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AP525 Outdoor Patio Speaker High Definition 5.25" Pair Composite Resin Low Resonator Cabinet 70V Optional

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Features & Specifications

OSD Audio AP525 Outdoor Patio Speakers are extremely popular, made of Composite Resin Low Resonator Cabinet, they're a great value because they provide remarkable sound. These speakers have a clean, modern look, so they make a great addition to mid-sized decks and patios. With 75 watts of power, a built-in sound port for excellent bass and a weather-resistant design, the AP525 gives you great sound without the price tag of other brands. They're available in black and white, and if you'd like, you can get the 70-volt switchable version. The 70-volt switchable models lets installers switch to the right wattage tap without soldering, tapping or disassembly (you usually don't need this feature for typical home installations).

· Mounting bracket is designed to mount either vertically or horizontally
· Available with 70V switch for commercial installations
· Gold-plated spring compression binding posts for optimum connectivity
· Sturdy fiberglass reinforced plastic frame
· Power-coated rust-resistant grille


Other Product Info

Audiophile sound.
75W power handling for small to medium areas
A great alternative to higher priced JBL, Polk or Bose speakers.
What do you mean by 70V switchable?
Some speakers, like the AP525s, are equipped with an "on the fly" 70v switch assembly. This allows an installer to rapidly switch to the correct 70v wattage tap each installation may require without soldering, tapping or disassembly and reassembly, which normally complicates installations. You usually don't need use this feature for your typical home application.

What gauge speaker wire should I use?
For runs up to 80ft, standard 16-2 wire will be fine for this speaker. For runs, 100-150 ft 14 gauge. Beyond 150ft, we recommend a 12 gauge speaker cable. We also offer a four conductor 16 and 14 gauge wire to add an in-line volume control to your outdoor location.

Are there any special precautions I should take to protect my outside speakers in winter?
Not necessarily, however, if you live in an area prone to extreme weather such as sub-zero temperatures, you may want to cover the speakers with a plastic bag or bring them inside to help prevent components from absolute freezing during the long winter months.

For 70V Versions, please choose from the color drop down options



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34 Questions & 36 Answers
Joel Snyder
from Tucson, Arizona asked:
December 1, 2019

Hi there.  I'm looking for replacement speakers to go under my eaves and I want to triple-check the dimensions. 

Can you please give me the AP525 dimensions (maximum front-to-back) when the bracket is attached? 
The web site says ("Dimensions: 9.7-inches x 6.6-inches x 7.5-inches") but I can't tell which is which, and
I'm not sure if this includes the brackets.  Also: same question for the AP650.  Thanks! 

1 Answer
Hi Joel:

The measurements for both of the Patio Speakers, including their mounting bracket, are as follows: The AP525 dimensions are 9.7" Long X 6.6" Wide X 7.5", including the bracket. The AP650 measurements are 12" Long (or high) X 7.6" Wide X 9.75" Deep with Bracket. Note dimensions change based upon the swivel and tilt of the actual bracket.

Good luck


Submitted by: Tim Leahy on December 3, 2019

from Mineral Ridge, Ohio asked:
June 1, 2019
I would like to purchase two sets of these speakers. 1 set outside around pool area and the 2nd set inside pool house. I have a 4.1 receiver rated at 100 watts. Is this good for these? and what would I need if I wanted volume controls for each set so I could change volumes on A and B speakers. 
1 Answer
Hi Matt:

The AP525 patio speakers should be a good match for your application. The OVC100 Outdoor Impedance matching Volume Controls will allow you to control the volume of your two areas independent of the other. The Volume Control to be wired in line with each speaker. It adds no gain but instead allows you to attenuate or turn the volume down. I am assuming when you refer to your amplifier it is a 2.1 with Speaker A and Speaker B. Either way the Impedance setting of the OVC100 would be 1/2X for both. 


