A thread on our message boards about how we test loudspeakers in production inspired a new video and plant walk-about with Andrew Welker. Watch as he explains how we go about testing speakers and speaker parts in production.
Andrew Welker: Axiom’s testing is very involved because there are a number of steps to testing the components: the crossovers, the drive units, and then the entire system. It is not simply a sweep to see if the speaker makes sound: we actually do very detailed measurements every step of the way.
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Most people only ever see the outside of their loudspeakers, and that’s probably a good thing! But if you’ve ever wondered what goes into building a loudspeaker, then this video will walk you through the inner workings of an M80 Floorstanding Speaker. Axiom Engineer Andrew Welker explains the parts inside and Axiom’s innovations in the loudspeaker building process.
Andrew Welker: I thought it would be quite interesting today to show you a view of either a speaker you own, if it happens to be an Axiom Product, or actually what goes into building a speaker box. Obviously most of the time we only see what’s going on on the outside of the speaker, not what’s inside. Log in
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One look at the back of a subwoofer amplifier and your first thought might very well be “Yikes! What did I sign up for?” But relax – while each knob, gizmo and switch does have its own job, it’s easy to understand what they do once you hear an expert explain it to you. Listen as Andrew Welker, Axiom Design Engineer, explains the Axiom subwoofer amplifier settings.
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Today, Axiom Engineer Andrew Welker discusses how to hook up dual (or multiple) subwoofers. We often recommend that customers who are looking for a smooth, even bass response at every point in their home theater room look at adding a second (or more) subwoofers to the room. What this does is even out any peaks or nulls in the room that can occur at seats other than your own.
Andrew: Today we’re going to look at how to wire up multiple subwoofers. We are big advocates of having more than one subwoofer in your system because it really smooths out the low frequency bass response in the room. Even two subwoofers can do a much better job giving you nice linear bass. Log in
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