Explorer Collection ManualTable of ContentsIntroduction1Specifications2Dual Tweeter4What’s Included5Tools & Items5Wire Recommendation5Speaker Placement6About Speaker Wire7Installing the Wire7Wire Routing8Painting the Grille9Cutting the Hole9Installing the Bayonet Ring10Connecting the Wire10Installing the Speaker11Testing & Adjustments12Installing the Grille12Troubleshooting13Technical Assistance14Warranty15Return Process16

Explorer Collection ManualIntroductionThank you for purchasing the Explorer Collection. The Explorer Collection ofloudspeakers from Origin Acoustics were developed to withstand the harshconditions found in marine environments. This includes exposure to saltwater,extreme temperature changes and airborne humidity. They will produce amazingmusical fidelity while spending family time on the lake or a trip on the open seaand they have the build quality to last for years in these situations.This instruction booklet covers the necessary information for a smooth installation,including: the tools you will need, step-by-step instructions for installation,troubleshooting tips for any errors that may occur, and all warranty information.If for any reason you experience problems or if you have installation questionsplease call us at (844) 674-4461. Hours of operation are 8:00am to 5:00pm (PacificTime), Monday through Friday.1

Explorer Collection ManualEXPLORER SPECIFICATIONSModel: D83EXPart: DSC83000EX Woofer: 8” IMGTweeter: 1” Aluminum Multi-Motion PivotingFrequency Response: 38Hz-20kHzPower Handling: 50-125 Watts Diameter: 9 5/8” (244mm)Grille Diameter: 10” (254mm)Cutout Diameter: 8 3/4” (222mm)Mounting Depth: 4 1/8” (105mm) Diameter: 9 5/8” (244mm)Grille Diameter: 10” (254mm)Cutout Diameter: 8 3/4” (222mm)Mounting Depth: 4 9/32” (109mm) Diameter: 9 5/8” (244mm)Grille Diameter: 10” (254mm)Cutout Diameter: 8 3/4” (222mm)Mounting Depth: 4 1/8” (105mm) Diameter: 9 5/8” (244mm)Grille Diameter: 10” (254mm)Cutout Diameter: 8 3/4” (222mm)Mounting Depth: 5 19/32” (142mm)Model: D83DT/SUR EXPart: SCDT83000EX Woofer: 8” IMGTweeter: Dual 1” AluminumFrequency Response: 38Hz-20kHzPower Handling: 50-125 WattsModel: D83AEXPart: SCD08030AEX Woofer: 8” IMG - Fixed AngleTweeter: 1” Aluminum Multi-Motion PivotingFrequency Response: 38Hz-20kHzPower Handling: 50-125 WattsModel: D85EXPart: SCD85000EX Woofer: 8” IMGMid-Range: 4” IMG Multi-motion PivotingTweeter: 1” Aluminum Multi-Motion PivotingFrequency Response: 36Hz-20kHzPower Handling: 50-150Watts*All product specifications are subject to change. Please refer to the dealer portal for the latest information.2

Explorer Collection ManualEXPLORER SPECIFICATIONSModel: D65EXPart: SCD65000EX Woofer: 6 1/2” IMG Pivoting Diameter: 9 5/8”(244mm) Tweeter: 1” Aluminum Grille Diameter: 10” (254mm) Frequency Response: 45Hz-20kHz Cutout Diameter: 8 3/4”(222mm) Power Handling: 25-140 Watts Mounting Depth: 5 1/2” (140mm) - At 0o Tilt Mounting Depth: 5 3/32” (155mm) - At Maximum Tilt*All product specifications are subject to change. Please refer to the dealer portal for the latest information.3

