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How to Choose the Best Outdoor Audio

Acoustic Designs Group Outdoor Audio Phoenix, AZ, Outdoor Audio

Upgrade Your Backyard Spaces with Expertise & Precision

Ah, the best time of year is here in Phoenix! The scorching summer temperatures are beginning to drop, so homeowners can finally start thinking about hosting outdoor gatherings that won’t drown their guests in sweat.

And what better way to entertain than with a great sound system? It can be tough to know where to start, especially when looking for a setup that maximizes the entertainment potential without the technology overwhelming you.

Below, we’ll walk you through choosing the best options for outdoor audio. Once you’re done reading, you’ll be well on your way to creating the ultimate outdoor listening experience in the comfort of your Arizona backyard!

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Outdoor Audio Considerations

There are a few key factors to consider when choosing outdoor speakers if you’re looking to elevate your entertainment and extend your living spaces to the great outdoors:

Size, Power & Placement

The size of your outdoor space will determine the size of the speakers you need. Do you have a smaller backyard, or could your large property be separated into different music zones? For example, you’ll want ample audio coverage everywhere if there’s a fire pit, patio area, and pool. You’ll also need to consider the power output of the speakers so they can fill every inch of the yard.

Weather Resistance

Outdoor audio components should be able to withstand the elements, even the harsh Arizona sun! Reliable and robust materials with reinforced enclosures protect the delicate electronics inside from insects, dust, and moisture.


A speaker is a speaker, right? In reality, not all speakers are created equally, and some will work better in particular applications than others. Do you need Bluetooth connectivity or a built-in subwoofer? Would you like to incorporate your outdoor sound system operations with your indoor speaker setup? Your answers to these questions and many others help our team find the perfect AV components to incorporate. Deciding which features and functionality you’d like and making the system simple to operate is at the heart of what our team does!


A professional AV team like Acoustic Designs Group has the skills and knowledge to help you remain on budget while still incorporating premium audio experiences.

Maintaining Your Outdoor Audio System

Outdoor speakers require regular maintenance to ensure they perform for years to come. Here are some tips for keeping things in good condition:

  • Clean the speakers with a soft cloth and mild soap solution as needed, avoiding harsh chemicals or abrasive cleaners.
  • Regularly cut back or remove any foliage.
  • Rinse off dirt and insect accumulation when you see it.

Choosing the best outdoor audio options to suit your entertainment preferences may feel like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be with the right AV partner and a professional installation. 

Contact our team here if you’re ready to add the perfect playlist to your next hangout, and be sure to visit our showroom to hear and feel premium audio for yourself!