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Are Outdoor Speakers Really Weatherproof?

An outdoor speaker installation with a speaker mounted against a house.

Get Long-Lasting, Great-Sounding Audio Outdoors

It almost sounds too good to be true—are outdoor speakers really weather-proof? As in, can they stay outside through the hottest St. Louis summers and snowiest winters?

The short answer is yes. Outdoor speakers are specifically designed to withstand the elements and deliver reliable performance, rain or shine. Think of sports stadiums, amusement parks, or restaurants with outdoor patios. Their audio systems can play rain or shine—and with the right equipment, so can yours. Plus, outdoor speakers can double as landscape lighting, like the speaker above!

Let's take a closer look at how outdoor speaker installations are done—and how you can make sure your outdoor speakers last as long as possible in your St. Louis, MO, backyard.

Built for the Outdoors

Unlike indoor audio components, outdoor speakers are constructed with durable materials that can withstand exposure to various weather conditions. They are typically made with weatherproof or marine-grade components, including robust speaker cones, corrosion-resistant hardware, and UV-resistant coatings. These features ensure that the speakers can withstand rain, snow, high humidity, and even extreme temperatures without compromising their performance.

Moreover, outdoor speakers are designed with waterproof or water-resistant enclosures. These enclosures are sealed to prevent moisture from seeping into the internal components, protecting them from damage and minimizing the impact of dust, dirt, and debris, so the speakers continue to deliver optimal sound. 

Maintaining Your Outdoor Speakers

Even though outdoor speakers can endure harsh weather and temperatures, that doesn't mean they're invincible for forever. Regularly cleaning with a soft brush or cloth can prevent debris from accumulating and tampering with the sound. And every so often, check on your outdoor speakers for any sign of damage or wear.

Many audio brands like Paradigm offer water-tight rubber covers for wintertime. Your outdoor AV installer can also help maintain the system so it performs flawlessly each season.

If you're interested in an outdoor speaker installation in the St. Louis area, AV Experts is here to help. Contact our experienced technicians here to get started today! 

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