How much "outdoor" do you have to be to need "outdoor" speakers?
So my living room leads right out onto our deck, which is mostly covered. So much so that 6 people can sit around a table and eat while the rain pours. But that doesn't absolve it of the issue of humidity, heat, cold, wind, etc.
So I think I already know the answer to this question, but just in case. I happen to have two extra bookshelf speakers. I also happen to have a second 'zone' on my AVR unit, with the ability to drive two more speaker. In a couple of weeks I'm going to be doing some minor wall surgery to mount and install a new TV and I figured while I'm at it, I might run some wiring through the basement and up into the walls of the deck and mount a pair of speakers out there next to the glass doors; for a little outdoor music. Can I use my extra bookshelf speakers I have? Or must those be outdoor speakers out there? Just for a little 'background music' when sitting outside, listening to the ballgame on AM radio, etc. Nothing extreme.