In this main page you’ll find articles, sorted by topic or category, related to all things about speakers for audio.
What is a loudspeaker?
A loudspeaker, more commonly just called a speaker, is in engineering terms a kind of electroacoustic transducer. In other words, speakers convert electrical signals into musical sound you can hear through the movement of air via sound waves.
The word “speaker” be used to refer to a single speaker driver (individual tweeter, woofer, etc.) as well as a speaker system that is made up of 2 or more individual units. A speaker system often includes an enclosure to capture sound waves and make the production of midrange and bass frequencies possible.
Although there’s a wide range of speaker types, the most common are electromagnetic, consisting of a wound wire coil (voice coil), a permanent magnet assembly, a cone to move air, and a frame attached to suspension parts to hold the assembly in place.
How Do Speakers Work? A Super Speaker Guide With Diagrams
Have you ever been listening to music and wondered how a loudspeaker can create sound? In this detailed article, using clear explanations and diagrams, I’ll…
What are the different types of speakers? (Full guide with examples)
Here I’ll explain all the basics you need to know about the different types of loudspeaker systems, speaker components, and much more – along with examples of each.
How Many Speakers Can You Use With A 4 Channel Amp?
In this article, I’ll help you connect multiple speakers to 4 channel amps, whether for home audio, car audio, or general speaker system use. I’ve created some helpful diagrams as well to help you.
Do Outdoor Speakers Need A Receiver Or Amplifier? + Outdoor Speaker Basics
In this article, I share the basics to know about outdoor speakers – how to power them, regular vs outdoor speaker difference, basic outdoor speaker setup, and more!
Speaker impedance topics
How To Tell The Impedance Of A Speaker And Understanding Speaker Ohms
We take for granted how certain stereos and amplifiers need 2, 4, or 8 ohm speakers to work right. But what is speaker impedance? And…
Why Is It Bad If Speaker Impedance Is Too Low? Your Question Answered
It can be confusing when we talk about impedance, Ohms, and all that with regards to car or home audio speakers. Yeah, most people are…
What Will A 2, 4, or 8 Ohm Impedance Speaker Measure For DC Resistance?
Speakers a little bit of a curious thing: they’re called 4 or 8 ohm impedance and so on, but most don’t actually measure that amount of…
How Does Increasing Speaker Impedance Affect dB Volume & Power Output?
Does changing speaker impedance make a difference in the volume (decibels, or dB) you’ll get? And what about power – how does that change? I’d love…
How To Add A Resistor To A Speaker To Change Or Match Impedance
Maybe you’ve got some extra speakers lying around or just want to know how to add a resistor to a speaker to change its impedance….
What Is An 8 Ohm, 4 Ohm, 2 Ohm Or Other Impedance Speaker?
Confused about speaker Ohm ratings, the word impedance, and what it all means? You’re in the right place! In this article I’ll cover: What is…
How Does Speaker Impedance Compare To Frequency Response?
Speaker Ohms & impedance can definitely be a confusing and sort-of mysterious topic. I’d love to help clear it all up for you! How does…
Connection and wiring topics
Can I Connect Speakers Directly To My TV? Facts About TVs, Amps, & Speaker Wire Use
Yeah, I know how it feels: lots of TVs out there have terrible speaker sound quality. Or maybe you just want to enjoy better volume…
Series Or Parallel Speakers – Which is Better + Pros And Cons
Ever wondered why there’s a difference between series vs parallel speaker wiring? How about how it affects power, sound, and the speaker (Ohms) load your radio…
How To Connect Home Theater Speakers To Your TV
Want to enjoy great TV sound through your home theater speakers by themselves or using your home theater receiver? You’ve come to the right place! In this…
How To Connect Stereo Speakers To A Computer Or Laptop
Want great sound? You can get excellent sound for music, movies, YouTube, and more by using external speakers with your PC computer or laptop. In…
How To Connect 2 Speakers To One Output – All You Need To Know!
In this article I’ll cover all the details needed for connecting two speakers to one stereo or amplifier channel output. Despite some claims out there,…
How To Connect Speakers To A TV Without A Receiver
Welcome! In this article, I’ll cover how you can connect and use speakers with a TV without a receiver or stereo amplifier. Check out my clear and detailed diagrams showing exactly how to connect everything.
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