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I understand....

The problem I see, is that you are jumping into something, not knowing some of the major rules of thumb, and as a result, are potentially wasting someone elses money. There are other weather proof "in-wall" style speakers out there for similar price points as what you picked up, that would be far more useful to your application. Heck, there are car speakers that would be a fraction of the cost, and you could apply a sort of weather proofing to that would be on par with the current selection....

The dual VC woofer and dual tweeter in those speakers you picked up, is designed for for a completely different application and is an acceptable compromise for that application (both channels of a stereo signal delivered to a single unit). In your case, those speakers are an unnecessary compromise. You are faced with either wiring the coils and dual tweeters together (probably parallel), and suffering from lulls in response as a result of having 2 point sources for the higher frequency range, or only using half the woofer coil and 1 tweeter, and suffering from the effects of a lack of efficiency to make for intelligible output in the outdoor environment. AND, in both cases, suffering from both poor off axis response since the x-over point is almost certainly going to be way too high for an 8" woofer, and likely significant upper mid-range distortion through the break up nodes of the 8" driver.

Just because my first suggestion wasn't feasible, doesn't mean there wasn't a chance of tweaking it to make it feasible. Simply swapping the preferred horn drivers to some wave guide loaded domes would have cut the cost per speaker to very close to your current per-speaker-budgeting.

Regards,
Eric
     
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