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AP520 High Definition Outdoor Patio Speaker 5.25" Pair Black White 2-Way 70V Optional

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Features & Specifications

The best way to pipe high-quality sound to any outdoor space is to install all-weather speakers, and our OSD Audio AP520T Outdoor Patio Speakers fit the bill. Available in black and white, these modern, sleek speakers are economical and provide superior sound quality. With compact cabinetry, these speakers are great for outdoor spaces between 300 and 500 square feet. They come with stainless steel hardware and include gold-plated, five-way binding posts.

All-weather design withstands even harsh climates
Stainless steel hardware for long-lasting durability
5.25" polypropylene woofer for excellent bass
Gold-plated 5-way binding posts
Mounting brackets included (note: screws not included due to varying types of mounting surfaces)

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Other Product Info

Can these patio speakers really handle all kinds of weather?
OSD Audio outdoor speakers are specifically designed to withstand water, rain, sun, snow and any extreme weather conditions, although it's always a good idea to install your new patio speakers under eaves for extra protection. Features that guarantee you’ll enjoy our patio speakers for years to come include gold-plated binding posts, solid brass and stainless steel hardware, rust-proof aluminum grille and a mineral filled composite cabinet that can handle temperature fluctuations from –20F to 200F.

How do I connect the speakers to my source equipment?
Most customers connect their outdoor speakers directly to household amplification, that is directly to a home a receiver or outboard receiver/amp stored safely in a tool shed or other covered space. OSD Audio patio speakers are compatible with just about any home stereo receiver/amp and most receivers/amplifiers today have A+B channels, so you can use the extra channel to drive exterior sound. It’s always a good idea to check your amplifier or receiver manual for the correct connection procedures.

Our outdoor patio speakers are built to rock and play at high listening levels. They have rich bass and an awesome output. Handling power from 10 watts to 150 watts. They let you play your living room music in your backyard! All come with swivel-brackets for easy mounting and can be installed vertically or horizontally. Full weather versatility and can take the heat — and the cold — for years to come. Quality-built, exactly what you'd expect from a premium brand. Easily beat JBL, Bose and Polk high end speakers with better sound quality, at much less the price. Exceptional sound quality, flexible mounting possibilities, and a sleek unobtrusive look. Our patio speakers fill your patio, deck, or pool area with the sonic excitement!

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QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

By Ted from Ontario,Canada on March 5, 2012
I need to know the size would like to mount to golf cart
By Customer Service - Q&A on March 5, 2012

Answer:
Hi Ted:

Unit Dimension: 9 1/4" H x 7 3/16" W x 6 /5/16" D

TL
By Customer Service - Q&A on March 5, 2012

Answer:
Hi Ted:

Unit Dimension: 9 1/4" H x 7 3/16" W x 6 /5/16" D

TL

By Justin Hawryluk from Calgary, Alberta, Canada on May 16, 2012
Does the free shipping apply to Calgary Canada
By Customer Service - Q&A on May 17, 2012

Answer:
Justin,
Our free shipping would be domestic only. USPS priority Interntaional as your shipping method is quite affordable though, please try that.
CL

By Jax from manhattan, ny on July 11, 2012
Most of your speakers just list the peak power. These are listed at 120W. I am wiring my receiver in serial to handle 2 sets of speakers on the 1 B channel. My receiver is listed at 130W of continous power (165 peak) per channel at 8 Ohms. I believe when wiring this in serial with another pair that drops my wattage to the speakers to 32.5W. What is the lowest watts required by your speakers to power them adequately? Also do the dual coil (1 stereo) peak watts at 150 mean 75 peak watts per channel? Lastly when wiring these in serial could I add 2 separate volume controls to control the separate sets of speakers? I doubt this is possible tho since they are all on the same line. If I wire in parallel I will drop my impedance to low.
By Customer Service - Q&A on July 16, 2012

Answer:
HI Jax:

