Subwoofers

What is Comb Filtering and how to avoid it

Have you ever had an experience at a live event, like a concert or a show, where the sound seemed thin, lacking in punch and dynamics, or with a disturbing phasing effect as you moved around? If the sound system was comprised of a number of loudspeakers either stacked or placed side by side, or … Read More

Auditory Masking and its Effect on our Perception of Sound

What we hear is the complex combination of sound sources and their inherent audio characteristics interacting with the surrounding environment (in a room or outdoor), being decoded by our ears and brain. A number of loudspeakers and room-related topics have already been discussed in previous blogs (‘How to Best Setup Your Loudspeakers in Your Home … Read More

What does Subwoofers Mutual Coupling Mean

You will have noticed that in a large number of live events, sound engineers place subwoofers close together either on the floor, on the side of the stage, or at the top of the line-array rig. Are there any benefits in doing so, and what exactly happens? Before exploring the answer, let’s first recall some … Read More

How to Setup Delayed Loudspeakers

In a large room or outdoor, there may be the need to set up additional loudspeakers relatively far away from the main stage or event in order to provide proper sound coverage for the entire audience. When these distant loudspeakers, also called satellite or delayed units, are properly time-aligned with the main stage loudspeakers, the … Read More

KS Series Crossover Settings – Do and Don’t

All three KS Series Active Subwoofers feature powerful DSP, which allow you to adjust a number of useful parameters. Among these is the crossover frequency (low-pass). Now, to perfectly match your KS active subwoofer with your top active loudspeakers, you need to choose a suitable crossover frequency (80 or 100 Hz) – and apply the … Read More

How to Correctly Place a Subwoofer in a Room

Have you ever wondered if subwoofers can be placed anywhere in a room, on a stage or below it? Have you ever experienced listening to a subwoofer that had no punch, impact and definition? In fact, the placement of a subwoofer in a room or a club, on stage or simply on the floor is … Read More

Insights into QSC Cardioid Subwoofer Solutions

This blog article is going to first explain and illustrate the various challenges of setting up a cardioid subwoofer array yourself, before revealing how QSC subwoofer solutions achieve outstanding results. Let’s begin by defining what we mean by subwoofer? A subwoofer – or ‘sub’ – is a complete loudspeaker dedicated to the reproduction of low-pitched … Read More

The world is loud. Listen safely.

The audio world around us is full of captivating sounds, incredible music as well as noise of all kinds. With the advent of electroacoustic music reproduction, we are exposing ourselves – more than we may think – to loud sounds over prolonged periods. The music – and background noise – present in recreational venues such … Read More