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Klipsch AW-650

Outdoor speakers (Black)

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Whether you're entertaining guests on your porch or just hanging out poolside, you can count on the Klipsch® AW-650 for superb sonic performance. These speakers don't need a huge amplifier to give you great coverage in open outdoor areas. That's because they feature a high sensitivity rating, which measures how loud a speaker plays with a given amount of power.

Whether you're entertaining guests on your porch or just hanging out poolside, you can count on the Klipsch® AW-650 for superb sonic performance. These speakers don't need a huge amplifier to give you great coverage in open outdoor areas. That's because they feature a high sensitivity rating, which measures how loud a speaker plays with a given amount of power.

Rugged, all-weather design
Mount these outdoor speakers in a corner or under roof eaves with the included brackets. All-weather enclosures and rust-proof aluminum grilles stand up to the elements, ensuring years of worry-free performance.

Horn technology for powerful performance
Because high-frequency sounds are more directional than bass frequencies, it's especially important to target them right toward your ears. Klipsch places their titanium tweeter inside a flared opening, known as a "horn," which disperses the highs evenly across your listening area. This design brings out details in everything you listen to, while reducing reflections that can color the sound. The horn also improves dynamics and efficiency, for powerful, "front row" sound that remains crystal-clear at all volume levels.

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Product Highlights:

  • bass reflex (ported) enclosure
  • Tractrix® horn with 1" titanium dome tweeter
  • 6-1/2" IMG woofer
  • frequency response 70-20,000 Hz (±3dB)
  • sensitivity 95 dB
  • handles up to 85 watts
  • paintable, UV-resistant enclosure
  • rust-proof aluminum speaker grilles
  • includes mounting brackets and stainless steel hardware
  • 9-7/16"W x 15-3/16"H x 11-1/16"D (including bracket)
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Priced per pair

    What's in the Box:

    • 2 Black all-weather speakers
    • 2 Aluminum grilles
    • 2 Mounting brackets (installed)
    • 4 Bracket knobs (installed)
    • 4 Nylock nuts
    • Owner's Manual
    • Product Registration Card
    • Lock nut information

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    Driver Technology
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    Driver Technology

    Tweeters: Each speaker has a 1" Tractrix Horn loaded dome tweeter for a natural, lifelike sound. The Tractrix Horns deliver a 90-degree by 90-degree dispersion pattern for a broader sound-stage.

    Woofers: Each speaker uses a 6-1/2" IMG (Injection Molded Graphite) woofer. The dual ports are front-firing.

    Enclosure Design

    Weather Resistant Cabinet: Klipsch Reference All-Weather loudspeakers are constructed from UV-resistant, glass-reinforced polypropylene, designed to handle the outdoor elements. They can be painted to match any trim or siding color.


    Binding Posts: The gold-plated binding posts will accept bare wire up to 12 gauge, pin connectors, spade connectors, or single banana plugs.

    Mounting Options

    Mounting Brackets: The included mounting brackets are corrosion resistant powder coated zinc and offer great placement flexibility. They allow you to rotate the speakers almost 180 degrees after they've been mounted, letting you direct the sound to different areas as needed. If the speakers are mounted vertically, the brackets allow them to swivel side to side. If the speakers are mounted horizontally, the brackets allow them to swivel up and down. The speakers' shape makes corner placement easy.

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    Customer Q&A

    Crutchfield asked  
    Why did you buy this?

