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Ceiling Speaker Pair 8" Kevlar® Woofer OSD Audio ICE850

Product code: OSD-ICE850

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Features & Specifications

Sold in pairs, the ICE850 in-ceiling speakers are one of our most popular models because these ceiling speakers offer high-caliber sound without the high caliber price tag. With a power handling of 175 Watts, the ICE850s are an ideal choice for both whole house audio and home theaters and are well suited for larger spaces due to the 8" Kevlar® woofer's ability to produce powerful but smooth bass tones. Kevlar® woofers retain their shape even at very high energy levels which means you can turn up the volume and experience spine-tingling sound without distortion or coloration. A sophisticated crossover network provides an exceptional blend of low and top-end frequency response.

Pivoting Aluminum Dome Tweeter
The job of the tweeter is to deliver the higher frequencies of music and soundtracks. Tweeters can be made of many different materials. The ICE850 use an aluminum dome tweeter which is highly accurate sounding on high notes. The tweeter is also adjustable, meaning it can be aimed toward the listening area. This can make a big difference in sound quality especially for dialog and higher frequencies.

Audiophiles Love Kevlar® Woofers
Kevlar® is a super strong material known for its ability to produce powerful but very smooth bass tones. Kevlar® woofer cones retain their shape even at very high energy levels, which means you can crank up the volume and experience spine-tingling sound without distortion or coloration.

For a retrofit installation, no construction bracket is needed.


Other Product Info

The ICE850 is the Rolls-Royce of the in-ceiling speakers. It is perfect for high-powered whole house systems designed for large spaces. Premium technologies such as Kevlar® woofers, pivoting aluminum dome tweeters and sophisticated crossovers provide deep bass and exceptional top-end frequency response. Kevlar® is the best component for woofers. It responds note for note without coloration and has big cranking power so you can dial up your system for higher listening levels.


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9 Questions & 9 Answers
Tim Cronan
from Louisiana asked:
July 28, 2018
I want to retrofit these in an old home with the current ceiling material 1 1/4 inch thick. Will the dog ears work with this thickness? If not can I replace the current dog ears’ screws with longer screws? Thanks
1 Answer
Hi Tim: The ICE850 Dog Ear Clamps measure just under 2" so you would have no problem with the 1 1/4" depth you are dealing with on your particular ceiling application. TL/5131
Tim Leahy
on August 3, 2018

from chico ca asked:
March 7, 2018
What back box would you recommend for these speakers?
1 Answer
Hi Tammy: I would recommend adding a couple of pieces of wood that would match your ceiling joists (Usually 2x8 or 2x10) and place one six inches on either side of your cutout. If it is an open ceiling you will want to cover the two joists and two additional pieces you have added. You can even seal the seams with silicone if so desired. Then add fiber fill around the speaker to help tune the box. The Fiber fill makes the speaker think it is operating in a larger box. Some people use foam inside the box gluing it to the internal sides. Technically you can get away without building a box, but the box will tighten things up like the bass. TL/4838
Tim Leahy
on March 10, 2018

from Freeport, fl asked:
September 5, 2017
Do you need a bracket for new construction?
1 Answer
Hi Kevin: The new construction bracket helps in speaker placement making sure the sheet rock is cut out for each speaker the same time it is installed. It works as a template for the cutout. All the speakers have retrofit mounting so the new construction bracket helps with the install but is not mandatory that you use it. TL/4552
Customer Service - Q&A
on September 21, 2017

from St. Paul, MN asked:
February 16, 2017
Should these speakers be installed with a back box? Also, does the package come with a new construction bracket?
1 Answer
Hi Rob: If you have access to behind the Sheetrock that it is always better to be able to reinforce the speaker or if you are just cutting a hole and dropping the speaker in at least adding some fiber fill would be a good idea. The speaker has dog ear mounting brackets that are part of the frame. New Construction brackets are optional but not critical unless you have new construction and are worried about your speaker placement. The new construction brackets would not be used if you are thinking of building a back box (or reinforcing the area behind the speaker. TL/4220
Customer Service - Q&A
on February 21, 2017

