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25W Outdoor Marine Amp/Receiver OSD-MA2

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Features & Specifications

The OSD MA2 outdoor/marine amplifier is a great solution for customers who want to a simple outdoor speaker system such as a pair of smaller speakers in the patio or by the pool. Rated at 25W per channel, this all-weather amp uses an impact resistant, all weather ABS enclosure so it can take the rigors of the outdoor climate. Other features include a built-in AM/FM tuner and a convenient iPod jack and included mini cable so you're up and running in a matter of minutes. The MA2 works with any indoor/outdoor power outlet and is perfect for listening to outdoor speakers without interfering with interior speaker set-ups.


Other Product Info

Outdoor weatherproof amplifier with a built-in AM/FM tuner, total 30W digital output power, ipod jack included. Works with any indoor/outdoor power outlet. Perfect for listening to outdoor speakers without interfering with interior speaker set-ups.



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30 Questions & 30 Answers
from long island, new york asked:
June 4, 2012
I'm looking to basically set up a sound system on my deck. i want to mount the speakers to the house. i want high quality sound like a bose or something. would that sound good with this receiver? i also like my music loud and heavy. thanks
1 Answers
Hi Pat, The MA2 is an application piece for outdoor use and is not considered a workhorse. Therefore, it would have trouble with BOSE 4-ohm speakers. Sound quality would not be considered a strong suite, nor is high output and heavy bass a part of the MA2 vocabulary. When it comes to power amplifiers/receivers, you get what you pay for in power and functionality. Check out our AMP200. This is true Audiophile Sound Quality High Current Amplifier. Then we can talk about designing a system. TL/MA
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on June 4, 2012

Paul Rassel
from PA asked:
May 18, 2012
What ohm speakers should be used with this system. Can I use it on a golf cart . Can I hook it up directly to 12 Volt battery?
1 Answers
The MA2 should be used with 8 ohm speakers and you have a choice of powering the unit with a 12 volt Cigarette lighter adapter plug. Hopefully you have a cigarette or 12 volt outlet on your golf cart. Our outdoor patio speakers might work the best for you application. CL
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on May 18, 2012

from Tennessee asked:
July 29, 2017
Can I hook my Verizon Moto phone to it and run it thru the speakers?
1 Answers
Hi Birddog I believe you can connect your Moto Phone as long as it has a headphone jack. Just connect the Mot phone with an aux cab;e (3.5mm to 3.5mm stereo - 2 stripes on the pin). Then connect the other end to the Ipod input of the MA2. TL/4493
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on July 29, 2017

from PA asked:
July 15, 2017
I want to use this amplifier to drive 2 Yamaha outdoor speakers - 6 ohm impedance (120 watts max). Will this amplifier work with these speakers?
1 Answers
Hi Dave: Not sure if this is enough power and it is a chip amp that does not make your speakers sound better. Better choice would be the XMP100 a true digital Amplifier. that is 93% more efficient. The MA2 is a class AB am=p meaning it is only 50% efficient. Good luck TL/4469
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on July 21, 2017

from Phila asked:
June 16, 2017
is this 4 or 8 ohm system?
1 Answers
Hi Davis: This is a 8 ohm system only will run a single pair of 8 ohm speakers left and Right stereo. It does have a signal low level pre amp output as well. TL/4428
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on June 19, 2017

