Many customers do not understand what bookshelf speakers are, what are the pros and cons of bookshelf speakers? how popular and popular speaker style in the world, I will share with you today about this …
What is a bookshelf speaker?
There are many ways to classify speakers, depending on the different criteria. However, the most common classification is based on the design characteristics and shape of the speakers. If only considered in the array of music speakers, this criterion divides into 2 main groups of speaker: column loudspeaker (tall, slim speaker, standing for floor) and bookshefl (small, short, used to put on tables, cabinets, shelves or speaker stands). In addition, there is also an unusual branch called the cabinet speaker, referring to the loudspeaker, the loudspeaker box is massive in both width and height.
In particular, bookshelf speakers are the concepts that were born to refer to the small-sized closed-speaker speakers first launched in the US and UK audio markets such as Acoustics Research, Altec Lansing, JBL, Celestion, Leak … At that time, these speakers were usually placed on the closet or bookshelf because of the neat size. Therefore, the name bookshelf speaker was born. Later, with the development and improvement of the design, the structure of the cabinet, quite a bookshelf speaker concept was expanded to refer to only the relatively small size speakers (regardless of closed or open enclosures such as before), usually quite limited height, need to be listed, placed on a table, cupboard, shelves or later the introduction of dedicated speaker stands for bookshelf speakers to achieve a suitable height for the Shows. There is an optional feature that appears in most bookshelf speakers is the 2-way structure, 2 sub-drivers with 1 woofer and 1 tweeter. Of course, there are still a few bookshelf speakers that have 1-way (full-range) or 3-way structure as commonly found in column speakers.
The biggest advantage of bookshelf speakers is the compactness. Thanks to the significantly narrowed size compared to column speakers, especially at height, bookshefl speakers become extremely flexible to be able to be arranged in any position, any space according to the user’s wishes, even small listening rooms with extremely limited space. In addition, the fitting sound of the bookshelf speakers also helps to optimize the quality of experience in small spaces, something that columnar or big box speakers cannot.
The structure usually with only 2 audio lines, 2 drivers and a simple crossover circuit helps bookshelf speakers manage very well the frequency and phase between the drivers, thereby bringing sound with harmony and coherence. high. The simple structure also makes bookshelf speakers much lighter, which can be used with more amplifiers. In addition, the cost of production and the price of a pair of bookshelf speakers is much lower than that of a pair of column speakers of the same type, helping it become more user-friendly.
The most noticeable downside to bookshefl speakers is the performance limitations, moderate power, unable to accommodate large listening rooms or open spaces. The 2-way structure, 2 drivers, and the use of small drivers and enclosures make the bookshelf speaker response significantly narrower compared to the column speakers, especially in the bass range and bass of the speakers. Bookshelf is usually not as deep and powerful as the same type of column speaker model. Therefore, users can use additional subwoofer to remove additional bass range.
A feature that is both an advantage and a drawback of bookshelf speakers is its small physique, for most players, this is a big plus, but for some people who like the massive, majestic speakers then bookshelf is too small to meet their taste.
I hopes the above share can help customers understand and easier in choosing for themselves a model of bookshelf speakers suitable for the needs of different customers …