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Definitive Technology AW5500

Outdoor speaker (Black)

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Rock your next pool party with outdoor speakers from Definitive Technology.

Rock your next pool party with outdoor speakers from Definitive Technology.

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About the Definitive Technology AW5500

High-performance sound for wide-open spaces

Rock your next pool party with outdoor speakers from Definitive Technology. The AW5500 features the same high-quality speaker components as their indoor models, but it's ready to stand up to the hardships of outdoor living. Buy a pair to place near the pool or on your deck — their non-resonant PolyStone enclosures are fully sealed and built for direct exposure to the elements. And the included bracket lets you rotate the speaker up to 360° for maximum flexibility.
Definitive Technology AW5500 outdoor speakers

Definitive Technology's AW5500 speakers will liven up your next outdoor party.

High-performance sound for wide-open spaces

Rock your next pool party with outdoor speakers from Definitive Technology. The AW5500 features the same high-quality speaker components as their indoor models, but it's ready to stand up to the hardships of outdoor living. Buy a pair to place near the pool or on your deck — their non-resonant PolyStone enclosures are fully sealed and built for direct exposure to the elements. And the included bracket lets you rotate the speaker up to 360° for maximum flexibility.

Crystal-clear highs, distinct mids, and solid bass

The AW5500 combines a 1" pure aluminum dome tweeter with a 5-1/2" woofer for clear, accurate reproduction of voices and instruments. The woofer uses Definitive's BDSS (Balanced Double Surround System) design for accurate response across a wide frequency range. A pressure-coupled racetrack-shaped radiator reinforces the output of the woofer, for overall bass that's equivalent to that of an 8" woofer. (Pretty cool for a compact outdoor speaker that's sized to fit under a roof eave.) Some outdoor speakers are anemic at the low end — not this one.

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Your new speakers will probably sound better after several weeks of use than they do right out of the box. That's because the material surrounding the woofers will loosen up, allowing the drivers to move more fully. Definitive Technology estimates a break-in period of 24 to 48 hours of playback before the speakers will deliver optimum sound quality. For more information and helpful tips, check out this article from Definitive's website about conditioning your speakers.

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Product highlights:

  • 1" pure aluminum dome tweeter
  • 5-1/2" BDSS mid/bass woofer
  • 5" x 8" racetrack-shaped pressure-coupled radiator (produces bass equivalent to that of an 8" woofer)
  • frequency response 45-30,000 Hz
  • sensitivity 91 dB
  • handles up to 175 watts
  • 5-way binding posts
  • rugged, fully sealed PolyStone enclosure
  • aluminum speaker grilles
  • includes galvanized steel mounting bracket that allows 360° rotation for maximum placement flexibility
  • 7-13/16"W x 12-5/8"H x 8-1/16"D
  • weight: 8.33 lbs.
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # NEAA
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What's in the box:

  • Black all-weather outdoor loudspeaker
  • Mounting bracket (installed)
  • Owner's Manual
  • Online Product Registration card

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Crutchfield customer from Folsom, PA on 4/17/2019

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Have not used just yet, but if it's anything like the reviews and experts describe, I'm sure I'll love it.

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Great sound for the speaker size

Guest from Charlottesville, VA on 12/2/2018

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Blown away by the quality sound to size ratio of these speakers. Good sub base too. Very good service from Crutchfield.

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John from Lithonia, GA on 10/18/2018

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A lot of sound, great addition for my patio

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Crutchfield customer from Chapin, SC on 10/15/2018

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Great speakers! They really fill the open back porch with quality sound.

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Great Base Response

Josh from Hamilton, VA on 9/12/2018

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These speakers really rock. I purchased these based on Crutchfield's recommendation for my pavilion and hot tub areas. The pavilion is 20x20 where I installed 4 speakers and the hot tub is under a 10x10 pergola where I installed 2 speakers. I had no idea what to really expect as I'm pretty picky about my music. My indoor system is an anthem amp, PVA 8 connected to a Marantz 8801 with Paradigm reference speakers. I'm using a Denon AVR 3313CI to power the 6 AW5500s using multi channel stereo to run all of them at once. Since it's a long run to the speakers I'm using 10 gage wire. The bass response is much better than I expected. I was expecting to connect a sub, but at this point I'll wait. Over all I'm very pleased with the speakers. The bass response is good and the mids and highs are a good blend. They're not "critical listening" speakers, they're perfect for an outdoor gathering. The price is okay, but adds up when buying this many. It would be nice if they offered a discount when buying 4 or more. I originally purchased white speakers thinking black would absorb too much heat, but they're under cover plus I decided to paint the ceiling black, so I returned the white ones and purchased the black. My only complaint is that I was charged $10 for one of the speakers. Perhaps this was the one I had opened. I didn't open the rest.

Pros: - Bass response - Ease of installation - Over-all sound quality - Crutchfield Support - Blocks out the noise from the highway

Cons: - Being charged for my return (they really needed my $10?)