Scotty D
from Pittsburgh, PA asked:
March 10, 2017
Can this unit effectively power two Bose Free Space 51 Outdoor Speakers? My Concern is that it's not going to have enough power or send out a rich enough well rounded signal and the speakers will have no low end from the receiver.
1 Answers
Hi Scott D: In audio there is a Theory of Relativity applied to matching of the components of your system. Your cost for amplification and source should be close to equal what you paid for your speakers. BOSE products are excellent but you are paying a premium. So you should be budgeting around 60% of what you spent for the Speakers. Your best buy for this would be our OSD AMP200 and add a $20.00 Bluetooth Dongle as one of your sources so you can stream your source from your Bluetooth enabled device (Smartphone , tablet or laptop). The AMP200 features automatic source switching between two sources, one could be your Bluetooth Receiver(checkout Bluetooth Receivers at AMAZON) and the other could be a hardwired option like CD/DVD Player or even your laptop that has your digital library. Checkout the Price of the AMP200, unlike the BOSE the AMP200 is way undervalued, a great Performance/Value quotient. No problem getting all the Bass and clarity you want. This is a High Current true Audiophile Amplifier. You will even be able to add a second pair Free Space 51 down the road adding the pair to Speaker B. TL/4245
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on March 10, 2017

Rob Zimmer
from Columbus, Ohio asked:
November 27, 2015
I have two 8-ohm un-powered speakers one would traditionally get with a desktop computer. Would this amplifier/receiver work ok with those speakers in a largish bathroom (high humidity/heat)? Thanks, -Rob
1 Answers
Hi Rob, This is a marine rated receiver so it can be in a high-humidity area. As for the speakers, it depends on how much watts they can handle and if it's a wired speaker or not. Most computer speakers work off USB or RCA connections and aren't the type that run to an amplifier.
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on December 14, 2015

from Texas asked:
May 16, 2015
Are the speaker connections considered RCA jack?
1 Answers
Hi Mike, They are speaker wire adapters that look very similar to RCA, but are not RCA. It's similar to a banana plug.
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on May 28, 2015

from Edgefield, SC asked:
March 6, 2015
Will the MA 2 power a pair of OS790 8" Omni Speakers with a run of less than 30 feet? Hoping this would be an answer to my outdoor kitchen/patio audio issue
1 Answers
Hi David, The MA2 can power them but it only puts out 25 watts per channel, an 8" speaker like the OS790 isn't going to reach its full potential with only 25 watts.
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on March 9, 2015

from Kansas City asked:
September 9, 2014
Is this the only amp/tuner available for outdoor use?
1 Answers
Hi Don, Yes - this is the only outdoor, marine-rated amp/receiver that we sell.
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on September 15, 2014

from Ohio asked:
July 12, 2014
I have had this radio for a couple of years and all at once the power brick died. Is there a replacement brick you can buy? Thank you.
1 Answers
Hello Brian, You can order it once it's back in-stock within the next few weeks at the link below: If you are in a rush, give us a call and we'll find a solution. Thank you.
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on July 14, 2014

from Grand Junction, CO asked:
June 26, 2013
It appears you cannot hook up bare wire speakers to this unit. What's with that?
1 Answers
Hello, The MA2 outdoor receiver is unique in that way. It includes adapters that plug into the amp and bare wire to the speaker. CL/MA 2024
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on July 2, 2013

Walt Mannherz
from Mineral VA asked:
May 25, 2013
Looking for an outdoor receiver that is blue tooth enabled so that I can control vol and play music such as pandora from my phone on the dock, and has enough power to crank sound through at least four speakers.
1 Answers
Hi Walt, The MA2 is our only receiver rated for outdoor use but it will not have the power for your requirements. You might have some trouble finding an outdoor receiver that will drive four speakers. Most times customers build an enclosure or run the wires from indoors. I would recommend our AMP200 for an application like that where you can protect it. You can use our bluetooth source kit the RS-BSK1. CL/MA 1931
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on May 31, 2013

from Folsom, CA asked:
May 5, 2013
Looking to purchase this for a small/medium sized backyard and pool area (50' x 30'). Not looking for a lot of sound or high end bass, just something to add music to the pool area. Would this be a good choice to pair with a couple of AP490 speakers? Also if I'm only hooking this up to 2 speakers can I bridge the 4-channel output to double the power to each speaker? Finally is this unit mountable, say in a vertical position?
1 Answers
Hi Matt, The MA-2 outdoor receiver/amplifier is 25W per channel and designed for background music. It is not bridgeable and will slightly under power the AP490s. You can mount it in any position with no trouble. CL/MA 1867
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on May 10, 2013

