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OM SUB200 Outdoor Omni Subwoofer with Built Inl Low Pass Crossover Through Output Connection for Speakers

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Your audio system doesn't have to have inferior sound just because it's located outside. You can still enjoy rich, crisp music in your very own backyard thanks to this OM-SUB200 Outdoor Omni Subwoofer from Outdoor Speaker Depot. This audio unit enhances the bass in your outdoor speakers while also blending into your surroundings. The green color is perfect for setting up in a yard or garden without looking conspicuous. This little unit measures just 12 x 12 x 13 inches, so it fits in seamlessly in any outdoor space. Plus, it features weather-resistant materials that can withstand harsh weather conditions, including snow, rain and high temperatures. The incredible durability of the OM-SUB200 Outdoor Omni Subwoofer is backed by a one-year warranty.

Setting up this Omni subwoofer couldn't be easier. Just plug your current speaker wires into the subwoofer to get the great sound you want. The built-in crossover network will filter the low frequencies in your favorite tunes so your speakers can focus on the mid- and high-range tones. This 8-inch subwoofer offers incredible power in a compact space, so you'll get that same rich and deep sound you love from your indoor system. However, the unique design of the OM-SUB200 Outdoor Omni Subwoofer makes it ideal for outdoor applications, turning your backyard, patio, porch or deck into a cozy retreat that sounds like a live concert.

Our handy buying guides make it easy to determine whether the OM-SUB200 Outdoor Omni Subwoofer is the right match for your current speakers. If you're starting an outdoor audio system from scratch, we can also help you find the right outdoor speakers to match this subwoofer. We offer installation guides as well to make setup a breeze. And as always, you'll get free lifetime technical support on any of the products you order from OSD.

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Now it's easy to enhance the bass of your backyard system! Just plug your current speaker wires into the omni subwoofer. The built-in crossover will filter the low frequencies and drive the 8" subwoofer, while your main speakers will focus on the mids and highs.

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QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

50 Questions & 50 Answers
Jeff
from Sprigfield , Missouri asked:
July 27, 2017
I had asked about adding these to a pair of Yamaha NS-AW390BL speakers . I am using my 2nd room source output run to an Integra amp that is rated at either 100 or 125 watts per channel at 8 ohms which drives my Yamahas I don't have my spec sheet in front of me it does have different ratings for 4 and 6 ohm also believe that these areal 100 watts per channel or above?? From what you are telling me it sounds like this will work with adding this sub. The Yamahasl are really great on acoustic guitars and vocals. The 250 hz crossover seems a little high to me?? Would that affect the midrage sound on my Yamahas?? Thx for answering my previous questions Leaning towards this item because of price. Is this the same sub as the TIC Sb50 same price range looks almost Identical. Believe its specs are 25 hz to 125 hz which is lower than your speaks the majority of the reviews on your sub are better. Also looking at an Atrium but price is 3 times as high and it's low end rating is 50 hz. These specs all confuse me I just want nice clean extra bass response no boom don't care about that.
1 Answers
Hi Jeff: If you are using an Itegra Power Amplifier connected to your Zone 2 output to run the Yamaha speakers plus add our OM-SUB200 you should be fine. The Integra Amplifiers are considered High Current amps and will handle the low impedance loads. You do have a thirty day performance guarantee if you buy it directly from our web site in case it does not meet your satisfaction. Next step would be spend the money on the Polk Atrium but you will not get three times the performance... TL/4492 TIC should have the same specs as our OM-SUB200, so are we being too conservative and they are fudging theirs? I think the reviewers like the fact we outperform our specs
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on July 27, 2017

Jeff
from Sprigfield , Missouri asked:
July 24, 2017
I'm considering buying one of these to and to a pair of. Yamaha NS-AW390BL outdoor speakers I purchased they are tated 55hz to 40khz. Sense the low end spec on these is 50hz would I have amy improvement inmy sound and bass output??
1 Answers
Hi Jeff: Adding an 8" Subwoofer should provide additional Bass to the 6.5 inch driver of the Yamaha NS-AW390BL It really depends on the Amplifier or Receiver you are using as well. You would be adding an 8 ohm load with the OM SUB 200 to your 6 ohm Yamaha speakers in parallel. That would create a load lower than 4 ohm. So if you are using a 2nd zone output from your receiver without going through an external amplifier you may have an issue. You would need a high current amplifier like our AMP200 or AMP300 both stable down to 2 ohm. The net result by driving a less than the 4 ohm load you will get more audio output from the amplifier (that is why you need an amp setup to handle this load). Good luck TL/ 4483
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on July 27, 2017

bill
from NJ asked:
July 20, 2017
What is the total impedance if you connect a pair of 8 ohm speakers after the subwoofer as suggested in the manual? I assume it would be 4 ohm unless the sub performs some sort of Impedance matching.
1 Answers
Hi Bill: You are correct the sub and satellite combo is in parallel so the Impedance Drops in half or 4 ohm. TL/4478
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on July 21, 2017

Bryn
from Visalia, California asked:
January 19, 2017
Does this sub need to sit under a patio or can it be placed in a planter or an uncovered area of my back yard (if uncovered does it need to be brought in during the winter wet months)?
1 Answers
Hi Bryn: The OM Sub 200 can be placed out in the open. But it would be a good idea to store to unit during the few Winter months that you will not be using it or your satellite speakers. This will prolong the life of all your speakers. TL/ 4186
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on January 26, 2017

