NXG Technology NX-C6.2-DVC-X User Manual

Owner’s manual, Where to place your ceiling speaker, Speaker installation in existing construction

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Where To Place Your Ceiling Speaker

Placement can make all the difference in how your speaker will sound, and how easy

it will be to install. Carefully consider where your speaker should be positioned. For opti-

mum performance, the speaker should be mounted as close as possible to the center of

the main listening area (See Fig. 2). Avoid mounting the speaker in stud cavities containing

electrical wiring, heating ducts, water pipes, etc. Make sure the wall or ceiling materials are

sturdy enough to support the weight of the speaker.

Speaker Installation In Existing Construction

(See Fig. 3)

Once you have selected the location for your speakers, you are ready to install them.

You will need the following:
• Stud Finder

• Drill & Drill Bits

• Wire Cutter/Strippers

• Pencil

• Utility Knife or Drywall Saw

• Small Level

• Masking Tape

• Phillips Screwdriver

• Speaker Wire

NXG recommends the use of a minimum of 16-gauge wire. For wire options consult

your retailer or custom audio contractor.
1. NXG Architectural Speakers are designed to be installed in the wall or ceiling area

between studs. Using a stud finder, make sure you are between two studs. Using the

supplied template, tape the template to the ceiling and lightly trace around the inside with

a pencil.
2. Cut the hole using your drywall saw. You may want to start with a small hole in the

center of the outline. This will allow you to check for any obstructions that may exist

behind the desired location. CAUTION: Be certain electrical wiring, water pipes or heating

ducts do not interfere in the planned installation areas prior to drilling or cutting the wall.
3. Run speaker wire from your amplifier, volume control or speaker switching device

to the speaker location.
4. Carefully remove the grille and inner grille backing. (Note: The open cell foam inner

grille backing is designed to hide speaker components from view and may be removed if

desired.) If you like the standard white finish of your NXG speakers, skip to step 5, but if

if you want your speakers to blend in with a colored wall or

ceiling, now is the time to paint your speaker’s outer frame

and perforated grille. (Remove the foam inner grille backing

and put it aside in a clean and dust free area for later reinstal-

lation if desired.)
The speaker’s outer surface will accept ordinary latex wall

paint or aerosol spray paint. Because the speaker baffle

surface behind the grille should remain unpainted, you will

need to cover this area with the supplied cardboard paint

mask. Cover the speaker’s interior black surface, woofer and

tweeter. Paint the outer speaker frame and grille separately.

(Grille painting hint: Use a paint roller that is nearly out of

paint to first paint the inside of the grille, then the outside.

This will avoid paint filling the grille perforations.)

Congratulations on choosing NXG In-Ceiling Loudspeakers. Like all NXG products,

great care has been taken in their design. Their combination of advanced engineering

and state-of-the-art materials will provide you with years of listening pleasure, while

blending smoothly into your home’s decor. Before you get started, it is a good idea to

identify all the parts and hardware (See Fig. 1).

FIG. 1

Speaker with self-contained

mounting clamps

Metal grille with foam

inner grille cover

FIG. 2

NX-C6.2-DVC-X Dual Voice Coil Ceiling-Mount Speaker System


Black grille


FIG. 3

Cutout templates

Painting masks


removal tool