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OS850 High Definition Omni 8" Two-Way Outdoor Ground Speaker Optional 70V

Product code: OSD-OS850-70V

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Features & Specifications

If you want the best omni speaker on the market, the OS850 is the one! We designed this outdoor ground speaker with fiberglass, not ABS plastic, for even better sound quality. This sturdy omni ground speaker is tough and includes a weatherproof 8" down-firing polypypropylene woofer that cannot collect condensation or dust. A new molded tweeter and woofer combo delivers smooth indoor quality sound and broader dynamic range for outdoor use, while the large weather-resistant port adds efficiency and additional 6dB of bass output. Installation is easy. Add one or even two for full, 360 degrees of beautiful sound in your backyard.

What Is an Omni Speaker?
Popular with landscape professionals and audio contractors, omni speakers offer omni-directional, 360° surround sound with no obstructions. If there are multiple people scattered in different areas, the sound is consistent, not mixed. This feature plus the durable nature of the Omni make it a popular speaker for theme parks, hotels, and resorts; however, omnis are also quite common for residential use.

Should I bury my omni speaker to get better sound?
You don't have to bury your Omni speakers but it will enhance sound quality and here's why. The sound comes out of the "mushroom cap" on top of the speaker. When you bury the omni (a few inches above the grille), the sound has a surface to bounce off of--the ground acts like a tuned baffle!

What kind of amplification do I need?
The OS850 is a passive speaker, meaning it will require power from an amplifier or receiver. This speaker has high power handling so you'll want to pair it with an amp that can handle 300W. We suggest our AP200 high current amp to get the best sound performance from your new omni speaker.

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Other Product Info

If you want the best omni speaker in the market, this high definition garden omni 360 degree in ground speaker, designed for theme parks, hotels, or any architecturally landscaped area, simplify installation and deliver deep, rich and clear sound. This omni speaker is a 8” woofer cone with rubber surround, 1.5” mylar dome tweeter with 2 step crossover design for audiophile application.
This garden speakers are designed to blend into any environment which can be used for in-landscape burial. The enclosure is not made by ABS plastics like other omni speakers in the market. We all know ABS can have resonance that can't produce tight bass. We actually design this speaker using the same materials making our rock speakers (reinforced raisin fiber class). The result is a deep clean and tight bass that no other omni speaker in the market can produce. This advance USA engineering design ensures performance in even the most temperamental and unpredictable climates.

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QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

By Dick HERRICK from Ohio on March 16, 2012
Is a sub needed with he 850 speakers
By Customer Service - Q&A on March 16, 2012

Answer:
Hi Dick:

These speakers feature an 8 inch mid bass driver and have decent bass already. You can purchase and install the pair and I believe you will be very happy with the bass response. We do feature a dedicated subwoofer that matches these speakers(OM-SUB300) but it would need a dedicated subwoofer amplifier like our SMP250 to really make an impact. This can be easily added after the initial installation. As always we feature 30 day satisfaction guarantee. Thank you for considering OSD Audio branded products.

TL

By Mike from Montreal, CANADA on July 2, 2012
After looking around quite a bit, I think I'm sold on a pair of OS850 speakers. The reviews on these seem to be very good.

What kind of power source would work best with these? I would like to connect an ipod and stream satellite radio thru them. I do have a 'boom box' type radio but I'm not sure they will work properly with it?! What would you recommend?

Thanks.
By Customer Service - Q&A on July 3, 2012

Answer:
hi tim

Hi Mike,

We recommend our AMP200 that features audiophile quality sound and automatic source switching so you can connect both your iPod and stream satellite radio. What ever you connect to input #1 takes priority while that source is active. When you turn it off, Input #2 becomes active (between 3 to 15 seconds after shutting your #1 source off; there is knob that varies the delay). We also offer CL3-rated speaker wire approved for both in-wall applications as well as direct burial. Terminate the OS850 with our Aqua-Blue connectors and you will be set. The OS850 connects to the Speaker A output, and you still have Speaker B to connect additional speakers as well. Note that the AMP200 is a High Current model that features a 2-ohm rating. If you have the room or need, you could easily connect two pair of the OS850 speakers in parallel (creating a 4-ohm load) and the amp would have no problems playing as long and as loud as you want.

