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Niles PB6Si

Stereo-input planter box speaker (Concrete finish)

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  • Niles PB6Si

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  • Niles PB6Si

Item #: 190PB6SIC
 
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Our take on the Niles PB6Si

by Chris Egner
Niles

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.

This speaker doubles as a planter box — you get a great-looking, functional piece for your patio, plus full, rich Niles sound to liven up your cookouts and backyard ballgames. Plant flowers, herbs, or greenery in the weatherproof cabinet. The PB6Si comes with a flush-mount side grille that's naturally camouflaged. Your guests might wonder just how you're producing those great outdoor tunes.

Niles designed the PB6Si for spacious, high-fidelity sound. A 6-1/2" woofer and two custom-angled tweeters disperse crisp sound over a wide listening area. And the separate left and right channel inputs give you accurate stereo sound from just a single speaker.

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Highlights:

  • designed to accommodate live plants
  • MicroPerf™ aluminum grille blends naturally into cabinet
  • 6-1/2" polypropylene woofer
  • dual 1" custom-angled tweeters
  • stereo inputs allow one-speaker or two-speaker setups
  • handles up to 100 watts
  • 8-ohm impedance (in single-speaker stereo mode)
  • dual 3-foot burial-rated connection cables with waterproof connectors
  • 28"W x 12-5/8"H x 11-1/8"D
  • weight: 35 pounds
  • lifetime warranty

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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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6-1/2
Woofer Composition
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Talc/Polypropylene
Woofer Surround
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Butyl Rubber
Power Range (watts)
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10-100
Sensitivity
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Not Given
Impedance (ohms)
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8
Frequency Response
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Connector Type
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Bare wire
Height (inches)
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12-5/8
Width (inches)
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28
Depth (inches)
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11-1/8
Weight (pounds)
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35
Mounting Bracket Included
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No
Parts Warranty
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Ltd. Lifetime
Labor Warranty
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Ltd. Lifetime
Product Research
What's in the box?

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  • Stereo input planter box speaker with weathered concrete finish (with two attached 2' lengths of speaker wire)
  • 4 Wire nuts
  • Installation Guide

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Overview: The Niles Audio PB6Si is a rectangular planter box with a built-in stereo input speaker that can be used indoors or outdoors. It is designed to accommodate live plants. This model has a weathered concrete finish; it is also available in a terra cotta finish.

Note: The PS6Si features two drain-holes to allow water to drain from your plants.

Driver Technology
Enclosure Design
Connections

Driver Technology

Drivers: The speaker has a front-firing 6-1/2" dual voice coil, injection-molded TCC (talc, carbon, and ceramic) filled polypropylene woofer with a butyl rubber surround. There are two 1" fluid-cooled, Tri-laminate Teteron tweeters, bridge-mounted at a custom angle for optimum dispersion. The dual tweeters and single woofer provide a quality stereo signal with just one speaker.

Enclosure Design

Grille: The aluminum MicroPerf grille on the speaker has hundreds of precisely-sized perforations, creating an acoustically transparent grille. The aluminum construction resists oxidation, enabling years of trouble-free operation in the harshest conditions. Both sides of the grille are painted for added protection.

Connections

Wiring: The speaker features separate left and right channel inputs. Two 2-foot, burial-rated connection cables are attached to the bottom of the planter box. Waterproof wire nuts are provided to connect your speaker wire to the speaker. The proper speaker wire gauge is determined by the length of the run:

  • 16-Gauge: Maximum Distance: 60 feet
  • 14-Gauge: Maximum Distance: 100 feet
  • 12-Gauge: Maximum Distance: 160 feet

Configuration: The speaker can be wired to be used as a single speaker, stereo input mode, or in a 2-speaker stereo mode. In the one-speaker stereo input mode, the speaker is 8 ohms. In the two-speaker stereo mode, the speaker is 4 ohms.

 
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