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Raycliff Manor
02-24-2009, 10:11 AM
Gadget at Evilusions, www.Evilusions.com, is working on building a light and sound controller for our new facade. We're looking for a good set of outdoor weather-proof speakers and amplifier to go with the system. Can anyone provide any recommendations? Your assistance is appreciated!:)

Kel

Nightgore
02-24-2009, 10:21 AM
For speakers, I would suggest JBL:

http://www.jbl.com/home/products/series.aspx?SerId=OUT&Language=ENG&Country=US&Region=USA


This site seems to have alot of cool stuff.. I just don't know if it's legit or not?:

http://www.outdooraudio.com/products.htm

... and this one:

http://www.outdoorspeakerdepot.com/




Hope that helps! -Tyler

oakhillshaunterTHEFEAR
02-24-2009, 10:44 AM
This is something I know about. I sell speakers part time at best buy and I setup peoples sound systems so please noone try and bash me ONCE AGAIN for something I say i can do. If you have the money and don't penny pinch on the connection cables then nightgore is right go with jbl. But if you can't spend all the money then go with onkyo or polk audio for outdoor speakers. They are really good quality nice constant power output and they can take a beating for the price.

Raycliff Manor
02-24-2009, 11:20 AM
Thanks guys! It's always great to have a recommendation from someone who has insights on working with the products! Thanks again!

Kel

UnDeRTaKer313
02-24-2009, 04:22 PM
awesome! you guys know your speakers. haha
ive been a fan of JBL for ever.
there quite expensive but especially for haunts the quality and durability is amazing.
the quality is so good, we threw on midnight syndicate and blared that suck and some of the scenes sounded tooo real.
There awesome.
we got the control 29av-1 set
really nice. just need to buy a new amplifier for them to get full power out of them

Matt Marich
02-24-2009, 05:35 PM
For a lower end brand of speakers, try NXG, believe me these are awsome!!

Tattoo
02-24-2009, 06:24 PM
Hi Kel,

Here are some links to the outdoor Speakers we used at Nightmare New England and Terror on the Fox, they sound incredible and are very durable.

http://www.technomad.com/products/noho/

http://www.technomad.com/products/berlin/


Hope this helps.

Take care,

Tattoo

chuck weber
02-25-2009, 04:54 PM
Crate powered speaker /amplifier combos. Small size, individually powered, and kick ass sound. Pretty durable and remember, loud is only beautiful if it's clean !!!! Check with larry to see what he may still be using.... I personally was a cerwin-vega speaker user for 33 years when i owned my dj biz. They never let me down.... Only problem, you have to get the parts from california.... Good luck!!!!! Chuck

oakhillshaunterTHEFEAR
02-25-2009, 09:36 PM
These are the loudest speakers and the best quality speakers in the world! Not a plug. I've experienced them in person. You can literally hear these from a mile away. I have no idea how much they cost though. You'll have to contact them.

http://www.getmad.com/index_products.html

chuck weber
02-26-2009, 10:18 AM
At the judas priest concert..... Ass kicking p.a. To be sure.. Super clean and the bass was incredible..... You're right !!!! Great speaker systems. Chuck

Loud &twisted
02-27-2009, 12:02 PM
Are you interested in building your own speakers or want to purchase prebuilt speakers? If you could let me know the budget and your goals I can help you find what is going to work best for your haunt.

Raycliff Manor
02-27-2009, 07:31 PM
We're actually looking for something that is already built that we can plug and play. I need to get back on that come to think of it! We open two weeks from tonight!

Kel

Loud &twisted
02-27-2009, 08:07 PM
Then make sure you check out Parts Express. You can find almost everything you need there. Plus you can buy at wholesale for the business.

Raycliff Manor
02-28-2009, 09:14 AM
Thanks again to everyone for all your insights and suggestions! I've passed the research torch to Lee on this and I've given him all your input. We woke up to snow today so it looks like a good day to catch up on computer work! :eek:

Kel

robos99
03-01-2009, 08:57 PM
My 2 cents...if you're looking for high power and reliability, JBL for speakers and QSC for amplification are a great way to go. Some people aren't too fond of JBL but I think they've got great bang for the buck. The QSC RMX series is a great deal for the money, and these things are built like tanks. They're power hogs, but can really crank out the power without weakness...especially for subs. Beware that a lot of cheap outdoor speakers don't sound too good.