Updated: Sep 14
Today is the summer solstice, which means it's the first official day of summer and the longest day of the year! Hopefully, you're spending as much time outside as you can. It's hot, so stay hydrated and wear sunscreen.
Summer is the perfect time to get outdoor speakers. An outdoor setup is almost necessary with all the graduations, holiday BBQs, and patio hangouts. We offer outdoor TVs and audio options. So today we're going to talk about outdoor speakers.
If you're looking to have your speakers blend in with your backyard, rock speakers are the way to go.
They're weatherproof, so you don't need to worry about the rain, snow, or sun ruining them. They're encased in a rock shell made of resin, fiberglass, and talc powder to look realistic.
They also come in different sizes, colors, and coil designs and have the option to include a subwoofer.
Scatter a few of these around your yard for full sound where you are standing.
Another option is landscape speakers.
They're also weatherproof and can withstand a wide temperature range (-20 degrees F to 185 degrees F). These also come in different sizes, colors, and mounting options. With landscape speakers, you have more style and placement options.
Popular placements include:
on the house, usually near a door or right under the roof
on the poles of a gazebo
in a garden
on a deck
aligning a pathway
There are many different places these landscape speakers can go. We even have access to subwoofers meant to go underground. With so many options, finding something just right for your outdoor space is easy.
Lastly, there are also outdoor soundbars.
Did you know some outdoor TVs don't come with built-in speakers? In that case, you'll need an outdoor soundbar. Even when an outdoor TV comes with speakers, they're not always the loudest. So, a soundbar may be necessary for those, too.
These soundbars are similar to outdoor TVs in that they are fully IP rated (see this post to refresh on IP ratings), so they can withstand all weather, bugs, humidity, and more. Some soundbars come with different mounting options so they can go above or below your TV.
Some soundbar and TV combos require an external amplifier.
Something we can do with an outdoor audio setup is to create zones, so only some speakers are playing when you're in one area of your yard. You can choose the zone to play using a URC remote. We can also combine it with an existing audio system if you have an indoor setup.
You have just about as many options for your outdoor audio setup as you do your indoor audio setup. If you're looking for either or both, reach out to us, and let's get you scheduled.