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Klipsch AWR-650-SM

Outdoor stereo-input rock speaker (Sandstone)

Item # 714AWR650S

Disguise your outdoor sound with the Klipsch® AWR-650-SM.

Disguise your outdoor sound with the Klipsch® AWR-650-SM.

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Item # 714AWR650S

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About the Klipsch AWR-650-SM

Disguise your outdoor sound with the Klipsch® AWR-650-SM. This stealthy speaker imitates an actual rock to blend in seamlessly with the surrounding landscape. It sports a 6-1/2" woofer for deep, punchy bass and two 3/4" tweeters for crisp highs. This dual-tweeter design allows the '650-SM to play both channels of a stereo signal with precision and clarity.

Disguise your outdoor sound with the Klipsch® AWR-650-SM. This stealthy speaker imitates an actual rock to blend in seamlessly with the surrounding landscape. It sports a 6-1/2" woofer for deep, punchy bass and two 3/4" tweeters for crisp highs. This dual-tweeter design allows the '650-SM to play both channels of a stereo signal with precision and clarity.

You can also use two of these speakers for a conventional stereo setup in a larger area. Plus, the UV-resistant enclosure ensures you'll enjoy smooth sound at cookouts and pool parties for years to come.

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Product highlights:

  • bass reflex (ported) design
  • frequency response 66-20,000 Hz (±3dB)
  • handles up to 50 watts
  • sensitivity 94 dB
  • impedance: 8 ohms per channel
  • two 3/4" dome tweeters
  • 6-1/2" dual voice coil woofer
  • enclosure looks like a sandstone rock
  • aluminum grilles
  • 3-foot pre-attached speaker cable
  • 14-1/2"W x 16-1/4"H x 10-3/4"D
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
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  • MFR # 1007161
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What's in the box:

  • Sandstone all weather rock speaker with attached 36" speaker cable
  • Metal stake
  • Security cable
  • 5 Orange wire nuts
  • Owner's Manual
  • Product Registration card

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Driver Technology
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Driver Technology

Drivers: The Klipsch All-Weather Rock speaker (AWR-650-SM) is a two-way, dual channel design using a single high performance bass driver for the low frequencies and a pair of Polymer dome high frequency tweeters for wide, even coverage inside a bass-reflex enclosure with a side-firing port. The Rock speaker features a dual voice coil 6-1/2" polymer woofer and two 3/4" polymer dome tweeters. The speaker's dual tweeter design allows it to play both left and right stereo signals with precision and clarity.

Enclosure Design

All Weather Enclosure: The Klipsch AWR-650-SM is constructed of durable weather proof materials such as fiberglass enclosure and powered coated aluminum grilles that are UV-resistant. The Rock enclosure houses a durable polymer woofer cone and polymer dome tweeters. This ensures that the rock speaker will look and sound good for years to come regardless of environmental extremes. The Klispch All-Weather Rock speaker is perfect for lawns, gardens, patio, decks or any other place where exposure to the elements makes conventional loudspeaker usage unsuitable.

Connections

Speaker Configuration: The AWR-650-SM can be configured as a single two channel speaker, or used in pairs as single channel speakers. The AWR-650-SM is provided with a 4-conductor cable to connect either 1 or 2 audio channels. Each channel on the AWR-650-SM has an 8-ohm impedance when connecting both channels of the speaker. When joining the inputs for a 1 channel connection, the AWR-650-SM becomes a 4-ohm speaker.

Wire Splicing: Unless the AWR-650-SM will be connected to an amplifier/receiver directly using the 3' speaker lead, wire splicing to a separate set of high quality, moisture resistant speaker cable will be required (sold separately). The Rock speaker comes with five wire-nuts to add additional speaker wire.

Mounting Options

Placement: Due to its aesthetic design and up-titled orientation, this Rock loudspeaker is designed for low or ground level placement. If a single AWR-650-SM is connected in a two channel configuration it is best to center the speaker on the preferred side for even coverage. To achieve the bets performance from a pair of AWR-650-SMs, place them on the same side of your intended listening area and space them 8 to 20 feet apart. For a higher quality stereo image some degree of toe-in, toward the primary listening area may be required to achieve the desired effect. Some additional Bass will result if you place the speaker in a corner or near a wall.

Securing The Speaker: The Klipsch AWR-650-SM is includes a security eyelet on the underside of the speaker. This permanent eyelet can be used to attach the supplied security cable to the supplied metal stake for added security.

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Customer Q&A

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Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
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Needed a high quality outdoor speaker that would work with my bluestone patio and fieldstone walls. [ M  Apr 11, 2019 ]
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I think it will be good for our pool area. My husband will love this gift! [ Tiffany  Dec 06, 2018 ]
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Klipsch is a great brand! [ Kevin  Jun 30, 2018 ]
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Shawn suggested these as an addition to a fire pit that we are installing in the back yard... [ James  Jun 29, 2018 ]
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I bought them based on Klipsch's reputation and all of the positive reviews, I bought them from Crutchfield because if I have any issue at all I know Crutchfield will be there [ Jason  Jun 26, 2018 ]
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I needed something for my deck [ Kevin David  Jun 18, 2018 ]
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value [ John  Jun 18, 2018 ]
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Recommendation from friends comparing to Bose Green Satellites. The Crutchfield Warrantee and no sales tax [ Rob  Jun 13, 2018 ]
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Pool sound system. [ robert  May 28, 2018 ]
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REVIEWS [ NILESH  May 23, 2018 ]
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positive crutchfield reviews [ Christopher  May 17, 2018 ]
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First of all because the lifetime warranty and also because they are going to go around my swimming pool. Also I know they are efficient and will work well when being powered by Sonos Connect Amp. [ Shawn Scott  Mar 29, 2018 ]
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I like the brand and want it to blend in with landscaping. Also can wire in stereo with one speaker enclosure. [ Christopher  Mar 08, 2018 ]
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Reviews - seems perfect for our fire pit. [ Teresa  Oct 25, 2017 ]
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shows up in many top lists of outdoor "rock" speakers [ sodave  Jan 25, 2017 ]
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Needed a speaker behind our spa [ lawrence  Aug 25, 2016 ]
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Looks and performance ratings [ Nicholas  Jul 11, 2016 ]
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read good reviews, past experience with Klipsch has been excellent [ Sidney  Jun 15, 2016 ]
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Looked like a good outdoor speaker................ [ David  Apr 09, 2016 ]
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Replacing dead Boston Acoustic rk6's [ Greg  Jun 11, 2018 ]
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7 questions already asked

