What types of outdoor speakers are right for your needs?
There are hundreds of varieties of outdoor speakers, and they come in all shapes and sizes, some even disguised as rocks or bushes. First identify what your needs are, and keep in mind that the crazier the speakers are disguised, and the more power that they can handle, generally the more costly that they will be. Here are some good things you want to keep in mind before purchasing any outdoor speakers. And, before you pull out that credit card, make sure you know what you are looking for.
- How much money do they cost, versus power they emit and speaker size?
- Are they easily installed or do you have to pay for professional installation?
- Are they water and weather-proof/resistant?
- Will they look good in your backyard or stand out?
- What type of warranty do they come with?
You want to look for outdoor speakers that offer the maximum amount of insulation around the speaker cone itself. While it is nearly impossible to entirely protect any outdoor speaker from moisture seeping in, you can find ones that offer better protection than others. Look for weather-proof versus weather-resistant. Generally, the outdoor speakers that are weather-proof will have a higher amount of insulation around the cone and the wires and will offer more protection and longevity than those that are merely weather-resistant; think along the lines of water-proof watches, versus water-resistant watches and you will have the right idea in mind. Here are some good lines of weather-proof and weather-resistant speakers to consider.
Installing Those Outdoor Speakers
This awesome video (below), courtesy of Audioholic Magazine, demonstrates step-by-step exactly how to install in-wall and on-the-wall speakers, including those that you would buy for outdoor usages. Now that you are in the know of what types of speakers you should buy for outdoor speakers, know how to install them properly the first time, when the pros teach you how a simple and easy step at a time. Your parties and get-togethers will never be the same again.