Roscoe Egry
from Northern Virginia asked:
April 18, 2013
I have 6 outdoor rock (wired) speakers that i want to set up to run off an MP3 or other device that I can manage from outdoors without having to go indoors for volume adjustments etc. Can you recommend a set up for me. I have planned for two zones (amp stations) for each 3 speakers. So i guess I have one Input device and two amp stations and 6 speakers. I would go wireless but I already have the speakers. Thanks Roscoe
1 Answers
Hi Roscoe, Our MA2 outdoor amplifier is 25 Watts per channel, so be sure that it is compatible with your current speakers. The alternative is to use an amp indoors like our AMP200 with a volume control in each of your 3 zones, like our OVC300. With an outdoor volume control in each zone, you can control the volume independently for each pair without having to go back into the house. The advantage of an indoor amp is more power for your outdoor speakers, rather than settling for a smaller amp that may under power your setup. CL/MA1809
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on April 19, 2013

from MN asked:
April 6, 2013
Will this MA2 amp drive a pair TIC GS5 50W 8 Ohm exterior speakers? I want to use this setup with with one speaker 50 ft from receiver and the other 150 ft from reciever. I plan to install this in the middle of my vineyard with speakers 6 feet high above the ground to keep raccoons and other grape eating critters away by hearing talk radio all day & night. Plan to use 14 Ga wire for 150 ft speaker. Will this work?
1 Answers
Hello, The MA2 amplifier will technically drive the speakers for your unique application. The speakers may be slightly under powered (less volume capability), especially with a long cable run of 150 ft. You might consider using a more powerful indoor amp such as our AMP and placing it in a shed if possible. Using 14ga wire should be fine. Good luck with the critters! CL/MA 1775
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on April 9, 2013

from Lexington,ky asked:
November 25, 2012
I have a old pair of klh rlh 450. From reading seems like it will run fine with this amp. Wanted to make sure before I purchased?
1 Answers
Hi Casey: I would not go with less than our AMP120 to drive your 8" KLH rock speakers. Timing is good checkout the Cyber Monday special on the AMP120. TL 1414
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on November 25, 2012

from nashville tennessee asked:
August 2, 2012
Does this work with satelite radio?
1 Answers
Hi Rick, You can connect anything that accepts an RCA cable or a 3.5mm (like a headphone) to the MA2. CL/MA 1196
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on August 3, 2012

from Chicago asked:
July 27, 2012
With this outdoor amp, which outdoor speakers do you recommend? I know it is 8 ohm. I am looking to put it on a pool deck with a couple of speakers and use an mp3 player. And are there any additional accessories that work well with this setup. Thanks, Jerry
1 Answers
Hi Jerry, The MA2 puts out 25 watt per channel so our smallest patio speaker would be the way to go. Take a look at our AP425 CL
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on July 27, 2012

from Los Angeles asked:
June 30, 2012
Does this come with outdoor speaker wires? If not, what kind would be suggested?
1 Answers
Hi Ed, This unit comes with four speaker wires, which measure about four feet long. They are terminated with RCA connectors on one end (that plugs directly into the MA2 back panel). The other end of the cable is 2-conductor: red for positive and black for negative. These are not terminated but rather bare wires. You can extend the cables (if they are not long enough) by splicing them with something like our CL3- rated 16-gauge, 2-conductor cable which is ideal for in-wall, outdoor and direct burial applications. If you need to extend the cables, I would recommend splicing into the cable as near to the input connector as possible (within a foot of the connector). I hope that answers your question. TL/MA
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on July 2, 2012

from Texas asked:
June 28, 2012
Will this have enough power for a pair of Insignia Rock Outdoor Speakers Model # NS-R2111?
1 Answers
Hi Slash, This outdoor receiver is typically used with 4" speakers or smaller so you might find you'll need more power. We recommend using the AMP120 indoors and then running speaker cable outside to the speakers. This will give you more ideal power and maximize sound quality. CL/MA
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on June 28, 2012

