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Is an Outdoor Sound System the Best Option for Your Home?

Answers to the Most Frequently Asked Questions About Outdoor Sound

Is an Outdoor Sound System the Best Option for Your Home?

With summer just around the corner, we have a lot of clients contacting us wanting to take their favorite entertainment outside. The majority of them are primarily interested in outdoor sound systems to enjoy their favorite music while hanging out on the patio, grilling some burgers or splashing around in the pool. In this blog, we wanted to highlight some of the most frequently asked questions so you can find out if these systems are the right fit for your McKinney, TX home.

SEE MORE: What Makes for a Good Outdoor Speaker?

Why Can’t I just Use Wireless Speakers?

This is the go-to solution for many people when they want to listen to their favorite music outdoors. There are a few drawbacks to this approach, though. First of all, most of these speakers are not meant to be outside and can be easily damaged. They’re also not powerful enough to fill your large outdoor spaces, so you can only enjoy music in limited areas. Often, you can only listen to music stored on your phone or to a select group of music streaming services.

What Will Happen to My System if it Rains?

We use speakers from Sonance and Episode that are designed to withstand rain. They are built with rust-proof metal, and the vulnerable components are in a sealed enclosure designed to keep water out. Even if there's a storm, these speakers are also designed to resist damage from wind and dust. Wires are installed underground and use special connectors so that water doesn't leak into your equipment.

What Areas Can My System Cover?

With a professional installation, you can get high-quality sound in every corner of your property. When you first meet one of our technicians, let him know where you'd like to enjoy your favorite music. He'll come up with the necessary wiring and speaker layout. Though we can add speakers at a later time, it's always best to have a clear idea of what you want from the start to set the right foundation.

Are There Waterproof Remotes?

The Texas heat can get overwhelming pretty quickly, so many of our clients expect to spend a lot of the summer in the pool. Understandably, here is where they get the most nervous about their outdoor sound system. While indoors they enjoy control from their touchpad or iPhones, it's not a very good idea to be using those in the pool. We partner with URC which offers a waterproof remote that lets you control over 40 different devices.

What Can I Listen to on my Speakers?

All of our outdoor sound systems are custom designed, so you get to decide what you want to hear. We can keep all you vulnerable sources – CD Players, media libraries, or turntables—indoors and use matrix switchers to extend the signal to your outdoor spaces. You can also have your TV audio go through your sound system to listen to the Rangers game in the pool or backyard. Wireless access points expand your network so you can pull up your favorite streaming services.

If you want to know more about our outdoor entertainment solutions, you can call us at (972) 757-4002 or fill out our online contact form

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