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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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October 1, 2009

Insider’s Guide to Great Sound at Home

Filed under: Audio Knowledge — Tags: , — Alan @ 1:02 pm

As the days in the Northeast, Northwest and Midwest get chillier and darker with fewer daylight hours, we tend to move indoors and spend more time with our electronic entertainment. Getting cozy in front of the electronic hearth with music or movies over the winter months is a modern tradition. With that in mind, here are some guidelines for both newcomers as well as enthusiasts who want to enhance their home listening and movie-watching experiences.

Abandon Long-Held But Misguided Beliefs About Stereo

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