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

Product code: OSD-AP650

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Features & Specifications

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.


Other Product Info

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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50 Questions & 50 Answers
John Jones
from Cincinnati OH asked:
November 25, 2019
Do you sell replacement grills for this speaker? I seem to have lost one of mine.
1 Answer
Hi John:

We do sell replacement grills for most of our speakers. This model, in particular, is a big mover for us. You will need to call customer service at 562-697-2600 and talk to a representative. They should be able to help you out.


Submitted by: Tim Leahy on November 25, 2019

from Cincinnati OH asked:
October 25, 2019
Hi, I have 2 speakers that i need to mount on a corner of a fence post. Do you guys have any type of corner bracket for these speakers?
1 Answer
Hi John: 

We do not have a dedicated mount for a corner post. The speaker you chose does have a unique two-way bracket that allows you to swivel the speaker 180 degrees and tilt up to 60 degrees, so there is some flexibility when trying to decide where and how you want to mount. There may be a metal bracket that the post company may offer.

Good luck


Submitted by: Tim Leahy on October 28, 2019

from Upper Peninsula - Michigan asked:
September 5, 2019
Will these handle true extreme weather? We get heavy snowfall (200+ inches a year)  and extreme cold (-30 to -40) would these hold up to that if permanently affixed to a light pole? 
1 Answer
Hi Shaun:

I would suggest these speakers would be our best choice for your application. But would suggest mounting them at a height that you could remove then during the long stretches of winter weather or look for a weatherproof enclosure that would be open when you want to listen to music, but that would entail mounting low enough to be accessible. The speaker features Aluminum Grills, Sealed design, and a plastic cover plate that I would recommend sealing with weatherproof Duct Tape.

Good luck


Submitted by: Tim Leahy on September 9, 2019

Ted Addison
from California asked:
August 22, 2019
I have a pair of 17 year old Energy Take 5 Classic outdoor speakers that need replacing. I am looking at going with the AP650 speakers. I am currently running my outdoor speakers on Zone B with my Pioneer VSX-918V receiver. Would that application work well with these speakers? 
1 Answer
Hi Ted:

I found a listing online for info/specs on the Energy Take Classic 1I/O 5 patio speakers; unfortunately, they only go back six years. But the AP650 has a sensitivity of 91dB and goes down to 37 Hz both more impressive than the Energy 5.25" speaker. If you had the Energy connected to the Speaker B of the Pioneer, the OSD 650 should work fine as well. The Pioneer Receiver rated at 120 Watts well within the 150-watt rating of the 650. The AP650, both Black and White, are back-ordered expected back in stock at the end of September.


Submitted by: Tim Leahy on August 22, 2019

from Fairfield, NJ asked:
July 2, 2019
Hello my name is JEFF, I just bought the ap650's to replace my old Yamaha's. I'm only using 2 not 4 but my buddy says I need an amp to get the most out of these speakers. What amp do you recommend is suitable for these speakers. Thanks.
1 Answer
Hi Jeff:

What were you using to power your two pair of Yamaha speakers? Was it from a zone 2 output from an AVR Yamaha Receiver? What sources were you using? Please let me know the Brand and model numbers of any component you were using so I can best answer your question. And why not two pair of AP650?


Submitted by: Tim Leahy on July 5, 2019

from Ottawa, Ontarion asked:
June 12, 2019
Amazon is selling AP650 70V with model # B007KZ9K2M.  Is this an older model? Is it IPX6 rated?  Are there any technical differences to what is being advertised here?
1 Answer
Hi Anthony:

All our CL3 Rated Speaker Wire, 16, 14 and 12 gauge are 100% pure Oxygen Free Copper. We do not use Copper Clad Aluminum for any of our Speaker Wire.


Submitted by: Tim Leahy on June 14, 2019

from Miami,fl asked:
June 8, 2019

Can I connect ap650 speaker to my tv without using an amp?

