Joni Mitchell Blue Album Anniversary
Was it the first break up album ever? The most trailblazing album for a woman? What about the recording itself?
Andrew Welker reflects on the meaning and impact of Joni Mitchell Blue album's 50th anniversary: what was happening in Mitchell's life, and in the world in general at the time that made it such an impactful album. Part music history and part audio recording history, it's an interesting look at a great album.
Why Speaker Design Changed Over Time: Can Smaller Be Just As Good?
Why did speakers all of a sudden get narrower, they used to be fairly big wide things and now everything is small and slim. Speaker design changed – learn why.
Vintage Speakers: What To Look For
Love vintage speaker shopping? So does Andrew. But there are a few things you should watch out for.
Can Technology Produce Small Subwoofers With Big Bass?
Andrew Welker explains the progression from table-sized subwoofers to small subwoofer enclosures, how amplifier power figures in, and DSP technology.
What is Speaker Impedance?
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.
Are Real Wood Speakers Really The Highest Quality You Can Buy?
Andrew talks about the sound properties of solid wood vs manufactured wood, and what you should look for if great sound is your number one priority.
Are You Getting Hi-Res Audio?
Andrew Welker gives you things to watch out for in the playback chain to make sure you get high resolution music.
Headphones vs Speakers - Is There a Time and a Place For Each?
Do you prefer listening to music on headphones vs speakers? Andrew makes the case for both kinds of listening, and tells you why a speaker guy thinks that headphones have come a long way.
How Many Speakers Can You Play At Once?
Andrew explains what an A B Speaker switch does and how many speakers you can power with it exactly.
Passive vs active subs - is one better than the other?
If you’ve been wondering if equalization is a bad thing, and if we should actually want some limits on how low a sub goes, then this video will satisfy your curiosity. Andrew explains three reasons why our subs have amplifiers.