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

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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 144 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic sound for my restaurant

    Posted
    StarvMarv
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I purchased 6 of these for my small restaurant driven by AudioSource AMP 1200 in bridged mode (80 RMS watts @ 8-ohms). Music or TV audio plays through them 12 hours a day – 7 days a week (mind you I’m using these indoors not out). They are mounted 11ft high, angled down towards the customers; each speaker covers about 400 sq ft. of sound Mounting them was super easy and the speaker swivel helps aim them. They only weigh about 10lbs and can be mounted vertical or horizontally. I used 50lbs rated - metal drywall anchors to mount these speakers on my ½” thick drywalls (I mounted it vertically so that I can aim up\down) The sensitivity of these speakers are high (92db), which is a good thing in that they do not require a lot of power for them to get loud; therefor I only have them turned about 50% of the way up to produce 55-58db of background music. During sporting events, I’ll turn it up about 70% of the volume (producing about 82-85db) so that they can still be heard over the cheering crowd. Trust me these speaker can go very loud without much effort. With the amp that I have powering these, the highs and mids sound crystal clear and no distortion at high volumes. The wall facing 5.5" x 10" low pass radiator speaker produces some bass (tight punch), but quickly fades away the further you get from the speaker. The bass is better than its outdoor competitor, but you’ll need a subwoofer if you want the lower frequencies, there’s just no way around that fact. Designed for outdoors, I see no issues of these going bad anytime soon using indoors and the 5 year factory warranty is a huge plus. I did test the speakers out with my Denon AVR Receiver (100 watts RMS) at home and sounded fantastic for music and movies. The bass is a bit more present in a smaller 4 closed walled room, but I’d still recommend a subwoofer if you are in search of a bit more bass. I would highly recommend these speakers for a residential and commercial use. *( The decibel readings and volume gain percentages are calculated based off of a specific listening environment, room size, listening position, and equipment used to power the speakers. All which will differ with other users)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Worth the money!

    Posted
    Sean
    • My Best Buy® Member

    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

    Dynamic pure emotional impact

    Posted
    Cleanmar
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I have always been a proponent of owning the best speakers that You can afford, as a budget minded audiophile Definitive towers were the natural choice for my indoor audio video system, so when I decided to extend my audio system to include the front porch I knew I would pick definitive speakers. When I installed them under the eves of my porch I expected good sounds, but realistically did not expect to be blown away! A number of years ago a storm came through and damaged the porch. When we rebuilt the porch, and reshingled the top we decided covering the inner ceiling was too expensive and my wife thought it gave the porch a nice rustic look. This wound up being fortuitous to the music lover in me! After setting the speakers 15 feet apart and facing the passive radiator upward I felt that in the exact center would be the mother of all sweet spots. Little did I know that the bracing woodwork along the 40 foot expanse would create an open baffle soundstage that seemed almost miraculous. The dynamic range, the highs the deep rich true bass were the best I have ever heard, and I’ve heard the best!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Exactly what you can expect from Def Tech

    Posted
    LRshawn
    • My Best Buy® Elite 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

    Live Concert Sound

    Posted
    kickback1
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    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

    Good speakers, easy to install

    Posted
    Zach
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best you can get for the money

    Posted
    ScrmnEagle

    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

    Posted
    GB2468
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver 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

    Posted
    Anders
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    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

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Stellar balanced sound

    Posted
    ChrisJG

    I just got these in time for my 4th of July party. Broke them in for a few days prior to party. I use them on zone 2 of a Yamaha RX-V673 Receiver and they are amazing. I had high expectations based on other reviews, and the reputation of the brand. But hearing the deep base thump, the powerful balanced mids, and crisp highs all together blew me away. They filled my backyard with sound, an area of about 75 feet by 100 feet. They are well built and feel just heavy enough. The integrated mounting brackets are super easy to use and make adjusting the angle extremely easy. Make sure you have enough power to drive them and you should be very happy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Poor durability. Poor customer service

    Posted
    Craig
    • My Best Buy® Elite 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

