Follow These Steps to Enjoy High-Performance Audio Outdoors
Though the summer weather in Lafayette, LA is sweltering in August, the cool breeze of autumn is just a few weeks away. How are you preparing to spend more time outdoors once the temperatures start cooling down?
Outdoor activities don't have to involve day-long hikes or fishing trips—though we'd certainly recommend both. Usually, on a day-to-day basis, all it takes is the right drink and playlist as you sit by the pool or prepare some steaks on the grill. Let us help you embrace some added fresh air this fall with a comprehensive outdoor sound system.
Use your outdoor audio video to enjoy your favorite music in your pool, veranda, and patio. We outline five steps to get instant access to your go-to recordings without sacrificing quality or getting noise complaints from the neighbors.SEE MORE: 3 of the Best Ways You Can Enjoy Your Outdoor Entertainment System
1. Set a Strong Foundation
Designing a successful outdoor sound installation will depend mainly on having the right foundation. Take your whole home audio outside with underground wiring that links your sources to all your outdoor speakers, subwoofers and amplifiers (if applicable). Do you like to stream music? Add wireless access points to ensure you have a strong network connection.
2. Choose the Right EquipmentThe next step is adding the ideal equipment for the job. Never take indoor speakers or subwoofers outside as they will be promptly damaged and offer poor quality sound. Outdoor speakers from Coastal Source are designed to brave the elements and deliver powerful audio throughout large spaces. These speakers use airtight designs, rustproof materials, and directional amplification to offer optimal quality. Choose from landscape, bollard and rock models to find a speaker that best fits your landscaping or patio design.
3. Optimize Your Speaker LayoutAdding high-quality speakers is only the first step. The wrong layout will still result in uneven sound and angry neighbors. A professional outdoor audio video installation takes speaker layout into account to offer level sound that stays contained within your property. Line your space with speakers every few feet facing inwards, so sound doesn’t seep out. Doing this also has the added perk of bolstering the audio as it bounces off your home’s exterior.
4. Connect Your Favorite SourcesYour outdoor sound installation will be useless if you can’t listen to what you want! Linking it to the rest of your whole home audio system is vital. Each of your favorite music sources—digital libraries, streaming services, and more—is available for you to use without having to take any vulnerable equipment outside.
5. Control it the Way You WantIntegrating with your whole home audio has another benefit. All your music will be at your fingertips from the same user interface that you use to listen in the kitchen, bedroom, or media room. Now you can pull up the tracks you want, choose where you want it to play and adjust the volume from the one device. And you can even select which control method you want! In some cases, a mobile app is ideal while in others, you may prefer a waterproof remote.
Start your journey to immersive outdoor audio today to be prepared when the cooler fall weather arrives. The first step to a custom-crafted outdoor audio video solution is setting up a one-on-one consultation with our team by calling 225.906.2589, filling out our contact form or chatting with us below.