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APx515 audio analyzer
Installation Instructions and Specifications

model APx515

December, 2012

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The APx500 User’s Manual Detailed information on the operation of the APx515 analyzer is available from the online Help installed with the APx500 measurement software.com for APx support information.com Visit the Audio Precision Web site at ap. The user’s manual is available as a PDF on the APx500 Application Disc and on the Web at ap.com. a hard-copy version can be ordered from Audio Precision or your local distributor. and in the APx500 User’s Manual. or 800-231-7350 extension 4 (toll free in the U. • APx-CD1 is a playable audio CD with linear audio test signals for external source use with CD players. • APx-BD1 is a playable Blu-ray Disc with menu-driven high-resolution linear and coded audio test signals for external source use with Blu-ray Disc players. or by telephoning 503-627-0832 extension 4.Documentation and Support This booklet contains safety information. You can also contact our Technical Support staff at techsupport@ap.). Audio Test Discs These discs and more can be ordered from Audio Precision or your local distributor.com. APx resources are available at ap.S. • APx-DVD1 is a playable video DVD with menu-driven linear and coded audio test signals for external source use with DVD players.com/downloads/apx. ap. installation instructions and full specifications for the Audio Precision APx515 audio analyzer. .A.

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88 Vrms and are intended to be used for the measurement of audio signals only. This product should not be used within Categories II. or IV. Servicing should be performed only by a qualified technician or an authorized Audio Precision distributor. This equipment is designed to operate only from a 50–60 Hz ac mains power source at 100–240 Vac nominal voltage. Do NOT defeat the safety ground connection. This product is classified as Measurement Category I. For continued fire hazard protection. This equipment is designed to operate only with an approved threeconductor power cord and safety grounding. The mains supply voltage is not to exceed ±10 % of nominal (90–264 Vac). abbreviated “CAT I” on the instrument front panel.Safety Safety Information Do NOT service or repair this equipment unless properly qualified. Loss of the protective grounding connection can result in electrical shock hazard from the accessible conductive surfaces of this equipment. III. The APx515 measurement terminals are rated for a maximum input of 125 Vpk. Do NOT exceed mains voltage ratings. fuses should be replaced ONLY with the exact value and type indicated on the rear panel of the instrument and discussed on page 10 of this booklet. APx515 Installation and Specifications 1 . The Measurement Category is based on the amplitude of transient or impulse voltage that can be expected from the AC power distribution network. The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC 1010-1) requires that measuring circuit terminals used for voltage or current measurement be marked to indicate their Measurement Category.

The feet on the right side are provided for convenience and stability when transporting the unit. Refer to the accompanying Warning Label or Tag. refer to the Operator’s Manual or User’s Manual for precautionary instructions. Measurement Category I. 2 APx515 Installation and Specifications . PROTECTIVE EARTH TERMINAL—A terminal marked with this symbol is bonded to conductive parts of the instrument and is intended to be connected to an external protective earthing system. and are used in this manual: FUNCTIONAL EARTH TERMINAL—A terminal marked with this symbol is electrically connected to a reference point of a measuring circuit or output and is intended to be earthed for any functional purpose other than safety. WARNING!—This symbol alerts you to a potentially hazardous condition. Doing so may create safety hazards. If you see this marked on equipment. or pose a safety risk to personnel. Safety Symbols The following symbols may be marked on the panels or covers of equipment or modules. Disclaimer Audio Precision cautions against using their products in a manner not specified by the manufacturer. and exercise extreme caution.Chapter 1: Safety Do NOT substitute parts or make any modifications without the written approval of Audio Precision. damage equipment. To clean the enclosure of this product. DO NOT operate the unit while it is sitting on the side feet. To do otherwise may void any warranties. ATTENTION!—This symbol alerts you to important operating considerations or a potential operating condition that could damage equipment. This product is for indoor use—Installation Category II. Wipe all surfaces with a damp cloth. The unit should only be operated while resting on the bottom surface feet. pollution degree 2. This unit is supplied with four feet on the bottom surface and four feet on the right side surface. use a soft cloth or brush to remove accumulated dust. Do not use strong or abrasive cleaners. Using this product in a manner not specified by Audio Precision can result in a safety hazard. A mild detergent may be used to remove remaining dirt or stains. such as the presence of dangerous voltage that could pose a risk of electrical shock.

