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If you're eager to savor your favorite music or TV series as the weather warms up, there's no need to be confined indoors. ListenUp offers numerous solutions to bring your entertainment outdoors this season. With the latest all-weather TVs and speakers available, you can transform your deck, patio, gazebo, or pool house into an entertainment paradise. Enhance the experience with motorized shades from Screen Innovations, some of which are even equipped with zipping, bug-resistant side panels, practical and stunning automated lighting control, outdoor Wi-Fi, and more. With summer around the corner it’s the perfect moment to start exploring these exciting possibilities, so take a look at some options below.

Weather-proof Outdoor TVs

Outdoor TVs are specifically designed to withstand the bright sunlight and reduce reflections (although they should be positioned in shaded spots). They are equipped with significantly higher nits, a unit that measures brightness. By using wireless cable or satellite boxes, you can enjoy all the programming options from your indoor system. Here are a few outdoor TVs that come highly recommended:

The Terrace by Samsung
Experience all your favorite TV shows, movies, and sports outdoors with Samsung's The Terrace LST7T Class 4K Smart Outdoor QLED TV. This TV is available in 55, 65, and 75-inch screen sizes and is equipped with high brightness output and advanced anti-reflection technology to enhance visibility in daylight. Tailored for areas with partial sunlight or full shade, it supports advanced HDR10 & HDR10+ 4K UHD video for exceptional picture quality. Additionally, its IP55-rated weather-resistant design safeguards internal components from various weather conditions and temperatures ranging from -22 to 122°F.

If your ideal TV display location is in some sunlight, you can check out the new 2024 The Terrace LST7 Partial Sun Neo QLED 4K TV. It’s currently only available in 85”, but provides gorgeous picture quality and durability for outdoor entertaining. The Terrace Partial Sun impresses with its durable design, vibrant picture quality, and seamless integration with all of the popular streaming services and voice assistants.

Séura Shade Series 2™
The Séura Shade Series 2™ Outdoor TV offers a sleek design, the brightest screen in its class, 4K UHD and HDR picture quality, a 50W outdoor soundbar (included), and a 2-year warranty. This outdoor TV is an ideal choice for shaded outdoor spaces, being fully weatherproof and built to endure harsh outdoor conditions and extreme temperatures. Available in screen sizes of 43, 55, 65, and 75 inches, with the option of covers or without. If you're interested in learning more about the Seura Shade Series, call, chat or reach out to your local ListenUp showroom.

Best Outdoor Speakers of 2024

When paired with an outdoor TV or on their own, wired all-weather speakers offer enhanced sound quality with larger drivers compared to portable Bluetooth speakers. They can seamlessly integrate into your entire home sound system for easy control. Explore some of our top picks below:

Bowers & Wilkins AM-1
The Bowers & Wilkins AM-1 Architectural Monitor is a versatile, long-lasting, and excellent-sounding speaker that provides a distinctive blend of premium sound quality and exceptional adaptability. Its weather-resistance makes it ideal for outdoor use by the pool or in any outdoor setting throughout the year. With its slim wall bracket, smart one-plug mounting system, and 220-degree rotation capability, this speaker can bring your music to any desired location, whether indoors or outdoors.

Definitive Technology All-Weather
Definitive Technology AW5500 and AW6500 models are widely lauded as two of the best outdoor speakers ever. With a fully sealed design, they bring indoor speaker quality outside, and their rugged PolyStone™ enclosures protect the delicate electronics inside and ensure a great performance no matter what the weather’s doing. A low bass radiator works with the active drivers to double the bass output.

Polk Atrium® Series
Polk All-Weather Certification ensures that Atrium Speakers can withstand severe weather conditions, including extreme temperatures and heavy rains, without any problems. Featuring aluminum grilles, brackets, and stainless steel and brass hardware, all Atrium line speakers are rust-resistant. The compact Atrium 4 Outdoor Loudspeaker is ideal for easy mounting near the pool, deck, or patio. For a richer sound experience, the slightly larger Atrium 5 includes a 5-inch long-throw mid/bass driver. The Atrium 8 SDI is equipped with a 6.5-inch woofer, a single/dual input switch, and a dual tweeter array, offering versatility as a high-performance stereo loudspeaker or part of a stereo pair.

