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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Jeff • 12/17/2019, 2:17:43 PM I purchased this speaker a coupl eof months ago for use in a steam shower/shower that I am installing. I have had several people question me about it and now I am beginning to second guess myself. Will this speaker hold up in that environment and if so are there additional precautions I should take for the installation?
Customer Service • 12/17/2019, 2:17:43 PMHi Jeff: The speaker should work fine for your application. The only suggestion would be for you to use a little waterproof Silicone to seal the frame to the ceiling around the cut out hole. It should be fine. TL/3169
Mark Romano • 12/17/2019, 2:17:43 PM I would like to run 4 of these speakers out at the pool. What setup would you recommend. I currently have a Yamaha RX-V795 receiver and Sirius satellite but know that I need real amps. What would you recommend? I would like to run a total of 6 speakers with 4 at the pool and 2 at the dock. Thanks, Mark
Customer Service • 12/17/2019, 2:17:43 PMMark, You would want something like our AMP300 to power that many speakers. You can run a 4 zone speaker selector such as the ISS4 off each of the 2 zones on the AMP300.
Mark • 12/17/2019, 2:17:43 PM ETA for these speakers is February. It's now mid April. Any update on when these will be available - I need 3! Tx!
Customer Service • 12/17/2019, 2:17:43 PMThese are still a month or two out, but they will be back!
Jay • 12/17/2019, 2:17:43 PM Looking for ceiling speaker for my outdoor patio. Will be for fios tv and music from tv. Do I need any amp or which 4 speakers should I buy
Customer Service • 12/17/2019, 2:17:43 PMHi Jay, Yes, you will need an amplifier or receiver to power these speakers. We do have self-powered outdoor Bluetooth Wireless patio speakers but they need to connect to a smart device such as a smartphone, tablet or computer. Some Smart TV's may work as well.
Gerry Langeler • 12/17/2019, 2:17:43 PM I'm looking to purchase a KBSOUND Premium system for our bathroom, but their speakers are not water resistant. Their system drives at either 8 ohms or 16 ohms. I just researched your ICE800TTWRS and it looks perfect! One question - if I opt for the single unit that plays in stereo (my preferred) is it 8 ohms of both channels? (So, so I hook it up as a stereo set, or do I drive it just off one of the KB outputs as mono to get the 8 ohms match? Assuming yes to the above, I'd prefer the 6.5" version mentioned in your video. What is the part number for that when I order, please?
Customer Service • 12/17/2019, 2:17:43 PMHi Gerry, You would set it to 8ohms when running two channels (left/right) into it and using it as a single stereo speaker. The ICE600TTWRS is the 6.5" version. It should be in soon!