Why Add an Outdoor Subwoofer?
There’s nothing like listening to your favourite tunes while gardening or relaxing on the deck or by the pool. However, a good outdoor sound system can be transformed into great simply by adding a subwoofer. Unlike satellite outdoor speakers that produce mid and high frequencies, the subwoofer has one job—to produce bass notes. Because the sub handles the low frequencies, your other speakers can focus the frequencies they are designed to reproduce, those mids and highs. The result is a crisper, more immersive experience from music and movie soundtracks.
What Is an Omni Subwoofer?
Omni-directional speakers radiate sound evenly in a 360° pattern. Omni speakers are well suited for outdoor environments which have acoustic properties that are difficult to control. Unlike your living room where directional speakers distribute sound by reflecting off walls and other surfaces, outdoor speakers function in open spaces without walls to reflect sound or carpet to absorb it. In addition, with directional speakers, you’ll hear sound from the speaker you’re close to but may struggle to hear the other channel. Because Omni speakers disperse sound in all directions, you’ll hear great sound whether you’re sitting down or walking around the backyard.
Do I need special cable to run outdoor speakers?
We strongly recommend the use of direct burial, waterproof cable and wire connectors that are designed for the outdoors. Outdoor speaker cable uses a specially formulated UV-resistant, polyethylene jacket that provides protection against water damage and allows the cables to withstand extreme weather conditions like rain, snow and high temperatures and incorporates twice the insulation of average cable. If you plan to bury the cable, OSD recommends you bury it 10-15cm underground so that it's not visible nor pose a danger of somebody tripping over it. Our speaker cable is ideal to use in direct burial applications.
Add Volume Controls
Volume controls can be a great addition to a system providing both proper impedance matching and more hands-on local control of the volume in the listening area.
- Rated IP65
- An all-weather passive omni-directional outdoor subwoofer
- Radiates immersive bass in a 360° direction
- Enjoy high-quality sound with well-defined lows in the garden, patio or poolside
- Handles up to 250 Watts of power
- Includes 8” woofer and advanced crossover network
- Perfect to pair with OSD Nero XD Streamers
- Satellite Speaker options with LS 3, Forza 4, 5 or 6's
- Hides in gardens, grass, and landscaping
- Reinforced antique bronze enclosure withstands harsh environments
- Easy to install