1 Answer
Hi Rudy:

The AP650 are passive. They do need to connect to an Amplifier. Most Televisions have enough problems adding good sounding speakers, let alone adding a speaker level output for external speakers. Our best option for adding our AP650 would be our NERO XD Streamer Integrated Power Amplifier. If it is for outdoor television, you would need to have a weatherproof enclosure to mount the NERO. If it is for a bedroom or other wall mounted TV indoors it features a compact size with a wall mounting kit. Most of the new TV/Monitors feature either RCA Analog output or Fiber Optic. The NERO has a Fiber Optic input where the native signal sent from the TV to the D/A converter of the NERO XD Streamer with its Audiophile Grade 16/24 bit 192khz specs. It also has built-in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi complete with a Free OSD Audio Control App. So you have a total of five different inputs. Add to that you also have a dedicated Subwoofer output for adding a Powered Subwoofer that you control the volume with either the master volume control on the front panel or utilizing IR Wireless remote. The NERO is also 4-ohm stable able to connect two pair of 8-ohm speakers. You can add additional NERO XD Streamers in other rooms and link them together. Please check it out.

Good luck


Submitted by: Tim Leahy on June 9, 2019

Alex S.
from Hawthorne, New York asked:
May 11, 2019
Do the 70v version of the AP650's have an 8ohm setting also??  I would assume that they do as I have yet to see a 70v speaker that doesn't have an 8ohm tap in addition to the various 70v taps.   I am only asking because I need these for a project that will either get a 70v amp or a regular amp.   I am not sure yet about the amp so it would be ideal to have the option for both scenarios with the speakers. 
1 Answer
Hi Alex:

The Models AP650T Black and AP650T White both feature an 8-ohm option as well as the four 70V tap settings; 4W, 8W, 16W, 32W. Both are currently in stock.

TL/ 5532

Submitted by: Tim Leahy on May 12, 2019

Gary staples
from Plymouth ma asked:
November 20, 2018
For marine use, have a fusion av755 stereo aboard with two Bose speakers in saloon. Interested in AP 650 speakers for helm station outside which is protected by a hardtop. Is this a good choice or would you recommend something else. Thanks, appreciate your expertise. I haven't used your product, but I see excellent reviews from satisfied customers.
1 Answer
Hi Gary: The AP650 would be an excellent choice since it is a sealed design with an outdoor rating of IP:X6. Note, the AP650 stereo pairs is an 8-ohm speaker, and the Fusion AV755 has internal amplifiers rated at 2/4 ohms. What are your Bose speakers rated at (4 or 8 ohms)? If 8 ohm then wired in parallel with the AP650 should create an acceptable 4-ohm load. If you needed to add a second pair of AP650, the Fusion AV might handle that as well whether you are playing both inside and outside at the same time. Good luck TL/5294
Submitted by: Tim Leahy on November 25, 2018

from WA asked:
August 25, 2018
How would you compare the sound of the AP650 to the AP670? Being a smaller speaker with no ports, can it match the bass capabilities of the AP670?
1 Answer
Hi Joe: The AP670 has been around for more than eight years; they are an excellent design with good overall sound quality. They do have dual ports so not recommended for direct exposure to the elements. The AP650 is a new design now two years on the market. The AP670 got rave reviews for their bass output, but the AP650 goes down to 37Hz versus 45Hz of the AP670. The AP650 is 100% sealed and in fact, has an IP6X outdoor rating (100% Dustproof). The AP650 also features a bracket that swivels and tilts so more flexibility when aiming the speaker for best coverage. You can not go wrong either way. TL/5181
Submitted by: Tim Leahy on August 27, 2018

from WA asked:
August 23, 2018
I'm looking for a great value outdoor speaker. I saw good reviews on the AP670, especially about its good bass. The reviews were concerned about the front ports on an outdoor speaker. Then I found this one, the AP650, which seem to be the successor of the AP670 (why the lower model number?). It somehow has lower frequency response (without front ports) and better spec overall. I couldn't find any reviews of this speaker. How would you compare this speaker sound to the AP670?
1 Answer
Hi Joe: The AP650 probably should have been renamed AP650MKII. The new design introduced over a year ago with a new Hybrid Cabinet, a unique Mounting Bracket that swivels and tilts, and it is IP:6X certified rating, 100% sealed from Dust. The cabinet is also 2 inches smaller than the AP670. Specs slightly improved as well vs. the AP670 which has been around for more than eight years in its current design. So do not be fooled by the lower number designation since the new AP650 replaced one of our most popular speakers with additional increases in applications and sales. TL/5179 PS: It is also available in a Bluetooth Speaker Kit and a 70V version.
Submitted by: Tim Leahy on August 23, 2018

