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« on: June 12, 2012, 12:39:37 am »

Need to get a permanent audio set up in my back yard.  Looking for some nice outdoor speakers.  May even want to 5.1.  Is that practical for outside environment?  I've got a receiver to do it if I want to.

Love any input.
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« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2012, 11:24:59 am »

Electro Voice EVIDs will do the trick.  The 4.2's and 6.2's are awesome.
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« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2012, 03:01:33 pm »

Electro Voice EVIDs will do the trick.  The 4.2's and 6.2's are awesome.

Joe,

Can the EVIDs take full time exposure to the elements or should they be under cover somewhat?
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« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2012, 03:37:26 pm »

Joe is the sound guru here and I haven't heard the evids yet.

That said, I bought Klipsch AW-525s refurbished for 240-260 can't recall and they are simply awesome. So light and small, did SandLot on a baseball diamond and could hear clear as a bell well 40-50 yards away.

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« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2012, 03:51:11 pm »

   Hi,

         I bought my outdoor speakers from www.outdoorspeakerdepot.com. I have 5 rocks and the tree stump sub woofer and amp for a 5.1 setup. They are made to stay out year round but I take mine in every time to prevent theft. I'm extremely happy with the way they sound. Great for movies and concerts. I cover about a 30' x 50' area with them.

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« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2012, 09:13:56 am »

Right now I use my older Onkyo 6.1 receiver outside and use my indoor speakers every time I setup which is a pain in the a**. 

I also want to get some outdoor speakers that can handle the wattage (100 per channel), that sound good, and will be easy to setup.  I have another receiver, a Kenwood, that I bought when I was in the Army in 1991 that I leave outside hooked up to an inexpensive set of Insignia outdoor speakers.

I got them from Best buy a couple years ago for like 30 bucks a pair.  One is tucked under the eave and the other is on my fence and stays exposed 100% of the time.  Its been through heat (100+) cold, rain, wind, dust, fog and freezing temps and keeps on going.
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« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2012, 10:53:31 am »

another vote for outdoor speaker depot. i got the AP-525 pair of outdoor speakers. wasnt diggin the rock shapes too much. they're meant to be outdoors/all weather but i too take them in as well for security. so i can bet these will last for years

http://www.outdoorspeakerdepot.com/apprspp1.html

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« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2012, 11:20:19 am »

Electro Voice EVIDs will do the trick.  The 4.2's and 6.2's are awesome.

Joe,

Can the EVIDs take full time exposure to the elements or should they be under cover somewhat?

bmac
Here's a link to the technical info. http://electrovoice.com/sitefiles/downloads/EVID_4_2_EDS.pdf

Claim they're rated at IP34 which says water splashed from every direction.  That being said it is better to keep them under cover somewhat.
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« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2012, 04:31:32 pm »

I use the Mackie Thumps and they work great. Lots of high reviews online as well. = http://www.zzounds.com/prodsearch?form=search/ppc&cat=3803&cat2=3560
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« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2012, 05:05:31 pm »

I just hooked up my Dual 100-Watt 3-Way Indoor/Outdoor Speakers Model # LU43PBi ordered from amazon i only paid 30.00 for the pair and i must say theey sound pretty darn good i was a little worried for the price but so far so good we have only had one day of rain since i mounted them but the still worked and sounded as goood as the first time io used them.
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