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    Default waterproof marine use speakers

    I'm looking to add some tunes to my fishing boat. I need to find a pair of speakers that can stand up to the sal****er environment and be sprayed off with a hose at the end of the day. The Atrium 45's and 55's look decent on paper but I'm wondering about the sensitivity. I only plan on running a receiver without any other amplification so they need to be able to play fairly loud on their own. One other requirement is they must be bracket mountable. Any ideas?
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    My Dad has the Atrium 55's, he runs them with a 300 watt Yamaha Amp. But my basic POS yammer hammer receiver could make them blow out 98db! lol! They sing too, they sound like home speakers. After about 3 weeks of break in, they rock da boat or house or w/e
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    The Atriums are perfect for the job.

    Troy is driving some overseas right now with a TINY Realistic 10 wpc int. amp.

    If you want more eff. outdoor speakers, look at Klipsch.

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    Thanks for the advice. I went to Klipsch's web site and can't find any speakers that are waterproof though. I completely spray my boat out and the speakers will get it too.

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    Russ said eff outdoor speakers. He mentioned Klipsch becuase of their high sensativity, which you seem to be worried about.

    Kind of a bad idea IMHO, home speakers outside, even if you take them in, (that's kind of a hassle), if you're using them on a boat theres the extra space you need and don't forget unexpected water damage, waves and such.

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    Klipsch makes outdoor speakers you dope!

    I meant 'eff.' short for 'efficient', not eff as in 'f%^k outdoor speakers'. ;)

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    oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo - i see.........

    Go to the product search thing, there is a "all weather" selection avalible. Well, I done never saw the outdoors on their site before. :( :o

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    Although......I did see a guy with TOTL Klipsch towers (98dB) and set amps once.......
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    Yes, the Atriums would be a good choice, as Russ pointed out, I am using a 10wpc integrated so you will be fine...

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    http://www.myhometheater.homestead.c...alculator.html

    Hmmmmm.......open air, 90dB, I'll assume 7 feet.....10 watts would get you 96.4dB. Not to say that is the Holy Bible, but just for ****s and giggles.

    100 (real) watts would be too much even for (and I hope you never do this on the boat ;) ) drunken listening.

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    Then Atriums it will be. I'm thinking that from what I read about them they will be able to take a complete washdown as long as I keep it short.

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    Ive sprayed the Antrium's with a pressure washer on max...they lived. Still work...that answer your question? lol
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    kelley,

    I've pressure washed mine more than a few times (they are exposed to non stop blowing sand and dust) and haven't had a bit of problem....

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