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AP640 Outdoor High Performance Patio Speaker 6.5" 2-Way (Pair, Black or White) 70V Optional

Product code: OSD-AP640

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Features & Specifications

Ideal for large areas that require a high-end sound system for complete coverage, the AP640 Outdoor Patio Speaker Pair may be the perfect choice for your needs. It's perfect for patios or decks measuring between 500 and 800 square feet. Featuring full sound and deep, rich bass, these weather-resistant patio speakers provide rich, true sound. The AP640 Outdoor Patio Speaker Pair has 6.5-inch polypropylene woofers to enhance bass and a 1-inch supernil tweeter to recreate the high notes. The frequency response of these speakers is 389Hz to 22 kHz, and they boast 89db sensitivity with gold-plated, five-way binding posts.

Do you have a 70V application? These are ideal for situations in which you need to daisy-chain speakers to cover a large area, and they're resistant to salt, water, pool chemicals and even snow.

All-weather design withstands even harsh climates
Mounting bracket is designed to mount either vertically or horizontally
Gold-plated spring compression binding posts for optimum connectivity
Sturdy ABS polymer frame
Power-coated rust-resistant grille
8 ohms With 70-volt Transformer Built-in


Other Product Info

Get great sound 6.5" outdoor patio speakers for the price of 5.25". 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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48 Questions & 49 Answers
from Lakeland, Florida asked:
August 9, 2019
The description indicates these are good for 500 to 800 sqft areas.  I have an 11 x 58 covered patio which square footage falls within that area, but I am concerned due to the rectangular shape of the patio. 

What is the ideal spacing of speakers of this size?  

1 Answer
Hi Chris:

In order to have the best stereo separation for the AP640, you need to have the speakers 8 to 12 feet apart, and with 11 feet being quite narrow I am thinking roughly 10 feet apart staring the first speaker at 4  and 14 ft, second pair at 24 and 34 feet, third pair at 44 and 54 ft. I would set them up as left, right, left, right, left, and right. A perfect amplifier for this would be our AMP300, which is 2-ohm stable. You connect the left speaker at 4 ft and the right speaker at 54 ft to speaker B output and the other two pair 14/24 and 34/44 to speaker A output. That will give you the proper coverage for a long narrow rectangular porch like yours. Let me know if you need additional setup or clarification;

Good luck


Submitted by: Tim Leahy on August 13, 2019

from Suffolk, New York asked:
April 11, 2019
Considering to be a new OSD customer. For the same money, (other than woofer size), what are the key differences with the AP640 vs the AP525? This would be for an outdoor deck approx 600 sq ft. Thanks.
1 Answer
Hi CS: The AP525 is a newer design that features a unique mounting bracket that both swivels and tilts. Plus it is a sealed enclosure with an IP6X outdoor rating so it can have direct exposure to the outdoor elements. The AP640 is a ported design. The AP650 with its 6.5" woofer is more similar to the AP640 specs including 150 watts and lower Frequency Response and a sensitivity of 91 dB vs. 89dB of the AP640. But it also is double the money of the AP525/AP640. In both cases, the 6.5-inch speakers have more bass and higher power handling. The AP650 was rated the top outdoor patio speaker on the market for 2018. TL/5503
Submitted by: Tim Leahy on April 14, 2019

from St. Clair MO asked:
December 2, 2018
Is the power rating RMS?
1 Answer
Hi Grover: I would say 100 Watts RMS, 150Watts peak to be on the safe side. TL/5314
Submitted by: Tim Leahy on December 3, 2018

from Alabama asked:
June 24, 2018
I have a pair of 640's I've had for 5 years.The woofer surround is gone in both.Just ordered 2 new pair before I receive them,Are my old ones repairable?
1 Answer
Hi Blaine: You might want to contact our Customer Service department and find out if we have replacement drivers available for the AP640. A speaker that has been around for quite awhile. Not sure if it would be feasible to have the speakers re-coned not when you compare the price for a brand new pair. TL/5072
Submitted by: Tim Leahy on June 25, 2018

