The first electronic loudspeaker designs were introduced in the 1920"s, and while there have been many improvements in component materials over the decades, not much has changed in the basic functionality of a loudspeaker: a permanent magnet interacts with an electromagnet (voice coil) to move a cone back and forth to produce sound waves.
Eminence is proud to be a supplier of custom designed 10", 12" and 15" speakers to High Performance Stereo for their HPS-4000 system. Following is news from HPS regarding being chosen to provide sound for the National Marine Museum's new theater in Triangle, VA.
High Performance Stereo is pleased to announce that the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation in partnership with the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Triangle, VA, located near the Marine Corps Base Quantico, has selected the HPS-4000 sound system for the new large screen theatre currently under construction. The theatre will boast an 80 foot wide screen that is also 60 feet tall and will be the home of a special new large format film now in production.
Building a sound image big enough for a screen of this size has always presented a challenge for sound systems. In the past most systems have attempted to create tall sound images with a single center speaker high above the main center speaker. While this approach does help, it still fails fill the screen with a wall of sound that stereo is supposed to be.
How did EarCandy get started and what got you interested in building gear?
I started playing piano when I was four, and I was doing piano recitals in front of 2,000 people when I was six. I babysat for this lady who couldn"t pay me so she gave me her ex-husband"s Stratocaster and it was love at first sight. After that, nothing else mattered but good grades. I had to have good grades or my dad would yank the guitar. He was a brilliant man, an E-9 Master Chief in the US Navy, a math genius and a very skilled wood worker by hobby. He had me out in the wood shop as soon as I could walk, I was sanding cabinets and shelves. When he passed away he left me all of his wood working tools, which a few are still used in the shop to this very day.
In this edition of Point to Point, Eminence"s Josh Martin spends a few minutes with Trevor Tauch from Raging Snail Amplification. Learn how they got started and what sets their products apart.
"A lot of boutique companies take old designs that sounded great and just copy or modify them, but never ask what made it sound so good. I deviate a lot from traditional topology to maximize those characteristics while correcting the problems that those amps have."
In this edition of Point to Point, Eminence"s Josh Martin spends a few minutes with Joel Wheeler from Electric Amp, USA. Learn how they got started and what sets their products apart.
Amps take a lot of abuse so it was important to build one that is capable of taking abuse from shippers and being on the road. I have been told that they are overkill, but they are just killer. - Joel Wheeler, Electric Amp, USA.
In this edition of Point to Point, Eminence's Josh Martin gets a behind the scenes look at how boutique amp builder Love Tree Amplifiers got their start, and their approach to designing their products.
"We build our amps in solid wood enclosures. This opens up a world of different sounds and looks. Your amp is 50% of your tone and we feel it should look as nice. As a company we build to a standard, not a price point." says Jon-Paul Painton, Marketing Director at Love Tree Amplifiers.