Audio Precision Seminar 2018

Audio Precision Seminar

Best Practices in Acoustic Testing

This seminar describes and demonstrates common techniques for measuring the acoustic performance of a variety of products including speakers, headphones and earbuds, microphones, and Bluetooth-enabled audio devices.  Special emphasis will be given to tools, techniques, and tips to simplify measurements and test set-ups.

Date: 27th March 2018, Tuesday

Time: 930am to 430pm

Venue: SMU, School of Economics & Social Sciences, Seminar Room 2.6

Address: School of Economics & Social Sciences
Singapore Management University
90 Stamford Road
Singapore 178903

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Refreshments: Lunch and tea-breaks will be provided

Admission Cost:  Free

Registration dateline: 20th March


Here are some of the topics that we would cover in the seminar:

  • Best Practices in Acoustics Measurements
  • Anechoic Measurements
  • Simulated Free Field Measurements
  • Basic Loudspeaker Test
  • Advanced Acoustic testing – impedance measurements
  • Perceptual Audio Testing
  • Perceptual Testing of speech in Modern Audio Products
  • Speech Transmission Index (STI)


  • Bluetooth Duo
  • AP Microphones
  • Transducer Test Interface
  • Headphones test fixture


  • Basic Loudspeaker Test
  • Acoustic Response measurements
  • Time Gate measurements
  • Speed and number of results
  • Impedance Measurements
  • Measuring impedance & Thiele-Small parameters
  • Basic measurements + impedance using the switch box

About the Speaker
James Kelly is a test and measurement engineer with over 20 years’ experience designing custom automated test solutions for a variety of manufacturers in the audio industry. Before joining Audio Precision, James worked for companies including ARCAM (where he helped to develop the first ever functional ‘bed of nails’ testing facilities using AP analyzers), TAG McLaren Audio, and International Audio Group (IAG) where he served as Head of Engineering in both Cambridgeshire and Shenzhen, China. Prior to leaving IAG, he designed automated test facilities for the manufacturing arms of Quad, Wharfedale, Mission and AudioLab.

James Kelly


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