The MiniSonic MS1/MS10 Audio Analyser/Studio Aid is a complete, hand held, two-channel analogue audio test set that measures frequency, frequency response, phase, level, noise, distortion, crosstalk, speed and path latency (delay).
As well as being a quality tester it's a precision line-up tool, a stereo PPM, a balanced-unbalanced convertor (both ways),a stereo mic preamp, a headphone amp, and a level convertor. Automated measurements can be made through the use of Sequences. This powerful system allows a series of measurements to be made with the press of two buttons. The 'sequence' of tests can be run at any level and any necessary normalisation is taken care of for you. Graphs of frequency response, noise against time and level against level (headroom plot) can all be displayed by the computer support software Lin4WinXP (supplied).
Minisonic Sequences run considerably faster because they are two channel and use an improved format so, unless you require the exceptional precision of the LA100 the MS10 may offer everything even professional users need, but at a much lower price. The most commonly used LA100 segments can also be generated and received by the MiniSonic. See the Version History page for full details.
calibrated electret microphones can be used in all measurement modes as well as for recording with the ultimate quality that only 1/4" microphones (with their freedom from high frequency directionality, interference patterns, and ringing) can make possible.
Calibration is such that 100dB SPL reads 0dB on level +-0.5dB at 1kHz, making accurate measurements of monitor level and frequency response possible. The MiniSonics sweep segments, with automatic triggering from the sound (no other connection needed) can be used to plot frequency response or rooms, speakers and other microphones. Echoes may interfere at bigger distances. Acoustic noise levels can also be measured to low levels for comparing noise from air conditioning, computer fans etc; and of course, electret microphone noise levels can be measured directly.
RS232 (9600 Baud) in and out on 9w D socket.
Full set of remote commands similar to LA100 but with special commands for two-channel operation.
'SyncLink' fast auto-binary-data-out format for 110Hz computer update with 'Lin4Win' support software on PC gives true PPM two-channel dynamics without flicker, and simultaneous control from either the unit or the computer.
Lin4WinXP - Support Software
This software provides superb enhancement of the MiniSonic facilities when used with a PC or Laptop. The full control panel, with fast updating twin precision bargraphs as well as digital display of level (to 0.01dB) and frequency displays, provides auto-ranging, manual range selection, and many other facilities not possible from the MiniSonic controls directly. Fast response has been given priority through the use of SyncLink, so that the controls have the feel of hardware rather than software. The unit can be unplugged and 'hot-plugged' with communication re-established in a second or two.
Sequences can also be edited and run more easily, with stunning full graphic presentation. Sequences run from Lin4Win (as opposed to downloaded after running), can display high-resolution sweeps (up to 128 frequency steps), with two-channel results in as little as five seconds. Tone bursts, presets, unlimited sequence results storage, and graph scaling are just some of the added features available with Lin4Win.