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October 29, 2010

Question of the Month: Convert To Apple Lossless

Filed under: Audio Knowledge,AV question,Question of the Month — Alan @ 11:29 am

Q. Recently I noticed that if you right-click on songs you’ve downloaded from iTunes, you can “Create Apple Lossless Version.” My husband and I did an experiment this morning and it took a song from 8MB to 25MB. The whole thing happened quite quickly, almost as though it “unzipped” something. Do you know how this works?—A.C.

Apple Lossless

(I don’t use iTunes so I posed the question to Andrew Welker, Axiom Audio Engineer, and to Chris–“Club Neon” on the Axiom forums. —A.L.)

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October 26, 2010

Reader Question: What is 5.1?

Filed under: AV question — Alan @ 11:29 am

Q. What does the “.1″ stand for in Dolby Digital and dts multichannel surround sound?

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October 23, 2010

Reader Question: Surround Speakers Placement

Filed under: AV question — Tags: — Alan @ 8:25 am

Q. How high up on the walls should I mount the surround speakers?

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October 20, 2010

Will the QS8 rear speakers work well for music playback?

Filed under: AV question — Alan @ 3:22 pm

Q. I love the sense of surround envelopment that I get from my QS8 rear speakers with movie soundtracks, but I’ve read that the new DVD-A and SACD multichannel music formats are mixed using direct-radiating speakers at the rear. Will the QS8s work well for music playback?

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