Sound decent for the price, but only last a little over a year
21 August 2014
Summary: Mine only lasted 1.5 years. For the price they do sound rather decent, but build quality is lacking despite installing correctly and supplying correct ohms and wattage. What a pain to move my rock and dig this speaker up to replace. Just crack snapple and pop from one side. When switching right and left inputs to verify its not a wiring issue, same results, one speaker has failed me.
Had two set of these go bad in just over the one year warranty period. Beware. Here's the story...
Lee Buskey "Tell us about yourself!", Amazon
11 July 2014
Summary: So I have been through two sets of these now (shame on me). First set failed about 15 months after installation, so no warranty support. Didn't even ask, just figured it was a fluke, and bought another set. Second set failed before 12 months but I was not able to contact the vendor about it until it had been over 12 months. I was told no warranty when I contacted TIC.
Summary: SUPERRRRRRRRRR AMAAZZZINNNG speaker. VERY well-rounded. . . easy to place. . . very little IMPACT on the surrounding. I did NOT plant these in-ground as suggested, rather placed them in the corner of the patio deck- with the OMNI-DIRECTION sound the 'bouncing' in amplified and EVEN BETTER ( in my opinion ) I tested a few different versions of speaker from Bluetooth to wired basic to rock like. . .
Summary: I paired these smaller TIC in-ground speakers with the TIC in-ground subwoofer. Absolutely perfect! I have the L and R speakers around my patio approximately 20' apart with the subwoofer a few feet away from one of the speakers. The sound from this set-up exceeded my expectations. The sound is amazing and truly 360 degrees. It fills the patio area and the whole yard. No wonder these are the choice for theme parks.
Summary: I believe the key to good sound with these speakers is a proper 50-100W amplifier along with good placement. The bass seems a bit lighter than expected, however if you place the speakers with a 20-30 foot spread, you can see where they are going with the EQ tuning on the system. The overall sound is tight and focused with acceptable bass response from low to high volume.