Origin Acoustics® Director 8" In-Ceiling Speaker
Origin Acoustics® Director 8" In-Ceiling Speaker 0

Origin Acoustics® Director 8" In-Ceiling Speaker

Model #: D80DT
Origin Acoustics
At a Glance
Higher performance demands a certain set of established criteria. Reproducing music and movie soundtracks means moving a lot of air. The D80DT is an impressive example of how this can be done with incredible bang for the buck. Perfect for music throughout the home when music quality is a must.

Get to know this product.

  • Director technology
  • Surround sound conversion
  • Hand-selected drivers

X-Wave Woofer Surround

While in motion, frequencies between 700-1,400 Hz typically run up the cone of a woofer and are reflected back and forth from the center of the driver. This creates unwanted harmonic distortion. The X-Wave surround found in Origin woofers absorbs these frequencies reducing distortion and maintaining driver stability. This design also maximizes cone area by reducing the width of the surround.

Progressive Suspension

As the driver travels to the limits of its excursion, the suspension, made up of the spider and the surround, becomes more rigid, exerting more control on the movement of the cone. The result is increased, clean power output throughout the driver‘s frequency range.

Compression Molded Woofer Baskets

Utilizing the latest techniques and materials in plastic fabrication, Origin is able to create basket designs with superior stability and acoustic neutrality. These baskets combine with the driver suspension to increase linearity and improve overall performance.

Tool-Less Installation

It is important when installing a loudspeaker in the ceiling that it be stable and secure, restricting the vibration of the assembly and limiting the transfer of energy into the wall. The revolutionary Tool-Less Installation (Patent #9591390) spreads the weight of the speaker over a larger area than typical mounting systems accomplishing this result with minimal effort. Spring-loaded clips also create more uniform pressure against the drywall eliminating any warping or distortion of the speaker baffle.

Magnetic Grille

A paintable, perforated grille with a micro bezel covers the entire speaker assembly and leaves a discreet finished appearance. Its magnetic attachment makes removing or replacing the grille fast and easy.

Let It Sink In

With an IPX6 rating, the entire Director Collection is at the top of the class. This rating ensures that these high-performance speakers are safe from the corrosion and internal damage commonly posed by exposure to ocean water and rainstorms--backed by a lifetime warranty.


Technical Specifications

Tweeter Diameter1" (25mm)
Tweeter DomeAluminum
Woofer Diameter8" (203mm)
Woofer ConeIMG
Recommended Amplifier Power50 watts - 125 watts

Misc. Specs

Cut Out Depth4.29
Cut Out Width8.75
Cut Out Height8.75
Speaker Depth (in.)4.29
Speaker Width (in.)9.61
Speaker Height (in.)9.61
Impedance6 ohms
Speaker TypeIn-Ceiling Speakers
WarningProposition 65 Warning for California Residents