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Niles RS5 Pro

Outdoor rock speaker (Granite Gray)

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by Marshall Chase
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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.

Have a rock concert in your yard

The Niles RS5 Pro combines great sound with a weatherproof enclosure that blends into the surrounding landscape. Each RS Pro series speaker has unique textures and colors that are fashioned to look like natural rocks.

Two-way speaker design

The RS5 Pro speakers use a two-way design for full-range sound. A 1/2" fluid-cooled Kaladex™ tweeter is mounted upward at a 20º angle for optimum coverage. The 5-1/4" TCC (talc, carbon and ceramic) injected polypropylene woofer has a rubber surround to deliver a tight bass thump. Niles mounts the drivers closer behind the grille than most rock speaker manufacturers for more accurate sound with better imaging. You'll enjoy living-room-quality sound on your patio, in your garden, or around your pool.

Built to handle the outdoors, rain or shine

The RS5 Pro is built with durability in mind. Each enclosure is made with four layers of fiberglass and coated with UV protective paint to inhibit fading from sunlight.  Microperf™ aluminum grilles cover the double sealed woofer and tweeter. The enclosure is even shaped to channel rain water away from the drivers. Niles RS5 Pro speakers are tested to meet military specifications for exposure to the elements including extremes of temperature and humidity and even salt fog. Plus they're covered by Niles' limited lifetime warranty.

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Highlights:

  • acoustic suspension design
  • frequency response 85-20,000 Hz (±3dB)
  • handles up to 100 watts
  • sensitivity 89 dB
  • 1/2" fluid-cooled Kaladex™ dome tweeter
  • 5-1/4" TCC (talc, carbon and ceramic) injected woofer
  • weatherproof enclosure
  • rust-proof grilles
  • 3-foot pre-attached burial-rated speaker cable
  • security bracket included to protect against theft
  • 9-7/8"W x 9-5/8"H x 8-1/2"D
  • weight: 10.3 lbs.
  • warranty: limited lifetime
  • 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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5-1/4
Woofer Composition
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Talc-filled Polypropylene
Woofer Surround
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Butyl rubber
Power Range (watts)
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10-100
Sensitivity
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89 dB
Impedance (ohms)
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8
Frequency Response
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85-20k Hz
Connector Type
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Bare wire
Height (inches)
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9-5/8
Width (inches)
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9-7/8
Depth (inches)
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8-1/2
Weight (pounds)
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10.3
Mounting Bracket Included
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No
Parts Warranty
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Limited Lifetime
Labor Warranty
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Limited Lifetime
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What's in the box?

Download owner's manual

  • RS5PRO Rock Speaker in Granite Gray with attached 28" speaker wire
  • 9.75" Metal security stake
  • 40" Nylon security cable
  • 2 Red wire nuts
  • Installation Guide
  • Limited Warranty card

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Features

Overview: The Niles Audio RS5PRO Rock Loudspeaker is designed for outdoor use. The GeoRealistic enclosure has the texture and color of natural rocks, so it blends in just about anywhere in your yard or landscaping. It is completely weatherproof, and comes with a limited lifetime warranty.

Note: The Niles Audio RS5PRO is packaged as a single speaker.

Drivers: The RS5PRO features a 5-1/4" injection-molded TCC (talc, carbon, and ceramic-filled) polypropylene cone woofer and a 1/2" Kaladex dome tweeter, mounted at a 20° angle for optimum dispersion. The ConeForward driver placement and high quality crossover design give you superior quality sound in an outdoor setting. The drivers are covered with shaped MicroPerf aluminum grilles to maintain the natural look.

Weatherproof Enclosure: Niles Audio rock speakers feature proprietary 4-layer fiberglass construction, making it completely weatherproof and acoustically inert. It can withstand extreme environments, including UV exposure and water resistance. It surpasses the military's strict specifications for preventing corrosion (MIL-STD-883D). The enclosure can also withstand temperature extremes of -50°F to 185°F.

Wiring: The RS5PRO is equipped with a connected 28" length of burial-rated speaker wire with tinned ends. Two waterproof wire nuts are included for splicing on your own speaker wire. If you plan to bury the speaker cable, you should either use cable rated for direct burial, or run the cable through PVC pipe. The recommended gauge of the speaker wire is determined by the maximum length needed:

Wire Gauge Maximum Distance
16 60 feet
14 100 feet
12 160 feet

Speaker Security: The RS5PRO comes with a metal security stake and a Nylon security cable. The security cable should be looped through the eyelet on the bottom of the speaker enclosure and secured to the stake, which is then driven into the ground. If desired, enhanced security methods can be used, such as anchoring the speaker to concrete.

 
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5 out of 5

Niles RS5 Pro Rock Speaker

Written By MikeR, Las Vegas on Thursday, June 19, 2014
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They blend well with the landscape rock and sound very good paired with the Sonos Amp. Not a lot of thump but I did not expect that in an outdoor speaker paired with the Sonos.
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Niles outdoor rock speaker

Written By Ed P, Lancaster, OH on Monday, August 05, 2013
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delivered to door, excelent packing. Hooked up to speaker wire with no problem. Sounds fantastic.
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just one speaker or a pair? [ brad  Dec 20, 2013 ]
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  • The price listed is per speaker. [ Jeff Staff  Dec 21, 2013 ]

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