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RS850 High Fidelity 8" Rock Speaker

Product code: OSD-RS850

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Features & Specifications

The Outdoor Rock Speaker OSD Audio RS850 is an excellent addition to your garden, poolside area or anywhere else in your landscape. With 200 watts of power that produces clear, rich sound over a 120 to 200-foot distribution area, this all-weather speaker is durable, reliable and designed to blend right in to its surroundings. It comes in canyon brown and granite gray.

How Durable Is This Speaker?
We reassure customers all the time. OSD Audio rock speakers are built for all types of weather. These outdoor speakers utilize weather-resistant components for years of trouble free performance. We also use non-water absorbing materials, which is critical in winter so it won't freeze and crack. The shape is also designed to withstand large amounts of pressure, extreme temperatures and moisture. Remember though, outdoor speakers are an investment, so take care of them. Storing them away from extreme weather conditions will only lengthen the time you will get enjoying outdoor speakers.

What Kind of Speaker Cable Should I Use?
We recommend using our waterproof wire and wire connectors specifically designed for the outdoors. These speaker cables that can withstand extreme weather conditions like rain, snow and high temperatures and incorporate twice the insulation and a formulated white polyethylene jacket that is U/V resistant. If you plan to bury the cable in the ground, we recommend using direct burial cable.

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Other Product Info

Free ground shipping for a limited time Audiophile sound reference series. Guaranteed to sound better than most rock speakers on the market or your money back. The HF15 is the best sounding and most realistic looking rock speaker on earth! It produces clarity rich sound over a 120-200 foot distribution radius with no distortion and is exceptional for the largest outdoor areas.

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QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

By Katherine from Yakima, WA on May 10, 2012
I am looking at purchasing 2 sets of these rock speakers, I want to connect to my XM Radio will this work for both sets? Do I have purchase the wires for each speaker? How far away can I place the speakers from my XM Radio?

By Customer Service - Q&A on May 10, 2012

Answer:
Katherine,
These speakers would be powered with an amp or receiver, you would hook your XM radio here. The speakers would be wired with a direct line for each back to the power source with speaker cable. Up to 100ft 16 gauge-2 conductor is fine. To drive 2 pairs of these speakers, I would recommend our AMP200.
I hope that helps. If you have setup questions or need more info please call 1.888.779.4968 or email me Casey@outdoorspeakerdepot.com
CL
By Customer Service - Q&A on May 10, 2012

Answer:
Hi Katherine:

CL is telling you most XM radios are preamp output. The signal has to go through an amplifier to create Speaker Level Output which is the connection for the RS850 Rocks. The AMP200 would be the ideal choice for powering two pair of these Rock Speakers.

TL

By Tim from Phoenix on November 17, 2012
Why should I buy these instead of the TIC TFS12 which are considerably less money?
Thanks
By Customer Service - Q&A on November 19, 2012

Answer:
Hi Tim,
The RS850 is the best quality we offer. They are superb at both high and low volumes, with a rich deep bass and the crispest highs. The TIC you mention is a dual voice coil, what is your application? Do you need a single stereo speaker ?
CL 1385

By Bob from Great Neck, NY on July 29, 2012
How far apart can these speakers be placed to still have good stereo sound?
By Customer Service - Q&A on July 30, 2012

Answer:
Bob,
Placement ideally would be 8-10 ft apart
CL

By AR from Dallas, TX on April 15, 2012
Got confused about the spec "Power handling: 300W".
Is the power rating:
- Continuous (RMS) Power ?
- or Program (Music) Power ?
- or Peak Power ?

I am thinking of getting several of your Rock and Patio speakers and plan power the speakers with QSC amps (GX3, GX5, ..). Understanding the power rating will help in figuring out the combinations.
By Customer Service - Q&A on April 17, 2012

Answer:
Hi AR:

Power Hadling on these speakers 300 watts RMS. I would suggest 2 pairs powered by a single QSC GX3 wired in Parallel the amplifier would see around a 4 ohm load creating some 425 watts per channel output from this workhorse. Plenty of output for your outside application.

TL

Product Reviews

RS850 High Fidelity 8" Rock Speaker
$149.95
5 Stars based on 39 Review(s)
John
Philadelphia, PA
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Best speakers for the money
July 22, 2013
I purchased two of the granite colored RS850 speakers and am very satisfied with the sound quality. I had shopped around and was looking at Klipsch and other equivalent outdoor speakers but reading the specs and the reviews I decided to go with the RS850s. I am very happy with my decision on both the appearance and the quality of the sound they produce. So far I am 100% satisfied and would say they are well worth the money!

