Maximize your Summer with your go-to movies, shows, and music
In the early days of quarantine lockdowns, you and your family probably invested new time and money into the outdoor spaces of your home in preparation for spring and summer social distancing. You've probably purchased a new hammock, tried your hand at gardening, and maybe even added a patio, pool, or landscaping feature. But there's another aspect that will keep you outdoors through long summer nights - audio and video entertainment.
Some are content with filling their beautiful outdoor spaces with music from their device or a portable speaker, and some know they can do much better. A complete outdoor AV setup in your yard or patio can maximize your joy in the warmth and sun of summer without needing to go anywhere. We're happy to share how to optimize the performance of audio and visual components.
Quality Outdoor Audio
Achieving good sound quality outdoors requires a different setup than indoor AV. Your favorite tunes deserve high caliber sound quality whether you're inside or outside, but outdoor acoustics can prove to be a bit tricky without walls and ceilings to reflect sound. This means you'll need to use more amplifier power and speakers to craft a volume and quality suitable for you.
When you're inside, controlled lights and temperature are a stable, dry environment for speakers. But the outdoors brings the rain, sun, humidity, snow, and much more. Luckily, speakers from brands like Coastal Source and Sonance are designed for the outdoors and can handle whatever the weather brings with weatherproof housings and internals. Even the connectors are durable enough to resist moisture to prevent common issues with outdoor wiring.
Whether your goal is to relax poolside, pass the time while you garden, or throw an unforgettable post-quarantine bash, there are a plethora of options for outdoor speakers perfect for every lifestyle. Some speakers include buried subwoofers while others are spike-mounted satellite speakers that are hidden in shrubbery. You can even find speakers that resemble a modern sculpture!
Stay Outside All Night Long
Now that you have the audio covered, it's time to concentrate on the visual aspect. At the end of a long day, it's nice to unwind with a gripping show or a lighthearted movie. But that doesn't mean you need to move inside when the sun goes down. With an outdoor TV, you can binge a series through the night, and with the right model, you can watch the big game in broad daylight while floating in the pool. These models are also water-resistant and can withstand rain and splashes from the pool. If you have a large yard, you can bring out more than one TV; after all, it's likely you have more than one inside too. Consider adding a TV next to your grill, kitchen, or bar, so you can stay entertained while hosting, another next to your pool for daytime sports and day parties, and another on the patio, so you can curl up with loved ones on the couch for star-lit movie nights.
Here at Austin Audio, our team of certified professionals can help with your outdoor AV dream. Contact us today to schedule an appointment in getting your summer oasis started.