from Dallas, Tx asked:
April 28, 2018
I have had a pair of AP640 speakers for a number of years with no problems. The issue now is that the grill needs to be painted (see photo). How does one get the grill off? What is best kind of paint? Thanks
1 Answer
Hi Robert: We have a speaker grill puller we might be able to send to you. But you might be better off purchasing some new grills. It would take some time to prep the grills in the image to get them ready to paint. Contact our Customer Service department. The AP640 has been around for some time. TL/4939
Submitted by: Tim Leahy on May 3, 2018

from Syracuse, IN asked:
April 22, 2018
I have had a pair of AP640 speakers for a number of years with no problems. The issue now this the grill and mounting brackets have rusted. Can I purchase replacement grills and brackets for these speakers?
1 Answer
Hi David: Please contact Customer Service directly. I am sure we can find you replacements for the AP640 grill and mounting bracket, we have been selling these for more than 10 years. TL/4922
Submitted by: Tim Leahy on April 23, 2018

from Maryland asked:
July 11, 2017
Can I connect to android or I pad?
1 Answer
Hi Lillie: You will need an amplifier like our XMP100 to power these speakers from your iPad or or Android device. But you will also need a hard wire connection between your device and the XMP100 like a 3.5mm to RCA adaptor so you plug the 3.5mm connector into your headphone jack of your device then connect to the input on the XMP100. Then of course you have to run speaker wire from XMP100 to the speakers. Would be a nice system... WE do also have Bluetooth Patio speakers that receive Bluetooth wireless transmission to the Master Speaker. Checkout the BTP650. TL/4464
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on July 13, 2017

from Millington, TN asked:
July 10, 2017
I have a Tivoli tabletop satellite radio in my shop. I want to add some outdoor patio speakers to it so when I'm outside in the yard I can hear it and also use it when I'm in the shop. It only has one speaker on the top of it but it does have a jack for headphones. Can I use a 3.5 to 2 RCA adapter to plug into a AMP 120 and have a pair of AP640's for outside and a pair of AP450s for in the shop? I'd like to be able to switch from shop to yard and I believe the AMP120 will aloow this. Does this sound like it will work, if not what do you recommend??
1 Answer
Hi Mark: Take a look at the XMP100, a newer Class D amplifier that that has the same output but because it is 93% efficient versus 50% found on the Class AB of the AMP120. So you can run both pair of speakers at the same time. Both the AMP120 and XMP 100 have Speaker A and B switches on the front but since we did not recommend playing both pair of speakers at once so when you push Speaker A button Speaker B pops out and vice a versa when you press in B. A little safeguard. The XMP100 amp's switched operate the same way but you can press both buttons in at the same time. With the more efficient Power Supply the amp stays cooler even when playing the two speakers in parallel (a 4 ohm load). You just want to connect the Tivoli with the 3.5mm to dual RCA which plug into the Main inputs of the XMP-100 TL/4462
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on July 13, 2017

from Texas asked:
January 3, 2017
Can you install these speakers horizontal, or do they have to stand vertical like in the picture?
1 Answer
Hi Mario: Yes these speakers are meant to work either horizontal or vertical. But a better choice for mounting flexibility is the AP650 which features both a swivel and tilt adjustment. Plus it is our highest rated outdoor speaker. Available Black or White and also in a Powered Bluetooth speaker kit. TL/4163
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on January 12, 2017

from Florida asked:
February 14, 2018
What is the weight of each speaker?
1 Answer
HI Tony: Roughly 7.5 lbs. TL/4800
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on February 16, 2018

from USA asked:
September 10, 2017
For the AP640, I assume there's NOT two tweeters.. and that the black side tweeter is the actual tweeter. What is the silver thing in the top middle? Just curious. is it for design / look?
1 Answer
Hi KD: Our factory had a cabinet that featured a three way speaker with a small tweeter and mid-range. I think we used the same cabinet and placed a bigger tweeter where the mid used to be and plugged the top hole with a Mylar cap. I check with our factory to confirm. TL/4560
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on September 21, 2017

