Posts Categorized: Audio

Disappointing Sherbourn PT-7030 Home Theater Preamp Processor

Disappointing Sherbourn PT-7030 Home Theater Preamp Processor

I recently had the opportunity to work on a Sherbourn preamp processor in a large home theater installation.  I was very disappointed with many of the adjustments found in this product.  While on the surface this is a very fine unit with many inputs and outputs it has several limitations that I find to be… Read more

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Tekton Design 18″ Cinema Subwoofer Review

  I recently had the opportunity to work on a home theater system with a pair of Tekton 18″ Cinema subwoofers.  The room was 4500 ft3 and easily achieved reference sound pressure levels without significant distortion.  These are the highest output subwoofers I have encountered at the $1,000 price point.  They are large with the… Read more

Genesis Circular Ring Ribbon Tweeter Review

Genesis Circular Ring Ribbon Tweeter Review

I recently had the opportunity to work on a Genesis 5.3 loudspeaker.  This speaker uses a 1″ ring ribbon tweeter.  I have to say this is the best sounding tweeter that I have heard.  It’s very low mass did not seem to interfere with the sound in the high frequency range in any way.  If… Read more

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How To Stop Sconces From Rattling

I have been in many home theaters where the lighting rattles when the subwoofer is at high sound pressure levels.  Many times this cannot be solved by just tightening the fixture because the metal itself is resonating with the sound.  A product like that shown above is a flexible weight with adhesive that can be… Read more