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Niles RS6SI Pro

Stereo-input outdoor rock speaker (Shale Brown)

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Item #: 190RS6SPSB
 

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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.

This speaker rocks, but it won't roll

The Niles RS6SI Pro stereo-input speaker delivers spacious sound while disappearing into the surrounding landscape. Your outdoor music will sound exceptional thanks to Niles' careful design and attention to detail.

Thoughtfully designed for clear sound

The RS6SI Pro features dual 1" dome tweeters for crisp highs, and a 6-1/2" polypropylene woofer for rich midrange and bass. Niles mounts the drivers closer behind the grille than most rock speaker manufacturers for more accurate sound with better imaging. And the tweeters are angled upwards 20 degrees, so the high frequencies are aimed at the listener and not the ground. All of the RS-Pro series speakers have the option to be wired as single channel loudspeakers.

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Stands up to the elements

The RS6SI Pro is completely weatherproof — you can leave it outside fully exposed to whatever nature brings, worry-free. It has passed some of the most stringent environmental tests ever devised for outdoor speakers, including extensive salt fog and UV exposure testing. Plus, it can handle extreme temperatures, from -50 to 185 degrees. You'll enjoy "rock"-solid sound for years to come.

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Highlights:

  • sold individually
  • for use in stereo or mono mode
  • acoustic suspension design
  • frequency response 60-21,000 Hz (±3 dB)
  • handles up to 150 watts
  • sensitivity 89 dB
  • 8-ohm impedance
  • dual 1" Teteron dome tweeters
  • 6-1/2" TCC (talc, carbon and ceramic) injected polypropylene dual voice coil woofer
  • weatherproof enclosure
  • rust-proof aluminum grilles
  • 3-foot pre-attached burial-rated speaker cable
  • security bracket included to protect against theft
  • 13"W x 12-1/8"H x 10-3/4"D
  • weight: 19 lbs.
  • warranty: limited 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 TCC Polypropylene
Woofer Surround Butyl rubber
Power Range (watts) 10-150
Sensitivity 89 dB
Impedance (ohms) 8
Frequency Response 60-21k Hz
Connector Type Bare wire
Height (inches) 12-1/8
Width (inches) 13
Depth (inches) 10-3/4
Weight (pounds) 19.05
Mounting Bracket Included No
Parts Warranty Limited Lifetime
Labor Warranty Limited Lifetime
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What's in the box?

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  • RS6SIPRO Rock Speaker in Shale Brown with two attached 28" speaker wires
  • 9.75" Metal security stake
  • 40" Nylon security cable
  • 4 Red wire nuts
  • Installation Guide
  • Limited Warranty card

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Features

Overview: The Niles Audio RS6SIPRO Rock Loudspeaker is designed for outdoor use. The GeoRealistic enclosure has the texture and color of natural rock, 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 RS6SIPRO is packaged as a single speaker.

Stereo Inputs: The RS6SIPRO has dual inputs that allow you to connect both left and right channel signals to a single speaker. The dual-voice-coil woofer and dual tweeters give you stereo sound from a single speaker enclosure. As a single stereo speaker, the speaker has an 8 ohm impedance. It can also be configured as a single channel speaker (in a two speaker stereo mode), in which case, the speaker's impedance would be 4 ohms.

Drivers: The RS6SIPRO features a 6-1/2" injection-molded TCC (talc, carbon, and ceramic-filled) polypropylene cone woofer with dual voice coils and two 1" Tri-laminate Teteron dome tweeters, bridge-mounted at a 15° angle for optimum dispersion and stereo separation. 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 RS6SIPRO is equipped with two connected 28" lengths of burial-rated speaker wire with tinned ends. Four 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 RS6SIPRO 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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Written By Mike O, Tucson AZ on Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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Product looks good but when I installed sound is tinny and flat.. I reversed connections and no change. I put a different planter speaker in its place and it sounds just fine. Need to contact Crutchfield may just be a bad unit.
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Niles RS6SI Pro

Written By Anonymous, Aurora, Ill on Monday, June 10, 2013
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WOW ! Rocks out !
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easy set up , installed w/ the Niles WCV control
Cons:
should have purchased earlier !
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