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June 19, 2013

In Pursuit of Extreme Output: Building a High-Powered 6.5 Inch Woofer

Filed under: Audio Knowledge,How-To,Research — Tags: , , — Amie C @ 3:01 pm

Axiom just released its latest driver, a 6.5″-woofer that was borne of an almost ground-up rebuild by engineer Andrew Welker.  Here is his description of what changes the woofer underwent under his direction, and what you can expect to hear going forward.

Andrew Welker:  Ian recently made an announcement on the message boards about a new high-powered woofer for the LFR Omnidirectional Speaker and a new model that is going to be coming out shortly called an M100.  He’s asked me to explain what went into building the new woofer.

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May 28, 2013

The 10 Hottest Trends In Movie Night Gourmet Popcorn

Filed under: Fun around the factory,How-To — Tags: , — Amie C @ 1:46 pm

 

 

Gourmet popcorn is the latest hot food trend, and with good reason. Nothing is easier to flavor and the choices are endless. When you have your own home theatre system, why settle for plastic packs of microwave popcorn for movie night snacks? Here are the top 10 hottest trends for you to make at home.

1. Ranch (It’s Not Just For Doritos®)

Ranch never seems to go out of style, it just keeps coming back again, and again. Take your favorite dry packet of ranch dip or dressing mix and sprinkle over a large bowl of freshly popped and buttered popcorn. If you want to make it a truly gourmet popcorn add some grated parmesan cheese.

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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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February 26, 2013

Great Custom Surround Speaker Stand Project

Filed under: How-To — Tags: , — Amie C @ 4:31 pm

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.”

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