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Definitive Technology® AW5500 White All-Weather Loudspeaker

Model #: AW5500 (White)
808069
Definitive Technology
At a Glance

AW5500 all-weather indoor/outdoor speaker with bracket: 1 - 5.25” BDSS bass/mid, 1 - 1” dome tweeter, 1 - 5 x 8” bass radiator.

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Get to know this product.

  • Fully sealed design provides indoor speaker sound for the great outdoors
  • Active driver pressure-coupled to racetrack Planar Low Bass Radiator for rich low end
  • Rugged PolyStone™ enclosures ensure a great performance even in the elements
  • Galvanized steel mounting brackets give 360-degree placement flexibility
  • All-Weather Loudspeaker with 5.25" Mid/Woofer, 5 x 8" Bass Radiator and 1" Tweeter

Pressure Coupled Radiator Design

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.

BDSS Technology

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

Polystone Non-Resonant All-Weather Enclosure

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.

Balanced Double Surrounds

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.

Mineral-Filled Polymer Cone

The speaker features a deeply drawn mineral-filled polymer cone engineered using sophisticated 3D modeling techniques for wide range performance.

Waveguide

The cone's integrated waveguide smoothes off-axis response for broad, even dispersion and better imaging.

High Temperature Voice Coil

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.

Magnet Structure

The driver's magnetic system is optimized by finite element analysis to maximize magnetic flux in the gap for high efficiency and linear excursion.

Die-Cast Alloy Basket

The die-cast alloy basket minimizes ringing and vibration while the open area minimizes back wave reflection.

Specifications

General

ColorWhite
Speaker TypeOutdoor Loudspeaker
Qty Included1
AvailabilityUS
OrientationHorizontal, Vertical
Driver Enclosure TypePolyStone

Driver Complement

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

Audio Quality

Total Frequency Response45 Hz to 30,000 Hz
Nominal Impedance8 ohms
Sensitivity (1 watt @ 1 meter)91 dB

Crossover

TypeA/V Receiver Crossover Settings
Peak Power Handling175 Watts
Power Handling (per channel)10 Watts to 175 Watts
A/V Receiver Crossover SettingsLarge (40 Hz)

Inputs

Speaker Inputs(1) Pair of 5 Way Binding Posts - Gold-Plated

Shipping Cartons

Carton17" (43.18 cm) h x 11" (27.94 cm) w x 11.5" (29.21 cm) d
Weight8.78 lbs (3.98 kg)

Warranty

Cabinet Warranty5 Years
Drivers Warranty5 Years
Original Purchaser OnlyYes

Included Accessories

Galvanized Steel Wall Bracket with Thumb Screws1

Misc. Specs

Product Weight7.7
Color Finish NameWhite
Enclosure MaterialPolystone
Frequency Response45Hz - 30kHz
Outdoor ApprovedYes
Manufacturer Warranty2 Year Parts & Labor
Mounting TypeIncluded Bracket
Input Power Range10-175 Watts
Speaker Connector Type5-Way (Universal) Binding Posts
Mounting Hardware IncludedYes
Max Sound Level Db91
RMS Power Handling (Watts)175
ColorWhite
Enclosure TypeSealed Passive Radiator
Impedance8 ohms
Number of Speakers1
Sensitivity91
Depth (in.)8.13
Height (in.)7.75
Video ShieldedNo
Width (in.)12.69
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