Dayton Audio DATS V2 Computer Based Audio Component Test System

Brand:|Model: DATS V2
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!
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Part # 390-806
  • Highly accurate measurement of loudspeaker impedance and T/S 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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Dayton Audio DATS V2 Computer Based Audio Component 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 Computer Based Audio Component Test System
  • BrandDayton Audio
  • ModelDATS V2
  • Part Number390-806
  • UPC844632094255
  • Product CategorySPL Meters / Audio Analyzers
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (41 Reviews)
  • Weight0.35 lbs.
  • California Prop 65

    Warning: California residents only. Please note per Proposition 65 that this product may contain 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 Computer Based Audio Component Test System
Dayton Audio DATS V2 Computer Based Audio Component Test System is rated 4.561 out of 5 by 41.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from You MUST take a look at Joe's video when installinVery happy, easy to use. Great product that I wouldn't be able to install without Joe's video tutorial.
Date published: 2015-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid simple preformanceI purchased this kit along with the omnimic V2 measurement system 3 months ago. Before writing a review I wanted to test the kit thoroughly . I measured quite a diverse field of speakers and devices and found the accuracy to be excellent and consistent. I found the versatility exceptional. Measuring passive x-overs components quickly is a plus and reverse engineering of factory constructed crossovers is a breeze. This measurement kit is one of the simplest to set up and run. Hobbyist to pro's will enjoy the solid simple performance of the Dayton Audio DATS V2 Audio test system.
Date published: 2015-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great solution for evaluations without a big priceI've used the original software package/device and the newer V2. Both work really well but the V2 definitely makes the setup and evaluations much quicker. Keep up the good work. Ya make the work fun.
Date published: 2015-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from PerfectI bought this a month ago and I am so happy that I did
Date published: 2015-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from DATS Saves Baby from Burning BuildingMy life was a wreck before DATS. I was ignoring my wife, didn't feed the dogs, couldn't remember my baby's feeding schedule, forgot to take out the trash, my roof was leaking, etc. I was spending all of my time acquiring loudspeaker data for crossover simulation. Now my marriage is back on track.Ok, ok, it's not that extreme. . .but it could be. I have Windows 7 running through VMWare on a Mac so I was really nervous about it working properly. Set up was a complete breeze, and really fast! From the time I opened the box, I had reliable loudspeaker data within 5 minutes. And the cherry on top was that without any formatting . . .at all. . .the zma file imported directly into PCD.Thanks DATS.
Date published: 2015-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great productRecently installed the software and find it amazingly easy to use - loudspeaker parameters appear almost immediately. I definitely recommend this product!
Date published: 2015-02-07
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Dayton Audio DATS V2 Computer Based Audio Component Test System

Hi, You have picture showing MAC laptop - guess you are using hack windows on it to run the software? Or is is MAC OS compatible? Thanks!

Asked by: jordan02
This is only compatible with Windows operating systems.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-11-12

I have installed Dats V2 on Ubuntu Studio and can start it up using WINE. When I calibrate the test lead or 1k resistor I can hear the sweep tone but the probe does not seem to be found. How do I tell WINE where it is?

Asked by: Porpoise
I did get WINE to recognize the USB Audio device ( see ) and DATS was able to find it. It will do one impedance sweep for me but only one. Then I have to close down and restart it.So I can test the free air parameters but not determine VAS because that takes a second sweep. Fortunately my computer is dual boot and I can run DATS in Windows. I don't like that environment very much so if anyone is having better luck than me running it under WINE please let me know.
Answered by: Porpoise
Date published: 2015-11-16

Connect my DATS v2 Dayton and not turn the LED is the first time you connect

Asked by: iizaguiar
Please contact our tech support for more help with this question, or 800-338-0531 x1.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-09-15

I trying to design a cabinet for two woofers? but the measurement is only for one woofer or connect the two woofer, as in the case of a DVC woofer. I excuse my English but I speak Spanish, Thanks you.

Asked by: iizaguiar
As long as both woofers are identical (same brand/model/size/etc) you only need the parameters for one of the woofers in order to calculate and enclosure. Most programs should allow you to change the number of woofers in the box in order to calculate for two.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-08-31

I was able to measure the free air speaker resonance for a 6.5" speaker. However when I try to measure the Vas using the added mass method I keep getting the message "added mass is less than recommended for this driver ..". I have use 432gms

Asked by: audiogm
Please contact our tech support for more help with this question, or 800-338-0531 x1.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-07-06

i have last version V2, is correct the version of software is 1.0.2 ? thanks for all

Asked by: viger
As of now, the current version is 2.0.0. You can update the software below.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-06-12
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