Proficient Audio AW525 (White)

Special Price $895.00 (Normally Regular Price $920.00 )
Despatched In 1 - 2 days

2-Way High Performance Outdoor And Weatherproof Speakers

High Power Handling; Extended Bass Capability

Includes Versatile Swivel Mounting Bracket

Designed In The USA

The Proficient AW525 outdoor speakers are totally designed in the USA. Mount them in a corner or under your eaves with the included brackets. All-weather rugged ABS cabinets and rust-proof powder coated aluminium grilles will withstand the elements, ensuring years of top quality performance.

Overview

Great music doesn't have to stay inside your home. The Proficient AW525 outdoor speakers will ensure you are immersed in full, rich, balanced and clear sound on your backyard deck or patio. The AW525 speakers don't necessarily need a super-high wattage amplifier or AV receiver to give you great coverage in small to medium open outdoor areas. However, the proviso is that you are not over-driving the amplifier and thereby producing distortion of any kind including the inaudible type. The maximum stated input power is 125 Watts but this is in our opinion is a little optomistic! We recommend using with an amplifier with a rating of at least 60 Watts RMS output per channel and upto 120 Watts per channel for good listening levels and yet still keeping within the physical limitations of a 133mm woofer and overall 88db efficiency rating. Sounds confusing? Well just think of the speedometer in your car. Just because it says 220kph doesn't mean it will go that fast...even on a racetrack! When it comes to power, play this conservatively and within the limits of each item and you'll have decades of happy listening.

The Tiny Powerhouse: Thanks to its ported cabinet - a rare feature in an outdoor speaker - and its tough 133mm (5¼") woofer with polypropylene cone, the AW525 plays all the way down to 45 Hz, low enough to reproduce bass with authority. Yet it's only a tad over 228mm high. A pivoting tweeter made from Supernil synthetic fabric produces smooth highs and resists mould and mildew.

Weather does not affect the AW525's performance, thanks to its waterproof drivers and super-tough ABS molded enclosure. A rustproof, powder-coated aluminum grille protects the drivers from impacts, and the included swivel bracket lets you mount the AW525 horizontally or vertically, and point it in almost any direction you choose. The gold-plated binding posts will accept bare wire up to 12 AWG/79 Strand, spade connectors or banana plugs, which are our recommendation.

Our Take

The Proficient AW525 outdoor speakers produce full, clear sound that works perfectly in small to medium open spaces. They work well at delivering audio over a good area without any reduction in quality. Even if you are wanting to play them on a regular basis, you won’t hear the Proficient AW525’s complaining (no promises about the neighbours however) but as mentioned above you will still need a decent 60 Watt plus per channel amplifier as at 88db they will need it. Audio Trends has had decades of experience with outdoor speakers and a number of the staff have them installed in their own backyards. So we are not only enthusiastic about music outdoors but can speak authoritatively on the subject and make recommendations that will suit your needs.

Main Features & Specifications

  • 2-Way Outdoor Speakers
  • Woofer: 1 x 133mm (5¼") Polypropylene Cone          
  • Tweeter: 1 x 25mm (1") Pivoting Supernil Soft Dome Tweeter    
  • Recommended Amplifier: 70 Watts to 150 Watts Ouput
  • Maximum Power Handling: 125 Watts of 'clean' power            
  • Frequency Response: 45Hz - 20kHz              
  • Impedance: Nominally 8 Ohms
  • Sensitivity: 88dB 
  • Enclosure:
    • Waterproof
    • Bass Reflex (Ported)
    • Aluminium Grilles
  • Finish: White
  • Speaker Wire Terminals: Accept Banana plugs or bare wire
  • Brackets: Includes Swivel Mounting Brackets
  • Dimensions (WxHxD): 165 x 233 x 162mm
  • Manufacturer's Warranty: 5 years 

Note: Features & Specifications Subject To Change Without Notice. E&OE

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