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ICE610 6.5" Contract Series 2-Way Ceiling Speaker Pair

Product code: OSD-ICE610

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Features & Specifications

In our 6.5-inch category, the ICE610 Contractor speaker with polypropylene cone woofer is a cost effective way for the builder or homeowner to add speakers to every room with a fraction of the cost. In spite of the low price, however, customers continually review the ICE610s as exceptionally solid sounding speakers. Contributing to this is the larger 6.5-inch polypropylene cone woofer with butyl rubber surround and ½” PEI dome tweeter. Surrounding the speaker cone, Butyl Rubber Surround is a tough, moisture-resistant rubber that helps reflect energy and provides excellent sound damping characteristics. The ICE610s are an excellent choice for price-conscious customers who appreciate a good value

Cable and Gauge Considerations
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.

The thickness of your speaker wire depends on how far the wire has to travel from the receiver to the speaker. The lower the American Wire Gauge (AWG) number, the thicker the wire. Significant power losses can occur over the long runs, resulting in lower performance. While this probably won’t be a problem in most single-room setups, it could be an issue for multi-room systems. Consider these guidelines for wire gauge:
Less than 80 feet: 16
80 to 200 feet: 14
More than 200 feet: 12


For a retrofit installation, no construction bracket is needed.

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

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QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

13 Questions & 13 Answers
Jim White
from Gilbert, AZ asked:
July 28, 2019
These are going into an existing installation (backyard covered patio). The existing drywall holes are 8.5" in diameter. Will these speakers still work? I'm assuming they will, but want to make sure before ordering. Thanks in advance!
1 Answer
Hi Jim:


That will leave you a 1/4/.25" wiggle room around the speaker. It should work, but you should be looking at our WRS series, which is a weather Resistant speaker ideal for outdoor covered patio application like yours. But all of our choices are 7 3/4"/7.75 or a little less that would not work in an 8.5" hole. Too bad you can not make the cutout hole bigger so you could use our ICE840WRS which needs a cutout of 9.0 inches.


TL/5627

Submitted by: Tim Leahy on July 30, 2019

Brett
from St. Louis asked:
September 28, 2017
I am going to purchase 4 pairs of these and hook up to my Yamaha receiver. What else do I need to purchase for this set up to work. I ran 1 wire from the receiver to a speaker then branched off to the other speaker and did that for each pair.
1 Answer
Hi Brett: Which Yamaha Amplifier (model #)? And how many zones and how many speakers per each? You ran a single two conductor cable to a single speaker then extended it to a second speaker. Where did you see a wiring diagram that showed you this concept? Why did you not run a 2 conductor to each speaker? in the zone. You are describing a 70V wiring diagram. Is this 70V Yamaha COMMERCIAL Amp/Receiver? tim@osdaudio.com TL/4572
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on October 3, 2017

heath boutwell
from GA asked:
July 11, 2016
I bought a pair of these and intend to install with impedance matching volume controls. What is the impedance of these speakers? I don't see the Ohms listed anywhere. Thanks
1 Answer
Hi Heath: All of our In-Ceiling and In-Wall speakers are 8 ohm. How many speakers are you connecting besides the ICE610 that you are concerned with the Impedance of this single pair? tim@osdaudio.com TL/3978
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on July 14, 2016

Phil
from Whitewright, TX asked:
June 12, 2016
Do I need to purchase impedance matching volume controls? I'm installing speakers in 8 rooms...I already have the splitter, just not sure about the volume controls.
1 Answer
Hi Phil: It depends on the Speaker Selector Box (splitter)you have. Some are better than others for internal protection. While some speaker selectors work better with Impedance Matching Volume Control. As an example when you use our ISS and DSM speaker Selectors and you enable the Protection it cuts the power handling from 140 watts down to 70 Watts. While the TSM series features higher power handling and selectable protection settings. So we recommend using Impedance matching Volume Controls for the ISS and DSM speaker selectors and the TSM Speaker selector on its own. Note: you have to use Impedance Matching Volume Controls for all eight zones. We also offer the ATM7 (7 zone with IR Remote control) and SPW8 (a splitter box) which have no internal protection so we recommend using Impedance matching Volume Controls with both. Good Luck TL/3927
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on June 14, 2016

Jack
from Bartlesville Oklahoma asked:
December 28, 2013
can I hook this direct to my flat screen tv ( osd audio ice610 )
1 Answer
Hi Jack, The ICE610 is a passive device and would need an amp or receiver to power it. CS 2408
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on February 13, 2014

Bruce
from Oregon asked:
July 24, 2013
I am going to paint the speakers. Do you recommend latex paint or spray paint from a can? I am worried about the latex paint and the grill. The spray paint seems to be a better choice.
1 Answer
Hi Bruce: Spray paint works just fine. Make sure there is no cloth on the inside of the grill. If so it needs to be removed and discarded. TL-2098
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on August 20, 2013

