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Introduction to Outdoor Audio: Commonly Asked Questions

How to Bring High-End Audio to Your Outdoor Spaces Year-Round

Introduction to Outdoor Audio: Commonly Asked Questions

If you’re relaxing and socializing under the string lights, music will boost everyone’s mood just as much as a bottle of wine. But if someone heads to the pool or volleyball net, a portable speaker’s audio will fade out of earshot. Anyone far away from the speaker will become disconnected from the music and, likewise, the gathering itself.

But when you own a backyard sound system, you never have to worry about music fading into the distance or cranking your speaker to the loudest volume. With outdoor high-end audio, we create a sound field that blankets your entire lawn in music.

While all of the above sounds great, you may have many questions. For instance, how does one get started with outdoor audio? What brands are the most durable in all weather, and how will you use them? We answer all your weatherproof speaker questions below so you can make the most of your Vero Beach, FL, outdoor spaces.

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Do I Need to Bring Outdoor Speakers Inside During a Storm?

There's no reason to worry about your speakers outside when you use all-weather speakers by brands like Sonance and Coastal Source. These high-end brands are built to perform through extreme heat and cold, rain, snow, dirt, and debris.

How Many Outdoor Speakers Do I Need?

Many people worry that they’ll irritate their neighbors like a loud nightclub with numerous backyard speakers. While it may sound counterproductive, it’s actually quieter to use several outdoor speakers.

Why? When you install multiple outdoor speakers across your lawn, you’ll fill in gaps that would be created with only one or two speakers. That means you can play outdoor audio at a lower volume and still hear the music clearly, as sound will flow evenly across your lawn.

How Do I Install a System?

Most outdoor speakers, like models by Coastal Source and Sonance, need to be wired into one system that connects to a receiver. An AV integrator like our team at Definitive Electronics can mount wire underground to create a unified network. Don’t worry—the wiring will be safely enclosed and protected from the elements, too.

How Can I Control Outdoor Audio?

Outdoor audio is only as good as it is accessible. We use smart home systems that let you group and select speakers to control media for the entire unit. Specific regions like “Deck” or “Pool” can be activated by tapping a button on your smartphone or tablet. We can even install wall keypads that, through one press, will play outdoor audio.

What If I Want to Hide Outdoor Speakers?

Your backyard speakers don’t have to infringe on your landscaping. Wires may be concealed underground while speakers can be mounted on the eaves of the house, under steps, and below the porch. Rock speaker models disguise equipment as a regular garden stone, while satellite speakers look like tiny pathway lights.

Can I Connect Outdoor Audio to a TV?

Why not catch up on your favorite show while soaking in vitamin D? We can connect your outdoor audio to a weatherproof, anti-glare TV by brands like Séura. So, whether you’re watching workout videos or a critically acclaimed drama, you can enjoy it outside with impeccable audio, too.

Are you interested in outdoor high-end speakers for your South Florida home? Contact Definitive Electronics to discuss an installation today. We look forward to working with you!

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