Okay, I admit it’s the skinniest video ever made! But you try to get these speakers in a frame with Axiom’s Andrew Welker, who designed the Omnidirectional LFR1100s together with Ian Colquhoun. Watch the video (filmed in Axiom’s anechoic chamber) or read the transcript below to find out what challenges are faced when you are designing loudspeakers with drivers on the front and rear panels of the speaker.
Andrew: Omnidrectional speakers are probably one of the more challenging types of designs that a loudspeaker designer can undertake. Part of the reason is that you have to deal with a lot of factors in terms of how the speaker interacts with the room, and how the different parts of the speaker interact with one another. Log in
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Despite selling over 5 million new iPhone 5′s in the past week, catching flack for their botched Apple Maps initiative after scrapping Google Maps, it seems that people have pointed their ire that matches the wrath of 10,000 suns regarding the whole “scuffgate” issue where their the anodized aluminum body their using is easily scratched, “ruining” the immaculate look and design out of the box.
Take a look at what’s going on in the Twittersphere to get a glimpse of what people are saying right now about their problems regarding scuffgate. Log in
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Well, I made it but barely! What a great time we had at the Sault Blues Festival, with some unbelievable musicians coming in to make it a truly awesome event. Can’t wait for next year!
Some coverage here for those of you who’d like to read about it: Sault Blues Festival
If you’ve been thinking about starting one of these societies in your area, I highly recommend it!
Give me a little space baby!
The Angled Back on the LFR Speaker
Another thing has had my curiousity piqued about the LFR1100 omnidirectional speaker . . . what’s with the angled backs? Granted, the angle is slight, but the rest of our speakers have straight backs. What gives?
I tracked (okay, hunted) Andrew Welker down and asked him the question. His reply:
Well, basically any sound coming from the back of the speakers is going to reach the listening position as a reflection of some sort. (The front section, by contrast, has a high proportion of direct signal pointing directly at the listening area). So we’re relying on reflections off boundaries for the sound, and for the most part boundaries mean a back wall. Log in
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