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I'm New and Need Suggestions, Please

Hi,

My name is Chris. I am new to this forum.

I need some advice. I have a mixture of stereo components including:

Receiver Yamaha HTR5550

CD changer Onkyo Dx-V380

Speakers Bose 201 series IV

Sub JBL Sub135

I pieced these components together based on what was on sale, not because I thought that they were complimentary to each other. I used this system in my workshop and garage so the goal was to get some sound, save space, and save money.

We recently moved to a new house and the needs have changed.

I would like to be able to set this system up on my rear patio from time to time.

I tried it last night. Here is what I experienced:

Decent base, ok volume, no clear high-end sound and muted middle range.

Obviously, being outside, there is a much bigger space to fill.

What is the cheapest way for me to get more volume, bigger sound, less distortion and clearer sound?

Please advise.

Thanks!

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Re: I'm New and Need Suggestions, Please

Short of putting good quality headphones on everyone present, I'm not sure how you can succeed in taking hi-fi sound out to the patio. Inviting live musicians to play - that would work, too. Seriously, I think you just have to be ready to settle for substandard sound reproduction outdoors. Maybe someone else can offer a better approach, but I know of no way - sorry, Cowboy.

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Re: I'm New and Need Suggestions, Please

Thanks, Cheapskate, for the comical and probably, truthful, reply.

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Re: I'm New and Need Suggestions, Please

Being outdoors will require more volume because of the absorbtion factor of the open space. The outdoors will first suck the high frequencies from your system. Next the mids will be effected but not as bad as the highs. The low frequencies won't care as much being non-directional. A PA type system will work better outside.

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