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December 7, 2012

Designing an In-Wall Speaker

Filed under: Audio Knowledge,How-To — Tags: , — Amie C @ 4:03 pm

One question that several of you have asked pertains to designing an in-wall speaker: how does it differ from designing a regular speaker?  What factors do you have to take into account when you’re engineering it?

I caught up with Andrew Welker in our anechoic chamber (this time we put the floor in so I could turn the camera around!) and asked him about his strategy.

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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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