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AP650 High Definition Outdoor Patio Speaker 6.5" Pair Composite Resin Low Resonator Cabinet 2-Way 70V Optional

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The OSD Audio AP650 Outdoor Patio Speaker Pair is the ideal solution for providing all your favorite tunes on a patio, deck or poolside. Designed to withstand all types of weather, they'll perform under the harshest conditions; they're even safe from pool chemicals.

AP650 speakers come with matching mounting brackets that allow for 180-degree swivel and 60 degree tilt, mounted either horizontally or vertically. They feature 150-watt power handling, silicone-sealed internal cabinetry and a 6.5-inch polypropylene woofer. They're guaranteed to sound better than brands with a bigger price tag, as well.


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True Audiophile Sound!
Guaranteed to sound better than much pricier brands, the AP650 patio speaker provides clear, dynamic sound with rich bass for medium open areas. Silk dome tweeters and molded woofers were chosen with the tweeters immune to the weather while delivering smooth “indoor” quality sound. Efficiency and additional 3dB of bass output. These patio speakers are ideal for medium size patios or outdoor areas (300 to 500 sq.ft), and you’ll hear the build quality for which OSD speakers are famous. 


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QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

50 Questions & 51 Answers
David
from Tulsa, Oklahoma asked:
October 10, 2017
I have an Onkyo TX-SR500 Receiver which has connections for 2 sets of speakers - both of which are in use already. What do I need to add to accommodate a third set outdoors? Secondly, the length of the outdoor area is about 60'. Do I need 1 pair or 2 pair of speakers?
1 Answers
HI David: I am assuming you are using this Receiver solely as a two channel stereo Receiver where you have speakers connected to Front A and Front B. And that does not count the pair or two pair of speakers you want to add for outdoors (2 pair would be recommended for your 60 feet of outdoor space). One option is to add a SSVC2 Speaker Selector featuring two internal Impedance matching Volume Controls and then connect that directly to your Speaker A output from the Source A input for the SSVC2. Then connect your current pair of speakers (that were connected to Speaker A) to Zone 1 output of the SSVC2. The next connection will be a two 2 conductor 16/2 CL3/FT4 speaker wire which you would run to a pair of the AP650 mounted outside starting with a left speaker 8 feet from the beginning of your 60 foot area with the second speaker or right speaker 12 foot apart. Now from your left speaker with the cable connected to the input you would run a second two conductor cable out to the first left speaker and run it 24 feet (12 feet past the right speaker) to the second left speaker. Last you would run another 2 conductor cable from the first Right speaker 24 feet to the second right speaker. So you would have a left, right, left and right speaker each 12 feet apart. They would be wired in parallel. The impedance would be somewhere between 4 and 8 ohms at the Speaker A output. And if you were playing the Speaker B as well the load would be between 3 and 4 ohm which I am assuming would work with the High Current Amplifier of the ONKYO Receiver, plus you would have a volume control for your two outside speakers and one for you original A speaker. Again that is assuming you are using the Onkyo Receiver as a two channel Stereo Receiver. Let me know if can answer any additional questions; tim@osdaudio.com Good luck TL/4588
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on October 17, 2017

Jon
from Virginia asked:
September 24, 2017
For the ap650, this page says three different things. A power-coated rust resistant grille, rust proof power-coated grille, and rust proof aluminum grille. Which one is true? I know these have a unique bracket that swivels and tilts. And are these really weather proof, or resistant? And is the hardware stainless steel?
1 Answers
Hi Jon: Thank you for taking the time to point out the confusing text and bullet points for the AP650 speaker. We are updating the info, the correct listing on the Grille should be Powder-Coated Rust Resistant Grills. They are not Aluminum Grills. The Mounting Hardware is also Powder-Coated Rust Resistant, not Stainless Steel. They are Certified for both water and dust resistance rating a IPX6 (the highest). It is a sealed enclosure and features a Soft Dome Tweeter. It also features a dual function mounting bracket that both swivels 0 to 180 degrees and tilts 0-60 degrees. We also have the identical version in a Bluetooth Patio speaker kit with one speaker having Bluetooth Receiver and Amplifier built in and a second passive satellite speaker. Again thanks for the heads up. We are updating the site with new images and the correct information. TL/4566
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on September 25, 2017

Jim
from Crown Point, IN asked:
August 23, 2017
Other than the mounting hardware, what is the difference between the 640 and 650? I am interested in the regular 650, not the 70volt version. The owners manual says the 650 is an "Ultra" speaker. What exactly does that mean? Thanks in advance for all input.
1 Answers
HI Jim: The AP650 is a newer speaker that features a Sealed enclosure which contributes to being our highest rated weatherproof Speaker. It is certified IP-6X which is one of the highest commercial ratings scoring . It s also features a unique dual function mounting bracket that swivels and tilts as well. The same speaker and enclosure are used for our Bluetooth BTP-650 speaker and The AP650 and AP650T are the exact same speaker except the T version has an internal 70V transformer with 5 tap settings plus a 8 ohm setting where the signal totally by-passes the internal transformer so it performs exactly as the non T version. Three choices, that certainly rates an "Ultra" tag. TL/4531
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on August 30, 2017

