Hear It, Don’t See It

Can you find the subwoofer hidden in this picture?  Maybe you're thinking, "I won't find it. A subwoofer is that large speaker box located near the floor BELOW the TV." Ah, think again.  You're actually looking at it right now!  So, let's see what's in this photo. There are two A/C vents, one recessed canister light, a flatscreen TV backlit with LED lighting, and the in-wall mounted left speaker … [Read more...]

The Science of Subwoofers

When surround sound systems came out, everyone became familiar with what 5.1 meant--five speakers dispersed around the room and the ".1" was the subwoofer, centered down low and in front. But there is a science to subwoofers that create those deep, rich, bass acoustics beyond what can be delivered by a single speaker. The single subwoofer approach suffers from an unevenness in bass which is to … [Read more...]