New system set up

Hi everyone. I am new here and don't know too much about setting up audio system. I would like to get and advice on setting up sound system for my outdoor patio area. I was thinking buying Denon AVRS730H with Polk Audio RC80i speakers, but not sure how it would sound? I choose them because i read the reviews and it seems that they are decent products individually but not sure if they would work well together. My patio area is 15'X60' and there is a pool adjacent. I can only install ceiling mount speakers. I want it to be loud and with bass but not sure if i can get that with what i choose. I am also not sure how many speakers to get. I am not trying to break the bank either. I appreciate any advice you guys can give me.


  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 3,274
    I am not sure if those speakers would deliver the kind of bass you want. Maybe adding one (or more) of these might be helpful?
  • any ceiling mount speaker with bass?
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 3,274
    Just listen to some old "Yes". Chris Squire was a great bass player.
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 3,274
    This may be a slightly better option:
  • mrlorenmrloren Posts: 1,474
    In-Ceiling speakers are not going to last long outdoors. They don't have much bass to them either. I would look more at these mount them to the ceiling. If for some reason you don't like them it's just a couple of screw holes to patch, with in-ceiling you'll have some big holes.
    When I was a kid my parents told me to turn it down. Now I'm an adult and my kids tell me to turn it down.

    Family Room:
    Samsung UN60H,
    Denon AVR-X4400H, Emotiva XPA3 GEN3
    Oppo BDP-93,Sony UBP-X800BM, Sony DVP-NS3100ES, WD Live HUB.
    Main: Polk Signature S60
    Center: Polk CSi-A6
    Front High/Rear High In-Ceiling Polk 80F/X RT
    Surrounds: Polk T15
    Sub: HSU VTF3-MK5

    Bed Room;
    Sony KDF-E42A10,
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    Main: Polk Signature S20
    Center: Polk Signature S35
    Rear: Polk R15
    Sub: HSU STF-2

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  • dolbyddolbyd Posts: 269
    I agree with the Atrium route. I use 3 Atruim8's for my back Patio. they have plenty bass for being outdoors. You can always wire for a Sub if not enough for you.
    I use an Emotiva 2 channel amp with a Niles speaker selector for 8ohm stability.
    I have an Airport express for control. I have also used Sonos with this setup. pqbq0uosb5o3.jpeg

    Main room- RTiA9 x4, CSiA6, in ceiling Atmos RT-70 x4, SVS PC 4000 x2, Marantz 7704, OPPO 203, Emotiva XPA-5 Gen2, Emotiva X-500,X-150, Sony 75" 940E, Panasonic Plasma VT50,PS Audio Power Port X2, Perfect Wave AC-5 x4

    Office- Infinity Kappa 600, Kappa Center, in ceiling Polk RC80i, SVS PC 2000, Marantz 5010, OPPO 203, Emotiva X300, Sony 48"

    Master BR- LSi7, LSiC, LSI700 in ceiling, SVS-PC 2000, Marantz SR5012, Adcom 7500, OPPO 203, Pioneer DVL-919 Laser Disc, Sony 55" 800B

    Workout room- RT2000P, CS1000P, Pioneer Elite SC81, OPPO 103, Panasonic Plasma VT 42"

    Patio- SDI Atrium8 x3, Emotiva A-100 amps x3

    Storage room at this time- LS90, RT16, CS350LS
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