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Title: Looking for Advice...
Post by: Sam Deringer on April 10, 2012, 08:02:32 pm
Hello, I am looking for a monitor recommendation for a patio install that needs to fill about 1000- 1600 sq ft outdoors. I should also mention that this space in immediately next to a noisy spot on the Colorado River where loud boats and vacationers are passing consistently. I am currently using an Emotiva UPA-2 (http://www.audioholics.com/reviews/amplifiers/emotiva-upa-2-stereo-amplifier) amp to power a pair of Axiom Algonquins (http://axiomaudio.com/outdoor_speakers.html). These however are just not cutting it!

I am looking for a reasonably priced speaker that will hold up to some exposure to the elements while giving me the needed SPL at a respectable sound quality for this environment. Here are a couple of possibilities I have looked at thus far but am still unsure whether or not these will give me the performance I am looking for:

JBL Control 29AV-1 (http://www.jblpro.com/catalog/general/Product.aspx?PId=187&MId=2)
JBL JRX112MI (http://www.jblpro.com/catalog/general/Product.aspx?PId=86&MId=3) <== Not sure how these would do outdoors

Any advice, tips, recommendations wold be GREATLY appreciated as I have been going around in circle on this decision for months now. I just want to get it right! Thank you.
Title: Posting Rules
Post by: Mac Kerr on April 10, 2012, 10:33:23 pm
Hello, I am looking for a monitor recommendation for a patio

Please go to your profile and change the "Name" field to your real first and last name as required by the posting rules clearly displayed in the header at the top of the section, and in the Site Rules and Suggestions (http://forums.prosoundweb.com/index.php/board,36.0.html) in the Forum Announcements section, and on the registration page when you registered.

Mac
Title: Re: Looking for Advice...
Post by: Mike Pyle on April 11, 2012, 04:06:45 pm
Take a look at the all weather molded cabinets offered by One Systems.

http://onesystems.com/injection-molded.php
Title: Re: Looking for Advice...
Post by: Lee Douglas on April 11, 2012, 05:20:36 pm
I have an install with around twenty JBL Control 30s driven by a rack of Crown CTs2000 and steered with a BSS Blu100 in an outdoor military simulation and it kick some serious butt.  I'd check those out.