TL/MA

By Donal from Bermuda on March 28, 2012
I am looking to get an outdoor waterproof speaker to bring out boating, I am looking to just connect an MP3 player to the speakers and have a portable power source, would this speaker be suitable or does it need to be connect to an amp? If not suitable what would you recommend?
By Customer Service - Q&A on March 28, 2012

Answer:
Hi Donal,
This would need an amp or receiver for power, and it is completely weatherproof. We don’t recommend submerging it in water, however. Take a look at our wireless speakers like the AW825. This weather-resistant speaker uses a transmitter and can be run on batteries or a AC power cord.
CL/MA

By Bob from Great Neck, NY on July 29, 2012
Does this speaker require a 2-wire or 4-wire connection?
By Customer Service - Q&A on July 30, 2012

Answer:
Bob,
This would take the standard 2 conductor.
CL

By David J from Phoenix, AZ on April 9, 2012
I'm interested in using these in the Phoenix, AZ area. They would be subjected to harsh sunlight all year. Is there a recommended way to paint these a light color? Would painting them void any warranty?
By Customer Service - Q&A on April 9, 2012

Answer:
Hi David:

Painting the speakers would not void the warranty on the internal components. I would take the speaker to a dedicated paint store to get a opinion on what paint would work best on enclosure for your enviroment.

TL


By David J from Phoenix, AZ on April 10, 2012
Thanks for the quick reply on my painting question. Now, one last detail I forgot to ask before. If I use these in the 70v configuration you offer, what would the frequency response be? You show 38 to 20k for the 8 ohm version, my TOA 900 amps send out 20-20k, so I hope the 70v version of this system keeps close to the original 8 ohm specs. Thanks again.
By Customer Service - Q&A on April 10, 2012

Answer:
Hi David:

Frequency Response should be identical only it will be in Mono of course.

TL

By Bill from Arcadia, on August 3, 2012
I have a four speaker system, presently 3 GS3s that are installed in our landscape, and one small 6" RCA 50w speaker that I move around. I have had troubles with the GS3s (one "died", and one seems unable to produce anything by very low sound levels...but one is very good)). So now my thought is to purchase 2 OS850's and "match" them with my remaining GS3 and RCA....is that workable? Thanks
By Customer Service - Q&A on August 8, 2012

Answer:
Hi Bill:

I am assuming you are referring to the LS3 speakers. Can you tell us how you have your system wired. It sounds like you are running everything in mono. It would help to know what sources you are using as well. Are you utilizing any Volume Controls or Speaker Selector? Bottom line the OS-850 speakers can replace the LS3 speakers and will provide a much more open and louder sound. Knowing your setup will help me understand better. How old are the LS3, are they still under warranty?

TL

By Bill from Arcadia, ca on August 3, 2012
I have a four speaker system, presently 3 GS3s that are installed in our landscape, and one small 6" RCA 50w speaker that I move around. I have had troubles with the GS3s (one "died", and one seems unable to produce anything by very low sound levels...but one is very good)). So now my thought is to purchase 2 OS850's and "match" them with my remaining GS3 and RCA....is that workable? Thanks
By Customer Service - Q&A on August 8, 2012

Answer:
Hi Bill:

Yes the OS850 can be used to replace the LS3 (I am assuming these are the speaker you were referring to). I am curious about your system. What are you using for the source, are you using either volume controls or a speaker selector. Are you using a Receiver or amplifier (would like to know including make an model of all your components). Are the LS3 still under warranty, maybe we can figure what went wrong with the LS3's.

