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AP490 4" Outdoor Patio Speakers Pair Composite Resin Low Resonator Cabinet Tilt & Swivel Bracket Black White Color

Product code: OSD-AP490

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Features & Specifications

You're going to love the sound that comes from our OSD Audio AP490 Composite Resin Low Resonator Cabinet Outdoor Patio Speakers. These are some of our best-selling models, because they're tough, attractive and unmatched when it comes to providing excellent sound. They're sold in pairs, and each speaker features a rust-resistant grille and a composite cabinet. They come with swivel brackets for mounting and aiming flexibility and feature gold-plated spring compression binding posts for optimum connectivity. They're great for decks and hot tub areas.

· Rust-resistant grille and composite cabinet
· Swivel bracket for mounting and aiming flexibility
· Gold-plated spring compression binding posts for optimum connectivity
· Excellent for decks and hot tubs




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18 Questions & 18 Answers
from ohio asked:
May 28, 2017
Where can I buy replacement mounting brackets for these speakers?
1 Answer
Hi Scott: Please contact our RMA department. We do have selection of older brackets we have saved from Returns. They may be able to help you out. TL/4390
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on May 29, 2017

from New Roads Louisiana asked:
April 15, 2016
What size speaker wire do you recommend for the AP490 .. Would an 80watt pre channel H/K receiver be sufficient ??
1 Answer
Hi Danny: Yes the Harmon Kardon 80 Watt receiver will work just fine. The rule of thumb for speaker wire, 0 to 75 feet: 16 gauge, 75 to 200 feet: 14 gauge, 200 plus: 12 gauge. That is calculated from receiver to the speaker and may include connections to a speaker selector and then to Volume control before the speaker. You would want it to be the same gauge start to finish. Note when using volume controls and speaker selectors most easily accept 16 gauge input/output and will work with 14 but may be tight squeeze. Most of these components do not accept 12 gauge. TL/3815
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on April 15, 2016

from Washington State asked:
August 18, 2014
I want these speakers for outside our motorhome. Could these be hooked up to just the TV or do they need an amplifier?
1 Answer
Hi Diane, These speakers require an amplifier to power them. Check out our MA2 outdoor rated receiver or our AMP60 as your options to power these speakers. Thanks!
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on August 18, 2014

from miami, florida asked:
November 27, 2013
a im building my terrace and i want to to put an audio system with this speakers, what do you recommend me an amplifier or a receiver?
1 Answer
Albert, If you're just running one or two pairs of these, you can use either the AMP60 (limited power) or the AMP120 that will give you a bit more drive. Let us know if that answers your question. Thanks! -BM 2358
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on November 29, 2013

from new boston tx asked:
October 31, 2013
if I buy the ap490 outdoor speakers, what about the plugs for speakers if I buy your 100ft speaker wire. I have a splice in amp.
1 Answer
Hi Eugene: The speaker connections on the AR-490 are five way binding posts. They can take bare wire, banana plugs or ring terminals. Bare wire works the best for your application, you just unscrew the outer barrel until a large hole in the post is revealed. You strip the wire about 1/4 to 1/2" and then twist the conductors for each lead and slide it and then tighten the barrel down. You can do the same with the binding posts on your Amplifier/Receiver. TS-2301
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on November 1, 2013

from King of Prussia, PA asked:
July 4, 2013
Are these more weather resistant than the AP450 Outdoor Patio Speaker Pair?
1 Answer
Thank you for contacting us. All of our outdoor patio speakers have approximately the same level of resistance to the weather. Some of the nicer models, such as the AP650, have a "port-hole" design, which if water were to get inside the grill, could potentially leak down into the speaker and cause some damage. This is why we always recommend mounting our patio speakers under an eave or mounting them horizontally and tilting them downward. The AP490 speakers do have a unique tilt and swivel mount, different from the rest of our patio speakers, and it is noteworthy that the 4" and 5.25" patio speakers don't have the best bass response compared to larger speakers. -BM 2050
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on July 9, 2013

Neal Welch
from Houaton/Galveston, Tx asked:
June 11, 2013
are the brackets metal? I need something that wont rust in salt air
1 Answer
HI Neal, The brackets are metal. For harsh conditions, we recommend spray-painting the brackets with clear coat or other protective paint. CL/MA 1968
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on June 13, 2013

