Product Comparison: Definitive Technology AW6500 vs Bose 251 Environmental

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General Specifications
Definitive Technology
251 Environmental Speakers
About the Product
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.
Music is made for the outdoors, so make sure getting the most from it. Experience balanced stereo sound over a much wider area than most conventional outdoor speakers can offer. Our 251 speakers deliver that sound with a refined design that adds a touch of elegance to your outdoor spaces. They’re guaranteed to withstand harsh weather.
Key Specs
RMS Power
200 watts
50 watts
Number Of Speakers
What customers say about "Key Specs"
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.
Bose 251 Environmental Outdoor Speakers
  • The system sounds great around the pool and has plenty of power to irritate the neighbors.
  • These are really great speakers. I use them in my work van. I have them on a 200 watt amp with a powered subwoofer. they sound great
  • They sound fantastic, even when compared with my Lifestyle 48 system. The power it very nicely. Makes my pool so enjoyable.
  • When pushing the Pioneer ICE amp to its peak, the power out of these units was more like a professional setup that a neighbor getting his rock on.
  • You need to drive the AMP hard to obtain good output sound level SPL. The speaker lacks crisp highs - and lacks acceptable bass (you need a sub)
Size & Weight
8.88 in
13.5 in
14.44 in
5.75 in
9.25 in
8 in
9.2 lb.
8 lb.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
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.
Bose 251 Environmental Outdoor Speakers
  • These speakers are very compact in size, especially considering the performance you get from them
  • SOLID BUILD QUALITY: The cabinets are durable and designed to last.
  • The 251's build quality is great, they mount nice and look good.
  • The durability will insure you have an amazing outdoor experience for years to come even in the most extreme weather conditions.
Min. Frequency Response
40 Hz
10 Hz
Max. Frequency Response
30 kHz
20 kHz
8 ohms
8 ohms
92 dB
88 dB
Pair of 5-Way Binding Posts - Gold Plated, Racetrack-shaped planar pressure-coupled low bass radiators, Integrated galvanized steel mounting brackets
Water-resistant composite casing, Articulated Array® speaker design, Mineral and glass-filled polypropylene cabinet
What customers say about "Audio"
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.
Bose 251 Environmental Outdoor Speakers
  • The design of the Bose 251 addresses that issue by including two 2.5" "twiddlers" (a Bose trademark) in each speaker. These are larger than typical 1" to 1.25" tweeters, and cover a broader frequency range.
  • The result of the design of the Bose 251 is that the mid and higher frequency sound is dispersed over a much wider area than in a conventional speaker design.
  • Overall, a great, well rounded pair of outdoor speakers. Frequency response tested as ~40Hz-15kHz. I do find that the Twiddler design does make for great mid-ranges and reasonable bass
  • Has anyone noticed how hard it is to find the specifications on the speakers, frequency response and power handling - just an observation.
  • Very clear sound, very neat, but no bass, not deep. Need a Subwoofer.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
5 year(s)
5 year(s)
Other Information
398.95 $

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