from Floyds Knobs,Indiana asked:
August 19, 2018
I have a Kenwood KR-3060, will these speakers be a good match for my receiver? If not what would you recommend?
1 Answer
Hi Patrick: The AP650 is a great choice. Totally sealed cabinet, IP6X rated 100% dust free. Also has a unique mounting bracket both swivels and tilts. PLus available in white or black finish. And they sound good as well. TL/5170
Submitted by: Tim Leahy on August 21, 2018

Mr. Roberts
from Texas asked:
July 11, 2018
Are these rated at 150 watts RMS or 150 watts peak? Also, why are there 2 different versions picture of the black pair on your website. One has a white LF cone with and inverted dust cap and the other is standard black LF cone?
1 Answer
Hello: The speaker is rated at 150 Watts peak, 100 watts RMS. Sorry for the confusion on the cones. The AP525 has the black cone and the AP650 has the Silver/White cone the same one featured on our AP670. TL/5104
Submitted by: Tim Leahy on July 14, 2018

from Virginia beach asked:
July 6, 2018
With the pictures for this item, there is both the white woofer cone, and the black woofer cone. What color woofer cone do these come with?
1 Answer
HI Jonathan: The AP650 6.5Inch Patio speaker has a silver/white cone. The AP525 5.25"2-way patio speaker has the black cone. Thank you for pointing that out, we will make sure to have the correct speaker images for the respective speakers. TL/5101
Submitted by: Tim Leahy on July 12, 2018

from South Carolina asked:
June 24, 2018
What amplifier do you recommend for running four of these speakers at the same time?
1 Answer
Hi Corey: On the entry level side, you could start with our Class D XMP100 Power Amplifier with Speaker A and Speaker B output that will drive both speakers at the same time (4-ohm). This is a class D amplifier that is 93% efficient versus the typical Class AB amp in this price range that is closer to 50%. Being more efficient allows the amp to run cooler. The second more effective choice would either be our AMP200 or AMP300 both High Current Power Amplifiers Audiophile pure Power Amplifiers. Unlike the XMP100 which is pushing its limit driving two pairs of 8-ohm speakers in parallel, these amplifiers have a lot more in the tank. These amps are 2-ohm stable and could easily add a third pair of AP650 in parallel all three powered at the same time (2.6-ohm load). You want even more output than look at adding our new Pre One Preamp with 1.5V output to either the XMP100 or Amp200/300. Good Luck TL/5070
Submitted by: Tim Leahy on June 25, 2018

Joey S.
from Austin, Tx asked:
June 8, 2018
Ive seen in the speaker comparisons on the OSD website that the 650 has a bass port, however there are no pictures of the back anywhere on your website or online. Are these fully sealed units? Is there a bass port on the back? A picture would be helpful if you can provide. Thanks.
1 Answer
HI Joey: The original AP650 did have a front-firing port. The newer design that we have been shipping for the last three years is a fully sealed design. It has a certified rating of IP6X which means it 100% sealed from dust as well as fully waterproof. Add to that it features a unique mounting bracket that swivels and tilts. Add to that it has a sensitivity of 91dB which means they are very efficient. Comes in Balck or White and we also offer a Bluetooth version as well with same cabinet and drivers (BTP650). TL/5043 Thanks for pointing out the discrepancy between new and old confusion
Submitted by: Tim Leahy on June 8, 2018

