High-End Outdoor Sound System Installation in MD

How to Protect Your Outdoor Electronics

By | Coastal Source, Sound Systems |

Every year more and more people are discovering the allure of outdoor home entertainment. After all, who wouldn’t love to be able to watch Sunday football with a warm summer breeze on their face or invite over a few friends to marathon your favorite Netflix show on the back patio?

Unfortunately, an outdoor home theater does come with a few extra risks than setting up in the basement. To ensure you can enjoy the outdoor entertainment experience for years to come, it’s important to enact a few special safety measures to keep your equipment secure and in good working condition.

Buy technology specifically designed for outdoor use.

Setting up a regular old TV and sound system on the back deck isn’t going to cut it if you want a high-quality, long-lasting outdoor home theater. You need equipment built with features and materials intended to protect it from environmental elements. Outdoor electronics are specially designed to withstand potential weather damage, acclimate to more extreme temperatures, and resist moisture.

Run your wiring underground.

The safest and most efficient way to power your outdoor entertainment equipment is to lay out your wires underground. They’ll be far less vulnerable to damage from weather, pests, animals, and humans this way. Your cabling should also be protected with conduit, especially if you end up being unable to run it underground.

Don’t forget to protect your equipment from thieves and vandals too.

Mother nature isn’t the only threat to your outdoor electronics—high-end outdoor entertainment equipment can be tempting to criminals in your neighborhood too. If you’re going to spend the money on an outdoor home theater, you should also invest in video surveillance (if you’re not already set up with a system) and position a camera to give you a good view of your equipment. If possible, try to have some of your equipment designed to blend in with your landscaping as well, to make it less noticeable.

For homeowners in Maryland and Washington D.C. looking for the perfect setup for their backyard home theater, Shore Home Solutions has the technology you need! The high-end outdoor sound systems and lighting solutions we offer from Coastal Source—along with our expert installation services—will take your outdoor entertainment experience to the next level.

Contact our team today to schedule your free in-home consultation and system demo!

Benefits of a High-End Outdoor Sound System

Benefits of a High-End Outdoor Sound System

By | Custom Home Entertainment, Sound Systems |

Are you thinking about installing an outdoor sound system in your backyard? You could go out and invest in a couple of relatively cheap rock speakers that will play music. But if you want to wow your guests when they visit and ensure that everyone can hear every single note that comes out of your speakers, you should really consider purchasing a high-end outdoor sound system from a company like Coastal Source. You will definitely be able to tell the difference when you go with a high-end system versus some of the cheaper options that are out there.

One of the biggest challenges you’ll face when installing an outdoor sound system is filling the space with music when you turn the system on.

Low-end speakers will do a poor job of sending sound out, and often times, you will find that it’s difficult to hear music when you’re using speakers that don’t offer directional sound. But when you have a high-end speaker system installed, this won’t be a problem. The speakers within the system can be situated to provide you with a much better experience.

Another benefit of going with a complete high-end sound system as opposed to just one or two speakers is that you will enjoy improved sound quality thanks to the different elements within the system.

Outside of the speakers that will be strategically placed to provide you with enough sound, a high-end sound system will also include amplifiers as well as subwoofers that will deliver the right amount of bass. If you plan on throwing a lot of parties in your outdoor area, you will find that this will be a great feature. When you have a high-end sound system with a bunch of different speakers, amplifiers, and subwoofers working together, everything will sound just right.

Once your turn your high-end sound system on for the first time and hear it, you will wonder why you didn’t opt to install it much sooner.

Shore Home Solutions specializes in providing people with the outdoor sound systems they desire, and we can speak with you at length about how installing one will benefit you moving forward. You will enjoy your sound system for many years to come when you ask us to install it. Call us at 410-878-2448 today to learn more about the high-end sound systems we can add to your outdoor space!

Dolby Atmos vs. 7.2 Channel Systems

Dolby Atmos vs. 7.2 Channel Systems

By | Residential Solutions, Sound Systems, Surround Sound |

A great surround sound system can go a long way in enhancing your home’s entertainment capabilities. With many different options to choose from, Dolby remains a high quality choice. Their Atmos system has a lot to offer, but how does it compare to the 7.2 channel systems?

Atmos

The Dolby Atmos system offers a superior and highly realistic sound experience. With the old channels, sound can only be heard from predetermined locations defined by the speaker setup, not how you would hear it in real life. But the Atmos system functions independently of channels, existing as individual entities called audio objects. This is a cinematic audio format which will fill the room unlike any other system.

7.2 Channel System

Because the Atmos is such an advanced system, you will need to upgrade your software, receivers, and speakers. Height speakers especially are important for creating the right sound. Also, some home theater equipment doesn’t support the Atmos system, and springing for equipment that does could be a big hit to your wallet. Overall, you need a lot of space both in your entertainment room and your budget to maximize the benefits of using the Atmos. The 7.2 channel system will have more compatible equipment for less money, but it won’t have the same cinematic sound quality.

If you’re looking for a custom and budget-friendly home entertainment option, Shore Home Solutions can help! We sell, service, and install a wide range of products that are sure to fit your needs. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation!