The AnalogMagik Software and Test LP Retail Box comes with:
1) AnalogMagik Software Download Link & Soundcard Driver Download Link
2) USB License Key which you will need to operate the program
3) 2 Tests LPs (33 rpm & 45 rpm)
To operate the program, you will need a Windows Compatible Laptop and a Soundcard. The program is not an APP and it is not compatible with Apple Notebooks or handheld devices such as iPHone or Android phones. It is a Windows based program compatible with Win XP or above installed Laptop or Notebooks.
Laptop or Notebooks:
We strongly recommend using a dedicated laptop such as the Lenovo Ideapad which are often on sale on Bestbuy or Amazon for US$120-150. We do not recommend using old laptops or laptops which may have their sound configuration altered by unknown programs which may interfere with standard windows sound configurations.
Due to the complexity of the computations, intensiveness of CPU usage, you may encounter stalling or system hangups if you use a very old laptop for the task. In our own setup, we use a dedicated Lenovo notebook with nothing else but AnalogMagik installed.
The AnalogMagik Software has been designed to use with any windows compatible soundcard, but it is impossible for us to test all available soundcards and computer combinations on the market.
We have designed the program to work specifically with the ART Phono Plus sound card which you can purchase from us or from Amazon. We have tested the software on Lenovo Ideapads and the Art Phono Plus soundcards and it is a configuration which we are most comfortable with.
Those who buy AnalogMagik have probably invested a lot of money into their turntable and cartridges. Considering a Lenovo Laptop is only US$150, and an Art Phono Plus is only US$79 from Amazon, we strongly recommend users to use this soundcard.
Test LPs and USB License Key
We do not recommend using any other test LPs with the program as there are special algorithms embed in our programming designed with special filters and averaging functions, designed only to work with the AnalogMagik Test LPs. The results may not be accurate with other 3rd party test LPs.
The USB License Key is required for the installation and operation of the program. We do not provide replacement license keys so please make sure you store the license key carefully, namely back to the lower corner of the LP box after each use.
AnalogMagik is an ongoing project, and we are constantly revising and improving on the measurement algorithms. Users will be provided with free updates periodically. Please remember to completely uninstall previous versions of the program before installing a new version.
Unless if there are new functions added or significant changes made which requires us to incur substantial investments, all updates will be provided for free too all customers.