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    Does a full-range outdoor speaker exist?

    I've scoured the internet, but cannot find this animal. I need/want a full-range speaker for my boat dock. The dock has a ceiling/roof so only rain blowing in and the moisture underneath are harmful. I'll remove them in the winter.

    I have some older Polk (RT15i) monitors mounted, but there is little to no bass.

    If I cannot find one, what driver materials will last longer than others? And, can i apply deck stain over the outside of a home speaker to prolong their life?

    Budget is <$350 for the pair...used is fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyfi
    guess i used the wrong term...i do want a full-range, but floor standing speakers with separate woofers for some decent low-end punch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel_
    guess i used the wrong term...i do want a full-range, but floor standing speakers with separate woofers for some decent low-end punch.
    Got ya covered here, these guys are both Floorstanding and big woofers
    http://www.outdoorspeakerdepot.com/d...er-bundle.html



    Sorry Tar... my searches are not coming up with what you are looking for but there were some older threads on this board or another where someone build their own out of PVC piping along with a sub.
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    Oh look! Dual woofers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyfi
    Got ya covered here, these guys are both Floorstanding and big woofers
    http://www.outdoorspeakerdepot.com/d...er-bundle.html



    Sorry Tar... my searches are not coming up with what you are looking for but there were some older threads on this board or another where someone build their own out of PVC piping along with a sub.

    Nice....love those woofers, but not sure their bark goes low enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel_
    Nice....love those woofers, but not sure their bark goes low enough.
    Funny story...

    I used to have neighbors behind me with 2 little barking yappers that they left outside 24-7. When I called the Animal Control on them all they did was make them get a dog house. It was OK that they barked all night long.

    I taped them barking and put a speaker in my back window and blasted it for a while. The cops came and cited ME for disturbing the peace.

    If I had these dogs, I may have been more successful.

    Makes a lot of sense, a dog barking all night is not disturbing the peace, but a tape of them is.
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    The drivers on my Axiom Algonquins run full range.

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    I built a pair of full range PVC pipes for outdoor music. I used poly cone FR speakers from Parts Express. There's a picture of them in my gallery. They sound pretty good but not to the level of the Algonquins.

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    I believe a true full-range floor standing outdoor speaker does not exist.

    I'm now searching for a decent 10 or 12" sub to compliment the small Polks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel_
    I believe a true full-range floor standing outdoor speaker does not exist.

    I'm now searching for a decent 10 or 12" sub to compliment the small Polks.
    Actually, Wilson Audio makes one based on the Sophia but it's a bit pricey...

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    This one says it goes from 45-20k http://www.mcmelectronics.com/product/50-8891
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobsticks
    Actually, Wilson Audio makes one based on the Sophia but it's a bit pricey...

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    I may have boat dock, but definitely no funds for Wilsons....

    I have outdoor JBLs with decent bass on my deck, but i want the sound and looks only a floor stander can deliver....guess i'm biased toward big speakers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel_
    I may have boat dock, but definitely no funds for Wilsons....

    I have outdoor JBLs with decent bass on my deck, but i want the sound and looks only a floor stander can deliver....guess i'm biased toward big speakers
    Would you be willing to build your own?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GMichael
    This one says it goes from 45-20k http://www.mcmelectronics.com/product/50-8891
    Interesting...they are identical to my Athena AS-06 speakers. Brackets, cabinet, mounting, connectors are exactly the same.

    If these are indeed the same speaker I purchased as Athena, they rock very well and do have decent bass for little outdoor speakers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GMichael
    Would you be willing to build your own?
    Sure, i've never built a speaker before, but am handy with tools and DIY stuff around the house.

    You have something in mind? Kit perhaps?

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