Product Comparison: Definitive Technology AW5500 vs Definitive Technology AW6500

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General Specifications
Definitive Technology
Definitive Technology
About the Product
Now you can enjoy the incomparable sound of Definitive Technology anywhere around your home with the groundbreaking AW5500 All-Weather loudspeakers. These technology-packed wonders feature high excursion active drivers pressure-coupled to racetrack-shaped Low-Bass Radiators to give you more than double the bass output.
Bringing great audio quality outside has always been tricky. The Definitive Technology AW 6500 puts worry about sound quality and speaker resilience to rest with fully sealed speakers that perform wonderfully rain or shine.
Key Specs
RMS Power
10 watts
200 watts
Number Of Speakers
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Definitive Technology AW5500 All-Weather High Definition Sound Outdoor Speaker Loudspeaker (Pair)
  • Installed these outdoors by my pool. They're being used with a 20W class-T mini-amp and sound great. Lots of power and clarity.
  • I have this paired with a Sonos Connect Amp and the Sonos amp has more than enough power to drive these cleanly all the way to max.
  • I purchased about a year ago a set of the AW5500s to cover my back deck for some summer partying, and I have to say they do an excellent job of filling space.
  • BIG SOUND! this is great if you only need 1 speaker, as most surface speakers come in pairs.
  • I'm impressed with the quality of sound for the size. It has plenty of base, I don't feel the need to add a subwoofer.
Definitive Technology AW6500 200 W RMS Speakers - 3-way - White Bundle
  • Running them at about 60w of good clean pure power and I've never heard and outdoor Sp sound so incredibly good!
  • These speakers are incredible. They have a full sound with plenty of base and power.
  • Bought Outdoor Yamaha's equivalent and they could not handle the power. Bought these and they are awesome.
  • These are great outdoor speakers. There is plenty off bass and it doesn't take a lot of power to drive them. When I crank them up I can hear them clearly 50 feet away, so they drive sound well into my back yard when needed.
  • Fantastic outdoor experience. Powered by Sonos AMP - more than enough bass and volume for our outdoor space. Any more bass would rattle the gutters off the house.
Size & Weight
12.6 in
8.88 in
7.8 in
14.44 in
8 in
9.25 in
8.33 lb.
9.2 lb.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Definitive Technology AW5500 All-Weather High Definition Sound Outdoor Speaker Loudspeaker (Pair)
  • It is able to produce very clear sound and a good amount of bass in a relatively small package.
  • Bass response is good for an outdoor, small speaker and the concept of reflecting the bass off the wall of the house does appear to work.
  • The speaker is pretty light weight and easy to handle and I feel that it is 100% sturdy and will not fall.
  • Fortunately, the speaker is light enough that I was able to screw in the bare wire with little difficulty while holding the speaker with one hand.
  • Excellent sound, very clear and Ero distortion in the music.... Small but powerfull piece of art. I will recommend this speakers.
Definitive Technology AW6500 200 W RMS Speakers - 3-way - White Bundle
  • The speakers are well made, sound is impressive for the size of the speaker, great base, excellent imaging, one of the better products that definitive technology has to offer.
  • This was just the right size and sound that i needed for my large patio. Thought about buying two, only needed one.
  • The color is a nice pure designer white, but the speaker is also paintable to match any decor.
  • I also painted the black speakers with Rust-Oleum oil rubbed bronze color and they look awesome!!
  • Overall, a well built outdoor speaker with good design ideas. I will buy another set to put on side of pool house.
Min. Frequency Response
45 Hz
40 Hz
Max. Frequency Response
30 kHz
30 kHz
8 ohms
8 ohms
91 dB
92 dB
BDSS Technology, Balanced Double Surrounds, Waveguide, Die-Cast Alloy Basket, Magnet Structure, High Temperature Voice Coil, Polystone Non-Resonant All-Weather Enclosure
Pair of 5-Way Binding Posts - Gold Plated, Racetrack-shaped planar pressure-coupled low bass radiators, Integrated galvanized steel mounting brackets
What customers say about "Audio"
Definitive Technology AW5500 All-Weather High Definition Sound Outdoor Speaker Loudspeaker (Pair)
  • Full sound for the outdoors. And I'm a picky guy! I am very pleased!
  • The mounting was simple and quick. The sound that it produces is accurate and punchy.
  • Terrific speakers! I've had to turn them down since they can really fill up a backyard (and neighbor's backyard) with sound.
  • These speakers sound sooooooo good. So happy with them. It is perfect on the deck!
  • Great sounding speaker. Much better than the speakers it replaced. You get what you pay for.
Definitive Technology AW6500 200 W RMS Speakers - 3-way - White Bundle
  • Good frequency response across entire range.
  • These speakers can Rock! I kind of up cranked up the volume and I said WOW! I was afraid that I might disturb the neighbor that live a good 300 feet away from me.
  • I've owned these for 4 years and they continue to sound great. I have two other Definitive speakers in my surround sound system and these sound as good as or better than them. The bass is so good that neighbors ask me where the sub woofer is.
  • Long story short- I am very pleased with the sound quality! The sound is exceptional. Outstanding highs and deep bass. I even decided not to purchase a sub!
  • Also, they are pretty directional. So if you sit slightly off center, most of the sound will seem to come from the ONE speaker you are a little closer to. If you are away from the field of the speakers entirely, the highs will quickly drop off.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
5 year(s)
5 year(s)
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