Niles PBS6SI Pro

Stereo-input outdoor planter box speaker (Weathered Concrete)

  • Niles PBS6SI Pro


Item #: 190PB6SIPC

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by Marshall Chase

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.

A speaker for all seasons

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 Pro 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 Pro 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 pleasing two-channel sound from a single speaker.

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  • 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)
  • two 3-foot burial-rated connection cables with waterproof connectors
  • 28"W x 12-1/2"H x 11-1/2"D
  • weight: 35 pounds
  • warranty: lifetime
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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Features and Specs
Enclosure Acoustic Suspension
Tweeter Type Dome
Midrange Size ---
Woofer Size 6-1/2
Woofer Composition Talc/Polypropylene
Woofer Surround Butyl Rubber
Power Range (watts) 10-100
Sensitivity Not Given
Impedance (ohms) 8
Frequency Response Not Given
Connector Type Bare wire
Height (inches) 12-7/8
Width (inches) 28-1/16
Depth (inches) 11-1/4
Weight (pounds) 35
Mounting Bracket Included No
Parts Warranty Ltd. Lifetime
Labor Warranty Ltd. Lifetime
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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
  • Limited Warranty Card

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Overview: The Niles Audio PB6Si Pro 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 features two drain-holes to allow water to drain from your plants. Available in a weathered concrete finish and terra cotta finish.

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

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.

Wiring: The speaker features separate left and right channel inputs. Two 2', 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'
  • 14-Gauge: Maximum Distance: 100'
  • 12-Gauge: Maximum Distance: 160'

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.

Temperature Extremes: The Niles Audio PB6Si Pro planter speaker can withstand temperatures of -50° to 185° Fahrenheit.

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5 out of 5

Great Outdoor Speaker

Written By Joe, Salt Lake CIty, UT on Thursday, May 23, 2013
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Great sound for outdoors and the added look of the planter makes this one of the best entertaining investments I have made. Crutchfield's service is the only way to buy this as UPS broke 2 in shipping and Crutchfield fixed everything.
Clean looks and great sound
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