Entries by Pat Brown

Why 8 Ohms?

Anyone who has messed with audio gear of any kind has run across “8 ohms.” Where did it come from and what does it mean?

“8 ohms” is found in loudspeaker specifications, amplifier specifications, and on wire gauge charts. Amplifier’s

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Line Array Realities

Line arrays are often stereotyped by how they behave at high frequencies. When full-range sound is considered, the reality is much different.

Source Types
A point source emits sound waves that are spherical in shape. The physicist’s theoretical point source … Read more

Jabra Headset Microphone Comparison

In this audio demonstration, I am wearing two headset microphones. The Jabra Engage 50 II is recorded to the left channel. The Jabra Evolve2 40 is connected to the right channel.

1. Stereo Version – Alternately mute your Left and Read more

Learn How to Simplify the EQ Workflow

The EQ Workflow is like painting with increasingly finer brush strokes until the desired level of detail is reached.

Technical equalization is the process of “making equal.” The objective is to neutralize the loudspeaker’s response. For some system types this … Read more

One System, Three Voltages – Make Sense?

by Pat Brown

Pat Brown clears up a confusing topic in a visual and practical way – voltages in transformer-distributed loudspeaker systems.

We have recently released a new version of the High-Z calculator used in SynAudCon’s CAFViewerTM and IntelliKwik… Read more