We don't often recommend in-ceiling speakers for your home theater's front channels. That's because most models fire straight downward, so the sound tends to seem disconnected from your TV screen. Focal's 100 ICLCR 5 is a rare exception of an in-ceiling speaker that does a great job reproducing your home theater's front soundstage.
This speaker's angled baffle directs sound down and forward toward your listening position. It makes the movie's soundtrack feel like it's coming from the action unfolding on the screen, instead of several feet above it. This specialized design allows for use as a left-, right-, or center-channel speaker in an overhead home theater system.
Super smooth performance
This speaker employs a passive radiator design to create lifelike sound in your room. It features two of Focal's 5" Polyglass woofers for punchy bass and articulate midrange. Smooth, natural highs come courtesy of a 1" aluminum tweeter. And an 8" Polyglass passive radiator helps reinforce low-frequency "oomph."
A built-in enclosure elevates performance
One of my favorite features of the 100 ICLCR 5 is the back-box that's built onto the speaker. This carefully designed enclosure helps this speaker deliver consistently focused, well-balanced sound no matter what kind of space is behind it in your ceiling. It also keeps dust and dirt out.