Michael Stemmons
from Hebron, Indiana asked:
June 19, 2012
Im looking for an outdoor receiver that I can play my IPOD through. i dont see how this connects and does it matter which version of IPOD it is?
1 Answers
Michael, The MA2 comes with the mini cable that would connect directly into your headphone jack of any ipod, iphone, or mp3 player. CL
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on June 20, 2012

from Ohio asked:
June 12, 2012
Would this work with a Yamaha NS-AW150W 2-Way Outdoor Speakers
1 Answers
It will play music, but it might not be enough power to really drive the speakers to their full potential. The Yamaha speakers are 6 ohm, not 8 ohm (which is critical for the MA2) and the sensitivity is 85 dB which means they take more power to drive. Something like our AMP120 or higher would be a much better match. TL/MA
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on June 14, 2012

from New York asked:
June 9, 2012
How do you boost the fm reception on this unit
1 Answers
Hi Steve, There is an antenna in the box just for FM (about three feet of 20 gauge wire with a simple loop at the end). If this is not sufficient, you can try to create your own antenna by making a longer wire with a loop at the end. Then try moving it around to different positions without you holding it (you become part of the antenna while still in your hand). There are some commercial FM antennas available as well but then you're spending more for the product. TL/MA
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on June 14, 2012

from Jacksonville, FL asked:
May 24, 2012
I have a pair of Bose 151® SE environmental speakers and I would like to run them to this and connect the TV/ Cable box to this as well. Is this possible? If not do you have another outdoor receiver amp you recommend?
1 Answers
Jim, Those are 4ohm speakers- so this would not work with the MA2- If you are running a single pair you should hook up our AMP120 or AMP150. Although this would not work for your outdoor application because they are both indoors. You would have to build them into something totally protected from the elements. CL
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on May 24, 2012

from Folly Beach, SC asked:
May 17, 2012
Can you used wireless speakers with this system
1 Answers
Christy, You can use this with a wireless system yes. Check out the popular WR800's - Their great! CL
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on May 17, 2012

from Fort Lauderdale Florida asked:
May 8, 2012
How do I purchase another power transformer?
1 Answers
Gary, Yes we do, the power supply is 29.99. Your reference number is 211679 CL
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on May 8, 2012

from Minneapolis minnesota asked:
April 1, 2012
Will you be getting any more of these in stock
1 Answers
Hi Marlin: The MA2 have been shipped from our Factory, they are literally on the water. We expect them to arrive the first week of May. TL
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on April 2, 2012

from san antonio asked:
February 17, 2012
can you use this to hook a tv to speakers
1 Answers
Mike. This comes with the rca cables that would go directly into the tv. CL PS: Just make sure your TV has pre amp output for the audio first before making your purchase. It has to be an analog (right and left RCA) output so you can connect to the input of the MA2.
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on February 17, 2012

from Gold Coast, Australia asked:
November 5, 2011
Will this power outdoor speakers? I have two sets of outdoor speakers but they have the type of input that requires raw speaker wire to be connected to it for audio output and power. Would this be something that I could use to connect it to this? Thanks, Daniel
1 Answers
The MA2 comes with four speaker cables featuring an RCA jack (two black and two red) at one end and two bare wires (positive and negative) at the other end. Although the unit was designed for two pairs of speakers, we typically do not recommend more than a single pair. Connecting two pairs causes an unfavorable load (four ohms or lower depending on the actual impedance of the speakers) for the internal amplifier and eventually causes it to shut down. One thing to consider would be to use the MA-2 to drive a single pair of speakers and then adding our OSD AMP60 to drive the second pair of speakers. There is a cable included to connect the two. The AMP60 also features four speaker outputs but the same rule applies as the MA-2 (recommending one pair of speakers only). In this setup, you will have no problem connecting or driving your current two pairs of outdoor speakers
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on November 7, 2011

