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    Hey folks, I'm looking to build an outdoors speaker for a patio table. It'll be portable, but will likely be forgotten outside and suffer from at least a few days of rain here and there.

    Speakers need to be water resistant, full-range down to at least 300hz and super CHEAP. Like $3-$5 each. I'll need four of them.
    These will be used to listen to rock'n'roll at moderate volumes and will be paired with a midbass/woofer.

    Any suggestions on speaker drivers?

  • #2
    Re: Super cheap, water resistant, small full range speakers?

    http://www.digikey.com/product-searc...ater+resistant

    The models I've tried will hold a cone full of water for days on end. I don't think you'll have any trouble.

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    • #3
      Re: Super cheap, water resistant, small full range speakers?

      Wouldn't pretty much any non-paper cone driver be water proof? Metal, poly, probably even kevlar. Well assuming the dust caps are also made of the same water impervious materials? Oh also I guess phase plugs are out of the question. The little ND104 comes to mind but pretty any non-phaseplug non-paper driver should work, right?

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      • #4
        Re: Super cheap, water resistant, small full range speakers?

        These NLA JVC units would work well for you if you could get them, try posting a WTB in the Classified section

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        • #5
          Re: Super cheap, water resistant, small full range speakers?

          The W3-1053SC in the Minion III (http://www.parts-express.com/tang-ba...river--264-880) won't make your bottom-dollar price threshold, but if you can swing a little higher has a poly cone and sounds great in small/nearfield use.

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          Ed Henderson

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          • #6
            Re: Super cheap, water resistant, small full range speakers?

            Originally posted by evilskillit View Post
            Wouldn't pretty much any non-paper cone driver be water proof? Metal, poly, probably even kevlar. Well assuming the dust caps are also made of the same water impervious materials? Oh also I guess phase plugs are out of the question. The little ND104 comes to mind but pretty any non-phaseplug non-paper driver should work, right?
            Hahah, yeah I almost forgot about the dust cone too. The Dayton ND series all look like they would work, even if they aren't advertised as being water resistant. They're all pretty expensive though. Though they do the work of more than one speaker at that price range.

            Originally posted by CokewithLime View Post
            These NLA JVC units would work well for you if you could get them, try posting a WTB in the Classified section
            Neat speaker, I'll keep an eye out for it.

            Thanks guys.

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            • #7
              Re: Super cheap, water resistant, small full range speakers?

              Stay away from foam or paper surrounds as well. Only thing I found on PE that meets all your criteria is this. However I have no idea how these will perform

              http://www.parts-express.com/visaton...8-ohm--292-534

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              • #8
                Re: Super cheap, water resistant, small full range speakers?

                You may can find some marine coaxial speakers for cheap online like ebay or even craigslist.

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                • #9
                  Re: Super cheap, water resistant, small full range speakers?

                  Thanks guys. All good suggestions!

                  The Visatron don't go down very low, but in multiples, that may not be an issue.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Super cheap, water resistant, small full range speakers?

                    Well if you can bump the budget a smidge the Vifa TC9s are pretty sweet and meet the requirements. I've been playing with a pair and they sound impressive

                    Edit: Thought they were poly cones but are in fact paper. They do feel coated though
                    http://www.parts-express.com/vifa-tc...ofer--264-1062

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                    • #11
                      Re: Super cheap, water resistant, small full range speakers?

                      How about this, all aluminium, reasonably priced. Not very large. Are you looking for full range drivers, or will this be a two way or what?
                      http://www.parts-express.com/peerles...ofer--264-1044

                      http://www.parts-express.com/cat/woo...7C0&PortalID=1

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                      • #12
                        Re: Super cheap, water resistant, small full range speakers?

                        Budget = blown. :D

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                        • #13
                          Re: Super cheap, water resistant, small full range speakers?

                          Yeah, if I had the budget, then I'd go with the $19 Faital Pro 3". It's waterproof, great off-axis response and works well in tiny ported enclosures (per the specs). Doesn't say it on the PE page, but it does say over at US Speakers that it is indeed waterproof for outdoor concerts. Nice sensitivity too.
                          http://www.parts-express.com/faitalp...-ohm--294-1103

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                          • #14
                            Re: Super cheap, water resistant, small full range speakers?

                            A bit outside your budget but a "real" speaker that's weatherproof - you may not need as many of these for the same space as smaller cheap full range ones.......and of course no need for extra woofers ;)
                            8" Weatherproof Coaxial Speaker w/1" Tweeter

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