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Pacific Audio & Communications Hires Pono Nauka as General Manager of Oahu Operations.

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Honolulu, HI. – Sept 29, 2020 – Pacific Audio & Communications Hawaii, has hired Pono Nauka as General Manager of Oahu Operations.

Pono brings with him more than 20 years of experience in the custom electronics integration field. He has worked with both commercial, residential contractors and clients. Pono holds numerous certifications from CEDIA, Crestron, Control4, Lutron, HAA, and ISF to name a few.

In his role prior to joining Pacific Audio & Communications Hawaii, Pono has spent time in all aspects of the industry including; sales, operations, programming, engineering, documentation, and installation.  Philip Mulligan, CEO Pacific Audio & Communications Hawaii, said “We’re extremely excited to have Pono back on the team. His depth of experience, knowledge and management capabilities will complement our growing business in Hawaii.”

More information about Pono Nauka is available at the company’s About Us page.

For more information, contact Pat Mulligan at (808)-870-1615. Pacific Audio & Communications Hawaii. 

3 Summer Activities Made Better with Outdoor Audio


Have More Fun This Summer with a Home Outdoor Audio System






The warm, spectacular weather of the Hawaiian summer is the ideal environment for outdoor fun in your yard, from hanging by the pool to backyard barbecues. It’s even warm enough at night that you can enjoy many of those same activities without worrying about being uncomfortable.






But what if there was a way to get even more enjoyment from your favorite backyard activities? It’s easy with an outdoor audio system for your Kailua Kona, HI, home. Music makes almost everything better by helping to set the mood and keep you and your guests entertained. So why not bring your favorite tunes outside? Here are three summer activities that are improved with outdoor audio.








SEE ALSO:What Kind of Speakers Work for Your Outdoor Sound System?




POOL TIME






We have gorgeous beaches in Hawaii, but sometimes you want to avoid the crowds and the hassle, which makes your backyard pool an attractive option. The next time you, your family or your friends are hanging out poolside, create ambiance and keep everyone’s energy levels high by adding music to the mix.






If you want to relax or you’ve just finished swimming some laps, you can put on some light classical music or other mellow favorites and drift off as you enjoy the warm breeze. If you’re looking for something more upbeat or you have guests over for a party, get people moving with some rock ‘n’ roll or hip-hop classics.

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What Kind of Speakers Work for Your Outdoor Sound System?

Find the Components that Work for You

 
If you’re a fan of music, you know there’s nothing better than the sound of a resonant, high-performance speaker in your Honolulu home.

But during the summer, you don’t want to stay cooped up inside, letting the sunshine go to waste.

The perfect solution is an outdoor sound system. You can enjoy your favorite tunes while basking in the warm air – without missing a beat.

Obviously, the components for an outdoor system aren’t going to be the same in an indoor system. In this blog, we’ll explore some of the differences between indoor and outdoor speakers.

Just keep reading for more.



 
See Also: Get Ready for Summer with an Outdoor Sound System
 

Bullet Speakers

In an indoor system, speakers are usually configured in pairs. A two-channel system is the perfect way to listen to music staged as if it were performed live.

But outside, there are other considerations: Ambient sound and lack of reflecting surfaces means you can’t count on the environment to help you out. And wood would likely rot when left too long in the elements.

Instead, bullet speakers are made from durable materials like brass or plastic. Their cabinets are long and slim, and they point in the direction you want to listen. Plus, they’re usually configured with four or more units throughout your yard, facing in toward the listening zone, so you can listen at a comfortable volume without disturbing the neighbors.

 

360-Degree Speakers

On the other hand, there are also semi-buried 360-degree posts. These components play loud and reach every corner of your space.

Most common in commercial applications, these are large units that are designed to draw attention. However, some manufacturers disguise them as elegant art pieces or as art of the stonework layout, so you can get the most out of the sound without looking at clunky components.

 

Wall-Mounted Speakers

Wall-mounted speakers are perfect for a deck or patio space. As the name implies, they hang off a wall and offer great sound for movies and music around a sitting space.

They typically offer bigger cabinets than bullet speakers. Otherwise, they look very similar to indoor bookshelf units.

 

Underground Sub

Perhaps the single most important speaker you can find is an underground subwoofer. Subs help deep bass notes resonate, giving your music a much higher impact.

Of course, on the island, you probably aren’t going to bury anything too deeply. In those cases, the sub can be placed below your deck to hide it.

If that’s not an option, you can select a semi-buried style that will help protect the device but won’t completely cover it. The above-ground part is designed to be aesthetically pleasing, so you won’t have to worry about it disrupting your landscaping.

 
Want to learn more about what you can get out of your outdoor sound system? Just click here for more info!

 

Get Ready for Summer with an Outdoor Sound System

Get Ready for Summer with an Outdoor Sound System

Hi-Fi Audio is the Key to Outdoor Entertainment

Does your Kauai area home have a high-quality outdoor sound system? If the answer is no, you’re missing out on many opportunities. One of the biggest advantages of living in Hawaii is the gorgeous views that await you whenever you look out the window. And while you may enjoy lounging at the beach or hiking the Nounou Trails, there’s definitely something to be said for relaxing or entertaining at home.

If you want your verandah or patio to be a place where you can watch your favorite movie, host an exciting party, or listen to a relaxing playlist, you need to outfit the space with the right entertainment equipment. Keep reading to learn how best to install and leverage outdoor audio.

How to Do It Right

  • Choose the Best Equipment

Not all audio equipment is suited for Hawaii’s hot, humid climate. If you want an outdoor sound system that will work reliably for years, you need quality components. We work with high-end audio manufacturers of all styles, and we can provide guidance on which brands and speakers are the ideal fit for your property.


  • Keep Landscaping in Mind

Outdoor audio should be heard, not seen. Clunky, large equipment can detract from your home’s beauty and the natural landscape, so it’s important that all of the components are strategically placed to flow with the design of your outdoor space. We can provide speakers that are designed to look like rocks or other landscaping elements as well as bury some audio equipment so that it’s completely out of sight.

SEE ALSO: Interior Designers’ New Best Friend: Home Lighting Control
  • Design Audio Zones

Every home is different, and many outdoor elements such as pools or topiaries can affect the way that sound is dispersed. That’s why we start any outdoor audio project by assessing your home and designing a plan that has the perfect speaker placement and sound levels. This plan ensures that the sound is heard evenly throughout your property, with no dead zones or overly loud areas.


  • Set Up Central Control

Your outdoor sound system should be just as easy to use as any indoor stereo. Using a central control system, every aspect of your outdoor audio can be managed right from your smartphone, tablet, or even your voice. If you want to change the music playlist or turn up the sound levels, it’s an incredibly simple process.

Don’t let your outdoor areas go to waste. To learn more about the different options for adding high-end audio throughout your property, give us a call at 808-245-6255 or fill out this quick contact request.

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