BIC America DV62CLR-S

6-1/2" 2-Way Center Channel Speaker


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  • Two-way, Three-Driver Center Channel Speaker
  • Power Handling:
    • Undistorted Amplifier Power: 10-175 watts
  • 6-1/2" Poly/Graphite cone woofer
  • 3/4" Poly soft dome tweeter
  • Magnetic shielding
  • Impedance: 8 ohms
  • Characteristic sensitivity: 90 dB @ 1 watt,1 meter
  • Crossover frequency: 3,500 Hz
  • Frequency response: 38-20,000 Hz
  • Dimensions: 10"D x 20"W x 7-11/16H
  • 7-year Limited Manufacturer's warranty

Speaker Design

Speaker Type
The type of speaker determines the use that the speaker is intended for. Some speakers are manufactured specifically for home use while others are made for professional use.
Center Channel Speakers
All-Weather/ Water-Resistant
All-weather and water-resistant speakers are made to withstand the elements. They usually have been treated with a protective coating to shield against all types of weather. From wet to dry, hot to cold, these speakers are prepared. Speakers that are water-resistant are not to be submerged in water.
Professional/ DJ Equipment
This feature designates if the speaker is designed for professional use. Professional products consist of high end PA (Public Address) systems, DJ Equipment, Karaoke equipment, and other uses that require a high end unit.
Indoor/Outdoor Speaker
This designates whether the speaker is intended for indoor use or outdoor use.
Multi-Purpose Speaker
This designates if the speaker can be used for multiple activities. Can be hooked up to anything that uses a 3.5mm headphone jack, such as a CD/MP3 player or a computer.

Speaker Specifications

Tweeter Design
Designs such as cone, dome, semi-dome, balanced dome, and whizzer are most popular. Cone tweeters are simple, efficient and typically are the most reasonably priced. Dome tweeters are used in most home speakers, and provide a smoother and more accurate sound. Semi-dome design is one with a dome placed inside a cone. A Balanced dome driver is a semi-dome with equal reproduction area given the cone and dome portions of the driver. A whizzer tweeter is a separate tweeter cone driven by the voice coil of the woofer.
Tweeter Composition
Materials such as polypropylene, silk, cloth, and paper are the most common, where as many more recent tweeters are now manufactured with composites such as Aluminum, Titanium, Mylar, and other materials.

PEI is an acronym for "Polyetherimide" which is an amorphous, amber transparent, high-performance thermoplastic.

Woofer Composition
Lightweight woofer cone materials are essential for efficient operation. Poly cones produce exceptional sound and are sturdy against various changes in temperature. Paper cones are very efficient, and when treated for moisture resistance, will perform at a high level. Poly refers to polypropylene, which is thermoplastic or fibers that are polymers of propylene. IMPP refers to injection molded polypropylene, a commonly used process and material in speakers.
Peak Power Handling
Peak power handling refers to the amount of power a speaker can handle during a brief musical burst. The RMS power range figure is a much more reliable rating for determining the speaker's power requirements. The Peak power handling specification is typically rated per speaker unless otherwise noted.
175 watts
Impedance (Per Voice Coil)
The load value (in ohms) that the speakers present to the amplifier per voice coil - the amount of resistance to the current flow. This is a key specification as subs wired in parallel or low impedances can create problems with your amplifier and potentially void all warranties. We encourage you to ask our support department prior to purchase if you do not understand which impedance level will suit your application best.
8 ohms
Frequency Response
The range of frequencies the speaker will reproduce (lowest frequency to the highest). Bigger is better, meaning the wider the range, the better. The optimal range is 20 - 20,000 Hz (which is the range of human hearing).
38 - 20,000 Hz
1/4" Phone Jack
A 1/4" Phone jack can be used to connect the speakers to the audio source. The jack can usually be found on the terminals. The 1/4" phone jack can be used instead of connecting speaker wires to the terminals. If the output source supports this jack, a lot of time can be saved when setting up and taking down equipment.
3.5mm Stereo Jack
Uses a 3.5mm stereo jack to connect to an audio source. This is the common size found on most CD and Mp3 players, as well as most home computers.
A horn is found on some loudspeakers to increase the efficiency of the driving element. Often found in PA systems, horns are typically used to increase the high sound levels
An efficiency or sensitivity rating tells you how effectively a speaker converts power into sound. The higher the number, the more efficient the speaker and the louder it will play with the same input power. An efficient speaker helps you maximize your available power. Most sensitivity ratings measure the speaker's output with 1 watt of input, 1 meter from the speaker. Some speakers' sensitivity is measured with 2.83 volts of input, instead of 1 watt.
Efficiency (1w/1m) is not an accurate indicator of a subwoofer's output capability and should not be used as a comparison to other speakers or subwoofers to determine which one is "louder".
90 dB

Speaker Enclosure

Box Exterior Color
The color of the enclosure's exterior/outer finish.
Paintable Frame
This means that the frame or cabinet of the speaker can be painted to match its surroundings.
The width of the item from left to right (side-to-side) measured in inches.
The height of the item, measured from top to bottom, in inches.
The front-to-rear depth of the item, in inches. If the item is angled or slanted, this value is the bottom measurement.

