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Item #: 760CS1000B
 

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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.

Great sound, right where you want it

The PSB CS1000 outdoor speakers are built to provide amazing sound quality in the most challenging environments. These weather-proof speakers deliver crisp highs with their 1" titanium dome tweeters. And the 6-1/2" woofer pumps out deep bass with a forward facing port and a plug you can remove to add bass punch. Each CS1000 has a bracket that lets you mount it horizontally or vertically. Once mounted, each speaker can be swiveled to direct the sound wherever you like.


All-weather resilience

PSB Canada knows as much about harsh weather as they do about high fidelity. The sturdy interior of the CS1000 cabinet features extensive bracing to put a damper on vibration. All materials are tough enough to withstand temperature and moisture extremes. Other protective measures include their UV resistant enclosure, rust-proof speaker terminals and rubber seals and gaskets. These speakers will provide years of music enjoyment whether you're out listening on your urban terrace, on the boat dock or just cooling off in your toddler's pool.

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Highlights:

  • weather-proof design for full or partial exposure
  • 1" titanium dome tweeter
  • 6-1/2" ceramic filled polypropylene woofer
  • frequency response 45-23,000 Hz (±3dB)
  • sensitivity 88 dB
  • impedance: 8 ohms
  • 150 watts RMS
  • bass reflex (ported) design
  • 5-way binding posts
  • rust-proof terminals with rubber weather seal
  • rigid construction to reduce vibration
  • paintable aluminum grilles
  • flexible bracket system for vertical and horizontal mounting and dual-axis rotation
  • front facing port with removable rubber plug
  • 9-1/4"W x 12-1/4"H x 11-3/4"D (including bracket)
  • weight: 10 lbs.
  • warranty: 5 Years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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

Features and Specs
Enclosure
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Bass Reflex
Tweeter Type
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Dome
Midrange Size
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None
Woofer Size
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6-1/2
Woofer Composition
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Poly (clay/ceramic)
Woofer Surround
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Rubber
Power Range (watts)
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20-150
Sensitivity
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88 dB
Impedance (ohms)
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8
Frequency Response
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45-23k Hz
Connector Type
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Post
Height (inches)
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12-1/4
Width (inches)
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9-1/4
Depth (inches)
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11-3/4
Weight (pounds)
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10
Mounting Bracket Included
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Yes
Parts Warranty
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5 Years
Labor Warranty
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5 Years
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What's in the box?

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  • 2 Black outdoor speakers
  • 2 Detachable grilles (installed)
  • Mounting bracket (installed)
  • Phase plug (installed)
  • Rubber terminal cover (installed)
  • Four M6 set-screws
  • Owner's Guide (Eng/Fre/Spa/Ge)

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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.

Driver Technology
Enclosure Design
Connections
Mounting Options
Specifications

Driver Technology

All-Weather Outdoor Speaker: The all-weather, outdoor PSB CS1000 loudspeaker is specially designed to bring PSB's renowned sonic performance to wide-open indoor or outdoor spaces.

Two-Way Speaker Design: The CS1000 outdoor speaker's two-way system includes a 6.5"woofer with a clay/ceramic injection-filled polypropylene cone and rubber surround that complements a 1" titanium dome tweeter to deliver full-range music reproduction.

  • 1" Tweeter: The CS1000 feature a single 1" titanium dome tweeter with a ferrofluid neodymium magnet.
  • 6.5" Woofer: The CS1000 features a 6.5" clay/ceramic filled injection-molded polypropylene woofer with a rubber surround.

Waveguide: The CS1000's tweeter utilizes an acoustical waveguide to deliver, more even high frequency response.

Crossover Network: The tweeter and woofer are crossed over at 2,200 Hz.

Enclosure Design

Weatherproof Design: The PSB CS1000 features a rugged, weatherproof design to bring high-end audio performance to any outdoor environment or commercial installation.

Durable Build: The CS1000's durable build features a thick-walled UV-resistant polypropylene cabinet, an aluminum grille, and rustproof terminals with a rubber cover for protection from the elements.

Bass Reflex Cabinet: The CS1000 utilizes a bass reflex cabinet with a front firing port for greater efficiency and bigger bass response. A rubber phase plug is also provided for tighter, accurate bass reproduction.

Internal Ribbing: The CS1000's cabinet utilizes extensive internal enclosure ribbing for extra stiffness to prevent resonance.

Aluminum Grille: The speaker comes with a removable aluminum (metal-mesh) grille.

Paintable Finish: The PSB CS1000 outdoor speaker is available in a black or white finish. The enclosure and grille are both paintable.

Connections

Gold-Plated Binding Posts: The gold-plated  binding posts will accept bare wire (16-12-gauge), pin connectors, spade connectors, and banana plugs (single only). The speaker terminals are spaced to far apart to use dual banana plugs.

