Monday Mar 04, 2024

Episode 33 Spring is in the Speaker

In this Episode, Mark and Dan discuss outdoor audio systems and the common mistakes people make when setting them up. They cover topics such as IP64 rating, metal covers, and what not to do when installing outdoor speakers. They also share their excitement for the warm weather and discuss the importance of enjoying the outdoors. Throughout the conversation, they provide valuable insights and tips for creating a high-quality outdoor audio experience. In this episode, Mark and Daniel discuss the importance of outdoor audio and the design considerations for different outdoor spaces. They emphasize the need for outdoor-rated equipment and proper installation to ensure longevity and performance. They also discuss the benefits of using landscape speakers for a more immersive audio experience. Additionally, they explore wireless options for outdoor audio when running wires is not feasible. Brands include Martin Logan, Sonos, Sonance, JBL, KEF, and more.
  • When setting up outdoor audio systems, it is important to choose speakers with an IP64 rating and use metal covers for protection.
  • Avoid common mistakes such as using generic white speakers in dark ceilings and placing stereo systems next to receivers.
  • Consider soundbars and powered speakers for outdoor entertainment areas.
  • Define the problem and explore different solutions to create a high-quality outdoor audio experience.
  • Take advantage of the warm weather and enjoy the outdoors while listening to your favorite music. Outdoor audio requires outdoor-rated equipment and proper installation for longevity and performance.
  • Landscape speakers provide a more immersive audio experience for outdoor spaces.
  • Wireless options can be considered for outdoor audio when running wires is not feasible.
  • Designing an outdoor audio system should take into account the specific needs and layout of the space.
00:00Introduction and Technical Difficulties
01:25Exploring Outdoor Audio
09:40What Not to Do
11:10Problem Definition and Solutions
18:03Enjoying Outdoor Weather
18:52Cringe-Worthy Outdoor Audio Setups
19:02The Importance of Outdoor Audio
25:38Designing a Traditional Style Outdoor System
31:21Designing an Outdoor System for a Screened-In Porch
40:41Designing an Outdoor System for a Pool Area
46:04Wireless Options for Outdoor Audio

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