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High fidelity outside

John from Augusta, ME on 7/1/2018

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I've bought and enjoyed Definitive speakers for many years. Last year I moved to Maine and wanted to install a pair of outdoor speakers for my deck, just hadn't yet got around to it. What got me off the dime was seeing in the Crutchfield catalogue that Definitive makes outdoor speakers (who knew?). Yes, they're a bit more expensive--but that's the cost of a premier-class product. First thing I needed to ascertain was whether the climate of Maine would destroy outdoor speakers: It gets cold here in winter. Crutchfield's advisors didn't know the temperature range tolerance, and apparently couldn't find out, so I called Definitive and spoke to one of their tech support folks. I learned that they should be fine down to 30 below zero--very rare here--and can be played safely down to freezing (32 above zero). Who entertains outdoors below freezing? So I bought them and they arrived in good order. On their website, Crutchfield has a helpful set of instructions and videos for installing outdoor speakers. Though I have done it before, I reviewed all of these and picked up some good tips (thanks, Norm). It makes me nervous anytime I need to punch holes in my walls or the outside of my house, but I steeled myself and went ahead. Got lucky: My holes lined up and my cable snake (fish tape) went right down to the inside hole and I was able (after some struggle) to pull my speaker wires out through the upper hole outside. Norm's tips came in handy. The rest was easy. They sound great

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Very reliable

Crutchfield customer from Washington, PA on 6/21/2018

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Very good sound, second one I had to buy in 6 years. So holds up well in the outdoor elements, past the 5yr limited warranty.

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darin from Galt, IL on 5/14/2018

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sound great so far, still in the brake in mode

Pros: awesome sound

Cons: they are a large speaker, make sure have the room

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Bill from Middletown, CT on 5/13/2018

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Just got these and set them up today. The sound is excellent with nice rich base tones and excellent midrange even though you are outside. Imwould recommend.

Pros: Great sound Easy to hang

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Excellent Sound When They Work

charles from Ashburn, VA on 5/4/2018

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I bought my first pair of black AW5500s from a local electronics big store as part of a house-wide upgrade during the summer of 2015. These speakers sounded absolutely amazing out on my deck and everyone loved them. In the summer of 2017, I had to replace one of the speakers which would not operate. Now, here we are, a year later and yet another speaker has bit the dust. For me, they are expensive speakers and I can not afford to replace a speaker each year. Hopefully I can find something comparable in price and sound that will last.

Pros: Fantastic sound, great bass

Cons: Short life span

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Sounds awesome

Tab from Brandon, FL on 4/26/2018

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Great speakers

Pros: Awesome sound

Cons: Zero cons

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Happy with the performance.

Lanny from Port Orange, FL on 4/15/2018

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Great speakers. I installed them on the patio. Construction is very good and should withstand the elements.

Pros: construction quality, sound performance

Cons: none so far

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William from St Augustine, FL on 6/25/2017

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Glad I purchased them.

Pros: Good sound and working well so far.

Cons: Having to cover them when not in use due to exposure and warnings to keep them relatively dry but it is no big deal.

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Todd from Du Bois, PA on 6/13/2017

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My Crutchfield rep recommended these speakers and they are great! super sound quality! A little pricey, but worth it.

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Crutchfield customer from Bay Shore, NY on 6/12/2017

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great sound and attractive

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Great speakers

Michael from Clearwater, KS on 5/22/2017

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Great sounding outdoor speaker. Easy to install. Seems like a very high quality component. I installed a pair of these in my pool area and a pair of the AW6500's on my patio and I must say the sound is awesome! Each pair delivers excellent bass, don't bother with a sub unless you are searching for absolute audio perfection. Both pairs of speakers are driven by a single Denon Heos amp.

Pros: Awesome sound, very good bass, high quality products.

Cons: A bit pricey but you get what you paid for.

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Use Carefully!!

Chris from Kansas on 5/14/2017

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Speaker design has poorly supported driver and easily blown. These were hooked to an outdoor system with bluetooth. As happens at partys, different people wanted to control. As someone took control, their phone was accidentally turn all the way up. The amp was within speaker tolerances but one speaker lasted about 2 seconds. Company support was less than stellar, as no service center is located anywhere near, so they sold me the parts (and then THEY forget to send the waterproofing supplies for use after opening the cabinet, but proceeded to charge ME the additional shipping cost!) Have since switched to another brand of outdoor speakers (Polk) sold by Crutchfield and have had no problems...even had a couple times of being hit by full volume 'DJ's' and the drivers survived!

Pros: Easy to mount

Cons: Can not handle high volumes

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Not That Great After Time

Bob from Morrisville, PA on 2/8/2017

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Most reviews are written by people soon after they have purchased an item. As a result the reviews reflect the purchaser's initial satisfaction or dissatisfaction with the product. I purchased the AW5500's from Crutchfield in 2013. They have been put outside each year in mid-May and taken down in October when I close down my pool. I noticed last summer (2016) that their over-all sound had definitely deteriorated. They never had great bass but always had a clean, crisp sound, especially for an outdoor speaker. After four summers they now sound harsh, with little bass, even at louder volumes. The passive radiator design used for the low-end doesn't hold up. I expected a better product from Def Tech. If you need volume, I'd look at something else. At the price they cost per pair they are disappointing.

Pros: Well built; easy to install; good sound at low volume levels.

Cons: Weak low-end;

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Crutchfield customer from Tampa, FL on 10/27/2016

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Great sound

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Crutchfield customer from Summerland Key, FL on 9/25/2016

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Outstanding sound, perfect for smaller areas like a porch or patio. A true quality feel. Look good. Surprising bass for the size.

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AW5500

Michael from Las Vegas, NV on 7/6/2016

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I was impressed by how full the sound is coming from these speakers. While I only have about 15 hours on them so far, I expect them to only get better as the hours increase on them. While I could of , or rather only needed 1 speaker due to the square footage they indicate it covers, I purchased 2. The stereo imagining and overlapping coverage is outstanding. They are very rugged speakers, sturdy brackets, packaged well. Installing the speaker. i.e. mounting them the wall, connecting the wires to them is super easy, adjusting them is just as simply, which I am still playing with.

Pros: Rugged, Sturdy bracket, full sounding

Cons: Should be sold in pairs

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Definitive AW 5500 Outdoor Speakers Rock!!

