This is a measurement and review of the Elax Monitor III MK2.
Here we go.
I measure and review speakers using DIY turntable, Earthworks M30 mic, and Klippel Distortion Analyzer 2.
First, the impedance response.
It was measured at 0.1V and 2.83V, respectively.
Next, SPL/FR and near-field measurements from the front.
(I follow the manual of the Klippel document when measuring ported speakers.)
There is something unusual about the nearfield measurement data.
No filter was found on the woofer unit at the crossover point between woofer and twitter.
Next, the directivity.
I use DIY turntable to measure orientation, and I use 5ms window, so the data is meaningful after 200Hz.
Next, a nonlinear distortion measurement.
I use CHD (Characteristic Harmonic Distortion) to display THD-relative because it is impossible to measure an odorless room.
It calculates the proportion of the harmonic distortion component based on the average sound pressure in a predetermined frequency band (possibly within the critical distance).
Using this method, the In-room measurement can also obtain relative data that is not affected by the fundamental's dip and peaks.
Next, the multi-tone test.
I've originally included a multi-tone test in all my reviews.
And this is even more disadvantageous for a single unit with a wide lower bound.
So, from this time on, we decided to do additional measurements that limit the range to '80Hz - 20khz'.
(I was inspired by Erin's Audio Corner.)
Strong multi-tone distortion was found near about 5.5khz where the dip occurred.
And overall, the level of multi-tone distortion is high.
(approximately -35 dB)
The following is the multi-tone distortion for each sound pressure level.
The 5.5 khz multi-tone distortion noted earlier has less movement than the increase in sound pressure levels.
Something strange is happening.
Next, the compression test.
(I used a multi-tone, not a sine sweep.)
I am careful to make subjective evaluations of speakers other than data.
The speaker is currently on sale at a Korean store for about $92 a.m.
(I think it's a joint purchase.)
What do you think?
Please feel free to share your opinions.