from Louisville, Kentucky asked:
September 3, 2017
I am wanting to put speakers on the patio and connect to the TV for music/ballgames. I know nothing about what it takes. Is this a hard wire system and what is difficulty level of installationaor how does it connect
1 Answer
Hi Jamie: You have couple of choices when connecting the sound for/from your TV. First you can connect directly to your source like a cable box or satellite receiver. In some cases depending on where you place your set top box this will allow you to have everything inside and just run speaker wires to the speakers mounted around the TV. The second choice would involve wiring directly from the audio output of the TV to an external amplifier then to your speakers. This can be effective especially if the volume levels are controlled by the TV (remote). You might also tie in with a Audio Video Receiver as a zone 2 connection again with an external amplifier. Please do not hesitate to ask additional questions. You can contact me at It would be helpful if you can tell me what components you already have including brand and model numbers. I would definitely go with the AP650 versus the AP650 our highest rated outdoor speaker (sealed versus the ported AP640). Include images of your proposed TV and electronics locations. Good luck TL/4548 .
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on September 20, 2017

from Cana, VA asked:
May 18, 2017
I have recently purchased a projector and 100 inch screen and I am looking for additional speakers for outdoor movie watching. The projector does not have Bluetooth capability. Would these speakers be sufficient or would I need more than just these speakers to receive the best experience?
1 Answer
Hi Sheryl: It depends on how many speaker you want to put outside and whether they would be exposed directly to the elements. Our AP-650 speakers have a higher weatherproofing rating IP-6X since they are a sealed design versus ported design of the AP-640 (notice the slot on the left side of the speaker. These AP-650 are identical to the BTP-650 without the internal Bluetooth Receiver and stereo power amp. How many speakers are you looking for your outdoor theater? Are you adding a sub as well? Let me know more about your system; TL/4369
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on May 21, 2017

from Toronto, ON asked:
April 9, 2017
Does the AP640 have a crossover ?r. Would also be interested in knowing if the AP840 has a crossover and what the crossover frequencies are for both . Thanks
1 Answer
Hi LJ: Both the AP 840 and AP 640 have level one (6dB) crossover which means they both have a single resistor that's value is an octave below the resonant frequency of the Tweeter. The Mid woofer rolls off naturally. The crossover point is 2800 Hz for both. You would need to look at the AP525, AP650 and AP670 for a level 2 crossover (12 dB). I am trying to verify that info as well and will post the specs for all on their respective pages, TL/4297
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on April 19, 2017

from Illinois asked:
September 19, 2016
I have a Pioneer VSX-531 that is stated as 140 watts/channel at 6 ohms. Would these speakers be a decent match? I plan on only running a pair of these in 2 channel mode.
1 Answer
Hi Kevin: Good choice on the AP640, but a better choice would be the AP650 (the newer version) that is a sealed design with a 1P6 Rating for outdoor usage. Plus unique composite cabinet and the mounting bracket provides more flexibility, not only swivels but tilts. You will need to specify the new AP650 White or Black. Your good either way... TL/4076
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on September 22, 2016

from Houston, Tx asked:
June 21, 2016
Will these speakers paired with the AMP120 be loud enough for a back patio? They will be hooked up to an Onkyo TX-NR616 Line out zone 3
1 Answer
Hi Robert: This would be an excellent amplifier to run a pair of 8 ohm patio speakers like the AP-640 (White or Black). Take your pre-amp (Zone 3) out to the Main input of the AMP120. Good choice TL/3945
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on June 21, 2016

from Victoria Kansas asked:
May 25, 2016
Will wiring come with these speakers. These speakers are fully weather proof correct?
1 Answer
HI Caden: These speakers do not come with Speaker Wire, We do sell CL-3 Rated speaker wire with UV protection and Fire retardant outer jacket. Ideal for direct burial, in-wall and outdoor applications. Four conductor if you plan on using a Volume Control then two conductor to each speaker (+/-). Or just two conductor to each speaker from the Amplifier if not using volume control. Good luck TL/
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on May 26, 2016

