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The PAA3 and PAA6 are both Type I audio analyzers. The PAA3 has accuracy margin of less than
It's important to remember that the Phonic audio analyzers do not have built in filters for use in testing amplifier output. To analyze the output signal of an amplifier, users will need to use an appropriate amplifier filter to reduce the wattage and thu...
It's perfectly acceptable to use a cable up to about 10 or 15 meters in length. Anything beyond that will probably work, but is not recommended.
Yes, you can rest assured that Phonics PAA2, PAA3 and PAA6 will work as well for setting up vehicle sound systems as it does for professional sound installations. In fact, many of our customers use our audio analyze to tune up their home theatre or car au...
Provided you're running both OSX and Windows XP on the system, you can switch to Windows XP and use that for the PAA3 software. Unfortunately Mac OSX is not supported at this time.
The PAA2 and PAA3 analyzers are not ANSI or ISO certified, however we do test their accuracy quite stringently. Before the PAAs are shipped out, we do a caliberation and compare it with the KLARK-TEKNIK DN6000 audio analyzer, one of the leader brands in a...
Unfortunately an external Mic cannot be used with these units. The PAA2, PAA3 and PAA6 were designed to only work properly with the precisely calibrated built-in microphone. The XLR and 1/4" inputs that these units feature cannot accept microphone inputs.
To connect the PAA2 to your PC: * Purchase a USB to Serial Adaptor. There are a variety of such adaptors available, and each one has its own default com port settings. It's important to keep this in mind when setting up the PAA2. * Follow the set up...
The PAA2 and PAA3s measurements can be taken within the PAA2 / PAA3 software by simply connecting the unit to your computer through the serial connection or USB interface, and selecting to put the PAA2/PAA3 online. After this, you should be able to use a ...
* Install the provided PAA3 software. * Connect the PAA3 to the computer using the provided USB cable. Make sure you have the DC power adapter attached. * Turn the PAA3 on and start the RTA function (SPL mode). * Open the PAA3 software and select...
The PAA3 features RT60 measurement capabilities, a USB connection for interfacing with a Personal Computer or Laptop in addition to all the audio tools offered by the PAA2.
Follow the simplified steps below to get EQ setting: Select weighting type at Flat. Take RTA measurements in some key spots and store at least 5 (preferably more) of the results. Do the Average to these 5 memories, and store at A memory. Get the EQ settin...
To take the sound pressure level in dB(A), you should first enter the SPL/LINE menu and select SPL. Next you want to enter the SETTINGS menu, and change the weighting to A weighting. After youve done this, exit all the menus, back to the main screen, and ...
You may download the sound test CD for your analyzer from our website at http://phonic.box.net/.
Go into the Device Management menu and find the RNDIS/Ethernet Gadget listed with a yellow triangle. Right click this and select "Updated Driver Software...." Select "Browse my computer for driver software" to proceed. Then select "Let me pick from a li...
We have discontinued the LEQ feature in PAA2 software to further improve on its integration with our audio testers. If this feature becomes available, the driver for it will be posted on our document center at phonic.box.net. The new PAA6 does offer a LEQ...
On the PAA2 or PAA3, if you have set to measure the electrical signal for voltage, dBu, or dBV, then there is no memory function. You have to set to SPL measurement, then the memory features will be activated. NOTE: When turning off the PAA2/PAA3, you s...
There are a couple of ways to fix this problem. Our FIRST SOLUTION is to alter the COM port that the USB to Serial Adapter is designated, by right clicking the device name, and clicking Properties. Then click on the "Port Settings" tab, followed by the "A...
If you have issues installing the PAA3 software on a Windows Vista or Windows 7 computer, it could be related to use privileges. The following can be tried to allow installation of the software. STEP 1 * Uninstall PAA3 Desktop Software. * Open the...
With the ever increasing demand for better acoustics, correcting frequency response has become a critical factor in producing a cleaner, more natural sound. The frequency response in rooms and halls has many factors that play into the equation. There ar...
The polarity test signal can be used to test the wiring of speakers. Send this signal to a speaker, and select the PHASE CHECK in the PAA2/PAA3/PAA6, standing a meter or so in front of the speaker. The PAA unit you are using will then tell you if the spea...
To take the sound pressure level in dB(A), you should first enter the SPL/LINE menu and select SPL. Next you want to enter the SETTINGS menu, and change the weighting to A weighting. After you've done this, exit all the menus, back to the main screen, and...
In order to install the PAA2 or PAA3 software on a Mac running OS X please follow these steps: * Obtain a copy of Microsoft Virtual PC for Mac. If you're using the PAA2, you will also need a USB to serial adapter. * Install Microsoft Virtual PC for ...
We recommend that you use A weighting for testing your monitors. In this mode, the PAA2/PAA3 should hear your audio in the same way your ear would, making the tests more accurate for your real-world purposes.
Pink noise will provide an even distribution of power across all ISO frequency bands. Being able to visually display what is picked up by a good microphone allows you to determine the frequency characteristics of the room and is a tool to help identify tr...
As long as the cables are wired correctly you should not have any problems outputting the pink noise through the line-level output on the bottom of the PAA2 or PAA3. The pink noise generator should be accessible through the unit's menu.
The following is the pin out of serial port: RS232 pin out 3.5mm------D-Type 9 pin Tip pin 2 Ring pin 3 Sleeve pin 5
The article below was written by a satisfied Phonic PAA2 user: This is the coolest of the cool and INCREDIBLY INEXPENSIVE, audio tool. One the best ways to identify feedback problems and frequency related audio demons is a handheld RTA. When my old Gold...
The angle of the microphone will help avoid reflecting sounds reaching the capsule of the mic on the top panel of the PAA2 or PAA3. You may also choose to have it pointing straight, or any other positions, however it will only lock into place at 45 degree...
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