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IW545 High Performance In-wall Center Channel Speaker LCR

Product code: OSD-IW545

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Features & Specifications

One of our most popular left, center, right channel speakers, the IW545 can be used as a center channel or even better, install three for the ultimate front surround setup. This LCR speaker includes two 5¼" woofers and a 1" pivoting silk soft dome tweeter that delivers excellent sound quality for surround sound separation. Once installed, the movies viewing experience comes alive, yet the IW545 is still priced well within an affordable range. This Mid, Tweeter, Mid configuration wall speaker will provide beautiful sound for home theater surround sound systems and can be painted to match any room color.

For a retrofit installation, no construction bracket is needed


Other Product Info

This is our middle range in wall center channel speaker with two 5¼" woofers, 1" pivoting silk soft dome tweeter and 150 watt power handling.



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16 Questions & 17 Answers
Steve Britt
from sbritt@ci.middleton.wi asked:
April 3, 2017
Do you have a projection of when these speakers might be in stock again?
1 Answer
HI Steve: The IW-545 has been discontinued and will not be re stocked. We are actually bringing in a Trim-less versions of the LCR speaker both a Better and Best version including dual 6.5" MTM. These are late spring introduction. We do have stock of the current standard frame MK-IW-550 in stock, the step up with the Kevlar cones and Aluminum dome tweeter. What are the other front stage speakers you are looking at? It is important that all three front stage speakers are the same Timbre match. So the cone material and Tweeters are all the same. TL/4288
Customer Service - Q&A
on April 6, 2017

from LI asked:
December 10, 2016
Looking for a pair of speakers to use for music for a large room that is currently wired for 2 channels. Can LCR speakers be used for this?
1 Answer
Hi jcrew: These speakers work for a multitude of applications including a stereo pair. A great choice with excellent performance at a very competitive price. TL/ 4144
Customer Service - Q&A
on December 14, 2016

from Virginia asked:
January 1, 2016
I am interested in the correct cut-out dimensions for this IW545 speaker. I see the following: Your site - 15 1/8 “ x 6 ½ “ On Amazon - 6 7/8-Inch x 13 15/16-Inch Which is correct? Thanks.
1 Answer
Hi William, The dimensions on our website our the correct cut out for the IW545. CS 3642
Customer Service - Q&A
on January 20, 2016

from NH asked:
June 19, 2015
What in-wall rear speaker do you recommend to match the IW545?
1 Answer
Hi Evan, That would be the IW540. This will match the IW545 and you can use these for both the rear left/right and the front left/right if you don't already have that covered.
Customer Service - Q&A
on June 23, 2015

from Atlanta asked:
January 14, 2015
would it be beneficial to mount two IW545's as a center channel speaker (either split or in parallel) with a Denon receiver pushing 90 W per channel? Centering one under TV is not an option, but centering 2 would work.
1 Answer
Hi Tim, That could work but how would you wire it? Parallel? Have you considered an in-ceiling angled speaker for your center?
Customer Service - Q&A
on January 14, 2015

from Fort Worth asked:
January 10, 2015
Can you use these as surround speakers or would you recommend your 8" in wall 2 ways? The front speakers are Klipsch reference.
1 Answer
Hi Doug, I wouldn't recommend these for surround as they are built for center channel. It would be best to use a larger speaker such as 6.5" or 8" for the surround.
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on January 14, 2015

from Maryland asked:
October 12, 2014
Hi all, I am thinking to have 3 IW545 as front right, front left and center in-wall speakers. What are the match for In-Ceiling rear surround ? And could I mount these IW545 vertically? Thanks. TRIEU
1 Answer
Hi Trieu, The matching rear in-ceiling speakers could either bet he ICE540, ICE640 or ICE840. I would recommend the ICE640 so you don't over or under power the fronts. Yes you can mount the IW545 speakers vertically
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on October 13, 2014

from charlotte, nc asked:
September 20, 2014
I am setting a 5.1 system. Two front will be in all IW810. The two rear in ceiling either Ice800 or ICE810. I am looking for the center which is in ceiling. What would you recommend ? I was looking into the IW545m the IW550 or the MK670. Thanks
1 Answer
Hi Jorge, MK670 will match best with our MK Series speakers and is the better sounding in-ceiling center channel. We also have the ICE660.
Customer Service - Q&A
on September 22, 2014

from Kansas asked:
March 1, 2014
What is the best way to paint the grilles on these speakers?
1 Answer
Hi Bill, Typically a fine spray paint is going to give the best results, but it's always good to get a professional's opinion. Try asking a paint specialist at your local hardware store to be certain. Thanks! -BM 2514
Customer Service - Q&A
on March 4, 2014

