DigiSonic Specification

DigiSonic DS10 The DigiSonic can be used with any computer sound card. We currently recommend using a YellowTEC PUC, because it provides calibrated inputs and outputs, and requires no supporting driver software. The PUC is a 16bit (24bit when used with AES3/EBU connections) 44.1/48kHz device and figures quoted in this specification are for the PUC.


  • Inputs Two channel balanced or unbalanced analogue (22kohm) and balanced (24 bit) AES3/EBU or (16 bit) SPDIF provided on a 25-way D-type connector.

  • Level Measurement Two channel simultaneous bar graph and decimal readouts, -100dBu to +18dBu. Accuracy ±0.01dB @ 0dBu, with reduced accuracy at lower levels (±0.13dB @ -50dBu). Option 1: Fast Quasi-Peak Option 2: Super-fast Quasi-Peak Option 3: RMS

  • Frequency Measurement 10Hz-20kHz left channel frequency measurement, digital readout, accurate to ±1Hz

  • Phase Measurement ±180º, 10Hz-20kHz with ±1º accuracy.

  • PPM (Peak Programme Meter) Simultaneous two-channel display with PPM dynamics. Option 1: IEC268 type 11 (BBC standard). Option 2: Fast attack PPM (x10 attack time) Option 3: Dual speed PPM (option 1 and option 2 displayed for left channel).

  • Noise Measurement Residual Noise -66dBu (468-weighted) with analogue connections, -100dBu (468-wtd) with AES/EBU connections. Option 1: 468 Quasi-Peak (fast decay) Option 2: 468 Quasi-Peak (slow decay) Option 3: Unweighted Quasi-Peak (22Hz-22kHz) Option 4: Unweighted RMS (22Hz-22kHz) Option 5: A-weighted Quasi-Peak Option 6: A-weighted RMS

  • Distortion Measurement Choice of Lindos-preferred Distortion Residue (468-wtd 1kHz), or traditional THD measurement. Initially measures the incoming frequency and finds the nearest Lindos frequency (from 10Hz 10kHz), then nulls the fundamental and measures distortion. Noise floor -66dBu (468-wtd) with analogue connections. Range -100dBu to +18dBu with digital connections. Option 1: Distortion Residue 468-wtd Quasi-Peak @1kHz Option 2: THD+N RMS (22Hz-22kHz)

  • Crosstalk Measurement Measures weighted crosstalk, automatically muting the channel selected, while driving the other at the selected frequency and level. Option 1: 468-wtd Quasi-Peak Option 2: Unweighted Quasi-Peak (22Hz-22kHz) Option 3: Unweighted RMS (22Hz-22kHz)

  • FFT mode Two channel, real-time spectrum analysis of incoming signal in any mode. 10Hz-20kHz display, linear or log scale, windowing and averaging options.

  • Oscilloscope View Two channel, real-time oscilloscope display with auto-trigger.

  • Sequence Mode Available when controlled with Lin4WinXP (free), allows fully automated measurements of noise, distortion, phase and crosstalk to be made, and plots of frequency response, phase response, distortion response, noise against time and level against level. Results are displayed graphically for saving, printing, tolerance testing and on-line publishing.

  • Oscillator

  • Outputs Two channel (load >600ohm) balanced or unbalanced analogue connections and balanced (24 bit) AES3/EBU or (16 bit) SPDIF provided on a 25-way D-type connector.

  • Output Waveforms Sine, square, triangular, white noise source, pink noise source.

  • Frequency Range 10Hz - 21kHz, 1/3rd octaves or 1/12th octaves for all waveforms (uses Lindos-preferred frequencies). Level Range -66dBu to +18dBu in 1dB or 0.01dB steps, -100dBu to +18dBu with AES/EBU. Accuracy ±0.02 typical @0dB.

  • Distortion Analogue output, -63dBu Distortion Residue (468-wtd) (-72dBu/0.02% THD+N) @ 1kHz (20Hz - 22kHz bandwidth). Digital output, -72dBu Distortion Residue (468-wtd) (?83dBu/0.006% THD+N).

  • Flatness ±0.02dB typical 200Hz-20kHz, -0.06dB @ 100Hz, -0.5 @ 20Hz.

  • Mute Mute, restore, and channel selection. Auto-mute on selecting noise. Auto source selection on crosstalk and distortion. Residual noise muted, analogue output -65 dBu 468-wtd, digital output -99dBu 468-wtd.

  • Frequency Accuracy ±0.1% of specified frequency 20Hz-20kHz.

  • Sequences 8 segments available, noise versus time, distortion at 6 different levels, swept distortion, frequency response plot etc.


  • Items Included Manual, Lin4WinXP, USB Dongle.

  • Sample Rates Supported 44.1kHz and 48kHz.

  • Sample Resolution 16bit and 24bit.

  • System Requirements 1.5GHz processor is required for full FFT functionality. 800MHz upwards is fine for all other features.

  • Operating Systems Supported Windows 2000,XP,7 and 8.

  • Memory Requirements 256Mb RAM, 15Mb Disk space.

  • Full Remote Control using 'Lin4Win' software, with

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