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THE MULTI-CHANNEL AUDIO ANALYZER
WITH LEGENDARY AP PERFORMANCE

The APx585 family offers 8 or 16 channels of analog audio.
For multi-channel audio test with uncompromising quality, speed and performance.

APx586

Introducing the APx582

APx582

You asked, we heard. The APx582 offers 8 channels of analog input and 2 channels of analog output with the extra performance of our AG52 High Performance Generator option.

The APx585 is a true multichannel audio analyzer, with 8 simultaneous analog outputs and inputs. It is ideal for designing and testing consumer devices such as home theatre receivers or pro devices such as mixing consoles. The APx586 adds a second input module for 16 simulaneous analog channels in.

The APx582 offers the same 8 channels of analog input as the APx585 in combination with 2 channels of analog output. The APx582 includes the AG52 option for perfect square waves.

All models have 192K digital inputs and outputs via AES/EBU, TOSLINK and SPDIF. Additionally, I/O may be expanded with optional Digital Serial, HDMI with ARC, PDM and Bluetooth modules.*

No other audio analyzer is faster or easier to use for multichannel audio.

  • Super fast testing of a wide range of multichannel devices
  • Measure one-to-many or many-to-one crosstalk & phase across all channels
  • Measure maximum power across all channels over time
  • Supports switchers for 192 maximum channel capacity

Multichannel audio requires multichannel analysis

A true multichannel analyzer allows not just faster testing, but also a complete picture of the performance of all of a device’s input and output channels simultaneously.

Today, the majority of A/V receivers, disc players, TVs, PCs and automotive audio devices have more than two channels, from six channels (5.1) in surround sound applications to 16 or more channels in many cars. The conventional solution for testing multiple channels with a two channel analyzer has been to use switchers.

Such an approach has two major problems. First, even when automated, switching between channels is slow. Second, because only one or two channels are being observed at a time, designers and manufacturers are often blind to interactions between channels. Problems which may go unobserved include output sag in channels during full power output tests as well as phase and crosstalk interactions, particularly the combinatorial complexity of all the output channels interacting with each other.

Multichannel Dolby / dts Confidence Testing

APx585 has special tests to help you evaluate readiness for Dolby/dts certification quickly and easily before committing time and resources to the official certification procedure. APx configures itself for all the required tests in the Dolby or dts Certification Requirement using the Dolby Autotest 2.0 DVD or the dts test DVD. All you have to do is follow the on-screen prompts, then compare your results to the Certification Requirement. Results are ready for export in the format specified by Dolby or dts.

Download the AP Applied on Dolby and dts confidence testing to learn more about how AP makes confidence testing faster and easier.

AP Applied: Dolby/dts Confidence Testing

*Note: the HDMI Option is not available in the APx586

 


What others are saying

“AP has burst onto the scene with the easiest Audio Analyzer to use but they took it up a notch by also making it the most powerful. I’ve got my cake and I am eating it too!”

Gene DellaSala | Audioholics

Ideal for testing

APx582, APx585 and APx586 are designed for multichannel applications.

  • Multichannel power amps
  • Automotive head units
  • Multichannel receivers
  • Multichannel Converters
  • Dolby/dts confidence testing

Specs

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  • GENERATOR PERFORMANCE
  • Sine Frequency Range
    5 Hz to 80.1 kHz
  • Frequency Accuracy
    3 ppm
  • IMD Test Signals
    SMPTE, MOD, DFD
  • Maximum Amplitude (balanced)
    14.4 Vrms
  • Amplitude Accuracy
    ±0.05 dB
  • Flatness (20 Hz–20 kHz)
    ±0.008 dB
  • Residual THD+N (20 kHz BW)
    –103 dB + 1.4 µV
  • Analog Output Configurations
    unbalanced & balanced
  • Digital Output Sampling Rate
    22 kHz–192 kHz
  • Encoded audio formats
    Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus (HDMI only), DTS Digital Surround, DTS-HD Master Audio (HDMI only), and DTS-HD High Resolution (HDMI only)
  • ANALYZER PERFORMANCE
  • Maximum Rated Input Voltage
    110 Vrms
  • Maximum Bandwidth
    1 to 8 channels of analog input: 90 kHz
    9 to 16 channels of analog input: 45 kHz
  • IMD Measurement Capability
    SMPTE, MOD, DFD
  • Amplitude Accuracy (1 kHz)
    ±0.05 dB
  • Amplitude Flatness (20 Hz–20 kHz)
    ±0.008 dB
  • Residual Input Noise (20 kHz BW)
    1.3 µV
  • Residual THD+N (20 kHz BW)
    –103 dB + 1.4 µV
  • Individual Harmonic Analyzer
    d2–d10
  • Max FFT Length
    1024K points
  • DC Voltage Measurement
    Yes

  • SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
  • PC with 2 GHz or faster multi-core processor (2 or more cores)
    Note: the Intel Atom dual-core processor does not have sufficient performance to run APx software.
  • 2 GB or more RAM (4 GB or more recommended for Windows 7).
  • Microsoft Windows XP (32-bit, SP 2 or later), Windows Vista (32-bit), Windows 7 (32- or 64-bit), Windows 8 (32- or 64-bit).
  • NOTES
  • System performance is sensitive to processor speed; faster processors will yield faster results.
  • APx500 is data intensive and it is recommended that other data-intensive applications not be run concurrently. This includes Audio Precision AP2700, APWIN or ATS.
  • Microsoft Windows XP (32-bit, SP 2 or later), Windows Vista (32-bit), Windows 7 (32- or 64-bit), Windows 8 (32- or 64-bit).

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