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The Decibel (dB) Scale & Audio Rules 101 The Decibel (dB) Scale & Audio Rules 101 This article discusses the relationship between the decibel(dB) for audio devices that produce sound and how we perceive loudness. Basic audio rules are given to relating to the decibel.
Tip of the Day: Don't Be too Focused on Loudspeaker Specs & Measurements Tip of the Day: Don't Be too Focused on Loudspeaker Specs & Measurements Loudspeaker measurements & specifications are useful only when properly evaluated and compared in a fair manner. They are no substitute for evaluating sound quality in your listening space.
Tip of the Day: Corner Loading a Small Sub for a Boost Tip of the Day: Corner Loading a Small Sub for a Boost Tip of the day, corner load a small potent sub to take advantage of room gain to boost your low frequencies.
Sealed vs Ported Loudspeakers: Which is Better? Sealed vs Ported Loudspeakers: Which is Better? Sealed vs ported loudspeaker designs, which one is better? This article provides a historical perspective and attempts to answer this age old question.
Comb Filtering, Acoustical Interference, & Power Response in Loudspeakers Comb Filtering, Acoustical Interference, & Power Response in Loudspeakers This article discusses comb filtering between multiple speakers in a room & acoustical interference between drivers sharing the same bandwidth in a loudspeaker system. Power response is discussed too.
Center Channel Speaker Design Additional Considerations Center Channel Speaker Design Additional Considerations This article explores the various center channel designs while also referencing past works on the topic. Horizontally mounting drivers can compromise off-axis performance but there are alternatives.
How to Listen and Compare Loudspeakers in a Retail Store How to Listen and Compare Loudspeakers in a Retail Store Shopping for and auditioning speakers can be a daunting experience for newcomers to home theater, and even some veterans. There are a myriad of brands, styles, price points, and plenty of opinions.
Audioholics Subwoofer Measurement Data Compilation & Report Audioholics Subwoofer Measurement Data Compilation & Report This is a tutorial on how to interpret our subwoofer measurement data to make an apples-apples comparison between various products tested.
Loudspeaker Cabinet Bracing: A Detailed Look on Do's and Dont's Loudspeaker Cabinet Bracing: A Detailed Look on Do's and Dont's This article does a detailed FEA analysis on loudspeaker cabinet bracing and its affect on reducing resonance modes and coloration of sound. The stiffer cabinet always wins as the analysis shows.
Myths & Facts about Loudspeaker Crossovers: Identifying Legitimately High Fidelity Designs Myths & Facts about Loudspeaker Crossovers: Identifying Legitimately High Fidelity Designs This article explores the myths and facts about legitimate loudspeaker crossover design in efforts to help consumers make more informed purchasing decisions.