Added to the Archives This Week:
Next, we bring you the first installment of John Atkinson's comprehensive three-part "Measuring Loudspeakers" series, which first emerged as a paper presented at the 103rd Audio Engineering Society Convention in New York in September 1997. In "Measuring Loudspeakers, Part One" JA examines some of the basics, including voltage sensitivity and electrical impedance. Stay tuned for Part Two of this series, in which JA examines the concepts of a loudspeaker's time-domain behavior and nonlinear distortions of all kinds. Part Three will examine all the various types of frequency response.