Just about any of our 5.25 to 6.5 inch speakers will work fine for you application. Most typically are rated from 10 to 120/150 watts. You might also look at the sensitivity of a speaker. A 90dB speaker is much more efficient than a 87dB speaker as an example. The 90dB speaker takes less power for full output versus the 87dB. You can wire the speakers in series but you are getting half the output from the Receiver. If you utilize separate volume controls for both pair you will wire them in Parallel and set the Impedance matching Volume Controls (like our SVC300) to 1/2x). That will show an 8 ohm setting for your Receiver. If you wire in Parallel without Volume Controls you will get a 4 ohm load which will be too much for your receiver. When you cut the load in half (from 8 to 4 ohms) the current demand more than doubles as does the heat generated. When you wire in series the 16 ohm load cuts your power output in half. Definitely a safe operating zone but your output is now limited. The Impedance matching Volume Controls comes closer to the 8 ohm load that is the optimum for your receiver. We sell lots of Speakers, Volume Controls, Speaker Selectors, Amplifiers and the wire to connect them all to handle applications involving Impedance matching. I hope this was informative. Please contact us for further clarification if needed.

TL

By Jax from manhattan, ny on July 16, 2012
Thanks for the informative response, sick! Ok...just curious...if I do wire the 2 sets of speakers in parallel can i only use 1 impedance matching OVC 300 on only 1 set with the setting at 1/2x? Or would that result in the 2nd set drawing an evil load of 4ohms since there is no impedance match? Also would this ultimatelly mean that this controls both sets of speakers than? Reason I ask is because I really don't need a volume control on 1 of the speakers. I really only need to separatelly control 1 set of speakers. Also any reason you recommend the SVC300 over the 100 for my setup? Thanks again!
By Customer Service - Q&A on July 16, 2012

Answer:

Hi Jax:

You can go back to the original concept of connecting one speaker to A output and use the SVC300 (set to 1/2x) Impedance matching Volume Control and then just connect the second stereo speaker directly to B output with no volume Control. The 300 versus 100 is better choice. The 300 will have plenty of Transformer capacity so you will not saturate it. With the High Current Amplifier and quality of the Niles speakers you want to go with the higher value.

I hope that helps, good luck

TL

By Jax from Manhattan on July 16, 2012
Ok so in summary I have a 5.1 setup currently. You are saying Split my front left and rights off that A with the IMp matching volume control an additional set of speakers. Than my b channel gets it'd own dedicated normal speaker. Does it Matter that my fronts A are currently going to the sub woofer as speaker level inputs? Sorry for all the questions, thanks.
By Customer Service - Q&A on July 17, 2012

Answer:
Hi Jax,

Before we proceed, I will need a complete layout of your current and intended system including the make and model of the equipment you have. This would give me a better idea of how to help you. Once I have a basic understanding, I can supply you with the proper diagrams. I am looking forward to seeing your system.

TL/MA

By Jax from manhattan on July 17, 2012
Ok no problem...I have an older Pioneer Elite VSX-79 Receiver which is rated at 165 watts with distortion .01% or something and 130 continuous in the manual. It has currently connected to it 5.1 Polk Audio RM-6750 sattelite speaker set. This includes FR, C, FL, RR, RL and Sub Woofer. These speakers are small so the recommended setup from Polk was to wire the subwoofer via Speaker level inputs from the fronts speakers and not a RCA subwoofer cable to the receiver. I also have an open B front channel on the receiver that I wanted to wire speakers to the bathroom and the outside patio. I really only need to control the patio speakers separatelly since I will probably keep them off most of the year unless I am outside. So I dont want them to control the bathroom speakers or my existing FR and FL speakers which I will use all the time. So I am thinking if I wire the patio speakers up parallel with the FR and FL that this volume control will also now control my main front speakers as well which I dont want. Also if I wire the patios up with the bathroom speakers the volume control will now control the bathroom and the patios as well which I dont want. Not sure what my optimal setup should be, thanks for any help.
By Customer Service - Q&A on July 18, 2012

Answer:
Hi Jax:

Most of the Pioneer Elite Receivers I looked up feature the option to connect a second room with either pre-amp out/labeled as Multi-Room (which you would need an external Amplifier) or connecting to Speaker B. I would recommend using our SSVC2, 2 zone speaker selector with dual source, Internal Volume Controls and independent on/off switches. That way you could connect both the bathroom speaker (would recommend our Weather-Resistant ICE800TTWRS (single stereo speaker) or ICE800WRS if you have room for a stereo pair. Plus connect the AP520 Patio speakers to the second zone. You would be able to turn ether speaker on/off plus control the volume levels as well. The SSVC2 also handles the impedance matching for the two speaker pairs connected in parallel to your speaker B. That VSX-79 is a real classic, it features a Phono input as well as S-Video connections. But I am sure as most of the Pioneer Elite products it is very well built. We can also satisfy your Cable needs featuring both 16 and 14 gauge in both 2 and 4 conductor versions all CL3 rated approved for in-wall and outdoor applications. Please let me know if you need further clarification. If you need further info please contact me at tim@osdaudio.com.

