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Polk Audio Atrium5

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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 your favorite music outdoors with the Polk Atrium5 speakers. These small speakers offer premium sound, thanks to 3/4" tweeters and 5" woofers. And the rugged, weatherproof design can withstand full exposure to the elements. That means you'll get years of superb performance, wherever you choose to place them.

Polk's new Speed-Lock™ system makes mounting the Atrium5s quick and easy. Install the bracket and simply click the speaker into place. Then just aim the sound towards your listening area and tighten down the included thumbscrew.

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Highlights:

  • all-weather enclosure
  • 5" woofer, 3/4" aluminum dome tweeter
  • frequency response 60-25,000 Hz
  • sensitivity 90 dB
  • 8-ohm impedance
  • handles up to 100 watts
  • includes mounting hardware
  • 6-7/8"W x 10-5/16"H x 8-1/8"D
  • warranty: 5 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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    Polypropylene
    Woofer Surround
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    Butyl rubber
    Power Range (watts)
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    10-100
    Sensitivity
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    90 dB
    Impedance (ohms)
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    8
    Frequency Response
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    60-20k Hz
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    5-way post
    Height (inches)
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    10-5/16
    Width (inches)
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    6-7/8
    Depth (inches)
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    8-1/8
    Weight (pounds)
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    4.6
    Mounting Bracket Included
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    Yes
    Parts Warranty
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    5 Years
    Labor Warranty
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    5 Years
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    What's in the box?

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    • 2 White all-weather speakers
    • 2 Mounting brackets (installed) Owner's Manual
    • Online Product Registration card
    • Polk Audio brochure

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    Outdoor Speaker
    Driver Technology
    Enclosure Design
    Connections
    Mounting Options

    Outdoor Speaker

    Weatherproof Design: Polk Audio All-Weather Certified, Atrium Series speakers exceed baseline industrial and military specifications for environmental endurance (ASTM D5894-UV Salt Fog, Mil Standard 810 Immersion, Mil-Std 883 Method 1009.8 for salt and corrosion.) Certification means Atrium speakers can effortlessly withstand the outdoors, and hold up in extreme temperatures and precipitation.

    Driver Technology

    Polk Patented Technologies: Patented Dynamic Balance and Klippel Optimization technologies ensure the perfect material performance, eliminating driver and tweeter "artifacts" for more realistic sound reproduction at high and low volume levels.

    • Dynamic Balance: A Polk perfected method of analyzing a speaker's microscopic behavior with laser Interferometry. Polk engineers can tune out unwanted resonance and distortion with the right combination of materials, geometry and construction techniques. This brings you pure, distortion-free sound.
    • Klippel Optimization: By using a state-of-the-art Klippel Distortion Analyzer, Polk engineers were able to optimize the woofer's motor structure, voice coil alignment and suspension bringing you the best possible performance even at extreme listening levels.

    Woofers: Each speaker features a 5" (12.7cm) long-throw mineral-filled polypropylene cone driver for clean midrange and deep, accurate bass. For a smoother response and improved durability, each woofer uses a butyl rubber surround.

    Tweeters: Each speaker features a 3/4" (19mm) anodized aluminum dome tweeter with rubber surround and neodymium magnet for better power handling and smoother response.

    Enclosure Design

    Rugged Enclosure Design: The durable, mineral-filled polypropylene cabinet design, with molded-in bracing, sounds like a real speaker (not "an outdoor speaker"), and survives years of seasonal changes, for great sound, no matter what the weather. The rugged, mineral-filled polypropylene enclosure features a rustproof aluminum grille, rustproof aluminum bracket, and stainless steel/brass hardware.

    Note: The speakers are available in a black or white finish. The enclosure is also paintable.

    Broad Coverage Baffle Design: The sculpted front, steeply-angled baffle design and rounded enclosure minimize diffraction (sound reflecting off of hard edges) for more open and lifelike imaging.

    Connections

    5-Way Binding Posts: The Atrium 5 has a pair of gold-plated 5-way binding posts that will accept bare wire, pin connectors, spade connectors, and banana plugs (single or dual).

    Mounting Options

    Speed-Locking Mounting System: The included rustproof aluminum brackets allow multiple mounting options and are quick-and-easy to install. The Atrium 5 can be mounted either horizontally or vertically and aimed to deliver the best possible sound in a variety of situations The integrated brackets provide full 180-degree rotation (when mounted vertically or horizontally. The mounting brackets even allow the speaker to be mounted snugly in a corner or under an eve (at a downward 45-degree angle). You can remove the bracket and use the speaker's built-in stability feet, if you simply want to place the speaker on a table or shelf.

