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Do I Need a Subwoofer? And Other Outdoor Audio Questions

Commonly Asked Questions About Weatherproof Outdoor Speakers

Do I Need a Subwoofer? And Other Outdoor Audio Questions

There’s nothing like hearing your favorite music wafting through the air while you relax in the pool, on the patio, or in a hammock with a book. Whether you love acoustic or electronic music, oldies or new, or a little of everything, weatherproof speakers let you enjoy music in the backyard all year long.

We’re not talking about a portable speaker that you bring to the beach. Rather, we’re talking about an outdoor speaker system that covers your entire lawn, producing clear, high-quality audio.

If you’re new to outdoor audio, you may be unsure how to get started at your Palm Beach, FL, or surrounding area home. Below, we answer commonly asked outdoor AV questions to help you build the best system possible.

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How Does Outdoor Audio Work?

Outdoor speakers aren’t built like interior models. The enclosures are airtight and durable in all weather, so they can stay mounted outside through rain, snow, heat, humidity. A domestic audio system may include patio or poolside speakers that are all wired to one AV receiver.

What Are My Options?

Brands like Sonance and Coastal Source are known for manufacturing long-lasting, high-quality outdoor speakers. And you’ve got options. Small satellite speakers can peek out from under plants and shrubbery, while the much larger Bollard speakers deliver powerful sound that carries across your lawn. Want a more natural look? Rock speakers blend in like any other garden stone.

Do I Need an Outdoor Subwoofer?

It’s challenging to replicate bass notes outdoors without walls for the low sound frequencies to bounce off. If the lack of bass notes will bother you, we recommend adding an outdoor subwoofer to your system. Partial burial subwoofers are inconspicuously set below ground while adding power to your music.

How Do I Control My Outdoor Speakers?

With all of your outdoor speakers wired to one control system, you’ll be able to command the whole series right from your smartphone or tablet. Select songs, raise the volume, or even connect them to your indoor audio playlist. A home technology integrator can help you with the installation, trenching weatherproof wiring underground, and connecting speakers to a smart system.

Are you interested in an outdoor speaker system? Definitive Electronics is here to help. We’re Palm Beach, Florida’s destination for home technology installations, and are at the leading edge of the audio-video industry. Contact us here for any questions or to get started on your outdoor audio today!