TL

By Garth from St.Louis on December 4, 2011
Can I hook these to my big screen tv? It is just a few feet inside the house.
By Customer Service - Q&A on December 5, 2011

Answer:
Hi Garth,

It sounds like you want to hear the sound from your TV on your outside deck. Most televisions do not have speaker level outputs. Check your owner’s manual or look at the back of the TV for an external speaker output that connects with speaker wire. A number of the new Flat Panel sets have RCA signal level outputs which are un-amplified and need a dedicated amplifier to use with these AP520 Patio speakers. I would be happy to research this further but will need to know the make and model of your TV. You could send us a follow up question.

TL

By William Rodgers from Mobile, AL on April 18, 2012
I need to replace two pairs of outdoor speakers that have been in place over 20 years. The brackets are rusting, so can you tell me the material of the AP520 brackets?

Thanks.

William


By Customer Service - Q&A on April 19, 2012

Answer:
Hi William,

The AP520 Brackets are a powder coated steel and will rust if you scratch off the powder coating. We chose metal brackets over plastic because they are more consistent and will not break or turn yellow.

TL/MA


By David from New York, New York on April 20, 2012
Is it possible to directly connect an IPod to these speakers? Using a headphone jack?
By Customer Service - Q&A on April 22, 2012

Answer:
Hi David:

These Patio Speakers are passive with no internal Power Amplifier. The iPod headphone jack needs to be connect to an external Power Amplifier (like our OSD AMP120) with a mini 3.5mm RCA to a stereo RCA adapter cable. Then the speakers are connected with speaker wire from the amplifier to the individual Right and Left AP520 speaker.

TL

By Bruce from Woodstock, GA on September 3, 2012
I need to replace the grills that cover the front of the speaker housing. Are they available?
By Customer Service - Q&A on September 3, 2012

Answer:
Hi Bruce:

We typically have replacements available. Please contact Brennan at brennan@osdaudio.com. He will be able help you out.

TL
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Product Reviews

AP520 High Definition Outdoor Patio Speaker 5.25" Pair Black White 2-Way 70V Optional
$59.95
4.5 Stars based on 58 Review(s)
Joe
Texas
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Good speakers
July 13, 2016
Sound is very good for two way outdoor speakers

Mike
Chicago Suburbs
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Nice Purchase
May 13, 2016
My deck wasn't finished yet when these arrived at my home and wanting to test them right away I hooked one up to the front left side of my surround sound in the living room. I was using it with some pretty high end Polk Audio M30 towers and bookshelf speakers. I'll have to say that one outdoor speaker held it's own. Obviously not a total match but I was surprised at the sound quality in comparison. They have since been placed on the new completed deck and sound just fine. Crisp , clean and just enough lows. I nice speaker value.Only thing I can really say bad is exactly what I read in reviews before I purchased them. Something needs to be done in regards to the brackets or the screwdown itself. Some type of pin or slot to lock them in place so over tightening isnt required.

Drhoh
Solon, Ohio
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

sound good
January 20, 2016
Installed these speakers on a Saturday afternoon. Sunday the weather went "winter" in this area. So cold that we have not been out to the hot tub since. They sounded great on installation day, as I am sure they will when we get the chance to be outdoors when the weather cooperates.

Todd
Norman, OK
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Perfect for the patio
January 23, 2015
Great outdoor patio speaker.

Andrew
Michigan
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Excellent outdoor speakers
July 24, 2014
My speakers arrived just a couple of days ago; I installed and started listening to them yesterday. They arrived quickly and in great condition. The packaging was very good and easy to deal with. The mounts are very good, solid, easy to install and provide a fair amount of adjustment in one plane. The speakers are easy to hook up and provide solid, clear sound outdoors. I rate them five stars for being excellent at what they are meant to be - outdoor patio speakers with 5.25" woofers. If you want monster bass you need to pay for a larger woofer. I haven't had them long enough to experience how they handle adverse weather but they appear to be suitably well built for that.
Pros:
Extremely good clarity and good power for patio speakers. The sound is very true in upper and mid register.
Cons:
Little bass but with 5 1/4 drivers you cannot expect the bass of larger speakers or subwoofers.

