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How to choose the right outdoor audio system

When the weather starts to warm up in Houston, most of us start looking for more and more opportunities to spend time outside. Outside time is more enjoyable with your favorite tunes on hand, whether you’re digging into yardwork, reading a book, or grilling with relatives.

Fortunately, there are several outdoor speakers available to assist you in taking your music outdoors. This guide on outdoor audio installation will show you a variety of choices so you can choose which ones will look and sound better in your specific outdoor environment.

There are two kinds of outdoor audio speaker systems – wired & wireless.

In an outdoor environment, there are two types of speakers that we expect to see. Outdoor speakers may be permanently installed under eaves, in the yard, or around a swimming pool.

There are, on the other hand, a plethora of Bluetooth-enabled outdoor speakers that are also ideal for use outside.

Like the idea of permanently mounted speakers but prefer to listen to music through Bluetooth? A receiver with built-in Bluetooth can be used to power your outdoor speakers.

Passive stereo speakers — the kind that get power and signal from a home receiver — are the best choice for enjoying informative, immersive sound on a deck or porch, or in a small backyard. There are two major distinctions between outdoor stereo speakers and indoor stereo speakers:

They have the ability to withstand the elements. Many outdoor speakers are weatherproof, which means they can withstand direct rain, heat, and cold attacks. Other speakers are weatherproof, but they do need to be protected from rain and ice.

They come with all of the required mounting hardware. A bracket or similar mounting hardware that secures the speaker to the side of your house can be found in the shipping box with the speaker.

You can mount outdoor speakers on your own, but don’t be afraid to consult with one of our experts first to help plan out your setup.

For your backyard, you want to use a sound system with a multi-room amplifier. There are several different types of architectural speakers that can be used outside. You can easily connect them to an amplifier with speaker wire.

Outdoor speakers for whole-house audio

You can include outdoor speakers in the mix if you’re starting from scratch and want to create a convenient whole-home audio system. Our outdoor audio system designers will assist you in designing and powering a flexible system that is tailored to your specific layout.