If you mount speakers at ceiling level, you've leargely defeated the point of having a conventional high-end speaker, which is designed to put the tweeters at ear level. Plus, as you note, they won't be completely shielded from the elements. I've never even looked at outdoor speakers, so I've no idea what the options are, but my suggestion would be to not invest a lot of money in any case. You're buying for background music in this location, not critical listening. So I guess my first choice would be an inexpensive outdoor speaker, and my second choice would be an inexpensive indoor speaker that I was prepared to replace more often than is typical.
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