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December 2001

MasterSource Audio 20M Loudspeakers: Measurements

PLEASE NOTE: Our standard is to provide the THD+N measurement at 90dB with a measuring distance of 2 meters (within the anechoic chamber). Since this speaker presented lower-than-average sensitivity we produced the distortion measurement at an 85dB level instead.

All  loudspeaker measurements are performed independently at the National Research Council of Canada. Please click to learn more about how we test loudspeakers there. All measurement data, including graphical information displayed below, is the property of SoundStage!. Reproduction in any format is not permitted.

Chart 1 - Frequency Response and Sensitivity

Microphone measuring position: center of woofer and tweeter (coaxial design)

Frequency response, 20Hz - 20kHz (measured @ 2m, plotted @ 1m)
Loudspeaker sensitivity (averaged 300Hz - 3kHz, 2.83V/1m)

Top curve: on-axis response
Middle curve: 15 degrees off-axis response
Bottom curve: 30 degrees off-axis response
Sensitivity: 80.0dB

Frequency response, 20Hz - 20kHz (measured @ 2m, plotted @ 1m)

Top curve: 45 degrees off-axis response
Middle curve: 60 degrees off-axis response
Bottom curve: 75 degrees off-axis response

Chart 2 - Listening Window

Listening Window, 20Hz - 20kHz (measured @ 2m, plotted @ 1m)

Response curve is an average of five measurements:
on-axis, 15 degrees left and right off-axis,
15 degrees up and down off-axis

Chart 3 - Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise

THD+N @ 90dB, 50Hz - 10kHz (measured @ 2m)

Top curve: frequency response @ 85dB SPL
Bottom curve: THD+N @ 85dB (50Hz - 10kHz)

Chart 4 - Impedance Magnitude Variation and Electrical Phase

Impedance curve

Vertical axis: impedance
Horizontal axis: frequency

Electrical phase

Vertical axis: phase
Horizontal axis: frequency

 

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