Website back online

after our website got badly hacked, we had to take it off and clean it. I found 15 infected files….and I thought only important websites get hacked.

On one domain, we had 8000 (!) html files with all sort of crap on!

Now all software is up to date and a protection system got installed as well….time to add some new content and start to work on a fresh website.

Tuning cabinet vibrations in a real world speaker

It’s not a  secret that dealing with cabinet vibrations is a big thing here at Fink Audio-Consulting. Now that everybody managed to make the speaker drivers better and better, cabinet vibrations are a lot easier to detect. The “nice” masking effect of IM and harmonic distortion is not longer there,  so we are able . . . →Read More:Tuning cabinet vibrations in a real world speaker

KLIPPEL Laser Scanner

In addition to our POLYTEC Laser Scanner,we got the Klippel Laser Scanner recently. Why? Well,the Klippel device uses a Triangulation Laser and can output dimensions. It also couples the measurements to the surrounding air and allows to predict SPL including directivity –with a simple click only.

Here is what you get as . . . →Read More:KLIPPEL Laser Scanner

OK,late again with updates:-(

Last time I promised to write more –unfortunately it did not work out. Too much work and not enough time.

A lot happened –new people,new equipment and new customers.

I’ll report about the new people soon and add them to the list and I’ll also report about the new Klippel Scanning Laser . . . →Read More:OK,late again with updates 🙁

Find your Album Art with BLISS

My music collection is on the Computer now. Grown over years,it’s a collection of all sorts of music,ripped with EAC and that means no Album Covers. And as I’m very lazy,I never found the time (and the motivation) to sit down for hours and search for Album Covers on the net.

Good . . . →Read More:Find your Album Art with BLISS

Effect of Thermal Compression in real world subwoofers

Whenever we at FAC design a subwoofer,we test after finishing the equalizing what the loudspeaker does at higher levels. The best method is to do a compression measurement. During this measurement,the input level of the subwoofer is increased and we check if the output level changes follows

A subwoofer after filtering

If . . . →Read More:Effect of Thermal Compression in real world subwoofers

Stitching together nearfield and farfield loudspeaker measurements –Part 1

Nearly everybody in our industry knows the AES article about nearfield measurements of Don B. Keele introduced in 1974. In his article,he described a way to make a nearfield measurement of a speaker and he compared it with the farfield response of the same speaker. He came to the following conclusion:Based on that . . . →Read More:Stitching together nearfield and farfield loudspeaker measurements –Part 1


Carsten Hicking of DigitalHighend published a page with links of websites for High-Resolution Audio downloads. Please support him if you find more and let him know,so the page can be updated. HighResDownload

On the left the company dog of DigitalHighend 🙂

Loudspeaker measurements on a MAC -Room EQ Wizard

OK,the headline is not really correct. Room EQ Wizard is not only for MAc,but also for Windows and Linux. However,as a Mac user,it’s difficult to find a measurement tool and so I’ll introduce whatever I find in the near future.

Room EQ Wizard is a Java application . . . →Read More:Loudspeaker measurements on a MAC -Room EQ Wizard

AMARRA goes version 2 soon and adds FLAC

In a few weeks you can expect to see version 2 of our favourite Playback software in our listening room. The new AMARRA version will play FLAC files and supports playback without Itunes via Playlists

Already in the old version,the Playlist Mode was already the better sounding one,but now in version 2,Sonic . . . →Read More:AMARRA goes version 2 soon and adds FLAC