SteveS
from Charlotte, NC asked:
July 9, 2016
Just purchased the OM-SUB200 and two OS790 8" satellite speakers and am using the OSD HD-OVC100 volume control (before the Sub). Would prefer to run the music in mono so that full sound can be heard at each satellite speaker. Powering them with a Russound P75 Dual Source amp using the bridged mode (requires a min of 8ohms) to increase the power to the sub and sats. My question is what impedance switch setting should be used on the volume control to achieve the required min of 8ohms? Not clear if the Subs satellite setup is wired in series or parallel.
1 Answers
Hi Steve S: The combination you want connect with the OM-SUB 200 and a pair of OS-790 are wired in parallel. The impedance should be between 4 and 8 ohm and will draw more current. This setup would not be 8 ohm stable for your Bridged Mono mode. The OM-SUB 200 has four inputs with an internal DVC with dual 4 ohm voice coils wired in series after the low pass crossover. The wires are split before connecting to the low pass filter so you have a direct full range pass through to the satellite speakers. You will get plenty of output from the stereo configuration with the Russound P75 Amplifier. Good choices TL/3975
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on July 14, 2016

Dion H
from Dallas, TX asked:
April 30, 2012
I am considering adding an outdoor subwoofer to go along with my (6) AP850 speakers in my cabana. My intenion was to have a sub that I could wire from my Onkyo Receiver's Subwoofer Pre-Out. So I guess my question is "if I am going from my receiver's subwoofer pre-out can it then be plugged into the OM-SUB200 Outdoor Omni Subwoofer?" Thanks in advance for any reply.
1 Answers
Hi Dion, The OM-SUB200 is a passive sub-woofer that needs external power. You have a couple of options; both involve adding at least two or three of the OM-SUB200. The first option is to add two OM-SUB200s to the system while purchasing an SMP250 dedicated Sub-woofer Amplifier to power the two subs. This would be connected directly to the Onkyo Preamp Sub-woofer Output. The second option is to add a SUB200 to each pair of the AP850s, connecting the Sub to the speaker output of the Onkyo or Speaker Selector. You would then utilize the internal crossover of the SUB200 and connect the AP850 pair directly to the sub. The Onkyo would then power the Sub and AP850 as a sub sat system. You probably could get away with utilizing two SUB200s wired into two pair of the AP850s with the third pair connected by themselves. Please let us know if you need further clarification. TL
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on May 1, 2012

paul
from fl. asked:
February 20, 2012
I just bought this sub and 4 eight inch outside speaker. I'm hooking up the 4 speakers to speaker a on my receiver and want to connect the sub to system b. can i use two wire to go to the sub?
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Hi Paul, The best way to connect the OM-SUB200 is to create a sub-sat system (subwoofer/satellite). Connect the Speaker A output (both right and left) to the Speaker inputs of the SUB200. Then connect two of the 8-inch speakers to the speaker output from the SUB200. The SUB200 features a two-way crossover that separates the low frequencies used to drive the SUB200 and outputs the high frequencies to drive the satellite speakers (the 8-inch stereo pair). The 8-inch satellites (connected to the SUB200) become much more efficient because they only have to reproduce the mid and high frequencies. The 8-inch features its own crossover separating the signal between the 8-inch mid bass driver and the tweeter. In essence, you have created a three-way system. Connect the second pair of 8-inch to the Speaker B output and then compare the sound between the two systems (A vs B). I am confident you will want to add a second SUB200 to create a sub-sat system on speaker B as well using the second pair of eight inch speakers. Otherwise you can connect the sub directly to output B per your original question and then compare the speakers with and without the sub by turning B on and off. Make sure to run a 4-conductor wire to the SUB200 (right and left, +/-). Good luck and thank you for purchasing from OSD. TL
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on February 21, 2012

byron
from dallas, texas asked:
January 29, 2012
how do it connect this to a denon avr 1912?
1 Answers
Hi Bryon, You can connect it directly to the Denon receiver from the Zone 2 output, which is listed as "amp assigned." This way you are using the internal power from the receiver (see page 68 of the Denon owner's manual). Then you can connect two full range speakers to the subwoofer to create a sub-sat system (check page 83 of the Denon manual for additional information). CL/ MA
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on January 30, 2012

Keith
from Brooklyn, NY asked:
September 5, 2017
Hi, I'm interested in getting an OM SUB200, connecting it to a pair of Yamaha NS-AW390 speakers, and driving all three with a Behringer iNUKE NU1000 Power Amp. If my calculation is correct, the total impedance of the sub + speakers would be around 3.4 ohms, and the NU1000 can deliver 2 x 500W at 2 ohms. Will this setup work? Are there any disadvantages or risks to this setup?
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HI Keith: I see nothing wrong with your setup. Your 6 ohm Yamaha speakers plus out 8 ohm Sub should be no problem. You do need a balanced line input either XLR to XLR or 1/4" to XLR. And the amp has speakON connections as well. Good Luck TL/
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on September 21, 2017

Jason
from California asked:
August 24, 2017
I have 2 sets of your AP490 speakers and am planning on pairing them to a XMP100 amp. I'd like to run the SUB200 sub with them but not sure how the wiring would work with 2 sets (4 total) sat speakers. Would I need to use 2 SUB200's and hook each set of AP490's to the separate subs or will 1 sub work? Will the XMP100 power all of these speakers?
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Hi Jason: Good question; connecting the 2 pair of AP490 and playing them at the same time will create a 4 ohm load on the XMP100. When adding the OM SUB200 you end up dropping the load to 2.6 ohm, which is below the safe operating zone of the Amplifier. The safest way to do it would be to connect the OM SUB 200 to speaker A. Then connect the speakers in series first the right positive to the first AP490. Then connect the negative from that speaker to the positive of the second Right speaker. Now negative from that second right speaker back to the negative output of the OM SUB200. Do the same on the Left side. That should bring it back closer to the 8 ohm setting. The alternative is to step up to our AMP200 and run an OM SUB200 for each pair of AP490. TL/4532
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on August 30, 2017

