Dayton Audio DATS V2 Audio Test System

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The most complete and easy-to-use audio test system toolkit is now better than ever! Dayton Audio's DATS V2 is a powerful, versatile measurement and analysis device -- now with improved performance and stability!
  • Highly accurate measurement of loudspeaker impedance and parameters
  • Easy-to-use, fully-featured measurement software with intuitive interface
  • Compact USB measurement module with molded test leads and alligator clips
  • Software includes signal generator, scope, and measurement of inductors and capacitors
  • Data can be saved to create a driver parameter library or exported to popular box design programs
  • New V2 hardware and software simplify setup and eliminate warm-up/cool-down times
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Weight: 0.35 lbs.  
List Price$129.99
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Part # 390-806
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Dayton Audio DATS V2 Audio Test System

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Any engineer knows that valid and accurate data is crucial to great results. DATS (Dayton Audio Test System) V2 is the essential tool in any speaker designer's or audio engineer's toolbox, providing accurate, precise measurement data for any audio transducer or loudspeaker system. Save yourself time, money, and trial-and-error frustration by using DATS V2 to measure loudspeaker drivers, crossover networks, and complete audio systems!

DATS V2 is a unique, multipurpose test system that works with your PC and full-featured test software to measure the impedance response of a speaker driver and derive a complete set of Thiele/Small parameters that describe its operation. It's as easy as connecting a driver and starting the test! The DATS V2 measurement module provides the electrical stimulus to the driver, measures the driver's impedance on the fly, and then creates a high-resolution graph (30,000 data points!) with no additional hardware required.

DATS V2 software is the true power of DATS. The included software not only measures impedance and parameters of speaker drivers with incredible accuracy, but it can also measure the true value of inductors, capacitors, and resistors, and it also works as a signal generator and scope to let you monitor small electrical signals (line-level only).

What's better about Version 2?

NEW in the DATS V2 software are the ability to measure Wright Parameters (Kr, Xr, Ki, and Xi) for precision speaker simulation, and the ability to display and print impedance data using a logarithmic scale. The precision of capacitor measurements also gets a boost from the newly added ability to measure ESR, dissipation factor, quality factor (Q), and loss angle (sigma), for complete characterization of passive components.

The new DATS V2 hardware eliminates warm-up and cool-down times, and is more stable than the original DATS, for uninterrupted measurements. It's also recognized instantly and configured correctly by your PC with no lengthy setup. DATS V2 also complements other, more expensive test gear by being easier to set up and use, and much more portable -- you can plug DATS right into a laptop! When used together with Dayton Audio OmniMic, you can take a fully-featured electro-acoustic lab anywhere you go.

DATS V2 provides the following unique advantages:

•Ultra-linear impedance response measurement for loudspeaker drivers and complete systems

•Accurate measurement of loudspeaker electromechanical parameters (Fs, Qts, Vas, and many more)

•Measurement of advanced Wright Model parameters (Kr, Xr, Ki, Xi) for precision simulations

•Precise, high-resolution impedance response measurements with 30,000 data points (1 Hz to 20,000 Hz)

•Save and compare up to 20 impedance graphs simultaneously within one test file>

•Integrated quality control feature set provides pass/fail parameter measurement (QC Pack)

•Sensitive rub and buzz detection functionality reveals hidden flaws in individual drivers (QC Pack)

•Software signal generator with selectable waveform, frequency, and amplitude

•Generates sine, square, triangle, saw tooth, impulse, pink noise, and log sweeps

•Oscilloscope software mode with dual traces, plus adjustable time and amplitude scales

•Oscilloscope and generator modes are compatible with other audio interfaces

•Quality test interface hardware assembled using precision SMT components and automation

•High-quality alligator clip leads minimize contact resistance for improved consistency

•Includes method for calculating Vas from specified Mmd

•Faster-than-ever hardware startup time virtually eliminates warm-up/cool-down

•Software is compatible with Windows XP, Vista, 7, and 8, with no added configuration needed

A solution like no other

DATS V2 is faster, more elegant, more versatile, and easier to use than any other speaker test& measurement device. Get ready for your designs to make a quantum leap, thanks to better data!

DATS V2 software is backwards-compatible with the original DATS and WT3 hardware via a software setting. (Note: DATS V2 hardware is not backwards-compatible with DATS or WT3 software, due to an updated internal design.)

Minimum System Requirements: IBM PC or compatible system with 64MB RAM; 500 MHz Pentium III processor; MS Windows 98, Me, NT, 2000, XP, Vista, 7, or 8; One available USB 2.0/1.1 port.

For updates to the DATS software please visit the DATS web page.

