Welcome to Bodzio Software Pty. Ltd.: We are based in Melbourne, Australia and have been developing loudspeaker system design software for personal computers since 1990. This site is intended to provide information about our WinXP™ program: BoxCad, and Windows7/64bit and Windows10/64bit programs: SoundEasy and Ultimate Equalizer.

 

“An Interview with Neville Thiele” - By Steve Mowry,Voice Coil 2006.

“…SM: What do you see as the trends in loudspeaker design and development in the next ten years?

NT: Active loudspeakers with equalization, lower crossover frequencies, and more nearly omnidirectional radiation. They may not be trends but seem to me a better way of doing things….”.

Introducing the Ultimate Equalizer

 

Example of The Ultimate Equalizer System Configuration Screen (BBM+CABS)

Major characteristics of Ultimate Equalizer system are

  1. Active system – allows amplifiers to exert maximum control over loudspeaker driver and makes crossover characteristics independent of driver loading.
  2. DSP crossover and voicing – maintains crossover and voicing characteristics with mathematical precision.
  3. Amplitude and phase HBT equalization – results in flat amplitude and phase responses and extends bass response.
  4. Linear phase – maintains 0deg acoustical phase response of each driver, which results in transient-perfect system for correct spatial imaging (realism, depth, resolution, ambience) for multi-channel sound reproduction.
  5. Minimum-phase/Linear-phase room EQ – removes most obnoxious room modes.
  6. Available with BBM bass management and CABS active suppresor of room modes.
  7. Remote control – via 2.4GHz wireless keyboard and mouse.
  8. Built-in WAV Player - with this option, there is no need for any sound cards at all. UE will create and play "playlists" with the standard CD-style WAVE files (16-bit/2-channels/44.1kHz) using motherboard codecs.
  9. And also Hi-Res WAVE files 24bits/2-channels/96kHz and 24bits/5.1-channels/96kHz using motherboard codecs and digital add-on sound crads.
  10. Use Windows Media Player, or install other Media Players – to create audio server and state-of-the-art loudspeaker management system (user-friendliness, power, flexibility, cost efficiency and sound quality) on one HTPC.
  11. Removes "flabby" or "woolly" bass and provides linear-phase bass as commented by:

    1. Michael Gerzon “ The subjective effect of phase compensation of the bass from loudspeakers is very marked, giving a much tighter and more 'punchy' quality, with greater transparency, and interestingly a subjective extension of bass response of at least half an octave. The improvement is audible even on loudspeakers with a very high cut-off frequency, such as Quad electrostatic designs. . . . The benefits of bass phase equalisation are considered, by those who have heard itt, to be a substantial improvement over what was hitherto possible with analog technology, and digital equalisation provides a way of improving bass performance without going to ridiculously large giant space-consuming power-hungry monster speakers, and is certainly a much cheaper route “.

    2. Keith Howard “As I pressed Play, I didn't know what to expect: a mild improvement or a revelation. To use a curry-house analogy, I was half-prepared for korma rather than phal. But when I compared the unprocessed and phase-corrected tracks, it took only a few seconds of the latter to persuade me that here was a significant improvement. Just as Michael Gerzon described, the phase-corrected sound was both weightier and punchier, and distinctly more coherent. It simply sounded more like a bass guitar, to the extent that I almost hummed along—not something that I would normally expect to do when listening to a bass-guitar accompaniment shorn of all else (sorry, John), and certainly not an urge I felt with the unprocessed track. Still, time-consuming as it was, this experiment involved only a single music excerpt and was conducted in mono, and so hardly offers a comprehensive insight into the full benefit of bass phase correction. But what I heard convinces me that this is an area in which the application of DSP can make a significant contribution to fidelity.”
    Source: http://www.stereophile.com/reference/706deep/index.html

Traditional, Minimum-Phase Bass in frequency/time -------------Linear-Phase Bass + HBT (same subwoofer)

Example 1 - Full Digital Solution - AES/EBU 96kHz/24bit Linear-Phase Stereo Playback System

1. The above digital system is described in AES/EBU System paper.
2. Inexpensive SPDIF DAC is evaluated in AES/EBU Converter paper.
3. Using SPDIF output to create a 10-channel system with Delta1010LT and concept of a SPDIF amplifier is shown in SPDIF Amplifier paper.
4. Simple, stand-alone 44.1kHz/24bit, 96kHz/24bit Linear-Phase stereo WAV audio server with ALC1150 codec is described in Audio Server paper.

