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Old 02-12-2019, 08:47 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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Our sunroom has two skylights. Despite being double glaze, it’s easy to hear the rain falling on them.
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Old 02-13-2019, 10:11 AM
 
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Well, I am the OP and I DID ask for cheap and easy. See post #6.
Why not get a CD with rain sounds?
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Old 02-13-2019, 02:22 PM
 
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There are sound generator machines that can give you all sorts of natural sounds , eg=
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpC2Bx1cA7k
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Old 02-13-2019, 02:48 PM
 
Location: Avignon, France
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They have apps for this.. just download the app and you can have rain sounds.... even when it’s not raining. They’re free to download.
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Old 02-15-2019, 08:47 AM
 
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OK, well, I got excoriated for making a suggestion, but I'll throw another one out there:


Get a big sheet of corrugated steel as used for roofing material. Put it out in the yard, up on four cinder blocks, in a place where the rain can hit it. Voila! lots of rain sound!
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Old 02-15-2019, 12:15 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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They have apps for this.. just download the app and you can have rain sounds.... even when it’s not raining. They’re free to download.

I have one called "Sleepo". Has other sounds, can mix sounds, has a timer.
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Old 02-20-2019, 09:35 AM
 
Location: Mars City
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Avoid the whole baby monitor nonsense. They aren't designed for outdoor use, so can't be relied on. Water and unprotected electronics simply do not mix. This wouldn't be high voltage/current issue, but it's still a bad idea.

I'd personally find an outdoor microphone designed for humidity, that is wireless (say Bluetooth). Send the audio signal inside to a sound system. If not wireless, have one with a flat cord. Either one would still need power, but maybe a battery model would be available.

Or, get one of those sound generators, and have rain sounds available 24/7.

Or, run sounds from YouTube over a phone, computer, or sound system.
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Old 03-31-2019, 05:50 PM
 
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Go to Salvation Army and get a $20 stereo receiver with a proper phono input, then hook up a pair of identical microphones to said input, put the microphones outside and crank the stereo up. If it has Pro Logic and you have enough speakers, try it. You might want to roll off some of the bass and boost the treble to offset the RIAA equalisation curve the stereo's likely hard-wired for.

It has been done before.
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