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BlackPot
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Outdoor Patio TV/Speaker setup
Whats up guys, looking for some opinions. The way I have it set up in my head is like this:

TV -> Amp -> Speakers

I want the amp to be able to play tv, and also connect to Bluetooth for phones and whatever else.

Heres the amps I'm looking at:
Amp 1

Amp 2


Speakers

No OT Baller here. Looking for affordable but something decent. Welcome to any suggestions as to what someone else may have and is working good for them. Thanks in advance.


aparke7
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re: Outdoor Patio TV/Speaker setup
I have 4 outdoor speakers connected to my denon receiver (2 on patio 2 facing the rest of the yard) I have no TV set up yet.

I use this LINK to control the volume and source selection. If you don’t want to invest in multiple amps find an amp with Zone 2 capability.
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TigerRob20
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re: Outdoor Patio TV/Speaker setup
You may want to look into a used A/V receiver a few model years older from Yamaha, Denon, etc. You could probably find one for $100 that has bluetooth and the additional zone capabilities for other speakers. Then you would also be able to add additional sources (Cable box, Apple TV, etc).

I've bought receivers before on eBay for $100 or so that have worked great.

Edit: Just did a quick search on eBay. While there really aren't any good ones listed for $100 or so, here is one that is a little more expensive. It may be worth it to spend a little extra money for the flexibility you'd have.

LINK

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nobigdeal69
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re: Outdoor Patio TV/Speaker setup
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You may want to look into a used A/V receiver a few model years older from Yamaha, Denon, etc. You could probably find one for $100 that has bluetooth and the additional zone capabilities for other speakers.


My father in law gave me one of his old Yamaha receivers. I bought a pair of outdoor Yamaha speakers and ran the wire through the attic (sucked ass). I bought a cheap bluetooth adapter which works ok.


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djangochained
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re: Outdoor Patio TV/Speaker setup
I have two sonos play 3s out under my porch and the sound is great


TigerRob20
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re: Outdoor Patio TV/Speaker setup
My first suggestion was going to be Sonos, but he said he wanted to keep this cheap



RoyalWe
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re: Outdoor Patio TV/Speaker setup
I am pondering the same thing. I used to just buy outdoor speakers from Outdoor Speaker Depot, mount them, and connect them to an indoor AVR. I’m going to put a TV outside at some point and also didn’t want to run wires if I didn’t have to. Now I’m considering powered Bluetooth speakers like THIS.. You’d have to buy a Bluetooth transmitter for your TV, but it’d work.

I may still end up buying better outdoor speakers and a separate amp, but again I’m undecided. Let me know what you do.


Chitown_Badger
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re: Outdoor Patio TV/Speaker setup
I'd suggest also considering outdoor speakers from Polk or Klipsch. That's a couple steps up from what you're looking at and it'll make a difference for about $100 more for the pair.

Also, because the speakers are so small and you won't have a sub, you can get a pretty economic AVR and it'll drive them just fine (assuming of course you get the bluetooth and other functionality you want).
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BlackPot
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re: Outdoor Patio TV/Speaker setup
quote:

My first suggestion was going to be Sonos, but he said he wanted to keep this cheap



I knew Sonos mention was coming for sure.

I have thought about the full on home receiver as mentioned above, but I wanted to keep the footprint smaller. I'm not an audiophile, I just want to be able to sit outside and watch tv a little, or play some music while cooking. This doesn't have to be a $1000 setup right now. Can always upgrade later.
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TigerWise
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re: Outdoor Patio TV/Speaker setup
Do you have good wifi out there ?


CAD703X
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re: Outdoor Patio TV/Speaker setup
weak wifi is rapidly becoming a problem of the past as solutions get cheaper and cheaper.
This post was edited on 5/7 at 12:33 pm


Hebed118
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re: Outdoor Patio TV/Speaker setup
I'm not sure of the setup of your patio, but I tend to not like my electronics outdoors even if it is covered.

I have two outdoor Emotiva speakers (I believe these are now discontinued)ran to my Denon receiver in my living room. This is done through the zone 2 configuration. Music is ran through Airplay. For my TV, I have a pretty lightweight 48" in my bedroom that I simply unplug and bring outside and set it on the wall mount. It does not stay outside, but it takes all of 1 minute to bring it outside, hang it on the mount, and plug it in. I use a Roku stick that stays with the TV so no additional messing around with wires or boxes. Just plug in the TV, turn it on, and pop a beer.

Just my opinion of course, but I like this route as no electronics are outside of my house besides the speakers. Like someone said you can find a used AVR for a good price. I already had one running in my living room so all I had to do with make use of the zone 2.

The audio from the TV is plenty loud enough for what I need, but I can also sync the audio from the living room and mute the outdoor TV if I want to bother the neighbors.

Just offering another route you can choose.
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BlackPot
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re: Outdoor Patio TV/Speaker setup
quote:

Do you have good wifi out there ?



Not the greatest, but I plan on adding an extender so I can just get a smart tv rather than running additional wires for satellite

quote:

Hebed118


The tv would be in a covered box. This patio is basically a carport extension. Yea I know, the poors. It would be way under a roof so no rain or anything would get to it. I have a neighbor buddy with a similar setup and he hasn't had an issues, yet...My living room all I have is a sound bar, so this would have to be a complete separate install. I'm taking in all suggestions. Thanks for your suggestions.


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CAD703X
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re: Outdoor Patio TV/Speaker setup
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weak wifi is rapidly becoming a problem of the past as solutions get cheaper and cheaper.
2 down votes

How can you down vote a comment regarding the fact the single biggest headache most homeowners have has finally been addressed by the router companies?

That's just silly.


TigerWise
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re: Outdoor Patio TV/Speaker setup
Don't think it's something the router companies finally addressed as much as it's something you just figured out.


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