Hi all! First, I will preface this with - not sure how to categorize this!, as its not really a prop Q, and not really a music-specific question either. Rather a general speakers set up..
In the past, I've run with a Jambox (company now obsolete, I think - but essentially a mobile BLUETOOTH speaker box with rechargeable battery) for my October music/sound effects needs outside. The unit it not waterproof per se, but has proven to be durable enough (has been dropped a few times) and easy enough to move/bring inside daily, or move to different areas of the yard. Also it has the ability to produce a big and loud sound given its relative small size.
This year, I want to up my game with the audio. My idea would be two speakers on opposing sides of my yard playing the same signal. To produce a surround-sound effect, sort of. However, I'm lost with what exactly to explore. Here are my thoughts (I'm sort of tech-challenged, but learning):
- Ultimately I'd love TWO Bluetooth-enabled speakers - connected to the same signal that is - that are rechargeable (no power chord needed). but apparently Bluetooth is a single connection signal, which means it'll connect to only one speaker only at a time (unlike a wifi signal), so I can't have two Jambox-type units going at once.
- Wifi-enabled speakers DO allow for multiple speakers connected to the same source to be going at once, but I can't find any power chord-less speakers.
We have Sonos speakers inside for the TV room and they are fantastic - but run on the wifi setup, which means they'd still need to be connected to power as well (This is ultimately not a problem, just more chords out in the yard come October). Sonos also currently doesn't make an "outdoor" speaker and I'd be nervous putting such a pricey product outside and get hit by an unexpected rain shower.
So long story short...... how to you do sound outside in October?? (or other times of the year!)