Definitive Technology AW6500 Outdoor Speakers

Definitive Technology AW6500 Review

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If you are looking for top-of-the-line outdoor speakers that will blow you away, Definitive Technology AW 6500 Outdoor Speaker is hands down the most impressive outdoor speaker in its class. With a peak power handling of 200-watts, this speaker delivers what most speakers in its category lack – a sonic bass performance. The AW6500 speaker is equipped with high excursion active drivers pressure-coupled to racetrack-shaped Low-Bass Radiators to give you more than double the bass output. The only complaint about the bass of these speakers will be your neighbors unable to sleep at night. A few reviewers even stated they returned the sub they originally purchased with the speakers because they realized they did not need them. Additionally featuring a 1” pure aluminum dome tweeter, a 40Hz-30kHz frequency response and 92dB audio sensitivity, this speaker delivers the crisp, natural sound of an indoor speaker that can hold up to the outdoor elements. Take a listen…

With a fully sealed design, aluminum grilles and a PolyStone enclosure, the AW6500 speaker
will survive the most extreme weather conditions while still delivering a long-lasting quality sound. Although they weigh in at a whopping 12 lbs each, don’t let that scare you away. They may be a bulkier design than the likes of Polk’s Atrium6 speakers, but the integrated galvanized steel mounting bracket allows for a full 360 degree rotation providing the utmost flexibility for the optimal sound performance from any listening area. They are available in a black or paintable white finish so they will easily fit into any setting. The Definitive Technology AW 6500 Outdoor Speaker is the best all around speaker and we’ve yet to find a consumer that says otherwise. They are repeatedly ranked as one of the most popular and highest rated outdoor speakers among audiophiles for their quality sound, durability, and flexibility. They will bring new life to the same music you have been listening to for years. Don’t forget that these speakers are sold separately, so remember to add (2) to your cart if you want a pair!

Specifications of the Definitive Technology Outdoor Speakers

  • Dimensions: 8.9” H x 14.4” W x 9.2” Ddefinitive technology aw6500 speakers black
  • Weight: 12 lbs
  • Speaker enclosure: Mineral Injected 3 Sided Polymer with Drainage Channel and Pressure Coupled Bass Radiator
  • Audio Sensitivity: 92dB
  • 1” aluminum dome tweeter
  • Total Frequency Response: 40Hz-30kHz
  • Nominal Impedance compatible with: 8 ohm
  • Peak Power Handling – speakers: 200 w 
  • RMS Power Range – amplifiers: 200 w
  • Colors: black; white
  • Warranty – 5 year limited
  • One 6.5-inch BDSS cast basket bass/mid driver
  • One 5.5×10-inch pressure-driven low-bass radiator

Should You Buy the Definitive Technology AW6500 Speaker?

Definitive Technology AW 6500 Outdoor Speaker is our first choice for a quality speaker investment. They are truly the best outdoor speakers. They repeatedly deliver a top notch sound performance, even after a torrential downpour or below freezing temperatures in the midst of a polar vortex. The flexibility provided by the 360 degree rotation makes them a great candidate for providing a full range of listening enjoyment. To be honest, we had difficulty digging up any negative reviews about these speakers. If you’re still not convinced, check them out for yourself! Pair them up with one of our recommended stereo receivers for outdoor speakers for an optimal listening experience.


Pros: Definitive Technology never fails to deliver a superior quality, natural sound and the AW6500’s are no different. They have the components and optimal performance of on an indoor speaker with the durability of an outdoor speaker. Their best feat is the ability to deliver a thunderous bass response that others in its class have failed to do.
Cons: These 12 lb speakers are heavier than the likes of Polk’s Atrium 6 design, weighing in at almost double. That being said, the power they produce will more than make up for the size. They will convince you that size does matter.