Jump to content
The Klipsch Audio Community
Sign in to follow this  
CanuckKlipsch

Outdoor AW-650

Recommended Posts

Hi all,

 

just put my hands on 6 x AW-650 for dirt cheap off facebook marketplace and now can’t wait for spring so i can set all of this up outside!

 

i have an old Denon AVR-1613 5ch amp that is not being used. Any input on that amp for those speakers? I fear it might be underpowered but on the other hand i will most likely never crank those to high volumes has i want to keep a good relationship with my neighbours lol.
 

i was also thinking using only 4 outside and using the other two to complete my surround sound setup. Currently have RF-63’s with a RSW-12 and soon RC-62 for center running off a Denon AVR-4308ci

 

thanks for your input! 
 

cheers,

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Whatever works...cool

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have a pair of these and I’m happy with the aw650, however it’s a very sensitive speaker. I would recommend using a clean low wpc amp or receiver with them.

 

Perhaps my outdoor environment is to large for just two of them, I used combined with RB-61 II bookshelves and a SW120 and just didn’t think they had enough output volume at clean levels. I think the AW650’s shine when used for directional applications. They work good for rears, but you can’t space them to far out and they need reflective surfaces to be optimal- at least from my experience.

 

I also got mine dirt cheap, I think I paid $190 for the pair (new in box, unused) I imagine with 6 you could build a great sound scape in 5.1 and double up the center channel by using two of them. I would say optimal placement is about 3-5ft away from the listening position.

 

If you’re using a AVR receiver I would highly recommend using in-line fuses with these, I already have blown out the horn diaphragm on one of them after about 12 hours of use.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That’s a great price for unopened boxes!! I got mine for 45$can each but used with some cosmetic imperfections on some of them.

 

was thinking of using my denon avr-1613 which is rated 75w @ 0.08% thd to drive 4 of them outside in a quad stereo setup and use the two other as rears in my home theatre setup on a denon avr 4308ci rated 140w @ 0.05% thd.

 

i know nothing about in-line fuses...maybe i will have to get more knowledgeable on that matter. 
 

So you suggest i look into that with those amps/speakers?

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have 5 AW-400's outside using a Sony STR series AVR and they can play real loud..cop's have been called 🤫

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...