Outdoor speakers (Black)
Our take on the PSB CS1000 by Crutchfield's Marshall Chase
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.
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.
- 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
What's in the Box:
- 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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Features and Specs
|Woofer Composition||Poly (clay/ceramic)|
|Power Range (watts)||20-150|
|Frequency Response||45-23k Hz|
|Mounting Bracket Included||Yes|
|Parts Warranty||5 Years|
|Labor Warranty||5 Years|
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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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)
- Anechoic Chamber: 86 dB
- Typical Listening Room: 88 dB
Internal Volume: 0.3 cu ft
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Why did you buy this?
Did some comparisons and found these speakers to have the most consistently great reviews. [ Robert Jul 10, 2018 ]
I have a pair already. Awesome. [ Anne M. May 07, 2018 ]
Many different offerings for outdoor. Torn between Polk Atrium 8, Klipsch AW-650 and these. I own different Klipsch and Polk both are great. Trying PSB on overall specs, wattage and resistance to elements. [ Jason Sep 14, 2017 ]
recommended to us by a professional acoustician for use in a music classroom [ Christopher May 10, 2018 ]
Owned several at last house and they are amazing. [ ANDREW Mar 26, 2018 ]
Thought they would be good for my patio [ Matt Jun 15, 2017 ]
Match prior pair of the same speaker [ Steven May 03, 2017 ]
reputation [ Victor Jan 16, 2017 ]
Great reviews and versatile mounting bracket. [ Jason May 17, 2016 ]
Best option based on features / reviews/ proce point. [ Stephen Apr 05, 2016 ]
6 questions already asked
Thanks for your question. For information on comparing two or more models 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. [ Kenny Aug 11, 2017 ] Staff
Before I made my purchase decision for new speakers I was lucky enough to do a head to head live test demo of: Def Tech 6500, PSB CS1000 & Boston Acostcis Voyager 70. All the speakers we tested & mounted in my open patio area which is about 500 sq. feet. Both Speakers were wall mounted 15 ft apart & just below the eve of the roof. The technical spec's of these speakers were about the same but not identical. Cost is a little less expensive than the CS1000 & BA Voyager 70 speakers. Def. Tech 6500 sound is solid but the base generates a very boomy sound which can become a distraction which may result in lose of music detail. However some people enjoy the boomy sound. Also, noticed the build quality of the speaker was not the same quality as the CS 1000 & BA 70. ( I was upgrading my BA 50's & 60s which I've had for over 12 years! Yes they show their age but they still work) The CS 1000 is by far a superior speaker in every way you can imagine. The sound & build quality will impress you. The speaker does require a little more power to operate but maybe worth it to you. The best speakers for the money IMO if you can find them on-sale are the BA 70 speakers. Build Quality & sound are both rock solid and will leave you impressed. Good Luck! George [ George Aug 11, 2017 ]
I have one plugged that's a bit more exposed to weather, and one unplugged that's more protected. You get a bit more boom in the bass feel unplugged, but the difference is nominal in my opinion. I think these are great speakers. [ WILLIAM T Aug 11, 2017 ]
The low end is not as defined or strong. You would definitely notice it if you compare before and after. Don't think it would make you think "These are awful" every time you listen to music. Also, not sure how important the plug is if the speakers are sheltered and angled down somewhat. I think the issue the plugs solve is wind-driven rain getting past the screens and into those cavities, not just moisture and humidity. [ Michael Aug 10, 2017 ]
Mine are retceiving signal from dedicated output and working well above my expectations [ Vesselin May 14, 2015 ]
I have a pair with 3 other pairs of speakers all in one amp 100W and haven't had a problem - these are fantastic outdoor speakers [ DANIEL May 14, 2015 ]
One pair will be enough unless you have more than 20 people in your pool at one time. I have one pair of speakers powered by an amp that is only 45w x 2, and they fill my back yard. Aprox 40' x 100'. They are great sounding outdoor full range speakers! [ JASON Mar 15, 2016 ]
We used a pair in a space that is bigger than this - and it's pretty good. Seems, the base becomes lost the larger the area. These replaced a set of Bose outdoor speakers and they're definitely an improvement. There is only so much you can do without infuriating the neighbors! Waiting for more wireless options. [ Jon Mar 15, 2016 ]
You shouldn't but it really depends on what you are driving them with and location. I am using a Niles 1230 with the speakers mounted against my house and they sound amazing. If I crank them everyone on my block can hear them. [ Jeffrey Mar 15, 2016 ]
Absolutely. One pair is all you will need. Make sure you have a good amp - I recommend NAD. [ Dale Mar 15, 2016 ]
Those speakers will be fine as long as you mount them 8-10' up on the house and point them both inward 40 degrees or so. [ CHRISTOPHER Mar 15, 2016 ]
You will hear the sound across the length of the pool, but the sound will obviously be better at one end than the other. With 2 pairs it will be better and when you are in the middle of the pool you will enjoy music from both sides -similar to a concert. [ Peter Mar 15, 2016 ]
It depends on how high you play the music.. If your cranking heavy metal or Rap you might want 4. Or if you have big crowd, I have 6 but they are spread out over big area and pool. The sound quality is very good though [ ALFRED Mar 15, 2016 ]
These speakers sound good half a block away from the deck I have them mounted on! One pair should be more than enough. [ Bobby Dean Mar 15, 2016 ]
These should work fine with the EOS. You will connect from the speaker output on the EOS to the speaker inputs on these. [ Jeff Mar 09, 2015 ] Staff
1 answer 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 ]
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 Jan 27, 2014 ] Staff