San Diego, CA (July 15, 2010)–Equator Audio Research, a manufacturer of studio reference monitors, has released unique Driver Replacement Utility Software.
Equator 2-way, active monitoring systems employ a Zero-Point Reference coaxial design. Each model houses a CPU that handles numerous tasks, including matching the Digitally-Controlled Transducers output. Matching the speaker’s output was one of the initial design goals of the product.
At the factory, after an Equator transducer is manufactured, it is placed into a “golden cabinet” within an anechoic chamber and swept. The actual frequency characteristics of each transducer are measured. If the transducer passes the initial tolerance specification, it is moved to its final cabinet destination. The coefficients obtained from the transducer sweep are then loaded via USB into that unit. The internal CPU receives the coefficients and then applies the appropriate filters required to deliver a consistently matched output.
Until now, if a diaphragm or woofer problem developed in the field the entire system would need to be shipped back to Equator for repair in order to properly match the new transducer output to the standard.
Now if a field replacement is required, the new transducer can be shipped with its data file along with the DRU Utility. This newly developed DRU (Driver Replacement Utility) is an easy to use, end-user application that allows the new transducer information to be loaded into the internal CPU via USB, just as it is done at the factory. This process ensures a matched output with the other similar model units in the system.
The DRU software can retrieve from any Q Series monitor the residing transducer information as well as load in the replacement transducer information.
“We’ve had very few speaker failures but the addition of this utility adds a high level of professionalism and confidence in the process” stated Equator Operations Manager Martin Bradley.
Equator Audio Research