Example 2 - Hybrid System - Analogue / AES/EBU Linear-Phase 5.2HT Playback System

1. The above Hybrid Analogue-AES/EBU system is described in Hybrid AES_EBU_Analogue_System paper.
2. Details of construction of 5.2 UE system is described in AES_EBU_Amplifier_Construction paper.
3. Evolutionary approach to expanding UE systems is described in AES_EBU_System_Evolution paper.

Example 3 (early prototype) - Linear-Phase HT5.2 Loudspeaker System with Analogue Amplifiers

1. Introduction - Some comments on motivation for developing the above system.
2. Subwoofers , Subwoofer Construction - Testing of Linear-Phase and Minimum-Phase versions of a subwoofer with McCauley 18" 6174 driver. Construction of the subwoofer
3. Front Speakers , Measurements - Construction details of the front two-way loudspeaker. Also, measurement results.
4. Centre Speaker , Measurements - Centre speaker design considerations. Also, measurement results.
5. Rear Speakers , Measurements - Construction details of the rear two-way loudspeaker. Also, measurements results.
6. Amplifiers , Amplifier Construction - Conceptual stage of developing multi-channel amplifier for THX-capable, 5.2HT system. Also, details of construction
7. Setbacks and Surprises - Handy hints
8. Alternative Amplification - Some simple examples of other amplification solutions.
9. Remote Control - 19-function remote control.
10. Conclusions , Updates - A few things worth remembering. Also, up-to-date progress.

Ultimate Equalizer V10 has been released.....

For full description of the program features, please download PDF manuals below. This release is recommended for i7-960, 3.2GHz or better processors. Please note, that our software is periodically reviewed and fixes are implemented as an ongoing process.

List of improvements in Ultimate Equalizer V10.0

1. The size of project data files is reduced to half of the V9 size. This is quite substantial change, and allows for faster loading of project files.

2. MLS system uses WASAPI 16bit/24bit drivers instead of the legacy WDM/MME drivers.

3. RoomEQ measurements use WASAPI 16bit/24bit drivers instead of the legacy WDM/MME drivers.

4. Added second version of the BBM system. The FL channel is independently filtered and summed with Left Subwoofer, and FR channel is independently filtered and summed with Right Subwoofer.

5. Current Bass resolution settings (buffer-size dependant) are displayed on MLS transfer function screen.

6. Bit depth on the input-side can be set to 16bit or 24bit. Many contemporary motherboards only allow for 16-Bit depth on recording side due to compatibility with CD recordings requirements.

7. MLS system uses the same impulse response files as SoundEasy V21. The UE10 and SoundEasy V21 programs are compatible for impulse response measurements.

8. WASAPI Debug Mode. Useful to debug sound card drivers implementation.

9. Automatically appends buffer size and sampling frequency to driver’s filename. Also, appends sampling frequency to impulse response filename.

10. Compiled and tested on Windows 10/64bit.

The UE includess inverse-HBT equalizationinverse-HBT equalization, time-inverse processing that eliminates phase distortion, crossover filtering, and partitioned convolution. Equalization of the individual drivers’ response to the user specified acoustic target is performed automatically with the click of a button. The outcome is a transient perfect speaker system with flat amplitude and phase responses that faithfully reproduces any input signal relative to the design point, as demonstrated by the ability of the speaker system to play undistorted square waves. Shelving and notch filters are included to voice the speaker to other than ruler flat response and the time-inverse processing and be switched on or off as desired. Recommended sound card is LynxAES16 and Delta1010LT (capable of WASAPI technology in Exclusive Mode). This stand-alone, fully self-containing program includes ALL functions, that you need to create your "DSP-on-PC" system. The UE-PC incorporates Room Equalizer and large 5.1 Home Theatre option (8in/16out). The program includes self-starting option, so you can arrange your PC to start running UE on power-up, and thus have the whole program up and running by pressing "Power ON" button on your PC case. Latest release includes 19-function remote control via wireless keyboard.

