3 Outdoor Speaker System Myths And Why They’re Wrong

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Our outdoor entertainment specialists break down several misconceptions about outdoor audio

How much time do you spend outdoors? Going outside does more than help you to relax after a long day of work. Research shows that time spent outdoors increases your Vitamin D production, reduces cortisol levels, and relieves muscle tension. So if you are looking for ways to spend more time in your backyard this summer, consider installing an outdoor entertainment system to keep you engaged while improving your overall health.

Unfortunately, several misconceptions surround outdoor audio video solutions. However, our experts bring you peace of mind throughout the installation process and beyond! If you are hesitant about taking the plunge, read this blog to dispel three common myths homeowners in Oak Park, IL, believe about outdoor speaker systems.


Myth 1: You can just bring your indoor speakers outside.

Many homeowners make the mistake of bringing their indoor speakers into their outdoor spaces to try and enjoy music. This is never a good idea! Indoor speakers are built to function in enclosed spaces. Your backyard does not have four walls, so the acoustic space is completely different, and you will struggle to hear the music. Secondly, indoor speakers are not built to withstand the elements and quickly break when brought outside. You need to buy outdoor speakers for the best results! They are crafted with the acoustics of outdoor space in mind and are weatherproofed to deal with rain, dust, water, snow, intense temperatures, and more.

Myth 2: Outdoor speakers will ruin your landscape design.

Some homeowners are hesitant to install an outdoor audio system because they worry it will distract from the aesthetics of their landscape. We don’t blame them. Bulky audio equipment does look out of place in natural foliage. Luckily, even the most design-conscious homeowners can rest assured that their landscape design will remain intact. Speakers can be installed in the walls or ceiling of your patio, disguised as rocks, or even be buried partially underground for discreet yet powerful sound.

Myth 3: Outdoor audio is difficult to control.

There is no point in installing an outdoor speaker system if you can’t figure out how to use it. When you work with a trusted outdoor audio integration company, you get simplified control. You can control your audio system using the same interface to manage your lights, shades, indoor AV equipment, and more. Simply take out your smartphone, use a tablet, or make adjustments using a remote. You can create preset scenes or groups of actions that occur simultaneously, based on any occasion! For example, a “Pool Party” scene could play an upbeat playlist, turn on the outdoor lights, and start the pool heater all at once.


Acoustical Vision designs and installs outdoor sound systems customized to your home and lifestyle. Our experts will create a custom plan for your space and work with you through every step of the design process to ensure your satisfaction. Contact us here to learn more and get started today!

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