Summer here in Arizona means a lot of things; the long, hot days warrant spending plenty of time relaxing by the pool with friends and family. With pool party season in Phoenix already underway, it’s definitely time to make sure you have the right outdoor speaker system in place for all of your entertaining needs.
But what good is a speaker system if it’s planned so poorly you can’t hear it? Read on for tips on how to best set up the outdoor speaker placement in your Phoenix backyard so that you can enjoy your favorite pool party tunes all summer long.
Choose High a Quality Sound System
Of course, the market is flooded with surround sound systems and speakers that don’t work that well. Perhaps these are inexpensive, but in order to get the best bang for your buck and many years from your speaker system, it’s best to invest in a full set up.
Consider Your Space
The number of speakers you need and your outdoor speaker placement will depend on the amount of space you need to cover. Think first about the areas where people will want to hear the speakers the most. If you have a large backyard that includes a lot of patio space, there is ample room for guests to sit who may want to simultaneously enjoy the sound system. A good rule of thumb is one speaker for every 200-400 square feet. Once you’ve determined the square footage you want your speakers to reach, you’ll be able to determine how many speakers you need to purchase.
Fare the Weather
Also, if you will have speakers placed far out from your house, consider getting speakers that blend into your environment, such as rock speakers (you can even find subwoofers disguised as rocks so you can really pump up that base). Weatherproof speakers are a good idea if your speaker placement requires they be exposed to the elements. Wireless speakers are also a good idea for any speaker that needs to be placed far away from any possible outlets.
Think About Acoustics
Unlike indoor surround sound systems, outdoor speakers have a lot of natural sound to compete with when you decide to play music outside. There are no reflective surfaces like the ones indoors for sound to bounce off of, and there will be plenty of ambient noise from children at play and cars passing by. Many people fail to provide enough power to their outdoor speaker setup or to spread the work between multiple speakers. Make sure you have a quality receiver that can deliver at least the 40 watts per channel required by most outdoor speakers.
Contact Us for Outdoor Speaker System Placement
Whether you’re planning your outdoor speaker system placement for your new Arizona home or looking for the best in home automation systems on the market, audio video specialists Infinity HD can help. Next time you’re planning to incorporate technology into your home, give us a call—we’ll be sure to find the best solution and installment plan for you!
Get the best strategy for your outdoor speaker system setup. Request a free estimate or call Infinity HD today at (480) 787-0443.