David
from baltimore,md21230 asked:
June 1, 2013
when they say pair is it 1 or 2 speakers
1 Answer
Hi David A pair means 2 speakers, a left and right stereo pair. If the speaker is labeled pair, a quantity of 1 equals one pair (2 speakers). CL/MA 1938
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on June 3, 2013

ray
from avs192120@hotmail.com asked:
May 14, 2013
My cutout is 8 1/2, will 6 1/2s work or do I need to go 8?
1 Answer
Hi Ray, The ICE610 ceiling speaker’s cut-out diameter is 7 3/4ths inch. We list this in the features and specs under 'view more'. It is easier to make a pre-existing hole larger than smaller. As an alternative, our ICE530 ceiling speakers have a cut out of 6 5/8ths which is almost perfect for your application. CL/MA 1899
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on May 19, 2013

Jordan
from Alberta, Canada asked:
March 31, 2013
I am building a bungalow and will be setting up the wiring for my electrician to come and hook up. I thought to install in-ceiling speakers would be a good idea before the drywall is installed. My question is: What is the best solution for having 3 sets of speakers in my kitchen, and 3 sets in my living room? I want to be able to turn off the kitchen speakers when Im not in there, and vica versa. I also want to be able to hook up my music to it whether its a USB or bluetooth. I dont have a big budget, but just wondering what sort of solutions there are for this setup Im looking for.
1 Answer
Hi Jordan, We suggest combining a speaker selector like our ISS6 with the AMP200 high current amp to drive 6 pairs of speakers. You can purchase a USB to RCA adapter or one of our Bluetooth units made by Russound. https://www.outdoorspeakerdepot.com/russound-bluetooth-source-kit-bsk-1.html CL/MA 1753
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on April 2, 2013

Jill
from St. Louis, MO asked:
March 19, 2012
I just bought two pair of these speakers, and I want to connect both sets to one volume controller (already purchased). How do I parallel wire these since there is not output on the speaker?
1 Answer
HI Jill, You can terminate both pairs of speaker cables into the Volume Control (a tight fit using 16 gauge) or you can connect the first pair of speakers to the volume control and then connect a second speaker cable from the first pairs inputs twisting the two cables together. It will output audio signal to the second speaker from this connection. So you either home run both pair back to the volume control or daisy chain the second pair from the first pair. I hope that helps. TL
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on March 20, 2012

samuel Jones
from Arlington, asked:
March 18, 2012
How can i assess the quality of the speaker without hearing it?
1 Answer
Hi Samuel: Good question... we have a thrirty day satisfaction gurantee, you can return them within thirty days of your purchasing them from us if you are not satisfied. But really these speakers should sell at twice the price if you were to looking for in-Ceiling speakers at retail. They do feature a Poly woofer with Butyl rubber surrounds. Note compare these to our ICE640 speakers at $69.95 a pair (double the price). Look at the images for both. The ICE610 does not have a true crossover network (just a small capacitor that protects the tweeter while the mid bass driver rolls off naturally). The ICE640 has a true crossover network seperating the the high and low frequencies. The ICE610 is rated at 100 watts and the ICE640 at 150 Watts. The ICE640 features a more accurate 1 inch silk soft dome tweeter versus the 1/2 inch of the ICE610. Note the Frequency response, the ICE640 goes down to 38Hz versus 60 Hz for the ICE610. If you are looking for a good background speaker for the price the ICE610 is an excellent value. But for more critical listening the ICE640 is the better value with the performance to back it up. Thank you for considering OSD Branded Speakers. TL
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on March 18, 2012

John Webb
from Lincoln, CA asked:
March 18, 2012
What is the impedance rating on these?
1 Answer
Hi John: These Speakers are rated at 8 Ohm. TL
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on March 18, 2012

Chris Carothers
from Confluence PA asked:
March 11, 2012
We just received our ICE610 ceiling speakers and volume slides. The house was pre-wired during remodeling. Can you recommend an amplifier that would be appropriate to use with these speakers? We have 4 separate zones. We're installing this system ourselves and have limited knowledge about stereo equipment. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
1 Answer
Hi Chris: Thank you for purchaing ICE610 in-ceiling speakers. We would recommend a combination of the AMP120 and ISS4 Speaker Selector. It sounds like you purchased Impedance matching slider style Volume Controls hopefully from us. They need to be impedance matching to make this work properly. You will need to run CL3 Rated speaker wire from the amplifier (Speaker Output A) to the Input on the ISS4 speaker selector. Then connect speaker wire from each zone output to the volume control input located in each room. We would recommend using our 4 conductor 16 gauge CL3 rated cable to handle this connection to the speaker selector then to the volume controls. From the volume controls you will need to run 2 conductor 16 gauge CL3 rated cable to each speaker (right and left in each zone). Each Volume controls has a impedance matching switch which needs to be set to 4X. Make sure the protection button on the ISS4 Speaker Selector is in the off position (disabled). The Volume Controls do all the protection the amplifier needs. Please feel free to contact us if you need further assitance. TL
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on March 11, 2012

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