Congratulations on your purchase of the
AudioSource AE Series In-Wall Speaker System.
This product is designed to reproduce the audio
portion of your home entertainment environment
with accuracy and detail that will satisfy the most
Please read this Installation Manual to ensure the
proper installation and performance of your AE
Preparing for your Installation
Gather the necessary tools for your installation.
You will need the following tools:
1) A Keyhole or Drywall Saw
2) A Phillips Screwdriver
3) Masking Tape
4) A Pencil
5) A Bubble or Laser Level
6) A Tape Measure
7) A Stud Finder (recommended)
8) Your AE Series Speakers
Plan your speaker placement carefully. Make certain
that electrical, plumbing and any other services will not
interfere within the walls where you plan to install your
speakers. The AE Series speakers can be mounted in
ceilings, but are typically used in walls.The speakers
should be located so that they provide even coverage
at your listening position. The distance between the
speakers should not be greater than the distance from
the speakers to the listening position (See Figure 1).
If the room’s dimensions or furniture placement prevent
adhering to this requirement, the tweeters in the AE
Series speakers can be swiveled to aim them at the
desired listening position. Speaker height should be
maintained at ear level or just above. Again, the
tweeters may be aimed into the listening area.
If you are installing your speakers in new construction
before the finished walls go up, AudioSource offers
New Construction Brackets, which provide a stable
frame that can be fastened to the wall studs on 16”
or 24” centers. This allows the sheet rock or other
wall covering to be installed and provides a template
to cut the opening for the AE Series speakers.
In most modern buildings the wall studs are positioned
on 16” centers, providing a space between the studs of
approximately 14 3/8”. The specifications chart shows
the appropriate cut out sizes (p. 4). Additionally, you
should allow an extra 3/4” in all directions behind the
Use a stud finder to locate the vertical studs behind
the wall surface. Also, you should now check for
obstructions like cross bracing above and below the
desired speaker location.
5“/6.5”/8” 2-Way In-Wall Speakers
wall surface to allow room for the screw clamps that
mount the speaker to the wall to swing into position.