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In Wall Speaker 6.5" Kevlar® IW690 Pair

Product code: OSD-IW690

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Features & Specifications

Our flagship 6.5-inch OSD Audio IW690 Series Kevlar® speaker pair can handle the most demanding audio signals for your home theater system and listening rooms. This superior-quality pair of speakers from Outdoor Speaker Depot has high-grade Kevlar® woofers and 1-inch aluminum dome tweeters.

Go ahead and dial up your listening levels with these in-wall speaker. They have contour switches to tailor your bass and treble levels and gold-plated compression posts. The reinforced ABS polymer frame has a paintable grille.

Because these OSD in-wall speakers use an infinite baffle design, you won't need back boxes. With infinite baffle, the wall cavity becomes the enclosure. For a retrofit installation, no construction bracket is needed.

These speakers come with a 10-year warranty and our lifetime technical support service. The dimensions of each speaker are 12 1/2 inches by 8 3/16 inches with a 3 1/8-inch depth. The wall cutout should measure 10 7/8 inches by 6 3/4 inches. Browse our free in-wall speaker guides and how-to videos.

Features
· High-grade Kevlar® Woofer
· Contour switches to tailor bass and treble
· Gold-plated compression posts
· Reinforced ABS Polymer frame
· Paintable frame and grille

Do These Speakers Require a Back Box?
Back boxes are not required because in-wall speakers use an infinite baffle design. This allows the speakers to work in various size spaces, like inside a wall. OSD Audio Speakers can adapt to a broad range of enclosure sizes and can be installed with or without an enclosure (with infinite baffle, the wall cavity becomes the enclosure). There is a tradeoff, however. Without a back box, sound may bleed to another room. This may or may not be issue but if you decide to build an enclosure, it needs to be at least 5 to 6 inches to accommodate the depth of the speaker. Also, it's not a bad idea to ad fiberfill inside the cavity, which can be purchased at any hardware store.

Contour Switches
The contour switches will let you tailor frequency response to your room arrangement. You won't find yourself wishing for more or less treble, midrange or bass output from one speaker just because you don't happen to sit right between them.

For a retrofit installation, no construction bracket is needed.

Specifications

Other Product Info

The IW690 is capable of handling the most demanding digital audio signals in home theater systems and listening rooms of intermediate size. The IW690 is flagship in the 6.5” Series; featuring a 1” aluminum dome tweeter and Kevlar woofer for remarkable clarity and bass response. Kevlar is best component for woofer, it responds note for note without coloration and has big cranking power so you can dial up your system for higher listening levels. The contour switches will let you tailor frequency response to your room arrangement. You won't find yourself wishing for more or less treble, midrange or bass output from one speaker just because you don't happen to sit right between them.

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QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

By gdaddy from Ft Worth Texas on May 3, 2012
How do you install these when one side is against wall stud? It appears the dog ears only tighten on sides versus say up and down which would help? So the speaker would not be stable in the wall with only being held on one side.
By Customer Service - Q&A on May 3, 2012

Answer:
Unfortunately the dog ears only fold out to the sides and are not adjustable to the bottom or top. I would recommend cutting at least one notch in your stud (probably for the middle dog ear). That would give you four tie downs which would be ample to hold the speaker in place.

TL

By Derek from Ohio on July 17, 2012
Can you buy a wall bracket for this speaker?
By Customer Service - Q&A on July 18, 2012

Answer:
Hi Derek:

The New Construction Wall Bracket that we stock is recommended for most of our 6.5" 2 way in-wall speakers except the IW690 because the speaker is a 1/2 inch or so shorter than the others. But like all of our In-Ceiling and in-Wall speakers they feature Retro mounting brackets so they can be installed with out the need for a new Construction Bracket. The IW690 features six dog ear mounting posts which provides a very sturdy install.

TL

By Brian from Chicago, Illinois on April 4, 2012
Could I use this speaker as a center channel?
By Customer Service - Q&A on April 4, 2012

Answer:
Hi Brian,
Technically, you can use this as a center channel; however, the IW690 is not specifically designed for that purpose. To get the most from your surround sound, we suggest choosing the IW550LCR.
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CL/MA

By paul from clevelan, oh on December 8, 2011
are the grills paintable
By Customer Service - Q&A on December 8, 2011

Answer:
Paul,
Yes they can be spray painted.
CL

By paul from cleveland, oh on December 8, 2011
are these the correct style for right and left rear
By Customer Service - Q&A on December 8, 2011

Answer:
Paul,
Yes these will be great from a L & R rear or front.
CL
By Customer Service - Q&A on December 9, 2011

Answer:
Paul:

The IW690 are an excellent choice for front left and right when combined with our OSD550LCR speaker (use for center channel). In theory the right, left and center speaker should have the same tweeter and cone material for the woofers so to gurantee proper timbre match for the front stage. It is not critical to match your surround channels to the front stage. There are a number of choices for your rear channel including the IW690 in-Wall or ICE670LCR in-ceiling. Your choices may have to do more with space available to mount the speakers and run the speaker wire.

