November 20, 2014
When most of us think of audio or speakers, we have a basic understanding of what they do and therefore how to mount them around a room. If you have a surround sound system, the center channel goes in the center. The left and right go to their sides and the surround speakers might end up behind you to finish the circuit. We assume that most of these are floor level with our ears, so the angle of them is not as important. Now, a DJ who sets up speakers for a gig already understands where sound is going to be lost. Sometimes, speakers do better when they are above the audience’s ears, so the sound is not absorbed in their bodies as much.
Newer speaker systems are designed with that kind of thing in mind. Why not create speakers that are already angled so that they can combat the …
April 18, 2013
Many speaker manufacturers take the time to get a feel for the various markets and niches they represent. Large loudspeakers are in demand by everyone from DJs to speakers – but they obviously serve a different purpose than a pair of standard bookshelf monitors or reference speakers. Because of this, their research and development teams must learn what each user likes and tailor suit their products to fit that need. This is part of the reason why the companies that are large tend to spread their wings out horizontally, rather than vertically. It doesn’t make sense to cater only to a specific crowd while ignoring the rest.
Polk Audio is not a company that many DJs would traditionally flock to, but they do have a large following for tower speakers as well as car audio. Since we cannot afford a pair of speakers for every situation – sometimes it’s best …