Ultimate Equalizer V5.0-V10.0 files:

UE_Manual WASAPII- Complete manual for Ultimate Equalizer V5 - WASAPI
UE_Manual MME- Manual's Addendum for Ultimate Equalizer V5 - MME, MME-Lite
UE_Manual_Digital- Manual's Addendum for Ultimate Equalizer V6 - Digital
UE 7 Manual Digital- Manual's Addendum for Ultimate Equalizer V7 - Digital
UE 8 Manual Digital- Manual's Addendum for Ultimate Equalizer V8 - Digital
UE 9 Manual Digital - Manual's Addendum for Ultimate Equalizer V9 - Digital
UE 10 Manual Digital - Manual's Addendum for Ultimate Equalizer V10 - Digital
Example of exported files aree
here.

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Ultimate Equalizer in AESUltimate Equalizer in AES

Ultimate Equalizer was presented to AES Melbourne Section on 14th April 2014. Report (including PDF file with the presentation) is available from this AES website:
http://www.aesmelbourne.org.au/2014/04/19/meeting-report-april2014/ and this website: http://www.aes.org/sections/reports/?ID=1567

Selected papers related to Ultimate Equalizer Technology are listed below

1. For a short introduction to the program, please read "Ultimate Equalizer Technology" paper.
2. Example of an audio server + UE system utilizing several input sources is shown in Signal Routing Example paper.paper.
3. Using audio server + UE with SPDIF to create full-digital, 96kHz/24bit stereo chain is explained in UE4 And SPDIF paper.paper.
4. SNR in motherboard codec is examined in Computers And SNR paper..
5. Loudspeaker design in 3D - frequency, time, space is reviewed in Attributes Of Linear-Phase Loudspeakers paper.
6. Pre- and Post-ringing of the Impulse Response are reviewed in Pre- And Post-Ringing Of Impulse Response paper and this paper.
7. PC motherboards with 2 / 3 / 4 PCI slots, 8-channel audio codec, LGA1366 / LGA1155 / LGA2011 sockets are reviewed in PC Motherboards paper.
8. Some comments on AES Technical Council Document AESTD1001.1.01-10 are presented in AES_Document_Comments paper.
9. Brief comparison between a DSP equalized loudspeaker and a popular waveguide loudspeaker is shown in Frequency_Time_Evaluation paper.
10. Phase Errors due to Digitization are explained in Digitization Errors paper.
11. On-axis and off-axis performance of DSP equalized loudspeakers are reviewed in HT_Loudspeakers_SPL_Polar_Comparison paper.
12. Latency in SPDIF DACs is examined in Latency_In_SPDIF_DACs paper.
13. Issues in Inverse Filters are discussed in Comments_On_Kirkeby_Method paper.
14. 8 digital LPCM channels from motherboard paper.
15. Perfecting 'Punch' is a short paper discussing this important characteristic of loudspeaker system.

The Ultimate Equalizer is available from Bodzio Software Pty. Ltd. for $150 - please see the email at the bottom of this site.


 

SoundEasy including EasyLab

 

Wavelet Analysis --------------------------------------------- STFT Analysis -------------------------------------------- CSD Analysis

SoundEasy v21.1 has been released......

SoundEasy + EasyLab system is a complete modelling and measurement software package. ( for full description of the program features, please download the PDF manual below )

