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Garage Speakers suggestion

I'm thinking in adding a pair of speakers on my Garages as Zone 3. Any suggestions? Should they be outdoor rated? the Garage gets really hot during summer in West Texas.
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I don't think you necessarily need outdoor speakers if within a garage environment. There was just recently a similar post to this about garage speakers. I'm i St. Louis where we get plenty of heat and humidity and have been running some in-wall 5.1 (except the .1) speakers for the past 10+ years without any issues. I went in-wall in order to keep them out of the way and no issue of knocking speakers off of mounts, walls, etc. Don't overthink it. You're not in a critical listening environment.

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I'm thinking in adding a pair of speakers on my Garages as Zone 3. Any suggestions? Should they be outdoor rated? the Garage gets really hot during summer in West Texas.
These are worth a shot, what with the free return shipping:
https://rslspeakers.com/products/rsl-outsider-ii/

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While you don't state budget, there are some other questions to ask.

what do you do in the Garage? Workshop? hang out area for the guys? what music profile do you prefer? what type of listening?

what will you use to be driving zone 3? onboard amps/speaker terminals or pre-outs to an outboard amp?

Generally speaking, and as previously mentioned, you don't need to spend a lot. - find some used speakers and be done - craigslist, goodwill, thrift store,etc.

also considering placement and what you do in the space as well, i.e. do you make a lot of dust? can impact your decision process.

typical indoor/outdoor - type speakers with an integrated bracket could do you very well and many can be found for less than 100/pr. ( parts-express.com or outdoorspeakerdepot.com) just make sure you get ones with at least a 5" woofer.

if you need durable, but potentially powerful, and mountable - check out the stage right PA speakers at monoprice -both passive and powered versions

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You could always look for a inexpensive pair of speakers on Craiglist, etc.



I am in NC which is very hot and humid in the summer. I just use a pair of 32 year old 3-way floor standing Mitsubishi speakers that I got when I was a kid. They may not have the clarity of some of the newer speakers but for the garage ( and yard when loud) they are more than enough. I have definitely gotten my moneys worth on these and then some.


If I was going for something new I would go with the JBL AWCs with a old sub.
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Yeah, we just had this thread. My recommendation was the parts express Dayton B652's. Cheap, no port for critters to get into, non-paper cone woofer and don't sound half bad.

They also have a tab on the back so you can hang on the wall.
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I'm thinking in adding a pair of speakers on my Garages as Zone 3. Any suggestions? Should they be outdoor rated? the Garage gets really hot during summer in West Texas.
Then you need something with a "cool" sound
If they are IN the garage and I assume this is not huge money, get normal speakers. But you need to tell us how the size you can fit and how big the $$$
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I'm thinking in adding a pair of speakers on my Garages as Zone 3. Any suggestions? Should they be outdoor rated? the Garage gets really hot during summer in West Texas.
I second the recommendation for the Dayton Audio B652 AIR speakers. Really a great value for what they are. I run four of them on my screened in patio with an older Sony Craigslist receiver. Same kind of setup my garage, Sony from Craigslist, an old JBL HTIB sub and two Dayton AIR's. They are currently out of stock til the end of July. https://www.parts-express.com/dayton-audio-b652-air-6-1-2-2-way-bookshelf-speaker-with-amt-tweeter-pair--300-651,
their links never seem to work here.

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those Dayton Air look nice ... what a price¡!
I would try the Monoprice powered 15 inchers ... set the up to stream and you are totally set ...
some guys use room correction on these and they are supposed to sound very good
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Don't even need the AIR versions for such an environment. The normal ones will do just fine for $36:

https://www.parts-express.com/dayton...-pair--300-652

Out until end of July though. I've never seen those things out of stock.
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