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Focal 300 ICW 8 In-ceiling speaker

Item # 0913HCW8

Focal's popular line of  flax speakers  has been well-received by our customers.

Focal's popular line of  flax speakers  has been well-received by our customers.

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Item # 0913HCW8

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$699.00 each

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About the Focal 300 ICW 8

Kramer Crane

Dynamic overhead audio from Focal

Focal's popular line of flax speakers has been well-received by our customers. Now Focal has woven this successful design into a high-performance in-ceiling speaker. The 300 ICW 8 is an excellent choice for a custom-installed music system. Or use a pair for the Dolby Atmos® channels of your Focal Dôme Flax home theater system.

Dynamic overhead audio from Focal

Focal's popular line of flax speakers has been well-received by our customers. Now Focal has woven this successful design into a high-performance in-ceiling speaker. The 300 ICW 8 is an excellent choice for a custom-installed music system. Or use a pair for the Dolby Atmos® channels of your Focal Dôme Flax home theater system.

Focal 300 ICW 8 in-ceiling speaker

Focal uses flax fibers to create a very rigid, lightweight cone for the 300 ICW 8 in-ceiling speaker.

Focal's flax cone: stiff as a board, light as a feather

The 300 ICW 8's 8" woofer is made from an exclusive flax cone material. A layer of hollow, ultra-lightweight flax fibers is sandwiched between two thin layers of glass. These extraordinarily light-yet-rigid woofers deliver rich, uncolored midrange and tight, natural bass.

This speaker's other driver is also unusual: a 1" inverted dome tweeter crafted from magnesium and aluminum. Its fast, accurate response allows detailed, dynamic highs that extend all the way up to 28,000 Hz.

Adaptable to your décor

The 300 ICW 8 includes two grilles — one square and one round — that you can paint to match your room's décor. Plus, they're magnetic, so attaching them is a breeze.

DIY installation

If this is a do-it-yourself install, check out our guide to installing in-ceiling speakers, along with our selection of in-wall speaker wire.

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Product highlights:

  • ideal for an in-ceiling music system or overhead surround effects in a home theater system
  • 1" aluminum/magnesium inverted dome tweeter
    • tweeter pivots 360° to direct high frequencies toward you
    • three-position tweeter level control cuts or boosts high-frequency output to ideally suit your room's acoustics
  • 8" woven flax fiber woofer with rubber surround
  • frequency response: 48-28,000 Hz (±3 dB)
  • recommended amplifier power: 25-150 watts
  • sensitivity: 90 dB
  • impedance: 8 ohms
  • includes square and round paintable magnetic grilles
  • speaker cutout diameter: 10-7/16"
  • overall diameter: 11-13/16"
  • mounting depth: 4-3/4"
  • weight: 7.1 lbs.
  • designed and constructed in France
  • warranty: 5 years
  • MFR # F300ICW8

What's in the box:

  • One in-ceiling speaker
  • Mounting frame
  • Round grill (white)
  • Square grill (white)
  • Grill cloth
  • Paint guard
  • Cutout template
  • User manual

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More details on the Focal 300 ICW 8

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Features & specs

Features
Quantity in Package Single
Tweeter Inverted Hard-Dome
Aimable Tweeter No
Woofer Composition Flax
Woofer Surround Rubber
Connector Type Spring post
Bi-Amp Inputs No
Built-in Back-box No
Moisture Resistance
Indoor (Moisture-resistant) No
Outdoor (Partial Exposure) No
Outdoor (Full Exposure) No
Specs
Tweeter Size 1
Midrange Size ---
Speaker Shape Round
Woofer Size 8
Cutout Width 10.4
Cutout Height 10.4
Mounting Depth 4.75
Power Range (Watts) 25-150
Sensitivity 90 dB
Impedance (Ohms) 8
Frequency Response 48-28kHz
Parts Warranty 5 Years
Labor Warranty 5 Years

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Features

In-Wall/In-Ceiling Speaker: The Focal 300 ICW8 two-way, in-wall/in-ceiling speaker designed for home applications and suitable for any size room. It can be used in distributed systems, like hallways and living areas, stereo systems for living rooms and bedrooms, as well as part of a home theater system.