from Chicago asked:
November 28, 2013
Can you use this speaker for 5.1 system. Would this be the center or do you buy a regular speaker for center. I have 4 in wall OSD speakers and need a center.
1 Answer
Hi Paisan, Yes. The IW545 is one option for a center channel. You can also checkout the MK-IW550LCR. What speakers are you using as your front left/right? You want to match the center with them as best you can. It's important that the tweeter on the center speaker match the left/right. Let us know. Thanks! -BM 2361
Customer Service - Q&A
on November 29, 2013

from winston salem, nc asked:
January 15, 2013
Thank you for quick response! yes I have another question. I have a DLP and it sits of the wall about 18" and its on a 6' entertainment stand the only place I could put the IW545 LCR would be above the tv on the wall and that's about 6'-7' high. Would this still be the correct LCR speaker or should I find one that I can sit on the stand in front of the TV?
1 Answer
Hi Mike, The IW545 LCR speaker should work fine in your application even though it is above the TV. You need to make sure you can aim the tweeter down to your optimum listening/viewing area. It will also be better "time aligned" with the right and left front stage speakers that are mounted in-wall. TL/MA - 1544
Customer Service - Q&A
on January 20, 2013

from San Francisco, CA asked:
January 13, 2013
How much clearance (width) is required behind the drywall for the wings to fully extend?
1 Answer
Hi Dave, The IW545 home theater LCR speaker has a mounting depth of 3½ inches. CL/MA 1534
Customer Service - Q&A
on January 15, 2013

from Denmark asked:
January 5, 2013
Can I use the IW545 as a in ceiling center speaker if I use a back box?
1 Answer
Hi Carsten, Yes, but you need to consider the position of the tweeter. In order for the IW545 to be an effective center channel speaker. the tweeter must be aimed toward the optimum viewing/listening area. For this, you need to mount it almost directly overhead which creates a disconnect between where the TV is mounted and where the sound appears to originate from. That is why ceiling LCR speakers are angled so they can be mounted in the ceiling closer to the wall the TV is mounted on. If the proposed back box mount creates a natural angle that allows the speaker to be located closer to the TV, then you should be fine. TL/MA - 1512
Customer Service - Q&A
on January 8, 2013

from chicago, il asked:
June 29, 2012
When will this item be in stock?
1 Answer
Hi Nim: Latest info, these should be back in stock mid July. TL
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on July 2, 2012

from chicago, IL asked:
June 27, 2012
what new construction mounting brackets will I need for this speaker (INDOOR USE)?
2 Answers
Hi Nim, We currently do not sell a bracket for this speaker, although no bracket is needed. You would just make the cut after the dry wall is in place and the dog eared brackets will hold it securely in place. CL
Customer Service - Q&A
on June 28, 2012
Hi Nim, All our speakers feature retrofit mounting capability and you do not need a new construction bracket to mount them. As the name implies, new construction brackets are typically used for new construction and help to line up the location of the speaker before the ceiling or sheet rock is installed. In some cases the brackets provide additional support. The IW545 features six mounting points that provide a good tight fit. TL
Customer Service - Q&A
on June 28, 2012

from Charlotte, NC asked:
March 23, 2012
I'm having these installed for new construction. Do I need to get brackets, and if so which one?
1 Answer
Hi Greg, This particular speaker would not be a good choice since they feature a ported design, which tends to fill up with water if exposed to the elements day and night (even here in Southern California). My best recommendation for outdoor applications in direct exposure is our AP550T stereo speaker (which is a sealed non-ported design) featuring a dual voice coil and dual tweeters. You can either connect one to Speaker A of your amplifier and the second one to Speaker B. That would mean running CL3 16 gauge four conductor cable from your Amplifier /Receiver (right and left +/-) to each speaker. If you only have one set of outputs (only speaker B for instance), then you should considering adding an outdoor Impedance Matching Volume Control like our OVC300. That would allow you to connect two of the AP550TT in parallel and provide the proper impedance back to your power source. Typically, in a patio setting, stereo separation is not as critical for to background music. TL/MA
Customer Service - Q&A
on March 23, 2012

