The ICE800ST is a high-end commercial speaker that will come through with excellent sound quality even in crowded, noisy environments. Not only does this speaker offer high power handling, the 6.5" polypropylene woofer and pivoting tweeter configuration is similar to home theater speakers where sound clarity is fine tuned. If you want "beyond good" sound quality and a speaker that rises above the clamor and noise, the ICE800ST will be an excellent choice.
This ceiling speaker with backcan is perfect for a commercial application. It has built in 70V transformer but also has 8 ohm setting so you can use for your regular 8 ohm application. It is very easy to remove the grill to adjust the 70V setting. The one piece grill covers the complete speaker for better custom looks. Sophisticated crossover delivers better bass, clarity and clean highs.
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.
For a retrofit installation, no construction bracket is needed
Warning: California's Proposition 65
product can expose you to chemicals including Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP)
which is known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other
reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
Speaker Type: 8" 70V Commercial Ceiling Speaker with Back Can
Woofer: 8" Polypropylene Cone with Rubber Surround