Jim Gaydusek
from Elgin, IL asked:
July 6, 2017
I bought a pair of outdoor speakers from you quite a few years ago and they have exceeded my expectations year after year. I have them mounted on fences on opposite sides of my yard, separated by about 80' of lawn and powered up from my stereo inside the house. I used direct burial cable and I take them inside when we no longer sit outside for the winter months. My neighbor just had his fence replaced and the crew showed up when I wasn't home and without notice; they were less than gentle with the speaker removal and left it lay face down in the garden. I went to re-install it on the new fence and discovered that they managed to unscrew the 5 way connector so now, the positive connection is out of the speaker (see photo). I have several questions: Can I fix this terminal? If not, are the AP650 speakers comparable to what I have? Are the banana plugs you show rated for direct outdoor exposure to the elements (the speakers are not covered)? Thank you and regards, Jim Gaydusek
1 Answers
Hi Jim: Sorry you are having issues. Question, when you shake the speaker do your hear the nut rattling inside? It seems the internal nut came loose causing your input terminal to drop out. You can open up the cabinet from the front. You will remove the grill and remove the six screws which will separate the front baffle from the back enclosure. The nut should be inside. Otherwise the new replacement has a higher weatherproof rating and a removable back cover that protects the input push terminals. You can call in to our sales desk to discuss an additional discount since you are a repeat customer trying to replaces a legacy product. Call in and hit extension 102 and talk to Ed. TL/4453
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on July 13, 2017

Rene
from Ontario, Cal asked:
March 30, 2016
Are these speakers UL Rated? Is there an IP rating on these speakers?
1 Answers
Hi Rene: Checkout the new updated AP650 White Indoor/outdoor speaker. The new version is fully sealed and a true all weather outdoor speaker design. It also features a multi function bracket with 60 degree tilt and 180 degree swivel. It can be mounted horizontal or vertical for maximum flexibility. It is IP certified as well; IPX6. TL/3787
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on March 30, 2016

Dean Kajohn
from charlotte nc asked:
January 16, 2012
What does the 70v option mean
1 Answers
HI Dean, The 70v option allows the speaker to be used with a 70 volt commercial amplifier. It has an 8-ohm setting for connecting to a standard two-channel amplifier. We do offer this speaker as an 8 ohm version as well (same price) without the 70v transformer. Check out the images on the page that show the selector switch on the back. You can see that there are six settings: 8 ohm, 25W, 15W, 10W, 5w and 2.5W. The five 70v settings have to do with how many speakers can be connected based upon how many Watts the system is rated. If you use a 60-Watt 70 volt system and set the speakers to 5 Watts, then you can connect 12 individual 70v speakers in mono. These 70v systems are typically used in business offices, restaurants, and bars for background music. TL/MA
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on January 16, 2012

Kyle
from Ohio asked:
August 7, 2017
What is the frequency response of these speakers when running them as 70v?
1 Answers
Hi Kyle: I do not believe I have ever seen a separate frequency response for listed for the 70V. It is definitely not wider than the 8 ohm listed. And the better 70V amplifiers feature a High pass of subsonic filter. One of the advantages of 70V is you can run much smaller gauge of wires for longer distances as long as it does not have to produce lower frequencies typically below 80Hz. Our internal staff really did not notice any drop off when switched between 70V and 8 ohm. I Hope that helps. TL/4508
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on August 12, 2017

Gary
from Ann Arobor, MI asked:
April 12, 2017
I don't need a 70V option; reading the Q&A, it states there is a version of the speaker without the 70 V option. I this true, as I do not see this speaker without the 70 V option??
1 Answers
Hi Gary: Two things, first on the AP650 page there is an arrow for a drop down menu after color. It shows 8 ohm, White, 8 ohm Black both listed at the price listed on the page. Then a third listing is Black 70V (+$15.00) and fourth listing; White 70V (+$15.00). Also in the images the third one from the left shows the inputs and the 70V Transformer dial. One of the settings is for 8 ohm where the internal transformer is by passed. We have substituted the 70V version when we have run out of stock of the 8 ohm only version, in these cases there is no up charge. TL/4302
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on April 13, 2017

anthony stewart
from new jersey asked:
December 6, 2016
I am looking at purchasing these speakers to use with my Christmas light display....the company I am purchashing my lighting system from says I need amplified speakers.....are these amplified, or do I need to purchase a separate amplifier?
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HI Anthony: Great speakers, but not Powered. You would need an amplifier like our XMP-100 to power the speakers. I am pretty sure the system your are connecting to has a signal (low) level pre amplified connection that would plug directly into the XMP-100 amplifier then you would need to run speaker wires to the pair of speakers, two conductor (red+, black-) like our CL3/FT4 direct burial cables. WE do have a version of this speaker that is powered and connected by wire less Bluetooth but that depends on your system if you have that option. Need more info, contact me at tim@osdaudio.com TL/4142
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on December 6, 2016

TC
from New Jersey asked:
September 17, 2016
Do the grilles come off the front for cleaning?
1 Answers
HI TC: The Grills do come off but are a little different than the In-Wall and In-Ceiling which need to come off so the speaker can be mounted using the four or six screws you access behind the grill to activate the Dog Ear mounting brackets. The Outdoor speakers usually wedge a little rubber in the slot to make them harder to remove. So if you remove them it is harder to get the grill to go back in the slot properly. Note, this is a totaled sealed speaker on the front baffle and you can blow them off with a leaf blower at the lowest setting. Might also recommend store them for the Northeast Winters. Hope that helps TL/4073
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on September 22, 2016

Garry
from Calgary Alberta asked:
May 27, 2016
They say -20-+200. Will they break at lower temperatures? Do I have to bring them in when winter hits?Can get to minus 40 here
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Hi Gary: It is always a good idea to bring in any outdoor speaker when you will not be using them during the winter months especially when one lives in a climate with an extended winter with huge temperature extremes. You can leave the mounting bracket as is which means loosening two set screws and disconnecting your wires. Thank you for your interest in our outdoor speakers TL/3901
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on May 30, 2016

