Your Center Channel Speaker Questions Answered
Andrew answers some common questions about Center Channel Speakers and gives you some must-not-dos to help you get the best sound from your system.
Is It Worth Repairing your old loudspeakers?
Andrew talks about why manufacturers use foam surround material for woofers, and whether or not you should repair your speakers if their foam has started to disintegrate.
What To Listen For Speaker By Speaker?
Andrew Welker provides a few tips and tricks from the pros in terms of first settings of your Home Theater Setup, and what kind of music to use to test.
Speaker Power Handling vs Amplifier Power - Audio Myths
Andrew discusses the power handling of a loudspeaker vs amplifier power - the reason why this is a myth, standardization issues, what to do if you hear a 'thump', and what to do really quickly if you smell something coming out of your speaker suddenly.
How Close To The Wall Can You Put Your Speakers?
A Guide in Setting up your Home Theater - Andrew Welker explains The Boundary Effect.
Can Bookshelf Speakers Sound Like Floorstanders?
Wondering whether you should buy a bookshelf speaker or floorstanding speaker? Andrew explains how bass figures into the equation.
Will a 4-Ohm Speaker Work with an 8-Ohm Receiver?
Andrew Welker, Axiom Audio Engineer, gives you a quick look at the risks when you drive your speaker with a wrong load.
Soft Dome vs. Metal Dome Tweeters - Audio Myths
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: What Causes Harsh S Sounds and Can I De-Ess Them?
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?
Speaker Port Plugs: Could They Solve Bass Issues in Your System?
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?