SoundCheck 22 Released: Discounted Upgrades!

For a limited time we are offering deep discounts on a system upgrade to enable you to get up to date with the latest version of SoundCheck. The upgrade offer is a simple flat rate: $4,175 for owners of SoundCheck 16 or 17, $3,402 for owners of version 18, $2,646 for owners of versions 19 and 20, and $1,465 for owners of version 21. All the modules on your present system will be included. Promotional pricing is valid till June 30th, 2024.

When you upgrade to the latest version of SoundCheck, the license is perpetual – in other words, you keep all the new features you have acquired for ever (or until you decide to upgrade to an even newer version).  Please ask us if you have any questions about upgrade licensing!

SoundCheck® 22 offers new features for both R&D and Production, as well as usability upgrades including:

  • Python Custom Step (optional module #2042): The optional Python custom step module (part #2042) enables custom Python functions to be called from a SoundCheck sequence. This makes it easy to pass data and variables between SoundCheck and other devices or programs with no need for LabVIEW programming.
  • Crest Factor Analysis: Distortion options now include crest factor analysis,  a technique that measures peak-to-RMS ratio to evaluate impulsive distortion and analyze the dynamic range of real signals. It complements SoundCheck’s unique enhanced Loose Particle algorithm for transient distortion measurement.
  • Sequence Versioning: Sequence versioning makes it easy to track changes made to a sequence to ensure that colleagues and contract manufacturers are using the correct version.
  • New Statistics Module: SoundCheck’s statistics module is completely overhauled to make it more powerful and intuitive. Changes include a new layout, expanded drag and drop functionality, enhanced searching and filtering, and the ability to reset statistics during a sequence.
  • Other Upgrades: Additional enhancements include new post-processing tools, additional metadata options, an upgraded signal generator and multimeter, and additional flexibility and capabilities for the multi-instrument (RTA/FFT)
  • Apple Silicon Support: SoundCheck displays significant speed and performance benefits on Apple computers with M processors. Step and sequence editing, in particular, are considerably faster.

 

Upgrade from Version

Upgrade List Price

Promotional Upgrade Price

Discount

16

$9,450

$4,175

56%

17

$7,875

$4,175

47%

18

$6,300

$3,402

46%

19

$4,725

$2,646

44%

20

$3,150

$2,646

16%

21

$1,575

$1,465

7%

If you are using a version prior to version 15, please contact your sales engineer for discounted price information.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Versions of SoundCheck prior to 17 are no longer supported. We highly recommend that you take advantage of this limited time offer to upgrade your systems to the latest version. Please contact your sales engineer to discuss additional multi-system upgrade discounts.
  • If you have multiple systems with different purchase dates, we are happy to work with you to get them all upgraded to the latest version and onto the same annual support contract cycle.
  • You can also reduce your future upgrade costs by purchasing an annual support contract for an additional $998. With this, you will receive SoundCheck 23 when it is released at no extra charge, as well as priority support service.
  • Discounted upgrade prices are only available to registered owner of software, for their exclusive use.

Please note that these prices are applicable to the US only. Users outside the US should contact Listen or their local representative for pricing information.

Please email your purchase order to sales@listeninc.com. You can also contact us on this email address if you would like to pay by credit card, have any questions, or need additional paperwork to support your order.

Please also see the detailed information on new features.

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Huge Discounts on SoundCheck 21 Upgrades!

For a limited time we are offering deep discounts on a system upgrade to enable you to get up to date with the latest version of SoundCheck. The upgrade offer is a simple flat rate: $4,175 for owners of SoundCheck 15 or 16, $3,402 for owners of version 17, $2,646 for owners of versions 18 and 19, and $1,465 for owners of version 20. All the modules on your present system will be included. Promotional pricing is valid till June 30th, 2023.

When you upgrade to the latest version of SoundCheck, the license is perpetual – in other words, you keep all the new features you have acquired for ever (or until you decide to upgrade to an even newer version).  Please ask us if you have any questions about upgrade licensing!

SoundCheck® 21 offers new features for both R&D and Production, as well as many usability upgrades including:

  • Enhanced Loose Particle Detection: A new enhanced Loose Particle detection algorithm for measurement of transient distortion is more accurate and offers improved correlation to subjective listening. In addition to identifying distortion caused by foreign material in the voice coil gap of a speaker, it is also valuable for detecting rattling buttons on smart devices and Bluetooth speakers, and identifying buzz, squeak and rattle in automotive audio applications.
  • Multichannel Spectrum Analyzer: A new multi-channel FFT analyzer replaces SoundCheck’s original single channel spectrum analyzer. This high resolution constant bandwidth linear filter analyzer enables any number of live FFT spectra to be simultaneously viewed in real time on the same graph.
  • Metadata for Simplified Data Collection and Recall: SoundCheck’s new Metadata feature simplifies data collection and documentation. Curves, values, results and waveforms can now be saved to a single TDMS file, along with all test parameters acquired during the sequence run such as test conditions, test sequence used, operator, serial number, microphone position, data entered via a message step and more.
  • Sequence Protection: Sequence protection guards your intellectual property and adds an additional level of assurance that your tests are run as-intended by your production facility or contract manufacturer. Any test sequence can now be locked and password protected before distribution. This prevents sequence steps and limits from editing and sequence steps cannot even be viewed, protecting the intellectual property in your sequences.
  • AudioConnect 2 Support: SoundCheck 21 supports AudioConnect 2TM, Listen’s new portable, compact and high resolution (up to 192 kHz) dual-channel audio interface. AudioConnect 2 is designed for measurements anywhere from the production line to out in the field.

