The magic of outdoor listening

I tend to keep one system I can pull outdoors when I am in the mood the freedom from room colorations is an amazing thing. Being outside listening to a great system playing wonderful music is magic. I have a bike race by my home and if the weather is nice many times I'm out jamming I have had large groups of cyclists stop 50 yards from my home to enjoy my music. Last year I has using a giant pair of RCA front horns with a full range in it this year going with a community leviathan system with radial. I pull out a tube amp when I jam outside. When I retire I plan on putting out a permanent outdoor horn system so it is ready to go when I am. Sitting still seated centered in a room all alone is enjoyable at times but also kind of tragic I am happy I have options. Maybe consider the outdoors as one of your listening spaces.


The outside setups look dreamy! My neighbors have a big yard and once in a while they will put on a concert out there with their sound equipment. They are musicians, and pretty good ones. Some of what they play is pre-recorded popular music too. It’s nothing hi-end, just some decent pro gear - looks like 15" drivers with horns on top mounted on tall stands. When I go out and listen I always have to admit it sounds really good. I recall from my youth that some kids would open their bedroom windows and point their boom boxes out into the open. Interesting because they were in their room looking out, not out with us listening. Some kind of mating display, I think. Nevertheless it always surprised me how nice it sounded.

@shooter41 I’m with you, sir.

Should someone have a very healthy, say, at least 1 mile radius between their speakers and other dwellings, go nuts, I guess.

I’m not keen on people who live in close proximity to others getting any big ideas about outdoor sound systems.  There’s enough disrespectful noise pollution out there as it is. It says here that people who introduce their mobile device audio into the public sphere should be drawn and quartered.  

@tylermunns  Stupid selfish notion by OP.  Quite agree about the noise pollution.

You've got the right idea, but perhaps a touch OTT.  Selfish people should not be physically harmed but neighbours should have a legal right to smash their equipment.  Don't complain.

Be a little considerate.


NO! When I blast the music, the neighbors are forewarned. IF you know what your doing, it NEVER bothers the neighbors. No one around here couples the sound to the ground. THAT neighbor get spoken to by everyone. This isn't drive by noise pollution. We truly share. The other option is to MOVE. 

I HATE NOISE!!! I love music any kind BUT, NO Yoko Ono..

I do keep it (Yoko Ono) on hand just in case a cop pulls me over, he/she gets the OH NO sound as they handcuff me. Sometimes. :-)