Outdoor Speakers

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by Chris-Lip, Jun 12, 2003.

  1. Chris-Lip

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    I know, I know, this is HTF but I figured you guys need tunes on your decks too [​IMG]
    I just started shopping around for outdoor speakers and found some Klipsch hs-2 for $200 seems like a pretty good deal, are there any others out there in this price range worth considering?
    TIA
    Chris
     
  2. JustinG

    JustinG Stunt Coordinator

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    You know, you're probably gonna laugh at this but...

    I have some KLH 970As. They are 3-way outdoor speakers. They rock. I've had them for years. Best thing, theyre like $20 a pair. So, if you buy them and don't like them, it's only $20.

    Course, they don't don't have much for bass, it that's what you want.
     
  3. Jon_Welker

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    Chris,

    I just finished installing some outdoor speaker a few weeks ago. Also, before I forget, I was just thumbing through some Audio/Video mag that had a whole writeup on this stuff (forgot the name, but it was at Borders). Anyway, I purchased some NHT Outdoor Ones based upon a few factors. First, I have a NHT 5.1 setup that produces great sound. Second, with one of biggest concerns being bass, they went down to somewhere in the 50Hz range, lower than a lot others out there. Finally, I found an authorized dealer (on audiogon.com) selling them at a discount off their $200/pr. price tag. I have been very happy so far with them. For about 2 seconds, I was looking at some Boston Acoustics outdoors, along with this:

    http://www.bostonacoustics.com/hs_pr...&CategoryID=37

    Could you imagine that thing pumping away underneath your deck? Then, I thought the wife would really kick my a$$.
     
  4. Jon_Welker

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    Also, sometimes you can find some Cambridge Soundworks through hifi.com or on ebay from Cambridge Soundworks (authorized and all that good stuff).
     
  5. Marc H

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    Try and hear the Energy Tempest if you can. They are well made and sound quite decent for outdoor speakers.
     
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    I was just about to post a question regarding outdoor speakers when I saw your post. So if it's alright I will just post it here instead of starting another thread. I simply need to know how to hook the outdoor spreakers up to my home theater. There are not any extra speaker jacks on the back of the reciever, so do you connect them where the front speaker jacks are? Please help the home theater illiterate.:b
     
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    Chris Tsutsui Screenwriter

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    I recently did an installation for a large backyard. It consisted of four JBL N26AWii speakers all going to a DLS switch box ($30).

    Powered by a separate Onkyo 100wpc amp through zone B of a THX receiver.

    Sounds really nice and does a good job with voice reinforcement with an added wireless mic and small mixer.

    The JBL N26AW were on sale at Best Buy for $100 per pair which is a real steal for the amount of sound that comes from them. About 90db sensitivity, relatively high power handling and easy extension to the 50s.
     
  10. StephenL

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    The July/August 2003 issue of Sound & Vision magazine has an article about choosing and installing outdoor speakers.
     
  11. Chris-Lip

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    Weird losing part of a thread, oh well, I checked with a buddy who works at BBC and that was a hell of a deal, well below cost, I think I will just go with the Klipsch set at Audio King they are a closeout so probably a pretty good deal.
     

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