• B. McDaniel

Coastal Source: Built with the Outdoors in Mind.

Updated: Jun 3

A custom electronics equipment manufacturer founded and operating on the coast means one thing: Their stuff is built to last. This article will explore some of the offerings from Coastal Source, as well as the benefits you will recieve from using it.


Coastal Source was founded in 2003 in Marathon, FL by the D'Ascanio brothers. They offer a complete line of outdoor audio and lighting products! Recently, they brought a new low-frequency subwoofer technology to market that focuses low frequencies into focused listening areas such as backyards.


What's so special about this low-frequency technology?


Well, it employs several methods to control dispersion. Coastal Source drew inspiration from both the cardioid subwoofer technologies used to control the distribution of low frequencies and the commercial sound reinforcement market to develop a solution for residential applications. What does that mean in layman's terms? Coastal Source has figured out a way to deliver you full, rich bass from your outdoor speakers without disturbing your neighbors.


Franco D’Ascanio, president of Coastal Source, says his company’s new subwoofer concepts uses a similar technology as those commercial cardioid subwoofers, but its products also utilize DSP processing that includes delay-shifting technologies. He goes on to explain that a key part of the hardware design of its audio systems that utilize the low-frequency dispersion technology is ensuring that the components work well together.

“What is important is that you have matching subwoofers to the main speakers. What we are most known for is our high-performance speakers; full-range speakers with and without built-in subs. What is unique is that we have matching subwoofers for most of our speaker models. To take advantage of the Sub/Zero frequency steering technology, the steering sub is installed behind the main speaker, and it must closely match the bass response of the main speaker. We have all of the components to put this low-frequency steering system together, which is not typically the case with mainstream outdoor audio systems.”

Streamlining the setup process of its systems as much as possible, the most important requirement is the layout of the system components. Together the system is assembled as a turnkey solution, but care must be taken when choosing the distance between components.


What kind of speakers do they have?


Far and away, their most popular system is the Coastal Source 3-Way Ellipse Bollard outdoor system. These patented Ellipse Bollard speakers capitalize on the acoustic advantages of outdoor environments. These are not indoor speakers being adapted for outdoor use. These are engineered and built solely with the outdoors in mind. Their sleek design means that not only will they deliver impeccable sound; They will also blend in with their surroundings. Whether they are partially buried in a landscape, or free-standing on your deck, these speakers definitely are an attractive addition to any outdoor living space.


"I've heard the competition's best outdoor systems, and I've heard Coastal Source's. They have no competition." -Chip Davis, American Gramaphone Records/Composer Mannheim Steamrollers

You mentioned lighting. Why is lighting important?


Well, beyond the fact that when it's dark outside, a light makes walking from point A to point B a lot easier, the reasons to invest in landscape lighting are both aesthetic and practical. Lighting brings beauty, safety, and security to your outdoor spaces.


From a practicality standpoint, if you don't have adequate outdoor lighting, you limit the amount of time you can spend enjoying your outdoor space to just daylight hours.


From an aesthetic standpoint, outdoor lighting can accentuate your most beautiful landscape features after dark. For example, an artfully lit tree will reveal the beauty of their limb structures.


Most importantly, landscape lighting ensures that you, your family, and your guests can enjoy your outdoor spaces SAFELY. A well-planned lighting design can guide them down walkways, up or down steps, and over any random topography changes like a loose brick or rock in the path. Specialized security lighting can even surprise or ward off any intruders not wanting to be caught by a spotlight.


What kind of lights do they have?


Honestly, they have so many different ways to light your outdoor space with that I struggle to list and describe them all. What's important to know is that no matter what type of lighting design you desire OR require, Coastal Source has everything you could possibly need and then some. On top of that, their lighting is designed and built just as tough and durable as their sound equipment. This equipment is built to "take a lickin' and keep on kickin'" so to speak.


With lights ranging from standard path lights to hanging tree lights, we here at Home Theatre Concepts highly recommend that you let Coastal Source light up your life. You will not be disappointed.


Are you ready to plan a space?


If you are, don't hesitate to reach out to one of our experts! We will design and execute the installation of an outdoor space that will instantly make you the envy of the neighborhood! If you dream it, we can do it!

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