Dwight C. from Charlottesville, VA on 7/5/2016

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These AW 5500 Far Exceeded my Expectations! They have Great Sound Quality and Plenty of Power. Went into Crutchfield to get educated on outdoor speakers and Bryan L. Could not have been more knowledgeable or helpful!! Came out with Two Sets of these speakers and a new Receiver and could not be happier with both products and the Awesome Service I Always get at Crutchfield!! It is such a -pleasure to walk into a store and actually get to speak to folks that are experts in their field. Thanks to Crutchfield now all of our outdoor parties Sound Great!! If you are considering Any Stereo or TV related products Stop into Crutchfield, you'll be glad you did!! No I don't work for Crutchfield or get any kick backs from them, I'm Just a Very Satisfied and Thankful Customer who appreciates this Great Company!!

Pros: Great Sound Quality and Plenty of Power!!

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Wexford, PA on 5/26/2016

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Easy to install. I have it connected to a Yamaha RX-A3040 receiver, and the sound quality is generally good. Decent value.

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Much better than expected!!

Terry from Waukegan, IL on 5/14/2016

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Using on the Bridge of a Boat and I was debating going with the 6500 or 5500 and decided on the 5500 due to a little smaller size. I have to say I was surprised with the base that comes out and the highs are crisp and clear. I would recommend these and may have to get another pair!!

Pros: Great base and easy to mount.

Cons: None

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They don't disappoint!

Matt R. from Hershey, PA on 5/6/2016

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I have had these speakers for about 5 weeks now and they are SWEET! You will not believe the depth and clarity from such a small form factor. I would definitely play around with your EQ settings on whatever you use to power these, adding a little bass and treble on Zone 2 of my Denon AVR made a rather noticeable difference. Another thing, I have several sets of Definitive Technology speakers around my house and I can say they sound better and better as the surrounds break-in. You won't be disappointed with these units!

Pros: Depth and clarity of sound, quality construction.

Cons: None

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SteveM. from Pennsylvania on 7/26/2015

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Spent a bit of time researching and must admit I made the right choice. I set the AW5500 speakers up to break in on an old Sony receiver in my music room and was amazed at the sound. I really didn't expect the clarity and bass response and they crank if needed. I have since installed on my deck and am somewhat limited as to how loud I can turn them up. That said, even at a lower volume, they are balanced and have more bass presence than I thought for an outdoor speaker. Great value for the money. Definitely the right choice!

Pros: Easy to install. Great sound Good value

Cons: None

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Cort from Nebraska on 7/11/2015

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Great sound,

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Definitive Technology AW5500

Kevin from Clarkshill sc on 6/22/2015

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Had a pair of cheap builder grade outdoor speakers for 5 years but after reading up on new speaker. These aw5500 flat out rock!

Pros: Good price

Cons: None

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Definitive Technology AW 5500 Outdoor Speakers

AndyC from Ohio on 6/17/2015

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After reading many reviews on the Def Tech 5500 speakers I pulled the trigger. I have them connected to a Sonos Connect AMP that sits in my family room. The wire run for one speaker is roughly 45' the other 30' (I used Audio Quest 14 gauge wire). They are mounted outside on my deck under an overhang and against a brick wall so the mid and tweeter face towards the listen area and the bass reflects off the wall. I can not explain how good they sound, truly no need for a sub woofer outside. The range is great from lows, mids, and highs. Very balanced, clear, and a lot louder than I expected. I was concerned I needed to go with the AW 6500's but these are plenty loud enough for the 15 x 25 deck I have. I could not be happier with the set-up. I highly recommend them too anyone looking for outdoor speakers.

Pros: Quality of the build, sound clarity and range, ease of install, and looks...

Cons: None...

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Exceeded Expectations

BL from Grafton, Mass on 6/1/2015

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Installed outside, under the eaves of a pool house, speakers sound awesome across the entire sound spectrum, sub woofer not needed.

Pros: sound

Cons: none

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Great Speakers

DavidM from Georgia on 5/18/2015

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I installed these on my screened in porch and they provide plenty of sound to fill my entire backyard. They are wired into my Denon AVR 2100 receiver using the second zone. Considering I do not have an outdoor sub, these speakers provide a good amount of bass and a clean sound. They are easy to install and look great!

Pros: Design, Sound, Power

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Great Sound, Easy Installation

anonymous from Texas on 4/27/2015

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Very easy to install and great focused sound.

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Definitive Technology AW 5500

Brennan from Illinois on 1/22/2015

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Great sound, good bass for size! Sturdy!!

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Crutchfield customer from Cabot, AR on 7/29/2014

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Great sound, good base for size and load enough that my neighbors across the street hear them clearly from my back yard. love these speakers.

Pros: Great sound and good base for the size.

Cons: None noticed yet.

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Great Sound

mvillerob from Marysville, WA on 7/29/2014

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Great sound. These speakers are mounted underneath my soffit on my deck. They don't have a wide dispersion so I can turn them up loud and not disturb the neighbors. I use them with zone 2 on my Yamaha rx a830 receiver.

Pros: Easy to mount Sound great base gets better after these speakers are broken in.

Cons: None yet.

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Crutchfield customer from MN on 7/19/2014

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Just got installed on deck. Look and sound great.

Pros: Good quality, full sound

Cons: None

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if you're looking for bass, these are not for you

gtyup88 from Nashville, TN on 6/28/2014

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I originally ordered the 5500's but was not happy with the bass response. I thought it was the scrawny wire I was using but when I hooked them up to 16awg wire it did not improve. I have to admit however the midrange and high clarity was amazing. I then ordered the Polk Atrium 7's and was more impressed with their full sound so I am sticking with them. Overall, not completely impressed with either of them (I'm used to 500w Mackie for outdoor fun) but my advice is if you're looking for full sound out of your outdoor speakers I would go with a 6.5 or larger driver.