Drivers: The 300 ICW8 features a 8" Flax cone mid-bass driver and a 1" aluminum/magnesium inverted dome tweeter. Flax cones produce a natural and accurate sound with great intelligibility, ideal for movie dialog. The tweeter can be rotated 360˚ and tilted up to 20˚ for a more focused sound, and includes a 3-way switch on the rear of the speaker for adjusting the output level according to the acoustic environment with selections of -3dB, 0dB, and +3dB.

Spring-Post Terminals: The Focal 300 ICW8 is equipped with spring-post speaker terminals that will accept 16 or 14 gauge speaker wire.

Magnetic Grill: The speaker comes with 2 paintable, magnetic, metal-mesh grills, one round and one square. Small magnets around the rim of the speaker allow the grill to be easily placed and removed with no tools required. An optional sheet of acoustic grill cloth is provided that can be applied to the back of the grill, making the speaker drivers behind it invisible. Note: Using this will lower the overall output level a small amount.

Mounting Frame: The 300 ICW8 comes with a mounting frame that will need to be fixed to a wall or ceiling using the integrated mounting clasps which can be manipulated single-handedly. Once the frame has been secured to the wall or ceiling, the loudspeaker can be quickly assembled to the mounting frame thanks to a quarter-turn locking mechanism.

Specifications:

  • Drivers: 8" Flax mid-bass, 1" aluminum/magnesium inverted dome tweeter
  • Sensitivity: 90 dB
  • Frequency Response: 48Hz - 28kHz
  • Impedance: 8Ω
  • Power Requirement: 25 - 150W
  • Dimensions (incl. frame): Diameter - 11.752", Length - 5.0"
  • Cutout Diameter: 10.4"
  • Net Weight: 7.1 lbs.

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5 questions already asked

Q
Can the IWC8 be used under a lanai outdoors on ocean front?
michael  Jan 03, 2023
1 answer
A
Since the Fantastic Focal 300 ICW 8 has no moisture protection we would not advise using it in any outdoor scenario, Michael. This is extremely important for locations near the ocean where salt spray can quickly deteriorate non-marinized speakers. Consider the Monitor Audio AWC280 in the link below as a viable option. The Monitor is a high-quality speaker with playback similar to the Focal but is all-weather rated and more suitable for your install location, for sure! https://www.crutchfield.com/p_893AWC280/Monitor-Audio-AWC280.html
bo  Jan 03, 2023 (Staff)
Q
Will these fit into the Focal Fire Backcan? The 100 Series 8?????? does and the dimensions seem to work though this 300 Series 8?????? is not mentioned on the list? Any informative feedback you can share on this would be appreciated. Thamks!
jose luis  Mar 19, 2022
1 answer
A
The cutout diameter that this 300 ICW 8 speakers needs is bigger than the 100 ICW 8 and it the reason we do not list this 300 model as working with the Focal Backcan. At the time of this reply, we do not have a Focal box that will work. However, that can change and I recommend contacting an advisor by calling 1-800-324-9695 to check
jason  Mar 21, 2022 (Staff)
Q
Would an NAD M28 be too much for these?
josh  Feb 10, 2022
1 answer
A
Yes, the M28 power amp will output too much power for the Focal speakers. We recommend not exceeding a speakers top RMS watts. We also have advisors here that can be reached by calling 1-800-324-9695 who can discuss your goals to give you a personal recommendation on a matched setup.
jason  Feb 12, 2022 (Staff)
Q
Would these perform better than the 300 iw6 as in wall speakers?
micha  Feb 18, 2020
1 answer
A
We have not received any answers from other customers on your question. I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They should be able to help answer your question.
thomas  Mar 08, 2020 (Staff)
Q
Does this speaker come with round grills, or just the square grills that are shown? Thanks
mitchell  Jul 31, 2018
2 answers
A
Comes with both.
shaun  Mar 03, 2021
A
Yes, the Focal 300 ICW 8 speaker comes with 2 paintable, magnetic, metal-mesh grills: one round and one square. Hope that helps! :)
david  Aug 08, 2018 (Staff)
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