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Audioholics tech articles are well researched and chock full of great detail on how products and technologies operate. Our staff of electrical and acoustical engineers, combined with industry expert guest writers ensures you're getting a true AV education when researching all topics from HDTV, cables, room acoustics, loudspeakers, amplifiers and all things related to audio and video technologies.

Calculating Inductance of Zip Cord Speaker Cable

Audio Video Cables

Calculating Inductance of Zip Cord Speaker Cable

— August 29, 2004 19:00

How to calculate Inductance of Zip Cord Speaker Cable and how skin effect changes internal inducatance at various frequencies.

Cross Coax Cables Design vs Zip Cord

Audio Video Cables

Cross Coax Cables Design vs Zip Cord

— August 29, 2004 19:00

There seems to be a trend lately for DIY self proclaimed audio gurus to design alternative speaker cable designs using Coax cables (namely Belden 89259). While their efforts should be applauded, they

Skin Effect Interview with Dr. Howard Johnson

Audio Video Cables

Skin Effect Interview with Dr. Howard Johnson

— August 29, 2004 19:00

Although this may seem to be a trivial matter to you, many audio cable vendors and forum cults enjoy spreading fallacies about skin effect and "strand jumping" on speaker cables and interconnects. I

Skin Effect Relevance in Speaker Cables

Audio Video Cables

Skin Effect Relevance in Speaker Cables

— August 29, 2004 19:00

Skin Effect is a real problem in high frequency E&M; transmission but does it matter in speaker cables at audio frequencies? This article explores that very topic.

CD and DVD Longevity: How Long Will They Last?

Audio Technologies

CD and DVD Longevity: How Long Will They Last?

Andy Marken — August 25, 2004 20:00

In the early '90s when the first CD-R disc was introduced manufacturers said the media had a data life in excess of 40 years. In the late 90s when the first DVDR discs appeared on the scene producers

Acoustical Measurements - What are They?

Room Acoustics

Acoustical Measurements - What are They?

rives — August 24, 2004 20:00

I have heard some people claim "I just listen and walk around the room and clap my hands and I know what to do." I would say this is another "myth". What is true, is that final tuning of a room often

Introduction to Acoustics

Room Acoustics

Introduction to Acoustics

rives — August 24, 2004 20:00

Throughout this series we hope to educate and illustrate some of the fundamental points of room acoustics. This is by no means meant to be an intensive course on acoustics, which by the way, for

Getting the Right Acoustics for Your Listening Room

Room Acoustics

Getting the Right Acoustics for Your Listening Room

rives — August 24, 2004 20:00

"The room is the first thing we start with and the last thing we think about." This statement is so often true. It's unfortunate because the room, as we often refer to it as the "invisible component"

Rooms Without Boundaries: Using RPG Diffusors

Room Acoustics

Rooms Without Boundaries: Using RPG Diffusors

Jeff Madison — August 24, 2004 20:00

This month we have another guest writer, Jeff Madison from RPG. Jeff is the senior product application consultant in RPG's Home Theater Division. He spent his first years at RPG developing its

Room Modes and Dealing with Them

Room Acoustics

Room Modes and Dealing with Them

rives — August 24, 2004 19:00

When the boundaries of a room accentuate bas frequencies, the listener's perception is one of a reduced midrange and soundstage. If you don't get the bass right, nothing ever comes together very

Component Video Cables - The Definitive Guide

Audio Video Cables

Component Video Cables - The Definitive Guide

— August 23, 2004 20:00

Component video cables are a key interconnect element to any Home Theater System. To better understand how these 75-ohm cables can affect a video signal from a DVD player, it is helpful to cover some