Today’s topic is Outdoor Speaker placement. There are a variety of options available for placing them, and some things you need to keep in mind when you are positioning and mounting them, because outdoor speakers, depending on the environment, may not work the same way as a pair of speakers in your living room or home theater.
Let’s take a screened-in outdoor room as an example. This is an environment that is as close as you’re going to get to an actual enclosed room. You’ve got boundaries: you’ve got a rear wall, you’ve got side walls. You’re going to get reasonable sound reinforcement from those boundaries. This helps with bass, as well as sensitivity and efficiency (or the perceived level of the speaker for a given amplifier power.) Log in
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It’s that time of year when our thoughts turn to hidden treasures, and a quick browse through an old Axiom article on DVD Easter Eggs lead me to wonder what was new in the world of secret scenes or other gems (commonly referred to as ‘Easter Eggs’ because you have to hunt for them ) on recently released Blu-rays. Here’s a list of a few – do you have any to add to the collection?
The Hunger Games: On the special features disc, after the Lionsgate logo shows up and there is an animation of The Capitol, you can see various letters lighting up on the banners for each district. They reveal a clue to give you a secret message from Plutarch Heavensbee. Log in
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We love hearing stories about how you’re using your Axiom speakers. This one, about a family rebuilding after Hurricane Sandy, was really interesting because the customer is also a musician. Read Clifford’s story below.
My New Jersey home was flooded by Hurricane Sandy. As part of the opportunity to rebuild, and to feel good about moving back home, I decided I wanted to re-orient the TV room and wire it for sound and cat 6 networking. Log in
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A 3 speaker home theater is a great way to start
To start your 3 speaker home theater, you’re going to need a matching stereo pair of speakers for the left and right front channels. A pair of compact affordable “bookshelf” speakers like the Axiom M2 v3’s or M3 v3s would be an excellent purchase and jumping off point. Those two speakers will handle lots of movie score music and sound effects, as well as serving as highly musical and neutral speakers for any type of music playback. Log in
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