Rockford Fosgate said it is the first company to be certified in a new standard for manufacturing and quality control in speakers.
“Unlike an amplifier, no one really supplies a tool for testing speakers. Speakers are heavily subject to how they are assembled. If they are put together a little off, the speaker can be affected. So we want to keep a tight hold on manufacturing,” said Jake Braaten, Rockford’s Director of Product Development.
Klippel, based in Germany, helps a supplier to produce speakers with a consistent level of quality. It supplies analyzers that can uniquely measure the behavior of transducers. And Klippel equipment can help the manufacturer verify sound pressure level, T/S parameters, coil position, and suspension non-linearity for every speaker and batch produced.
Rockford said it has been using Kippel equipment for a while, but its future products will now be officially certified as “Kippel Verified.”
Source: Rockford Corp.