Product Reviews

29 Reviews
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69% Recommend this product (20 of 29 responses)
Paducha, Ky
February 18, 2018
Still going after 4 seasons
In service for 4 seasons with no problems except corrosion due to chorine gas it is in a pool house. corrosion on terminals which required cleaning annually. Power supply failed first month. Was replaced but am now using a power supply from another application which has been fine. Sound is good. Doing the job a good buy.. it also stays in the pool house off season in subfreezing temps.
ProsGreat value for price for general audio at poolside.
ConsCorrosion on terminals should be stainless steel.
By mark
March 10, 2017
Good basic low cost receiver.
It could use a tone control. Also the tuner is a bit clunky. Still having trouble saving the channel presets. Power is plenty adequate. I use it in a 20' x 32' barn with a 12' ceiling. Overall, the unit is certainly worth the price. I use a power strip to turn it on and off, rather than the awkward rear power switch.
By Biller
Londonderry, NH
September 28, 2016
Enough power for the back yard
This has been simple to setup and use. It has enough power to allow me to listen to music as I do outside chores in our 2 acre back yard. It sounds great when we are hanging within 100 feet of the speakers.
By Dale
Newnan, GA
December 30, 2013
Great, but...
I would give this amp five stars if this weren't my *third* one in the past couple of years: the power brick keeps dying. This is without my leaving it outside during wet weather! Most disappointing. Except for that extreme annoyance, the amp itself does a fine job with the two below-ground speakers I have in my small back yard.
ConsThe power brick stops working for no discernible reason.
By Pa ul
Edmonton, Alberta
June 17, 2013
Underwhelming, but Adequate for $
To be fair, I bought this item strictly as a stopgap measure as I wanted to use my patio speakers for the summer, and couldn't convince my wife that a $600 Sonos-Amp was the way to go. For the sale price, the unit is a reasonable unit. It lacks power and punch even with my highly efficient outdoor speakers. Build quality is mediocre at best, but functional. Ergonomics on the front panel are non-existent, and the mix of RCA speaker terminals, and mixed RCA and mini-jack inputs make for confusing source selection for the non- tech savvy. I'm still fairly impressed with the unit as a cheap stopgap in spite of all its shortcomings.
ProsCheap Cheap Cheap! Works as advertised.
ConsBuild quality is mediocre. Front panel ergonomics and button labels RCA terminated speaker outputs Power output is barely adequete Rear Panel has no logical rhyme or reason
Best UsesThis unit would work better in a boat/marine setting, as the provided interlinks and speaker wire were no were near good enough or long enough to use outdoors for any length of time. AC Power brick is half the size of the unit, and could probably have built into chassis if it was not also 12V.
By Ed
Laguna Niguel
April 12, 2013
Great product and OSD is great
Perfect item. Exactly what I needed at the right price.
By Nigel Purvis
April 12, 2013
great outdoor amp
I bought this love it. Hooked it up to some rock speakers. It's perfect everyone loves it.
ProsSmall weather safe.
ConsScanning radio stations
By Wildcat 86
Kingsport TN
December 21, 2012
Great Outdoor Amp
Installed this amp as an outdoor unit to listen to AM/FM and aux input from airplay system (Apple iOS devices via wi-fi). Works great, no problems on setup. A remote option would be nice, but not necessary since this is taking input mainly from iPhones/iPads that can control volume output.
ProsGood Power Output, Fits In Small Space, Easy To Set Up
ConsDoes Not Have Remote
Best UsesBasic Systems, Outdoor use
By Kirk
October 12, 2012
Great product package for the price
I received the unit with a bad power supply, but e-mailed in and was sent a replacement. Thank you! Works fine so far, but wish it had better receiption for radio. It also seems to run hot, but no problems so far, or until my kids crank it up. Then will see how it holds up! I like it for the money but would pay more for an upgraded unit with more amps and better reception. Overall good buy!