Product Reviews

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71% Recommend this product (10 of 14 responses)
By Tyree
June 1, 2016
Great sound
Great quality sound easy install
By Nathan
Maryville, TN
July 4, 2013
Rich Sound, Easy To Install
This is my second in-wall installation using OSD products. The clarity and quality is outstanding, ease of installation is very good.
ProsFantastic sound, what more could you ask for.
ConsThe only suggestion I could make is in regard to the width of the IW545. I have used this speaker twice as a center, for 16 on center studs, the side ears just don't fit. Way too tight. For both installs, the IW545 is not totally flush with the wall because the side ears won't tighten down because they're right against the studs. However, it's hardly noticeable and not a reason to not purchase this model. Just an FYI.
By Nate
February 15, 2013
Great Sound
Product was great. I was a little leary about them because the price was low but they sound great. Not an pro audiophile but for your basic in home theater they sound great.Word of Warning though, your studs must be 16" on center to work with supplied clips.
ProsEasy to Mount, Great Sound Quality
By VintageFixer
London, Ontario, Canada
January 2, 2013
Great speakers!
Great inexpensive speaker.
ProsGreat Sound Quality, Easy To Set Up, Good Power Output, Easy to Mount, Attractive Design
Best UsesHome Theater, Basic Systems
By TMH20
Southington, CT
November 5, 2012
Great Mid level In Wall Center Channel
Stumbled upon OSD from a Google search. Found all speakers that I have ordered to be well made. Performance of them has been great. Installation is super easy. Going to order another 6 for my second living room!
ProsEasy to Mount, Great Sound Quality, Good Power Output
Best UsesBasic Systems, Home, Larger Rooms, Home Theater
By Rich
Mesa Az
June 1, 2012
Awesome speakers..
These speakers are awesome. I would recommend them to anyone and the shipping was lighting fast. I will be purchasing another set of speakers for my ceiling. Easy to install and paint. Worth every penny...
ProsGood Power Output, Attractive Design, Great Sound Quality, Easy To Set Up, Easy to Mount
Best UsesLarger Rooms, Home, Home Theater
By Mario's Job/TV
Long Island, New York
May 16, 2012
Are you kidding me ? I am an Audio Video Installer and have been in the business for over 25 years. These speakers are beyond reproach and even at 3 times the price OSD is asking they would still be a bargain. They sound even better than some well known and alot more expensive brands I have used over the years. They are efficient and easy to drive. They can also take alot of abuse from the Volume knob. The best endorsement is the look of amazement and wonder of a customers face. Do not even hesitate to order these as there is no other better at or even close to the price. I shudder to think what the more expensive line up that OSD offers sound like...Amazing !!!
ProsAttractive Design, Great Sound Quality, Easy to Mount, Easy To Set Up, Good Power Output
Best UsesHome Theater, Smaller Rooms, Basic Systems, Larger Rooms, Home
By Big Hig
Frisco, TX
March 5, 2012
Great sound, size, and price
I painted the shell and grill to match the wall and it blends right in. Installation was easy and the sound is great! Couldn't be any happier...
ProsEasy to Mount, Great Sound Quality, Good Power Output
Best UsesHome Theater, Smaller Rooms
By Tuffy
Southern New Jersey
January 3, 2012
very good entry level speaker
I am using the IW545 in my master suite along with the matching left and right speakers (IW540?) with a 46 inch samsung led for a basic home theater system. For the price you can't go wrong, all three speakes deliver crisp clear sound without distortion. They have many features found in more expensive systems and are very easy to install.
ProsEasy To Setup, Good Power Output, Great Sound Quality, Attractive Design, Easy to Mount
Best UsesHome, Home Theater
Dallas, TX
December 5, 2011
Perfect Performance/Price Balance
I purchased and installed this product for a client's 5.1ch home theater. The center channel speaker was installed below the television in existing construction. Overall installation was straight-forward and relatively simple using the included cutout template. The only minor complaint is that the size of the speaker allows it to fit between the studs, I did have difficulty getting one of the clips on the corner to tighten due to the positioning of the stud. Overall, this is a great product and a great value.
ProsAttractive Design, Easy to Mount, Great Sound Quality
Best UsesHome Theater, Basic Systems, Home
By Mark
Fort Worth, TX
February 1, 2011
Can't belive it but OSD ...
Can't belive it but OSD has done it again. Like the other gentleman said had to do a slight modificatio to the stud to get it to fit but it sounds great. I talked a customer out of doing a theatre in a box system for these speakers and boy were they happy I did. Couldn't ask for better service.
By Manny
Dallas, TX
January 8, 2010
Speakers are awesome. ...
Speakers are awesome. Great sound and price and fast shipping. The only thing is that the cut out is more than 15 inches long and was too tight to fit between studs not allowing to fit flush on wall. (took off star for that) Slight mod to stud and it fit great.
December 28, 2008
I was hesitant at first ...
I was hesitant at first due to the lack of name recognition and low price but WOW! These speakers sound great and can easily compare to Polk or other name brand speakers. I have them in my 7.1 environment and I am really impressed with the mids and highs. The lows are ok but like with any wall speaker- a subwoofer is really needed. A great deal for a great sounding speaker. I will buy more for my living room
November 27, 2008
I just installed this ...
I just installed this speaker Wednesday for the Thanksgiving Crown and it sounds great. This is by far the best center channel that I have purchased. I am using it in a 7.1 system that I have in my media room.