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B-Stock Outdoor Speakers Patio OSD Audio AP550TT

Product code: BSTK-AP550TTwht

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Features & Specifications

One of our best designed patio speakers, the AP550TT is a single speaker with dual voice coils. This configuration works well in smaller spaces where installing multiple speakers is difficult. With just one speaker, you get even dispersion throughout the listening area. Our dual voice coil, twin tweeter system masters the challenges of outdoor sound and wide-coverage installations, with a degree of dispersion that conventional stereo speaker systems can’t match. We call it “constant directivity.” You’ll call it amazing. It really cranks out the bass, even at low listening levels. Plus, it has twin 1" soft dome, pivoting tweeters mounted in Slant-Back wave planes for enhanced high-frequency dispersion. So you’ll get great coverage no matter where you are.

What Is a Dual Voice Coil Speaker?
A Dual Voice Coil (DVC) speaker uses a special voice coil cone design that allows both channels of a stereo system to drive one cone. Sound complicated? It's not. Basically a DVC speaker plays both right and left channels through one speaker cone. You get both channels but without the acoustic separation that happens with two speakers. DVC speakers are great space savers and customers love them for bathrooms, hallways, small patios, etc. They're also great for outdoor areas where stereo separation is not always a big concern.

· Rust-resistant aluminum bracket for mounting versatility
· Gold-plated spring compression binding posts for optimum connectivity
· Sturdy ABS polymer frame
· Power-coated rust-resistant grille


Other Product Info

One of our best design patio speakers, smooth strong bass, clear highs, very balance speaker.
Listening to music outdoors and in large interior spaces has always been a problem. Move off-center and you miss critical information. But we’ve solved all that. With just one speaker, you get even dispersion throughout the listening area. In a word, it’s unique. Our dual voice coil, twin tweeter system masters the challenges of outdoor sound and wide-coverage installations, with a degree of dispersion that conventional stereo speaker systems can’t match. We call it “constant directivity”. You’ll call it amazing. It really cranks out the bass, even at low listening levels. Plus, it has twin 1" soft dome, pivoting tweeters mounted in Slant-Back wave planes for enhanced high-frequency dispersion. So you’ll get great coverage no matter where you are.



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6 Questions & 7 Answers
from Fort Worth, Texas asked:
March 1, 2016
I saw that in a review one customer used this speaker as a center channel speaker. How should the speaker be hooked up to make it a center channel using the whole speaker instead of just half of the speaker?
1 Answer
Hi William: Not how you would hook up the AP-550TT to make it a center channel. The good news is the AP-650TT the step up speaker features a 16/8 ohm switch so in the 8 ohm setting you only have to connect a single voice coil just like you would connect a standard center channel speaker. You could also use the for your left and right front speaker in the 8 ohm setting. Checkout the web site, we have an image of what the setting is for the two different applications for the AP-650. Good Luck TL/3733
Customer Service - Q&A
on March 2, 2016

from ohio asked:
August 8, 2014
I have a patio area for restaurant thats 25 x 50 feet. Want to add 4 speakers for coverage. Will these be best suited for this size area.
1 Answer
Hi Chris, I would go with the AP650TT, as they are a bit bigger and can cover a larger area.
Customer Service - Q&A
on August 11, 2014

from greenvill nh asked:
March 18, 2013
i have a receiver in the porch enclosure and would like to hook yhese up outside on the deck can i just hook these to the a or b output to be able to switch from porch enclosure to outside deck and everything still sound good
1 Answer
Hi Kristy, The ability to play A and B at the same time depends on your receiver. Check your manual for more information. The AP550TT is a single stereo speaker and takes up as much room as a pair on your receiver (a left and a right speaker cable goes to the AP550TT). CL/MA 1713
Customer Service - Q&A
on March 18, 2013

from New Jersey asked:
May 10, 2012
I recently purchased one of these and when I hooked it up the left channel was not working right at all. I have initiated an exchange with my online retailer, but wanted to make sure this is not typical. Basically when I swung the balance control to the left it sounded very thin, nothing in the woofer at all, and only quiet sound from the tweeter. Swing to the right channel and everything sounded great. I triple checked the wiring to be sure polarity was correct.
1 Answer
Hi Josh: I am assuming you connected both voice coils of the AP550TT from the left and right outputs of you Receiver/Amplifier. You might also reverse your input wires and then do your balance test. Normally the left and right balance should have no effect if it working properly. So if both inputs are connected and you have reversed the wires and find that the left works and the right now has a problem you will want to get it exchanged. TL
Customer Service - Q&A
on May 13, 2012