    Love Klipsch speakers, and needed something good for my deck. These will be perfect. [ Jeff  Jul 10, 2018 ]
    Great reviews. [ Darius  Jul 01, 2018 ]
    Quality of product [ Darren  Jun 24, 2018 ]
    good product [ TODD M  Jun 17, 2018 ]
    reputation, price and comparison over other brands and models [ Enrique  Jun 12, 2018 ]
    great reviews, but being on sale pushed me over the edge to actually buy them. [ Edward  Jun 02, 2018 ]
    Don't like the tendency of the Klipsch AW-525 that I installed last month to be easily "overdriven" - will test these out and return the loser. I sure wish Mirage still made their Oasis Omni 5 Outdoor Speakers. Best Dan outdoor bass and overall sound I've ever heard! [ George  Mar 30, 2018 ]
    Reviews and value. [ Steven  Mar 21, 2018 ]
    Love the brand and these handle the watts. [ Christopher  Mar 08, 2018 ]
    I recently purchased a new house, with a pool and deck. Klipsch has a great reputation, and the warranty can't be beat! [ Harvey  Feb 26, 2018 ]
    OUtdoor patio speaker Dead [ K  Nov 17, 2017 ]
    Good reviews [ EDWARD R  Sep 27, 2017 ]
    I have Klipsch speakers integrated into my surround sound system and thought the AW650-'s would be a good addition for my outside listening pleasure as well. [ Gerard  Jun 30, 2017 ]
    Lifetime warranty on klipsch speakers. I have already gone through a set of bose 251 outdoor speakers that should have been under warranty. Failed within the first 2 years of a 5 year warranty. I am hoping these will last longer and sound better. [ Robert  Jun 20, 2017 ]
    Great reviews! [ Laure  Jun 10, 2017 ]
    awesome sound for back deck and throwing football w/my son in backyard. [ Gary  Jun 05, 2017 ]
    I bought these before for another location and the sound is excellent [ jefferson  Apr 21, 2017 ]
    great reviews and sale pricing! [ Steve  Mar 31, 2017 ]
    Excellent sound - very clear and decent bass. [ EDWARD Y  Nov 25, 2016 ]
    Both this pair for my hot tub in the back yard [ mark  Nov 22, 2016 ]
    These are the best outdoor speakers for the price and they sound great! [ FABIAN  Aug 06, 2016 ]
    After reading the favorable reviews I decided to purchase these for my crab fishing boat. [ Jeffrey  Jul 31, 2016 ]
    The noted Klipsch performance, sale price and large woofer. [ Robert  Jul 26, 2016 ]
    Klipsch performance and that they have been making this speaker for a long time.... [ Ed  Jun 26, 2016 ]
    Because klipsch rocks [ Mark  Jun 24, 2016 ]
    One of the bands I played in used Klipsch and they were phenomenal. Decided I would give them a try on my outdoor patio since the ones I've had for the last 15 years have given out. I heard from someone who has experience with both the pair I currently have and the Klipsch that the klipsch are more efficient and have better bass. [ Todd A.  Jun 14, 2016 ]
    I chose the Klipsch AW-650's because Klipsch makes great products that last many years. My dad has Klipsch speakers from the 80's that still work just like the day he bought them. [ Richard  Jun 11, 2016 ]
    I have a pair on my patio and could not be more impressed with the sound. I'm adding these to the porch of a fishing cabin. [ tommy  Jun 06, 2016 ]
    Recommendation of my installer and saw great product reviews. Your prices and my previous experience with Crutchfield made it a no brainer. [ GEORGE H  May 26, 2016 ]
    After doing some research on outdoor speakers, I ended up deciding on the Klipsch AW-650 for my backyard area. I already have an all 7.1 Klipsch surround sound system and I really liked them, so I decided to purchase the AW-650s. [ Kelvin  May 21, 2016 ]
    The positive reviews and lifetime warranty by Crutchfield [ Michael  May 18, 2016 ]
    Because my receiver is klipsch [ edgardo osorio,  Apr 29, 2016 ]
    Best reviews for outdoor bass delivery [ Martyn  Apr 23, 2016 ]
    I love Klipsch speakers and these had good reviews...I can't wait to hook them up and jam on the patio! [ Edward  Apr 17, 2016 ]
    Dent and Scratch sale primarily, but I have been wanting these for 5 years and price point finally low enough. [ Steven  Apr 10, 2016 ]
    Reviewers indicate precise sound and those experienced repeatedly claim an impressive low end like few other outdoor speakers can produce. And they're on sale. [ Anthony  Mar 29, 2016 ]
    I am a life long Klipsch fan. I've been looking at exterior speakers for a while (my indoor speakers are Klipsch) and when these went on sale I grabbed them. Can't wait to hook them up on my deck. [ JOSEPH  Mar 25, 2016 ]
    Klipsch outdoor speakers rock...I tested many brands years ago in a retail store display and Klipsch won out. I have the smaller version of this speaker, which is great (been using for years), but decided to buy these larger ones to accompany my existing outdoor set up. I have found that outside...bigger is always better since need to fill lots of space with sound. My Klipsch speakers and Polk sub 10 outdoor subwoofer together are an awesome combo. [ Peter  Mar 24, 2016 ]
