Thanks to homeowners like these, Chris Saad of Audio Concepts ( 870 Commonwealth Ave., 617-734-1800 617-734-1800 ) has seen a 15 percent increase in requests over the past year for outdoor sound systems. For one recent client, who wanted to outfit a 1,000-square-foot pool house, he installed a 55-inch wall-mounted flat-screen television, landscape speakers throughout the pool area, and a waterproof Wi-Fi system. Clients are also embracing high-end, off-the-shelf sound systems, like the Sonarray by Sonance SR1 System. “It features a below-ground subwoofer and eight satellite speakers placed around the perimeter of a backyard,” says Saad. “Because they are completely hidden under foliage, you hear the music without seeing ugly speakers.”

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