Nordost Set Up and Tuning CD
Finally, all those invaluable test and set-up tracks on a single disc!
Nordost’s new System Tuning and Set-Up disc contains everything that you to get a system sounding its best – and keep it that way. An extensive range of proven diagnostic tracks – plus a few innovative and extremely useful ones – helps with speaker placement (and sub-woofer integration), performance checks and assessment, problem location and system conditioning.
Developed as a one-stop audio toolbox for our own use in the demanding and critical environment of shows and dealer events, you’ll find it invaluable in your own home. The disc comes with its own instruction book as well as a supporting PDF download that is available from the Nordost website, which clearly lays out the purpose and benefits of each track. A little practice and pretty soon you’ll wonder how you got along without it.
As well as basic channel and phase checks (boring we know, but oh so useful) there are discrete left and right channel pink and white noise tracks, as well as alternating ones, which are ideal for checking that speakers are working properly and voicing them in-room. The computer generated LEDR tests provide a repeatable method for mapping and adjusting sound-staging and toe-in while uncompressed drum tracks test dynamic range and rhythmic integration. As well as conventional sweeps, there is a timed low-frequency sweep that will allow you to identify principal room modes. Used in conjunction with the discrete low-frequency tones this is a huge help in diagnosing problem environments, placing speakers and integrating and optimizing sub-woofers. Throw in system burn-in and degauss tracks and you can see why we consider this an invaluable part of our audio armoury. In fact, the only thing missing is the plinky-plonky audiophile music tracks that clutter up most test CDs!