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
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Mark • 12/17/2019, 2:17:43 PM I have a 20'x22' covered patio that I am looking to install speakers for a surround sound setting for football games. Do these speakers work well in tandem or are they standalone? The house is new construction so I can install the wire now but looking for a good set of ceiling speakers to put in place.
Customer Service • 12/17/2019, 2:17:43 PMHi Mark, This is the dual-tweeter version of the ICE800WRS. If you want to have two speakers side by side, go with the ICE800WRS, but if you want stereo sound out of a single speaker, you can go with this, the ICE800TTWRS. Yes, they can be run near each other, but the idea is that each speaker gives off stereo, so they can run further apart. Does that answer your question? -BM 2306
Kevin • 12/17/2019, 2:17:43 PM Does this speaker come in black?
Customer Service • 12/17/2019, 2:17:43 PMHi Kevin, Our in-ceiling and in-wall speakers are sold only in white, but can be painted. In fact, they come with a paint shield to make it a bit easier. So, your speakers can be black, but make sure to talk to a paint professional to seek advice on how best to apply the paint. Thanks! -BM 2332
Ben • 12/17/2019, 2:17:43 PM Do I really need the mounting bracket, NCCB8? I am doing a new construction and was wondering why would the mounting bracket be need. Tx
Customer Service • 12/17/2019, 2:17:43 PMHi Ben, The pre-construction bracket is not necessary for installation. The speaker is retrofitted with dog-ear clamps that will latch onto your drywall and hold the speaker in place. The construction bracket just helps to show where the speakers will be and allows you to build around the holes. Thanks! -BM 2341
Elmrt • 12/17/2019, 2:17:43 PM Can this be installed in an existing soffit that has been prewired? Is any framing required to support the speaker?
Customer Service • 12/17/2019, 2:17:43 PMHi Elmrt, No pre-construction bracket is required for this speaker. It will mount into the ceiling via the dog-ear clamps on the back of the speaker. Let us know if that helps! Thanks. -BM 2386
Tom • 12/17/2019, 2:17:43 PM I have a new outdoor patio that I'm going to install your flush mount OSD-ICE800WRS speakers in the ceiling, approximately 8 feet apart. I also have another two that will be installed inside a small workshop area with the same distance between. There is electrical wiring from a series of can lights near each speaker location. Will this affect the quality of sound? The wiring can be moved only slightly. If the quality is affected does, would placing the speaker wiring in conduit help? Also, what size amplifier should I get to run these? Finally, can I use these speakers to run TV sound through? A wall mounted TV will be nearby. Tom
Customer Service • 12/17/2019, 2:17:43 PMHi Tom, The electrical wiring can start producing interference with the speaker wires if they are running along side with each other around 25 feet. The best form of action is to keep them as far apart as possible. Also keeping the distance of each wire run as short as possible. The AMP120 would be a great amp to power these speakers. The amp has 2 lnput's that you could use your TV with. CS 2422