Features and Specifications:
An excellent home theater or whole house audio system begins with in-ceiling speakers that match your performance and price expectations. For customers who are very particular about sound quality, we offer the MK Series In-ceiling speakers with audiophile level components that provide extraordinary detail. Our absolute top-of-the-line, the MK850 is an 8-inch in-ceiling speaker that delivers a new level of performance for its price range. If you're the kind of listener or movie fanatic who hears every little audio detail, this speaker is the right match.
Underneath the Grill
We call the MK our Ultra Reference speakers because of the premium technologies used such as a Kevlar woofer, pivoting aluminum dome tweeter and a sophisticated crossover network. These components combine to provide deep bass and exceptional top-end frequency response. Although attention to quality is a part of all OSD Audio speakers, upgrades in material, such as Kevlar, make a difference in a good, better and best scenario. First developed in the 1960s, Kevlar has a super high strength-to-weight ratio and responds note for note without coloration, even when you crank up the volume. In addition, the MK850 has front-mounted contour switches that allow users to tailor frequency response to their room arrangement, and therefore compensate for wood floors, stone floor, carpet, etc.
Common Applications of the MK Series
With its 8-inch Kevlar woofer and high end components, the MK Series is not for background music. You will hear detail and customers tend to use these in-ceiling speakers in home theaters or listening rooms. The MK850 performs exceptionally well in large home theaters or rooms over 140 square feet. These speakers come complete with mounting templates and instructions and have paintable grilles/frames to match any décor.
For a retrofit installation, no construction bracket is needed.
- Woofer: 8” Kevlar Cone
- Tweeter: Pivoting 1” aluminum dome
- Power handling: 15 - 200W
- Frequency Response 25Hz - 22kHz
- Sensitivity 92db
- Contour Switches: ±3dB Bass and ±3dB Treble
- Impedance: 8 ohms
- Unit Dimension: Diameter 10-3/4” X Depth 4-7/8”
- Cut-Out Diameter: 9-7/8”
- Quick-turn mounting arms for easy installation
- Weather-resistant design includes powder-coated grill that will not rust
- Warranty 10 Yr
- New Construction Bracket OSD-NCBC8-K
Questions and Answers:
By Ed from Idaho on October 18, 2011
Can these be used outside mounted in a deck overhang?
By Customer Service - Q&A on October 19, 2011
Answer:Yes, these can be mounted in a deck overhang as long as the area behind the speaker is not exposed to the elements. The Grill is powdercoated aluminum and the frame is ABS plastic. We would recommend adding a bead of silicon chaulk between the frame and the ceiling as you install.
By kong from minnesota on November 18, 2011
Hi. I picked up a pair of MK650's and planning on picking up another pair soon for my surround sound system. I will be running a receiver 110watt x 5.1, I don't have a subwoofer right now since I'm on budget. Would this work better than the MK650 as a woofer replacement for now? Also If I was to pick a pair of MK850 up which location should these be placed for better performace? Front left and right or surround left and right? Thanks.
By Customer Service - Q&A on November 21, 2011
Answer:We would recommend picking up the MK670 Angled LCR speaker. The angled LCR speaker was designed for the left, right and center combination for the in-ceiling option. It sounds like you have a center channel already so this would ideal as a right and left channel. Due to the angled design, you can place them in the ceiling closer to the wall where the monitor is mounted. Normal In-ceiling speakers need to be placed almost directly above the seating area due to the limitation of the angle of the standard pivoting tweeter. These also work very well for the actual surround speakers offering more flexibility to where you place them (which should be slightly above and behind the seating area). Regarding your subwoofer issue, the surround sound receiver limits the bass information to the 5 speakers while featuring a dedicate LFE (Low Frequency Effects) output that typically is connected to a Powered Subwoofer. OSD offers an affordable option for a Powered Subwoofer, the S-10. The MK Series LCR speakers sold individually are the best we offer. We also offer an in-wall LCR speaker for the center channel that mounts between two studs in the MK series.
