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In Wall Speaker 8" Kevlar® Woofers 1" Piovting Aluminum Tweeter 2" Midrange 3-Way Home Theatre (IW850 Pair)

Product code: OSD-IW850

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Features & Specifications

The IW850 3-way home theatre in-wall speaker is designed for ultimate performance in the digital home theater environment. Equipped with an aluminum dome tweeter that delivers ultra-smooth voicing and precise separation between instruments, along with an 8” Kevlar® woofer for deep extended bass response, it’s a hallmark of performance for the discerning listener. Kevlar® is best component for woofers because it responds note for note without coloration and has big cranking power. You can turn the dial up for higher listening levels without annoying distortion. Every part of this in-wall is designed to deliver the best sound possible audio, and we'll stand the IW850 up against other brands that cost twice as much.

High-end Kevlar® woofer for superior sound quality
Aluminum dome tweeter covers critical high notes
Easy install bracket system
Paintable trim and grill

For a retrofit installation, no construction bracket is needed


Other Product Info

OSD-IW850 will in-wall speakers will take your surround sound system to audio levels you never thought possible. Designed for ultimate performance in 5.1 and beyond digital surround sound, these speakers are equipped with an aluminum dome tweeter that delivers ultra-smooth voicing and precise separation between instruments, along with an 8” Kevlar® woofer for deep extended bass response; it’s a hallmark of performance for the discerning listener. When clarity, projection and dynamics count, choose the IW85. Kevlar® is best component for woofer, it responds note for note without coloration and has big cranking power so you can dial up your system for higher listening levels. You won't find yourself wishing for more or less treble, mid-range or bass output from one speaker just because you don't happen to sit right between them.



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9 Questions & 9 Answers
Adam Carpenter
from South Dakota asked:
December 8, 2018
When will these be back? Are they discontinued?
1 Answer
Hi Adam: Discontinued, no longer available. Check out our Black Series on the OSD site. We have three models you should look at, The Good (T81), the Better (T82) or the Best (T83). You will need to contact customer service at 562-697-2600 for pricing on our Black Series speakers. There are no prices listed on this site. You will want to say you are looking for an IW850 replacement speaker. The Black Series features our Perfect Edge Trim-less Magnetic Speaker grills and the T82 and T83 features pivoting Tweeters and contour switches. TL/5325
Submitted by: Tim Leahy on December 22, 2018

from NH asked:
June 3, 2017
I have a 20x13 foot room that has cathedral 15' cathedral ceilings. One wall of the room has a floor to ceiling fireplace where the TV will go. I will be sitting 13' away from the TV. Should I purchase in wall speakers for left and right or in ceiling speakers? The in-ceiling speakers would be about 12' high in the pitched ceiling over the TV. Distance from the TV to those speakers would be about 5'. I can get access to ceiling through the garage if need be to wire the speakers. Any suggestions?
1 Answer
HI Kris: Whether you use In-ceiling or In-wall speaker for your front stage will depend on the angle of your ceiling right above the TV/Monitor. The key is the Tweeter for each speaker must be facing the the optimum Viewing/Listening position (I believe you mentioned 13 feet). We recommend using angled In-ceiling LCR speakers for front stage. And work very well as well for both Surround or Effects speakers due to the mounting flexibility (they can be mounted closer to the wall). Most of the systems we design call for the 8" ACE-870 for the three front stage speakers and the 6.5" In-ceiling speakers for the Surrounds /Effects (DOLBY ATMOS or DTS:X) The IW-850 will work for the right and left front stage if you can aim the tweeter. The MKIW-550 In-wall LCR speaker is the perfect match for these as well if the cathedral ceiling angle comes into play. Let me know if can answer anymore questions regarding the rest of your system; TL/4400
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on June 5, 2017

