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Hey guys, I am new to this forum and have a quick question. I am about to install a few in-ceiling speakers outside in the pool area, but the ceiling in the back porch is PVC panels. I was wondering how you guys would go about installing speakers in this situation, before anyone goes and says in-wall speakers is better or just mounting speaker boxes to the ceiling is better, I know this but it isn't an option. What do you guys think about this? The picture is sort of what the ceiling is like.
 

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Many are weather resistant.
The only waterproof ones will be sealed.
If no direct water contact, then weather resistant can work. There are many blind mount to choose from.
 

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Hey guys, I am new to this forum and have a quick question. I am about to install a few in-ceiling speakers outside in the pool area, but the ceiling in the back porch is PVC panels. I was wondering how you guys would go about installing speakers in this situation, before anyone goes and says in-wall speakers is better or just mounting speaker boxes to the ceiling is better, I know this but it isn't an option. What do you guys think about this? The picture is sort of what the ceiling is like.
I would install them like I would in dry wall, except use a jig saw with a fine toothed short blade rather than dry wall cutting tools. Running the speaker wire may be a problem if you can't get to the end of the panels.
 

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Well; you can cut holes for marine speakers and mount them in a recessed fashion using the material you attached in the OP -- maybe even use some sealed insulation in place of polyfill on the inside to tune the space? If you can avoid the sealed insulation and use legit polyfill up inside there; that may sound better -- the sealed insulation may make undesirable noise. I think the marine speakers properly mounted (sealed, they usually have gaskets) should keep things dry enough for Polyfill.

There are many different sizes of marine speakers for boats that should hold up fine there. They even have marine subs you might be able to integrate -- depends how far you wish to go with it.

I figure if wake-surfing boats can swing decent audio in their high-noise conditions, you should be ok with a little work hiding things up in that ceiling....

If you seal them in properly; they should treat you right. You tune the spaces well; they should treat you very well indeed. With a little work; you can reliant the speaker grills and make the whole deal appear as though it was meant to be there!

Good luck!

Cheers,

atti
 
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