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Outdoor Speakers


Outdoor Speakers

Outdoor Speakers

By Anne Ahira

As the majority of people do, you love listening to great sounding audio while inside your home, but you are wise enough to realize that should you take your speakers outside, the blazing sun, snow and rain will totally decimate them.

What you will need in order to take your music outside is to find all weather outdoor speakers, which can deal with all manner of elements, all the while being able to deliver outstanding stereo sound throughout your yard, by your pool, in your garden or on your patio or deck!


Good outdoor speakers will deliver durability but will not sacrifice exceptional sound quality. If you shop you’ll find outdoor stereo speakers that can actually rival the performance of your home speakers, yet are designed to deliver the very best high quality sound especially made for the outdoor environment.

If you have a patio or deck you know the ultimate frustration of opening windows, having indoor speakers being propped up near the windows, and having to turn up the volume enough to be heard outside yet totally deafening any that dare to remain inside!

Outdoor speakers on your patio or deck will permit you to finally enjoy phenomenal stereo sound outside without resorting to the above frustrating scenario. Today, such speakers are technologically designed in order to withstand all varieties of weather, yet they can actually blend and beautify with your patio décor.

Today’s outdoor speakers are meticulously designed and have such high quality craftsmanship that they will fully integrate smoothly into your very own outdoor listening experience.

With today’s technology you should be able to hear an outstandingly complete and sonically sound performance that will probably surpass even yourexpensive brand indoor system.

You will finally be able to set the acoustical ambiance of your patio, poor, atrium, courtyard, pathway, and garden landscape areas. Quality outdoor speakers will fill the air with music!

Imagine if you will music coming from such items as a planter speaker, hanging planter speaker, round planter speaker, frog speaker, square planter speaker, pedestal speaker, water fountain speaker, hanging bird house speaker or even a fine-looking lantern speaker which will integrate beautifully into your surroundings as well as serve as a focal point in your own design décor or scheme.

The planters may be filled with live plants or any kind of artificial plants in order to add lushness as well as music to your surroundings.

Not only do the speakers mentioned above come in amazing sizes and styles, but also such speakers are also available as garden angels, Koi fish, a stump, and numerous kinds of actual waterfalls!

Your choices are amazing and your outdoor area will finally provide the listeners with the rich warm sound that should accompany them as they stroll through your amazing outdoor area!

Guide to Powered Speakers

Powered Speakers

Powered Speakers

By Anne Ahira

If you are considering spending the money for quality stereo equipment, like powered speakers, you need to do a bit of research to make sure you are spending your money wisely.

Powered speakers can make a huge difference in your listening experience. You will hear your music like never before, and not just because of the volume, but because of the quality. It will bring out the nuances and subtleties in your favorite songs.

If you have started looking into stereo equipment, you may be overwhelmed by the huge amount of information that is out there. It is more than you can handle if you do not understand the basics. You can spend $20 or $2000 on a set of powered speakers or anywhere in between. The high end is only for people who insist on having the very best.

For most people $200 set will provide excellent quality, while some people might be perfectly happy with a $40 set. What you spend will depend on the other components in your system and what your budget is.

You do not want your speakers to be the weak link in your stereo system, but you also do not want to spend so much that the money is wasted on quality that the rest of your system cannot match.

Powered speakers have a built in amplifier which makes them more powerful and more versatile then traditional speakers. Traditional speakers have to be used with a separate amplifier to provide the power to make them loud.

Powered speakers do not need a separate amplifier which means they do not require the whole expense of a component stereo system to function. They can be mated with an IPod or other MP3 player when you want to share your music with everyone in the room instead of using headphones. And he combination can get plenty loud.

This is a case where bigger is not always better. Some people find the big speakers impressive, and a quality set can provide a great sound but they are not necessary.

When Bose came out with their tiny book shelf set of speakers, they proved that size was not the determining factor in sound quality. A small or medium size set of speakers coupled with a subwoofer that can be hidden under a couch of table provides excellent quality sound for a large room.

Attaching a quality set of powered speakers to your television can transform the experience of watching movies or sports. You will feel like you are part of the action, especially if you set up the full surround sound. You can even use powered speakers with your computer.

The older types plugged into the computer and also ran a separate cord for AC power. Newer styles use a USB plug to get power to the speakers so you do not even need a separate plug to get great sound.