Large Outdoor Areas: The Sound Dilemma
In today’s homes, the backyard, patio, deck or pool area can often be as elaborate as the inside of a home. From full outdoor kitchens to dining areas and full outdoor theaters to extensive seating areas, getting sound to these areas evenly can get tricky. That’s because, traditional speakers are often mounted under the eaves of a home to direct music towards areas where music is desired (pool, patio, yard, deck). The problem with this is that you need to turn it up just to hear it. This either makes the music too loud or it distorts it so badly you can’t hear the music at all.
A situation like this happens when the design of an outdoor audio system does not take speaker type, placement, size of space and intended use of space into mind. Instead, outdoor audio becomes an afterthought. Keep in mind, just like the size of your space matters inside your home when designing an audio system, it does even more so outside your home. Remember, the acoustic realities of an outdoor environment are drastically different than they are indoors, especially when the outdoor living space is large and has many functions.
Large Outdoor Area: Landscape Speaker System
A landscape speaker system has two advantages. The first one is, the speakers look identical to a landscape light and blend easily into the landscaping, almost totally disappearing. To provide the deep bass a small speaker is not capable of, a subwoofer can be buried in the ground with only a small top visible. This can be totally hidden under plants and foliage, creating a space that sounds as good as it looks.
The other advantage is how well this type of system can cover a large outdoor area. For example, rather than having two rock speakers trying to cover a big pool area, strategically placed satellite speakers and subwoofers encompass the perimeter of the space directing the sound towards the listening areas. The result is breathtaking performance and a perfect blanket of sound.
Outdoor Audio System Design
Outdoor audio shouldn’t be an afterthought. That’s why we set out to build and install the best outdoor entertainment systems around. That is also, why we use Episode Landscape Series Speakers. The reality is, outdoor spaces come in all shapes and sizes, so we encompass a range of design and installation techniques that allow us to build any system imaginable. From start to finish, we build outdoor entertainment systems tailored specifically to every outdoor space and each client’s unique needs. This helps us deliver exceptional sound throughout any outdoor living space. What sets us apart from the competition is our ability to provide impeccable sound and even coverage to transform any outdoor space into a place meant for entertaining! Call us today to schedule an outdoor audio demo (760) 505-7461.