ANDY C
from Birmingham, AL asked:
April 20, 2016
I WANT TO USE THIS PAIR OUTDOORS, MOUNTED INSIDE A BLOCK RETAINING WALL - POOLSIDE. I HAVE A 100W RECEIVER. #1. CAN THESE SPEAKERS BE MOUNTED IN A WALL, #2 DO I NEED AN AMPLIFIER TO BOOST THE SOUND QUALITY? I WILL BE RUNNING 16 GA. WIRE UNDERGROUND ABOUT 40 FEET FROM THE RECEIVER. I MIGHT WANT TO HAVE 4 SPEAKERS (2 PAIR) OF THESE SPEAKERS. WILL THE REVEIVER (AND MAYBE AN AMP) WORK OK WITH EITHER 2 OR 4? IF THESE CAN'T BE MOUNTED IN A BLOCK WALL, DO YOU HAVE ANY THAT CAN BE MOUNTED IN SUCH A WAY, AND REMAIN SUITABLE OUTDOORS? THE PRODUCT WARRANTY SAYD 1 YEAR, BUT THE SPECS PAGE SAYS YOU STAND BEHIND THEM FOR 5 YEARS. IS THAT TRUE? THANKS.
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HI Andy: Can you let us see an image of the wall you are talking about mounting to or in? And also can you furnish me with the Brand and model number of the Receiver you have. The 16 gauge for 40 feet should be fine and if we can connect an external amplifier to your receiver you will have no problem running 2 pair of these AP650. Please send images and information to tim@osdaudio.com so I can provide you with suggestions on wiring and speaker placement. The more images the better. Thanks in advance TL/3825
Customer Service - Q&A
on April 22, 2016

Randy
from Sarnia, Ontario asked:
August 10, 2015
It looks like the recommended mounting is on the vertical plane (i.e. on a wall). Can they be mounted horizontally (i.e. hung from the soffit - eaves)? How would this affect sound dispersion?
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Hi Randy, Yes - that is fine and won't affect the sound.
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on August 14, 2015

Kyle
from San Diego asked:
August 9, 2015
Is the bass port sealed or sreened to keep bugs and spiders out of the speakers?
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Hi Kyle, No, the port hole is open, but the grill will keep bugs out.
Customer Service - Q&A
on August 14, 2015

Paco
from Overland Park, KS asked:
July 30, 2015
Are the grills and brackets painted or powdercoated?
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Powder Coated
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on July 30, 2015

Rick
from Virginia Beach, asked:
July 6, 2015
Was looking at replacing outdoor speakers located in corners of covered back porch - pointing out toward pool. Originally looked at the AP840s, but these AP650s seem to be of better sound quality based upon customer feedback and other info on web. I'm looking for white cabinets, but only show in black. Saw comment on page indicating white is available in July. Soon? Also, looking for regular wireless outside speakers to position at back corners of pool - about 100 ft from amp. DO NOT want Bluetooth. Do you still carry anything like that?
1 Answers
Hi Rick, Yes - the AP650 white will be available sometime this month I believe. They do have a higher-definition sound than the AP840 but not as much bass response. Still plenty of bass, just not as much as the 8". We only sell Bluetooth wireless speakers now.
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on July 9, 2015

Ricardo Sanchez
from Lubbock, Texas asked:
June 25, 2015
Do you have the OSD AP650 in white? Also, please tell me if my planned set-up will work: I am planning in hooking up 8 AP650 speakers (4 pairs) to an AMP300 through a SSVC2 Speaker Selector. Since the SSVC2 supports two inputs, I would plug in Zone A of the AMP300 to one input and Zone B to the other input. Thus, 4 speakers will use Zone A of the amp and the other 4 will use Zone B. Will the AMP300 be capable of providing enough power to all 8 speakers simultaneously with this set-up? Thanks for your help!
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Hi Ricardo, The AP650wht will be back in-stock in July. You will want the SSVC4, not the SSVC2. The speaker wires go from the AMP300 to the SSVC2 or SSVC4, not to the speakers. The speakers are wired directly to the speaker selector, thus you are limited to how many zones you have. So the SSVC2 can have 2 pairs of speakers, but the SSVC4 can run 4 pairs of speakers. Running Zone A of the amp in input A and running Zone B of the amp into input B will allow you to send more power through, but not two different sources. So you can have zones 1 and 2 of the SSVC4 set to input A (zone A of the amp) and zones 3 and 4 of the SSVC4 set to input B (zone B of the amp). This will yield more wattage to each speaker since each zone of the AMP300 has independent power. Hope that helps!
Customer Service - Q&A
on June 26, 2015

Gimmy
from So cal asked:
April 9, 2015
What kind of speakers can I use for outdoor theatre for the right price? Please help. Thank you.
1 Answers
Hi Gimmy, These are the perfect model for outdoor home theater! And you can use the AP650TT for the center channel. They have good bass response and a nice clear, high-def sound.
Customer Service - Q&A
on April 15, 2015

Kelly
from Port saint lucie, Florida asked:
January 25, 2015
I am looking for outdoor speakers to use as external speakers for my TV. Do these require a seperate amplifier? I prefer to go wireless. Any recommendations for wireless outdoor speakers that will work with my LG TV?
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Hello Kelly, Yes - the AP650 do require an amplifier to power them. The only wireless option we have available is Bluetooth, which requires a smart device to run from, such as a smartphone, tablet or laptop computer. I'm not sure if a smart TV can connect via Bluetooth...Maybe that's something you can check on your TV.
Customer Service - Q&A
on January 26, 2015

David
from Smith Mountain Lake asked:
January 22, 2015
I have a white ap 650 pair and love the sound. I need a black pair for a different spot. Do these come in black? I could not find them on the web site. If not what would be a decent alternative?
1 Answers
Hi David: They come in Black 70V which can be used in 8 ohm setting. Please call the sales department. There was stock as of 1/23/2015 but call ASAP because that can change quickly. Good Luck TL/3110
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on January 25, 2015

ilan
from ilanizrael@gmail.com asked:
January 22, 2015
Do you have in stock the black color 70v? I am thinking of putting 6 of these speakers on a bar i am opening about 850 square feet area, with the AP-150 amp and using the 15w tap. Is this enough?
1 Answers
Hi ilan: You will need to call to verify stock (they were available as of Friday 1/23). I am assuming you are talking 6 individual speakers (3 pair, they come in pairs). 15W tap setting should work fine for the 6 speakers. Good Luck TL/3109
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on January 25, 2015

