Entries by Pat Brown

Peaks vs RMS – Keeping Peaks in Their Place

Peaks vs RMS: This article explains why the modern obsession with “peak performance” represents a step backward in developing meaningful ratings and performance metrics for audio equipment.

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Common Amplifier Format: MiniDSP PWR-ICE125

by Pat Brown

Overview

The MiniDSP PWR-ICE125 is a 2-channel plate amplifier for active 2-way loudspeakers or subwoofers. Since these articles are tutorial in nature, I’ll use the PWR-ICE125 to present some important fundamentals regarding amplifier ratings and SPL calculations. … Read more

Common Amplifier Format: Lab Gruppen E 12:2

by Pat Brown

Pat Brown continues with  the Common Amplifier Format (CAF) series. In this article, he overviews the Lab Gruppen E 12:2 amplifier, which is targeted for the installed sound market.

 

Overview

The Lab Gruppen E 12:2 is

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Common Amplifier Format: AtlasIED DPA 1202

by Pat Brown

Pat Brown continues with the Common Amplifier Format (CAF) series. In this article, he overviews the AtlasIED DPA 1202 amplifier.

The Common Amplifier Format (CAF) series continues with the examination of an amplifier designed for the commercial … Read more

The Nyquist Plot – Part 1

by Pat Brown

The Nyquist plot is a powerful tool for examining audio filters, both analog and digital. It has been added to the latest version of Filter Hose.

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Amplifier Loading – The Parade Route Scenario

In the article, Pat Brown describes several ways that loudspeakers can be driven using a parade route scenario.

There are several competing philosophies among audio power amplifier designers as to how an amplifier should behave under load. They can be … Read more

Common Amplifier Format: Crown CTs 2000

by Pat Brown

Pat Brown continues with “Common Amplifier Format (CAF)” series. In this article, he overviews the Crown CTs 2000 amplifier, a workhorse in the commercial sound market.

Crown Audio makes a lot of amplifier models to address the

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Common Amplifier Format: Ashly SRA-4150

by Pat Brown

Much can be learned about amplifiers by reviewing/comparing a common set of specifications that were collected in the same manner. In this series, I’ll use the Common Amplifier Format (CAF) to periodically overview a selected make and

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Room Survey 37 – Crossroads Fellowship

by Pat Brown

Our spring 2019 Sound System Design seminar was held at Crossroads Fellowship in Raleigh, NC. The massive building is a converted power tool distribution warehouse, gutted and redesigned as an assembly space for Crossroads Fellowship church. It … Read more