SoundEasy operates in time and frequency domains and models the complete design and advanced (Phase/SPL/Zin - constrained) optimisation process of multi-way loudspeaker system, including WMTMW arrays. The program allows for a complete characterisation of all drivers, including complex transfer function for sound pressure (amplitude frequency response) and input impedance. Direct data import functions from PC-based measurement systems are included. SoundEasy will even tell you if your imported phase is correct and will help you to correct it (using Hilbert-Bode Transform, HBT, during the import). Enclosure design includes 13 types of enclosures, including H/U Dipoles and handles multiple driver configurations. Up to 4 identical drivers can be placed on the front panel to analyse diffraction distortion and mutual radiation impedance. Large-signal analysis is provided and includes: BL(x) and Cas(x) non-linearity, port compression and thermal power compression effects. Our NEW, full-screen, scrollable, re-sizable CAD section of the program, handles all electronics of the passive/active system such as: complete and detailed passive or active crossover design, and time/frequency/impedance compensation circuits. The CAD system allows you to include advanced DSP components, like Linear Phase Filters, Time Delay Elements, and our own Super-Components, Mega-Components and Modular Crossover concepts, none of which can be implemented in standard, passive crossovers. 100 of popular filter/crossover types are built-in. Finally, complete system responses are obtained by taking into account mutual 3D alignment of the drivers on the front panel, including off-axis simulations, tilting and rotating drivers. As the Ray-Tracing Methods are really not suitable for low-frequency (below 300Hz) room modelling, we have implemented extensive evaluation of room and car cabin acoustics using Image Method and the powerful Finite Element Method for complex room geometries - ideal for 4 sub-woofer placement evaluation, including two dipole subwoofers. The FEM includes modelling of absorption at each node and allows you to include opened windows, carpets, heavy drapes, (any size) etc. in your analysis. The program is quite large. It contains over 60 plotting screens/control boxes for modelling various design processes and a number of "calculators" for performing specific modelling functions. There are also numerous dialogue boxes for customizing plotting and display functions. The program includes support for design and optimization of Transient Perfect crossovers. Small-Thiele loudspeaker model has been expanded by using FEM to model enclosure resonant modes.

DSP Functions

1. CAD-based Digital Equalizer has been implemented to enable perfect filtering with simultaneous equalization of ANY irregularities of SPL response curve. This has been accomplished by modifying the targeted filter transfer function by the inverse SPL response of the driver, and at the same time cancelling the parasitic "tails"of the SPL using Hilbert-Bode Transform. Our Equalizer allows you to audition your favorite audio-CD via the sound card and also includes simulating propagation delays due to different spatial location of the acoustic centers of drivers. This feature is significantly more advanced than typical Digital Filter - see SoundEasy Reference Manual, Chapter 9 for details. Filters and Equalizers up to 2x4-way can be constructed and evaluated with suitable, MME-compliant sound card.

2. Digital Room Equalizer (DRE) allows you to step out of the loudspeaker box and do something constructive with your room acoustic. The DRE is a HBT-based, minimum-phase equalizer, designed to put "final touches" on your room transfer function. It includes full-screen SPL pixel editor for precise modifications to your measured SPL curves and other processing tools. Please see SoundEasy Reference Manual, Chapter 19 for details. Will run on most 16-bit, full duplex, stereo sound cards.

3. System Phase Equalizer works with already built loudspeakers and allows you to remove all phase delays due to enclosure and crossover frequency responses. Loudspeaker equalized this way will reproduce square wave reasonably well, depending on amplitude irregularity. Please see SoundEasy Reference Manual, Chapter 19 for details. Will run on most 16-bit, full duplex, stereo sound cards.

4. Advanced System Phase Equalizer. In addition to (3), the Advanced System Phase Equalizer also equalizes the amplitude response of the loudspeaker system. When operated with a loudspeaker system, you will be able to flatten the amplitude AND phase of the complete system. Loudspeaker equalized this way will reproduce square wave perfectly. Please see SoundEasy Reference Manual, Chapter 19 for details. Will run on most 16-bit, full duplex, stereo sound cards.

5. Bass Synthesizer. This is a sub-octave bass synthesizer generating first sub-harmonic of the lowest bass note present in the music material played through the synthesizer. The resulting bass output is user adjustable and is perfect way to give your subwoofers something to do. You can also write your own WAV files, while the bass synthesizer is working, so you can modify your favourite music, giving it tonal balance of your choice. Please see SoundEasy Reference Manual, Chapter 19 for details. Will run on most 16-bit, full duplex, stereo sound cards.

6. Digital Filter (FIR implemented as Fast Linear Convolution, and also as Partitioned Convolution ) function has been provided for auditioning your crossover design via sound card. Our implementation includes simulating sound propagation delays due to different spatial location of the acoustic centres of drivers. You can also write your own, and read WAV files. Please see SoundEasy Reference Manual, Chapter 9 for details. Filters and Equalizers up to 2x4-way can be constructed and evaluated with suitable, MME-compliant sound card.