Ron Taylor
Phoenix AZ
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Great Speakers! Great Price!
February 26, 2015
I researched quite a few rock speakers and I found these to be the best for the price. I have installed name brand rock speakers and outdoor speakers for many of my clients and these RS850s compete very well with rock speakers in the $400 to $600 range. I highly recommend the RS850s. These speakers are for my own use and so far they have performed perfectly......Cheers.......RHRT

Andy R.
Fort Lauderdale
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Outstanding Speakers
August 22, 2013
After much research on outdoor speakers I settled on the OSD RS 850s. I was looking for something at ground level to enjoy wherever we are in the back yard - or in the pool and to compliment my wall-mounted Axiom outdoor speakers for a surround sound effect. I've had these speakers for over 5 weeks now. They are in the far corners of my pool patio approximately 30 feet from each other. The sound is clear and crisp and the frequency range allows me to hear instruments and sounds of all varieties. These are powerful speakers being driven by an Onkyo TX-NR5010. I added a speaker volume control to equalize the sound between the Axioms and OSDs - worked out well! We are absolutely delighted with the sound field produced by these puppies - as are our neighbors (well not so much by one of them). I highly recommend these speakers to anybody wanting great sound!
Pros:
The frequency range and sound field produced when properly placed.
Cons:
I would have preferred binder posts rather loose wires requiring wire nuts to connect - just a pet peeve of mine - especially since I ran 12 gauge direct burial cable as the furthest speaker 120 feet from the receiver.

Charlie Mattson
Paramus, New Jersey
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Very good
August 11, 2013
These speakers sound better than any that I listened to & were less expensive, very good quality

Rich
Long Island , NY
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Outdoor Rock Speaker OSD Audio RS850
July 14, 2013
I am very happy with the rock speakers that I recently lpurchased...They look great in the backyard next to the pool...I hooked them up to a Sonos amplifier and the quality of the sound is excellent...

Szac
Charlotte
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Awesome Sounding Speakers!
February 16, 2013
I will use these speakers with my RV.
Pros:
Great Sound Quality, Easy To Set Up, Good Power Output, Easy to Mount, Attractive Design
Best Uses:
Outdoors

MHerman
Wentzville, MO
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

RS850 Audiophile Reference Rock Speakers
July 19, 2012
I purchased a pair of RS850 speakers to go around my pool area. I was alittle hesitate about buying speakers that I have not listened to first. However, after installing the speakers I was impressed by the quality of the sound at such a great price.The speakers arrived a couple of days after I ordered them, free shipping, doubled boxed for protection. My friends also have been impressed on the quality of the sound. My only complaint is that the speaker wire coming out of the back of the speaker boxes was a smaller gauge than I expected.
Pros:
Easy To Set Up, Great Sound Quality, Easy to Mount, Attractive Design, Good Power Output
Cons:
Small gauge connect wire
Best Uses:
Outdoors, Pool side

GreatGC
Virginia Beach, VA
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Love My Rock Speakers
June 30, 2012
Installed my RS850's around our pool and they sound awesome! Everyone that comes over comments on how good they sound.
Pros:
Great Sound Quality, Easy To Set Up
Best Uses:
Outdoors

Dan
Texas
4 Stars

Good Sound
May 28, 2012
One of speakers was defective on 1st shipment, however the speaker was promptly replaced including no cost to me return shipping. Great customer service. Dan
Pros:
Great Sound Quality
Best Uses:
Outdoors

Chicken man
Huntsville Alabama
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Ordered a 2nd !!
March 31, 2012
Purchased a RS850 speaker to replace a high priced speaker that went out and after reading reviews made the order. When I hooked it up it blew me away. I have a large outdoor area around my pool and the sound quality is awesome. Just ordered a 2nd speaker to have a matched pair and can't wait to hear them both. Don't waste your money on speakers that are double the price. Shipping was very quick and free.
Pros:
Attractive Design, Great Sound Quality, Good Power Output, Easy to Mount, Easy To Set Up
Best Uses:
Outdoors

Patio Matt
Colorado
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Beyond my expectations
June 15, 2011
Super impressed with these speakers. As a VERY picky audiophile, I was skeptical at such a good price, but they have exceeded my expectations. Only thing that I'd love to have more of is bass, but don't get me wrong, they are not light on bass, I just love bass. A subwoofer stump would make this an outdoor dream for sure. Great quality, so far surviving colorado sun and wind and rain with zero issues.
Pros:
Good Power Output, Great Sound Quality, Easy To Setup
Cons:
Medium Bass
Best Uses:
Outdoors

Anonymous
Undisclosed
5 Stars

Just got my speakers last ...
November 19, 2010
Just got my speakers last night and immediately connected them to my 150 W per channel receiver...the sound was incredible! My family and I couldn't believe such powerful, clear sound from these speakers. I purchased 2 pair to go around our pool and I couldn't be happier. Thanks so much for the great service and quick shipping!

Anonymous
Kentucky
5 Stars

Originally I purchased a ...
May 3, 2010
Originally I purchased a pair and was incredibly impressed. I've bought five more and have 7 around the pool, Emotiva 7 channel amp, denon receiver and the system rocks my pool area. On nice days I bring out my 15 inch powered sub and my outside system is more enjoyable than my home system. Rocks are outside 8 months of the year, going on 3 yrs and great condition still. Highly recommend them.

