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Articles tagged with: Outdoor Entertainment

Outdoor Speakers: Know Your Options

Find the Best High-End Audio for Your Iowa Backyard

Outdoor Speakers: Know Your Options

Barbecues, campfires, pool parties, and wine on the porch—it’s all better with an outdoor sound system. Most folks use a Bluetooth portable speaker or an old boom box when they enjoy tunes outside. But there are many drawbacks to that approach. For one, a single speaker can’t spread sound to every end of your backyard. If you’re hosting friends and family, they might not be able to hear music in some areas, while in others, the audio is overpowering.

Another disadvantage is that portable speakers are unreliable and not weatherproof. You need to make sure the speaker is charged or plugged into an external outlet to use it. And if it starts to rain, it’s a mad dash to bring your speakers inside.

That’s not the case with an outdoor speaker system by brands like Paradigm and Rockustics. If you’re new to outdoor audio, there are many options and approaches to weatherproof sound. Explore your choices below to find the best fit for your home in Davenport, IA.

Outdoor Lighting, Entertainment, & Automation Ideas for Your Home

Make the Most of Your Outdoor Spaces in One Press of a Button

Outdoor Lighting, Entertainment, & Automation Ideas for Your Home

Imagine you’re on an evening stroll and spotrestaurant or home lit up with warm, ambient lightYou hear music wafting through the air and laughter while people enjoy drinks or a dip in a pool. I want to be there,” you think as you pass by. 

What if your backyard could feel that wayWith recent advances intechnology, you can take the power of the smart home to easily customize and control your outdoor space’s atmosphere. Outdoor lighting, speakers, screens, and even pools can be controlled from one system. 

To get started, you’ll need weatherproof equipment and an installation that syncs technology to one compatible smart home system. Explore the possibilities for your Des Moines, IA, home below.  

Miss Tailgating? Bring Entertainment Outside with an Outdoor TV

Take the Stadium Experience to Your Backyard

Miss Tailgating? Bring Entertainment Outside with an Outdoor TV

It’s an Iowa State season unlike any other. Tailgating has been banned, and fans are not allowed into the stadium to cheer on the Cyclones. As we wait out the pandemic, many of us yearn for the traditions and community of football games in previous years.

But your fall season doesn’t have to forfeit fun. Imagine watching the game on a large flat screen with a bonfire, drinks, and burgers on the grill. A weatherproof outdoor TV and speakers can bring festivities to your Des Moines, IA backyard all year long, even in winter. Learn how outdoor AV works below!

Outdoor Audio Video Spotlight: Seura's Storm Ultra Bright TV

Here’s What You Need to Know About the Ultimate Outdoor Television

Outdoor Audio Video Spotlight: Seura's Storm Ultra Bright TV

At Reference Audio Video & Security, our team has partnered with some of the best brands to deliver outdoor entertainment solutions to homeowners throughout the Midwest.

One of those brands we are proud to partner with is Seura, the leading manufacturer of dedicated outdoor televisions.

If you are looking to upgrade your Des Moines-area backyard with outdoor audio video this summer, we give our strongest recommendation to Seura’s Storm Ultra Bright series of televisions.

What can you expect from Storm Ultra Bright televisions, and how can you add one to your property’s outdoor living spaces just in time for the summer? Keep reading below to find out.

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