The Operating Principles of Loudspeakers - Part 8Learning
In this chapter we'll discuss a not-so-widely spread category of transducers based on very amazing principles. They can make some people dream because they are freed from the mechanical stages of tra…
The Operating Principles of Loudspeakers - Part 7Learning
Another family of transducers, often put down by audiophiles, is that making use of the piezoelectric phenomenon. Sturdy and not particularly expensive, these transducers have found a place in many s…
The Operating Principles of Loudspeakers - Part 6Learning
After our previous discussion of electrodynamic speakers, we'll now move on to describing different categories of speaker transducers, starting with the equivalent of the condenser mic in the speaker…
How to keep excessive stage levels from ruining your band’s soundLearning
Many factors can negatively impact your band’s sound, from lack of rehearsal to bad acoustics to feedback to malfunctioning gear to burnt-out sound engineers. But perhaps the most consistent impedime…
The Operating Principles of Loudspeakers - Part 5Learning
In the last article of this series dedicated to electrodynamic speakers we'll talk about some unique and interesting designs. The biggest difference with these two examples compared to previous speak…
The Operating Principles of Loudspeakers - Part 4Learning
In the previous article we discussed compression drivers and acoustic horns. Today we'll focus on a technology whose patent was issued in the 1920s and widely used for microphones. However, its usabi…
The Operating Principles of Loudspeakers - Part 3Learning
To finish with this overview of the most widely used type of speaker, we'll discuss electrodynamic cone models. To improve the performance in the high frequencies, the cone is usually replaced with a…
The Operating Principles of Loudspeakers - Part 2Learning
We started this series by describing the cone diaphragm of an electrodynamic speaker. It obviously plays an important role in the final quality of a speaker, as the radiating element, but it's far fr…
The Operating Principles of Loudspeakers - Part 1Learning
Sound is possible thanks to transduction, in other words, the transformation from one form of energy into another one.
[MUSIKMESSE] JBL M20Hot newsMusikmesse
JBL adds the M20, a dual 10" stage monitor, to its VTX M Series.
[MUSIKMESSE] JBL EON OneHot newsMusikmesse
JBL introduces EON One, a new portable, all-in-one PA system.
[MUSIKMESSE] Korg Stageman 80Hot newsMusikmesse
Korg presents the Stageman 80, a sort of mix between a guitar amp, a portable PA system and a groovebox.
Line 6 releases Relay G70Hot news
Line 6 presents the Relay G70, a wireless receiver stompbox described as 5 pedals rolled into one.
Frequency and sound issues with in-ear monitor systemsLearning
In the final installment of this three-part article, we’ll look at a few other key issues to consider when contemplating switching over to an in-ear monitor system.
The challenges of adjusting to an in-ear systemLearning
In part 1, we talked about how in-ear monitors can benefit performing musicians, this time around, we'll look at some of the issues you'll face using an in-ear system.