July 20th, 2011
Experience the benefits of outdoor speaker systems. Summer is in full swing with humid heat waves, barbeques and backyard get-togethers. A music playlist can make or break a good party, help set the party tone with beautiful soundscapes. One of the most popular home improvement projects today is the installation of an outdoor speaker system. Speakers are a long term investment and can last for years. Whether placed within the surrounds of your home, or via wires and connections that run through your roof or the grounds, or via wireless technology so that the speaker connects to the main stereo system. You can start with a pair of speakers or set up channels, like rear surrounds and a subwoofer. Take a glance at the benefits of outdoor speaker systems: Make your party a musical party. Portable speakers lose their resonance once you move a few or more meters away. Outdoor sound is great for work and for play. An outdoor speaker system lets you enjoy and enhance the experience of your outdoor activities, whether it be working the yard or playing poolside with the kids. Outdoor speaker systems also enhance the value of your property. Outdoor speakers or “rock speakers” are great for creating the perfect outdoor sound system. Rock speakers blend into your garden, front porch, or backyard. They can conceal any unnatural-looking components. Also, their high-quality sound combined with the look and color of natural rock that comes in a variety of finishes. Another plus is that outdoor speakers are durable. These all-weather speakers are designed specifically for outdoor use. Their construction includes exotic materials and specially designed components to resist corrosion, withstand extreme temperatures and survive exposure to UV rays. Likewise they are water-resistant, to curb future maintenance costs and repair expenses. Even better, Niles Audio offers a Limited Lifetime Warranty on all loudspeakers. So, you can feel totally confident about your loudspeaker purchase. Soundscapes Tips for Outdoor Entertaining When choosing speakers consider size, focus on sound not price and listen for differences. It’s perfectly OK to bring your own music to sample at the store. Grab a few CDs or your portable music player and play some familiar pieces of music. Speakers will sound different at home because of your room size, shape, and furnishings. Sometimes, a retailer like us will allow a home trial. Your Electronic Warehouse carries a wide range of amplifiers and waterproof volume controls. If you play music loudly, make sure that your receiver is rated to handle the impedance of the front speaker pair. The SR5006 receiver by Marantz delivers high-performance, convenience and flexibility. It features innovative advancements for building an expanded home entertainment networks. You can stream iTunes from your Mac or PC, as well music stored on iPad, iPhone or iPod touch with Apple’s AirPlay®. Niles has some great soundscape design tips! #1 A general guideline is to position loudspeakers 12 to 15 feet of the listening area. You provide quality sound for the listeners at comfortable volume levels, without huge amount of amplifier power. Outdoor loudspeakers can also be designed to mount on walls, in corners, and under eaves. #2 More loudspeakers are better than more power – especially if you have an oversize or a particularly large outdoor area, it’s always better to add more loudspeaker than more power. You don’t want to blast the ears of listeners on the deck. #3 Provide volume controls for each listening area. Ideally, each listening area should have the option to adjust the volume. You want people sitting at the table to be able to adjust their music to a comfortable level, while allowing the swimmers in the pool to enjoy their music at their preferred volume level. When you create multiple listening zones, make sure you have enough power for all loudspeakers. Fortunately, YEW has a few system recommendations; we believe will hit the sweet spot between sound quality and convenience. If you'd like to learn how to program your iPhone to control the volume remotely, please contact 1-866-224-6171 for expert advice. These speakers will do nicely for an afternoon hazing in the sun with friends. Everyone’s happy and the party rocks!