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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.
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. Log in
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Ryan, one of our customers, recently shared an innovative custom stand solution for his QS4 surround sound speakers. Using an iPad app called Paper, he sketched out a set of stands that he could make with recycled MDF he had in his garage, to build stands to blend in with the concrete walls in the home he is renting.
The stands are 40″ tall, and easily hold his 10-lb speakers without wobbling. He suggests that if anyone was worried about wobbling, ”One idea would be to use that quick-release picture frame stuff by 3M to attach the top section to the wall.” Log in
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Surround sound is everywhere: once only available for movies and concert DVDs, it’s now being broadcast nightly on our favorite TV shows. If you’ve been resisting switching to 5- or 7.1-channel surround sound because you didn’t know how you were going to fit the speakers into your room, take heart: it’s easier than ever to get the right sound right where you want it. Here’s a step-by-step guide to follow when you install surround speakers in your home.
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One question that several of you have asked pertains to designing an in-wall speaker: how does it differ from designing a regular speaker? What factors do you have to take into account when you’re engineering it?
I caught up with Andrew Welker in our anechoic chamber (this time we put the floor in so I could turn the camera around!) and asked him about his strategy. Log in
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