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Josh Dunaway

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IP Rated Outdoor Speakers
« on: November 03, 2019, 07:42:27 pm »

I'm specing out an install right now for a local restaurant, that has regular live music on on outdoor stage, and need recommendations for IP rated outdoor speakers- think K12 equivalent IP Rated. Passive I'm sure will be the way to go, but to give you an idea what size / output I need.
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Re: IP Rated Outdoor Speakers
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2019, 09:03:55 pm »

I'm specing out an install right now for a local restaurant, that has regular live music on on outdoor stage, and need recommendations for IP rated outdoor speakers- think K12 equivalent IP Rated. Passive I'm sure will be the way to go, but to give you an idea what size / output I need.

Many manufactures (I can't speak for QSC) offer outdoor rated speakers.  Electrovoice, Fulcrum Acoustics, Danley, JBL all offer the weatherized product at this level as custom shop items.  You may find products from other manufactures with IP ratings as standard...think Community R Series.   I would call up your dealer for whatever brand you like this week, and see if they can't get you more info.
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Re: IP Rated Outdoor Speakers
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2019, 11:06:22 pm »

Danley Go2-8cx
Or Martin CDD series if on a budget
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Re: IP Rated Outdoor Speakers
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2019, 10:51:46 am »

I'm specing out an install right now for a local restaurant, that has regular live music on on outdoor stage, and need recommendations for IP rated outdoor speakers- think K12 equivalent IP Rated. Passive I'm sure will be the way to go, but to give you an idea what size / output I need.

You can get weather rated loudspeakers from all the major install product manufacturers. I believe that JBL provides several levels of IP ratings from their custom shop. I would also take a look at One Systems - they specialize in direct-weather loudspeakers.
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Re: IP Rated Outdoor Speakers
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2019, 02:30:13 pm »

You can get weather rated loudspeakers from all the major install product manufacturers. I believe that JBL provides several levels of IP ratings from their custom shop. I would also take a look at One Systems - they specialize in direct-weather loudspeakers.

Big +1 to One Systems.  Have heard them live and they sound good and hold up to Florida weather.  Also look into Technomad.  Both are popular with theme parks here in the Sunshine/Rain/Hurricane state.

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Re: IP Rated Outdoor Speakers
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2019, 03:46:09 pm »

You can get weather rated loudspeakers from all the major install product manufacturers. I believe that JBL provides several levels of IP ratings from their custom shop. I would also take a look at One Systems - they specialize in direct-weather loudspeakers.

Be careful with custom shop IP rated speakers (not just JBL) as often it also means custom brackets due to the increased thickness of the cabinet coatings.  Be sure you get all of the information and don't just assume that stock factory fittings/hardware will work.

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Re: IP Rated Outdoor Speakers
« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2019, 07:35:27 pm »

I'm specing out an install right now for a local restaurant, that has regular live music on on outdoor stage, and need recommendations for IP rated outdoor speakers- think K12 equivalent IP Rated. Passive I'm sure will be the way to go, but to give you an idea what size / output I need.

Josh the One Systems speakers are quite musical.  Ive installed quite a few at stadiums for playback and announcements.  Consider the 112.HTH and 118.HSB sub for your application.  The Community I series (WR) are also quite impressive but will cost more.  They come in medium and high power versions.

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Re: IP Rated Outdoor Speakers
« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2019, 10:00:51 am »

I've used lots of One-Systems stuff over the years. Really hard to beat for the price and so far have been rock solid reliable.
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Re: IP Rated Outdoor Speakers
« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2019, 07:40:12 pm »

Be careful with custom shop IP rated speakers (not just JBL) as often it also means custom brackets due to the increased thickness of the cabinet coatings.  Be sure you get all of the information and don't just assume that stock factory fittings/hardware will work.

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Re: IP Rated Outdoor Speakers
« Reply #9 on: November 05, 2019, 09:02:45 pm »

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