Mike Desrosiers
Cool, CA
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

great
December 20, 2013
they sound great, we are using them to play outdoor Christmas music

BOB
ARMSTRONG WI.
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

PRICE IS RIGHT
October 10, 2013
GREAT SOUND,EASY INSTALATION,ENJOY THEM ALOT.
Pros:
GOOD VALUE

Randy
Springfield, Mo.
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

great speakers
October 8, 2013
I have purchase two different brand pairs of speakers and now this brand is far better than those other brands. Great sound and quality speakers for the money!

Aidan
Nashville
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Great sounding outdoor speakers
September 24, 2013
I debated for months buying these for my deck, because I work in the music business, and I'm picky about sound. I shopped in stores and online, and kept coming back to these. I was concerned that they would give me enough low end, and enough coverage for both my deck, and pool area, and I didn't want to spend too much on them. For the money, these speakers sound great. More low end than expected, and I can get them loud enough to here them down at the pool level (6 feet lower than the main deck) without distorting. While they are not PA speakers, they're perfect for outside music and sports broadcasts! They were less expensive than anything else I found in this size range, and they arrived VERY quickly!
Pros:
Good frequency range and response, with more low end than expected, and they handle enough power to get them fairly loud without clipping. Well built and look really good on the wall.
Cons:
I have them mounted vertically, and I have NO trouble with them. I would be concerned however that the mounting bracket might be a bit flimsy if mounting them horizontally.
Best Uses:
Great for outdoor music. Perfect size to be unobtrusive on patio or deck.

Dave
Colorado City , Colorado
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Great Sound
August 31, 2013
Great outdoor speakers for the price, the sound is very good.

RMD
NEPA
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

AP520
August 5, 2013
Great sound for the price! Didn't give 5 stars because of the Mounting system. The Knobs don't seem to hold the speakers in a steady position.and the speakers can easily continue to swivel even when fully tightened. Other than that, a great buy!

Don
New Hampshire
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Decent speakers for the price
August 1, 2013
Arrived as promised and filled my need. Used them for pool speakers and are about 50 feet from the pool. Plenty loud without distortion but I am not into acid rock or heavy metal.

Ron
Buckeye, Arizona
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Great Speakers
July 24, 2013
These speakers sound great for the price.
Pros:
Easy to install and look great
Cons:
none

Doug
Pa
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Good speaker, bad bracket
July 17, 2013
Speakers sound great, easy to install. Tried to mount speakers horizontally. could not tighten thumb screw enough on one speaker. Kept flopping down towards ground.. Ended up stripping thumb screw ,so mounted them vertically.
Pros:
sound quality. weather proof
Cons:
thumb screw mounts
Best Uses:
have exposed to weather around pool.

Derek
Chico, California
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

great affordable speakers
July 17, 2013
Put these out by the pool and they sound as good as my paradigm interior speakers. Clear with nice bass tones. Would recommend to anyone looking for nice looking and sounding exterior speakers
Pros:
Easy install, quality construction.

Debbie Vincent
Gallatin, Tennessee
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

AWESOME
July 17, 2013
These speakers have to be the best quality out there for the price. (fast shipping too) My techno-savvy son helped us pick them out for our outdoor pavilion and we could not believe the quality of the sound. If we turned it all the way up, I'm quite sure you could hear it clearly all the way at the end of the road (but of course we wouldn't....lol). They mount easily and look great too. Thanks OSD!

Doug
Claremont, IL
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Good Speaker for the money
July 14, 2013
Pros Sounds good and look good. If you are looking for a lot of base you better get the ones with bigger sub. Cons Only con I see is the knobs that attach speaker to bracket was afraid I would over tighten and strip threads speakers still move but doesn't hurt the way they sound that is why I gave them 4 stars instead of 5.

