Old Smaart Manuals, Case Studies, White Papers, etc

Created by Casey Guli, Modified on Mon, 12 Jun 2023 at 03:38 PM by Casey Guli

Old Smaart Manuals, Case Studies, White Papers, etc

An archive of legacy Smaart related reference material generated over the years including manuals, tech notes, case studies and more.

User Manuals


Reference Docs


Smaart Tech Notes

Tech Note #5: Loudspeaker Impedance with Smaart

Paul Henderson provides an in-depth look at loudspeaker impedance measurement and related issues in using SIA SmaartLive 5.

Tech Note #4: Signal Alignment & Transfer Function Measurement Data

How signal alignment (or lack thereof) affects phase and frequency response as well as the coherence of Transfer Function measurements.


Tech Note #3: The "Mystery of Data Windows"


De-mystifying Data Windows functions, plus some straight answers about what they are, how and why they are used, and different window types.

Tech Note #2: Using the Smaart Pro Delay Locator

Tips on how to get the best results from the Real-Time module's Delay Locator. Includes measurement examples and troubleshooting advice.

Tech Note #1: Transfer Function Measurement Configurations

Suggestions on how to configure a test setup for Transfer Function and Delay Locator measurements. Includes diagrams for typical configurations.


Smaart Case Studies

Case Study #9: Interaction of Low-Frequency Drivers and Subwoofers in Dance Systems

Optimizing a club system; it was a situation where many thought that room acoustics were creating a muddy LF and sub-bass sound, but analysis revealed something very different as the culprit.


Case Study #8: Polarity and its Effect on a Two-Way Loudspeaker


Also looks at the effects of Room modes on Measurements in (relatively) small rooms. Basic techniques, reversed polarity in a two-way loudspeaker and more.

Case Study #7: Measuring a Measurement Microphone

Michael Moe demonstrates a technique he devised for measuring microphone response. Click here to download the measurement data. (File requires Smaart v2.1 or higher to open)

Case Study #6: Time Correction in a Concert System

The use of time correction in a concert system for a rock artist, including "pushing" the main PA system "back" to align with the band's backline for seamless integration between the stage sound and main PA. Also click here for impulse response wav files.

Case Study #5: Live Music Show in a Midsize Auditorium

Don Pearson provides a look at his approach to tuning up an installed sound reinforcement system for a live musical performance, along with tips on ways to use Smaart Pro for system setup and monitoring during a show.

Case Study #4: Multi-Cluster Reinforcement System in a Large Church

Paul Henderson discusses his use of Smaart Pro Real-Time and Analysis modules to detect acoustical problems and optimize the main system in a 1,200-seat church. Click here for a reference group file of the system response. (File requires Smaart v2.1 or higher to open)

Case Study #3: Two-Way Bi-Amplified Loudspeaker in Critical Listening Environment

An approach to measuring a "multi-way" loudspeaker system using Smaart Pro, also touching upon room modes, the FPPO Transfer Function and more. Click Here for measurement data shown in the PDF document (contained in .zip file)

Case Study #2: Home Theater / Listening Room

Addresses problems one might also encounter in a small studio control room or smaller listening spaces. Click here for a reference file of a loudspeaker system response and click here for an impulse response wav file.

Case Study #1: Domed Stadium

How the Smaart Pro Analysis module was used to measure and document acoustical properties in an extremely large room. Also, click here for a wav file of the room's impulse response measured using the Real-Time module's Delay Locator.

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