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by Chris Egner
Yamaha

Outdoor speakers let you move the party outside

Outdoor speakers are built tough -- they laugh at wind, rain and weather. Tuck a pair under your eaves and they'll pump out the tunes to keep everybody smiling and swaying at your next cookout or pool party. We also have some "rock" speakers that blend seamlessly into your landscaped lawn or garden.

Take advantage of Yamaha's natural sound on your deck or patio with the NS-AW190s. These speakers are designed to withstand the elements and deliver rich, realistic sound outdoors. A 1/2" tweeter reproduces the high frequencies, while a 5" woofer takes care of low frequencies down to an impressive 65 Hz. Yamaha includes fully adjustable mounting brackets, so you can aim the 'AW190s toward your picnic table or favorite lawn chair.

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Highlights:

  • all-weather enclosure and speaker terminals
  • 2-way acoustic suspension design
  • 5" woofer, 1/2" dome tweeter
  • frequency response 65-40,000 Hz (±3dB)
  • sensitivity 85 dB
  • 6-ohm impedance
  • handles up to 35 watts
  • aluminum speaker grilles
  • fully adjustable mounting brackets
  • 6"W x 8-7/8"H x 6-3/4"D
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
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    Features and Specs
    Enclosure
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    Acoustic Suspension
    Tweeter Type
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    Dome
    Midrange Size
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    Woofer Size
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    5
    Woofer Composition
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    Mica-filled polypropylene
    Woofer Surround
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    Rubber
    Power Range (watts)
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    10-35
    Sensitivity
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    85 dB
    Impedance (ohms)
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    6
    Frequency Response
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    65-40k Hz
    Connector Type
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    Spring
    Height (inches)
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    8-7/8
    Width (inches)
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    6
    Depth (inches)
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    6-3/4
    Weight (pounds)
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    3.09
    Mounting Bracket Included
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    Yes
    Parts Warranty
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    2 Years
    Labor Warranty
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    2 Years
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    What's in the box?

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    • 2 White outdoor speakers
    • 2 White mounting brackets
    • 4 Bracket screws
    • 2 Safety wires
    • 2 Safety wire screws
    • Owner's Manual
    • Online Product Registration sheet

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    All-Weather Speaker: The NS-AW190 speakers have water-resistant enclosures that protect the speaker from the elements when mounted outdoors. The Yamaha NS-AW190 Outdoor Speakers house a single woofer and tweeter inside the all-weather acoustic suspension enclosure. The NS-AW190 also features weatherproof spring speaker terminals and non-removable aluminum speaker grilles.

    Driver Technology
    Mounting Options

    Driver Technology

    Woofer: The Yamaha NS-AW190 All-Weather Speakers use a 6-ohm 5" high compliance polypropylene mica filled woofer with a rubber surround for durability and sound quality. 

    1/2" PEI Dome Tweeter: The NS-AW190 All-Weather Speakers feature a 1/2" PEI dome tweeter for excellent high frequency response.

    Wide Dispersion: These speakers are designed with a wide dispersion pattern which means you will get good sound quality over a large listening area up to 400 square feet. It is recommended to place the speaker between 6 feet and 10 feet apart.

    Mounting Options

    Mounting: The Yamaha NS-AW190 speakers come with mounting brackets which allow you to mount the speakers to your outdoor wall, in corners or under eves of your home to minimize the speakers' exposure to rain or snow. Using the supplied mounting brackets, the NS-AW190 can be mounted vertically or horizontally. When the speaker is mounted horizontally, the speaker can be rotated left or right; when the speaker is mounted vertically, the speaker can be angled up or down. The mounting bracket can also be used to place the speaker on a shelf or table in a horizontal or vertical position. The NS-AW190 speakers also feature a single 1/4" threaded insert for attaching an optional wall-mount bracket, sold separately.

