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ICE540 High Definition 5.25" Ceiling Speaker Pair

Product code: OSD-ICE540

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Features & Specifications

On sale while supplies last. Part of our Pro Series, the ICE540 ceiling speaker pair is an excellent value. This in-ceiling speaker can be used for whole house audio in bedrooms, hallways, kitchens and bathrooms as well as for audio in home theaters applications. Features of the ICE540 include a 5¼” polypropylene woofer for smooth low frequency and a ¾” silk dome tweeter for crisp, clear highs. To distribute the range of audio frequencies most effectively, this speaker uses an advanced crossover network so you'll get the best sounding speaker possible for your investment.

Do I need special cable for in-ceiling speakers?
Wiring is not included with in-ceiling speakers so you will have to purchase some. While wiring requirements will depend on your local building codes, OSD Audio offers CL3/FT4 cable that is UL (fire) rated for all residential and most commercial in-wall and in-ceiling applications. (The exception is you cannot run this cable in heating or cooling ducts in commercial applications.) This 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.

Choosing the Right Size In-ceiling Speaker
The ICE540 Ceiling Speaker has a 5¼-inch cone woofer. The woofer refers to loudspeaker driver that produces low frequencies, which is very important with today’s complex digital soundtracks. A speaker’s ability to produce low frequencies depends on different factors the bigger the woofer, the better it will be at producing low frequencies. That’s physics! The ICE540 in-ceiling is obviously a smaller speaker than our 6½ or 8-inch models. If heavy bass is very important to you, you may want to think about a bigger size cone.

To Test the Sound Quality of In-ceiling Speakers

A lot of 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.

Benefits of Butyl Rubber Surround

Surrounding the speaker cone, Butyl Rubber Surround is a tough, moisture-resistant rubber that helps reflect energy and provides excellent sound damping characteristics. Most professional agree that Butyl Rubber Surround is a step up from typical form surrounds and benefits include superior durability. 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.

For a retrofit installation, no construction bracket is needed.


Other Product Info

ICE540 is our most popular 5.25" ceiling speaker, featuring 3/4" soft dome tweeter and 5 1/4" mica-filled polypropylene cone and butyl rubber surround



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4 Questions & 5 Answers
from madrid asked:
April 3, 2017
what power amplifier for four ice540 speakers?
1 Answer
Hi Julio: If you were in the US, I would recommend our OSD XMP-100 but this is only good for the 120V US market. For our Multi Voltage customers are best value true audiophile amplifier would be our OSD AMP200. Of course I am assuming you are talking about 4 ICE540 or 2 pairs. If you are asking about 4 pair of ICE540 then you might need to add a speaker selector and volume controls to make the speakers so they match the impedance of the Amplifier. The AMP 200 is a High Current Amplifier that is stable down to 2 ohms so there is plenty of power for the ICE-540. TL/4286
Customer Service - Q&A
on April 6, 2017

from Bloomfield, New Jersey asked:
November 20, 2014
Description says cut-out diameter is 6.625, while PDF manual says wall cut-out 6 9/16 ". Which one should I use?
1 Answer
Hi Kevin, Either of the measurements would work since there's only .1" difference. I just measure the speaker and the most accurate measurement would be the 6 9/16". CS 3018
Customer Service - Q&A
on November 26, 2014

from chicago, il asked:
June 28, 2012
What is the impedence on these? 8 ohms?
1 Answer
Hi Nim, All of our standard in-wall and in-ceiling speakers are 8 ohm. TL
Customer Service - Q&A
on June 28, 2012

dennis edwards
from Burlington, nj asked:
January 30, 2012
What speaker set would you recommend for a Spa.
2 Answers
Dennis, I would recommend the Ice600wrs, they are sealed for the elements and great in bathrooms, or patios. Cl
Customer Service - Q&A
on January 31, 2012
Dennis, I would recommend the Ice600wrs, they are sealed for the elements and great in bathrooms, or patios. Cl
Customer Service - Q&A
on January 31, 2012

Product Reviews

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64% Recommend this product (7 of 11 responses)
By Milo
March 18, 2017
Very pleased with the purchase and the service with osd
Very warm sounding.clean crisp sound. Very pleased.I recommend OSD speakers to any one looking for high end sound at low end prices.Thank You OSD. Keep up the good work
Best UsesIn small rooms dens bedrooms kitchen finished basements
By Greg
Houston, TX
December 24, 2013
Great Additional Speakers
Already had purchased two sets of 8" ceiling speakers for my entertainment center in the living room, added these speakers in the kitchen area. They were the same size as my pot lights which helped them to blend in.
By BloveInstalls
Atlanta GA
September 14, 2013
quality x price = #1
quality speakers great price. all my customers love your speakers as do I.
Proswith the quality and price I cannot go any other without giving up one or the other
By Glen Irick
July 24, 2013
Excellent Value
I will use these every time a larger speaker will not work, excellent sound, small footprint. Invisible in the ceiling when the grills are in place.
By coco
Fayetteville, AR
January 11, 2013
Great addition to my kitchen!
I added these speakers to my kitchen right before my Christmas party. There was fabulous music all over my house and dancing in every room! For the price and the ease of installation, these speakers can't be beat.
ProsGreat Sound Quality
Best UsesSmaller Rooms, Multiple Rooms / Whole House
By Joe
New york
December 17, 2011
Grrat sound
This speaker set are in our kitchen dining which is huge at 15 by 25 and the offer great sound
ProsGreat Sound Quality, Attractive Design, Easy to Mount, Easy To Setup
Best UsesMultiple Rooms / Whole House, Home
Carmel, IN
August 22, 2011
Nice value
Nice sound. I added these in a new room addition at my in-laws. All other rooms in their home were already equipped with other in-ceiling speakers from multiple vendors and these sounded very nice relative to the others. Decent balance and nice range from a 5 1/4". One caveat - the system was running through a seven band EQ and I did not experience these in a flat setting, so can't completely speak to the overall accuracy of the sound. Very good value and OSD was easy to work with.
ProsEasy to Mount, Easy To Setup, Attractive Design
Best UsesBasic Systems, Home, Smaller Rooms, Multiple Rooms / Whole House
By ctaz
November 1, 2010
Just finished a basement, ...
Just finished a basement, it is about 800 square feet of living space. I divided room into four-one speaker per quarter. Installation was ridiculously easy and the sound is amazing.
By ken
October 7, 2009
Quick delivery, great ...
Quick delivery, great customer service, Amazingly high quality speakers! I'm very happy with my purchase.
By Wesley
September 30, 2009
The ICE540 is a great ...
The ICE540 is a great looking speaker with the ability to move the "sweet spot" in the room. For the price this is a pretty good buy. Easy to install.
By Alex
September 30, 2009
Alex I added a pair of ...
Alex I added a pair of these to my family room as the "Front Presence" speakers on my Yamaha receiver. Big difference in depth of sound stage. The speakers do a great job of adding that extra dimension to the sound. Sound now comes from all around and they blend nicely with my Bose speakers.