Is there a universal standard to speaker specs, so as to know to compare Brand A to Speaker Brand B?Or is this just something each Company gets to apply their own testing standards, whatever that may beMy follow up question to all of this is what is it you feel is the most crucial spec or specs, you look at when you decide on a speaker purchase?Thanks
My follow up question to all of this is what is it you feel is the most crucial spec or specs, you look at when you decide on a speaker purchase?
My follow up question to all of this is what is it you feel is the most crucial spec or specs, you look at when you decide on a speaker purchase?Thanks
None. Listen to them in person side-by-side. If that's not possible, ask for recommendations from others on here who have experience with what you're looking for.
While I agree that side-by-side listening can be the best option, it is not always a practical option and if not handled correctly can also be misleading, when I worked for a dealer we could usually manipulate the outcome of most side-by-side product comparisons if we so chose. And personal opinions are often just that, one's personal perspective. While that can be invaluable information not only may their preferences not reflect your preferences but you want to be sure the applications and use are considered in assessing how relevant the input offered may be to your situation. To paraphrase, "The great thing about standards is that there are so many to choose from." That really applies to speaker specifications as not only are there multiple potential standards to apply for most specifications but then also multiple conditions that may apply within a standard. And not only are the basic text specs published for speakers limited in the detail they can provide but in too many cases they don't even address the most basic of details related for the values presented. No matter how hard some people try, published speaker performance specifications are often more interpretations made to match or beat the competition than a strict technical interpretation. All that being said, the published specifications are also often all you have to go by. In that case the more you can understand them the better, especially in terms of how they apply to the situation at hand. For example, if you plan to pole/stand mount them then their having a pole cup may be an important specification while flying provisions may not, but the inverse would apply if you planned to fly the speakers. The relative importance of or deired value for just about any speaker specification is likely to be potentially dependent on the application.
I appreciate the feedback. Excellent.
Frequency response IMO is most important, followed by how loud it gets. JR
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