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IW545 High Performance In-wall Center Channel Speaker LCR

Product code: OSD-IW545

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Features & Specifications

One of our most popular left, center, right channel speakers, the IW545 can be used as a center channel or even better, install three for the ultimate front surround setup. This LCR speaker includes two 5¼" woofers and a 1" pivoting silk soft dome tweeter that delivers excellent sound quality for surround sound separation. Once installed, the movies viewing experience comes alive, yet the IW545 is still priced well within an affordable range. This Mid, Tweeter, Mid configuration wall speaker will provide beautiful sound for home theater surround sound systems and can be painted to match any room color.

For a retrofit installation, no construction bracket is needed

Specifications

Other Product Info

This is our middle range in wall center channel speaker with two 5¼" woofers, 1" pivoting silk soft dome tweeter and 150 watt power handling.

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QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

By mike from winston salem, nc on January 15, 2013
Thank you for quick response! yes I have another question. I have a DLP and it sits of the wall about 18" and its on a 6' entertainment stand the only place I could put the IW545 LCR would be above the tv on the wall and that's about 6'-7' high. Would this still be the correct LCR speaker or should I find one that I can sit on the stand in front of the TV?
By Customer Service - Q&A on January 20, 2013

Answer:
Hi Mike,

The IW545 LCR speaker should work fine in your application even though it is above the TV. You need to make sure you can aim the tweeter down to your optimum listening/viewing area. It will also be better "time aligned" with the right and left front stage speakers that are mounted in-wall.

TL/MA - 1544

By nim from chicago, IL on June 27, 2012
what new construction mounting brackets will I need for this speaker (INDOOR USE)?
By Customer Service - Q&A on June 28, 2012

Answer:
Hi Nim,
We currently do not sell a bracket for this speaker, although no bracket is needed. You would just make the cut after the dry wall is in place and the dog eared brackets will hold it securely in place.
CL
By Customer Service - Q&A on June 28, 2012

Answer:
Hi Nim,
All our speakers feature retrofit mounting capability and you do not need a new construction bracket to mount them. As the name implies, new construction brackets are typically used for new construction and help to line up the location of the speaker before the ceiling or sheet rock is installed. In some cases the brackets provide additional support. The IW545 features six mounting points that provide a good tight fit.

TL

By nim from chicago, il on June 29, 2012
When will this item be in stock?
By Customer Service - Q&A on July 2, 2012

Answer:
Hi Nim:

Latest info, these should be back in stock mid July.

TL

By Patrick from Charlotte, NC on March 23, 2012
I'm having these installed for new construction. Do I need to get brackets, and if so which one?
By Customer Service - Q&A on March 23, 2012

Answer:
Hi Greg,

This particular speaker would not be a good choice since they feature a ported design, which tends to fill up with water if exposed to the elements day and night (even here in Southern California). My best recommendation for outdoor applications in direct exposure is our AP550T stereo speaker (which is a sealed non-ported design) featuring a dual voice coil and dual tweeters. You can either connect one to Speaker A of your amplifier and the second one to Speaker B. That would mean running CL3 16 gauge four conductor cable from your Amplifier /Receiver (right and left +/-) to each speaker. If you only have one set of outputs (only speaker B for instance), then you should considering adding an outdoor Impedance Matching Volume Control like our OVC300. That would allow you to connect two of the AP550TT in parallel and provide the proper impedance back to your power source. Typically, in a patio setting, stereo separation is not as critical for to background music.

TL/MA

By Carsten from Denmark on January 5, 2013
Can I use the IW545 as a in ceiling center speaker if I use a back box?
By Customer Service - Q&A on January 8, 2013

Answer:
Hi Carsten,

Yes, but you need to consider the position of the tweeter. In order for the IW545 to be an effective center channel speaker. the tweeter must be aimed toward the optimum viewing/listening area. For this, you need to mount it almost directly overhead which creates a disconnect between where the TV is mounted and where the sound appears to originate from. That is why ceiling LCR speakers are angled so they can be mounted in the ceiling closer to the wall the TV is mounted on. If the proposed back box mount creates a natural angle that allows the speaker to be located closer to the TV, then you should be fine.

TL/MA - 1512

By Dave from San Francisco, CA on January 13, 2013
How much clearance (width) is required behind the drywall for the wings to fully extend?
By Customer Service - Q&A on January 15, 2013

Answer:
Hi Dave,
The IW545 home theater LCR speaker has a mounting depth of 3½ inches.
CL/MA 1534

Product Reviews

IW545 High Performance In-wall Center Channel Speaker LCR
$69.95
5 Stars based on 14 Review(s)
Tyree
Maryland
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Great sound
June 1, 2016
Great quality sound easy install

Nathan
Maryville, TN
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Rich Sound, Easy To Install
July 4, 2013
This is my second in-wall installation using OSD products. The clarity and quality is outstanding, ease of installation is very good.
Pros:
Fantastic sound, what more could you ask for.
Cons:
The only suggestion I could make is in regard to the width of the IW545. I have used this speaker twice as a center, for 16 on center studs, the side ears just don't fit. Way too tight. For both installs, the IW545 is not totally flush with the wall because the side ears won't tighten down because they're right against the studs. However, it's hardly noticeable and not a reason to not purchase this model. Just an FYI.