Susanne Arnold
from Mesa, Arizona asked:
January 13, 2015
I am looking to purchase some outdoor speakers for a resort pool environment. would these provide a quality sound?
1 Answers
Hi Susanne, Yes - these are our best 6.5" patio speakers and will give you nice bass and clear, high-definition sound. The more protection you give them the less wear and tare. Best to mount under an eave and black will not discolor.
Customer Service - Q&A
on January 14, 2015

steve
from california costa mesa asked:
October 7, 2014
I have a set of these i bought from a friend but they dont have that switch on the back of speaker are these. I have the same or just different version for 2 ch stereo setup only
1 Answers
Hi Steve, The version with the knob on the back has an optional 70v mode. Same speaker but with that added feature.
Customer Service - Q&A
on October 8, 2014

Erwin
from Los Angeles, CA asked:
June 24, 2014
How are the connectors weather proofed or waterproof? Obviously an overhang would be best, but if I don't have that option and the speakers are in open air, and is facing down, the backside will be taking a lot of water shots. What plugs would I need to get to make sure those connections will stay dry, or free of water?
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Hi Erwin, It would be best to cover that area in electrical tape or something to protect against water. That portion of the speakers is not protected.
Customer Service - Q&A
on June 25, 2014

Bobby
from Algonquin, Illinois asked:
May 18, 2014
What does frequency/response mean. Which is better 65hz- 20 kHz or 37Hz-22kHz.
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Hi Bobby, The first number is how deep the low frequencies can go and the second number is how high the high frequencies can go. The speaker with 65hz will have better bass response than the speaker with 37hz, but the speaker with 37hz can go a bit higher with the 22khz rating. BM 2689
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on May 20, 2014

Sage
from Charlotte asked:
May 10, 2014
I have this receiver Yamaha rx-v673 https://usa.yamaha.com/products/audio-visual/av-receivers-amps/rx/rx-v673_black_u/?mode=model running my 5.1 living room tv setup. I plan to install 2 patio speakers on the .2 channel. Want to play music through my living room towers in stereo mode and the 2 patio speakers. Will use 12 gauge wire. Will 650's work with my setup or should I go with the 525's? Also, I am confused as to what the 70w option does. Do I need that?
1 Answers
Hi Sage, The AP650 will provide better bass response than the AP525 but both models have a clear, high-definition sound. The 70v option is the same speaker with a 70 volt transformer built into it for commercial installations running off a 70 volt system. BM 2674
Customer Service - Q&A
on May 12, 2014

Jason
from Philadelphia, PA asked:
April 29, 2014
Would a pair of these speakers be better suited powered by a RX-4105, or by an OSD-AMP120? Looking for a setup where the receiver is mounted inside & speakers are outside. Would buy a bluetooth dongle as the source. Music preferences are electronic / bass heavy. Thanks.
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Hi Jason, The AMP120 is more efficient and will give you a higher quality power. Great choice of speakers by the way! The AP650 have a a 91db sensitivity, meaning you'll get much more volume per watt. Let us know if you have any further questions. Thanks! BM 2653
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on April 30, 2014

joe
from dallas asked:
April 17, 2014
What's the difference in a V70? Don't know what that means???
1 Answers
Hi Joe, The 70 volt version is for a 70 volt system, which is usually used in commercial environments, such as offices, grocery stores, etc. 70 volt speaker require a 70 volt amplifier. If this is for your home, you would want the standard 8ohm speakers. Let us know if you have any further questions. Thanks! -BM 2620
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on April 17, 2014

joe
from dallas asked:
April 17, 2014
The dimensions aren't available. I'd like to come close to a match with the speakers I installed currently. We need more sound at the other end of a long patio.
1 Answers
Hi Joe, The dimensions are there, they're just a little hidden. For most of our product details, you simply need to click the "view more" link below the specifications. See below for dimensions. These are great 6.5" patio speakers. They produce good bass response and an overall higher definition sound than the AP640. Thanks! Dimension: 8.6" L x 7.6" W x 12" H. -BM 2619
Customer Service - Q&A
on April 17, 2014

Jeffrey
from Fairfield, ct asked:
April 12, 2014
Do these speakers work with the sonos connect amp? Thanks!
1 Answers
Hi Jeffrey, That should work just fine. You would just connect via speaker wire and you would be set to go. I believe the Sonos Connect AMP has about 55 watts per channel if I remember correctly, so that should power these just fine. -BM 2610
Customer Service - Q&A
on April 14, 2014

Mark
from Vancouver asked:
March 6, 2014
I need a good quality discreet speaker with an adjustable wall mount system, like these. I want to use them indoors for 2 channel stereo in a multi room system. Anyone used these indoors? If so what's been your experience?
1 Answers
Hi Mark, While a patio style speaker is intended for outdoor use, you can definitely use them indoors as well. Yes, we have had several customers install these and other outdoor style speakers in their homes. The AP650 happens to be one of the better quality outdoor patio speakers. Let us know if you have any further questions. CS 2519
Customer Service - Q&A
on March 6, 2014

Jack
from NW, Ohio asked:
December 2, 2013
I have a Yamaha rx-v463 receiver that I use to power my current system located in large metal building. I am looking to replace current speakers(0ne failed after 7 months - static/crack noise)This is the second time the left speaker failed. I need to run strong volume to cover my application. Will the AP650 speakers handle my receiver and provide good volume and a reliable system
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Jack, I'm looking at the specs on that receiver, and it looks to be a 5.1 surround sound receiver. Typically these are very limited as far as running in stereo mode. The AP650 patio speakers are a great option that will provide high quality audio and good bass response, but running 7 of them would generally require a high powered amp such as our AMP200. Can that receiver run all outputs in stereo? -BM 2368
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on December 2, 2013

