This 8-inch in-ceiling, weather-resistant speaker pair is great for high-humidity areas, including outdoor patios, bathrooms and laundry rooms. With high power handling and an 8-inch polypropylene woofer in each, these speakers deliver superior sound that covers large spaces. Better crossover, tweeter and woofer materials add sound quality. The aluminum grill cover is rustproof for wet application. Adding to a shower? Simply add a bid of waterproof Silicon around the cutout hole so it forms a seal with the frame when installing the speaker. This 4 pack of speaker pairs makes it easier to add more speakers without breaking the bank!
How Does this Speaker Mount in the Ceiling?
Customers often ask us if they need special installation mounting brackets on their OSD ceiling speakers. The answer is no and here’s why. All our in-ceiling speakers feature a dog leg (L-shaped) mounting system that is part of the frame. Before you install the speakers, remove the grille and you’ll see several the mounting screws near the front frame. These screws need to be loosened to activate the dog leg clamps. Use a screwdriver to loosen (turn to the left) these screws and the clamp will come loose. When the speaker is in position in the ceiling, tighten (turn to the right) the screw and the speaker will be secured to the ceiling.
What Type of Speaker Wire and What Gauge?
Wiring is not included with in-ceiling speakers so you will have to purchase some. We recommend our OSD Audio CL3/FT4 cable that is UL (fire) rated for in-wall and outdoor speaker installs. This type of cable includes a heavy-duty outer jacket approved for in-wall/in-ceiling installation. The high-quality plastic jacket is also very flexible so it's easy to run the wires inside the wall. As for the gauge, for runs up to 100 feet for background music, 16-gauge will be fine. If the run is approaching or exceeding 100 feet, we suggest 14-gauge wire.
What Is Butyl Rubber Surround?
With almost double the shelf life of foam, butyl rubber has been the choice of speaker designers looking to optimize the sound based upon materials that go together. The Surround is just one of the integral parts of the speaker's motor structure. 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.
Testing the Sound Quality of In-Ceiling Speakers
Many customers like to test the sound quality of their new OSD Audio in-ceiling speakers before they install them. Keep in mind, however, that these flush-mount speakers are designed to be used in the wall or ceiling. Uninstalled in-wall/in-ceiling speakers will sound weak and tinny because without the proper enclosure (in this case your house wall) the speaker can’t produce the sound pressure level it needs. If you want to try them out, we recommend mounting the in-ceiling speakers into a box of about 3 cubic ft. or larger; or simply mount them in the ceiling and then listen. This will give you an accurate measure of the sound quality.
For a retrofit installation, no construction bracket is needed.
Warning: California's Proposition 65
This product can expose you to chemicals, including vinyl chloride, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.
- Speaker Type: 8" Weather Resistant Indoor/Outdoor Ceiling Speaker w/ Built-in Crossover
- Woofer: 8" Fiber Glass Cone with Santoprene Surround
- Tweeter: 1" Pivoting Titanium Dome
- Frequency Response: 38Hz-20kHz
- Power Handling: 150W
- Sensitivity: 90 dB
- Impedance: 8 Ohms
- Weather-resistant for High Moisture Situations
- Perfect for Outdoor or Indoor Use
- Spray Paintable Rust-Resistant Aluminum Grille Included
- Inputs: Gold-plated 5-way Binding Posts
- Install-friendly Dog Ear Installation Brackets
- See New Construction Brackets For Compatibility
- Diameter & Depth: 10.24" x 4.13"
- Cutout Diameter: 9.06"
- Sold As: Pair
- Warranty: 10 Years
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Albert Kosakowski • 05/28/2020, 10:29:49 AM What new construction ceiling brackets match these speakers? I have not received my 10% discount code or email. Looking to place an order. Thanks, Al
Customer Service • 05/28/2020, 12:07:36 PMHi Albert: The NCCB8 will work for the ICE-840WRS. Use this code when placing your order: extrasaving10. Good luck TimL/5-28-2020
Matt Schroeder • 06/28/2020, 10:28:30 PM What kind of receiver or amp do I need to get? I’d like my speakers to be wired under my deck but my receiver being Bluetooth capable. Also I don’t want something big for the receiver. I’d like to come out of ceiling and come down wall to an outdoor box with small receiver.
Customer Service • 06/30/2020, 11:49:48 AMHI Matt: Checkout the NERO Stream XD to connect to two pair of ICE-840WRS. If you want to go with four pair then you would add a four zone speaker selector like our RSVC-4 four zone speaker selector with built in volume controls and impedance matching protection. Or you could go two NERO Stream XD and then you would have two sources available. Or the two would group together for one source. The NERO Stream XD features Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Wireless streaming and more. TimL/6-30-2020
Scott Myszka • 10/26/2021, 2:25:53 PM Hi, What is the difference between you "weather-resistant" speakers and your weather-proof" speakers? Thanks!
Customer Service • 10/29/2021, 12:27:21 PMHi Scott: The ICE/WRS series speakers are our most effective Weather Resistant/Proof speakers. They feature a standard frame design where the grill is inserted in a tight slot. The grill is rust-proof Aluminum. We also feature Aluminum grills on most of our Patio speakers, which also have a tight-fitting grill in a slot. Compare that to our Trimless designed speaker, held on by magnets (R82SM, R62SM, and R62SS). These are powder-coated steel because Aluminum grills can not be magnetized. Most of the In-Ceiling outdoor speakers are mounted in an overhang and not typically exposed to the elements like some Patio Speakers, Garden Pendant speakers, or Rock speakers. For example, our AP850 speaker has tuned ports on the front baffle that should not be directly exposed to the elements, so maybe installed under the overhang closer to the house. Our AP650 (6.5" versus the 8.0" AP850) is sealed with no tuned port, so it can be more exposed to the elements. It all depends on the application. So feel free to ask me what we would recommend based upon your application. [email protected] TL/10-29-2021