     

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    5 out of 5

    Polk Audio Atrium5

    Written By David, Sonora, CA on Tuesday, November 05, 2013
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    My wife and I have wanted outside Speakers for our rear deck for some time now, but had not chosen which ones to purchase. My son did some research and highly recommended these Polk Audio Atrium5 Speakers. We purchased them along with a new TV and Soundbase from Crutchfield as well, and are very satisfied with our choices.

    The outside Speakers have a wonderful Sound and Clarity that we just love! We placed one each at each end of our 1,000 square foot deck, and the sound is just perfect! One speaker is mounted on a corner to our side yard as well where we gather with friends to enjoy our Pond/Waterfall and Fire Pit with Seating, and the sound covers that area perfectly as well!

    Now if I can just keep my neighbors on three sides OK with my turning these up from time to time....
    Pros:
    Excellent Sound Quality including Great Clarity - Warranty shows the faith of the Company, which we were glad to see. Strong Sound, Excellent Clarity, along with Great "Coverage"!!!
    Cons:
    None what -so-ever! - These Speakers perform wonderfully!!!
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    5 out of 5

    Fantastic

    Written By Tanner G, Kansas City Area on Saturday, May 18, 2013
     
    These speakers are nothing short of fantastic. Even at low volumes you get a well rounded sound. These speakers powered with this Sony unit STR-DH100.. They are a team that are perfect for each other for people wanting a simple setup for a relatively low cost. Along with 50 foot of wire setting these babies up was a breeze! The way these speakers are on a swivel is awesome.. There are no restrictions due to the way this thing is built! Just make sure you measure out your distance so you have plenty of wire or its gonna be a pain getting halfway through and realizing you don't have enough. We used a 14 gauge wire and it worked excellent, we ran it to the speakers and painted over it and it blends in well with nothing standing out. Again you can't go wrong with these speakers, if you are a lover of country you are going to get vibrant vocals and a nice low end bass guitar and kick drum to round it out. And if you are a lover of hip hop these babies are going to give you vibrant vocals, a nice clean treble, and a very clean tight bass. These things powered with the right receiver like the one I put above, which is an awesome yet very simple to the people not very familiar with electronics (my 75 y.o. Grandparents work this thing) will give you plenty of power to annoy your neighbors if you truly wish to. But Seriously, buy these speakers.
    Pros:
    Sound awesome, blend well into their environment, and are very well built to last a long time
    Cons:
    They are too awesome I don't want to leave my back porch.
    2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Polk Audio Atrium5

    Written By Marven G, Guthrie OK on Sunday, September 09, 2012
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    I used these as patio speakers attached to my inside juke box. Installation was simple. Volume seems a bit low but waiting for break-in as I have been told they take some time. Sound quality is great.
    Pros:
    Great sound quality.
    2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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    4 out of 5

    Great for the money

    Written By Jeff B, Albany, NY on Tuesday, July 24, 2012
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    As always the Crutchfield team helped me make a great purchase. I put these speakers on my back patio and deck so we could enjoy music while we were out there. I located them up close the eaves of the house as was recommend by the manufacturers directions. Mounting them took less then a ten minutes with the simple brackets included. They sounded great right off. Response was good and they gave plenty of volume that carried across the yard. The base was weak, as stated by most people, but for most songs you can't tell. I know these have a break in period that will hopefully help that out as time goes on.

    For the average user this is a great product for the money. If you like music with a lot of base I would look at something else or think of adding the Polk subwoofer for outside.
    Pros:
    Good sound, easy install.
    Cons:
    Could use more base
    1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Polk Atrium5 Great Product

    Written By Mark, Decatur, Texas on Tuesday, June 26, 2012
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    I recently purchased a pair of these speakers to replace our old pair of Patio speakers we pruchased around 10 years ago. After installing the Atrium5's, the sound is great. I'm powering them with the Zone 2 of a Yamaha V2065. They are also running through an EQ, (for my personal tweeks). The speakers sound great. The highs are clear and the bass is rich sounding. I'm very pleased with my purchace and the quaility of theses speakers.
    Pros:
    Easy to install
    Cons:
    None so far
    1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Good Investment

    Written By SteveA, Trophy Club, TX on Tuesday, June 12, 2012
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    This is my first experience with outdoor speakers and I am completely satisfied. If you look at the speaker line, there are a number of options from Polk. I decided to spend a bit more to go one level above the base model and I am very happy. While still a couple models removed from the top of the line, this model puts out very clean and bright sound. My outdoor area isn't large, but the sound is full and carries well across the entire area. Additionally, the speakers are fairly wide apart but overlap well in terms of coverage.

