Summertime Means Outdoor Audio & Video! Three Things to Keep in Mind.

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Summertime Means Outdoor Audio & Video! Three Things to Keep in Mind.

With summer approaching here in Chicagoland, you might be thinking about upgrading your home’s outdoor living spaces. But how can you ensure you will receive the best-quality sound, and the best screen image in your backyard? The answer is simple, call up our team of outdoor entertainment experts at EOC Audio for a custom outdoor audio/video plan and installation.

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EOC Audio are believers in the educated consumer, we want you to be up-to-date on the best outdoor entertainment products and tips available to you. Lets explore three simple outdoor audio video facts you should know as you plan your outdoor entertainment setup at your Chicagoland home.

1) TVS DESIGNED FOR FULL-SUNLIGHT                        

It’s essential that you feature technology designed specifically for the outdoors. We've seen plenty of people use indoor televisions to disastrous effects, and we want to ensure all your devices are safe and fully functional. Usually sunlight (or even powerful indoor lighting) overpowers the screens output, making your image washy, making it difficult to really enjoy what you are watching. Sunlight is always a consideration when we layout an outdoor audio/video plan, but you might not know, that you can feature a TV in direct sunlight without worry of it negatively affecting image quality.

Outdoor TVs from EOC Audio feature air tight seals, protecting the screen from the elements (ALL elements, including rain, insects, hail and more), but they also are designed to withstand extremely hot temperatures (high temps that haven't been seen in Illinois, not by a long shot).

This makes them the perfect addition to your open deck or patio, or even near your pool. Anti-reflective and anti-glare technology, combined with adaptive picture technology that automatically adjusts brightness and contrast to shifting outdoor lighting conditions, ensure that you always will clearly be able to watch the action, with no adjustments made on your end. These TV's used to be bulky, with sub par image quality. EOC Audio offers sharp, slimline, Ultra HD / 4K TV's to make for a premium viewing experience outdoors. 

2) EVENLY DISTRIBUTED SOUND FIELDS

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Sound naturally dissipates much quicker outdoors compared to indoor environments, this shouldn't be a surprise considering a soft ground absorbs the sound waves, the open sky and lack of walls means no containment of the audio. Because of the sound waves dissipating, you need to make sure your outdoor speaker system properly covers all areas of your backyard. Sure, a single speaker cranked up all the way can make noise for an entire neighborhood, but what you are trying to do is evenly distribute audio throughout the area, and create an "audio atmosphere".

With multiple speakers, expertly placed and measured, EOC Audio ensures that everyone in your yard will be able to listen to music in a variety of ways. Subtle ambient music for quiet lounging, OR a louder, fuller sound to elevate your next house party into something special.

Permanent outdoor speakers come in many shapes or sizes, our partners at Sonance, one of the leading speaker manufacturers, craft speakers in the form of mariners, rocks, and satellites. There are omnidirectional speakers that doubles as planters, unseen subwoofers built for underground installation, a variety of ways to create this atmosphere. 

When building your outdoor audio video system, you should focus on delivering the best entertainment experience possible for all your guests. An evenly distributed speaker arrangement can make this happen.

3) CONTROL

EOC Audio makes control simplicity a priority. Did you know that you can add your outdoor audio video components to your home’s existing control system? If you have an existing ElanG system, EOC Audio's team of experts can integrate your outdoor entertainment devices with your existing setup, so you can manage every aspect of your outdoor A/V technology, as you would the rest of your house. Adjust volume, EQ, and media sources. Select the music you want to play, from a stored playlist or stream from Spotify, Apple Music, or whatever streaming service you choose.

Your control interface may even double as a remote for your Outdoor TV. As you sit in the peace of your own backyard, open the app on your smartphone, select the TV you want to control, change the channel and volume, its really that easy. 

Our team at EOC Audio is assist you in your next outdoor audio video project – no matter where you live in the Chicago area. Contact us now by either calling us at 630-386-6266 or by filling out the form below.

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