Good outdoor speakers?

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by BradleyS., Aug 18, 2004.

  1. BradleyS.

    BradleyS. Stunt Coordinator

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    I'm currently building a pool in my backyard and I am starting to look for outdoor speakers. I'm a big klipsch fan so i was looking at the sa-1 or sa-2 models. What kind of distance projection could I expect from those models and how do they hold up? I'm also interested in the rockustics garden series speakers but I'm not sure about putting speakers out in the open. I will most likely mount the speakers under my porch and they will need to project out about 40 feet.
     
  2. Kevin_Breeze

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    I just bought some JBL S36AWII's for $249 with free shipping for my father and he was blown away by how good they sound.

    They are for his outdoor bar, pool area too and he couldnt be more happy.

    I looked at some of the higher end rock speakers and thought they were a rip-off
     
  3. BradleyS.

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    do the jbl's have a good sound range? Like I said my yard is pretty big and i want something that will sound good but no be too expensive.
     
  4. Kevin_Breeze

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    For outdoor speakers, definitely!

    Maximum Amplifier Power 150w
    Nominal Impedance 8 Ohms
    Sensitivity (0 VU) 90 dB
    Frequency Response 60Hz - 20kHz (-3 dB)
    Crossover Frequency 650Hz, 3000Hz
    High Frequency Driver 1" Pure titanium dome with EOS waveguide
    Mid Frequency Driver 4" PolyPlas cone
    Low Frequency Driver 6" PolyPlas cone
    Shielded Yes
    Ported Sealed enclosure
    Enclosure Acoustic suspension
    Terminals All-metal, gold plated, 5-way binding posts
    Built-in Amplifier No
    Finish and Grille Color White, White (removable)
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 14-5/8 x 10-1/4 x 5" (371 x 260 x 127mm)
    Weight 11 lb (5 kg)
    Specialties All Weather: Allows to be used in the outdoors
    Multi-position: Allows you to position these mirror-image speakers either horizontally or vertically, wall-mounted or on a bookshelf


    here is the link I bought them. best price I could find when you figure in the free shipping. Plus B&H photo is a reputable place

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...ist&sku=245279
     
  5. steve lucchetti

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    I am not sure where you live, but I just bought a pair of Axiom M3ti's and used them for my outdoor patio. They are not an outdoor speaker so you would have to take them down in the winter. I have not had any problem with moisture, bugs etc. They excel over any other outdoor speaker as far as bass and sound and they are a great price compared to what some outdoor speakers cost. Just a thought.

    www.axiomaudio.com
     
  6. Kevin_Breeze

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    these Polk atrium 55's are also supposed to be very good outdoor speakers, and this is a GREAT price for them at only $179 I found on ebay for you (they retail for $329 and sell for like $250+ most other places):


    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...sPageName=WDVW
     
  7. Simon Brooke

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    how about something from Boston, they have brought out some new speakers in their outdoor range. the voyager 2's are very good also, good bass response.
     

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