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Definitive Technology Outdoor Speaker - AW5500 BLACK

Abt Model: AW5500BK | UPC Code: 093207057311
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Sold As Each/ 5-1/4 " BDSS Cast Basket Bass/Mid Driver/ 1 " Pure Aluminum Dome Tweeter/ Gold-Plated 5-Way Binding Posts Input/ Black Finish
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Definitive Technology Black Outdoor Speakers, Model AW5500BK (Sold As Each)

Now you can enjoy the incomparable sound of Definitive Technology anywhere around your home with the groundbreaking new AW5500 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 5-1/4" BDSS cast basket bass/mid driver
    • One 5" x 8" pressure-driven Low-Bass Radiator
    • One 1" Pure Aluminum dome tweeter
  • Inputs: Gold-plated 5-way binding posts
  • Frequency Response: 45 Hz – 30 kHz
  • Nominal Impedance: Compatible with 4 – 8 ohm outputs
  • Recommended Amplification: 10 – 175 Watts/channel
  • Sensitivity: 91 dB

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Depth: 8-1/8"
  • Height: 7-3/4"
  • Width: 12-11/16"

Approximate Weight:

  • Shipping: 17 lbs
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CategoryWireless Sound
ConnectivityBinding Posts
Frequency Response45 Hz - 30 kHz
Enclosure MaterialAcrylic
Enclosure TypePassive Radiator
Impedance4 - 8 Ohms
Magnetic shieldingNo
Power10W - 175W
Sensitivity91 dB
Speaker Design2-Way
Speaker TypeOutdoor
Tweeter Size (inches)1
Woofer Size (inches)5.25
Height (inches)7.75
Width (inches)12.69
Depth (inches)8.13
  

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Definitive Technology Outdoor Speaker
 
4.7

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (1)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to mount (3)
  • Easy to set up (3)
  • Good power output (3)
  • Great sound quality (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Happy Happy:)

My set-up consists of a Pioneer Elite VSX-23, zone 2 powering (2) DT 6500's to my front patio (30' x 30'). My speaker placement is under the eves against...Read complete review

My set-up consists of a Pioneer Elite VSX-23, zone 2 powering (2) DT 6500's to my front patio (30' x 30'). My speaker placement is under the eves against the wall (bass radiator reflecting to the wall) and the speakers centered and projecting to my listening area. After some break-in, the speakers really shine at moderate volume's producing balanced, clean sound that's fills my listening space. The Hi's are crisp, Mid's are detailed and the Bass is strong. Crank up the power and at high volumes you can projected another 100 feet beyond. The speakers look and sound great and hide well under the eve's...

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Great sound

I set them up around my pool, wonderful sound, everyone has commented on the quality of the sound. I've had them for a year and one just went back, the right speaker sound...Read complete review

I set them up around my pool, wonderful sound, everyone has commented on the quality of the sound. I've had them for a year and one just went back, the right speaker sound a lot better than the left, not sure if a speaker blew or cracked, bet there is definitely and difference. So longevity or outdoor environment might take a tole on them. Looking into the warranty as we speak.

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5.0

I don't get the "bad" reviews...

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from Ogden, UT, United States

Comments about Definitive Technology Outdoor Speaker:

These are insanely amazing speakers! Awesome bass, and incredible mids and highs. There is absolutely NOTHING on the market that comes close. For those who are complaining they blew theirs up... hello? Have you ever heard of a warranty? DefTech customer service is as outstanding as their speakers. You should try it, and stop complaining.

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1.0

Quality that doesn't hold up

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from Chicago, IL, United States

Comments about Definitive Technology Outdoor Speaker:

I purchased 6 of these speakers in March 2014. 4 were placed on my roof top deck, while 2 were placed on my front balcony. The 2 on my front balcony have stopped working and the other 4 on my roof top do not sound as good, after about a year and a half use. I would not recommend these speakers.

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5.0

High Quality Product, Excellent Customer Support

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from Houston, TX, United States

Comments about Definitive Technology Outdoor Speaker:

I installed 7 of these speakers in my outdoor patio 3 years ago. They install easily, with lots of possible orientations. No maintenance, no cleaning, and they still sound great. Some of mine are exposed to the elements directly, some are not. The bass response is good, but will still sound best when complimented with an outdoor sub (JBL has some options). Someone (ok, it was me) threw a Nerf football and hit one of the speakers. The speaker grill was majorly dented, but the sound was not affected. I called DT customer support and they sent me a replacement grill free of charge. You can't beat that.

