I just purchased a pair of cheapo speakers for my deck outdoors. I've had a pair of Polks for 20 years and they've been going down last 5 years. Too much abuse - too much water. Uhm. I don't think they were outdoor speakers, but I had them protected. Anyway - I just wanted to replace them. I generally don't go the route of cheap with audio stuff, but this time.... thought I'd give these a try. I'll let you all know how they work out. I'm not expecting audio bliss, just a decent sound for background music, etc.