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AP650TT 6.5” Dual Voice Coil/Dual Tweeter Indoor/Outdoor Stereo Patio Speaker Switchable 8/16 ohms

Product code: OSD-AP650TT

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Features & Specifications

The OSD Audio AP650TT 6.5-Inch Stereo Patio Speaker, which is available in black or white, is the perfect way to outfit your space with superior sound quality. Featuring gold-plated, spring-compression binding posts for optimum connectivity and a dual voice coil, twin-tweeter system helps you cover the entire listening area with high-quality sound. Even at low listening levels, the AP650TT cranks out plenty of bass, too.

What Is a Dual Voice Coil Speaker?
A Dual Voice Coil (DVC) speaker uses a special voice coil cone design that allows both channels of a stereo system to drive one cone. Sound complicated? It's not. Basically a DVC speaker plays both right and left channels through one speaker cone. You get both channels but without the acoustic separation that happens with two speakers. DVC speakers are great space savers and customers love them for bathrooms, hallways, small patios, etc. They're also great for outdoor areas where stereo separation is not always a big concern.


· Rust-resistant aluminum bracket for mounting versatility
· Gold-plated spring compression binding posts for optimum connectivity
· Sturdy ABS polymer frame
· Power-coated rust-resistant grille

Specifications

What does the 16/8 ohm switch do?

The 16/8 ohm switch allows you to use the speaker as a single point source Stereo speaker when you need only one speaker but have a stereo signal coming into the zone/room. The switch is set to 16 ohms when you are connecting both voice coils (there is an input for right +/- and left +/-). The second option allows you to connect two AP-650 speakers as a stereo pair. In this application you connect only one voice coil of each speaker and set the 16/8 ohm switch to 8 ohm. In this case both tweeters still play which in essence doubles your tweeters providing additional coverage in the zone/room versus a standard pair of 6.5 inch 2-way speakers. See attached images showing diagram for 16 or 8 ohm connection.

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QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

11 Questions & 11 Answers
Jason
from LA, CA asked:
April 6, 2017
Would 2 pairs of these be a good fit for outside using the XMP100 amplifier? I'd like to have 4 speakers in all 4 corners of my patio cover for TV and chromecast audio (phone and Google Home) music use?
1 Answers
Hi Jason: These would work perfect for your application for 4 each of the AP-650TT and a XMP-100 amplifier. The XMP-100 features automatic source switching where you could connect the Google Chrome cast to the Main input and the TV to the interrupt input. I am assuming you will be playing audio most of the time and that will play until you turn the TV on which takes priority coming on instantly. Once you turn the TV off the output switches to the Main input after a five second delay. The AP-650TT features a 8/16 ohm switch. For your application you would connect a single voice coil of each AP-650TT and make sure the switch is set to 8 ohm x 2. Both tweeters will play. You will have two stereo pairs (right and left). TL/4293
Customer Service - Q&A
on April 6, 2017

Garry
from Calgary alberta asked:
May 31, 2016
I was advised to use this as a centre channel with ap560 5.1 system. But my receiver only has one set of centrechannel posts.This means I am only using one of the two voice coils?if so why not one more ap650 for the centre?
1 Answers
HI Garry: It is OK if you connect just one input, just make sure you set the 16/8 ohm switch to 8 ohm. Even thought only one voice coil is connected both tweeters are working and the AVR is seeing the 8 ohm matching the other AP-650 pair for your front stage. All three speakers have identical timbre match since tweeters are identical and woofer cone material is the same as well. The dual tweeters give you a little bit better dispersion for the center channel (not a bad thing). The application (16/8 ohm) switch allows these to be used as single stereo summed mono speaker, or stereo pair or in your case a single center channel makes these speakers very flexible. TL/3906
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on June 1, 2016

James
from Grapevine, Texas asked:
May 29, 2017
Can both speakers be wired together on a single channel?If so, how would one set it up so it is safe for the amp?
1 Answers
Hi James: There is a 8/16 ohm switch on the AP-650TT. You would set the switch to 8 ohms and connect just one of the two inputs. You then run a 2 conductor cable out of the same input that you connected from the amp then run it to the second speaker and connect only the single input (either one) of the second speaker and set the switch to 8 ohm as well. Big question are you bridging (mono) your amplifier so you have a single mono output. Problem is most of the time when you bridge the outputs of your amplifier the amp likes to see an 8 ohm load. The setup I suggested will give you a 4 ohm load with the two speakers paralleled together. If you could run normal stereo four conductor output you can parallel a pair of the AP-640TT connecting both inputs in parallel and setting the 8/16 switch to 16 ohms. Your amplifier should see a 4 ohm load again but if it is not bridged you will not be pushing the amplifier as much. What amplifier /receiver are you using; and what else can you tell me about your setup? tim@osdaudio.com TL/4393
Customer Service - Q&A
on May 30, 2017

greg
from aspen, co asked:
February 20, 2016
I want to use this speaker outside in a very load environment. Will they hold up to long hours at hi volume without burning out?
1 Answers
Hi Greg: These are excellent speakers that will have no problem playing loud. The real question is what and how good is the amplifier you are planning to use with these. Also are you planning to use it as a single stereo speaker or will you be using multiples. How critical is it for stereo separation, if your are using multiples how far apart will they be? I would like some more information on your system and application. If you can supply me with the brand name and model number of your components I could probably be able to provide you more complete answer. Please contact me at tim@osdaudio.com. Thank you for your interest in OSD products TL/3716
Customer Service - Q&A
on February 22, 2016

