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If your next job requires numerous in-ceiling speakers and long cable runs, our ACE600ST is a durable and affordable solution that looks as good as it sounds. With power handling up to 100W, this 70V/8 Ohm commercial speaker broadcasts sound at long distances with very little power loss and sound degradation and is ideal for adding background music in restaurants, malls, museums and other large venues or can be used with PA systems. The ACE600ST includes 20W/ 10W/ 5W/ 2.5W and 8 Ohm transformer settings that can be individually set for the wattage that each speaker receives, an important feature in commercial applications where multiple speakers are run on a single amplifier. This high-impedance 70V/8 Ohm in-ceiling speaker is well suited for corporate, commercial, industrial, retail or educational applications, and a 70V/8 Ohm line reduces power loss due to cable heating because the speaker cable carries the audio signal as a low current.
- 100W power handling
- Includes adjustable transformer settings
- Durable 6.5” polypropylene woofer for smooth low and mid-frequencies
- 1/2" PEI dome tweeter for crisp high notes and vocals
- Trimless design blends into ceilings
- Easy to install with templates included
Audio That Doesn’t Sound Commercial
We believe that distributed audio in commercial settings, even if only used for background music, should supply rich and detailed sound, which is why the ACE600ST includes a durable and flexible 6.5” polypropylene cone woofer for rich mid and low frequencies. We also include a rubber surround, not paper, that gives the woofer more excursion capability. For crisp and clear high notes and vocals, this in-ceiling speaker includes a ½” polyetherimide (PEI) tweeter that consistently retains its shape and has high-temperature handling capabilities. Combined with a stealthy trimless design that blends into ceiling surfaces, your clients will be pleased with the rich and lifelike sound for decades to come.
Why Go Trimless?
It's really a matter of aesthetic preference. These flush mounted speakers are hardly noticeable; that is until they're playing. Our Architectural Ceiling Element (ACE) Trimless speakers do not include the 3/4-inch trim you typically see around in-wall and ceiling speakers. The micro flange grilles are attached by extremely powerful magnets that stay put for quick and easy installation. Adds less visual impact on your architectural audio installation.
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?
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.
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.