Definitive Technology AW5500

The AW5500’s blend of high-performance drivers and passive bass radiators encased in a rugged, weatherproof housing deliver deep, expansive sound throughout your outdoor living area.

The AW5500 combines high definition Aluminum Dome Tweeters that deliver clean, detailed treble, and a 5.25” BDSS™ woofer pressure-coupled with an 8” passive bass radiator that delivers clear, deep, impactful bass. You’ll enjoy expansive, full-precision sound, no matter where you are in the yard.

  • Expansive Sound
  • Flexible Placement
  • Weatherproof
  • Available in Black and White


Double the Bass Output

The AW5500’s 5 x 8″ bass radiator, pressure- coupled with the active BDSS mid/bass drivers, pumps out bass rivaling an 8″ woofer in less space. You can fill the outdoors with rich, full-frequency audio even at low volume.


Clean, Crisp Highs

The AW5500 Aluminum Dome Tweeters feature ultralight, rigid construction that enables them to play significantly higher frequencies than we can hear, providing effortless, distortion-free performance within and beyond the audible range.


Accurate Midrange, Dynamic Bass

The AW5500’s midrange/bass woofers feature the innovative Balanced Double Surround System (BDSS), the same driver technology found in our top indoor speakers. BDSS improves driver excursion, delivering output usually associated with a larger driver, while retaining a smaller drive’s improved dispersion and midrange definition.


Integrated Waveguide for a smooth response

The cone’s integrated waveguide smooths off-axis response for broad, even dispersion and better imaging throughout your space. 


Mineral-filled Polymer Cone for full-yard extension

The AW5500 features a deeply drawn mineral-filled polymer cone, engineered using sophisticated 3D modeling techniques, for wide range performance. 


Wired For Fun

With its higher frequency response, zero-latency video sync, and rock-solid performance, the AW5500 delivers reliability and sound quality far beyond wireless speakers.


Ready to Play come rain or come shine

The All-Weather Series can withstand rain, snow, and temperature extremes that drive us mortals indoors. With Definitive Technology’s proprietary weather seal defending the subwoofers, tweeters, and passive radiators, it’s no wonder these loudspeakers boast a class-leading 5-Year Warranty.


Tough PolyStone™ Exterior for durability and longevity

Definitive Technology’s exclusive, rugged PolyStone™ enclosure can take all that nature can muster. The black finish is highly fade-resistant, and the white finish is both fade-resistant and paintable. For accurate outdoor audio, PolyStone enclosures, coupled with mesh aluminum grilles, provide an acoustically neutral, anti-resonant home for the tweeter, subwoofer, and passive radiator. They’ll last for many years, and never stop sounding great.

Carton 1 (W x H x D) ; Weight279.4 x 431.8 x 292.1mm (11″ x 17″ x 11.5″) ;
3.98kg (8.78 lbs)
All-Weather Speaker
Qty Included1
Dimensions (W x H x D)198.5 x 320.7 x 204.7mm (7.813″ x 12.625″ x 8.06″)
Weight3.78kg (8.33 lbs)
Driver Enclosure TypePolyStone
Total Frequency Response45 Hz → 30,000 Hz
Nominal Impedance8 ohms
Sensitivity (1W @ 1m)91dB
Peak Power Handling175W
Power Handling per channel10 W → 175 W
A/V Receiver Crossover SettingsLarge (40Hz)
Audio Inputs
Speaker Inputs1x Pair of 5-Way Binding Posts – Gold Plated