||Open Air Ambience
Whether you have
a backyard, a deck or even a balcony, there's nothing like
your outdoor room for good food, good music and a good time. Bose
and Weber have a few simple strategies for making the most of your
outdoor listening and entertaining.
More tips for entertaining outdoors:
Outdoor cooking is the source of awesome
aromas, great gatherings and a lifetime of memories. Start up the
grill and savor the many memorable moments.
Place the grill where smoke and cooking odors won't blow into
seating areas, but close enough so the chef isn't left out
of the action.
Group tables, benches and chairs in areas for conversation, dining
and relaxing—as well as getting the most from your music.
Build benches along deck railings to add seating without sacrificing
Combine candles of various heights and shapes to cast a flattering
glow on food and guests. Use Japanese-style stone lanterns to set
a garden flickering with soft shadows. String inexpensive white
Christmas lights along deck railings or across the tops of arbors
Warm things up with chimineas—Mexican-style outdoor fireplaces—in
terracotta, cast-iron or steel. Place citronella candles and oil-fired
torches around the perimeter of the party, where the scent won't
Use fountains to hush street noises and create the feeling of an
Experiment with faux painting on walls or concrete floors.
Create secret spaces—a swinging bench behind a trellis, for
instance—where you and your guests can steal a quiet moment.
Start with the music
Music sets the tone for any outdoor occasion. Fortunately,
the days of balancing speakers or a boom box on the deck railing
are over. Outdoor speakers are now engineered to deliver outstanding
sound throughout your outdoor listening area, and stand up to extreme
There are more options than ever before,
so it's wise to do some thinking about what you want from
outdoor speakers. A good first step is to consider where you'd
like do your listening. Around the dining table, near the grill,
poolside or while cruising the lake?
Next, think about how to integrate sound
into these areas. If you have exterior walls by the patio, speakers
could be mounted on them. Or, further out in the garden or around
the pool you could hide speakers in flower beds or among shrubs.
And if you enjoy listening to music while on the water, consider
installing speakers in your boat.
Our premium option for mounting on walls
or outdoor structures are the
Bose® 251® outdoor speakers.
Their sleek elegance and reliable performance will also be appreciated.
In tighter spaces, like in a greenhouse
or potting shed, or on a boat, our popular 151®
outdoor speakers are ideal for wall-mounting.
Bose 131® marine speakers, designed specifically for boats,
are great if you'd prefer flush-mounted, in-wall speakers
where you can't, or would rather not, use wall-mounted speakers,
our brand new premium
Free Space® 51 in-ground or on-ground speakers offer both
quality sound and flexibility. Place these versatile speakers by
the pool, on the deck, or tuck them into the garden. Their free-standing
design blends in with the foliage while they disperse sound in a
wide, 360 degree pattern.
Bose outdoor speakers are all engineered
to withstand the toughest elements—snow, rain, extreme temperatures,
even salt and fog— so you can leave them outdoors all year
long. And their performance is backed by a five-year limited warranty.
speaker pairs can be used on their own, or in combination with each
other, to deliver broad sound coverage.
And if you own, or are considering
owning a Bose Lifestyle® system, these speakers can bring its
performance outdoors. With the Lifestyle® SA-1 stereo amplifier,
outdoor expansion kit, and your Lifestyle® remote, you can control
your system while enjoying the fresh air.
Now, make your selection
When it comes to selecting your music, consider the type of event
you are hosting—and what you like, of course. Stick to smooth,
subtle melodies, whatever the genre, for more formal soirees. For
informal get-togethers, consider boosting the energy with Latin
jazz, Cajun zydeco or whatever popular music lights up the night
for you and your friends.
Once you've enriched your outdoor
room with music that you love, it's time to enjoy. Invite
your family, call your friends.