Carlsbad, Calif. – Niles shipped its next generation of
outdoor rock speakers and planter speakers, all featuring improved ability to
withstand the elements.
GeoRealistic Pro-series rock speakers are shipping along with two new outdoor planter
Like before, the new
outdoor speakers feature the company’s ConeForward woofer design, which moves
the woofer close to the outer edge of the speaker enclosure to deliver bass
with less distortion.
The new speakers,
however, add upgraded cabinet material and finish as well as conformal coatings
on the crossover boards to protect against moisture, dust, and chemicals. “In
tests we exceed military anti-corrosion specs (MIL-STD-883D) and are confident
enough to offer a limited lifetime warranty on the new Pro-grade models,” said
Niles president Mike Detmer.
The speakers also
feature a new protective finish and new four-layer fiberglass weave to ensure
the speakers are at least five times more durable and long-lasting than the
current rock speakers under extreme UV conditions, the company said. The
speakers are able to withstand temperatures from -50 degrees F to 185 degrees F.
To deliver the
changes, Niles switched to a supplier that not only delivers the improvements
but also provides “a more reliable source of supply,” said Detmer. “As our rock
business has grown year over year, we found ourselves missing market share
because of availability, so we moved to a vendor who could uphold our high
build/sound standard with a greater capacity to supply.”
The GeoRealistic Pro
series consists of four models, each available in five colors: granite, speckled
granite, sandstone, coral and shale brown. The four models are the 5-inch
two-way RS5Pro at $219 each, the 6-inch RS6Pro at $269 each, the 6-inch
stereo-input RS6SiPro with dual tweeters at $329 each, and the 8-inch
stereo-input RS8SiPro with dual tweeters at $499 each. Their audio-performance
specifications are the same as the models they replace.
The two new Niles
planter speakers are the PB6Si Pro rectangular box planter and the PS6Si Pro
circular planter, each available in terracotta and weathered concrete at $459