The phrase we hear most often when customers describe our ACE600 trimless thin bezel in-ceiling speaker is, "what a bargain!" This trimless speaker pair really is a bargain when you consider the components that go into it. The ACE600 moves into the larger 6.5" woofer for excellent bass for home theater systems and a 3/4 " silk dome tweeter for crisp highs. The ACE600 and our entire ACE (Architectural Ceiling Element) series of in-ceiling speakers combine elegant, modern style with outstanding audio performance. The invisible trimless grill design gives the ACE speakers a clean and sleek appearance that seamlessly integrates into any design space. Adds less visual impact on your architectural audio installation.
Why Go Trimless?
It's really a matter of aesthetic preference. These flush mounted speakers are hardly noticeable; that is until they're playing. Our Architectural Ceiling Element (ACE) Trimless speakers do not include the 3/4-inch trim you typically see around in-wall and ceiling speakers. The micro flange grilles are attached by extremely powerful magnets that stay put for quick and easy installation. Adds less visual impact on your architectural audio installation.
How Does this Speaker Mount in the Ceiling?
Customers often ask us if they need special installation mounting brackets on their OSD ceiling speakers. The answer is no and hereâ€™s why. All our in-ceiling speakers feature a dog leg (L-shaped) mounting system that is part of the frame. Before you install the speakers, remove the grille and youâ€™ll see several the mounting screws near the front frame. These screws need to be loosened to activate the dog leg clamps. Use a screwdriver to loosen (turn to the left) these screws and the clamp will come loose. When the speaker is in position in the ceiling, tighten (turn to the right) the screw and the speaker will be secured to the ceiling.
What Type of Speaker Wire and What Gauge?
Wiring is not included with in-ceiling speakers so you will have to purchase some. We recommend our OSD Audio CL3/FT4 cable that is UL (fire) rated for in-wall and outdoor speaker installs. This type of 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. As for the gauge, for runs up to 100 feet for background music, 16-gauge will be fine. If the run is approaching or exceeding 100 feet, we suggest 14-gauge wire.
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.
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 canâ€™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.
Warning: California's Proposition 65
WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals, including vinyl chloride, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.
- Speaker Type: 6.5" 2-Way Trimless Ceiling Speakers
- Woofer: 6.5" Polypropylene Cone
- Tweeter: 0.75" PEI Dome
- Frequency Response: 50Hz - 22kHz (+/-3dB)
- Power Handling: 120W
- Sensitivity: 88 dB
- Impedance: 8 Ohms
- Spray Paintable Magnetic Grille Included
- Inputs: Spring Loaded Binding Posts
- Install-friendly Dog Ear Installation Brackets
- Diameter & Depth: 8.86" x 3.54"
- Cutout Diameter: 7.80"
- Sold As: Pair
- Warranty: 10 Years
18 Questions asked
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Felipe Tedesxco • 12/17/2019, 2:17:43 PM Please: dimensions and weight of the box. For 35 units discount?
Customer Service • 12/17/2019, 2:17:43 PMHi Felipe, Dimensions: These are master packed 4 pairs per Shipping Master: 20 1/4" L x 18 1/4"D x 10 1/2"H 26.4 lbs per the master Individual Box 6.6 lbs We have a wholesale website where you can sign up for additional discounts. http://www.outdoorspeakerdepot.com/ Scroll down to Dealer Application. As for exporting, contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org TL/MA
s • 12/17/2019, 2:17:43 PM When is this item going to be available?
Customer Service • 12/17/2019, 2:17:43 PMHi S: The ACE590 will not be back in stock for another 30 days. Did you compare it to the ACE600? You will notice looking at the images of both speakers that the ACE600 has an actual audiophile grade crossover network. The ACE590 is a basic coaxial design with only a resistor connected to the tweeter protecting it from the low pass frequencies. The ACE600 and above feature bass and treble contour switches, better cone materials and step up tweeters and broader frequency response and more power handling. And they are all in stock... TL
kathy eichen • 12/17/2019, 2:17:43 PM Do you have any speaker covers that would fit a 8" hole in the ceiling. Someone removed all the speakers out of the ceiling. Any suggestions? We need 5 of them.
Customer Service • 12/17/2019, 2:17:43 PMHi Cathy: We do not sell anything that just covers the holes. We do have a number of speakers that would fit into the holes you have. Most of our 6.5 inch in-ceiling speakers have cutout holes of 7 3/4" and would most likely fill your 8" hole with enough frame to cover the hole. Are the holes in different rooms. How elaborate was the audio system that was taken out. Maybe if you can describe the location of each hole and whether there were volume controls or Key pads associated with each hole. Adding sound to your home can be affordable especially if wires are already run and they are accessible. Plus it maybe the cheapest and most enjoyable way to fill in the holes.Please let us know if you are interested in hearing more options. TL TL
Bjorn • 12/17/2019, 2:17:43 PM Can i use this speakers in the bathroom ceiling? And outdoor?
Customer Service • 12/17/2019, 2:17:43 PMHi Bjorn, These are not weather-resistant so we would not recommend them for bathrooms or outside applications. A better choice would be either our ICE640WRS (6.5") or ICE840WRS (8") for stereo pairs that will work in either application. If you’re limited on space, we also have a Dual Voice Coil single stereo speaker, the ICE840TT, that lets you connect both left and right inputs, and you can even place these speakers in a shower or sauna.
Daniel • 12/17/2019, 2:17:43 PM Do you make angled versions of these frameless designs?
Customer Service • 12/17/2019, 2:17:43 PMHi Daniel, At this time, we do not offer an angled trimless ceiling speakers but thank you for the suggestion. CL/MA 1617