     
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    5 out of 5

    NS-AW190

    Written By Mark L., Redding,Ca. on Thursday, December 26, 2013
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    I bought these for my father inlaws porch and he loves them.He says they have nice clean sound from his Denon reciever and for the money he couldn't be happier.Thank you Crutchfield
    Pros:
    Great for up to mid size porches and easy to install.
    Cons:
    None
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    5 out of 5

    Yamaha speakers

    Written By James, TX on Wednesday, December 18, 2013
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    Easy to install and looks good in the corners of my porch. Can't wait to use them this summer.
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    5 out of 5

    speakers

    Written By srd, minnesota on Sunday, October 20, 2013
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    great product great size and quality and sound. fast shipping.great value
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    5 out of 5

    Good outdoor speaker

    Written By JSL, Forestdale, MA on Friday, September 13, 2013
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    Good sound for the price and trivially easy to install. I don't use it for sources where a lot of bass is needed. Would be even better if the mount supplied with the speakers could pivot in two directions; once you choose the speaker orientation you are only able to pivot the speaker in one plane (vertical or horizontal, for instance). As I recall there is a separate mount that can avoid this.
    Pros:
    Easy installation, good sound
    Cons:
    One dimension for pivoting once the speaker orientation is chosen.
    1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Great for the money

    Written By seipel1892, Houston, OH on Wednesday, August 28, 2013
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    I don't think you can get a better pair of speakers for $100. Bought two pair and a new Pioneer stereo receiver for my two decks and can use either pair or both. Great combo
    Pros:
    Sound great, easy install, inexpensive
    Cons:
    none
    1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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    4 out of 5

    Yamaha NS-AW190

    Written By LarryF, East China, MI on Thursday, July 25, 2013
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    I put these inside my sun room. I put the larger Yamaha's outside for the deck. These just don't have the bass and sound quality of the larger one's but they still are not bad.
    Pros:
    Nice size for a sun room, the all window construction limits a larger size.
    Cons:
    Needs a little more bass.
    1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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    4 out of 5

    Yamaha NS-AW190

    Written By Anonymous, Shillington,PA on Tuesday, July 16, 2013
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    Happy with the sound quality and the installation was simple
    Cons:
    Had to purchase additional screws to install but this was not a major problem
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    4 out of 5

    Yamaha Speakers

    Written By Nancy, Sunman In. on Wednesday, July 10, 2013
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    I'm happy with the Yamaha speakers they sound great. The price was great. We replace the old speakers my son got 10 years ago from Crutchfield. (they kind look like the same speakers.) We have them out by the pool.
    Pros:
    Happy with the speakers and they look great.
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    4 out of 5

    Great Bang for the Buck

    Written By GAJ, Santa Rosa, CA on Sunday, June 16, 2013
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    Over the decades I've owned 5 or 6 pairs of outdoor speakers, my latest are Boston Acoustics and I'd give those 4.5 out of 5.

    Bought these for my daughter.

    For the price the Yamahas can't be beat.
    Pros:
    Excellent sound, good looks, excellent brackets, easy to install.
    Cons:
    There should be additional screw holes that are closer together to allow them to be installed on the narrow side of a 2x4 roof joist.
    3 out of 3 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    For the $$, I'm very happy

    Written By Greg, San Juan, Puerto Rico on Wednesday, June 12, 2013
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    This product beats Bose speakers (with a 60% higher price tag) hands down. I've owned both and I am very satisfied with the Yamahas. THey're not terrifically loud, but very well-balance for reasonable volume situations. I have a set on my patio and one on my living room.
    Pros:
    Excellent price tag/performance ratio
    Cons:
    They could be a little louder and they definitely need a little EQing. (nit-picking)
    2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Great little outdoor speakers!

    Written By Big Dan, Lake James, NC on Saturday, June 08, 2013
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    Just installed these and I was very impressed. Separation was good. Clarity was exceptional, Bass was acceptable for a speaker in this price range. Very satisfied for what I wanted to do out on my deck with pool. We'll see if they hold up. So far so good!
    1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    indoor/outdoor speakers

    Written By Brook Hollow, Columbia , NJ on Thursday, May 30, 2013
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    I purchase 8 of these speakers for my winery and the quality is 100% Highly recommended.
    Pros:
    Easy to install, light very compact
    1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Yamaha NS-AW190

    Written By J.P., florida on Saturday, May 25, 2013
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    The sound is outstanding.I have a small hanger,and I moounted the speakers on the outside and we can hear the music inside as well as ouutside.
    Pros:
    Small but very good sound.
    Cons:
    So far NONE.
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    5 out of 5

    Sweet Spot Between Price and Quality

    Written By IanW, Houston, TX on Wednesday, April 24, 2013
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    When I sought speakers for my remodeled patio, the Yamaha NS-AW190 speakers hit the sweet spot between price and quality, including a must-have in any speaker I buy: rubber driver surrounds.

