Monthly Newsletters

September 2017 Newsletter: Sweet Sounds

Last year we explored the heart-shaped bass – shaping low frequency sound produced by an array of subwoofers from a sphere to a cardioid or heart shape. In celebration of National Cream-Filled Donut Day, let us add a little more sweetness to your plate by presenting the donut-shaped bass.… Read More

August 2017 Newsletter: What’s Shakin’?

When we think of sound, we usually think of the airborne variety: tiny pressure fluctuations of air molecules that are converted to neural impulses in our brains. This conversion allows us to enjoy music, alerts us to a crying baby, and allows us to communicate with each other.… Read More

July 2017 Newsletter: Say What?

Our business is all about what environments sound like. Hearing is an essential part of this; however, hearing loss affects 360 million people worldwide according to the World Health Organization. While we are not medical professionals, there has been an exciting new development in potentially reversing hearing loss that we want to share with you, which involves the regeneration of inner ear hair cells.… Read More

June 2017 Newsletter: Let’s Get Weird Volume 4

As kids we were told that we could hear the ocean if we put a seashell up to our ear. If we brought the seashell home, we in turn brought the ocean home with us too. The fact is, “the voice of the sea” has always been present anywhere in the world without the seashell, whether you are in Detroit, Moscow, or “down the shore”.… Read More

May 2017 Newsletter: Spring is in the Air

Spring is in the air. Among all the beautiful blooming trees and flowers come the sounds of the season. Birds chirping, babbling brooks, and the somewhat less pleasant shrill shriek of babies crying. Humans can hear a moderately broad frequency spectrum of 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz; from the low rumble of a diesel engine idling to the thin hiss of carbonation exiting your favorite beverage upon opening.… Read More

February 2017 Newsletter: Building Walls

In today’s political scene and in the media, there’s been a lot of talk about building walls or not building walls.  With all this talk of walls, we thought now would be a good time to talk about the acoustical performance of walls, or as we acousticians like to call them, sound barriers. … Read More

January 2017 Newsletter: Special Edge

As audiovisual technology changes and progresses, so too do the needs and capabilities of the classroom. This holds particularly true for special needs classrooms.  Teachers have found that the traditional use of textbooks and worksheets are often ineffective for special education students. … Read More