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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Chris Hahn • 12/17/2019, 2:17:43 PM Is the grille and bezel paintable? I have a dark brown/bronze ceiling and would love to paint them to blend in. Chris
Customer Service • 12/17/2019, 2:17:43 PMHi Chris: The WRS series speakers feature Paintable Grills and Frame. The speakers come with a Cut-out Template that doubles as a paint shield It covers over the Bezel and speaker when you are painting the frame. You can paint both with a paint with the exact matching paint or you can try to color match with a can of spray paint. You will want to use a fine spray can that features a fine mist. Also you will notice a cloth covering the inside of the grill that faces the speaker. It will usually take a couple of coats to paint the grill after which you need to remove the cloth and throw it away. This is of course if you paint it your self, otherwise consult a professional painter who should have no problem painting both the grill and frame. Good luck TL/3722
Brian • 12/17/2019, 2:17:43 PM I have 6 of these speakers installed on my 1200 sq ft wrap around porch. What amp do I need to run them all? Thanks Brian
Customer Service • 12/17/2019, 2:17:43 PMHi Brian: Two options will work for you, one is our MX-1260; a 12 channel, six zone power amplifier which you can connect a stereo amplifier to each Dual Voice Coil speaker that you have. It feature two universal buss inputs and you can add optional volume control in line for each zone as well. There will be no need to have Impedance Matching Volume controls since each dedicated zone will see an 8 ohm load for the ICE-800 TT WRS connected to it (x6). The other option would be our High Current Power Amplifier the AMP300 combined with our SSVC6D a six zone speaker selector featuring internal impedance matching volume control per each zone. This will allow you to turn any one of the six speakers/zones on/off or turn down the volume levels for each individual speaker. I am assuming you do not have Volume controls already in your system. If you do than option two (AMP300) with a ISS6 Speaker Selector without Internal Volume controls would work. In both cases I think the Option 2 gives you more control. Let us know what you think... TL/3823
Ryan • 12/17/2019, 2:17:43 PM What is the maximum ceiling material thickness these will mount in? I'm hoping to use these on a tiled ceiling, and would therefore need to mount to about a 1" ceiling thickness.
Customer Service • 12/17/2019, 2:17:43 PMHi Ryan: The dog ear brackets measure 1 3/8" from landing pad to frame. 1" ceiling tiles are actually less than a full inch. We have a showroom filled with speakers mounted to drop down ceiling tiles. There is also a trick to mounting the ceiling tiles where you actually place an 2" x 3" x 1/8" thick piece of scrap wood under each dog ear so the landing pad has a broader more stable base to sandwich between the tile and frame. So you should not have any problem with depth. TL/3904
Dave • 12/17/2019, 2:17:43 PM Please help! I'm not that great at this, so this may sound like a dumb question. I just bought two of these and went to install and noticed they have 4 inputs, hence the dual voice. My amp has 4 spots total so two wires running to each speaker. Can I just hook up one pair to each speaker or do all 4 inputs need to be used?? Can I use a wire to connect the two inputs on the speaker, like a jumper? Or should I just get the single voice coil to make it easier! Thanks!
Customer Service • 12/17/2019, 2:17:43 PMHi Dave: Good questions, the ICE-800TT WRS is a Dual Voice Coil summed Mono stereo speaker that is used for applications where you only have a single speaker location but a stereo signal (4 conductor right & left +/-) coming to the location. The speaker takes the two signals and sums them into a full range signal. Ideal for bathrooms, Hallways and small rooms like a walk in closet. You can use these as pair and both will be full range. The limitation is the amplifier you have for your source. If you have an amplifier that can run a speaker A and B at the same time then you can wire both speaker together in parallel. Two options, first run a four conductor cable to the first speaker and connect both inputs/voice coils. Then from the same input take another four conductor and run it to the second speaker and connect both inputs. And just connect to speaker A at your amplifier/Receiver. Second option is to run a four conductor cable to each speaker one from speaker A and the second from Speaker B. It would help if you could let me know more of what you are trying to do and what components you have (Brand and model number help). My email is [email protected] You do have an option of returning the ICE-800TT WRS in exchange for the ICE-800 WRS stereo pair with the single input. Good Luck TL/4333
David • 12/17/2019, 2:17:43 PM I have purchased two of these. When I pulled them out of the box I realized that there are 4 inputs which I did not realize thats what dual tweeter speakers would do. I only have 4 spots left on my amp, which is two rights and two lefts. Do I just hook up to one set of inputs on each new speaker? Is there a way to run a jumper wire for each new speaker? Should I just get single tweeter speakers? Also if I have 2 of these plus 1 of the omni subs, plus two omni planters, what size amp do I really need? Thanks for all your help!
Customer Service • 12/17/2019, 2:17:43 PMHi David: The AMP200 would work best for your application. I would exchange the ICE-800TT WRS for the ICE-800 WRS stereo pair. You can run the speaker A to the ICE-800 WRS pair and then connect Speaker B to the four input conductors of the OMNI Sub 200 then connect the two OMNI Planters speakers to the two outputs (each a two conductor red and black cable) of the OMNI 200 sub. That would the best setup. You would have on off capability on the amp front panel; speaker A or Speaker B, played individually or at the same time. You can run the OMNI SUB 200 with the ICE-800 WRS rather than the Planters, your call. TL/4336