Everyone knows music – and by extension your sound system – can make or break a party or social gathering. That’s why, apart from choosing the right tunes for your get-together, you need to choose outdoor speakers that can provide enough sound coverage.
To help you get started, here are a few tips on choosing and setting up outdoor speakers:
Wireless vs. Permanent Outdoor Speakers
There are two types of outdoor speakers: portable wireless and outdoor speakers usually installed under eaves, in the yard or around the swimming pool. If you want more flexibility, wireless speakers would be a good choice. If, however, you prefer detailed, immersive sounds on your deck and porch, permanently mounted speakers are a better choice.
A lot of homeowners prefer mounted speakers because, unlike conventional speakers that simply blast sound from the side of your home, strategically-placed-and-mounted speakers are able to distribute sound more evenly. This means that those sitting near to your home won’t be blasted by loud music.
Buying tip: Not all wireless speakers are weatherproof. Make sure to check if the portable outdoor speakers are merely waterproof or completely weatherproof.
If you’re considering buying mounted outdoor speakers, you might want to consider installing patio or garden speakers. These speakers are designed to stand on the ground or blend in with their surroundings, helping streamline your backyard’s landscaping design.
Design tip: Ground-mounted outdoor speakers are usually paired with lighting. Ambient noises combined with the right lighting can help create a soothing mood in your deck or patio. It’d also be a good idea to get a lighting control system that allows you to easily adjust garden lighting.
It’s All About Location
Of course, the specifications as well as the location of your speakers will ultimately depend on the layout and size of the venue or your backyard. The distance can affect the fidelity and projection of the sound coming from your speakers. If you want a clearer sound, simply turning up the volume isn’t an option – increased volume levels can produce distortions. To learn more about the factors that can influence the fidelity and projection of your speakers, consult an audio-visual technician.
WiHome Integration offers a wide range of professional automation, interactive security and audio/video services. Our technicians and surveillance system installers are highly experienced so you can rest easy knowing your sound system will be installed properly. For inquiries, you can call us at (703) 214-2890. We serve homeowners in Mclean, Clifton and Burke, VA, as well as the surrounding communities.