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AP840 Outdoor Patio Speaker 2-Way High Performance 8" Pair Black White

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

Specifications

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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QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

34 Questions & 35 Answers
tom
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 Answers
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
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 Answers
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
Customer Service - Q&A
on October 12, 2017

Mike
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 Answers
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
Customer Service - Q&A
on June 10, 2017

Frank
from Chicago il asked:
May 26, 2017
what is the difference between AP840 and AP850
1 Answers
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
Customer Service - Q&A
on May 27, 2017

Oscar
from Texas asked:
December 31, 2016
Planning to install next to TV. Are they shielded?
1 Answers
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
Customer Service - Q&A
on January 12, 2017

Daniel
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 Answers
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
Customer Service - Q&A
on June 21, 2016

Jason
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 Answers
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.
Customer Service - Q&A
on October 26, 2015

Medhta
from LA CA asked:
August 2, 2015
What is the coverable amplifier I need to buy for AP840 speaker?
1 Answers
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.
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on August 4, 2015

Kevin
from Griffith asked:
May 23, 2015
Do you deliver to Australia?
1 Answers
Hi Kevin, I believe USPS International or UPS Worldwide Expedited are the two shipping methods available to your country.
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on June 1, 2015

Mike
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.
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
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on February 9, 2015

Mark
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 Answers
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.
Customer Service - Q&A
on October 1, 2014

Rudy
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 Answers
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.
Customer Service - Q&A
on September 15, 2014

Brett
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 Answers
Hi Brett, The white ones are out-of-stock but will be available sometime within the next month or so.
Customer Service - Q&A
on July 31, 2014

JD
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 Answers
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
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 Answers
Hi Sam, If you are looking for wireless patio speakers, check out our WPA-650. Thanks
Customer Service - Q&A
on May 20, 2014

Mark
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 Answers
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
Customer Service - Q&A
on April 1, 2014

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

Jessica
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 Answers
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
Customer Service - Q&A
on December 20, 2013

thierry
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 Answers
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
Customer Service - Q&A
on November 5, 2013

Kevin
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 Answers
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
Customer Service - Q&A
on August 21, 2013

George
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 Answers
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
Customer Service - Q&A
on July 2, 2013

Bruce
from Pittston,penn. asked:
June 17, 2013
How does the 840 compare to the 650. What you you recommend?
1 Answers
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
Customer Service - Q&A
on June 20, 2013

Scott
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
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
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 Answers
Hi Carson, A quantity of 1 equals a pair, or two speakers. We apologize for any confusion. CL/MA1866
Customer Service - Q&A
on May 8, 2013

Alan
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 Answers
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: speakerhttps://www.outdoorspeakerdepot.com/aphipopasp.html. Also consider installing the DSM4 speaker selector and AMP200, depending on the type of input for your wireless microphone. CL/MA 1744
Customer Service - Q&A
on March 29, 2013

darrell
from forest ms asked:
February 23, 2013
Will a normal boat radio run these speakers?
1 Answers
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
Customer Service - Q&A
on February 26, 2013

Crash
from Friona texas asked:
February 10, 2013
Would these speakers be great sound at a high school baseball park.
1 Answers
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
Customer Service - Q&A
on February 11, 2013

NOSBELY Toledo
from Davie, fl asked:
November 23, 2012
Does his speaker com in a pair for 199 or I have to buy one individually
1 Answers
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
Customer Service - Q&A
on November 25, 2012

Keith
from Atlanta asked:
June 17, 2012
Would a newer flat panel television have enough power to power these speakers?
1 Answers
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
Customer Service - Q&A
on June 18, 2012

Becky
from Flagstaff, Arizona asked:
May 20, 2012
Does the harman kardon hk 3390 receiver supply enough power to run these speakers?
1 Answers
Hi Becky: The AP840 should work just fine with this Harmon Kardon Receiver. TL
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 Answers
Hi Ryan: Unit Dimension: 14 3/4" H x 11" W x 9 1/4" D TL
Customer Service - Q&A
on May 8, 2012

Brett
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 Answers
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
Customer Service - Q&A
on April 2, 2012

Rick
from fort lauderdale asked:
January 7, 2012
how far apart should i place the speakers
1 Answers
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
Customer Service - Q&A
on January 9, 2012

