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 here’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 you’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 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.
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
44 Questions asked
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Greg • 12/17/2019, 2:17:43 PM For the picture with the speaker installed in the soffit, was there any specific bracket needed to complete that, or does the speaker come with everything needed to do that?
Customer Service • 12/17/2019, 2:17:43 PMHI Greg: Everything is included with the product. You just have to cut your hole using the enclosed template. Then remove the grill so you can access the four mounting screws that control the dog ear clamps that will hold your speaker in place. You will need to use CL3/FT4 rated speaker, which is approved for running inside the walls. FT4 is the Canadian equivalent for CL3. TL-2131
Jamie • 12/17/2019, 2:17:43 PM How long can these be expected to last under a covered outside porch only 30m away from the ocean? Thanks very much.
Customer Service • 12/17/2019, 2:17:43 PMHi Jamie: They should last quite a while as long as you take a few precautions when installing the pair. First you want to line the inner frame with a bead of silicon as you insert the speaker in the hole. You may want to spray a clear coat to the speaker grill which can be done once you remove the grill. make sure there is no cloth on the inside of the speaker. If so remove the cloth and discard. You should enjoy years of listening to your ICE600WRS speakers. TL-2139
Kevin Williams • 12/17/2019, 2:17:43 PM Do you sell the speaker covers separately?
Customer Service • 12/17/2019, 2:17:43 PMHi Kevin, If we have them on hand, we can definitely make an order for you, but we sometimes sell out of the extra grills and it can take a few months to get them back in. If your grills arrived damage, you can contact our return dept. at [email protected] to request for a replacement or otherwise check on stock. Thanks!
Jesse • 12/17/2019, 2:17:43 PM Where can I find the dimensions of this product. I'm going to have to mount it in a ceiling that was roughed in to mount one kind of speaker, but not sure if this one will work. If I had dimensions of distance between dog ear's, etc. that would be great! thanks!
Customer Service • 12/17/2019, 2:17:43 PMHi Jesse, The dimensions can be found on the product page under features/specifications and "view more". The dimensions are 9 1/2" x 3 5/8". The dog-ear clamps are approximately 9.5" apart faced inward and 11" apart faced outward. Thanks! -BM 2241
Lawrence • 12/17/2019, 2:17:43 PM Does this come as a pair (meaning 2 speakers) or just 1 speaker ??
Customer Service • 12/17/2019, 2:17:43 PMHi Lawrence, This model is sold as a pair (2 speakers). The dual-tweeter version, ICE600TTWRS, is sold as a single. Thanks. -BM 2251