Axiom just released its latest driver, a 6.5″-woofer that was borne of an almost ground-up rebuild by engineer Andrew Welker. Ā Here is his description of what changes the woofer underwent under his direction, and what you can expect to hear going forward.
Andrew Welker: Ā Ian recently made anĀ announcement on the message boardsĀ about a new high-powered woofer for theĀ LFR Omnidirectional SpeakerĀ and a new model that is going to be coming out shortly called anĀ M100. Ā He’s asked me to explain what went into building the new woofer. Log in
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One recent morning, I put on a new CD Iād received from Amazon, an orchestral workāCalifornia Suite ā plus several piano concertos, by an obscure and overlooked 20th Century American composer, Hubert Headley, and relaxed with my second mug of coffee.
As I listened to a percussion and timpani passage, there was the metallic āpingā of the tiny triangle deep at the rear of the soundstage, and I thought, āIsnāt it amazing Iām hearing a triangle reproduced so lifelike that it reminds me of how the triangle sounded at the rear of the Carnegie Hall stage at a recent concert.ā (The recording, quite nicely done, was actually made in Moscow in 2006 for the Naxos American Classics series, with the Russian Philharmonic conducted by Dmitry Yablonsky and Anna Bogolyubova, piano.) Log in
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