TL

By Claudio from Orlando, Florida on December 10, 2012
I bought 4 speakers OS850 however they do not sound clear. I am using a receiver Onkyo TX - NR616. I also bought an Amplifier MX1260 but I did not install yet. My question will be how to install the amp using the receiver? Plus I am worried that just using the receiver the speaker is not sounding right... imagine with the amp... Any help before I think that these speaker do not perform right?
By Customer Service - Q&A on December 11, 2012

Answer:
Hi Claudio,

We need to know what other components you were planning to use with the MX1260 multi-channel amp. Assuming it would be used for more than the four OS-850 omni speakers, we suggest connecting the MX1260 to the Zone 2 Pre-amp output of the Onkyo NR616 to the Buss 1 input. You could connect all four of the OS-850 to channels 1, 2, 3 and 4 of the MX1260. Set the switch for Zone 1 and 2 to ST or Stereo. Then make sure the input switch is set to Buss #1 for all four speakers. Then connect the first speaker to the left output of channel 1 and the second speaker to the right channel. Repeat for the third and fourth speaker from Zone 2 (channel 3 & 4). Make sure to adjust the gain control for each speaker to about half way. Now you will be able to hear all four speakers and see if the sound quality is isolated to one or all of the speakers.

TL/MA
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By Lisa from Las Vegas, NV on June 15, 2012
I'm looking for 37 of the OS850. Do you have them in stock and would this be the best price i could get. We are a reseller.
By Customer Service - Q&A on June 15, 2012

Answer:
Hi Lisa:

We have ample stock of the 8 ohm version. Less than 37 of our transformer 70V version. Please call me at 562-697-2600 (ext 110) or email me at tim@osdaudio so I can discuss further.

TL

Product Reviews

OS850 High Definition Omni 8" Two-Way Outdoor Ground Speaker Optional 70V
$199.95
5 Stars based on 15 Review(s)
Juston
Orlando FL
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Best value omni speaker
February 21, 2017
This is one speaker that won't disappoint, I own a pair of the ap850 both together is amazing, I will get a Qsc cx302 to power these and the ap's, the 70 volt option is nice even though I have a 70 volt Amp I doubt I'll be using it
Pros:
Extremely heavy well made durable enclosure
Cons:
Glue on every crack and corner, woofers voice coil isn't properly sealed, they show that it's ported when it's not and they is no grill or other protection for the drivers themselves
Best Uses:
Commercial sound quality

Dave Kessler
Ashland, Pa.
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Great outside unit!
May 11, 2013
Was very satisfied with first purchase of 1-pair about 4-years ago. One speaker broke this past winter and not sure why. Hope this will last longer.
Pros:
Easy to install, good sound and the ability to purchase just one.
Cons:
Non-if this one lasts longer.
Best Uses:
Outside sound is excelent with easy installation.

Chris
Point Pleasant NJ
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Omni Outdoor Speaker
May 1, 2013
Amazing!!..........I dont normally write reviews but these speakers sound amazing... I replaced 4 in my yard and from highs down to the bass they are the best sounding outdoor speakers period. I installed them 2 weeks ago and I already got several compliments from friends.
Pros:
Great Sounding.....Easy hook-up...blend into the landscaping and id I say sound amazing!
Cons:
None

Outdoor HQ
Corona, CA
5 Stars

Provides lots of Bass!
August 27, 2012
Great speaker for the middle of large outdoor area. Provides great low end sounds.
Pros:
Great Sound Quality, Good Power Output
Cons:
NONE
Best Uses:
Outdoors

Red Baron
Plano, Texas
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

great sounds
July 3, 2012
The speakers have great bass and are very efficient. Work absolutely perfect in my back yard.
Pros:
Good Power Output, Great Sound Quality
Best Uses:
Outdoors

Rich
Phoenix, ,AZ.
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

great sound!
June 12, 2012
outdoor speakers that are perfect for my application. the sound is awesome , but the speaker is not the most attractive looking.Once shrubs cover them up , everything will be perfect!!
Pros:
Good Power Output, Great Sound Quality, Easy to Mount, Easy To Set Up
Best Uses:
Home, Outdoors

