As winter gives way to the warmer days of spring and summer, it's time to think about spending more time outdoors. Whether you're working in the garden, reading on the patio or just relaxing in the shade of your favorite tree, outdoor speakers can make your time spent in the open air even more enjoyable. This guide will help you select and install outdoor speakers in various outdoor locations. You'll find instructions about how to connect multiple speakers to a receiver, how to run wires underground outdoors and some tips to make your project easier.
Selecting Outdoor Speakers
Outdoor speakers come in a variety of sizes, shapes, types, colors and prices and all can bring your favorite music, talk radio or sports program to your outdoor oasis. Outdoor speakers can be installed under the eaves in plain sight, concealed among the flowers and shrubs in your garden or disguised to look like a tree stump, a large rock, a fountain or a garden bench. Depending on where you want to put outdoor speakers and how many, they're easy to install.
Installing Speakers Under the Eaves or on the Patio
Installing outdoor speakers under the eaves or a covered patio is probably the easiest method. Speaker wires can be run through an attic and the speakers are more protected and less exposed to rain and other outdoor elements. Here are step-by-step instructions about running wires to another room and how to install speakers under the eaves.
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