• When we see a forward-firing loudspeaker facing us, it seems reasonable to assume that it is radiating...

  • Most of us don’t think much about the images we look at on a TV, flat-panel display, or on a laptop or desktop computer screen; that is, we don’t think about what comprises the image–because our eyes and brain merge all the elements of color, brightness and contrast into a “picture” we...

  • This year’s Consumer Electronics Show gave us the annual sneak peak at what new products and technologies...

  • 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...

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