Nate
PA
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Great Sound
February 15, 2013
Product was great. I was a little leary about them because the price was low but they sound great. Not an pro audiophile but for your basic in home theater they sound great.Word of Warning though, your studs must be 16" on center to work with supplied clips.
Pros:
Easy to Mount, Great Sound Quality

VintageFixer
London, Ontario, Canada
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Great speakers!
January 2, 2013
Great inexpensive speaker.
Pros:
Great Sound Quality, Easy To Set Up, Good Power Output, Easy to Mount, Attractive Design
Best Uses:
Home Theater, Basic Systems

TMH20
Southington, CT
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Great Mid level In Wall Center Channel
November 5, 2012
Stumbled upon OSD from a Google search. Found all speakers that I have ordered to be well made. Performance of them has been great. Installation is super easy. Going to order another 6 for my second living room!
Pros:
Easy to Mount, Great Sound Quality, Good Power Output
Best Uses:
Basic Systems, Home, Larger Rooms, Home Theater

Rich
Mesa Az
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Awesome speakers..
June 1, 2012
These speakers are awesome. I would recommend them to anyone and the shipping was lighting fast. I will be purchasing another set of speakers for my ceiling. Easy to install and paint. Worth every penny...
Pros:
Good Power Output, Attractive Design, Great Sound Quality, Easy To Set Up, Easy to Mount
Best Uses:
Larger Rooms, Home, Home Theater

Mario's Job/TV
Long Island, New York
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

ARE YOU KIDDING ME ???
May 16, 2012
Are you kidding me ? I am an Audio Video Installer and have been in the business for over 25 years. These speakers are beyond reproach and even at 3 times the price OSD is asking they would still be a bargain. They sound even better than some well known and alot more expensive brands I have used over the years. They are efficient and easy to drive. They can also take alot of abuse from the Volume knob. The best endorsement is the look of amazement and wonder of a customers face. Do not even hesitate to order these as there is no other better at or even close to the price. I shudder to think what the more expensive line up that OSD offers sound like...Amazing !!!
Pros:
Attractive Design, Great Sound Quality, Easy to Mount, Easy To Set Up, Good Power Output
Best Uses:
Home Theater, Smaller Rooms, Basic Systems, Larger Rooms, Home

Big Hig
Frisco, TX
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Great sound, size, and price
March 5, 2012
I painted the shell and grill to match the wall and it blends right in. Installation was easy and the sound is great! Couldn't be any happier...
Pros:
Easy to Mount, Great Sound Quality, Good Power Output
Best Uses:
Home Theater, Smaller Rooms

Tuffy
Southern New Jersey
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

very good entry level speaker
January 3, 2012
I am using the IW545 in my master suite along with the matching left and right speakers (IW540?) with a 46 inch samsung led for a basic home theater system. For the price you can't go wrong, all three speakes deliver crisp clear sound without distortion. They have many features found in more expensive systems and are very easy to install.
Pros:
Easy To Setup, Good Power Output, Great Sound Quality, Attractive Design, Easy to Mount
Best Uses:
Home, Home Theater

GR8RTEK
Dallas, TX
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Perfect Performance/Price Balance
December 5, 2011
I purchased and installed this product for a client's 5.1ch home theater. The center channel speaker was installed below the television in existing construction. Overall installation was straight-forward and relatively simple using the included cutout template. The only minor complaint is that the size of the speaker allows it to fit between the studs, I did have difficulty getting one of the clips on the corner to tighten due to the positioning of the stud. Overall, this is a great product and a great value.
Pros:
Attractive Design, Easy to Mount, Great Sound Quality
Best Uses:
Home Theater, Basic Systems, Home

Mark
Fort Worth, TX
5 Stars

Can't belive it but OSD ...
February 1, 2011
Can't belive it but OSD has done it again. Like the other gentleman said had to do a slight modificatio to the stud to get it to fit but it sounds great. I talked a customer out of doing a theatre in a box system for these speakers and boy were they happy I did. Couldn't ask for better service.

Manny
Dallas, TX
4 Stars

Speakers are awesome. ...
January 8, 2010
Speakers are awesome. Great sound and price and fast shipping. The only thing is that the cut out is more than 15 inches long and was too tight to fit between studs not allowing to fit flush on wall. (took off star for that) Slight mod to stud and it fit great.

CAB
Undisclosed
5 Stars

I was hesitant at first ...
December 28, 2008
I was hesitant at first due to the lack of name recognition and low price but WOW! These speakers sound great and can easily compare to Polk or other name brand speakers. I have them in my 7.1 environment and I am really impressed with the mids and highs. The lows are ok but like with any wall speaker- a subwoofer is really needed. A great deal for a great sounding speaker. I will buy more for my living room

HUEY LEE
Undisclosed
5 Stars

I just installed this ...
November 27, 2008
I just installed this speaker Wednesday for the Thanksgiving Crown and it sounds great. This is by far the best center channel that I have purchased. I am using it in a 7.1 system that I have in my media room.