from NY asked:
February 4, 2018
Would it be possible to slave a pair of AP650 speakers off of the BTP650 master, by connecting them with speaker wire? In principle it seems that it should work, but I am concerned about the BTPs ability to drive them. If possible, I assume that the max length of the speaker wire would be 25’ correct? Thanks
1 Answer
Hi Tom: The AP650 kit is limited to what comes in the box. It would not work to add a second or third speaker to the slave speaker. It would definitely throw off the internal receiver found in the master speaker. It is rated at 8 ohm powering a single pair of speakers with the internal drivers (woofer/Tweeter) being one and the speakers in the satellite being number 2. Adding a second speaker or pair would throw off the impedance and would create a demand for current while create to much heat for the internal amp. There is new technology available in some of the new smartphones that allows you to sync up with two Receivers so with this capability you could add another BTP650. You are not limited in the length of speaker wire other than you lose the true right and left stereo separation. We recommend between 8 to 12 feet. Additional wire maybe needed if you need extra wire to make sure it you get from Master to slave and are routing the wire around other objects there be no problem running longer than 12 plus feet. I was also going to say we are developing a Bluetooth outdoor Subwoofer (like the OSD OM SUB200) where we will have a Bluetooth Receiver built and a 4.1 Power Amplifier. You will have a powered outdoor sub with four conductors so you can connect two pair of outdoor speaker for better coverage. You can connect two pair of AP650 Patio Speakers (like the BTR-650 speakers) or two pair of Rock speakers or two pair of Omni or Garden Speakers, or mix and match maybe a pair of AP650 and a pair of RX640 rock speakers. W should have this in stock within the next 60 days or by the beginning of the second quarter 2018. TL/ 4782
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on February 5, 2018

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 Answer
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; Good luck TL/4588
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on October 17, 2017

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 Answer
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
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on September 25, 2017

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 Answer
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
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A 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 Answer
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
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on July 13, 2017

from Ontario, Cal asked:
March 30, 2016
Are these speakers UL Rated? Is there an IP rating on these speakers?
1 Answer
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
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on March 30, 2016

Dean Kajohn
from charlotte nc asked:
January 16, 2012
What does the 70v option mean
1 Answer
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
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on January 16, 2012

Richard Britain
from MO asked:
December 11, 2017
Do ap 650 without 70v option really weight 17 lbs. as u describe? If so why so much? The yamaha 6.5" i'm considering only weight 8 lbs. thx richard b
1 Answer
Hi Richard: The AP650 has a more heavy duty cabinet and larger internal drivers with larger magnets. 17 pounds is the weight of both speakers including the packaging. So it is a Gross weight measurement. TL/4688
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on December 14, 2017

from Ohio asked:
August 7, 2017
What is the frequency response of these speakers when running them as 70v?
1 Answer
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
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on August 12, 2017

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 Answer
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
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A 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?
1 Answer
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 TL/4142
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on December 6, 2016

from New Jersey asked:
September 17, 2016
Do the grilles come off the front for cleaning?
1 Answer
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
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on September 22, 2016

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
1 Answer
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
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on May 30, 2016

from Birmingham, AL asked:
April 20, 2016
1 Answer
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 so I can provide you with suggestions on wiring and speaker placement. The more images the better. Thanks in advance TL/3825
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on April 22, 2016

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?
1 Answer
Hi Randy, Yes - that is fine and won't affect the sound.
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on August 14, 2015

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

from Overland Park, KS asked:
July 30, 2015
Are the grills and brackets painted or powdercoated?
1 Answer
Powder Coated
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on July 30, 2015

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 Answer
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.
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A 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!
1 Answer
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!
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on June 26, 2015

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 Answer
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.
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on April 15, 2015

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?
1 Answer
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.
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on January 26, 2015

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?
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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
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on January 25, 2015

from 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?
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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
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A 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 Answer
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.
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on January 14, 2015

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
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Hi Steve, The version with the knob on the back has an optional 70v mode. Same speaker but with that added feature.
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on October 8, 2014

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.
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on June 25, 2014

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
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on May 20, 2014

from Charlotte asked:
May 10, 2014
I have this receiver Yamaha rx-v673 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?
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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
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on May 12, 2014

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
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on April 30, 2014

from dallas asked:
April 17, 2014
What's the difference in a V70? Don't know what that means???
1 Answer
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
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on April 17, 2014

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.
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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
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on April 17, 2014

from Fairfield, ct asked:
April 12, 2014
Do these speakers work with the sonos connect amp? Thanks!
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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
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on April 14, 2014

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?
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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
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on March 6, 2014

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
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on December 2, 2013

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