The Patio rig

steveinazsteveinaz Posts: 18,418
edited September 23 in Electronics
Teac Integrated/DAC
Samsung BluRay Player; connected via Toslink
DirecTV Genie; connected via dig coax
Dayton Audio IO655W speakers


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View from the pool edge:
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A SHOUT OUT for that 'ol Sanyo HDTV; that puppy has pulled outdoor patio duty, 24/7, 365 for over 7 years, and she's still going strong!
Transport: Oppo BDP-103/USB HDD | Preamp/DAC: Benchmark DAC2L | Power Amp: Parasound Halo A21 | Speakers: PSB Imagine T2 | Cables: Signal Cable XLR; Kimber 8VS Bi-Wire; Belden 1694A Dig Coax | AC Power: Panamax M5300-PM
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  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 4,758
    Looks good Steve! I can’t help but think that the complete lack of humidity greatly contributes to the longevity of items on the patio. As long as they are in the shade and covered during a dust storm, should last forever.

    But what happened to the Energy C3s? Weren’t they on patio duty for a long time?
    HT Rig:
    Denon AVR-X4200w; Peachtree Audio Nova Integrated; Bryson BPD-1; Mains: Dynaudio Emit 10 + MartinLogan Dynamo (original) sub; Center - Polk cs400i; Heights, Center Surround - Klipsch KHC - 6 In-Ceiling; Surrounds - Monoprice in-ceiling; Sub - SVS PB10-ISD; LG UP870 4K BDP

    Master Bedroom
    Marantz SR-5007; Peachtree Audio NovaPre; Audiosource Amp Two, PSB Imagine B, Boston VR-10 center, NHT Super One CI surrounds, ACI Titan subwoofer, Squeezebox Touch
  • recoveryonerecoveryone Posts: 628
    edited September 23
    Good use of the PVC to hide the speaker wires (ding ding!!!), I am in the process of finalizing my patio/backyard setup also. Mainly for music, but also for the movie nights on the blow up screen.

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    Picked up this mobile workstation at a secondhand store for $40

    It holds: Pioneer Elite VSX 01 AVR, Squeezebox Classic and a Pioneer BDP 120, The large cabinet space could hold a 32" monitor, I'll wait to see if I'll add another Fire TV box in the future.

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    Family Room HT 7.2/i]:
    Vizio P55-E1UHD Pioneer Elite SC-LX502 Pioneer Elite BDP 85FD Pioneer Elite N-50 Panamax M5300-EX
    Living room 2ch:
    Integra ADM 2.1 Teac EQ MKII Squeezebox Touch Fluance SX Speakers Panamax M5100-EX
    Upstairs media room:
    Vizio D1 32" Pioneer Elite VSX 32 Sony PS4 Squeezebox Touch Polkaudio Rti 6's fronts Polk CSR Center Polkaudio PSW 10 sub Panamax M5300-EX
    Master bedroom:
    Vizio VF550M Pioneer Elite VSX 33 Pioneer Elite BDP 80FD Squeezebox Touch Polk audio Monitor 40 II fronts, Rears Optimus LX5s Jensen CCS center Polkaudio PSW 10 sub Panamax 5100
  • steveinazsteveinaz Posts: 18,418
    rooftop59 wrote: »
    But what happened to the Energy C3s? Weren’t they on patio duty for a long time?

    I sold them a few years ago.

    Transport: Oppo BDP-103/USB HDD | Preamp/DAC: Benchmark DAC2L | Power Amp: Parasound Halo A21 | Speakers: PSB Imagine T2 | Cables: Signal Cable XLR; Kimber 8VS Bi-Wire; Belden 1694A Dig Coax | AC Power: Panamax M5300-PM
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 4,965
    Nice patio area, Steve. I'd be firing that system up and smoking cigars out there pretty often if it were mine!
  • steveinazsteveinaz Posts: 18,418
    Good use of the PVC to hide the speaker wires (ding ding!!!), I am in the process of finalizing my patio/backyard setup also. Mainly for music, but also for the movie nights on the blow up screen.

    y8naej9t2ew7.jpg


    Picked up this mobile workstation at a secondhand store for $40

    It holds: Pioneer Elite VSX 01 AVR, Squeezebox Classic and a Pioneer BDP 120, The large cabinet space could hold a 32" monitor, I'll wait to see if I'll add another Fire TV box in the future.

