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Russound 5B55

Acclaim 5 Series OutBack outdoor speakers (Black)

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Item #: 5435B55B
 

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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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Russound 5B55

5B55 indoor/outdoor speaker with foot mount attached (available in black or white)

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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
  • 5-1/4" woofer, 1" dome tweeter
  • frequency response 72-20,000 Hz (±3dB)
  • sensitivity 90 dB
  • 8-ohm impedance
  • handles up to 125 watts
  • aluminum speaker grilles
  • fully adjustable mounting brackets for horizontal or vertical mounting
  • spring post terminals accept up to 12-gauge wire
  • 7-1/2"W x 11-1/4"H x 7-1/2"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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    5-1/4
    Woofer Composition
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    Injection-molded polypropylene
    Woofer Surround
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    Rubber
    Power Range (watts)
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    10-125
    Sensitivity
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    90 dB
    Impedance (ohms)
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    8
    Frequency Response
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    72-20k Hz
    Connector Type
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    Spring post
    Height (inches)
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    11-1/16
    Width (inches)
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    7-1/2
    Depth (inches)
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    7-5/8
    Weight (pounds)
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    5.4
    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
    • 2 Mounting brackets (installed)
    • 2 Black aluminum 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 5B55 package includes 2 outdoor speakers (with integrated brackets), 2 grilles, 2 pair of end caps, and 2 bookshelf feet.

    Woofer: The 5B55 speakers feature 5-1/4" injection-molded polypropylene woofers with rubber surrounds.

    Tweeter: The 5B55s have 1" Teteron dome tweeters.

    Terminals: Each speaker has a single pair of spring post terminals that can accept up to 12 gauge speaker wire. Russound recommends that you use 16 gauge speaker wire for runs up to 100 feet, 14 gauge up to 150 feet, and 12 gauge up to 200 feet.

    Grilles: Black painted aluminum grilles are included for each speaker. The grilles (as well as the mounting hardware) 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 5B55 speakers can be installed horizontally or vertically using the provided mounting bracket. The speakers can rotate on the bracket approximately 60° left or right. 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 flat surface.

    Dimensions:

    • Using Mounting Brackets:
      • Width: 7.489"
      • Height: 11.026"
      • Depth: 7.571"
    • Using Bookshelf Feet:
      • Width: 7.489"
      • Height: 11.125"
      • Depth: 6.453"
     
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    Written By Ed, Frisco TX on Thursday, May 02, 2013
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    Amazing speakers for outdoor use. I installed them by my pool and the give great big sound to the whole backyard
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    Best part is that they were free with the purchase of a Sonos Amp.
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    Russound 5B55 Outdoor Speakers

    Written By Bob T, Greer, SC on Monday, January 07, 2013
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    Purchased these speakers as a Christmas gift for my daughter to replace defunct speakers on her deck. I just installed this weekend. Had to replace old wires with 16 ga. since the old were not sufficiently sized. After connecting, the speakers sounded very good to my ears. My daughter thought they were a much better improvement in sound then the old ones that died. I'm sure increasing the wire size was a big help. Wire run was about 35 feet.
    Pros:
    Excellent packaging and prompt service and delivery from Crutchfield. The speakers seem to be very well made. Sturdy brackets and excellent directions. Easy to install .Wire connection posts were simple and the easiest connectionsI have seen.
    Cons:
    None.
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