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  • Writer's pictureCraig Whitaker

What Outdoor Speaker is Right for My Outdoor Living Space?


There are 2 types of outdoor speakers to choose from, surface mounted speakers and in-ground. To determine which one is right for you, first determine your goals. If you are looking to cover a specific area such as a Deck or Patio, a surface mounted speaker is the right choice. The surface mounted speaker projects sound from the front of the speaker only and can be directed towards a specific area. The surface mounted speaker bracket allows you control the angle of the speaker to further control the coverage area. Bose offers 2 surface-mounted outdoor speaker models 151’s and the 251’s. On the other hand, the Bose FS-51 in-ground speakers disperses sound in a 360 degree circular pattern and is ideal for pool areas, large backyards and gardens. The Bose FS-51 speaker does not allow directional control and as a result, the proximity of neighbors should be considered with this speaker. Next week, we will review powering your outdoor speakers. To learn more about adding entertainment systems to your Outdoor Living spaces, click to “Learn More” button.

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