Submitted by: Tim Leahy on June 8, 2019

from CASA GRANDE, AZ asked:
May 30, 2019
1 Answer
Hi Joe:

Either the AP525 or even the AP650 (6.5") speaker will work for your extreme application. They both have an IP rating of IP6X, which means they were tested for Dust exposure and were certified 100% sealed from Dust. Another option is our FORZA5 indoor/outdoor Pendant speaker who has 8-ohm/70Volt as well plus an IP66 rating, 100% sealed for Dust and Water. It sold a hanging pendant speaker. You would need to add the outdoor accessory kit which features an in the ground stake or wall mount option. Whether you go with the patio speaker or Pendant speaker these are the best choices for your application.

Good choice


Submitted by: Tim Leahy on May 31, 2019

from New Jersey asked:
February 14, 2019
Looking to buy the AP525 outdoor speakers but confused on its power handling compared to AP490. The 525's state they are rated at 75 watts. The 490's with smaller woofer is rated at 100 watts. Can someone explain why the difference, are the 490's better with higher powered amps?
1 Answer
Hi James: The AP490 are no longer available. Check the Owners manual on the AP525 web page. The AP490 list at 100 watts and the AP525 list at 120 Watts. Technically the AP490 was 50 watts RMS 100 Watts Peak. The AP525 rated at 75 Watts RMS 120 Watts Peak. Power handling is not the only spec you should compare. Frequency Response, AP525: 45Hz to 22kHz and the AP490: 60Hz to 22kHz so the 5.25 goes lower, has more low end. Also, check their sensitivity, AP525: 90dB and AP490: 88dB. So the AP525 are more efficient and take less power to drive (the higher the number, the more efficient, 3 dB is doubling power). The AP525 also features a unique two-way mounting system (Swivels and tilts). And it is available in white or black, in stock. And the same speaker is available in Bluetooth version as well. TL/5411
Submitted by: Tim Leahy on February 15, 2019

from Virginia beach asked:
July 6, 2018
I see these are rated 75 Watts. Our receiver is 200 Watts, 100 Watts per channel, so I’m guessing these aren’t powerful enough.
1 Answer
Hi Jonathan: The AP650 (Silver/White cone) would be a better match for your Amplifier. It is rated at 150 watts, Frequency Response: 37Hz to 22kHz and a Sensitivity of 91dB. White or Black plus like the AP525 it features a unique mounting bracket that Swivels and Tilts. TL/5100
Submitted by: Tim Leahy on July 12, 2018

from Champaign, Illinois asked:
June 4, 2018
Hello. I am looking for outdoor speakers to go along with my Sunbrite 55" Veranda tv. Not exactly sure what all I need to increase the volume of the tv. TV is under a 30' x 12' covered patio with a swimming pool just off the patio. Not looking to rock the neighborhood, just enough power to hear the tv from about 30-40 feet away. Would the AP525 speakers work and do I need an amplifier?
1 Answer
Hi Lisa: You will definitely need an amplifier to connect to the Sunbrite TV so you have power for the AP525 or for a little more output the AP650. As far as the optimum amplifier I would recommend you check out our new NERO Integrated Power Amplifier with built-in Bluetooth so you would have a couple of choices for sources either the TV itself or music through the Bluetooth. You would use a 3.5mm aux cable to connect to the TV and the NERO. You may need to build a weatherproof housing for the NERO. It does come with a Remote Control (we could supply you IR codes so you could integrate with a universal remote or the Sunbrite weatherproof Universal remote. The NERO has a small compact footprint and includes wall mount brackets in the kit. Dimensions: 7.5 x 5.5" x 2" Weight: 2.8lbs. Hopefully, that will work for you. TL/5030
Submitted by: Tim Leahy on June 6, 2018

