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It's a Father's day surprise. smile.gif My dad likes to work in the garage, but his old radio just bit the dust after it was left out in a thunderstorm. frown.gif

Anyway, to assuage the anguish (see what I did there?) of his loss, I've decided to install a small sound system in the garage. biggrin.gif

The space is about 1500 square feet and has one wall totally devoted to the bay doors. I'd like to be able to turn the sound up to a decent level to where you can hear it clearly out in the driveway. I'm not sure whether to go active or passive on this one... I know the advantages and disadvantages of each and can't really decide at this point.

The speakers need to be weather resistant. It's super super humid where I live and anything that isn't weather resistant, even mounted inside a garage, will be dead in a few years.

Of course, if I go passive, i'll need an amplifier and some creative ideas on where to mount it.... thinking.gif

Budget for this job is $300. What do you guys think would be some good options?
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Heisenberg
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Intel Core 2 Extreme @ 2.8GHz (upgrade) Intel GMA 950 2 x 2 DDR2 667MHz (upgrade) 120GB Mushkin ECO2 
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Replaced with 42 W/hr aux battery Mint 17.3 1280x800 Dell 65w Dell Adapter 
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Latitude D630 Chassis Intel 7260-802.11ac 2x2 
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Not telling AsRock something Pixel Pusher 2 x 8 GB AMD Radeon RAM @ 1600mhz (All the VM's) 
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