Measuring the True Acoustical Response of Loudspeakers 2004-01-1694
Past and current practice in this industry for measuring individual loudspeaker drive units has included great freedom in choice of chamber type and baffling. Many of these methods do not yield the true acoustical response of the loudspeaker free from acoustical artifacts. In fact, international loudspeaker measurement standards and many carmaker specifications allow test set-ups that significantly mask the true response of the loudspeaker. This paper is intended to drive awareness of this issue in the industry in an effort to promote a new standard for measurement.