Wayne Rhea
from Ramona Ca. asked:
May 10, 2013
I have a Pioneer receiver in the living room (surround sound system for the T.V.). Can I hook the OSD AP490's to this receiver without any trouble? They will be out on the back patio which is 46ft wide by 16ft deep. Should I get two pairs for a space of this size?
1 Answer
Hi Wayne, This will depend on the features of your Pioneer receiver. Does the receiver have an open speaker output? Does it have two? If not, consider a high current amp like our AMP200. For that space, we would recommend two pairs of speakers for complete sound coverage. CL/MA 1883
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on May 16, 2013

from California asked:
April 16, 2013
I have a denon reciever that is sending out a left and a right to two of your outdoor volume controls. Each volume control is controlling one of your out door sperakers. The system works and sounds good. I would like to add a third speaker and volume control only using the existing speaker signal. I already bought the planter shaped speaker but it reuires a left and right signal. Can this work ?
1 Answer
Hi Eric, The single stereo planter is considered a pair because it has a left and right connection. You can add two pairs to one volume control; just wire them in parallel to the volume control. Keep in mind you are now sharing the power so you might notice lower volume capabilities. CL/MA 1805
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on April 17, 2013

Jonathan W
from Los Angeles, CA asked:
January 9, 2013
I am planning on buying outdoor speakers to go with my new Sonos Connect Amp. I love Sonos and have it throughout my house. So the Sonos info says "the power rating should be at least 75 Watts for 8 OHM Speakers and at least 150 Watts for 4 OHM Speakers... Do not connect speakers with less than 4 OHMs." What do you think would be the best speaker for this amp for outdoors - with the most bass response - I don't want all high end. I need them to have Mounting Brackets as well.
1 Answer
Hi Jonathan, We recommend going with a 5.25" speaker like our AP520, for a little more bass than the AP490 can provide. The AP520s produce better low frequencies because the woofer is larger and can move more air. Both are rated at 8 ohms, come with brackets and are compatible with your Sonos. Happy listening! CL/MA 1525
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on January 10, 2013

from Boston, MA asked:
July 10, 2012
Would these speakers be able to support something off of an auxilary output cable like an ipod? I have the RCA-headphone jack cable, so I would be able to connect....just not sure if any amplification is necessary. Thanks
1 Answer
Hi Rudy, Amplification would be key- your RCA to mini cable would connect to the amp or receiver that is driving these speakers connected through speaker cable. CL
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on July 10, 2012

from Iowa asked:
June 28, 2012
When they list 100W power handling is that RMS or Peak? Is that per speaker or for the pair? Thanks in advance.
1 Answer
Hi Ross, 100W would be peak. The RMS (root mean square) is about half that at 50W. This is a pair of speakers. CL/MA
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on June 28, 2012

from LA asked:
May 31, 2012
When I buy "1" am I really getting 1 or 2 speakers? Thanks.
1 Answer
Hi Matt: These are sold in pairs (you get two, right and left stereo). You do have a choice of white or black finish. It also includes the brackets and mounting hardware. We do not include the screws needed to install the mounting bracket. That will depend where and what surface you choose to mount the speakers. We also sell the proper CL3 speaker wire you will need to connect to your power/source. TL
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on May 31, 2012

from Las Vegas, NV asked:
April 30, 2012
I bought these but the bracket that holds them has broken. Where can I pick up another bracket or do they make a more solid one out of metal?
1 Answer
Hi jack: Please contact brennan to help you find another set of brackets. he haeds our returns department. TL
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on May 2, 2012

from Los Angeles, California asked:
April 18, 2012
Hello I just want to confirm that the OSV70 is the correct volume control to use with the AP490. Also, I am running my outdoor speakers (1 pair of AP490) off of my speaker B outputs on my main receiver while my speaker A run as fronts for my HT system. At times, I plan on running the A and B simultaneously for entertaining. Do I need to make adjustments accordingly when I do so? If so, can I leave permanently adjusted or do I have to change it every time?
1 Answer
Hi Romel, This would be the choice if you are intending to add a volume control. Be advised, however, that a volume control is a passive device. You set up your volume levels with the volume control fully open and set clockwise all the way to the right. The volume control allows you to turn the volume down and does not add any gain to the master volume control from your receiver. You should be able to play both Speaker A and B at the same time as long as your receiver has a switch that shows both playing at the same time (A + B). Make sure you set the Impedance matching switch to 1/2X. TL/MA
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on April 18, 2012

from atlanta ga asked:
April 4, 2012
Can you mount them horizontically?
1 Answer
Mike, The bracket for the AP490 is meant for Vertical application with the ability to tilt the speaker down about 15 to 30 degrees. The bracket is screwed to the Speaker at the bottom of the speaker enclosureand since they are not that heavy, you could mount them horizontially but we do not recommend it. CL
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on April 4, 2012

eric petrovsky
from pittsburgh pa asked:
March 29, 2012
I have a bose wave radio, Would I be able to hook these speakers to it?
1 Answer
Hi Eric: The BOSE Wave radio does not have Speaker level output allowing you to connect directly to these AP490 Speakers. It will allow you to connect to other BOSE systems, Check with your local BOSE store for other options. You might be able to connect an adaptor cable(Mini 3.5mm to Dual RCA) from the headphone jack on the BOSE Wave Radio to our AMP120 then connect the AP490 to the speaker outputs. That is assuming you can connect some other non BOSE Headphones to Headphone Output on the back of the WAVE Radio. That might be worth a call to BOSE support as well just to make sure. TL
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on March 29, 2012

john haase
from melbourne beach, fl asked:
November 14, 2011
What stores in the Melbourne, Florida area can I have these shipped to?
1 Answer
We do not ship directly to retail stores; however, we ship to just about every corner of the globe, including Melbourne FL!
Customer Service - Q&A
on November 14, 2011

