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Outdoor Entertainment Speakers: DIY VS. Professional Setup

Know the Pros and Cons Before You Decide

Outdoor Entertainment Speakers: DIY VS. Professional Setup

While the cold winter weather may be keeping you from enjoying your Chesapeake, VA area backyard, now is the best time to make upgrades so that you can fully enjoy your backyard when warmer days arrive. At WSC Home Audio Video, we think speakers made for the outdoors take your outdoor entertainment to the next level.

Our personal recommendations are outdoor speakers from Origin Acoustics and Triad because they’re designed to withstand the outdoor elements while giving you the best audio quality possible. Once you’ve picked speakers that meet your needs and personal preferences, it’s time to decide whether your outdoor entertainment setup will be your next DIY project, or you’ll partner with a professional. Keep reading to find out the pros and cons of both.

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DIY Setup

DIY projects have been popular among homeowners for a while but have boosted in popularity over the last year. There are a lot of benefits and downsides when it comes to turning your outdoor speakers setup into a DIY. 

On the positive side, there’s the potential to save money when you install your speakers by yourself and the satisfaction of a job well done at the end of the day. However, unless you’re an expert in outdoor entertainment setups and smart home technology, you’ll have to do a lot of research. It will take you longer to figure out what equipment you need, how to install everything, and how each piece of technology works together. In fact, some premier outdoor speaker solutions are only available through professional installers. 

When you find yourself facing technical difficulties or unsure of how to operate your speakers, you’ll have to contact the manufacturer’s customer service. Plus, there’s always the chance you could install something improperly and spend more time and money trying to get your system working. 

Professional Setup

While you may be wary of partnering with a professional for your outdoor entertainment installation because of the cost, it’s an option that comes with many benefits.

A professional has years of expert knowledge and experience under their belt that you would miss out on by installing your system by yourself. They know which equipment to recommend for your needs and personal preferences, and they know how to integrate your speakers with your whole-home audio system. 

Working with a professional is the only way to guarantee you experience a proper installation the first time around. They work with high-end products like Origin Acoustics and Triad speakers. They’ll know the proper placement for maximum coverage, will walk you through how to enjoy your outdoor sound system, and even integrate it with the rest of your smart home technology. 

When you find yourself experiencing the unavoidable technical hiccup down the road, you can call your professional installer directly for help instead of troubleshooting on your own or being on hold with customer service. 


Are you ready to bring the power of outdoor speakers like Origin Acoustics and Triad to your outdoor entertainment area? WSC Home Audio Video can help. Reach out by giving us a call, filling out our online contact form, or chatting with an expert below to schedule a no-obligation consultation. We look forward to serving you!

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