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    Anyone know of some decent, but not too expensive, powered speakers?

    I stream my music from my PC to my PDA and would like some powered speakers for use in the garden. Nothing too big or expensive, but reasonable sounding. Although i still will do for the occational party/BBQ, dragging one of my decent AMP's/Speakers outside it a bit of a pain.

    Just someting that sounds good, but would be easy to take inside/outside on a regular(ish) basis. Rechargable would also be a bonus. Any idea's?

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    What do you call expensive? (£500 or £2,000?)

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    I was thinking around the £100-150 mark really.

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    I was thinking around the £100-150 mark really.

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    just get a ghetto blaster or similar, with a line-in. easy to whip it away from the rain if needed
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    Good plan

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    Sorry to bump this up again, but i'm still looking.

    A ghettoblaster is a nice idea, but you really need to get the speakers further apart for a decent sound stage. I also dont want to be paying for extra's a dont need.

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    If you just want noise get something like Logitech or Creative speakers. Speakers designed as cheaper monitors wouldn't really be ideal as they have a flat response and so genreally don't give the impression of being as loud as home speakers.

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    When you say powered, do you mean mains or battery, if you're using it outside? I got a pair of Videologic Sirocco Spirit speakers about 6 years ago for £140 - they still work and I still think they sound great - not as good as separates, but actually not that far off. They are mains only, but pop up on eBay and AVForums for not very much every now and again...

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    For the money (around £75 - £100) these are really good, heard them in a large hifi shop and the sound is detailed with good controlled bass. The only way to get a good bottom end is to have either large cabinets or a subwoofer. Only drawback is they are mains powered only.

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    Get a couple of these for your garden:



    £1,500 / 1200W RMS each!

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    Main's and battery if pos, but if i could only have one way of powering them then mains.

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