Architectural loudspeaker manufacturer Origin Acoustics' Director Collection speakers have received an IPX6 Weatherproof rating, which involves "extreme salt water spray testing," said the company.
How extreme? "All models were sprayed as installed with a high-pressure water hose for minutes on end and left to dry over an extended period of time," said the company. "This test sends water at all angles through a 12.5mm nozzle at a rate of 100 liters/min at a pressure of 100kN/m2 for 3 minutes from a distance of 3 meters. Each model must not fail or show water seepage."
As a result, said Origin, the speakers are safe from corrosion and internal damage.