Klipsch is one of our favorite outdoor speaker producers – they make great products with great specs, and all of their outdoor units are backed with a lifetime warranty. The AW-650 is their top of the line non-commercial grade outdoor speaker, and it is indeed one of our favorite outdoor speakers currently on the market.
nominal power: 85 watts
peak power: 340 watts
impedance: 8 ohms
sensitivity: 95 dB/W/m
frequency response range:70 – 20,000 Hz (+/- 3dB)
unit weight: 9 lbs
unit dimensions: 11 x 9.5 x 15 inches (depth x width x height)
warranty: lifetime (does apply to purchase from Amazon.com)
user manual: click here
Amazon Average User Rating: 5/5 – You can read the Amazon.com reviews here.
Review and Discussion
The AW-650s have excellent power handling and sensitivity metrics, and, as far as we’ve seen, are the most powerful outdoor speaker available for under $500. Once you go higher you’ve crossed in to the pro/commercial realm. Unless you have an exceedingly large backyard, these speakers will be plenty to fill just about any outdoor space.
These and other Klipsch outdoor wall/mount speakers have a pretty traditional box design that comes in either black or white. There are slicker looking speakers out there, sure, but these look plenty decent enough.
They run on the larger and heavier size, so they might be a bit of a hassle to set up, but, these are the kind of speakers that are meant to last for several years, or maybe even more.
Speaking of which, all Klipsch outdoor speakers come with a lifetime warranty, and in fact in some cases they’ll even replace a broken unit with a newer model if the one you got has since been discontinued! Hard to beat that.
These (and other) Klipsch outdoor speakers have a UV resistant ABS enclosure, and a paintable rustproof grill – they’re fully intended to reside permanently outdoors.
The AW-650s are (currently) one of our favorite outdoor speakers because of their maximal power-to-price value ratio. If you’re looking for HiFi quality speakers that are intended to last for several years or more, these speakers may very well be the best choice.
Some people might not need so much power though, and there are other more appropriate options available that are less expensive while still being plenty powerful enough to fill a moderately sized area.
Relevant Links and Resources
These require separately sold speaker wire. Need some? Check out our outdoor speaker wire guide here.