(Originally published on May 11, 2015)
Want to really piss off the neighbors? You’re already a grill master with a superb beer and liquor selection. Now, it’s time to raise the bar on your outdoor speaker situation.No matter what size yard, deck, porch or patio you’re entertaining on, here are some tips to find outdoor speakers to keep the party going well past curfew.
Portable Outdoor Speakers
Not all of us have acres of land and piles of money to invite the entire neighborhood to a massive backyard bonfire. If you plan on entertaining within a small space, we recommend one of our portable outdoor speakers.
The Klipsch Groove® portable speaker can go anywhere. Lasting 8 hours on a single charge, the Groove's rechargeable battery keeps the music going wherever you are. The mobility of these portable outdoor speakers can liven up any warm-weather activity. You’re able to create a soundtrack to your camping trip, fishing excursion or family picnic. If you're sitting poolside, the Groove's splash-resistant IPX4 design and rugged build quality can withstand your cannonballs. And if you’re invited to a backyard bash, they might forgo asking you to buy beer, and instead to bring along your Bluetooth outdoor speaker.
Outdoor Rock Speakers
If you want to create a larger soundstage, but don’t want your speakers to be visible, outdoor rock speakers are the stealth answer. The Klipsch AWR-650-SM has a 6.5" polymer woofer and dual tweeters that produce incredible audio. However, the speaker's camouflaged design won't distract from your prized garden view. It can seamlessly fill any landscape with powerful music, while still being shielded from the elements.
Available in a granite or sandstone finish, this outdoor rock speaker satisfies your summertime urge to rock out (pun intended) without cluttering your property.
Performance All-Weather Outdoor Speakers
If you’re looking for a more permanent solution that can lay down some serious noise for a large listening area all year long—we recommend performance all-weather outdoor speakers (Klipsch CP-6, AW-525, AW-650 and KHO-7).These all-weather outside speakers are designed to withstand the hottest summer days and the coldest winter nights without any performance issues. Likewise, the wall-mountable speakers have rustproof aluminum grilles and hardware, so they're built to weather the storm.
Regardless of what you pick, any of these outdoor speaker models will ramp your next party up to the next level.