    When I tested them inside the house, they sounded very good at have-to-yell-over-the-music volume. Accept that you simply cannot get abyss-deep bass out of a 5" woofer and you should be perfectly satisfied. Deep bass on an outdoor speaker is not a priority with me anyway: I prefer not to inflict my music on my neighbors in hopes they will return that courtesy.

    There is no apparent way to non-destructively remove the grilles in case you want to paint the housings: I took the manual's silence on the issue as a "no," and since this was not a deal-killer for my use I bought them anyway.

    I have always had good, long-term experiences with Yamaha stereo equipment and these speakers should be no exception!
    Pros:
    Very good sound for this size speaker and price is fair for the quality. Driver surrounds are rubber!
    Cons:
    Non-removable grills, if painting housings to match is a priority.
    5 out of 5 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    much more cost effective than Bose exterior "environmental" speakers..

    Written By JS, Marshallton, Pa on Monday, December 10, 2012
     
    I originally bought one pair; just ordered three more. I run them outside playing water sounds to mask road noises. I also have a number of Bose environmental exterior speakers, playing the same material. And if anything, the Yamaha's sound better for what I am using them--perhaps because they are more directional...The Bose, however, are much easier to install--you don't need to hang them, as they sit on the ground; and you can therefore move them around easily if need be... The Yamaha's are stationary, meant to be hung on the wall...
    Pros:
    very cost effective...
    Cons:
    you need to hang them...
    3 out of 3 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Yamaha outdoor speakers

    Written By Jack, Steamboat Springs, Co on Wednesday, September 05, 2012
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    Product received on time, very well packaged( you could have dropped it from the roof!) good and easy to follow assembly directions, well designed product ( even a safety clip to protect from falling when wall mounted) product performs as anticipated, good value for the money. Will buy from your company again. Can always depend on Yamaha even now that product made in China. Thanks!
    Cons:
    None
    3 out of 5 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    yamaha NS-AW190

    Written By Mark, Long Island NY on Saturday, August 04, 2012
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    Install them out by the pool, nice sound ,great price
    2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Yamaha NS-AW190

    Written By Anonymous, Ct on Friday, July 06, 2012
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    Good bang for the buck, speakers sound great out on my deck.
    3 out of 3 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Yamaha NS-AW190BL

    Written By Islandreamer, Virginia Beach, VA on Sunday, June 03, 2012
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    This is an upgrade to my Radio Shack Optimus bookshelf speaker. What a difference these Yamahas' has made to tonal reproduction. The highs were a lot clearer and vocals sounded more natural. Bass is adequate. I chose these for its wider frequency range and slightly larger woofer. For the price, these outdoor speakers are hard to beat. I'm enjoying my patio and grilling a whole lot better!
    Pros:
    Wide frequency response. Nice modern design. 5 inch woofer.
    Cons:
    None for now. Time will tell if it will last past its 2 year warranty.
    6 out of 6 people found this helpful
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    4 out of 5

    Out Door Speakers

    Written By PJJ, Wichita KS on Wednesday, April 25, 2012
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    Good Speaker for the value. Put them high in the soffit of the house pointing towards the pool. Works great.
    Pros:
    Sound for price
    Cons:
    Would like to be a little more directional.
    5 out of 5 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Yamaha NS-AW190

    Written By Anonymous, McGaheysville, VA on Monday, April 02, 2012
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    Quick delivery. Speakers sound great.
    3 out of 11 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    just what we needed!

    Written By Steve, VA Beach on Monday, September 12, 2011
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    Perfect pair! These yamaha speakers are great, easy to mount and the sound is supreme. We have a large backyard with a pool and these speakers fit the bill. We know the yamaha quality and the price was very reasonable. Would recommend to anyone!
    18 out of 18 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Very pleased!

    Written By Adrienne, Bluemont, VA on Tuesday, August 26, 2008
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    Great set of outdoor speakers with a sound quality far above what I paid for. Perfect set of family outdoor speakers!
    80 out of 92 people found this helpful
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