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Old 29th May 2006, 06:08 PM   #1
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Default Audio test gear (CLIO alternatives?)

I have some work coming up that's going to require some spec testing. I want to be able to grab a frequency response graph, THD measurements, SNR and phase response from an audio circuit. That audio circuit may have a small amount of latency. I'm a mac user, so anything that is USB based would be ideal. A PC-based system would be preferable since I don't like having heaps of heavy gear when a small interface and some PC software can do the job.

After doing some research, I came across the CLIO. Are there any alternatives to the CLIO? Any that are mac compatible? Are there any hardware only solutions that are comparable in price?

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Its a bit pricey but Praxis can do all you might need and a whole lot more. Its primarily speaker oriented, like Clio but structured like a network analyzer so its more flexible. A recently added feature allows mixed mode testing (digital source, analog response) but its untested. With a mike its under $1K I think.
http://www.libinst.com/index.html
Spectra does a lot as well but is less well setup for speakers. The web site is particularly opaque and klunky.
http://www.soundtechnology.com/Instrument.html
RMAA may be all you need and its free. I have used it to analyze the performace of FM modulators with iPods for example.
http://audio.rightmark.org/index_new.shtml

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Old 31st May 2006, 09:43 AM   #3
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Is something available for Linux ?

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