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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" silk 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 Silk Dome Tweeter
The job of the tweeter is to deliver the higher frequencies of music and soundtracks. Many of our customers prefer the silk dome design because of the smoother vocals it produces. 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.