Another very popular model in our patio speaker lineup, the AP525s are not only a great value but offer exceptional audio with 5.25" polypropylene woofers and silk dome tweeters. Designed for outdoor conditions with weather-resistant components, the sturdy ABS polymer enclosure and rust-resistant aluminum grille is ideal for small to medium size patios, decks and overhangs although many customers tell us they use them for large areas and have been very pleased with the sound. Features include 120W of power, built-in Soundport for excellent bass and a weather-resistant design that safeguards your speakers against harsh weather conditions. The OSD-AP525s will give you great sound outdoors at a fraction of the price of other brands.
What do you mean by 70V switchable?
Some speakers, like the AP525s, are equipped with an "on the fly" 70v switch assembly. This allows an installer to rapidly switch to the correct 70v wattage tap each installation may require without soldering, tapping or disassembly and reassembly, which normally complicates installations. You usually don't need use this feature for your typical home application.
What gauge speaker wire should I use?
For runs up to 100ft, standard 16-2 wire will be fine for this speaker. For runs, 100-150 ft 14 gauge. Beyond 150ft, we recommend a 12 gauge speaker cable. We also offer a four conductor 16 and 14 gauge wire to add an in-line volume control to your outdoor location.
Are there any special precautions I should take to protect my outside speakers in winter?
Not necessarily, however, if you live in an area prone to extreme weather such as sub-zero temperatures, you may want to cover the speakers with a plastic bag or bring them inside to help prevent components from absolute freezing during the long winter months.
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