Glasto 2017- What can Hifi learn from PA (Pt1)?

Having just returned from a very enjoyable Glastonbury, experiencing some fantastic music played through good, bad and indifferent PA sound-systems, I thought it would be interesting to take a look at some of the better examples and ask the question: Could high end domestic audio learn anything from the pro industry?

CODE Acoustics SYSTEM-1 active loudspeaker White Paper

Aim: SYSTEM-1 from the outset was always going to be an active 3-way DSP speaker. The reasons for this are explained in our previous blog: ‘Why don’t you just make a passive bookshelf speaker like everyone else?’ Beyond this we set ourselves the following requirements: The sound system should perform well in small to medium …

CODE Acoustics – Why don’t you just make a passive bookshelf speaker, like everyone else?

You know the type; a little rectangular box with a 6.5" mid/bass driver and 1" tweeter, ported to extend the bass response and using a 2nd order (12dB) passive crossover. Good question! It certainly makes the most financial sense; It's easy to design, produce and transport, and we suspect this is why a lot of …