• ASPIRE IC5: With and Without Grille

Aspire® 5.25" 2-Way In-Ceiling Speakers


Audiophile performance 2-way in-ceiling speakers — designed by Crestron® to please the most ardent listener and the most demanding interior designer — with thoughtful features that simplify installation.

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The product of expert Crestron® audio engineering, Aspire® speakers deliver high-end performance for demanding residential installations. Select materials and a refined appearance underscore the meticulous design behind each model. The result is a complete line of in-wall and in-ceiling speakers worthy of a place in every room of the finest custom home.

The Aspire line strikes a perfect balance between performance and price, delivering pristine, impactful sound quality, with minimal impact on your décor thanks to paintable zero-bezel grilles. Round shaped grilles are included, while square grilles are available as an option separately. 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 Aspire IC5 model provides a pair of 2-way in-ceiling speakers featuring 5-1/4 inch woven poly-glass composite woofers for rich, impactful low end, and 1 inch advanced synthetic polymer dome tweeters for crisp, soaring highs. Offset post-mounting of the tweeters reduces midrange frequency response anomalies normally caused by interference between the woofer and the back of the tweeter. Precisely tuned 4th order crossovers ensure a full, warm and detailed response across the spectrum. Power handling is an impressive 100 Watts (program), with a wide frequency response from 55 Hz to 20 kHz (±3 dB).

  • "Zero-bezel" frameless steel grilles, paintable
  • 1" advanced synthetic polymer dome tweeters
  • 100 Watts program power handling
  • 4th order crossovers
  • 5.25" woven poly-glass composite woofers
  • 55Hz-20kHz frequency response
  • 8 Ohms nominal impedance
  • Audiophile performance 2-way in-ceiling speakers
  • Round grilles included, square grilles available separately
  • Sold in pairs
  • Steel composition woofer baskets
  • Three-point spring-loaded toggle clamp mounting system
  • Vented pole pieces

Input (2) spring terminals;
Maximum Wire Size: 10 AWG
Baffle ABS plastic, black
Grille Steel with white textured finish, paintable, magnetically-held "zero-bezel" frameless design (round grilles included, square grilles sold separately)
Mounting Flush ceiling mount using 3 integral spring-loaded toggle clamps, 1.35 in (34 mm) maximum surface thickness, 3.79 in (97 mm) minimum mounting depth, 7.4 in (188 mm) diameter recommended cutout
Dimensions shown are per speaker
Depth 3.98 in (101 mm)
Diameter 8.30 in (211 mm)
For indoor use only
Humidity 10% to 90% RH (non-condensing)
Temperature 41° to 104°F (5° to 40°C)
Crossover 4th order
Crossover Frequency 2.5 kHz
Frequency Range 45 Hz to 20 kHz (-10 dB)
Frequency Response 55 Hz to 20 kHz (±3 dB)
Impedance 8 Ohms nominal
Power Handling 100 Watts program
Sensitivity 88 dB @ 1W/1m
Tweeter 0.98 inch (25 mm) advanced synthetic polymer dome, ferrofluid cooling, offset post-mounted
Woofer 5.25 inch (134 mm) woven poly-glass composite w/rubber surround, vented pole piece & steel basket
3.72 lb (1.69 kg) per speaker

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