When using loudspeakers outdoors, consider the following factors:
1. Weather resistance:
Outdoor speakers must be weatherproof and able to withstand exposure to elements such as rain, wind, snow and extreme temperatures, both hot and cold.
2. Power and watts:
Make sure the speakers have enough power and watts (volume/SPL?
to fill your outdoor space with sound. Tip: It may be useful to measure the area to calculate the number (and type) of outdoor speakers you need.
3. Sound quality:
Choose speakers with good sound quality, including clear and balanced frequency response, to ensure that your outdoor sound experience will be pleasant.
4. Mounting options:
Type of mounting options vary. A flat surface is preferable to e.g. a slope. If the speakers require a stand, they may need to be secured so that they
do not topple over in strong winds or if someone were to trip over them.
5. Wireless Capability:
Renting outdoor speakers, either wireless or battery-powered, can be more convenient because they eliminate messy cables or the need for power outlets. However,
the speakers to rent for outdoor use are normally slightly more expensive. And also... when the battery is dead, they don't work without charging
the battery with new power.
If you plan to move speakers around outdoors, then choose a model that is light in weight and easy to transport. Tip: Sometimes it helps
if you have a wheelbarrow or cart for transporting and moving equipment.
7. Brand Reputation:
Research the reputation of the brands and make sure they have a good track record in the outdoor speaker market. There are both really good brands,
less good and really bad ones to rent/buy. Tip: The bad ones are usually very cheap.