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Video resolution of 1024 x 768 or greater is recommended. Windows 7. PC system requirements The APx500 measurement software requires a personal computer (PC) with the following features and capabilities: • Operating system: Microsoft Windows 8. or Windows XP Professional (Service Pack 2 or later). System performance is sensitive to processor speed. A USB 2. • A color monitor and a video card with at least VGA capabilities. • A multi-core processor (at least dual-core) running at a clock speed of at least 2 GHz. • • • • Note: the Intel Atom processor does not meet our minimum specification. At least 300 MB of free hard disk space.0 port. two are required for optional switcher use. At least 2 GB of RAM. Most current processors from Intel and AMD meet these requirements. faster processors will yield faster results. This is the same software used in the APx525and APx585 analyzer families. APx515 Installation and Specifications 5 . A CD-ROM optical disc drive.Installation Software The APx515 audio analyzer system uses the award-winning APx500 measurement software. Windows Vista.

We have tested other USB cables that perform poorly. We strongly recommend that you use the USB cable included with your instrument (AP part number CAB-APSI). Input data shown in Demo Mode is false data. NOTE: You must have local administrator rights to install APx500 software. Select “Demo Mode. Installation To install the measurement software. Note: Some PCs have optional USB ports on the front of the PC. To run Demo Mode simulating an APx515 or other instrument. When no hardware is detected. In many cases these convenience ports have compromised performance due to the extra 6 APx515 Installation and Specifications .” APx500 will run in demo mode. APWIN or ATS. Running the software with instrument hardware attached NOTE: You must have standard user rights or administrator rights to operate APx500 software. USB driver selection The measurement software communicates with the APx515 using a USB 2. insert the APx500 CDROM into the optical drive on the PC and follow the instructions in the installation dialog. connect one end of the USB cable to a USB 2. APx500 will present you with the following dialog box: Connecting the instrument to your PC Before connecting your APx515 instrument to your PC. or on extension brackets on the rear. Guest users are not supported. or check with your network administrator.0 port on the PC. Demo Mode runs simulating attachment to an APx585. select that option from the Instrument Type menu. Guest users are not supported. Connecting the instrument prior to software installation may cause Windows to select an incorrect USB driver for the instrument. This includes Audio Precision’s AP2700. install the APx500 measurement software as described above. At first launch. which allows you to explore the user interface but does not enable any measurement functions. and the other end to the PC INTERFACE port on the rear of the APx515. You can launch the APx500 software without instrument hardware attached.Chapter 2: Installation APx500 is data intensive and it is recommended that other data-intensive applications not be run concurrently. generated for display only. Go to User Accounts in the Windows Control Panel. Running the software without instrument hardware attached NOTE: You must have standard user rights or administrator rights to operate APx500 software. Once the software is successfully installed.0 interconnection.