    I live in ther mountains in Colorado. The location for the right speaker is near the ceiling above a woodstove. My thoughts are these speakers will take up less space than my current bookshelf speakers and be more durable as one is located 7 feet above my woodstove. [ ROGER  Mar 07, 2016 ]
    I have owned Klipsch speakers for many years and love the consistent sound and tonal quality they produce in a very efficient way! Their horn technology is second to none in it's price category! [ Stephen M.  Feb 02, 2016 ]
    reviews and "scratch & dent" option for priceâ?¦which still included warrantee. [ J  Jan 29, 2016 ]
    There reviews are enlightening. [ john  Jul 15, 2018 ]
    I have 8 Klipsch speakers and therefore, wanted that special Klipsch sound outdoors with me. [ Paul  May 18, 2018 ]
    I want to apply points to this purchase [ John  Apr 05, 2018 ]
    They have an incredibly balanced tone that fills open space effortlessly. This will be my second set. [ Andrew  Apr 01, 2018 ]
    Recommended by friends and previous positive experiences. [ Wesley  Mar 31, 2018 ]
    First reason: Almost every review was 5-star Second reason: Crutchfield's outstanding service (I've been a Crutchfield customer for 33 years!) Third reason: Great sale! [ Eric D.  Mar 29, 2018 ]
    Needed the most energy efficient, high output, outdoor speakers currently available on the market. Klipsch has been and continues to be my "go-to" manufacturer for high quality speakers. [ DUNN T  Mar 23, 2018 ]
    Known brand and recommendations. [ Andrew  Mar 21, 2018 ]
    Positive reviews. [ James  Jan 25, 2018 ]
    Great Reviews and familiar with the brand. [ Kevin  Aug 17, 2017 ]
    Awesome [ DEREK  Aug 06, 2017 ]
    Well constructed for outdoors. Crisp mid and high frequencies and decent bass. [ Gregory  Jun 27, 2017 ]
    Good price. Excellent customer reviews. My brother-in-law has a similar product with great results. Good technical specs. Product does not require high-end receiver for good results. [ Richard  Jun 11, 2017 ]
    Crutchfield agent suggested [ JON  Mar 26, 2017 ]
    I've been incredibly impressed with the sound and build quality of Klipsch products for years. Judging from my experience and the great reviews, I expect these speakers to live up to the Klipsch ledgend! [ Douglas  Mar 14, 2017 ]
    Already have a pair in the backyard and they sound great. Adding two more to make it sound like you are at a concert [ Tom  Mar 11, 2017 ]
    I was very please with the sound of these speakers at the barn. Placing two more pair up at the house at the hot tub and another pair at the patio. [ mark  Nov 22, 2016 ]
    Good name, efficiency and performance [ Ualthan  Nov 12, 2016 ]
    These speakers have bass and most out door speakers don't. I have purchased two sets that should help tell you how much I enjoy them. [ FABIAN  Aug 06, 2016 ]
    large woofer size, horn audio projection, bass reflex enclosure [ Jan  Jul 15, 2016 ]
    Product quality & previous customer reviews [ Sam  Jul 14, 2016 ]
    quality product [ JUDY G  Jun 29, 2016 ]
    I've had a pair of the 650's on my patio for about 5 years which are powered via zone 2 of a Yamaha rx-v1800. The sound is great and we REALLY love the speakers. We also have a pair of aw-525 in our porch and they sound great but the 650's are definitely a step up. I'm buying this 2nd pair of 650's for my garage which will be powered by zone 2 of a Yamaha rx-v3800. [ E  Jun 12, 2016 ]
    Quality of product [ ROBERT R  Jun 10, 2016 ]
    Reviews were excellent!!! [ GREGORY D  Jun 01, 2016 ]
    I own four of the AW-525's which are phenomenal speakers. Need two more so figured I would try the 650 because of the larger woofer. [ Sage  May 28, 2016 ]
    Great product. [ Jorge T.  May 26, 2016 ]
    Had one pair already. Sound is fantastic! Bought a second pair for a new covered deck we added on. [ Charles  May 21, 2016 ]
    i owned these at my prior house and they were impressive so i bought it again. [ Michael  May 15, 2016 ]
    I was moving toward the more expensive PBS CS 1000, which were $100 more expensive but these work better with my current set up. Can't wait to hear them! [ Ken  Apr 18, 2016 ]
    Klipsch makes a great quality product. Customer reviews helped push my decision to buy over the top. [ Stephen  Mar 28, 2016 ]
    I read reviews and they were highly recommended and proved to be accurate. And they were on sale when i bought them :). [ DaddyE  Mar 26, 2016 ]
    Great Warranty [ M  Mar 21, 2016 ]
    Outdoor pricing [ Kevin  Mar 19, 2016 ]
    Wanted quality outside speakers. Fit the bill and am extremely happy! [ Jeffery  Mar 18, 2016 ]
    reviews and look good [ walter  Mar 13, 2016 ]
    Liked the reviews and hoping to get some decent base from an outdoor speaker. [ Anthony  Feb 20, 2016 ]
    Needed to cover a large deck area and found these easy to install and remove in the winter season. Excellent sound quality. Perfect for dinner parties/ like being at your favorite outdoor eatery..... At least the ambiance is memorable, still working on my chef-like cooking skills! [ PAULA S.  Dec 29, 2015 ]

