The key components of a high quality outdoor sound system
At EES Showhire we believe in great value, high quality and personalised service. That means that we’ll only recommend products we think are right for your venue, and will be there every step of the way from site audit through to installation and beyond.
The best outdoor speakers
Clearly, speakers are integral to any sound system. This is one area you don’t want to skimp on quality – you need high fidelity, high quality sound to come from your speakers to set the entire mood of your bar, club, pub or restaurant.
Weatherproof speakers and waterproof equipment are, of course, key to success. Whether you go for a wall mounted, standalone or portable speaker, making sure you can use it in any weather and whenever you need it is vital. For beer gardens, perhaps go for speakers that can be nestled into plant pots or partially buried for a subtle effect. If it’s a smoking area or bar terrace, wall mounted speakers and lights are a great idea.
At EES Showhire we’ve been working on concerts, shows, events and more for years, so we know what makes quality outdoor audio systems. You need reliability and functionality to tailor sound output to the event and surroundings. Sub woofers and bass bins are great for smoking areas and terraces of clubs – keep the atmosphere going for your guests even when they venture outside.
For example, if your venue is surrounded by other businesses or is in a residential area, you need to make sure you’re balancing high quality sound for your guests with a reasonable level for surrounding residents. Cleverly designed, good quality speakers can guarantee you this – get clarity and definition that means your music can be heard across your terrace or garden, without deafening or bothering others nearby.
The best amplifiers for outdoor sound systems
Amplifiers help boost your sound and diffuse it across your outdoor space. Choose a zoned amplifier to play different music indoors and out. Perhaps you’ll have softer tunes indoors to allow easy conversation, and a more upbeat playlist in the beer garden where there’s more space.
You’ll need to consider amplifier placement when designing your sound system. If you need it closer to your outdoor speakers, you’ll need to invest in a waterproof amplifier, or build a dedicated housing for it.
How to choose the best microphones for your outdoor venue
If you’ve decided you want to include microphones in your sound system, the next step is choosing what kind Depending on what they’ll be used for, there are lots of different types to consider. If it’s for a rotating list of performers, having a standard, standalone mic might be the easiest option – the EES Showhire time can suggest the best input type to make sure it’s universal. For regular pub quizmasters, you might consider a wireless microphone for ease and versatility.