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Explain a 2.5 way audio system 4

Posted 3 weeks ago

What is a two and a half way system where there are two or more identical drivers on the speaker? How do they connect and why multiple drivers?

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Are horn speakers really more efficient? 10

Posted 4 weeks ago

Horn loudspeakers are considered the most efficient loudspeakers but, they don't have horns on their woofers. So, how does that work? How can the horn loaded midrange and tweeter ever match the non-horn loaded woofer?

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Why is Van Halen’s guitar so far forward? 0

Posted 4 weeks ago

When this viewer listens to Van Halen's guitar on his stereo system the sound is so far forward he's questioning what happened. The others in the group seem normal: behind and to the side of the speakers, but not Eddie.

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Is point to point wiring better than PCB? 0

Posted 1 month ago

Years ago there was no such thing as a printed circuit board and everything was wired with what's known as point-to-point. Today it's unheard of but this viewer wants to know if perhaps we've lost something.

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Why do we listen in stereo? 2

Posted 1 month ago

When we go to a concert or live event it's pretty much in mono yet when we reproduce it on our home audio system it's always in stereo. Would we not be better served to have a mono presentation rather than stereo?

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What’s the benefit of a highly resolving system? 8

Posted 1 month ago

PS Audio engineers worked what seems nearly a lifetime of endlessly tweaking and polishing their products to the highest standards of resolution only to have them perform on unresolving systems of customers. What's the point?

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How to get started in high end audio 0

Posted 1 month ago

If you've just discovered the joys of high end audio where do you start? How do you decide what equipment to get and what are your goals for this sometimes lifetime passion of ours?

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How do watts work? 1

Posted 1 month ago

Amps and watts are associated with each other but how do they work together to power loudspeakers? This very basic question gets a good overview by Paul.

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Getting bass from a bookshelf speaker 1

Posted 1 month ago

If your bookshelf speakers aren't delivering the expected amount of punch and bass is it the fault of the amp driving them or does this person need to add a subwoofer?

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Will a 50Hz component work at 60Hz? 4

Posted 1 month ago

230 volt capable electronics are typically also rated for 50Hz operation. But, what happens when that same unit is powered by a 60Hz power? Will the unit be damaged?

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Are heavier speakers better? 5

Posted 1 month ago

It's sometimes known as audio by the pound: a measurement of audio quality by its weight. Does this apply to speakers as well as electronics and if so, why?

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Using a Mac Mini for high end audio 4

Posted 1 month ago

PS Audio, through it's Infinity IRS V speakers as well as its own AN Series of reference loudspeaker, enjoy some of the best sound in the world. Surprisingly, a Mac Mini is at the heart of this exotic system.

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Active vs. passive crossovers 12

Posted 1 month ago

Wouldn't a speaker pair sound better without a passive crossover inside and will PS Audio ever consider going with an active loudspeaker?

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Why place power amplifiers on the floor? 1

Posted 1 month ago

Expensive high end audio systems inevitably seem to place their big power amplifier on or near the floor behind the speakers. Why is that and wouldn't they be better protected up higher?

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