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Outdoor Entertainment Tips to Follow to Optimize Your Setup

Get the Most from Your Outdoor Automation and AV

Outdoor Entertainment Tips to Follow to Optimize Your Setup

Because we live in a warm-weather vacation spot that’s surrounded by beaches, Maui, HI, residents are the envy of much of the continental U.S. One of the most notable perks of warmer weather is getting plenty of sunshine year-round.

It stands to reason that your home should reflect your environment. Savor every island breeze with an outdoor entertainment setup that optimizes your home’s best spaces: your patios, porches and poolside areas. Ready to learn what Control Freaks Hawaii suggests for optimizing your audio and video? Keep reading to learn more! 

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Tip #1: Avoid the “Wall of Sound”

Acoustics take a professional’s touch indoors, but outdoor environments require even more finesse to get sound dispersion right. Competing with outdoor elements like wind, water and people’s sporadic movement makes it harder for everyone in the crowd to hear.

DIY audio often features a “wall of sound,” where a high-volume of audio emits from one central point. Contrary to many outdoor setups you’ve experienced, blasting volume is not the answer. Distribution is key to sound that feels balanced, engaging and full. We’ll distribute weatherproof speakers in key placements that let everyone attending your get-together enjoy a more nuanced and fulfilling sonic experience.

Tip #2: Control Ambient Lighting

Imagine that the game you’ve been anticipating is finally on. You’ve gathered your friends and your snacks. All is well, until the sunlight direction shifts, and you’re unable to see the next play. Did someone just score a touchdown? You can’t tell because you’re distracted by a glare. We will prevent this disappointment by installing a display that can handle outdoor light.


While we’re talking about lighting, manage the illumination that you bring in, too. Control Freaks Hawaii installs outdoor lighting to set the mood for your next BBQ, wine night, game hosting or any other activity. Lutron’s lighting control facilitates color tuning and warm dimming features that you can control from your smartphone or outdoor control panels.

Tip #3: Ensure a Speedy Network

Even if you’ve updated your network recently, the connection that feels fast inside your house doesn’t extend outdoors. A strong home network allows you to think big as you scale your AV equipment. You can even create a man cave or she-shed, a game room or a poolside home theater. We add wireless access points to the most strategic spaces to give your entertainment more leverage.


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