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Ceiling Speaker 2-Way 8" Contract Series Pair ICE800

Product code: OSD-ICE800

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Features & Specifications

The Ceiling Speaker Pair ICE800 available at Outdoor Speaker Depot is a package with two 8-inch speakers for in-ceiling use that have a polypropylene cone woofer with butyl rubber surround. Users will find the power handling to be top notch. The ICE800 Series is a good choice for production homes and very big commercial spaces, and contractors favor this model for its combination of quality and economy. Add a lot of speakers into a home without spending a lot of money. Installation is easy. In-ceiling speakers that are 8 inches are an appropriate choice for rooms that are bigger than 140 square feet. Increasing the cone size will bring with it a richer bass sound. 8-inch cones are also great for home theater setups. Butyl Rubber Surround is good for sound damping, a wider frequency response and superior durability. It's not uncommon for someone to get a quarter-century of use out of speakers with Butyl Rubber Surround.

Choosing the right Speaker Size
For rooms larger than 140 square feet, an 8" in-ceiling speaker is an excellent choice, although our 6.5" models also perform well in large areas. A 5-1/4 cone is excellent for small rooms and whole house audio, but the larger the cone the greater frequency response (the range of musical tones a speaker can produce) you'll get. Bass response or the ability of a speaker to crank out those low notes will improves as cone sizes increase. An 8-inch speaker can be used in home theaters and distributed audio, which is where an 8-inch cone shines. After all, whole house audio systems don't have the benefits of a separate subwoofer like home theaters so the added bass really makes a difference in 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

Builders Series Speakers are a cost effective way for the builder or home owner to add speakers to every room for a fraction of the cost.



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24 Questions & 27 Answers
from miami florida asked:
May 22, 2018
Hello, good evening, I ask you? I'm going to put sound in my apartment, the height is 2.40 meters ceiling in driawall, I'm going to put the living room, dining room and a balcony, for each room 2 baffles, buy amplifier sherwood 5502 4 channels of 100 rms per channel, I'm only interested to listen music, fm and bluetooth. these speaker ice 800 seems a good option, you could guide me, thank you
1 Answer
Hi Alvaro: The ICE810 is a good choice but the ICE840 might be a little better with a Carbon Fiber Cone, 1" Titanium Metal Dome Tweeter and second order 12 dB crossover it a great value with a truly step up in performance. You also might want to check out our New NERO Digital Integrated Power Amplifier with built-in Bluetooth Receiver as one of your sources. It also features fiber optic input, aux, and standard RCA stereo input. You would team that with our DSM4 speaker selector and have no problem playing 1, 2 or even all 3 zones at the same time. Something not recommended of the Sherwood 5502 4 channel Receiver. You even have room to add a fourth zone as well. The NERO features a Class D Amplifier with a true high end 16 to 24 Bit DAC (Digital to Analog Converter). A slick remote control completes the package. You can also attach either an AMAZON Alexa, Google Chromecast or SONOS Connect for limitless streaming sources. The NERO has been around for four months, the Sherwood Receiver has been with us since 2007. We used to distribute Sherwood so I am very familiar with the unit. Good luck TL/5001
Submitted by: Tim Leahy on May 24, 2018

from fort myers, fl asked:
May 7, 2018
What is the total weight of the speaker?
1 Answer
Hi John 7.6 pounds for the pair packages, Thet are packaged in pairs. One weighs half as much: 3. 8 pounds each. TL/4964
Submitted by: Tim Leahy on May 17, 2018

from Florida asked:
March 18, 2018
Hi, I have a new build home with a 5.1 pre-wire in the family room and 10ft ceilings. The area is about 800sqft and I will be using a Denon receiver. Is there a particular 8" speaker that you recommend? I had OSD 8" speakers in my previous home that I purchased through the installer. I am not sure which ones were used outside of the installer saying that they were the premium OSD 8". I plan on installing them myself this go around.
1 Answer
Hi Nick: Normally I would recommend using the ACE870 8 " angled in-ceiling speaker for the Left, center and right channel front stage. Then use the ACE670 6.5" angled in-ceiling speaker for the rear channels. I would highly recommend going with a second pair of ACE670 for effects speakers for DOLBY ATMOS. That would be a 5.1.2 system. If nothing else pre-wire for the DOLBY ATMOS speakers between your front stage and the seating area. Have you purchased your Receiver yet? Need more clarification, TL/4852
Submitted by: Tim Leahy on April 3, 2018

