Discover Three Types of Speakers for Your Outdoor Sound System
There’s an Outdoor Speaker for Any Area
A couple of times, you may have seen us mention the "golden age of audio" on these pages. It's because we can't think of a time when there have been more choices in quality audio equipment. It's not only choice but incredible sound quality that can be had from a wide array of equipment.
When it comes to outdoor sound systems for your Atlanta-area home, the same holds true. There are so many excellent options in speakers, control systems, amplifiers, and more for outdoor sound that we can’t cover them all in one blog; we can only tell you about a few.
In this blog, we'll cover three types of outdoor speakers from three of our favorite brands in the hope of giving you some ideas on how to amp up your outdoor sound. Given the current environment where you may be spending extended time at home, why not consider spicing up the outdoor entertainment to make it a little more enjoyable?
Coastal Source Bollards
If you're a sailor or boater, you know what a bollard is – the post on the dock or pier where you lash your boat. In this case, we're talking about speakers. Consider the bollard from Coastal Source, the high-performance tower speaker for the outdoors. Unlike some other outdoor speakers, this is one that isn’t hidden from view for the most part.
Coastal Source's Line Source 12.0 Bollard speaker is made for high-performance outdoor sound. It stands 54 inches high, weighs 88 pounds, and is fully weatherproof. It packs a 10-inch subwoofer, six mid-range drivers, and no less than 12 ribbon tweeters. Able to handle up to 1000 watts of power (yes, that's right), this speaker can deliver decibels of sound up to 100 feet of range.
In case you need more bass with your bollards, Coastal Source makes the 18.0 Bollard subwoofer that can be buried in your garden with just the grille visible above ground. This heavy-duty 84-pound sub is designed to radiate bass notes in a 360-degree pattern for wonderfully deep bass you might not think you could get outdoors.
Sonance SONARRAY Subwoofers and Satellites
Sonance is one of the pioneers in architectural speakers, and they have long been a premium brand in outdoor sound, too. The SONARRAY system is superb for covering large outdoor areas with vibrant, clear audio. It pairs a buried subwoofer with up to eight spike-mounted satellite speakers to blanket an area up to 2000 square feet with your favorite tunes and sound. Need sound over a larger space? You can wire more of them together in a daisy chain fashion, and they are efficient – one amplifier can drive a set of two subwoofers and 16 satellites. This system is perfect for hearing the music emanate from your gardens without noticing where the sound is coming from.
Paradigm Rock Speakers
Rock speakers are much like they sound; they look like rocks and boulders. This style offers full-throated sound, and a nice feature is that many models produce stereo sound from one unit. They're perfect for providing music around a pool area, next to a water feature, or simply hiding in plain sight in your spring garden.
Some of our favorite rock speakers come from Paradigm. The Canadian company is known for its audio engineering innovations and uncanny ability to deliver audio enthusiast-worthy sound without nosebleed pricing. The Paradigm Rock Monitor series comes in two sizes (the larger model having a bigger bass woofer) and features dual tweeters offset at 30 degrees for wide sound dispersion. The Rock Monitor are stereo speakers, so you only need one in a given area, but of course, you could have multiples to spread the stereo sound. Naturally, they are incredibly weather-resistant, with self-draining enclosures and fully sealed ports. The fieldstone and granite colors allow them to fit into any landscape design.
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