Sealed-Box Speakers or Vented: Which Are Better?

John Strohbeen    Wednesday, May 28, 2014    Articles

When talking about “better” in audio (and probably most other things), the real question is “better for what?” Sealed and vented speakers provide designers and listeners with…

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Proper placement of Surround Speakers

John Strohbeen    Wednesday, May 21, 2014    Articles

The “Standard” placement of left, right, and center speakers in a home theater system is pretty well established – and you’ll find them in pretty much the same positions whether…

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Does speaker wire affect the sound?

John Strohbeen    Wednesday, May 14, 2014    Articles

The wire connection between an amplifier and a speaker has been the subject of a great deal of discussion – and the expenditure of a great deal of money – for more than 30 years.…

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Sighted vs. Blind Evaluations of Audio Gear, part 2

John Strohbeen    Wednesday, May 7, 2014    Articles

With speakers, trained ears that know what to listen for are the ultimate measurement tool. However, with electronics, our preconceptions of what we think, want, or expect to hear often…

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