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Old 4th February 2020, 04:17 PM   #1
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Hey guys! I'm new to the forum, but have a question about outdoor portable speakers. Since we have an older Epson 1080p projector I figure we'd go with the Epson ELPSP02 30 watt speakers, but would like something in the $80-100 range. Any suggestions?
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15W a channel will be very faint outside, quite a lot more power is likely to be needed, depending on the scale of the audience area.


[ Though I see those have high efficiency, which will help considerably. They lack decent bass being small, and outside its hard to get enough bass without wall reflections anyway. ]

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This should go to the Public Address forum

https://www.diyaudio.com/forums/pa-systems/

Those Epson speakers are just multimedia ( computer) for nearfield listening.
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[ Though I see those have high efficiency, which will help considerably. They lack decent bass being small, and outside its hard to get enough bass without wall reflections anyway. ]
Since they are active ( the amplifier is incorporated) the efficiency data is meaningless. R U serious ?
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Thanks guys.

The audience will be relatively small, maybe 10-15 people on an outdoor patio. Is $100 too small of a budget for dual, outdoor speakers?

Sorry, really new to the audio aspect of this.

@picowallspeaker - I'll post questions like this in the /pa-systems moving forward.
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Since they are active ( the amplifier is incorporated) the efficiency data is meaningless. R U serious ?
No the efficiency data is perfectly useful here. 15W amp and 100dB@1W,1m speakers can go to 112dB@1m.

50W amp and 86dB@1W,1m would only go to 103dB@1m


The other thing the efficiency data tells is that the cones are thin and light, not the best for outdoor environment where humidity can be high and soften the cones.
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