I just built a house on the lake and i wanted to make sure that my sound system was immaculate, especially for when I host parties. These speakers were for my downstairs patio. I can't get into the technical details of these speakers, but I will say that my job involves me being able to distinguish between the most subtle sounds. These speakers are awesome. My neighbor can hear my music with clarity if I turned it up loud enough. Awesome bass, clear sounds, and the speakers once mounted can be adjusted on a swivel. My initial use for the speakers was strictly for music, but when I sync the speakers with the tv sound, it holds up extremely well for sporting events, tv shows and even movies. I shopped around for comparable speakers, and easily would've spent twice as much. I highly recommend these speakers for your outdoor needs.
We purchased the speakers awhile ago and were waiting until an update was finished on our stereo system before we hooked them up. We put them out a few days ago and they sound so much clearer, better sound with no distortion than our older ones and we are pleased with our purchase. Our older speakers were much bigger which we didn't much care for. We have ours set up without a cover and are hoping the rain and snow will not be a problem. If something comes up I will post an update.
We were surprised to see that the size was slightly smaller than the ones we were replacing. The model number was the same as the older ones but know if you are replacing older units they won't match in size. Sound quality is the same so we are satisfied.