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Ceiling Speaker 2-Way 8" Contract Series Pair ICE800

Product code: OSD-ICE800

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Features & Specifications

The Ceiling Speaker Pair ICE800 available at Outdoor Speaker Depot is a package with two 8-inch speakers for in-ceiling use that have a polypropylene cone woofer with butyl rubber surround. Users will find the power handling to be top notch. The ICE800 Series is a good choice for production homes and very big commercial spaces, and contractors favor this model for its combination of quality and economy. Add a lot of speakers into a home without spending a lot of money. Installation is easy. In-ceiling speakers that are 8 inches are an appropriate choice for rooms that are bigger than 140 square feet. Increasing the cone size will bring with it a richer bass sound. 8-inch cones are also great for home theater setups. Butyl Rubber Surround is good for sound damping, a wider frequency response and superior durability. It's not uncommon for someone to get a quarter-century of use out of speakers with Butyl Rubber Surround.

Choosing the right Speaker Size
For rooms larger than 140 square feet, an 8" in-ceiling speaker is an excellent choice, although our 6.5" models also perform well in large areas. A 5-1/4 cone is excellent for small rooms and whole house audio, but the larger the cone the greater frequency response (the range of musical tones a speaker can produce) you'll get. Bass response or the ability of a speaker to crank out those low notes will improves as cone sizes increase. An 8-inch speaker can be used in home theaters and distributed audio, which is where an 8-inch cone shines. After all, whole house audio systems don't have the benefits of a separate subwoofer like home theaters so the added bass really makes a difference in sound quality.

Benefits of Butyl Rubber Surround
Surrounding the speaker cone, Butyl Rubber Surround is a tough, moisture-resistant rubber that helps reflect energy and provides excellent sound damping characteristics. Most professional agree that Butyl Rubber Surround is a step up from typical form surrounds and benefits include superior durability. Butyl Rubber gives the speaker more excursion capability featuring a deeper bass with a wider frequency response, and its shelf life is closer to 25 years compared to the foam at 12 to 15 years.


For a retrofit installation, no construction bracket is needed.

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

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QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

By massimo from chicago, illinois on December 29, 2011
never recieved directions in box. What are those 8 small black tabs , and wire type key for ???? Thanks massimo
By Customer Service - Q&A on December 30, 2011

Answer:
Massimo,
The wire key is to remove the grill for installation. The black tabs are adhesive to secure the grill back into place. If you need further instructions check out our learning center on the site, or give us a call 1.888.779.4968
CL

By Tim from St. John's, NL on January 5, 2012
Hi

Speaker is called an 8" but the cut out is 9+, I have a 7.75" cutout, what would you have for this?

Thanks
Tim
By Customer Service - Q&A on January 5, 2012

Answer:
Tim,
Take a look at our ICE645 - I think you'll find a lot of our 6.5" speakers will fit your cut out.
CL
By Customer Service - Q&A on January 5, 2012

Answer:
Tim,
Take a look at our ICE645 - I think you'll find a lot of our 6.5" speakers will fit your cut out.
CL
By Customer Service - Q&A on January 5, 2012

Answer:
Hi Tm,

We would recommend the OSD ICE640 speaker instead which would work perfectly for your application. Even though it is a 6.5 inch speaker, this model features upgraded materials and has a wider frequency response as well as a higher power handling capability. These are a great value for only $10.00 more than the ICE800 speakers.

TL/MA

By Customer Service - Q&A on January 5, 2012

Answer:
Tim,
Take a look at our ICE645 - I think you'll find a lot of our 6.5" speakers will fit your cut out.
CL

By bob from NJ on October 26, 2011
can I buy 5 speakers
By Customer Service - Q&A on October 26, 2011

Answer:
These speakers are sold in pairs and we cannot split them up. One option would be to purchase 5 of the ICE850TT, dual tweeter, dual voice coil and dual option stereo speaker. These speakers are more expensive but are sold individually and features a 8/16 ohm switch that allow you to run as a single stereo speaker (8 ohm setting) or you can connect two speakers as a stereo pair (16 ohm setting). Either way you have an advantage with a dual tweeter giving you more dispersion and a broader sound. This gives you maximum flexibility for your system.

TL/MA

By Corey from Illinois on November 6, 2012
I have a room that is 18' X 12' it will be used as a tv room. I was looking at your 8" ceiling speakers and was wondering how many of these would I need to have great surround sound almost movie theater like qaulity? Also would I need other speakers for base (sub woofers) and higher pitched music? If so which ones would you recommend.
By Customer Service - Q&A on November 6, 2012

Answer:
Hi Corey,

We'll need some more information before we can fully answer your question. What are the models of the sources you're using (i.e., amplifier, receiver) as well as the TV that is currently in the room? Do you want a Custom Home Theater option so you can listen to music as well as 5.1/7.1 soundtracks? If you simply want a couple pair of speakers to provide excellent coverage, we recommend our ICE840TT DVC speaker with dual tweeters and dual application switch. This will allow you to connect them as stereo pairs with double the tweeter coverage compared to a normal 2-way stereo pair.Two pair would provide the ultimate coverage (note we sell them as each) Please let me know if you need further clarification.
tim@osdaudio.com

TL/MA

By Mark Ripley from Austin, Texas on January 18, 2012
Do I need to use a mounting box or brackets when installing the ICE 800 8" speakers in a new construcxtion home?
By Customer Service - Q&A on January 18, 2012

Answer:
Mark,
You can use our New construction bracket NCCB8 with the ICE800. New construction Brackets help with placement of the speaker while providing additional support. It also acts as a guide for the installer when cutting out the speaker hole. Although keep in mind, our speakers are equipped with 'dog-eared' clasps that allow a retro-fit installation after the dry wall or ceiling tile is in place, so the brackets are helpful but not mandatory.
CL

By Mark from Bastrop, TX on February 18, 2012
I have purchased 8 new construction brackets for my ICE -800 speakers. Since no instructions were included, are these brackets visible at the completion of installation or are they mounted in such a way that the sheet rock is between them and the speakers?