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    VERY cool. Never seen an inflatable projector screen!
    Transport: Oppo BDP-103/USB HDD | Preamp/DAC: Benchmark DAC2L | Power Amp: Parasound Halo A21 | Speakers: PSB Imagine T2 | Cables: Signal Cable XLR; Kimber 8VS Bi-Wire; Belden 1694A Dig Coax | AC Power: Panamax M5300-PM
  • fairly cheap and the fan noise is barley audible when movie is playing
    Family Room HT 7.2/i]:
    Vizio P55-E1UHD Pioneer Elite SC-LX502 Pioneer Elite BDP 85FD Pioneer Elite N-50 Panamax M5300-EX
    Living room 2ch:
    Integra ADM 2.1 Teac EQ MKII Squeezebox Touch Fluance SX Speakers Panamax M5100-EX
    Upstairs media room:
    Vizio D1 32" Pioneer Elite VSX 32 Sony PS4 Squeezebox Touch Polkaudio Rti 6's fronts Polk CSR Center Polkaudio PSW 10 sub Panamax M5300-EX
    Master bedroom:
    Vizio VF550M Pioneer Elite VSX 33 Pioneer Elite BDP 80FD Squeezebox Touch Polk audio Monitor 40 II fronts, Rears Optimus LX5s Jensen CCS center Polkaudio PSW 10 sub Panamax 5100
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 30,168
    Steve,

    I'm kinda shocked that TV has lasted. Gets pretty hot down there, even in the shade. You'd think something inside that TV would melt. TV's aren't exactly built like tanks these days.
    HT SYSTEM-2 channel
    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    SVS SB-2000
    Dynaudio Audience 72
    Polk FX500 surrounds
    Cary xciter dac
    Cullen modded Sonos
    Joule la-100 pre
    B&k Ref 4420 amp

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
    Analysis plus crystal oval ic's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

    Kitchen

    Sonos zp90
    B&k 1430
    Tad 803 speakers
  • steveinazsteveinaz Posts: 18,418
    edited September 25
    I'm surprised the cold hasn't messed up the screen. We can and do get into the high teens in the winter, though rarely. Usually the temps here take a significant drop if you can just get some shade, because of the low humidity. We can comfortably sit on the shaded patio in 105 degree weather; it's the intense sun that cooks you like an egg.

    On 2 occasions, with insane winds, that TV did get rained on. I just let it sit for a week unplugged, and it dried out.
    Transport: Oppo BDP-103/USB HDD | Preamp/DAC: Benchmark DAC2L | Power Amp: Parasound Halo A21 | Speakers: PSB Imagine T2 | Cables: Signal Cable XLR; Kimber 8VS Bi-Wire; Belden 1694A Dig Coax | AC Power: Panamax M5300-PM
  • steveinazsteveinaz Posts: 18,418
    edited September 25
    Clipdat wrote: »
    Nice patio area, Steve. I'd be firing that system up and smoking cigars out there pretty often if it were mine!

    Thanks. I like the Dayton audio speakers far better than the outdoor speakers I had 2 houses ago. Much smoother treble, and better, less over-emphasized mid-bass. The Dayton's are a steal at $89/pr.
    Transport: Oppo BDP-103/USB HDD | Preamp/DAC: Benchmark DAC2L | Power Amp: Parasound Halo A21 | Speakers: PSB Imagine T2 | Cables: Signal Cable XLR; Kimber 8VS Bi-Wire; Belden 1694A Dig Coax | AC Power: Panamax M5300-PM
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 30,168
    Forgot about how cold it can get there too. Either way, that TV sure can handle the extremes, ya found a good one for that application.

    TV's made for outdoors, are unbelievably expensive.
    HT SYSTEM-2 channel
    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    SVS SB-2000
    Dynaudio Audience 72
    Polk FX500 surrounds
    Cary xciter dac
    Cullen modded Sonos
    Joule la-100 pre
    B&k Ref 4420 amp

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
    Analysis plus crystal oval ic's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

    Kitchen

    Sonos zp90
    B&k 1430
    Tad 803 speakers
  • verbverb Posts: 4,010
    steveinaz wrote: »
    I'm surprised the cold hasn't messed up the screen. We can and do get into the high teens in the winter, though rarely. Usually the temps here take a significant drop if you can just get some shade, because of the low humidity. We can comfortably sit on the shaded patio in 105 degree weather; it's the intense sun that cooks you like an egg.

