PA Speaker Cabinets feature articles
Distortion - Speaker specifications explained - Part 6
In this final installment regarding speaker specs, I'll address distortion. It's interesting to understand why it's a spec that's seldom specified by speaker manufacturers, unlike with amps, which always include it.
Sensitivity and Efficiency - Speaker specifications explained - Part 5
Knowing how much power a speaker can handle doesn't tell you anything about how much SPL it can deliver.
Power Handling - Speaker specifications explained - Part 4
The notion of power is always highlighted by manufacturers and users alike. It seems to have a sort of exceptional seduction power, to the point that its actual importance gets diluted in the mental image that the general public has of it. So it's only wise to be cautious in this regard, especially considering that test conditions among manufactur…
Understanding Impedance - Speaker specifications explained - Part 3
There's no way to get around impedance when looking at speaker specs. Its rating is important to avoid frying up your amp, but also because the small details of an impedance curve reveal a lot about the performance of a speaker.
Understanding Directivity - Speaker specifications explained - Part 2
The directivity of a speaker is an important characteristic when defining the size of the listening zone, and it determines how the frequencies will balance, depending on the position of the listener.
Understanding Frequency Response - Speaker specifications explained - Part 1
Throughout the relatively short lifetime of PA systems, both manufacturers and users have thought about ways to evaluate the performance of a system as objectively as possible.