Explorer Collection ManualDual TweetersThe Dual Tweeter models can be used for either one channel (surround) or twochannels (stereo). A switch is located on the back of the speaker to select whichmode to use. One of the inputs is labeled for surround. This is the input thatshould be used if you’re only using one channel.Surround (Dipole)In this mode, one channel is fed into both tweeters to be distributed throughoutthe area. This way in a multiple-speaker setup, one speaker can be a dedicatedleft speaker and another a dedicated right.Stereo (Dipole)In this mode, two channels are fed into the speaker: one channel for each tweeter.This setup is ideal for small rooms such as walk-in closets and bathrooms, as wellas oddly-shaped areas such as hallways. With both left and right channels in onespeaker, only one speaker is needed in smaller rooms. In areas like hallways, bothchannels can be evenly distributed throughout the area with multiple speakers.WarningIf you are using a dual tweeter speaker in stereo mode (i.e. there are two wiresconnected to the speaker: one for the left channel and one for the right), do notset the switch to surround mode. This could damage the amplifier.4

Explorer Collection ManualWhat’s IncludedSpeakerBayonet RingGrilleTemplateInstallation ManualTools & Items Drywall Saw Measuring Tape Stud Finder Speaker Wire Drill Fish Tape Pencil Drill Bit ⅛” (3mm) Spray Paint Wire Stripper Stiff Wire Compressed AirWire RecommendationThe gauge of wire used can have an impact on the performance of your speakers.Use a multi-stranded wiring designed for amplifier to speaker connections. Whichgauge to select depends on the length of wire to be used on any particular speaker. The longer your run is, the larger your wire size must be.Wire LengthWire Gauge0 -100’ (0 - 30m)1650 - 150’ (15 - 45m)14Over 100’ (30m)125

Explorer Collection ManualAuxiliary Room (2 Speaker Placement)Ideally, the two speakers should beplaced an equal distance from the lis-TVtener. If the room has a lower ceiling,6’ (2m)the speakers can be closer together.Also, if the speaker placement is in-3’ (1m)tended for standing (as opposed toListening Area3’ (1m)sitting) listeners, the speakers can becloser together.Home Theater (5 Speaker Placement)The Left Rear (LR) and Right Rear (RR)3’(1m)speakers should be installed just be-TVhind the listener, one on either side.3’ (1m)The Center Channel (CC) speaker3’ (1m)should be placed above and slightlyListening Areain front of the television, with the LeftFront (LF) and Right Front (RF) speak-6’ (2m)ers placed equidistant to either side.6

Explorer Collection ManualAbout Speaker WireUse a two conductor wire that allows you to identify one conductor from the other. This designation may be obvious or as subtle as a ridge on one conductor.It’s crucial that you keep track of which wire you use for positive ( ) and negative(-). Typically if the wires are colored red and black, the red wire is used for positiveand the black wire is used for negative, but sometimes other colors or patternsare used. You can choose whichever color of wire you want to be positive andnegative as long as you remain consistent throughout the install.On both your amplifier and your speaker the connectors will be identified as redfor positive and black for negative. It is very important to look carefully at thespeaker wires and be certain that the same wire that is attached to the positiveconnector in the amplifier is attached to the positive connector in the speaker.1. Installing the WireStrip ¼ to ½ inches (6 to 12 mm) of theinsulation off both ends of the wire. Toavoid stray strands, twist them at the0.25 - 0.5”(6 - 12mm)end. Connect the wire to the amplifier,and make sure the wire connected tothe left speaker output will be routedSpeakerWireto the left speaker, right output to rightspeaker, etc.7

Explorer Collection ManualWire RoutingPlan how you’ll route the wire to the desired speaker location. There are severalmethods for routing the wire, and you may need to combine several of them.Behind the BaseboardThrough WallsThe wire can be routed behind theWhen running wires through a wall, bebaseboard by cutting a groove outsure to avoid all obstacles such as ACof the back of the baseboard, or bywiring, pipes, and ducts.buying special baseboard designed forconcealing wires.Attic or BasementUnder the CarpetWhen available, you can route the wireOne option is to lift up the carpet andthrough an attic or crawlspace.route “tape wire” under the carpet.For New ConstructionIf these speakers are being installed in a new home during construction, theinstallation process will be a bit different (although much simpler). For thesesituations, it’s recommended you purchase a bracket. Instructions on howto install the speakers are provided with the bracket, or can be found on ourwebsite. Visit for more information.8