Pros: Clarity is unmatched. Construction is stout. Connectors and adjustors are better than Polk.

Cons: The bass radiator is not a speaker. This speaker lacks bass response.

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Great quality speakers

PumaChabra from Midlothian va on 6/27/2014

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Beautifully designed all weather speakers with a full range of sound quality. Works great for an outdoor pool area.

Pros: Great highs and lows (40hz!) very loud for a small speaker with excellent quality.

Cons: Had to mount them with bass side down (as opposed to vertical with bass on left or right.) to avoid a very sectional sound. Would have been fine verticle if I ordered two more but who wants to do that.

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Definitive Technology AW 550 - WOW!!

Ed from Dothan, AL on 6/11/2014

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These speakers are great!! They have excellent bass for speaker their size with exceptional detail on the highs as well. If you are looking for a great sounding outdoor speaker these are great and provide more than ample sound. I was afraid I would need to step up to the next level, but that was a fleeting thought after I hooked them up. They are hooked up to basic Sony stereo receiver with a Sony CD player just for patio and backyard use. They sounded great right out of the box and should only get better after the break in period. If you want great quality outdoor sound at a great price I am not sure you can beat these speakers! Wow!! They don't sound like outdoor speakers at all, very clear with excellent lows and highs! You can't go wrong with these in my opinion. I am VERY PLEASED with their performance!!

Pros: Great sound - Highs and lows - You hear details you don't hear on lesser indoor speakers on this quality set of outdoor speakers!

Cons: NONE!!

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Great Performance for the $$$

Tom from Denver, CO on 5/8/2014

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I bought a pair of the AW5500s to mount over my back deck and they sound great. I am driving them with a Yamaha R-S500 stereo receiver and I can't detect any distortion even at high volumes (haven't truly cranked them because my neighbors would hate me). The bass is much better than other outdoor speakers I've heard in the past. Being rear-facing woofers, they use the wall they are mounted on to aid in the bass quality. For best results, the manual says to install them under and eave so you have two solid surfaces for the bass waves to bounce off of. I could hear decent bass from 0-15ft but then it kind of fell off after that. This is no surprise though being outdoors where acoustics are pretty terrible in general. If you have the space, consider the AW6500s because they are only cost a little more per speaker and the bass response looks to be better. The AW5500s are already big outdoor speakers themselves, so I think the 6500s might be too big for my eave overhangs.

Pros: No noticeable distortion Good bass within 15 ft Solid mounting brackets

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D from Allentown, PA on 4/18/2014

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Excellent outdoor speaker. Very easy to set up. Excellent value. Would definitely recommend.

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mikey from charlotte nc on 1/30/2014

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Not the tinney sound you expect from most outdoor speakers. In fact these are so good you could use them inside and be extremely pleased.Buy them, you won't be disapointed !

Pros: great sound, quality built item !

Cons: none

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Sean A from Tulsa, OK on 1/2/2014

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Great speakers for the price. Just got them installed. Easy installation and sound great.

Pros: Good full range from the lows to the highs

Cons: None

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Victor from Puerto Rico on 12/30/2013

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Nice speakers, clear sound

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Mark L. from Redding,Ca. on 11/25/2013

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Amazing outdoor speakers.Everything I was looking for and more.Thank you Crutchfield again for your help as always. Can't go wrong with this speaker,highly recommend.

Pros: Great bass and mids and highs

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Excellent outdoor speakers

Chigo from Atlanta, GA on 9/10/2013

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Just installed these about 2 weeks ago, so can't say anything about durability/longevity yet, but so far, so good. They sound great; they aren't going to challenge the reference speakers in your main system, but the highs are reasonably clear and open, and the midrange and bass are surpisingly satisfying for such a small speaker - I think the passive radiators help with that, especially if you reinforce the bass with some walls/corners. They feel very solid with quality materials and were very easy to install, and super flexible in terms of installation/placement/positioning options (e.g., they can be mounted vertically and angled in/out or mounted horizontally and angled up/down). My only wish is that both angling options were available in either orientation (e.g., that I could mount them vertically and angle them both inward AND downward), but that would require a more complex mounting system, and that's a but much to ask of an outdoor speaker at this price point. Overall, I'm very satisfied; I would buy these again and would recommend them without hesitation.

Pros: - Sound great for small outdoor speakers - Active midrange/bass driver + passive radiator produces satisfying bass - Higher maximum power handling than many other outdoor speakers in/near their price class - They make grilling and hanging out on the deck just that much more enjoyable

Cons: None

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AW5500 Great Sound

John S. from Nahma, Mi on 9/1/2013

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We have wanted new speakers on our front deck for some time. I haven't bought speakers for some time and was unsure of the sound quality of a sealed outdoor speaker. My family and neighbors love the sound. The AW5500s sound awesome, two of these on zone 2 of our Onkyo TXSR 875 readily fill this area with great sound. Easily the best small outdoor speaker I have heard!

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Definitive Technology AW5500

Gary J from Wilmington Nc on 8/15/2013

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The speakers are great. They were a lot better than I expected. Sound is Great.

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High quality outdoor speakers

UpHillEd from Colorado on 8/13/2013

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i recently purchased two pairs of AW 5500. They sound excellent, as advertised. My comparison outdoor speakers are Bose 151's and Boston Acoustics Soundwave compact outdoor speakers. The sound quality, tone and range is much better than both the Bose and BA. I'm pleased with them.

Pros: excellent tone, range and general quality

Cons: large for outdoor speakers, but that's all relative.