Rick
from Cincinnati asked:
May 25, 2017
Bought this sub to use under my patio, how do I hook it up to this Onkyo reciever? I have 5 speakers hooked up already to the reciever. I'm using the front, center, and surround outputs on the receiver allready. How do I hook the Omni sub up to the Sub output on my reciever? Thanks
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Hi Rick: The OM SUB200 is a passive Subwoofer with an internal low pass filter. The Subwoofer output of your ONKYO is a signal level pre amplified output. You will need to purchase a dedicated Subwoofer power amplifier like our SMP250 and connect to the ONKYO pre amp sub woofer output with an RCA stereo signal cable (1 of 2 if you have a 7.2 Receiver). Then connect the two inputs of the OM SUB200 in Parallel connecting the two conductors of the SMP250 (+/-) to the Right and left input conductors. Connect the single positive to the two input positives and the single Negative output of the SMP250 to the two negative inputs of OM SUB200. That will play the information dedicated from the original soundtrack (the .1 of 5.1). TL/4384
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on May 26, 2017

Mike
from Chandler, AZ asked:
April 6, 2017
I am trying to wire this sub but the wire coloring is throwing me off. I have Red, Black, Yellow, Blue wires on the main set on this sub Neither the Yellow or Blue is marked so which is which?
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Hi Mike: Sorry for the confusion, there should be a Red (Left Positive Input), Black (Left Negative Input), Blue (Right Positive Input) and Yellow (Right Negative Input). The right and left output cables are both Red (+) and Black (-). There is also a Image of the diagram on the web page for the OM-Sub 200. TL/4292
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on April 6, 2017

Jay
from Jersey asked:
April 3, 2017
I am looking to have 2 sub200 setups each running their own 2 OS790 speakers on each side of the yard. Is it possible to run that all in Mono? Would like to have that instead of a L & R off each sub. If so what type of AMP power do I require?
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HI Jay from Jersey: It would be tough running the Sub sat system (OM SUB200 and 2 OS-790) speakers in Mono. The amplifier I would suggest is our AMP200. The problem is in order to run this amp in bridged Mono you need a minimum 8 ohm load and you only have 2 conductor signal form the amp and that is it. You need four conductors to the sub and four more beyond to the OS790 (2 for each). A stereo setup is usually your best sounding option. Also you can use a single Amplifier like our AMP 200, where you connect Speaker A to one OM Sub 200 then to the pair of OS-790s. The second sub and pair of OS-790 would be connected to Speaker B. You will have the option of playing A or B or A and B. Technically you will be below 4 ohm between the two Sub sat systems which more than double the output of the AMP200. This is a High Current Amplifier That was built for 4 or better (2 ohm stable). Running this amp into an 8 ohm load is like buying a Corvette so you can drive 35 miles an hour on the Highway. And having more power is the key when adding subs to any system. Want more power then step up to the AMP 300 The best Stereo separation is to have the OS-790 8 to 10 feet apart. Good luck TL/4287
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on April 6, 2017

Alex
from Montville, NJ asked:
March 24, 2017
Can you paint these? Everything around my pool is stone color and this green would stand out.
1 Answers
Hi Alex: Yes I believe they can be painted. But make sure you are completely satisfied that they work as you want. And play them for a couple of days and make sure you are satisfied with the both the sound quality and output levels. Then go ahead and paint it. Once you paint it we can not exchange the unit only replace the driver afterwards. TL/4267
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on March 31, 2017

Mike
from Milwaukee, WI asked:
February 16, 2017
Can 6 ohm satellite speakers be connected to this sub?
1 Answers
Hi Mike: What are you using for Power? If it anything like our AMP200 or AMP300 a High Current Power Amplifier no problem. Especially if you just connecting the sub and satellites. TL/4221 If you need further discussion; tim@osdaudio.com
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on February 20, 2017

Dave
from Florida asked:
September 13, 2016
Just purchased this sub with a pair of the planter speakers. I am hooking them up to an outside tv. My question is what can I use to power them? Can I connect the sub and speakers to an amp then to the tv? Or do I need a receiver? I don't have a ton of room so would like somethingsmaller that is easy to control and not a fortune!
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Hi Dave: You can use either your Receiver or an amplifier like our AMP120. You will want to check the owners manual for your TV to check if you have a fixed output (where the volume would be controlled on the AMP or Receiver) or variable output (where the level would be controlled from the TV remote). Most TV have fixed output but there are some featuring a choice between fixed or variable output. You can also connect the audio from your set top box (either Cable or Satellite). That might be either by Fiber optic/Digital coax to your receiver. Or analog to the AMP120 (RCA connection). Then from either your receiver or Amplifier you run four conductors to the OM-SUB200 Left and Right (+/-) The input wires are color coded Left Positive; Red, Left Negative; Black, Right Positive; Blue and Right Negative; Yellow. There is a built in Low Pass Crossover for the Internal Subwoofer than two (2) conductors for outputs to your planter speakers, two left (+/-) and two right (+-). There is a thru-put connection by passing the crossover to the two satellite speakers. Good choices TL/4067
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on September 22, 2016

Andrew
from San Diego asked:
August 5, 2016
How would I hookup two Sub-200's paired with the AP -650's to the Amp 300? Can this be achieved and will the amp 300 have enough draw to power two subs and 4 speakers?
1 Answers
Hi Andrew: I am assuming each sub will be close to a pair of the AP-650 speakers. If so you would run a four conductor cable (like our 14/4 CL3/FT4 direct Burial cable) to each OM SUB 200. Then connect the AP650 to the output side of the OM Sub 200. I would recommend 14/2 two conductor from the OM SUB 200 to the satellite AP-650 speakers, one two conductor to the right speaker and another two conductor to the left speaker. Connect each sub woofer/ satellite to Speaker A for one and Speaker B for the other. The AMP 300 has plenty of power to handle these two sub sat systems. Good choices TL/4012
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on August 8, 2016

