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Audiovox Acoustic Research AW825 Mission Style Wireless Speaker (Bronze)


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  • Three selectable broadcast frequencies, stereo audio input, compatible with iPhone/iPod
  • Two-way speaker design with high-performance weather-resistant drivers
  • 2-Inch tweeter, 3-Inch woofer, 5-watt RMS, frequency response: 40 Hz to 15 kHz
  • Auto-lock PLL tuning ensures crystal-clear reception up to 150 feet
  • Dual power mode; AC adapters included, batteries optional (six AA batteries not included)
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 24.1 x 35.6 x 24.1 cm ; 2 Kg
  • Shipping Weight: 2.3 Kg
  • Item model number: AW825
  • ASIN: B002AQ30T0
  • Date first available at Amazon.ca: March 4 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #88,507 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
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Product Description

Product Description

Combining high quality performance with mission-style design, this speaker delivers crisp audio with amazing clarity. It's compatible with most electronic devices, and allows you to seamlessly transfer audio content from your stereo, computer, and more. Add multiple speakers to expand your sound. Now you can enjoy the great outdoors that much more!

From the Manufacturer

Acoustic Research Wireless Speakers

AW825

AW825

AW850

AW850

AW826

AW826

AW827

AW827

AW851

AW851

AW828

AW828

AW880

AW880

Speaker/Receiver

2" tweeter, 3" woofer

2" tweeter, 3" woofer

2" tweeter, 3" woofer

3" woofer

2" tweeter, 3" woofer

5" down-firing driver

1.5" tweeter, 3" woofer

Wattage

5 watt RMS

5 watt RMS

5 watt RMS

3 watt RMS

5 watt RMS

5 watt RMS

10 watt RMS

Transmission

Omni-directional 900MHz broadcast

Omni-directional 900MHz broadcast

Omni-directional 900MHz broadcast

Omni-directional 900MHz broadcast

Omni-directional 900MHz broadcast

Omni-directional 900MHz broadcast

Omni-directional 900MHz broadcast

Power

Uses included AC adapter or 6 AA batteries (not included)

Operates using existing AC wall box (requires installation) - replaces Existing Outdoor Lighting Fixture

Uses included AC adapter or 6 AA batteries (not included)

Uses 2 AA batteries (not included) - 25hr battery life

Operates using existing AC wall box (requires installation) - replaces Existing Outdoor Lighting Fixture

Uses included AC adapter or 6 AA batteries (not included)

Uses included AC adapters

Maximum Range

Up to 150 ft.

Up to 150 ft.

Up to 150 ft.

Up to 150 ft.

Up to 150 ft.

Up to 150 ft.

Up to 150 ft.

Compatible with iPhone, iPod and iPad?

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Weathering

Weather Resistant for Outdoor Use

Weather Resistant for Outdoor Use

Weather Resistant for Outdoor Use

Weather Resistant for Outdoor Use

Weather Resistant for Outdoor Use

Weather Resistant for Outdoor Use

Indoor Use Only

Frequency Response

40Hz-15kHz

40Hz-15kHz

40Hz-15kHz

40Hz-15kHz

40Hz-15kHz

40Hz-15kHz

40Hz-15kHz

Broadcast Frequencies

3 Selectable

3 Selectable

3 Selectable

3 Selectable

3 Selectable

3 Selectable

3 Selectable

Emits Light

No

Yes - 40W bulb not included

No

No

Yes - 40W bulb not included

No

No

Can Stand

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Can Hang

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

Wall Mountable

No

Yes

No

No

Yes

No

No

Can Post Mount

No

No

No

Yes

No

No

No

Has a Planter

No

No

No

No

No

Yes with integrated drain holes, separates from speaker base

No

Stereo Audio Input

Yes - Mini Jack to Stereo Lead Adapter Included

Yes - Mini Jack to Stereo Lead Adapter Included

Yes - Mini Jack to Stereo Lead Adapter Included

Yes - Mini Jack to Stereo Lead Adapter Included

Yes - Mini Jack to Stereo Lead Adapter Included

Yes - Mini Jack to Stereo Lead Adapter Included

Yes - Mini Jack to Stereo Lead Adapter Included

Automatic Level Control

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Push-button, Auto-locking Tuning

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Add Multiple Speakers/Expandable?

