Speaker Measurement Clinic

One of the interesting new features of this year's show is a variety of workshops, many of them to be presented more than once throughout the show. There are workshops on amplifier measurements, amplifier listening, speaker auditioning, speaker measurements, the peak power demands of music, and active loudspeakers. The Stereophile Analog Clinic also continues, as in past shows.

I dropped in on the speaker measurements clinic. While I was familiar with most of the topics covered, the discussion of how new computer measurement tools can be used even by amateurs who would like to design and build their own speakers should be of interest to many audiophiles. Even those not interested in DIY speakers can learn something about the tools used by most commercial manufacturers.