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In Wall Center Channel Trimless Speaker IW550 LCR

Product code: OSD-IW550LCR

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Features & Specifications

Say good-bye to high high priced movie theaters. Once you install the IW550LCR wall speaker, you'll watch every film at home. This is a remarkable channel speaker at this price and includes technologies found in speakers that cost up to three times more. If you're building the home theater or media room of your dreams, consider purchasing three IW550LCR speakers for the Front Stage (Left, Center and Right). The powerful Kevlar woofers, pivoting aluminum dome tweeter, and sophisticated crossover network work together to serves up deep bass and exceptional top-end frequency response. Contour switches tailor frequency responses to your room arrangement, so you won't find yourself wishing for more or less treble, mid-range or bass. Most customers install these speakers on their own, although this model is a favorite among AV installers as well. Like all OSD Audio wall speakers, the IW550LCr can be painted to match the walls of your killer new home theater,

For a retrofit installation, no construction bracket is needed.

Specifications

Other Product Info

Our best selling in-wall LCR center speaker with two 5 1/4" Kevlar woofers, 1" aluminum dome pivoting tweeter, bass & treble contour switches and 150 watt power handling. Perfect for LCR (left, center, right) setup or use for center channel inwall application.

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OWNER'S MANUAL

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QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

By nim from Chicago, IL on June 26, 2012
Is there a paintable grill cover included?
By Customer Service - Q&A on June 27, 2012

Answer:
Hi Nim:

There is a paint shield that is included with all of our in-ceiling and in-wall speakers. It also doubles as the cut out template. There maybe a cloth on the inside the grill you will want to remove before painting. The paint shield fits over the baffle where the grill would normally be so you can paint the outer frame. We usually recommend spray paint for the grill.

TL

By Doug from New Hampshire on December 29, 2011
Can these speakers be instlled in outside wall up against fiberglass insulation?
By Customer Service - Q&A on December 29, 2011

Answer:
Doug,
Yes, it should not be a problem as long as the insulation has a backing on it.
CL

By reuben from reubherrera@sbcglobal.net on September 29, 2012
I'm putting in a surround sound system with this speaker, what other speakers would complement this to make my theater complete
By Customer Service - Q&A on October 1, 2012

Answer:
Hi Ruben,
The answer depends on whether you are doing an in-ceiling or in-wall speaker set. We have 6.5" and 8" size options as well. The ceiling would be ICE650 and the in-wall would be IW690 for 6.5" speakers, both of which are great for rooms approximately 20 x 20. Here is a link to our bundles. We may have exactly what you are looking for.
http://www.outdoorspeakerdepot.com/speaker-bundle-packages.html
CL/MA 1312

By Dave from Kokomo In. on May 30, 2012
Will these speakers fit in plaster/lathe rooms it's all most 1" thick ??
By Customer Service - Q&A on May 31, 2012

Answer:
Hi Dave:

You have 1 1/2 inch clearance from the frame to the dog ear mount before you start turning the screw to secure the speaker.

TL

By Steve from utah on July 29, 2012
Is it best to mount IW 550LCR horizontally or vertically?
By Customer Service - Q&A on July 30, 2012

Answer:
Steve,
Typically horizontally would be best. You can do it vertically if necessary.
CL

By Travis from Sacramento, CA on November 25, 2011
When will the IW550LCR Kevlar be available?
By Customer Service - Q&A on November 28, 2011

Answer:
Hi Travis:

Week of December 5th

TL

By joe from florida on April 13, 2012
Can you paint the speaker cover?
By Customer Service - Q&A on April 13, 2012

Answer:
Hi Joe:

Yes you can paint both the grill and frame or just the Grill. There is acut-out template that comes with the Speaker that doubles as a paint shield. We recommend using spray paint for the grill.

TL

By John from Lawrence, KS on December 6, 2011
What is the construction bracket that you use for this model? It looks like the model listed doesn't bring anything back in the search window.
By Customer Service - Q&A on December 6, 2011

Answer:
We do not have a bracket for this speaker; instead it comes equipped with dog-eared brackets, so it’s retro fit. with no addtional bracket needed. My suggestion would be to go ahead with the drywall and make the cut-out afterwards.
CL

By Joe from LA, CA on January 6, 2013
Is this model magnetically shielded?
By Customer Service - Q&A on January 7, 2013

Answer:
HI Joe,
This in-wall center channel is magnetically shielded. Magnetic shielding was more of a concern when mounting these near a CRT screen where the magnetic would have issue with the screen. That is no longer an issue with flat screen monitors. But either way you are covered with this speaker.

TL/MA - 1518

By Taylor from Hot Springs, AR on December 19, 2011
I see that it says this speaker is out of stock now, can you tell me when it will be back in stock?
By Customer Service - Q&A on December 20, 2011

Answer:
Hi Taylor:

The speaker is due in 12/30, most likely available or shipping the first week of January 2012.

TL

Product Reviews

In Wall Center Channel Trimless Speaker IW550 LCR
$99.95
5 Stars based on 14 Review(s)
Ministaflo
New Jersey
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

In- wall center channel speaker
April 12, 2013
Sorry I was not able to write a review earlier than the present but it took a little while for the install of this particular component. When the installer and myself listen to the speakers output I must say we where less than pleased initially that was largely due to the fact that we allowed the component to adjust the speakers but them we adjusted them individually and the sound was much better. I am very impressed with this purchase and definetly would recommend them. Thank you for a great buy at a very reasonable price!
Pros:
The soung is very good. The design and install is good also.
Cons:
Nothing at this time
Best Uses:
Surround sound system.

