Turbosound takes Precision decision25 March 2014
Test and measurement specialist Audio Precision attended Prolight + Sound in Frankfurt for the first time this year.
Key technologies exhibited at the event included APx Converged Audio Test (CAT) technology, and the APx Electro-acoustic software suite.
The Apx CAT addresses test requirements for products that combine analogue, digital and electro-acoustic components into integrated, high performance audio designs.
The Electro-acoustic suite provides acoustic measurements for loudspeaker drivers and enclosures, with Thiele/Small characterisation, Air Leak test and the quirkily-titled ‘Rub and Buzz’ detection.
Dave Schmoldt, president of Audio Precision says: “With the new Electro-acoustic test suites, AP has a solution that covers every aspect of audio product creation. We are excited to expand our offerings to reflect the changing needs of our customers, who continue to rely upon AP to provide the last word in audio test.” (Schmoldt is pictured here, right, demonstrating ‘Rub and Buzz’, with Timo Fischer, sales engineer for Audio Precision’s German distributor Admess.)
Following Audio Precision’s Frankfurt debut, it was revealed that Music Group brand, Turbosound, has purchased Audio Precision test instruments for use in its new research, development and manufacturing facility in Kidderminster, UK.
The company’s APx audio analysers will now be used to test every single Turbosound product, “from the earliest concept stage, to the final production” stages.
Music Group founder and CEO Uli Behringer comments: “We have [also] invested in a $4 million, state-of-the art building in Manchester to house our high-tech research and development centre, where the staff has grown from eight to over 70 in less than three years, and we are continuing to recruit in an effort to create the very best products in the pro audio world.”
Schmoldt adds: “AP is expanding the definition of audio test to cover all aspects of the signal chain using a single platform from analogue through digital and electro-acoustics, and the work done at Turbosound exemplifies this converged approach.”