Definitive Technology AW5500 Outdoor Speakers Pair



All-Weather Loudspeaker with 5.25" Mid/Woofer, 5 x 8" Bass Radiator and 1" Tweeter.

Pressure Coupled Radiator Design

The AW series outdoor speaker provides clear, high-definition sound by pressure-coupling a BDSS technology driver to a racetrack-shaped mid/bass radiator cleverly placed on the opposite side of the enclosure. This technique offers a total bass radiating area greater than an 8-inch woofer to belt out powerful bass that fills outdoor areas.

BDSS Technology

Definitive Technology's Balanced Double Surround System (BDSS) driver offers a wide-bandwidth accurate frequency response, broad dispersion, low distortion, and detail retrieval; so you hear more the music with greater accuracy and enjoyment

Polystone Non-Resonant All-Weather Enclosure

The Definitive Technology AW5500 features a fully sealed (air and water tight) design, aluminum grilles, and rugged PolyStone enclosure, which allow it to be fully exposed to the elements and still reliably deliver their indoor speaker sound quality for years of outdoor listening enjoyment.

Balanced Double Surrounds

The speaker's balanced double surrounds support the cone at two points to provide better mechanical stability for longer, more linear excursion, and improved damping to suppress parasitic cone resonance.

Mineral-Filled Polymer Cone

The speaker features a deeply drawn mineral-filled polymer cone engineered using sophisticated 3D modeling techniques for wide range performance.


The cone's integrated waveguide smoothes off-axis response for broad, even dispersion and better imaging.

High Temperature Voice Coil

The driver's high temperature, oversized, lightweight vented voice coil offers improved power handling and quick transient response. The voice coil is also lengthened to increase linearity and lower distortion.

Magnet Structure

The driver's magnetic system is optimized by finite element analysis to maximize magnetic flux in the gap for high efficiency and linear excursion.

Die-Cast Alloy Basket

The die-cast alloy basket minimizes ringing and vibration while the open area minimizes back wave reflection.

Technical Specifications:

  • Fully sealed design provides indoor speaker sound for the great outdoors
  • Active driver pressure-coupled to racetrack Planar Low Bass Radiator for rich low end
  • Rugged PolyStone™ enclosures ensure a great performance even in the elements
  • Galvanized steel mounting brackets give 360-degree placement

    • Total Pieces


    • Included Accessories
      • (1) Galvanized Steel Wall Bracket with Thumb Screws


    • Cabinet Warranty
      5 years
    • Drivers Warranty
      5 years
    • Original Purchaser Only


    • Carton 1
      17" (43.18 cm) h x 11" (27.94 cm) w x 11.5" (29.21 cm) d - 8.78 lbs (3.98 kg)


    • Qty Included
    • Availability
    • Orientation
      • Horizontal
      • Vertical
    • Height
      12.625" (32.07 cm)
    • Width
      7.813" (19.85 cm)
    • Depth
      8.06" (20.47 cm)
    • Weight
      8.33 lbs (3.78 kg)
    • Driver Enclosure Type
    • Driver Complement
      • (1)  1" (2.54 cm) d (Round) Pure Aluminum Dome - Tweeter
      • (1)  5.25" (13.34 cm) d (Round) BDSS Bass - Mid/Woofer
      • (1)  5" (12.7 cm) h x 8" (20.32 cm) w (Oval) Pressure Driven - Bass Radiator


    • Total Frequency Response
      45 Hz → 30,000 Hz
    • Nominal Impedance
      8 ohms
    • Sensitivity (1 watt @ 1 meter)
      91 dB


    • Type
      A/V Receiver Crossover Setting
    • Peak Power Handling
      175 watts
    • Power Handling (per channel)
      10 watts → 175 watts
    • A/V Receiver Crossover Settings
      Large (40 Hz)


    • Audio Inputs
      • Speaker Inputs
        (1) Pair of 5 Way Binding Posts - Gold-Plated