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Polk Audio Atrium 6 Outdoor Speakers Black with Bass Reflex Enclosure (Pair) - All-Weather Durability | Broad Sound Coverage | Speed-Lock Mounting System (ATRIUM6BK)
- PowerPort bass venting for deep bass you can feel from the ground up
- Water-resistant to withstand the worst elements salt-fog, UV, extreme temps or heavy rains
- Engineered with Polk's Dynamic Balance technology
- Speed-Lock mounting system
- All-weather certified
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Polk Audio all-weather outdoor loudspeakers with 5.25-Inch Drivers, 1-Inch Tweeters and PowerPort Bass Venting. The Atrium6 is built to withstand the elements, which means you'll be enjoying the great performance for years to come. It's time to get that indoor sound you love all from an outdoor loudspeaker you can put anywhere around your home. Built to withstand the worst elements salt-fog, UV, extreme temps or heavy rains, you name it. Smoothly transitions air flow from the speaker into your listening area for deep, extended bass impact while minimizing turbulence and distortion.
Orientation – Horizontal and Vertical
Height – 11.688" (29.69 cm)
Width – 7.688" (19.53 cm)
Depth – 8.75" (22.23cm)
Weight – 5.4 lbs (2.45 kg)
Front Array Driver Complement - (1) 5.25" (13.34 cm) d (Round) - Mid/Woofer. (1) 1" (2.54 cm) d (Round) – Tweeter.
Total Frequency Response - 50 Hz → 27, 000 Hz
Nominal Impedance - 8 ohms
Sensitivity (1 watt @ 1 meter) - 90 dB
Swivel Wall/Ceiling Mount Mount
Mounting Type - 180° Speed-Lock mounting system with Keyhole Slots
Available Orientations – Horizontal & Vertical
Recommended Amplifier Power Per Channel - 10 watts → 100 watts
Ethernet - Yes
Speaker Inputs - (2) Pair of 5-way Binding Posts - Gold-Plated
From the manufacturer
5.25" Drivers and 1" Tweeters
5.25" Dynamic Balance long-throw mineral-filled polypropylene cone driver with butyl rubber surround pumps out surprising bass response from a compact design.
1" Dynamic Balance anodized aluminium dome tweeter with rubber surround and neodymium magnet for better power handling and smoother response.
Polk Water-Resistant PowerPort Bass Venting Design
Smoothly transitions air flow from the speaker into your listening area for deep, extended bass impact while minimizing turbulence and distortion.
Polk Audio All-Weather Performance, Atrium Series speakers exceed baseline industrial and military specifications for environmental endurance.
Polk All-Weather Performance means Atrium Speakers can effortlessly withstand the worst mother nature can dish out, whether its extreme temps or heavy rains.
Speed Lock Mounting System
Speed-Lock Mounting, the easiest, fastest and safest of all mounting systems.
Simply mount the bracket and click the speaker into place. Aim it and tighten it down.
Broad Coverage Baffle Design Fills Large Outdoor Spaces
Broad coverage baffle design fills a large open outdoor space with big, full-range sound.
The Atrium 6 has a more steeply-angled baffle design that maximizes critical mid- and high-frequency dispersion over a large area, without sacrificing detail.
Aluminium with Stainless Steel and Brass Hardware
Gold-plated 5-way binding posts for the most secure, dependable hookups.
Aluminium grilles and bracket, with stainless steel and brass hardware: No rust. Ever.
|Atrium 4 White Outdoor Speaker||Atrium 5 White Outdoor Speaker||Atrium 6 White Outdoor Speaker|
|Frequency Response||75 - 25000Hz||60 - 25000Hz||50 - 25000Hz|
|Power Handling||10 - 80w||10 - 100w||10 - 100w|
|Mounting||180° Speed Lock, Vertical & Horizontal orientation||180° Speed Lock, Vertical & Horizontal orientation||180° Speed Lock, Vertical & Horizontal orientation|
|Weight||1.6kg (each)||2.1kg (each)||2.5kg (each)|
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The Atrium 6 puts out a lot of bass and although a sub would be great it is certainly not needed.
