Test Equipment


Audio Precision PSIA-2722

AP's acclaimed System Two and System Two Cascade PC-based, high-performance audio test/measurement systems have been enhanced with the addition of the new PSIA-2722 Programmable Serial Interface Adapter option. The PSIA facilitates the connection of chip-level devices, such as AD/DA and sample-rate converters, to a System Two Cascade and Cascade Plus system. Devices may have a variety of interface protocols: different logic families and voltage levels, clock rates, word orientations and formats.
5750 SW Arctic Dr.
Beaverton, OR 97005
800/231-7350; fax 503/641-8906

Dolby LM100 Loudness Meter

To address the ongoing problem of loudness inconsistencies between channels and programs, Dolby Labs offers the LM100 Loudness Meter. This new analysis tool provides a broadcast-friendly solution for measuring the loudness of content, enabling broadcasters to eradicate the subjective loudness differences in their television audio. The LM100 is capable of accepting PCM, Dolby Digital, Dolby E, analog and combined RF cable television signals.
100 Potrero Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94103
415/558-0200; fax 415/863-1373

Gold Line STI OPT-CIS" Measurement System

Using Gold Line's DSP30 analyzer platform with the STI-PA signal CD developed by TNO Laboratories in the Netherlands, contractors have an accurate measurement system for quantifying speech intelligibility. With the STI-PA signal playing, a single push of the button on the Gold Line DSP30 produces the STI, converted to the Common Intelligibility Scale as specified in IEC standard 60849.
Box 500
West Redding, CT 06896
203/938-2588; fax 203/938-8740

Mediamaster Ultra Burn-in CD3000

Designed solely for audio system burn-in, the Ultra Burn-in CD3000 precisely "burns-in" audio system components for use by audio/video pros and serious audio enthusiasts. The Ultra Burn-in CD3000 provides maximum, uniform burn-in for preamps, tuners, CD players, DVD players, mixers, and virtually all passive electronic components, drivers, interconnect cables, loudspeakers, etc. The Ultra Burn-in CD3000 also includes a DTS 6-channel surround burn-in data track. The CD is $19.98.
Box 1689
Brentwood, TN 37024
615/260-1037; fax 928/752-4115

NTI North America Digilyzer

The perfect tool for troubleshooting and setting up measurements, NTI's Digilyzer is a highly functional tool for digital audio field testing. It includes audio signal analysis, ancillary data interpretation, carrier signal analysis, as well as the analysis of video-related audio problems. It's equipped with an internal speaker for dual-domain monitoring. These powerful features make the Digilyzer ideal for all types of digital troubleshooting, checking, maintenance and repairs.

NTI North America PureSound

The ideal module for speaker production line testing, NTI offers a new option for its Rapid Test (RT) voice band analyzers. This solution objectively and reliably features Rub&Buzz testing, sound correlation and click detection. With test times less than one second, the Rapid-Test is the ideal production-line test solution. PureSound detects every subtle audible failure, such as rubbing coils, connecting wires touching the cone, misplaced membrane, excess glue or air leaks.
3520 Griffith St.
St. Laurent, Quebec, Canada H4T 1A7
800/661-6388; fax 514/344-5221

Prism dScope 2:16/16:2 Switcher

Now available for the Prism Sound dScope Series III audio test system, a new automated unit provides either 2:16 or 16:2 switching with the option to connect a high-current load for power amp testing. Controlled by the dScope Series III software, the switcher can be automated using VBScript so that testing of multichannel products—such as DVD players or mixing consoles—can be fully automated. With the smallest form factor of any high-performance test system, the dScope Series III with automated switching provides a fully comprehensive automated test solution for as little as a quarter of the cost of leading alternatives.
21 Pine St.
Rockaway, NJ 07866
973/983-9577; fax 973/983-9588

Rane Corporation RA 30 RTA

The Rane RA 30 combines a Real-Time Analyzer, SPL meter and stereo VU meter in a single rackspace. It also offers a 5x30 LED array for superb accuracy, whether the user is viewing the selectable RTA, the 30 segment SPL or VU meters. The front panel unbalanced Cal Mic input is calibrated for the included Mic 2 microphone. Retail: $549.
10802 47th Ave. West
Mukilteo, WA 98275
425/355-6000; fax 425/347-7757

Studio Technologies Model 90 Switcher

The Model 90 Switcher is designed to provide multiple-microphone support for measurement systems, such as SIA Software's SmaartLive. Up to eight mics can be connected and routed to the two outputs. A USB interface allows PC control of source selection, facilitating manual and automated operation. Using the Model 90, audio pros can easily realize the advantages of obtaining multiple measurement points. The compact, lightweight unit is a strong addition to permanent or portable measurement systems. SRP: $695.
5520 W. Touhy Ave.
Skokie, IL 60077
847/676-9177; fax 847/982-0747

TerraSonde Digital Audio Toolbox

By combining more than 25 digital audio test, analysis and utility functions in one portable device, TerraSonde provides—for the first time—the means to do serious digital audio troubleshooting and analysis (including jitter and lock tests) in a handheld device. The DSP-powered Digital Audio Toolbox DATB-1 has two digital inputs, digital and analog outputs, word clock in/out and a serial port. It supports AES3/EBU, S/PDIF, Toslink and ADAT, at 24 bits and 96 kHz.
2434 30th St.
Boulder, CO 80301
303/545-5848; fax 303/545-6066

True Audio TrueRTA Version 2.0

TrueRTA is a real-time analyzer for evaluating audio systems and music using a PC with basic sound capability. TrueRTA runs under Windows and includes a low-distortion signal generator, digital voltmeter, dB meter, crest meter, oscilloscope, and high-resolution, real-time audio spectrum analyzer. Version 2.0 is a free upgrade for all registered users. The basic Level 1 version is free at www.trueaudio.com. Pricing for the high-resolution (1/24-octave) Level 4 version is $99.95.
387 Duncan Lane Andersonville, TN 37705