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About Wireless Outdoor Speakers

Wireless outdoor speakers may sound convenient, and at $50-$150 per speaker they are priced affordably, but there are some considerations to take into mind before purchasing wireless speakers for your yard.

Just like with cell phones, wireless speakers are susceptible to interference. If you live in an area with lots of other wireless frequencies hogging the airwaves, you may have trouble getting a good signal. On the other hand, if you live in a less urban area, you might not experience any trouble at all.

Though wireless technology is always improving, wireless outdoor speakers today just don't have the sound quality you can get with wired systems. Whether or not you will be happy with the sound depends on how good your ear is and how discerning a listener you are.

Power is a consideration as well. The amplifiers sending signals to the wireless speakers, since they aren't running off power cords, need batteries. Most come with rechargeable batteries, but they don't last very long. Expect to have to recharge them every few hours.

Despite these caveats, wireless outdoor speakers are quite convenient and may be just the thing if you are looking for a simple way to bring music to your swimming pool or backyard.

900 MHz Wireless Outdoor Speakers


Source: March/April 2005 issue of Smart HomeOwner

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