1. A Closer Look At 2-Way And 3-Way Speaker Systems

    A Closer Look At 2-Way And 3-Way Speaker Systems
    If you’ve ever shopped around for studio monitors or PA loudspeakers, chances are you’ve come across the terms 2-way and 3-way. These two terms are pretty straightforward – they designate the number of speakers featured in the monitor. While that might seem simple, there's a lot more going on that just the number of speakers. Below, we take a closer look at these type of systems and things to think about when deciding between the two.   Continue reading →
  2. Breaking in a New Speaker

    Breaking in a New Speaker
    [caption id="attachment_3033" align="alignright" width="165"]texasheat08-1_1 Eminence Patriot Series Texas Heat 12" Guitar Amp Cab Speaker 8 ohm @ $79.99[/caption] Q: "I just bought a brand new speaker for my guitar cab. What's a good technique I can use to break it in?"   A: The first thing you should be aware of before you begin is that no two speakers, even those of the exact same model, will break-in the same way at the same amount of time, meaning there's no universal method that will give consistent results across the board. As far as what constitutes the right amount of break-in, it all depends on personal taste. Some players prefer the sound of a heavily aged speaker while others like them best fresh out of the box. But for the most part, players usually like them somewhere in between. Although a speaker will continue to break-in throughout its lifespan, the most noticeable amount will happen early on. Continue reading →
  3. Speaker Breakup Explained

    Speaker Breakup Explained
    Speaker breakup refers to a tonal feature that happens when they are pushed past a certain limit. While many believe that a speaker's power rating is a contributing factor to speaker breakup, that's simply not true. True speaker breakup depends on the cone density and the interaction between the top plate thickness and the winding height of the voice coil. It also depends on a speaker's Xmax rating (also known as a speaker's Maximum Linear Excursion), which is essentially the height of the voice coil overhang below and above the top plate and magnetic gap.   Continue reading →
  4. Common Causes Of PA Speaker Damage

    Common Causes Of PA Speaker Damage
    A good PA system setup is a pricey investment. The last thing you want to do is completely ruin your PA by using it in a way that it wasn't meant to operate. With that in mind, we've compiled a list of the top causes of PA speaker damage below.       Continue reading →
  5. Bass Amp Continuous And Program Power Ratings Explained

    Bass Amp Continuous And Program Power Ratings Explained
    If you own a bass amplifier, you’ve probably glanced at the back panel and noticed that the shown technical information includes a power rating specification that lists two different wattages: continuous and program. For example, the Fender Bassman 115 Neo bass cabinet features power ratings of “700 Watts Program” and “350 Watts Continuous.” If this has you wondering, “What does it all mean,” you’re probably not alone.   Continue reading →

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