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5.0

Fantastic Speakers

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from PA, United States

Comments about Definitive Technology Outdoor Speaker:

We have had these speakers for two years use them out at the pool mounted to the outside wall of pool house under an eve midrange pointed out and the bass pointing down. Could not be happier load and clear with great sounding bass, remember they're only as good as the stereo, hook them up to a good stereo and enjoy!

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5.0

Great little speakers!

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from Dundee, MI, United States

Comments about Definitive Technology Outdoor Speaker:

Bought these for my patio and liked them better then my small surround sound speakers so they never made it to the patio. So I mounted them in my living room, I got the white ones so that I can paint. The wife likes them because they blend in so well. Ended up getting a center and surrounds to go with an old pf1500 subwoofer and it sounds pretty good. I have had really good luck with deff tech. I bought my pf1500 in about 1995 or so and it still looks and works great.

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5.0

Stop reading these reviews and just go buy a pair

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from Arlington, VA, United States

Comments about Definitive Technology Outdoor Speaker:

You won't be disappointed. These speakers sound great with as little as 50 watts per channel but really shine when you can give them 100+. I have mine powered by an Emo XPA 5 with 200 watts per channel and they sound almost as good as my Dahlquist DQ-10s. Excellent bass for such a small speaker, great imaging and transparency. I have mine sitting on a stone retaining wall and the bass is awesome. The only thing I can fault them on is they sound a little bright but you may be able to eq it out. Not that big of an issue though. The speakers are very accurate so you can definitely hear the difference that hi res audio files make (e.g. 24/96 or 24/192 files). I left mine out in the rain exposed to the elements and they do fill up with water. Just shook it out and they were fine. Probably good to keep them protected or bring them inside during a big storm if you can. They are also solidly built. All metal, no plastic.

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5.0

on the lanai

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from Windermere, FL, United States

Comments about Definitive Technology Outdoor Speaker:

I'm very pleased with the sound and the build quality. I discovered that I had to put a bead of putty between the wall and the mounting bracket for my installation. I have an eggshell texture on top of cinderblock and certain notes generated harmonics in the mounting bracket. this was an easy fix.

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5.0

Outstanding

By 

from New Orleans, LA

Comments about Definitive Technology Outdoor Speaker:

Ok. I have had these outside speakers for a year. The 6500 series is great. I crank them out with my 55 watts Sonos Amp unit for a pair. Since the California dude had a bad experience about one of his going bad, I must say they are for outdoors--- but probably they should at least be covered from the major outside elements. If the dude's wasn't exposed to the elements that bad then I would look at the Geek Squad doing the wiring before I'd look at these speakers. In hindsight after reading all the comments maybe the fact that i'm only cranking out the limited 55 watts from the Sonos is making the difference of blowing the outside speakers even though their rated higher to 200 watts at 8 ohms. Trust me even with 55 watts from the Sonos Amp I have make sure i'm polite and not turning it too loud to disturb my neighbors with AC/DC Gone Fishin or Run DMC Walk this Way...LOL. I also have 5 UIW RCS II's in my ceiling of my living room. Unbelievable sound for football parties.

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5.0

Happy Happy:)

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from Pismo Beach, CA, United States

Comments about Definitive Technology Outdoor Speaker:

My set-up consists of a Pioneer Elite VSX-23, zone 2 powering (2) DT 6500's to my front patio (30' x 30'). My speaker placement is under the eves against the wall (bass radiator reflecting to the wall) and the speakers centered and projecting to my listening area. After some break-in, the speakers really shine at moderate volume's producing balanced, clean sound that's fills my listening space. The Hi's are crisp, Mid's are detailed and the Bass is strong. Crank up the power and at high volumes you can projected another 100 feet beyond. The speakers look and sound great and hide well under the eve's...

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5.0

Excellent sound and quality

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from Green Lane, PA, United States

Comments about Definitive Technology Outdoor Speaker:

Just hooked up a pair of AW6500 on my patio connected to a 65 watt Haffler amp and a Sonos connect. Sound quality is great with plenty of volume!

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