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    I just won a $250 gift certificate from work to Best Buy and I thought I would get some outdoor speakers for the hot tub.

    What outdoor speakers would you get with it?
    Living Room:.................... Zone 2 (Workout Room):
    AVR - Yamaha RX-V757......JBL 4312 Pro Monitors
    Pre - Nak CA-5
    AMP - Adcom 555 (Main)
    Main - Polk RTI8**/RTiA5
    AMP - Adcom 545II (Center)
    Center - Polk CSiA4**
    Sub - Snell Basis 300:p......Zone 3 (Outside)
    CD - Yamaha CDC-555.......Def Tech AW5500
    TV - Pani TH-42PZ80U
    BR - LG BD390
    Monster HTS1600 Power Center
    Dedicated Circuit - (2) 20amp, (1) 15amp
    Ben's IC, Canare 4S11

    **Dayton and Sonicap Caps with Mills Resistors**

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    Some Best Buy's sell Definitive Technology. They make great outdoor speakers.
    Sunfire TGP, Sunfire Cinema Grand, Sunfire 300~2 (2), Sunfire True Sub (2),Carver ALS Platinum, Carver AL III, TFM-55, C-19, C-9, TX-8, SDA-490t, SDA-390t

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    I was going to listen to Def Techs at the Magnolia Best Buy in Milwaukee. I wonder how they compare to the Polk Atrium 55's...
    Living Room:.................... Zone 2 (Workout Room):
    AVR - Yamaha RX-V757......JBL 4312 Pro Monitors
    Pre - Nak CA-5
    AMP - Adcom 555 (Main)
    Main - Polk RTI8**/RTiA5
    AMP - Adcom 545II (Center)
    Center - Polk CSiA4**
    Sub - Snell Basis 300:p......Zone 3 (Outside)
    CD - Yamaha CDC-555.......Def Tech AW5500
    TV - Pani TH-42PZ80U
    BR - LG BD390
    Monster HTS1600 Power Center
    Dedicated Circuit - (2) 20amp, (1) 15amp
    Ben's IC, Canare 4S11

    **Dayton and Sonicap Caps with Mills Resistors**

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    I have never heard the Atrium 55's. But I have head DT AW6500 and I liked them very much. Got to like an all weather speaker with a Frequency Response :40 Hz – 30 kHz and will hendle up to 200 wpc.
    Sunfire TGP, Sunfire Cinema Grand, Sunfire 300~2 (2), Sunfire True Sub (2),Carver ALS Platinum, Carver AL III, TFM-55, C-19, C-9, TX-8, SDA-490t, SDA-390t

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    The Sat30 and Sub10 speakers just became available for pre-order on Polk's website and Amazon. I've been wondering about those, and was thinking they might work nicely in my backyard.
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    Anyone with any Atrium listening experience want to chime in? How about the Atrium 65's....
    Living Room:.................... Zone 2 (Workout Room):
    AVR - Yamaha RX-V757......JBL 4312 Pro Monitors
    Pre - Nak CA-5
    AMP - Adcom 555 (Main)
    Main - Polk RTI8**/RTiA5
    AMP - Adcom 545II (Center)
    Center - Polk CSiA4**
    Sub - Snell Basis 300:p......Zone 3 (Outside)
    CD - Yamaha CDC-555.......Def Tech AW5500
    TV - Pani TH-42PZ80U
    BR - LG BD390
    Monster HTS1600 Power Center
    Dedicated Circuit - (2) 20amp, (1) 15amp
    Ben's IC, Canare 4S11

    **Dayton and Sonicap Caps with Mills Resistors**

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    I've heard the Atrium 55....actually bought them as a gift for a friend. They are an upgrade to the speakers that they replaced but I still like my Niles OS20's better. I bought the Atriums reconditioned and for the $$ it was a good buy and are suited for background music.....which is what I use outdoor speakers for anyhow.

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    I have the Atrium 65's, They are excellent speakers, very good bass (for an outdoor speaker) with crisp clean highs with a classic Polk sound. You can drive them to very high volume levels.

    Before placing them outside, I hooked them up to my main system and ran them for a few days (to break them in). they sounded very good, my wife didn't realize the LSI-15 wasn't hooked up.

    I have mine wired for seperate R\L stereo config., you can also wire as a 1 speaker stereo setup.

    These are pretty large speakers so if you have a tight space measure first.

    I have listened to the 55's also , I think the 65's are much better sounding especially in the low end.

    Hope this helps

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    I ended up getting the Def Tech AW5500 in Black. For the size and price, I didn't hear anything better. I listened to quite a few different speakers before deciding:

    - Polk Atrium 45 and 55
    - Klipsch KHO-7
    - Yamaha's
    - Insignia's
    - Speakercraft rock
    - Moderno's
    - Def Tech's - 5500 and 6500

    I liked the 6500's the most, but they were a little out of my price range and they were a little bigger.

    I'll report once I break them in;)

    Thanks for all the help!!
    Living Room:.................... Zone 2 (Workout Room):
    AVR - Yamaha RX-V757......JBL 4312 Pro Monitors
    Pre - Nak CA-5
    AMP - Adcom 555 (Main)
    Main - Polk RTI8**/RTiA5
    AMP - Adcom 545II (Center)
    Center - Polk CSiA4**
    Sub - Snell Basis 300:p......Zone 3 (Outside)
    CD - Yamaha CDC-555.......Def Tech AW5500
    TV - Pani TH-42PZ80U
    BR - LG BD390
    Monster HTS1600 Power Center
    Dedicated Circuit - (2) 20amp, (1) 15amp
    Ben's IC, Canare 4S11

    **Dayton and Sonicap Caps with Mills Resistors**

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