Building an Outdoor Speaker System: Features to Look For

Austin summers come with beautiful, warm, sunny days, and you’ll enjoy them even more with an outdoor speaker system that’s up to date with the latest technologies. To get your home ready for summer fun, consider designing and building an outdoor speaker system that’s perfect for you and your family. Every barbecue, pool party, alfresco dinner, and more can be made even better with high-quality outdoor audio.

Here are features you should look for when building an outdoor speaker system for your Texas home.

SEE ALSO: Choosing Speakers for Your Whole House Audio System

Weatherproof and high-fidelity speakers

When thinking about outdoor speakers, you may worry about how the weather will affect them. However, that no longer has to be a concern. Top audio brands like Terra, James Loudspeaker, and Coastal Source offer high-performance speakers that withstand all the elements — such as sun, rain, heat, dust, and dirt.

Terra offers outdoor speakers that also provide landscape lighting. Their LuminSound products provide adjustable path or landscape lighting while producing top-notch sound. The speakers can be rotated up to 358 degrees to move the sound wherever you want it.

James uses aircraft/marine-grade aluminum to protect their speakers from extreme outdoor conditions, and their direct burial subwoofers emit rich bass note sounds.

Coastal Source bollards, subwoofers, and bullet speakers offer high-quality sound that blend in well with all outdoor environments. Coastal Source’s Plug+Play cabling system ensures top performance, reliability, and speed of installation.

All of the above brands offer high-fidelity speakers, which means they provide a reproduction of sound with minimal distortion. Hi-Fi produces recordings sound as similar as possible to when they were recorded.

Multi-room audio capabilities

You can install multi-room audio for your speaker system, which allows you to hear the same music, podcast, audiobook, etc. throughout your home. Your indoor speakers will be able to connect to your outdoor speakers so you can listen to your content in every location of your home, simultaneously.

How does this work? You can set up a receiver or distribution amplifier to your speakers and connect them to your audio sources. You’ll want speakers that play both left and right channels so that sound distributes correctly. If you wish to have speaker cables that aren’t noticeable, you can have them buried under the ground for a clean landscape appearance.

Smart control 

Controlling the audio all throughout your home has never been easier, thanks to smart technology. With a Savant or Control4 home automation system, you can connect all your speakers through a smart device — like a tablet or your smartphone — and also set up voice commands. Your indoor and outdoor speakers can be synced to give you a comprehensive, sophisticated home entertainment system. You’ll no longer have to go back and forth between multiple remotes and switches; everything can be controllable through the touch of a button on a single device.

Before you start building your outdoor speaker system, you’ll want a team of experts to help. At mero CONCEPTS, we start with the customer first, then tailor services around their needs, wants, and budget. Our installers are CEDIA-trained and knowledgeable about each product we sell, and we’re proud to offer all of the top brands we covered in this blog.

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