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RE: Outdoor Speakers Sound Degradation

tomservo knows vastly more about this subject than me, but I might be able to add a (hopefully) interesting little note. Several decades ago when I was much more energetic than now I had a pair of good 3 way d'Appolito towers with all Dynaudio drivers I had built for myself. Being aware of all sorts room effects problems I wondered how my speakers would sound If I set them up way out in my yard far away from reflective surfaces except the ground and an occasional tree trunk. Once I got toe in and listening distance optimized and got over missing various room resonances the sound was wonderful. Rather than speaking of outdoor placement degrading the sound I think of it as being a placement that improves the sound very much.

One caveat to the above is that the speakers were actively biamplified, and if I remember correctly I boosted the bass some in the outdoor setting.

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