Summary: I'd owned a set of these speakers for seven years. They were mounted under the eave of my garage outdoors for that whole time. After seven years one of the speakers quit working so I replaced the set with a new (identical set). The speakers are a great value. They sound very good compared to speakers that cost more.
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Red Raider 97, Amazon
11 May 2013
Summary: You can hang these upside down from the bottom post hole (at your own risk, but mine have been hanging in the West Texas wind for 6 months). The bottom hole requires a 3/8-24 FINE thread bolt. All of the hardware I'm listing is readily available at Lowe's Home Improvement and the total cost for both brackets/mounts should be less than $10. qty.
How should I mount these, if not on a bookshelf? (hints within)
DoodleToodle "fuzzyreader", Amazon
18 February 2013
Summary: I feel like a sucker, but it's not entirely my fault. I thought these looked like a good deal, so I got them. Lo, and behold, Amazon states the videosecu speaker mounts are FREQUENTLY BOUGHT TOGETHER with these speakers. Great, thought I! Added to cart and bought together. So began my frustration. First off, these are fairly big, as others have mentioned. The speaker mounts Amazon implies will work with these DO NOT WORK WITH THESE. The mounts are far too small.
Summary: I used to do alot of home theater and outdoor speaker installations and I always used this particular speaker from JBL. The most extreme case was at a house on a lake in which I ran wires down to the water line and hung these speakers up in the trees and pointed them at the peer/boat dock area...They sounded good considering the size of the speaker and it being completely out in the open..Used a top of the line amp with plenty of power to drive them.
Summary: These are great for covered outdoor patios. Not fully water resistant, so must be covered. The optional (sold separate) brackets work fine for mounting. These sound better than my indoor 8" ceiling Infinity's. Go for these if partially covered, otherwise you'll have to get the expensive Polk's or Boston's for full water resistance.
Summary: I have been purchasing stereo speakers for over 30 years now and was looking for outside speakers to place in my new yard shed. I purchased these speakers for two reasons. First and foremost, the JBL name. Secondly was the price. Actually, I feel let down by the name as these speakers do not sound that great and have actually thought about returning the speakers but decided b/c they are in a shed, in the yard, I can live with them.
Summary: I've had a pair of these mounted outside in Minnesota for 6 years. They not only sound great, but they have withstood rain and snow with no protection other than being pointed down slightly towards the deck (mounted about 15 feet off the ground). I've positioned them about 18 inches from the corners of the deck enclosure and they are separated by 20 feet. The 6 inch woofers along with the port produce more than enough bass to satisfy me and the neighbors -- HAHA!!
Summary: I bought these speakers to set up outside for occasional parties, where they sound great. If you want to break windows with high volume for hours on end don't get these speakers. But if you want great sound at a reasonable volume, these are the ones. They are used full-time in my garage where they fill the room with great highs, lows and mid-range sound with no distortion. I have always loved the way JBLs sound.