An outdoor sound system lets you create the perfect soundtrack for all your outdoor celebrations and activities at home. But before you try setting up a sound system on your own, be sure to do some research first. While placing speakers outdoors may seem straightforward, a quality sound system requires a solid plan and the skills to do it right. Here are four common mistakes to avoid when setting up your outdoor sound system
Using Indoor Speakers Outside
A common mistake homeowners make is putting indoor speakers outside. However, they quickly find out this is not a smart solution. Indoor speakers are specifically designed to work with the acoustics of an enclosed room, not in open spaces. Indoor speakers are not designed to withstand the elements, such as rain, snow, wind, dust, bugs, and more – making them susceptible to corrosion, moisture damage, rust, and other issues.
Outdoor sound systems are built to last through the harshest elements and deliver high-quality, even sound throughout your property. Using traditional speaker styles and ground-level speakers, you will create an unforgettable audio experience.
Not Having a Plan
You will need a solid plan to create an ideal sound system in your backyard. It is vital to get the planning down perfectly and figure out what you truly want from your system. Do you prefer to entertain closer to the patio, or near the pool instead? Or do you want speakers covering every square foot of your backyard? You will need to plan out your wiring and layout for each type of speaker, so considering all factors is crucial. Make sure you have a plan before getting started, so there are no surprises during installation.
Putting Speakers in the Wrong Spot
Proper speaker placement is important in any acoustic setting, but it’s especially critical in outdoor areas with no enclosed walls to contain sound. You must also consider where you want to enjoy your music. Maybe you only want speakers on the patio or prefer having music fill every inch of your backyard. Your decisions will significantly change the speakers you use and place them. For example, wall-mounted stereo speakers may be great for contained sound under a covered porch, but in-ground speakers are ideal for covering large areas with even sound.
Attempting DIY Installation
Installing an outdoor speaker system presents unique difficulties because of the acoustics of a backyard. Speakers placed haphazardly in the ground or around the property will lead to uneven and low-quality sound. The audio might be quiet in some places, or louder, and certain frequency ranges might not come through correctly. Working with a professional is the best and easiest way to ensure you get the most out of your sound system.
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