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AP840 Outdoor Patio Speaker 8" 200W High Performance 2-Way (Black White Color -Pair)

Product code: OSD-AP840

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Features & Specifications

Our OSD Audio AP840 Outdoor Patio Speakers are great for outdoor spaces. Whether you need full, rich sound for your own patio or deck, or you're looking for outdoor speakers for schools or other venues, you'll love these shining examples. They're available in black or white, and because they feature a sleek, unobtrusive design, they're a great choice for any outside space.
Ideal for large areas that require a high-end sound system for complete coverage, the AP840 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 AP840 Outdoor Patio Speaker Pair has 8.0-inch polypropylene woofers to enhance even more bass than a 6.5” speaker and a 1-inch Supernal tweeter to recreate the high notes. The frequency response of these speakers is 30Hz to 22 kHz, and they boast an efficient 90db sensitivity with gold-plated, five-way binding posts.

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


Other Product Info

Get 8" outdoor patio speakers for the price of 6 1/2", Free ground shipping for limited time. Our outdoor patio speakers are built to rock and play at high listening levels. They play rich bass and awesome output. Handling power up to 200 watts! They let you play your living room music at your backyard. All come with swivel-brackets for mounting and can be mounted 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 and 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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39 Questions & 40 Answers
Jay Cutler
from Sharonville ohio asked:
March 8, 2019
I have a crown xli3500 amp. Could I power 6 AP840 speakers with this? I'm looking for full sound, without blowing anything.
1 Answer
Hi Jay: The Crown Amp is a beast. It needs a little more horsepower and some creativity. Check out our OSD premium Black Series P83 on the OSD Audio The key is with three pair of speakers wired parallel you will create a 2.6-ohm load which we draw more than 1350 watts per channel. The amp maybe 2-ohm stable, but that would generate too much power and a whole lot of heat. The best solution would be to go with four pair of patio speakers and wire Series-Parallel, so you show the amplifier an 8-ohm load. You are still generating up to 1000 watts, the four speakers lower the distortion while increasing the power handling and raising the Sensitivity to over 94 dB (very efficient). I would be more than happy to supply you a wiring diagram; I would also be able to quote you on the four pair of P83 (White or Black) TL/5446
Submitted by: Tim Leahy on March 19, 2019

Kent Johnson
from Oklahoma asked:
December 22, 2018
Do you think these would look to big under a covered porch. The listed dimensions sound rather big but i wouldnt really know since i have never seen one in person. If you could please tell me what you think it would be greatfully appreciated. I am planning to put 2 on my covered porch, 2 under the eves of my house and 2 in my pergola. Thanks. Kent
1 Answer
Hi Kent: The AP840 are a big speaker, over 14 inches wide. and not recommended for direct exposure to the outdoor elements, Maybe a better choice would be our AP650 a 6.5" 2-way that has our highest rating for outdoors, an IP: X6 mainly due to its Sealed design. It is also some three inches smaller than the AP840 as well. Plus it features a unique mounting bracket that both swivels and tilts for more flexibility when mounting each stereo pair of speakers. TL/5340
Submitted by: Tim Leahy on December 24, 2018

Jaime nieto
from Houston asked:
August 13, 2018
Do these speakers work with 25W Outdoor Marine Amp/Receiver OSD-MA2 ?
1 Answer
HI Jamie: I think a better match for the OSD MA2 would be the AP525 which features a unique mounting bracket that swivels and tilts plus it has fully sealed cabinet with an IP:6X rating (100 dustproof). There is also a 6.5" version as well, the AP650. Both are available in a black or white cabinet. TL/5158
Submitted by: Tim Leahy on August 13, 2018

Cary Roach
from Robstown, Texas asked:
June 23, 2018
Hello, I currently have 4 AP840’s on my patio on 2 acres and can blast the entire neighborhood if I want. I am using Onkyo AV TX-NR555 receiver with a OSD AMP300. My question is I have a 3500 Watt continuous inverter in my truck, will this run my current patio equipment list above in my truck through the inverter?
1 Answer
Hi Cary: When I look up 3500 Watt Inverters to read about their capability it seems you will have no problem whatsoever using the aforementioned equipment listed in your question. The only question would be "When does the party start"? Good luck TL/5069
Submitted by: Tim Leahy on June 25, 2018