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Definitive Technology Outdoor Speakers AW5500

Dave T. from Long Island ,NY on 8/6/2013

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I decided to get these speakers since I have this brand for my home theater setup(Pro Cinema 600- huge Bang for your Buck). Was originally going to power these via my Denon AVR2809CI...but the process of wiring was quite detailed considering where I was going to mount them. Fortunately, my backyard entertaining area allowed me to put these on my garage. So I wound up buying a 2 channel SONY A/V receiver/Amp - 75watts/Ch. I was a little hesitant to use an inferior amp as far as Quality/Power, but once I got these speakers going I was more than happy. I mounted them horizontally, about 16 inches below the garage soffit with the bass radiator facing up...can definatley hear bass along with treble and mids. There is a break in period for these or any speaker...so if they are going to sound better with time...I will be even more pleased than I am now.

Pros: Defintive Technology Quality. Paintable surface. Very easy to mount.

Cons: None.

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Definitive Technology AW 5500

Java_Joe from Downingtown, Pa on 7/14/2013

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VERY NICE Speakers!!! I am soooooo pleased with my selection of these for my outside deck. I'm running them off Zone 2 of my Denon 2312CI system and they sound great! The tweeter and midrange are crystal clear and I hear instruments playing in the music I haven't heard in my other speakers. I have them installed under the eaves of the second floor and quite close to the house. They are separated appx. 11 feet horizontally and are located appx. 4 feet above seated position. They are pointed to a focal point appx. 10 feet onto the deck. I've adjusted the bass a little from the receiver as I believe my speaker placement hurt the base a little. But I'm very happy after he adjustment. Installation was easy but customized. The speaker brackets have the installation holes for mounting 10 inches apart and my joists under the eaves are 16 inches on center. Since the speakers are somewhat heavy, I felt uncomfortable hanging the speakers from the vinyl covering the underside of the eaves. So, I screwed the bracket to a 1 inch by 2 inch and 10 1/2 inch piece of wood and screwed the center of the wood up into a joist. This way I have sufficient support for each speaker. Again, very nice speakers.

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Great Performance and Quality

AI from Houston TX on 7/5/2013

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Nice sound quality, great manufacturing materials, simply a very good product. I installed in a gazebo and they are connected to a Yamaha receiver....very good sound.

Pros: Quality in sound all levels high and low, great bass

Cons: None

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Definitive Technology AW 5500

Wesley from Raleigh, NC on 6/4/2013

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I mounted these on my screened in porch about a foot under the ceiling on the wall with the right one about 3 ft from the corner of the adjacent solid wall and the left one about 6 feet from the open screened wall. They are running off Zone 2 of my Denon 3212. I have them EQ'ed slightly to bump treble and bass just enough to remove the mid honk. I haven't broken them in yet, only about 10 hours of moderate volume play so far, but really I am impressed with the sound stage they create! I was thinking I may still need a Sub at some point, which I may as I tend to be a bass head, but for a smaller set of speakers that got full spouse approval (after I painted them to match the house and the 6500's were just a little too large to be acceptable) they sound awesome! Diverse range of music testing so far from Gary Willis' solo bass to JT to No Doubt to Dethklok and it all works well and with good detail and really good low end. Having them so close to the ceiling with the passive radiator just about a foot away and almost perfectly parallel to the ceiling surface helps a lot I'm sure!. I'm not sure they would do so well out in the open without the coverage to help amplify the low end. It'll be interesting to see how they do when I've got them broken in. I think the 6500's would sound better, however, for the price and the fact that the size is not overly distracting and got full spouse approval makes these solid winners!

Pros: Size, paintable, sound, detail, range extension with really good low end, easy to mount.

Cons: None yet.

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Speakers from Allenwood, NJ on 6/4/2013

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Looks great, sounds great, what more can I say.

Pros: Easy to mount, adjust and comes apart to clean.

Cons: None so far

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DavidJ from Oklahoma City, OK on 5/24/2013

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Excellent speakers. Purchased to replace an existing set of outdoor speakers that were barely adequate. Great sound, extremely easy mounting bracket.

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Crutchfield customer from Orchard Park, NY on 5/10/2013

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Good sound.

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Excellent

Bruce from Philadelphia, PA on 3/24/2013

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These sound absolutely awesome. I upgraded from mid range pair of yamahas. Theyre under the roof in my covered porch, connected to my HTPC. I have around 10 hours on them, and they really do sound very nice. Best sound I've ever heard in an outdoor speaker. Excellent base and crisp highs. I explained to Daisy that I wanted full sound, at low to moderate volume levels, and she recommended these. I have turned them up to test drive, and they sound great at high volume. For my purposes though, listening at low volumes, they also sound great. Nice deep base with very low volume. I'm very pleased.

Pros: Just sound great.

Cons: Had to drill some holes in the mounting bracket for my application to mount horizontally on a vertical stud. Not really a big deal though.

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Awesome Outdoor Sound!

Dusty Mark from Florida on 2/1/2013

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We finally decided to use our lanai for something other than drying the step-son's sweaty workout clothes. The bugs in FL are an issue so we're having it screened in. We selected these speakers at the recommendation of Budddy, a Crutchfield advisor. We have a busy, four-lane road adjacent to our back yard so there is a lot of competing noise. The Def Tech AW-5500 speakers put out plenty of clear highs and mids with strong bass to help mask the traffic noise. The speakers are mounted on a support beam about 9' above the seating area and 1' below the ceiling. This gives the bass something to reverberate off of. I connected the speakers to our Yamaha home theater receiver on the B channel. I wired in a Russound WALTX-2 volume controller and installed it behind my place on the love seat. The volume control allows me to adjust the music for traffic and wind conditions. I give these speakers a strong five-star rating. I'm normally a Klipsch person, but these Def Techs probably put out more bass than the comparable Klipsch. I'm extremely happy with the full sound of these speakers and highly recommend them!