    On 2 occasions, with insane winds, that TV did get rained on. I just let it sit for a week unplugged, and it dried out.

    Hi Steve - Where do you live? Just so I can be jealous of you in the coming months here in Michigan! :smile:
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Micro Seiki MB14 TT, VTL 2.5 Preamplifier, Marantz CD6006 CDP, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, AQ Diamondback (version 1) RCA IC's, MIT Terminator2 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, Marantz CD-1, Marantz AMP-1, Acoustic Technologies Classic Speakers, Polk PSWi225 wireless sub, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable
    Spare Room: Dayens Ampino Integrated, Project BoxE, Polk TSi200's
    Living Room: Pioneer SX-N30 Network Receiver, Pioneer PD10AE CD Player, Furman M8-LX Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi Subwoofer
  • recoveryonerecoveryone Posts: 628
    edited September 25
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002BLWX2E/ref=od_aui_detailpages00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    Picked these up (be arriving tomorrow) to be a better match with the CS1, I use for my center channel when watching a movie. It looks like a double header this weekend "Solo & Jurrasic World.
    Family Room HT 7.2/i]:
    Vizio P55-E1UHD Pioneer Elite SC-LX502 Pioneer Elite BDP 85FD Pioneer Elite N-50 Panamax M5300-EX
    Living room 2ch:
    Integra ADM 2.1 Teac EQ MKII Squeezebox Touch Fluance SX Speakers Panamax M5100-EX
    Upstairs media room:
    Vizio D1 32" Pioneer Elite VSX 32 Sony PS4 Squeezebox Touch Polkaudio Rti 6's fronts Polk CSR Center Polkaudio PSW 10 sub Panamax M5300-EX
    Master bedroom:
    Vizio VF550M Pioneer Elite VSX 33 Pioneer Elite BDP 80FD Squeezebox Touch Polk audio Monitor 40 II fronts, Rears Optimus LX5s Jensen CCS center Polkaudio PSW 10 sub Panamax 5100
  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 16,131
    verb wrote: »
    Hi Steve - Where do you live? Just so I can be jealous of you in the coming months here in Michigan! :smile:

    SteveinAZ :wink:

    "....not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted." William Bruce Cameron, Informal Sociology: A Casual Introduction to Sociological Thinking (1963)
  • verbverb Posts: 4,010
    verb wrote: »
    Hi Steve - Where do you live? Just so I can be jealous of you in the coming months here in Michigan! :smile:

    SteveinAZ :wink:

    I'm jealous already! :smile:
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Micro Seiki MB14 TT, VTL 2.5 Preamplifier, Marantz CD6006 CDP, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, AQ Diamondback (version 1) RCA IC's, MIT Terminator2 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, Marantz CD-1, Marantz AMP-1, Acoustic Technologies Classic Speakers, Polk PSWi225 wireless sub, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable
    Spare Room: Dayens Ampino Integrated, Project BoxE, Polk TSi200's
    Living Room: Pioneer SX-N30 Network Receiver, Pioneer PD10AE CD Player, Furman M8-LX Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi Subwoofer
  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 4,758
    Way
    verb wrote: »
    steveinaz wrote: »
    I'm surprised the cold hasn't messed up the screen. We can and do get into the high teens in the winter, though rarely. Usually the temps here take a significant drop if you can just get some shade, because of the low humidity. We can comfortably sit on the shaded patio in 105 degree weather; it's the intense sun that cooks you like an egg.

    On 2 occasions, with insane winds, that TV did get rained on. I just let it sit for a week unplugged, and it dried out.

