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Outdoor Speakers

Picnic – take along the new Revolve speaker from Bose

Bose’s new Revolve Bluetooth speakers look great and play sound in every direction.

Little speaker. Big goosebumps.

Meet SoundLink Revolve, one of Bose best performing portable Bluetooth speakers yet. It delivers true 360° sound for consistent, uniform coverage. Place it in the center of the room and everyone gets the same experience. Or set it near a wall and sound will radiate and reflect around the room, immersing you. Taking it outdoors? Great, it’s meant to go where you go.

Bose launched this speaker with two variations, the Resolve is 6 inches tall with a 12 hour battery life and the Resolve + is just over 7 inches tall with a larger diameter and a 16 hour battery life and plays louder as well as longer. Two speakers can be joined together for a wider stereo soundstage.

Resolve is water resistant (IPX4) so will keep going through a little rain. Don’t have your phone handy? Don’t worry. You can still make dinner reservations or send a text message. Just press and hold the multi-function button to access the voice input for Siri and Google Now™ right from the speaker. Problem solved.

For a limited time, Bose are offering a bundle of the SoundLink Revolve speaker with the Amazon Echo Dot with Alexa. Playing music is easier than ever with voice access to streaming services like Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio and TuneIn. And everything else that Alexa can do  played back in surprisingly full sound.

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The Great Outdoors Deserves Great Music Quality

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You know what my Labor Day Weekend party needs, you’re probably asking yourself. Great music! Music piped in all over the property from great speakers!

Here’s the problem. Most people don’t want to mount speakers to their house, but you can’t really think of any other place to hang them. There’s a much better solution. Let me recommend TIC In-Ground Speakers for the great outdoors and here’s why:

Sound Quality
Of course, the most important thing to consider when you’re speaker shopping is what kind of sound quality you’ll get from your selection. The TIC GS-3 150-Watt Outdoor In-Ground Speaker has true 360-degree omnidirectional sound. This means that you’re able to place the speaker virtually anywhere in your yard and still get great sound all over your yard. Your favorite tunes seem to flow into your party’s atmosphere from nowhere. In truth, your omnidirectional speaker is the source of the music, hidden somewhere in your shrubs or flowers. The deep green color of the TIC GS-3 makes it almost invisible in the foliage while producing a perfectly clear sound that can be heard above all the distracting outdoor noise. Your Labor Day party guests will love that!

Because sound isn’t true to original without great bass, you also need a speaker with an ample sized woofer and a decent tweeter. The TIC GS-3 150-Watt Outdoor In-Ground Speaker has a full eight-inch woofer and a two-inch aluminum cone tweeter, which is more than ample to give you the sound quality you really want.

Equally important is the frequency response range because this determines how high and low the pitch of the sound can go. Many speakers start at about 50Hz and go up to 15,000 or 20,000Hz. These speakers have an amazing range of 38Hz to 22,000Hz. The high number may not be so impressive since the human ear does not hear much above 20,000Hz, but the low range of 38Hz helps play a deeper and clearer bass.

Speaker Efficiency
The next question you’ve got to ask yourself is, will theses speakers be strong enough to provide a great outdoor sound.

Despite its name, the TIC GS-3 150-Watt Outdoor In-Ground Speaker has a full range 200 watts sound, with a total RMS power output of 75 watts. The sensitivity of the speakers is basically it’s ability to transform power into sound and determines how efficiently it will run. Anything over 87db is considered efficient. This speaker has a sensitivity of 89db, making it the perfect outdoor speaker.

Overall Product Design
So as I said, the TIC GS-3 150-Watt Outdoor In-Ground Speaker has a shrub green finish that fits in perfectly with trees and greenery. You will barely notice them in your yard in among the shrubbery. They’re a little over a foot high and wide and weigh 10-pounds each, making it secure in the ground with an impact-resistant ABS cabinet. They also have a double insulated cable that adds extra protection to the speakers.

These speakers are built for the outdoors and are weather resistant. The TIC GS-3 150-Watt Outdoor In-Ground Speaker is built to withstand very high and low temperatures, rain, ice, and snow. Renowned for their rugged design and ability to withstand extreme weather, TIC supplies many of the nation’s amusement parks who use this exact speaker to play music in their parks. Big entertainment companies like this only invest in well-made products because the expense of having to replace all the speakers in their parks would quickly become a liability they can’t afford.

Guaranteed
Finally, TIC offers a one-year warranty with the purchase of their in-ground outdoor speakers. My customers become life-long friends, so I’m always happy when a company offers at least a one-year warranty for products I recommend to them. TIC is a company we can trust because they always stand behind their product.

The TIC GS-3 is my favorite outdoor speaker, but my wife prefers the TIC “rock speakers” because “they’re pretty.” Regardless of your individual taste or style, I believe the TIC in-ground outdoor speaker range will fit all your outdoor speaker requirements and provide great sound for all your outdoor activities.

Call me and I’ll be happy to show your the TIC line.      Howie Foreman – Connections Plus AV

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