NHT iC2-ARC In-Ceiling Speaker, MSRP: $399/each
The iC2-ARC is a modern, 3rd generation high-end in-ceiling speaker utilizing a number of unique technologies that work together to deliver an audio performance well beyond your expectations. Sold as single units rather than speaker pairs, iC2-ARC in-ceiling speakers can ideally be used for multi-room audio, as home theater speakers for any channel, in office commercial venues or anywhere you want affordable high-end sound hidden from view. Weather and moisture resistant materials make the iC2-ARC suitable for outdoor eventss, covered patios, and master bathrooms as well. The iC2-ARC features a beautiful, redesigned micro-perforated, bezel-less grill that attaches magnetically and reduces the installed footprint by almost 10% over its predecessor.
The iC2-ARC ceiling speaker technologies include NHT’s proprietary 3-tweeter array to deliver the widest, sound field currently available in any ceiling mount speaker. The 3-tweeter array is nested in the center of a long-throw 6.5” polypropylene woofer. These components are then assembled into the remarkable new Anti-Resonant Casting or ARC “monocoque” chassis and 3-tweeter array sub-assembly to provide unprecedented strength and a lifetime of durability while acoustically reducing frame vibrations – “distortions” – to inaudible levels. Just before we install the speaker components, a smooth rubberized paint finish process is applied to the chassis that works together with ARC to help reduce surface vibrations that can blur the sound. The iC2-ARC is also an integrated, serviceable design and features a bezel-less grill/frame design (no exposed frame lip or wide trim ring around the grill) and the beautiful micro-perforated grill attaches and centers itself magnetically. Simply said, with over 25 years of acoustic design under our belt, the iC2-ARC is simply NHT’s best mid-size ceiling mount speaker to date.
For new construction (exposed ceilings joists), be sure to use the companion iCB6 pre-construction bracket that IS NOT used for retrofit application (existing structures).
In Ceiling Speaker
2-way infinite baffle with patented three tweeter array
Woofer – 1 x 6.5″ long throw aluminum cone
Tweeter – 3 x 1” fluid cooled aluminum dome
ARC© – Anti-resonant casting
Matte White (paintable)
10W/ch minimum, 100W/ch maximum
63Hz – 20kHz
2.2kHz, 18dB/octave HP, 6dB/octave LP
86dB (2.83V at 1M)
8 ohms nominal, 5.7 ohms minimum
2 each professional grade, gold plated spring posts
Cutout Dimensions – 8.375″ dia.
Bezel Dimensions – 9.44″ dia.
Depth – 4 13/16″