Essence® 8" 2-Way In-Ceiling Speakers

The Essence line promises the ultimate in installed audio design, delivering simply stunning sound
quality while minimizing any impact on your décor thanks to paintable zero-bezel grilles. Both round
and square grilles are included. Streamlined installation of each speaker is facilitated through a three-
point, spring-loaded toggle clamp mounting system optimized to minimize interference with obstructions
within the ceiling space.

The Essence IC8 model provides a pair of 2-way in-ceiling speakers featuring 8 inch long-throw woven
Kevlar® woofers for deep, defined low end, and large 1.1 inch advanced synthetic polymer dome tweeters
for crisp, fluent highs, articulate midrange, and consistent coverage across a wider listening area. Cast alum-
inum woofer baskets assure pure, uncolored bass response. Offset post-mounting of the tweeters reduces
midrange frequency response anomalies normally caused by interference between the woofer and the back
of the tweeter. Precision 4th order crossovers utilizing the highest quality components ensure a full, rich and
detailed response across the spectrum. Power handling is an impressive 175 Watts (program), with a wide
frequency response from 38 Hz to 20 kHz (±3 dB).

Features & Performance
Woofer: 8 inch (203 mm) woven Kevlar® w/ Rubber surround
Vented pole piece & cast aluminum basket
Tweeter: 1.1 inch (28 mm) advanced synthetic polymer dome
Ferrofluid cooling
Offset post-mounted
Crossover: 4th order Linkwitz-Riley
Crossover Frequency: 2 kHz
Impedance: 8 Ohms Nominal
Frequency Response: 38 Hz to 20 kHz (±3 dB)
Frequency Range: 30 Hz to 20 kHz (-10 dB)
Power Handling: 175 Watts program
Sensitivity: 91.5 dB @ 1W/1m
Input: (2) Spring Terminals
Maximum Wire Size: 10 AWG
Temperature: 41° to 104°F (5° to 40°C)
Humidity: 10% to 90% RH (Non-Condensing)
Indoor Use Only
Baffle: ABS Plastic
Grille: Flush ceiling mount using 3 integral spring-loaded toggle clamps
1.35 in (34 mm) Maximum surface thickness
4.75 in (121 mm) Minimum mounting depth
10.8 in (275 mm) Diameter recommended cutout
Diameter: 11.64 in (296 mm)
Depth: 4.94 in (126 mm)
Weight: 7.09 lb (3.22 kg) per speaker
Manuals / Guides / Diagrams File Size
Spec Sheet ESSENCE_IC8_QSG View Mode
Quickstart Guide ESSENCE_IC8_QSG 840 K
Zoomable Drawing ESSENCE_IC8_ZD View Mode

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