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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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March 28, 2013

Blu-Ray Easter Eggs: What’s In Your Basket This Weekend?

Filed under: Uncategorized — Amie C @ 4:02 pm

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.

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March 25, 2013

Your Story: Post Hurricane Sandy Rebuild

Filed under: Uncategorized — Amie C @ 9:27 am

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.

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March 21, 2013

Dual Subwoofers: How to Hook Up Multiple Subs

Filed under: Audio Knowledge,AV question — Amie C @ 2:31 pm

Today, Axiom Engineer Andrew Welker discusses how to hook up dual (or multiple) subwoofers.  We often recommend that customers who are looking for a smooth, even bass response at every point in their home theater room look at adding a second (or more) subwoofers to the room.  What this does is even out any peaks or nulls in the room that can occur at seats other than your own.

Andrew:  Today we’re going to look at how to wire up multiple subwoofers.  We are big advocates of having more than one subwoofer in your system because it really smooths out the low frequency bass response in the room.  Even two subwoofers can do a much better job giving you nice linear bass.

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