Klippel Announces Klippel Live Conference Series Focused on New IEC 60268-21 Measurement Standard

April 21 2020, 03:10
How can you apply the new IEC 60268-21 standard in practice? Or how can you investigate speaker-room interaction? And what is the best way to measure and interpret signal distortion? These and other topics will be discussed in the new free webinar series Klippel Live promoted by the leading electro-acoustical test equipment manufacturer. The online conference series aims to educate and support loudspeaker designers and manufacturers around the globe while restrictions for traveling, in-person events and trade-shows are still in place.

Starting already on April 22, and over the following months, Prof. Wolfgang Klippel will address interesting topics and challenges R&D and QC engineers face in their daily work in an informative online conference format. Each conference will last for approximately 20-30 minutes and is free to attend, following registration in the webinar schedule.

To kick the initiative, Klippel Live starts with a series called “Acoustical Measurement of Sound System Equipment according to IEC 60268-21”. This is focused on common problems in testing modern audio devices and solutions provided by the new acoustical measurement standard. This 16 parts series is perfect for anyone working with speakers, headphone and other audio devices. Along the way, Wolfgang Klippel and other Klippel engineers will offer tips and discuss how to interpret measurements results and avoid pitfalls. Each session ends with live demos as well as a Q&A session.

The complete webinar series will also provide in-depth information on:
• Testing modern audio products (active systems with DSP)
• Simplifying testing and improving diagnostic value
• Performing reliable measurements (without anechoic room)
• Directivity, 3D sound, speaker room interaction
• Measuring the maximum output (SPLmax)
• Evaluating the quality of the reproduced sound
• Combining physical measurements with perceptual evaluation
• Benefits of international standards
• Benchmarking a product
• Finding an audio product’s weak points
• Coping with rub & buzz and other defects
• Improving product design and manufacturing
• Defining target performance
• Generating more output from smaller speakers

The first session “Modern Audio Equipment Needs Output Based Testing” starts on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at 5pm Central European Time (six hour difference to the US East Coast, nine hours to the West Coast). In this session Wolfgang Klippel will talk in general about the IEC standard, measurements conditions and the consequences for practical work.

Klippel Live Online Conferences
When: Every Wednesday at 5pm Central European Time (11am EST)
April 22, 2020 - Part 1: Modern Audio Equipment Needs Output Based Testing
April 29, 2020 - Part 2: Standard Acoustical Tests Performed in Normal Rooms
May 6, 2002 – Part 3: Drawing Meaningful Conclusions from 3D Output Measurement
Duration: 20-30 minutes

More information about the upcoming webinars and registration can be found on the Klippel website.
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