Niles PS6SI Pro

Stereo-input planter speaker (Weathered Concrete)

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Item #: 190PS6SIPC

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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.

Music in bloom

Now your plants can bring harmony to your home in more ways than one. Niles helps with a lovely speaker that serves as an outdoor planter. This speaker delivers full, rich sound to liven up your cookouts and backyard ballgames while welcoming your flowers, herbs, or greenery in its weatherproof cabinet. The PS6SI 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 PS6SI 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 both halves of the stereo mix from just a single speaker.

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  • designed to accommodate live plants
  • looks like a regular terracotta planter
  • MicroPerf™ aluminum grille blends naturally into enclosure
  • 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
  • 19-1/2"W x 19-1/2"H x 19-1/2"D
  • weight: 35 pounds
  • warranty: lifetime
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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Features and Specs
Enclosure Acoustic Suspension
Tweeter Type Tri-Laminate Teteron
Midrange Size None
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) 19-9/16
Width (inches) 19
Depth (inches) 19
Weight (pounds) 35
Mounting Bracket Included No
Parts Warranty Ltd. Lifetime
Labor Warranty Ltd. Lifetime
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  • Stereo input planter 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 PS6Si Pro is a round planter 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 down-firing 6.5" 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 that can be adjusted to vary the sound dispersion from 180º for open areas, to 90º for corner installations. The dual tweeters and single woofer provide a quality stereo signal with just one speaker.

Grille: The four aluminum MicroPerf grilles on the planter speaker have 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. 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. The speaker will be louder when used in a two-speaker configuration compared to a single speaker. The speaker will cover a circular area with a diameter of 22'.

Temperature Extremes: The Niles Audio PS6Si Pro planter speaker can withstand temperatures of -50° to 185° Fahrenheit.

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5 out of 5

Speaker with style

Written By PS6Sl, Tucson AZ on Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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Looks good and sounds great. Simple to install with clear directions and options for different single and dual speaker setups. Hooked to a Denon AVR 300 from our Ramada with 100 ft of underground CL 2 cable.
Sounds good, easy to setup and lighter than expected,
Scratches easy when placed on rocky landscape.
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5 out of 5

Great sound in a good looking package

Written By MarkM, Leesburg, VA on Friday, June 13, 2014
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Paired two of these with a Sonos Connect:Amp. Provides great high-end sound as well as a surprising level of bass for an outdoor speaker.
good look. Provided connectors appear well suited for outdoor use
provided connectors too small to accommodate 12ga speaker wire
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Niles PS6SI Pro

Written By DR, CT on Thursday, March 20, 2014
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sounds Great easy to hook up fast delivery
looks nice with plants in
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