SVC on Twitter    SVC on Facebook    SVC on LinkedIn

Related Articles


Outdoor Loudspeakers

Feb 11, 2010 12:00 PM, By Bennett Liles

   Follow us on Twitter    

The Atrium 65SDI from Polk Audio features a unique dual input: a single output switch on the rear of the case that configures the enclosure to act as one of a left-right pair or to carry both stereo channels alone. A 6 1/2in. polymer cone woofer has a dual voice coil for stereo signals and the two 1in. domed tweeters extend high-frequency response to 20kHz. The unit meets military specs for rough weather endurance.

Proficient Audio Systems MC-6AW

Proficient Audio Systems MC-6AW

For 70V outdoor sound systems, the Proficient Audio Systems MC-6AW includes an 8in. polypropylene woofer and two 1 1/4in. pivoting aluminum dome tweeters for customized HF directivity. With power taps at 8W, 16W, 32W, and 64W, the unit also features a 4ω transformer bypass. The response is 70Hz to 20kHz at a power rating of 90W.

The MC-6AW from RBH Sound is small enough to fit just about anywhere, and it delivers up to 130W of power from its two-way bass reflex enclosure. The 6 1/2in. aluminum cone woofer and 1in. aluminum dome tweeter use a 3000Hz crossover to provide a frequency response of 54Hz to 20kHz ±3dB.

The AudioSource LS445 from Rodin Audio is a bracket-mounted enclosure with color-coded connection terminals, and it can swivel on the mounting bracket. The weather- and UV-resistant enclosure houses a 4in. carbon-filled polypropylene woofer and a 3/4in. balanced drive tweeter that together produce a 100Hz-to-20kHz frequency response through 8ω at up to 100W continuous power.

Offered in three styles for landscape matching, the Russound OutBack OB-R6 rock loudpeakers are available in gray granite, fieldstone, and white sandstone. The weatherproof cabinets house a 6 1/2in. coaxial two-way driver with a polypropylene cone capable of 10W-to-100W power handling. The 8ω unit produces a response of 70Hz to 20kHz ±3dB.

SnapAV Episode A5

SnapAV Episode A5

The SnapAV Episode A5 Series series outdoor loudspeakers come in a white or black housing with a 6in. polypropylene cone woofer and a high-performance 1in. Teteron dome ferrofluid-cooled tweeter. The ABS cabinets have stainless steel grilles and rubber input cup covers for all-weather durability. The A5 series can handle from 15W to 100W through 8ω.

Sonance RK83

Sonance RK83

The Sonance contribution to the rock loudspeaker market is the RK83, a UV-, chip-, and weather-resistant outdoor loudspeaker. It delivers a frequency response of 40Hz to 20kHz ±3dB with a 1in. polyurethane dome tweeter and an 8in. polypropylene woofer cone with a Santoprene surround. The RK83 can handle up to 150W power and is available in granite and brown colors.

Acceptable Use Policy
blog comments powered by Disqus

Browse Back Issues
  January 2015 Sound & Video Contractor Cover December 2014 Sound & Video Contractor Cover November 2014 Sound & Video Contractor Cover October 2014 Sound & Video Contractor Cover September 2014 Sound & Video Contractor Cover August 2014 Sound & Video Contractor Cover  
January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014