kevin barnes
from Plano, texas asked:
April 8, 2012
Can you daisy chain these speakers together to get 4? 2 left and 2 right?
1 Answer
Hi Kevin: This speaker features a dual voice coil with dual input (left and right, +/-). You can connect a another four conductors to these to output to an additional speaker creating a Parallel daisy chain. To do this depends on which Amplifier/Receiver you are using to power these speakers. If you were using one of our High current Amplifier like our AMP200 it would be not be a problem. When you daisy chain two speakers together (wire in parallel) you drop the impedance down to 4 ohm from 8 ohm. If you were to add a third speaker it would create a 2.6 ohm load which the AMP200/300 could handle. You also have the option of adding a volume control to help control the impedance of the two or three speakers you might want to connect. If you are using a standard 2 channel Receiver or a second zone output from an Audio/Video Receiver you may need to add the Impedance Matching Volume Control since most Receivers need to see an 8 ohm load to work the best. What happens when the Impedance is dropped down to 4 or even 2 ohm the the Amplifier demand for current increases. When the current demand rises the direct result is a dramatic increase in heat through the components. A High Current Amplifier has the dedicated Power Supply and ample internal heatsinking to handle the demand. You can tell when an amplifier is High Current when you see both a 4 ohm and 2 ohm power rating. TL
Customer Service - Q&A
on April 9, 2012

from Tampa, FL asked:
January 30, 2012
I have bought this speaker (1) for my back patio, and there seems to be a problem. I don't know much about sound systems, but I have a Onkyo TX-SR608 that has the 5.1 speakers in the house and this speaker outside as zone2. As soon as I turn it to zone 2 and start increasing the volume, my system shuts down. So, I don't know if it's the system or the speaker is too weak. Can someone give me some guidance, please? According to the specs of the amplifier, it puts out 100watts per channel.
2 Answers
Otto, There could be a problem with the assigning of Zone 2 in your menu options. Also, I would try to wire the speaker to the front speakers output, as a test to make sure its working properly. Note: in the manual for your Onkyo, it states "zone 2 will not work if the speaker type is set to bi-amp" CL
Customer Service - Q&A
on January 30, 2012
Hi Otto: We are assuming you have connected the AP-550TT speaker to the ZONE2 speaker outputs of the AV receiver. Connecting the left +/- to the speaker to the left +/- of the speaker and the right +/- from the zone 2 to the right +/- of the AP550 speaker. The speaker should have no problem with the output of the Receiver, it is rated at 150W. The Zone 2 output should be around 100 watts. The speaker is working or you would have no sound. I just wanted to make sure the speaker is connected properly so there is nothing wrong with the impedance load. TL
Customer Service - Q&A
on January 31, 2012

