The 10 Best Bookshelf Speakers 2024

There is a time and place for massive speakers or tower speakers. For most home users, bookshelf speakers make a lot of sense. They are compact, elegant, and deliver great sound. With advancements in technology, the performance of the best compact bookshelf speakers is as good as and often better than their larger rivals. They…

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How to Connect Powered Speakers to a Mixer

Powered speakers, also known as active speakers, offer many advantages. These speakers have an integrated amplifier. Many people wonder how to connect powered speakers to a mixer.  We take a look at powered speakers and answer the question of how to connect them to your mixer.  The advantages of powered speakers What makes powered speakers…

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The 10 Best Vinyl Speakers of 2024

So you got yourself some fancy improved turntable set up to enjoy the pleasure of vinyl. Sorry to say but your turntable will probably be nothing but a pretty ornament, not functioning to its true potential. The built-in speaker’s average output of around 4 watts will not get the party started. Why settle for built-in…

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What is Sibilance in Audio? (Answered)

This is a term many might not know but yet have often experienced the irritation of sibilance. When listening to any audio, music, the spoken word, or a movie soundtrack, have you ever noticed an exaggerated S sound? It is sometimes also noticeable on the T and Z sounds. This distortion or over-emphasis is called…

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The 10 Best Speakers for The Shower of 2024

While many people love to sing in the shower some prefer proper music. Who would have thought that someday our technology would have advanced to the stage where you now have the luxury of listening to your favorite music or radio station while in the shower? The thought of answering that important phone call normally…

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Can you use 4 ohm and 8 ohm speakers together? (Answered)

If you have a surround sound home theater system, you may consider running 4 ohms and 8 ohms speakers together.  As an example, you may want to use 4-ohm speakers for the speakers in the front, center and, the sides and 8-ohm speakers at the rear.  Speaker Power It is important to note that people…

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Will 6×9 speakers fit in 6×8?

This is a much-debated question – will 6X9 speakers fit in 6X8? It can be done, in most cases. It might take a bit of work but it is certainly possible. One thing to watch out for is the depth of the speaker. It is not just the dimension of the front of the speaker…

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Which Speakers are Left and Right? 

This is an important question and if you are not sure it is something you need to know. Many people may feel foolish asking which speakers are left and right but it does make a difference and there is no point guessing and possibly getting it wrong.  Left and right are one of those subjective…

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Are Rockville Speakers Good?

We are spoilt for choice with so many excellent speakers on the market but are they all good? We can’t believe all the marketing hype so one has to go on reviews, sales, tests, and public opinion. Are Rockville speakers good? The reviews out in the digital world speak for themselves.  With very high average…

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Do Speakers Wear Out? (Answered)

Many people wonder if speakers wear out over time. The truth is that they do, unfortunately. Speakers work hard to convert electrical impulses into sound waves using mechanical energy. If you have ever seen a speaker without a cover you will have some idea of how active they are. This eventually takes its toll and…

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