” Windows will find the Audio Precision driver software installed with APx500 and connect to the APx515. Before connecting the power cord. If you are not sure. The mains power supply is applied to your APx515 instrument through the power entry module located on the rear panel. Select “Install the software automatically. you may be asked to update the instrument firmware during the first launch of the measurement software. We recommend using USB ports directly connected to the PC motherboard. a hard-copy version can be ordered from Audio Precision or your local distributor. The voltage setting and fusing arrangement will normally be correct unless the instrument has been transported into another area. The APx500 User’s Manual is available as a PDF on the APx500 Application Disc and online at ap. typically at the rear of the PC. Windows will detect the presence of the APx515 on the USB port and will open the Hardware Update Wizard to search for the correct software driver. The instrument has been configured at the factory for the expected voltage at its intended destination. Turn the instrument on by rocking the mains power switch up to ON ( | ). Follow the instructions below to check or change the instrument mains supply voltage selection. This tape must be removed before use. With the APx515 connected.Chapter 2: Installation cable length within the PC. You MUST be sure that the APx515 instrument mains power configuration is correct for the electrical mains power supplied in your area. maximum voltage 250 Vrms. See Setting up the hardware below for more information about mains connections. APx500 will start. do not plug the instrument into the mains power. confirm that the APx515 Installation and Specifications 7 . The power entry module has a strip of indicator tape showing its mains voltage setting. Setting up the hardware Connecting your instrument to the electrical mains supply The APx515 instrument must be connected to a 50–60 Hz alternating current (ac) electrical mains supply.com. as ordered. The mains power switch is located in the power entry module on the rear of the APx515. Refer to the APx500 User’s Manual for more information about making measurements. and in a short time you will be presented with the opening screen. Launch APx500 by double-clicking on the installed shortcut. Connect the APx515 mains power cord to the instrument and to a source of ac mains power.

change the mains supply voltage configuration as described below. and the slot in the hinge is visible in the power cord connector cavity. Checking the mains supply voltage configuration The white plastic voltage indicator pin protrudes through one of the four labeled holes in the module cover to indicate the selected input voltage. To open the power entry module. • Locate the slot in the module cover door hinge. Power entry module door and fuse block. and then can be pivoted on its hinge for access to the fuse block assembly and voltage selector card. indicating 120 V. Opening the power entry module Unplug the power cord from the instrument before changing fuses or performing any other operations described in this section. Figure 2 shows the pin in the second position. Figure 3. refer to Figure 3 and proceed as follows: Figure 2. The mains power switch is to the left. If it does not. The cover door will snap out. • Remove the mains power supply cord from the power cord connector. The hinge is a the left side of the cover door. power entry module on APx515 instrument rear panel. 8 APx515 Installation and Specifications . Check to see that the indicated voltage matches your mains supply voltage. Insert a small screwdriver or similar tool in the slot and pry the cover door hinge outward.Chapter 2: Installation input voltage selection and fusing arrangement in the power entry module are correct for your mains power supply. Detail.

Chapter 2: Installation Changing the Mains Supply Voltage Configuration • Open the Power Entry Module as described above. connect the power cord from a mains power outlet to the power cord connector on the instrument rear panel. installed in a housing on the right side of the Power Entry Module as shown in Figure 4. Then move the indicator pin to point UP. Changing the mains power supply voltage. • Once you have verified that the line voltage selection is correct. change the fuse type as described in the following section. 100V 90° 120V 90° 230V 90° 240V Figure 5. • Confirm that the correct fuse or fuse combination is installed for the intended input voltage (refer to the fuse ratings marked on the instrument rear panel). The card edge indicating the desired voltage should enter the housing first. • Orient the selector card so that the desired input voltage is readable at the bottom. shown in Figure 5. Voltage card selector orientation. • The voltage selector card is a small circuit board fitted with a white plastic indicator pin. • Insert the voltage selector card into the housing with the printed side of the card facing toward the mains power APx515 Installation and Specifications 9 . Seat the pin assembly in the notch on the board edge. connector. Do not use the indicator pin as a handle. using narrow pliers to grab the card. Pull the voltage selector card straight out of the housing. Figure 4. • Close the module the cover door and verify that the indicator pin shows the desired voltage. opposite the indicated voltage. If necessary.

