This 8-inch in-ceiling, weather-resistant speaker pair is ideal for high-humidity areas, including outdoor patios, bathrooms, laundry rooms, and covered porches! With high power handling and an 8-inch polypropylene woofer in each, these speakers deliver superior sound that covers large spaces. With swivel tweeter adjustment, you can easily create sweet spot for your listening area. Better crossover, tweeter and woofer materials add sound quality. The aluminum grill cover is rust-resistant for wet application.These weather-resistant indoor/ outdoor in-ceiling speakers work 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: 8" Weather Resistant Indoor/Outdoor Ceiling Speaker
- Woofer: 8" Polypropylene Cone with Santoprene Surround
- Tweeter: 1" Pivoting Polycarbonate Dome
- Frequency Response: 38Hz-20kHz
- Power Handling: 150W
- Sensitivity: 90 dB
- Impedance: 8 Ohms
- Weather-resistant for High Moisture Situations
- Perfect for Outdoor or Indoor Use
- 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: Pair
- Warranty: 10 Years
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Leon • 12/17/2019, 2:17:43 PM What is the RMS and impendance value of the speaker? Thanks
Customer Service • 12/17/2019, 2:17:43 PMLeon, This is an 8ohm speaker, with an RMS of 75 watts CL
Rick • 12/17/2019, 2:17:43 PM Are these paintable?
Customer Service • 12/17/2019, 2:17:43 PMRick, Yes they are paintable, we recommend a spray paint only. CL
Rick • 12/17/2019, 2:17:43 PM Paintable?
Customer Service • 12/17/2019, 2:17:43 PMRick These are completely paintable. Use a spray paint only. CL
Magnus • 12/17/2019, 2:17:43 PM Does this spekaer have an IP rating?
Customer Service • 12/17/2019, 2:17:43 PMHi Magnus, These speakers do not have an official IP rating and are typically used in covered sealed patio areas not exposed directly to the elements. They utilize aluminum grills and an ABS plastic frame, and the driver is polypropylene and the surround is butyl rubber. The back of the speaker is sealed from the elements by the weatherproofed driver and surround under the grill. If I had to create an IP number for this speaker, I would say IP51. I hope that helps. TL
mayra • 12/17/2019, 2:17:43 PM I'm buying this speaker for my porch but I don't know what accessories I need to buy for this project.
Customer Service • 12/17/2019, 2:17:43 PMHi Mayra, Assuming you have a covered patio that has a ceiling with a hollow space behind it, all you need is something to cut a hole in the ceiling to mount the speaker. The speaker features a mounting system that requires removing the grill so you can access the mounting screws that are attached to the dog-ear brackets that secure the speaker to the ceiling and frame. This takes a Phillips head screwdriver. You will also need two-conductor speaker wire from your source (either receiver or amplifier) that will connect to each speaker. The two-conductor is color coded positive (red) and negative (black). You will need one from the Right output and one from the Left output of the receiver/amplifier. OSD Audio offers CL-rated cable designed specially for in-wall and outdoor installations. We hope this helps. TL/MA 1260