If you want to throw the ultimate backyard movie night, kick your outdoor parties up a bit or just want to enjoy your favorite tunes while poolside, installing an outdoor audio/visual (AV) system is the way to go.
Before heading off to the nearest big box store though, there are a few things to consider to make sure you’re getting the right equipment. In fact, it makes sense to talk about your individual backyard with a San Diego landscaping company that offers AV services.
In this issue, we’ll talk more about things you need to know about outdoor AV equipment.
It sure seems so. A survey from just a couple of years ago by the American Home Furnishings Alliance found that 70% of those asked wanted to enhance their outdoor living spaces with amenities like outdoor AV equipment.
Because of outdoor conditions like temperature and moisture, not all AV equipment is equal. To make sure you’re on the right path, look for AV equipment specifically rated for outdoor use.
The number you’re looking for is the equipment’s IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) rating, which gives you a good idea of the device’s ability to prevent things like dust and water from finding their way into the device and causing damage.
AV equipment rated for outdoor use will also be weatherproof and have the ability to withstand the hotter outside temperatures.
Lugging a portable TV originally meant for indoors to your outdoor living area will most likely end up in disappointment. TVs meant for outdoor use will have brighter pictures than regular TVs. This stems mainly from a design meant to deliver a higher performance in relation to contrast and brightness.
Thanks to the newest generation of speakers, you have the option of going with wireless or wired speakers.
If you want to go for Bluetooth speakers, their range will usually peak at around 30 feet. For wired speakers, you have plenty of options in terms of in-ceiling and in-wall models. You can even opt for speakers camouflaged to resemble rocks or other objects.
We hope you have a fantastic summer of entertaining and enjoying your outdoor living space. If you’d like a professional opinion on the best outdoor AV system for your home, get in touch with us here at Juniper Landscape Company.
Our number is 619-334-9464 or send an email.