Relax in the tub and enjoy beautiful sound with this water-resistant 8" in-ceiling speaker! With 150W power handling, this in-ceiling speaker is the solution to bringing quality audio to high moisture areas, and is constructed of durable, moisture-resistant materials for use in high-humidity areas such as bathrooms, laundry rooms, kitchens, patios, under outdoor eaves or covered porches. Sold as a single speaker, the ICE800TTWRS offers excellent stereo sound and takes up half the space of a standard speaker pair, while still delivering smooth, 2-channel sound. The aluminum grill cover is rust-resistant for wet application. This weather-resistant speaker was created specifically for an application where you have a right (+/-) and left (+/-) stereo signal coming into a room/ space where you only have space for a single speaker. Just connect one pair of conductors to one set of inputs (+/-) and the second pair of conductors to the second set of inputs.
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.
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: 8" Weather Resistant Indoor/Outdoor Dual Tweeter Trimless Ceiling Speaker
- Woofer: 8" Polypropylene Cone with Santoprene Surround
- Tweeter: Dual 1" Polycarbonate Dome
- Frequency Response: 38Hz-21kHz
- Power Handling: 150W
- Sensitivity: 89 dB
- Impedance: 8 Ohms
- Weather-resistant for High Moisture Situations
- Perfect for Outdoor or Indoor Use
- Dual Voice Coil (DVC) Provides Stereo Sound Within One Speaker
- Spray Paintable Rust-Resistant Aluminum Grille Included
- Inputs: Spring Loaded Binding Posts
- Install-friendly Dog Ear Installation Brackets
- See New Construction Brackets For Compatibility
- Diameter & Depth: 10.24" x 4.13"
- Cutout Diameter: 9.06"
- Sold As: Single
- Warranty: 10 Years
42 Questions asked
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Chuck • 12/17/2019, 2:17:43 PM I.m just looking for two speakers that I can mount in the ceiling of my new porch. Area is about 14 by 24 but spills out to the pool and patio. Will power this with a Yamaha receiver like a R-S500. I don't quite get the dual stereo function of these and am looking for a typical two speaker layout. I have plenty of ceiling space and like the recessed nature of these. What do you recommend.
Customer Service • 12/17/2019, 2:17:43 PMHi Chuck, The standard pair (ICE800WRS) is currently out of stock. We should have those back in stock in about 30 days. These are single stereo speakers so they take a left and right channel, and your receiver should drive them fine. For your application, you can also use the ICE600WRS (6.5" pair); however, if you can wait for the ICE800WRS, these speakers have a little more volume capability as well as more bass. CL/MA 1379
Jimmy • 12/17/2019, 2:17:43 PM I was looking for black or bronze speakers to match the dark color stain or my covered patio. I was curious if painting the speaker trim and grill would effect the sound and performance
Customer Service • 12/17/2019, 2:17:43 PMHi Jimmy: All our in-wall and in-ceiling speakers can be painted. In fact the cut out template included with each speaker also doubles as a paint shield. On the ICE800TTWRS you will need to remove the cloth inside the grill. The template is used to cover the speaker and baffle. TL 1390
Jake • 12/17/2019, 2:17:43 PM I am starting from the ground up. I do not have any equipment yet. I want 2 of these speakers on our new patio. I want an in wall volume control and the ability to play mp3, radio, and the TV through the speakers. What equipment would you suggest pairing the speakers with, and how would you suggest wiring it?
Customer Service • 12/17/2019, 2:17:43 PMHi Jake: What are the dimensions of your Patio? How far apart would the two speakers be. Is the patio exposed to the elements. Are you planning a TV on the patio as well. Where will the components be like the amplifier and set top box for the TV? It might help to have few Digital photos of the layout as well. The more we know the easier it is to design something just for your application. TL 1394
William • 12/17/2019, 2:17:43 PM I have this speaker in my restroom. I am wondering if I can get more base from it if I build an enclosure around the back? If so, what size should I make it?
Customer Service • 12/17/2019, 2:17:43 PMHi Mitch, You can install the ACE640 in-ceiling speakers in the wall as well. Choosing round- or rectangular-shaped speakers is a matter of personal preference. Our customers often install wall speakers in the ceiling and vice versa. CL/MA 1496
Fin • 12/17/2019, 2:17:43 PM I plan on purchasing this speaker once back in stock. I'm currently having my home built and drywall will be in within 2 weeks. I need to order the new construction brackets and get them in within a week, but the matching brackets (NCCB6) are sold out. Are there any other new construction brackets which will work with these speakers?
Customer Service • 12/17/2019, 2:17:43 PMThe NCCB6 is for our 6.5" in-ceiling speakers. The correct pre-construction bracket which will work with the ICE800TTWRS is the NCCB8. -BM