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I have two of these wired as single 4ohm speakers. I am looking to upgrade to a sonos amp as I start my sonos connect but the power may be pushing the limits with the 4 ohms. Would you recommend this as a good setup?
[ Brian  Apr 09, 2019 ]
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Yes the Sonos amp is stable down to 4 ohms and capable of powering up to 4 speakers - especially super efficient ones like those Klipsch. I think the Sonos Amp would be a fantastic addition to your Sonos system https://bit.ly/2XqV9Kg
[ Cosmo  Apr 19, 2019 ]  Staff
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According to Sonos, their amps will handle a 4 ohm load.
[ charles  Apr 19, 2019 ]
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What would be a good speaker wire to use with this? I plan on burying under ground in a conduit. And will run no more than 100' I'm looking to purchase wire locally and getting the wiring ready for my speaker purchase.
[ Don  Mar 07, 2019 ]
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As long as it's being run in conduit, standard speaker wire should be fine.
[ charles  Mar 08, 2019 ]
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I used direct burial 12/2 low voltage lighting wire. 12 ga. So you won't lose much power with the 100' run. Saves you from buying conduit.
[ Jason  Mar 08, 2019 ]
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14 gauge direct burial is what I use. 14/4 to the first speaker and then 14/2 to the next. Makes getting left and right channels a little easier. Make sure to use weatherproof wirenuts or connections!!
[ JOSHUA  Mar 07, 2019 ]
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Do you have to plug it into an electrical source to use it or can you just charge it and use it?
[ Julia  Jun 24, 2018 ]
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The AWR-650 is not a "portable" speaker, nor is it wireless. It requires an input source WITH amplification (such as an iPod through a receiver) to be wired in directly. There is no battery to charge or power.
[ James  Jun 25, 2018 ]
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it is a traditional speaker. It is powered by an amplifier. You need to hook it to an amplifier. It does not need to be plugged in. Nor does it contain a battery that needs charging. However, again, you will need to hook wires up to it... Stereo left and right.
[ DANIELLE D  Jun 25, 2018 ]
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Hello, you have to hard wire it to your receiver. It gets power from that source. 4 channel speaker wire works best. These rocks were a serious upgrade to the backyard pool area.
[ John  Jun 25, 2018 ]
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N, it does not need to plug into an electrical outlet, nor does it require charging. It is connected to an amplifier, which is how it receives its power.
[ Arthur  Jun 25, 2018 ]
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Neither. These are traditional speakers that need to be wired with speaker wire connected to some type of amplifier. They don't require being plugged in to an outlet and don't have a battery. I have mine connected to a Sonos connect amp that's in my basement.
[ Bill  Jun 25, 2018 ]
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These speakers have to be wired to an amp they are not booth rechargeable speakers
[ Stephen  Jun 25, 2018 ]
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These behave like normal stereo speakers, they need to be connected to an amplifier!tonbe used.
[ Joe  Jun 25, 2018 ]
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Just connect to your receiver
[ Richard  Jun 25, 2018 ]
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Would a 300W in wall socket amp be okay? I have two bridges running to one amp.
[ Brian  Jun 11, 2018 ]
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I'm not sure I follow your application but I can tell you the Klipsch AWR-650-SM is rated to handle up to 50 watts continuous (RMS). When joining the speaker's inputs for a single channel connection, the impedance will be 4 Ohms so, bridging two channels of an amp to power it would not be recommended. For additional assistance and personalized recommendations, feel free to contact us directly by phone or through our online chat service: https://www.crutchfield.com/support/ContactUs.aspx
[ Ryan  Jun 20, 2018 ]  Staff
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I have an outdoor theater and need a surround sound system. I am a little confused about speaker design and types of speakers. If I have 5 of these speakers can I use them for my center and surround speakers?
[ Jay  Jul 20, 2014 ]
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I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: If you want to use the Klipsch rock speakers as a theater set up with one being the center channel that will definitely work. I don't think you would have any issue at all doing it. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat.
[ Krissy  Jul 22, 2014 ]  Staff
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Can you use this speaker with Sonos?
[ Kevin  Mar 23, 2019 ]
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Yes, it works with our Sonos.
[ Rick  Mar 26, 2019 ]
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Yes, I use it and have it connected with a connect amp. Don't try a splitter, it does not work. It works very well.
[ JOHN C  Mar 24, 2019 ]
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Yes! It is one of several outdoor speakers tied to my Sonos and my Alexa.
[ Michael  Mar 23, 2019 ]
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No. This speaker requires a separate amplifier.
[ Glenn  Mar 23, 2019 ]
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Is it wireless?
[ Willie  Jun 14, 2016 ]
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Thanks for your question. No it is not wireless. It has 3 ft of speaker wire that is already preattached to it. Hope that helps.
[ Kenny  Jun 14, 2016 ]  Staff
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