Sencore Demonstrates Audio Integrator and Audio Consultant at AES

Sioux Falls, SD (September 1, 2006)--The Sencore SP395 SoundPro Audio Integrator provides audio/acoustic analysis for analyzing distributed sound and sound reinforcement systems, plus live sound applications and industrial sound analysis; all in one handheld, battery-operated instrument. The Sencore SP495 SoundPro Audio Consultant is Sencore's most powerful acoustic & audio signal analyzer. Both the Audio Integrator and Audio Consultant will be on display at the upcoming AES Convention.
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Sioux Falls, SD (September 1, 2006)--The Sencore SP395 SoundPro Audio Integrator provides audio/acoustic analysis for analyzing distributed sound and sound reinforcement systems, plus live sound applications and industrial sound analysis; all in one handheld, battery-operated instrument. The Sencore SP495 SoundPro Audio Consultant is Sencore's most powerful acoustic & audio signal analyzer. Both the Audio Integrator and Audio Consultant will be on display at the upcoming AES Convention.

According to Sencore, the SP395 Audio Integrator makes easy work of any acoustic or audio system analyzing challenge. It simplifies speaker coverage analysis, speaker cluster time alignment, speaker time delay adjustments, and frequency response equalization. It tests and documents background noise level, reverberation time band-by-band, and system speech intelligibility.

The Audio Integrator analysis functions are implemented with 64-bit DSP firmware algorithms. As each function is executed, the analyzer takes on one of over 25 different audio analysis personalities. A standard core of these test functions is standard equipment. Optional test functions are grouped into "firmware modules" for purchase at any time, at which time they are unlocked for use. This permits the SP395 to be upgraded (in the field) for special applications, as needed, to fit into budget requirements better.

The SP395 features dual phantom-powered high-gain/low-distortion microphone inputs, powerful dual-FFT processing, integrated USB audio interface and, independent analog monitoring. The SP395 is supplied with a type 2 standard measurement microphone, XLR cable, USB cable, impedance test cable, power adapter/charger, battery and padded carry case. The removable lithium-ion rechargeable battery provides 4-5 hours of portable testing.

The SP495 SoundPro Audio Consultant provides acoustic/audio analysis for analyzing distributed sound and sound reinforcement systems, plus live sound applications and industrial sound analysis; all in one handheld, battery-operated instrument. Its high resolution color LCD, faster audio codec, dual-FFT processing, high gain audio outputs, and expanded analysis functions put the Audio Consultant at the top of the SoundPro line.

The Audio Consultant can handle any acoustic or audio system analyzing challenge, including speaker coverage, time alignment, delay, or frequency response equalization. The SP495 offers an expanded base of standard firmware modules, with SoundCore, Noise Curves (analyze noise levels to NCB, RC, or PNC industry standards), Multi-Band Decay (7-band simultaneous RT60 test), and Audio Stethoscope firmware all included as standard equipment. Digital monaural audio generator output signals are provided through the S/PDIF, Toslink, and USB outputs. The USB audio port also accepts digital input signals. The Audio Consultant also provides an Impulse Recorder, with log-swept sine wave energizing signal, and a Stereo Recorder for 48 kHz digital record and playback of two-channel audio. Both recorder functions save standard wav files to an SD memory card.

Optional test functions include Time Delay Analysis (TDA) for time-windowed loudspeaker and room response analysis, with TerraLink software for 3D waterfall graph display; Speech Intelligibility tests, including STI-PA; and TechBench for electrical signal/component tests. The SP495 is able to be upgraded with these additional firmware functions (in the field), as needed, to fit into budget requirements better.

Both the SP395 and SP495 are available immediately. The SP395 includes type 2 microphone and SoundCore firmware module. Numerous optional test functions are available for an extra charge. The SP495 includes type 2 microphone, XLR cable, USB cable, impedance test cable, power adapter/charger, padded carrying case; and SoundCore, Noise Curves, Multi-Band Decay, and Audio Stethoscope firmware modules. Numerous optional test functions are available for an extra charge.

If you have any questions about either product, or would like to see how well it fits into your calibration business, visit Sencore's representatives at AES booth #1517 or visit the web pages: www.sencore.com/products/sp395.htm and/or www.sencore.com/products/sp495.htm.