from STL asked:
May 11, 2018
Hello, Can you clarify the warranty on these and the AP650's? The bulleted specs on the site say 1-year warranty, but in the Other Product Info section, it says "A great alternative to higher priced JBL, Polk or Bose speakers. It has the same performance with a 5yr warranty."
1 Answer
Hi Daddio: The official warranty on all our out door speakers is 1 year. Thank you for pointing out the discrepancy. We are working to do a better job on our information to avoid these types of confusion. TL/4973
Submitted by: Tim Leahy on May 11, 2018

from alabama asked:
May 3, 2018
is it possible to connect banana plugs to these speakers? Having recently bought, the back only seems configured for wire insert.
1 Answer
Hi JC: The push terminals were meant for bare wire connection 16 to 14 gauge recommended. That also gives you better connection to the wire than a banana plug for this connector. TL/4956
Submitted by: Tim Leahy on May 11, 2018

from Dominican Republic asked:
March 27, 2018
I have some speakers from another vendor that I placed outside (coastal location)) and the grilles have turned yellow... rust... how will your hold up ? thank you
1 Answer
Hi Paul: The AP525 and AP650 feature a unique Hybrid Cabinet and are a totally sealed design with extra heavy duty Powder Coating on the grill. Both 5.25" and 6.5" are certified IP:6X the highest rating you can have against both water and dust. Now you add the ultimate; salt water air on your island and it just a matter of time, these should last longer than you previous speakers. Do you have them exposed directly to the elements? We also have our AP850 which are not rated as high due to the ported cabinet design and 8 " drivers. But these are more bass heavy and feature Aluminum Grills. TL/ 4871
Submitted by: Tim Leahy on April 6, 2018

from Oregon asked:
October 24, 2017
What are the size of the speaker ?
1 Answer
HI Rod: The internal drivers feature a 5.25 Polypropylene woofer and a 1".0 Silk Soft Dome Tweeter. This is the physical size of the speakers: Dimensions: 9.7 inches high, 6.6 inches wide and 7.5 inches long. Is that all you need to know? Note there is also an upgrade speaker, the AP650 which features a step up 6.5" woofer and 1" silk tweeter as well. Both speakers are totally sealed design with a IP6X weatherproof certification. It also comes in a choice of white or black and features a two way mounting bracket which has a 180 degree swivel and 60 degree tilt for maximum flexibility when installing.. TL/4605
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on October 27, 2017

from Canada asked:
March 30, 2017
Hi guys, I would need -6 pairs of speakers (10-12 total) and I have two zones (indoor and on the patio of my restaurant). I read that 70V configuration would best fit my needs. My question is what amp do I need? Should I get two amps to have 2 different volume levels (indoor and outdoor)? Or should I buy only one bigger amp... but then how to separate zones? Also, how can I estimate the wattage I need? Is 10-15 watts per speaker loud enough? I have roughly 1,800 sq ft indoor and 2,000sq ft outdoor. Thanks
1 Answer
Hi Felix: I see you are thinking of using the AP525 for the outdoor patio/deck. What are looking to use indoors? In-Ceiling or the on-wall patio speaker like the AP525? I would like to see what your layout looks like and possible image of the areas you want to place your speakers? And what sources are you going to use, Streaming, Connected to your TV's or CD player/iPod? Contact me at tim and let me know more about your system. Looking forward to seeing more of your project. TL/4279
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on March 31, 2017

from Washington DC asked:
March 31, 2016
will these work with sonus? Or what would I need to make them work?
1 Answer
Hi Mark: These speakers will work fine with the SONOS product. Either the SONOS Connect Amplifier or you could go with a SONOS connect Pre-amp and our AMP120. Either way you need an amplifier to drive these speakers whether its built in with the SONOS Connect Amplifier or adding our OSD AMP120 to the Connect Pre-Amp (no internal power). Good luck: TL/3790
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on March 31, 2016