from Beecher, Illinois asked:
May 18, 2018
I have sent a couple pics of the receiver that I own. It comes with a zone 2 setting. Am I able to run a pair of the AP840s off of this zone 2 to my deck? If so, would I need anything else to make it work like an amp? Thanks in advance!
1 Answer
Hi Steve: According to your owner's manual, you can connect to the speaker level outputs of your receiver. The is called Powered Zone 2. It is fine as long as your connecting to just one pair of 8-ohm speakers (like the AP840). Page 84 tells you about the settings where the zone 2 will play but your home theater will only output 5.1 even if channels 6 and 7 are connected. If you turn zone 2 off then your 7.1 will play. If you plan to connect more than one pair of speakers you will need to consider adding an external amp and connect to the Zone 2 Pre Amp output of the Receiver. Then you are limited by connecting two or more pair where you have to deal with impedance matching. And we can help you with that. This is from page 83 of the manual Connecting Your Zone 2 Speakers Directly to the AV receiver This setup allows 5.1-channel playback in your main room and 2-channel stereo playback in Zone 2, with a different source in each room. This is called Powered Zone 2, as the Zone 2 speakers are powered by the AV receiver. Note that when Powered Zone 2 is turned off, you can enjoy 7.1-channel playback in your main room. TL/4991
Submitted by: Tim Leahy on May 19, 2018

from Connecticut asked:
August 25, 2017
I'm trying to decide between these or the AP650. I plan on dricing them with a sonos amp giving out 55w per channel. can you tell me what differences i should expect between these speakers? I have the bluetooth version of the 650 now so i know how they sound.
1 Answer
Hi Tom: The AP650 is identical to the BTP650 as far as Cabinet, Driver and unique mounting bracket (swivels and tilts). And unlike the AP840 they are a sealed design versus ported and because of that it is the highest rated outdoor speaker we offer. Good choices... TL/4535
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on August 30, 2017

Mark Uhlman
from Morrisville, PA asked:
October 9, 2017
It appears that these speakers have 2 mounting holes on the back, located above the inputs. If so, how far apart are they and what size hardware do they require? I will be using universal swivel style mounts that have a 2 hole (slots) mount for the speaker side and a 4 hole mount for the wall/ceiling side. Thanks, Mark
1 Answer
Hi Mark: These speakers come with the mounting bracket that swivels already. The mounting holes you are referring to were for another pivoting bracket that we never brought in. The Bracket features three slotted holes to mount to your surface. And two screws to attach the bracket to the speakers. TL/4585
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on October 12, 2017

from St. Louis asked:
June 8, 2017
I'm looking for good outdoor bass. I notice that the AP850 is more expensive than the AP840. However the AP840 is low frequency range is 30Hz compared to 44Hz for the AP850. This is a substantial difference. Can you explain why the more expensive speaker appears to have less low end?
1 Answer
Hi Mike: The AP 840 sells on price, the AP 850 sells on Build and Sound Quality. We have a 100% satisfaction money back guarantee so buy the AP 840 and see if you like them. The return period is 30 days from invoice so save your boxes just in case. We sell both equally... TL/4413
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on June 10, 2017

from Chicago il asked:
May 26, 2017
what is the difference between AP840 and AP850
1 Answer
Hi Frank: Both the AP 840 and AP 850 have similar specs and yet the AP 850 is more expensive. The AP 850. The AP-850 does include a 70V Transformer option for an additional cost. The AP-850 is a newer design and is roughly 25% heavier due to a stronger cabinet design. It also features a higher quality crossover that is more reflective of its better sound quality versus specifications. Customers like the AP-840 based upon price but much prefer the AP-850 for its over all build quality and it audiophile sound. TL/4387
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on May 27, 2017

from Texas asked:
December 31, 2016
Planning to install next to TV. Are they shielded?
1 Answer
Hi Oscar: These are not magnetically shielded. But unless this an older TV with CRT screen; shielding is not needed on the new Flat Panel Monitors. So they will work with any new flat panel TV. TL/4158
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on January 12, 2017

from Florida asked:
June 16, 2016
I need to paint the speaker grills after several years of service. When removed the caulk or similar material used to hold them on the speakers remains on the grills. Since you can't paint over it, what can you use to remove it. Thanks
1 Answer
Hi Daniel: Our factory recommends applying a newer piece of tape and pull the old adhesive off. Another trick would be to use some Goo Gone which you can find at any hardware or general merchandise store in the cleaners department. TL/3938
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on June 21, 2016

