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Help in Testing TS Parameters
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Old 13th June 2002, 11:28 AM   #1
r_s_dhar is offline r_s_dhar
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Default Help in Testing TS Parameters

I have been trying to measure the TS parameters of my drivers for some time now. These are the problems:

1. Computer programmes like Audua give me gibberish. Audua's helpline said mine must be a slow computer (I use a Pentium 166).

2. Most suggested methods require precision resistors and dedicated AC millivoltmeter which are just unavailable where I live.

3. While test equipments are indispensable, are there ways of arriving at reasonably precise TS parameters by using off the shelf components and ordinary DMMs?

Please share your experience and expertise.
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Old 13th June 2002, 01:54 PM   #2
e96mlo is offline e96mlo  Sweden
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Check out The Loudspeaker Design Cookbook by Vance Dickason. It has a chapter dedicated to measurements of speakers.

The measurements require at least a signalgenerator, a frequencycounter and an AC voltmeter for the simplest setup, though.

You could use your soundcard as a signalgenerator and hope that the actual output frequency is the same as you specified in the program. Then you would only need an AC voltmeter.

Good luck!

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