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Klipsch AWR-650-SM

Outdoor stereo-input rock speaker (Sandstone)

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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.

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
  • 8-ohm impedance
  • 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: limited lifetime
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
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    Great Product

    Anonymous, Gilroy, CA

    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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    Klipsch AWR-650-SM Reviews

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    Anonymous from New York, NY on 8/24/2017

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    These sound great! And the staging is PARTICULARLY good. I think the two-channel mode is a bit of a waste, and it makes wiring them somewhat annoying (they don't follow my color code-- according to them, red and white are positive, green and black are negative), but that's a small quibble. Bass was initially lacking, but once I EQ'd them through my amp to push the bass, they really came alive. And, of course, the whole reason why you get these in the first place, in the granite color I chose they actually look pretty reliably like rocks. I have them in a small garden behind some hydrangeas, and you would never know they were speakers-- you wouldn't even know they were there, even after you hear them.

    Pros: Great sound staging; they really look like rocks!

    Cons: Weird wiring setup; somewhat light and plastic-y. They LOOK more like rocks than they FEEL

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    Anonymous from Gilroy, CA on 8/14/2017

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    Great Product

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    Nice looking, great sounding

    Carl from Brunswick, OH on 8/13/2017

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    I installed two of these on my deck and powered them with a Sonos Connect Amp. They sound great! Of course I wish the setup was cheaper, I did get them scratch and dent (they were perfect) and I couldn't be happier. The Crutchfield advisor was excellent also. thanks

    Pros: Nice look, blends in well, sounds great at low and higher volume levels.

    Cons: A little pricey to do a stereo pair.

    Great outdoor speakers!

    Dawn from Manlius, NY on 8/12/2017

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    We purchased 3 speakers. They sound is awesome and look fantastic in our backyard. Just what we were looking for and so happy.

    Pros: Great sound!

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    John from Lockport, NY on 7/25/2017

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    Great product. Love the sound. Very happy with my purchase.

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    Awesome sound with great bass

    Tom from Huntingdon Valley, PA on 7/5/2017

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    So far the speakers have been excellent. I have them connected to a sonos amp which powers it by the pool and it sounds fantastic. The bass is very defined and have received many compliments from family and friends while at the pool.

    Pros: great sound great bass blends very well with my surrounds

    Cons: none so far

    Excellent sound

    Angel from Brentwood, CA on 6/6/2017

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    Clean, crisp sound from these speakers. At first, the bass didn't sound too great but after minor adjustments I got it to a level where it sounds great! The acoustics part of a song and the voice just sound so clean, definitely worth the money for this pair. The sounds reaches far into my yard and around the pool. The charcoal color mixed in well with our lava rock and some moss boulders around it. Overall, you won't be disappointed with the sound coming off these speakers for the price!

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    Anonymous from Los Angeles, CA on 5/10/2017

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    5 stars for outdoor speakers. Overall good to very good sound quality across the spectrum prior to any break in period. Maybe be best in single channel setup but two channel is still better than most outdoor speakers I've heard. Easy to setup and place. Surprisingly good bass especially when positioned near wall or in corner. Great value for the money.

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    Stephen from Goodyear, AZ on 2/26/2017

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    Amazing sound!!

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    Bob from Philadelphia, PA on 1/5/2017

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    Amazing bass for this speaker! I now have 4 of these speakers strategically placed throughout my backyard. I highly recommend these for anyone who is looking for a discrete speaker.

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    pleased

    Anonymous from Sherman, CT on 7/10/2016

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    very happy with them. Good Bass,

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    Anonymous from Boerne, TX on 5/2/2016

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    I have reviewed and listened to many outdoor speakers, but the Klipsch AWR-650-SM are by far and away the best sounding outdoor rock speaker on the market for under $500.00. The blend of the highs and bass and overall clarity are nothing short of spectacular.

    Pros: Price, Sound, Clarity, Cosmetics

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    Solid Speakers

    EricS from New York on 8/22/2015

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    I bought a set of these speakers a little over a month ago and they have performed admirably since then. Short term weather does not seem to have an effect. The sound is wonderful.

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    AWESOME SPEAKERS

    Stephen D from Harrisburg PA on 7/23/2014

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    These speakers "rock" I installed these under our deck where we have a finished patio with Jacuzzi. We have a small 20' strip of flowers there with mulch. After running my speaker wire (14gauge) to the speakers I pointed them into the center of the patio...one on the far left, one on the far right. These sound awesome with wonderful bass response even with the Jacuzzi running.

    Pros: Cant go wrong with Klipsch. Buy them. They look real, not too heavy, and look great in any landscaped area. The speakers have just enough weight to keep them to the ground. Klipsch provides a landscape hold down steel peg with each speaker for added security to the ground.

    Cons: I was timid in wanting to spend $300 per speaker... would have been nicer to purchase as a set for $300....but they are worth the money!!

    Awesome sound

    Matt G from Portland on 6/5/2013

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    These speaker sound awesome. The bass response is EXCELLENT for an outdoor speaker. They play loud and clean. So well in fact that I've already had a few conversations with the neighbors since I installed them. I only gave 4 stars instead of 5 since one of my speakers won't play in stereo. The others all work fine. I'll update my review after talking to Crutchfield support

    Pros: Loud, clear, and great bass.

    Cons: See above

    Great treble and midrange outdoor speaker

    Vsdi from New York, NY on 4/2/2012

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    Purchased this speaker to replace a blown KLH rock speaker. Tried using one speaker since it can be hooked up to reproduce both channels. The treble and midrange are incredibly clear but I ended up ordering a second speaker to hear the separation of the two channels.

    Pros: Great crystal clear highs and midrange

    Cons: Bass is ok but not as good as the KLH that these replaced. Price is high considering they are made in China.

    Awesome sound

    Paulie P. from Brewster NY on 12/6/2010

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    Great product you wont dissappointed with these speakers. Blends in with landscape nicely. Lifetime warranty need I say more.

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    Mike from Chicago, IL on 5/28/2010

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    I have had these for two seasons now and they are wonderful. I was a little skeptical because of the price, but with the warranty and quality, they are perfect. The sound is very deep and rich. the sandstone color looks somewhat fake, but I have them on both sides of my patio (about 38ft apart) pointing to the center of my patio (think of a triangle), and because of their location I do not see them very much. So the color does not bother me. The bass is surprisingly deep and that gives the sound a full feel. I recommend spending the extra $$$ for these.

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    Amazing Outdoor Sound...These Speakers ROCK

    John from Brooklyn, NY on 5/31/2008

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    Not only do the Rock Speakers look great in my newly landscaped yard, but the sound is truly amazing. I now have Klipsch throughout my house. I sent my Bose back. I am glad that there is finally an outdoor rock speaker worthy of praise.

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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 channels speaker or used in pairs as a single channels speaker. The AWR-650-SM is provided with a 4-conductor cable to be able connect either 1 or 2 audio channel. 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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    Why did you buy this?

    shows up in many top lists of outdoor "rock" speakers[ sodave  Jan 25, 2017 ]
    Needed a speaker behind our spa[ lawrence  Aug 25, 2016 ]
    Looks and performance ratings[ Nicholas  Jul 11, 2016 ]
    read good reviews, past experience with Klipsch has been excellent[ Sidney  Jun 15, 2016 ]
    Looked like a good outdoor speaker................[ David  Apr 09, 2016 ]

    2 questions already asked

    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
    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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