Already well into 2018, we know that spring and summer will be here before we know it. As such, it’s a good time to start planning out an outdoor audio system for your Indianapolis, IN home. Plenty of technology is available to make your outdoor space look and sound great! Plan to entertain — or even just enjoy being outside alone and with family — once the weather warms up.
In this blog, we will look at what outdoor audio solutions are available for you to consider incorporating into your home!
It’s usually thought to keep technology as far away from water as possible. It’s true that a lot of technology can be ruined by water and even particles like dust or dirt that can build up in a system or product over time.
Fortunately, technology is evolving. This means that manufacturers are now designing speakers that will hold up in most weather conditions. That’s right, that means you don’t have to worry about covering your speakers or bringing them indoors when not in use.
For example, Sonance, one of our brand partners, creates speakers that are specifically designed to withstand outdoor elements and still function properly.
Weather-resistant speakers are built with rust-proof metal and house the precious components in a sealed device that keeps water out. The wires are installed underground and use distinct connectors to keep water from leaking into the equipment. These designs are also built to resist wind and dust as well.
With this growing type of technology, you can enjoy your outdoor audio without the worry of ruining your speaker products.
If you’re concerned about aesthetics and are looking for speakers that won't clash with your outside décor, you can incorporate hidden speakers.
In-ceiling and in-wall speakers are great options for outdoor use. These speakers sit flush with the surrounding material and distribute audio evenly throughout the space. This is a good solution for covered patio areas that are enclosed or have a ceiling to install them in.
Save space outdoors by forgoing bulky speakers and using hidden ones that don’t protrude from their installation.
Another hidden option is the selection of speakers that blend in with your landscape. For example, Sonance carries their acclaimed Landscape Series System. The speakers in this system hide subtly within planting beds and trees, looking as if they are part of your outdoor landscape. Because this line is intentionally-designed for outdoor use, you can be sure that the sound quality has not been sacrificed.
With these designs, an outdoor area completely free of visible speakers is possible: use landscape speakers in the yard or near the pool, and in-ceiling or in-wall technology within the patio.
Or, combine both hidden and visible technology if you like the look of a speaker or two in one area of your property, while the hidden products take care of another area.
Ready to transform your home with outdoor audio? Reach out to us online or give us a call at (317) 580-1032.
Indiana Design Center
200 S. Rangeline Road Suite 118
Carmel, IN 46032
p: (317) 580-1032