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    Question Speakers for Glass Sunporch?

    I recently installed a 12' x 12' glass sunporch. It is connected to our house but is shut off by a sliding door. The room will not be heated and will not be used in the winter. It will have a ceramic tile floor and wood ceiling (with glass walls).

    The speakers could be brought in during the freezing temps in winter if necessary but I would like to not worry about it. They will not be used if the temp is below ~50F.

    I am connecting the speakers to a Kenwood KR-V7080 receiver. It delivers 100watts minimum per channel, both channels driven at 8ohms, from 20hz to 20,000 hz. I will NOT have a bass unit in this room. The speakers need to be mounted on the wall and should be smaller than 12" tall.

    Any suggestions? I like the OWM3's but am I just paying for the mounting options? Are there others that are cheaper and offer the same quality?

    I really appreciate anyone and everyone's help. I'll be checking back very regularly to answer questions. Thanks.

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    Did you look at the Polk Atrium? They are outdoor speakers and aren't as tempermental to temp as "indoor" speakers.
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    I thought about the Polk Atrium 55's but feel the quality would be much better with indoor speakers. I will not be listening to music out there in the cold. I don't see how cold would hurt the speaker when not in use. It doesn't affect car audio.

    Anyway, if I got good speakers, I would likely bring them in during the fall. I also have outdoor speakers mounted on the outside of the sunroom for parties and such.

    I am more concerned about getting good sound in a glass room.

    I need a bookshelf speaker that can hung on the wall and offers a full range of sound.

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    Most book shelf speakers don't offer a full range of sound - frequency wise that is. Polk has a number book shelf speakers for almost any price point. Good sound quality in a glass room that is tiled will be difficult at best. My advice is to buy a lower end Polk book shelf speaker and try to incorporate as much absorbtion material as possible such as padded lounge chairs, maybe a thick rug, some plants etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Veccster View Post
    I thought about the Polk Atrium 55's but feel the quality would be much better with indoor speakers. I will not be listening to music out there in the cold. I don't see how cold would hurt the speaker when not in use. It doesn't affect car audio.

    Anyway, if I got good speakers, I would likely bring them in during the fall. I also have outdoor speakers mounted on the outside of the sunroom for parties and such.

    I am more concerned about getting good sound in a glass room.

    I need a bookshelf speaker that can hung on the wall and offers a full range of sound.
    Let me get this right. You have a room with tile floors and glass walls and you are trying to acheive 'good' sound in it?

    If that's true, you like to waste money.

    The glass is gonna cause the high frequencies to reverberate. It's quite annoying really.

    I'd recommend a very cheap outdoor speaker with no tweeter. If you have to, use an inductor to cut off some treble. This would be like making a one-way, first order passive low pass crossover. Yeah, go with some cheap speakers instead of putting nice speakers into a broken room.

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    Shinace is spot on....When I had my Mr2 (2 seater with T-tops) you are pretty much surrounded by glass. The highs were really overbearing until I took off the t-tops or rolled down the windows.

    What type of a ceiling do you have? It may not be so bright by loading the ceiling with treatments and pointing the speakers at them. Or you could def use an inductor
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    Ben's IC, Canare 4S11

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    Regular speakers electronics, as well as the drivers, can seriouly deteriorate in the cold. cant compare it to car speakers since they are designed for that parameter, where most home speakers are not.

    and I concure. all glass enclosure will be a mother effer to get good sound out of. past a certain volume your going to have sound reflections all over the joint.

    In that case, I would go with the atrium so deteriorations would be no worry at all in the cold.
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