• Change or add the correct fuses as necessary. • Insert the fuse assembly in the housing. 100/120 VAC operation The 100/120 VAC fusing arrangement uses a single type 3AG (0.Chapter 2: Installation Fuse information The power entry module accommodates two fusing arrangements.25") slo-blo fuse. connect the power cord from a mains power outlet to the power cord connector on the instrument rear panel. referring to Figure 6. Press the fuse assembly firmly into the housing. Refer to the label on the instrument rear panel for fuse current ratings. Fuse block orientation for 100/120 VAC and 230/240 VAC operation. Figure 6. as illustrated in Figure 6. Audio Precision recommends only the following replacement fuse: • 1 each Littelfuse 313 Series. with the side of the assembly that carries the fuse(s) for your desired fusing arrangement facing into the housing. 10 APx515 Installation and Specifications . • Using narrow pliers. 315 mA 250 V 5 x 20 mm Time Lag (slo-blo) glass fuses or • 2 each Littelfuse 218 Series. Refer to the instrument rear panel for the correct fuse electrical current rating. pull the fuse assembly out of the housing. proceed as follows: • Remove the mains power cord from the power cord connector and open the Power Entry Module as described above. Once you have verified that the line voltage selection is correct. 600 mA 3AG 250 V sloblo glass fuse. Audio Precision recommends only the following replacement fuses: • 2 each Littelfuse 213 Series.25" x 1. Changing the fusing arrangement To replace a fuse or change the fusing arrangement. 315 mA 250 V 5 x 20 mm Time Lag (slo-blo) glass fuses. 230/240 VAC operation The 230/240 VAC fusing arrangement uses two 5 x 20 mm IEC-approved type T fuses. • Confirm that the line voltage selection is correct for your mains voltage and your fusing arrangement.

1 or higher measurement software September 2012 NP0020. 0 to 8.000 deg Typically <0.030 dB ±0.00 Vrms [22.00014 r002 Characteristic ANALOG GENERATOR Number of Channels Waveforms Specifications 2.2 Vpp].2 Fs = 20 Hz–20 kHz Non-Harmonic Content Phase Offset Range (Split Phase) 2 Hz to 80.Specifications APx515 audio analyzer with APx500 v3. multi-tone. 1 kHz Flatness (1 kHz ref) Fs = 10 Hz to 20 kHz Fs = 20 kHz to 50 kHz Fs = 50 kHz to 80 kHz Residual THD+N 1.05 dB [±0. IMD test signals.005 dB. unbalanced ±0.6 Vpp]. sine split frequency.1 kHz Setting resolution is typically 45 µHz ±(0. sine+DC offset.010 dB ±0.00 Vrms [45. Typically <-110 dB when Fs ≤75 kHz.4 µV). continuously swept-sine. balanced.0003% + 100 μHz) 0 to 16. independent amplitude control Sine. increasing to ≈-55 dB at Fs =80 kHz APx515 Installation and Specifications 11 . 20 kHz BW –179. sine split phase.999 to +180.58%] ±0. wave file playback Supplemental Information Sine Characteristics Frequency Range (Fs) Frequency Accuracy Amplitude Range Amplitude Accuracy.10 dB  (–102 dB + 1. noise.