EasyLab - Advanced is an expanded section of the SoundEasy program, dedicated to frequency and time domain measurements of the driver and room acoustics. The system incorporates digital (MLS and pre-emphasized MLS) measurement system that has been implemented for measuring SPL and Zin. Both methods include powerful post-processing functions, including amplitude/time zoom-in on Impulse Response, scroll Impulse Response and analog input buffer, HB Transform for easy determination of acoustic center of the driver. Dual Channel Oscilloscope with built-in 6 signal generators: Sine Wave, Square Wave, Pink Noise, White Noise, Two-Tone and Tone-Burst. Next, Spectrum Analyser with various screen control option (including Warped FFT), THD display, and the same set of signal generators. Cumulative Spectra Decay (CSD) Analyser now includes Tone-Burst Waterfalls as well. There is also a Small-signal (T/S) and Qb extraction screen using Delta Mass and Delta Compliance methods, RLC Measurement screen, Distortion Analyser, including estimation of non-linear coefficients of BL(x), K(x) and Le(x) using truncated Volterra series expansion method, and finally, advanced Non-linear Parameter Measurement screen and modeller based on driver's differential equations and numerical differentiation. EasyLab employs extensively MLS-type of test signals, Hilber-Bode Transforms and curve-fitting methods in it's measurement system. "Curve Arithmetic" function for Digital and Analogue measurement functions is also provided. Your SPL field measurements can be saved as a raw-data files, so that you can perform all post-processing and presentation functions later, at your convenience - see SoundEasy Reference Manual, Chapter 16 & 17 for details. Tone burst testing method is also implemented. The next addition to the EasyLab system is RT60 measurement capability. The system incorporates Schoeder Backward Integration and two methods for noise reduction: Truncated and Subtracted.  THD/IMD measurement system and Cepstral Deconvolution have been added recently, and finally, a Matching Filter Technique has been implemented, in this release. Cepstral Deconvolution and Matching Filter Technique both allow reconstruction of measured, echo-contaminated, low-frequency response of a loudspeaker system.

BoxCad is a sophisticated software tool (separate program) focused on enclosure analysis using acoustic impedance models and electrical impedance models - highly recommended for advanced designers. 10 models are built-in for your convenience, but you can let your imagination fly and invent an esotheric enclosure and analyse it using BoxCad - unlike using other loudspeaker modeling programs, you are NOT restricted to built-in enclosure models. Again, frequency and time domain analysis is available. The results of the analysis can be combined with active/passive circuits designed with built-in electronic CAD system. And yes!, you can model Passive Radiator Band-Pass enclosures of any type with BoxCad. If you are concerned with vent non-linearitiy during turbulent flow - perhaps PR system will satisfy your requirements. And how about an Acoustic Cannon ?.

Recommended Sound Cards or Digital Crossovers
1. For usage with EasyLab measurement system - you will need full duplex, 16-bit sound card, such as SoundBlaster Live 5.1, Delta 410, Delta1010LT from M-Audio, Layla24 from Echo Digital Audio.
2. For Digital Filter and Digital Equalizer - we recommend more advanced cards such as, Delta 410, Delta1010LT from M-Audio, FireWire 410, from M-Audio, Layla24, Darla24, Gina from Echo Digital Audio will provide you with 2-in and 8-out configuration. Many standard sound card can also be used for 1x2-way system emulation
3. For Modular Crossover - we also recommend more advanced cards such as, Delta 410, Delta1010LT from M-Audio, FireWire 410, from M-Audio, Layla24, Darla24, Gina from Echo Digital Audio will provide you with 2-in and 8-out configuration. Also, you can remotely program Behringer DCX2496 (V1.14) Digital Crossover using this functionality.


The V21.1 release is our most powerful and easy to use upgrade to date and introduces a number of significant changes. This release is recommended for i7-960, 3.2GHz (or better) processors. Contemporary processors are typically much better then the recommended one. Please note, that our software is periodically reviewed and fixes are implemented as an ongoing process. Subsequent Reference Manual changes are uploaded to this website.  

List of improvements in SoundEasy V21.1

Diffraction Modeller

1. Re-designed Diffraction Modeller dialogue. This dialogue is now the main Front Baffle Design tool. Complex shapes up to 64 nodes are allowed. Enhanced box colour scheme and moved it to the second menu position.

