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
49 Questions asked
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Tony • 12/17/2019, 2:17:43 PM Hi, Just wondering if you need to get to the back of the speaker once their mounted in the ceiling to secure it to the ceiling? Can the speaker be tightened to the ceiling from floor level as we are wanting to place the speakers in a confined space under the deck. Thanks Tony
Customer Service • 12/17/2019, 2:17:43 PMHi Tony, You should have no problem for your retrofit application. These speakers include dog eared clamps around the trim that allow you to secure the speakers to the ceiling. CL/MA 1322
Mike • 12/17/2019, 2:17:43 PM I am building a new house that will have a steam generating unit in a custom shower. Will these speakers have sufficient moisture resistance for a steam room environment?
Customer Service • 12/17/2019, 2:17:43 PMHi Mike, For areas with higher levels of moisture, we recommend adding a ring of silicone around the trim when pressing the speaker into the ceiling. Before installation, it's also a good idea to spray the grills with a Rustoleum. The grills come with a powder coating but the additional paint will give your investment added protection from the elements. CL/MA 1830
Dan • 12/17/2019, 2:17:43 PM How's the sound quality for music? I want to feel the base and hear the highs. Can these speakers perform?
Customer Service • 12/17/2019, 2:17:43 PMHi Dan, The ICE800WRS weather-resistant ceiling speaker is a great mid- high quality speaker that offers plenty of bass output. For critical listening, consider the MK840 and add clear coat on the grill for applications where there will be moisture. CL/MA 2014
Mark • 12/17/2019, 2:17:43 PM Have a bungalow, and was wondering whether these would be ok for placing in the eaves over the decking??
Customer Service • 12/17/2019, 2:17:43 PMHI Mark: As long as you have cavity that you are mounting the speaker into to you should be fine. TL-2099
rob • 12/17/2019, 2:17:43 PM I have an outdoor covered porch with old 8 inch speakers in the ceiling. Will this speaker mount like a conventional speaker, with the holes on the circumference to mount it? I don't want that bracket--can I separate the speakers from it? Thanks, Rob
Customer Service • 12/17/2019, 2:17:43 PMHi Rob, I'm not sure if you're referring to the specified pre-construction bracket (NCCB8) or the actual housing for the speaker. If referring to the NCCB8, you do not need this for an install. If referring to the housing, you do need this intact. These speakers mount using dog-ear clamps that clamp to the drywall. Call if you have further questions. Thanks!