Upgrade from Version

Upgrade List Price

Promotional Upgrade Price

Discount

15

$9,450

$4,175

56%

16

$7,875

$4,175

47%

17

$6,300

$3,402

46%

18

$4,725

$2,646

44%

19

$3,150

$2,646

16%

20

$1,575

$1,465

7%

If you are using a version prior to version 15, please contact your sales engineer for discounted price information.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Versions of SoundCheck prior to 16 are no longer supported. We highly recommend that you take advantage of this limited time offer to upgrade your systems to the latest version. Please contact your sales engineer to discuss additional multi-system upgrade discounts.
  • If you have multiple systems with different purchase dates, we are happy to work with you to get them all upgraded to the latest version and onto the same annual support contract cycle.
  • You can also reduce your future upgrade costs by purchasing an annual support contract for an additional $998. With this, you will receive SoundCheck 22 when it is released at no extra charge, as well as priority support service.
  • Discounted upgrade prices are only available to registered owner of software, for their exclusive use.

Please note that these prices are applicable to the US only. Users outside the US should contact Listen or their local representative for pricing information.

Please email your purchase order to sales@listeninc.com. You can also contact us on this email address if you would like to pay by credit card, have any questions, or need additional paperwork to support your order.

Please also see the detailed information on new features.

request_quote

Automotive Test Sequence Including BSR, Max SPL and Frequency Response

We have a new automotive test sequence to measure Transient Distortion (also known as buzz, squeak, and rattle, Rub & Buzz, or impulsive distortion), Frequency Response, and Max SPL to the suggested measurement methods set out in the AES Technical Committee on Automotive Audio’s recently published white paper on in-car acoustic measurements. The three measurements are incorporated into one overall test sequence, making it fast and simple to run the entire suite of tests. This sequence facilitates evaluation of the committee’s proposals, and also serves as a basis for any similar in-house measurements. The white paper, which may be obtained from the TC-AA, outlines both measurement methods and physical configuration such as microphone and seat positioning in an effort to simplify comparison between vehicles.

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Listen Introduces AudioConnect 2, a New Portable Dual-Channel Audio Interface

AudioConnect 2, Listen’s new compact and high resolution two-channel audio interface is designed for measurements anywhere from the production line to out in the field, and is particularly suitable for headphone testing. It features 2 input channels with a sampling rate up to 192 kHz, microphone power, TEDS support, a low-noise headphone amplifier, and two line outputs. It can be powered via a laptop’s USB-C for portability and for field measurements.

With up to 90kHz frequency range, its two input channels can be independently configured as TEDS-compatible microphone and accelerometer inputs with constant current bias, microphone inputs with constant voltage bias, or regular line-in. This makes it compatible with a wide range of transducers including both SCM and IEPE microphones, couplers, accelerometers and most modern head and torso simulators, including the high resolution Brüel and Kjær 5128. The inputs feature selectable 0/20dB input gain with level and overload indicators.

Two line outputs drive microspeakers and powered loudspeakers or mouth simulators, or control SC Amp (Listen’s audio amplifier) or other similar devices. A separate low noise, low distortion, headphone amplifier powers headphones or allows monitoring of the audio signal via wired headphones.

Designed for portability, AudioConnect 2 is just 4.375” wide x 1.8” high x 8.625” deep, and is powered from a laptop via USB-C, eliminating the need for a dedicated power supply. This makes it ideal for measurements outside the lab such as testing headphones and hearing aids in real-world environments and making in-car audio measurements. For additional functionality, the line powered BQC Bluetooth interface can be added to configure a fully portable Bluetooth headphone test system with both hardware devices running from your laptop’s USB power! A power supply is also included, making it equally suited to production environments where its rack-mount compatibility, ruggedness and competitive price point also ensure that it offers excellent value.

Like Listen’s other new interfaces, AudioConnect 2 is designed for seamless use with SoundCheck. Setup time is minimal as SoundCheck automatically configures the device, loads the factory-saved calibration values and automatically populates the input channels with sampling rate. Self-test requires no additional cabling as all switching is internal. There are no front panel controls; control is exclusively via the software – either through a sequence or a dedicated control panel. This eliminates any possibility of accidental change to the settings. Level and overload indicators ensure reliable results with a clear warning if the signal is near or actually clipping, and BNC connectors minimize the possibility of  a cable becoming disconnected.

