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October 28, 2014

Blind Listening Tests

Filed under: AV question — Amie C @ 12:12 pm

Ian Colquhoun and Andrew Welker are in the Axiom Blind Listening Test room for the first in a series of videos – maybe four or five – on the topic of blind listening tests and their importance to acoustic research. We’ll also focus particularly on when it is important that a test is done blind as opposed to sighted.

Ian: I thought I’d start with just a bit of a history of how I was introduced to double-blind listening tests. It dates back to the early 80s when I first arrived at the National Research Council (NRC). They had a room set up there for the purpose of conducting double-blind research testing. They’d been doing it for quite a few years and gathering data on questions like

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November 26, 2013

What To Get Home Theater Lovers For The Holidays

Filed under: Audio Knowledge — Amie C @ 5:53 pm

It happens every year, doesn’t it? You get asked what you want for the holidays and your mind goes blank. Deer-in-headlights looks ensue, followed by a sheepish shrug, and then . . . the unmistakable disappointment of yet another tool or tie waiting for you . . .

Don’t worry – we’ve got you covered!  Just print out this handy 5.1 Audiophile and Movie Buff Gift Guide, circle the one you really want, and leave it out conspicuously!  You’re sure to get something you love this year.

Beatles Vinyl Collection1.  The Beatles In Stereo Vinyl Box

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October 25, 2013

Positioning Omnidirectional Speakers

Filed under: Audio Knowledge — Tags: — Amie C @ 1:01 pm

Andrew Welker: In this video we’re going to discuss positioning our LFR1100 omnidirectional speakers – both placement and how to wire them up; in particular, some of the settings on the DSP unit.

 As many of you know the LFR1100 is omnidirectional, and that just means it radiates sound in 360 degrees – in all directions. To achieve that, there is a complement of drive units – two midranges and two tweeters – on the back. Because of that, the relative placement of the LFR1100 to the back wall, and the angle at which you’ve got it to the back wall, influences the soundstage, and the way that the sound is going to blend at the listening position.

So one of the things that we recommend – if at all possible – is to allow a couple of feet from the rear of the speaker to the back wall. In this setup here, it’s about 2 feet. If however you need to get the speaker closer than that, there is a boundary compensation switch on the back of the unit.

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September 25, 2013

Subwoofer Amplifiers: Sourcing and Building a Robust Amp

Subwoofer amplifiers vary in weight, size, and length of warranty. What should you look for in a subwoofer amp? In this video, we tell you how we source our amp parts, according to what pieces make a difference.

Andrew Welker: Previously we’ve done a video showing you different adjustments and connections that are available on our subwoofer amplifiers. We decided today to shoot a video in the Axiom Electronic Prototyping Lab (you can see all the components behind us in the small containers).

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