Audiosource ls400



Overall, a nice sound with many options for placing and mounting.

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Audio Source LS400

Speakers sound good indoors and outdoors, but lack in the bass department.

The AudioSource LS400 indoor / outdoor speakers are perfectly respectable and will suit most people very well when used outside. They have nice sound that is perfect as background music for barbecues and get-togethers. While they are not powerful or earth shaking, they will fill an indoor room with sound. You should be aware that these speakers are not made for use with a computer so they do need an amp to hook up to.

I really like the size of these speakers; they are perfect for packing between indoors and outdoors. They are nice and small at only 8.5 x 5.9 x 5.5 inches and they are very versatile. They can sit on a table, on the ground, mounted to a wall, or even under the eaves. Their swivel feature makes it easy to adjust the directionality even after they are mounted. They do have color matched brackets, so there is a funny, cheap looking contrast to contend with.

It should also be said that contrary to popular belief, water resistance is not the same thing as waterproof. These speakers, for instance, are weather resistant and they do fine outside and can withstand a little moisture here and there, but they cannot be left outside in the rain with no protection. If you want to keep these speakers outside, you better make sure that they are in a spot that is protected from rain and snow.

The AudioSource LS400 can handle 100 watts per channel and have a great 4-inch reinforced polypropylene woofer and 3/4-inch polycarbonate tweeter. When you combine that with the fact that they have gold plated binding post terminals, you know that you are getting powerful and high fidelity sound all the time. The sound is nice and clear, but don’t try to push the bass on them too much— that could lead to some distortion.

These are good speakers, especially since they are relatively cheap and versatile. They are not the best on the market, but they will fill a room with good sound and give nice and respectable sound even outside in wide open spaces.

It is nice to know that good things really do come in small package

Technical Info:

In the box: Speakers, mounting hardware, user’s manual

Bi-wirable: No

Directionality: Monopole

Powered: No

Speaker drivers: 2

Speaker enclosure type: Sealed

Speaker type: Satellite, bookshelf, or indoor/outdoor

Transducer type: Cone

Wall-mountable: Yes

Weather-resistant: Yes

THX-certified: No

Frequency response: 80 to 20,000 Hz

Maximum recommended power (average): 100 watts

Sensitivity/efficiency (1 watt @ 1 meter): 89 dB

Impedance: 8 ohms

Tweeter (diameter): .75-inch polycarbonate tweeter

Woofers (diameter): 4-inch reinforced polypropylene woofer

Speaker mounts included: Yes

Item length: 5.5 inches

Item width: 8.5 inches

Item height: 5.9 inches

Item weight: 3 pounds (each)

Warranty: 2 years parts and labor (owner-transferable)

Price: $99.95

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