Building an outdoor sound system can be a daunting task, but with the right equipment and some planning, it can be a fun project. This guide will walk you through the basics of setting up an outdoor sound system, from choosing your equipment to installing it properly.
What is the difference between an indoor sound system and an outdoor sound system?
As you might have guessed, the main difference is that an outdoor sound system is exposed to the surrounding environment. Any equipment exposed to rain, dust, moisture, direct sunlight (UV rays), or wind can be damaged if not properly protected. Outdoor speakers are also usually mounted at higher elevations (like a deck) and will be more susceptible to airborne sound (noise from the wind).
What equipment do I need for an outdoor sound system?
A typical, medium-sized backyard system includes two or four speakers, each with its own dedicated amplifier. This can be used in combination with an existing indoor sound system. In addition, you will need a source of music (a receiver or an iPod dock) and a speaker wire for each speaker.
How do I choose an outdoor speaker?
Outdoor speakers are usually divided into two types: weatherproof and waterproof. Weatherproof outdoor speakers can be used in almost all settings, including on the deck or in the backyard. They offer good sound quality for an affordable price.
Waterproof outdoor speakers are generally more expensive than their weatherproof counterparts. They are designed to be used in the harshest climates, including near or directly in water. Their design is usually sleeker and more compact than weatherproof speakers.
How do I power my outdoor speakers?
Ideally, you want to power your speakers with the same amplifier that powers your indoor speakers, which means that you can just run one set of speaker wires. If you don’t have an amplifier in your house, the easiest way to power outdoor speakers is with a separate amplifier for each speaker.
Use an outdoor music fountain for a sound system component
If you’re looking for a way to add some extra sound to your outdoor gathering, a loud water fountain can be the perfect solution. These fountains feature built-in speakers that will amplify the sound of your music, making it louder and clearer for everyone to enjoy. Plus, they come in a variety of styles and designs, so you can find one that matches your event’s theme or decor.
How do outdoor music fountains work?
An outdoor music fountain works just like a standard sound system component. It has an amplifier that increases the power of electrical signals to produce sounds, and it also has speakers that receive those amplified signals and convert them into audible sounds. You connect your music device to the fountain using an auxiliary cord or a Bluetooth-enabled device, and the fountain’s built-in amplifier will do the rest.
An outdoor music fountain can be a great way to add sound to your party or event. Not only does its water feature provide a beautiful display, but it also acts as a natural focal point for guests.