Director D87 In-Ceiling Loudspeaker

Director 8″ Series – Fully Pivoting 3-Way In-Ceiling Loudspeaker with an 8″ Glass Fiber Woofer, Exclusive DSPD tweeter Technology and Tool-less Installation.

– Glass-fiber Woofer & Midrange

– Two-Way Pivoting Mid and Tweeter

– Silk DPSD Tweeter

– Tool-less Installation

– IPX6 Rating

SKU: SCD87000 Category:


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. The spring-loaded clips with multiple points of contact ensure the weight is distributed more evenly than traditional dog-legs which protects your ceiling and decreases unwanted vibration transfer.

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. Not ours. Our 8-inch in-ceiling loudspeaker takes up the same space as our competitors’ 6-inch. So by choosing our 80 Series loudspeakers, you are able to effectively have 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 hear every detail, just like if the speaker was right in front of you.

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, preventing 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. This rating ensures that your loudspeakers are safe from the corrosion and internal damage commonly posed by exposure to moisture. We believe in these so much, they’re back by a lifetime warranty.

Additional information


92dB +/- 3dB

Frequency Response


Nominal Impedance


Tweeter Size


Tweeter Material


Midrange Size


Midrange Material

Woven Glass Fiber

Woofer Size


Woofer Material

Glass Fiber

Mounting Depth

5.59" (142mm)

Cutout Diameter

8.75" (222mm)

Director 80 Series Datasheet


Director 80 Series Line Drawings