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Audio Precision APx585 Audio Analyzer to Revolutionize A/V Measurements

Audio Precision APx585 Audio Analyzer to Revolutionize A/V Measurements

Ever so often something revolutionary happens in the A/V world that changes it forever. Rarely do you ever hear an A/V publication pay homage to a test equipment company. The new APx585 8CH HDMI Audio Analyzer from Audio Precision deserves the highest praises for single handedly being the most powerful, yet easiest to use multi channel Audio Analyzer on the market. For the first time in the history of this industry, we will be able to conduct full blown multi channel analysis of amplifiers, receivers, Blu-ray players via the HDMI interfaces to quantify audio performance through the entire signal chain. We look forward to the improvement of our review process thanks to this marvelous tool.

Ever so often something revolutionary happens in the A/V world that changes it forever. Rarely do you ever hear an A/V publication pay homage to a test equipment company. The new APx585 8CH HDMI

— March 04, 2009 23:01 in Audioholics Calibration and Measurement Gear

Recommended Reference Audio Books

Recommended Reference Audio Books

For those who really enjoy this hobby and want to better themselves, we've assembled a list of some books that really touch upon some topics that we find are invaluable. While we can't support each and every word stated in these books, we feel that for the most part they will offer helpful tips and insights into the particular areas which they address. Becoming an audioholic doesn't happen overnight - and it comes about by equal parts experimentation, association and study. These books will be a great reference for those looking to get a leg up in the world of audio and video.

For those who really enjoy this hobby and want to better themselves, we've assembled a list of some books that really touch upon some topics that we find are invaluable. While we can't support each

— March 28, 2008 16:40 in Audioholics Calibration and Measurement Gear

AVIA Pro by Ovation Multimedia

AVIA Pro by Ovation Multimedia

AVIA Professional (AVIA Pro) is a multi-disc calibration, set-up and test suite from Ovation Multimedia. The suite consists of seven DVDs plus a user manual designed to be an all-inclusive product for the calibration of video and audio systems. AVIA Pro is the most technologically advanced product for use in the professional and home theater environments.

AVIA Professional (AVIA Pro) is a multi-disc calibration, set-up and test suite from Ovation Multimedia. The suite consists of seven DVDs plus a user manual designed to be an all-inclusive product

— November 09, 2006 13:48 in Audioholics Calibration and Measurement Gear

Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) Certifications

Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) Certifications

The birth of digital television promises to eradicate the ills of conventional TV. Without an understanding of and careful attention to the established standards, DTV will fall victim to difficulties similar to those which have plagued NTSC. The ISF certification seminar addresses these issues.

The birth of digital television promises to eradicate the ills of conventional TV. Without an understanding of and careful attention to the established standards, DTV will fall victim to difficulties

— November 09, 2006 13:31 in Audioholics Calibration and Measurement Gear

Instek GFG-8216A Function Generator

Instek GFG-8216A Function Generator

The Instek GFG-8216A function generator allows for generation of up to 3MHz in sine, square, triangle, ramp, TTL and CMOS waveforms.

The Instek GFG-8216A function generator allows for generation of up to 3MHz in sine, square, triangle, ramp, TTL and CMOS waveforms.

— November 09, 2006 13:07 in Audioholics Calibration and Measurement Gear

Sencore SP395 SoundPro Audio Integrator

Sencore SP395 SoundPro Audio Integrator

The SP395 Audio Integrator is a capable, versatile and completely integrated audio analyzer for use with custom home theater installations.

The SP395 Audio Integrator is a capable, versatile and completely integrated audio analyzer for use with custom home theater installations.

— November 09, 2006 12:56 in Audioholics Calibration and Measurement Gear

Home Acoustics Alliance (HAA) Certification

Home Acoustics Alliance (HAA) Certification

The HAA is a professional training organization dedicated toward home acoustics. Its purpose is to promote the correct and most effective use of acoustical design and calibration techniques specifically for the home. The HAA brings together Manufacturers, Audio/Video Professionals, and Consumers in the pursuit of excellence. It is a melting pot for ideas and techniques for achieving great sound through collaboration.

