Does Your Backyard Speaker System Sound as Good as Possible?
Many of us may be social distancing right now, but that doesn’t mean you have to remain cooped up inside. You’ll want to be out of the house and enjoying the warm Alamo, CA air. And there’s no better way to do that than with a backyard speaker system. Kick back by the pool, chill with your grill, or bask in the sunshine… and do it to the tune of your favorite music. However, a backyard stereo system presents unique challenges. Here, we’ll show you how to get the most out of it.
Every audio system begins at the source. In many cases, the source is the same as the one you’re using indoors as part of a whole-home sound system. How does that work? You can access your full digital library of music and streaming services you already love. But distance is an issue; the further your speakers are placed from the source, the more difficulty the sound has reaching them. So you’ll need to increase power.
You probably already have an amplifier and pre-amp or AV receiver. They provide the power to your whole-home audio system. But if you want to reach your backyard speakers, you might need an extra boost. Outdoor amps increase the audio signal’s power so it can reach each channel placed anywhere in the yard. Enclosed within a water-proof casing, backyard amps remain buried underground and out of the way, safe from the elements.
As you probably already know, outdoor speakers are a little different from the ones you have indoors. Whereas standard speakers often feature delicately crafted components built for precision, outdoor speakers must contend with elements like rain and wind and ambient sounds to provide adequate audio. They generally feature weather-proof and rust-proof materials and won’t wear down due to harsh outdoor conditions.
If you possess an extensive digital music collection, you have to organize everything. Digital organization systems help, with some even doing it automatically. For instance, Roon, a digital organizer built by the same people who made the Bloomberg Terminal, will parse through your collection and add essential information like album art and liner notes. It will even determine the highest-quality version of the track if you have multiple files of the same thing.
Finally, once you’ve installed an impeccable outdoor sound system, you can control it with the touch of a button. Integrate it with your other technology for convenience and fun with a comprehensive smart home automation system. With one touch on an easy to use interface, you can watch your outdoor lights come on; your music starts playing, and more.
Want to get more out of the warm California weather coming up in the next few months? Start with an outdoor audio system. Click here or give us a call at 415-993-7600 today!