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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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February 19, 2013

Subwoofer Setup: Where to Begin To Get Great Bass

Filed under: Audio Knowledge,AV question — Tags: , — Amie C @ 3:05 pm

Subwoofer Setup: Where To BeginThere’s something so exciting about unboxing a new home theater system. You can almost smell the popcorn in the air . . . but once you’ve got everything in your room and you have the front speakers, center channel, and surround speakers in their designated space, you’re left with the one speaker whose placement isn’t immediately obvious.

Andrew Welker, Axiom design engineer, has a beginning guide to subwoofer setup in the video below.

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October 22, 2012

Winner of the Six Word Contest!

Filed under: AV question — Amie C @ 4:27 pm

And the winner is . . . . really almost too hard to tell! We ran them through a text-to-James-Earl-Jones-Voice-Simulator so they’d all sound equally profound, and came up with a tie for first, a close second, and then a pile’o’we-really-love-this-one.

First Place: Graeme: At first listen, I was hooked.
SecondFirst Place: Gary (slightly late but too good to miss): Axiom, don’t stay home without ‘em.
Second Place: Luc: Turn them on, they will disappear!

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August 13, 2012

Can You Mix Old and New Speakers in a Home Theater Audio System?

Filed under: AV question,AV Tip of the Month — Amie C @ 5:01 pm

It’s a question we hear a lot: can you mix old and new speakers in a home theater audio system? Good news – you absolutely can! Whether you’re upgrading a home-theater-in-a-box you bought at the local big-box store, or if you’re just starting out with some speakers you found in the garage, here’s the right path to take if you would like to ease into a new home theater system.

If you’ve been listening to the same stereo speakers you got in high school, trust me – times have changed and sound has improved. Start with upgrading these first.

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