Russound Ships Landscape Speakers Russound is shipping its first landscape speakers designed for use in any outdoor audio application. By RS Staff Published: July 26, 2017 ⋅ Updated: April 15, 2019 Russound is shipping its first landscape speakers designed for use in any outdoor audio application. The 70v/100v/8 ohm AW4-LS-BR speaker (SRP $279) is intended for outdoor installations, in particular light commercial projects that require clear, detailed sonics in lightly crowded environments. “Our commercial streaming system is designed to be an outstanding, reliable performer, especially outdoors where it sometimes can be a challenge to create a satisfying soundscape in a large area,” said Charlie Porritt, CEO, Russound. “But, with our new landscape speakers, facilities managers and homeowners alike can enjoy exceptional audio year-round, even in the most challenging weather conditions.” The two-way AW4-LS-BR is intended to be an installer’s best friend, with 1/2-inch NPS/NPT male connections for easy mounting, and color-stabilized composite construction that is designed to resist chipping, peeling, or fading over the years. Knowing that outdoor speaker placement scenarios can sometimes be challenging, Russound designed the AW4-LS-BR landscape speaker with 360 degree rotation and 120 degree vertical directional adjustment rotation (60 degree upward/60 degree downward) for pinpoint direction of sound. Another benefit of the AW4-LS-BR is the speaker’s extraordinary flexibility. Russound added an easy-to-access tap switch for effortless wattage adjustment or to put the AW4-LS-BR into an 8-ohm bypass mode for compatibility with any standard low impedance amplifier. Longevity is a key ingredient of the landscape model. ASA-based materials ensure maximum UV protection and overall endurance over the long haul, and the rust-proof aluminum grille protects the driver array through extremes in heat, cold, and humidity.