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APL TDA with Intermodulation Distortion Testing

Have you ever experienced a speaker that measured good but sounded bad? Intermodulation distortion could be one of the reasons for this. Intermodulation distortion testing is necessary because IMD is both more audible and objectionable than low order harmonic distortion.  Even when levels of THD are acceptably low, IMD can be problematic, e.g. due to Doppler effects.


APL has now made full spectrum IMD testing available in APL TDA IM making it a complete tool for loudspeaker evaluation and tuning. The new tool provides all the features of TDA in addition to the IMD tests. Intermodulation distortion test sweeps can be done with two tones close together in frequency, to potentially spread distortion products across the entire audible spectrum, or with a fixed LF tone to provide cone motion stress during the sweep. The signal levels of primary distortion products are captured during the sweep and displayed as frequency responses. Performing IM tests ensure, that if IM is a problem anywhere in the audible spectrum, it will be found.

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Renowned sound engineer Raimonds Skuruls is the founder and owner of Acoustic Power Lab Ltd. He spent three years developing a new loudspeaker frequency characteristics correction technology that was awarded an initial patent in 2005, and now has patent coverage in the U.S., Canada, Russia, and other countries. The technology was awarded an Excellence prize at AES 2007 in New York, and Pro Sound News Europe deems SPFR (sound/acoustic power frequency response) correction technology as one of the leading innovations in the field.

In 2010, Skuruls developed an alternative frequency characteristics correction technology for car audio systems. The car equipped with that solution earned the Best Sound Award at the Salzburg EMMA European final competition in March of 2013.