Speakers – There are several types of outdoor speakers available: Wall mount, landscape and planter speakers. Wall mount speakers are typically mounted under the eaves or directly to an exterior wall. Landscape speakers are placed around the listening area at specific distances to ensure even coverage across the area. Landscape speakers are usually located in a flower beds and are made to blend in with the foliage. Planter speakers are designed to conceal where the sound is coming from using a stylish plant stand with live plants. Planter speakers can be placed around decks, patios and even indoor.
Enjoy your favorite music outside! Take advantage of your outdoor living space as an extension of your home. Add an audio zone to your patio, deck or backyard and enjoy your all your music outside. Control the music volume and selection using your smartphone or tablet.
Music Sources – A music source is a device, such as a receiver or wireless music player that directly connects to the speakers. A separate amplifier and streaming device is another option to deliver music to the speakers. The power of the amplifier will be determined by the number of speakers and the coverage area. A streaming device to play music from the internet is necessary for access to Spotify, Pandora, TIDAL etc.
Wi-Fi – To control your relaxing experience listening to your favorite music Wi-Fi is necessary. This is probably the most overlooked component to many smart home devices. Many streamers and controllers operate via an app running on a smart phone or tablet.
Wiring – The wiring used to connect the speakers to the amplifier is dependent on the installation location. Typically the same wiring used for your indoor speakers can be used for wall mount speakers, since these are installed on the house. For the speakers exposed to the weather conduit and/or direct burial wire can be used.