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post #1 of 4 Old 09-03-2014, 06:21 PM - Thread Starter
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Outdoor audio. 2.1 Preferred.

I'm setting up an outdoor area around my pool and want to have a setup for music that will take little to no prep each time I want to use it.

In a perfect world, I would have a 2.1 system sitting outside that would work just like the receiver inside. My patio is covered so the receiver wouldn't get rained on but I'm honestly not sure of my options.

I want to use these speakers:


What do you all think of this? I'm sure someone has done this before. I was in best buy to pick something else up and mentioned this to an audio guy and he told me to buy a Sonos... i need the speakers to handle weather. I'm not setting all this up till October as i'm finishing some of the construction on the patio this month.

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I saw that sub when I was looking at options for audio on my deck, so curious if anyone here has tried it so will at least subscribe for that.

I figure I'll just take one of my wireless subs outside if I really need one, but don't know about leaving one out there (deck isn't enclosed at all) like I will with the speakers I chose http://www.parts-express.com/dayton-...m_campaign=pla and am pretty happy so far with them. I can't get too loud as my deck overlooks a few neighbors' places, too.

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I bought the Def Tech AW6500 for speakers and found they put out great bass when positioned correctly. They run about 400 for a pair on ebay new.

I found the base to be adequate, but after seeing that sub you posted I too would be curious as to how it sounds in the outdoors. If anyone has any experience with that sub please reply

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The Polk outdoor products are excellent sounding and well-built.
However, U didn't post what amplifier U are using...
Keep in mind, when running outdoor speakers U don't have the normal room reflections so make sure U have adequate amplifier power output headroom. U can use either a 4-channel or a 2-channel, a 4-channel will give U more control for levels and balance. They have reasonable sensitivity but use a quality brand amplifier with an output power rating of a minimum of 50W RMS/channel..

Just my $0.01...
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