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    looking to have some audio in the backyard.........what kind of speakers, cables, electronics.......any recommendations.........any websites ??

  • #2
    Originally posted by soundofrockets
    looking to have some audio in the backyard.........what kind of speakers, cables, electronics.......any recommendations.........any websites ??
    Try here for a start:
    HTS thread


    I'll dig up more (eg my AVS HT build thread...)

    Mike
    HT Gear (AVS Link)
    Rk: MA WR-37-32
    Pwr: 20A, Surge-X SEQ, M1500-UPS
    Proj: JVC RS20, 128" 2.4:1 CaradaBW, ISCOIIIL, CineSlide, RadianceXE
    Cbl: DirectTV C31/700 Genie receiver
    Rec: 5308CI + XPA-3
    BR: Oppo BDP-103
    Gm: 360 Pro
    LR/C: RS1KSig/RSC200Sig
    S/R: RSS300/RS250MkII
    Sub: SVS PB12-Ultra/2
    Off: HRT MS DAC, USP-1, UPA-2, ERC-1, Ultra10, WAF-1 Ninja+No-Rez
    Off2: Gizmo, WAF-1
    TCA: 3x Gizmo 1.0or,5x v1.0M; 5xWAF-1

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    • #3
      thanks for the link..........which ones did you end up buying and what has been your experience with them..........since then has there been any significant advances ??

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      • #4
        Outdoor speakers

        Originally posted by soundofrockets
        thanks for the link..........which ones did you end up buying and what has been your experience with them..........since then has there been any significant advances ??
        I think my HTS thread has a mini-review of the AP850 MasterPro Reference Pair 8" Patio Speakers.
        I have scattered links and info on Outdoor speakers.
        An outdoor speaker FAQ for HTS is on my "To Do" list.

        You can also check out this post in my AVS HT build thread:
        Link

        That has a lot of links including to other AVS threads.
        However, even at AVS the number of threads is small and professional reviews are rare.

        Another thread:
        Seaton Forum "Seaton Outdoor Speakers"

        Other links:
        "6 Awesome Outdoor A/V Products"
        http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1168830
        http://www.cepro.com/slideshow/image/5222/

        CHT/TCA - "Outdoor Subwoofer" - link

        Mike
        HT Gear (AVS Link)
        Rk: MA WR-37-32
        Pwr: 20A, Surge-X SEQ, M1500-UPS
        Proj: JVC RS20, 128" 2.4:1 CaradaBW, ISCOIIIL, CineSlide, RadianceXE
        Cbl: DirectTV C31/700 Genie receiver
        Rec: 5308CI + XPA-3
        BR: Oppo BDP-103
        Gm: 360 Pro
        LR/C: RS1KSig/RSC200Sig
        S/R: RSS300/RS250MkII
        Sub: SVS PB12-Ultra/2
        Off: HRT MS DAC, USP-1, UPA-2, ERC-1, Ultra10, WAF-1 Ninja+No-Rez
        Off2: Gizmo, WAF-1
        TCA: 3x Gizmo 1.0or,5x v1.0M; 5xWAF-1

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        • #5
          I started up this FAQ at HTS where I will try to assemble a lot of disparate links...
          HTS FAQ thread

          It will take me a little while to clean it up and then add to it...

          Mike
          HT Gear (AVS Link)
          Rk: MA WR-37-32
          Pwr: 20A, Surge-X SEQ, M1500-UPS
          Proj: JVC RS20, 128" 2.4:1 CaradaBW, ISCOIIIL, CineSlide, RadianceXE
          Cbl: DirectTV C31/700 Genie receiver
          Rec: 5308CI + XPA-3
          BR: Oppo BDP-103
          Gm: 360 Pro
          LR/C: RS1KSig/RSC200Sig
          S/R: RSS300/RS250MkII
          Sub: SVS PB12-Ultra/2
          Off: HRT MS DAC, USP-1, UPA-2, ERC-1, Ultra10, WAF-1 Ninja+No-Rez
          Off2: Gizmo, WAF-1
          TCA: 3x Gizmo 1.0or,5x v1.0M; 5xWAF-1

