Audiovox AR Wireless Outdoor Speakers AW825 / AW850

With Summer fast approaching barbecues and outdoor living increases and if you're anything like me, music is required in every aspect of life.  This being said, I've been looking at outdoor audio options.  You can view my first look on the subject here Outdoor Speaker options.

Here we're looking at a wireless option.  I have to reiterate that I don't recommend wireless speakers for the most part as they don't perform as well as wired solutions.  However, there are situations where you have no choice and outdoors, really in most circumstances, you have no choice.  This being said, you must recognize that the acoustics in an outdoor environment suck so creating an accurate sound is near impossible.

Audiovox Acoustic Research AW825 
Wireless Outdoor Speaker

As you can see, this option is a neat idea.  You could literally just hang it off a tree in the yard and the birdhouse look could compliment the space making it almost invisible.  It has been designed to withstand the elements and as such you can just leave it out there.   With a transmitter that will transmit up to 150ft allows for quite an area.

- Three selectable broadcast frequencies; stereo audio input; compatible with iPhone/iPod
- Two-way speaker design with high-performance weather-resistant drivers
- 2-inch tweeter, 3-inch woofer, 5-watt RMS; frequency response: 40 Hz to 15 kHz
- Auto-lock PLL tuning ensures crystal-clear reception up to 150 feet
- Dual power mode; AC adapters included, batteries optional (six AA batteries not included)

Heres the Manufacturers description :
Get Great Outdoor Sound in a Discreet Package
No matter if it's in your home or on your patio, the Acoustic Research AW825 Portable Wireless Indoor/Outdoor Speaker delivers crisp audio with amazing clarity. Elegant and completely weather-resistant, its mission-style design pairs nicely with any decor. It’s compatible with most electronic devices, allowing you to seamlessly transfer audio content from your stereo, iPod or MP3 player, iPhone, computer, and more. You can even add multiple units (sold separately) to expand your sound. Now you can bring your own soundtrack to the great outdoors.

Easily connects to your existing components
Advanced Design for Reliable Performance
This high-performance system is comprised of a fully weatherproof two-way speaker unit and a powerful wireless transmitter. The speaker comes equipped with a 3-inch woofer and 2-inch tweeter powered by a 5-watt RMS internal amplifier. It features easy push-button tuning that locks into the transmitter's signal. The AW825's portable design allows speakers to conveniently hang or stand with easy wireless installation, and its housing is designed to resist a variety of weather elements--so you won't have to worry about rust, electrical shorts, or other damage.

The compact stereo transmitter unit uses an omni-directional 900-MHz signal with an effective range of up to 150 feet (based on environment). Phase-locked loop circuitry and three selectable broadcast frequencies ensure that your signal will be clean and steady.

Seamlessly blends with any indoor or outdoor decor
Easily Connects to Your Existing Components
The transmitter and included mini-jack to stereo lead adapter allow you to connect this system to a variety of components, including home stereos, MP3 players, computers, and more. It's also easy to expand your sound by simply adding additional Acoustic Research outdoor speaker units (sold separately).

In Conclusion,
Now if you're going to be just playing some nice easy music on the patio or in the backyard this is an excellent, easy and attractive option.  The 5-watt RMS internal amplifier that powers these speakers unfortunately won't provide what you need if you're looking to blast it out and use these speakers in a party or for really cranking up music.  If you're looking for more power I may suggest you use one of the other options provided here

Audiovox Acoustic Research AW850

Now if you're looking for a different multipurpose solution this is the AW850 which is essentially the same product but it doesnt have dual power option (AC or Battery).  It only uses AC Power, and it includes a light that allows you to use it in a different manner.  Sometimes, we just need more light..........



If you're looking to take the party outside?Find more outdoor / wireless options provided here.   

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