Enjoying the great outdoors is taken to new heights when you are suddenly surrounded by the sounds of music to reflect, relax, and be entertained by! But how to choose your outdoor speakers and what to choose? Since the outdoors is a wide open space with wind, barking dogs, cricket sounds, and neighbors to be considerate of, there are many issues to think about. Here are several questions to ask yourself:
Do your speakers provide enough bass?
Can they stand up to the weather and the outdoor elements?
Are they going to be durable?
Where will you mount them so you enhance the sound and performance?
Consider placing speakers 12 feet from your listening area for the best range. And when mounting your speakers shoot for solid wood, or masonry as the surface to place them on. Speakers should not be connected to aluminum or cedar sidings because of the weight and heft that probably won’t make it secure.
Consider where you want to run your speaker wire. Run through your walls and not a door or window jamb because they will crimp and short. Think about running speaker wire underground too.
A multi-zone home theater receiver is common method of powering your outdoor speakers. This gives everyone in the family the chance to listen and watch what they want to inside while the party is going on outside.
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