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

Product Reviews

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85% Recommend this product (51 of 60 responses)
By Lenny
VA
March 8, 2017
music to my ears
No one else has a better product for the money , hands down !!. My second pair purchased with alot of love . Music is a path to the soul !!. Awesome.
ConsNone.
By Richard
Land O Lakes FL
February 7, 2017
Excellent.
Blows away my old 6" Yamahas
By Rene Garcia
Ontario, Ca
November 23, 2016
Beautiful sounds
Perfect patio speakers. Great base response- better than I thought. No complaints here! Just keep an eye on the grills. They sometimes want to slowly slide off in time.
ProsThe base response is great. Good highs too. With a little EQ tweaking, you can get similar sound like the Bose. Almost but not quite. But pretty doggon close!
ConsThe grill in time likes to rattle loose/off. The brackets should be a thicker guage but still does the job.
Best UsesPatios, open areas like fire pits areas.
By Terry
Highland, CA
November 3, 2016
Oustanding Value
These speakers are fantastic for the price! Perfect clarity. Great base mids and highs.
ProsOutstanding quality for the price.
ConsNone.
By Doug
Dallas
October 5, 2016
Excellant value and sound
delivered promptly as promised quality of sound excellant
By Rich
Boise, ID
October 2, 2016
Better than Bose
I bought a pair of these for my outdoor patio area. I also bought some Bose 151 outdoor speakers from someone on Craigslist (new, unopened). The sound from the AP840 is much better, particularly the low end (bass) sounds. I mounted the bose, also, but would prefer a second set of these even though they're half the price.
ProsGreat sound
ConsLarge box, not easily concealed
By mike d
grand island ,ny
August 16, 2016
speakers
shipped out and delivered on time,sound is fantastic,great qualiy for the price ,would purchase from you again
By Matt
Chicago
June 16, 2016
You won't be disappointed
Great speaker for price. Gives full crisp soundstage projecting back towards house
By Wes
Bay Area, CA
March 3, 2016
Good Sound for the Dollar
2/3 the price of the Bose 301's and better sound.
ProsEasy to install
ConsThumb nut hard to tighten.
By Frank
Dallas,Texas
February 1, 2016
Good sound for the price
This is my second purchase. I bought a pair over a year ago. They have been outside in the weather for all that time. They sound as good as when I bought them and look just as good. This pair I am using inside. They look good and sound good. I am very pleased with this purchase.
By Ben
CENTRAL FLORIDA
October 13, 2014
OUSTANDING VALUE---GREAT SPEAKERS!!
I LOVE these speakers and their sound is great! You can't beat the value of these speakers.The sound is warm and full.
ProsOUTSTANDING
ConsA little Bass Heavy
Best UsesOUTSIDE IN MY PATIO AREA
By Derek
Brookfield, WI
June 3, 2014
Good sound, don't hold up well
I have these tucked under the eaves of our garage which is near our pool, and they produce great sound, the challenge is after two seasons, the grills are all rusty. Tried cleaning them with CLR, but it's not coming off. Overall a great value if looks don't matter to you.
ProsGreat affordable sound
ConsRusty grills that look bad
Best UsesPool, Patio
By Christopher
Ogdensburg, New York
April 28, 2014
Love Outdoor Speaker Depot
Ordered a pair of these for my back deck. This was my second order from OSD. Both orders shipped right away, and showed up quick. As with my other speakers, I am impressed with the sound I get out of them. I have had them for a year now and still love them as much as when I first installed them. I have the amplifier in the basement and ran wires up to the roof,and streaming from my iphone to an airport express that is wired into the amp. Just ordered some wall speakers for the basement, cant wait!
By RENO
PHOENIX
January 23, 2014
FOR THE PRICE, GOOD SOUND, AND EXCELLENT CONSTRUCTION
HAVE ONLY DONE A SHORT TEST. WAITING FOR SUMMER TO SPEND MORE TIME LISTENING ON THE PATIO. SO FAR I AM SATISFIED WITH THE SOUND AND THE QUALITY CONSTRUCTION. THE LOUDEST SPEAKERS I HAVE EVER USED ON THE PATIO. FOR THE PRICE I CAN RECOMMEND.
By Steve
Columbus, Ohio
January 18, 2014
Still Pumping
Three years outside in Ohio and still sounds better than any other outdoor speaker I've heard. I also have a pair in the 1,200 square foot brick carriage house / party barn. The pair in the carriage house are part of the system that includes two Polk sub-woofers and a Harmon Kardon receiver. Do I need to tell you that once the laser and smoke machine is turned on.... You get the picture. I have experience with some higher end components. I think these speakers will pleasantly surprise you, especially when you know what the competitors charge for less capable speakers. I am glad I found OSD.
