Director D89




The Director Collection redefined the in-ceiling loudspeaker. Our engineering team, you know the guys who invented architectural audio, rethought every feature to make your installation easier and improve the overall audio quality. These features like tool-less installation, smaller cut-outs for larger woofers, refined unique tweeters, and so much more are only available to Origin Acoustics integrators, giving you a real advantage over the competition.

US Patent #9591390

Technical Specifications

  • Model Number: D89
  • Part Number: SCD89000
  • Tweeter Diameter: 1″ (25mm)
  • Tweeter Dome: Silk DPSD
  • Woofer Diameter: 8″ (203mm)
  • Woofer Cone: Kevlar
  • Frequency Response: 30Hz-20kHz
  • Recommended Amplifier Power: 50 watts – 200 watts
  • Sensitivity: 92dB +/- 3dB
  • Depth: 5.59″ (142mm)
  • Diameter: 9.61″ (244mm)
  • Cutout Diameter: 8.75″ (222mm)
  • Speaker Series: Director
  • Nominal Impedance: 6 ohm minimum
  • Mounting Depth: 5.59″ (142mm)


Tool-Less Installation

Interchangeable, secure, elegant. This is the way in-ceiling loudspeakers are meant to be installed. The Director Collection utilizes our tool-less mounting system to provide secure installation in any ceiling. You won’t need any tools once the hole is cut, just secure the ring and insert the loudspeaker. The spring-loaded clips and multiple points of contact ensure the weight is distributed more evenly than traditional dog-legs which eliminates warping of the baffle or drywall.

More Bass. Less Space.

A 6-inch loudspeaker simply cannot create the low end of an 8-inch. But most 8-inch loudspeakers require huge cut-outs. Your clients do not want to compromise aesthetics or quality. The Director Collection addresses just that. All Origin Acoustics 6-inch & 8-inch Director Collection Loudspeakers fit into the same cut-out size. By installing a long-throw, 8-inch woofer loudspeaker without needing additional space in the ceiling, you are able to offer your customer more bass, in less space.

Tri-Linear Configuration (TLC)

Simply put, the TLC is Origin Acoustics’ 3-way in-ceiling loudspeaker design. With an elegant stacked system of transducers, we’ve increased the pivot of the loudspeaker so you can improve imaging for your clients.

Dual Plane Stabilized Diaphragm (DPSD™)

A patented tweeter design that improves high-frequency performance, the DPSD™ radiator uses a unique suspension design that prevents distortion and increases loudness. The suspension is attached at both the voice-coil and the peak of the dome allowing the driver to be crossed over at a much lower frequency. This results in improved dispersion and decreased distortion.

X-Wave Woofer Surround

When a speaker cone reaches its limit of movement and comes to a hard stop, unwanted waves ripple up and down the cone. This is much like a wave hitting the edge of a pool and reflecting back in the center of the water. Our X-Wave Woofer Surround progressively absorbs that impact, prevented unwanted sonic distortion and improving the overall fidelity of the loudspeaker.

Compression Molded Woofer Baskets

Using time tested and true technique of compression molding, we are able to design and produce woofer baskets that are both highly stable and acoustically neutral. The end result is a reduction in distortion without coloration from the basket itself.

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.

Weather Proof

With an IPX6 rating, the entire Director Collection is ready for installation into a wet environment, just add an EX Grille. This rating ensures that your loudspeakers are safe from the corrosion and internal damage commonly posed by exposure to ocean water and rainstorms. We believe in these so much, they’re back by a lifetime warranty.