I have a question about running speaker wire to some speakers for use on the patio, and am hoping someone here might know something about this. We have some outdoor speakers that came with the house that can be put up under the eaves, but I've never tried them, so don't even know what they sound like. I may try them out, and if I don't like them, get something better to replace them. They'll only be outdoors in the summer, and it doesn't rain here in the summer, so weather isn't a problem. But that's really beside the point of my question.
We're having a Halloween party next month and, weather permitting, I'd like to have some outdoor sound. The pool will be too cold to swim in, but it won't be too cold to have a fire in the fire pit nearby and some dancing on the patio.
What I'd like to do is run speaker wire from the stereo system in the living room out to the patio. I have connections for a second set of speakers (A & B, can use either, or both), and it would make more sense for CDs and other equipment to stay indoors. But how feasible would it be to run speaker wire for a distance of 30 to 50 feet? What size wire would be best to use for such a distance? Or would I lose so much signal that it wouldn't be worth it? Any thoughts? Ideas? Suggestions?