10 Best Outdoor Speakers
Definitive Technology AW6500
Integrated galvanized-steel mounting brackets and the accompanying durable hardware ensure that the Definitive Technology AW6500 will remain in place, no matter what environment they’re installed in. You can paint them whatever color matches your decor, too.
- Nominal impedance of 8 ohms
- 10-inch bass radiator
- Rugged polystone enclosures
Focal 100 OD8
You don’t have to spend a fortune on a sound system for your patio, thanks to the Focal 100 OD8 . Its 8-ohm impedance makes it ideal for parallel installation on a single amplifier output, so you can maximize your high-end equipment.
- It is sold singly
- Ip66 protection rating
- Responds as low as 60 hertz
Polk Audio Atrium 6
The Polk Audio Atrium 6 are constructed with anodized-aluminum tweeter domes and sturdy rubber surrounds, making them almost completely impervious to the elements. They deliver impressive clarity across the entire range and are available in black or white.
- Speed-lock mounting system
- Exceed military weatherproof specs
- Resistant to corrosion from salt
The UV-resistant cabinets and rust-proof aluminum grille of the Klipsch AW-525 make for year-round durability and lasting looks. Sonically, they impress with good power handling and high sensitivity, especially when paired with a worthy amplifier.
- Clear horn-loaded tweeters
- Paintable enclosures
- All mounting hardware is provided
Bose 151 SE
The Bose 151 SE solve a common problem by providing true stereo sound over a wide area. They’re also rugged, with glass-filled polypropylene cabinets that are able to withstand extreme weather conditions, including temperatures of -40 Fahrenheit, and high air humidity.
- Slim and attractive profile
- 90-degree adjustable brackets
- Bass response is lacking
The Yamaha NS-AW350 have an acoustic-suspension design, which results in a clear sound with good bass response. They are magnetically shielded to limit noise and signal interference, and can be mounted horizontally or vertically.
- Also suitable for indoor use
- Available in black or white
- Build quality could be better
With their marine-grade waterproof construction, the Pyle PDWR61BT are certainly durable, and they deliver a capable frequency response of between 80 hertz and 20 kilohertz. Their Bluetooth functionality makes them highly practical for use with mobile devices.
- Built-in digital amplifier
- 2-way stereo sound
- Power cord is quite short
Bose 251 Environmental
Designed with water-resistant enclosures, the Bose 251 Environmental can hold up against blistering heat or bitter cold without sacrificing sound quality. Their multi-chamber bass radiators provide additional booming power.
- Articulated array
- Extremely wide sound field
- No wireless connectivity
Sonos Architectural by Sonance
If you insist on the best, the Sonos Architectural by Sonance can produce the pristine sound that you’re looking for. They’re engineered to withstand extreme temperatures, humidity, UV rays, and salt spray while delivering great audio.
- Fast-mount bracket system
- Paintable grilles
- Highly expensive
Kicker KB 6000
The Kicker KB 6000 represent great value, as their sound-quality rivals that of much more expensive models. They produce clear middle frequencies and especially shine in the upper range, thanks to the clarity of their compression-loaded horn tweeters.
- Withstand salty and humid climates
- 1-year warranty
- Underwhelming bass output