Dayton Audio DATS V2 Audio Test System
  • BrandDayton Audio
  • ModelDATS V2
  • Part Number390-806
  • UPC844632094255
  • Product CategorySPL Meters / Audio Analyzers
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (34 Reviews)
  • Weight0.35 lbs.
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Dayton Audio DATS V2 Audio Test System
Dayton Audio DATS V2 Audio Test System is rated 4.4706 out of 5 by 34.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Software Updates Should Be Free!I bought a WT3 a few years back for $99. Then the DATS was released, which still cost $99 but Dayton wanted $15 for me to upgrade my WT3 software to DATS. Now there is a DATS V2 and Dayton wants another $20 to upgrade the software again, yet the product still costs $99 new.So why are old users of this product having to pay $135 for the same product that others are purchasing new for $99? The omnimic offers free software updates, I just downloaded the latest 3.7 Omnimic software free of charge!Other than that, the WT3/DATS works just dandy, other than having to fiddle with audio settings to get it to work right. The new V2 software supposedly fixes that, but for a price. I don't like being charged for "convenience". ;)
Date published: 2015-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent thiele-small measuring toolBought it and arrived on the promissed 7 days ! There is no other tool for doing this at this price. Parts express: service and product quality 100% recommended.For those buying out of the US be aware that customs may charge extra money.UPS shipment said "Door-to-door service with in-house customs clearance" but i had to pay U$$72 of taxes. this should be taken into consideration.
Date published: 2014-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from DATS V@Very happy with this device. Set up is now much easier with no need to change settings in computer. Worked flawlessly first time. Very quick and accurate measurements.
Date published: 2014-11-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I love the DATS;I have some very expensive discontinued drivers with which I wanted to expand my system, So I bought a couple of used drivers from someone and when I got them realized that the surrounds were NOT like the originals. I wanted to ensure that the "new" drivers I received did NOT deviate too much from the stock drivers. I was shocked by how much deviation there was between the stock and these "new drivers" (Qts. =.27 vs .41; Fs = 27 vs 41)... Wow... now I see I need to replace the surrounds with original type. Thank goodness I spend the money on the DATS before I spent the time building new enclosures on the assumption of the factory specs as being true. The DATS was soooooo simple to use (just as the video states)... I had both speakers TS parameters within 20 min. of getting the product (including install time). Great product. I only gave a 4 as I have not tried using the other parameters of the program, but will revise accordingly after I do.
Date published: 2014-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice toolI am Impressed by your shipment, I had it 4 days after ordering. It works nicely and I have a lot of fun with it.
Date published: 2014-03-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dayton Audio DATS Test SystemI just recently got back into speaker building and decided to do it with some knowledge, and actually testing speakers for resonance, etc. That was a good exercise for sure. I decided that I should try this product as it promised to make the process very easy. Well, I have only gotten to the first screen, and am having so much fun with it, I consider it already paid for. Testing all the old speakers in my tickle trunk, can actually make use of them now. Takes three seconds to do a complete test, print out, stuff it into the cage of the speakers. This thing is stupid easy to use, prompts are perfect, what more can I say, a must for any speaker builder that wants to have good information to plug into a design program, even the free ones.
Date published: 2014-03-06
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Dayton Audio DATS V2 Audio Test System

Hello ! Is it possible to download the software or is it only the DVD i can buy ?

Asked by: Oddio
This software is available on disk only.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-01-14

How accurate is the DATS V2 in regard to measure the value of capacitors? If it is not measuring correct can it in this case be calibrated to be exact?

Asked by: holy grail
The DATS V2 is highly accurate when measuring capacitors. Just be sure that the operating sample rate of the DATS V2 (selectable within the Windows sound control panel) is 44.1 kHz instead of 48 kHz for a properly calibrated outcome. You will probably find (as we have) that the DATS V2 is as accurate as the best LCR meters for measuring caps/coils.
Answered by: DaytonAudio_Rory
Date published: 2015-01-23

Hi, I'm an Italian buyer, do you ship overseas? If yes, the shipping is still included in the price or there are additional costs? Thanks

Asked by: DioniX
Please contact our sales and customer service for available stock, price and shipping options. sales@parts-express.com or 800-338-0531 x2.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-11-24

Would this product be helpful for testing 70 volt speaker lines prior to system turn on? Most speakers give you a tap selector that also allows you to select low impedance. This causes issues in new install if the installer doesn’t set the taps properly.

Asked by: ScottM8324
This depends on what it is you are wanting to test. This will only provide an impedance sweep of whatever is plugged into it, and with transformers on the line it will only give you the DCR of the transformer itself. This will probably not be a good tool for testing a 70v install.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-11-24

Does this product measure Frequency Response for speakers?  If not, what do you recommend? Also, will it give a recommended tuning frequency  for the woofer being tested?

Asked by: oquela
This will only measure T/S parameters that are used to calculating box volume. In order to measure frequency response, you will need something like the Omnimic. These two items, along with box design software like BassBox 6 Lite or Pro will allow you to achieve proper volumes and tuning frequencies for just about any woofer.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-01-09

What about DVC subwoofers? Do they need to be wired for parallel or series first and then hook up the alligator clips?

Asked by: jasonstewart81
Yes, generally you will test a DVC woofer wired the same way as it will be wired for the application.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-11-05
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