Outdoor speakers. Boston Acoustics Voyager 4

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  1. Vlad D

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    I'm looking to by some outdoor speakers for my patio and was looking at the BA Voyager 4. I was wondering if anyone has any eperience with them. I'm familiar with BA since I have the BA VR-M series for my home theater but don't anything about their outdoor speakers.

    I was comparing the Voyager 4 and the Voyager 5 on their website, and as far as I can tell the only difference is price and the woofer on the V5 is about an inch bigger. is that enough to justify an extra $80? I listed the specs below. Thanks.

    Voyager 4:
    Recommended Amplifier Power
    15-100 watts
    Nominal Impedance
    8 ohms
    Frequency Response (3dB)
    70Hz-20kHz
    Bass Unit
    4½" (115mm) coploymer
    Crossover Frequency
    3500Hz
    Dimensions (HxWxD)
    9-3/4 x 6-7/8 x 5-7/8" (238 x 175 x 149mm)
    Sensitivity (1 watt (2.83v) at 1m)
    89dB
    Tweeter
    ¾" (19mm) Kortec® dome
    Housing
    White or Black polypropylene
    Price $109.95 each

    Voyager 5:
    Recommended Amplifier Power
    15-100 watts
    Nominal Impedance
    8 ohms
    Frequency Response (3dB)
    70Hz-20kHz
    Bass Unit
    5¼" (135mm) coploymer with butyl rubber surround
    Crossover Frequency
    3500Hz
    Dimensions (HxWxD)
    11-1/4 x 8-1/4 x 7" (286 x 210 x 177mm)
    Sensitivity (1 watt (2.83v) at 1m)
    89dB
    Tweeter
    ¾" (19mm) Kortec® dome
    Housing
    White or Black polypropylene
    Price $149.95 each
     
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    OK, I went to Sound Advice and they don't carry the Voyager 4 or 5, but instead carry the 6 and 7. The sales rep told me that the V4 and V5 would be too small for my patio which is 15x30 and that I would be better off buying the Voyager 6 or 7. I listened to them and they both sounded good and there was a notable difference between the V7 and the V6 (which makes me wonder about the difference between them and the V4 or V5), but the V7 is much more than I'm willing too spend: $299.95 each, so I'm considering the V6 $199.95 each. So my question now is: Does size really matter? [​IMG] Do I really need the bigger speakers for the size of my patio? Or would I be OK with the smaller V4 or V5, and is he just trying to sell me the V6 or V7 because they don't carry the others?
    Thanks,

    Here are the specs on the Voyager 6:
    Recommended Amplifier Power
    15-150 watts
    Nominal Impedance
    8 ohms
    Frequency Response (3dB)
    65Hz-20kHz
    Bass Unit
    6½" (165mm) coploymer with butyl rubber surround
    Crossover Frequency
    2500Hz
    Dimensions (HxWxD)
    13 x 9 x 7-3/4" (330 x 229 x 197mm)
    Sensitivity (1 watt (2.83v) at 1m)
    89dB
    Tweeter
    1" (25mm) Kortec® dome
    Housing
    White or Black polypropylene
    Price $195.95 each
     
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    I have had the voyagers in an open 20 x 15 patio for approx 4 1/2 years and they are still going strong.I have them powered with an amp which is connected to my receiver for 2nd zone.I realy dont know if they are the 4's or 5's probably the 4's.All i can say is they sound great and very durable.
     

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