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I want to buy a basic stereo system where I would have the speakers outside and the reciever and CD player/I-Pod inside. The system would not be used for a home theatre or anything other then piping music outside (sometimes loud as I have a lot of property and no neighbors). I would like to spend no more then $1,000 total (could be slightly more if needed). I live in PA so we do have 4 seasons although the speakers would be wall mounted and covered but temp's will fluxuate a lot. Any recommendations on the components (reciever or amp, CD player, and outdoor speakers) I should buy including speaker wire? Thanks