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          • #6
            Mike has been more then helpful in the outdoor speaker department. Not that I have anything to compare them to, but I purchased 2 pairs of the Def Tech AW6500 and they fill my pool, deck and back yard nicely. They sound good and have surprising bass response, considering the 15 year old kenwood receiver I am running them with. In addition, they are very easy to install. I would recommend them to anyone, I have them sitting under the soffit below my gutter's to keep the majoraty of the weather off of them. If you want PM me and I will give you the contact info of the Def Tech Authorized Etailer I bought them from.

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            • #7
              thanks for all the links Mike.......and those def tech speakers look nice but expensive......and looks like they need to be protected from the elements......maybe a good choice for covered patios etc......what about the backyard or uncovered patios.......and what type of electronics......same as for HT purposes or are there special ones for outdoor use........

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              • #8
                Amps / 70v

                Originally posted by soundofrockets
                thanks for all the links Mike.......and those def tech speakers look nice but expensive......and looks like they need to be protected from the elements......maybe a good choice for covered patios etc......what about the backyard or uncovered patios.......and what type of electronics......same as for HT purposes or are there special ones for outdoor use........
                RE: amps
                You can use multi-channel amps (eg Russound, Niles, etc) purposed for the task or extra channels on AVRs or separate amps or AVRs.

                Some setups have 70v amps for the task.
                Check out here as one source of info...
                http://www.outdoorspeakerdepot.com/70v-speakers.html


                Mike
                HT Gear (AVS Link)
                Rk: MA WR-37-32
                Pwr: 20A, Surge-X SEQ, M1500-UPS
                Proj: JVC RS20, 128" 2.4:1 CaradaBW, ISCOIIIL, CineSlide, RadianceXE
                Cbl: DirectTV C31/700 Genie receiver
                Rec: 5308CI + XPA-3
                BR: Oppo BDP-103
                Gm: 360 Pro
                LR/C: RS1KSig/RSC200Sig
                S/R: RSS300/RS250MkII
                Sub: SVS PB12-Ultra/2
                Off: HRT MS DAC, USP-1, UPA-2, ERC-1, Ultra10, WAF-1 Ninja+No-Rez
                Off2: Gizmo, WAF-1
                TCA: 3x Gizmo 1.0or,5x v1.0M; 5xWAF-1

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                • #9
                  what about the processor ?? i will use my older oppo player as source.......i wil need something to process and something to amplify....hence the idea of using ht based avs something like refurb onkyo or something similar......

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by soundofrockets
                    what about the processor ?? i will use my older oppo player as source.......i wil need something to process and something to amplify....hence the idea of using ht based avs something like refurb onkyo or something similar......
                    The AVR or pre-amp/pro you choose is not really relevant to the topic of outdoor speakers, so I'd search those threads on AVRs or start a new thread to ask those specific questions.

                    Mike
                    HT Gear (AVS Link)
                    Rk: MA WR-37-32
                    Pwr: 20A, Surge-X SEQ, M1500-UPS
                    Proj: JVC RS20, 128" 2.4:1 CaradaBW, ISCOIIIL, CineSlide, RadianceXE
                    Cbl: DirectTV C31/700 Genie receiver
                    Rec: 5308CI + XPA-3
                    BR: Oppo BDP-103
                    Gm: 360 Pro
                    LR/C: RS1KSig/RSC200Sig
                    S/R: RSS300/RS250MkII
                    Sub: SVS PB12-Ultra/2
                    Off: HRT MS DAC, USP-1, UPA-2, ERC-1, Ultra10, WAF-1 Ninja+No-Rez
                    Off2: Gizmo, WAF-1
                    TCA: 3x Gizmo 1.0or,5x v1.0M; 5xWAF-1

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