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Steve Temme Featured on THD Podcast – Perceptual Distortion and More

Steve Temme recently featured on the THD Podcast. In this engaging episode, he discusses his 30+ year career in audio measurement and some of the changes he’s seen in that time. He also talks about the importance of understanding measurements and being able to correlate measurements to audibility. He also demonstrates the latest in perceptual distortion measurement algorithms, and explains how they improve production line yield while still maintaining product quality.

THD Podcast #91: Steve Temme discusses correlation of audio measurements with audibility

Additional Resources for Perceptual Distortion Measurement

All about the enhanced Perceptual Rub & Buzz measurement algorithm discussed in this Podcast.

More about SoundCheck’s audio measurement algorithms.


More about Steve Temme and the History of Listen, Inc.

SoundCheck Innovation Timeline – highlights of Listen’s product and algorithm introductions.

Reflections on Listen’s 25th Anniversary (2020) – Reprint of an article from Loudspeaker Industry Sourcebook.


About the THD Podcast

The Total Harmonic Discussion / the THD Podcast, hosted by Dave Lindberg and Simon Weston, is a weekly discussion on audio and headphone technologies and the people who bring the technology to market. All episodes can be found on its Youtube Channel, and it’s also available on Spotify, Amazon Music, iHeartRadio, Rumble, BitChute, Limited, Apple, and Google.

Q&A with Steve Temme – Loudspeaker Industry Sourcebook 2022

Want to get to know Listen Founder and President, Steve Temme, a little better? Each year, Loudspeaker Industry Sourcebook features interviews with industry leaders in which they ask their opinions on current events, issues and trends in the audio industry. Read what Steve Temme had to say.
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The Evolution of Production Line Rub & Buzz Measurements

Steve Temme discusses the evolution of production line Rub & Buzz measurements in this April 2022 issue of AudioXpress. Starting with  simultaneous analysis of higher order harmonics, he explains the progression of improvements including the greater accuracy offered by normalized distortion measurements, and progressing to the introduction of perceptual metrics. He covers the introduction of the first perceptual distortion algorithm introduced in 2011, and the newest enhancements to this which offer the repeatability necessary for successful end-of-line perceptual distortion measurement, where the reduction in false rejects and resulting higher yields add significant value to speaker and headphone manufacturers.

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Welcome to 100 Things You Didn’t Know About SoundCheck

In this video, Steve Temme, Listen’s founder and president, introduces our new video series ‘100 Things You Didn’t Know About SoundCheck’. This series of 100 videos highlights some of SoundCheck’s best-kept secrets – innovations, algorithms, analysis techniques and more that you may not know about.

Welcome to 100 Things You Didn’t Know About SoundCheck

Learn More About Our Audio Test System

SoundCheck Main Page.

Check out the latest new features in SoundCheck.

See our Innovation Timeline – a historical run-down of the major innovations in SoundCheck.


Video Script: Welcome to 100 Things You Didn’t Know About SoundCheck

Hello, my name is Steve Temme, founder and President of Listen, Inc. I’d like to introduce you to our new video series 100 Things You Didn’t Know About SoundCheck.

Since I started Listen back in 1995, our software-based audio measurement system, SoundCheck, has constantly evolved, expanding its capabilities with each new release. We’ve also introduced many hardware products to complement the software and meet increasingly complex test requirements.

The challenge of such a long history is that it’s hard to effectively share all of the vast functionality. I’ve lost count of the number of times customers have commented on some capability they’d love us to include, only for me to share with them that we have been able to do that since the 1990s or early 2000s! For example, I was recently asked whether we could offer a log chirp stimulus since one of our competitors recently implemented it. We’ve had it since 2001! – in fact we were the first commercial audio measurement systems to use it!

Anyway, that brings me to the purpose of this video series. Over the next one hundred short videos we’ll highlight some of SoundCheck’s best-kept secrets –  innovations, algorithms, analysis techniques and more that you may not know about. Some of these features have been around for decades, while others have been more recently added. Join us in this video series as we show you why sound measurements make sound products.




An Interview with Steve Temme

Author: Shannon Becker.  Reprinted from the March 2018 issue of Audio Xpress.

Shannon Becker interviews Steve Temme about how he founded Listen, Inc. and grew it from a start-up into an audio measurement leader.
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