Wally
from Raeford, NC asked:
November 12, 2013
Can these be used in a truck/SUV? What amp & power would you use to pair with speakers?
1 Answers
Hi Wally, I suppose you could run them in your vehicle. You would need to run them off an 8ohm amplifier though. Most car stereo runs 4 of 6 ohms if I remember correctly. You would want an amp that pushes somewhere between 50-100 watts RMS. Does that about answer your question? -BM 2330
Customer Service - Q&A
on November 12, 2013

Mike Wells
from Cooper city asked:
October 25, 2013
What is the mounting system
1 Answers
Mike, The speakers come with brackets that attache to each end of the speaker and allow you to mount onto the walls or pillars. You can either mount vertically or horizontally. -BM 2291
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on October 25, 2013

Dan
from Indiana asked:
July 28, 2013
What is the weight of this speaker?
1 Answers
HI Dan: The latest info... The pair weight 18 lbs. or 9 lbs. each. TL-2109
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on August 21, 2013

Cheri
from Nutley, NJ asked:
July 22, 2013
Our backyard is roughly 50' x 40'. We're torn between the AP650 or the AP840. We want to put rock speakers at the end of the yard facing back towards the house as well. Which ones will work best? Want to have enough sound but also don't want it to look like we took the speakers off an old school stereo system & hung them on house.... HELP!
1 Answers
Cheri, Thank you for contacting us. The AP650 have a great, high-definition sound with some decent bass response. The AP840 have significantly more bass and volume, but they don't have as clear of a sound quality as the AP650 or AP850. You can probably do a pair of the AP650 on your patio, and have a pair of 8" rocks out in the yard. I would recommend either the RS810 or the RS850. Both of these rocks are sold as a single speaker, but are intended to run as a pair. Give us a call at 562-697-2600 if you would like to further discuss. Thanks! -BM 2094
Customer Service - Q&A
on July 26, 2013

Martin Alvarado
from Upland,California asked:
May 19, 2013
I am planning to purchase a pair of the AP650 outdoor speakers and the Sherwood RX-5502 Stereo receiver from OSD.Are the they compatable?
1 Answers
Hi Martin, The RX-5502 AV receiver is completely compatible with the AP650 patio speakers. They are a good match. CL/MA 1913
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on May 29, 2013

Daniel
from Eustis, Florida asked:
May 5, 2013
Our back yard is approximately 60ft x 100ft. I'm looking at purchasing the AMP 300 so I have plenty of power/room to grow. I'm trying to decide between a pair of AP650's or AP850's. I will be using the zone 2 preamp RCA's from my Denon 3312ci as one input so I assume I will want a volume control unit outside, correct? I could always run a second pair of AP650's for the same price as the AP850's. what are your recommendations?
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Hi Daniel, The AP650 outdoor patio speakers are a very popular and would be perfect for your application. These speakers are compact, yet produce a high level of quality sound. CL/MA1863
Customer Service - Q&A
on May 8, 2013

Matt
from Massachusetts asked:
March 31, 2013
What is the recommended amp for one pair of these speakers?
1 Answers
Hi Matt, For only one pair of speakers, you can use our AMP120 amplifier. If you think you'll expand your system in the future, consider the high-current AMP200. CL/MA 1754
Customer Service - Q&A
on April 1, 2013

John
from Southern California asked:
March 27, 2013
I see that the wiring connections are exposed on these speakers with no way to insulate or seal them from moisture, let alone direct rain contact. Is water not an issue for speaker connections? They won't short out the speaker? No danger to the receiver either?
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Hi John, The AP650 are great outdoor speakers due in part to the bass port. We recommend you install them under the eaves for some protection. To seal off the connections use a silicone. This is removable in case you ever need to change the wiring. Just peal it off. CL/MA 1740
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on March 27, 2013

Bryan
from Lindale, Tx asked:
March 11, 2013
I am in the process of buliding an outdoor living area 20'x34' at the lake. I am debating between the AP650 and the AP850 patio speakers. I plan on using 2 pairs. After reading the reviews I'm not sure if the AP850 will be over kill. Which you you recomend for this area? Which amp would you recomend?
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Hi Bryan, We recommend the two pairs of AP650 patio speakers. With two pairs, you will get more coverage and have plenty of volume for your space. As for amplifiers, the AMP200 would be an ideal match. CL/MA 1693
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on March 12, 2013

Keith
from Florida asked:
October 11, 2012
I have a patio that is 30'Wx20'D. I am using a projector withe wireless speakers and I am tried of them popping. I am looking to mount (2) speakers on either side of the house/screen area for the projector. Would the 6.5" or 8" work besI have a Yamaha RX-V1200 tuner 80W @ 8ohm = 105W
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Hi Keith, The AP650 are the perfect size for your application and will give you enough volume as well. These are our top-of-the-line 6.5" speakers. The 8" speakers may be too large for you. CL/MA 1331
Customer Service - Q&A
on October 12, 2012

