Audio Analyzer - Advice Sought

I've decided it's time to broaden my DIY horizons and get involved in audio analysis -- something that would allow me to begin testing for THD, SNR, freq. response, etc. I've completed several involved projects that sound good, but I'd like to be able to analyze actual performance. I've got an old Tenma 72-3055 that works and recently I upgraded my Pro-Tech dmm with a Fluke 175.

I'm intrigued with the idea of buying a workshop computer (say, $400-$500) and acquiring software; but don't know if that budget would buy enough computing power. It might make better sense to buy a used piece of equipment in the $300-$500 range. I also see a few DIY projects around, but that might be to more expensive and too involved. Also, there are some Chinese products on line and may or may not be worth exploring but possibly risky.

I guess, in summary, I'd be comfortable at around a $500-$700 starting point. Would sincerely appreciate any advice.
 

blmn

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2001-02-01 2:43 am
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I've decided it's time to broaden my DIY horizons and get involved in audio analysis -- something that would allow me to begin testing for THD, SNR, freq. response, etc. I've completed several involved projects that sound good, but I'd like to be able to analyze actual performance. I've got an old Tenma 72-3055 that works and recently I upgraded my Pro-Tech dmm with a Fluke 175.

I'm intrigued with the idea of buying a workshop computer (say, $400-$500) and acquiring software; but don't know if that budget would buy enough computing power. It might make better sense to buy a used piece of equipment in the $300-$500 range. I also see a few DIY projects around, but that might be to more expensive and too involved. Also, there are some Chinese products on line and may or may not be worth exploring but possibly risky.

I guess, in summary, I'd be comfortable at around a $500-$700 starting point. Would sincerely appreciate any advice.

Hi,

If you don´t want or can´t spend time in adjusts, tweaks etc, better go for this: QA401 Audio Analyzer



– QuantAsylum
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It works very well and is simple to use.

Regards,