Precision measurements on loudspeakers have been possible for some time now, and over the years, various views of their importance have developed as a result of accumulated experience and scientific investigation. A survey of the literature reveals areas of agreement and disagreement among workers. There is also evidence of geographic concentrations of loudspeaker designers and reviewers who appear to share attitudes toward specific measurements. Part 1 attempts to consolidate published opinion on loudspeaker measurements in preparation for Part 2, which presents the results of some current research on the subject.
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