DIY outdoor speakers

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  1. JohanD

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    DIY Outdoor speakers?? Does such a beast exist? I'm sure it would be easy to throw whatever outside.. but it has to be able to stand up to wind/rain/etc...

    I already have the speaker wire outside.. just need some speakers now [​IMG]

    edit: inspired by the flower pot speakers... hehe
     
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    Speakers using components designed for marine use might be a good starting point. I think a few car speaker manufacturers make some.

    That speaker wire you have out there, it's designated for outdoor applications, right?

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    Yes it is rated for direct ground burial. Got it from home depot 14/2 stranded copper wire.

    I'll check out some marine speakers...
    looks like parts express has some but very limited.. pyramid 6.5" and 5.25" drivers.. waterproof though..
    http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showd...number=265-282

    wonder if these would be any better than the ones you see at costco for 99 a pair.. (rock style, no-name brand)
     
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    It depends on what you mean by “better.” They are probably “better” from a weather resistance standpoint. But probably not “better” from a SQ perspective.

    You could always bring the Costco speakers home for a demo and return them if you don't like them.

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    I have never done any fiberglass work.. but have seen a few tutorials.. it doesn't look too difficult.. especially if my goal is to look like a rock.. doesn't have to be even or smooth..

    That would probably be the way to go if you were going to DIY an outdoor enclosure.. wood would not weather as well as fiberglass.. paint it with a sponge for a little texture and it wouldn't look half bad..

    What do you think of that idea?
     

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