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The AW series outdoor speaker provides clear, high-definition sound by pressure-coupling a BDSS technology driver to a racetrack-shaped mid/bass radiator cleverly placed on the opposite side of the enclosure. This technique offers a total bass radiating area greater than an 8-inch woofer to belt out powerful bass that fills outdoor areas.
Definitive Technology's Balanced Double Surround System (BDSS) driver offers a wide-bandwidth accurate frequency response, broad dispersion, low distortion, and detail retrieval; so you hear more the music with greater accuracy and enjoyment
The Definitive Technology AW5500 features a fully sealed (air and water tight) design, aluminum grilles, and rugged PolyStone enclosure, which allow it to be fully exposed to the elements and still reliably deliver their indoor speaker sound quality for years of outdoor listening enjoyment.
The speaker's balanced double surrounds support the cone at two points to provide better mechanical stability for longer, more linear excursion, and improved damping to suppress parasitic cone resonance.
The speaker features a deeply drawn mineral-filled polymer cone engineered using sophisticated 3D modeling techniques for wide range performance.
The cone's integrated waveguide smoothes off-axis response for broad, even dispersion and better imaging.
The driver's high temperature, oversized, lightweight vented voice coil offers improved power handling and quick transient response. The voice coil is also lengthened to increase linearity and lower distortion.
The driver's magnetic system is optimized by finite element analysis to maximize magnetic flux in the gap for high efficiency and linear excursion.
The die-cast alloy basket minimizes ringing and vibration while the open area minimizes back wave reflection.
|Speaker Type||Outdoor Loudspeaker|
|Driver Enclosure Type||PolyStone|
|Tweeter||(1) 1" (2.54 cm) d (Round) Pure Aluminum Dome|
|Mid/Woofer||(1) 5.25" (13.34 cm) d (Round) BDSS Bass|
|Bass Radiator||(1) 5" (12.7 cm) h x 8" (20.32 cm) w (Oval) Pressure Driven|
|Total Frequency Response||45 Hz to 30,000 Hz|
|Nominal Impedance||8 ohms|
|Sensitivity (1 watt @ 1 meter)||91 dB|
|Type||A/V Receiver Crossover Settings|
|Peak Power Handling||175 Watts|
|Power Handling (per channel)||10 Watts to 175 Watts|
|A/V Receiver Crossover Settings||Large (40 Hz)|
|Speaker Inputs||(1) Pair of 5 Way Binding Posts - Gold-Plated|
|Carton||17" (43.18 cm) h x 11" (27.94 cm) w x 11.5" (29.21 cm) d|
|Weight||8.78 lbs (3.98 kg)|
|Cabinet Warranty||5 Years|
|Drivers Warranty||5 Years|
|Original Purchaser Only||Yes|
|Galvanized Steel Wall Bracket with Thumb Screws||1|
|Product Weight (lbs.)||8.33|
|Color Finish Name||Black|
|Mounting Hardware Included||Yes|
|RMS Power Handling (Watts)||175|
|Number of Speakers||1|