After picking up some of the best boxing gloves I have ever seen in my life (for those that dont know, I am an avid boxer whos life is not solely related to speakers), I came across a pair of patio speakers. Car audio has been my passion for years but noticing the patio speakers when shopping for my boxing gloves, I suddenly and unexplainably became very interested.
If you find yourself moving your stereo equipment outside to your patio every time you are entertaining friends, it may be time to shop around for patio speakers. Patio speakers are simply speakers designed for outdoor use.
Patio speakers should be waterproof and weather resistant. They have to withstand extreme temperatures and climates. Some units may have special weatherproof case or seal for protection. Because of this feature, you can place patio speakers safely near your pool. You can leave them outdoors and you do not have to worry that the elements will damage them.
You should be able to adjust your patio speakers or move them easily to get good coverage. You also want clear and high quality sound and a good mid to high volume range. Outdoor speakers or patio speakers should have good bass for optimal sound output. For average outdoor use, one speaker with 100 watts of sound may be enough. Two patio speaker systems will produce a stereo quality. If your patio has many features like landscaped walls, foliage and other architectural structures, you may need to consult an expert to determine the best speaker layout for your patio.
Some add subwoofers to their patio speakers system to achieve a full sound. You can also look for patio speakers that you can hook up with an amplifier system in your home. Consider using a waterproof cable for connection. Most patio speakers have watts ranging from 60 watt to 300 watt. The higher the watt, the louder the volume can go and the better the quality of sound even at a lower volume.
You can mount patio speakers beneath your patio roof or you can look for designs that come with a base so you can place them securely on the ground. Your patio speakers should come with an installation guide so you can install them yourself. Choose a unit that is easy to install and, if you are unsure about installing your unit, it may best to have a professional install for you.
The price of patio speakers varies like most audio products. It can range from fifty to three hundred dollars. Obviously, the cost depends on the features that the speakers have. High definition patio speakers will cost more but they may be what you need if you will be hosting frequent dinner or barbeque parties in your patio. Therefore, beside the price, you have to look at the features that will best match your requirements.