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December 2007

Cerwin Vega CLS-215 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 very 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. In addition, we have also provide an additional Deviation from Linearity measurement at 100dB based on the good performance at 95dB.

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: midrange axis (41" from bottom of speaker)

Grille: off

Sensitivity: 91.5dB (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

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)

Additional Measurement
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

Difference @ 95dB, 50Hz - 20kHz (measured @ 2m)

Curve: difference from 70dB at 95dB

Additional Measurement
Difference @ 100dB, 50Hz - 20kHz (measured @ 2m)

Curve: difference from 70dB at 100dB

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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