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Outdoor Movie Theater Audio with Consumer and Professional Gear

Audio really makes an amazing difference when it comes having people over for an outdoor movie night. At the end of last year, I ended up with a 5.1 surround sound setup using powered speakers, most of which were of good quality.

It took a number of years to get there though. The setup has always used powered speakers, because I had two from college to start it out. As the years went by, it went from stereo, 3.0, 4.0, 5.0, and then finally 5.1. A lot of the gear was re-used, but not all of it. I also tried to do this as cheaply as possible.

One last note that I’ll repeat again later, I really do not find much of a difference with this setup between a 4.0 and a 5.1 setup. In my opinion, you really do not gain much with a center speaker or a subwoofer.

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