Beautiful, reliable weather is arguably the best part about living in California – just ask anyone from the Northeast or Midwest. But if your outdoor space lacks a certain pizazz, you may not be making the most of that Golden State sunshine.
This summer, turn your backyard into an entertainment dream space with these tips from the pros at Century Stereo.
Start With Sound. A lot of people kick off their outdoor upgrade with a sound system because it’s so versatile. In fact, most of our clients that have a distributed audio system will also do the backyard. Imagine mood music for dinner, then tuning into the game for dessert. And today’s technology is amazing – Think waterproof speakers designed to look like landscape rocks or lighting. A professional system and installation will also put everything on one network, so don’t worry about a second remote for your outdoor additions.
Add The Visuals. If you’re a sports fanatic, installing an outdoor TV is a must. Choose an outdoor TV that offers all-weather technology, built to provide amazing HD picture on even the sunniest California day. And no matter where you want to mount your TV – a cabana, covered patio, outdoor fireplace – there are numerous installation options. Outdoor screens are also a fun, larger-than-life way to watch your favorite movies and shows al fresco.
Consider The Brand. A lot of audio/video companies have expanded to include outdoor technology, but not all are created equal. As for sound, Century Stereo offers a few different brands like Bowers & Wilkins, NEAR Outdoor Loudspeakers, Rockoustics, and more that all offer different levels of quality and features for your particular listening application. For your TV, we highly recommend SunBriteTV, which specializes in products built to withstand extreme temperatures, rain, dirt, bugs and scratches. Century Stereo even has one set up in our own “outdoor” system!
We just recently hosted our Ask the Experts: Outdoor Entertainment seminar here at the showroom. Experts Fred Sharp from SunBrite TV and John Bolin from NEAR Outdoor Speakers joined us to debunk some myths about outdoor entertainment and show off some of their latest and greatest gear. If you missed the seminar, there’s still time to come in and learn about how you can upgrade your backyard. Get the most out of your outdoor entertainment with audio and video technology that will last. Stop by and chat with one of our experts about the best products for your outdoor entertainment needs.
Don’t forget to sign up for our next seminar, Ask the Experts: LED Lighting Systems to learn about how to illuminate your home with the newest and smartest technology available!