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ICE640 6.5" Woofer 1" Titanium Tweeter High Definition Ceiling Speaker Pair

Product code: OSD-ICE640

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Features & Specifications

One of our most popular in-ceiling speakers (just look at the reviews), customers often install our ICE640s in 5.1 or 7.1 home theater rooms, although these speakers are also great for whole house audio. With excellent power handling capability (150W), the ICE640’s can produce very smooth bass notes, an even soundstage and realistic sound resolution even at high volumes. Features include a 6½" cone with butyl rubber surround, a 1" titanium pivoting tweeter, and an advanced crossover network for clear dialog. Built from the ground up, OSD products offer the most thought out, totally dialed in sound while providing year after year of sonic excellence!

Pivoting Titanium Dome Tweeter
The job of the tweeter is to deliver the higher frequencies of music and soundtracks. 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.

Powder Coated Aluminum Grille Will Not Rust
Many OSD in-ceiling speakers include powder-coated grilles that will not rust. This makes these ceiling speakers ideal for bathrooms, laundry rooms or even covered patios. Keep in mind, however, that these in-ceiling speakers are not outdoor speakers and should be exposed to a lot of moisture.

Should I Purchase special cable for in-ceiling speakers?
Wiring requirements will depend on your local building codes, but OSD Audio offers CL3/FT4 cable that is UL (fire) rated for all residential and most commercial in-wall and in-ceiling 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. Whether you choose our cable or another brand, try not to be tempted to use regular speaker wire. This type of wire was never designed to be run inside of walls or wall cavities.

What Is Butyl Rubber Surround?
With almost double the shelf life of foam, butyl rubber has been the choice of speaker designers looking to optimize the sound based upon materials that go together. The Surround is just one of the integral parts of the speaker's motor structure. Butyl Rubber gives the speaker more excursion capability featuring a deeper bass with a wider frequency response, and its shelf life is closer to 25 years compared to the foam at 12 to 15 years.

For a retrofit installation, no construction bracket is needed.

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QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

14 Questions & 15 Answers
Chad
from Wisconsin asked:
March 21, 2012
How do I get the speaker grill off?
2 Answers
Hi Chad, One way is to hold the speaker with your hands on the opposite sides of the frame. Before it is installed in the ceiling, the frame is flexible enough to work the grill out by twisting your hands back and forth, moving in opposite directions of each other until the grill is slowly worked out. Another way is to turn the speaker over release two of the dog ear clips and slowly push the grill out with the head of the install screws. Option one is better because there is less chance of denting the grill. Good luck. TL/MA TL
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on March 22, 2012
Hi Chad: One way is to hold the speaker with a hand on oposite sides of the frame. You will find the frame before it is insatlled flexible enough to work the grill out by twisting your hands back and forth opposite of each other slowly working the grill out. Another way is turning the speaker over and releasing two of the dog ear clips and slowly pushing the grill out with the head of the screws. Option one is better because there is less chance of denting the grill. Good luck...
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on March 22, 2012

Mario
from Houston, Tx asked:
June 9, 2017
How can I remove the grills AFTER speakers have been installled?
1 Answer
Hi Mario: The speakers usually come with a grill puller that looks like a small loop at the end of a straight wire with a end bent 90 degrees so it can be inserted in the perforated holes, allowing you to pull the speaker grill away from the frame. There are a couple of other ways to remove before the frame is mounted but those will not help you after the fact. You can call our customer service and see if they can drop one of the pullers (most people throw them away not realizing why it is in the there when they first open the box) in an envelope and send it to you. TL/4415
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on June 10, 2017

Tom
from Albany, ny asked:
March 13, 2016
Will these be ok in a drop ceiling? Will I need any special hardware for the install?
1 Answer
Hi Tom: We mounted all of our in-Ceiling speakers in a drop down ceiling in our showroom. Usually we would remove the respective tile and cut the hole then mount the speaker in the tile before connecting the speaker wires and placing the tile back in place. One thing we did do was to reinforce the speaker by adding a small strip of wood under each dog ear mounting clamp, (4) total. Think of a paint stir stick with the dimensions 1" x 3" x 1/4". This will give you a more stable, broader base for each clamp to hold the speaker in place. TL/3754
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on March 14, 2016

Al
from Ellicott City, MD asked:
October 9, 2013
Are the grills paint able?
1 Answer
Hello Al, Yes, you can paint the grills, but you should consult a paint specialist for proper instructions. Thanks! -BM
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on October 15, 2013

Pawel
from Bonnyville, Alberta asked:
February 27, 2013
To add to my previous question I will have 5 pairs and will need 5 volume controls and the reciever will also need HDMI connection Thanks
1 Answer
Hi Pawel, Think about adding an external amplifier like our OSD AMP-200 with a DSM6 speaker selector and SVC300 impedance-matching volume controls. The Yamaha RX-V673 AVR we recommended has multiple HDMI inputs (4 inputs and 1 output featuring ARC, Audio Return Channel). TL/MA 1665
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on March 3, 2013

