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4 Kinds of Outdoor Speakers

4 Kinds of Outdoor Speakers

As the chill of winter slowly fades, it is a great time to start preparing for the inevitable desire to get back outdoors. If your backyard could use an upgrade you might consider adding speakers to help get the party going. Whether you are entertaining around a pool, enjoying the game with your friends, or just preparing a meal on the grill, music can improve the experience. Music played on high-quality speakers - correctly placed – can elevate the experience even more. 

Whatever size or shape your outdoor space, we have a perfect solution that will make you want to permanently retire your Bluetooth speaker or headphones, just read on to learn about four of our favorites.

Bollard Speakers

Bollard speakers are an ideal choice for many outdoor audio systems. These speakers boast a sleek design that can be easily hidden within a landscape yet look great when installed out in the open.  They are modern, stylish, and built to withstand outdoor conditions, making them suitable for year-round use. They can be designed to project sound in one direction (like away from the neighbors) or in a 360º arc, making them an incredibly flexible outdoor speaker option.

Above: Origin Acoustics Bollard Landscape Speaker installed by BRAVAS DFW

Satellite Speakers

Easily hidden while allowing even coverage over large spaces, these speakers can be discretely placed around a garden to create an even spread of sound. When arranged correctly, they can create an immersive audio experience no matter where you are standing in the yard. Add in a burial subwoofer, like the options offered in the Sonance SLS and Sonance Garden Series, and you have a full sound from a tiny footprint.

Above: Sonance Satellite Speaker installed by BRAVAS Minneapolis

Wedge Speakers

James Loudspeaker created their Wedge speakers when they realized that mounting speakers to your home might still be necessary, but it didn’t have to look terrible.  Available in various sizes and performance levels, these wedge speakers are customizable in both size and color to meet the aesthetic of any space. When tucked away into the eaves of a soffit or roofline, the speaker will provide beautiful sound without drawing attention to an unattractive outdoor speaker.

Above: James Loudspeaker Custom Wedge Speaker.  Image provided by James Loudspeaker.


A subwoofer is essential to any sound system, and an outdoor audio system is no different. BRAVAS has access to an array of incredible subwoofer options, some with creative camouflaging. You can choose from all-weather speakers concealed in planters for your patio or even underground subwoofers to hide away in your garden. By adding a subwoofer you introduce the full-range sound that you might only expect indoors to your yard.

Above: James Loudspeaker 8” Omnidirectional Subwoofer/Planter.  Image provided by James Loudspeaker.


Whether you have several acres or a small terrace, BRAVAS can help you find the right solution for any outdoor space. Reach out and let us help make your outdoor audio rock as hard as you do!


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