Geoff
Sacramento, CA
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Excellent speakers!
April 25, 2012
I had these installed at either side of our pool in the corners of the yard and they sound incredible! It's very difficult to get "full" sounding speakers for an outdoor application but these do the trick.
Pros:
They sound great, Great Sound Quality, Good Power Output, Easy to Mount, Easy To Set Up
Best Uses:
Outdoors, Home

Bob the gray-haired head-banger
Milwaukee, WI
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

So far so good
August 6, 2011
I bought these to replace a set of Bose Environmental 51 speakers on my patio that just couldn't take the power. These speakers eat up the power and sound AWESOME. They are a complement to a pair of OSD AP850 speakers that I've had mounted to my overhang for a couple of years already and still sound great! If they last for a while I am completely satisfied.
Pros:
Great Sound Quality, Good Power Output
Best Uses:
Outdoors

Doc LS
Little Rock, AR
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Great sound, great price
June 23, 2011
These speakers are designed to "hide away" in the stubs but If you have a large deck or patio to fill with sound, these speakers are the ticket. Really nice omnipresent sound quality and decent bass with the 8" woffer. I compared the specs and price with the Bose and choose to try these (so far I'm glad I did). Only come in green but have a paintable surface.
Pros:
Easy To Setup, Great Sound Quality
Best Uses:
Outdoors

Ray S.
Undisclosed
5 Stars

Just Intalled my OS850. ...
September 1, 2009
Just Intalled my OS850. Wow!! what great sound quality. I replaced an old omni speaker with the speaker facing up from the bottom. I was tired of cleaning out debris from the the speaker, so I thought the OS850 would be a great replacement. What a great choice. It was well packed for shipping and a perfect fit in the existing hole. Thank you outdoor speaker depot!!!!! I'm an extreemly happy customer!!!

Gary
Undisclosed
5 Stars

I've owned these ...
July 17, 2009
I've owned these speakers for a year now, and still sound great in my backyard. I bring them in out of heavy rain, but they do handle wet weather. Going down to 38 HZ is crucial for good bass, and these come through.

John
Undisclosed
5 Stars

I do not beleive it could ...
August 21, 2008
I do not beleive it could have been any better. All the way down the line.

Greg P
Undisclosed
5 Stars

I purchased two of these ...
August 15, 2008
I purchased two of these OS850s. one arrived damaged. So i call customer service. I was alittle put back as they told be i could only process a return through and e-mail. Well with in 2 hours after the e-mail was sent I received a pre-paid UPS lable frothe retrun. The next day we took the speated to the local UPS store. That same after noon I received an E-mail that they has shipped a replacment. it arived the next day. Now that is GREAT customer service. Thanks

Bruce
Undisclosed
5 Stars

I had the Omni OS650 for ...
July 8, 2008
I had the Omni OS650 for over 20 years. When it came time to replace I went back to Omni as a proven product. I liked the 360 sound and wanted a more substantial speaker for my next purchase. Speaker Outlet offered the new OS850 and I ordered a pair back in April. Danial in customer service did an outstanding job in keeping me informed while encountering some manufacturing delays. % stars for customer service. I got my speakes just in time for a weekend party. The installation was easy since I was replacing like product. turned on the stereo and WOW, these speakers are pretty cool. These are so good, when going from inside to outside of the house, there was no loss of music quality. One of my guest even commented that the outside sounded better than the inside. During the delay, I thought I would change to a directional speaker. Danial again was helpful in advising me that if I liked the old Omni 360 these would be well worth the wait, and he was right. If you want the best sounding yard speaker for the mony, get the OS850, and don't hesitated to deal with Outdoor Speaker Depot, they are the best.

Richard
Undisclosed
5 Stars

This speaker rocks! The ...
October 16, 2006
This speaker rocks! The clarity, the imaging, the bass I can't believe how good the sound is. OSD you need to produce your own and bring down the cost.