from Florida asked:
October 24, 2015
I want to mount these speakers outside will they be ok out in the open or do they need some kind of cover like from an overhang? There would be no cover for them at all.
1 Answer
We recommend having some sort of coverage to protect against the paint getting worn down by too much rain, causing rust to the grilles and brackets. Or if you can cover them with tarp when not using them, that will also help.
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on October 26, 2015

from LA CA asked:
August 2, 2015
What is the coverable amplifier I need to buy for AP840 speaker?
1 Answer
Hello, How many are you planning on running? Just one pair? you can run them off our AMP120 or if you are going to run multiple pairs, you can run them off our AMP200.
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on August 4, 2015

from Griffith asked:
May 23, 2015
Do you deliver to Australia?
1 Answer
Hi Kevin, I believe USPS International or UPS Worldwide Expedited are the two shipping methods available to your country.
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on June 1, 2015

from Austin, TX asked:
February 8, 2015
Do the dimensions listed in the manual include the mounting bracket? If not, how far from the wall will the speaker protrude when mounted?
2 Answers
Hi Mike, About an extra 2 inches.
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on February 9, 2015
Hi Mike: Based upon what I can see from the image on the site. It would be safe to say that the bracket does not extend the Speaker out more than 10 3/4". The speaker cabinet is 9 1.4" deep and the bracket does not extend more than 1 1/2" from the wall to the back of the speaker. TL/3134
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on February 9, 2015

from Minnesota asked:
October 1, 2014
I will be running 3 pair of ICE840's and 2 pair of AP840's. Mostly music and some surround sound. Can someone recommend a receiver that will accommodate and power this many speakers. Will I need a speaker selector? Thanks, Mark
1 Answer
Hi Mark, You would want to run a high-current amp such as our AMP300 and run a 6-Zone speaker selector or two smaller speaker selectors (one off zone A, one off zone B). Check out our ISS6 speaker selector.
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on October 1, 2014

from Atlanta, GA asked:
September 15, 2014
I would like to put 5 of these speakers on my deck. I watch tv outside as well as listen to movies. Would these speakers do well in this configuration (one acting as a center channel when watching tv). Also what would you recommend as a sub that handle the elements?
1 Answer
Hi Rudy, These would make for a pretty powerful surround system for your patio, but maybe just a bit too much, unless you are not surrounded in an enclosed patio. It may be better to go with the AP650 speakers which although are a bit smaller, will yield a higher definition sound than the AP840, making them more suitable for an outdoor home theater. For the sub, will it be in a protected area not exposed to the weather or moisture? If so, go with our PS10 or PS12. If you need something outdoor-rated however, the only sub we have is the OMSUB200 which requires amplification.
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on September 15, 2014

from Goshen Indiana asked:
July 31, 2014
The description states the speakers are available in either white or black, yet when I try to select a color black is the only option. Are the white ones available, even if still back ordered? Thanks.
1 Answer
Hi Brett, The white ones are out-of-stock but will be available sometime within the next month or so.
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on July 31, 2014

from Michigan asked:
June 3, 2014
I would like to place them over a doorwall to a deck. Backside of the house is two stories, so no close overhang. Can I mount them horizontally to direct the sound down towards the deck and help with water running off?
1 Answer
Hi JD, Yes you can, in fact that is recommended. You may want to coat the grills and brackets with a layer of white Rust-O-Lium before mounting them up, because white grills/bracket mounts will yellow/rust overtime when fully exposed to the elements. BM 2731
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on June 5, 2014

Sam Jackson
from Chicago Illinois asked:
May 19, 2014
I would like to install wireless outdoor in wall speakers in my back yard to be control from amplifier in house by remote control, would like to play all types of music, cd included. thank you. Sam
1 Answer
Hi Sam, If you are looking for wireless patio speakers, check out our WPA-650. Thanks
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on May 20, 2014

from Omaha asked:
March 31, 2014
I have a Sony STR-DE197 (if you google that it will give the spec) I have a pair of Bose 201 in my garage and I would like to put AP840 outside. I know very little about all the spec on these things. Will this be OK for sound? It will be a wide open area.
1 Answer
Hi Mark, Yes these speakers can cover and give great sound to large outdoor area. The Specs can be found under the "view more" button in the features and specifications for the product. CS 2581
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on April 1, 2014

from Houston asked:
February 22, 2014
Question 1 : 13'X29' - Covered Patio 4 Qty of these speakers are Over kill ?

