Summary: There were only two documents that came with the speaker. I took it to Radio Shack and Best Buy and they were confused as well. I found a wiring diagram on the TIC website that made the wiring clear. This should have been shipped with the speaker.
Summary: This is not a powered subwoofer, so you'll need to run the both Left and Right speaker wires from your amp to this subwoofer, then from this subwoofer to your left and right speaker wires. Depending upon the location of your amp and L/R speakers this might be easy or not. For me, it was pretty easy, based upon location.
Great look for a rock garden and it will blend in,not a thumper
5 November 2012
Summary: Great price and great look as it blended in to my customers rock garden nicely, the sound is deep but not super strong so this must be used in a closer area to your mid,high speaker choice, I used it to accent the highs and used a stronger one on the opposite side of a pool where there is more clutter. If you are in a normal sized backyard setting for sound this should be great all the way around and the build is very nice quality looking to the human eyes.
Summary: I purchased this sub to go along with 4 Tic tfs6cn8 for my yard, I have it hooked up to a Speakercraft 8 ch amp and I do hear more bass with the sub hooked up. I plan on bridging this sub at the amp for more power, but overall it's pretty good. Tic does have bigger subs if you think this wont fit your application. The sub also has 2 pass through wires so you can add another sub or speakers directly off of this sub.
Summary: I bought this to fill in the bottom end on my pool zone and it does the job well. It's not an earthquake-style sub by any means, rather it rounds out the low end in a sonically transparent way that makes a huge difference in sound. Even my wife and her friend, who never notice this kind of stuff, both remarked how much better the system sounds. Visually it's a very handsome rock. Recommended. Update: Failed after two years.
Summary: I was not sure if an outdoor subwoofer was going to make a difference on my pool area; boy I was wrong; this speaker makes a huge difference, I have two polk atrium speakers on hanging on a wall and 2 nile 6.5 rock speakers and this subwoofer blends perfectly with them and it makes a whole new impact on my outdoor nights; you can feel the punch of the lows and music sounds as it should!
Summary: This speaker looks Nice, the cabinet(?)is well built and sealed, feels solid and fairly heavy especially considering it's very reasonable price, but has disappointing sound and low volume in comparison to even a low wattage powered sub. I purchased this subwoofer for an outdoor pergola I just built. I was going to use it in conjunction with a pair of outdoor Sonance speakers mounted under the eaves of the pergola.
Summary: UPDATE: 8/1/2013 - this unit died after 2.5 years. It really should last longer for the price. Paint is also flaking off and has faded substantially. I've taken away two stars for this. While it worked, it sounded great and looked good. Bought this for use near our new pool, to flesh out the bass for our outdoor sound system. It adds substantial and great sounding bass, complementing our two tweeter/mid-range speakers.
TIC TFS10 Outdoor Rock Speakers, TFS50 Outdoor Rock Subwoofer, TFS5 Rock Speakers
13 June 2010
Excerpt: Just wanted to drop you all a note to say how pleased I am with the Omni speakers. They sound wonderful!! I was worried about not being able to hear the music and would the speakers be strong enough. What a surprise! I ordered 4 speakers, 2 speakers fill my pool area and my neighbors yards with a great sound. BTW, the extra two speakers allow me to hear my music without blasting my neighbors (and we're on 3+ acre lots!). Many thanks for the excellent service.
TIC TFS50 Outdoor Subwoofer Rock Speakers and TFS11 Outdoor Rock Speakers
13 June 2010
Excerpt: This company provides A+ service, the subwoofer was damaged by FedEx delivery on Friday and my parent's anniversary party was on Saturday. I called customer service and they over-nighted a big heavy TIC TFS50 rock speaker to me on Saturday. I know it cost them a lot of money to do that, but it makes me a very happy customer. Plus the new satellite design subwoofer is easy to setup, no extra wiring or receiver, I did the installation in about 1 hour.