6 Vpp.2 Vpp.6 Vpp. 0 to 22.45*SR). balanced.Wav file must peak at digital full scale to obtain selected amplitude 12 APx515 Installation and Specifications .F1| Fmean must be ≥6 • Fdiff Multitone. 4:1 or 1:1 0 to 45.06 dB [±0. unbalanced. unbalanced.2 Vpp.00 Vdc unbalanced ≤0. Fmean = (F1 + F2)/2. balanced.06 dB [±0.70%]  0.2. balanced.25% of Vrms setting [≤0. 4:1 mix ratio HF tone must be  6 • LF tone. unbalanced.0025% [-92 dB].5 kHz to 20 kHz 80 Hz to 2.45*SR). Pink (<10 Hz to 0. but with degraded flatness . Fdiff = |F2 .0010% [–100 dB] 8 kS/s to 108 kS/s.09% of Vpp setting] + 100 μV White (<5 Hz to 0.3 2.2. ±6. and 175 kS/s to 192 kS/s 32 MSample. unbalanced Supplemental Information DC offset limits maximum ac signal Noise Characteristics Shape Amplitude Range Amplitude calibration is approximate IMD Test Signals (requires option AML) SMPTE & MOD LF Tone Range HF Tone Range Mix Ratio (LF:HF) Amplitude Range DFD Amplitude Accuracy Residual IMD1.00 Vdc balanced. Wave File Playback (requires option HST) Sample Rate Range (SR) Maximum File Size Amplitude Range Operation from 109 kS/s to 175 kS/s is possible.2 Vpp.2 Vpp. Tone Pair Mean Range Tone Pair Difference Range Amplitude Range Amplitude Accuracy Residual IMD1. 4:1 maximum with SMPTE signal. 0 to 22. IEC 60268-1 or BS EN 50332-1 0 to 45.0 kHz 0 to 45.6 Vpp. ±0.Characteristic DC Offset Range Residual DC Offset Specifications ±12.70%] ≤0.3 40 Hz to 1 kHz 2 kHz to 20 kHz 10:1.6 Vpp. ±0. balanced. 0 to 22. 0 to 22. 0 to 45.

max frequency limited to ≈0. 120 Vdc any input to ground.5 Vpk for unbalanced bnc shields 100 k || 230 pF.5 W max.03 dB roll-off at 20 Hz with AC coupling Maximum ac signal is ≈88 Vac unbal. Selectable 50  ±1. 125 Vpk. symmetrical Electronically floating. 115 Vac bal.Characteristic Flatness (1 kHz ref) SR = 175 kS/s to 192 kS/sec SR = 8 kS/s to 108 kS/s Spurious Content Specifications Supplemental Information Typically <0.5 μA bias current with DC coupling. 10 dB steps Max ADC sample rate = 192 kS/s ANALOG ANALYZER Number of Channels Maximum Rated Input Input Impedance Balanced Unbalanced Electronically floating.5 Vpk max. Typically <0. bnc shield to ground ≈500Ω || 22nF Termination automatically opens in the 80 V range. 1.45 • SR Typically <–100 dB Source Resistance (Rs) Balanced Unbalanced Common Mode Test Selectable 100  ±1% or 600  ±1%. typically <0. 0.3 Vpk max.04 dB to 20 kHz. Same as Balanced selections Grounded.5% or 600  ±1%.012 dB to 20 kHz Typically <0. independently auto-ranging. 0. 0. 50 mA dc Up to 30 W Max Output Current Reverse Overload Protection Output Related Crosstalk 1  (–120 dB + 1 µV) to 20 kHz 2. in the 80V range Input Termination Input Coupling Input Ranges APx515 Installation and Specifications 13 . each side to gnd 100 k || 230 pF to bnc shield Selectable 600  ±1%. Selectable DC or AC 250 mVrms to 80 Vrms. bnc shield to ground ≈10-17  || 22nF Typically >50 mA peak.

