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Monitor Audio ICS-8 In-Ceiling Subwoofer

The new ICS-8 subwoofer from Monitor Audio enables system-enhancing bass from the most visually discreet of settings.

As low as £659.00

Key Features

  • Architectural, discreet pre-construction subwoofer
  • Can be installed in ceiling, underfloor or suitable cavities
  • Delivers powerful bass down to 40 Hz
  • Complements the CF230 in a full range 2.1 system
  • High performance, long throw 20 cm driver, featuring C-CAM cone technology
  • Designed to complement flush fit downlighting systems
  • Flush fit mounting kit
  • Round and square grille options
  • Sealed bandpass enclosure design - stops ingress of dirt and building materials
  • Silicon rubber damping pads fitted to cabinet

Developed primarily to complement the Monitor Audio CF230 flush fit speaker system, the ICS-8 fits into ceiling and wall cavities and under floors, enhancing the CF230 driver array and providing punchy bass from 40 Hz to 120 Hz.

Exclusively available with its specially designed pre-construction bracket to allow a precise edge to plaster and finish, the ICS-8 follows the same visual appearance as the CF230, with round and square flush fit grille options on offer. Integrators can combine an ICS-8 with a CF230 system, fit grilles to match and create a stunning sounding audio system from a practically invisible, yet extensive, speaker set-up. Ensuring the delivery of high quality audio from discreet systems is no small task, and this is where Monitor Audio draws on its 45 years of experience in the world of speaker design. The ICS-8 driver uses the company’s renowned C-CAM cone technology to build the
subwoofer’s 20 cm long throw driver. Angled internally in the rigid MDF enclosure to reduce the ICS-8’s overall box height, this driver operates in the small bandpass area to treat listeners to tuneful, punchy bass.

This bandpass enclosure means that the driver hides inside the sealed box – with only a flexible tube and aperture to provide venting into the room – and ensures that the driver remains unimpeded by building materials. This design also provides the performance of a 20 cm subwoofer from a 10 cm grille opening. The ICS-8 is used in mainly pre-construction installations, when and where access can be made, such as in a basement, and when afforded sufficient joist depth and spacing. This set up allows the Monitor Audio subwoofer to breathe new audio life into an old environment.

In new projects, the ICS-8 pre-construction kit makes installation a thoroughly rewarding process. Integrators simply mount the bracket, which enables the cutting of the cut-out hole, and – after the plasterboard is fitted – allows them to secure the tube to the d-ring. The ‘mud bank’ fits to the plasterboard prior to plastering, and the plastering shield allows skimming up to, and very slightly over, the entire bracket. When dry, integrators sand back the area around the aperture to reveal a beautifully precise, clean edge. The resulting fit, especially when the grille is painted to match the ceiling colour, is perfectly discreet, with no edges or shadow to catch the eye.

Monitor Audio ICS-8 Specifications
Frequency Response (-6dB) 40 Hz - 120 KHz
Impedance (Nominal) 8 Ohms
Sensitivity (1W@1M) 85 dB
Maximum SPL (@1 M) 107 dB
Power Handling 150W (full range - IEC268-5 rating)
Recommended Crossover Low pass filter at 120 Hz, 12-24 dB/Octave
Amplifier Requirements 150 W RMS
Drive Complement 20cm long throw bass driver, featuring C-CAM cone technology
Box Dimensions (L x W x H) 396 x 280 x 235 mm
Vent Dimensions 427 mm (long) x 75 mm (Dia)
Connection Sprung push type terminals - Gold plated
Brackets Flush Fit - CFB3-R (round grille) or CFB3-SQ (square grille)
Pre-construction bracket included in above kits
Cabinet construction 15mm MDF construction, vinyl laminate surface
Finish Black Cabinet
White grille - paintable
Compliance RoHS, CARB2