Russound 5B45

Acclaim 5 Series OutBack outdoor speakers (White)

  • Russound 5B45

    Front (White)

  • Russound 5B45


  • Russound 5B45

Item #: 5435B45W

Review Summary

This item is no longer available to purchase.
Contact us for other options
Call   Email  

Our take on the Russound 5B45

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.

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.

Got wire?

Most speakers don't include any. Learn more about in-wall wiring at the Crutchfield Learning Center.
Shop our selection of in-wall speaker wire.

See more info on this item


  • 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
Priced per pair

    Hands-on research from the Crutchfield Labs (what are the Labs?)

    Features and Specs
    Enclosure Acoustic Suspension
    Tweeter Type Dome
    Midrange Size ---
    Woofer Size 4
    Woofer Composition Injection-molded polypropylene
    Woofer Surround Rubber
    Power Range (watts) 10-100
    Sensitivity 88 dB
    Impedance (ohms) 8
    Frequency Response 80-20k Hz
    Connector Type Spring post
    Height (inches) 9-1/2
    Width (inches) 6-7/16
    Depth (inches) 6-5/8
    Weight (pounds) 3.9
    Mounting Bracket Included Yes
    Parts Warranty Lifetime
    Labor Warranty Lifetime
    Product Research
    What's in the box?

    Download owner's manual

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

    Our Product Research Team

    At Crutchfield, you'll get detailed, accurate information that's hard to find elsewhere. That's because we have our own in-house Product Research team — they open the box, verify contents, check the owner's manual, and record dimensions, features and specs. We stay on top of new products and technologies to help people make informed choices.


    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.

    Review this product
    Great Gear Giveaway rewards card

    Submit a review and then enter to win a $500 rewards card

    Russound 5B45 Reviews

    Average Customer Review:

    4 people say:

    Review this product:

    Thanks for taking the time to share your experiences about this product. Please be sure to focus your comments on the product itself. Read our Review Guidelines for more information.

    Your email won't be visible. Please use the email address that is associated with your order.
    (e.g., JohnD) Your review will be signed using the display name and location
    (e.g., Charlottesville, VA)

    Click on a star to rate the overall product on a scale of 1-5
    1500 characters left
    Attach a YouTube Review
    Crutchfield Video Review Guidelines
    • Only submit videos that you made or are authorized to use.
    • Do not submit videos that contain music, video or visuals that are copyrighted and belong to someone else.
    • Please see our Review Guidelines for more information.
    500 characters left
    500 characters left
    Filter by rating:
    3 out of 5

    outdoor spks

    Written By russound, 00976 on Monday, June 17, 2013
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
    Great sound
    Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
    1 out of 5

    Russound 5B45

    Written By Gil, Wisconsin on Sunday, June 17, 2012
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
    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.
    Nothing good
    Horrible sound
    1 out of 1 people found this helpful
    Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
    3 out of 5

    Nothing Special

    Written By SCSTWG, Syracuse, NY on Sunday, June 10, 2012
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
    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.
    Good mounting hardware led to easy installation.
    Sound quality is mediocre at best.
    1 out of 1 people found this helpful
    Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
    3 out of 5

    Russound 5B45

    Written By Arnold, Dix Hills. NY on Saturday, September 03, 2011
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
    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.
    2 out of 2 people found this helpful
    Was this review helpful?    Yes | No

    Add accessories for the Russound 5B45

    You'll need speaker wire to connect these speakers to your receiver or amplifier.
    See all categories & accessories

    AudioQuest X2 Speaker Cable 14-gauge cable, connectors optional (30 feet, Gray)
    25 people say
    Your Price: $58.99
    Add to Cart
    AudioQuest G2 Speaker Cable 16-gauge cable, connectors optional (30 feet, Gray)
    19 people say
    Your Price: $38.99
    Add to Cart
    Monster XPHP™ MKII Speaker cable with clear jacket (100 feet)
    8 people say
    Your Price: $99.95
    Add to Cart
    Monster XP® Speaker cable with clear jacket, connectors optional (100 feet)
    50 people say
    Your Price: $64.95
    Add to Cart
    Monster XP® Navajo White MkII Speaker cable (50 feet)
    2 people say
    Your Price: $39.95
    Add to Cart
    1 person says
    Your Price: $14.99
    Add to Cart
    Niles WVC100E Weatherproof stereo volume control with impedance magnification
    15 people say
    Your Price: $124.99
    Add to Cart
    Russound WALTX-2 Weatherproof stereo volume control with impedance magnification
    Your Price: $134.99
    Add to Cart
    Panamax MOD-SPKP Add-on protection module for outdoor speakers and control lines
    Your Price: $54.99
    Add to Cart

    Why choose SquareTrade?

    The #1-Rated Protection Plan

    Thousands of people have reviewed SquareTrade Protection Plans — and made us #1.

    5-Day Service Guarantee & Free Shipping

    We'll repair or replace your item in five business days or less after we've received it, or your plan is free. And, as always, we pay for all shipping.

    Protection from Normal, Everyday Use

    Repairing your average mechanical or electrical failure can cost as much as buying a new device. With SquareTrade, you're covered — including parts and labor.

    For a more in-depth review and enhanced detailed information on the Russound 5B45, please visit the Crutchfield website product page (/ISEO-rccbcspd/p_5435B45W/Russound-5B45-White.html ).