Eddie C.
from Iowa City, IA asked:
August 20, 2012
I have a pioneer AV receiver (VSX-1019AHK - rated 120Wx7 channels) and am planning on using the zone 2 setup for my outside area - just 2 speakers. Our patio is roughly 400 sq. ft and total yard is like 800 sq feet where we would be hanging out. My questions are the following: 1) Is my amp going to power these speakers enough to cover the space? 2) What outdoor volume control should I choose with this setup? 3) Anything else I should be considering before I do this? Thanks!
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HI Eddy: I would recommend adding a OVC300 Outdoor Volume Control. Place the speakers roughly 10 to 12 feet apart. The Pioneer should have no problem powering the pair. The AP650 have a sensitivity of 91dB meaning they are very efficient. Then see if you are satisfied with the coverage. You can always add a second pair if needed for the coverage tie in with the OVC300 Volume Control. Run a 14/4, four conductor 14 gauge wire to the Volume Control which will help in case you add a second pair of AP650. TL 1245
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on August 21, 2012

jeff
from iowa asked:
August 8, 2012
I'm looking for outdoor speakers to pair with my internet stereo receiver. The receiver will be in loft area plugged into router upstairs with A speakers going out under soffit, B speakers running indoors installed in the loft. My back yard is 100x150 with a patio and deck directly below the soffits. Do these get decent bass for outdoors use? I'll be using primarily for internet fed music thru the receiver. Thanks!
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Hi Jeff, Customers are always surprised how much Bass the AP650's put out. I personally bought them for my own home so I can't recommend them enough. They are the perfect size and I know you will be impressed with the amount of sound they put out. CL 1222
Customer Service - Q&A
on August 8, 2012

Alan
from Philadelphia, PA asked:
July 8, 2012
I need to mount speakers directly to the house fascia (no eaves...sides of 8' patio sliders). I'd like to mount horizontally; should I mount tilted slightly downward?
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Hi Alan: Yes mounting them slightly downward would be perfect for you application. You want to make sure the Tuned port is not directly exposed. to the elements. TL
Customer Service - Q&A
on July 9, 2012

john
from Lancaster, PA asked:
July 5, 2012
Which outdoor volume control would you recommend?? these will be 2 outdoor speakers tied into our Onkyo Receiver in the basement using the A/B switch...thanks!
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John, I would recommend the OVC305R- This is a resistor based volume control- It will be ideal for your application because you do not need impedance matching which can slightly degrade the quality ( less than %10 ) CL
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on July 6, 2012

Tim P
from Riverside, Ca asked:
June 19, 2012
I recently received two pairs of the 650 with the 70 watt option. I currently have one pair of speakers on my patio which I will be replacing with the 650's. I have about 30 feet of 18 gauge wire running out now, and I am intrigued with the option of daisy chaining the second pair instead of pulling a second set of wires. The second pair will be approx 25 feet beyond the first, so 50 or so feet from the stereo which is a pioneer elite running 100 watts per channel at 8 ohms. Is the 18 gauge a big enough wire or should I use a bigger along the whole length? Also, with two pairs and the 100 w power source, which setting should I use on the rear of the speaker? I'm just learning about this aspect and am not entirely clear on the calculations. Thank you for your help!
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Hi Tim, The 70V tap is for use with a 70V amp. 70V systems are typically used in systems set up for background music. The advantage is that they are easier to wire, but you do sacrifice volume capability. With your 100W 8-ohm receiver, you need to set to the 8 ohm setting. Disregard the five other settings (2.5W to 25W). Before you run your wires from the patio speakers, you need to check the owner’s manual of your Pioneer receiver to see whether it can handle a 4-ohm load. If it has a 4-ohm or even 2-ohm spec, then it should be able to power your two pair of 8-ohm speakers wired in parallel. If so, you could daisy chain the speakers like you proposed. That way you are using the inputs of one pair of the AP650 to connect the outputs to the second pair (connecting the positive and negative of the right speaker to the positive and negative of the right speaker of the second speaker pair). Assuming you are using a second zone output from a Pioneer Elite AV receiver amplifier and that it needs to see a true 8-ohm load, then the simplest solution would be to add one of our OVC300 outdoor volume controls that would be placed in line between the amplifier and the first pair of AP650 speakers. Make sure the impedance setting is 1/2x. This would insure that the receiver sees a nominal 8-ohm load. You might want to contact Pioneer direct and ask them if you can connect two pair of 8-ohm speakers without an impedance-matching volume control. Either way you can daisy chain the speakers back towards the receiver and figure out a place where you would splice in the volume control if needed. Please let us know what they say or if we can assist you further. TL/MA
Customer Service - Q&A
on June 19, 2012
H Tim, The 70V tap is for use with a 70V amp. This allows you to daisy chain the speakers and set each at a lower wattage. 70V systems are typically used in systems set up for background music. The advantage is that they are easier to wire, but you do sacrifice volume capability. With your 100W receiver, I would recommend home runs for each speaker (i.e., not wiring them together but running them back to the receiver). Wiring the speakers together at the 8-ohm setting to your receiver will drop the impedance to 4 ohms putting a greater demand on the receiver. I don't think your 100W receiver could handle a 4-ohm load. A high current amp like our AMP200 could handle a 4-ohm load. Therefore, I would consider upgrading to the AMP200 or wiring each speaker with its own lead back to your current receiver. CL
Customer Service - Q&A
on June 19, 2012

Beyza
from JSJirHNbTJ asked:
June 18, 2012
Hi! We are a German based speaker mauncafturer and I would like to send you some information about our new CeraAIR Two AirPlay speaker.Best regards,Constantin
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Hi Beyza: Please send the information to dave@osdaudio.com and copy me at tim@osdaudio.com. Thanks TL
Customer Service - Q&A
on June 18, 2012

Christina Speros
from California asked:
June 15, 2012
Can this speaker be installed in the facia wood? How could we mount this outside. Our patio is in the front of the house.
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Hi Christina: The key to any custom speaker is getting the speaker wires to where you want to mount the speakers. Also Patio speakers work better mounted under the Eave versus into the Fascia board. one so the speaker is not constantly exposed to the elements plus you tend to get more bass response when the speaker is mounted as close to where the wall meets the Eve. But the question still remains do you have access to the front of the house from inside to run your speaker wires? TL
Customer Service - Q&A
on June 16, 2012

