Great Article on Specs

January 26, 2016
ZV18 Frequency Graph

Talking of weird and wonderful specifications brings one to the subject of loudspeaker specs and how meaningful they are—or not—as the case may be. From a design point of view, the manufacturers’ specs of a drive unit are obviously important when you have to select a suitable driver from a whole load of available units.

They don’t give you the slightest clue to how they will sound, but the printed spec is a starting point. Having narrowed down to a handful of units whose sensitivity, frequency band and power handling matches your requirements, the only way of assessing their performance is to load them in your box and listen to them.

Stephen Court

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