The Cure for Social Distancing? Outdoor Audio.
Don’t stay cooped up. Enjoy your backyard a little.
A lot of Texans are social distancing lately, but that doesn’t mean we have to stay in our houses all day. If you want to get out of the house and enjoy the Fort Worth, TX spring, do it with an outdoor audio setup. Cook out on the grill, relax by the pool or bask in the sunshine. And do all of these activities to the tones of your favorite music tracks. An outdoor sound system can transform your backyard, but it presents some unique issues that you may need to overcome. Here, we’ll show you how.
Every sound system starts from a source. A source can be an iPod, CD player, streaming service, radio, or anything else that generates a signal. If you have a whole-home audio system, your sources are neatly arranged and racked in an unused space somewhere in your home. In a lot of cases, you'll use the same sources for indoor and outdoor applications. You can access your entire music library, streaming services, and more with a single, comprehensive system. But your property’s size may be an issue. If your speakers are too far from the source, they might not receive a powerful signal. So you have to enhance it.
You already have an amplifier or AV receiver. Those are standard parts of any stereo or surround sound system. They deliver power to your components. But for your backyard system, you need an even bigger boost. Underground, outdoor amplifiers help the sound signal's power to reach the channels anywhere in the property. Contained within a water-proof casing, some backyard amps are out of the way and protected from the elements.
Some speakers for your backyard are significantly different than your indoor ones. Where most speakers feature intricately crafted, precision hardware, outdoor speakers contend with the weather and natural outdoor sounds. They tend to sport weather-proofing and durable cabinets so that they won't break due to outdoor conditions. Origin Acoustics, Bose, and Sonance produce some of our favorite outdoor speakers to install, from sophisticated bollards to discreet in-wall options.
If you have an extensive digital music collection, it can be not easy to organize everything. Automated organization systems help and can enhance your listening experience. One service, Roon -- a platform built by the same group that made the Bloomberg Terminal -- can look through your songs, add album art, and more. It can even choose the best-quality version of the track if you have duplicates of the same songs.
Finally, once you have an outdoor audio system, command it with the touch of a button. Combine functions with other smart devices for fun and convenience. A comprehensive smart automation platform makes using your technology more accessible than ever. With a single touch on a controller interface, your music starts playing, and you're ready to enjoy the spring and summer.
Want to get more out of the warm Texas weather? Start with an outdoor sound system. Click here or give us a call at (214) 377-9434 today!