    Finally, the form factor is very good and while not being small, they don't seem large or obtrusive and are visually appealing without feeling that there is a large box mounted to the wall. I highly recommend these speakers.
    Pros:
    - Balanced tones across all ranges - Smaller form factor - Easier to mount
    Cons:
    None, so far
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    5 out of 5

    Great Outdoor Speakers

    Written By Mark, Kansas City, MO on Thursday, August 11, 2011
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    Two years ago I purchased a complete Polk Audio setup from Crutchfield for my home theater. Setup is RTi A3's for fronts, CSi A4 for center, RC80i's for surround, and DSW PRO 550wi for subwoofer. This is powered by a Onkyo TX- SR805 with 7.1. After looking at several home theater options, kept coming back to Polk for sound quality and value. Couldn't find a better speaker for the money, and even if I spent more, these were still better than most that cost twice as much (IMHO). We recently finished off some outdoor living space and needed speakers. Initially, I decided to take a cheaper path and bought some Polk Audio Patio speakers I saw at Sams Club for around $129. They sounded terrible, and went right back to the store. I then came back to Crutchfield and decided to spend a little more on the Atrium 5's. Sound difference is amazing and they are still breaking in. Early review is these are great speakers for the money and definitely a good choice. Great for background listening or if you want to crank it up some for a backyard event, they can definitely handle the volume. Polk continues to impress me, their Patio Speakers aside (not sure what that was all about, but was reminded that you do get what you pay for).
    5 out of 5 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Polk Audio Atrium5

    Written By Tom, Soldotna , Alaska on Wednesday, July 27, 2011
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    Great sound , first pair survived the winter outside bought second pair for the garage to use while working out there . Everybody comments and are impressed at the sound quality from an outdoor speaker . 5 STARS
    2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Polk Audio Atrium5

    Written By jb, mobile, al on Tuesday, June 28, 2011
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    part of an indoor surround system i value-engineered using all polk products. needed the surround speakers to all be white. used a pair of atrium5 in front, atrium4 in rear and one blackstoneTL2 for the center...with the polk special, all of it was less than $500! looks and sounds like a lot more...crutchfield/artie was a great help...
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    5 out of 5

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    Written By jason d, atlanta, ga on Thursday, June 23, 2011
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    Purchased the speakers for my outdoor patio; great sound, no regrets...highs and lows sound good. Plenty of power for outdoor living. Not sure what else you would be looking for in an outdoor speaker.
    1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Very Impressed

    Written By Chad, Auburn, CA on Monday, June 06, 2011
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    I have been a audio file for 20+ years. I've owned many high end speaker brands. When it comes to these little polks I can't complain. Infact I was very impressed. After running them through the break-in period they started seriously coming alive. They are very clear and crisp sounding. The bass is also impressive for its size. They sound great at any volume. I must say Polk Audio is a great value and so are the Atrium 5s.
    2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Great Party Speakers

    Written By Jimi, Rialto, Ca on Thursday, May 26, 2011
     
    Got these and cannot believe the quality. I Installed them in the Eves of the house and could not believe the sound. The worked great for the party that I had and enjoy them very much.
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    5 out of 5

    Love it

    Written By Vin M, NJ on Tuesday, May 10, 2011
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    Best Speaker I have ever bought!!
    1 out of 6 people found this helpful
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    1 question already asked

    I want to add these to my Denon avr1613 receiver. I have it set up now with a 5.1 system inside the house. How do I add the outdoor speakers and control them separately from the indoor speakers? [ ron  Feb 16, 2014 ]
    2 answers
    • I am sorry but I have not tried to do what you are considering. only used them as the rear speakers on a 5.1 system. [ JA   Feb 17, 2014 ]
    • ron, in two words, you can't. the receiver you're using doesn't have a "zone b" function. sorry i can't help more. [ JAMES T   Feb 16, 2014 ]

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