TIC GS3 Omni-Directional Garden Speaker

TIC GS3 Omni-Directional Garden Speaker

Brand:| Model: GS3
Overview
The TIC GS3 Omnidirectional Garden Speaker is very popular with landscape professionals & audio contractors because it provides great sound and blends in with plants and flowerbeds seamlessly.
Highlights
  • True Omni-directional (360° sound)
  • The most popular exterior speakers for commerical installation
  • Power Handling: 125 watts RMS/200 watts max
  • 8" woofer and 2" mylar tweeter
  • Manufactured using hi-impact ABS in shrub green
Part # 
302-115
Weight: 8.76 lbs.  
IN STOCK
Regular Price$77.00
Special Price
$69.88
Part # 302-115
Qty:  EA
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Product Details

TIC GS3 Omni-Directional Garden Speaker

The GS3 is also the standard specification in almost every exterior commercial installation and theme park world wide. The speaker provides true omni-directional sound, (360° horizontal, 30° vertical) with no obstructions. It is manufactured using hi-impact, UV stable ABS in shrub green color to blend aesthetically with a garden background.

Use the TIC SP70VTA external constant voltage transformer to turn this speaker into a multi-use distributed 25v, 70v, or 100v outdoor speaker system.

Specifications: • Frequency range: 35-19,000 Hz • SPL: 89 dB 1W/1m • Impedance: 8 Ohms • Power Handling: 125 watts RMS/200 watts max • Driver size: 8" woofer, 2" mylar tweeter • Dimensions: 12.5" x 12.5" x 13" • 1 m double insulated tail.



Product Specifications
  • Input Rating8 ohm
  • Special FeaturesWeatherproof
  • Woofer Diameter8"
  • Configuration2-way
  • ColorGreen
TIC GS3 Omni-Directional Garden Speaker
  • BrandTIC
  • ModelGS3
  • Part Number302-115
  • UPC035303100003
  • Product CategoryGarden & Landscape Outdoor Speakers
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (28 Reviews)
  • Weight8.76 lbs.
  • California Prop 65

    Warning: California residents only. Please note per Proposition 65 that this product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

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Reviews

TIC GS3 Omni-Directional Garden Speaker
TIC GS3 Omni-Directional Garden Speaker is rated 4.2857 out of 5 by 28.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Speakers!I purchased 2 of these speakers and set them up in the yard and was impressed right away. they sounded great. I went ahead and buried them and it did change the sound and made it more "basy" but that was pretty easy to fix with my amp. The sound is nice and clear over our whole back yard even at low volumes.One word of warning is that these are big speakers. My wife is not terribly happy with the size. I was pretty sure I knew how big they would look when I ordered them but she was pretty surprised.I am happy with the quality of the construction. Only time will tell how they weather a Nebraska winter. I intend to put some plastic bags over them in the winter.
Date published: 2014-05-07
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not the same as brand "B" in-ground speakersFired these up in my living room on a 1 meter speaker cable before installing them in my landscaping, and I'm glad I did. I really wanted them to be as good as the B*** Freespace speakers, at 1/3 the price. They are not. The bass response was not as good as some online reviewers had written. Simple as that. I was running the Lepai 7LP498E, 100 WPC amp with bluetooth, which I thought may have lacked the guts to push enough bass, but after buying a usedset of Freespace 51's, proved the amp wasn't at fault, and I sent these back. I'm sad to say, these are not a diamond in the rough. You are getting what you pay for, no more.
Date published: 2014-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Speaker Choice Of Disney!I recently went on vacation to Walt Disney World in Orlando, and being a huge audio enthusiast, I took note of the incredible sound-systems that provide the background music that creates an atmosphere for each attraction. Every park I visited utilised the TIC GS3 Omnispeakers, and despite their rather small size, they were able to provide audio that could cut through the noise of the crowds. The use of these units at Disney also proves that the GS3's  will stand the test of time and the elements. Some of them are over 15-20 years old and have handled the harsh Orlando weather, abuse from the public and not to mention the fact that these speakers are driven for hours each day. The bottom line is, if these speakers are rugged enough to be purchased by the likes of the Walt Disney Company, imagine what an addition they could be for your home.  (Disclaimer: I do not own a GS3 myself, this review is purely based on my personal experience of the GS3 in a commercial environment.)    
Date published: 2014-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great soundGreat sound delivery. It is large. I would order again.
Date published: 2013-08-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great outdoor speakers!I had previously owned the rock speakers and they were no comparison to these. The sound is awesome and can be heard from every direction. I did go ahead and purchase the TIC subwoofer to add more bass. It seems with just the 2 speakers, the bass got lost in the open yard. The electronics guy that installed them put the subwoofer in the corner of my deck and it really sounds great! If turned up, you could hear it all over the neighborhood. Even he was impressed by the sound. Sounds almost as good as my surround sound in my house.
Date published: 2013-08-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great weatherproof designI've been replacing TIC "rock" speakers with these over the years. The irregular shape of rock speakers is inherently flawed from the standpoint of keeping out water - which is the only thing that matters. The GS3 has been proven superior in this respect, making it through several New England winters. I only wish you could still get the version with built-in 70V transformer as the GS3 requires an external transformer.
Date published: 2013-06-20

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TIC GS3 Omni-Directional Garden Speaker

How is this wired into a receiver? Can I use the subwoofer ports that are in the back of my SONY receiver?

Asked by: Deschet
These are designed to be powered off of the speaker outputs just like any other speaker. Unfortunately they cannot be powered through the subwoofer output directly.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-07-22

What is the minimum wattage needed to power these speakers. I have a receiver with 75W per channel. Is this enough? If not, should I just buy an amp? If I'm running speaker wire 100' from the receiver, should I use 14/2 AWG?

Asked by: LAUREN
There really is no such thing as minimum wattage for a speaker. 75 watts will be plenty for something like this. If the amplifier happens to shut down or clip when you crank it up you will need more power but I don't think that will be a real problem. 14/2 will be fine for this application.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-07-07

Does PE sell an amp that would be good for these?

Asked by: JoshP
Yes we sell many amplifiers that will work with these speakers, it depends entirely on how many you want to have hooked up total.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-06-13

Re: TIC GS3 Garden speaker - What wire size for a run of approx. 100 feet? I have a Harmon Kardon stereo receiver rated 120 watts per channel - is this enough power for GS3?

Asked by: Terri
I would recommend 14 AWG direct burial wire for this length, the power you have is fine.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-05-22

How do I measure my speaker. Do I measure the outside of the rim or the cone?

Asked by: bking
A speaker is measured across the metal frame.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-05-20

Is a transformer required for standard installation?

Asked by: EdgarC
A transformer is only required if this will be used with a commercial 70 volt amplifier. If a standard 8 ohm amp is used, no transformer is needed.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-05-02

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