Consumer Reports Online Gives Cybertour of its Testing Labs
But for those still curious about how those results are reached, point your browser to Consumer Reports Online, where, for the the first time, CR offers a virtual behind-the-scenes look at how products are tested at the company's "state-of-the-art" product-testing laboratories. In addition to a peek at the sound room and anechoic chamber, visitors can see nine other labs, where CR employees put products through their paces at the world's largest independent consumer product-testing laboratory.
"We are delighted to open our labs to Web surfers," says Nancy Macagno, Director of New Media at Consumers Union, publisher of Consumer Reports. "Cybertourists can see some of the 400 people who work there every day." Perhaps most interesting for audio folk is seeing what CR states is a "room tailored according to international standards to have the acoustic quality of a home living room."