Also, do I need to purchase back boxes to keep the dust and insulation out and the sound in? If so what do I buy for ICR 800 contractor series 8" in-ceiling speakers? Thanks
By Customer Service - Q&A on February 20, 2012

Answer:
Hi Mark,
The brackets are not visable once the sheet rock is hung & the speakers are installed. The sheet rock is inbetween the speaker & bracket.
A backbox is not required, but is an option to reduce sound bleed or keep blown in insulation off the speaker. the BB8 would be the backbox we offer.
CL

By guy from cornwall, canada on August 17, 2012
I have a 800 sqare ft garage how many of these speakers would i need to have a half decend good sound.
By Customer Service - Q&A on August 21, 2012

Answer:
Hi Guy,
It’s hard to give you an accurate answer without the garage dimensions; however, two pairs should be adequate for that space.
CL/ MA 1239

By Jeff Powell from Utah on August 25, 2012
My cut out is 8.5 inches. What speaker size do you recommend.
By Customer Service - Q&A on August 28, 2012

Answer:
Hi Jeff:

Based upon your cutout you would need a 6.5 inch 2 way in-Ceiling speaker. We would suggest something like our MK640 speaker which features a cutout of 8 1/8 inch. So it would drop into your existing cutout and it is an excellent sounding speaker as well. You can go to a 8" speaker but it would entail enlarging your cutout hole. Note all the in-Ceiling Speakers feature a cutout dimension.

TL
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By Henrik from Chicago, Illinois on January 6, 2013
Are the ICE800 ok for a surround TV system? If using 4 speakers. I'm not a sound freak, but still want decent sound. I also want a receiver with 2-zone capacity. What do you recommend? Thanks for support.
By Customer Service - Q&A on January 8, 2013

Answer:
Hi Henrik,
The ICE800 are our most entry level speaker. These speakers will be fine but 10 dollars more you could go with our very popular ICE810 (back in stock Monday) which uses a soft dome tweeter for upgraded sound quality. As for surround, take a looks at the Yamaha RX-V673. This receiver has 7.2 surround sound, network connectivity and a dedicated 2nd room output.

TL/MA -1516

Product Reviews

Ceiling Speaker 2-Way 8" Contract Series Pair ICE800
$49.95
5 Stars based on 12 Review(s)
DaveUP
Houghton,MI
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Very nice speakers
June 15, 2013
Easy to install and sound is great. Just what I needed.
Pros:
I really liked the installation tabs.
Cons:
None Found.

Thad
Canada
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

great deal
May 13, 2013
Very good speakers at an unbelievable price. Shipping was very fast with no issues....thanks

Gordon
Gold Canyon, AZ
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Awesome service.
April 25, 2013
You are FAST!!!!!!!! Thanks.

James
Las Vegas, Nevada
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

PERFECT!
March 22, 2013
Easy to install!

SweetFrog
Baton Rouge
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Great speakers for the price
November 4, 2012
Sound system for a Frozen Yogurt Shop / Runs @ 15 hours a day with no problems.
Pros:
Great Sound Quality, Attractive Design, Good Power Output, Easy to Mount, Easy To Set Up
Best Uses:
Larger Rooms, Basic Systems

Wild Bill
Fowlerville Mi.
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Great buy
October 14, 2012
Installed into drop-hang ceiling for small restaurant. Easy to install and sound very good, for the price you cant beat the value.
Pros:
Easy To Set Up, Great Sound Quality, Easy to Mount, Attractive Design, Good Power Output
Best Uses:
Larger Rooms, Basic Systems, Multiple Rooms / Whole House

mas
libertyville ,illinois
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

extremly simple!!!
January 21, 2012
i think it's a wonderful product great for music in house !!!!
Pros:
Attractive Design, Easy to Mount, Good Power Output, Great Sound Quality, Easy To Setup
Cons:
There where no instructi
Best Uses:
Basic Systems

Philip
New York, NY
4 Stars

Solid speaker for background music
July 29, 2011
We are very pleased with these speakers. Installed them in the larger rooms through out the house. Excellent for background music, although I don't think it has strong bass for home theatre. You might want ICE850 or a good subwoofer.
Pros:
Easy To Setup, Easy to Mount
Best Uses:
Multiple Rooms / Whole House

GKG
Undisclosed
5 Stars

Installed these speaker ...
June 14, 2009
Installed these speaker in 4 zones through my house in a drop ceiling. They sound GREAT!

l.thomas
Undisclosed
5 Stars

I bought a pair of these ...
May 17, 2009
I bought a pair of these speakers and wires and in one day i run the wires into my ceiling with your step by step instructions and they are absolutely marvelous.

Chris
Undisclosed
5 Stars

Just installed mine and ...
March 7, 2009
Just installed mine and they are awesome!!!

Andrew
Undisclosed
5 Stars

You guys rock: good ...
December 19, 2008
You guys rock: good products good prices!