0 nV/√Hz at 1 kHz THD+N Measurement Fundamental Range Measurement Range Accuracy Residual THD+N 1.05 dB [±0. 50 μs or 75 μs de-emph (with and without A-wt). ±0.3 µV) to 20 kHz Supplemental Information Max common mode signal range: ±6 Vpk ±12 Vpk ±60 Vpk ±120 Vpk Rs 600  Input Related Crosstalk Range Balanced or bridging input Unbalanced input Accuracy (1 kHz) Flatness (1 kHz ref. or None 1 Hz steps 100 Hz steps. 5 Hz to 5 kHz.60%] Typically < 0.2 20 Hz–20 kHz fundamentals 5 Hz to > 50 kHz 0 to 100% ±0.  70 dB. CCITT. 5 kHz to 20 kHz. CCIR-2k.4 µV). C-message.10 dB Residual Noise (inputs shorted)  1.7 kHz to 90 kHz. 5 Hz to 20 kHz  50 dB.010 dB ±0. or None 2. C-wt. 20 kHz BW Typically < 8.Characteristic Common Mode Rejection4 250 mV. very sharp roll-off characteristic exceeds AES-17 Weighting filter is cascaded with the high-pass and low-pass bandwidth limiting filters Level & THD+N Filters High-Pass Low-Pass5 Weighting 14 APx515 Installation and Specifications .005 dB.4 µVrms.030 dB ±0. or None A-wt.  50 dB. 20 kHz BW 5 Hz to 500 Hz. 5 Hz to 20 kHz  (–120 dB + 0.5 V ranges 8 V range 25 V range 80 V range Specifications  80 dB. 5 Hz to 20 kHz  45 dB. CCIR-1k. DC coupling) 10 Hz to 20 kHz 20 kHz to 50 kHz 50 kHz to 80 kHz Level (Amplitude) Measurement < 1 µV to 115 Vrms < 1 µV to 85 Vrms ±0. 2. 800 mV.5 dB  (–102 dB + 1.

d2. Phase Measurement Ranges Accuracy Resolution Vin must be  5 mV with dc coupling. and 2 kHz–20 kHz (HF).0025%].2 deg. both channels.0 deg.5 kHz–50 kHz and a Fmean must be  6 • Fdiff difference frequency of 80 Hz–2. 20 kHz to 50 kHz 0. or d2+d3+d4+d5 0 to 20% ±0. 4:1 mix ratio ≤-100 dB [0. frequency of 2. or d2+d3+d4+d5 d2.3 SMPTE & MOD DFD Specifications Supplemental Information Any combination of 40 Hz–1 kHz (LF) HF tone must be  6 • LF tone. 5 Hz to 5 kHz.0003% [3 ppm] 6 digits –90 to +270. Use “d2+d3” for measurements per IEC 60268 Use “d2+d3” for measurements per IEC 60268 Frequency Measurement Range Accuracy Resolution Vin must be  5 mV. d3. mixed in any ratio from 1:1 to 10:1 (LF:HF) Any two-tone combination with mean Fmean = (F1+F2)/2. d3. ±0. or 0 to 360 deg ±0. ±2. d2+d3.2. d2+d3. 5 kHz to 20 kHz.5 dB ≤-92 dB [0.0 kHz Amplitude modulation of HF tone.0010%] 5 Hz to 90 kHz ±0.Characteristic IMD Measurement Test Signal Compatibility SMPTE & MOD DFD IMD Measured SMPTE MOD DFD Measurement Range Accuracy Residual IMD 1. 40–500 Hz.8 deg. APx515 Installation and Specifications 15 .001 deg Measurement BW is typ. Fdiff = |F2–F1|. ±180. Accuracy degrades below 50 Hz with ac coupling.

unbalanced Electrical. wave file playback 16 APx515 Installation and Specifications .1% range) Supplemental Information ±120 Vdc maximum in 80V range Typically > 90 dB.5 V-80 V ranges Normal Mode Rejection Specifications 0. sine split frequency.5 ns Typically < 2. Output R is nominally 75  Output R is nominally 110  Sample Rate (SR) Range Channel Status Bits User Bits Validity Flag Residual Jitter1. IMD signals. triangular PDF dither.Characteristic DC Voltage Measurement Input Ranges Accuracy 250 mV and 800 mV ranges 2.6 Electrical Optical Sample Rate (SR) Accuracy ±0. all channels Typically < 1.50 Vpp or 1. DIGITAL I/O DIGITAL OUTPUT RELATED: Formats Electrical.00 Vpp ±10% into 110  Toslink® 22 kS/s to 216 kS/s Full implementation per IEC-60958. sine split Waveforms phase. 20 Hz to 20 kHz. 10 dB steps ±(0.00 Vpp ±10% into 75  AES-EBU per AES3-1992.7% reading + 0. balanced Optical SPDIF-EIAJ per IEC60958. noise. all channels same Set to 0. continuously swept-sine. multi-tone.25V to 80V. 0.0003% [3 ppm] EMBEDDED OUTPUT SIGNAL RELATED: Sine. 5.5 ns 8–24 bit word width. automatically set.7% reading + 1 mV) ±(0. square-wave. sine+DC offset.