Blake
from Utah asked:
April 8, 2016
Is the amp120 amplifier a good choice for running this sub with some satellite speakers?
1 Answers
Hi Blake: The AMP120 has hard time producing a 4 ohm load. It really is meant to drive up to two pair of 8 ohm speakers but not at the same time. When you press Speaker A button Speaker B button pops out. When you connect the OM SUB200 and a pair of satellites that would drop to an un safe 4 ohm load and if your satellite speaker are 6 ohm or even 4 ohm it would try to draw more current then the am,p will deliver. A better choice would be the AMP200 a High Current Power Amplifier that is 2 ohm stable. It is built to deliver High Current with ample heat sink, large capacitance and all discrete components in the Audio section. It even weighs three times more than the AMP120. TL/3805
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on April 10, 2016

JD
from TX asked:
April 1, 2016
I have recently purchased one OM-SUB200, two AP-520, two OS525 satellite speakers and I only have a SMP250 amp. I plan to set up the satellite speakers off this subwoofer but how can I tie all this as well as the AP-520s to the SMP250 amp? I also have a pair of AP525 speakers....will those tie in better than the 520's? please advise. thank you.
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Hi JD: The SMP-250 is the wrong Amplifier for this application. It is a mono sub amplifier meant just to drive a dedicated Sub-woofer utilizing its built in Low Pass Crossover. The AMP200 would have been a better choice since it is full range stereo Amplifier. The OS-SUB200 has an internal Crossover and a pass through so you can connect the OS-525 to the output wires from the OS-SUB-200. The OS-SUB200 would connect to the Speaker A Right and Left speaker output (+/-) of the AMP200. Then connect the AP-520s to the Speaker B output R&L (+/-) of the AMP-200. You can also add a outdoor volume control for the Sub and satellite (before the OS-SUB200) and also before the AP-520 speakers for more control. We have a 30 day customer satisfaction guarantee assuming you still have all the original packaging. Then you could exchange it for the AMP200. Note there will be a difference in price and you will have to pay for the freight to return the SMP-250. The AMP200 has free shipping to you. Just contact our customer service department. Good Luck TL/3792
Customer Service - Q&A
on April 3, 2016

Brad
from Pineville, La asked:
August 10, 2015
Would I notice a reasonable difference if I add this sub to a pair of definitive Technology Aw6500 and a pair of Niles rock speakers or would the four speakers out perform the need for the sub?
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Hi Brad, Well, this is the most powerful outdoor subwoofer but it gets the job done and is very practical since it has a built in crossover, allowing you to run it off a standard stereo receiver.
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on August 14, 2015

Jonathan
from Minneapolis asked:
August 6, 2015
How does this pair with AP650's? I've mounted mine close to the ground. With 6.5" woofers in each AP650, will I need a sub? If I install a sub with such a high cross-over, will I really gain anything? Will the AP650's be overkill?
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Hi Jonathan, The AP650 actually have a good amount of bass response to where you probably wouldn't need an additional subwoofer. Try them out first and if you want more bass, you can always add the sub later!
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on August 14, 2015

mark bourgeois
from willis tx asked:
July 29, 2015
does this require 110 power ? or do you just wire it to your current speaker wires ?
1 Answers
This is a passive subwoofer so you want to connect it to a stereo amplifier. It has a built-in crossover that will filter out the high-frequency sounds and only pass the low-frequency through to the sub.
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on July 30, 2015

Joe
from Greenville, NC asked:
July 29, 2015
Can I connect to the output of the subwoofer to four speakers rather than just two ?
1 Answers
Hi Joe, Really that depends on your amplifier. Adding four satellite speakers is going to give you an impedance load of 2ohms, so you would need to run it with a high-current amplifier such as our AMP200. Also, you probably will want to run a volume control between the sub and the satellite speakers so you can limit the volume of the stereo speakers, allowing you to use the sub to its full potential. Reason being because high frequency sounds require much less wattage to reach higher volumes, thus the satellite speakers will be too loud when the sub is at a very low volume.
Customer Service - Q&A
on July 30, 2015

Craig Massarelli
from Greensboro asked:
June 25, 2015
Can I wire this direct to my "sub" out from my amp? Thanks. Craig
1 Answers
Hi Craig, Is the "Sub Out" on your receiver a speaker level output (speaker wire) or a line level output (RCA)?
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on June 26, 2015

Stacks
from Western Tx asked:
June 17, 2015
So, I want to add a sub and already have speakers above my patio. Can I just use zone B of my regular speaker outs to power this sub? I suppose I need to use both right and left channels on the B zone to make it sound right, correct? My receiver is a Sony STRDH750 if it matters. If I should look at a better Sub please advize. I already had Klipsch AW 500 running on this system. Thanks!
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Hi Stacks, This subwoofer has a built-in crossover, so it can run off a standard stereo receiver. You run both left/right channels into it.
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on June 17, 2015

Bobby
from Texas asked:
May 31, 2015
Can I hook two of these up to channel B and run 4 omni 8" off of them? What I have is the Amp300 running 4-8"ceiling speakers on channels A (4ohms per channel) and 2omni 8" on channel B. Was wanting to add 2 more 8" omni and a sub for each pair. Will this still give me a 4ohm load per channel?
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Hi Bobby, You can run one off Zone A and one off Zone B. That will work. This amp can handle down to a 2ohm load on each zone.
Customer Service - Q&A
on June 2, 2015

gary
from southaven, ms asked:
May 21, 2015
I currently have a DenonDRA-345R its has just the basic set ups. a and b for two zones. I also have insignia 2 way speakers hooked to the system that sound actually well for low end price. but the problem im having is no bass. will the Omni sub work on my system and how would I wire it?
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Hi Gary, The subwoofer will add some bass response to your outdoor system, but it is not the most powerful subwoofer if you want that really booming bass sound. It's difficult to get that in an outdoor application like it would be in a home theater application. However, if you just want smooth bass sound, this will do the job. It has a built-in crossover that filters out high-frequency sounds and allows you to run stereo speakers off of it. Thus, you can run this subwoofer off a stereo amp/receiver by itself or with satellite speakers on it. If you do run your stereo speakers off the subwoofer, we recommend running a volume control between the sub and stereo speakers so you can turn up the subwoofer and lower the higher volume of the satellite speakers.
Customer Service - Q&A
on May 28, 2015

