How Good Is Human Hearing?

John Strohbeen    Tuesday, October 14, 2014    Articles

When looking at audio specs, a question frequently gets asked. “Do I need all that? How good is human hearing, anyway?” The answer may surprise you. Actually it is quite good.…

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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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Amplifiers: How Big is Too Big? How Small Too Small?

John Strohbeen    Wednesday, July 30, 2014    Articles

In my opinion, there is no such thing as an amplifier that’s “too big”; only big amplifiers turned up too far. On the other hand, amplifiers can easily be too small –…

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Speaker Size - How Small is Too Small?

John Strohbeen    Wednesday, July 9, 2014    Articles

Size matters, or does it? We are talking speakers here. And since we have already stated that audio is mostly a male pursuit, how much does it matter? Many, if not most, people would prefer…

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Where Should You Choose Speakers?

John Strohbeen    Wednesday, June 25, 2014    Articles, Advice

Since speakers will likely have the greatest affect on the way your audio system sounds, selection is crucially important. To me, there are two major factors to consider when choosing…

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New Loudspeaker Design Yields Deep Bass from Small Sealed-Cabinet

John Strohbeen    Wednesday, June 4, 2014    Articles

In the previous post, we talked about the design and acoustic advantages and challenges of vented vs. sealed-box enclosures. I also mentioned “…room-shaking bass – below…

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