Anechoic Chambers

John Strohbeen    Tuesday, April 14, 2015    Articles

We often hear about “anechoic chambers” being used in developing speakers. What is their value, since home environments are not “anechoic”? Do they have a place in…

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John Strohbeen    Tuesday, March 31, 2015    News

This posting marks the 52nd consecutive weekly memo put up on our Ohm website. For us it has been a year of good business and good conversations with consumers, the media and our colleagues…

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Dispersion: What Is It and How Is It Important?

John Strohbeen    Wednesday, March 18, 2015    Articles

Dispersion, as it applies to audio, is the direction the sound radiates from a speaker. The dispersion almost always varies with frequency. With mono-poles (most woofers and subwoofers),…

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Has Sound Reinforcement Destroyed Live Music?

John Strohbeen    Tuesday, March 10, 2015    Articles

In June, we looked at Can Recorded Music Sound Better-Than-Live? and I confessed to being a purist who prefers as little coming between me and live musicians as possible. I discussed the…

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Spikes – Yikes!

John Strohbeen    Tuesday, March 3, 2015    Articles, Advice

It comes down to basic physics. Newton’s Third Law of Motion states that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. So, when a woofer’s cone is pushed forward,…

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John Strohbeen    Tuesday, February 24, 2015    Articles

To many consumers, damping speakers means “Clean with a moist cloth”; but that is dampening. To those of us who design and build speakers, it means something very different. It…

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