Kicker KB 6000
At less than $100 a pair, the Kicker KB 6000 are a great value, as their sound rivals that of much more expensive models. They produce clear middle frequencies and especially shine in the upper range, thanks to the clarity of their compression-loaded horn tweeters.
- Withstand salty and humid climates
- 1-year warranty
- Underwhelming bass output
Sonos Architectural by Sonance
If you insist on the best, the Sonos Architectural by Sonance can produce the pristine sound that you’re looking for. They’re engineered to withstand extreme temperatures, humidity, UV rays, and salt spray while delivering great audio.
- Fast-mount bracket system
- Paintable grilles
- Extremely expensive
Bose 251 Environmental
Designed with water-resistant enclosures, the Bose 251 Environmental can hold up against blistering heat or bitter cold without sacrificing sound quality. Their multi-chamber bass radiators provide additional booming power.
- Articulated array design
- Extremely wide sound field
- Cost quite a bit
The Yamaha NS-AW350 are an acoustic-suspension design, which result in a clear sound with a controlled bass response, and are magnetically shielded to limit noise and signal interference. It’s worth nothing that the front grilles do have a tendency to come loose over time.
- Also suitable for indoor use
- Available in black or white
- Fairly lightweight
The Klipsch AWR-650 features a 6-1/2-inch polymer woofer with dual voice coils in addition to two dome tweeters, and delivers a robust sound across the entire spectrum. Its rugged housing comes in mock granite or sandstone to complement your yard.
- Discreet natural-looking design
- Uv-resistant finish
- Can be wired for mono output
Polk Audio Atrium 6
The Polk Audio Atrium 6 are constructed with anodized-aluminum tweeter domes and sturdy rubber surrounds, making them almost completely impervious to the elements. They deliver impressive clarity across the entire range and are available in black or white.
- Speed-lock mounting system
- Exceed military weatherproof specs
- Protected against salt and corrosion
TIC Corporation GS-3
The TIC Corporation GS-3 is designed to be mounted in the ground, and is equipped with a rugged, impact-resistant, ABS shell. It delivers a true omnidirectional output and an impressive volume, thanks to its 150-watt driver, 8-inch woofer and 2-inch tweeter.
- Great value for the money
- Blends in with lawns
- Powerful bass when properly buried
Focal 100 OD8
You don’t have to spend a fortune on a sound system for your patio, thanks to the Focal 100 OD8 . Its 8-ohm impedance makes it ideal for parallel installation on a single amplifier output, so you can maximize your high-end equipment.
- Sold as a single unit
- Ip66 protection rating
- Responds as low as 60 hertz
Bose Free Space 51
The large bases on the discreet-looking Bose Free Space 51 are designed to be buried underground in order to thoroughly anchor them in place, so strong winds, or even a wayward soccer ball, won’t uproot them easily and cause damage.
- Operate in a wide temperature range
- Withstand up to 350 lbs of pressure
- Pump sound in all directions
Definitive Technology AW6500
Integrated galvanized-steel mounting brackets and the accompanying durable hardware ensure that the Definitive Technology AW6500 will remain in place, no matter what environment they’re installed in. You can paint them whatever color matches your decor, too.
- Nominal impedance of 8 ohms
- 10-inch bass radiator
- Rugged polystone enclosures