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Comparison of Wired and Wireless (Bluetooth) Speaker Response
This test sequence performs frequency response and distortion measurements of a Bluetooth speaker using both a wireless Bluetooth and wired stimuli; then compares the results. This sequence is configured for use with a Portland Tool & Die BTC-4149/4148 or BQC-4149/4148 Bluetooth interface.
Initially, the sequence prompts the operator to turn on the Bluetooth device under test and set it to pairing mode. BTC message steps will connect the Bluetooth device (operator selects the device from a list of detected Bluetooth devices) and connects Bluetooth audio. A 1 kHz test tone is transmitted, and if detected, the test sequence proceeds. A stepped sine sweep from 20 kHz to 100 Hz is played wirelessly to the Bluetooth speaker and measured via a calibrated reference mic.
Two post-processing steps convert the sampling rate and alignment of the response, then an analysis step calculates the frequency response and THD. The Bluetooth is disconnected, and the Bluetooth frequency response and THD curves are displayed on graphs. The operator is then prompted to connect the wired analog input into the Bluetooth speaker, and the same measurements are performed using the analog connection. Analog frequency response and THD curves are temporarily displayed on graphs, followed by graphs containing both Bluetooth and analog curves for comparison.
SoundCheck 18 Basic or higher
Reference Microphone – Listen SCM-3 or similar
Audio Interface – Listen AudioConnect or similar (note: AudioConnect provides bias voltage for the SCM-3 microphone. If you use a different microphone or interface, you will likely need to add a microphone power supply such as the Listen SoundConnect to your hardware setup.)
BTC-4149/4148 or BQC-4149/4148 Bluetooth Interface
Hardware Setup & Calibration
Install a USB connected Portland Tool & Die BTC-4149 or BQC-4149 as instructed by the User’s Guide
Calibrate the reference microphone as instructed in the SoundCheck manual.
Position your reference microphone at the desired test distance from the loudspeaker, and connect it to the microphone power supply
(if applicable) Connect the output of the microphone power supply to the input 1 of your audio interface.
Connect channel 1 output of your audio interface to the audio input of your Bluetooth speaker when prompted by the test sequence.