from San Antonio, TX asked:
December 6, 2017
I have recently bought a new home that have 8"5/8 cut-out for in-ceiling speakers. Any speaker recommendations?
1 Answer
HI Jim: All of our 6.5 inch speakers run from 7 5/8" to 8 1/8". The biggest speaker and one most likely to fit would be the ACE600 trim-less speaker with a cutout of 8.15 " and a Diameter of 9 5/8 which would give you a 1/2" cushion all the way around. Otherwise any 8" would fit with the help of a hole saw which you could enlarge the hole using the template that comes with each speaker. TL/4680
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on December 8, 2017

from Brentwood,TN asked:
November 21, 2017
Any recommendations for a amp for a house that has 14 pairs of these speakers? Most are installed in pairs in various rooms, a couple of the rooms are larger and have 2 pairs in the room controlled via a single volume control. Current they a have a receiver in undersized (not sure what specs are on it) but it is overloaded and clips when under louder volumes. Currently the receiver feeds 2 speaker selectors that are feeding the individual rooms.
1 Answer
Hi Eldon: Sounds like lot of speakers, you did mentioned two speaker selectors and some volume controls. By chance are you connected to a Zone 2 speaker output from a Audio Video Receiver or have something else? Or can you tell me about all the components you are using (Brand and model numbers help, all owner's manuals are available on line so I can look them up). If you can send me info (with any corresponding images that would be great). Is there a volume Control in each room/zone for each one or two pairs depending on that room? I would be more than happy to help you out, My contact email is TL/4660
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on November 24, 2017

from Apollo Beach FL asked:
June 20, 2017
What is ohm rating of these speakers They installer says I need 40ohm. Why such a high omg rating??? Sounds kind of high. My speakers are close to 18 years old. Thanx, Brian 813-645-8484
1 Answer
Hi Brian: These are rated at 8 ohm like most of our speakers. Your installer may have meant 4 ohm or 40 ohm if he wanted to run a 70V system (more commercial applications). These ICE-800 are entry level speakers so would be matched up with our entry level amplifiers which are also 8 ohm an in the case of our AMP60 it only has a connection for a single pair of 8 ohm speakers. The AMP120 the next step up has Speaker A and Speaker B connection but it recommends a single 8 ohm pair played at a time. So if you have A and B connected only one button can be pushed in at a time either A or B. (2) 8 ohm speakers connected in Parallel drops the impedance down to 4 ohm which is below the safe operating level of the AMP120 (and AMP 60). The XMP100 a Class D amplifier is the first we recommend will drive two 8 ohm pair of speakers. The AMP200 and AMP300 are true High Current amplifiers which are 2 ohm stable. This will generate enough current safely to drive three pair of 8 ohm speakers in parallel. Note when calculating impedance a 4 ohm pair of speakers count as (2) 8 ohm speakers. I hope that helps TL/4433
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on June 21, 2017

from Los Angeles, California asked:
March 29, 2017
I have an 8" speaker but I do not have the cutout for the wall. What size will you recommend I cut the hole?
1 Answer
Hi Nana: Measure the outside diameter of your speaker from edge to edge. The Outer frame is 3/4" wide. The safe bet is to calculate 1/2" clearance all around behind the frame so take 1" to 1 1/4 " from your Diameter measurement. The frame gives you a little margin for error. So if the diameter is 10 1/2 inches; deduct 1 inch so cut out would 9 1/2. There is no universal cutout hole for 8", 6.5' or 4" etc. I hope that helps TL/4277
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on March 31, 2017

from Miami, FL asked:
March 28, 2017
Remodeling and replacing old speakers with new ones, from ICE 800ST to ICE800. Drywall was cut originally for the ST speaker, any adapter or idea on how to install the 800 without major changes on drywall?
1 Answer
Hi William: The ST features a slightly larger hole than the ICE 800. 9.75 for the ST and the ICE 800 is 9.625". The hole will be covered over by the frame of the ICE 800. You will have little play in the hole but it will be covered. No additional modification required. TL/4276
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on March 31, 2017

