1. Why Guitar Speaker Size Matters

    Why Guitar Speaker Size Matters
    These days, it’s a becoming more widely understood by the average player just how important a role speakers play in their overall tone.  With that in mind, it's no surprise just how popular the upgrade speaker market has become. But with so many brands, styles and size combinations to choose from, it can be a difficult task trying to figure out which speaker is best for you. The most popular format is easily the 12-inch speaker, but with an increasing range of quality 10-inch and some interesting 15-inch speakers available, the best way to figure out which is best for you is by learning the role size plays in a speaker's overall tone. Continue reading →
  2. Fender Passport PRO Portable PA Series Review

    Shown here is the Passport PRO 500. The main selling point of Fender’s passport series of PA systems has for decades been their excellent portability. With the three latest models – known as the PRO series – Fender has made a few improvements while added some new features. Not only that, this new series is lighter and more powerful, all...
  3. NAMM 2012: Line 6 launches StageScape M20d mixer and StageSource loudspeakers

    StageScape™ M20 is the world’s first smart mixing system — an integrated live sound solution that uses touchscreen-based visual mixing to explode the traditional mixer/outboard gear paradigm. StageScape M20d uses a combination of input jack sensing, a visual mixing environment and professionally crafted sound tools to prepare, process and route signals automatically. The StageScape M20d can guide you through optimally...
  4. TECH TIPS: Blown Speakers

    A loudspeaker in cross section as seen from the side. The voice coil is a moving part attached to the apex of the cone below the domed dust cap; it does not touch the magnet structure in which it is very precisely seated. In the most common form of blown speaker, the voice coil is damaged such that it does...
  5. TECH TIPS: Breaking In Your Speakers

    So, you love your buddy’s tone and really dig the speakers he’s been playing for the past six months! You go out and buy the very same speakers, put them in nearly the same rig, but it just doesn’t sound the same. Your dilemma is not uncommon. Many variables could be responsible for such a situation, but most likely it...

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