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Definitive Technology - 5-1/4" Indoor/Outdoor Speaker (Each) - Black

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Learn more about Magnolia Premium Installation Equip your porch or pool area for breathtaking sound with these indoor/outdoor speakers that feature 5" x 8" pressure-driven Low-Bass Radiators for punchy, full-bodied bass tone. Nonresonant enclosures protect the speakers from moisture and deliver crisp, clear audio. Recommended amplifier power: 10-175W per channel 5-1/4" BDSS woofer/midrange driver with cast basket and 1" pure aluminum dome tweeter for a lush, balanced soundscape 5" x 8" pressure-driven racetrack-shaped planar Low-Bass Radiator delivers punchy, full-bodied bass tone

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Overall Customer Rating:
98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (124 out of 127)

Features


Nonresonant, sealed Polystone enclosures protect the speakers from moisture while delivering crystal-clear audio

Drainage channels help prevent water buildup around the speaker inputs for added protection from the elements

Gold-plated 5-way binding posts

Frequency response: 45Hz - 30kHz

Sensitivity: 91dB

Impedance: 4 or 8 ohms


Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars with 127 reviews

98%of customers would recommend this to a friend

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best outdoor speakers Best Buy offers

    Posted
    trs0722
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I've been using these for about a month now on our backyard deck via zone 2 on my Denon AVR....mostly Pandora or my iTunes library via Apple TV/Airplay. Yes, it's compressed digital music (converted to analog as the AVR cannot output digital signals through zone 2-something I learned while researching adding outdoor speakers) but they sound great. I listened to several others in the store and these won out. They simply sounded better than everything else Best Buy had to offer. There are more expensive and potentially better speakers out there but naturally I wanted to hear what I was buying. I was a little reluctant to spend so much when I anticipated only using them a few times from April to October. However, they sound so good, I've made more time to sit outside and enjoy them. Plus, they were on sale that week so I pulled the trigger. I brought these Def Techs home and compared them to another great pair from Best Buy, the Klipsch KHO-7. While the Kilpsch sounded and looked great and were cheaper, they sounded, well, like outdoor speakers. Hard to explain since sound is so subjective. The Def Techs sounded more like quality indoor speakers in a weatherproof housing. Plus, they looked better installed. If you have the extra cash and are serious about good sound (even if only pumping compressed digital music through them), these are a great buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good so far...

    Posted
    Mental1
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I enjoy these speakers. They have plenty of power for my small porch and create a nice sound image. I am still waiting for the full break in, but so far the sound has become increasingly warmer over time. It was a little tinny to begin with but it is rounding out nicely. One thing I will say is that the Definitive Tech customer service is top notch. One of the screen covers was rattling due to a poor fit. Since they were already installed, I didn't want to return them. I called Definitive Tech and they sent me out two new screens, no questions asked and very promptly as well. One of the replacement screen covers fits perfectly and no more rattle from the bass. After living with these for about two weeks now, I can say I am satisfied with the purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sensational outdoor speakers

    Posted
    Dullesflyer
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Firs- the sale price of $159 is hard to beat- regardless, these speakers deliver impressive sound. These speakers are relatively large, which is not apparent when viewing online (who looks a size specs right?). I installed the pair under my deck, facing our pool, The sound is terrific, although the bass not as pronounced as I would like, but in reality I doubt any other speaker of this size, when used in an open air environment, would render a marked increase in bass response. Mid and high sounds are crystal clear, and the dispersion simply perfect. No regrets on this purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding Speakers!!!

    Posted
    BigKat70
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver MemberElite Plus Member

    When we purchased our house, the speakers we had on our deck were fine. When the subwoofer blew, I was angry that I had to replace them. But after replacing them with these Def Tech Outdoor speakers, I wish I would have replaced them sooner! These speakers are unreal. Great sound quality throughout the upper ranges, and great bass. I have a feeling my neighbors will be complaining if we ever have an outdoor get-together! I would put them anywhere I needed audio outdoors!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent outdoor speaker

    Posted
    MichaelP12
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I don't write many reviews, but these deserved some attention. I had tried the $99 Yamaha outdoor pair initially, which were replacing an old pair of Bose 161. The Yamaha speakers were just ok, and did not sound as good as the Bose. I decided to spend the extra money and get the Def Tech AW5500, and it was well worth the money. These speakers are not only the best sounding outdoor speakers I've heard, but some of the best sounding speakers period. If you like spending time outside listening to music, these are exceptional.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Outdoor Heaven

    Posted
    CM77
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    These speakers are the best outdoor investment I have purchased this year! The audio is so crisp and clear. I have them connected to a Yamaha receiver and play my CD's and MP3s. The range on the speakers is tremendous. I have a 100ft x 300ft back yard and I can hear the music clearly. The quality can't be beat for the price. The installation was really easy and took me about 2 hours to install. I would consider myself pretty handy. You will not regret this purchase!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Jaw Dropping Sound Quality

    Posted
    djbatl1
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    This is a second pair for our new deck addition. The first pair is mounted over our existing deck. The sound quality is outstanding. They have been up for over a year now and we use them most times when we are on the deck. I would highly recommend these speakers. You can beat them for the price. Most outdoor speakers have very limited bass. These have a separate low bass radiator on the rear side which when mounted on the wall, reflects off the wall to the listening area further enhancing the sound quality. You won't be disappointed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Sound for Outdoors

    Posted
    Techguy
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    The passive woofer to offer better lows is a great idea. It sounds great! The passive design may limit your mounting options if you desire to maximize bass. Brackets and speakers are tough but good looking. Personally I would have made the mounting bracket square vs. having a designer curve. It's not necessary and slows installaion. Still this is a great sounding speaker with solid construction. The biggest drawback? You will want more to fill your backyard with sound.

    I would recommend this to a friend




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