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June 19, 2013

In Pursuit of Extreme Output: Building a High-Powered 6.5 Inch Woofer

Filed under: Audio Knowledge,How-To,Research — Tags: , , — Amie C @ 3:01 pm

Axiom just released its latest driver, a 6.5″-woofer that was borne of an almost ground-up rebuild by engineer Andrew Welker.  Here is his description of what changes the woofer underwent under his direction, and what you can expect to hear going forward.

Andrew Welker:  Ian recently made an announcement on the message boards about a new high-powered woofer for the LFR Omnidirectional Speaker and a new model that is going to be coming out shortly called an M100.  He’s asked me to explain what went into building the new woofer.

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January 14, 2011

A/V Receiver Power – Leave Off or On?

Filed under: AV question — Tags: , — Alan @ 3:11 pm

Q. Should I turn my A/V receiver power off, or, like my computer, just leave it on all the time? Does it draw lots of power on startup causing undue strain over time? If I do leave it on, should I turn the volume to zero or is mute ok? Thanks. – I.Z.

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November 28, 2010

Maximum RMS power of M80s?

Filed under: AV question — Tags: , — Alan @ 7:48 am

Q. I am planning on adding a pair of M80s to my system. What is the maximum RMS power that they will handle? The web site states that the minimum and maximum amplifier power for the M80 is 10 watts and 400 watts, respectively. Am I to assume that the 400 watts would be max RMS? Thanks for your time. — John

A. The loosely agreed-upon standard for measuring the power handling of a loudspeaker is five hours of modified pink noise without damage to the speaker.

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