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: 754
    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?
    Polk SDA SRS 2.3TL
    Silk Audio MS38SE Tube Amp
    Yamaha DSP A-1 AV Amp
    Panasonic TC-P65S2 Plasma TV
  • any ceiling mount speaker with bass?
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 754
    Just listen to some old "Yes". Chris Squire was a great bass player.
    Polk SDA SRS 2.3TL
    Silk Audio MS38SE Tube Amp
    Yamaha DSP A-1 AV Amp
    Panasonic TC-P65S2 Plasma TV
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 754
    This may be a slightly better option:
    Polk SDA SRS 2.3TL
    Silk Audio MS38SE Tube Amp
    Yamaha DSP A-1 AV Amp
    Panasonic TC-P65S2 Plasma TV
  • mrlorenmrloren Posts: 1,183
    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.

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  • dolbyddolbyd Posts: 81
    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-2000 x3, Marantz 7704,Oppo 203, Emotiva XPA-5 Gen2, Emotiva X-500,X-150, Sony 75" 940E, Panasonic Plasma VT50

    Office- LS90, RT16,CS350LS, in ceiling RC80i, SVS PC-2000, Pioneer Elite SC81, Oppo 103, Emotiva X300, Sony 48"

    Master BR- LSi7, LSiC, LSI700 in ceiling, SVS-SB2000, Marantz SR5010, Adcom 7500, Oppo 203, Pioneer DVL-919 Laser Disc, Sony 55" 800B

    Workout room- RT2000P, CS1000P, Pioneer Elite SC87,Panasonic Plasma VT 42"

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