Mike
from LA, CA asked:
May 15, 2012
I have the AP650 outdoor speakers. I want to find a small receiver that allows me to connect the AP650's speaker wire to it and my iPad/iPod for music. Anyone knowledge of a small docking station or receiver with speaker wire connections?
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HI Mike: At the minimum our AMP120 will work for your basic application. The next step from there would be our AMP200 which is high current amplifier that features all discrete components, unique installer friendly features and a true audiophile sound quality. Both feature Speaker A and B outputs. The amp200 has the ability of powering multiple speakers with its 2 ohm load capability. If all your planning for now and in the future of just powering the single pair of AP650 then AMP120 would be your viable choice. TL
Customer Service - Q&A
on May 15, 2012

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52% Recommend this product (89 of 170 responses)
By Tim
Indiana
February 18, 2017
Awesome Speakers
Very well made, simple to install, and most importantly....they sound and look great! All of the positive reviews written by others encouraged my to purchase these speakers....and I am glad that I did. Order and enjoy! BTW, speakers were packaged well and shipped quickly.
By MICHAEL QUINLIVAN
FL
January 12, 2017
Great
Very nice speakers
By CARLOS HERNANDEZ
BRIGHTON, COLORADO
January 2, 2017
AMAZING
I bought this product to use in my garage and let me tell you they are AMAZING!!! My next order are gonna be the 10" flush mount cealing speaker for the garage as well! they are worth every penny!!! Thank you OSD!!
Prosamazing sound!
Consnone what so ever!!
By Keith
Taylors SC
November 20, 2016
Great sound quality and details for a small size.
These speakers were very easy install. I did not have speaker pins to attach my in wall speaker wire. The holes for the speaker connections are small for 12 gauge wire. Speakers sound great with very good imiaginging. They have very good details from the music recordings.
By Doug
PCB FL
October 5, 2016
Outdoor speakers
They appear to be a nice product but one of the 4 speakers came with the outter grill cover installed upside down so it doesnt match the others?
By Lonnie Noteuil
Sherman, IL
August 11, 2016
Great Speskers
Very happy with purchase. Great quality for the price. Replaces a pair of P**k Speskers that were over twice the price and can say the sound quality is just as good if not better.
ProsSurprised at bass quality
ConsHave only had 1 week so can't speak to long term reliability
By grady
Richmond TX
March 9, 2016
AP650 High Definition Outdoor Patio Speaker 6.5" Pair 2-Way 70V Optional
These speakers wonderful sound..Had bose on my last house.these speakers sound just as good as the bose
By DEC
Jasper, TN
February 18, 2016
AP650 - 2 years in and still doing great
I bought these a little over 2 years ago initially to play Christmas music outside for a light show. They are more than loud enough for my needs. I'm driving them with an Onkyo TX-SR605 receiver in the house connected to a computer. Of course I use an FM Xmtr too so I don't have to use these all the time during shows (as that can get very repetitive). But I also use these for music on my patio year round. They have held up well. I have them mounted under the overhang on the front porch overlooking the front patio. These will easily cover a very large area with sound. Want to listen to music from 50 yards away ? No problem. They will handle the Onkyo at basically just about full volume and still be clear although I never really have need to run them that loud. (That's a bit much even for my rural neighborhood) But I have tried it out to see what they will do. These were my first purchase from OSD and I've just submitted my 3rd speaker purchase so I've had enough good experiences here to keep me coming back. The prices are tough to beat at the given quality. The only bad thing is I see is these are now $50 less than I paid for them over 2 years ago. I suppose that is good if you are buying them now. But I've got my use out of them and figure to get years more from them.
By Jay
Sacramento CA
January 27, 2016
Great
Fantastic sound!
By Chad
Tucson, AZ
September 22, 2015
Great sound at a great price!
I have to be totally honest, I did not expect to find a very high quality speaker at such a low price point. I was pleasantly surprised by these speakers. They sound dynamic, carry well over large spaces, and provide ample bass response. Highly recommended for someone looking for a nice outdoor sound system for parties or yard work while trying to stay on a budget.
By Jonathan
Minneapolis, MN
August 26, 2015
Excellent speaker, especially for the price
I purchased 1 pair of these in June of 2015 for use on my patio. I installed them slightly above ground on aluminum posts to limit their visibility. Despite their size, they are not noticed until they are playing. The sound is quite clear and not harsh. There is a good balance of low/ mid/ and high range. I don't feel the need for an additional sub-woofer, although the bass is more hollow than you would feel indoors (but better than many other outdoor setups I have heard). Given my patio is very long, I will likely purchase additional 450's to fill out the remainder and have full sound field. Looking at my current setup, after purchasing these, I may have been better off going 70V so that I can easily string. Another good idea may have been to go for the mono output, rather than alternating right/ left/ right/ left down the length of the patio and deck.
Prosclear sound reasonable bass sounds carries well at low and high volumes
Consmounting brackets are a little flimsy - they can easily be bent and barely hold the speaker in position when used horizontally
Best UsesGreat stand-alone patio speakers.
By Texas
Fort Worth, TX
July 15, 2015
Great Spreakers
Very easy to install and sound great. Have only had for a few weeks but I am very satisfied and would recommend.
ProsGreat price. Easy install. Sound great
ConsA bit on the big side but not at all heavy
Best UsesOutdoor covered patio. Too big for inside
By David
Smith Mountain Lake
January 3, 2015
Awesome. Company was very helpful with questions.
