The latest industry standard for In-Home Loudspeakers

Published in November 2013, by Consumer Electronics Association.

The ANSI/CEA-2034 standard describes an improved method for measuring and reporting the performance of a loudspeaker in a manner that should:

  • help consumers better understand the performance of the loudspeaker and
  • convey a reasonably good representation of how it may sound in a room

based on its off-axis response and how this response affects the consumer’s experience.

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is a standards and trade organization for the consumer electronics industry in the United States. CEA works to influence public policy, holds events such as the International CES and SINOCES, conducts market research, and helps its members and regulators implement technical standards.

Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) Standards, Bulletins and other technical publications are designed to serve the public interest through eliminating misunderstandings between manufacturers and purchasers, facilitating interchangeability and improvement of products, and assisting the purchaser in selecting and obtaining with minimum delay the proper product for his particular need.

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is a private non-profit organization that oversees the development of voluntary consensus standards for products, services, processes, systems, and personnel in the United States. The organization also coordinates U.S. standards with international standards so that American products can be used worldwide.

ANSI is the U.S. representative at the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).


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