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Definitive Technology Black Outdoor Single Speaker - AW6500 BLACK

Abt Model: AW6500BK
Other available colors:
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Retail Price $249.00
Sale Price $199.00  
6-1/2" BDSS Cast Basket Bass/Mid Driver/ 1" Pure Aluminum Dome Tweeter/ Gold-Plated 5-Way Binding Posts Input/ Black Finish/ Sold As Each
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Definitive Technology Black Outdoor Speakers, Model AW6500BK

Now you can enjoy the incomparable sound of Definitive Technology anywhere around your home with the groundbreaking new AW6500 All-Weather loudspeakers. These technology-packed wonders feature high excursion active drivers pressure-coupled to racetrack-shaped Low-Bass Radiators to give you more than double the bass output while maintaining a weather-tight seal for ultimate placement flexibility, reliability, and performance. With their fully sealed design, aluminum grilles, and rugged PolyStone enclosures, the AWs can be fully exposed to the elements and still reliably deliver their indoor speaker sound quality for years of outdoor listening enjoyment. Their integrated galvanized steel brackets and unique shape allow a full 360 degrees of rotation allowing the listener to orient the active drivers toward the listening area. Pointing the active driver baffle towards the listener while the Low-Bass Radiator side faces the wall or ground gives you the ideal balance of clear mids, extended highs, and thunderous bass even in the tough acoustic conditions of the great outdoors.

Features:

  • Driver Complement
    • One 6-1/2" BDSS cast basket bass/mid driver
    • One 5-1/2" x 10" pressure-driven Low-Bass Radiator
    • One 1" Pure Aluminum dome tweeter
  • Inputs: Gold-plated 5-way binding posts
  • Frequency Response: 40 Hz – 30 kHz
  • Nominal Impedance: Compatible with 4 – 8 ohm outputs
  • Recommended Amplification: 10 – 200 Watts/channel
  • Sensitivity: 92 dB

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Width: 14-7/16"
  • Depth: 9-1/4"
  • Height: 8-7/8"

Approximate Weight:

  • Shipping: 20 lbs
CategoryWireless Sound
Frequency Response40 Hz - 30 kHz
Driver Size (inches)6.5
Impedance4 - 8 Ohms
Magnetic shieldingNo
Midrange Size (inches)6.5
Number of Audio Inputs5
Power10W - 200W
Sensitivity92 dB
Speaker DesignAll Weather
Speaker TypeOutdoor
Tweeter Size (inches)1
Woofer Size (inches)6.5
Height (inches)8.88
Width (inches)14.44
Depth (inches)9.25
  

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Definitive Technology White Outdoor Single Speaker
 
4.8

(based on 8 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great sound quality (7)
  • Easy to mount (4)
  • Good power output (4)
  • Attractive (3)
  • Easy to connect (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Outdoors (7)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Tech savvy (5), Audiophile (4)

    Reviewed by 8 customers

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    5.0

    Definitive Technology Outdoor speakers

    By Dalmedia21

    from Cave Creek Arizona

    About Me Pro Audio / DJ

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Set Up

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Outdoors

      Comments about Definitive Technology White Outdoor Single Speaker:

      I used them on a Varsity High School baseball field

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Great Outdoor Sound

      By Home Tech Nerd

      from Park Ridge, IL

      About Me Audiophile, Home Tech Nerd, Tech Savvy

      Pros

      • Easy to Mount
      • Great Sound Quality
      • Low volume performance

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Outdoors

        Comments about Definitive Technology Black Outdoor Single Speaker:

        I installed these speakers in our backyard just before my daughter's graduation party. I got a lot of compliments on the music (even from my Father). The speakers are wondeful at low volume with plenty of low end. They sound extremely warm and fill up the yard - even though it's outside. I've installed a lot of different outdoor speakers. These are far superior to any others I've heard. I still like to listen to loud music - these do a great job of providing volume (feel) without causing neighbors to cringe. All of my past experiences with outdoor speakers resulted in having to crank the volume to get the sound. These hum along very nicely and satisfy without needing to over-amp. Perfect. I drive the speakers through an old ADCOM amp with an Apple Airport Express. Allows me to use I Phone or I Pad to access I Tunes and adjust volume. Very cost effective, great control, and dusted off my old gear for new use.

