OWI Hoot Rock Indoor/Outdoor Speaker Gets in Touch with Nature

The Hoot Rock Indoor/Outdoor loudspeaker from OWI can be used for commercial and residential audio installations.


Breaking from the traditional look of speakers, especially rock speakers, the Carson, Calif.-based audio manufacturer OWI has introduced its new Hoot Rock Indoor/Outdoor speaker. 

This fun-looking speaker is designed to serve dealers and their customers in both the residential and commercial markets. Designed for distributed, background audio in areas such as sports bars, patios, gardens, atriums, spas, and consumer homeowner properties, the Hoot Rock Indoor/Outdoor speaker is available in a choice of multi-tone brown or multi-tone gray. 

Engineered to resemeble an owl, the made-in-the-USA Hoot speaker features a glass-fiber reinforced concrete enclosure that is cured for 25 days, and it incorporates a water-resistant BSK woofer. 

Standing 15-inches high, 11.5-inches wide and 7-inches deep, the UV-resistant speaker is designed to withstand environmental factors such as dirt, bugs, lawnmowers and animals, and to ensure its security, OWI also bundles the speaker with built-in security cable attachment rings. 

Available in a choice of 4-ohm, 25-volt/70-volt 100-watt or 70-volt 25-watt models, OWI backs the speaker with five-year warranties. 

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Robert Archer
Robert Archer:

Bob is an audio enthusiast who has written about consumer electronics for various publications within Massachusetts before joining the staff of CE Pro in 2000. Bob is THX Level I certified, and he's also taken classes from the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) and Home Acoustics Alliance (HAA). Bob has also served as the technology editor for CE Pro's sister publication Commercial Integrator. In his personal time beyond his family, he's studied guitar and music theory at Sarrin Music Studios in Wakefield, Mass., and he also studies Kyokushin karate at 5 Dragons and Brazilian jiu-jitsu at Binda Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Both martial arts schools are located in Haverhill, Mass.