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Ceiling Speakers Trimless, Thin Bezel, Pair OSD Audio ACE520

Product code: OSD-ACE520

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Features & Specifications

This in trimless thin bezel ceiling speakers offers top shelf sound at a happy hour price! The ACE520 maintains an entry-level price point, but this trimless 5¼" in-ceiling speaker includes features that you'd find on speakers twice the cost. Here's an example. The woofer is mica-filled polypropylene cone with butyl rubber surround for extra durability. The tweeter is a 3/4" pivoting silk soft dome for very precise high frequencies. Power handling is decent at 100W so the ACE520 can be used as a home theater or media room speaker as well as for background music. A customer favorite feature is the contour switches that allow you to tailor the bass and trebel to your preference. Of course like all our ACE speakers, the micro-flange grilles have a thin (0.15") trim, giving the ACE speakers a clean and sleek appearance that seamlessly integrates into any design space.

Mounting these speakers to the ceiling is made simple by the L-shaped clamps (called dog leg clamps) that are part of the speaker 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.

Trimless Speakers: Heard but Not Seen!
The Architectural Ceiling Element (ACE) Trimless Series of ceiling and In-Wall Speakers are ideal for new construction or retrofit. These elegant, flush mounted speakers blend effortlessly into any room interior and offer outstanding audio performance. The secret behind these stealthy speakers are the micro flange grilles attached by extremely powerful magnets that stay put for quick and easy installation. Adds less visual impact on your architectural audio installation.

Do I Need special cable for in-ceiling speakers?
You do and here's why. Regular cable that you buy at the local store (sometimes referred to a lamp cord) is not designed to be run insde of walls or underground. 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. 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.

What Gauge Wire Should I Use for my In-ceiling Speakers?
For runs up to 100 feet for background music, 16-gauge will be fine. If the run is approaching or exceeding 100 feet, use 14-gauge wire.


For a retrofit installation, no construction bracket is needed.

Specifications

Other Product Info

ACE (Architectural Ceiling Element) series ceiling speakers combine elegant, modern style with outstanding audio performance. The new micro flange grilles have a thin (0.15") trim, giving the ACE speakers a clean and sleek appearance that seamlessly integrates into any design space. Match your recessed lighting size and you won't even notice that there are speakers there!

OWNER'S MANUAL

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QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

1 Question & 1 Answer
Brenda
from Chatham, Ontario asked:
November 26, 2013
Can you put these in wall rather than ceiling as a rear speaker?
1 Answers
Hi Brenda, Good question! They can be mounted in-ceiling or in-wall, but the round design is usually intended (but not limited to) in-ceiling. The angle imaging of the sound waves from a rounded speaker is slightly different than that of a rectangular speaker. The round speakers are coxial, meaning the tweeter is in the middle of the woofer. The rectangular speakers have a separated tweeter and woofer, designed more for ear-level installs. We do have the IW520 that would be very similar and is designed for in-wall. Hope that helps. Thanks! -BM 2357
Customer Service - Q&A
on November 29, 2013

Product Reviews

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By Dave the DIYer
Morristown, NJ
June 13, 2012
Low cost does not mean poor quality!
During renovation of my basement I decided to install ceiling speakers, and wanted to find good quality speakers that would not break the bank. I found OSD upon researching options, and so glad I did! I am extremely impressed with the quality of sound, and how easy the installation was. In 30 minutes I had 4 speakers completely installed. I would highly recommend these to anyone!! The only negative is the instruction sheet, which could be a little clearer and have more information.
ProsGood Power Output, Easy to Mount, Attractive Design, Worth every penny, Great Sound Quality, Easy To Set Up
ConsPoor instruction sheet
Best UsesMultiple Rooms / Whole House, Home, Finished basements, Larger Rooms, Home Theater, Basic Systems
By flyingvfreak
Silicon Valley
June 13, 2011
Great Speakers with a Clean Look
This is a Great Entry speaker and you get a lot for the Price, selectable db adjustment for woofer and Tweeter, Gold plated connectors. The best in wall for the Money
ProsGreat Sound Quality, Good Power Output, Attractive Design
Best UsesHome, Multiple Rooms / Whole House, Home Theater, Smaller Rooms
By Truman
Undisclosed
August 25, 2009
Great products, great ...
Great products, great prices and very fast delivery. Thanks
By Kenneth
Undisclosed
August 24, 2009
They made it easy from ...
They made it easy from ordering to delivery and I will most certainly be using them again!