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Room Acoustic Measurements 101

by Nyal Mellor January 05, 2015

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How to measure your room in under 3 minutes with XTZ Room Analyzer

by Nyal Mellor July 30, 2014

We've been busy the last few days creating a couple of videos for the website. They are focused on demonstrating how easy the XTZ Room Analyze Acoustical Measurement Software Package is to use (even for beginners1!). You can see all the videos on our YouTube channel.

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Software update available for all XTZ Room Analyzer users

by Nyal Mellor February 12, 2012

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XTZ Room Analyzer II Standard and XTZ Room Analyzer II Pro Now Available!

by Nyal Mellor February 07, 2012

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:

  • Measurement microphone
  • External USB computer soundcard
  • Acoustic measurement software
  • Cables

XTZ Room Analyzer II ProXTZ Room Analyzer II Pro


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Listening Room Reflections article published on Hi Fi Zine

by Nyal Mellor January 10, 2012

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Remote acoustical measurement and diagnosis service now live!

by Nyal Mellor November 22, 2011

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.

Remote acoustic measurement service kit

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Using lasers for acoustic measurement

by Nyal Mellor November 10, 2011

The wizards over at the UK National Physical Laboratory have figured out a way to map sound fields without microphones. The technique they have come up with uses laser vibrometers developed for underwater sonar analysis.

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Four approaches to room acoustic measurement

by Nyal Mellor November 02, 2011

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Free high resolution test tones and music downloads from Nuforce

by Nyal Mellor April 18, 2011

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!



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Free Apple iOS acoustic measurement app created by Studio Six Digital for JL Audio

by Nyal Mellor March 16, 2011

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.


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XTZ Room Analyzer Acoustic Measurement Software Reviews

by Nyal Mellor January 20, 2011

We have collected published reviews from Stereophile, Hi-fi World, 6moons.com and enjoythemusic.com for your enjoyment and easy reference

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XTZ Room Analyzer vs Room EQ Wizard: Battle of the Acoustic Measurement Packages

by Nyal Mellor November 02, 2010

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.

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