The HAA is a professional training organization dedicated toward home acoustics. Its purpose is to promote the correct and most effective use of acoustical design and calibration techniques

— November 09, 2006 12:45 in Audioholics Calibration and Measurement Gear

Hewlett Packard/Agilent 4275A High F LCR Analyzer

Hewlett Packard/Agilent 4275A High F LCR Analyzer

The Agilent 4275A precision LCR meter is a cost-effective solution for component and material measurement. The wide 20 Hz to 1 MHz test frequency range and superior test-signal performance allow the Agilent 4275A to test components to the most commonly-used test standards, such as IEC/MIL standards, and under conditions that simulate the intended application.

The Agilent 4275A precision LCR meter is a cost-effective solution for component and material measurement. The wide 20 Hz to 1 MHz test frequency range and superior test-signal performance allow the

— November 09, 2006 12:33 in Audioholics Calibration and Measurement Gear

Wayne Kerr Precision Impedance Analyzer

Wayne Kerr Precision Impedance Analyzer

The 6400 and 6500 series of Precision Impedance Analyzers provide precise and fast testing of components at frequencies up to 120 MHz. Basic measurement accuracy is ±0.05% making the instruments the best in the class.

The 6400 and 6500 series of Precision Impedance Analyzers provide precise and fast testing of components at frequencies up to 120 MHz. Basic measurement accuracy is ±0.05% making the instruments the

— November 09, 2006 12:02 in Audioholics Calibration and Measurement Gear

Datacolor ColorFacts Professional 6.0

Datacolor ColorFacts Professional 6.0

Datacolor ColorFacts ProfessionalTM 6.0 is a flexible, easy-to-use color calibration software system. This integrated hardware and software bundle analyzes and optimizes the performance of LCD, rear projection TV's, front projectors, plasma displays and direct-view televisions. ColorFacts technology is targeted for professional calibrators and high-end AV enthusiasts who demand the best tools available.

Datacolor ColorFacts ProfessionalTM 6.0 is a flexible, easy-to-use color calibration software system. This integrated hardware and software bundle analyzes and optimizes the performance of LCD, rear

— November 09, 2006 11:49 in Audioholics Calibration and Measurement Gear

Tektronix TPS 2000

Tektronix TPS 2000

As an engineer or technician, you must often make floating, or differential, measurements. You face faster edges and clocks due to the migration of higher performance technologies to widely implemented electronic systems and subsystems, with the pressure to conform to customer specifications or industry requirements.

As an engineer or technician, you must often make floating, or differential, measurements. You face faster edges and clocks due to the migration of higher performance technologies to widely

— November 09, 2006 11:31 in Audioholics Calibration and Measurement Gear

LMS Analyzer

LMS Analyzer

LMS is an antiquated application that is barely maintained by LinearX, a very small company that is living off its legacy. LinearX never, in fact, bothered to optimize the system to work with modern, but even now almost obsoleted, PCI bus slots (so forget about running it on a new laptop or desktop). They take the motto "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" to extremes. Still, the system is effective and the measurements are detailed and widely accepted in the industry.

LMS is an antiquated application that is barely maintained by LinearX, a very small company that is living off its legacy. LinearX never, in fact, bothered to optimize the system to work with modern,

— November 09, 2006 11:15 in Audioholics Calibration and Measurement Gear

Audio Precision SYS 2722 Analyzer

Audio Precision SYS 2722 Analyzer

With comprehensive PC control, unmatched programmability, and the highest precision and sensitivity of any audio analyzer made, the 2700 Series has established itself as the benchmark for audio test and measurement. This is the device we use at Audioholics to measure the audio electronics we review such as receivers, amplifiers and transports.

With comprehensive PC control, unmatched programmability, and the highest precision and sensitivity of any audio analyzer made, the 2700 Series has established itself as the benchmark for audio test

— November 09, 2006 10:53 in Audioholics Calibration and Measurement Gear

Datacolor SpyderTV Calibration System Reporting

Datacolor SpyderTV Calibration System Reporting

Datacolor, until July of 2004, dealt primarily with professional computer display calibration tools and software. Last year, however, they acquired Milori, Inc, a company specializing in the calibration of consumer electronics and maker of the famous ColorFacts Pro software used here at Audioholics. It was seemingly a marriage made in heaven and SpyderTV is the first consumer-targeted television calibration tool to hit the market that we are aware of. Considering the average price of an HDTV set falls between $1500 and $2500, I think the price is on-target for consumers looking to get improved performance (and life) out of their displays.

Datacolor, until July of 2004, dealt primarily with professional computer display calibration tools and software. Last year, however, they acquired Milori, Inc, a company specializing in the

— September 28, 2005 20:00 in Audioholics Calibration and Measurement Gear