        Service and delivery comments:

        I waited four - five weeks for the speakers to be delivered. Almost canceled, but, could not find them anywhere else or for less. They are in demand because "they are that good". Everything else from Abt was as expected - everyone was helpful and professional.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Great Speakers

        By Hagar

        from Virginia Beach, VA

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy to Mount
        • Great Sound Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Outdoors

          Comments about Definitive Technology White Outdoor Single Speaker:

          I bought these to replace my 2 year old Bose 251s and my only regret is not buying them sooner. I have them mounted on the side of my house under a covered deck and the sound reflects off the ceiling and easily fills my ½ acre backyard. While the Bose would occasionally sound weak, tinny and lacking bass, those are non-issue with the DT 6500s. I listen to Classic Vinyl, Jazz/Fusion, and Classical music and the sound is clear and rich regardless of the genre.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Outdoor audio done right

          By Danaar

          from Orange County, NY

          About Me Tech Savvy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy Setup
          • Easy to Mount
          • Good Power Output
          • Great Sound Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Multiple Rooms / Whole House
            • Outdoors

            Comments about Definitive Technology White Outdoor Single Speaker:

            Finding a good outdoor audio solution typically requires some level in compromise in design and performance. After hearing a couple other sets of speakers owned by friend / neighbor, I was somewhat underwhelmed and wondering if it would be worth bringing audio outside when a boombox is cheaper and about the same in quality. After some research and feedback from folks on the inside I took the plunge for the AW6500's and was pleasently surpised. Music from easy listening while the baking in the sun next to the pool or rocking out during a party (same music as inside!) creates a next level experience for my home.
            I wouldn't claim they match what you can get from indoor systems, but I can't see placing a couple of B&W's outside during a rainstorm. Design is a little bulky, but I'm guessing that is where all the performance including low end bass is coming from.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great speakers

            By Vigg

            from Phila., PA

            About Me Audiophile

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy Setup
            • Easy to Mount
            • Great Sound Quality

            Cons

            • Weak Bass

            Best Uses

            • Outdoors

            Comments about Definitive Technology White Outdoor Single Speaker:

            Nice sounding speakers. Not as much bass as an indoor system,so be sure to manage your expectations. Getting good bass is tough outdoors, but I highly recommend. They are bigger than most outdoor speakers, so be sure you have the room to mount.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Outdoor speakers

            By R & R

            from Atlanta, GA

            About Me Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Crisp Sound
            • Easy To Connect
            • Great Sound Quality
            • Powerful

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Outdoors

              Comments about Definitive Technology Black Outdoor Single Speaker:

              I purchased these to use as outdoor speakers for my Bose Lifestyle system, and they sound great! They were a little big, but easy to install and connect.

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              5.0

              Great Outdoor Speakers

              By Vincent

              from LA

              About Me Tech Savvy

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Crisp Sound
              • Easy To Connect
              • Great Sound Quality
              • Powerful

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Basic Systems
                • Outdoors

                Comments about Definitive Technology Black Outdoor Single Speaker:

                These are great outdoor speakers. The sound quality is great.

                Comment on this review

                 
                4.0

                Great sound

                By Dan

                from Manteca, CA

                About Me Audiophile, Musically Inclined, Professional, Tech Savvy

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Easy To Connect
                • Great Sound Quality
                • Powerful

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Audiophiles
                  • Basic Systems
                  • Larger Rooms

                  Comments about Definitive Technology White Outdoor Single Speaker:

                  Easy set-up, great sound.

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                  Definitive Technology Black Outdoor Single Speaker

                  Definitive Technology Black Outdoor Single Speaker

                  UPC Code: 093207057335
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