Explorer Collection Manual2. Painting the GrilleIn some situations the speakers may look better if the color matched the walls,ceiling, or trim in the room. This can be accomplished by painting the grille. Thegrille must be painted with spray paint, and most hardware stores will mix a canof paint to match whatever color you need. Before painting, carefully remove thethin cloth on the underside of the grille. Lightly spray the front of the grille with thepaint from a distance, being careful not to plug any of the holes. Diluting the paintwith paint thinner will lessen the risk of filling any holes. If a hole gets plugged usea can of compressed air to open it. Once the paint is dry, put the cloth back onthe grille.GrilleClothPaintGrilleGrille3. Cutting the HoleWhen you’ve decided on the locations for all of the speakers, use the templateto trace a circle lightly in pencil where the hole should be. (If you don’t have atemplate, check the Specifications section for cutout sizes.) If you’re unsureon whether there may be obstacles (such as pipes or wires) where you plan oninstalling the speaker, drill a ⅛ inch hole in the center of the circle, then put a bent9

Explorer Collection Manualcoat hanger through the hole to feel around. Use a keyhole or drywall saw to cut the hole.4. Installing the Bayonet RingAdjust the clips so that they’re positioned at the top of the rail. If they’re not already there you can do this by pushing the release tabs (or metal “buttons”) onthe inside of the rail and pulling the clips to the top of the rails. Insert the bayonetring into the hole in the ceiling by gently bending the clips inward. Reach insidethe bayonet ring and push the clips down so that the bayonet ring is firmly inplace, but not too tight. If for some reason the bayonet ring needs to be removed,reach inside and push the release tabs to fully remove the clips. After the clipshave been removed, the bayonet ring can be taken out.(Unlocked)Push TabsAgainst RailBayonet Ring5. Connecting the WireTo further maintain installation integrity, theExplorer collection uses screw-down Phoenixconnector. Note the positive ( ) and negative(-) indicators on the connector and make wireconnections appropriate Ensure that the positivewire is being attached to the positive connectionand the negative wire is being attached to thenegative connection. If the negative and positivewires are switched, speaker performance will bedrastically impacted.10REDBLACK -

Explorer Collection Manual6. Installing the SpeakerFit the speaker into the bayonet ring, and twist it clockwise into place. When thelines on the speaker lines up with the lines on the bayonet ring, that means thespeaker is tightly in place. Be sure that the lines line up, otherwise there’s a riskthat the speaker will fall out of the ceiling.1. Fit into RingTwist Clockwiseto Lock2. Twist into RingSilicone Sealant: In all applications where moisture is a concern, care should betaken to completely seal the speaker to the bayonet ring (Inner Border ‘A’) and alsoseal the bayonet ring to the installation surface (Outer Border ‘B’). It is stronglyrecommended that a liberal bead of marine grade silicone be applied in thesetwo areas. This will improve weather resistance and also assure that mechanicalvibrations, like those common in watercraft, will not dislodge the loudspeaker.EINARMInner Border “A”EADGRLISIENCOOuter Border “B”11

Explorer Collection Manual7. Testing & AdjustmentsThe midrange and tweeter can be pivoted to direct the sound towards the listen ing area. Or for a more diffused surround sound experience, the rear speakers canbe aimed towards the wall. To aim the tweeter, gently apply pressure to the rimwith your thumbs to pivot the tweeter. To aim the midrange, gently apply pressureto the rim and pivot it in the desired direction. The D82A has a fixed angle. Youshould install the speaker with the baffle pointing toward the desired listeninglocation. Subject to which speaker is being used, there are two switches: one toadjust the treble, and one to adjust the bass. When the room has a lot of hardsurfaces bass & treble are bounced and reflected through the room. If the roomhas softer surfaces the bass & treble are absorbed. Adjust for the desired acousticbalance for each room.Aimable8. Installing the GrilleFit the grille over the speaker. The grille uses magnets to be held in place.12

