Impedance Transducer impedance offers an every-day choice to designers and enthusiasts alike, but what really separates a 4 ohm from an 8 or even 16 ohm speaker - and how should you decide which to use in order to get maximum performance? Bennett breaks down the physical differences in this short video, with the help of a dog and a bicycle.
𝐀𝐧𝐝𝐫𝐞𝐚 𝐂𝐚𝐬𝐚𝐝𝐞𝐢 𝐨𝐧 𝐃𝐂𝐗𝟑𝟓𝟒
𝐃𝐂𝐗𝟑𝟓𝟒 Project engineer at B&C Speakers, Andrea Casadei, tells the story of how the DCX354 came to be - challenges and triumphs along the way included.
𝐃𝐂𝐗𝟑𝟓𝟒 𝐒𝐦𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐫 𝐒𝐢𝐳𝐞, 𝐍𝐨 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐦𝐢𝐬𝐞
𝐃𝐂𝐗𝟑𝟓𝟒 𝐒𝐦𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐫 𝐒𝐢𝐳𝐞, 𝐍𝐨 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐦𝐢𝐬𝐞 More transducer, smaller space, previously impossible mid-frequency extension, and output for demanding long-throw systems. The DCX354 comprises five years of R&D, two patents, and a radical MF diaphragm design: All to better address arrayable systems.
Patent-pending hybrid diaphragm shape is large at mid-frequencies, decouples to become smaller at high-frequencies. The best of both worlds in one assembly.
Patented impedance mismatch device commingles mid and high frequency diaphragms, doubling output in the critical vocal range.
In-House mathematic modeling techniques compared hundreds of candidate diaphragm geometries in weeks instead of years
Introducing DCX354 and ME148
Introducing DCX354 and ME148 Since introducing the DCX464 coaxial compression driver, B&C Speakers has been focused on concentrating what this technology can mean in a smaller format. Let's introduce then the new, smaller, DCX354, along with ME148 waveguide.
Our recent additions at ISE show 2022 in Barcelona
Suggested Design: 15SW100 / DCX464 / ME464 Point Source
Suggested Design: 15SW100 / DCX464 / ME464 Point Source Shortly to be released: a new suggested design showcasing our ME464 half-meter wide 300Hz horn, DCX464 wide-bandwidth coaxial compression driver with FB464 passive crossover, and 15SW100 woofers. This is a three way point source, requiring two channels and some basic processing to realize 40Hz - 18kHz response at extreme output levels with excellent directivity control to below 300Hz.
Thanks to Eighteen Sound’s Francesco Mazzini for the design, realization, and preset work! Expect to see this on the B&C website around the end of July 2021. https://www.bcspeakers.com/en/resources/suggested-designs/
B&C / Eighteen Sound Product Line Walkthrough
B&C / Eighteen Sound Product Line Walkthrough Matteo Bianchini (Eighteen Sound) and Bennett Prescott (B&C) recently talked about their respective product lines and technologies, and took questions from a live audience.(en inglés)
NAMM 75th Anniversary Recognition
NAMM Milestone Award 2021
Join NAMM's Joe Lamond (President&CEO) and Dan Del Fiorentino (Music Historian) in recognizing B&C's 75th Anniversary.
A Tale of Two Generators
A Tale of Two Generators What can comparing popular 3kW gasoline generators teach you about reading loudspeaker specification sheets? B&C's Bennett Prescott stretches his credibility to the max in search of fun and education...
Mechanical vs. Electrical Damping
Mechanical vs. Electrical Damping Our Bennett Prescott that thought standing on a woofer would be a great way to show how damping is dominated by the electrical system (coil and magnetic circuit). Too bad DC and AC aren't the same thing, so his idea didn't work out, but it's too late to go back...so you get to watch him do it anyway!
Transducer Frequency Response
Transducer Frequency Response Bennett Prescott recently hosted a live discussion regarding on-axis frequency response, what mechanisms conspire to make it flat, the truth to be found off-axis, and why you shouldn't desire flatness.
T-S Parameters in the 21st Century
T-S Parameters in the 21st Century In this episode, B&C's Bennett Prescott will go over some of the various Thiele-Small parameters: Where they came from, what they can tell you, and how modern day transducer designers consider the selection of various woofer designs.
Power Handling, Deep Dive...
Power Handling Deep Dive... B&C's Bennett Prescott talking live about how power handling numbers are determined, whether they are justifiable, and what they should tell you.
Balloon Popping Bennett explores the characteristic sound of a popped balloon in different acoustic environments, including a 90Hz anechoic chamber at B&C Speakers laboratories in Italy.
B&C Speakers Large Woofer Line Packing Robot To reduce the possibility of repetitive stress injuries, after passing both quality control tests every B&C woofer is packed on the pallet by our two story industrial robot. The robot maximizes packing efficiency by inverting some woofers as well. After the pallet is complete it is forklifted to our automated pallet wrapper, which seals it for air or ocean transport