Unique Kaz Audio Technology
Accurate sound reproduction from loudspeakers is all about harnessing and controlling vibrations, and a loudspeaker is a complex system of multiple spectra of vibrating frequencies within a spectrum of vibrating frequencies.
If you don't care about the loudspeaker's large/bulky cabinet size, computer models make it relatively easy to design cabinets that optimally project the sound from the speaker components.
Since Kaz Audio is trying to create speakers that you would actually like to have in your room - while still sounding amazing - we have to bend the understood rules of cabinet design, and engineer what we call "Cabinet Systems." Below are a few of the technologies and techniques we have developed and have become a part of our cabinet systems, allowing us to bend the rules and produce bigger sound from smaller cabinets.
- Port Design - Properly "tuned" ports in speaker cabinets allow particular bands of frequencies (usually relatively low frequencies) to be accentuated - And because our cabinets are relatively small, we generally need to utilize ports. However, typical ports also generally need relatively deep cabinets in order to function properly. This means a typical port will not work for our cabinets. As a result, leaning heavily on the physics of thermodynamics, we have designed what we call the "Kaz Box." The Kaz Box works in a way that makes the volume of the air in the cabinet feel like it is more than it really is, while simultaneously making the port feel as if it's longer than it is to the volume of air contained within it. So, ultimately, from the perspective of vibrating air, the cabinet behaves as if it's bigger than it is.
- Vibration Control - Every material, including liquids and gasses, have a resonant frequency - That is, a frequency at which it wants to vibrate upon being pushed or excited. This of course includes the individual materials making up the loudspeaker, as well as the constructed loudspeaker cabinet itself. Generally - though not always - these vibrations are unwanted, as they generally have a negative effect on the accuracy of the sound waves being projected from the cabinet system. This means, to deliver the most accurate sound reproduction from the loudspeaker, these vibrations must be controlled. Making matters even more complex, even different types of wood have different resonant frequencies. Most loudspeakers will contain some basic measures to lessen/dampen the effects of these vibrations, but we have taken these measures to new level, and have developed a host of various techniques to not only dampen the vibrations, but to dampen them in an adjustable way - adjustable on a per-cabinet basis - because we have found that it can be advantageous in some cases to redirect these resonant frequencies rather than simply trying to dampen them.