2. Increased maximum size of front baffles to H=160cm x W=120cm.

3. Introduced new raster resolution of 1mm for smaller and 2mm for larger enclosures.

4. Full front baffle shape for diffraction data is saved to driver file and project file.

5. Nodal Editing has “proximity auto guide” function. Deleting node will be done on button-up

6. Diffraction curves are colour-cycled now.

7. Diffraction is now calculated in one place – the Front Baffle Design tool and other parts of the program use data calculated there.

 

3D System Module

 

8. Front baffle shapes designed in Front Baffle Design modeller are transferred into 3D System Module.

9. System Design viewer is now the 3D version with microphone movement operating in polar coordinates. 2D screen is still available for viewing driver rotation and tilt.

10. Added basic bracing display of the enclosure interior in 3D screen for enhanced visualization of the design. Enclosure box internal brace dimensions from “Rectangular Box” dialogue are transferred into 3D System Module.

11. Added measurement microphone graphical visualization to 3D System Module. Polar plotting accuracy enhanced.

12. Colour enhancements in System Graphics and 3D graphics and microphone movement tracing lines for +/-90deg vertically and horizontally and also for viewing angles.

13. Zoom Perspective, Vertical and Horizontal rotations settings saved to project file.

14. 3D System Module will accept and process for all its functionality single driver file as well as the usual, project-driven data.

EasyLab Measurement System

15. Importing 24bit, mono/stereo, WAV-file impulse response into MLS system.

16. Introduced “Complex Smoothing” in MLS system. This helps removing spurious 360deg phase rotations due to phase measurement noise.

17. Impulse Response file also holds bit depth, Zin calibration and Zin sampling resistor.

18. “Create Calibration File” function extended to 5 filtering elements, allowing much better approximation of calibration files imported from other measurement systems.

19. SPL and Zin measured in MLS System can be nominated as driver’s transfer functions right away – selectable from Preferences screen.

20. MLS measurements (SPL/Zin) use WASAPI 24bit-In/24bit-Out and 16bit-In/24bit-Out drivers instead of  WDM/MME legacy drivers.

21. MLS Cycling and AutoRun indicators added on the Impulse Response screen.

22. AutoRun and Average Cycling also available for impedance (Zin) measurements.

1.   23. Spectrum Analyser, Oscilloscope, Nonlinear Method 1, Nonlinear Method 2 and THD/IMD Analyser all use 24/16bit WASAPI drivers instead of WDM/MME drivers.

2.   24. Unified the colour scheme, operation and look-and-feel of Spectrum Analyser, Oscilloscope, Nonlinear Method 1, Nonlinear Method 2 and THD/IMD Analyser

3.   25. Oscilloscope has enlarged display screen and uses larger data buffers.

4.   26. Added Input LED indicator in Nonlinear Method 1.

5.   27. Nonlinear Method 2 works with 3 sampling frequencies instead of being locked to 24kHz.

6.   28. THD/IMD Analyser and Nonlinear Method 2 are now implemented as single dialogue boxes with multiple display areas.

7.   29. Time-domain display in THD/IMD Analyser implements auto-scaling for frequencies below 100Hz.

30. Reduced screen flicker during frequency sweeps in THD/IMD screen.
31.
Generator 3 in THD/IMD System can be frequency modulated by Generator 2. Together with standard frequency sweep, this creates special signal for subwoofer testing.

 

Wavelet Analysis

32. Introduced Morlet Wavelet in multi-resolution mode.
33. Two versions of Complex Morlet Wavelet in addition to Real Morlet Wavelet.
34. Introduced three self-tests in Wavelet Analyzer.
35. Time scale increased 8-fold and frequency data calculated for every frequency bin.
36. Introduced 4 threads for faster calculations to mitigate 2-fold increase in frequency resolution and 8-fold increase in time domain.
37. Introduced Save / Load function for Wavelet files.
38.
Introduced “Abort” function for Wavelet calculations.
39.
Introduced +/-8ms impulse response shift to allow focusing on specific time zone.
40. Added token icon picture to symbolically show what is being analysed by wavelets.
 