Pawel
from Bonnyville, Alberta asked:
February 27, 2013
I'm looking at getting 4 pairs of these 3 pairs for inside and one for outside! These can be used as outdoor speakers correct? I'm also looking for the correct receiver for this set up that has 2 zone feature,USB port and blue tooth capabilities. I will also need 4 volume controls that would work best for this set up. Thanks in advance
1 Answer
Hi Pawel, The ICE640s are excellent ceiling speakers but they are not designed for outdoor use. Another option is our ICE600WRS Weather Resistant 61/2" ceiling speakers. These are designed specifically to handle the outdoor environment. As for receivers, check out the Yamaha RX-V673 which features 2nd room output, USB input and networking capability with a unique control app for your smartphone, iPad or android device. It also features 7.2 with two subwoofer outputs. TL/MA 1664
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on March 1, 2013

Chad
from phoenix, az asked:
February 1, 2013
Just to be clear this comes with 2 speakers - as in a pair correct?
1 Answer
HI Chad: Notice on product page it says sold in pairs with two separate speakers coming in one box. TL - 1602
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on February 1, 2013

Jon
from stacy, mn asked:
December 31, 2012
I was interested in these for my 5.1 surround however I have my center channel in the wall under my wall mount tv. Do you have a wall mount that would pair with the ceiling ones...Since the center is the most important?
1 Answer
Hi Jon, A couple of choices can match with the ICE640 series speakers. The first would be to utilize two of our IW545 LCR speakers that feature dual 5.25" mid-woofers and a 1" soft dome tweeter, which is the same woofer and tweeter material featured in the ICE640 speakers. Simply mount them horizontally with one woofer above the other. The second, more affordable, choice would be to use IW680, which shares similar cone materials and tweeter design as the ICE640. The IW545LCR is priced as each, and the IW680s are priced as a pair. If you have your heart set on in-ceiling speakers, we recommend using the ICE660 Angled LCR speaker, which was created for Front Stage Left Center and Right speakers. The angled woofer/tweeter allows the speakers to be mounted closer to the wall where the monitor is mounted, so it will work better with your center channel speaker. The ICE640 would have to be mounted almost directly overhead from your optimum viewing/listening area. This would create a weird disconnect with the center channel speaker. Be sure to check out our learning section for some excellent information on front stage speaker placement: https://www.outdoorspeakerdepot.com/home-theater-learning.html TL/MA #1505
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on December 31, 2012

Stef
from Ridgefield, CT asked:
December 16, 2012
Hi I am planning on hooking these speakers up to a SONOS system, at 55 wats per channel. These speakers are rated at 150 watts per channel. Will they still work or is there not enough power to power them?
1 Answer
Hi Stef, The second specification you want to look at is sensitivity. The ICE640 is rated at 91dB. The higher the number, the more efficient the speaker and the less power you need to drive the speaker. This will work perfectly with your SONOS Connect Amp. TL/MA - 1470
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on December 16, 2012

ANDY
from gadsden, AL. asked:
November 12, 2012
I want to add 4 of these speakers (ICE640) in a den ceiling as the main home theater speakers. I have a floor sub woofer I can use with these as well. Can my existing receiver (rated 4x100 watts)sufficiently power these speakers to create an above average sounding home theater experience? I am guessing that you CAN'T use a simple Blue Ray $150 home theater receiver with these speakers, if you disconnect the speakers provided in the set and replace with these ICE640'S?
1 Answer
Hi Andy, The ICE640 are our best polypropylene speaker and are commonly used in home theater. Your standard 100W receiver will drive these speakers; however, we recommend a surround sound receiver to experience the full enjoyment of the 5.1 or 7.1 audio soundtracks. We carry the Yamaha the RX-V373: https://www.outdoorspeakerdepot.com/home-theater-receiver-yamaha-rx-v373.html If you’re doing all in-ceiling arrangement, consider using three angled matching speakers such as the ICE660 for your Front Stage (center, left and right). This will maximize the audio quality and give you the ultimate home theater experience. CL/MA 1373
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on November 14, 2012

Ranny
from Phoenix asked:
January 16, 2012
Does OSD make a back box for these speakers? If so, how would I get them?
1 Answer
Ranny, If you go to our first tab- Category>then in the drop down >Speakers> then In-ceiling Speakers> then Back Boxes. Or you can do a keyword search for BB6 - The Ice640 will work well with the, BB6 ( Back Box 6.5" Ceiling Speaker) CL
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on January 16, 2012

Charlie
from San Jose, California asked:
December 8, 2011
Do I need add a wood box to cover the speaker body in the ceiling to make the sound qulaity better?
1 Answer
Charlie, These speakers do not require back boxes but those can be beneficial to sound quality. CL
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on December 8, 2011

Carothers
from PA asked:
October 23, 2011
I have an 8 inch opening in my ceiling for these speakers, does the trim cover the difference?
1 Answer
Yes it does. The unit Dimension are diameter: 9 1/2" Cut-Out Diameter: 7 5/8"
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on October 24, 2011

Heather
from Vancouver, Canada asked:
October 18, 2011
it says weather resistant but how resistant are they? could they be installed on the ceiling of my patio?
1 Answer
The speaker grille is treated for moisture and will not rust but these speakers are not specifically built for the outdoors. They can be mounted in areas like bathrooms, laundry rooms or covered patios as long as the do not experience a lot of moisture as the butyl rubber surround will degrade over time.
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on October 19, 2011

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