As first units ship, analyzer software also adds mathematical operators and other audio test improvements for existing APx users
Beaverton, August 27, 2010:Audio Precision, the recognized standard in audio test and measurement, today shipped the first units of its new APx515 production test audio analyzer along with version 2.6 of its APx500 audio analyzer software.
APx515 is a best-in-class instrument for its speed, performance, automation, and ease-of-use. Despite its low cost, APx515 still has excellent performance, with a typical THD+N of –106 dB and 192K digital I/O as well as the one-click automation and ease-of-use of all APx Series audio analyzers.
The APx515 was first announced in May 2010 at the AES Europe tradeshow. Pre-shipment orders have exceeded all of AP’s previous new model introductions, and now with the operating software released, the first units are being shipped to customers around the world.
“We’ve had to triple our production forecast for the 515,” says Dave Schmoldt, President of Audio Precision. “It’s by the far the most successful product introduction I’ve seen at AP.”
In addition to supporting the APx515, APx500 v2.6 software adds the ability to perform mathematical and statistical operations with all APx audio analyzer models. Unique in the industry, these functions work within the analyzer UI with no programming required, saving hours of time when performing advanced audio analysis.
“With derived measurements, you can measure the idle noise of a device and automatically find the maximum, minimum, and standard deviation -- all without ever leaving APx,” says Daniel Knighten, VP of Products and Sales. “You may never have to open Excel again.”
For more information, download What’s New in APx500 v2.6
Price and availability
APx500 v2.6 is a free update for all APx users available at http://ap.com/downloads/apx. The APx515 audio analyzer is available now. APx515 price starts at $6200 in the US.
About Audio Precision
Audio Precision is the recognized standard in audio test. Since 1984, AP has offered high performance audio analyzer instruments and applications to help engineers worldwide design and manufacture all types of consumer, professional and industrial audio products. For more information, visit http://ap.com/.