ProsAll In One Features, Easy To Set Up, Great Sound Quality
ConsRuns Hot, Poor Reception / Weak Antenna, Lack Of Power, Difficult Station Presets
Best UsesSmaller Rooms, Basic Systems, Outdoor patio
By Brad
Lewis Center, Ohio
September 16, 2012
Good product for the price
Great poolside product. Short antenna supplied resulted in poor reception - but just replaced with a longer piece of wire for great reception. Original power supply transformer failed in only two weeks, however, had a new one within 2 days of notifying OSD. No issues now.
ProsEasy To Set Up, Great Sound Quality, Many features
ConsPoor Reception / Weak Antenna
Best UsesPool Patio
July 24, 2012
ProsCompact Size, Good Power Output
Best UsesBasic Systems
By EMC Martin
Riverside, Ca
July 9, 2012
Very satisfied
Used in my BBQ area, stored outside. Provides audio entertainment. I also purchased four (4) outdoor rock speakers from OSD to use with this unit......great sound! I have received numerous compliments on sound from this system.
ProsAccurate Controls, Easy To Set Up, Great Sound Quality
ConsRuns Hot, Poor Reception / Weak Antenna
Best UsesBasic Systems
By Codabear
Paso Robles, CA
May 13, 2012
it doesnt get any better
yes this was a gift! to myself!. wow! this product was excactly what i was in the market for and better yet i ordered it on monday and got it on tuesday with free shipping. AMAZING! the best internet purchase experience of my life! it gets better! not only do i NOT need to get wires for the speakers(speaker wires included) but i also received an ipod port and cable! amazing
ProsGreat Sound Quality, Awesome, Good Power Output, Easy To Set Up
ConsNot enough time to use it
Best UsesDestroying wicked foes, Outside
By Locutis
Grove City, Oh
September 1, 2011
Outdoor RFeceiver
This was what my deck needed, it is small and easy to use
ProsGreat Sound Quality, Easy To Setup
By Mr. BBQ
Naperville, IL
August 24, 2011
Just a good, basic outdoor amp
Got a free pair of outdoor speakers when I bought my home theater system and just needed a simple amp to use them with my iPod. This fit the bill. I was confused at first looking at the pictures how the speakers hook up but it comes with a short RCA to normal speaker wire....wire.
ProsBang for the buck, Easy To Setup, Water Resistant, Wires included
ConsUgly, Screen display
Best UsesBackyard
By Rickover
Lakewood, CA
August 22, 2011
Exactly what I needed.
I bought this to use on the patio, but didn't really know what to expect. I was quite pleased to have both radio and Ipod capabilities, and with great sound too.
ProsEasy To Setup, Accurate Controls, Good Power Output, Great Sound Quality
By MJ FitnessFreak
Baldwin Harbor NY
July 14, 2011
Exactly what I was looking for, the final peice to my outdoor Home Theater!! Water resistance but dont be foolish. Great Item with great features.
ProsGood Power Output, Size easy to hide, Great Sound Quality, Easy To Setup
ConsDisplay hard to read
Best UsesOutside theater setup
By Steel
July 11, 2011
Great product for the price
This is a great little box for the pool or patio. Easy to setup and has good reception and easy controls. The only issue is see, is that the radio itself is weather proof but, the ac power transformer is not. I purchased a small plastic box and enclosed the transfomer. Easy solution.
ProsGreat Sound Quality, Easy To Setup
Best UsesPool or patio
By Tom
Bend, OR
July 9, 2011
Great receiver for the money and use!
