ELAC IW-DC51-W - Multi-Purpose InWall Home Theater Speaker
About the ELAC IW-DC51-W
A Dynamite Debut Series In-wall Speaker
Impressive Zero-footprint Performance
Adaptable To Your Décor
Warranty: 3-year Manufacturer's Warranty
- Multi-purpose in-wall speaker
- Install it horizontally as a low-profile center channel in a home theater system
- Install it vertically as the left or right channel of an in-wall music or home theater system
- 1" soft dome tweeter
- Two 5-1/4" aramid-fiber woofers
- Frequency response: 45-20,000 Hz
- Recommended amplifier power: 30-120 watts
- Sensitivity: 87 dB
- Impedance: 6 ohms
- Includes a magnetic paintable grille
- Protective cover keeps dust and dirt off of the speaker
- Speaker cutout dimensions: 16-7/16"W x 6-1/4"H
- Overall dimensions: 17-3/4"W x 7-7/16"H
- Mounting depth: 3-7/16"
- Horizontal center channel placement requires at least 18" of clearance between two studs
- Weight: 4.85kg.
- Warranty: 3 years
What's in the Box:
- ELAC IW-DC51-W Owner's Manual
- In-wall center-channel speaker
- "ELAC" decal
- Cutout Template
- Operating Instructions
Center-Channel Application: The Elac Debut IW-DC51-W in-wall loudspeaker is perfect for the exceptional reproduction of the dialogu in a TV broadcast, music, and the complex requirements of the center channel in a home theater applications.
Two-Way Driver Design: The Elac Debut IW-DC51-W in-wall loudspeaker features a two-way driver design with a 1" tweeter, two 5.25" woofers, and a 2,200Hz crossover. Both the tweeter and woofer have been custom designed by Andrew Jones to deliver an exceptional audio experience that can't be delivered with typical off-the-shelf parts.
- Cloth Dome Tweeter w/ Wave Guide: The Elac Debut IW-DC51-W features a 1" cloth dome tweeter with a custom-designed waveguide with a deep spheroid profile. This waveguide design is utilized to improve directivity control and shield the tweeter from baffle diffraction.
- Dual Woven-Aramid Fiber Woofers: The in-wall speaker features two 5.25" woven aramid-fiber cone woofers with rubber surrounds, oversized magnets, and vented pole pieces. Woven aramid fiber offers a superior stiffness-to-weight ratio and damping over common polypropylene or paper cones. The added strength allows more flexibility in design to achieve a smoother, extended frequency response.
- Custom Crossover: A custom seven-element crossover (2,200Hz) with audio-grade components is implemented to ensure a smooth transition between the tweeter and woofer.
Spring-Post Speaker Terminals: The Elac Debut IW-DC51-W in-wall loudspeaker is outfitted with spring-post terminals to attach your in-wall speaker wire. The spring-post speaker terminals will accommodate up to 14AWG speaker wire. The terminals will also support single banana plugs. For shorter distances up to 25', 18AWG speaker wire will be sufficient. For longer distances, 16AWG speaker wire should be used.
Note: Do not use nails, staples or other metal objects to secure the speaker wire. The resulting short-circuit could affect your system's performance & could also damage components in your system, especially the amplifier. To minimize interference & external hum keep the speaker wires away from other electrical wires and cables.
In-Wall Installation: The Elac Debut IW-DC51-W mounts in a 16.5" (w) x 6.25" (h) rectangular cutout opening in your wall with a mounting depth of 3.375". Use the included template for proper cut-out of drywall. Your wall needs to be 0.25" to 0.75" thick. Allow at least 1.5" of clearance between the wall cut-out and any studs or joists. Eight "dog-ear" clamps secure the speaker to the wall.
- Do not install the speaker near any heat sources such as radiators, heating valves, stoves or apparatus (including amplifiers), or in areas where there is a risk of explosion.
- Do not install the speaker near transformers. EMF fields can cause unwanted noise.
- Do not install the speaker in locations that are extremely humid, exceptionally hot, cold or prone to vibrations.
- The center channel speaker should be mounted close to ear level, above or below the video screen.
- Speakers should always be directed toward the primary listening position.
- Speakers should be mounted at least 2' from the corners of the room or ceiling.
- Mounting a speaker too near the corner of the room will increase the low-frequency response, causing an unnatural "boominess" in the affected frequencies.