from Hilton Head asked:
January 28, 2016
I have a room 12x14, and looking to install a theater 5.1 surround. The flat screen will be centered on the 14' wall over a fireplace viewing will be 12' from tv to back wall. What speaker setup would you recommend? I have attic access above the room. The wall with the tv has a 2 foot depth as the fireplace is a pass through (double sided). I am looking for a 5.1 setup, and would be purchasing all speakers for this setup. The Yamaha 337 looks good, but I'd upgrade to the Bluetooth version.....
1 Answer
Hi Greg: Based upon what you told us, I would select 5 of the ICE-660 angled LCR speakers especially since you have access to the ceiling and you are dealing with a fireplace which sometimes makes it interesting to run wires to in wall location around your TV monitor. The angled speakers were created as the last option behind floor standing/bookshelf speakers on stands/In-wall mounted around the TV to the angled In-Ceiling. The angle lets you mount the speakers closer to the wall almost right above the TV angled out with the tweeters firing directly at he optimum seating/viewing area. I am assuming you may have a couch up against the back wall or close to it. The Angled speakers give you more flexibility on where to mount the surrounds in proximity to your listening area. We also just received our new Airbase wireless Sub kit which allows you to use anyone of our external powered sub woofers and eliminate having to hard-wire from the Receiver to the sub woofer in the room. You have a transmitter that connects to your Sub out from the Receiver and sends a signal wireless to the Receiver that sits on top of the Sub itself. You will need two AC outlets one for the Powered Sub and a second to power the wireless Receiver. We also have CL3 Rated speaker wire approved for installation that you will need. Plus TV Mounts, look for a tilt mount if your going to be above a fireplace as the most affordable option. Also checkout our line of Arlington AC Power kits and don't forget the HDMI cable you will need as well. Good luck and let us know if you need additional info. TL/3680
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on January 30, 2016

from chattanooga asked:
October 30, 2013
which of your 8 inch kelvar speakers is the best for 7.1 surround?
1 Answer
Hi Marvin: The optimal Kevlar speakers we would recommend would be the IW550LCR Center Channel speaker with a pair of the IW850 8.0" 2 way speakers to make up the Left, Center and Right Front stage (thus the LCR). Then we really like the Angled speakers for the mounting flexibility of the back and side surrounds. The ICE870 is a Kevlar Angled LCR speaker. And our only 8" angled speaker. TS-2299
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on November 1, 2013

from Roseville, CA asked:
January 26, 2013
I an replacing speakers that were mounted next to the floor joice using MkW850's and the dog ears will not work one side of three speakers; what should I do? I thought about removing the plastic dog ears and brackets , move the speaker over carving out enough dry wall and screwing them directly to the floor joice. Any other options?
1 Answer
Hi Cal, If you have already cut the hole (which it sounds like you have), it would it be tough moving the speaker over without leaving an opening in the wall. Removing the dog ears would work; you may need to remove the plastic guides as well so it is flush with the frame. Assuming you can still drop the speaker in the existing hole but cannot activate any of the three dog ears on that side, you could add a piece of wood next to your joist maybe recessed half inch so you can screw directly into the wood. You'll probably get away with just one screw on that side while tightening the other three on the opposite side. That way you would only have to remove one dog ear and guide. Let us know if this helps. TL/MA -1581
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on January 26, 2013

from port angeles Wa. asked:
March 20, 2012
Is this bundle good for music cds. Kevlar Series 5.1 Ceiling/Wall Speaker Bundle for large rooms
1 Answer
Hi John: Typically in-wall speakers are used for custom Home Theaterinstallations (usually the right and left of the front stage). But they are also are used when you have an application for critical listening to music versus just for background music where in-ceilings are more popular . An prime example would be using these in a home office where you would always be sitting in the same location and the speakers can be setup fora true right and left stereo expieience. These speakers feature a special Kevlar cone which calls for an elaborate crossover network. At 92 dB they are very efficent and can handle plenty of power at 175 watts RMS per channel. A great choice for critical listening of CD or Digital music libraries recorder at 328 GPS or higher (either WAV or AIFF files). Thank you for considering OSD Barnded products. TL #601
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on March 21, 2012

from Fort Wayne, Indiana asked:
February 18, 2012
I am having problems finding a construction bracket for the IW850 kevlar in wall speaker. Will the bracket for the IW840 work?
1 Answer
Hi Jeremy: The IW850 is an inch taller than the IW840 speaker so the recommended bracket (for the IW840) would not fit. Note the speaker can be mounted without the new construction bracket. All of our speakers are designed for retro fit where the walls are already in place. The new construction brackets help in speaker placement while being used as a cutout template. It also provides additional support. These speakers are not that heavy. The mounting system is commonly referred to as dog ears. It provides six tighening points to the drywall whether a new construction bracket is used or not. TL TL
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on February 20, 2012

from Fairfield, California asked:
January 21, 2012
I notice that the wall has to be cut out to fit these speakers. Is that something that I might have to hire someone to do since I'm not qualified to cut walls?
1 Answer
Hi bbwoof: Yes, if you do not feel comfotable cuuting the holes you may want to find a local custom installer or local electrician. You might check Angie's list in your area. TL
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on January 22, 2012

from Onida, South Dakota asked:
November 16, 2011
Are these wall speakers paintable?
1 Answer
All of our In-Wall (including the IW-850) and In-Ceiling speakers can be painted. The cutout template that comes with the speakers also doubles as a paint shield allowing you to color match both the Frame and Grill to your decor. TL
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on November 17, 2011

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