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By D2007 on May 10 2013
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I had a few different wireless outdoor speakers in the past. They were not too bad, but I have replaced them mostly because there was interference with radio and noise sometimes. This one has a much better and richer sound. Wireless connection is reliable and has zero interference. The speaker design is not so high-tech, but it is OK for my backyard.
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Works well, range is understandably good, no complaints. There needs to be more hookups in the back of the sender in my opinion. I had to do some nice monkeying to get it to work seamlessly. Wished it had a recharger instead of just dc, or in addition to
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By Dave Leslie on Aug. 15 2014
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I like it - only issue is that the Bass Boost does not make much of a difference.
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By Amazon Customer on Sept. 19 2014
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We love it ty so much
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Amazon.com: 331 reviews
145 of 163 people found the following review helpful
Good wireless solution Sept. 10 2009
By ike porter - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
I was searching for wireless speakers for an outdoor event, and I'm certain these will do nicely. While it's true that the transmitter needs to be plugged into the music source (via a standard headphone jack that will fit all devices I would need it to) and into a wall outlet, I expected that. For a test run I plugged into my laptop sitting in the middle of the first floor then slotted 6 AA batteries into the speaker and turned it on. It automatically picked up the signal. I took a walk around the house and got about 100' away and still got good signal. I also like the feature to select L,R,or Mono on the speaker itself. Bass boost helps the sound a lot. Also, I was able to run 4 speakers from 1 transmitter. Don't know yet about interference or battery life for the speaker. I love the aesthetics of it.
39 of 44 people found the following review helpful
Great deal for the money but no match for some better-quality models March 3 2012
By Bob Fellacher - Published on Amazon.com
I bought this speaker from Walmart for streaming Pandora from my laptop outside to my terrace. I was attracted to this speaker because I didn't want to spend a lot of money and these are really cheap (only $70). Also, I found a lot of positive reviews on Amazon.

After trying them out I think that the sound quality was OK if you don't have huge expectations. You really cannot expect this one to beat a $200 speaker. Note: This month my wife and I decided that we wanted a bit higher quality sound and purchased a set of iFinity Wireless Indoor/Outdoor Speaker - Black which until now we are very happy with.

PROS:
- Inexpensive: I got this speaker for $70.00

- Very simple to set up

- Sound quality OK: This speaker seriously lacks in bass but the sound quality is probably OK for many people especially if you are streaming from a low-quality source such as an FM radio.

CONS:
- Not very loud: The specs state 5 Watts power. If you have some car noise or your kids running around then the background noise may drown out the sound from this speaker. You can get it to be a bit louder when you plug them into an outlet.

- Transmission very susceptible to interference: I often get crackling and popping from the speaker. I have been unable to pinpoint what is intefering with this speaker. I do not have any 900 MHz gadgets around.

- Low battery life: When using rechargeable batteries, I can use this speaker for around 1 hour per charge at medium volume. This time is too short for having an outdoor party. You can get a longer battery life if you use alkaline batteries but then you end up spending serious money on batteries.

- Only Mono Sound: This speaker only plays in mono.

Conclusion:
If you are looking for an entry-level wireless speaker then this one may be the one for you. It offers low cost and simple setup but is no match in terms of sound quality and range for some better-quality wireless outdoor speakers.
72 of 85 people found the following review helpful
Audiovox AW825 March 31 2010
By W. Kalamon - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
I purchased this item for somewhat of an unusual use. I have and extensive collection of digital nature sounds and use the device to attract birds and other various wildlife for photographing. I feed audio signals with a simple MP3 player loaded with various bird songs. I throw a rope over a tree branch and hoist the AW825 up to a particular level then move back and begin selecting bird voices. I was surprised how the birds reacted. It is very easy to attract Downy Woodpeckers, Red bellied Woodpeckers, and even Pileated Woodpeckers. Nuthatchers go crazy trying to figure out who is in their "turf". It's a lot of fun and I have gotten great wildlife shots. I even attracted a flock of Turkey. So far I have no complaints. I have not had it exposed to any bad weather conditions but it is nice to know that a little rain may not hurt this device. The range is acceptable (I have gotten clear signals beyond 150'. I just wish the volume was a bit louder.
15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
Broke after a few days :( Aug. 31 2010
By Matthew C. Gilbert - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
You've seen at least one other 1 star reviewer who have had the same problem as we did. We used it for a few days and loved it. Then turned it on and it sounded horrible. Tried everything to get it back to normal but nothing worked. Will be calling the manufacturer next.
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Lasted one day July 27 2010
By mongotz - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
Opened up and installed. I wanted the old AW-811 by the same manufacturer. Have had it for three or four years and it works fine. This one became tinney and unbearable to listen to in one day. Didn't overload, abuse or use in bad weather. It even feels cheap. Save your money.....