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In Reply to: RE: You might want to review that... posted by Presto on May 10, 2017 at 10:12:03
We're pretty much on the same page except that first bit.
Okay, that might well be incorrect. Here, let's try this:
"Sensitivity, in my travels through domestic speaker specifications, has almost always been expressed in 1W/1m"
That's a bit closer, which is to say that individual manufacturers are making the same mistakes that many consumers do, which is that they freely mix the two terms.
Whenever you see the '1W/1m' thing expressed as 'sensitivity' that is the manufacturer screwing up. These days, many of them are so young they don't even know there was a prior measurement standard.
So... what are the *correct* terms?
We know what SPL 2.83V/1m and SPL 1W/1m means technically...
What are the terms for EACH.
They are not the same by definition although they will yield the same result for an 8 ohm nominal device.
The best descriptions I have come across is:
2.83V/1m -> Voltage Sensitivity
1W/1m -> just "Sensitivity" but perhaps should be "power sensitivity"
" These days, many of them are so young they don't even know there was a prior measurement standard."
Careful Sir...your wrinkles are showing !!!
Couldn't resist !
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