Rick
Phoenix AZ
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Great Sound
March 22, 2013
Delivered promptly, exactly as advertised and powerful sound exceeded my expectations!!

nicknames are for rock stars like Bono
Indpls, In.
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

The product for the price is excellent
January 2, 2012
If I could sit in front of my 52" LCD, play the same movie and compare speaker after speaker I am sure one or more would sound better then the rest but this isn't possible; or what if I could compare my purchase against a 7000.00 3-way in wall speaker with it's own housing made by _____. would I be able to notice such a 6900.00 differance? The bottom line is 100.00 for an in wall speaker with heavy magnets, nice crossover,pivoting tweeter,adj. high and low end volume is hard to beat
Pros:
Great sound imaging, Easy To Setup, Attractive Design, Good Power Output, Great Sound Quality
Cons:
Wish they made a 3-way, Screws are hard to turn
Best Uses:
Home Theater

chris
allentown, pa
4 Stars

Great speaker great price
November 14, 2011
This is my first in wall speaker setup. They sound great and look great. The only thing that i have a problem with is that if you need to take the speakers out the screws and the plastic clips get all messed up and may break. The other thing it is very hard to get the front screen off once you have put them on. Do not tight them down a lot it broke my wall.But all and all very happy with the system
Pros:
Attractive Design, Great Sound Quality, Good Power Output, Easy To Setup, Easy to Mount
Best Uses:
Larger Rooms, Home Theater

diar
IN
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Outstanding value for money
November 10, 2011
I previously purchased from ODS a similar set of "ISW" 525 or 550s that mounted in my cathedral ceilings. I am pleased with those speakers. However, the center channel cut-out was left with an older center speaker just to make do, as it was hidden behind the TV, partially. Alas, just adding another of the aforementioned speakers would have notable improved the dynamics of the setup. However, upon installing this fine kevlar speaker unit, the acoustics greatly exceeded my expectations. The trim is a little to white for "drywall" color. Yet the performance of this speaker is a steal!
Pros:
Kevlar outperforms
Cons:
Trim color is a bit white
Best Uses:
Center channel, Home Theater, Larger Rooms

Phat Dad
metro Detroit, MI
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

First time on line audio buyer
November 5, 2011
Used in a surround sound configuration as a center channel. I like sound that can be overpowering given the right song or portion of a movie. Early indications are this speaker can deliver great range with lows and highs clearly distinguishable and lots of power to fill up my 17'x16' room. Installer noted to be patient when tightening down mounting screws as pilot holes were too small for thread size. Looking forward to years of awesome sound.
Pros:
Good Power Output, Great Sound Quality
Best Uses:
Larger Rooms, Home, Home Theater

Appino210
Kansas City
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Very impressed
October 18, 2011
So, I was nervous about ordering from OSD because of the limited reviews online. But the specs just look too good...so i ordered one speaker to check build-quality and it was amazing. I compared in-house to some other online speakers and the OSD blew it away. I then ordered a 7.1 system for living room/theater, 4 bar speakers, 2 poker room, 2 office, and 2 for outside. They all sound incredible and it's really hard to believe with such a reasonable price-point. The only bad thing is mounting them. Make sure you back off the screws in the mounting brackets, then add a little wd-40 or something - they're hard to turn. If you can overcome this minor issue, they have to be the best sounding speakers for the money...and i'm usually pretty skeptical! very happy w the purchase - highly recommended.
Pros:
Great Value, Great Sound Quality, Great Build Quality
Cons:
Hard to mount
Best Uses:
Larger Rooms, Home Theater

B. GOOD
STEVENSON RANCH, CA
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

AWESOME
June 20, 2011
GREAT PRODUCT FOR THE PRICE! I WAS EXPECTING ALOT LESS. THIS SPEAKER IS AWESOME.
Pros:
Great Sound Quality
Best Uses:
Home Theater

Mike
Poseyville IN
5 Stars

Quick shipping, easy ...
October 27, 2010
Quick shipping, easy install and sounds great. You wont find a center channel of the quality for a better price.

Paul Sheppick
Undisclosed
5 Stars

This one speaker will ...
October 23, 2009
This one speaker will blow your mind. Well worth the price. Shipping is supper fast. Thanks OSD

Rob
Undisclosed
5 Stars

I installed this speaker ...
June 28, 2009
I installed this speaker and the sound is amazing. The speaker is well worth the price.

Kevin
Undisclosed
5 Stars

Ordered this speaker ...
May 1, 2009
Ordered this speaker Tuesday,it arrived in 72 hours. Just installed it and I can't believe how much better the vocals in music and dialogue in movies sound vs. the old speaker. A steal at this price...period.

jr
Undisclosed
5 Stars

this speaker is well ...
March 24, 2009
this speaker is well worth the money. the quality and performance is compared to a high end lcr center speaker

eric banuelos
Undisclosed
5 Stars

this is one of the best ...
September 21, 2008
this is one of the best speaker i heard so far that i bought for my hometheater the sound and voices sound so clear