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How to Extend Your Home Audio System to Your Outdoor Spaces

Blog-How-to-Extend-Your-Home-Audio-System-to-Your-Outdoor-Spaces Great weather is just around the corner as the summer months approach. Getting your outdoor spaces ready in time involves more than just cleaning out the deck and warming up the pool. Delivering high-quality music to all these places in your Woodbury, Minnesota home should be a priority as well. Create a playlist and use your home audio system to broadcast it to outdoor speakers as you host friends and family for a barbecue. Preparing your entertainment for the warm weather doesn't have to be a hassle; let us show you how it's done. SEE MORE: What Are the Best Speakers for Your Home Audio System? What kind of speakers should you install? Even though it may be tempting to settle for a boombox or Bluetooth speaker to take your home audio outdoors, there’s no reason you should have to deal with the lower quality associated with these solutions. A large number of high-end manufacturers not only offer outdoor solutions but actually specialize in them. The Landscape and Mariner lines from Sonance are a prime example. Each of these lines have durable speakers with high-fidelity sound capabilities. Deciding which line is best for you depends mostly on stylistic preferences. The Landscape series features speakers that can blend into your foliage, perfect for backyard or pool applications. However, for your patio, you may want to go with the more traditional Mariner design (pictured above). What goes into an outdoor installation? Every installation should begin with a layout design for your speakers. All of your fixtures will have to connect to source components indoors, which means a thorough wiring foundation is needed. Valuable time is put in to create a system that not only takes all your current needs into account but leaves room to grow in the future, so you don't need another invasive installation to add new speakers. Employing expert acoustic designs, we set up multiple speakers throughout your outdoor spaces to create distinct zones within your home audio system. None of them should be facing towards your neighbors, rather all of speakers face your home to help contain the sound. All individual zones are also designed to insulate sound so you can listen to one playlist by the pool and another while preparing burgers on the grill. How Can You Get Music to Your System? Now we come to one of the biggest challenges of outdoor entertainment. Your speakers may be weather proof, but often the same can't be said of your media library, laptop, or turntable. This is when your home audio system kicks in. We place all your source components inside and relay the signal to your outdoor equipment. With Control 4, you can access all these sources on an intuitive menu, so you don't have to keep track of multiple remotes. Using a touchpad, smartphone or tablet, pull up the song you want to play then choose the speaker or zone in which you want it to play. Make sure your entertainment is ready for the warm summer weather! Contact Lelch AV to install a home audio system that lets you take your favorite music outdoors.