Typically <–140 dBFS Fmean = (F1 + F2)/2. Fmean must be  6 • Fdiff Typically <–150 dBFS DFD Tone Pair Mean Range Tone Pair Difference Range Residual IMD1.Characteristic Sine Characteristics Frequency Range Flatness1 Offset Range Harmonics & Spurious1. Spurious Content 10 Hz to SR / 6 Noise Characteristics Shape White (<5 Hz to SR/2). 4:1 or 1:1 HF tone must be  6 • LF tone.6 40 Hz to 1 kHz 2 kHz to (0.499 • SR) or 20 kHz. Wave File Playback Sample Rate (SR) Maximum File Size Flatness (1 kHz ref) Spurious Content 8 kS/s to 216 kS/s 32 MSample. IEC 60268-1 or BS EN 50332-1 IMD Test Signals SMPTE & MOD LF Tone Range HF Tone Range Mix Ratio (LF:HF) Residual IMD1.001 dB Offset limits maximum ac signal Typically <–140 dBFS Only specific values are allowed: Fq = SR / N where N is an even integer ≥6 Typically <-140 dBFS Square Characteristics Frequency Range (Fq) Even Harmonic. whichever is lower 10:1.499 • SR Typically <–140 dB APx515 Installation and Specifications 17 . Fmean = (F1+F2)/2.6 2.499 • SR To maximum digital code [±1D] Supplemental Information Typically <0. Typically <0. Fdiff = |F2–F1|. Pink (<10 Hz to SR/2).001 dB to 0.5 kHz to (0. whichever is lower 80 Hz to 2.499 • SR – F mean / 2) or 20 kHz.0 kHz Multitone.6 Specifications 5 Hz to 0.

Toslink® 22 kS/s to 216 kS/s Input R is nominally 75  Input R is nominally 110  . AES-EBU per AES3-1992. C-message.6 typically[ Typically <–140 dBFS 1 Hz steps 100 Hz steps. balanced Optical Specifications Supplemental Information Sample Rate Range (SR) SPDIF-EIAJ per IEC60958. or None A-wt. whichever is lower 0 to 100% ±0. very sharp roll-off characteristic exceeds AES-17 Weighting filter is cascaded with the high-pass and low-pass bandwidth limiting filters Residual Noise1 THD+N Measurement Fundamental Range Measurement Range Accuracy Residual THD+N 1. 50 μs or 75 μs de-emph (with and without A-wt).5 dB Tuning can be set to track measured frequency. unbalanced Electrical. Typically locks down to 16 kS/s EMBEDDED INPUT SIGNAL RELATED: Level (Amplitude) Measurement Measurement Range Accuracy (1 kHz) Flatness1 < –120 dBFS to +3 dBFS Typically < 0. 10 Vpp. 7 Level & THD+N Filters High-Pass Filter Low-Pass Filter 5 Weighting 5 Hz to 500 Hz. or None 2.7 kHz to 80 kHz. CCITT. 10 Vpp. CCIR-2k.49 • SR or 50 kHz.Characteristic DIGITAL INPUT RELATED: Formats Electrical. or None 18 APx515 Installation and Specifications .001 dB Typically <0. generator setting or fixed Q=2.001 dB Typically <–140 dBFS 5 Hz to 0. CCIR-1k. C-wt.

