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Niles RS6 Outdoor rock speaker (Granite)

Item # 190RS6SG

Get spacious outdoor sound from a speaker that will blend right in with your backyard.

Get spacious outdoor sound from a speaker that will blend right in with your backyard.

Item # 190RS6SG

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About the Niles RS6

Tom Mathew
Get spacious outdoor sound from a speaker that will blend right in with your backyard. Niles designed the RS6 speaker to look like an actual rock, so it will disappear into the surrounding landscape. Plus, you'll enjoy exceptional outdoor audio thanks to Niles' careful design and attention to detail. Pick up a pair of RS6s for stereo sound, or more to fill a very large outdoor area with bold, wide-open sound.

Get spacious outdoor sound from a speaker that will blend right in with your backyard. Niles designed the RS6 speaker to look like an actual rock, so it will disappear into the surrounding landscape. Plus, you'll enjoy exceptional outdoor audio thanks to Niles' careful design and attention to detail. Pick up a pair of RS6s for stereo sound, or more to fill a very large outdoor area with bold, wide-open sound.

The RS6 features a 1" dome tweeter for crisp highs and a 6-1/2" woofer for rich midrange and bass. Niles mounts the drivers closer behind the grille than most rock speaker manufacturers for more accurate sound with better imaging. And the tweeter is angled upwards 20º, so the high frequencies are aimed at the listener and not the ground.

The RS6 is completely weatherproof — you can leave it outside fully exposed to the elements, worry-free. It has passed some of the most stringent environmental tests ever devised for outdoor speakers, including extensive Salt Fog and UV Exposure testing. Plus, it can handle extreme temperatures, from -50º to 185º Fahrenheit. You'll enjoy "rock"-solid sound for years to come.

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Product highlights:

  • sold individually
  • acoustic suspension design
  • frequency response 60-21,000 Hz
  • handles up to 150 watts
  • sensitivity 89 dB
  • 8-ohm impedance
  • 1" dome tweeter
  • 6-1/2" woofer
  • weatherproof enclosure
  • rust-proof aluminum grilles
  • 3-foot pre-attached burial-rated speaker cable
  • specked granite-like finish
  • security bracket and cable included to protect against theft
  • 14"W x 12"H x 11"D
  • warranty: lifetime
  • MFR # FG01130

What's in the box:

  • Speckled granite rock speaker with 24" attached speaker wire
  • 9.75" Black metal security bracket
  • 42" Coiled security cable
  • 2 Orange water resistant wire nuts
  • Installation and Operation Guide

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Features & specs

Type Not given
Bluetooth No
Enclosure Acoustic Suspension
Tweeter Type Dome
Tweeter Size (inches) 1
Midrange Size (inches) ---
Woofer Size (inches) 6.5
Woofer Composition TCC/Polypropylene
Woofer Surround Butyl Rubber
Power Range (watts) 10 to 150
Sensitivity 89 dB
Impedance (ohms) 8
Frequency Response 60-21k Hz
Connector Type Bare wire nuts
Height (inches) 12
Width (inches) 14
Depth (inches) 11
Weight (pounds) 17.5
Wall-mountable ---
Bracket Included No
Parts Warranty Lifetime
Labor Warranty Lifetime

Product Research

Overview: The Niles RS6 loudspeaker is a two-way loudspeaker in an acoustic suspension enclosure. The cabinet is styled to look like a rock. It is supplied with a security bracket and cable to insure it stays where you put it. The speaker is designed and built to withstand the environmental stresses placed on an outdoor loudspeaker.

Driver Technology
Enclosure Design
Connections

Driver Technology

ConeForward Design: This design mounts the woofer and tweeter as close to the grille as possible giving you excellent imaging from an outdoor loudspeaker.

Woofer: The RS6 uses a 6.5" TCC (talc, carbon, ceramic) filled polypropylene woofer. The unusually stiff cone, the butyl rubber surround and substantial magnet and motor structure are optimized for large excursions of the woofer. The 6.5" woofer is designed to provide rich deep bass and outstanding weather resistance capabilities.

Tweeter: The RS6 uses a 1" Teteron tweeter that utilizes a tri-laminate design consisting of an inner textile layer which forms the dome, a high damping layer to kill unwanted resonances and an outside layer of urethane to add stiffness and prevent breakup modes. The result is a transparent clear, natural sounding tweeter which still maintains its extended frequency response and is completely weatherproof.

Tweeter Placement: The tweeter is angled twenty degrees up from the woofer so it is aimed at the listener and not at the ground. This improves the high frequency coverage of the loudspeaker and ensures that all the benefits of the tweeter are heard and not lost in the surroundings.

Precision Crossover: A customized electronic dividing network inside the cabinet precisely distributes the music to the woofer and the tweeter. The three-pole, two-way design of the RS6 crossover provides excellent stereo imaging, low distortion and superior sonic performance.

Enclosure Design

GeoRealistic Styling: The RS6's enclosure has unique textures and colors to make it look like a natural rock. The speaker grilles are designed so they blend into the cabinet.

Weatherproof: The cabinet is made from fiberglass; it utilizes double seals on the tweeter, woofer and enclosure cover. The drivers are designed to drain water away from them and are made from weather resistant material. The grilles are painted aluminum to stand up to the harsh outdoor environment. The speaker has passed test requirements for salt fog, operating temperature, storage temperature, UV exposure and humidity per military standard 883.

Rigid Acoustically Inert Cabinet Construction: Niles utilizes a unique 4-layer cabinet construction to achieve superior non-resonance of the speaker cabinet. This insures that all your hear is the music and not cabinet noise.

Grille: The aluminum Microperf grille on the RS6 has hundreds of precisely sized perforations, creating an acoustically transparent grille. The aluminum construction resist oxidation enabling years of trouble-free operation in the harshest of conditions. Niles paints both sides of the grille for added protection.

Connections

Speaker Cable Connection: To make sure the speaker connection is trouble-free, the RS6 features a two-foot connection cable rated for burial underground and specialized waterproof wire nuts. The wire nuts are filled with a waterproof sealant.

Wiring Requirements: 2-conductor direct burial cable is recommended at the following sizes depending on the longest length of cable required:

  • 16 gauge: maximum distance of 60 ft
  • 14 gauge: maximum distance of 100 ft
  • 12 gauge: maximum distance of 160 ft

Power Rating: An amplifier rated at 10 to 150 watts is recommended to power the RS6.

 

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