Posts Categorized: Audio

Subwoofer & Amplifier Maintenance Tip

Subwoofer & Amplifier Maintenance Tip

I see a common problem with amplifiers that are older that cause some of them to perform dramatically worse than new.  The issue is that the knobs and switches that are associated with the low voltage (preamplifier) side of the amplifier can corrode internally.  I have seen this problem with JL Audio subwoofers, M&K subwoofers, Parasound amplifiers and… Read more

NextLevel Acoustics In-Wall Speaker Review

NextLevel Acoustics In-Wall Speaker Review

NextLevel Acoustics is a relatively new company that began selling in-wall speakers and subwoofers in 2016.  They sell a CI series that is sold through authorized dealers.  This upgraded line should be considered if you are looking for high quality in-wall speakers at a very reasonable price point.  High performance in-wall speakers are not common… Read more

Paradigm CI Elite E80-A Is An Excellent LCR In-Ceiling Speaker

Paradigm CI Elite E80-A Is An Excellent LCR In-Ceiling Speaker

This new ceiling speaker from Paradigm delivers excellent performance for a ceiling mounted LCR.  It does not give the impression the speaker is mounted at the proper position around the display, but it did sound very good and is available at a very reasonable price for it’s performance level. They have included some new features… Read more

Incredible Neumann GmbH KH 420 Active Speaker

Incredible Neumann GmbH KH 420 Active Speaker

  I recently had the opportunity to work on a home theater system using these speakers for the front three channels and KH 310’s for the side and rear surround speakers.  The accuracy of all of these speakers was outstanding.  I have worked on other speakers that use similar 3 inch dome midrange drivers that performed very well… Read more

Atlantic Technology Ceiling ATMOS Speakers – Highly Recommended

Atlantic Technology Ceiling ATMOS Speakers – Highly Recommended

Dolby ATMOS, Auro and DTS-X use algorithms designed to envelop the home theater listener with sound coming from above the listener. All of these formats are modeled on the latest “object-based” sound systems and sound tracks that have been developed to provide the audience with a totally immersive sound field. The IC-6-OBA from Atlantic Technology contains a… Read more