Anthony Reyes
from San Antonio, Texas asked:
May 25, 2016
I'mlooking at purchasing three pairs of AP640 High Performance Speakers for my Mobile Concessions Trailer, what size amp would be needed to run all three pairs of speakers at the same time (all three pairs at same time will not be everyday use)? I was looking at your Amp200 will this work or would you recommend another size amp. thank you
1 Answer
Hi Anthony: This Amplifier will be perfect for your application. A couple of options, one connecting the three pair of AP-640 without volume Controls you could connect two pair in parallel on speaker A output and then the third pair to Speaker B output on the AMP-200. Second option would involve adding adding Volume controls and ISS4 speaker selector, one for each pair of speakers connected in parallel to the Speaker A. Look at our OVC volume controls that are fully weatherproof and can mount on wall. Third connect the three pair using our SSVC4 four zone speaker Selector with built in Volume Controls. You would have an option to add a fourth pair of speakers (maybe for inside the Trailer itself). The SSVC4 would allow you to control the volume levels from a central location. You also have the ability to add a sub woofer to your system as well, checkout the S-10 Powered Subwoofer at a great price including freight. You would connect your source to Input #2 and then connect the Sub woofer to Output #2. Then your Mobile Concession Trailer would be a rocking. Also checkout our CL3 rated speaker wire (16/2 and 16/4) Good choices... TL/3897
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on May 26, 2016

from St. Louis Missouri asked:
April 24, 2016
Will these speakers work on a car stereo system on a boat
1 Answer
Hi Joe: Most Marine systems feature electronics similar to car audio (12 volt). Amplifiers are typically 4 ohms versus the standard home amplifier's 8 ohms. All of our Patio Speakers are rated at 8 ohms as well. The good news is you can wire two pair together in Parallel and achieve a matching 4 ohms to the Amplifier. But I would recommend picking a pair of our Patio Speakers with Sealed (Closed) Enclosure design. Checkout our new AP650 white speakers (we will be adding black model as well). It is also recommended you stow the speakers away when not using your boat. I hope that helps TL/3836
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on April 26, 2016

from Harrisburg asked:
April 21, 2016
Do these speakers have 2 tweeters or 1? The specs only state a 1" supernil soft dome tweeter. What is the other silver dome at the top of the speaker above what looks like a port and a tweeter?
1 Answer
HI Jim: The AP-640 is a 6.5" Two way speaker featuring a 6.5 inch Poly woofer along with a 1" soft dome tweeter. The small silver cone is a passive radiator that operates as a controlled port. It is not connected internally. TL/3827
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on April 22, 2016

from New Jersey asked:
April 18, 2016
Are the grills for these speakers plastic or metal? Are they removable?
1 Answer
H Perry: Yes the Grills are metal; "Power-coated rust-resistant grille" as listed in the Features. As you can see by the images we removed the grills to take the pictures. There are six screws that hold the front baffle to the back enclosure accessible only with the grill off. You want to be careful removing the grill so as not to bend it out of shape. Try and work it out evenly, we can even send you a small grill puller tool which we normally include with our in-ceiling and in-wall speakers. We can send one of these along with the speakers. Just let us know you need one when ordering. TL/3819
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on April 18, 2016

from South Carolina asked:
December 14, 2015
I would like to replace our old Sony outdoor speakers because one of the speakers has blown. The speakers connected through wiring from the inside but were mounted outside under our eave. Will these speakers work?
1 Answer
Hi Melissa, These should work great! They are weather-resistant outdoor speakers and can run off any 8ohm receiver.
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on December 14, 2015

Austin Graves
from kansas asked:
December 1, 2015
What is the best sounding amp with these speakers?
1 Answer
Hi Austin, A pair of these would run great on our AMP120. If you're wanting to run multiple sets simultaneously, run them on our AMP200 or AMP300.
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on December 14, 2015

from Montana asked:
June 27, 2015
Hi, connected 2 pair of these speakers to the AMP120. Depressed both buttons for simultaneous use. What is the optimum setting of the control knob on the speakers, when used like this? Why? Thx!!
1 Answer
Hello, The knob on the back of the speaker is a 70v transformer. Keep this at "8ohm" when running off the AMP120. Note that this amp is intended to have only one zone playing at a time. Running both zones can sometimes cause the amp to overheat.
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on June 29, 2015