Luis
from Raleigh, NC asked:
May 20, 2015
Do I have to bury it? I want to put one on my deck.
1 Answers
Hi Luis, You do not have to bury the speaker. You can set it anywhere!
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on May 28, 2015

John G.
from Palm Beach Gardens, FL asked:
March 20, 2015
I have an open-air but covered back patio that is 22' wide and extends 10' off the back of my house. My $100 pair of Yamaha outdoor speakers from BestBuy are mounted about 10' up on the house wall under my covered patio (ie- 21' apart). Because of wiring difficulties, the only place I can put this OM-SUB200 would be on the patio deck directly under one of the Yamaha speakers. Is it a problem that the sub will be located very near one Yamaha speaker but 21' away from the other? I'm worried that whenever people are near the speaker furthest from the sub, all they will hear is too much mid- and treble-range with not enough base. Any thoughts?
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Hi John G: I am not sure the OM Sub 200 will give you the overall base you want. I am not trying to discourage you from buying this from us but I would do would be to add a second pair of Yamaha speakers inside your existing pair. 21' is too far for proper stereo separation. Do you have access to wire an additional pair of the 2 way 6.5" Outdoor speakers. Assuming you purchased the 6.5" versus the 5" I would place one each of the speakers 6.5 feet inside the speakers 21 feet apart. I would also wire them as Right-Left-Right-Left. You could run them parallel with the existing pair without having to go all the way back to the Amplifier/Receiver (second zone out?). Then you would have the proper separation and the 6.5" would have plenty of base for your outdoor application. Now here is where I would need to sell you something to make it work properly. Both these pair of speakers are 6 ohm versus 8 ohm. And your amplifier would see a demanding 3 ohm load. That is where I would suggest adding an in line SSVC1 single zone Impedance Matching Box with Internal Volume Control. You would need to change the internal setting to 4x so the amplifier would see a safe operating load. technically two pair of 6 ohm speakers would be considered the same as 3 pair of 8 ohm. Maybe you could let us know more about your setup and if you do have access to add the second pair of Yamaha speakers. Note: We usually recommend 8 to 10 feet between speakers TL/3204
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on March 26, 2015

Rodrigo
from McAllen, Texas asked:
December 23, 2014
I have a pair of outdoor Yamaha speakears and I was wondering if would be able to connect them to the OM-200 Outdoor Omni Subwoofer, can anyone help me with that? Yamaha speaker details: Impedance - 6 Ohms / Nominal Input - 40 watts / Maximum Input - 120 watts
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Hi Rodrigo, That should work just fine. You may want to run a volume control between the sub and satellite speakers because the high frequency sounds will be much louder than the low frequency of the subwoofer. Adding a volume control will allow you to turn the volume up to get significant bass while keeping the satellite speaker volume from getting too loud.
Customer Service - Q&A
on January 14, 2015

Steve
from drsteve983@cox.net asked:
July 12, 2014
how do I connect the Omni Subwoofer four wires to a two wire system?
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Hi Steve, What kind of receiver are you wanting to power it with?
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on July 14, 2014

Gil
from California asked:
July 9, 2014
Can I set this up as a Sub-Sat system with a Lepai LP7498E?
1 Answers
Hi Gil, Does this Lepai amplifier plug into speakers via speaker wire? The omni sub will require a speaker wire connection to an amp, but you can run satellite speakers off the sub. It's recommended to use a volume control for the satellites so they don't over power the sub.
Customer Service - Q&A
on July 9, 2014

Michael
from Philadelphia asked:
June 29, 2014
I have a Onkyo TX8050 receiver. Can I connect this OM SUB200 in a satellite system setup for my outdoor deck?
1 Answers
Hi Michael, This subwoofer can be powered by a stereo receiver thanks to the built-in crossover that will filter out the highs. You can run two satellite speakers off of it to receive the highs. It's recommended to run a volume control between the sub and satellites because the amp will power high frequency sounds much louder than low frequency. Add a volume control so you can turn the satellites down and be able to get sufficient volume through the sub.
Customer Service - Q&A
on June 30, 2014

Joel
from New Jersey asked:
May 8, 2014
I have a 4 speaker system for my yard outside right now hooked up to a Pioneer 5.1 receiver. I am trying to figure out the best way to connect an outdoor sub woofer. I have done some research and see that this one has a built in cross over. I was wondering how would I connect it to the receiver?
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Hi Joel, Does your receiver have a Zone 2 speaker level output? If so, you can run the left/right channel of that zone to the omni sub and then run a pair of satellite speakers off the omni sub outputs. BM 2669
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on May 9, 2014

Robert Gabriel
from Lisle, il asked:
April 12, 2014
My sony receiver has a sub woofer output. Does this need AC power in addition, or will I work being fed from the ssub woofer cable ? Thanks
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Hi Robert, This is actually a passive subwoofer that will require an amplifer to power it via speaker wire, not a subwoofer cable. If you have any stereo speaker level outputs available on your receiver, you can wire it to this sub. The sub has its own crossover built in to filter out the highs, which in turn allows you to run a pair of satellite speakers off the sub if you want. Let us know if you have any further questions. Thanks! -BM 2609
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on April 14, 2014

