Niles PS6SI Pro
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Item # 190PS6SIPC | MFR # FG01680
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Now your plants can bring harmony to your home in more ways than one. Niles helps with a lovely speaker that serves as an outdoor planter. This speaker delivers full, rich sound to liven up your cookouts and backyard ballgames while welcoming your flowers, herbs, or greenery in its weatherproof cabinet. The PS6SI Pro comes with a flush-mount side grille that's naturally camouflaged. Your guests might wonder just how you're producing those great outdoor tunes.
Niles designed the PS6SI Pro for spacious, high-fidelity sound. A 6-1/2" woofer and two custom-angled tweeters disperse crisp sound over a wide listening area. And the separate left- and right- channel inputs give you both halves of the stereo mix from just a single speaker.
Average Customer Review(s):
Great speaker great sound
Love the product! This is my second purchase of the exact same model because I loved the first one so much that I wanted one for the other side of my deck. Only problem I had was it came just a bit damaged. The bottom was cracked and dented just a bit. Nothing Crutchfield or Niles did wrong, just rough handling during shipping. I probably could have sent it back, but it wasn't that big a deal.
Pros: Sounds great!
Cons: Price. I had to wait almost a year for the speaker to back on sale again. (If you see it on sale, snag it, because it doesn't go on sale often.
Looks good and sounds great. Simple to install with clear directions and options for different single and dual speaker setups. Hooked to a Denon AVR 300 from our Ramada with 100 ft of underground CL 2 cable.
Pros: Sounds good, easy to setup and lighter than expected,
Cons: Scratches easy when placed on rocky landscape.
Paired two of these with a Sonos Connect:Amp. Provides great high-end sound as well as a surprising level of bass for an outdoor speaker.
Pros: good look. Provided connectors appear well suited for outdoor use
Cons: provided connectors too small to accommodate 12ga speaker wire
sounds Great easy to hook up fast delivery
Pros: looks nice with plants in
|Tweeter Type||Tri-Laminate Teteron|
|Woofer Surround||Butyl Rubber|
|Power Range (watts)||10-100|
|Frequency Response||Not Given|
|Connector Type||Bare wire|
|Mounting Bracket Included||No|
|Parts Warranty||Ltd. Lifetime|
|Labor Warranty||Ltd. Lifetime|
Overview: The Niles Audio PS6Si Pro is a round planter with a built-in stereo input speaker that can be used indoors or outdoors. It is designed to accommodate live plants features two drain-holes to allow water to drain from your plants. Available in a weathered concrete finish and terra cotta finish.
Drivers: The speaker has a down-firing 6.5" dual voice coil, injection-molded TCC (Talc/Carbon/Ceramic) filled polypropylene woofer with a butyl rubber surround. There are two 1" fluid-cooled tri-laminate Teteron tweeters that can be adjusted to vary the sound dispersion from 180º for open areas, to 90º for corner installations. The dual tweeters and single woofer provide a quality stereo signal with just one speaker.
Grille: The four aluminum MicroPerf grilles on the planter speaker have hundreds of precisely-sized perforations, creating an acoustically transparent grille. The aluminum construction resists oxidation, enabling years of trouble-free operation in the harshest conditions. Both sides of the grille are painted for added protection.
Wiring: The speaker features separate left and right channel inputs. Two 2', burial-rated connection cables are attached to the bottom of the planter. Waterproof wire nuts are provided to connect your speaker wire to the speaker. The proper speaker wire gauge is determined by the length of the run:
Configuration: The speaker can be wired to be used as a single speaker, stereo input mode, or in a 2-speaker stereo mode. In the one-speaker stereo input mode, the speaker is 8 ohms. In the two-speaker stereo mode, the speaker is 4 ohms. The speaker will be louder when used in a two-speaker configuration compared to a single speaker. The speaker will cover a circular area with a diameter of 22'.
Temperature Extremes: The Niles Audio PS6Si Pro planter speaker can withstand temperatures of -50° to 185° Fahrenheit.
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Yes. They actually have two pair of wires. The speaker can be wired with one of the two tweeters for Left and one for Right or if only one pair is wired, that sound comes out of both tweeters. I have two of them and so only connect to one pair of wires and have the other pair zip tied underneath the pot.[ Mark Jul 28, 2015 ]
Not exactly sure what you mean by hardwired. They are not Bluetooth, if that is what you mean. You need to run wires to them. If you are asking if the speakers could be replaced, I'd say yes, definitely the tweeters. The sub would be more difficult to replace. There are two tweeters and three mesh openings, so you choose where you want the speakers to face. Hope this helps.[ Donald Jul 24, 2015 ]
yes[ Mark Jul 24, 2015 ]
Yes, there are wire connectors for both left and right speaker channels.[ Chris Jul 24, 2015 ]
Yes, you can wire them 2 or 4 wire.Hope this helps[ Kelly Jul 23, 2015 ]