Christopher Marty
from Chicago asked:
December 17, 2014
What's the minimum suggested power to run these speakers? 150w MAX is listed, but that seems like a lot of power.
1 Answer
Hi Christopher, Usually with speakers, you would want to push 50-75% of what the speaker can handle. So in the case of this speaker, you want to push 75-112 watts.
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on December 23, 2014

from Minneapolis, MN asked:
June 16, 2014
It looks like these and most of your outdoor patio speakers have a port. Should I be concerned that rain will get inside the speaker enclosure through the port?
1 Answer
Hi Steve, It is recommended to mount these under an eve to protect against direct rain contact. If you do not have the means to do this, you can mount them horizontally and aim the speakers downward. Thanks! BM 2754
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on June 16, 2014

from Conifer, co asked:
July 26, 2013
What is the difference between the 640 and 670?
1 Answer
Hi Glen: Both are excellent speakers, the AP-640 goes a little lower 39 Hz vs. 44 Hz and the AP-670 goes a little higher 22 kHz vs 20 kHz. The AP-640 handles more power 150 vs 120. The AP-670 has a bigger chassis 14 9/16 vs 11 1/2. The biggest difference is the mounting angle of the U bracket AP-640 has 180 degrees vs 70 degrees for the AP-670. Both cost the same with free shipping. I believe the AP-670 is a newer design. TL-2107
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on August 21, 2013

from Newark, OH asked:
June 24, 2013
Can you take the speaker grills off so they can be painted? If so, how do they come off?
1 Answer
Hi Greg, We have a video that explains how to remove and install OSD audio speaker grilles: We recommend spray painting the grills to avoid clogging the the holes. CL/MA 2012
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on June 27, 2013

danny rodriguez
from new york city asked:
June 14, 2013
i want to buy these; is the sound impressive, i want to do parties in my backyard which is 30 by 20 feet. what type of speaker wire does it required? RCA? how many amps of receiver should i buy? i noticed it has excellent reviews but i havent heard them so not sure if these will impress my crowd? thanks for ur help...
1 Answer
Hi Danny, For your application, we recommend our AP650 patio speakers. These speakers accept regular speaker cable like our 16-2. For amplification, look at the AMP200. With this combination, you'll enjoy great outdoor audio for years to come. CL/MA 1976
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on June 14, 2013

from nj asked:
June 11, 2013
Do they come with ceiling mounts?
1 Answer
Hi Don, All of our patio speakers come with mounting brackets, including the AP640. CL/MA 1966
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on June 12, 2013

from Inyokern, CA asked:
April 30, 2013
I am setting up an outdoor theater, do you sell any of these speakers separate? Need 3 for the front.
1 Answer
Hi Casey, The AP640 outdoor patio speakers are sold in pairs. For your front stage, you will need by two pairs and keep one as a spare. CL/MA 1843
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on April 30, 2013

from Saint Louis, MO asked:
March 26, 2013
On using the volume control to the patio speakers...if they were pre-wired, 9 ft apart, how do I attach (wire) a volume control. Thanks
1 Answer
Hi David, The volume control goes anywhere in line between the patio speakers and the amplifier. You might have to reconfigure the wire to a place where both left and right channels go into the volume control and out to the speakers. CL/MA 1736
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on March 27, 2013

from Saint Louis, MO asked:
March 20, 2013
Okay, bear with me,as I am a Novice. New home, I had pre-wired to covered 15' X20" patio. These look to be good choice. Receiver is Yamaha RX-V661. Plan is to buy RS670 rock speakers for pool deck. Will run up to 100' each from receiver. Patio is 12' above pool deck. How can I control different volumes to each set of speakers, as I don't want to blow away patio folks. Thanks, Dave
1 Answer
Hi Dave, It's best to put a volume control on the speakers you want at a lower volume. We suggest our OVC300 volume control on your patio set. CL/MA 1720
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on March 25, 2013

