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Definitive Technology - AW5500 All-Weather Single Speaker - White

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  • 5-1/4 inch active driver pressure coupled to a 5 x 8 inch racetrack-shaped Planar Low Bass Radiator has total bass radiating area greater than an 8 inch woofer to belt out powerful bass that fills outdoor areas with rich big speaker sound
  • Fully sealed design, aluminum grilles, and rugged PolyStone enclosures, the AW5500s can be fully exposed to the elements and still reliably deliver their indoor speaker sound quality for years of outdoor listening enjoyment
  • Integrated Aluminum mounting brackets and unique enclosure shape allow a full 360 degrees of rotation for maximum placement flexibility
  • AW5500s feature the same technologies found in Definitive's top-of-the-line indoor speakers for no compromise sound quality
  • Available in Black and (paintable) White finish
  • Five Year Limited warranty
  • Packaged one to a carton

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    What's Included

    • Superior Performance All-weather Loudspeaker
    • Wall Bracket with Thumb Screws

    Ratings & Reviews

    Overall Customer Rating:
    98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (133 out of 137)


    RMS Output Power: 175 W

    Driver Type: 1" Aluminum Tweeter, 5.25" Midrange, 8" Woofer

    Minimum Frequency Response: 45 Hz

    Maximum Frequency Response: 30 kHz

    Impedance: 8 Ohm

    Sensitivity: 91 dB

    Color: White

    Form Factor: Ceiling Mountable, Wall Mountable

    Speaker Installation: Indoor/Outdoor

    Width: 12.7"

    Depth: 8.1"

    Weight (Approximate): 15 lb

    Limited Warranty: 5 Year

    Customer rating

    Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 137 reviews

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Best outdoor speakers Best Buy offers

      • 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...

      • 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

      • 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

      Excellent outdoor speaker

      • 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

      Outstanding Speakers!!!

      • 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

      Great Sound

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

      I purchased a pair of these speakers for my son, he loves them. The sound is outstanding....crisp/clear. I purchased a pair of Klipsch speakers for myself last year, wish I had known about the Definitive Technology speakers. Although the Klipsch has a great sound, I find the Definitive Technology speakers sound sooo much better. Great speakers and yes I would recommend buying them, you won’t be disappointed.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Good sound at first....

      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Started out good but slowly over time these speakers got quiet until they stopped working completely. I decided to open them up and when I did water poured out. The inside padding was completely soaked and the speaker which is only on one side not two was rusted so that the cone could no longer move freely. We live in VA and do not get an enormous amount of rain.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Outdoor Heaven

      • 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

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