Martin Svalstedt
from Sweden, Stockholm asked:
July 6, 2016
Hi How would you rate the OSD ICE 850 compared to the OSD - MKW - 850? BR Martin
1 Answer
Hi Martin: I would say the ICE-850 is a step below the MK series speakers. The MK-850 being the 8" 2 way In-ceiling speaker and the MKW-850 which is 8" 2 way In-Wall speaker. The MK-850 is back in stock this week. TL/3971
Customer Service - Q&A
on July 7, 2016

from H-town asked:
March 17, 2016
can the grilles be painted ?
1 Answer
Hi MT: All our grills are paint-able along with the frame. Each speaker comes with a dual template that features cutout dimensions and a Paint shield. There also is a removable cloth on the inside of the grill after you paint it. Typically you paint the grill with spray paint, you can find cans that feature a very fine mist. Good Luck TL/3763
Customer Service - Q&A
on March 18, 2016

from Louisiana asked:
March 9, 2016
Can these speakers be mounted outside under a covered patio?
1 Answer
Hi Quincy: Yes, no problem using this for your covered Patio, we just recommend applying a little bead of silicone on the back of the frame to help seal around the edges of the cutout hole. You can not go wrong with either choice of speaker both feature Powder coated steel grills and Rubber Surrounds and water proof cones. The 840 feature a soft dome tweeter and the MK-850 Aluminum domes both weather resistant. Good luck/TL
Customer Service - Q&A
on March 10, 2016

from Dallas, TX asked:
August 23, 2013
I have high ceilings in several of the locations in my home where I want to use these (over 20'). Can I install these in from the attic if I pull them up from the floor?
1 Answer
Hi Dave: Great choice, these speakers have plenty of bottom end to go with their overall sound quality. Can you still place them 8 to 10 feet apart? TL-2171
Customer Service - Q&A
on August 24, 2013

from Louisianna asked:
November 27, 2011
If I buy this pair , do I still need a subwoofer ???
1 Answer
Hi Mark: These have excellent Frequency Response going all the way down to 26 Hz. Eight inch in-ceiling speakers typically have more bass due to the larger cone area of the 8" woofer. But it depends on your application. If these are for two channel stereo sound with a full range signal then they should have plenty of Bass. If you are using them in a Home Theater 5.1 or 7.1 setup they will be limited by the frequncy output of the Audio Video Receiver and will definetly need a subwoofer. TL
Customer Service - Q&A
on November 27, 2011