david mccoy
from 32955 asked:
January 28, 2013
I'm looking for a outdoor speaker that puts out some good bass, the last pair I purchased from outdoor depot disappointed in the quality of bass, I don't push the bass hard just want quality sound with a moderate level of bass output. Please suggest speakers in your inventory within the max range of $100 a pair.
1 Answer
Hi David, What model did you buy originally? The rule of thumb is the bigger the woofer the more potential bass. A 6.5 speaker has more bass than 5.25 and 8" has more base than the 6.5". What are you using for an amplifier? TL /MA - 1589
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on January 28, 2013

from Minnesota asked:
November 23, 2012
Why would I keep blowing my right side speaker when i want crank it up a bit, this has happened on 3 different kind of speakers
1 Answer
Hi Mike, We may be able to help you but we need more information. What is your system configuration? What model is the receiver or amplifier driving the speakers? Are you using volume controls or a speaker Selector? What type of wire are using? The more system information you give us upfront, the better equipped we will be to help you troubleshoot your system. TL/MA - 1406
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on November 23, 2012

from kenosha,wi. asked:
November 13, 2012
If i mount these horizontally, should the woofer be on the inside or outside?
1 Answer
Hi Gary, Great question! If you mount these patio speakers horizontally, with the woofer on the inside and the tweeter on the outside, it will enhance the stereo imaging. CL/MA 1375
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on November 15, 2012

Dennis Tuohy
from Daly City, CA asked:
September 19, 2012
I want to replace Bose 151 speakers which say on them "Compatible with Amplifiers or receivers rated 10 - 100 watts/channel rated 4 to 8 ohms IEC 50W continuous 6 ohms" will these AP 640 speakers replace them? Will still be using my Bose system amp.
1 Answer
Hi Dennis, The AP640 is an 8-ohm speaker. As long as the amp is rated for 8-ohm speakers and has enough power, it should work fine. CL/MA 1296
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on September 19, 2012

Dennis Tuohy
from Daly City, CA asked:
September 19, 2012
do these speakers have to have protection from the elements
1 Answer
Hi Dennis, The AP640 patio speaker has a ported design and should be installed under eaves. If your application calls for direct exposure, we recommend the AP525s as an alternative. CL/MA 1295
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on September 19, 2012

from socal asked:
June 30, 2012
im building a patio, and i want to put two speakers, one on left side and one on right side as you walk out to patio from house. what do i need besides these speakers? if possible i would like receiver outside installed flushed in wall.
1 Answer
Hi Mark, For a basic outdoor patio system, we recommend a pair of patio speakers placed 8 to 10 feet apart, somewhere protected from the direct elements. A nice addition is an outdoor volume control like our OSD-OVC300. The source can be a small 2 channel receiver like the Sherwood RX4105 or one of our 2- Channel Power Amplifiers like our OSD-AMP120. You can plug in your iPod, iPhone or connect directly to a computer for unlimited choices of streaming content or iTunes Library. Your speaker placement will be based upon accessibility to the speaker wire from your source. We also offer new WPA-650 Wireless Patio Speakers as an option but you still have to find a place to connect the power supply (AC outlet) and a speaker wire between the two patio speakers. I hope that helps and thank you for considering OSD branded products. TL/MA
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on July 2, 2012

from chicago,il asked:
June 29, 2012
when will this item be in stock?
1 Answer
Hi Nim, The AP640 will be available at the end of the month. As an alternative, take a look at the AP650. They are the top of the line in the 6.5" size. I have a pair myself and can't recommend them enough. The sound quality is superb. CL/MA
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on July 3, 2012

from Castro valley asked:
May 31, 2012
My amp has 7x105 w output but these speakers quite compare to my 5 other 150w speakers. I have a 16 gauge cable under 20 feet to all of them. What can I do?
1 Answer
HI Karsten: It sounds like you have Audio Video Receiver that has 5 speakers currently connected to your speaker outputs. Do you mean 5 each connected to the basic five speaker output for a 5.1 Home Theater setup. Front Stage; Right, Center and Left and a pair of surrounds, Right and Left for five total channels of your 7.1 Receiver. Are you trying to use our AP640 for side surround channels 6 and 7 (for a 7.1 system)? Or attempting to connect these AP640 stereo pair to a second zone output? I just need a little more info to allow me to properly address your application/question. TL
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on June 1, 2012

