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ICE520 Contract Series 5.25" Ceiling Speaker Pair

Product code: OSD-ICE520

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Features & Specifications

Our ICE520 5 1/4-inch ceiling speaker with polypropylene woofer is a real steal. The ICE520s are often used in commercial applications where good sound is needed in large areas without a huge cost; however, many of our customers are homeowners who and install the ICE520's in hallways, dinning rooms, garages, etc. Features of the 5.25" speakers include polypropylene woofers and PEI dome tweeter for excellent coverage.

What Kind of Cable Should I Use?
If you're thinking about using regular old speaker wire for your in-wall speaker, take a step back. That wire was never designed to run inside walls. The National Electrical Code (NEC) specifies fire-retardant wire in all crawl spaces or wall cavities. CL-3 rated wire is not much more expensive and includes special shielding specifically for in-wall use. OSD Audio offers CL3/FT4 cable that is UL (fire) rated for all residential and most commercial in-wall and in-ceiling applications. Always check your local building codes before you run wires.

How Do I Know What Size Speaker to Use?
The ICE520 Ceiling Speaker has a 5¼-inch cone woofer. A speaker’s ability to produce low frequencies depends on different factors but one factor always remains true--the bigger the woofer, the better it will be at producing low frequencies. The ICE520 in-ceiling is a smaller speaker than our 6½ or 8-inch models, so if heavy bass is very important to you, consider a bigger size cone.

Testing, Testing, Testing

Many customers like to test the sound quality of their new OSD Audio in-ceiling speakers before they install them. That perfectly fine but remember that these flush-mount speakers use an infinite baffle design, which uses the wall or ceiling cavity as the enclosure. Uninstalled in-wall/in-ceiling speakers will sound weak and tinny because without the proper enclosure, the speaker can’t produce the sound pressure level it needs. If you want to try them out, we recommend mounting the in-ceiling speakers into a box of about 3 cubic ft. or larger; or simply mount them in the ceiling and then listen. This will give you an accurate measure of the sound quality.

Can I Paint the Grilles to Match My Room?

You sure can! Painting the grilles/trim won’t harm your speakers but we recommend using only spray paint, not a brush. Brushing the grilles can clog the holes and interfere with sound quality. We also recommend using a fine spray paint gun. Our in-ceiling speakers also come with a paint shield to help guide you through the painting process.


For a retrofit installation, no construction bracket is needed.

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Other Product Info

Builders Series Ceiling Speakers are a cost effective way for the builder or home owner to add speakers to every room for a fraction of the cost.

OWNER'S MANUAL

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QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

By diane from denver, co on March 13, 2012
how much do each speaker weight?, need to know this because would like to install in drop ceiling.
By Customer Service - Q&A on March 13, 2012

Answer:
Diane,
The boxed pair weighs 5lbs so each speaker weighs under 2.5 lbs. This should be fine in a drop ceiling.
CL

By Greg from Warrenton,NC on December 18, 2011
Was wondering if it is possible to add a volume switch to this speaker
By Customer Service - Q&A on December 19, 2011

Answer:
Hi Greg:

Yes you can use this with a volume control. We would recommend the OSD SVC100 volume control with this model as the optimium choice.

TL

Product Reviews

ICE520 Contract Series 5.25" Ceiling Speaker Pair
$24.95
5 Stars based on 9 Review(s)
Vincent
Royersford, PA
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Great value for the money!
February 8, 2017
These are a good builder grade speaker and our homeowners seem to be content with them.

James M. Zincone
Stewart Manor, NY
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Great, as usual!
October 16, 2016
Once again, OSD has met and surpassed my expectations! Usually, when I order anything on-line, I can expect some type of issue. I've rarely, if ever had any problem with any of my orders. In the rare occasion that I have, OSD replaced or fixed my issue in a courteous, timely matter! Thanks again, OSD!

MInerva
Florida
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Perfect ceiling spreaker
May 21, 2016
This was perfect for my needs, sounds great absolutely perfect.
Pros:
Matched the other speakers perfectly.

Officespace
Denver, CO
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Perfect for Tenant Finish
February 5, 2012
I installed these for an office space customer (I'm the landlord). The tenant loved them, the look of them, and the sound. I loved the price. I was able to get the job done below budget and ahead of schedule!
Pros:
Attractive Design, Easy to Mount
Cons:
Weak Bass
Best Uses:
Basic Systems, Multiple Rooms / Whole House

Denny
Bradenton Beach, FL
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Not the greatest, bu very good.
July 7, 2011
Filled the holes in the wall
Pros:
Attractive Design, Easy To Setup, Easy to Mount
Best Uses:
Home, Multiple Rooms / Whole House

West
Birmingham, AL
5 Stars

Got these for a school. ...
July 16, 2010
Got these for a school. Arrived quickly, installed easily and work great! Will order again.

Julian
Citrus Heights, CA
5 Stars

Outdoor Speaker depot is ...
January 22, 2010
Outdoor Speaker depot is great! I placed my order, which was confirmed in minutes, and I received my tracking number in just a couple of hours. Items were delivered in 2 days and are great quality, have wonderful sound, and are AMAZING value for money.. I bought the 5 1/4 contractor grade speakers, and they rock! I'm listening to them right now as I write this review. No distortion even at high volumes!

Ron
Undisclosed
5 Stars

What a steal! Believe me, ...
October 1, 2009
What a steal! Believe me, I am one to search and search for the best deal around and this is it. Bought these for the ceiling in our bath area. Beautifully made product, heavy weight magnet and easy to pop off grill and install (be sure to turn one of the dogears down and push it down gently to pop the grill off). Look no further, this is the best for a small space!

Walter C.
Undisclosed
4 Stars

Walter C. I ordered one ...
October 1, 2009
Walter C. I ordered one set ,figured if they stink its only 25 bucks. I Had problems with the the mesh fiber being glued to the pivotal tweeter. However,The sound is very nice and were not disappointing there well worth the 25 bucks.I am odering more.