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Up to 50% off

Level up to the latest version of SoundCheck with up to 50% off list price. Until the end of 2022, we’re discounting upgrades to the latest SoundCheck version by up to 50%  when you also purchase a support contract. We’re recently introduced many new features including enhanced perceptual distortion, a fully-featured multichannel RTA, upgraded signal generator and new stimulus and post-processing capabilities to support communications testing. Check out our summary of new features and imagine adding those to your test toolbox! 

Naturally we’re also working on some exciting new developments for the next release, and the support contract secures your copy of  version 21 at no additional cost when it is released next Spring, keeping you on the latest version at least through the end of 2023. And of course you’ll also get priority support from our knowledgeable team!

Note: Remember, our upgrades are perpetual – once you upgrade, you’ll have all the new features you’ve purchased for the life of your SoundCheck system, not just for a limited time or until our next update.

Upgrade from VersionUpgrade List PricePromotional Upgrade PriceDiscount+ Support ContractTotal Cost
14.0$9,000$4,50050%$950$5,450
15.0$7,500$3,75050%$950$4,700
16.0$6,000$3,00050%$950$3,950
17.0$4,500$2,70040%$950$3,650
18.0$3,000$2,25025%$950$3,200
19.0$1,500$1,12525%$950$2,075

* Note:

  1. Limit 5 keys per customer. Contact your sales engineer for 6+ system pricing.
  2. A 12 month support contract ($950) must also be purchased at the time of upgrade. This includes the version 21 release (with additional new features) when it is available early next year, as well as priority support.
  3. For systems prior to version 14, please contact your sales engineer for pricing.
  4. Not valid for lost/replacement keys or demo keys

Free Polar Plot Module and Sequence with Turntable Purchase

We’re excited to launch the new MDT-4000 turntable from Portland Tool and Die. This new turntable, specifically designed for the needs of the audio test industry, delivers accuracy, flexibility, portability and more at a very competitive price.
To celebrate this product launch, we’re giving away our Polar Plot module ( $500 value) for free with the purchase of this turntable. We’ll even throw in our free loudspeaker polar plot sequence so you can be making measurements within minutes! Offer expires October 31, 2023.

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Polar Plot Sequence

Free Upgrade to 8 Channel System With AmpConnect 621 Purchase

When you purchase our AmpConnect 621 multichannel audio interface, we’ll upgrade your SoundCheck system to 8 channels at no additional cost – that’s a saving of up to $1,500. This up-levels your system to a 6-in, 2-out multichannel system ideal for measuring mic arrays, automotive audio, noise canceling headphones and more. Used with the multichannel RTA in SoundCheck 20, you can view multiple signal paths simultaneously as well as calculate differences, averages and more in real time.

And if you don’t have a SoundCheck system yet, we’ve also got you covered ! We’ll discount any 8-channel software package by 25% when you purchase SoundCheck and AmpConnect 621 together.

Note: offers cannot be combined. Discounted pricing applies to a maximum of 5 systems. SoundCheck 20 is recommended for AmpConnect 621 control and full Multi-RTA functionality.

AmpConnect621

Multichannel RTA

25% off all additional modules

Extend the functionality of your SoundCheck system with additional modules! Typically priced at $500-$2,000, add-on modules provide additional analysis, post-processing and display options, or add additional channels to your system. Options added in the past few years include POLQA, room acoustics, chart recorder, distortion meter, enhanced database and more. Naturally our popular long-standing options such as time-frequency analysis, Log TSR algorithm, polar plots, transfer function, and additional channels are also included. Modules are delivered electronically, and all are included in this offer.

Learn more about our optional modules

Note:  Some modules may be dependent on others. When requesting a quote, please share the key number with your sales engineer in order to verify system dependencies.

Complete Module Listing

Discounted AES75-2022 (M-Noise) Test Package

Listen is the first test and measurement company to automate measuring loudspeakers to the new AES75-2022: AES standard for acoustics — Measuring loudspeaker maximum linear sound levels using noise.  This removes subjectivity, increases reliability, and saves time. To help you get started with this sequence, we’ve put together a special deal including the two optional modules that you need to run this sequence, Waveform Filter and Transfer function, along with the test sequence. This AES75 ‘bundle’ is just $2,250, a 25% discount on our list price. (Please note that SoundCheck Plus version 20 is required – and if you also need to upgrade, we’ll give you 25% off on that too!)

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AES75-2022 Package

Item / Part NumberDescriptionList Price
2023Waveform Filter Module$1,000
2021Transfer Function Module$2,000
n/aAES75 Test Sequence$0
Total$3,000 $2,250

*Required Equipment to run this sequence: 

  • SoundCheck 20 Plus or later, including modules listed above
  • Audio Interface/Amplifier/Microphone power supply – Listen AmpConnect ISC (p/n 4042) or separate components
  • Reference Microphone – Listen SCM-4 (p/n 4012) or similar