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August 15, 2013

Building a Tweeter

Filed under: Audio Knowledge,Research — Tags: , — Amie C @ 8:54 am

Following up on our pieces about building a woofer, we thought we’d tell you a little bit about designing and building an Axiom Tweeter. Axiom Founder and President shows you how our current tweeters are built and some design features exclusive to Axiom Audio.

Ian Colquhoun: Today I thought we’d talk about tweeter manufacturing and driver manufacturing. It was really brought about by a post on our forums by regular Socketman, who asked if we build our own drivers, particularly the tweeter, and where we made the tweeter. So I thought I’d clarify that a bit.

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July 15, 2013

The Family of Curves

One thing you may have wondered about Axiom’s research is what is actually being researched from day to day. Ian Colquhoun and Andrew Welker explain the basis of that research and what they use the anechoic chamber for on a daily basis in the following video, the family of curves.

Ian Colquhoun: Today we want to talk about the ‘family of curves’, a topic we feel is not discussed often enough. It’s a topic which is extremely important to the sound of a loudspeaker – it is about what you’re actually going to hear in a room and how we determine that. As for why it’s not talked about enough, I think there are two reasons:

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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 15, 2013

Testing Speakers in Production

Filed under: Audio Knowledge,Research — Amie C @ 4:50 am

A thread on our message boards about how we test loudspeakers in production inspired a new video and plant walk-about with Andrew Welker.  Watch as he explains how we go about testing speakers and speaker parts in production.

Andrew Welker: Axiom’s testing is very involved because there are a number of steps to testing the components:  the crossovers, the drive units, and then the entire system.  It is not simply a sweep to see if the speaker makes sound: we actually do very detailed measurements every step of the way.

The Crossover Network

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