Definitive Technology AW5500 All-Weather Outdoor Speaker (Black)

BH #DEAW5500BK • MFR #NEAA - BLACK
Definitive Technology AW5500 All-Weather Outdoor Speaker (Black)
Key Features
  • 5.25" Mid-Woofer & 1" Tweeter
  • 5 x 8" Passive Mid-Bass Radiator
  • Weather Resistant PolyStone Enclosure
  • Horizontal or Vertical Mounting
Enjoy your favorite audio outdoors with the black Definitive Technology AW5500 All-Weather Outdoor Speaker. Its PolyStone enclosure is designed to withstand the elements, allowing the 5.25" mid-woofer, 1" tweeter, and 5 x 8" passive mid-bass radiator to fill your outdoor area with enhanced sound quality. The included galvanized steel wall bracket lets you mount the speaker either horizontally or vertically, so you can direct the sound where you want it.
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Definitive Technology AW5500 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Pressure-Coupled, Mid-Bass Radiator
  • 3BDSS – Balanced Double Surround System
  • 4PolyStone Non-Resonant, All-Weather Enclosure
  • 5Balanced Double Surrounds
  • 6Mineral-Filled Polymer Cone
  • 7Waveguide
  • 8Vented Voice Coil
  • 9Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
  • 10Die-Cast Alloy Basket
  • 11Additional Features

Enjoy your favorite audio outdoors with the black Definitive Technology AW5500 All-Weather Outdoor Speaker. Its PolyStone enclosure is designed to withstand the elements, allowing the 5.25" mid-woofer, 1" tweeter, and 5 x 8" passive mid-bass radiator to fill your outdoor area with enhanced sound quality. The included galvanized steel wall bracket lets you mount the speaker either horizontally or vertically, so you can direct the sound where you want it.

Pressure-Coupled, Mid-Bass Radiator

The AW5500 features a mid-bass radiator pressure-coupled to the BDSS mid-woofer on the opposite side of the cabinet to provide augmented bass in outdoor areas.

BDSS – Balanced Double Surround System

BDSS is designed to offer wide-bandwidth accurate frequency response, broad dispersion, low distortion, and enhanced detail for your music.

PolyStone Non-Resonant, All-Weather Enclosure

The AW5500 sports a fully sealed (air- and water-tight) design, aluminum grilles, and PolyStone enclosure, allowing it to be fully exposed to the elements without degradation over time.

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 augmented damping to help suppress parasitic cone resonance.

Mineral-Filled Polymer Cone

The mineral-filled polymer cone was engineered using 3D modeling to help provide wide range performance.

Waveguide

The cone's integrated waveguide is designed to smooth off-axis response for broad, even dispersion and enhanced imaging.

Vented Voice Coil

The driver's vented voice coil has been engineered to provide high power handling and quick transient response. It also helps to increase linearity and lower distortion.

Finite Element Analysis (FEA)

FEA helps the driver's magnetic system maximize magnetic flux in the gap to increase efficiency and linear excursion.

Die-Cast Alloy Basket

This basket design helps minimize ringing and vibration, while the open area minimizes back-wave reflection.

Additional Features

  • Galvanized steel wall bracket included
  • Horizontal or vertical placement options
  • Large (40 Hz) recommended receiver crossover setting
  • Gold-plated binding posts
UPC: 093207057311

Definitive Technology AW5500 Specs

Speaker System
Speaker Configuration2-Way
Power Handling10 to 175 W Peak
Drivers1 x 1" / 25.4 mm Aluminum Tweeter
1 x 5.25" / 133.35 mm Mid-Woofer
Passive Radiators1 x 5 x 8" / 127 x 203.2 mm
Enclosure TypeSealed
Frequency Response45 Hz to 30 kHz
Impedance8 Ohms
Wired Connectivity1 x 5-Way Binding Post Pair Input
Sensitivity91 dB
Physical
Placement & Mounting OptionsTabletop/Bookshelf, Wall-Mount (with Included Hardware)
GrilleAluminum
Dimensions7.8 x 12.6 x 8.1" / 19.8 x 32 x 20.6 cm
Weight8.3 lb / 3.8 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight8.485 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)16.2 x 10.85 x 10.65"

Definitive Technology AW5500 Reviews

Great sound!

By Stefanie
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-14

We just set these up in the pool area after painting them to match the siding of the pool house. We have them set low on the wall and horizontal with the bass speakers facing down. The sound is fantastic and fills the area with a nice soundstage and great detail. It's being driven by a HEOS Amplifier.

Fantastic Speakers

By Tonyd
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2015-04-08

We have had these speakers for two years use them out at the pool mounted to the outside wall of pool house under an eve midrange pointed out and the bass pointing down. Could not be happier load and clear with great sounding bass, remember they're only as good as the stereo, hook them up to a good stereo and enjoy!

Reccomend to all clients

By Luckeydoo
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2014-02-21

As a Magnolia Home Theater/Best Buy Home Theater employee, these are awesome speakers! Bought em yesterday and couldn't be happier, if you're skeptical go to your local Best Buy and demo them!

By Scott Robson
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2010-07-20

These Definteive AW5500's are the BEST sounding outdoor speakers I have ever listened to. I have them installed on my deck in the back yard. AMAZING Low's with fantastic mids and highs to make the listening experience truly awesome.

Not weather proof

By philg
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2021-04-18

Very disappointed with these speakers - they are only 5 years old and only one now works. I took the faulty speaker apart and was very surprised to find connections, joints and other parts were rusty! Certainly not weather proof as stated in product information

Party on the Patio

By Ramjet
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-05-26

Just finished the install earlier today on the back patio and am very impressed with the sound. I did as the instructions say and "broke them in" at a moderate volume for approximately 30 hours. An absolutely wonderful sounding set of speakers. I have heard some of the other brands out there and from what I have heard, nothing comes close.

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