If you're looking for an outdoor only receiver, this is a great deal. We set it up outside our hot tub and purchased the AP390 Outdoor 3" Patio Speakers upon recommendation from OSD. The receiver produces enough power for background listening and lower volumes, but this receiver doesn't have a lot of power if you want to play your music loud. For us, this is perfect because we don't want to make our neighbors mad with loud music and we can hear it perfectly well in the tub. The controls are easy to use and radio reception is good. I will say that you could hook it up to slightly larger speakers than the ones we got, as I tested it on some bigger speakers I had. Being weather resistant, it works well mounted outside under an overhang which blocks direct exposure to rain. I'm not saying you couldn't get a much better system for a lot more money, but for the price, you can't go wrong. All in all, its the perfect system for us around the hot tub and for only $120, you can't beat it!
ProsAccurate Controls, Easy To Setup, Basic and simple
ConsLack Of Power
Best UsesOutdoors only
By gbelleville
Ellicott City, MD
July 8, 2011
A True Bargain
I wanted music on my screened in porch, but already have the DVD player in the house which was not multi-room, and didn't really feel like upgrading that. So I searched and searched for something for outdoor. I would have purchased this at twice the price. Plug it in, wire the speakers to the provided leads, plug in the iPod and done. I am pushing two in-ceiling speakers in a 15 X 15 screened porch, and it more than sufficient. Even includes the cord to plug in the iPod. Bought a basket for $9 to put it in so all the cords don't show.... outdoor stereo for cheap!
ProsEasy To Setup, Price
ConsPoor Reception / Weak Antenna
By Chris
Raleigh, NC
June 16, 2011
As promised (with a little tweaking)
Finding an Outdoor Receiver is a challenge, especially a receiver with all of the inputs this one has. I would definitely recommend this product to anyone looking for a solution for stand alone outdoor entertainment. I had many positive comments on this receiver from friends gathering for cookouts. With the improved FM Antenna I purchased, I am much more satisfied with my purchase of this receiver.
ProsGood All In One Package, Easy To Setup, Outdoor Safety
ConsRuns warm, I changed out FM Antenna, Poor Reception / Weak Antenna
Best UsesGreat for Outdoor Gazebo, Smaller Rooms
By Anonymous
April 20, 2011
I recently ordered the ...
I recently ordered the small MA2 exterior amp and a pair of 6 inch speakers for under my screen porch. The amp and speakers sounded great, so I went back to OSD for 2 of the planter speakers for my pool deck also sound great. I was real impressed how fast shiping was, 5 days on both orders and I'm on the east cost.
By Michael
Dalton, GA
April 4, 2011
Sounds surprisingly ...
Sounds surprisingly decent for the price. Very simple to set up and even comes with all of the input and output cables. Overall, I have been very pleased. The only downside is the FM reception with the little antenna is pretty weak.
By Keith
Gresham, OR
September 28, 2010
I spent quite awhile ...
I spent quite awhile looking for an outdoor system for my gazebo. I'm picky about electronics so, I looked hard and long at setting up a marine stereo based system. I ultimately came back to this unit for its simplicity and low cost. At first, the case seemed too light weight and the interface too basic to me. I hooked it up to rock speakers and was amazed at the strong sub-like bass and general output volume. I then tried an inexpensive pair of indoor/outdoor 3-ways in the gazebo and they sounded even better due to the high frequency capabilities of the tweeters. All-in-all, its a nice simple outdoor solution that easily fills the gazebo and moderate sized backyard with sound. Reception with the supplied string FM antenna is marginal, but adequate. Unfortunately, it does not have any balance or fader capabilities. But, that's OK for my application. Actually has 2 sets of 2-channel RCA outputs and is able to easily drive both my small 3-ways and rock speakers at the same time. Great simple little unit for the money. Would definately recommend it to a friend! However, I would have purchased an upgraded (balance/fader/tone/waterproof AC/DC converter, etc.) model if they made one. Hint...Hint!
By Anonymous
July 2, 2010
Sound quality was better ...
Sound quality was better than expected, the antenna/tuner reception is to put it mildly...BAD!!! Would I recommend this to someone else, yes, good product for the price.