Tannoy Monitor Calibration Tool
Tannoy Activ-Assist software is designed to assist the user of Tannoy active monitors in setting the DIP switch equalization features to account for mid-, near-, and close-field monitoring distances and varying air loading on the bass driver caused by operating in half-, quarter-, and eighth-space environments (sometimes referred to as "Baffle Step" effect). Typically, these environments could be against a wall or on a table or large support surface such as the meter bridge of a console (half-space), in a corner (quarter-space) or a worst-case situation such as mounted in a corner on a shelf or table or in a typical outside broadcast mobile vehicle (eighth space).
The Activ-Assist program measures the sound radiation characteristics of the monitor compared with a built-in anechoic free space reference for a particular model and recommends one of over 2,000 DIP switch combinations to get the best possible response for the listener in difficult acoustic conditions. The software, supplied with a pre-calibrated microphone and the necessary cables, requires a Windows or MAC notebook, laptop or desktop computer with standard sound card input/output facility.