Question about outdoor speakers for the yard....

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    I want to give friends of mine a set of outdoor
    speakers for their rather large backyard that is
    around an acre in size.

    I am looking at these speakers from Radio Shack:

    http://www.radioshack.com/product.as...t%5Fid=40-4102

    A few questions....

    1. Are these the type of speakers that will play
    LOUD? Can it fill a good portion of the backyard
    with audio?

    2. Can these speakers easily be blown if audio
    level is turned up too loud?

    Any suggestions for slightly better outdoor
    speakers that I can buy quickly at about the
    same price?

    Thanks in advance for your help.
     
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    Ron,Best Buy has some Yammy's for 99 and/or 119 bucks. Haven't heard them but one thing I look for in outdoor speakers is how low they go (bass really gets dissapated quickly outside). I notice the Rat Shack ones you linked to only go to 85 hz. The Yammys I mention go to 55 (IIRC).
     
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    Ron,

    Going on the facts you’re presented -
    • They want to play it - as you put it – LOUD
    • It’s not only outdoors, but the yard is huge
    • The speaker is only rated for 60 watts RMS
    • No efficiency rating is provided
    • The woofer is only 5-1/4”
    - to me it all adds up to “kaboom.”

    Regards,
    Wayne A. Pflughaupt
     
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