KEF Ventura Outdoor Speakers
KEF’s Ventura 5 & Ventura 6 outdoor speakers models showcase exceptional craftsmanship and resilience, seamlessly fitting into any outdoor environment while providing unparalleled audio excellence. Offering clear highs and deep lows, the Ventura 5s deliver a vibrant, immersive sound quality that enhances outdoor entertainment experiences. KEF’s Ventura 5 offers a bass boost, and a little stronger lower midrange frequency with its larger 6.5” poly cone woofer. Boasting IP65 certification and salt spray testing, the Venture 5 and Ventura 6 both withstand various elements, guaranteeing long-lasting performance even in severe weather conditions.

Revel In-Ground and Traditional
The Revel M55XC Extreme Climate outdoor loudspeaker, a 2-way, 5.25-inch model, offers high-quality sound suitable for challenging environments like hot, cold, damp, humid, or wet conditions. It is resistant to corrosion from saltwater, making it perfect for marine applications such as docks or beachfront properties. The InvisiBall® mounting system allows flexible positioning, and the stainless steel speaker terminals with weather-protection cover ensure durability.

For a versatile outdoor option, the Revel L41XC compact satellite speaker features a sliding collar for wall mounting, while a ground spike is included for placement in garden beds, around pools, or other outdoor areas. With a 3/4-inch aluminum dome tweeter for detailed sound and a 4-inch aluminum cone woofer for robust bass, it offers a balanced audio experience.

The Revel L42XC bollard speaker combines high-quality audio with safety features, including an integrated LED 360° downlight with independent control. To enhance your outdoor system, consider the Revel L12XC direct burial subwoofer. Designed for stealth, it features a 12-inch underground enclosure with a transformer disguised as a garden rock for seamless integration into any landscape setting.

Monitor Audio Climate Series
The Monitor Audio Climate Series speakers come with IP55-rated, robust sealed high-density polypropylene enclosures and aluminum grilles to prevent rust. To enhance low-frequency impact, an ABR (Auxiliary Bass Radiator) is included. Enjoy complete installation flexibility with a 175º rotational bracket.

The Climate 50 model includes a 5-inch C-CAM bass driver and a 1-inch C-CAM Gold Dome tweeter, while the Climate 60 model steps up with a 6.5-inch bass driver. For a sound comparable to an indoor system, the Climate 80 model features an 8-inch bass driver.

Portable Speakers for Adventures and Home

If you’re looking for the easiest method of getting outdoor sound or you want a way to access your tunes when you’re staying away from home, a Bluetooth speaker is the way to go.

Sonos Roam
The Sonos Roam is a portable smart speaker designed for outdoor use, offering powerful sound both at home and on the go. It seamlessly connects to your Wi-Fi network at home and pairs with your device through Bluetooth when you're out, making it easy for you to enjoy your music without any hassle. Featuring shock-absorbent materials and an IP67 dust and water resistance rating, the Roam is built to withstand various weather conditions and terrains, making it perfect for your next adventure.

Sonos Move 2
If size isn't a concern, then the Sonos Move 2 should be your go-to portable speaker. The Move 2 offers wireless connectivity via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, making it perfect for any event. Its 24-hour battery life is hard to be topped, and it's double tweeter creates a higher-fidelity stereo soundstage with crisp vocals and intricate audio detail.

Klipsch's Portable Speakers
Klipsch offers a few portable Bluetooth speakers in a wide range of sizes and budgets so you can find the perfect option to fit your needs. Austin is the smallest, but offers a mini full-range driver and dual passive radiators with up to 12 hours of battery life, for only $99. Nashville is the step-up speaker, delivering an immersive 360° audio experience with rich, deep bass and clear vocals. It's long-lasting battery life of up to 24 hours will keep the music going as long as you need. For powerful sound and a durable design, Klipsch's Detroit will be your best bet. For $299, Detroit's 20 hour battery and customizable sound settings will deliver a premium listening experience wherever you go. Using the Klipsch Connect Plus app, you can enjoy Broadcast Mode and sync up to 10+ speakers at once, for powerful sound worth filling the biggest events.

JBL's Waterproof Bluetooth Speakers
JBL's waterproof Bluetooth speakers have a durable design and long-lasting battery life. With powerful, portable speaker that delivers massive sound and super deep bass, the JBL Boombox 3 can take the party anywhere. The Boombox 3 is built for durability with a sturdy design and silicone grip. With over 24 hours of battery life, it's perfect for all-day gatherings or outdoor adventures.

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