April 21, 2008
| by Arlen Schweiger
Here’s a great reason to be outside more as summer nears—listening to your music collection while you’re in the pool, gardening or just lounging on the patio.
Niles Audio is now shipping some outdoor speakers that will heed the call from your distributed audio system. The company’s RS6Si series GeoRealistic weatherproof rock loudspeaker and the PB6Si and PS6Si series outdoor planter speakers, available as planter box types or round pot planters, can jazz up any backyard.
The RS6Si, one of three models in Niles’ GeoRealistic rock speaker lineup, comes in granite, speckled granite, sandstone, coral and a new shale brown finish to blend in with just about any landscaping.
The PB6Si planter box loudspeaker and PS6Si round planter loudspeaker, available in a classic terracotta and recently-introduced weathered concrete finish, are powerful, all-weather speakers that yes, actually can hold live plants and flowers.
The RS6Si can be used in three modes: monaural, traditional two-speaker stereo or single speaker stereo input (“Si”). The PB6Si and PS6Si can also be wired for one-speaker stereo input or two-speaker stereo mode.
All three models come with Niles’ new Lifetime Limited Warranty. Those with green thumbs say it helps to talk to your plants, right? We’re guessing a little music will really help ‘em grow.
Arlen writes about home technology installations and product news and reviews for electronichouse.com
and Electronic House magazine.