    Hi Steve - Where do you live? Just so I can be jealous of you in the coming months here in Michigan! :smile:

    Way WAY down in AZ. I think he can spit across the border!
    HT Rig:
    Denon AVR-X4200w; Peachtree Audio Nova Integrated; Bryson BPD-1; Mains: Dynaudio Emit 10 + MartinLogan Dynamo (original) sub; Center - Polk cs400i; Heights, Center Surround - Klipsch KHC - 6 In-Ceiling; Surrounds - Monoprice in-ceiling; Sub - SVS PB10-ISD; LG UP870 4K BDP

    Master Bedroom
    Marantz SR-5007; Peachtree Audio NovaPre; Audiosource Amp Two, PSB Imagine B, Boston VR-10 center, NHT Super One CI surrounds, ACI Titan subwoofer, Squeezebox Touch
  • mrlorenmrloren Posts: 1,587
    tonyb wrote: »
    Steve,

    I'm kinda shocked that TV has lasted. Gets pretty hot down there, even in the shade. You'd think something inside that TV would melt. TV's aren't exactly built like tanks these days.

    Don't forget how hot shipping containers get. These thing cook coming across the Pacific. Then stored in a warehouse which are not heated or cooled.
    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,
    Marantz SR5010, BDP-S270
    Main: Polk Signature S20
    Center: Polk Signature S35
    Rear: Polk R15
    Sub: HSU STF-2

    Working Warehouse;
    Sony 2100ES
    Polk RTi4 about 15' up the wall
    Old sony 12" Sub
    Mini tower PC with 400GB of music
  • decaldecal Posts: 3,093
    edited September 26
    Don't forget how hot shipping containers get. These thing cook coming across the Pacific. Then stored in a warehouse which are not heated or cooled.

    Exactly, electronics are a lot more resilient than people think.
    If you can't hear a difference, don't waste your money.
  • steveinazsteveinaz Posts: 18,418
    edited September 26
    verb wrote: »
    steveinaz wrote: »
    I'm surprised the cold hasn't messed up the screen. We can and do get into the high teens in the winter, though rarely. Usually the temps here take a significant drop if you can just get some shade, because of the low humidity. We can comfortably sit on the shaded patio in 105 degree weather; it's the intense sun that cooks you like an egg.

    On 2 occasions, with insane winds, that TV did get rained on. I just let it sit for a week unplugged, and it dried out.

    Hi Steve - Where do you live? Just so I can be jealous of you in the coming months here in Michigan! :smile:

    Sierra Vista, Az about 15 miles from Mexico. About 80 miles SE of Tucson.
    Transport: Oppo BDP-103/USB HDD | Preamp/DAC: Benchmark DAC2L | Power Amp: Parasound Halo A21 | Speakers: PSB Imagine T2 | Cables: Signal Cable XLR; Kimber 8VS Bi-Wire; Belden 1694A Dig Coax | AC Power: Panamax M5300-PM
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 3,605
    steveinaz wrote: »
    Sierra Vista, Az about 15 miles from Mexico. About 80 miles SE of Tucson.

    Steve, have you ever been to Bisbee? I have been intrigued by that town ever since seeing the film "Violent Saturday" (1955) on Turner Classic Movies years ago.

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  • steveinazsteveinaz Posts: 18,418
    edited September 26
    Oh yeah. It's just about 20 minutes away. Serious hippy town, you'll feel like it's 1969 again. The picture above is the main drag. The copper pits are also pretty cool to see. There are bars in Bisbee that have been in constant operation since the late 1800's. Rumor is, Bisbee was far tougher than Tombstone as miners were seen as way more rambunctious than cowboys.

    We go there at least once a year for the Jazz festival in the city park. Tombstone is about 20 minutes from our house.
    Transport: Oppo BDP-103/USB HDD | Preamp/DAC: Benchmark DAC2L | Power Amp: Parasound Halo A21 | Speakers: PSB Imagine T2 | Cables: Signal Cable XLR; Kimber 8VS Bi-Wire; Belden 1694A Dig Coax | AC Power: Panamax M5300-PM
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 3,605
    The mines (Copper Queen and Lavender Pit) were both featured prominently in the film.

    The bank was used for the bank robbery and one of the robbers staked-out the area from that building across the street. :p

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  • steveinazsteveinaz Posts: 18,418
    edited September 26
    That view is from the Main Coffee shop. If you go up the street on the P.O. side (about 2 buildings up), there's a place called the "Cornacopia" with THE BEST home made meatloaf sandwiches, on home made bread, that your lips will ever touch. Don't even get me started on their home made potato soup.