from Boston asked:
March 17, 2012
Can you recommend an amp that would pair nicely with these speakers? I'm not exactly sure how to match the watts, ohms and all that other stuff. Just want to make sure I get the most out of these speakers. Thanks...
1 Answer
Hi Bill: If you are just looking for the best match for powering a single pair of theses speakers within a budget than our AMP120 is your best bet. This is an amplifier referred to as an 8 ohm amp. It features 50 watts of continous output (RMS) with 75 to 100 watts peak power. It has an A and B speaker output so you can connect two pair of 8 ohm speakers but does not recommend playing both speakers at the same time for extended periods. When you connect two 8 ohm speakers (one pair to A and a second pair to B) it cuts the impedance down to 4 ohms and demands more current from the amplifier. This amp will tend to shut off when you drive the two 8 ohm speakers at the same time at high volumes. It actually goes into protection. The better choice is to look at the OSD AMP200 which is considered a high current amplifier which has no problem powering two or even three pair of 8 ohm speakers at the same time at whatever volume. It also features fully discrete components for true audiphile sound quality. This is great building block for a stereo system that can be expanded in the future and the best match if your budget allows it. Thank you for considering OSD, also checkout our full line of speaker selectors and volume controls for additonal options. TL
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on March 17, 2012

from New Jersey asked:
June 7, 2017
Are you able to use the AP525 speakers with optional 70v on your home stereo that supplies enough watts, or do you need a 70v amp to power them?
1 Answer
Hi Carl: You need a 70V Amplifier to take advantage of the 70V taps on the AP525. Otherwise you use the 8 ohm setting on the AP525. The big advantage of the 70V system is the fact you can run multiple speakers without worrying about the impedance of the speakers that the amplifier has to deal with. 70V is high impedance which relies more on how much wattage you have available. Then you calculate how many speakers and what the 70V tap setting will be for each. That sum total needs less than 80% of the available wattage from your 70V amplifier. This especially helpful on projects where you need to have lots of speakers connected all together. The trade off is Frequency Response and overall sound quality is not as good. Ideal for background music or announcements (where a Microphone might be involved).
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on June 8, 2017

from Virginia Beach, Va asked:
June 6, 2017
We do not have an option to protect these under eves, so these would have to be out in the elements. We have tried Yamaha, JBL speakers, and the brackets and grills become rusty over time and are getting chalky from the sun. We get intense sun everyday, and some heavy rain storms. My concern is will the cabinet get yellowed and chalky? And is the hardware able to withstand the elements without getting rusty?
1 Answer
Hi Jonathan: The AP525 and AP650 are our two highest rated weatherproof speakers; IP6X. They both feature a strong composite cabinet and are 100% sealed. Also includes a unique Mounting bracket that swivels and tilts. Available in black or white. TL/4406
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on June 7, 2017

from Illinois asked:
February 24, 2017
We have a rather large patio and garden area that we would like to play music to 50' - 100' or farther. The speakers would be out in the Midwest weather, summer and winter. Is this speaker the most economical choice? How does this one compare to your AP450 for my purpose?
1 Answer
Hi Jill: The AP525 is a great choice since it and our larger AP650 are both our highest rated weatherproof speakers. Both feature a sealed design and can be exposed to the elements more so than a speaker featuring tuning ports. You will need at least two pair to deliver enough output for your Patio area. Typically you want a stereo pair to be mounted 8 to 190 feet apart. They also feature a unique bracket that both swivels and tilts inward. Please let me know if you need additional help with your setup. We have an area where you can upload your plans along with an explanation of what equipment you intend to use in conjunction with the patio speakers. My contact is Good luck TL/4231
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on March 1, 2017

from MA asked:
April 6, 2016
Can these speaker be mounted horizontally? If so, Woofer out or in?
1 Answer
Hi Rick: Yes, these speakers can be mounted Horizontal. The rule of thumb up to 10 feet apart Tweeters on the outside and anything over 10 feet apart tweeters on the inside. Good Luck TL/3801
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on April 7, 2016

from Arizona asked:
December 6, 2014
I am looking of speakers than I can add a bluetooth adaptor to. Would these be compatible with that? And if they are the adaptor would be plugged into the same place as an amplifier so how well would these speakers work without being connected to an amp?
1 Answer
Hi Zach, These are passive speakers and need a power source. The BTP-650's are Bluetooth patio speakers that could possibly work with what you're trying to go for. CS 3039
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on December 9, 2014

