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Dahlquist Acoustix System One Dynamic Array

Dahlquist Acoustix Array Home Theater System

“As speakers, the 4 identical towers share a diminutive footprint and very narrow baffle, and all share the same drivers, a fabric dome tweeter, and 3 3 1/2″ cones for bass and midrange; the centre speaker is similarly slim laterally, with 4 of the 3 1/2″ drivers flanking the same tweeter. All of these are designed to operate down to a lower limit of 80 Hz. They are front-ported, but the real bass is reproduced by the subwoofer….”

Kplipsch KSP-300 Loudspeaker

Klipsch KSP 300 Loudspeaker

“As part of the Synergy Series and the Premiere group of speakers, the Klipsch KSP-300 seems a little over identified, sort of like all those women going around with three names in the wake (and some wake, too) of Hilary Rodham Clinton (reminds me of Hickory Dickory Dock; I guess Monica’s problem is that she doesn’t have a middle name). Anyway, before I slide off into total irrelevance while hardly into this review at all, I should note that Klipsch’s Canadian distributor, Evolution Audio’s Saxe Brickendon..”

PMC IB1 S Loudspeaker

PMC IB1s Loudspeaker

“PMC is that most unusual of speaker makers that sells its pro monitors to consumers altered only in exterior finish. Other pro companies like JBL usually have entirely separate lines of speakers for each market, while consumer speakers, such as certain models from Paradigm or Totem occasionally get sold into the pro market as nearfield monitors. I’ve been personally very pleased at the success of PMC…”

Mirage OM-6 Loudspeaker

Mirage OM6

“It’s been a while since Ian Paisley, arguably the dean of Canadian speaker designers (but definitely no relation to Ulster’s rabble-rousing reverend) has introduced a breakthrough design, but here it is in the new OM-6. Described (and trademarked) as Omnipolar (Ian still regrets not registering “Bipolar”), this new speaker looks rather like a an electrostatic panel on top of a subwoofer, but it is a fully dynamic design, with double midranges and tweeters in the upper panel…”

Newform Research R8-1-30 Ribbon Loudspeaker

Newform R8 1-30

“Those close to me (who have fathomed my innermost secrets) know that I dislike THX, which in my view simply adds distortion to the system, particularly in the surrounds, and I also dislike the reason for this so-called “decorrelation”, the mono nature of the Dolby Pro Logic surround channel. These guys (Dolby and THX) learned nothing from the research of CBS Labs, Jim Fosgate and others into matrix surround systems. Sorry, Tom Holman, I didn’t get the gospel…”

How we Measure Loudspeakers

Audioengine 5 Powered Speaker System

“Questions arise from time to time about how to interpret the measurements shown with each speaker review. Here’s an explanation of each of the curves in our charts from top to bottom, starting with that showing frequency responses. Pink Noise Sweep: Here at AIG we measure speakers in a room, using some absorbent materials to minimize reflections…”


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