    If you could turn your body 90 degrees to the right, you'd look up a hill and see The Copper Queen Hotel/Bar. Very neat place to sit out on the patio and have a beer.
    Transport: Oppo BDP-103/USB HDD | Preamp/DAC: Benchmark DAC2L | Power Amp: Parasound Halo A21 | Speakers: PSB Imagine T2 | Cables: Signal Cable XLR; Kimber 8VS Bi-Wire; Belden 1694A Dig Coax | AC Power: Panamax M5300-PM
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 3,605
    steveinaz wrote: »
    That view is from the Main Coffee shop. If you go up the street on the P.O. side (about 2 buildings up), there's a place called the "Cornacopia" with THE BEST home made meatloaf sandwiches, on home made bread, that your lips will ever touch. Don't even get me started on their home made potato soup.

    Mmmmmmm. Oh great. Now I absolutely must go out and find a place that sells homemade meatloaf sandwiches in one of the least densely populated areas around. Thanks Steve! :s :p
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 30,168
    Thanks Steve, now you got me Jonsen for a meatloaf Sammy too. Does your meanness know no bounds dude ? :) :)
    HT SYSTEM-2 channel
    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    SVS SB-2000
    Dynaudio Audience 72
    Polk FX500 surrounds
    Cary xciter dac
    Cullen modded Sonos
    Joule la-100 pre
    B&k Ref 4420 amp

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
    Analysis plus crystal oval ic's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

    Kitchen

    Sonos zp90
    B&k 1430
    Tad 803 speakers
  • steveinazsteveinaz Posts: 18,418
    edited September 26
    You and your wife ever make it out here, (winters coming, hint-hint), I'll take you for one of those Inch thick sammiches. Then we can go to St. Elmos, one of Bisbees oldest bars.
    Transport: Oppo BDP-103/USB HDD | Preamp/DAC: Benchmark DAC2L | Power Amp: Parasound Halo A21 | Speakers: PSB Imagine T2 | Cables: Signal Cable XLR; Kimber 8VS Bi-Wire; Belden 1694A Dig Coax | AC Power: Panamax M5300-PM
  • I have had luck with outdoor speakers in a very different climate (humid)
    They are not completely covered like Steve's either
    15 years ongoing now - Mirage Oasis II

    I have had buddy's who's polk Atriums stopped operating properly after 5 years

    Guess some handle better than others
  • adam2434adam2434 Posts: 961

    steveinaz wrote: »
    Thanks. I like the Dayton audio speakers far better than the outdoor speakers I had 2 houses ago. Much smoother treble, and better, less over-emphasized mid-bass. The Dayton's are a steal at $89/pr.

    Yeah, that Dayton model sounds much better than it should for the money.

    They often go on sale for around $70/pr!

    We've had a pair on the patio for a couple years, and I helped my brother-in-law install 2 pair for their patio and pool this summer. They are my go-to reco for good sounding, inexpensive outdoor speakers.
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    Polk CS400i
    Polk FX500i
    Outlaw LFM-1 Sub
    Polk Monitor 7C (secondary location)
    Pioneer Elite VSX-45TX
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    Cambridge Audio C500 Preamp
    Sony 222ES CD/SACD
    MSB Nelson Link III DAC with P1000 Power Supply, Music Hall DAC 25.2
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    Sony BDP-S1000ES
    JVC DLA-HD250 Projector
    Da-Lite HCCV - 100" Permwall 16:9
    Time Warner HD Cable
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  • mdaudioguymdaudioguy Posts: 4,795
    ^^^ Very cool. Looks like fun!
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  • verbverb Posts: 4,010
    Wow! Cool setup! I’m coming over on movie night!
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Micro Seiki MB14 TT, VTL 2.5 Preamplifier, Marantz CD6006 CDP, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, AQ Diamondback (version 1) RCA IC's, MIT Terminator2 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, Marantz CD-1, Marantz AMP-1, Acoustic Technologies Classic Speakers, Polk PSWi225 wireless sub, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable
    Spare Room: Dayens Ampino Integrated, Project BoxE, Polk TSi200's
    Living Room: Pioneer SX-N30 Network Receiver, Pioneer PD10AE CD Player, Furman M8-LX Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi Subwoofer
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