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Old 27th May 2006, 08:02 PM   #1
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Default Outdoor setup problem...

Hey guys,

I have a small problem...

1. Being I had no idea where to post this...

and mainly 2:

I am doing a project for a client and need to do it as cheap as possible. It needs to last 3 months outside running basically continuously. It may be on for the whole day but only playing something for maybe 6 hours a night.

Now my problem is this.

I need outdoor speakers and therefore somethign to power them, however everything needs to be contained outside.

The ideal situation would be to find POWERED OUTDOOR SPEAKERS! Why dont they sell them!

It would make my life alot easier...

Anyways, another option is an extremely small 120V amplifier. Only needs to run like 60watts.... I want to keep it in a box that is as small as possible, if it is small enoguh it will fit in with some of my other electronics; and I can't really have cooling fans although it will be out during winter only.

If that isn't possible, my last choice is car audio.

I would need a power convertor, and a small amp...

I really am not getting alot out of this and would just like it to work... I would like to buy something off the shealf.

Oh, and one last thought, what about wireless outdoor speakers? If I had a set of them, do they ONLY run on batteries or are there sets that use 120v?

Wow... lots of questions. Heres a summary:

1. Powered outdoor speakers? Know a source? <<<My favourite choice.
2. Small 120v amp, not stnadrad 17" size? Know a source?
3. Car audio electronics? (I would rather not do this.)
4. Wireless speakers? Do they have a power input?
5. Maybe CSA or UL plastic enclosures rated for outdoor use that convert indoor speakers? Do these exist?

Well thats a real mouthfull for a first post so.... have fun!

Thanks for your help!

Zac
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Old 27th May 2006, 08:13 PM   #2
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Zac,
You might want to have a look at Bose.

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Old 27th May 2006, 08:19 PM   #3
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Are those powered?

My problem isnt the speakers, it is getting power for them.

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Old 27th May 2006, 08:20 PM   #4
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Zac,
I don't know. You will want to do some reading in the link provided. Also, I'm not sure it will fit a 'thight' budget.

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Old 27th May 2006, 08:29 PM   #5
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No, those ones arent powered...

But yes, it would fit in the budget. Although I only need them to last the 3 months then they will be thron in the garbage; not my choice... So I don't want to spend money on them for that reason but I will if I have to.

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Old 27th May 2006, 08:29 PM   #6
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Here some more links, didnít read them, just hand them on.
http://www.pcworld.idg.com.au/index.php/id;828605067
http://www.outdoorspeakers.info/wireless.htm

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Hmmmm, after reading those it seems there are powered outdoor speakers, and I forgot to mention, they need to be able to mount on posts. So the ground style wouldn't necessarily work out.

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Old 27th May 2006, 09:10 PM   #8
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Did you find the different brands on the left hand side of the second link?
Iím sure you can find something in there.

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Old 27th May 2006, 09:49 PM   #9
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Hi, after looking through, I couldn't find any powered ones...

I was thinking, how do loudspeakers or PA speakers sound? The ones that look like horns? Do they play music very well?

For example: http://www.lashen.com/vendors/csispe...eakersHorn.asp

This one is amplified

Does anyone know what the audio input jack is?

Would it have a simple adapter hook up?

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Old 27th May 2006, 09:57 PM   #10
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Hi, did you see the response? It will sound like a bullhorn.
If this is to buy, not diy, there are lots of self-powered great sounding cabinets out there. Weatherizing them might be a challenge though.
So running a couple speaker cables and having the equipment inside is out of the question?
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