Product Reviews

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85% Recommend this product (11 of 13 responses)
By Clint McCain
March 26, 2013
Wide pattern speaker
We used 5 of these speakers in a church worship area replacing some ceiling speakers. I found these to have a wide dispersion pattern and when mounted on the ceiling, very low profile. You need to look for these to see them. We used a subwoofer system so I did not need to expect low bass from them. I really did not need the "stereo" capability of this design but liked the horizontal mount and low profile. I found these speakers to produce a very clear sound for speaking. Almost a little too bright around 4K. The pastor seemed quite please with the sound improvement. I did use an external eq but did not need to compensate many frequencies. I have used several "patio" speakers fro ODS in local churches in our area. All with very good results.
ProsWide sound dispersion Low Profile Easy mounting
ConsDo not expect thundering bass from this small enclosure. Add a subwoofer if you do.
Best UsesI tend to use ODS speakers indoors but have use them as intended as well. I find ODS speakers of high quality both in construction and fidelity. The price of these speakers always brings me back when considering a purchase.
By John
Jacksonville, FL
July 2, 2013
Patio Speaker
Easy install, sounds good for weatherproof outdoor speaker. Plenty of sound with very minimal distortation at high volume. Can hear them anywhere on the pool deck and beyond.
ProsEasy install, looks good
Consfullness of sound
By Gregory
Michigan's Upper Peninsula
June 28, 2013
Good value
Decent sound and easy to install. I bought this to make a 'pair' with the same model I bought last year. Even though it is a 'stereo' speaker, the sound was still too much like a boom box for my taste. Adding a second speaker doubled the bass and makes the sound surprisingly good.
ProsEasy installation.
ConsDon't torque the binding posts too much -- they will come loose!
Best UsesPatio sound
By Greg
Upper Michigan
June 14, 2013
Good value
This is the 2nd 'stereo' speaker I have purchased from OSD. I added another speaker on my patio. Solid construction, good quality, surprisingly good sound. No problems with hookup. I don't think you can do better for $70.00!
August 27, 2012
Great Speakers
Great Sounding, look good, easy to setup. Neighbors are going to hate the parties. Thanks...JB
ProsGreat Sound Quality, Good Power Output, Easy To Set Up, Attractive Design, Easy to Mount
Best UsesOutdoors
By ChefDB
Minneapolis, MN
July 22, 2012
Perfect Center Channel
I set up a backyard home theater and already had my 2 front speakers I bought from OSD. After watching a few movies and playing Xbox outside, we decided we needed a center channel to enhance the "speaking parts" of movies. OSD didn't really sell a center channel speaker so I called and spoke to a rep to try and get some ideas. He was very helpful and recommended this speaker and it works great!
ProsGood Power Output, Easy To Set Up, Easy to Mount, Attractive Design, Great Sound Quality
Best UsesHome Theater, Outdoors, Basic Systems
By Alpha Geek
Barre, MA
June 25, 2012
Excellent Choice
I bought this to replace a AX500TT Dual Voice Single PA-AW500TTblk which had failed after three years (it was not sufficiently weatherproof for MA, apparently). It looks to me like OSD simply copied that design to create their own store-branded speaker. It doesn't sound quite as good as the AX500TT did, but it's awfully close. I mounted it to my deck, to provide sound to the back yard. Using a dual-voice speaker is important, because separate speakers (like those Bose mushrooms I used to have) end up delivering only one channel to most of the yard. Using a dual-voice speaker lets you send both stereo channels in a consistent way across the whole yard. Bass is a little weak, which is unavoidable at this size & power level. I'm hoping this lasts longer than the AX did. I've added a little lean-to roof made from cedar shingles over it, to help keep the rain out. The instructions say that it is weather resistant, not weather proof, and it should not be fully exposed.
ProsEasy To Set Up, Easy to Mount
ConsWeak Bass
Best UsesOutdoors
By Loungin' by the pool
Corinth, Texas
June 24, 2012
Gret speaker, even better price!
Great speaker. I used esker mounts from another company. it might be useful if the speakers came with a 180 degree mount
ProsGreat Sound Quality, Easy To Set Up, Easy to Mount, Attractive Design
Best UsesOutdoors
By JasonPio
Troy, MI
May 9, 2012
Nice speaker, nice price
Sounds great outside on my deck! So happy to find a quality dual stereo outdoor speaker, I don't have the space for 2 speakers.
ProsEasy to Mount, Great Sound Quality, Attractive Design, Easy To Set Up, Good Power Output
Best UsesHome, Outdoors, Basic Systems
By Ian T
Laguna Niguel, CA
April 30, 2012
Great sound
I combines 3 rock speakers around my yard and placed a AP550TT speaker over my BBQ. I chose the AMP300 and OVC300 outdoor volume controls, to control each independently. I Couldn't be happier with the sound or the service
ProsGreat Sound Quality, Easy To Set Up, Attractive Design, Easy to Mount, Good Power Output
Best UsesOutdoors
By Danny
March 1, 2012
very good speaker
Good around my pool with sub- Great sound
ProsSmall and attractive, Dual voice coil, Great for multiple speake, Perfect for outside
ConsNot much bass, Would recommend sub
Best UsesOutdoors, Around pool or outside
By Mitchell
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
January 1, 2011
Just got this speaker for ...
Just got this speaker for Christmas and it sounds great, shipped on time. Can't wait until spring to set it up at the cottage.
By Aaron
May 7, 2009
I was skeptical on these ...
I was skeptical on these at first... I am a big believer in you get what you pay for. I tried these and they sounded WAY better than the Bose or Infinity that I listened to. I got two but after hooking them up I realized I only needed one. They pump out great highs, mids, and lows. I actually have 3 of these, I ended up buying another for inside my house to run off my Onkyo receiver that powers the two outside. Great customer service, delivery was early-I will never buy another speaker anywhere else.