from Kansas City asked:
May 12, 2012
What size amp should I use to properly power the AP640 speakers?
1 Answer
Hi John: If you are planning to drive just these two speakers I would start with our AMP120. If your looking to do more possibly adding a second pair or even a speaker selector then the AMP200 has a lot more flexibility plus a true audiophile sound quality. There is a reason it is over double the price of the AMP120. TL
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on May 13, 2012

from Laguna Hills, CA asked:
May 10, 2012
Does the AP640 High Performance 6.5" Patio Speakers come with speaker wire? If so, how many feet?
1 Answer
HBE, The patio speakers do not include speaker cable. We suggest purchasing our 16-2, which is good up to 100ft. For runs longer than 100 feet, consider using 14-gauge cable. CL/MA 823
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on May 10, 2012

from ohio asked:
May 9, 2012
i have a set of bose 151 that are 4ohms that i want to relocate down by my pool and mount the AP640 under my overhang will i be able to run both sets of speakers at the same time with the ohm differance
1 Answer
Hi Andy: It really depends on the Amplifier/Receiver you are using. Typically if your connecting a 4 ohm speaker to Speaker A and a second pair of 8 ohm speakers to speaker B there is no problem when running either A or B. The problem arises when you decide to run A and B together. Both speakers are wired in parallel and create a 2.6 ohm (when run at the same time) load which unless you are utilizing our AMP200 or AMP300 both of which are High Current Amplifiers and 2 ohm stable.Note: you can tell immediately if an amp is 2 ohm stable when it has a 2 ohm power rating or states that it is 2 ohm stable. Most Receivers are rated at 8 ohm but can run a single 4 ohm speaker. For your application you may need to add an Impedance Matching Volume Control like our OVC300 to connect both speakers together. Note, the BOSE 4 ohm would count as 2. Add that to the 8 ohm pair (counts as 1) for a multiplier of 3. Your three choices on the Volume Control are 1/2x-4x-8x. There is no setting for 3 so you set it at the next highest setting or 4x. The OVC300 is an Weather Resistant model meant for outdoor usage. Not only does it help with Impedance matching your speakers but it adds additional control in the zone area. It is a passive device that allows you to attenuate or turn the volume down. This would be perfect for tying your system while adding the AP640s. TL
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on May 13, 2012

from atlanta ga asked:
April 4, 2012
I'm interested in the AP640 High Performance 6.5" Patio Speaker Pair for 89.95 - seems it states that the brackets do not come with them?? Is that as I will need brackets.
1 Answer
Hi Mike, The Patio speakers do come with the brackets and knobs that attach the bracket to the speaker, just not the screws to attach the bracket to the wall. Depending on what type of material into which you are mounting them, you simply need to choose the appropriate screws. CL/MA
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on April 4, 2012

from Ohio asked:
March 24, 2012
I will need to purchase a mounting block to install these speakers on the side of my house. Can you tell me the total length of the bracket and the distance between the screw holes on the bracket?
1 Answer
Dave, Total length is 10 7/8", the screw holes are exactly 7 3/8" apart. CL
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on March 26, 2012

Russell Tomaszewski
from Corona, CA asked:
January 18, 2012
can you mount this side ways ???
2 Answers
Russell, You can mount them sideways yes. I would mount them so that the woofers are on the inside & the tweeters on the outside. CL
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on January 19, 2012
Russell, You can mount them sideways yes. I would mount them so that the woofers are on the inside & the tweeters on the outside. CL
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on January 19, 2012

from New Iberia, LA asked:
October 23, 2011
I no longer have an indoor receiver but would like to hook patio speakers to my television to listen to the XM radio when we bar-b-que. Will this work with these speakers?
1 Answer
Most TVs include and RCA Out so technically you could run the them to the TV. The problem is you can't power the speakers via the TV. So you will need some sort of amplifier or receiver to supply power to your AP640s.
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on October 24, 2011

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