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Definitive Technology - 6-1/2" Indoor/Outdoor Speaker (Each) - Black


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Learn more about Magnolia Premium Installation With 5-1/2" x 10" pressure-driven racetrack-shaped planar Low-Bass Radiators for thunderous bass and sealed PolyStone enclosures, these indoor/outdoor speakers resist moisture while delivering the rich sound quality you need for your porch, patio or other outdoor venue. Recommended amplifier power: 10-200W per channel 6-1/2" BDSS woofer/midrange driver with cast basket and 1" pure aluminum dome tweeter for a lush, balanced soundscape 5-1/2" x 10" pressure-driven racetrack-shaped planar Low-Bass Radiator delivers punchy, full-bodied bass tone

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    96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (118 out of 123)


    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: 40Hz - 30kHz

    Sensitivity: 92dB

    Impedance: 4 or 8 ohms

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    Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 123 reviews

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Worth the money!

      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Great sound, quality product. Product came nicely packaged with detailed installation instructions. I have been a long time Definitive enthusiast so I had high hopes for these speakers. These speakers do not disappoint! I mounted them horizontally on the ceiling of our patio, which is just vinyl siding covering up the ceiling joists. We added "studs" between the joists so we could mount them onto solid wood. I put rubber washers between the bracket and the vinyl and there is no rattling or vibration of the siding. The design of the bracket makes for easy adjustment to ensure a straight and level installation. I mounted the bracket 7" from the wall. There is not much clearance between the speaker and the bracket so using banana plugs for the wires makes for a tight fit. Connected the speakers to Zone 2 of a Denon 2307, using an Apple Airport Express to play music from our iOS devices. The patio is 30x15 with another 50ft stretching out for the pool area - these speakers fill the whole space with crisp sound even when only using a moderate volume. We are extremely satisfied and would recommend these speakers to anyone who is sound quality conscious and looking to improve their outdoor space. You get what you pay for, and these are worth the money!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Live Concert Sound

      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I picked up a pair of the AW6500 in a last minute decision. I was at Best Buy for a different reason but decided to take a look at their outdoor speakers. I wanted to listen to them but there was only the AW5500 on display, so the associate that came to help me kicked on the AW5500. Well, IT sounded pretty good, and when I say IT, that's because only one of the speakers was working, but just buy itself it sounded really good. So the associate says that the AW6500 were on sale and I figured if just that one AW5500 sounded good two of the 6500 should be even better. Got them home, hooked them up and hung them on a cross beam in my carport about 2 feet from my house with the bass towards the outside stucco wall so the bass could bounce off of it. I hooked them up to a older Sansui AU317 amp. that has a 50 watt output and then tied my IPod to it, put on some live blues tunes and cranked it up, WHAT A PERFECT MATCH!!!! The sound comes thru crystal clear, excellent highs and the bass is unbelievable for the size of the cabinets. The placement of the speakers really make a big difference too, because of the wood structure of the carport tied into the house, the bass really radiates thru out the carport, especially when I stand in the sweet spot where both speakers can be heard. One of the better choices I've made in a while.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Exactly what you can expect from Def Tech

      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      I spent a great deal of time searching for a good sounding outdoor speaker. I tried the Yamaha NS-AW390BL and they had no bass to speak of and the sound quality wasn't much better. I listened to the Klipsch AW 650 and they sounded good. I wasn't able to listen to the Def Tech's before purchasing so knowing my experience with Def Tech quality and reading tons of good reviews, I took a chance and ordered. This speaker has amazing sound quality and bass, even outdoors. I have these connected to a Sonos Connect amp. Since the speakers are 8 ohms they're only receiving 55 watts each. Even still these speakers are loud and are a audiophiles dream come true for outdoors. These speakers are a larger speaker, but still tucked neatly under my soffits. Sure these are a little more expensive than the others, but they are well worth the money. If you just want something to make some noise out side, don't waste the extra money on the Def Tech's. However, if you're an audiophile that enjoys a well balanced great sounding speaker, then AW6500's are what you want.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Good speakers, easy to install

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

      Been wanting to install some speakers on my patio for a while, and picked these up from Magnolia/BestBuy on sale a couple months ago. They sound great and were pretty easy to install (I already had speaker wire run to the patio). It does not come with mounting hardware, so you have to pick up some screws and/or anchors from a hardware store, but the instructions does recommend what to get and how to install based on the type of wall to which you are mounting the speakers. The bracket separates from the speaker and is mounted to the wall first. The bracket is lightweight and easy to handle, so installing was a breeze. Then you attach the speakers to the bracket which was also very easy. I also like that the speakers can be tilted to optimally direct the sound.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Poor durability. Poor customer service

      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      Sounded amazing initially. I bought 4 of these 2 years ago. I just plugged them in and one of the speakers is dead. I opened the case and the inside was a mess. Corrosion over the wires and board. Tested for current which goes into the board but dead on the output side. Contacted customer service and no response. One of the last 3 is also failing. The woofer doesn't work only tweeter. Tested all wires and connections. I am very disappointed since Def Tech is usually a quality product. I have all def tech for my surround system. I am off to buy Bose.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Best you can get for the money


      After dreaming about an outdoor system for a while, and after reading all the reviews on many of the outdoor speakers in my price range, I popped for these. Not disappointed, great full rich sound. I live in a rural area and am able to easily fill the entire area with crisp clear music. Of course I don't have any neighbors to annoy. Powered with a Yamaha receiver, and run through an apple express I can control everything through my IPhone. Great set up for working out in the yard or grilling. Mounted them on a garden shed under an awning for a little protection of my investment. You won't be disappointed!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Outstanding speakers

      • My Best Buy Premier Silver MemberElite Plus Member

      I was puzzled when I first saw the shape of these speakers, but now I get it. They really work well! The wide dispersion feature of these speakers really is amazing. Our speakers were mounted horizontally under the eave as recommended by the Geek Squad installer with the passive radiator deflecting upward 45 degrees off the eave. They defy the rules I have read on other websites and are mounted about 40 feet apart, covering the 30 foot wide patio area and large wide yard with excellent sound. I was skeptical because not only are they wide apart, but the area is on a ridge overlooking a valley, and very open. They sound great, matched up on the second zone of the Yamaha RX-A710.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Better Sound Than Bose 251

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

      At my old house we had Bose 251 that were great. When we moved the new owners wanted to keep the Bose speakers and I needed new speaker for my backyard. I was close to buying a new pair of Bose speakers but found the reviews on this speaker's little brother the AW5500. The consensus is that the AW5500 is better than the Bose251. I chose the bigger speaker AW6500 and the sound is wonderful and carries throughout the entire backyard without being noicy. The final sound comes down to what amplifier you are using and how much power you feed the speakers with.

      I would recommend this to a friend

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    • Secrets of Home Theater and High FidelitySecrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity on October 31, 2012
      Definitive Technology AW 6500 Outdoor Speakers
      I enjoyed every minute of my time with the Definitive Technology AW 6500's. They were a breeze to install; their sound was balanced transparent, emotive and clean. I actually decided that they would be my new outdoor speakers within the firstFull Review
    • bigpicturebigsound.comJoe Lozito on May 3, 2012
      Definitive Technology AW6500 All-Weather LoudspeakersReview
      Is your music ready for its moment in the sun...or the rain? Then these all weather speakers are just what your backyard needs.Full Review

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