TIC GS-3 Review 2017
- Finalist for Best Garden Speaker 2017
For over 35 years now, TIC has been in the business of producing outdoor speakers. Since first producing their famous Omni speaker in 1987, they are still using the same design and aesthetics to produce their current GS series of speakers. They first supplied Paramount Pictures with their Omni-speakers in 1987. Many companies have since copied their products but they are the original manufacturer of the Omni Speaker. When you want the best product, it is good to go to the people who made it first.
Many people have been buying high-quality TIC brand speakers for personal use at their homes. TIC also supplies many large facilities with their speakers including theme parks, shopping malls, restaurants, and hotels. They supply businesses in the US as well in other countries around the world.
Criteria for a Great Outdoor Speaker
There are a few things every buyer must look for when they are on the market for an outdoor speaker. Durability is important for an outdoor speaker since it will often be completely exposed to the elements. Good sound quality is a must. You want to be able to enjoy your music clearly. Any outdoor speaker should be able to project sound well. Also, the appearance should be appealing and blend in well with the outdoor scenery.
For decades people have been turning to TIC for their outdoor speaker needs. They are the originators of some of the best outdoor speakers on the market.
TIC GS-3 Product Overview
The TIC GS-3 Outdoor In-ground speaker is weather-resistant and has been tested for durability in different countries around the world and in different climates. No matter what the weather is, this speaker can still survive and function properly. It can be left outside 365 days a year and still function perfectly. Many outdoor speakers claim to be weatherproof but then customers are disappointed when the product gets ruined from being outside. This speaker is truly weather-proof.
This outdoor in-ground speaker weighs in at 8.1-pounds and measures 12.7 inches by 12.7 inches by 12.8 inches. This speaker is meant to be buried partway into the ground. This also increases the sound of the bass and produces a better sound quality in general.
With a shrub green finish, this speaker is designed to blend in anywhere outdoors. If you install it next to plants or bushes, it will hardly be noticeable. Featuring a full range 200-watt driver, this speaker produces a 360 degree Omni-directional sound. Typical outdoor speakers just project sound in one direction. This speaker projects sound in a 360-degree pattern, evenly distributing the sound which produces a better sound quality.
It also features a full 8-inch woofer and a 2-inch tweeter. This speaker is not very small, but just large enough to produce a big sound.
The following video will give you an idea of how to install this speaker and it also shows provides a sound test of the TIC GS-3 150 Watt Outdoor In-Ground Speaker.
TIC GS-3 Pros and Cons
This speaker outshines its competitors in many ways. BOSE produces a very similar product, BOSE Free Space 51 Outdoor In-Ground speakers, but at nearly 3 times the price of the TIC brand! Users say they could tell no difference in sound quality between the two. Some even say the TIC brand sound quality is superior. So for a fraction of the price, the TIC GS-3 model is the way to go.
Users praise this speaker for its amazing durability. You can leave it outside all year round and it will still work perfectly. Even when left out in the snow all winter long, it will not be damaged. You will get your money’s worth out of this speaker and it will last many years. Through the sun, rain, snow ice, and dust, it will still hold up. Users have also noticed that the coloring will not fade even when left out in the sun.
The sound quality is great, producing a clear and crisp sound. It also gets very loud, producing enough sound to fill your yard. Most users have purchased two of these speakers to complete their outdoor sound system.
There are very few complaints about this product. The only problem some seem to have with it is that the bass is not powerful enough for their liking. However, this may be due to not installing the speakers properly.
Based on user reviews, this TIC speaker comes very highly recommended. It is everything you need in an outdoor speaker. It is extremely durable, produces a great sound, and blends in well with landscaping.
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