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.  
Due In: 11/6/2014
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.

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
    (31 Reviews)
  • Weight0.35 lbs.
  • California Prop 65

    Warning: California residents only. Please note per Proposition 65 that this product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

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Dayton Audio DATS V2 Audio Test System
Dayton Audio DATS V2 Audio Test System is rated 4.4839 out of 5 by 31.
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect!Easy, simple to use and gets the job done! If you are serious about speaker building,this is an essential tool.
Date published: 2014-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quick deliveryParts express quickly ships an order! They have never made a mistake on any of my orders (About 35 orders).9
Date published: 2014-02-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very usefull fro quick testing speakersI like the easy way it works and it's easy to use.!
Date published: 2014-01-29

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Dayton Audio DATS V2 Audio Test System

Hi I receive mly DATS with UM15-22, w hy T&S parameter is different with the  pdf specification for UM15 ? UM15 = FS: 19.5   mesured with dats at 23.55 VAS= 224.3  mesured with added mass  970g at 148,5 I use Piston diameter 321mm is correct ?

Asked by: LaurentG
It is common for a brand new driver to have a slightly higher Fs and lower Vas than what is found on a spec sheet. After driver break-in, especially on a sub like this, those values will level out and match the spec sheet closer.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-09-10

Will the DATS give Xmax parameters? What about subwoofer displacement and enclosure volume? Reason i ask this is because i'm getting some car subwoofers re-coned with a different manufactures soft parts so i know some of my T/S parameters will change?

Asked by: jasonstewart81
This program will only provide mechanical and electrical T/S parameters. Xmax is a physical measurement relating to the coil and gap length that this software cannot measure. It won't provide box specs, but with the parameters it does give you, you can calculate box volumes with other programs like BassBox 6.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-09-10

Is this now the DATS V2? The description hasn't changed from V1...

Asked by: Funkamillion
The new stock of this item will be the DATS V2, the website will be updated soon.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-08-27

Is there an upgrade path for owners of the previous DATS to DATS version 2? What wil this version offer over the previous?

Asked by: mtencza
Visit the link below for upgrades and product features.https://www.trueaudio.com/dats/dats_upgrades.htm
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-09-05

Hi there. So, this item has been out of stock for a long time now and the last estimate due in was 7/17/14 and it has changed like 4 times now. There is other product bellow the $ 160.00 mark that is "in stock" that can measure T/S parametes ?

Asked by: JohnJones
Unfortunately the DATS system is the only thing we offer in that price range that will measure T/S parameters.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-09-10

With the DATS can you test a speaker through speaker wire? What o mean it's, say a speaker is in an enclosure, can you unhook the speaker from the amp and test a speaker from the speaker wire it is attracted to?

Asked by: database
Yes this can measure a finished speaker simply by plugging into it.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-09-10


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