I recently had the pleasure of reviewing MartinLogan's Expression ESL 13A, an electrostatic speaker that uses a relatively large panel to reproduce everything over 300 Hz in a dipolar radiation pattern. As electrostatic systems differ significantly from traditional speaker designs,... Continue Reading
Everyone from recording engineers to home theater enthusiasts to hardcore audiophiles has a place in their life for a good pair of bookshelf speakers. Small speakers can deliver great imaging and fit into small spaces in ways that floorstanding speakers simply can't. The traditional bookshelf speaker is passive, meaning that you need to connect it to an amplifier. However, active (powered) bookshelf speakers are growing in popularity, particularly for desktop and other nearfield applications where you sit closer to the speakers. Combine a set of bookshelf speakers with a subwoofer, and enjoy a two-channel or multichannel system that is both room-friendly and high-performance. Here are some Resources that can teach you more about speaker design:What’s the Ideal Speaker Driver Configuration?