Location, Location, Location – Where to sit to enjoy the best sound?

John Strohbeen    Tuesday, August 16, 2016    Articles

…in a movie theater? THX and Dolby have invested a great deal of research in how to create a dramatic sonic effect to compliment the quality of today’s movies.Commercial theaters today…

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There is More to Life Than Just Good Music

John Strohbeen    Tuesday, July 19, 2016    News

My interest in music started when I was a freshman at MIT, in 1963. By the time I dropped out of school in 1968, audio retailing had become my profession – I started Tech Hifi in my…

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Impedance or How Many Ohms Do You Have?

John Strohbeen    Tuesday, July 5, 2016    Articles

All passive speakers (relying on outboard amplification) have an impedance rating, given in ohms, provided by the manufacturer. This number helps you match the speakers to amplifiers.…

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How Sensitive Are Your Speakers?

John Strohbeen    Thursday, June 23, 2016    Articles

I started reading Proust last year and discovered I was not sensitive enough to care about the upper-middle class characters from France’s 1800s to keep me engaged through over 4000…

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Big Woofers Give Better Bass – Maybe.

John Strohbeen    Tuesday, June 7, 2016    Articles

Big woofers mean better bass to most people. In general, big woofers (which take big cabinets) can produce more output than small woofers in small boxes. Does this mean better bass? This is…

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How Speakers Age: Wrinkles & Restoration

John Strohbeen    Tuesday, May 24, 2016    Articles

Do speakers age more with use or non-use? Are there things to do to maintain speaker sound quality? To enjoy your speakers fully, they need to be performing at their best. You can expect…

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