JBL: Why the 4313 flattens the competition

Okay okay – yes I know this is quite often seen online. However for me, it demonstrates a superb combination of important info + a bit of hype (and why not?) + excellent photography and all wrapped in a classy graphical design. Some contemporary ad designers could learn from this I feel. And, the speakers […]

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Uncovering the music

Paul McGowan When we try new software or add a new piece of gear we often discover more in the music. Suddenly, that bit of detail we didn’t know existed pops out of the musical landscape and we’re thrilled. We’ve uncovered missing information. Or have we? Was it ever really missing? Some equipment adds a […]

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Does purity lead to distortion?

There are many multi-driver speakers, but few that go floor to ceiling like the IRSV. Floor to ceiling multi-driver speakers are called a Line Source. What’s counter-intuitive about a line source is how specific the imaging can be. With that many drivers, one would think the image would be tall, rather than lifelike, when the […]

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Electronics aren’t immune either!

There are many multi-driver speakers, but few that go floor to ceiling like the IRSV. Floor to ceiling multi-driver speakers are called a Line Source. What’s counter-intuitive about a line source is how specific the imaging can be. With that many drivers, one would think the image would be tall, rather than lifelike, when the […]

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The importance of room treatment

There are many multi-driver speakers, but few that go floor to ceiling like the IRSV. Floor to ceiling multi-driver speakers are called a Line Source. What’s counter-intuitive about a line source is how specific the imaging can be. With that many drivers, one would think the image would be tall, rather than lifelike, when the […]

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….. but if you ever have a chance to experience the effortlessness and pinpoint imaging of a true multi-driver line source, grab it.

When people come to hear the IRSV system in Music Room One they’re always in awe of the number of drivers: 36 tweeters, 12 midranges, 6 woofers per side. Most loudspeakers have one of each: tweeter, woofer, perhaps a midrange. On a speaker like the IRS, the duties are shared. Each tweeter handles 1/36th of […]

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