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How Do Boundaries Affect Loudspeakers?

By Pat Brown

Can a room boundary be a “tool of the trade” for the audio practitioner? This study will provide some insight on how boundaries affect loudspeakers.

It’s nearly impossible to mount a loudspeaker in a room without placing … Read more

Balloon Data for a MultiCell Horn

By Pat Brown

Pat Brown provides balloon data for a multicell horn.

Sooner or later all audio people encounter the multicell horn. Multicells have been around since the middle of the last century, and many can be restored to working … Read more

30 Years of SynAudCon Synergy

Random Thoughts by Jim Brown

SynAudCon Synergy – Jim Brown takes you on a walk though audio history helps all of us appreciate where we have been and provides a visions for where we are going.

When Brenda asked me … Read more

A Closer Look at Loudspeaker Coverage Angles

By Jeremy Johnston

In this article, Jeremy compares the coverage angles of 3 full range loudspeakers 90°x40°, 90°x50° and 90°x60°.

Most loudspeakers used in sound reinforcement have some sort of Pattern Control Element (PCE – a new term I just … Read more

Loudspeaker Pairs – How Close Are They?

Tools of the Trade – By Pat Brown

Does two like loudspeakers give the results when measured?  Pat tested five types of loudspeakers and posted the results.

I was working on some array predictions and wondered just how close “like” … Read more

Manifold Drivers – How Much Additional SPL is Realized.

By: Pat Brown

How much additional SPL is realized with manifolded compression drivers? Pat Brown made some measurements and shared the results.

A recent thread on the Syn-Aud-Con email discussion group concerned manifolded compression drivers. How much additional SPL is … Read more

Understanding Horn Directivity Control

 By Charlie Hughes

Charlie Hughes will help you understand more about horn directivity control.

Horns are often used in loudspeaker systems for a variety of reasons. One may be to provide increased acoustical loading to the driver attached to the … Read more

Time or Frequency?

Theory and Practice by Dale Shirk

Dale Shirk will help us get a better understanding of time and frequency and how they will affect our decisions as audio practitioners.

Much of what we do in audio and acoustics has both … Read more

Ideal vs Real Loudspeaker Directivity

By Pat Brown

Understanding the ideal loudspeaker directivity will form an understanding of the trade-offs involved in real-world devices.

When it comes to loudspeakers and the audio marketplace, one word comes to mind-diversity. How can there be so many different … Read more

Constant-Beamwidth Transducer (CBT) Arrays

By Pat Brown

This introduction to  Constant-Beamwidth Transducer (CBT) Arrays technology will get you thinking about possible applications.

We were pleased to have D.B. Keele, Jr. as a guest speaker at the recent Sound Reinforcement for Designers seminar in Louisville, … Read more