what exactly do u need to meter a car, and where do u get this stuff?

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Postby kaosmoon » Fri Sep 14, 2001 2:06 pm

well i got a laptop, i can get crapper ones if i need em too for under 100 bux soooo, software option is looking like the best bet.

as for saving derek. waiting to see if those frigging companys ever to back to me and 'allow' me to sell their brand. damn people.
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Postby bigbassman » Fri Sep 14, 2001 2:42 pm

Originally posted by jlaine:

That's IT?
I know it sounds kind of absurd- but $1500, if that is all it costs- then I'd not even touch an AC meter- I'd grab my laptop and go...
By far the best choice IMO.</STRONG>

I'd have to question reliability and accuracy for that low of a price....

Does that price include the mic, and Pac-3 for connection to the labtop? (maybe this setup doesn't require the PAC-3, but I know the lin X does for connection to a labby.

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Postby DanWiggins » Fri Sep 14, 2001 3:32 pm

Actually it's quite a reliable setup. Clio runs around $900; LAud runs around $500, with another $150 for the sound card (they're hard to find the right models, though, but you can find them). Add another $350 for the high SPL mic, and $300 for a lunchbox computer (locally here in Seattle, Seattle Laptop sells refurbished 486/75s with 11.3" dual scan screens for that price - plenty of computer for these uses), and you're in for around $1500.

NOTE: both of these systems need a portable/lunchbox type computer. They have a PC card that you must plug in! If you want to use a notebook, wait for Praxis from Liberty Instruments, later this year. It will use a USB-based interface box, and any soundcard, so you can use a true notebook. Supposed to be priced in the $600 range or so; add in $350 for the high SPL mic, and $600 for a decent notebook, and you're right at the same price-point again.

We use LAud exclusively here at Adire. Been using it for 4 years now, with great results. High quality, accurate measurements (as good as the NIST-certified systems we've used at some of our OEM client's places). Good enough for FDA-approved life critical designs!

A good test mic is invaluable; we use the AudioControl MP-200 mic and preamp 95% of the time (have an assortment of mics, including the Mitey Mike, some home-brew units, and a few B&K capsules and preamp). Getting another test mic late next week, so we can measure to 165 dB SPL.

And it all resides in either a 90 MHz Pentium lunchbox or tower, depending upon where we're at!

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Postby jlaine » Fri Sep 14, 2001 11:16 pm

Originally posted by Dan Wiggins:

Lastly, if you want to do some REAL analysis, get a quality PC-based system, like LAud from Liberty Instruments (http://www.libinst.com) or Clio from Audiomatica (distributed by Orca Design: http://www.orcadesign.com). These will allow SPL, frequency response, THD, acoustic phase, impedance, T/S, impulse, waterfall, and about 3 dozen other audio measurements. MUCH higher power, and not too much cost. Combined with an MK160 measurement mic from Gold Line, or an MP200 with the SPL180 mic from AudioControl, you have a VERY high SPL measurement system. Combine with a portable PC, and you're into a pro-quality measurement system for around $1500.

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That's IT?
I know it sounds kind of absurd- but $1500, if that is all it costs- then I'd not even touch an AC meter- I'd grab my laptop and go...
By far the best choice IMO.
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Postby randomboy » Fri Sep 14, 2001 11:20 pm

That mobile PC setup sounds SOOOO much more ideal, both budget wise and versatility wise if you have the means.

That PC-based mic program would be AWESOME if you had a PC integrated right into your car :)
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Postby Derek » Fri Sep 14, 2001 11:23 pm

Originally posted by jlaine:

That's IT?
I know it sounds kind of absurd- but $1500, if that is all it costs- then I'd not even touch an AC meter- I'd grab my laptop and go...
By far the best choice IMO.</STRONG>

hehe....when do we start saving up kaos??? :)
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Postby Mistrgold » Thu Aug 25, 2005 6:15 am

Please man, you bring a 4 year old thread back from the dead and you try to sell stuff when you aren't allowed. Not starting on the right foot.
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Postby strappingyoungl » Thu Aug 25, 2005 6:25 am

Umm...wrong forum, perhaps?
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Postby Jakezor » Thu Aug 25, 2005 8:19 am

God man look how old this damn thread is.

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