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August 2009

Gemme Audio VFlex Katana 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 produced low distortion levels under those conditions, we have added a second measurement performed at 95dB to give an indication of performance under higher-output conditions. Also, because this cabinet has two high-frequency connections (High 1 and High 2) and relies on a significant amount of bass output to be derived from its rear-firing port, additional measurements have been added to indicate the on-axis performance for the High 2 connection and the rear-firing port.

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 and graphical information displayed below are the property of SoundStage! and Schneider Publishing Inc. Reproduction in any format is not permitted.

Chart 1 - Frequency Response and Sensitivity

Microphone measuring position: tweeter axis
Bass port tuning plug: removed (maximum bass output)
High-frequency connection: High 1 (unless specified otherwise)

Grille: n/a

Sensitivity: 86.0dB (averaged 300Hz-3kHz, 2.83V/1m)

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

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

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

Additional measurement
High 2 high-frequency connection

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

Top curve: on-axis response

Additional measurement
180 degrees off-axis (behind cabinet)

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

Top curve: 180 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 @ 90dB SPL
Bottom curve: THD+N @ 90dB (50Hz - 10kHz)

THD+N @ 95dB, 50Hz - 10kHz (measured @ 2m)

Top curve: frequency response @ 95dB SPL
Bottom curve: THD+N @ 95dB (50Hz - 10kHz)

Chart 4 - Deviation from Linearity at 90dB and Above

Difference @ 90dB, 50Hz - 20kHz (measured @ 2m)

Curve: difference from 70dB at 90dB


Curve: difference from 70dB at 95dB

Chart 5 - 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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