Ron
Dana Point, CA
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Speakers Serve The Purpose!
July 7, 2013
Easy purchase process and quick delivery. I have only used the speakers for a few days, however they were easy to install and seem to have decent sound for the purpose I needed. Had a group over for July 4th fire works and everyone enjoyed the sound.
Pros:
Easy to install Easy to adjust angle and connect speaker wires Seems to have decent sound for the 15' x 24' deck that have been mounted on
Cons:
Too early to tell
Best Uses:
Outdoor patio deck

Ken
Brandy Station, VA
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

tonal quality and value outweigh bracket shortcomings
July 1, 2013
I purchased these speakers to hang horizontally under the eave near my pool. Out of the box the build quality looks rugged and durable. Speaker terminals are tight and grill fits like a glove - no chance for rattles. As expected, the sound was flat and uninspiring at first, but after two days, they have broken in nicely and provide bright highs and good response down to the 100 Hz area. Below that, forget about it, but remember these are 5-1/4" drivers. Bring plenty of power too because the 88db sensitivity robs a lot of what is coming down the pipe. I was skeptical about all the comments regarding the weak fastening of the brackets to the speakers assuming "user error", but those comments are spot on. When I first attached the brackets to the speakers for a "test fit", I noticed that the tightening knobs could not get tight enough to lock the bracket between the knob and speaker (and I didn't dare over tighten after reading some of the reviews about breaking the knobs). Careful evaluation revealed that one of three things was going on: 1) the hole in the speaker beneath the threaded nut was not deep enough to accept the knob bolt, 2) the knob bolt was too long for the threaded nut clearance, or 3) there was not enough material on the face of the tightening nut to take up the remaining space when the bolt bottomed out. I considered drilling out the hole a little to see if I could afford enough clearance for the bolt, but didn't feel I could remove material completely enough to allow the bolt to insert farther. Cutting a couple mm's off the bolt was also considered and would have been my next approach if not for the success of the least invasive modification, which was to insert a large rubber washer between the tightening know and the bracket. I cut 4 large discs with a hole in the middle out of thick rubber with a diameter just smaller than the circular lip on the inside of the knobs (so they would not be visible), and placed one of them over each knob bolt before inserting through the bracket. This took up the space left by the poor design and allowed me to get nice tight bracket-to-speaker connections. I suspect other materials could be used. This defect should definitely be addressed by the manufacturer for future releases. Overall I am very pleased with them and it's not too hard to sell the significant other on a package that costs less than $80. Once you address the bracket issue, the speakers are a smash. Can see adding another pair to the rear deck in the near future.

Rick
San Antonio, TX
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Great speakers
June 25, 2013
Bought these speakers about a month ago. I spent a lot of time researching outdoor speakers and settled on these from OSD. I couldn't be more pleased. They sound great at any volume. The OSD was very easy to work with. When my speakers showed up they were missing a set of screws to attach to the hanger. A quick email exchange and the OSD team had them shipped out. Also, I had purchased an outdoor volume control that I didn't end up needing. Returning the product was simple and easy.

Bonnie M
United States
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Very Happy with these
June 14, 2013
These speakers were the perfect size to use outside under the roofing area. Now we have music by the pool from zone 2 of our Pioneer receiver.Thanks for your customer support in assisting us to find the right items.
Best Uses:
Patio

" Ira "
Upland , CA.
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Ap520 outdoor speakers
June 8, 2013
Speakers are just what I wanted. They look great and sound great. There is nothing on the market for that price that comes even close They were very easy to mount and adjust .. I'm very pleased with my purchase.
Pros:
Best value great sound
Cons:
None
Best Uses:
Indoor or outdoor. Great for surround sound systems.

Marianne
Manson, Washington
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Nice speakers
May 2, 2013
These were perfect for our deck. They sound great and not too large nor too small. Like them and the sound.

Hal
Chocowinity NC
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

nice for the money
January 13, 2013
placed speakers under the gunnels of 29 center console @ bow great sound for the price
Pros:
Attractive Design, Easy To Set Up, Easy to Mount, Great Sound Quality

outsider
Branson, MO
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Just what I was looking for
November 7, 2012
Product is being used to supply music to an outdoor patio, and mounted under a deck to protect form the weather. Small enough so they don't stick out like a sore thumb, yet big enough to supply the good sound quality.
Pros:
Easy To Set Up, Easy to Mount, Good Value, Good Sound
Cons:
Nothing So Far
Best Uses:
Outdoors