• Describing Loudspeaker Sound In the course of my work for Axiom, I answer lots of email technical questions on the "sound" of Axiom speakers (as well as that of our competitors' products). One recent email questioner said that he wanted a loudspeaker that embodied the "rich" sound he heard from a live...

  • Cable Quandary: Composite, S-Video, Component Video, DVI, and HDMI Connectors At Axiom we take a rational, scientific...

  • Louder IS NOT Always better! For some people shopping for loudspeakers is easy. These lucky souls have...

  • Ten Tips to Getting a Big Screen TV We all want bigger screens for increased impact, because larger TV screens, like high-quality 5.1-channel surround sound systems, pull us into the movie action or TV show’s story line just the way big movie theater screens and sound systems do. But a too-large TV...

  • “What is the perfect media or listening room?” I get asked this question quite often. It’s frequently...

  • Bringing Home A Real Theater Experience, A Romance In Three Parts. Convenience or performance, which would you...

  • From Tribbles to giant space amoebas The trek continues with Star Trek: The Original Series – the second season which was released just recently. The cheesy special effects and hokey dialogue continue from the first season as well as some truly excellent episodes that deal with the trials and “tribbulations” of family...

  • What’s the job of a speaker cable? It’s to convey, without degrading the signal, an alternating-current (AC)...

  • Why Amplifiers Often Run Out of Power Where It's Needed Most — for Peak Dynamics To better understand amplifier dynamic headroom, we need to look at dynamic range, and how we experience it in everyday life. On a hike in the woods, most of us know the soft rustling sound of leaves...

  • What are you really looking at when you gaze at a color TV screen or a newspaper photo? On a TV screen or in a newspaper or a magazine picture, or even the computer monitor screen on which you read this text, the images are formed by groups of red, green and...

  • Retrieving real deep bass and reproducing it in your home theater or listening room at real-life levels...

  • Bi-words seem to be proliferating these days (bi-coastal, bipolar, etc.), and the world of stereo and home...

  • No one ever said that setting up surround sound home theater was going to be a piece of cake. And, as most enthusiasts and newbies have discovered, it's not simple. But there are ways to try and keep it manageable. One of the most confusing subjects for first-time owners of surround sound...

  • For all the months of research that home theater and music enthusiasts put into finding the right speakers and electronics for their home theater or stereo music systems, few pay attention to the actual listening room where the setup will be installed. This one link in the chain can be hugely influential...

  • 1. You went for an all-inclusive surround sound speaker package from a big brand name manufacturer noted for electronics and TV sets. On the surface, it’s not that irrational. If ________ (fill in Sony, Kenwood, any major electronics brand) knows how to build CD players, audio/video receivers or TV monitors, they must...

  • As audio/video hobbyists, most of us grew up thinking that if we have an amplifier with 50 watts of rated output power into 8-ohm speakers, and that combination produces reasonably clean and loud music, then by doubling the amplifier power to 100 watts per channel, the system would then play twice as...

  • Boldly going … again For Star Trek fans, patience it turns out can definitely be a virtue. The five-year mission of the starship Enterprise was to seek out new life and new civilizations. The current five-year mission of Paramount Home Entertainment is to test the patience of fans for the same time...