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. Log in
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Did somebody's hand slip on the volume knob? Better find out how to test for a blown speaker.
It’s almost inevitable. You’ve got the neighborhood / the office / the baseball team / the PTA in for some holiday cheer, and the sounds of the season are so good on your Axiom speakers that your guests (or your kids!) keep turning it up . . . and up . . . and up . . . until they crank it a notch too far. How can you tell if damage has been done? Â Do you need to do the Blown Speaker test? Log in
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Can an SPL App keep up with the real thing?
Like a lot of you audiophiles, from time to time Ian gets the urge to tweak his setup, and as he was doing so the other day, a visiting friend was checking out his vintage Lutron SPL meter in amazement. (Truthfully, the styling is . . . rather retro!) Â For kicks, we asked her if there was an SPL App available for iPad and clickity-click, there was! Log in
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I received an interesting question today that I thought other audio enthusiasts might be interested in:
Q. Â Hello, I have a question for the EP500 subwoofer input phone, the stereo signal then summed to a mono signal, or only one channel is used, I would like to have a preamp and connect both channels on The Subwoofer,I could take a phone to rca adapter, would that work? thank you ever sincerely in advance for them.
with best greetings
My response to Mario was as follows:
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