General Features

Bluetooth Connectivity
'Yes' means Bluetooth is built-in and the speaker or receiver will be able to connect to a Bluetooth transmitting device such as a smartphone or tablet for wireless audio playback. 'No' means the product does not support Bluetooth wireless audio playback. 'Optional' means the product can support Bluetooth wireless audio playback, but it requires an additional adapter to do so.

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Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
7 years
Labor Warranty Duration
7 years
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Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

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Las Vegas, NV

Great bang for buck!

November 25, 2010

55" LG 55LH90 TV
Pioneer VSX-919AH receiver
BIC DV62CLRS speakers (all standing vertically on 24" speaker stands R/L, 10" stand center)
Optimus LX5-II surround speakers with dipole tweeter
Cambridge Soundworks PSW1 subwoofer
LG BD-570 Blue-Ray player

I evaluated the speakers with both music and with one movie so far.

Calibration is a MUST. I arranged these speakers as a vertically mounted Left/Center/Right array. They sound very smooth and I had to boost 1KHz - 2.5KHz range heavily in my tuning to get the sound somewhere near normal. (My receiver's auto-tune calibration bears this out.) I think the issue could be that the woofer's xover is at 3.5KHz and that means the tweeter isn't playing much below 3KHz. I bet the off-axis response (from 1.5KHz to 2.8KHz typical of 6.5-inch woofers) on a graph would look pretty bad if the drastic EQ boost at 2.5KHz is any indication here. I bet a small soft dome midrange could have been added to this speaker to handle 1.5KHz to 3.5KHz. This would have likely made a magnificent high-end 3-way system.

The tweeter sounds exceptionally airy and there is an almost etched detail around everything in the mix. With these speakers, if you want to focus on any particular sound in the mix, you should be able to hear it. In fact "audible depth of mix" is one of my major examination inquiries when listening to a speaker. This speaker gives a 10 out of 10 in that category.

I would score the dynamics of the speaker an 8 - 8.5 out of 10, 10 being the score for massive towers with big hits on drums which this system just doesn't have the range for either the speakers or the wattage. But it's dynamics are plenty for my little living room. This speaker should be able to output plenty of strong sound with an 80Hz crossover and true 125-watt amplifier. I used an amplifier with true 35-watts per channel and that was PLENTY to achieve a sound just as loud as anything I've heard at a movie theater.

So, it's not a stretch to label the DV62CLRS as a "bright" speaker. That may explain their rather "airy" sound. However, it's a very "smooth" brightness to the tweeter, which is probably why nobody complains about them being harsh.

When being used as a vertical standing right/left speaker, the imaging is a bit odd. I ran through the standard 2-channel phase test and everything sounded like it should however, the "out of phase" ("lost in the room" part of the 2-channel test on Joe Kane's HDTV calibration blu ray) gave a kind of strange sound for it's "out of phase" test. The "out of phase" character wasn't "full" but rather "empty". The "phantom center" produced in 2-channel mode was very good. It produced a solid monaural sound right in the middle of the speakers. I give the imaging of these speakers a 6 out of 10 when used as "stereo" left/right, BUT they score a solid 8.5 out of 10 when used as a front left/center/right in a surround setup because their "point source" type imaging is exactly what is desired in home theater as front channel speakers.

After hearing these for a few days now for several hours at a time, they seem to be sounding better and better, so this "break in" period people describe about these speakers seems to be on the mark. When I first fired them up they sounded great but over 10 hours of use later and they sound 10% or so better to me. I started to really hear an improvement yesterday while pushing the system with my Blues Brothers DVD. The musical sound of these is so great.

I've auditioned quite a few speakers and my living room isn't the greatest acoustic environment so, I'm pretty shocked more audiophiles haven't been using these as vertical standing MTM speakers with 24" stands. They do seem to require a bit of tweeter taming with an EQ, so that's probably why the Ed Frias crossover is so liked by people who listen to these speakers for music only. The highs need to be reduced a bit for these to really sound silky and balanced. Otherwise it is not balanced and sounds bright, although still smooth and non-fatiguing. It's one of the few "bright" speakers that don't irritate the listener.

The people who find this speaker sounds 'great' right out of the box with no adjustment I bet have larger rooms where greater high frequency output is sometimes needed and the already strong high frequency output is just matching well to the larger room.

Bottom line. You WILL need a receiver with a built-in auto-tune and they will sound about $1,000 more expensive than their price. This is likely because the drivers sound VERY nice. I recommend that people only use these "out of the box" in a large room and in smaller rooms will want to apply an equalizer.

These are not small speakers. This is a large center channel and won't fit all cabinets/furniture you might mount it in. It's a traditional looking center channel and accents darker furniture well.

This is a great speaker, a tremendous value and equal to speakers 3 to 4 times it's price. Easily comparable to more expensive brands such as Emotiva, HSU, SVS, Ascend, Polk and Infinity.

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Warning: The image depicted shows the resistance change when wiring multiple subwoofer terminals. Please refer to your subwoofer's owner's manual for the proper wiring of its terminals. Sonic Electronix, Inc. is not responsible for damage caused to your audio system or vehicle due to improper installation. Please call tech support at 1-877-289-7664 if you require additional assistance.

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6-1/2" 2-Way Center Channel Speaker


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