from Shelbyville Indiana asked:
December 18, 2013
Can you hook up an iPod or iPhone using an aux cord or USB with these speakers
1 Answer
Hi Jessica, These are actually passive speaker, which means they need an amplifier or receiver to run power to them. An iPod or iPhone can be run to the amp/receiver which powers them, but not directly to the speakers. You may be interested in the BTP-650 Bluetooth patio speaker set. You can actually link your iPhone up directly to the speaker using Bluetooth. Let us know if that helps. Thanks. -BM 2400
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on December 20, 2013

from north miami beach asked:
November 2, 2013
planing to install this speakers outside behind my yamaha amplifier R-S 300.Can they handle it??
1 Answer
Hi Thierry, It looks like your Yamaha receiver puts out about 50 watts per channel, meaning each of these speakers will be receiving approximately 50 watts. This should be fine, but that all depends on how you are planning on using them. If you want background music, this will work. If you are going to be having parties and want to turn them up, you would want a little more power running them. Thanks! -BM 2303
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on November 5, 2013

from California asked:
August 2, 2013
I'm interested in a pair of these out to my patio. My concern is I may be buying too much capability for my amp. I am planning to put these on the AMP200 with another set of speakers in the house. Since the AMP200 pushes 250W, if all 4 speakers are being powered does that mean each gets 62.5RMS? or 125 if only two at a time? If so, would this set be overpowered for my application? Thanks!
1 Answer
Hi Kevin, The AMP200 is a high-current amplifier, so it's gonna push power out very efficiently. Running two pairs of speakers including the AP840 will not be a problem for this amp. There are two Master Level dials on the back of the amp that you can adjust the volume/gain with, so if you need a little more volume, just turn those up towards max. If you have any further questions, please call us here at 562-697-2600. Thanks! -BM 2118
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on August 21, 2013

from Turlock, CA asked:
July 1, 2013
I have a vintage Sansui 9090DB receiver, does it have adequate power to run 2,4 or 6 pairs of the AP840's?
1 Answer
Hi George, This patio speaker has 125W per channel. You may connect as many speakers as there are outputs; however, do not double up any channels. Rather, run a direct line back to the amp for each speaker. CL/MA 2036
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on July 2, 2013

from Pittston,penn. asked:
June 17, 2013
How does the 840 compare to the 650. What you you recommend?
1 Answer
Hi Bruce, Both the AP840 and AP650 are both excellent patio speakers. The main differences are in size of the woofers and the power handling capabilities. The AP840 has an 8” woofer and up to 200W power handling, while the AP640 has a 6.5” driver with 150W power handling. The 8” woofer will handle lower frequencies (bass) better than the 6.5” woofer due to the larger size cone. However, the AP650 is the best in its size and outputs plenty of bass and volume without being too bulky. If you have a large area to fill and, think about the AP840s but double check that the dimensions of these large speakers will work for your application. CL/MA 1985
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on June 20, 2013

from Cold Spring. KY asked:
May 23, 2013
Can these be installed where rain and snow will fall directly on them?
2 Answers
Hi Scott, All OSD Audio outdoor speakers are designed for inclement weather; however, for direct exposure such as rain and snow, consider a speaker that does not have a bass port as water can get into the port. The AP520 patio set is better suited for direct exposure. CL/MA 1928
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on May 31, 2013
Hi Scott, For direct exposure consider a speaker with no bass port for the water to get in. The AP520 would be better suited for direct exposure. CL 1928
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on May 31, 2013

Carson Baird
from Wake Forest,NC asked:
May 5, 2013
i have always assume a pair to be two it seems like the ifo. above mentions one speaker as a pair. please state which is correct.
1 Answer
Hi Carson, A quantity of 1 equals a pair, or two speakers. We apologize for any confusion. CL/MA1866
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on May 8, 2013

from Dallas, Texas asked:
March 28, 2013
Can you make a recommendation for equipment based on this criteria? We're considering these speakers for an outdoor coaching situation. We plan to lead participants with a coach using a wireless microphone through an amplifier. The space we're using is approximately 100' X 80'. There will be a mid to higher level of ambient noise.
1 Answer
Hi Alan, For an outdoor space where ambient noise is high, you’ll want a speaker located about every 10 feet. Consider installing 3-4 pairs of 8" speakers. The AP840s have an 8-inch woofer cone and are an excellent choice. You could also go with several pairs of our AP660 high power patio speakers with horn-type tweeter, which is designed for commercial installations such as in busy lobbies or stadiums: speaker Also consider installing the DSM4 speaker selector and AMP200, depending on the type of input for your wireless microphone. CL/MA 1744
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on March 29, 2013

