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Klipsch AWR-650-SM

Outdoor stereo-input rock speaker (Granite)

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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.

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 granite 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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    What's in the Box:

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

    I am very pleased with the awe-650-sm outdoor speakers i have placed around our new unground pool. I had boston acoustics for the last 12 years with the above ground. I now have best of both worlds. The new speakers are great.

    Tim, Harrison, TN


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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.


    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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    Why did you buy this?

    Klipsch is a great brand! [ Kevin  Jun 30, 2018 ]
    Shawn suggested these as an addition to a fire pit that we are installing in the back yard... [ James  Jun 29, 2018 ]
    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 ]
    I needed something for my deck [ Kevin David  Jun 18, 2018 ]
    value [ John  Jun 18, 2018 ]
    Recommendation from friends comparing to Bose Green Satellites. The Crutchfield Warrantee and no sales tax [ Robert  Jun 13, 2018 ]
    Pool sound system. [ robert  May 28, 2018 ]
    REVIEWS [ NILESH  May 23, 2018 ]
    positive crutchfield reviews [ Christopher  May 17, 2018 ]
    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 ]
    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 ]
    Reviews - seems perfect for our fire pit. [ Teresa  Oct 25, 2017 ]
    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 ]
    Replacing dead Boston Acoustic rk6's [ Greg  Jun 11, 2018 ]

    4 questions already asked

    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 ]
    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 ]
    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 ]
    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 ]
    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 ]
    These speakers have to be wired to an amp they are not booth rechargeable speakers [ Stephen  Jun 25, 2018 ]
    These behave like normal stereo speakers, they need to be connected to an amplifier!tonbe used. [ Joe  Jun 25, 2018 ]
    Just connect to your receiver [ Richard  Jun 25, 2018 ]
    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: [ Ryan  Jun 20, 2018 ]  Staff
    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