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April 17, 2012

Angled Backs: What’s Happening Behind the LFR1100?

Filed under: Audio Knowledge,What's New — Tags: , , — Amie C @ 6:15 pm
The Angled Back on the LFR Speaker

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.

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April 10, 2012

Designing the LFR1100’s Audio DSP: What Does That Thing Do, Anyway?

Filed under: Audio Knowledge — Tags: , , , — Amie C @ 10:49 am

I recently spent a lot of time with the new LFR1100 omnidirectional speakers, and something had me curious.  If you’re like me, you may have been thinking to yourself Sure, I know that the intials DSP stand for Digital Signal Processor, but what the heck is the audio DSP doing to those speakers anyway?  

President’s wife 🙂 Defacto, that makes her an audio guinea pig, whose only request to the lab is to always run sample products in colors that blend in with the rest of her home!

She considers herself the Audiobyte’s Number 1 fan.

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March 30, 2012

Axiom at SSI 2012

Filed under: Axiom in the Media — Tags: , , — Amie C @ 6:44 am

Here’s a quick pictorial overview of our trip to Montreal for Salon Son et Image 2012.  What a great time!  Thanks to Alan Lofft, JC Benoit, and Andrew Welker for tireless work setting up the show and taking it all back down again, and Andrew’s partner Sue for keeping logistics running smoothly throughout.  I know I speak for all of them when I say that the pleasure of meeting and talking to so many people and showing off our newest speaker made it all worth while!

Andrew’s brother-in-law Tim Nadeau kindly provided us with photos from the show to share with you.

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