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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Break-In & Burn-In Versus Broken & Burnt Out

John Strohbeen    Monday, March 28, 2016    Articles

Brand new speakers are well known for not performing their best until they have been “burnt-in” or “broken-in.” This is true for all mechanical systems such as turntables, phono…

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Used Speakers: Good Sound & Good Value?

John Strohbeen    Tuesday, February 2, 2016    Articles, Advice

Speakers last a very long time – many decades are common. You can often get sound quality that exceeds 95% of today’s speakers for a fraction of all-new prices. The “Golden Age of…

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Troubleshooting Walsh Speakers 101

John Strohbeen    Tuesday, July 21, 2015    Advice

Like cars and other devices – and even humans – stereo systems and their components age. This is true for virtually every part of a stereo system and being able to troubleshoot and fix…

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Oldie But Goodie?

John Strohbeen    Wednesday, September 3, 2014    Articles

We all age – some of us more gracefully than others – but what about speakers? Actually, most speakers age very little over a decade or two. In fact, many, unless blown or left…

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Keep Your Speakers Looking as Good as They Sound

John Strohbeen    Wednesday, June 11, 2014    Articles

In the past couple of posts, we’ve talked about speaker cabinet design, vented vs. sealed, and its impact on the sound derived from those speakers. There’s another aspect of cabinet…

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