5 Important Tools & Tips On How To Measure Speaker Size
Speaker sizes are a complicated topic, and there is no one-size-fits-all solution for everyone’s needs. There are many factors to consider when choosing the right speaker size for your room. But do not worry. Here we have discussed about how to measure speaker size.
In order to help you make an informed decision on which speakers fit your requirements, we have created a list of questions that can help point you in the right direction when it comes to selecting the perfect speakers for your home theater or office space!
We need equipment as follows
It’s a measuring tool used to measure the precise thickness and width of materials, distances between surfaces and other small spaces.
Typically, the best choice for measuring speaker diagonals is a retractable steel tape measure with notches every foot.
A pencil and paper for recording measurements.
Take off any covers on the front of the speaker. If the speaker has a grill, remove that too.
Measure along both outer edges, between two notches or reference marks on either side of the housing.
Measuring speaker width is very straightforward if you have it out of its housing! Make sure to measure both the front and back dimensions for an accurate reading.
This is trickier because there are no easy reference points to help you measure this dimension accurately! You can do this by placing your measuring tape flat on the floor, so you measure from bottom to top. Place one edge of your tape measure along an outer edge of the speaker’s housing and place it against a wall or other object that will give you another reference point for this measurement.
Stand up (or hold your measuring tape) next to the speaker and measure from the bottom of the base plate to the top of the cabinet. Make sure you are not using any feet or other attachments on speakers as they can change their dimensions!
This is where you use your vernier calliper tool. Place one jaw of the calliper against each outer edge of the cabinet, just below any handles or protrusions that are part of its design and take a measurement between them with no pressure on either side! Record this dimension in inches.
Write down both width and depth dimensions in inches under “Speaker Dimensions”. Here is the dimensions formula :
Width + Depth = Speaker Dimensions”. To find the diagonal length, just multiply Width x Length and Depth x Length”.
If you have multiple speakers or a surround sound system, repeat this process with each individual one until you have all of your speaker dimensions.
Here is a simple formula for finding the total speaker volume: Length x Width x Depth = Total Speaker Volume.
This is a simple formula for finding the total speaker size (i.e. surface area): Length x Width = Total Surface Area (in square inches).
Making sure you have a quality tape measure with notches on every foot is very helpful for this job!
A sharpie or marker can help you mark down accurate measurements of both the inner and outer diameter holes.
Marking out both sides of the speaker helps you measure accurately for its depth.
Remember: Ensure that you have checked all the dimensions for any new speaker you have purchased since size listings can be between various brands and models, so be careful and cautious!
Use your vernier calliper tool. Place one jaw of the calliper against each outer edge of the cabinet, just below any handles or protrusions that are part of its design and take a measurement between them with no pressure on either side!”
Surface Area refers to how much of a flat plane or flooring that object will cover. Volume measures how much three-dimensional space something takes up, width multiplied by depth multiplied by height!
Measure the outer diameter of your speaker mounting hole by finding the diameter with a ruler and marking it against its outside edge. Then measure inner diameter by putting a drill bit that is larger than the outer, through one of your existing holes to get an accurate measurement from within! Mark along where it meets up on both sides as well!”
Write down both width and depth dimensions in inches under “Speaker Dimensions”. Here is the dimensions formula : Width + Depth = Speaker Dimensions. To find the diagonal length, just multiply Width x Length and Depth x Length”.” Repeat for the other speaker if you have multiple or a surround sound system.
Different drivers have different sizes, but in general, the larger the driver, the lower the frequency it was designed for. Many speakers with multiple drivers have crossovers that divide up incoming speaker signals and send them to the appropriate driver.