Originally Posted by charris /forum/post/13887186
we usually use Tannoy Di5DC in our projects. They come with Tannoy's excellent dual concentric drive.
Their big brother the Di8DC should be one of the be one of the best waterproof speakers available with its 8" dual concentric drive. I have a pair here but I never got the chance to listen to them. Please note these are quite big (15.92 x 10.24 x 10.25) but there are always ways to hide them in outdoors areas.
The near armadillos continue to be my preferred choice for around the pool 5 channel sound.
Originally Posted by rblnr /forum/post/13899445
Yes, the A8s do look good and I'm in the market for a pair. They're a bit cheaper than the Paradigms, Speakercraft and Tannoys. Likely won't be able to hear them, you're comfortable that they stack up well against these? My use is for just two speakers against the back wall of a large deck.
Originally Posted by coldmachine /forum/post/13873368
Can any regulars on this forum point me in the direction of the best environmental speaker manufacturers.
Im only interested in SQ rather than units disguised as rocks or dog turds.
Thanks in advance.
Originally Posted by coldmachine /forum/post/13902159
Thanks, I'll look into those.
I think those Speakercraft OE8s will be hard to beat. They can handle 150w and go down to 40hz. I know I can have a listenig test of those, Polk, Klipsch, NEAR,Tannoy and Bose easily enough.
Originally Posted by CINERAMAX /forum/post/13902310
Those are voiced for near fieldie type sweet and rounded bu muffled at a distance, I have heard/sold enough of them, the Armadillo 8's are voiced better for far field. I urge you to move the dillos to the top of the list.
Originally Posted by coldmachine /forum/post/13902356
I can test those listed by the weekend. A number of people,including my dealer, have made the same suggestion you have. I'll let you know how I get on. Thanks