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    Does anybody here know under what circumstances Polk measures their speakers efficiency? My LSi's (15's) are rated at 88db according to Polk. Is that measured in an anechoic chamber or a "typical room"? Most mfg state how it's measured. I'm unable to confirm either way.
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    Anechoic, with the mic at 1 mtr. I pretty certain all sensitivity measurements are done this way.

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    Most mfg state how it's measured.
    No, they don't.
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    Just out of curiousity, why is this important to you ?

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    Should be the same no matter where it's measured, room, chamber, etc...
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    Quote Originally Posted by F1nut View Post
    No, they don't.
    Yeah you're probably right, I wish they would.


    Quote Originally Posted by tonyb View Post
    Just out of curiousity, why is this important to you ?
    Curiosity mostly


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    Should be the same no matter where it's measured, room, chamber, etc...
    No it's not the same. Some manufacturers will give both ratings. An "in room" measurement will give a rating four or five points higher than in an anechoic chamber because of room reflections.

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    In room will only boost low frequencies, not the entire speaker. A speaker rated -3dB @ 30hz in room will be -3dB @ 40+ in an anechoic chamber. Which leads me to, many times "in room" measurements are very generous and makes me wonder if they measured the speaker in a closet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Face View Post
    [SIZE=1]In room will only boost low frequencies, not the entire speaker. A speaker rated -3dB @ 30hz in room will be -3dB @ 40+ in an anechoic chamber. Which leads me to, many times "in room" measurements are very generous and makes me wonder if they measured the speaker in a closet.
    Funny. And your right. If you don't know what the "room" that was used is like, the results are still relatively useless.

    Anyway, thanks for the replies.

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