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AES San Francisco 2008
Recording Industry Event W8

Friday, October 3, 5:15 pm — 6:45 pm

W8 - Low Frequency Measurements of Loudspeakers

Scott Orth, Polk Audio
Marshall Buck
David Clark
Laurie Fincham
Don Keele
Steve Temme

Measuring the low end of a loudspeaker is a difficult task. Given the wavelengths involved, most indoor spaces conspire to create a less than ideal environment. In this workshop, industry experts will present some of the practical methods used to perform measurements under these circumstances. Pros and cons of these methods and others will be discussed. Correlation between measurement and model will also be discussed. CEA2010 is a consumer oriented standard recently released by the CEA which specifies the performance of subwoofers. We will examine this standard and how measurements for it are conducted.