Robert Williams
from tennessee asked:
November 6, 2013
I need a good set of outdoor speakers and subwoofer to use with my christmas lights.. the speakers and amp must be able to plug into my computer audio card.
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Hi Robert, This subwoofer is a passive sub, meaning it requires an amplifier to power it. Our amplifier that pairs well with this is the SMP250. It is going to be the SMP250 amp that connects to your computer, meaning you're computer will be running as a music source into the amp. The SMP250 takes RCA line level inputs, so you would just need to make sure that you're computer has RCA outputs. What stereo speakers were you interested in? -BM 2312
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on November 7, 2013

Dan
from Loveland, Ohio asked:
June 22, 2013
Where can I set this sub up? Can I put it in the ceiling of my covered patio?
1 Answers
Hi Dan, The OM-SUB is rated for outdoor use; however, this omni speaker is designed for installation in a back yard or landscape environment. Omni speakers radiate sound 360 degrees and would not be well suited for the ceiling of a covered patio. 2004 MA
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on June 24, 2013

Gary Plichta
from Hampshire Illinois asked:
June 12, 2013
how would you wire 2 subs and 6 speakers? Would both subs be wired to my amp and each sub would would be wired to 3 speakers?
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Hi Gary, This really depends on what amp you are using. We typically recommend wiring two pairs with one sub (for each pair.) The other pair of speakers are wired back to the amp or speaker selector without connecting to a sub. CL/MA 1974
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on June 13, 2013

Sean
from Bethesda, MD asked:
May 21, 2013
Hi. I'm considering a specific setup and have a few questions: First, can the OM-SUB200's pass thru be used to drive a 4-ohm load? The setup I'd like to try is a single OM-SUB200 along with two AP550TTs as satellites. The AP550TTs would be daisy-chained in parallel, creating a 4 ohm load. Assuming this scenario is possible, what load would the amp see? Second, could I use an OVC205R volume control in this scenario to control the OM-SUB200 and the AP550TTs? (I have a speaker selector box and don't need impedance matching here.) Last, this would all be installed for use on a deck. The deck is approx four feet off the ground. Would you recommend setting the OM-SUB200 somewhere on the deck itself, or burying it as per the manual underneath the deck? Thanks in advance.
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Hi Sean, The OM-SUB200 outdoor subwoofer is designed for an 8-ohm load, not 4ohms. The OVC205R volume control would work with only one AP550TT. If you want to use two AP550TTs, we suggest two OVC205Rs. To find the best placement of the sub, experiment with placement to hear where the best location may be. CL/MA 1918
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on May 30, 2013

joseph pascale
from N.J asked:
April 29, 2013
Can I use the om-sub200 outdoor Omni subwoofer with my WR800 Wireless Outdoor Speakers ?
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Hi Joseph, The OMSUB200 outdoor subwoofer is passive so it will require an AMP or receiver to drive it. The WR800 rock outdoor speakers can be connected to the amp or receiver via RCA cable and the powered speaker outputs could be connected to the subwoofer. CL/MA 1841
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on April 30, 2013

Rich
from Long Island, NY asked:
April 25, 2013
Are there any adjustments to the frequency cutoff or level control for the lower frequencies to balance the sound? I have 2 indoor subs that sound seamless when dailed in with these controls. I have 2 high end Martin Audio speakers that could use a little extra lower end support below 120-150Hz.
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Hi Rich, The OMSUB200 outdoor omni subwoofer does not come with adjustable dials for this application; it is controlled by the amplifier that drives it. CL/MA 1833
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on April 26, 2013

richard
from lanaster, new york asked:
April 17, 2013
does this speaker need an outlet to plug into or does it run on batteries?
1 Answers
Hi Richard, This outdoor subwoofer is passive and requires an amp or receiver to drive it. We do have wireless speaker pairs that run on batteries or an AC power cord. Take a look at our WR150s wireless rock speakers. CL/MA 1806
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on April 17, 2013

Noah Greenhill
from Detroit,Mi asked:
April 9, 2013
how can I hook my sony str-dh720hp receivce to the om-sub200
1 Answers
Hi Noah, You can connect the OMSUB200 outdoor subwoofer to your receiver through the speaker outputs. It will connect in line between a pair of speakers. Connect your left and right to the sub, then on to the left and right satellite speakers. Please see the pictured diagram for reference on the product page. The crossover allows this sub to work with a standard amp or receiver like yours. CL/ MA1788
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on April 10, 2013

John
from Easthampton, MA asked:
March 18, 2013
I live in New England... One day, 90 degrees and sunny, next day 10 degrees and snow (2 feet of snow)!! How will these speakers react long term to such elements? I want to leave them outside to use whenever I can.
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Hi John, All of our outdoor speakers are designed to handle tough climates, even extreme swings like your describe. We do suggest, however, that customers cover the speakers during extreme conditions with a vinyl cover or even a plastic bag. This will prolong the life of your speakers. CL/MA 1715
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on March 18, 2013

Matt
from Chicago, Illinois asked:
March 18, 2013
Would it be a bad idea to run this on a 70v line using your weatherproof external transformer? I am doing a large installation using a bunch of the 8" Omnis running on a big 70v amp as an extension system off of a main stage in a picnic grove type area, and am considering adding a couple of these subs in the mix as well to boost the bass a little bit. I thought that since these have their own crossover built into them, the transformer would just convert the distribution line into standard 8ohm signal like it's supposed to be run from, so technically it should work. I just wanted to check before I bought them. And since it's a stereo sub, would I have to put two transformers on this to get the full output from the sub even though it's a mono signal? Thanks!
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Hi Matt, You may be better off with adding another pair of 8" omni speakers rather than trying to adapt the omsub200 omni subwoofer for your application. It would be better to add a couple more speakers that are 70V mono to broaden the coverage and still get as much bass. CL/MA 1709
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on March 19, 2013