Pros: Bright highs and mids. Strong bass. Easy installation. All-weather. Full sound.

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Solid Speaker

Mark from Virginia on 9/30/2012

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Bought these speakers to enjoy music on the back deck, pool area, and near the home outside and I am very pleased with them. Great sound, bass, highs, these speakers do it all. Opted to go with these rather then the 6500s and do not regret it. They produce plenty of sound.

Pros: design, sound, mounting ease

Cons: none

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Happy Ears!

Jeff K from New Orleans, LA on 8/14/2012

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I bought these Definitive Technology AW 5500 speakers about 3 months ago while my house was being remodeled. I had plenty of time to perform the suggested 30-40 hour break-in period at moderate volume levels by hooking them up to the surround sound system at my temporary quarters. I recently moved back into my newly remodeled house and installed the AW5500s on the covered porch ceiling and close to the wall. They sound awesome! It is not very often that my expectations of a product are exceeded by the products performance.

Pros: Easy to install, Sound great and look great.

Cons: 30-40 hour preak-in period before you can really crank them and hear the true quality.

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Mike from Rhode Island on 7/15/2012

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I selected the Defenitive Technology outdoor speakers becuause I trust them. I have my surround sound system from Defenitive Technology in my town house in Florida and they sound fantastic. These speakers are well built which will be able to withstand the New England weather.. The specifications are right there 40hz to 20Khz and a signal to noise of 91. You wound be dissapointed with these speakers.

Pros: S/N Ratio and the 40hz to 20Khz range. Good bass responce.

Cons: None.

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Finishing touch for a new patio

Ian from Leesburg, VA on 7/8/2012

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I was a bit leery of ordering something without being able to hear it first, but I knew a little about Definitive and with Crutchfield's return policy, I figured it was worth the risk. Installed them on a screened porch, totally protected from the weather and close to the wall and roof to maximize bass response. I've only had them up and running for a couple of days, but so far, I love them. Easy to listen to with just about any kind of music...not harsh, but they do provide a good detailed sound and crisp bass for their size. Installation was very easy as well. These will not be returned!

Pros: Crisp, clear, full sound. Easy installation. Good bass response.

Cons: None.

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Crutchfield customer from Chicago il on 6/29/2012

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Overall good speakers nice bass and easy set up

Pros: Good bass, sturdy speakers and brackets for outdoor use

Cons: Pricey compared with similar models

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Very Impressive

MH123 from Cinci,OH on 6/14/2012

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Wasn't sure what to expect since this was my first outdoor speaker. I have been very impressed. Install was a breeze and we have been enjoying ever since.

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Definitive Technology AW 5500

Crutchfield customer from Little Rock on 5/27/2012

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Awesome full range sound

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Nice speakers, easy installation

David R from Bluffton, SC on 5/2/2012

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I just received these speakers late yesterday afternoon and also got them installed on our back patio. First let me say that the installation was a breeze! I have Hardieplank exterior walls (a cement type product) which require masonary type screws. Total cost from Home Depot for the masonary bit and the 3/16" x 1' 3/4' screws needed was about 7.00. I marked the location for the screws using the provided speaker bracket, drilled the holes, screwed the screws in about 3/4 the way, slid the bracket onto the screws, and tightened the screws. Both speaker brackets were installed in less than ten minutes! As far as the sound quality overall, they are very warm sounding. There is quite a bit of bass output. I turned them up using the 140 watt per channel amp I am using to drive them and they sounded good. However, these will require a breaking in period (per DefTech's manual) before these will really shine. After three hours of continuous use I could already tell a difference in the sound than right out of the box. I am confident my review will change to a full five stars after the break-in period is complete. Great speakers at a great price equals a happy customer.

Pros: Very easy instalation, good sound quality after a break-in period

Cons: None so far

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Great Speakers

Paulo from Atlanta, GA on 4/24/2012

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After a long search for outdoors speakers I found these as the best in the market. I installed a pair in my outdoor kitchen and they sound awesome. I also bought 2 rock speakers to install close to my outdoor fireplace. But honestly, I would not need them since the quality of sound delivered by these speakers would cover that area too. The only reason I kept the rock speakers is because I added them as "zone 2" in my receiver. So I can listen different channels in the kitched and fireplace or even music at fireplace and game in the kitchen. Since these speakers are connect to my TV. I strong recommend these speakers. But please, don't save money on wiring cables. Make sure to use properly cables. HDMI

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As Good As it gets for the Money!!

EZ_E from Socal on 12/1/2011

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Installed them in the corners of my patio cover and they really produce quality sound for an outdoor space. bass response is good when mounted under the eave and projects very well. Very happy.

Pros: These speakers and mounts work fantastic. Easy set up and installation.

Cons: Wish they had mounts that rotate right and left

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Great Sound!

Corey from Charles Town, WV on 5/20/2011

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Great Speakers for the money. I have two of these on my screened in back deck, and they sound great. There is moderate bass and crystal clear sound, even at the louder volumes. The outside volume controller (seperate purchase) is awesome and well worth the $100. I would buy these again, and after lots of research, I think I got the best speakers for the money.

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Great outdoor speakers on a moderate budget

Brian from Austin, TX on 4/15/2011

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Great speakers, easy to mount even in akward locations, feel sturdy, sound very good. Only negative for me is the 3 inch yellow sticker that comes attached to the grill telling users to point the speaker face with the driver and tweeter toward the listening area - the sticker is right on the grill and impossible to remove entirely, so a good looking speaker ends up tainted with sticky white backing.

