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#223646 - 10/09/2003 07:00 Outdoor Speakers
basf_audio
newbie

Registered: 02/09/2002
Posts: 36
Loc: Saint Louis
I'm curious to know if anybody else is using any outdoor speakers (possibly attached to your Rio!). I recently completed a deck on my house and have purchased (yet another - my 4th) Rio Receiver and just wanted to get some general opinions...

Thanks!
_dave

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#223647 - 10/09/2003 08:33 Re: Outdoor Speakers [Re: basf_audio]
julf
veteran

Registered: 01/10/2001
Posts: 1291
Loc: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
If you are also on the Empeg BBS, have a look at the pics of my Land Rover in the Amersfort meeting pics.

I'm using speakers from http://www.stereostone.com/ - with the Land Rover the subwoofer is replaced by the "Russian Wooden Crate" subwoofer, but otherwise I keep the 2 side speakers and the subwofer rock on my terrace, fed by a Rio Receiver.

What I would like to see is weatherproof ethernet jacks

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#223648 - 10/09/2003 09:25 Re: Outdoor Speakers [Re: basf_audio]
tfabris
carpal tunnel

Registered: 20/12/1999
Posts: 30901
Loc: Seattle, WA
Yes, a couple of RCA outdoor speakers in the eaves over the hot tub on the back deck. They were just a pair of Radio Shack specials.

They've worked great for a couple of years, even tolerating a family of Cassin's Finches building a nest atop one of them.

Not particularly great-sounding, but functional.
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Tony Fabris

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#223649 - 11/09/2003 04:22 Re: Outdoor Speakers [Re: julf]
peter
carpal tunnel

Registered: 13/07/2000
Posts: 4142
Loc: Cambridge, England
What I would like to see is weatherproof ethernet jacks

MK Electric make them. (You need one "Data/Telecom Enclosure Euro Format" and one "Euro Data Modules Data".) IPv4 meets IP56...

Peter

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#223650 - 11/09/2003 11:30 Re: Outdoor Speakers [Re: peter]
julf
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Registered: 01/10/2001
Posts: 1291
Loc: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Great! Thanks! Now i just need to get hold of some... Hmm, wonder if RS has them...

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#223651 - 11/09/2003 21:04 Re: Outdoor Speakers [Re: basf_audio]
basf_audio
newbie

Registered: 02/09/2002
Posts: 36
Loc: Saint Louis
Thanks for some of the feedback. I did find the 2500 watt subwoofer from that site... I wonder how that sounds!

I guess I probably shouldn't try to get too excited and look for some good sounding speakers for outside - because those prices are a little more than what I'm ready to spend... I did, however, find an interesting speaker that's actually a flower pot for outside... found it at Best Buy for $99! LOL - See the attached picture! Sadly, I think I might actually do something like that!

Thanks!
_dave


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#223652 - 12/09/2003 00:51 Re: Outdoor Speakers [Re: basf_audio]
julf
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Registered: 01/10/2001
Posts: 1291
Loc: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
In reply to:

I did, however, find an interesting speaker that's actually a flower pot for outside...



Doesn't look half bad - but it also looks like a very attractive nesting place for birds, mice or at least a zillion spiders....

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#223653 - 17/09/2003 04:01 Re: Outdoor Speakers [Re: julf]
peter
carpal tunnel

Registered: 13/07/2000
Posts: 4142
Loc: Cambridge, England
Great! Thanks! Now i just need to get hold of some... Hmm, wonder if RS has them...

I don't think either RS or Farnell stocks them -- I'm sure that the first time I looked on MK's own site, one of their distributors was prepared to sell to individuals, but they all seem to be trade-only now. Do let us know here if you find a stockist!

Peter

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#223654 - 22/09/2003 10:56 Re: Outdoor Speakers [Re: basf_audio]
altman
carpal tunnel

Registered: 19/05/1999
Posts: 3450
Loc: Palo Alto, CA
Boston Accoustics do some outdoor ones which are pretty damn tough. Not cheap though, I think a pair was >$200.

Hugo

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