Speakers: The Weakest Link!!

December 17, 2009 - Leave a Response

Speakers are the single most important component that affects the sound quality more than any other, except maybe your own musical ability. Bar None.

Often speakers are given very little attention.

Again we will start with a little history. The basic design of the dynamic loudspeaker used today hasn’t changed much since it was first invented about 120 years ago.

The basic design that is still used today was created by Magnavox in the 1920’s. Read the rest of this entry »

AC Power and Grounding

December 17, 2009 - Leave a Response

Safety

AC Power and Grounding

This is an important subject that is often ignored by musicians!

I’ll discus this in detail, as it may save your life one day.

I always do a safety check on amplifiers and it is important that your amplifier is using a 3 prong plug. This isn’t always the case because 3 prong plugs didn’t become commonplace until the late 1960’s and early 1970’s. First a little history. Read the rest of this entry »