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New to audio test? Learn the basics from AP.

While there can be hundreds of audio measurements that are appropriate for any particular device, there are some essential audio measurements that are relevant to nearly all audio devices. Our video series of the Six Basic Audio Measurements can help you to demystify some of the terms and concepts that are specific to the audio field.




AP Audio Analyzers are versatile. No matter what you´re testing, we can help .

The AP Applied series goes into depth on the challenges of testing certain audio device classes and discusses new technologies available to improve test times. Where appropriate, sample test files and other resources are included.


AP Applied: Acoustic Response

AP Applied: APx Automation with LabVIEW

AP Applied: Calculating ROI in Audio Production Test

AP Applied: Digital Protocol Analysis

AP Applied: Dolby and dts Compliance Testing

AP Applied: Serial Digital Measurements

AP Applied: Ultra-High Bandwidth Analysis

 


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ConvertersRead moreConverter Chip-level converter testing requires an interface with extensive flexibility to cover a wide variety of logic levels, data formats, and clock settings...

Digital RecordersRead moreDigital recorder Fully characterizing the audio performance of these devices requires an involved series of tests in both the analog and digital domains...

Digital InterfacesRead moreDigital interface The electrical quality of a digital audio signal traveling from one piece of equipment to another isn't often thought about until a failure occurs...

Digital ProtocolsRead moreDigital protocols Digital protocol analysis is essential for any designer of modern digital audio equipment. Compared to earlier protocols such as S/PDIF...


Disc PlayersRead moreDisc player The fundamental challenge to testing disc players is the lack of an input for the analyzer's test signals. The solution is to put test tones on disc...

Dolby-dts ComplianceRead moreDolby-dts Every device that bears a Dolby or dts logo is required to go through a compliance test process to insure that it meets Dolby and dts' requirements...

HDMIRead moreHDMI HDMI is rapidly becoming the standard for consumer audio/video interconnectivity. Testing HDMI devices raises some unique challenges for an audio engineer...

LoudspeakersRead moreLoudspeaker Speaker testing can be challenging, in part due to the need to prevent extraneous noises and reflections from affecting test results...


Mixing ConsolesRead moreMixing console Mixing consoles present their own challenges—hundreds of knobs and settings, analog and digital inputs and outputs, and a multitude of channels...

MP3 PlayersRead moreMP3 player With tens of millions of units sold every year, testing the quality of consumer MP3 devices is vital. Consumers' perspective of your brand can be badly damaged from sporadic quality...

PC AudioRead morePC audio PC audio systems are in many ways similar to portable digital audio recorders in function and testing requirements, but sometimes present special challenges ...

Power Amps (class D)Read moreAmplifier Class D, or switch-mode power amplifiers, are rapidly replacing traditional linear power amplifiers in the marketplace...


Power Amps (linear)Read moreAmplifier Power amplifiers range greatly in size and form, from headphone drivers to large professional power amps for stadiums...

Production TestRead moreProduction test The production environment has special requirements for audio testing. These include speed, automation, and connectivity...

ReceiversRead moreReceiver A modern receiver is actually a complex switching device with a myriad of audio and video inputs and outputs, both analog and digital...


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