Why an Outdoor Sound System Works for Your Home

Why an Outdoor Sound System Works for Your Home

With spring just around the corner, you may soon be planning to spend more time outside. In Texas, that can often mean heat and humidity, but with some ceiling fans and a pool, there’s no reason not to enjoy the warmer weather. What better way to enjoy your time outside than with an outdoor sound system in your Westlake, TX home?

Outdoor sound is good for either your favorite music or distributing audio from your outdoor TV setup or screen. Have a movie night under the stars, take your music outdoors for either a party or just to enjoy outside.

In this blog, we will discuss the beneficial features of an outdoor sound system. Read on to learn more.

See Also: The Importance of a Durable Outdoor Sound System

Customizable Design

Brands like Sonance offer several designs available in a variety of models to fit your preferences and landscape.

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The Importance of a Durable Outdoor Sound System

The Importance of a Durable Outdoor Sound System

When you think about installing an outdoor sound system in your property, you’re probably concerned with how it sounds and how it looks. But one of the most important considerations you can make is how long it will last. Choosing the right materials, placement and construction for your outdoor audio components can mean the difference between enjoying it for years and replacing the whole thing next summer. You want a system that will last, and this blog will show you how to achieve that. Read on for more.

See Also: A Quick Guide to Outdoor Sound Systems

Durable Materials

The speakers you have in your house wouldn’t work for your outdoor spaces, right? The sleek wooden cabinets that make up the free standing units in your listening room would quickly sustain damage and eventually rot if you put them in your backyards. That’s why you need to invest in speakers specifically designed to handle just about any kind of weather with the most durable materials that still offer great sound.

Outdoor speaker units can be made of any kind of plastic or metals, but often brass is one of the best choices. Not only is brass rust-proof – meaning the unit still remains serviceable for long periods of time – but it usually looks great and blends in with your backyard landscaping perfectly.

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A Quick Guide to Outdoor Sound Systems

A Quick Guide to Outdoor Sound Systems

If you’ve decided to add an outdoor sound system to your Texas property, then let us start by saying that is an excellent choice. Outdoor audio is a great way to get more use out of your patio or backyard, whether you’re big on hosting parties or simply relaxing by the pool. Of course, you’re going to want to do some research on the best brands and installation tips before you move forward. That’s why we’ve put together this quick guide that will help you get started. Learn about the best options for your Dallas home, then give us a call when you’re ready to move forward!

What You’ll Need

Your first thought when it comes to outdoor audio is probably speakers, and while you’ll definitely need those, there are some other aspects you might not have thought of. The sound system should also include a subwoofer, amplifier, control system, and wiring. We typically run cables underground so that the sound system has power without impacting the look of your outdoor space.

SEE ALSO: 6 Must-Haves for Your Outdoor Entertainment System

The Best Outdoor Audio Brand: Sonance

There are a lot of brands for outdoor audio, but our go-to choice is Sonance. Their SONARRAY collection of subwoofers and speakers create exceptional sound and have never let us down when it comes to durability in the harsh Texas weather. The satellite speakers blend into the surrounding landscape—place them among bushes, flowerbeds, and paths. 

Figuring Out Your Speaker Layout

Once you have the audio equipment, it’s time to install it. But where should you put speakers? Unfortunately, the answer to that question is entirely dependent on the unique layout of your home. But generally speaking, you want to space the speakers out around the most commonly used areas of your backyard or patio. For many homes, the right approach is a circular layout with the speakers pointed inward (this keeps the audio from projecting toward your neighbors, who might not share the same music tastes that you have).

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