Product Reviews

53 Reviews
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94% Recommend this product (50 of 53 responses)
By G. Buchanan
Port St Lucie, FL
December 11, 2016
Big Sound
Speakers sound great. Very easy to install. High quality speaker wire terminals.
By Randy
New Riegel, Ohio
August 12, 2016
Great Outdoor Speakers
I was amazed at the ease of installation. These speakers are well built and sound great. They are a good purchase.
By MikeC
Manassas, Va.
May 4, 2016
Good Speakers
As advertised, worked well easy to install. I had to turn up the volume considerably (about 25 % more than previous speakers), but they worked well. They are being driven by a DENON surround sound system.
Best UsesExterior, mine are in upper corners of screened porch.
By Danny C
New Roads , Louisiana
April 24, 2016
Great sounding speakers
Didn't think they would sound as well as they do for the price ... I was definitely surprised by the quality of the sound . Very pleased .
ProsGreat price . Great sound . Great looks .
ConsPower hungry . Cheaply made brackets .
March 19, 2016
Great sound in a small box
The speakers came in within a week. It replaced an older indoor non-weather proof set. I like the fact that you can attach the speaker wire in a jam type attachment instead of a weakly clip type, because we move the speaker from inside the pool house to the bar shelf when in use to back inside for storage. I have given it a 4 rating only because it take more power to drive the same volume as the older speaker it replaced. But the sound is much richer than the old set.
ProsGreat sound in a small box
Consrequires a more power to drive the same volume as the old set of speaker
Best Usesoutdoors
By Shawn
Houston, TX
April 27, 2014
Great Patio Speakers!!!
Crisp sound, great power, great quality. Instillation was extremely easy, and it was a very sturdy mount. They look great and sound even better. Very good design to withstand the elements. I have bought several home theater speakers prior to this an was blown away so I figured I would take a chance on some patio speakers. Definitely will continue to purchase from OSD.
ProsGreat Sound Great Power Easy Installation Great Look Durable Design
Best UsesOutdoor, Patio
By Mike Konrad
Tampa, Florida
November 25, 2013
Didn't have any in black
I would rate these a 5 if I could have got them in black, but they seem to be great speakers for the price.
By eugene
November 18, 2013
great speakers
nice sound - make the patio vibrate
Prosbetter than any PC speaker ever had
Best Usesmount on patio post up high
By Arthur
Pell City, Al
November 14, 2013
Patio Speakers
I installed these speakers outdoors on our patio. Though I had to wire them in series they sound great and installation was a snap. Thanks.
ProsEasy installation Sounds great.
By Rich
October 1, 2013
Didn't come with screws
Didn't come with screws when delivered to attach to hanger, had to go get screws at hardware store and 4 days later in the mail they sent screws. WOW but speaker are nice.
By mike
September 30, 2013
are you kidding me!!!
awesome I am a electronic guru I wanted something cheap and good to leave outside all the time they look and sound great for the price could use a little more bass at high volume but overall a++ order them you wont be disatisfied
Proscheap and good
Consonly one way to mount them
Best Usesnot sure yet.. all around
By Mike
September 20, 2013
AP490 speakers
I got an Onkyo receiver in my out building where I keep my Harley. The Optimus speakers I had were old and not made for outdoor use so the speaker cones self-destructed. So I went shopping and found these AP490 speakers at OSD. In a word,FANTASTIC. Yes,the speakers,the price and the service from OSD all fantastic. I am literally in "Hog" heaven to the great sound and clarity coming from these speakers. The Optimus speakers never came close to the quality of the sound coming from the AP490s. Love 'em. Thanks OSD you've earned a new customer.
By Bob
New Hampshire
August 12, 2013
Excellent Buy!!
These speakers are easy to put up, connect and they have a great sound!! A great buy for the money. Highly recommended.
ProsCost and quality
Best UsesOutdoor pool area.
By Billy
Tacoma, Washington
July 28, 2013
The speakers that I ordered fit my needs perfectly. I was very surprised to see that they fit exactly where I needed them too.
By Jim Saccento
Basking Ridge, NJ
July 21, 2013
Great Little Speakers
I have the AP490s wall mounted in my screened in porch. The deliver fine sounding audio as background music during gatherings. A good buy at $65. Easy to mount with provided hardware. Speakers mount vertical, but angle can be adjusted, up and down, right and left.
ProsEasy install
ConsI would think that they would NOT perform well at a dance party.
Best UsesBackground music in Screen room. Remote outdoor TV Speakers.
By Larry
Hartsgrove, Ohio
June 27, 2013
Excellent Sound Quality/ Missing Hardware
Excellent sound quality for the money, disappointed in the fact that the hardware to mount the speaker to the holder was missing.
By Toby Zangenberg
Bozeman, Montana
June 7, 2013
Great Value and performance for a low cost speaker
I actually used these speakers in an interior application and they were perfect for what we needed. They are very small in size and put out great sound for the area needed.
By Chuck
Canton, Ohio
June 6, 2013
These are easy to mount and sound great.
Best UsesAt my camper mounted to the deck
By tom
June 3, 2013
ease of mounting-very easy to direct sound
Prossound great :)
Best Usesmy outsde deck
By John Mac
Sebastian Fl.
May 19, 2013
Will buy again
Fast shipping excellent quality for the price. Installed in minutes, from box to beer in 15 mins.
By Mike
May 18, 2013
Great Sound at a Great Price
I had been looking for a pair of outdoor speakers for about a year but didn't want spend $100.00 . These speakers are just what I was looking for, $59.95 and the sound is great. We had an outdoor party over the weekend and everyone agreed.
By Dan Wellins Electric
Southwest florida
May 3, 2013
4 speakers on outdoor bar
Speakers sound great. Good bass response and clear highs. Easy mounting hardware
By jeff
May 3, 2013
These are great
Have had these for almost 2 years now and am very happy with the sound and quality for the price. Shipping was fast and they were very easy to mount with multiple position settings.
Best Usesout doors
By Roger
Nashville, Tennessee
April 30, 2013
Great Speakers
These speakers have a great tone and are exactly what I wanted in outdoor speakers at a great price.
By randy
November 8, 2012
ordered for the yard,went in the house.
I ordered these speakers for my yard,and they looked so good I put them in our great room,Will have to order another pair for the backyard next year
ProsEasy to Mount, Easy To Set Up, Attractive Design, Good Power Output
Best UsesHome Theater, Outdoors