Arnold Cho
from CA asked:
July 14, 2016
I have a bracket for a 6.5" speaker in my ceiling. Unfortunately, the drywallers cut a hole that is closer to 10.5" around the ceiling bracket. I need to find a 6.5" speaker or maybe an 8" speaker that has a grill that is closer to 11" to cover the hole. Would this speaker work? Thanks.
1 Answer
Hi Arnold: The ICE800 will work but the ACE840 might be a better fit and a step up in sound quality. Either way I would recommend removing the New Construction bracket which would entail unsnapping the ring from the two flanges holding the center ring in place. You could then bend the flanges back into the hole leaving about 1 inch away from the opening. You would not need the new construction bracket (its main purpose is to be used as a template to cut out the hole, it did its job). All of our in-ceiling speakers feature dog ear mounting brackets so they can be installed without the New Construction Brackets. The ACE-840 features a Cut-Out Diameter: 9 3/4" and Outer 11 inch outer dimension which will cover your hole. It also features a Trim-less design. Good luck TL/3984
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on July 15, 2016

from Alabama asked:
January 10, 2016
I have a pair of these in my garage ceiling. I would like to build a box for them. What volume do you recommend for a sealed enclosure?
1 Answer
Hi Julian: One to one and a half cubic feet should be fine. You might want to add some fiber fill like the material you stuff pillows with. Good luck... TL/3657
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on January 22, 2016

Alex K
from Washington, DC asked:
March 3, 2015
I'm looking to replace three speakers out of five that are in series in a ceiling at a dance floor at a hotel. Existing wiring is good. Just the speakers that are bad. Could I get three of these speakers and just wire them into to the existing system?
1 Answer
Hi Alex: I would need to know more about your system, what is your system setup. What amplifier/Receiver are you using. What is the brand name of the speakers you are replacing. What is the actual cutout hole you are trying to fill? The more info you can provide the better I am able to answer your question. Thanks TL/3170
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on March 3, 2015

from Decatur, IL asked:
February 1, 2014
When will these be back in stock?
1 Answer
Hi DJ, The ICE800's will be back in stock approximately late March, or early April. There is a spot on the page that you can submit your email address to be notified when the ICE800s are back in stock. If you can't wait until then, we do have the ICE810s in-stock. Give us a call if you're interested. Thanks! CS 2467
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on March 7, 2014

from st cloud, mn asked:
October 7, 2013
does one pair equal 2 speakers
1 Answer
Hi Craig: As noted on the site these are shipped in stereo pairs. TS-2264
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on October 17, 2013

from ct asked:
May 8, 2013
Can these be installed in a drop ceiling? if so what bracket could be used?
1 Answer
Hi Erin, The OSD Audio demo room has a drop ceiling, and we don't use a bracket for the ICE800 ceiling speakers. All OSD Audio speakers utilize a dog-eared clasp system, which can be secured to a small piece of wood to brace the speaker on the ceiling tile. However, we do offer a bracket for the speaker. The item is NCCB8. CL/MA 1875
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on May 9, 2013

from dallas oregon asked:
April 3, 2013
can you use these as wall speakers? I want to put some more in my basement.
1 Answer
Barbara, You can use this ceiling speaker as an in-wall speaker; it’s a matter of visual preference. We do offer a rectangular version of the ICE800 though, check out the IW800 CL/MA 1762
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on April 3, 2013

from Chicago, Illinois asked:
January 6, 2013
Are the ICE800 ok for a surround TV system? If using 4 speakers. I'm not a sound freak, but still want decent sound. I also want a receiver with 2-zone capacity. What do you recommend? Thanks for support.
1 Answer
Hi Henrik, The ICE800 are our most entry level speaker. These speakers will be fine but 10 dollars more you could go with our very popular ICE810 (back in stock Monday) which uses a soft dome tweeter for upgraded sound quality. As for surround, take a looks at the Yamaha RX-V673. This receiver has 7.2 surround sound, network connectivity and a dedicated 2nd room output. TL/MA -1516
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on January 8, 2013

from Illinois asked:
November 6, 2012
I have a room that is 18' X 12' it will be used as a tv room. I was looking at your 8" ceiling speakers and was wondering how many of these would I need to have great surround sound almost movie theater like qaulity? Also would I need other speakers for base (sub woofers) and higher pitched music? If so which ones would you recommend.
1 Answer
Hi Corey, We'll need some more information before we can fully answer your question. What are the models of the sources you're using (i.e., amplifier, receiver) as well as the TV that is currently in the room? Do you want a Custom Home Theater option so you can listen to music as well as 5.1/7.1 soundtracks? If you simply want a couple pair of speakers to provide excellent coverage, we recommend our ICE840TT DVC speaker with dual tweeters and dual application switch. This will allow you to connect them as stereo pairs with double the tweeter coverage compared to a normal 2-way stereo pair.Two pair would provide the ultimate coverage (note we sell them as each) Please let me know if you need further clarification. TL/MA
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on November 6, 2012

