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Klipsch AWR-650-SM Outdoor stereo-input rock speaker (Sandstone)

Item # 714AWR650S

Disguise your outdoor sound with the Klipsch® AWR-650-SM.

Disguise your outdoor sound with the Klipsch® AWR-650-SM.

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Item # 714AWR650S

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About the Klipsch AWR-650-SM

Loren Barstow
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
  • impedance: 8 ohms per channel
  • 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: 5 years
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  • MFR # 1007161

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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More details on the Klipsch AWR-650-SM

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Features & specs

Type Rock Speaker
Built-in Amplification No
Bluetooth No
Enclosure Ported
Tweeter Type Soft-Dome
Tweeter Size (inches) 0.75
Midrange Size (inches) N/A
Woofer Size (inches) 6.5
Woofer Composition Polymer
Woofer Surround Rubber
Power Range (watts) Up to 50
Sensitivity 94 dB
Impedance (ohms) 8
Frequency Response 66-20,00 Hz
Connector Type Bare wire
Height (inches) 16-1/4
Width (inches) 14-1/2
Depth (inches) 10-3/4
Weight (pounds) 13
Wall-mountable No
Bracket Included No
Parts Warranty 5 Years
Labor Warranty 5 Years
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2-Way Stereo Driver Design: 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.

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.

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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15 questions already asked

