Summary: I hooked it up and put a Sony receiver on it. Gets pretty load! It's great for back yard speaker and the mid range is decent. Low range is 4/10 but it's not designed to be a sub woofer and that is why I will probably buy their sub woofer add-on to add a little more gusto but by all means it definitely worth getting.
Summary: The sound is great. Use them outdoors at our lakeside house in South Carolina. They are out all year long. The only negative is they only last about 5 years. I've had to replace both speakers. I believe the circuit board goes bad after time, it is located underneath the speaker top, and with the hot SC summer sun I think they eventually get fried. The case holds up well, after 5 years no deterioration at all.
Tough for outdoor use. Don't expect audiophile sound
5 August 2012
Summary: Main purpose of these types of speakers is to provide hidden-source outdoor sound and withstand the elements. It should do these well. The case is fairly light, but the plastic appears robust. I can stand on them and the top doesn't cave in. The green color should blend into garden plants well, and they can/will be buried with only the top 5-6" showing. Don't expect great sound though it is pleasing enough for background music.
Summary: Excellent product and a great addition to the pool! I first experienced these speakers while visiting Disney a few years back and if you ever been there they have music playing all around the parks and it sounds great. Once we installed our pool I had to have music that created a nice tone and the quality of the speakers had me sold. I recommend these for in outdoor function and the price for them won't break the bank!
Summary: I just installed two of these at a clients house and they work great. I did use a different after-marked amplifier than the TIC one, which I'd recommend. For those fussy about the sound, I'd also recommend an inline EQ to tweak to final audio. Good buy and they do blend right in with most landscaping.
Summary: My Step Father had Bose 360 outdoor speakers and they were blown by a DJ using them at an outdoor wedding on their property. I felt bad for him and after much research bought these as replacements. They are installed and sound wonderful for a fraction of the cost. They are the exact same size and look identical. I can't speak to the longevity of the speakers since we have only had them a few weeks, but it has rained, snowed, and iced and they still sound great.