By Haisam from Washington, DC on February 20, 2012
I just received a pair of these speakers; I can't figure how to remove the cover so I can adjust the bass and treble. The instructions are not detailed enough! Is there a video?
By Customer Service - Q&A on February 21, 2012
We have a how to video on our web site. Go to: http://www.outdoorspeakerdepot.com/5-25-inch-ceiling-speakers-ice540.html
Click on videos. There is another way to remove the grill as well. The MK850 is flexible enough before it is mounted to tweak it using your thumbs about five inches apart. Flex the frame pushing down with one thumb and pulling upwards with the other. You will see the grill slowly work its way out. Or you can try using the method highlighted in the video but be carful not to put too much pressure on the mounting ear. Good luck!
Ceiling Speakers Pair OSD Audio MK850
Stars based on ||
February 3, 2012
I installed a whole house audio system and these speaker
sound good and handle the power. I have a 14 year old so they get
plenty of use and are turned up most of the time.
Pros:Easy To Setup, Easy to Mount, Great Sound Quality
Best Uses:Multiple Rooms / Whole
House, Home Theater
Buffalo new york
I would recommend this item to a friend.
Spitfire MK850 Ultra Reference 8
October 29, 2011
I have the product to be of good quality easy to install
and they arrived well packaged.
Pros:Best I have heard but, Attractive Design, Easy to Mount, I purchased these for, Have nailed it, Are good value and, Great Sound Quality, System initial thoughts, They represent good value, Easy To Setup, Quality As rear surround, Effect speakers they, Good Power Output, I won't say they are the, A 51 home theatre
Cons:Clarity and depth but OK, Speakers they lack the, Compared to my front BW
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
I would recommend this item to a friend.
Just installed the 3 pair ...
May 8, 2009
Just installed the 3 pair of MK850s and they are
tremendous. Better than my Bose system. I am thoroughly impressed
and appreciate you recommending them.
Love the ...
April 1, 2009
Love the MK850's--these are the cornerstone of
my media room. I have two sets along with the MK650's and
could not be happier. These sound as good or better than units
costing much more.. These "ROCK!"
Great speakers! They are ...
March 31, 2009
Great speakers! They are a perfect match with my big
screen. The sounds are so realistic, I can't see how I
ever did without them in the past. These are a must have if
youÍre looking at a nice set of speakers. Highly
Have had the speakers for ...
March 30, 2009
Have had the speakers for a little over a week and my
first impressions are very favorable. Installation was a snap, the
mounting of the units are well thought out and the instructions
include the templates to help determine proper location. The sound
from these are incredible. I use them for both music as well as
part of my surround sound system. The sounds from movies (THX) are
tight and accurate. I donÍt have to turn up the volume to get
the different sounds from the movies. The speakers are able to
handle the various sounds; from music to voices to action effects
or background noise effectively. >From a musical aspect, the
sound is also impressive. The highs are extremely tight and
accurate and surprisingly, even without a subwoofer, the bass is
adequate for the majority of the music I listen to. Hooking up a
subwoofer adds a new dimension to my previous expectations for
in-ceiling systems. I can crank up the volume with very little
distortion and am amazed at the clarity of sounds from Art Pepper
to Guns n Roses. >From a ñbang for the buckî
perspective, one canÍt find a better speaker.
Outdoor Speaker Depot are ...
March 23, 2009
Outdoor Speaker Depot are very easy to get in touch with.
They answer the phone, and they know the answers to your questions.
Very easy to deal with.
After trying both ICE850 ...
February 17, 2009
After trying both ICE850 and MK850 speakers, I pick MK850
as the winner. DonÍt get me wrong that ICE850 is very nice
speaker, especially for movie and class music. But MK850 provides
noticeable more bass and better crossover. They both are superb
speakers but I preferred MK850.
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