ProsCan YOU find a better sounding outdoor speaker for the money?
ConsThey may not last forever.
Best UsesJust my opinion but smooth jazz at the pool is probably the best use.
By Ric
Albuquerque, NM
December 11, 2013
Great bold sound
Installed in an outdoor courtyard great sound!
By c cook
st.pete fl
September 20, 2013
sounds good
They sound great. I think the mounting bracket could be a little bit bigger but other then that I love them.
By Alfred
Oxnard, CA
September 19, 2013
Great deal!
These speakers sound good for there size and bass also is great the color goes great with my house.
Best UsesBack yard gatherings and gardening.
By Andrew Drummond
Kansas City, KS
August 27, 2013
Speakers are pretty good, Grills Fall Off...
Overall the speakers appear to be pretty good quality - I'm happy for the price. Sound quality seems good - impressive amount of bass for an outdoor speaker. The only real issue I see is that the speaker grills are falling off after being in the sun for about a week. I'm guessing they are held in with some kind of adhesive that weakens with the heat of the sun or simply deteriorates, either way they shouldnt fall off.. Hoping to get a fix from Customer Service.
Merchant Response:We will send you the adhesive.
ProsSuprising amount of bass - really sound pretty good, lots of sound for the money
ConsSpeaker Grills seem to come detached when hung in sunlight.. they just fall off after a week or so.
Best UsesCovered Porches - these dont seem to be able to handle direct sunlight without the grills melting off :P
By Bob
El Cajon, CA
August 1, 2013
Great Midrange and Treble
I had hoped that with an eight inch woofer that these speakers would have more bass punch. The magnet structure was probably reduced to lighten the weight for wall mounting. I have a Yamaha RX-V863 with Athena Dual 8" towers, Athena center channel, Athena Subwoofer, Polk Audio sides and JBL PA monitors in the back. The AP840's sound is really quite good aside from the lack of bass. I use a Toslink fiber optic cable to connect my MacPro (for iTunes etc) to my Yamaha and found a shareware app that really helps the AP840s come up on the bass end. The app is called HEAR and has made my patio speakers a lot more solid sounding. An outdoor subwoofer would be nice to balance out the AP840s. They are well made.
ProsBought on sale at a nice price. Very good midrange and treble
Consalmost non-existent bass
By Josh
Bruce, South Dakota
July 30, 2013
Awesome!
These speakers are simply amazing. Reasonably priced, great sound, durable design. In addition shipping was super fast! I ordered 8 pairs of these speakers and they shipped out next day and showed up at my door 3 days later. Great experience!!!
ProsAmazing bass output!
ConsThe neighbors will either be jealous or pissed that you have these...
By Michael
Hilton Head Island, SC
July 28, 2013
Tiki Hut Speakers
Bigger than I thought but better sounding than I imagined. Easy to install and a real quality product.
Best UsesThese are mounted in an outdoor grill area but under cover of a roof.
By Gary
Nevada
July 26, 2013
Great deal for the price
Speakers bigger than I thought, sound is good the only problem is one of the knobs that hold it to the bracket the screw part was a little shorter than the others and makes it hard to get it to screw into the speaker.
Best UsesGreat for patio
By Curtis in Denver
Colorado
July 17, 2013
Great Outdoor Speaker
Bought these for an large covered deck application. Very impressed with the overall frequency response and bass production. Easy to mount in a variety of configurations that allow you to direct the sound to the targeted center of the listening area. These sound as good as or better than high-end brand name speakers priced at 3X what these cost.
ProsGreat overall sound. Easy to install and direct the sound. Nice appearance and presumed durability.
ConsA bit large visually for some smaller settings.
Best UsesPatios or decks where you desire some bass production without the hassle of placing a powered sub woofer.
By Newpoolguy
Upstate NY
July 15, 2013
Smooth
Easy to install, and deliver nice smooth sound. "Bass Boost" on receiver results in well balanced output by these speakers. Plays all genres very well.