Paradigm Stylus 370 Oudoor Speakers

Summer is on the way so it's time to start thinking about taking your entertainment outside. Outdoor speakers are a special case and of course can cause special problems when it comes to weathering the storm. They not only need to sound good up close, but they also need to project that sound into a void.

Wall Of Sound

We at McIntosh Labs were pretty impressed with ourselves when we realized the McIntosh 2K reference system weighed in at close to one full ton. It never even occurred to us to imagine what kind of McIntosh system might weigh 75 tons. As it turns out, our imagination was not required. Nearly 32 years earlier, Owsley 'Bear' Stanley, Dan Healy and Mark Raizene of the Grateful Dead sound crew and Ron Wickersham and Rick Turner of Alembic Sound dared to dream of such a system.

High Fidelity and Utility for Stuctural Loudspeakers

The Ideal Structural Loudspeaker (ISL) will open up a world of possibilities for this important application. This ISL will produce no acoustic energy in the ceiling structure and greatly reduce vibration while increasing dynamics and dispersion.

OutCast Wireless Outdoor Speaker System

I pulled it out of the box and in about 10 minutes had a new and very full bodied speaker out on the patio playing music from my ipod.

Whole House Speakers: Flat or Phat?

We are now enjoying digital media on the go and throughout our homes in environments and listening situations that were unheard of in the last century.

Outdoor Sound - Alan Rottner - StereoStone

Outdoor entertainment is already seeing complete living spaces designed for the outdoors.

Jon Herron - Planar Magnetic Speaker Technology

Our planar magnetic drivers use an advanced thin film membrane to move the air. This film is actually lighter than the air that it is responsible for moving, so it can respond instantly to the smallest detail in the signal.

KEF Five-Two Series Home Theater Speakers

I fired up one of my favorite CD's (which I have listened to hundreds of times). These speakers took the music to another level altogether. I was blown away at how they added an unbelievable depth of sound. I expected a slight tinniness at a high volume but there was nothing of the sort to be heard. All in all I would definitely recommend these speakers to those of you like me who feel intimidated by most speaker technology out there. With these you get all the sound of a complete surround sound system in two very attractive towers. And setup is a breeze.

Moving Beyond the Cineplex: Impactful Home Theater through Tactile Technology

Tactile technology promises to deliver personalised, realistic impact through aesthetically pleasing (hidden) design, and straightforward integration without jeopardising our family's hearing. When choosing between types of tactile device, customers should select products based on discerning need-to-performance analysis. Frequency range, flatness of frequency response and efficiency are all important considerations. Other factors include uniformity of motion, power requirements, gain and level control, interoperability with control systems, and cost.

Interview - Speaker Design

The primary culprit for limiting sound quality in the home is the infuriating lack of standardization in both the software and hardware sides of our industry - it's just too frustrating to use our wonderful toys! When I put on a record or CD it plays - I listen and enjoy. When I put on a DVD, I must determine the disc's optimal encoding scheme for use on my system ...

Am I ready for Wireless Speakers?

When it comes to wireless speaker systems, keeping it simple and playing it conservative is your best approach. The technology is constantly improving. Do your homework.

Tetra Manhattan 120U Speakers

Musicians love these speakers. Why? Because they spend their lives performing, and they know what live music sounds like. And when they hear it reproduced on an audio system, they get excited.

Choosing Audio Systems and Speakers

If you are in the market for a good audio system with high-quality speakers and solid, reliable performance, the time couldn't be better to shop and buy. You know the drill. Do the research, pick your products and have yourself a great audio experience.

DESIGN GOALS FOR LOUDSPEAKER 2006 AND BEYOND

The current emphasis is for small speakers that work as designed in the actual customer environment without the boxy sound character and with a linear dispersion allowing for more flexible seating positioning.

Which is more important for a great home theater - the picture or the sound?

When the sound system is carefully chosen and installed, the true magic of home theater shines through.

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