Audio Precision APx: More Audio In, MS Word Reports Out

Created on 2010-01-29 00:50:00

APx500 v2.5 adds support for .wav analysis, DolbyTrueHD and custom report layouts


50-word summary: The latest audio analyzer software update from Audio Precision addssupport for customized report layouts in MS Word, analysis of .wav audio filesand Dolby TrueHD decoders with several new measurements and UI improvements.

Beaverton,Oregon, January 29th, 2010: Audio Precision, the recognized standard in audio testand measurement, today introduced custom reports, .wav file analysis and DolbyTrueHD support as part of the latest software update for APx audio analyzers,APx500 v2.5.

Custom report layouts allow users to place measurement results from APxinto a MS Word document. Any value or graph can be placed in any order,allowing APx reports to match corporate style guidelines or be inserted intolarger product reports automatically.

For example, AP already offers a set of projects that automate the Dolbyand DTS compliance tests for AV receivers, HDMI decoders, and Blu-ray playersetc. These projects now save results in a format suitable for direct submissionto Dolby or DTS.

“Engineers should be spending time on audio innovation, not cutting andpasting all day,” says Daniel Knighten, Director of Products at AudioPrecision. “Custom reporting is another example where APx saves time, addsvalue and makes life a little easier.”

Share acquisitionsor measure digital recorders and PC sound cards
With APx500 v2.5, APx users can import and analyze .wav audio files, forexample, using an acquisition saved by a contract manufacturer’s audio analyzerto verify test results. File analysis is also useful for measuring the inputquality of devices such as digital audio recorders, PC soundcards and digitalsignal generators. 

Dolby TrueHDsupport and other new features
For HDMI testing, APx can now generate the lossless Dolby TrueHD fileformat and can capture a raw encoded bitstream for later analysis. Severaldistortion- and regulation-related features have been added for power amptesting, and the software has new features to improve workflow, for exampleallowing AP2700 or ATS files to serve as pass/fail limits. For a complete listof new features, please download the PDF “What’s New in APx500 v2.5” from

Price &Availability
APx500 v2.5 works with any model of APx audio analyzer. It is a freeupgrade for APx users and is available from software requires an APx audio analyzer to work, however a demo versioncan be downloaded by anyone for evaluation.






About AudioPrecision

Audio Precision is the recognized standard in audio test andmeasurement. For twenty-five years, AP has offered the highest performanceaudio analyzer instruments and applications to help engineers worldwide designand manufacture all types of consumer, professional and industrial audioproducts including the latest modern audio devices, including Class-Damplifiers and HDMI receivers. For more information, visit