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I would like some thoughts on my idea here , is my thinking correct. Thanks for any input.


I have a 20x30 foot screen enclosed lanai patio which leads to a 50x40 foot backyard pool area. I am thinking of using the EVID 6.2 series speakers.Installed in the lanai area. I may be able to get a pair of the EVID 6.2t version for a few hundred dollars.


I am thinking of a zone 2 using my Yamaha vx-863 for the amp. I will run the wires through the walls, ceiling, to the patio. The vx-863 is in my living room , currently powering my home theater.


So the crux of the matter is the "t" , transformer equipped version. There is a switch on the back of the EVID t version that controls the transformer.


Will using the "t" version be ok if I switch it the correct way? Should I use 70v or the 100v selection? Should it be switched to the "x" setting or 15,30 60 setting?


If I just run two wires , right and left zone 2, from the VX-863 to each speaker and set the speakers to 100v and "x" , will they work?


Thanks for the help.


Also , these look like really solid well made speakers, I am curious why there are so few posts concerning these units. EV seems like they put out some very serious gear.


The EV site has a PDF file with the info about the unit.
 

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I figured it out. The speakers have a switch setting that lets one select 8 ohm, straight, no transformer use...so I think I can use them with my VX-863 as a zone 2.. I will post back in a few weeks after I set them up and give a review/thoughts on the speakers and how they worked for me..
 

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OK , I recieved the EVid 6.2t outdoor speakers today, and hooked em up to an 12 year old Kenwood avr with 100 watts per chn stereo. I don't have my 14 gauge speaker wire yet, just some old stuff , extra 16 gauge. They aren't mounted to the wall yet , just chest high on a counter on a patio. This was just a quick and dirty test set up today. BUT, they sound great already! Very detailed sound, good strength, very real sounding bass. I tried some rock, pop and trance and they just sounded great. Very satisfied so far with the test run..I will post some photos later after I mount the speakers to the walls. And post some more impressions..
 

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I have mounted the speakers about 6 feet up a stucco/cinder block wall on a screen enclosed patio. They are separated by about 10 feet. I hid the wires by caulking the wires to corners then painting the caulked wires. The EVID 6.2's are powered up by a Yamaha rx-v690. The sound is very clean at 30' from the speakers, very detailed, can hear the layers and back tracks in rock songs. Bass is good but really I am a little disappointed, I thought 4 6.5 drivers would have more punch. Maybe I'll add a subwoofer.. I do have a SVS cylinder sub with my home theater , maybe I'll take it out to the patio one day for kicks.. These photos are not of the final results..
 

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The EVID's are great speakers that can play loudly and sound great. They will work fine with your receiver, although an outboard power amp will always improve things.
 

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I have a photo of the speaker wires caulked and painted. I am still doing some listening tests between a Kenwood AR-404 and a Yamaha RX-V690. Ultimately, I will run a line from my HT, from which I can get Sirius stations and also internet and PC music, to this patio setup.




 

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Final photos , Went with Kenwood AR-404 for receiver, use a Archos 505 with a 3 foot or 20 foot cable to play mp3's , hid power cable under counter, mounted power outlet strip under counter. The Evid 6.2 are good at loud volume, clear, detailed sound. Not as lush as I wanted though. I wanted the sound to project through the patio to a back yard /pool area so I mounted the speakers a little low on the walls. I may add some more speakers to the mix in the future, maybe a sub.


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