There are several speaker manufacturers that market all-weather speakers. I bought a pair of Mirage Oasis speakers several years ago; no complaints and I live in Canada where the four seasons are rather distinct. They have a little switch on 'em to compensate for the environment, adds a little bottom end. Nice mounting hardware, hard to beat for the price ~$225 new. I use a NAD7100 Reference Series receiver and Dynaco tubed CDP to listen to tunes whilst hanging around my pool. In the winter the electronics come inside and along with a pair of Wharfdale Diamond speakers make up my garage system. The Oasis speakers have been outdoors every day for a little over four years now. My neighbors have commented on their ability to play loudly, several times. Boston Acoustics makes outdoor speakers (I didn't like'em much) and I'm pretty sure Focal makes some nice speakers as well (but cost quite a bit more than the Mirage were).
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I must agree with Gerryn. I too own, two (2) pairs, of B&W WP-1's for my outdoor patio. I'm currently pushing them with an Adcom GFA -2535 (4 channels multi amp, configure at 60W x 4; found my used pair on eBay for $250. My budget for spending on outdoor speakers was limited to $600ish a pair. I listened to alot of outdoor speakers (e.g. Niles, SpeakerCraft, Boston Accoustics, Bose, etc.) and this had the best bass response at the price I wanted to spend. Now if $$money$$ is no object and you really want the BEST . . . then I would have purchase a pair of All Weather Tannoys, see http://www.tannoyna.com/commercial/product_03.html, if you ever go to a "W" hotel, this is what they use in their lounges; outstanding sound! FYI#1: If your looking to purchase a WP-1, they're discontinued, but, check out http://http://www.mediasystems.com/store.html, if this is still availble for sale at $265, you should gooble it up; I bought my 2nd pair, used on eBay for $350. FYI#2 If you can't find any WP-1's, I would go for an NHT Outdoor One. There's one on eBay for auction http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3074609441&category=14995. Hope this helps.