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XTZ, makers of the original XTZ Room Analyzer, have released the next generation XTZ Room Analyzer II. It is available in two versions - the Standard version and the Professional (Pro) version.
XTZ Room Analyzer includes everything you need to perform acoustic measurements in a single package:
Acoustic Frontiers is pleased to announce the immediate launch of our remote acoustic measurement and diagnosis service.
Acoustical Diagnosis, the name we have given our service, is much like a doctor's checkup. We do a series of acoustical measurement tests and compare them to our standards to see what kind of acoustical maladies your room has introduced. Using this analysis, and our knowledge or good acoustic design, we make high level recommendations on the changes you need to make to your system and room to improve sound quality.
Acoustic Frontiers offers two versions of our Acoustical Diagnosis service. One designed for people local to the SF Bay Area and another designed for our national and international clients. This blog post explains how our remote service works. It is designed to be very flexible; if you already have a set of acoustic measurements then we can more often than not use those. If you want to permanently have an acoustic measurement kit on hand, then we offer the XTZ Room Analyzer product. Finally we have developed a hardware based kit for people who don't want to have to install software on their computer and just want something easy and quick to use.
Nuforce, purveyors of headphone amplifiers, digital to analog converters (DACs), amplifiers and many other things have released a FREE set of simple test tones and high resolution (24/96) music!
Studio Six Digital, makers of the AudioTools acoustic measurement software for Apple iOS, have created a free acoustic measurement app for JL Audio called, rather creatively, "JL Audio Tools". In this blog post I'm going to walk you through the main features of the app. Once you've downloaded the app and launched it the first screen you see is the menu screen. The JL Audio Tools app does not have all the features of the paid-for Studio Six Digital Audio Tools app but does have many of them. The JL Audio app offers a Sound Pressure Level (SPL) meter, a Real Time Analyzer (RTA), a speaker polarity test and some handy audio calculators.
I was asked by Steve Williams over at What's Best Forum to put together a comparison of XTZ Room Analyzer and Room EQ Wizard. This article attempts to outline the differences in an objective manner such that any prospective user has better knowledge of the advantages and disadvantages of each system.
Nyal Mellor, Founder, Acoustic Frontiers