from forest ms asked:
February 23, 2013
Will a normal boat radio run these speakers?
1 Answer
Hi Darrell, The answer to your question depends on the features and wattage of your boat radio. Does the radio have powered speaker outputs? The AP840 8" speakers would need at least 100 watts per channel so these patio speakers may be too big to run on a marine radio without some kind of separate amplification. If the wattage is not at least 100W, consider a smaller patio speaker such as 6.5" (AP640) or possibly a 5.25" (AP520). CL/MA 1650
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on February 26, 2013

from Friona texas asked:
February 10, 2013
Would these speakers be great sound at a high school baseball park.
1 Answer
Hi Crash, Our 8" patio speakers would offer excellent sound coverage in a baseball park, but depending on the size of the park, you'll need at least a couple pairs no more than 20 feet between the left and right in each pair. CL/MA 1624
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on February 11, 2013

from Davie, fl asked:
November 23, 2012
Does his speaker com in a pair for 199 or I have to buy one individually
1 Answer
Hi Davie: $199.95 is the cost for a pair of the AP840 speakers. They are packaged as pairs in a single box. If you are looking to purchase a single 8" 2 way Patio speaker we do offer our AP850 70Volt speaker. They features either a 8 ohm setting 5 choices for 70Volt; 10W, 15W, 25W, 35W, 45W. They are the next step above the AP840. We sell them as a 8 ohm stereo pair as well for $299.00. TL - #1408
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on November 25, 2012

from Atlanta asked:
June 17, 2012
Would a newer flat panel television have enough power to power these speakers?
1 Answer
Hi Keith: It would depend what TV and whether it features a powered output or RCA pre-amp outputs. Most TV's are limited on power if they are using an internal amplifier (maybe 10 watts at best). Most TV's have a pre-amp output that need to be connected with an external amplifier like our OSD AMP120. You will need to check whether the output is fixed or variable because you will want the volume to be controlled by the TV itself (look for variable output). You may also have the option of connecting your TV with a HDMI cable from a cable or satellite box then connect your audio from the RCA analog output of your cable/satellite box. You will definitely need an external Amp like our AMP120.. Good luck... TL
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on June 18, 2012

from Flagstaff, Arizona asked:
May 20, 2012
Does the harman kardon hk 3390 receiver supply enough power to run these speakers?
1 Answer
Hi Becky: The AP840 should work just fine with this Harmon Kardon Receiver. TL
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on May 21, 2012

Ryan Williams
from Southern California asked:
May 8, 2012
What is the width and length of these speakers?
1 Answer
Hi Ryan: Unit Dimension: 14 3/4" H x 11" W x 9 1/4" D TL
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on May 8, 2012

from FL asked:
March 31, 2012
What amp is best for these speakers? I would have a total of 4 (2) facing out towards the beach/lake the other (2) under a picnic bar area. Would be nice to select one or the other or both at same time and maybe control volume seperately on one set. Music would come from ipad/ipod divice. Thanks
1 Answer
Hi Brett, Our Amp200 would be great for two pairs of these, and you could connect your iPod with an RCA to mini cable. Here is the product code: OSD-MS-1FT. This will go into the headphone jack and then into the back of the amp. CL/MA
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on April 2, 2012

from fort lauderdale asked:
January 7, 2012
how far apart should i place the speakers
1 Answer
Hi Rick, If you are planning to listen to these speakers from a specific location such as a patio table and chairs, think of the speakers connected to your listening area as a triangle. The distance from your listening area to the speakers should be equal to the distance separating the speakers. If you are going to be sitting 10 feet from each speaker, then they should be 10 feet apart. You should also angle speakers to your listening area if possible. If you cannot angle them, then move the speakers closer together. TL/MA
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on January 9, 2012

from San Antonio, TX asked:
November 17, 2011
how much do the speakers weigh individually?
1 Answer
The pack weight (box and hardware) is 28.5 pounds. This would make the speakers roughly 12 pounds each. MA
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on November 21, 2011

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