Matt
from Chicago, Illinois asked:
March 7, 2013
You show this being able to support satelite speakers and say that you can connect it inline with a standard stereo setup to an amplifier. Will adding this to a pair of 8 ohm speakers (the 5" omnis to be exact) bring the impedance down to 4 ohms at the amplifier per channel, or will it compensate and still show up as an 8 ohm load at each channel at the amplifier? Thanks!
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Hi Matt, The omni sub does not affect the impedance because the connection is a pass through. If you have just two satellites and the OMSUB200, your amp or receiver will still see an 8-ohm load. CL/MA 1681
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on March 7, 2013

Jon
from Riverside, CA asked:
February 28, 2013
Is the drum/cone of the woofer made of plastic?
1 Answers
Hi Jon, The OMSUB200's cone is made of polypropylene. CL/MA 1667
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on February 28, 2013

Tom
from Columbus, OH asked:
February 11, 2013
Can this unit be installed upside down in a deck's stairwell? If so, would it be beneficial to box in the area as a sort of enclosure? Would this help or hinder the low freq projection?
1 Answers
Hi Tom, This outdoor omni sub can be mounted upside down; however, we would not recommend adding a box as it already has an enclosure. CL/MA 1627
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on February 12, 2013

troy wooding
from west virginia asked:
December 28, 2012
Can you put this subwoofer in the ground?
1 Answers
Hi Troy, You can bury this outdoor omni speaker up to about an inch from the foam surround. We recommend using our direct Burial CL3-rated speaker cable and that you terminate the inputs with our Aqua Blue connectors. Also make sure you connect everything before you bury it and make sure it performs to your satisfaction. Burying the speakers should not change the overall performance. TL/MA -1500
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on December 31, 2012

Ethan
from wisconsin asked:
September 26, 2012
can I connect this subwoofer by itself to my reciever? Will I only need on speaker wire to do so?
1 Answers
Hi Ethan, Yes you can! This outdoor sub is an OSD crew favorite sub because it has a built-in crossover that enables you to run it with your standard receiver with regular speaker cable. This subwoofer also has speaker connections that allow you to connect it in line between the speakers and the receiver so it doesn’t take up any more outputs on the receiver. This is what we call a "sub-sat" system (subwoofer- satellite). Take a look at the diagram on the product page. You would connect your left and right channels from the receiver to the OMSUB200. From there, simply wire your left and right speaker pair. CL/MA 1308
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on September 26, 2012