Miscellaneous

41. Fixed Group Delay accuracy in “.trg” files at low frequencies and fixed Group Delay scale for small divisions in crossover CAD and System displays.
42. Improved colour scheme in CAD and SYSTEM “Compare” TAB and System Time Domain plots.
43.
Importing driver and project files from V18, 19 and 20.
44. Existing project not erased if attempting to load invalid file as a project.
45. Changes to System and CAD sections when “port device” is selected instead of a driver device.
46.
Fixed a bug in 3D Delaunay FEM system.
47. New woofer, tweeter and project files for V21 to facilitate learning and training.
48. “Enclosure Type” and  “Transfer Function” selections  in Enclosure Design are saved to driver file.
49. Front/rear Vb and Fb used in Vent Calculator are the same one used in Enclosure Design system.
50. Introduced curve labelling in “Show Driver Data” windows.
51.
Project file holds and displays SPL / Phase  / Group Delay / Zin / ZinPhase of the last performed  measurement. This is implemented specifically to enable comparison with the CAD simulated system  responses.

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SoundEasy Design Guide by John Kreskovsky, is now available from Music and Design -  http://www.musicanddesign.com. This is a "must read" for anyone interested in SoundEasy program and loudspeaker design and measurement.

Please review EasyLab capabilities, summarized in this file, and SoundEasy advanced algorithms summarized in this file.

BoxCad V4.0 Manual:

Chapter 1 - Introduction - Overview of the program and general specs
Chapter 2 - Operation - Entering data, using CAD and general operation
Chapter 3 - Background - Acoustical tools needed for this program
Chapter 4.1 - Theory - Enclosures - 10 enclosures detailed acoustical impedance schematics
Chapter 4.2 - Theory - Enclosures
Chapter 4.3 - Theory - Enclosures
Chapter 4.4 - Theory - Enclosures
Chapter 5 - Powered Subwoofer - Design example of powered subwoofers
Chapter 6 - Examples - Just a couple of examples

SoundEasy V21.0 Reference Manual:

Chapter_1Introduction - Overview of the program and software functions performed. NEW
Chapter_2 - Editor Screen - Entering driver's data, complex transfer function, impedance models used, suspension systems, enclosure dimensions.   
Chapter_3 - Importing Data Files - IMP, CLIO, LMS, DAAS32, MLSSA, includes exporting data as well.
Chapter4.1, Chapter_4.2 - Enclosure Design Screen - 13 types of enclosures, small and large signal analysis, lots of plots. NEW
Chapter_5 - Enclosure Optimization - Sealed, vented and band-pass enclosure optimizations.
Chapter_6 - Enclosure Response To Rectangular Function - 13 enclosures in time domain, includes impulse, square wave.
Chapter_7 - Car Acoustics - Finite Element Method (FEM) used to solve low-frequency car interior problems
Chapter_8 - Using CAD System - Introduction to our powerful, full-screen electronic CAD system. NEW
Chapter_9 - Filter And Crossover Design - Passive / active / digital FIR networks, built-in filters, Linear Phase Filters, MC, crossovers and networks.
Chapter_10 - Filter And Crossover Optimization - Advanced optimization of filters or complete crossover. Includes Conjugate impedance Opt.
Chapter_11 - Crossover In Time Domain - Time domain response of the crossover/filter
Chapter_12 - System Response Module - 3D placement of drivers on front baffle, off-axis simulation and tilting drivers, vertical and horizontal plots. NEW
Chapter_13 - System Optimization - Complete system optimization, including off-axis and tilting drivers.
Chapter_14 - Room Acoustics - Image Method employed in low-frequency range to solve speaker placement. Also some theory.
Chapter_15 - Finite Element Method - FEM theory and several of applications of this method to predict speaker placement in non-rectangular rooms.
Chapter_16.1Chapter_16.2 , Chapter_16.3 - EasyLab Advanced [Linear] - Operation of all analogue and digital measurement screens Good examples of HB Transform usage .NEW, NEW, NEW
Chapter_17 - EasyLab Advanced [Non-Linear] - Two methods for extracting non-linear parameters and one non-linear modeller. NEW
Chapter_18 - Recommended Design Sequence - Good overview of processes and program's applicability. Also, some computer issues discussed. NEW
Chapter_19 - DSP section. Includes Ultimate Equalizer.

You are also warmly invited to join our User's eGroup. Upgrades from 18 / 19 / 20 are available directly from Bodzio Software via email. Please contact us via email for your own copy. Payments options are explained in more details on the User's eGroup site.


