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A/V Waterproof Hi-fi.

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by warchild, 29 Mar 2006.

  1. warchild

    warchild What's a Dremel?

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    I would like to know if you guys know something about this matter.
    Not only about waterproof speakers but especially about waterproof hi-fi.

    Tanx.
     
  2. fiend666

    fiend666 What's a Dremel?

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    hello mate i would go through bathroom/marine suppliers and see what they can do,
    some jaccuzi large baths come with them fitted and you may be able to source the components,
    there used to be a few bits made by bose mainly speakers i think the speakers are going to be easier to find

    what were you thinking of doing?
     
  3. warchild

    warchild What's a Dremel?

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    Hey fiend666,
    well i live in a condominium with a small swimming pool, and i was thinking if there was possible to put some waterproof hi-fi near the pool ?! :naughty:
     
  4. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Will work for nuts Super Moderator

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    A friend of mine had a pair of Bose 251 speakers in a room with a hot tub in it. Theyre good for outdoor use as well and could apparently work underwater too (or so we were told)

    You could just get something like that and keep the electronics in a cupboard or better yet, inside
     
  5. fiend666

    fiend666 What's a Dremel?

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    sounds like a cool idea, should be possible as said above to sort waterproof speakers and do the electrics not to far away,

    is your pc close enough to wire up or could you use one of those audio/video wireless senders then you could have mp3/internet radio/playlists and cd and it would cut down on the price of the electrics?
     
  6. Atomic

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    Surely those 'outdoor' speakers that survive rain and snow would do...
     
  7. warchild

    warchild What's a Dremel?

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    All the ideas are good but the big issue here is the "possible waterproof hi-fi" is for the use of all the persons in the condominium :rolleyes: ( 20 persons total ), not only for myself.
    Maybe i try to find some waterproof case for the hi-fi only with a good electric protection directly from the main electric board.
    Tanx guys. :thumb:
     
  8. Murdoc

    Murdoc Gas Mask..ZOMG

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    Put the speakers in condoms?
    Don't think the sound would be effected too much. Then again its not something I have tried.

    'doc
     
  9. Flibblebot

    Flibblebot Smile with me

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    Probably only works if your speakers are pen1s-shaped :eeek:

    First place I would try for waterproof kit is a marine supplies company, like here.
     
  10. ozstrike

    ozstrike yip yip yip yip

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    I know that Bose do an outdoor system, and these would be pretty easy to use for others.
     
  11. warchild

    warchild What's a Dremel?

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    Hey Flibblebot,
    i think you got the answer :idea: with that Marine site. Tanx a lot. :)

    Tanx again guys. :thumb:
     
  12. cpemma

    cpemma Ecky thump

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    Couple of problem areas,
    • Getting rid of heat from a 'waterproof' box. May need some fan-cooling through splash-proof ducting.
    • Mains voltage - safe way is to keep the transformer somewhere dry and run the secondary (low voltage) AC to the rectifier & amp. A bridged circuit will give max watts per volt.
    And remote control makes it a lot safer.

    You could just have a preamp near the pool, they only need a few volts and don't have heat problems.
     
  13. gbeeby

    gbeeby What's a Dremel?

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    two words:

    Bin Liners
     
  14. warchild

    warchild What's a Dremel?

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    Hey cpemma,
    i think you've got the picture.

    Tanx a lot.
     

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