How Important is a Center Channel Speaker?

John Strohbeen    Wednesday, April 10, 2019    Articles

You probably need one if you have speakers that limit the sweet-spot to a single seat in your listening room and you want a friend to join you in enjoying the movie. Voice intelligibility…

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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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For Effective Home Theater, Do You Need ALL the Same Speakers?

John Strohbeen    Tuesday, December 9, 2014    Advice

While home theater systems are often born multi-channel, many others grow up to become 5-, 7-, or more channel systems. For those whose stereo systems evolve into home theater set-ups,…

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So Many Channels, So Few Ears.

John Strohbeen    Tuesday, October 28, 2014    Articles

In the beginning there was one, and it was good! In fact, for close to half the life of consumer audio, one channel was all you got. Then came stereo – and later, the flood of…

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Monopole, Dipole, Bipole – What Are All These Poles?

John Strohbeen    Wednesday, August 13, 2014    Articles

When talking about speakers, the word “pole” is used to describe the direction the sound radiates from loudspeakers. All drivers create as much sound from their backs as their…

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Can Recorded Music Sound Better-Than-Live?

John Strohbeen    Wednesday, June 18, 2014    Articles

Once again, we face the question of what is meant by “better”. For years there has been a debate between the “you-are-there” and “they-are-here” camps. When your eyes are…

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