Color-Coded: The speaker's binding posts are color-coded (red/black) for easy identification between positive and negative.

Terminal cover: The CS1000 includes a rubber terminal protective cover to protect the speaker's gold-plated speaker terminals from the harsh elements of the outdoors.

Mounting Options

Applications: The PSB CS1000 is the ideal speaker for a range of residential and commercial environments, including decks and patios, retail stores, restaurants, hotels, and fitness centers.

Dual-Rotational Bracket System: PSB engineers designed a fully adjustable, dual-rotational bracket system to allow for multiple mounting options, even in difficult places. Thanks to this highly flexible bracket, the CS1000 can be mounted vertically or horizontally and rotated up to 90 degrees on one axis and 170 degrees on the other axis.

Specifications

Frequency Response:

  • On Axis @ 0° (+/-3dB): 45-23,000 Hz
  • On Axis @ 0° (+/-1.5dB): 59-20,000 Hz
  • Low Frequency Cutoff -10 dB: 40 Hz (with open port)

Sensitivity:

  • Anechoic Chamber: 86 dB
  • Typical Listening Room: 88 dB

Internal Volume: 0.3 cu ft

 
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5 out of 5

Great outdoor speakers

Written By Tim, Charlottesville, Va on Monday, June 30, 2014
 
I am so very pleased with these speakers. They seem well made, and the sound you get from them is bigger than the size would indicate. They will rattle a bit with too much bass/volume, but at that point, your neighbors will be calling.
Pros:
Sound great
Cons:
Little weak on bass at loud volumes
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4 out of 5

PSB CS1000

Written By jo, Buffalo, NY on Sunday, August 25, 2013
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These outdoor speakers perform as if they were high end book shelf speakers. I feel they are are a cut above my old Electro-Voice EVID 4.2 outdoor speakers, better bass definition and voicing. Mid range is extremely clean and natural with the proper amount of quality bass, no sub needed unless you really enjoy the extra low end authority.
Pros:
Excellent sound quality...
Cons:
I received a defect pair on my first delivery, quality control at the manufacture could be improved.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Very pleased

Written By E-Dogg, Columbus, OH on Wednesday, May 08, 2013
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I first ordered and received the PSB CS500 outdoor speakers. They were great speakers, but just didn't have the "umph" in terms of bass that I was looking for. With my 20' x 20' deck, I needed something with a little more bass and power. I called Crutchfield and the customer service I received regarding my return of the CS500's and the subsequent purchase of the CS1000's was EXCELLENT.

Onto the CS1000's - Wow! - what a difference over the CS500 in terms of sound depth and bass. I can't say enough good things about these units. Solid case, awesome manuverability with the mounting brackets and they look great. Sound quality is just superb. This was my first PSB purchase and it won't be my last. I'm very impressed with this company. Nice gold plated terminals on the back that screw down to hold the speaker wire on.
Pros:
Overall, these are top-notch speakers that will fill your outdoor area with great, deep rich sound.
Cons:
This is very minor: the speakers come with a rubber "cover plate" to cover the terminals. Well, this rubber cover plate haas little tabs that sit in the back of the speaker to hold the cover plate on with friction. The only problem is that my quality speaker wire is a bit stiff and doesn't lay perfectly flat as it exits under the opening of the rubber cover, therefore, the rubber cover doesn't sit flush and will fall off.
5 out of 5 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

PSB CS1000

Written By Brian, Atlanta, GA on Tuesday, April 02, 2013
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I have these in my backyard under my covered porch. Placing them with the brackets was pretty easy and the sound so far has been superb. They project very well and the bass is suprisingly good. We have a pretty good size backyard with a pool and sitting area and I can easily hear the speakers no matter where i am in the yard.
Pros:
fantastic sound, great bass
Cons:
A bit pricey but I didn't find anything in this range for significantly less
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5 out of 5

Big sound

Written By RoyM, Florida on Wednesday, January 23, 2013
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Sound great, plenty of bass. Nicely efficient at lower volumes. Be sure to read dimensions.
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5 out of 5

PSB CS1000

Written By bigdrive5, Kauai, Hawaii on Sunday, December 30, 2012
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This is an amazing speaker. I guess the bass response blew me away the most. I agree with others who have said this speaker does not require a subwoofer to deliver the goods. The speaker seems to be very solidly built and can handle more volume than I need. I know it is kind of pricey, but it is worth it.
Pros:
Amazing bass from a 6.5 inch woofer. Speaker can be adjusted two ways--- tilting up and down and rotating side to side----you can really fine tune the balance of sound..
Cons:
My only minor complaint is the rubber plate that covers the wiring terminals has about a half inch hole for the speaker wire to go through. After installation the hole remains big enough for an assortment of critters to enter and set up house in that nice little cave. I just stuffed a wad of clay in there to seal up the hole. I would suggest PSP supply a piece of foam or something to seal off the hole after running the speaker wire through it.
4 out of 4 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Fantastic Speakers

