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April 26, 2013

Building an M80 Floorstanding Speaker: A Look at What’s Inside

Filed under: Audio Knowledge — Tags: , , — Amie C @ 7:19 am

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.

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April 16, 2013

Understanding Subwoofer Controls or What Do All Those Things Do, Anyway?

Filed under: Amplifiers,Audio Knowledge,How-To — Tags: , — Amie C @ 7:26 am

Click to enlarge the subwoofer amplifier

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.

Andrew Welker:  I’m going to talk a little bit about the controls and the functions that are available on the backs of our subwoofers.

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March 21, 2013

Dual Subwoofers: How to Hook Up Multiple Subs

Filed under: Audio Knowledge,AV question — Amie C @ 2:31 pm

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.

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March 12, 2013

Connecting A Subwoofer: What Goes Where?

Filed under: Audio Knowledge — Tags: , , , — Amie C @ 9:38 am

Connecting a SubwooferContinuing in our series of videos about subwoofer setup, Axiom Engineer Andrew Welker gives us an idea of what you need to know about subwoofer connections.  It can be confusing – XLR, Line Level, RCA . . . what’s the right one to use?

Andrew  Welker:  Today we’re going to talk a little bit about connecting a subwoofer to a receiver.  Connecting a subwoofer is not very difficult, particularly as most home theater receivers now have dedicated Subwoofer Outputs on them.  The first thing that I want to mention is that before you make any connections it’s a good idea to make sure that the power is off to the receiver and the subwoofer.   You’re not necessarily going to damage anything, but it can cause some startling bangs and noises if things are not right.

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