Transmitting sound to your patio speakers
If you have an iPhone, iPad, or Mac, and you use iTunes, it’s as easy as 1-2-3.
First, you need a pair of patio speakers. Ideally you’ll mount them up under eaves or an overhang that allows them to be somewhat protected from the elements. Speakers that mount flush to the wall can be subject to vibration, so try to mount them on brackets that give them a little breathing space.
Bonus: not only will that reduce vibration, it will also help the overall sound of the speakers.
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Brent Tombari and the Sault Blues Speakers
Some of you may already know this about me from chatting on the phone or via email: when it comes to music, I love the blues. And when I choose blues speakers, I choose Axiom Recently I had the opportunity to offer a pair of Algonquin Outdoor Speakers to a member of the Sault Blues Society, an organization that I’m a member of. I also sit on the steering committee.
It’s a great club. If you live near Sault Ste. Marie or are planning a visit our way this summer, mark your calendars. Our First Annual Blues Festival is June 8 & 9. Log in
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Choosing the best front speakers for your room can seem overwhelming at first. There are so many variations of the traditional stereo speakers that you can’t be blamed for yearning for the early days of one-size fits all brown wooden speakers with bright orange woofers.
Don’t despair: help is at hand! Here’s a guide to today’s loudspeaker formats and how to choose the best ones for your room.
First, the big boys: floorstanding speakers. Also called tower speakers, these larger models don’t need stands and they don’t compromise on sound, either! The large array of drivers (woofers and tweeters) mean that the full spectrum of sound is reproduced, and the larger cabinet means larger volume and that translates into more sound at high levels. It’s a matter of physics. Log in
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With summer in full swing in the Northern Hemisphere, we’re getting more and more people with questions about outdoor speakers – which ones to use and how to get them to really sing in an outdoor installation.
You really have to choose true outdoor speakers. They have to be able to take the abuse of intense sun and heat in summer and cold weather during winter months, not to mention being waterproof. Axiom’s Algonquin outdoor speakers, for example, are built in Canada, and are tested to withstand the climate extremes of Northern Ontario (hot summers, bone-chilling winters). Log in
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