Written By Sprockman, Apopka, FL on Monday, September 03, 2012
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Huge sound field that is deep and rich. I can hear the music from each speaker throughout my poold deck area. The bass reproduction is as good as younwill get without using a sub. They are much larger sn anticipated.
Cons:
None. They are great speakers!
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5 out of 5

PSB CS 1000 outdoor speakers

Written By John H, Carmichaels, PA on Friday, August 10, 2012
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I was strongly considering Bose or Klipsch before calling Crutchfield to discuss the better option between the two. The rep recommended the PSB CS 1000 and indicated the sound was amazing, so I went with his recommendation and bought these speakers. Very easy install with straightforward directions and really strong outdoor mounts. It took me perhaps 1/2 hour to install these on our new patio. Then .... I plugged in to a Denon receiver and was absolutely blown away by the sound. It is unbelievable how good these speakers sound. I asked if I needed to add a sub-woofer and the rep told me it wasn't needed; now I know why. The range of sound that comes from these speakers is absolutely stunning; both from low to higher volumes. It sounds like you are in a concert when they're cranking. The base (ensure you pull the rubber plug out once installed) is unreal and reverberates through your chest ... I could not be happier with these speakers. Do yourself a favor and buy these... you will not be disappointed.
Pros:
Look great; easy install; mounts are very easy to work with and the sound is wonderful - beyond what I expected.
Cons:
A little bulky for a do - it your-selfer standing on a ladder but not that bad. Really no cons that I can think of.
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5 out of 5

Great sounding, but huge speakers!

Written By GabeS, Iowa on Saturday, June 02, 2012
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PSB is one of my favorite speaker brands. Paul Barton attends to every detail in every speaker they release, and it shows. I've never heard a bad sounding speaker from them, and these were no different. To test them out, I hooked them up in my dad's recording studio, where he has two Alesis Monitor One speakers. The CS1000's blew them out of the water. The bass, when listened close-range, was so deep that I had to go around the room checking for the presence of a subwoofer (there wasn't). That's due to the port that's on the front. There's no need whatsoever to add a subwoofer to these, the bass is that good.

As far as the mids and highs go, the mids are super smooth, as PSB is known for. I agree with the reviewer before me, who says that the highs are laid back, but to me this is a very good thing. Too often speakers just scream at you, and it's refreshing to hear one that doesn't. I loved the sound coming from these, it doesn't get much better for outdoor speakers.

The only problem is size. I didn't look at the dimensions when I bought these, and I should've, because they're huge! They're big for bookshelf speakers, let alone ones that are meant to be mounted outdoors! The wife was not too happy when she saw them, so unfortunately, they're on their way back to Crutchfield as I write this review. It's a shame, because I really fell in love with the sound of these speakers. I ordered the smaller CS500's, and I'll write a review for those as soon as they get here.
Pros:
Plenty of bass, but not at all overwhelming. Mids and highs compliment the bass well. Very balanced sound. Mounting bracket is very flexible, allowing the speaker to be maneuvered in basically any direction. Sound great soft, but can get loud if you want them to.
Cons:
HUGE! I never knew outdoor speakers got this big! Not worth losing a star, but keep this in mind.
3 out of 3 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Pretty good for outdoor speakers

Written By BillV, Austin, TX on Friday, August 26, 2011
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When my 10 year old, but highly acclaimed N.E.A.R. outdoor speakers finally gave out, I started my search. After much research and data gathering online, I was fortunate to find a large number of contenders available locally for audition. I have audiophile ears, so this was a challenging task. But after listening to quite a few, with the JBL's and the Phase Technology SPF-35's as close contenders, the PSB CS1000's were a cut above: closer to a high-end speaker and less of an outdoor box. Good and deep bass, rich lower mids, but the highs a bit laid back (so the shimmer of cymbals is not ringing clear in space). Overall, I'm satisfied as they are better than the rest I've heard. Good value for the $$.
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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1 question already asked

I work at an exclusive Country Club. We need to replace our outdoor speakers which are connected to our house sound system. Our porch is 70 feet long. Would two of these be sufficient? Our current system for the Club is 5 zones, each powered by QSC ISA300Ti amplifiers. Also, we have live music outside once a week. We would like to be able to link into their sound system so that the music could be playing inside the club. How can we do this? [ Charles  Jan 26, 2014 ]
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  • Thanks for your question. For information on selecting the best speakers for your system I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences and help you make the best choice for your system and your budget. [ Krissy Staff  Jan 27, 2014 ]

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