Tom
Undisclosed
5 Stars

It was great to talk to a ...
July 12, 2009
It was great to talk to a live knowledgeable person each time I called to place an order or ask a technical question. I am very satisfied with my 4 pairs of outdoor speakers. I do not normally purchase online and I would recommend Outdoor Speaker Depot to anyone interested in setting up outdoor speakers. They sound awesome at a very reasonable price. Tom M.

Frank
Undisclosed
5 Stars

I am so happy that I ...
June 23, 2009
I am so happy that I spent my money on the RS850 rock speakers. I live in Pennsylvania and the speakers arrived in the time promised in double boxes. I spent so much time worrying about what rock speakers to buy and I was so apprehensive about my choice. As soon as I hooked them up, I knew all my worry was for nothing! Those of you out there that are on the fence, jump over it. You won't regret your purchase. I am very pleased with the sound. These speakers have great bass as well as fantastic high end. Thanks OSD for a great product.

Russel
Undisclosed
5 Stars

The speakers arrived ...
May 7, 2008
The speakers arrived right on time. We hooked them up and they sound beautiful. I was impressed by the overall quality of the speaker. I kept telling my buddy, a complete audiophile freak, that they felt heavy. (very well constructed) He didnt agree before seeing them for himself but, when we got done hooking them up and listening, he asked for the link to the website to order a pair for himself.

Michael
Undisclosed
5 Stars

I would recommend these ...
April 29, 2008
I would recommend these speakers RS850 (HF15) to anyone thinking about purchasing a commensurate brand from Rockustics or Niles. In fact, these speakers sound much better outdoors than the smaller Rockustics at $770/pair did indoors. My neighbor and I installed 4 of these over the weekend in his back yard and trimmed out the install with volume controls for front and back sets. They are being driven by a Yamaha HTR-6050 receiver. Customer service was very professional and courteous and shipping was on time They look great and sound fantastic Sincerely, Michael

Harv
Undisclosed
5 Stars

I just connected a pair ...
February 5, 2008
I just connected a pair of the HF15s in my backyard. I'm still landscaping so they're not officially installed, but after a ton of research and reading the reviews here, I just couldn't wait to take em out for a spin. To get a good sense of how they'd sound for different genres, I played some Coltrane, Jill Scott, Pat Metheny, Soundgarden, and Mos Def. Everything sounded AWESOME! I was I used to lug my floor-standing Sony tower speakers outside whenever I was grilling, working or having a cigar. Well these sound even better and of course, the convenience of permanent outdoor speakers is priceless. Though the look wasn't as important to me as the sound, I couldn't be happier with that aspect as well. I am building a koi pond with lots of moss rock, and these babies blend in perfectly! I can't wait to show em off when the outdoor party season starts this spring. I hope my neighbors like my taste in music.

Steve
Undisclosed
5 Stars

After considerable ...
August 24, 2007
After considerable research, I stumbled on OutdoorSpeaker Depot--I had been considering Rockustics, Niles, and SpeakerCraft rock speakers for my large backyard. The area is filled by a large pool and a large (noisy) rock waterfall. I decided on the HF 15s (1 pair to start). The cost was too cheap, but customer reviews were great! I got the speakers in double boxed shipping boxes (cheap freight), and installed each speaker beside one side of the waterfalls. I used 12 ga. outdoor direct burial low voltage cable, and connected them to an Insignia 5.1 theater reciever (100 watts per channel). The feeling of being way over satisfied immediately came over me when the speakers came alive! No distortion, excellent highs and booming bass, and the louder I played them, the better they sounded! At 1/4 volume-you can hear the high fidelity of these babies 100 yards in front of my house!! I highly recommend the website, xlnt cust service, fast and inexpensive shipping, and amazing s! ound for a VERY inexpensive cost. I will be ordering another pair so that everyone in my area can enjoy these outstanding speakers!--Thanks again for an incredible product.

Steve
Undisclosed
5 Stars

Don't waste your ...
August 18, 2007
Don't waste your time on other supposedly high end rocks--These are incredible! 2 = Rock Concert!!

R.Cadotte
Undisclosed
5 Stars

I have install 5 in a ...
August 12, 2007
I have install 5 in a private yard and the sound is great

Donald
Undisclosed
5 Stars

great overall service and ...
June 11, 2007
great overall service and we love the speakers!

Raul
Undisclosed
5 Stars

Great product, great ...
June 7, 2007
Great product, great price. Recommendation from salesperson was right on the money. The speakers do what they were expected to do, fill my large yard with sound. Great sound at that.

Aaron
Undisclosed
5 Stars

Great website - easy to ...
April 2, 2007
Great website - easy to navigate. I called them twice and they answer the phone with a live person ready to answer any questions. Thanks - oh and the speakers are fantastic.

Michael
Undisclosed
5 Stars

This was a purchase made ...
March 30, 2007
This was a purchase made onsite at the retail location. A demo area was provided to listen and see each speaker and compare. Shipment and delivery were not used in this case. I took them with me. They were very helpful in unpacking and helping me to get the two speakers into my car. The speakers sound great. thank you.