Relax in the tub and enjoy beautiful sound with these water-resistant 6.5" in-ceiling speakers! With 150W power handling, these in-ceiling speakers are the solution to bringing quality audio to high moisture areas, and are constructed of durable, moisture-resistant materials for use in high-humidity areas such as bathrooms, laundry rooms, kitchens, under outdoor eaves or covered porches. Sold in pairs, these weather-resistant speakers are also great for covered porches and patios! The aluminum grill cover is rust-resistant for wet application. The ICE600WRS weather-resistant in-ceiling speaker pair works well with a CL3 in-wall rated speaker wire, which is designed to run inside walls.
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.
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.
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
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" Weather Resistant Indoor/Outdoor Ceiling Speaker
- Woofer: 6.5" Polypropylene Cone with Santoprene Surround
- Tweeter: 1" Pivoting Polycarbonate Dome
- Frequency Response: 48Hz-20kHz
- Power Handling: 150W
- Sensitivity: 90 dB
- Impedance: 8 Ohms
- Weather-resistant for High Moisture Situations
- Perfect for Outdoor or Indoor Use
- Inputs: Spring Loaded Binding Posts
- Install-friendly Dog Ear Installation Brackets
- See New Construction Brackets For Compatibility
- Diameter & Depth: 9.06" x 4.33"
- Cutout Diameter: 7.95"
- Sold As: Pair
- Warranty: 10 Years
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brent • 12/17/2019, 2:17:43 PM can i use this in the ceiling of a steam shower?
Customer Service • 12/17/2019, 2:17:43 PMBrent, Yes you can, it is sealed to protect the components from humidity, like in bathrooms. Cl
Mike • 12/17/2019, 2:17:43 PM I am looking for some "outdoor" speakers for my covered patio. I am planning on mounting these in the hardy plank (1/2" or 5/8" thick, I believe) wall that was created when the cover was installed. Behind it is the old roof, it that helps you imagine how these will be installed. See attached picture. Do I need anything else to mount these? Is this a good application? Should I installed these in the eaves instead? Patio is approximately 12 feet deep by 30 feet long. Planning on running these off of my home receiver.
Customer Service • 12/17/2019, 2:17:43 PMHi Mike, Based on your photo, I believe a patio speaker would be a better option. In fact, I would suggest two of our AP550TT Dual Voice Coil stereo speakers connected through our OVC300 outdoor volume control. Because this is a stereo speaker with two tweeters, it provides more music coverage (to your large area) with no concern for right and left separation. You can easily mount them 12 to 15 feet apart with the included bracket. The volume control matches the two speakers to your receiver and allows you to control the volume while in the patio. You can connect these to either the A or B speaker output from your receiver. You will need to use our 16 gauge 4-conductor CL3 rated cable. A patio speaker features a tuned enclosure specific to the drivers utilized. The in-ceiling speaker is subject to the area it is mounted in and the enclosure behind it, which (based on the image you sent) could vary greatly. TL
Mike • 12/17/2019, 2:17:43 PM I'm not much of a tech guy so this may be a dumb question. I am building a bathroom that will have a whirlpool tub and also have a TV mounted near the foot end. I don't know how loud this tub is yet but suspect, with my lack of good hearing, I think I will have a difficult time hearing the TV. We haven't purchased the TV yet, but was planning on a TV with RCA speaker outputs and plugging in these speakers, will this work?
Customer Service • 12/17/2019, 2:17:43 PMMike, You are looking for a powered speaker. The ICE600wrsare passive speakers meaning they would need an amp or receiver to power then, connected by speaker wire. We do have a 2.1 system that would connect through RCA cables to your tv like descriped, the part number being OSD-Classic-1. This is a pair of powered speaker and a subwoofer, found in our bookshelf speakers category. CL
Maureen • 12/17/2019, 2:17:43 PM I want to buy 2 pair of speakers for my outdoor patio. We have a wood celing that we will mount the speakers to. Do I need any thing else with thepurchase of the ICE 600wrs weather rest 6 1/2 " speakers. We already have the speaker wires run in the celing. Do I need the back box? I am replacing older speakers. We did not have a back box attached to the older speakers.
Customer Service • 12/17/2019, 2:17:43 PMMaureen, You can install the speaker without a back box. Some customers do add one though to improve the sound pressure level . CL
dwayne • 12/17/2019, 2:17:43 PM have an existing hole that is a 9 inch cut out. can I make these speakers work in that hole. Thanks
Customer Service • 12/17/2019, 2:17:43 PMHi Dwayne, Look at the ICE800WRS. This features a cut-out hole of 9.25", which means increasing your current hole size slightly, then it should pop right in. If you are looking to fill just a single hole then you would want to use our ICE800TTWRS. The ICE800WRS is packaged as a stereo pair; the ICE800TTWRS is packaged as a single speaker. You should also enjoy more bass response from the 8” cone of the ICE800WRS versus the 6.5" cone of the ICE600WRS. TL/MA