These high-powered 8 inch speakers are built to fill larger spaces and include high fidelity components. The Pro Series is perfect for customers who expect excellent sound but want to watch their budgets. Sold in pairs, the ICE840 in-ceiling speakers can be installed in home theaters and the low price tag allows many of our customers to install these in-ceiling speakers throughout the house. The 8 inch cone delivers excellent frequency response (i.e., the range of musical tones a speaker can produce); plus, bass response or the ability to crank out low notes, is superb. Other features of the ICE840 found on competing speakers costing twice, even three times more include a polypropylene woofer with rubber surround and pivoting 1" adjustable titanium tweeter for very smooth vocals. This in-ceiling speaker performs brilliantly in large spaces and also includes a gold-plated compression posts, a sophisticated crossover for clear channel separation and a heavy magnet to improve bass and sensitivity. We sell a lot of in-ceiling speakers and are able to offer these speakers at a price you won't find anywhere else.
Pivoting Titanium Dome Tweeter
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.
What Is Butyl Rubber Surround?
With almost double the shelf life of foam, butyl rubber has been the choice of speaker designers looking to optimize the sound based upon materials that go together. The Surround is just one of the integral parts of the speaker's motor structure. Butyl Rubber gives the speaker more excursion capability featuring a deeper bass with a wider frequency response, and its shelf life is closer to 25 years compared to the foam at 12 to 15 years.
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" Flush-Mount High Definition Ceiling Speakers
- Woofer: 8" Fiber Glass Cone
- Tweeter: 1" Pivoting Titanium Dome
- Frequency Response: 40Hz - 20kHz
- Power Handling: 150W
- Sensitivity: 89 dB
- Impedance: 8 Ohms
- Spray Paintable Snap-In Grille Included
- Inputs: Gold-plated 5-way 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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Scott • 12/17/2019, 2:17:43 PM Are these suitable for installation in the ceiling of an outdoor patio near a pool?
Customer Service • 12/17/2019, 2:17:43 PMHi Scott, You can install the ICE840s in a covered patio. During installation, we recommend using a ring of silicone around the trim that goes against the wall; this prevents water from getting behind the speaker. CL/MA 1432
Dale • 12/17/2019, 2:17:43 PM I bought 4 (two pair) of these back in April of 2012. They sound great as my side and back surround ceiling speakers of my 7.1 master bedroom A / V system, except the tweeter has always been out on one of them (I should have returned it). There's lots of sound coming out of it, but no highs. It's sounds markedly different than the other three, even when I switch wires with another speaker. Has anyone had this issue, and is there a simple check / fix to the problem? I can solder and have a multi-tester.
Customer Service • 12/17/2019, 2:17:43 PMHi dale: The speaker should still be under warranty. You can send it back and we can most likely fix it for you. We are located in Brea here in North Orange County. We could have it back to you within a week. Contact Brennan in our RMA department at [email protected] TL-1735
Preston • 12/17/2019, 2:17:43 PM what size of receiver is needed for these speakers. I will only be using these two speakers for the receiver
Customer Service • 12/17/2019, 2:17:43 PMHi Preston, A basic receiver with a 100-watts per channel like the Sherwood RX4105 would drive a pair of ICE840s very nicely. CL/MA 1892
Jeff • 12/17/2019, 2:17:43 PM Are these available, it says May but its June and still says out of stock
Customer Service • 12/17/2019, 2:17:43 PMHi Jeff, They are due in this month, probably closer to the end of the month.
Jeff • 12/17/2019, 2:17:43 PM Are these back in stock?
Customer Service • 12/17/2019, 2:17:43 PMHi Jeff, They should be here towards the end of this month.