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Definitive Technology AW5500

MikeH from DeBary, FL on 1/17/2011

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Fantastic speakers. Wired them up under my lanai roof against the wall and the results were exactly what I was trying to achieve. Highs are bright and detailed without the harsh brittle sound, while the low end is well rounded and full. Maybe try and get at least one of them mounted in a corner if possible to accentuate the lows. Getting lows out of small drivers, especially outdoors can be a challenge. Bass frequencies are non-directional so having one of my speakers in a corner gives good overall spectrum. I love them.

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Great high end, decent bass respone

David from Weston, CT on 9/23/2010

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I was looking for a speaker with strong bass for my patio. These have decent bass but extremely clear high end which fills the outdoor space well. Good solution at the price.

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Great Outdoor Sound

Chad from Minneapolis, MN on 7/23/2010

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Just hooked these up last week, so they still aren't fully broken in yet, but they sound great already. They produce good bass for an outdoor setting. We had 75 mph winds the day after I put them up so I can say with confidence that the brackets and speaker enclosures hold up to the elements.

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Overview: The Definitive Technology AW series all-weather outdoor speaker allows you to enjoy your music outdoors in domestic or commercial applications. The AW series all-weather outdoor speaker utilizes specially developed materials and components to achieve a high level of durability, dependability, and sound quality.

Note: This speaker is sold individually.

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Enclosure Design
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Driver Technology

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. BDSS drivers incorporate the following design features.

  • 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.

Drivers: The Definitive Technology AW5500 features a 5-1/2" BDSS driver coupled to a 5" x 8" (racetrack) pressure-driven low-bass radiator, and a 1" pure aluminum dome tweeter.

Break-In Period: The AW series outdoor loudspeakers will sound good right out of the box; however, an extended break-in period of 20-40 hours or more of playing is required to reach full performance capability. The break-in period allows the suspensions to work in and results in full bass, a more open midrange, and smoother high frequency reproduction.

Enclosure Design

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.

Note: The AW series speakers utilize special components and material for outdoor use. However, you will achieve the longest life of the speaker by positioning it to minimize direct exposure to the elements as much as possible.

Available Colors: The Definitive Technology AW5500 comes in either a Black or White (paintable) finish.

Connections

Binding Posts: The AW5500 is equipped with a pair of gold-plated, 5-way binding posts to attach your receiver's speaker wire.

Mounting Options

Mounting Bracket: The AW5500 outdoor speaker features an integrated galvanized steel mounting bracket and unique enclosure shape which allow a full 360-degrees of rotation for maximum placement flexibility. The AW outdoor speaker, using the integrated mounting bracket, can be oriented horizontally or vertically. The mounting bracket allows you to mount the speaker to an outdoor wall or under the eve of your home. The integrated mounting bracket can also be used as horizontal stand, if you want to simply place the speaker on a table or shelf. The mounting bracket is also removable, if you want to place the outdoor speaker in a vertical position on a shelf or table.

Note: The AW speaker can be mounted vertically or horizontally, but remember to always point the speaker in such a way as to allow water to roll off the driver cone and/or low bass radiator.

Placement: Position the AW series loudspeaker as close as possible to the area where you will be listening to it. 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 low-end bass even in the tough acoustic conditions of the outdoors. The AW speaker has a very wide dispersion pattern; however, if you are trying to cover a very large area, you will be better off using multiple pairs of AW speakers in order to achieve an even distribution of sound. With multiple pairs you will avoid having areas where the sound is tool loud and others where the sound is not loud enough. One pair of AW series loudspeakers will cover approximately 200-400 square feet of listening area at moderately loud levels. Try to point the speaker directly at the listening area.