my speakers are about 2 years old and a couple of them have paint chipping off of them. What type of warranty do these have?
dan  Jul 06, 2022
1 answer
These speakers have a 5 year warranty but, according to the manual, does not cover cosmetic damage including paint damage.
arielle  Jul 06, 2022 (Staff)
What receiver with Bluetooth capability do you recommend to power 4 of these speakers? Furthest speaker wire run will be 120' away.
mike  Jun 26, 2021
3 answers
I have 2 channel Yamaha. 2 speakers loud enough
garrett  Jun 26, 2021
I'd call Crutchfield, they will be able to answer better than me. I will say the speaker itself is awesome, great sound and volume!! Hope that helps
james  Jun 26, 2021
Mine are hooked up directly to Sonos.
vicky  Jun 26, 2021
Does anyone have a wiring schematic for these? I want to have a true stereo sound and sort of confused as to how these get wired to do that. Also, I have (2) of the AWR-650s under my over hang and don't know how to efficiently wire them all to my Denon AVR-S740H
charles  Sep 30, 2020
1 answer
We do not have wiring diagrams prepared for this but I can tell you the only way the Denon will power these speakers will be by connecting one AW-650 per amp channel on the Denon and using two amp channels for the AWR-650-SM (so you can get both left and right audio into it). If you were hoping to connect all the outdoor speakers to the zone two section on the Denon, then a multichannel amp is needed. We have advisors that you can reach by calling 1-800-324-9695 who can discuss your goals and complete setup to give a personal recommendation on the best matching amp.
jason  Oct 20, 2020 (Staff)
Is there a way to make these speakers work with bluetooth?
diana  Jul 29, 2020
2 answers
Not that I'm aware. It connects to the stereo and you can get a Bluetooth for your stereo but the speaker itself has to be connected to the stereo as far as I know. It's a GREAT speaker!
leah  Jul 30, 2020
Not as is. I have them (4) and they work great. My receiver powering them has bluetooth.
timothy  Jul 29, 2020
hi, approximately how much square footage of patio/lawn with this comfortably cover with quality sound? thanks!
matt  Apr 14, 2020
5 answers
I have these speakers At floor level on the back wall of a 330 sq. ft. 2nd story desk. . I can broadcast out into my yard (65x120). They do a great job.
steven r  Apr 21, 2020
I'm not sure exactly we have 5 of them around a large pool area. Highly recommend sound awesome. Worth the money.
greg  Apr 21, 2020
With a 60 watt amplifier, I'm able to cover a ~950 sqft area around a pool and patio with plenty of audio.
james a.  Apr 21, 2020
I have two of these speakers around my pool and they cover roughly a 35x35 foot area. They are at different ends of the pool area and allow me to have good even coverage
anthony  Apr 21, 2020
It depends on the background noise and wind. But generally, my answer would be "less than you think." I would prefer one every 15 feet (or less). So anytime you might be getting 15' away... I would like to have another one for the most seamless sound.
danielle  Apr 21, 2020
What would be the best way to use impedance volume control for a set of these speakers if they are out on a patio? Asking since these can be used as 1 channel or 2 channel. Would like to be able to control closer to the speaker rather than at the amp. Thanks.
shawn  May 18, 2019
2 answers
Those volume controls work with stereo (2 channel) audio and can be set to work with lower impedances. You truly have your choice on how to use them. If you are not sure what you should do for your location, I suggest contacting an advisor on 1-800-324-9695 to discuss your goals to get a personal recommendation. My Bio:
jason  Jun 01, 2019 (Staff)
I put the Niles WVC100E volume control in-line with my AWR-650-SM to control both channels (left and right). I use a Cambridge amp with Chromecast Audio as the input, and I set the output of the amp to about 60%. I use the Niles control out on the patio to control the volume. I used outdoor-rated 14 AWG, and it was a little tough to get the wires routed without pinching, but with a little work it fits just fine. Setup works like a champ!
james a.  May 30, 2019
I have two of these wired as single 4ohm speakers. I am looking to upgrade to a sonos amp as I start my sonos connect but the power may be pushing the limits with the 4 ohms. Would you recommend this as a good setup?
brian  Apr 09, 2019
2 answers
Yes the Sonos amp is stable down to 4 ohms and capable of powering up to 4 speakers - especially super efficient ones like those Klipsch. I think the Sonos Amp would be a fantastic addition to your Sonos system
casey  Apr 19, 2019 (Staff)
According to Sonos, their amps will handle a 4 ohm load.
charles  Apr 19, 2019
What would be a good speaker wire to use with this? I plan on burying under ground in a conduit. And will run no more than 100' I'm looking to purchase wire locally and getting the wiring ready for my speaker purchase.
don  Mar 07, 2019
3 answers
As long as it's being run in conduit, standard speaker wire should be fine.
charles  Mar 08, 2019
I used direct burial 12/2 low voltage lighting wire. 12 ga. So you won't lose much power with the 100' run. Saves you from buying conduit.
jason  Mar 08, 2019
14 gauge direct burial is what I use. 14/4 to the first speaker and then 14/2 to the next. Makes getting left and right channels a little easier. Make sure to use weatherproof wirenuts or connections!!
joshua  Mar 07, 2019
Do you have to plug it into an electrical source to use it or can you just charge it and use it?
juila m.  Jun 24, 2018
8 answers
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 a.  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  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 a  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
Would a 300W in wall socket amp be okay? I have two bridges running to one amp.
brian  Jun 11, 2018
1 answer
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 have an outdoor theater and need a surround sound system. I am a little confused about speaker design and types of speakers. If I have 5 of these speakers can I use them for my center and surround speakers?
jerry  Jul 20, 2014
1 answer
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.
kristina  Jul 22, 2014 (Staff)
Can the rock speaker be connected to the existing surround sound system in my house?
deborah  Apr 13, 2022
1 answer
I do not see why connects to any system like any other speaker.
brian c.  Apr 13, 2022
Can you use this speaker with Sonos?
kevin  Mar 23, 2019
4 answers
Yes, it works with our Sonos.
rick  Mar 26, 2019
Yes, I use it and have it connected with a connect amp. Don't try a splitter, it does not work. It works very well.
john c.  Mar 24, 2019
Yes! It is one of several outdoor speakers tied to my Sonos and my Alexa.
michael  Mar 23, 2019
No. This speaker requires a separate amplifier.
glenn  Mar 23, 2019
Is it wireless?
willie  Jun 14, 2016
1 answer
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.
kenneth  Jun 14, 2016 (Staff)

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