We love demoing our Kevlar in-ceiling speakers because people are always blown away by the sound. Kevlar is the ideal material for a woofer because it's strong, light weight and can 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 without any nasty distortion. A sophisticated crossover network provides an exceptional blend of low- and top-end frequency response while front-mounted contour switches allow you to tailor the sound to your room’s acoustics.
OSD Audio Kevlar Series in-ceiling speakers come in varying cone sizes and are ideal for oddly-shaped rooms or rooms where wall space is limited. For larger home theaters, the Kevlar IW870 can be used as a front, center or rear channel speaker and includes an 8”woofer and 1” pivoting aluminum tweeter. Sold in pairs, the OSD ICE-850 is the perfect complement for 5.1, 7.1 surround sound systems and beyond. For medium and smaller home theaters, the Kevlar 600 Series includes the ICE-670 LCR and ICE-650 with sturdy 6½” Kevlar woofer for excellent low frequency response as well as pivoting 1” aluminum tweeters for higher frequencies.
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Every speaker manufacturer and their brother lists frequency response and for good reason. Understanding frequency response can help you determine what type and size speaker is right for you. Basically, frequency response is a measurement of the range a component, like a speaker, has to produce a clear, undistorted audio signal. The lowest frequency humans can hear is about 20Hz and the highest is about 20kHz. As frequencies go lower, the size of the sound wave (cycle) increases. Go below 20Hz and you'll stop hearing the frequency and begin feeling it instead, which is what the dude with four mammoth subwoofers in his car truck is going for. A larger driver, say an 8" woofer, can travel in and out for a longer period of time than a smaller driver. The longer excursion time naturally makes bigger woofers a better fit for lower frequencies. High frequencies have a much shorter cycle and need smaller drivers, like tweeters, that can move up and down fairly quickly. Many smaller speakers won't have a frequency response that goes into the lower audio spectrum. In these cases, you may want to add a subwoofer to augment the sound.
You can order your in-ceiling or in-walls separately or in bundle packages that can save you money. Call and ask about our home theater 5.1 and 7.1 bundle speaker deals.
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