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Articles Tagged Loudspeaker World

  • Friday, February 05, 2016
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    Andy Coules 02/05/16 02:28 PM,
    Over the last few years I’ve been fortunate enough to use some of the best sound systems currently available from many of the leading manufacturers, and one of the things that struck me is how far we’ve come in terms of delivering the bottom end of the mix. Subwoofer technology and placement techniques have developed to the point where we have a lot more control over how this important band of frequencies is deployed. So I thought it would be… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallLoudspeakerProcessorSignalSound ReinforcementSubwoofer

  • monitors
    Bruce A. Miller 02/05/16 06:39 AM,
    This article is provided by BAMaudioschool.com.   Simply, good monitors are very important. Video productions monitor using screens. Audio productions monitor using loudspeakers that are driven by amplifiers. Every decision made in a musical production (not only regarding sounds but also arrangements and even performances) is based on what everyone is hearing. For example, if you’re recording a bass sound and the monitors sound thin, you may mistakenly believe that the bass sound itself is thin and compensate by adding… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallAmplifierLoudspeakerMonitoringSignalStudio

  • Wednesday, February 03, 2016
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    Charlie Hughes 02/03/16 07:36 AM,
    When measuring loudspeaker systems, the question of phase response often arises. I thought it might be informative to review setting the receive delay within a measurement system so that the displayed phase response is the “correct” one. I have the word correct in quotes above because for a given magnitude response there are an infinite number of equally valid phase responses. This is due in part to what is called propagation delay. This is simply the time of flight of… View this story
    Filed in: AVFeatureBlogStudy HallAVLoudspeakerMeasurementSignalSound Reinforcement

  • Thursday, January 14, 2016
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    Rob Gault 01/14/16 12:03 PM,
    What makes a moving-coil loudspeaker tick? What are some of the major variations in loudspeaker motors? As I discussed here, a wire carrying an electric current in a magnetic field will experience a force. The maximum force for a given current and magnetic field will occur when the current is flowing perpendicular to the magnetic field. In a moving coil loudspeaker, a coil of wire is immersed in an air gap in a magnetic circuit. The magnetic field is “radially”… View this story
    Filed in: AVFeatureStudy HallAVLoudspeakerSubwoofer

  • Tuesday, January 12, 2016
    loudspeakers
    PSW Staff 01/12/16 12:01 PM,
    Excerpted from JBL Professional Technical Note Volume 1, Number 14: “Basic Principles for Suspending Loudspeaker Systems.” Design Factor Design factor is a term used by the rigging industry to denote theoretical reserve capability. The rated capacity / of all lifting and hanging equipment b based upon the nominal strength of the equipment reduced by the design factor. Design factor is a number representing the fraction of equipment nominal strength chosen to be appropriate for the particular application. Rated Capacity =… View this story
    Filed in: ProductionChurch SoundFeatureSlideshowStudy HallProductionAudioRiggingStagingEducationLine ArrayLoudspeakerStageSystem

  • Wednesday, January 06, 2016
    phase alignment
    Bob McCarthy 01/06/16 06:11 AM,
    The setting of delay times in signal processors is one of the principal techniques of system optimization. In most cases the timing is set to “align” two (or more) signal sources so as to create the most transparent transition between them. The process of selecting that time value can be driven by time or phase, hence the relevant terms are “time alignment” and phase alignment.”  These are related but different concepts and have specific applications. It’s important to know which… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallLine ArrayLoudspeakerMeasurementProcessorSignalSound ReinforcementSubwoofer

  • Wednesday, December 30, 2015
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    Craig Leerman 12/30/15 07:38 AM,
    The Old Soundman once said to me, “A speaker ain’t a speaker unless it’s got some speakers inside.” Indeed, true words of wisdom. Cone and compression driver technology has improved considerably over the years, mirroring the progress of the loudspeaker systems that utilize them. The result is sonic quality that’s vastly upgraded, along with enhanced durability. Advanced design techniques and the employment of materials such as neodymium in magnet structures have helped lead this charge. Today’s drivers are marked by… View this story
    Filed in: AVFeatureSlideshowAVLoudspeakerManufacturerSound Reinforcement

  • Thursday, December 03, 2015
    meyer sound
    PSW Staff 12/03/15 01:43 PM,
    Large-format line arrays (which we loosely identify as models with 12-inch and larger woofers) are ideal for large-scale concert and event applications, both indoors and outdoors. They really deliver in terms of output, and in many cases, are now much more than simply loudspeakers, better described as fully integrated systems. The vast majority of the models we’re presenting here incorporate dedicated power and DSP packages (onboard or rack mounted), as well as being outfitted with increasingly sophisticated control, networking, and… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureProductSlideshowAmplifierLine ArrayLoudspeakerProcessorSound Reinforcement

  • Wednesday, November 25, 2015
    monitors
    PSW Staff 11/25/15 11:55 AM,
    Welcome to our quiz featuring 20 questions about stage monitoring and related issues. This is somewhat subjective and largely intended for entertainment purposes—better known as FUN for short—although there is fact and/or truth in many of the “correct” responses. Time for the obligatory non-apology: “We apologize if this quiz offends anyone. That is… er, is not... our intention. Besides, if you don’t like it, we’ll just claim you took it out of context.” Enjoy! 1) Why do vocal acts prefer… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureStudy HallConcertLoudspeakerMixerMonitoringSignalSound ReinforcementStage

  • Tuesday, November 24, 2015
    rational acoustics
    Jamie Anderson 11/24/15 01:06 PM,
    Feed The Brain. The primary job of a measurement rig is to acquire electrical and acoustical signals and feed them to the processor so that it can analyze, compare, slice, dice, fold, spindle and mutilate those signals and produce multi-colored charts, graphs and the all-important squiggly lines. “But my software can produce squiggly lines all by itself without all those bothersome wires, preamps and microphones. Isn’t that enough?” Maybe. It depends on whether you are getting paid to pose or… View this story
    Filed in: AVFeatureStudy HallAVDigitalMeasurementMicrophoneProcessorSignalSoftwareSound ReinforcementSystem



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