499 • SR ±(0.Characteristic IMD Measurement Test Signal Compatibility SMPTE & MOD DFD Specifications Supplemental Information IMD Measured SMPTE MOD DFD Measurement Range Accuracy Residual IMD 1. d3.5 kHz–50 kHz and a difference frequency of 80 Hz– 2. or d2+d3+d4+d5 0 to 20% ±0.0003% + 100 μHz) 6 digits –90 to +270.001 deg APx515 Installation and Specifications 19 . Use “d2+d3” for measurements per IEC-60268 Typically <–140 dBFS Typically <–150 dBFS <5 Hz to 0. Fdifference = |F2–F1|. or d2+d3+d4+d5 d2. 40–500 Hz. ±180. Fmean must be  6 • |F2–F1|. Fmean = (F1+F2)/2. d2.0 kHz. d3. mixed in any ratio from 1:1 to 10:1 (LF:HF).5 dB HF tone must be  6 • LF tone. d2+d3. Use “d2+d3” for measurements per IEC-60268. Amplitude modulation of HF tone.001 deg Frequency Measurement Range Accuracy Resolution Phase Measurement Ranges Accuracy1 Resolution Typically 0. Any two-tone combination with mean frequency of 2. Measurement BW is typ. d2+d3. 7 SMPTE & MOD DFD Any combination of 40 Hz–1 kHz (LF) and 2 kHz–20 kHz (HF). or 0 to 360 deg 0.

Characteristic Specifications 100. EMC compliance was demonstrated using Audio Precision cables Equipment Class I.000 m 20 minutes Supplemental Information Typical operating range is 90–110 Vac (100V).2 kg [9.55 inches) 86 mm (3. IEC 61010-1:2001 / EN 610101:2001. 50–60 Hz. Increase by ≈8mm [0. or 216–264 Vac (240V).53 inches) 4. 230 or 240 Vac. Complies with EC Council Directives 2004/108/EC and 93/68/ EEC. GENERAL/ENVIRONMENTAL Power Requirements Temperature Range Operating Storage Humidity Max Operating Altitude Stabilization Time EMC IEC 61326-1:2005 / EN 613261:2006. 370 mm (14. 0° C to +45° C –40° C to +75° C 90% to +40° C (non-condensing) 3. 198–242 Vac (230V). and UL Std No.3 inches] if rear panel option keys are installed Weight 20 APx515 Installation and Specifications . Complies with EC Council Directives 2006/95/EC and 93/68/ EEC. with safety ground via approved power cord. Measurement Category I Safety Dimensions Width Height Depth 2U rack mount tray available. 61010-1 (2nd Edition). 108–132 Vac (120V). Installation Category II.2 No. 120. 75 VA max.1 lbs] Derate max operating temperature above 2. 610101-04.40 inches) 343 mm (13. Pollution Degree 2. or if unit is to be calibrated or adjusted Emission and immunity levels are influenced by the shielding performance of interface and signal cables attached to the instrument.000m by 1C per 200m Allow at least 60 minutes if unit has been stored in a significantly different environment prior to turn on. CAN/CSA-C22.

Digital generator word width must be set to 24 bits for specified performance. Sample rate (SR) must be  27 kS/s for specified performance. specified performance is invalid below 50 Hz. Jitter analyzer set for 700 Hz highpass response per AES3-1992. Generator dc offset must be off or set to ≤10 mV. Maximum low-pass filter frequency is limited by analyzer input bandwidth setting. 3. Generator-only and/or analyzeronly contributions are typically less. Generator load must be 600  balanced or  300  unbalanced for specified performance. 7. APx515 Installation and Specifications 21 . 6. shorter word widths may degrade performance. 2. System specification including contributions from both generator and analyzer. 4. 5.Characteristic Specifications Supplemental Information Notes to Specifications 1. Analyzer set to measure "d2+d3" IMD products for MOD and DFD modes. With ac coupling. Valid for the balanced input configuration with dc coupling only. Analyzer input must be ≥150 mV for specified performance.

Characteristic Specifications Supplemental Information 22 APx515 Installation and Specifications .