Here are some of the users of SoundEasy package:

1. John Kreskovsky,  is hosting ""Music and Designn" website with a numbers of references to SoundEasy. Please visit:: http://www.musicanddesign.comhttp://www.musicanddesign.com
2. Chad Gray, invites you to visitt
http://chadgray.info/soundeasyhttp://chadgray.info/soundeasy, where you can find cool SoundEasy tutorials he has made. Chad can help you with woodworking too.
3. John Krutke from from ""Zaph Audioo"
http://www.zaphaudio.comhttp://www.zaphaudio.com is another skilled user of SoundEasy.
4. Georgee Soong is a very active member of our User's Group. Please vist hiss
http://augene.blogspot.com/http://augene.blogspot.com/

Distributors of SoundEasy and BoxCad programs are:

1. Golden Age Music AB, Vitalisgaten 23, S-441 43 Alingas, Sweden. Phone: +46 322 66 5050, Fax: +46 322 66 5051
Link:
http://www.goldenagemusic.se
2. AKKUS, ul. Rzeznicka 12H, 84-200 Wejherowo, Poland. Phone: +48 501 173 793, Fax: +48 586 774 036
Link:
http://loudspeakershop.eu
3. E.A.M. - Eletro Acústica Mass , Rua Vinte e Um de Abril, 850 - Center, 15801-170 - Catanduva - Estate Sao Paulo, Brazil. Phone: +55 17 3523 2728
Link: www.eam.com.br
4. Parts Express Inc., 725 Plesant Valley Dr. Springboro, OH 45066, USA. Phone: +937-743-3000, Fax: +937-743-1677
Link:
http://www.partsexpress.com
5. Roppongi Kougaku Limited, 4-4-11, Roppongi, Mianto-ku, Tokyo, JAPAN. Phone: +81-3-3402-5567, Fax: +81-3-3-3402-5563
Link:
http://www.ritlab.jp/shop/
6. Cyrus Systems Technology Limited, PO Box 2-90, Taichung, Taichung City 40399, TAIWAN R.O.C., Phone:+886-4-2531-2506, Fax: +886-4-2531-8884
Link: http://www.augene-audio.com.tw/


With our thanks to the Speaker Builder, Voice Coil and audioXpress publishers, you can now enjoy some of our articles on-line.

1. "Active Equalisation of Loudspeakers" in Speaker Builder, Issue 2 1997, based on BoxCad V1.1 capabilities..
2. "
Computerized Loudspeaker Placement Part I" in Speaker Builder, Issue 1 1998, based on SoundEasy V3.00.
3. "
Computerized Loudspeaker Placement Part II" in Speaker Builder, Issue 4 1998, based on SoundEasy V3.10.
4. "
Low Frequency Acoustics of the Open Plan House". Based on SoundEasy V3.20.
5. "
Loudspeaker Diffraction Distortion and Radiation Impedance" in Voice Coil, Volume 13, Issue 9, 1999. Based on SoundEasy V3.20
6."
The Auto Passenger Compartment as a Listening Room". Published in Speaker Builder, Issue 1, 2000. Based on SoundEasy V3.30.
7."
How Good Is Your Port". Published in audioXpress, September 2001.
8."
Subwoofer Placement in NonRectangular Rooms". Published in audioXpress, Issue 9, September 2002.
9."
Multi-Way Transient Perfect Crossovers". Some ideas on implementing transient perfect crossovers in SoundEasy
10. "
Acoustic Centre Evaluation". Locating AC using Hilbert-Bode Transform.
11. "
Cone Break-Up Effects". Modelling of cone break-up using FEM.
12. "TS Extraction Accuracy". Discussion of some aspects of TS parameters extraction.
13. "Synthesized Bass". in audioXpress, Volume 41, Number 3, March 2010
14. "A Loudspeaker That Can Play Square Waves?". in audioXpress, Volume 41, Number 6, June 2010
15. Break_Up_Investigation Measurement Phase investigation in the break up region.
16. Approximate Minimum-Phase measurements of loudspeaker's phase response.
17. Adaptive Windows in MLS measurements.
18. MLS_Vs_Sine Possible calibration process for MLS system.
19. Single-Channel Measurement option in MLS is discussed in this paper Single Channel Measurement System.
20. Loudspeaker system phase response is discussed in System_Phase_Response short paper.

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