    Def Tech 6 1/2

    Posted
    BrownsBackerInNC
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I was looking for some outdoor speakers and was leaning toward Bose 251 until I heard these Def Techs. They are a little higher in price than the Bose but the sound quality is excellent. I also like the fact that you can paint them any color to match what they are mounted on. Installation was very simple with the provide mounting brackets as it took about 10 minutes to mount both after the wiring was ran. I listen to several different CD today on them all of them were spectacular. Vocals, bass, string instruments were all crisp and clear. I'm planning on buying another pair for my shop they sound so good.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy to mount, with superior sound quality

    Posted
    JabsNC
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Gotta love these speakers. As soon as my order came in, I put them out in my yard. The sound immediately popped, with plenty of bass. They are perfect for listening to tunes while barbequeing, swimming or any other backyard activity. I mounted them on the facia of my deck facing my pool patio. I realized after a short rain storm that they could benefit by some coverage from the elements as the manufacturer recommends. I added a small piece of aluminum over each speaker to protect them from sun and the weather. Sprayed black, the covers work well with the speakers. I love them. Can't wait to hook up AirPlay with Apple TV.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great design and quality

    Posted
    Anonymous
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    The design creates great sound quality when positioned correctly. It's important to position the speakers in front of a wall or barrier as described in the instructions to opimize speakers capabilities. These speakers sound much better than the Bose system that they replaced and the Bose system actually sounded pretty good. Outdoor speakers inherently are usually lacking in sound quality. The sound quality you get out of the Definitive Technology 6500 though, are about as good as it gets in a outdoor speaker.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great outdoor speaker

    Posted
    AVI8OR
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Bought this to have on our back patio for when we entertain. I read a review stating that it was a very powerful speaker that eliminated the need for multiple speakers. My wife was weary because she wanted to listen to music when she works on the flower beds. I installed it and both of us were amazed. I haven't even turned it up more than half way and it fills our backyard with great sound. It puts out a good range with clear tones. When driven by the right receiver (I'm using the Yamaha RX-V671) this speaker ROCKS!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Jury is still out.

    Posted
    Willoby

    I purchased these speakers hoping to get good, clean sound outside. They are rated for 200 watts each and sounded pretty good in the store. Unfortunately, one of the two failed completely during an outdoor party I had shortly after installing them. My receiver is only rated at 100 watts per channel so I'm sure the failure wasn't due to overloading. The store readily replaced it, after the party, but the weather has turned since then and I haven't had much occasion to use them. They sounded pretty good for the first hour though. First speaker I've ever had fail.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great sounding speakers

    Posted
    TheSaintsRule
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I have been using the Definitive Technology - 6-1/2" Indoor/Outdoor Speakers for about three months now. Over this time period I have not found any issues with the speakers. They produce the highs and the lows you are looking for with no issues. Setting them up was easy. Sound is so great I was tempted to use them indoors instead of outdoors. They have gotten wet from rain showers and continue to produce great sound.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    best speakers bar none

    Posted
    Anthony
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    I purchased 4 of the 6500's for my outdoor kitchen area also added def tech center channel with sub, unbelievable sound . Marantz 1605 receiver pushing plenty sound these speakers sound amazing, could easily be featured speakers for indoor entertainment area. speakers cost a little bit more but you get what you pay for. I will redo indoor system and will strongly consider def tech products going forward. AMAZING SPEAKERS

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Blew away expectations!

    Posted
    Anonymous

    My wife told me to order these for myself for fathers day. I've been reading reviews for months on outdoor speakers and finally decided on these since Def Tech has such a great reputation. I just installed them and even though they're not broken in, WOW! I couldn't be happier with them. I listen mostly to classic rock and 90's grunge and it all sounds great. I definitely recommend them!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great speakers

    Posted
    GearGuy
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    I had been looking to add speakers to our patio for a little while to replace the small bluetooth speaker we were using and wow these things rock. Crystal clear highs and mids with just enough bass for great dynamic sound. I have not had these installed very long but I am impressed so far. They are a little on the larger size but I was fine with that, they can be mounted vertically or horizontally, the white ones can be painted as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend