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Outdoor Landscape Speaker: The SpeakerCraft Ruckus 6 outdoor,
landscape speaker is the perfect choice for gardens, backyards, flower beds, and
any other natural outdoor environments. This "rock"-style enclosures is made of
reinforced poly-resin that matches the color of the U.V. weather-resistant
lacquer coating that covers the speaker. The result is a stone finish that, even
if chipped or marred, will simply expose the same color and texture underneath.
This means the speaker will look good and sound good for years to come.
Note: Although this speaker is designed to withstand the elements, there
are precautions you should take to optimize the long-term performance of the
speaker. Keep soil and wood chips from covering the speaker grille. If soil
accumulates on the grille, it can be rinsed away with low water pressure.
Chemicals commonly used in the yard can potentially damage the rubber parts of
the speaker. Avoid spraying such chemicals onto or near the speaker. Also avoid
placing the speakers where the grille area will come in direct contact with
Two-Way Coaxial Speaker System: The SpeakerCraft Ruckus 6 outdoor,
landscape speaker features a 0.5" polyamide dome tweeter that coaxially mounted
to a 6.5" polypropylene cone woofer with rubber surround. The woofer's basket is
made from a special weatherproof nylon that prevents the magnet from rusting.
Rubber spiders in the polypropylene woofer seal the tweeter posts and keep water
and moisture from entering the voice coil. Even the wiring inside the speakers
are coated with silicone rubber to prevent corrosion. This two-way coaxial
driver system produces higher fidelity sound and greater sound pressure levels
for the outdoors.
Speaker Wire: The Ruckus 6 outdoor, landscape speaker has a
two-conductor cable exiting the bottom of the speaker. This cable should be
connected to a similar cable (sold separately) run to the speaker location from
your audio system. SpeakerCraft recommends using certified direct burial
cable (sold separately) that is ideal for this purpose. The cable can be run
either directly beneath the speaker into the ground, or you can use the notch on
the bottom of the cabinet to exit the cable out the side.
Note: When attaching the wire to the outdoor speaker, it is
critical that a high quality connection is achieved. A poor
connection may lead to corrosion and a decline in or loss of performance. For
best results, use a set of weatherproof
wire-nuts (sold separately). Another option is to use a watertight direct burial box or crimp or
solder the wires together and use a heat shrink
tube to seal each connector (all sold separately).
Anti-Theft Ring: The Ruckus 6 outdoor, landscape speaker includes an
integrated anti-theft ring located at the bottom of the cabinet. This ring will
allow you to attach a security harness (sold separately) to it.
Speaker Placement: Ideally, you should place the speaker as close to
the primary listening area as possible. The perceived volume of the speaker
decreases rapidly as it is moved further from the listener. If you desire music
over a wide area, it is best to have a larger number of speakers playing at low
volume, rather than a few speakers playing at high volume; keep this in mind
when designing your outdoor system.