Ultra-performance all weather
Ultra-performance all weather
Legendary Definitive Performance-Outdoors!
Now you can enjoy the incomparable sound of Definitive Technology anywhere around your home with the groundbreaking AW6500 All-Weather loudspeakers. These technology-packed wonders feature high excursion active drivers pressure-coupled to racetrack-shaped Low-Bass Radiators to give you more than double the bass output while maintaining a weather-tight seal for ultimate placement flexibility, reliability, and performance.
With their fully sealed design, aluminum grilles, and rugged PolyStone enclosures, the AWs can be fully exposed to the elements and still reliably deliver their indoor speaker sound quality for years of outdoor listening enjoyment. Their integrated galvanized steel brackets and unique shape allow a full 360 degrees of rotation allowing the listener to orient the active drivers toward the listening area. Pointing the active driver baffle towards the listener while the Low-Bass Radiator side faces the wall or ground gives you the ideal balance of clear mids, extended highs, and thunderous bass even in the tough acoustic conditions of the great outdoors. Now you can have it all — the great sound of Definitive indoor speakers on the patio, deck, garden, or in the sauna.
|Type||Pure Aluminum Dome|
|Mid / Woofer|
|Diameter||6 1/2" (16.51cm)|
|Type||BDSS Midrange Driver|
|Oval Height||5 1/2" (13.97cm)|
|Oval Width||10" (25.40cm)|
|Type||Racetrack Planar Bass Radiator|
|Speaker Level||1 Pair (Speaker Cable|
|1 watt @ 1 Meter||92 dB|
|Total Frequency Response|
|Overall||40 Hz - 30 kHz|
|Compatible with||8 ohm|
|A/V Receiver Crossover Setting||Large; Full Bandwidth|
|Power Handling||10 - 200 watts per channel|
|Horizontal Orientation||On Wall or On Ceiling / Under Eave|
|Vertical Orientation||On Wall or On Ceiling / Under Eave|
|Out of Box||12 lbs|
|Height||8 7/8" (22.54cm)|
|Width||14 7/16" (36.67cm)|
|Depth||9 1/4" (23.50cm)|
|Speaker Enclosure||Mineral Injected 3 Sided Polymer with Drainage Channel and Pressure Coupled Bass Radiator|
|Included Accessories||Wall Bracket with Thumb Screws|
|Height||17 1/2" (44.45cm)|
|Width||11 1/2" (29.21cm)|
|Depth||11 1/2" (29.21cm)|
|One per Carton||12 lbs|
|Drivers and Cabinet|
|Parts and Labor||5|
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“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."
“[on the test bench] the AW 6500's tested better than many indoor speakers that have passed through my system.”
“So the AW 6500's get my highest recommendation for outdoor speakers. Give them a listen if you are looking for outdoor speakers that are easy to drive while offering a balanced, clean sound that can fill a large open space.”
7 reviews with an average of 5
"performance blows me away..."
I owned a pair of BP6 speakers 10 years ago, so I have some experience of the quality of Definitive Technology speakers. Recently I was in the market for outdoor speakers and decided to give the AW6500 from Definitive Technology a go and boy I'm glad I did! For an all-weather speaker, the dynamic range and low frequency performance blows me away. I foresee many years of enjoyment of these speakers on my deck. Highly recommended.
"I now look forward to listening to music outside almost as much to listening on my main system."
While looking for outdoor speakers for my patio I spent many months trying to find a speaker that had decent (most have none) bass response yet still retained quality sound. I expected to take a hit in sound quality with an outdoor speaker and was about to give up on finding any bass response whatsoever until I stumbled across these Def Tech speakers. While its no sub outdoors, I am amazed at the bass output. However the real treat is the sound quality! I now look forward to listening to music outside almost as much to listening on my main system. The highs are accurate and detailed and mid range is balanced nicely. It's kind of like having your own outdoor concert, lol. All in all, if you have the space for these I truly doubt you will find a better quality outdoor speaker.
All I can say is WOW. Recently I replaced a set of Bose that were mounted on the deck railing facing in with two sets of AW6500's mounted underneath the overhangs on either side of the dinette bumpout. Hearing these speakers in the store do them no justice. You can keep the volume low and get such a full rich sound, much better than I ever expected on my deck, probably one of the best purchases I have ever made.
"Best speakers I've ever owned...By far."
Incredible speakers!...They make music that I have listened to for 30 years sound all new....Every instrument is reproduced with extreme clarity.......Best speakers I've ever owned...By far.
"I love em!"
I've had these speakers for a couple years now and they still amaze me everytime I hear them. I waited to do a review because I wanted to make sure they could hold up to the 10 degree winters and 105 degree summers we get here in northern Florida. They have done so and flawlessly. I highly recommend these speakers for anyone who is in the market for high-end, high quality outdoor speakers that are fully capable of competeing with just about every other brands "top of there line" indoor speakers. I love em!
I think this product is great! It has nice sweet highs and tight clean bass. Now I can have great speakers without blowing up my wallet!