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94% Recommend this product (16 of 17 responses)
By Brent
Georgia
March 1, 2017
Great Sound
I bought another one OM-SUB200 for the backyard and a set of OS525 speaker to hook up to the sub. This set was purchased last year also. I liked them so much the new set completes the back yard with pure surround sound. I also purchased a AMP300 to run the setup. The backyard now rocks around the pool and bar table. This is a great sub and the os525 speakers running off of the sub is th way to go.
By Arebe
Sacramento, CA
April 18, 2014
Total Transformation
This is one of those things that I ask myself, "Why did I not do this earlier?" Adding this sub to my two Omni satellites totally transformed the sound into a deep, rich and beautiful sound system. Now the backyard has the best sounding music of the entire house including my big Bose system in the living room - I can't stop listening to it. Here's the tip: Use 16-4 cable to make adding the sub easier to mate with your satellites - keeps you from running a ton of single split pairs. Also, AND THIS IS CRITICAL, make sure that you are consistent with positive ( ) and negative (-) connections from your amp to your speakers. If you get this wrong, the sub is weak and unexciting. Get it right ... and you are in for a real listening treat. I love it. Get it.
ProsCables clearly marked for easy hook up. Shipped the same day and had it in two. Great rich deep base.
By Dan Maldonado
United States
September 28, 2013
Serviceable for the price
Used in conjunction with a pair of OS525 speakers and its works okay. The wiring was simple and the the installation went quick. I had hoped by using this set up to get more treble and bass separation then what I end up hearing. The sub woofer puts out too much treble and the doesn't take the bass out to the other speakers which sometimes muddies up the sound. For the price it works most of the time.
ConsSpeaker protection screen is thin for limited protection
Best UsesProtected area
By Danny Price
Champaign, Illinois
September 27, 2013
Base! What base?
I have my outdoor rock speakers about forty feet apart with the sub in the center. This was the set up prior to the subwoofer installation. Using a 600 watt amp pushing a sirius radio, I could never turn up the volume loud enough to get any base. With the Sub installed I was amazed on how the crossover would allow the rocks to concentrate on the highs at high volume with out any distortion. I was disappointed however, on the lack of thump from the sub. There was atleast a 50% difference in the lows but just not there (base) enough to be called a SubWoofer. All wiring was to spec.
ProsEasy set and hook up. Great Crossover network.
ConsVery little base.
Best UsesIt's an outdoor speaker!
By G.A. Harris III
Omaha,NE
June 19, 2013
A Subwoofer That Does What It Is Supposed To Do
This sub does exactly what it is supposed to to do. It won't rattle windows or compress your chest. It provides the low end that is nearly-always missing from outdoor speakers (especially "rock" speakers, which I have) and that is what I needed done. It works brilliantly in that capacity. The system I installed the sub in is the front yard/porch system and it now sounds nearly as good as the back yard/patio system which has considerably more expensive Paradigm speaker installed. I did bury the sub (which was a mega pain-in-the-a$$) as suggested and that really help bolster the low end. Recommended.
ProsSupplies decent low end.
ConsHas to be buried for optimal performance. Crossover frequency not adjustable.
Best UsesWith any outdoor speaker with a low end roll-off of 120hz.
By Angelo Lawn & Landscape, Inc.
Rochester, NY
June 18, 2013
WOW!
Simply put... Awesome! The sound quality, ease of installation and quality of the product has all the competitors beat! We did a complete backyard renovation for our customer including a deck, patio and Pergola. This sub paired with AP 640 speakers has put the icing on the cake for this outdoor oasis. Our customer is happy and so are we!
ProsValue, cosmetics, ease of use and sound quality.
By Dickie
Cottonwood,az
June 14, 2013
Outdoor sub
OSD was great. Had sub in 2 days after ordering. Hooked sub up , put it under a table on patio, and what a difference. Sounds great
By PRC
NE Ohio
June 11, 2013
Outdoor Omni Subwoofer
Purchased this to compliment 2 5.25" rock speakers around my patio. Hook up was straight forward. Make sure that you save the hook up details since the paper labels on each wire will be non-readable after being in the elements. Sound at low levels was good and since the sound was coming from 360 degrees you could not really determine the source of the sound. At louder levels the speaker really filled in the bottom end for the 2 other speakers. I think you could find a better subwoofer but not at this price.
ProsPrice, appearance, ease of installation
Consnone at this price
Best Usescompliment existing outdoor stereo spekaers
By TImoty
Phoenix, AZ
May 20, 2013
Used in outdoor 5.1 Surround set up
System started with 6xSonnace Mariner 100 speakers, have since upgraded front speakers to Definitive Technologies AW6500 to improve base...they helped but not as much as I'd have liked. So replaced "sonnace" with the OM-Sub200 It's an improvement. I found burying the sub did improve it's base. I'm not using the included crossover as the DT's "like" the low end. This sub won't give you a real THUMP but it will help smooth (and improve) the low end sound. Overall I'm happy with the purchase; Given my outdoor systems set up (wiring) I would have like to added a powered (which the SUB200 is not) but changing the existing wiring was not in the cards, or my current budget. The system is located within a walled in backyard with 15-20' walls on all sides. Have 150" outdoor screen for viewing and pool for cooling!
By Buzz Andersen
Lafayette, Louisiana
May 8, 2013
Omni 8" speakers
I love the sound dispersion produced by the Omni speakers. I decided to augment my sound with the Subwoofers, and the sound fills the yard (likely annoys neighbors) so I am pretty happy with the product,. I have used Omni (formerly Paramount speakers used in Disneyworld) for over 20 years and would recommend them as the best outdoor sound you can get.
Prossound is everywhere, unlike most "directional" speakers
Consdoes not separate the bass as well as indoor stereo. Still get a "rattle" playing Cirque de Soleil or Lady Gaga in the Sub, which should not happen. I am going to place them deeper in the ground to try and resolve
Best Usesaround pool
By Alex
Indy
April 30, 2013
Not bad for $100!
This sub weighs very little so the driver is not much and can be overworked really quickly. I have found that a simple 30 watt amplifier provides as good overall performance as my 2x200 watt amplifier, so you won't need much to make it thump. I burried this about halfway and find it a good match for a small set of rock speakers. I used the built in crossover and connected this to a pair of rock speakers with 5 1/4" drivers and find it a decent combo.
ProsCost and built in passive x-over.
ConsThe driver could be a bit heftier.
Best UsesNice in a mulch bed where it can be burried partially.
By Deano68
Wigan England
April 1, 2013
Super Sub
great overall service and delivery even changing my orginal order of two subs which i submitted by mistake to just one omni sub and what a cracking little passive sub it is , ive just installed it in my garden patio area pairing it up with my outdoor speakers and what a difference, it has made a good outdoor system into a fantastic outdoor system more depth and presence to the bass now bringing an indoor hi fi quality outdoors ......... just need some good weather now and its bbq party time ! thankyou from a freezing cold england .
ProsIT WORKS VERY WELL FOR A GOOD PRICE.
ConsNOTHING SO FAR
By keithdwhittaker@gmail.com
Katy, TX
March 26, 2013
Neighbors now hate me!!!
This subwoofer rocks!!! I installed this with 2 sets of OS450 Omni 4.25" Omni Speakers w/ 30ft Direct Burial Audio Cable, and my backyard thumps and rocks. This was definitely a great addition to my backyard. I originally purchased 2, but once I laid out the pattern with just one, I couldn't imagine living next to me if I had 2, so I returned the second with no hassle what so ever. The return process was simple, efficient, and quickly processed. I will also say that the crossover function works great. The OS450 Omni 4.25" Omni Speakers don't handle bass so well and tend to distort. This sub with crossover does the trick. I can now crank up the sound extremely loud and not have any distortion at all. Additionally, I have this buried right up against my house so the bass and sound reflects nicely off of the brick and fills the yard completely. Secondly, not sure if pro or con, when I am inside, I know if I forgot to turn the outside sound system off because the bass rocks inside as well.
ProsEasy to install. Awesome sound Great crossover functionality
ConsNONE!!!
Best UsesAnywhere outside
By jerza.com
Chino Hills CA
May 30, 2012
Good Stuff
These speakers work well. The price seemed to good to be true but it wasnt. They delivered the equiptment quickly and my electrician said it was basic to install. Sound quality is very good. The sub woofer was a great deal and works very well. Overall very satisfied.
ProsQuick delivery, Attractive Design, Nice sound, Good Value
ConsLack Of Power
Best UsesOutdoors
By Brent
Houston, Texas
March 2, 2012
Outstanding
Installed two of these subs with four 5.25 speakers and it sounds great around the pool!
ProsGreat Sound Quality, Easy to Mount, Easy To Set Up, Good Power Output, Totally lit up te backyar
Best UsesOutdoors
By Brent
Houston, TX
February 12, 2012
OSD Really came through
Skeptikal at first but this sub in combination with a couple 5.25 satelites really do sound great. Thanks OSD for such great customer support.
ProsEasy To Setup, Great Sound Quality
Best UsesOutdoors
By Rusty
Dallas
September 7, 2011
i would buy this again
just love the way my system sound now .thanks for all the help
ProsGreat Sound Quality, Attractive Design, Good Power Output, Easy To Setup, Easy to Mount
Best UsesOutdoors