Originally Posted by Curt Palme
Correct me if I'm wrong Vince, but the Niles are just Chinese made no name speakers with the Niles name on them.
Click on the below link, then 'products', then 'professional', then the 'BSI' series of speakers:http://www.audiotrak.com/main.htm
Sold here at about $75 a speaker, less obviously for dealer cost. Take away the Audiotrak logo, put on the Niles... I think you have the same speaker..
I'm correcting you 'cuz your wrong! The drivers used in the Niles speakers, both mid-bass and tweeters are different, made of different materials with differing nominal sizes, and the Niles speakers use a proprietary integrated baffle and basket that they've patented. The enclosures are of significantly differing dimensions and exact shape as are the grill treatments. About the only real similarity is the mounting bracket's basic shape and that both are offered in black and white!
I've no idea who Niles actually has manufacturing their proprietary
outdoor speaker design, but the BSI speaker's you've directed people reading this thread to, are no more similar to the Niles speakers I specifically recommended after buying and enjoying them, than any number of other surface mount outdoor speakers. Plastic enclosures and the same colour palette does not make the BSI speakers you linked to Niles OEMs or even knock-offs. Finally- As to your shot about "Chinese made...", Are any outdoor speakers from any manufacturer, higher-end or not, made anywhere but China today?