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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
Summary: I bought these soley for the 8" woofer. I bought the Yamaha aw-350's from newegg last year, and while they sound terrific, they just don't have quite as much bass as i would like. These things definately give some good bass, however the overall sound isn't as full and rich as the Yamaha's.
Pros: Good bass thanks to the 8" woofer. Fills in the frequency range that my exisiting Yamaha aw-350's couldn't quite hit.
Cons: Sound quality isn't the best; too much midrange. The Yamaha's have a better sound overall and can get louder without distortion, however if i didn't already have the Yamaha's I would probably think the sound quality is fine...the Yamaha's are just that good.