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PAA3 Handheld Audio Analyzer with USB
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Handheld Audio Analyzer with USB

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  • Palm-Sized, Lightweight Audio Analyzer For All Sound Engineers
  • 31-Band Spectrum Analyzer, RT60, SPL Meter, and More
  • Easy Operation With Built-In Microphone & Generator
  • EQ Setting Calculation Offers Advice For Boosting and Cutting At The Touch of a Button
  • USB Interface Allows Real-Time Computer Operation
  • Seven Hours of Continuous Operation With Four AA Batteries

Product Testing & Information

The PAA3 is a highly accurate handheld audio analyzer that gives sound engineers a rich array of sound analysis tools. Features include 31-band real time spectrum analysis, RT60, SPL and line meter, internal generator, EQ setting program, microphone calibration and speaker phase checking abilities. All functions and menus can be accessed through a central jog dial, leaving your other hand free to adjust audio settings. Easily upload information and settings to your computer via the built-in USB interface. The large LCD screen has a visible backlight to help you see in a dark performance environment. And with a battery life of 7 hours, the PAA3 is the multi-functional tool for every serious audio engineer.

Phonic PAA3 Features:

  • 31-Band Real Time Spectrum Analyzer
  • 31-Band EQ Setting Value Display (Boost/Cut)
  • RT60 Measurement
  • Built-In Calibrated Measurement Microphone
  • Phase Checker
  • Noise Generator – Pink Noise, 1KHz and Polarity Test Signal, Balanced Output
  • Memory and Average Calculation Function
  • SPL Meter Calibration Through Sound Level Calibrator
  • Sound Pressure Level Meter From 30 dB~130 dB
  • Line Signal Measurement Display in dBu, dBV, or Volts (AC)
  • SPL meter and Level Meter Have Three Level Range Selections
  • Maximum Level, Peak Hold Displays
  • XLR Input and Output Sockets
  • USB Interface for Desktop Software Control
  • Audio Test Signal CD and Supporting Software
  • Three Power Modes – (1) Power Save (2) On (3) Off
  • Operates Seven Hours With Four AA Batteries
  • AC Power Adapter Included



Built-in miniature omni direction condenser microphone


XLR jacks for line input and output

Data Port

USB 1.1 interface



160×160 LCD screen with contrast adjustment and back light

SPL, dBu, dBV, Voltage

Bar graph and digit display


31-band, 0.5dB resolution Center frequencies
ISO standard from 20Hz to 20KHz

Measurement Range

SPL (Microphone Input)

30 to 130 dB SPL

dBu (Line Input)

-50 to +40 dBu

dBV (Line Input)

-52 to +38 dBV

Voltage (Line Input)

5 mV to 80 V



A, C or Flat

Peak hold


Maximum level display


Response time

35 mx, 125 ms, 250 ms, 1 sec

Other Functions


Reverberation time display, up to 30 seconds


10 RTA+ 6 average calculation

Average calculation

For 10 RTA memories

EQ setting value display


Phase checker

Through polarity signal


Simultaneous operation with PC or laptop through USB port

Noise Generator (Based on 6V DC power source)

Pink Noise

Balanced output, -10 dBu

1KHz Signal

Balanced output, -10 dBu

Polarity Signal

Balanced output, -10 dBu

Power Source

Power Source

4× AA batteries (battery life – up to 7 hours with alkaline battery) or external 6V DC adapter

Dimensions (H×W×D)

Dimensions (H×W×D)

5.7″×3.26″×1.55″ (144.95×82.95×39.42mm)

Weight (with batteries)

Weight (with batteries)

0.78lbs (354 g)