Top 11 Best Subwoofer Brands (Car, PA, Home & Studio)
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Top 11 Best Subwoofer Brands (Car, PA, Home & Studio)

Subwoofers can really add that extra depth, emotion and feeling (literally) to the music and cinema experience. These large bass/sub-bass-focused speakers are commonly included in audio systems of vehicles, public address systems, home stereos/theatres, theatres and studios. With so many speaker brands/manufacturers that produce subwoofers, there are a few that stand out. So whatever your…

Top 11 Best PA Loudspeaker Brands You Should Know And Use
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Top 11 Best PA Loudspeaker Brands You Should Know And Use

Powerful loudspeakers are required in many public address scenarios. This could be a presentation, speech, concert, etc. Because there is such a high demand for PA speakers, there are plenty of speaker brands that produce PA speakers. Although these speakers are relatively simple (compared to their more precise studio monitor and HiFi home-theatre counterparts), some…

Complete Guide To Speaker Power Handling & Wattage Ratings
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Complete Guide To Speaker Power Handling & Wattage Ratings

There are many specifications used to define speakers, and power handling or “wattage rating” is one of the most common specs we encounter when reading into using or buying a speaker. The spec will look something like 1000 W; 350 Wrms, or 800 Wpeak. What is speaker power handling (wattage rating)? The speaker power handling…

Full List: Loudspeaker & Studio Monitor Brands/Manufacturers
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Full List: Loudspeaker & Studio Monitor Brands/Manufacturers

There are many different speaker manufacturers in the world today. Think of all the demand for speakers and how people use speakers on a daily basis. There are speakers in our vehicles, home entertainment systems and favourite nightclubs; in our portable wireless devices and stationary instalments; in public places from shopping malls to houses of…

Full List: Loudspeaker & Monitor Specifications w/ Examples
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Full List: Loudspeaker & Monitor Specifications w/ Examples

Loudspeakers come in a wide variety of designs and are defined by a rather large amount of specifications. We can learn a lot about a speaker before ever plugging it in and/or connecting it to an amplifier by reading its specifications or datasheet. What are loudspeaker specifications? Loudspeaker specifications, shown on spec/data sheets, are pieces…

Full List: Thiele-Small Speaker Parameters W/ Descriptions
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Full List: Thiele-Small Speaker Parameters W/ Descriptions

Speaker drivers and enclosures are quite complex in their design and functionality and can be measured in a wide variety of specifications and parameters. What are Thiele-Small Parameters? Thiele-Small (T/S) Parameters are a series of measurements that define the mechanical, electrical and electromechanical properties of a loudspeaker. The TSPs apply particularly to individual drivers and…

Full Guide To Loudspeaker Sensitivity & Efficiency Ratings
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Full Guide To Loudspeaker Sensitivity & Efficiency Ratings

Loudspeakers are rather insensitive and inefficient transducers. Knowing and comprehending their sensitivity and efficiency ratings is key to understanding how speakers work as a whole. What are speaker sensitivity and efficiency? Sensitivity and efficiency are similar specifications/measurements of how well a speaker converts amplifier power (electrical energy) into acoustic (mechanical wave) energy. Put differently; they…

Differences Between Mid-Range Speakers, Tweeters & Woofers
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Differences Between Mid-Range Speakers, Tweeters & Woofers

If you’ve ever dealt with speakers, you’ve likely heard the terms “tweeter,” “woofer,” “subwoofer,” and maybe even “full-range” and “mid-range.” With so much terminology (jargon and informal), it can be difficult to understand exactly what is meant when discussing mid-range speakers, tweeters and woofers. What are the differences between mid-range speakers, tweeters and woofers? These…

How To Connect Speakers To A Computer (All Speaker Types)
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How To Connect Speakers To A Computer (All Speaker Types)

Many modern computers come with built-in speakers (think of all the laptops, tablets and smartphones that can play audio), but the sound of all these devices can be improved with higher-quality external speakers. The issue, then, is connecting these speakers to the computer. How do we connect speakers of all types to our computers? The…