These were delivered in the evening so I connected them indoors before installing just to see how they sounded using extra channel of Denon 275 watt receiver. I was disappointed. Bass was just ok. Virtually no midrange. Highs had no endpoint. I left them running for a few hours and sound improved. Next morning I ran them again while I wired and installed on covered patio. The eventual outdoor sound was astonishing. Crisp and very well balanced at all volumes. Plenty of bass. I am more than pleased. I will be buying a second pair for my downstairs patio. I did alot of online searches before buying. I listened to a friend's Bose 151s and did not like the sound. These opd 650 speakers won best sound in one blind comparison but the reviewers were concerned about the port collecting water. Should not be an issue, especially on covered patio. The company was very helpful with my many questons. I love these speakers! Be sure to give them time to burn in.
ProsGreat sound
ConsOnly 1 year warranty
Best UsesOutdoor patio
By Mike
Branson, MO
December 31, 2014
Excellent
Great performance and unbeatable price. I'll be back to replace the other old speakers soon.
By Robin
Point Blank, Texas
December 4, 2014
Bigger Than Expected
When we received these speakers they where bigger than I expected. The handle pops off easily by unscrewing the end knobs. We had the wires run and plugged in under an hour. We have then playing from an ordinary boom box and they sound great. The sound travels well from under the eaves of the roof. Have only had them a few months, so we will see how they stand up to the outdoors. We're thinking about getting a second set and installing them on the backside of our pavilion.
Proseasy install, sound great even with an inexpensive receiver
Best UsesUnder the eaves of an overhanging roof
By Roger
Auburn, CA
October 14, 2014
Great Patio Speakers
Outstanding speakers at twice the price. I replaced my Notable Competitor (Cambridge) outdoor speakers of approximately the same specs. The OSD speakers are at least comparable, and probably superior to the considerably more expensive Cambridge patio speakers I have used for the past 15 years. Excellent design and construction. Very clean and balanced sound, with surprisingly full sound range for the size. Great product for the price.
By NickD
New Jersey
July 9, 2014
Pretty good for the money
I was hesitant at first since i could have purchased the bose 151's for less. I decided to mount them under my eaves that are at least two stories above my deck. My deck is roughly 18 x 45' and these speakers have no issues providing enough sound. Not just background music.... i mean auditorium loud! They are powered by an old school pioneer receiver with 14 gauge high density stranded mono price speaker wire with 55 ft runs. I angled them just enough for the sound to propagate to my yard. Wow.... just wow. They sound better further away with decent bass sound. Weird phenomenon.... the further away the better they sound. I walked to the end of my yard approx 350ft away and the sound was plenty and clear (Cranked up of course). I say decent because it truly is decent. Not the best but good enough for my application. High end bose outdoor speakers indeed have better sounding bass but at what cost? For the price i think I'm ok with the ap650's. I still envy my neighbor' s. Solid construction but i question the rattles during some low end frequencies. This occurs even at low to mid volumes. Other than the front grills, no water will penetrate these speakers. The seams are tight and glued properly. Well done OSD. They are not heavy but have some mass to them. There were no concerns mounting them to the side of my house. Brandon at OSD is top notch and was a great help answering my questions pre purchase. Speakers arrived exactly 5 business days after purchase.
ProsVery loud for it size ....fills most of my yard (1.5 acres) Crisp highs and mids. OK bass response. Quality construction
ConsCertain bass frequencies cause a rattling sound. Does not have long throw woofers .... struggles with the deep bass. Tone it down and u should be fine.
Best UsesOutdoor overlooking the deck
By frank
Riverview,fl
November 22, 2013
ap650
Very fast service.nice addition to my osd rock speakers.great sound.
By Ron
Ontario
November 16, 2013
Nice Sounding Speakers
I am really happy with the speakers,they have a very full sound which is hard when you are broadcasting outside.The delivery was on time,so overall quite pleased.The only thing was the site said free shipping but once i put in my Canadian address they wanted an additional $80 so i had it shipped to my friends house in Michigan.
By Angie Schuelke
Neenah, Wisconsin
October 3, 2013
Thank You!!!
Great experience with everything...super fast shipping, easy transaction, and awesome speakers! We are enjoying them on our new open porch!!!
ProsSound is awesome!!!
ConsA little bigger than I anticipated, but could have read the measurements better.
By Bill C
Jacksonville, Florida
September 16, 2013
Awesome backyard sound!
These are my only 2 speakers in the backyard and they sound great even at low volumes. The thing that I noticed is how these produce a full sound that covers my yard and they block out my neighbor's tunes even when his are cranked up. They can play loud and are clear and crisp! Tons of bass too. Highly recommended! I can only imagine what 4 of these would sound like!
By Col Chris
Bradenton, Fl
September 14, 2013
Very Nice Quality Sound that's Gentle on the Wallet
I recently purchased a pair of AP 650 speakers. I discovered these speakers from the almost unanimously positive reviews from folks who had bought them. I too offer my high praise for the sound of the speakers. I have them mounted outside on my lanai and they sound fabulous using Sonos amp to drive them. I have been a Bose fan my whole life but decided to take a chance with these AP 650s. no regrets and quite a bit less expensive. Also, an added plus was the top shelf customer support from OSD and super fast delivery. Got to go and have a beer on my lanai ....aaahh.
By Dan Adams
Maine
July 25, 2013
These speakers are good.
anyone who says they ain't is itchin' for a tussel.
By Hal
Modesto, CA
July 6, 2013
Excellent product
Excellent product with great sound. Delivery time was also excellent.
ConsNone so far.
Best UsesOutdoors on covered patio.
By Brooks
Northeastern Ohio
June 26, 2013
Top notch
Have a pair on my deck ( 20 x 30).. Driven by an older Sony amp.. WOW... What sound... Much cleaner crisper than my JBL's I had temporaly being using. Can't wait to purchase my next phase, Rock speakers for stone patio in another part of my yard... I did my research before my purchase, I am a little anal about these things...If you are looking for a premier sound experience with out breaking the bank...purchase these
ProsClean crisp highs, hear every cymbal hit ..
ConsNone...