What Speaker Measurements Mean
Several excellent seminars were held throughout the course of T.H.E. Show Newport, including Friday afternoon’s seminar, “What Speaker Measurements Mean,” hosted by John Atkinson.
John discussed his measurements techniques and used a number of slides to show not only how individual graphs relate to one another but also how they can be used to interpret a speaker’s performance.
While describing the unusual frequency response of one unnamed loudspeaker, John commented that the speaker sounded “unacceptably colored” with nasally highs, too much energy in the upper midrange, and a quick roll-off in the bass. A nice chuckle emerged from the crowd when JA, in his typical fashion, deadpanned, “It quite puzzled me then that the speaker received good reviews elsewhere.”
For more info on JA's speaker measurements, go here.