TL

Product Reviews

In Wall Speaker 6.5" Kevlar® IW690 Pair
$99.95
4.5 Stars based on 11 Review(s)
Derrick
Indiana
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

In Wall IW 690 speaker
September 1, 2016
Excellent sound quality and performance. I could not be happier.
Pros:
Nice look and sound
Cons:
possibly the large size
Best Uses:
Surrounds, front height or mains

Doc C.
Apex, NC
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Great sounding speakers
April 6, 2016
I have 2 pair of these in the 6.5" size and one pair in the 8" size and they sound great and get plenty loud too.
Pros:
Good sounding at a good price.
Cons:
You really need the right size phillips head bit to tighten the six screws as it seems a lot of torque is required and if using the wrong size the bit pops out and will eventually strip the screw. It would be great if they could switch to torx star drive screws.
Best Uses:
Bedrooms, living room or home office.

richard morris
florida
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

great
June 12, 2013
great speakers. getting screws started on mounting brackets very hard, close to striping heads. this can be fixed by mfg. with out a lot of effort.

ERNIE
nutley n.j.
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

iw690 awsome
March 22, 2013
after checking all in store wall speakers the 690s are a great speaker at a great price! i could not be happier with my purchase! sound and look great!
Pros:
great value, sound
Cons:
nothing

G
Jersey
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

worth every penny
November 16, 2011
great price for a great product. don't waste your $ on "name brands". my home theater is 100% as good and 1/3 the price because i came here instead of a big box retailer with name brands.
Pros:
Attractive Design, Great Sound Quality, Easy to Mount
Best Uses:
Home Theater

Jrs
toronto, canada
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Great sounding speakers at a good value
October 21, 2011
Got these speakers for the living room, as part of a multiple-zone setup. The setup was very easy,and they provide the sufficient output I was looking for in this particular room. Great speakers for the price!
Pros:
Great Sound Quality, Easy to Mount, Attractive Design, Easy To Setup
Best Uses:
Home, Multiple Rooms / Whole House

Jon
Charlotte, NC
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Great power, but...
October 19, 2011
I bought a set of these for my front speakers in a home theater setup. For anyone that might be considering these or any of the others from OSD here are my opinions after installing them. (Note: I installed 6 rooms of whole house audio using a variety of OSD speaker models, and I have been extremely happy with them). As far as the IW690 speakers I will say this: They can handle a ridiculous amount of power for their size. You will be able to reproduce the sound and intensity of an aircraft carrier flight deck if that is what you are into. My only knock would be that the the bass presence is a little weak. If you are buying front speakers for a home theater, consider a model with an 8 inch woofer, even if that means dropping down to a less expensive model to stay in your budget. If I had it to do over again, I would have bought the IW840 instead. I have three sets of ICE840's in other rooms, and they have a much warmer sound (and can handle plenty of power), which I think would result in a more enjoyable experience for 99% of TV/Movie watching. Overall I'm very happy with my set up, which includes the PS10 subwoofer (which more than makes up for the low-end response of these speakers).
Pros:
Attractive Design, Good Power Output, Easy to Mount, Easy To Setup
Cons:
Weak Bass
Best Uses:
Home Theater, Smaller Rooms, DJ / Mixing

David
Orlando
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

excellent speaker
October 14, 2011
I used the pair as surround/surround back at a little above ear height when sitting. Installation was a breeze. The finish is seamless. The sound is impressive - rich, clear with enough bass. The room is medium sized. I also use an OSD center channel for this setup. Extremely happy with them
Pros:
Great Sound Quality, Attractive Design, Good Power Output, Easy to Mount, Easy To Setup
Best Uses:
Home Theater

Steven
Orange, CA
5 Stars

OSD can produce some of ...
September 4, 2010
OSD can produce some of the amazing sound speakers at rock bottom price. Usually the same kind of speakers will cost your $500 a pair, I don't know how they do it but the IW690 just sound great in my home theatre room and everyone love it.

Peter
Undisclosed
5 Stars

wow these speakers are ...
January 15, 2009
wow these speakers are awsome fills the whole room with sound very happy with them thank you pete

Maria
Undisclosed
5 Stars

Easy to order and we ...
November 12, 2008
Easy to order and we received the merchandise as promised, excellent speaker by the way.