Steve Bachman
from Phoenix, AZ asked:
August 24, 2014
I am curious what the "70v" option is on the OSD 525. Thank you
1 Answer
Hi Steve, This allows you to use the speaker with a 70v commercial system.
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on August 26, 2014

from Muncie, IN asked:
February 3, 2014
Hello! I have a pair of the AP525s but seem to have misplaced the bracket knobs that fix the speaker to the mounting brackets. Any idea what type of screw would work as a replacement (size, pitch, thread count)? Thanks, Nate
1 Answer
Hi Nate, We have the replacement knobs. Simply call or email us at to inquire about ordering the knobs. Thanks! -BM 2470
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on March 10, 2014

Bob N.
from Chino Hills, CA asked:
July 12, 2013
Need 70v cabinet speakers for an indoor p.a. system. running 9 speakers x 3 rooms (3 amps). 99% of use for lectures, announcements, etc. Are these good for this application. What size amp should be used to support 9 daisy-chained speakers? Are the 70v speakers same price and what is delivery time once ordered? Bob/Chino Hills, CA
1 Answer
Bob, Thank you for you question. Yes, the AP525 70v version will provide good clarity and volume. They have 70v taps for 2.5w, 5w, 10w, 15w, and 25w. Thus, you would need a 70v amplifier that provides anywhere from 25 watts to 225 watts depending on how loud you wish to have them. If using our PA90 70v amplifier, it pushes out 60 watts, so you would need to set each of the 9 speakers to 5w or less. The 70v version is $10 more than the standard 8ohm version. We are located in California and can ship same day as long as the order is placed before our 3pm cutoff time. -BM 2078
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on July 12, 2013

from fla asked:
June 5, 2013
do I have to match the spkrs impedience to the receivers 8 ohms to 8
1 Answer
Hi Mark, It’s best to run 8-ohm speakers with an amp or receiver rated at 8 ohms. All of the speakers we carry, except ones labeled 70V, are 8 ohms so it should not be a problem. CL/MA 1954
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on June 7, 2013

from Louisiana asked:
April 16, 2013
I want to go with a pair of these with the SUB200 in the Sub-Sat configuration but I am not sure what size amp to use. Any suggestions? Can I brige the amp in this configuration to get the most power? Deck is 14' X 17' with pergola top. Would the AP670 sound better than the 525's with this deck area?
1 Answer
Hi Mike, Rather than bridging it into mono, the better option is to run our OMSUB200 outdoor omni subwoofer in stereo with these speakers using our AMP200 amp. The AP670 patio speakers have a larger woofer and higher wattage so you would have more volume; however, the AP525s use higher quality polypropylene woofers. Both speaker pairs are comparable to the AP650s, which would be the best choice for a larger patio. CL/MA 1804
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on April 17, 2013

from Los Angeles, CA asked:
March 6, 2013
I just bought 2 pairs of these speakers, I will be using the Pioneer VSX D557 receiver to power all 4 speakers. Do I connect the speakers to the connection labeled front A and B, or Front A and Rear Right, Rear Left?
1 Answer
Hi Jose, To connect the four outdoor patio speakers to the receiver, use the Front Left and Right and Rear Left and Right. If you are using a home theater receiver tailored to surround sound, go to the menu functions and change it to stereo mode. If it's in stereo mode, you can connect one pair to the front and one pair to the rear. CL/MA 1677
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on March 6, 2013