Product Reviews

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47% Recommend this product (7 of 15 responses)
By steven
October 30, 2013
Great Speaker!!
Do not be fooled by the reasonable price. These speakers crank. I push them with 60 Watts RMS SONOS amp and they still want to keep going. I have heard speaker twice the price and would buy these three times over. I have been running them for about 3 months now with no complaints at all. Also have had a good experience with my order and support from OSD. Don't think twice , buy them...
ProsGo Kevlar - it is a must. Nice solid bass
Best UsesThese speakers happen to have sightly better sound than the OSD - MKW - 850 however I recommend both speakers.
By Scott
Indianapolis, Indiana Area
July 9, 2013
Great Buy, even better sound!
Speakers arrived quickly and in good shape. Was skeptical at first, until I played music through the speakers! The sound quality is excellent and the installation was a breeze. Have recommended them to several folks already. Great product for the price and excellent sound quality. All f this from someone who could live without a TV but has to have his MUSIC.
ProsGreat sound quality, easy installation, very good price ad delivery.
Best UsesMusic, home theater, ceiling or wall.
By William Carroll
Queen Creek, AZ
July 6, 2013
Excellent Quality
Speakers are high quality with clear, crisp sound. I was installing surround sound in my new home and the Geek Squad highly approved of these speakers. They were easy to install and being a larger size, have great sound quality.
ProsHigh quality, reasonable price, well known product.
ConsCan't think of any.
Best UsesWhere ever you want surround sound. The outside speakers sound as great as the indoor speakers
By gerald
April 27, 2013
Great Speakers
Speakers are a great value good price and very good sound , very easy to install . I was overall impressed and uesd OSD speakers for my complete basement theatre 7.1 surround sound
By Bmh electric
North ca peninsula
September 9, 2012
Great option for 5.1 / 7.1 in ceiling
I have installed many pairs of these speakers. They are great sounding option when you're not looking to spend $300.00 per speaker. Or not looking for very finite quality. Used in 5.1 systems mostly. The movable tweeter and fixed tilt are perfect for most surround installs.
ProsFull Sounding Good Output, Good Value Lower Priced, Great Sound Quality, Good Power Output, Attractive Design
ConsGrills Hard Put In
By Rah
Tucson, Az
March 21, 2012
Very Good Deal!!
I ordered these speakers on a sunday and had them by tuesday..superfast shipping!!Speakers were easy to mount and sound excellent..I was a bit hesitant to buy without hearing first but I am pleasantly surprised...for the price you can't beat them..nice highs and excellent bass.
ProsAttractive Design, Easy to Mount, Easy To Set Up, Great Sound Quality
Best UsesLarger Rooms, Home Theater
By Sean
Galveston, Texas
July 25, 2011
Great Speakers
Arrived and easy to install except for the cover, very snug fit and difficult to install the cover only. The 6 inch speaker covers fit great. Otherwise excellent speaker.
ProsGreat Sound Quality
ConsCovers were difficult
By Al S.
Sterling Heights Mi
August 13, 2010
I have a theater room in ...
I have a theater room in my basement and recently replaced my center speaker with a Klipsch R-5800W a $400 speaker that I happen to have. I then searched for 4 round ceiling speakers to replace the 6 1/2" speakers already installed. I called OSD and the tech advised me to match the 8" center speaker so I did with four of these speakers. OH MY GOD!! Talk about a sound so clear and loud that it could drive you out of the room. It matched the Klipsch perfectly. So I got 4 speakers for the price of one Klipsch. OSD is the best. So glad I found the web site. The price they list is for 2 speakers which make a pair. I almost didn't buy them because I thought the price was for one speaker in a pair. Other than that its a perfect transaction with this company. Buy them and you will be pleasantly surprised.
By Todd
February 2, 2009
The website is extremely ...
The website is extremely user-friendly. As a non-technical shopper, I still felt like I could understand the difference between products and when comparing them to other websites, it was clear that the value was greater for the price. The ordering process was very easy and I was contacted almost immediately about a shipping question that I had -- and it was resolved over the phone without issue. The service was outstanding and my shipment arrived quickly as well. I would highly recommend this merchant.
By AP from Grand Prairie, TX
January 16, 2009
Love my new speakers. ...
Love my new speakers. Great frequency range and excellent tonal quality. Shipping was fast and easily tracked. I will be dealing with OSD again (as soon my wife let's me!)
By Ken from Oklahoma City, OK
December 1, 2008
Boys and girls I would ...
Boys and girls I would like to post a comment on these speakers but first I'd like everyone to know what I'm comparing these to. My wife and I just built a 5k square foot house and I ordered speakercraft AIM 7 two(s) and four(s) for the whole house with the exception of our master bedroom and our workout room. I was going to buy something nice for these two rooms. I have Speakercrafts everywhere including AIM cinema 5's, wide 5's, and LCR 5's in my theater room. So I spent some HUGE money to get good sound. On whim I decided to give these a try after reading some reviews on AVSforums. I got these installed on my speakercraft mzc-88 8 zone receiver and MAN I'm IMPRESSED. I should have saved a few thousand dollars throughout the house and went with these everywhere!!! The sound is MUCH richer than the sound from the speakercraft's IMO. You will not go wrong with these speakers....If you don't like them I'd like to know what you believe is better.... I also got some AP850 outdoor speakers WOW...Again, glad I didn't spend the $$$ on speakercraft as I have heard a friends and mine BLOW his out of the H20 ;0).
By John in Melbourne FL
November 13, 2008
I just installed mine, ...
I just installed mine, one speaker toward each corner of my front room's ceiling. I am more than impressed, it's an outstanding sound-field and I wish I'd done it sooner. I sold my old Bose 601 series III speakers today. My front room is filled with crisp highs, deep/rich lows, and I'm very happy. The install was easy with one suggestion. Buy a roto-zip drwyall tool (70 bucks) for the speakers holes and flat panel wire hookup behind the stero equipment. Again, I'm VERY IMPRESSED with this sound system. Thanks
By Simon
September 22, 2008
I live in Sydney, ...
I live in Sydney, Australia in a beachfront apartment. I needed a pair of outdoor salt proof balcony speakers and an inside pair for my Living Room. I browsed every website I could find searching for stereo speakers with a decent frequency response range that would negate the need for a subwoofer. I had a hard time finding any until I found the Outdoor Speaker Depot. The ICE850Ís with their flush ceiling mount and the AP650Ís with their all weather design seemed to fit the bill and were excellent value for money. IÍm glad I put my fears of an international purchase aside because they sound great. I put the AP650Ís side by side against my $2500 KEF speakers and they sound better than the KEF!!! Warmer, richer, smoother. About four days after I had placed my order I decided to go on-line and track their whereabouts via USPS when I heard a knock on the door and guess what, it was my new speakers! So, no problems with delivery. Wiring them up to the SVC 100 and SVC 300 Volume controls was a breeze too. Customer service was excellent _ they answered all my questions over the email. I can highly recommend the Outdoor Speaker Factory, in fact I already have and I wonÍt hesitate to use them in the future. Simon.
By Chris
August 19, 2008
Very pleased with product ...
Very pleased with product and with this purchase experience in general. I strongly recommend OSD. Thanks, Chris MI
By Tom
August 15, 2008
Great speaker especially ...
Great speaker especially for the money. Sound clean and very clear. This was the final piece to replace my old surround sound speakers.