Introducing the ICE840WRS Weather-Resistant In-Ceiling Speakers Bundle, the ultimate audio solution for any environment. These speakers are specifically designed to withstand moisture and are made of durable, moisture-resistant materials, making them ideal for use in high-humidity areas such as bathrooms, laundry rooms, kitchens, and patios.
The speakers feature a 8-inch fiber glass woofer that delivers rich, full bass, providing a satisfying audio experience. Complementing the woofer is a 1-inch pivoting titanium dome tweeter, which produces clear and crisp highs, ensuring every detail of your music is accurately reproduced. With a frequency response of 38Hz-20kHz, these speakers cover a wide range of frequencies, delivering a balanced and immersive sound.
A key advantage of these speakers lies in their built-in crossover, which optimizes sound balance and accuracy. Whether you're listening to music, enjoying movies, or gaming, the built-in crossover ensures that you get the most out of your audio experience, without any distortion or imbalances.
Installation of these speakers is a breeze, and they come with a rust-resistant aluminum grill cover that adds a touch of elegance to any room. You can easily connect them to a variety of speaker wires and amplifiers, offering versatility and compatibility with your existing audio setup.
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
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.