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If you have a loudspeaker in your garage it has been collecting dust then it is time to put it back to use. There’s no point in having a speaker set around without any use. Aside from taking up space it will actually degrade in terms of quality over time. I have prepared some tips that should help you restore your vintage loudspeaker in order to get it ready for your today’s audio equipment.
The first step in bringing life back to your old speakers, is to do a thorough cleaning of your speakers. That doesn’t just include the loudspeaker enclosure but also the diaphragm of each speaker element. In order to get access to the diaphragm, you might have to take of the grill which is attached to speaker. This grill might cover the entire front of the speaker or just the front of each individual speaker element. Be sure not to damage the diaphragm itself when removing the …
05/10/2016 admin Comments Closed
Bluetooth has become a common standard lately for transmitting audio to speakers and other devices. Initially, Bluetooth was not intended for streaming audio but since it has become so popular amongst portable devices, manufacturers have invented ways for transmitting stereo audio via a Bluetooth protocol. Older standards such as Bluetooth 2.0 or Bluetooth 2.1 typically all use some sort of audio compression. This is a limitation of Bluetooth and that the bandwidth which is available does not support transmission of uncompressed stereo audio.
However, most types of source material such as MP3s have already been compressed. When transmitting over Bluetooth, however, the compressed audio usually does not get transmitted in its native format but instead is being the coded inside the transmitting device and then recompressed. During this process, there will be some loss of fidelity. Newer standards support apt X which reduces the amount of compression by taking advantage the higher bandwidth allocated by Bluetooth 4.0 in Bluetooth 4.1 …
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I have some experience in setting up audio gear because I have worked as an installer for almost 20 years. I have some expertise in setting up very expensive systems but also am familiar with installing entry level type products. Regardless of how expensive a particular set of components is, there certain things to consider when setting up equipment which will not only improve sound quality but also help minimize problems. I suggest you read the next few sections because I will show you some tips which I have accumulated over the years.
Usually installing audio equipment is not that expensive. However, some work needs to be done if there are wires to be installed across the house. Obviously, there are some wireless solutions but installers like myself typically prefer running wires. So most of the work usually involves running wires in some fashion. The actual set up is rather quick typically. However, my work typically starts with the selection …
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In this post, I’m going to show you how you can utilize commonly available Bluetooth audio receivers in order to reduce the cable clutter in your living room. You probably realize that there are wireless speakers on the market which are designed for installation situations in which it is not desirable to run long speaker wire. However, most of the speakers have one is advantage. They need a dedicated audio transmitter. Bluetooth speakers on the other hand eliminate the dedicated transmitter because you can stream directly from a portable device. However, the sound quality of many Bluetooth speakers on the market is rather poor.
That is where Bluetooth audio receivers come in. I’m going to show you how you can set up speakers without long speaker wires for using a Bluetooth receiver from Amphony. This receiver contains an amplifier. The amplifier is required in order to drive regular passive loudspeakers. If you want to use a separate audio amplifier …
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It is easy to be lured into purchasing a specific set of wireless speakers by reading the marketing material from their respective manufacturer. Usually, these types of materials read the same: enjoy unlimited freedom with whatever model that particular vendors offering. Also, usually every vendor promises ultimate sound quality and easy set up. That may or may not be true. But with so many models of wireless speakers crowding the market, it is not always easy to pick the good from the bad. I will try to offer some tips for how you can figure out which particular model you should take a closer look at.
The first question you should ask yourself is whether the wireless speakers you are interested in should support Bluetooth or other protocols. There several protocols for wireless speakers as shown at http://www.amphony.com/products/wireless-speaker.htm available which are commonly used. Bluetooth is one of the most popular wireless methods. However, it might not be right choice for …
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Modern cell phones are much more sophisticated than phones that were sold five years ago. They are pretty similar to tablet computers. A brand-new cell phone that has either the android operating system or the iOS system from Apple already offers many functions that traditional phones didn’t have. One of these functions is playing MP3s. Therefore, a smart phone is an excellent tool for storing one’s personal music collection. When going to work you can just enjoy your music on the go or eat while driving you can plug in your phone to your car stereo and broadcast you music over the car speakers. Instead of storing music on the phone itself you can also stream music from online music services. However, keep in mind that you will need an Internet connection to do so. I would recommend using that service while you are in range of a wireless router either at work or at home.
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In this review, I’m going to look at some outdoor Bluetooth speakers. The speakers is a quite unique. They differ from other Bluetooth speakers in that the speakers themselves do not have a Bluetooth receiver but instead get the signal from a transmitter unit. This transmitter unit does have a built-in Bluetooth receiver which receives the audio from a portable device. Then the audio signal which is extracted by the transmitter is then modulated onto another signal. The signal is then being sent to the speakers. This might seem quite are to somebody. In particular the drawback seems to be that you are dealing with an additional transmitting device. However, this approach is to advantages. The first advantage is that both speakers can be separated quite a distance. In contrast, traditional Bluetooth speakers are usually grouped together. That obviously enhances the stereo effect quite a bit.
Another advantage of using this approach is the fact that the transmitter base can …