By Ethan Dougherty
on 5.25.10

YJust because you’re outside doesn’t mean you don’t deserve good sound. Bring the bass (and midrange, and treble) pool or patio-side with a Polk Audio Atrium Garden Speaker System ($599). We had an opportunity to trial the system this past month with a volunteer who offered up his patio (a rarity) and party (not a rarity) here in New York. The system proved to be the perfect addition. Coupled with a receiver and packed iPod, we cranked the music and no matter what the volume, the Polks sounded great. Quick tip: a sign of great speakers are their ability to produce clear, quality sound at low volumes.

Polk has wisely focused the outdoor the system around bass, a sonic element that changes the entire experience of outdoor sound. The 10″ Dynamic Driver long-throw subwoofer housed in a sealed-resin enclosure provides deep musical bass (and can double as a 200 lb plant stand). Paired with the two-way Sat30 satellite speakers which featured a 3.5″ long-throw midrange driver and 1″ voice coil, the trio produce fantastic sound throughout their range, even when the party’s at full-bore.

More images and specs after the jump.

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