GlobalSpec has asked its users about the latest design trends and features related to Speakers. They have also shared their product applications and tips on how to buy and use these products.
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Q:
What are some of the applications you have used speakers for?
24 answers
Answers:
Our application of speaker in live program like live musical events. General purpose in big area big concerts. Speaker size 12"/15"18"hf in three way system.
~Prakash K, Propritor and opretor, Rajkot, India
Applications in sound reinforcement, recording studio control rooms, and for the audiophile market.
~Bill M, Owner, Newton, MA
Applications for Supravox. April music oracle audio and for my own application.
~Pratali Alain, Engineering Consultant, Marseille, France
Home stereo, automobile audio systems, guitar related and surround/center/subwoofer design
~James B, Research & Development, Oceanside, CA
Public Address, Studio monitoring, home theater applications
~Research & Development, Den Dungen, Netherlands
For home installations and mostly for boat installations.
~Technical Support/Services, Bejuma, Venezuela
Home theater systems, High Wattage Amps, Stereo Amps
~Santhosh B, Purchaser, Bengaluru, India
Home audio, sound reinforcement, live performance
~Facilities Manager, College Park, MD
P.A. systems for live stage , concerts
~Technical Support/Services, Delta, Canada
Sound reinforcement, PA. Home Theater
~Technical Support/Services, Caracas, Venezuela
Recording studio. Home applications.
~Richard M, Engineer, Sarasota, FL
Home audio, car audio, PA systems
~Joe S, Design Engineer, Barrie, Canada
Live / Studio sound engineering
~Engineering, Other, Cavan, Ireland
Hi Fi, stereo, auto, music amp
~Other, Lafayette, CA
Live music, recording studio.
~ROGER W, Design Engineer, ALFRETON, UK
High-end home audio (stereo)
~Eddie V, Faculty/Staff, Eindhoven, Netherlands
PA applications as in a gig
~Research & Development, Gaborone, Botswana, Botswana
Public Address, Car, out door
~Research & Development, Nakornpathom, Thailand
High fidelity loudspeakers
~Engineering, Design, PLOUZANE, France
Sound experience music sets
~Robert S, Technical Support, Prague, Czech republic
Live sound home stereo
~Other, Inver Grove Heights, MN
Home, Home theatre
~Marketing/Sales, State College, PA
Home theater
~Engineering, Other, Monterotondo, Italy
Home
~Engineering, Design, Menlo Park, CA

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Q:
Please share with us any “non-standard” applications that speakers have been used for.
10 answers
Answers:
For many, the speaker cabinets are furniture. (Empire speakers used to be marble-topped end tables, with down-firing woofers...)
~Facilities Manager, College Park, MD
We once used a very powerful speaker for a long-term test of ceramics and ceramic bondings (a stroke of 1 cm at 1 kHz).
~Eddie V, Faculty/Staff, Eindhoven, Netherlands
Raw speaker drivers have been wired as microphones rum through the mixing desk to record bass drum performances.
~Bill M, Owner, Newton, MA
Wireless for outdoor, alternate applications; Intercom/PA, remote answer machine speaker.
~Richard M, Engineer, Sarasota, FL
Speakers were used by Lotus for noise canceling back in the early '90's.
~Joe S, Design Engineer, Barrie, Canada
Local made non standard speaker
~Prakash K, Propritor and opretor, Rajkot, India
Home theater for video games
~Robert S, Technical Support, Prague, Czech republic
Like mechanical vibrator.
~Jaromír Hodinka, Research & Development, Brno, Czech Republic
Underwater
~Other, Lafayette, CA
Vibration
~Research & Development, Nakornpathom, Thailand

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Q:
Do you know of any disastrous mistakes that occurred due to the incorrect usage of speakers?
8 answers
Answers:
Disastrous? No. Long term hearing damage, and broken leases, yes. Damage to speakers by playing electronic instruments through them - yes.
~Facilities Manager, College Park, MD
Too low an impedance total for an array; amplifier blown; fire started; venue evacuated.
~Bill M, Owner, Newton, MA
The amplifier must be the heart of the speaker, it is like a marriage.
~Pratali Alain, Engineering Consultant, Marseille, France
Do not adhere to the rules about position baffle loudspeakers.
~Jaromír Hodinka, Research & Development, Brno, Czech Republic
Good drivers used in the wrong application.
~Joe S, Design Engineer, Barrie, Canada
Easy to blow, fuses would be nice.
~Richard M, Engineer, Sarasota, FL
Lose your money and disappoint.
~Research & Development, Nakornpathom, Thailand
No other than destroying them.
~Eddie V, Faculty/Staff, Eindhoven, Netherlands

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