Tag Archive for: Sensitivity

Loudspeaker Power Ratings – Why all the Fuss About Power?

By Pat Brown

Loudspeaker power ratings is a confusing topic in the audio industry. In this article, Pat brings some clarity.

It is generally accepted that a large loudspeaker power rating is a sign of quality and something to be … Read more

Manifold Drivers – How Much Additional SPL is Realized.

By: Pat Brown

How much additional SPL is realized with manifolded compression drivers? Pat Brown made some measurements and shared the results.

A recent thread on the Syn-Aud-Con email discussion group concerned manifolded compression drivers. How much additional SPL is … Read more

Target SPL and Required Amplifier Size

By Charles Hughes

This article touches on two things: The required amplifier size so that a given loudspeaker may achieve a target SPL and caution that must be used when driving loudspeakers with the very large amplifiers.

In a previous … Read more

Axial Sensitivity – Sense and Sensitivity

By Jeremy Johnston

One of the many specifications included in loudspeaker specification sheets is the Axial Sensitivity of the loudspeaker. This article clears up some confusion on this topic.

One of the many specifications included in loudspeaker specification sheets is … Read more

Compression Driver Specifications

Meaningful Metrics By Pat Brown

A recent compression driver measurement project afforded the opportunity to test two concepts. The driver line-up was (3) 11 ohm drivers and (4) 8 ohm drivers. These are 1-inch exit devices that would be typically … Read more

Loudspeaker Sensitivity – What's a Watt, Anyway?

By Charlie Hughes

Loudspeaker sensitivity and sound pressure level are not the same thing. Charlie Hughes shows why.

The specification of a loudspeaker’s sensitivity is probably one of the most common, yet perhaps one of the most misunderstood. In the … Read more

Take a Walk in Loudspeaker Park With Me – Part 1

Campbell’s Corner – By Dick Campbell

Too much series resistance in loudspeaker wiring pops up from time to time. Sometimes long runs are unavoidable, so the question of what wire size must be answered. But aside from the rather obvious … Read more

Meaningful Metrics – The Use and Abuse of Loudspeaker Power Ratings

By Pat Brown

Pat Brown brings some clarification to loudspeaker Power Ratings.


A few years have passed since I last produced an article on this subject. In that time I have continued to power test loudspeakers of all types … Read more

Loudspeaker Toaster – An Abbreviated Loudspeaker Power Test

By Pat Brown

Pat Brown presents an abbreviated loudspeaker power test that you can do at home. It includes the necessary details, including the equipment setup.

The 2005 Newsletters included a number of articles related to loudspeaker power ratings and … Read more

DSP Comparsion – Configuring a 3-Way Loudspeaker (Part 3)

By Pat Brown

DSP Comparsion – Configuring a 3-Way Loudspeaker. Pat Brown looks at the transfer function of the DSP to a loudspeaker .

The last two issues of the Syn-Aud-Con Newsletter included Parts 1 and 2 of “DSP Comparison.” … Read more