Sorry for the opening humor.
Measurements are essential. Without them, we could never design products. Especially speakers with their complex crossover and cabinet interactions.
Sometimes you have to do what you have to do to make things work. Take for example the problem of measuring speakers without getting reflections from walls and floors. If you’re Harman International you probably have an anechoic chamber. If you’re not, you improvise.
I just wanted to share this with you. Speaker designer Chris (on the right) is operating the measurement system while mechanical engineer, Chet is manually pivoting the speaker to a specific degree mark on this table built by the team.
This arrangement allows extremely accurate measurements of polar responses down to about 60 Hz.
I am always impressed by the ‘get-er-done’ attitude of our team.