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Topic # 112752 19-Dec-2012 09:46 Send private message

Hi there,

We're having a sleepout/HT built at the moment, and I had intended to use brackets to install some small speakers (old pair of NAD 801s) onto the outside of the building for music in the back yard (they're currently doing the same job but are attached to the house; in the sleepout they'll just use two of the channels of the receiver).

But this look isn't going to be beautiful, and of course there's a risk of having them stolen.

So my question is - are there any ok quality (for our purposes, similar to that of the NADs) but affordable in-ceiling speakers that could be installed in the 'ceiling' of the veranda? I know it's not ideal for sound quality and dispersion etc, but for these purposes... Alternatively, if there are some more suitable 'outdoor' speakers that are within my pricerange that too would be great.

I've seen this thread, but ideally I'm looking at a price of $400 a pair at the most.

Any recommendations (including anything off TM or Ebay etc) would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
Jonathan




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  Reply # 734764 19-Dec-2012 09:50 Send private message

How about car speakers?  Only issue is the 4ohm impedance.  But they should be resilient to damp, heat etc which is going to be the biggest issue sitting outside like that.

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  Reply # 734769 19-Dec-2012 09:54 Send private message

Not directly answering your question, but...

I live in a crappy neighbourhood, and have got my nice speakers (and TV) secured with a chain that is bolted onto the threaded holes of the speaker (what you would use for wall mounting). While someone could just undo it with a spanner (or I could get security torx screws), it prevents the casual thief from nicking them

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  Reply # 735713 20-Dec-2012 20:23 Send private message

Marine speakers are what you want, not car ones.

Friend has some that he made some plywood boxes for (that are actually huge) and half of them is buryed, so just the 6" speaker sticks out of the garden.

Black spraypaint on the grill and you barely see them and a hell of a lot better sound than the stupid rock ones that they replaced.




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  Reply # 737746 27-Dec-2012 17:13 Send private message

You can get enclosed speakers which I'm using, I'll find out how much they cost

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