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have 2 already! [ Ryan  Apr 29, 2019 ]
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I have had these speaker in my previous home and they were great. Sound was second to none. [ DAVID  Apr 09, 2019 ]
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Def Tech have been great speakers and this will be awesome for my rooftop deck in the city. [ GLEN W  Jun 28, 2018 ]
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I know from experience that Definitive Technology speakers are first-rate equipment, so when I learned they also make outdoor speakers I knew they'd be good in my new home. From the manufacturer I ascertained that they can tolerate temperatures as low as -30 degrees Fahrenheit, though they should not be used for active listening at temperatures below freezing. I can work within these constraints. This information from the manufacturer should be added to your web page description of the product. [ John  Jun 16, 2018 ]
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recommended by Crutchfield advisor [ Sheila  Jun 13, 2018 ]
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on sale [ Doug  Mar 17, 2018 ]
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Looked like a premium speaker that I could mount outside [ Ian  Nov 16, 2017 ]
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Price and looks like what I need to complete my system [ THOMAS  Aug 01, 2017 ]
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Recommended by Adam and after researching options this speakers appears to best fit my application. I likely will purchase one more of these as soon as I try this one out [ Guy  May 14, 2017 ]
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Great reviews and hit my price point for an outdoor speaker. Very satisfied with the performance over a number of seasons of usage. [ Art  Dec 07, 2016 ]
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Great product and on sale [ MATTHEW W  May 21, 2016 ]
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Great bass response with a solid company name to back there product. Two of these baby's can really pump an outdoor pool area with ease. I never feel like I'm missing highs or lows in the music. [ J  Mar 31, 2016 ]
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The speakers had a good rating and price. This showed the value to me. [ Corrine  Mar 01, 2016 ]
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Good Reviews. [ Michael  Dec 15, 2015 ]
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Good quality and low price. [ Daniel  Apr 18, 2019 ]
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Tylers advise [ R  Mar 29, 2019 ]
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Size, response, can handle power. And price. [ SCOTT  Mar 24, 2019 ]
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To match one I just bought [ john  Oct 08, 2018 ]
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Did a lot of research. Wanted more bass and higher efficiency than my current outdoor speakers could produce. And from my research and reading reviews felt DT AW-5500 is what I needed for my smaller outdoor space rather than going with the AW-6500. Can't wait to hook them up. [ VICTOR J  May 18, 2018 ]
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Good name brand! [ Walter  May 08, 2018 ]
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Great reviews and great brand. [ BRETT  Apr 27, 2018 ]
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Good review and bass response [ Chris  Jun 22, 2017 ]
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Def Tech reputation for quality, good reviews [ WALTER E  May 20, 2017 ]
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Wade was awesome. He guided me towards these puppies because of the sound quality, the bass it would provide, and the all weather features to utilize on my back porch. [ Robert  Apr 25, 2017 ]
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Good Reviews and good price [ Darrell  Apr 06, 2017 ]
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Replacing one that was not working. [ Thomas  Feb 22, 2017 ]
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These speakers had great ratings and fit the bill on what I was trying to use if for. They perform extremely well and I couldn't be happier with my purchase. [ MICHAEL C  Feb 01, 2017 ]
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I was looking for quality patio speakers. These did not dissapoint. [ BRIAN  Jan 24, 2017 ]
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They're great outdoor speakers...they sound awesome! [ Andrew  Jul 20, 2016 ]
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they look sweet [ paul  Jun 23, 2016 ]
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Wanted a quality outdoor speaker that can withstand the elements, provide great sound and last, all for a reasonable price, the DT-AW5500 appear to offer that. I read reviews on most products before I buy, Crutchfield customers seem to tell it like it is, and with the Service from Crutchfiled, you just cannot go wrong! [ MICHAEL  Jun 20, 2016 ]
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I felt these speakers would give me a full range of sound when used outside. Mounted them on a fence post and much better than rock speakers. [ Jeff  Jun 19, 2016 ]
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Product received good reviews. [ Anthony  Jun 07, 2016 ]
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I did a little research and read others comments and chose these speakers. The design is what I was looking for. My brother in law is an audiophile and he said Definitive Technology has a good reputation and make a quality product. [ Thomas  May 26, 2016 ]
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The advisor "Lucy" helped make the selection. She helped me in November selecting my home sound system. She now helped me to add the entertainment to our patio. [ Ronald  Apr 07, 2016 ]
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Already a Big Fan on Def Tech. as they are my Home Audio Speakers. Looking forward to the outside addition. [ Ryan  Apr 03, 2016 ]
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Housewarming gift for son & daughter in law. [ Margaret  Apr 02, 2016 ]
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Are these speakers Bluetooth?
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How does the AW5500 sound in an indoor installation as left and right rear surround speakers?
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I purchased these speakers and connected up inside to see what they sounded like and man was I surprised.Buy em , you won't regret it. They also have a 5 year warranty. How can you go wrong. I use these at my outdoor wedding venue and they never let me down ! Mike A
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I'm not sure how they would be when used it that format;I use mine on a sun porch and they sound great. I'm a big fan of def tech speakers. You may be better off with a dedicated surround speaker from def tech.
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I bought these speakers for around the pool/backyard what type of receiver/amp/tuner should I get?
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We use a Yamaha R-N500 for our pool/backyard. It's an excellent set-up, sounds great and has plenty of output.
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I hooked mine up to a Technics receiver I had around for 15 years. I don't think you need anything too special to make them sound great.
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I love the speakers and they sound awesome . I play the speakers through the Sonos amp. Highly recommend you use Sonos for the speakers. It will change your listening world as you know it!!
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I have had great success with Onkyo receivers. Mine is 5 years old so not sure what current models are. I also got an 8 zone speaker control as I have whole house audio
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I am trying to put together an audio system for a houseboat that will be run off of a 12v battery bank. I need a set of speakers for the (covered) deck, but there is no simple means of installing marine grade speaker cones due to mounting options. Can I use a car stereo receiver and amplifier to power these Definitive Tech AW5500 speakers??
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That arrangement should be fine as long as the amp has options for wiring 8ohm speakers. Most car systems are 4ohm however some give 4 or 8 ohm capability.
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Should work fine i would guess, i think my receiver only sends 90 watts to each speaker and they crank if you want them to. Not sure how your battery charging system works but draining the batteries might be a concern.
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Never tried that... However if the amp has enough power, I do not see why not. To be sure, though, you should check with the tech. guys at Crutchfield ... Why I can tell you is that I am very happy with these speakers in my terrace. They are very clear and have great weight and low bass for their size ... Jose
[ AGNES  Apr 14, 2015 ]
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Can you, yes...will it sound the best, not without a little planning. House current is 120V, car is 12V but both get translated into a powered signal to feed the speakers, the concern is the resistance. These are 8 ohm, and most car speakers are 4 ohm or so, some are 2 ohm. Be careful of what your power ratings are, as this will need more wattage at 8 ohms than a set of speakers at 4 ohms to get the same volume. You might want to look at the 6500's for a little more low end and projection on the boat. I got the 5500's because they fit perfectly between a door frame and a window frame...the 6500's were about an inch too wide. Make sure there is a roof over the speakers as it amplifies the low end with the passive radiator. Hope that helps.
[ T WESLEY  Apr 14, 2015 ]
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I have 16 ga wire ran for my outdoor speakers. For this size of wire would it be better to get the smaller model? How much if a limiting factor is this? I have two seperate zones, One area has an overhang, another does not.
[ tor702  Mar 28, 2014 ]
1 answer
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I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: The 16 gauge wire works great with the AW5500's. It will even work well with the AW6500 if you want to go to the larger driver. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat.
[ Krissy  Mar 31, 2014 ]  Staff
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