On Wall M3 Speakers pictured in our Real Wood Rosewood Finish
If you’re considering on wall speakers to go with your flat-screen plasma or LCD display, you may be wondering if there are any special placement considerations you need to take into account, or if they can go just about anywhere.
I spoke to Audio Expert Brent Tombari to find out what he recommends.
“Many people pair on wall speakers with large 40 or 60-inch displays. My recommendation is to mount the speakers as closely as possible to the edges of the screen in order to fill the screen area with sound.” 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? Do you need to do the Blown Speaker test? Log in
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Dual subwoofers at Raven Manor
Dual subwoofers: the concept may seem like something only tweaky audiophiles would do, but in reality, it may be just what your home theater needs to get the smoothest subsonic sound on the block.
It’s About the Increasing The Output: New home design in the last couple of decades has produced a lot of rooms that have soaring high ceilings, and these rooms have huge air mass. Here’s the part where we get a little technical: it requires significant sound pressure levels (SPL) to fill a room this big, and a single subwoofer may not be enough to do so, depending on the size of your room. Log in
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'Crank it to eleven'? What is the correct speaker volume?
“Has anyone noticed that when playing back music, every source has a “correct” volume? By that I mean the sweet spot.
“Increase the volume just 1 more and it becomes too loud and blaring, decrease it 1 less (than the sweet spot) and you can’t quite achieve lift-off. Not enough “grunt factor” to rock out (or jazz out or symphony out or country out or…)
“It seems that each source has a perfect volume that varies. Or is this just me?” — Audiosavant Log in
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