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Russound 5B45

Acclaim 5 Series OutBack outdoor speakers (Black)

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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.

The Russound OutBack— indoor or outdoor speaker? Yes!

Russound asks, when you've got terrific speakers like the Acclaim 5 Series OutBack, why limit them? Sure, you can use these speakers in weather-stressed environments like your pool, patio or deck. But they also stand up perfectly to life's other challenges like tax-time in your home office, meal-time in your steamy kitchen, or downtime in your "man-cave." Sealed enclosures, salt-tested marine grade hardware, and aluminum grilles make them tough. Wall mounts and bookshelf feet are included to make them usable anywhere in your home. Flexible placement lets you mount this speaker horizontally, vertically, in corners, on poles, or standing upright.

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Highlights:

  • all-weather enclosure and speaker terminals
  • included wall mount brackets and stand allow for easy indoor or outdoor placement
  • 2-way acoustic suspension (sealed) enclosure
  • 4" woofer, 1" dome tweeter
  • frequency response 80-20,000 Hz (±3dB)
  • sensitivity 88 dB
  • 8-ohm impedance
  • handles up to 100 watts
  • aluminum speaker grilles
  • fully adjustable mounting brackets for horizontal or vertical mounting
  • spring post terminals accept up to 12-gauge wire
  • 6-7/16"W x 9-1/2"H x 6-5/8"D
  • warranty: 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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    4
    Woofer Composition
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    Injection-molded polypropylene
    Woofer Surround
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    Rubber
    Power Range (watts)
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    10-100
    Sensitivity
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    88 dB
    Impedance (ohms)
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    8
    Frequency Response
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    80-20k Hz
    Connector Type
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    Spring post
    Height (inches)
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    9-1/2
    Width (inches)
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    6-7/16
    Depth (inches)
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    6-5/8
    Weight (pounds)
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    3.9
    Mounting Bracket Included
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    Yes
    Parts Warranty
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    Lifetime
    Labor Warranty
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    Lifetime
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    What's in the box?

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    • 2 Black outdoor loudspeakers with integrated mounting brackets
    • 2 Black metal grilles (installed)
    • 2 Bookshelf feet
    • 4 End Caps
    • Installation Manual

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    Features

    Design: The Russound Acclaim 5 Series OutBack outdoor speakers are designed and built to withstand the rigors of outdoor environment. They can be used in a wide range of temperatures, and are unaffected by extremes in humidity. This 5B45 package includes 2 outdoor speakers (with integrated brackets), 2 grilles, 2 pairs of end caps, and 2 bookshelf feet.

    Woofer: The 5B45 speakers feature 4" injection-molded polypropylene woofers with rubber surrounds.

    Tweeter: The 5B45s have 1" Teteron dome tweeters.

    Terminals: The speakers have a single pair of spring post terminals that can accept up to 12 gauge speaker wire. It is recommended that you use 16 gauge speaker wire for runs up to 100 feet, 14 gauge for 50 to 150 feet, and 12 gauge for 100 to 200 feet.

    Grilles: White painted aluminum grilles are included for each speaker. The grilles are corrosion-resistant to give you years of service in any kind of weather.

    Painting: The speaker mounting bracket, enclosure, end caps, and grille can be painted to match your home's exterior if you desire. Care should be given to prevent getting paint on the terminals or drivers.

    Installation Options: The 5B45 speakers can be installed horizontally or vertically using the provided mounting bracket. The speaker rotates on the bracket up to 45° left or right with 13 stop positions. The bracket has provisions for corner mounting or pole mounting (using U-bolts), as well. Each speaker comes with a bookshelf foot that attaches to one end of the speaker for installing the speaker vertically on a bookshelf.

     
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    3 out of 5

    outdoor spks

    Written By russound, 00976 on Monday, June 17, 2013
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    Great sound
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    1 out of 5

    Russound 5B45

    Written By Gil, Wisconsin on Sunday, June 17, 2012
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    Horrible sound. I connected these speakers to a Sonos Z120 unit and the sound was worse than horrible. I am going to donate the speakers to the salvation army.
    Pros:
    Nothing good
    Cons:
    Horrible sound
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    3 out of 5

    Nothing Special

    Written By SCSTWG, Syracuse, NY on Sunday, June 10, 2012
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    These speakers came free with the purcahse of a SONOS ZP120. For free I won't complain, but if I was paying I wouldn't be too happy. They are not great at higher voumes and lack bass. I would have purchased Polk or Yamaha with my money and still may upgrade when the right deal comes along.
    Pros:
    Good mounting hardware led to easy installation.
    Cons:
    Sound quality is mediocre at best.
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    3 out of 5

    Russound 5B45

    Written By Arnold, Dix Hills. NY on Saturday, September 03, 2011
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    Not a bad deal for the price (well I got mine for free with a Sonos ZP120), Good for background music but can use a subwoofer for a deeper base. Distorts at high volume.
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