Jeff Powell
from Utah asked:
August 25, 2012
My cut out is 8.5 inches. What speaker size do you recommend.
1 Answer
Hi Jeff: Based upon your cutout you would need a 6.5 inch 2 way in-Ceiling speaker. We would suggest something like our MK640 speaker which features a cutout of 8 1/8 inch. So it would drop into your existing cutout and it is an excellent sounding speaker as well. You can go to a 8" speaker but it would entail enlarging your cutout hole. Note all the in-Ceiling Speakers feature a cutout dimension. TL 1253
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on August 28, 2012

from cornwall, canada asked:
August 17, 2012
I have a 800 sqare ft garage how many of these speakers would i need to have a half decend good sound.
1 Answer
Hi Guy, It’s hard to give you an accurate answer without the garage dimensions; however, two pairs should be adequate for that space. CL/ MA 1239
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on August 21, 2012

from Bastrop, TX asked:
February 18, 2012
I have purchased 8 new construction brackets for my ICE -800 speakers. Since no instructions were included, are these brackets visible at the completion of installation or are they mounted in such a way that the sheet rock is between them and the speakers? Also, do I need to purchase back boxes to keep the dust and insulation out and the sound in? If so what do I buy for ICR 800 contractor series 8" in-ceiling speakers? Thanks
1 Answer
Hi Mark, The brackets are not visable once the sheet rock is hung & the speakers are installed. The sheet rock is inbetween the speaker & bracket. A backbox is not required, but is an option to reduce sound bleed or keep blown in insulation off the speaker. the BB8 would be the backbox we offer. CL
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on February 20, 2012

Mark Ripley
from Austin, Texas asked:
January 18, 2012
Do I need to use a mounting box or brackets when installing the ICE 800 8" speakers in a new construcxtion home?
1 Answer
Mark, You can use our New construction bracket NCCB8 with the ICE800. New construction Brackets help with placement of the speaker while providing additional support. It also acts as a guide for the installer when cutting out the speaker hole. Although keep in mind, our speakers are equipped with 'dog-eared' clasps that allow a retro-fit installation after the dry wall or ceiling tile is in place, so the brackets are helpful but not mandatory. CL
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on January 18, 2012

from St. John's, NL asked:
January 5, 2012
Hi Speaker is called an 8" but the cut out is 9+, I have a 7.75" cutout, what would you have for this? Thanks Tim
4 Answers
Tim, Take a look at our ICE645 - I think you'll find a lot of our 6.5" speakers will fit your cut out. CL
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on January 5, 2012
Tim, Take a look at our ICE645 - I think you'll find a lot of our 6.5" speakers will fit your cut out. CL
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on January 5, 2012
Hi Tm, We would recommend the OSD ICE640 speaker instead which would work perfectly for your application. Even though it is a 6.5 inch speaker, this model features upgraded materials and has a wider frequency response as well as a higher power handling capability. These are a great value for only $10.00 more than the ICE800 speakers. TL/MA
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on January 5, 2012
Tim, Take a look at our ICE645 - I think you'll find a lot of our 6.5" speakers will fit your cut out. CL
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on January 5, 2012

from chicago, illinois asked:
December 29, 2011
never recieved directions in box. What are those 8 small black tabs , and wire type key for ???? Thanks massimo
1 Answer
Massimo, The wire key is to remove the grill for installation. The black tabs are adhesive to secure the grill back into place. If you need further instructions check out our learning center on the site, or give us a call 1.888.779.4968 CL
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on December 30, 2011

from NJ asked:
October 26, 2011
can I buy 5 speakers
1 Answer
These speakers are sold in pairs and we cannot split them up. One option would be to purchase 5 of the ICE850TT, dual tweeter, dual voice coil and dual option stereo speaker. These speakers are more expensive but are sold individually and features a 8/16 ohm switch that allow you to run as a single stereo speaker (8 ohm setting) or you can connect two speakers as a stereo pair (16 ohm setting). Either way you have an advantage with a dual tweeter giving you more dispersion and a broader sound. This gives you maximum flexibility for your system. TL/MA
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on October 26, 2011

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