    6 questions already asked

    It might not be enough juice for outside. I am running two AW-650's with an Onkyo TX-NR646 at 6 ohms/170 W per channel. They are plenty loud and do not distort. I think they could handle more power even. Suggest more than 100 W per channel if you want them to be loud outside [ Darius  Jun 05, 2017 ]
    yes, and the sound is awesome !!!! [ MIKE W  May 28, 2017 ]
    I would mount them under the eaves both for protection and better sound. [ Dennis  May 27, 2017 ]
    Yes the speakers can be left outside without any issues that is their main purpose. It is always recommended to try to protect them but there's no reason why they can't be left out in the open [ FABIAN  May 27, 2017 ]
    Yes. Most definitely. I have owned these speakers for over a year now and love them tremendously. They have been exposed to both rain and snow all your round and still perform at peak performance. Good luck and enjoy. [ Kevin  May 26, 2017 ]
    had good luck with them and I live in the North East where we see every type of weather from hit to very cold, windy snow conditions. [ Stephen M.  May 26, 2017 ]
    Hi. My speakers are not directly in the elements, although the specs say they can be. Mine are at the corners of a patio cover so they are exposed to plenty of dust, wind, moisture and the occasional door bumping into them. I did purchase upgraded, underground rated wiring since they are about 25-ish feet apart and outside, I didn't want anything skimpy. They work great. I did buy them at a lower price due to a scratch and dent opportunity....look here often, some amazing buys. They are also on sale frequently, so wait for it. Enjoy, ~J. [ J  May 26, 2017 ]
    I've had mine mounted to the house for two winters and summers with no problem with cosmetics or performance. [ Mark  May 26, 2017 ]
    I have my speakers outside under an eave so it doesn't get Directly rained upon but does get moisture on them Installed now for over 2 years [ MARTIN J  May 26, 2017 ]
    Yes, Our set of Klipsch AW-650 are on a south facing wall outside , approx. 1 year [ Paul  May 26, 2017 ]
    Lori, I live in Salt Lake City we have all 4 seasons and mine have been outside for 2 years now and they are great sounding speakers and look just as nice as the day I bought them. Hope this helps. The Klipsch Rock speakers are also a nice add on to your out door Oasis. [ Dustin  May 26, 2017 ]
    Yes, we have a number of them mounted outside. They work great and survive the elements. [ DANIEL  May 26, 2017 ]
    No you can't have TWO PAIRS of these speakers connected to the Sonos Connect Amp, that device is rated at 55 watts per channel and just handling one set is of these AW-650 is a big task, what helps the Sonos Amplifier is the great sensitivity and low impedance capabilities of these Klipsch speakers, take my word for it I have both the amp and the speakers and they found great as long as it is just one set. Now, is you want to have another set just buy an additional Sonos amp and you're going to have an amazing musical soundstage outside that you can synchronize to play in unison since you can group both Sonos amp in your control device, the Sonos amp and these Klipsch is the best combination for convenience and sound especially if you pay for a music service like Pandora or Spotify because the music is as-free AND WITH A HIGHER STREAMING RATE over 320kbps, almost CD-like quality. Enjoy! [ Frank  Jun 18, 2017 ]
    I don't know [ JIMMY  Aug 22, 2016 ]
    The Klipsch AW-650 is a 8 ohm speaker with a sensitivity rating of 95 db which makes it an easy load for an amplifier to drive. If you connect two pair to the Sonos Connect Amp be sure to wire the speakers in parallel. The amp can handle a single pair of 4 to 16ohm or higher rated speakers or two pairs must be rated 8 to 16 ohms. Parallel wiring is accomplished by wiring the postive terminal of amp to the positive terminals of each speaker and wiring the negative terminal of amp to each of the negative teminals on each speaker. A well designed amp will produce as musch as doulble the power at 4 ohms than 8 ohms. You got a great set of Klipsch speakers. Happy Listening !!!!!!!! [ JOHN B  Aug 22, 2016 ]
    I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: The Lifetime warranty is a special agreement we have with Klipsch for Crutchfield customers. You would in fact have a lifetime warranty from us on those speakers, Just another benefit of buying from Crutchfield. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Krissy  Jun 09, 2015 ]  Staff