from San Francisco asked:
November 9, 2012
I'm in the process of hooking 525s up to a OVC-300 and an AMP-120. So far so good. My question is, how do I try to find the correct volume output from the amplifier so that I get full rotation out of the ovc300? I'm getting distortion at the first click when I set the amplifier's volume too loud. It seems that I can only turn the amplifier's control up to about 40% before I get distortion from the volume controller at it's lowest settings. When I turn ovc300 up to about the 5th click, the distortion seems to disappear, and I can begin to give it some more power from the amp. Should I have purchased a different outdoor volume control (the non-adjustable one?)
1 Answer
Hi Jeff, Make sure the OVC300 is set to 1/2x internally. It should come this way by default but it's a good idea to double check. To set the volume, turn the OVC300 all the way up. Then from the AMP120 turn the volume up to the maximum level you'll desire for the AP525's. Then turn the volume down to a comfortable level at the OVC300. This way, you have the ability to turn the volume up when you are in the zone. CL/MA 1369
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on November 9, 2012

from Broadlands, VA asked:
September 4, 2012
I am trying to decide between the AP525 and AP650 for my screened in porch. The porch is about 20x20 (400 sq feet) and the speakers will be mounted on the outside edge of the porch facing inwards towards the house walls. The porch has a couch about 12-15 ft from the speakers. I am thinking these for the screened in porch and AP650 for the outside and open deck (a bigger space that also has a patio on the end). Both sets of speakers to have OVC300 Volume controls and all powered via the AMP200 (about 80ft run to speakers). Ideas? Recommendations?
1 Answer
Hi Anthony, I like your idea to use the AP525's for your smaller area and AP650's for the larger area. The AP650's are a perfect size and put our quite a bit of bass. The AP525's are plenty loud for your screened porch. You have the right volume control and the perfect amp. This is gonna sound awesome! CL 1273
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on September 7, 2012

Matt Benes
from Lincoln, NE asked:
August 3, 2012
I am looking at buying these for my covered patio. What volume controller would you recommend to use with these - the 100W or 300W? I can't remember what my Sony receiver puts out, is it bad to upsize to the 300W when my receiver is only pushing out lets say 50W each? Thanks for you help!
2 Answers
Hi Matt, The AP525 are 120 w peak, the volume control is 100 w peak. It would be safe to say this will be fine for your application. But if you ever added a larger speaker you might end up needing the 300W plus the 300W volume control ships free so It might be worth it to just go with the 300 in my opinion. CL
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on August 3, 2012
Hi Matt: You can use either, but it is always better to have the larger Transformers. It is all about when you actually turn the volume down you are redirecting the signal into the Transformers. If you were to have too much rated power than the rating of the Volume Control you would saturate the coils and create distortion and possibly damage the connections of the Volume Control. The safe bet is to always go with the largest choice for it to be most effective when you are attenuating the signal counterclockwise. Most people think they are turning the volume up but this is a passive device. When you set it up you want to adjust your source volume (Receiver or Amplifier) to the highest level, then you have to control to turn the volume down. As CL said the the OVC300 or SVC300 are your best choices depending on your application (outside or inside). TL
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on August 8, 2012

from Minnetrista, MN asked:
July 11, 2012
I'm planning to install one speaker inside a screen porch and the other outside on the side of my house (vinyl siding) for my deck that will be exposed to Minnesota elements. Should I not go with the AP525 since it's ported and get the AP520's? Or what's the best speaker for my situation?
1 Answer
Hi Patrick: Yes the AP520 would be a better choice because of the Sealed design. TL
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on July 12, 2012

