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Episode® Signature 1700 Series In-Ceiling Speaker (Each)

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A perfect solution for the best in distributed audio or home theater sound, these speakers deliver an incomparable audiophile-grade performance to please even the most discerning music and movie lovers.




Premium Audio




Honeycomb Fiberglass Nomex Cone


Pure Titanium



Episode® Signature 1700 Series In-Ceiling Speaker

A perfect solution for the best in distributed audio or home theater sound, these speakers deliver an incomparable audiophile-grade performance to please even the most discerning music and movie lovers.


Honeycomb Fiberglass Woofer

Forward-set woofer for wide dispersion and tight bass.


Pure Titanium Tweeter

Direct sound where you want to create more immersive experiences.


Tweeter & Woofer Compensation Switches

Adjust the tweeter or woofer’s output by up to 3dB for perfect, customized sound.


Ribbed Surround

Ensures linear cone movement for tighter bass with less distortion.


Thin-Bezel Design

Magnetic, one-step paintable grill keeps the speaker out of sight for a smooth, minimalistic finish.


Exclusive Tension Dogs

Screws hold speakers in place during installation with just a quarter turn. Just tighten fully for easy release.


Install Cover

Protects speaker during install and doubles as a handle.


Simple, Versatile Brackets

These speakers are compatible with our ES-ESS brackets.


Partner Rewards

Episode® Signature Speakers are available exclusively for Partner Rewards Members


Pure Sound

Raises the bar on everything you've ever heard.


Form Rivals Function

Designed for the world’s greatest stage.


Installs Made Easy

Integrator-friendly can’t even begin to describe it.

ESS-1700T-IC-6 ESS-1700T-IC-8
Gold plated push terminals
Gold plated push terminals
43 Hz - 20 kHz
34 Hz - 20 kHz
Tweeter +1.5dB/0/-1.5dB, Woofer +1.5dB/0/-1.5dB
Tweeter +1.5dB/0/-1.5dB, Woofer +1.5dB/0/-1.5dB
Mounting Depth: 4.8"
Mounting Depth w/ Enclosure: 6.2"
Mounting Depth: 5.2"
Mounting Depth w/ Enclosure: 6.6"
4.5 lb
5.5 lb
2.5 kHz
2.2 kHz
8 ohm
8 ohm
140 Watts
160 Watts
90 dB
91 dB
3/4" Pure titanium dome tweeter
1" Pure titanium dome tweeter
6" Honeycomb fiberglass Nomex cone woofer
8" Honeycomb fiberglass Nomex cone woofer
Finished Dimension w/ Grill: 9.6"
Finished Dimension w/ Grill: 11"
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Support Documents

Episode Poster - Architectural Line
Episode Poster - Architectural Line
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Setup & Installation

  • I’m having trouble reversing the tension dogs. How do I remove the speaker?
    The dogs must be fully engaged and tightened before you can remove an installed speaker. While a quarter turn will hold the speakers in place as you work, the tension dogs require about 20 turns to be fully engaged. If they are not completely tightened, the dogs will not retract into their original parked position, and you’ll have trouble reversing them.
  • Why do the dogs need to be fully tightened before removing the speakers?
    Our spring mechanism’s carrier compresses the spring and retrieves the dog, but in order for the carrier to reach the dog, it must be screwed in all the way. Once the dog is fully tightened, it may be reversed out to its original parked position. See the installation manual for visuals and more information.
  • How do I know when the dog is fully tightened?
    You’ll feel resistance as you turn, and will hear it, as well. Usually this process requires about 20 turns. Make sure you apply enough pressure, so that the drill is not slipping off the screw head.

Lifetime Limited Warranty

All Episode® Signature Speakers have a Lifetime Limited Warranty. This warranty includes parts and labor repairs on all components found to be defective in material or workmanship under normal conditions of use. This warranty shall not apply to products that have been abused, modified, or disassembled. Products to be repaired under this warranty must be returned to SnapAV or a designated service center with prior notification and an assigned return authorization number (RA).