In the last few weeks I have seen a proliferation of people confused about what speaker impedance is and how to match up their speakers with their receivers. Now, this topic is really not well understood because of the term impedance on its own, a lot of people don't understand what that means or when we have a speaker rating that says nominal impedance, what is that? And frankly, why does an amplifier receiver care at all about what is speaker impedance? I want to cover those things in this blog.
Next in our series of Audio Myths: Soft Dome vs Metal Dome Tweeter: which one is better and why? It's hard to understand where this myth started: the idea that you can tell what a speaker will sound like by knowing whether it is a hard dome tweeter or a soft dome tweeter. So why do some people persist in thinking it is true?
Sibilance: that harsh 's' sound that you hear when listening to music or audio. What causes it? Are there steps you can take to reduce it when you're listening to music?
We often get asked about when to use speaker port plugs: should I use them? What do they really do? Why would I want to block a port if you went to the trouble of putting a port in?
Audio myths abound: it's astonishing all the misinformation we hear. Today we begin an intermittent series aimed at helping you separate audio myth from fact. Whether you're interested in picking out new speakers or just wowing your friends with your in-depth knowledge, you'll find something interesting in this article.
What causes distortion? In loudspeaker design, there are more variables than you might think! Andrew Welker walks you through all the components an audio engineer has to think about when creating a loudspeaker.
Wondering how to choose the right tower speakers for you in the Axiom line up? What's the difference between the M60, M80, and M100 tower speakers, and what's the right time to use an LFR omnidirectional speaker instead?
If you've been following Axiom Audio for a while, or you're an existing customer, no doubt you're familiar with our surround speakers. But over the past couple of weeks, I've had a number of questions from people that are looking at our products and are not customers yet. And there's a bunch of really good questions about our surround speakers.
Our article on dual subs resulted in the obvious question: what is the ideal dual subwoofer placement? What other considerations are there when you add a second (or multiple) subw to your system?