' – 10'
Illustration 1: Left, Center & Right Speaker Home Theater Placement