I purchased a Yamaha 202 receiver with bluetooth for the garage. I got a pair of Yamaha 190s speakers for inside the garage, and a larger pair of Yamaha 390s for the exterior of the garage (facing the backyard). While the sound was great on both pairs, for highs and mids, neither really had a low end. They also both struggled to fill the space. The 190s were fighting to fill the garage, and the 390s were fighting to fill the backyard.
I figured I'd try to fill the void on the low end with a sub. Quickly I learned that subs just don't produce sound the same way outside. You need walls and ceilings and corners for bass to do it's thing. ...besides, I really didn't want to have a sub outside. It's just cleaner sticking with the mounted speakers.
I returned the sub and started what amounted to a ton of research, and just about everything I found was pointing to the Polk Atrium 6s. I must admit I was hesitant going from a 6.5" driver on the Yama 390s, down to a 5.25" driver on the Polks, when my intention was go get more powerful sound, with more support on the low end of the spectrum.
All I have to say is that I'm so glad I took a chance on these. Polk apparently knows what they're doing. Don't let the driver size deter you; these things really provide warm, well-rounded sound. As an added bonus I wasn't expecting, the Polk A6s fill the yard with much more consistent sound, whether you're directly in front of the speakers, or on the opposite side of the yard. I ended up returning the Yama 150s that I mounted inside the garage, moved the Yama 390s inside the garage (where they do sound much better), and I have my new Polks supporting the backyard.
I should add that you should not expect these to sound like you have a subwoofer in your space. Don't expect in-your-face bass. But do expect a very well rounded sound across all music genres. I'd buy these again in a heartbeat.
Sound quality: Much better highs and lows than the 251s. You'll need to break in the speakers for 4-6 hours (to loosen up the voice coils) and once you do that, you'll find much better range than the 251s. Clearer sound, much less muddy than the Bose units
Area coverage: The Bose units do disburse sound well, as they are essentially cross firing, so for small spaces you'll have good coverage. However, at say 100'+ straight out, the Atriums extend the sound much better and are a lot clearer.
Installation: The Atrium gets the nod here, as the brackets very well designed for single hand installation. These are fairly heavy speakers, so this is really a nice factor when working off a ladder. The only thing I'd fault is it's not possible to use straight banana plugs as the housing does not have enough room to insert these in.
Warrantee: Bose does provide 5 years against 2 years for the Atriums. But if worried, get the extended warrantee package and you'll still be money ahead of the 251s
Power required: I have a big back yard (no neighbors) and like my jazz pretty loud, but even so a 50W/channel amp provides plenty of power. Pretty similar output compared with the 251s, but again a lot cleaner. Note-these are 6 ohm speakers, so be careful if you plan to run 2 sets of these in parallel.
It the money was equal, the Atriums would be a better choice than the 251s. In reality, the 251s are a lot more expensive so this is really a no brainer choice. Wish I would have seen these 5 years ago before I got the 251s!
They are mounted under the eaves above our back deck. Being driven as Zone 2 by an Onkyo RZ series receiver.
Quite impressed with the sound, but I was expecting to be... My experience with a pair of Polk DB691 6x9 speakers I recently installed in my car gave me a bunch of confidence in the quality of sound Polk can provide with smaller speakers these days.
(For reference, SVS Ultra bookshelf speakers and a Rythmik subwoofer in my main HT & music setup are my benchmark for what good sounds like.)
I consider them to be good value at the price I paid on Amazon.
The Atrium 6 speakers installed very quickly, without any fuss and sounded great from the get-go. More than enough bass, clarity and accuracy for my application. Looking forward now to some deck weather to properly break them in.
I also have to say that Polk clearly put some thought into the bracket / mounting system and the result is very user-friendly, secure and good-looking. I enjoy finding products with this level of attention to detail and concern for the overall consumer experience.
Update - April 6th, 2020
I still couldn't be happier with this purchase.
I'm now driving them with an Outlaw Audio amplifier via pre-outs from an Anthem receiver and they sound unbelievably good - And even better with volume. Polk has delivered some very bass-capable speakers here.
Whenever I'm out on my deck, I'm reminded that my outdoor speakers sound better than what most people have installed in their living rooms.