Thor Johnson
from Newport, Rhode Island asked:
June 16, 2012
How do I compare the AP525 and AP520 speakers? My area is under of the roof of an open porch in coastal New England. I'm powering the porch and small yard, and am replacing 5.25" speakers which have aged with time. What are the advantages/disadvantages of these two models, please?
1 Answer
Hi Thor: Both feature excellent sound for the buck,but the Sealed AP520 would be a better choice especially considering your environment (coastal New England). The AP525 is a ported design that you have to consider when finding the proper placement. With the port you need to make sure it does not have direct exposure to the elements where it might fill up with water. i hope that helps. TL
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on June 16, 2012

from Columbus, OH asked:
April 23, 2012
Would AP525 speakers work well for a ski boat? I'm considering because they can be moved about the boat and hung on the windshield while docked or beached (these would be wired as the rear pair with a fixed pair of Sony 5" x 4ohm speakers wired as front along with an Infinity self powered sub-woofer connected to line level jacks). The receiver/amp is a Jensen JMS2212 with specs as follows: Operating Voltage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DC 12 Volts Grounding System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Negative Ground Speaker Impedance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-8 ohms per channel Tone Controls: Bass (at 100 Hz) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : ±10 dB Treble (at 10 kHz). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : ±10 dB Power Output . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50W x 4 Current Drain. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Ampere (max.) Also, could these Sony 5" speakers be swapped for a pair of your ceiling speakers or some other OSD product?
1 Answer
HI Tom, The AP525 will work fine for your application. I would recommend looking for a true Marine audio speaker to replace your Sony speaker. There are a lot of speakers designed for flush-mount application for the Marine industry that work for direct replacement for the Sony with no additional modification. TL/MA
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on April 24, 2012

Seth Potash
from Westchester, New York asked:
February 17, 2012
Can the swivel bracket me mounted on the ceiling and if so, can the bracket be tightened where it attaches to the speaker to keep the speaker in position once mounted?
1 Answer
Hi Seth: The bracket is designed to mount either vertically or horizontially so the set screws were designed to tighten the speaker in place. You just need to make sure the brackets are secured to the ceiling. TL
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on February 17, 2012

David Jacobs
from Boynton Beac h, Fl asked:
February 2, 2012
I understand that the sender must be plugged in to an a/c outlet. What are the requirements of the outdoor speakers as to wireing or power?
1 Answer
Hi David: These Patio speakers are not wireless. They need a hard wired signal from the music source either the Amplifier or Receiver connected by speaker wire. We recommend 16 gauge two conductor for both the left and right speaker up to 100 foot from the source (14 Gauge for longer runs). The speakers receives the powered signal from the source through the speaker wires. We stock the recommended speaker wire which features a CL3 rating approved for in-wall and outdoor installation. Check out the in-wall speaker wire, CL-3 in 50, 100 and 250 foot lengths under the audio/video cables tab. TL
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on February 2, 2012

from san Francisco CA asked:
January 28, 2012
The web description says they're weatherproof but the instructions in the box says they're not waterproof so hide them from the weather under the eaves?! I have attached them to an outside wall exposed to the rain - is the weather going to damage them? If so the online description is misleading.
1 Answer
HI Hamish: These speakers are sealed unlike some of our Patio speakers that feature a tuning port that has tendency to fill the speaker cabinet up with water when exposed to direct rain or snow. The AP525 feature stainless steel componets and rust-proof aluminum grills. You should be fine... some people bring their speakers inside when they know they're not going to listen to them for an extended period. TL
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on January 29, 2012

Russell Tomaszewski
from Corona, CA asked:
January 25, 2012
Whats the proper speaker wire? 16 gauge 24 gauge ?
2 Answers
Russell, For runs up to 100ft you can use the standard 16-2 for this speaker. 100-150 ft you should use a 14 gauge, after 150ft I would recommend a 12 gauge speaker cable CL We also offer a four conductor 16 and 14 gauge if you were to add an in-line volume control to your outdoor location. The four conductor would be from the Amplifier/Receiver to the Volume control then the 2 conductor to the indivdual speaker. The length to gauge ratio will be the same.
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on January 25, 2012
Russell, For runs up to 100ft you can use the standard 16-2 for this speaker. 100-150 ft you should use a 14 gauge, after 150ft I would recommend a 12 gauge speaker cable CL
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on January 25, 2012

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