Author Archives: crookwood

How to look after your speaker

Looking after your speaker So you’ve got a shiny new speaker – how do you keep it in good condition? There are a few natural enemies of speakers and electronics, so here’s a handy guideRead more

Position your speakers for perfect sound

How to get the best sound from your speakers If you’ve got Hi-Fi type speakers like the Soundbuckets, you can alter how they sound by carefully positioning them.  You can also do this with otherRead more

What is Stereo?

  Everything sounds better in stereo! We’ve all heard the term stereo, but what exactly is it?  The SoundBuckets allow you to listen to music in stereo, by joining two of them together.  However whenRead more

Get more bass!

Get more bass! We all want more bass from our portable speakers – that’s one of the reasons the SoundBuckets were invented. The SoundBucket has been carefully designed to ensure it has bass like no otherRead more

Engineer for Bowie, gets SoundBuckets

Kevin Paul, renowned mix & mastering engineer with a who’s who of clients (Bowie, Adele, Nick Cave, Jack White for starters) has just ordered 2 SoundBuckets via Kickstarter for his studio. Kevin’s a long time Crookwood customer,Read more

SoundBucket Technical Specifications

These specs really demonstrate just how different the SoundBucket is from the rest of the herd. If you’re interested, there’s more information about how these were measured (see menu opposite), and how to use themRead more

Distortion Specs

Distortion is a measure of how well a speaker can do it’s job of playing music, without adding extra music of it’s own!  The missing spec I’m going to be brief about this subject hereRead more

Power Rating Specs

You’ll see lots of power specifications for the amplifiers inside portable speakers, and it’s natural to relate power to loudness, but the link is tenuous.  It’s best to look at the speaker’s loudness figures instead.Read more

Frequency Response Specs

The frequency response is all about how low the bass goes, how high the treble goes, and what happens in between! Often you’ll see it quoted as: 50Hz – 20KHz.  Sadly without also quoting the levelRead more

Loudness Specs

Loudness is the new battle line for portable speakers, everybody is claiming to be the loudest, but how do you find out the truth? The proper name for a speaker is “Loudspeaker”, and speakers shouldRead more