Jon
from Rochester, NY asked:
October 10, 2015
Can I run the L/R channel from my receiver to an outdoor volume control and then run the wire to two of these speakers? Would it better to run the speakers in series from the volume control or parallel?
1 Answers
Hello Jon, Since this is a dual stereo speakers, it's like running a pair of speakers, so you would need 4 conductor wire going from your receiver to the volume control. Then, run 4-conductor from the volume control output to the speakers input.
Customer Service - Q&A
on October 26, 2015

Rob
from Pittsburgh asked:
June 7, 2015
I have a Panasonic home theater with 3 ohm front speakers (all of them, not just center channel). Since this is 8 ohms, will it burn out my home theater because it has to drive more current or is it that I'll have to crank up the volume (potential distortion) to get reasonable volume? Thanks!
1 Answers
Hi Rob, Is it your actual receiver that is only rated for 3ohm? That must be an unusual receiver, as most home theater receivers are built for 8ohms. Is this the type of system that came with its own speakers? I think it would be risky trying to run this speaker on that receiver.
Customer Service - Q&A
on June 9, 2015

BB
from BAY AREA, CA asked:
May 24, 2015
I WOULD LIKE TO PLACE 3 OF THESE SPEAKERS IN MY BACKYARD UNDER THE ROOF EVE. CAN I JUST DRIVE THESE WITH A REGULAR 5.1 CHANNEL RECEIVER AND ALSO WHAT WATTAGE DO I NEED PER CHANNEL? IF I WANT TO USE JUST AN INTEGRATED AMP, WHAT WOULD BE A THE SUGGESTION AND WHAT WATTAGE PER CHANNEL?
1 Answers
Hello, Yes - these can be run off any 8ohm amp or receiver. Note that this model is a dual-tweeter speaker. In other words, it's basically two speakers in one, so you run two wires to the back of the speaker.
Customer Service - Q&A
on June 2, 2015

Luke
from Orland Park, Illinois asked:
April 10, 2015
Can these speakers be mounted horizontally?
1 Answers
Hi Luke, Yes indeed! They can be mounted both ways and will sound great either way.
Customer Service - Q&A
on April 15, 2015

Eric
from Maine asked:
March 4, 2015
Can multiples of this speaker be run in series from single L/R amp speaker outputs and how would this affect impedence if at all?
1 Answers
Hi Eric: You can run two pair of these speakers in series. It will raise up the Impedance to 16 ohm that the amplifier will see.Most amps/receivers are not recommend going higher than 16 ohms. What are you connecting to and what is your application? How many speakers are wanting to ultimately connect? The issue with 16 ohm is your are cutting your output power from the amp/receiver more than half. You may find that in order to get enough volume you may overdrive the Amplifier. You could run the speakers in series parallel to keep the impedance at 8 ohms but depends on how many speakers you are connecting. Please let us know more about what you are trying to accomplish. TL/3171
Customer Service - Q&A
on March 12, 2015

Greg Bain
from Kalispell, Mt. asked:
March 30, 2014
I am planning on mounting this speaker to my dock which is about 20" or so off the water surface. How water resistant is the speaker? Also If I am reading this correctly I would not need 2 speakers but rather one speaker per area I am looking to have sound coverage is that correct? Thanks, Greg
1 Answers
Hi Greg, While these are outdoor speakers, we do encourage our customers to add as much protection from direct weather as possible. For instance, if they were being mounted on a patio, we would recommend having them under an eave so rainfall doesn't have direct contact. The speakers are built with weather resistant materials, but they are not 100% water proof. The speaker housing is plastic, but the grill is metallic. While it's coated with a rust-resistant paint, under the right circumstances, rust can occur. The brackets are aluminum so they won't rust. Correct! Since this is a dual-tweeter speaker, it will provide stereo sound, rather than needing a pairing speaker in each area. Let us know if you have any further questions. Thanks. -BM 2579
Customer Service - Q&A
on April 2, 2014

Dave Howey
from Perham, Mn asked:
January 8, 2014
I want to add audio at each outside entrance to our business and wondering if this speaker can take the environmental abuse...rain, snow, cold, heat.
1 Answers
Hello Dave, These speakers are designed with weather-resistant materials and are intended for use outdoors in cold/hot temperatures and moisture. We do recommend mounting them underneath an eave or angling them downward to give them extra protection against rain. -BM 2432
Customer Service - Q&A
on January 14, 2014

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By Curt
Minneapolis, MN
October 21, 2016
Great Value Speaker
Sounds excellent and is a great value for the money. The only downside is that it is bulky and sticks out from the wall (outdoors) to the point where it is a bit distracting from the look of the house. Otherwise it is a great speaker for an outdoor area.
By John
Belize
May 12, 2016
Excellent Product
Have had 7 of these on an covered patio in an almost constant direct salt breeze (50' from ocean) for 8 years now. Several of the sets of speaker wires have had to be replaced due to corrosion but every one of the speakers sounds as good as the day they were installed.
By Mike
Houston, TX
June 11, 2015
Big sound
I replaced an older patio speaker with this one and it made a huge difference. I have a large side yard and only have to turn it up halfway now to fill the area. Great clear, crisp sound. There isn't much bass output in my opinion but the mids and highs are great. I recommend this for many applications unless you're looking for strong lows. You would need to add a sub if that's what you're looking for.