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Product code: OSD-ICE840TT
On sale while supplies last. This moderately priced but sturdy single speaker is perfect for home theaters and whole house audio. Enjoy totally dialed in sound with an 8" polypropylene cone with butyl rubber surround. Two pivoting 3/4" silk dome tweeters serve up crisp high notes and dual 16-ohm voice coils can be switched for 16-ohm stereo operation or 8 ohm mono bridged setup.
What Is a Dual Voice Coil Ceiling Speaker?
A Dual Voice Coil (DVC) Ceiling Speaker uses a special voice coil cone design that allows both channels of a stereo system to drive one cone. Sounds complicated but it's not. Basically, a DVC speaker plays both right and left channels through one speaker cone. You get both channels but without the acoustic separation that happens with two speakers. There are places like bathrooms, closets or hallways that just can’t accommodate multiple speakers so a DVC speaker solves the problem and produces great sound.
Is an 8-inch In-Ceiling the Right Size for You?
For rooms larger than 140 square feet, an 8" in-ceiling speaker is an excellent choice. The 8” cone delivers excellent frequency response (the range of musical tones a speaker can produce); plus, bass response or the ability of a speaker to crank out those low notes is vastly better than small cone sizes. An 8-inch speaker can be used in home theaters and distributed audio, which is where an 8-inch cone shines. After all, whole house audio systems don't have the benefits of a separate subwoofer like home theaters so the added bass really makes a difference in audio quality.
Testing the Sound Quality of In-ceiling Speakers
Many customers like to test the sound quality of their new OSD Audio in-ceiling speakers before they install them. Keep in mind, however, that these flush-mount speakers are designed to be used in the wall or ceiling. Uninstalled in-wall/in-ceiling speakers will sound weak and tinny because without the proper enclosure (in this case your house wall) the speaker can’t produce the sound pressure level it needs. If you want to try them out, we recommend mounting the in-ceiling speakers into a box of about 3 cubic ft. or larger; or simply mount them in the ceiling and then listen. This will give you an accurate measure of the sound quality. For a retrofit installation, no construction bracket is needed.