Explorer Collection ManualTroubleshootingIf you have a problem, try isolating it first. For example, if you’re playing a DVDand there is no sound, try replacing the DVD with an MP3 player to see if you getsound. If it does work, then the problem is with the television, DVD player, or thecables connecting them. If it doesn’t work, the problem will be with the amplifier,speakers, or those cables.ProblemPossible CauseNo SoundThe volume may be turned down or muted. Check the volumesettings on both the amplifier and the television/computer/CDplayer/etc.No SoundMake sure the proper source is selected on the amplifier or receiver.No SoundCheck the cord connecting the amplifier with the source. Thecord may be damaged or plugged into the wrong input or output.No SoundCheck the wires connecting the amplifier with the speakers.Make sure they’re connected properly and not damaged in anyway.Poor SoundQualityIf you hear something like static, or the sound is cutting in andout, check the audio cables. If the problem increases when acable is being moved, then the cable is most likely faulty or notconnected properly.Poor SoundQualityToday’s audio systems may have several places to adjust thevolume, for example your MP3 player may have a volume control, and your amplifier may also have one. Check to be certainthat the volume isn’t turned up past 80% on any device.Poor SoundQualityTry changing sources to be certain that the selection you’vechosen is a good quality recording.13

Explorer Collection ManualTechnical AssistanceIf you have any questions or concerns about installing or using this product, youcan reach us through one of the following methods:Phone: (844) 674-4461Hours of operation: 8:00am - 5:00pm (Pacific Time), Mon - FriEmail: [email protected] you are having technical trouble, please include the model number and brieflyexplain what steps you took to resolve the problem in your email, or be preparedto answer these questions over the phone. If you are considering returning theproduct, it’s required that you contact Origin Acoustics prior to any return attempts. This way we can determine if the issue can be resolved without returningthe product, or if needed we can provide instructions and support for the returnprocess.14

Explorer Collection ManualLimited Lifetime WarrantyOrigin Acoustics warrants to the original retail purchaser only that this OriginAcoustics product will be free from defects in materials and workmanship, provided the speaker was purchased from an Origin Acoustics authorized dealer.If the product is determined to be defective, it will be repaired or replaced at Origin Acoustics’ discretion. If the product must be replaced yet it is no longer manufactured, it will be replaced with a model of equal to or greater value that is themost similar to the original. If this is the case, installing the replacement modelmay require mounting modifications; Origin Acoustics will not be responsible forany such related costs.Requirements & Warranty CoverageThis warranty may not be valid if the product was purchased through an unauthorized dealer. This warranty only applies to the individual that made the originalpurchase, and it cannot be applied to other purchases. The purchaser must beprepared to provide proof of purchase (receipt). This warranty will not be valid ifthe identifying number or serial number has been removed, defaced, or altered.*All warranties and warranty conditions are subject to change. Please refer for the latest information.15

Explorer Collection ManualNot Covered by Warranty Accidental damage Damage caused by abuse or misuse Damage caused by attempted repairs/modifications by anyone other thanOrigin Acoustics or an authorized dealer Damage caused by improper installation Normal wear, maintenance, and environmental issues Damage caused by voltage inputs in excess of the rated maximum of the unit Damage inflicted during the return shipmentReturn ProcessBefore making any return attempts, it is required that you first contact OriginAcoustics. Return product to Origin Acoustics or your dealer, either in person or bymail. It’s preferable if the product is returned in the original packaging. If this isn’tpossible, the customer is responsible for insuring the shipment for the full valueof the product.This warranty is in lieu of all other expressed or implied warranties. Some statesdo not allow limitations on implied warranties, so this may not apply dependingon the customer’s location. (For more information, see Magnuson-Moss WarrantyAct.)16

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Explorer Collection Manual Thank you for purchasing the Explorer Collection. The Explorer Collection of loudspeakers from Origin Acoustics were developed to withstand the harsh conditions found in marine environments. This includes exposure to saltwater, extreme temperature