‘Wow’ Your Family and Friends with a Custom Outdoor Audio-Video System
Bring the Entertainment Outside This Spring
We know it’s cold and wet this winter in Tennessee, but warmer spring weather is right around the corner. We’re all looking forward to spending more time outdoors. Relaxing in the patio, planting new annuals, and lots of other outside activities beckon to us soon. Since we’re blessed with a relatively mild climate in Nashville, how about bringing some of our audio-video entertainment outdoors for these activities?
Bringing music and video entertainment outside is a great way to maximize the enjoyment of your outdoor spaces. If you have an outdoor kitchen, imagine grilling to great tunes. Or how about inviting friends over to catch the upcoming March Madness basketball outside on the patio with your favorite drinks and food? It’s all possible with an outdoor audio-video setup, and it can be an extension of your current installation or something totally independent.
Want to know more? Keep reading for some ideas.
Rich Outdoor Audio
You could get by with a wireless speaker outdoors, but we tend to take our music seriously in the Music City. Recently, Sonos has partnered with Sonance to offer an excellent marriage of Sonos’ ease of use and whole home audio capabilities with Sonance’s long experience with high-quality architectural speakers. Sonos recently introduce the Sonos Amp, a new digital amplifier that can power up to three sets of stereo speakers and makes it incredibly easy to access and control all the popular digital streaming services. Their partnership with Sonance ensures a perfect pairing, offering powerful sound quality and bringing the unique Sonos TruePlay technology to built-in speakers, which helps tune the sound to your listening environment. Both Sonance outdoor weatherproof speakers, as well as indoor wall and ceiling-mounted models, can be paired with the Sonos Amp.
You can have all the convenience of the smartphone-based remote control to dial up your favorite music outdoors. Actually, the Sonos control app runs on iOS, Android, Amazon Fire devices, MacOS, and Windows, so your remote can be almost any mobile device you have. The app puts together all the popular music services like Pandora, Spotify, Apple Music and more, as well as your own digital music on your devices and computers. With the app, it’s easy to pick a song, album, station, or playlist, and tell it where to play. How much easier can it get than that to enjoy all your music?
Bring the Games and Movies Outside
You might think that you can just mount any TV outside on a patio and bring video outdoors. You can, but in Nashville, we have enough temperature extremes and humidity that might make that TV not last the season – to say nothing of bugs that might infiltrate it. Besides weatherizing, standard indoor TV screens aren’t designed for brightly lit or changing light patterns. For excellent outdoor performance, we recommend specific outdoor models like those from Sunbrite. Sunbrite TVs are built to withstand the elements, employing sealed aluminum casings that keep out bugs and protect against the weather extremes. The TVs are also designed with well-integrated ports to allow for solid cable fits and the ability to plug in streaming devices like a Roku. Sunbrite’s uses special screens designed for outdoor light situations, offering superior brightness and reduced glare in bright and partial sun installations.
Now is the perfect time to get your Nashville home ready for spring and summer outdoor audio and video entertainment. Call us at (256) 882-5081, contact us, or just click below to connect immediately to one of our audio experts. We look forward to working with you.