Axiom just released its latest driver, a 6.5″-woofer that was borne of an almost ground-up rebuild by engineer Andrew Welker. Â Here is his description of what changes the woofer underwent under his direction, and what you can expect to hear going forward.
Andrew Welker: Â Ian recently made anÂ announcement on the message boardsÂ about a new high-powered woofer for theÂ LFR Omnidirectional SpeakerÂ and a new model that is going to be coming out shortly called anÂ M100. Â He’s asked me to explain what went into building the new woofer. Log in
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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 (Itâ€™s Not Just For DoritosÂ®)
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. Log in
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One look at the back of a subwoofer amplifier and your first thought might very well be “Yikes! Â What did I sign up for?” Â 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: Â 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. Â 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. Â He suggests that if anyone was worried about wobbling, Â “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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