Commercial Installation Solutions Speaker Calculator (CISSCA)
Commercial Installation Solutions Speaker Calculator (CISSCA) is a software application that quickly calculates the number of speakers required for optimum performance in a room specified by the user, plus the effective sound pressure level of the system. The user specifies the room size, type of speakers to be used, and speaker layout.
- A fast, easy way to estimate the number of speakers required for any project.
- Easy setup and operation.
- Report output function provides convenient documentation for system proposals.
Supported Speakers (V3.1)
|VXC4, VXC6, VXC8, VXC2F, VXC3F, VXC5F, S5 *, NS-IC400 *, NS-IC600 *, NS-IC800 *, VC4 *, VC6 *, VC8 *, VC4N, VC6N, VC8N
|Surface Mount Speaker
|VXS5, VXS8, VXS3F, VXS3FT, VXS1ML, VS4, VS6, S15 *, S55 *, NS-AW392 *, NS-AW592 *, NS-AW992 *
|VXS10S, VXS10ST, VXS3S, VXC8S
* Not available in some regions.
How to use
Speaker System Design Points
It is important to note that the nominal coverage angle listed in ceiling speaker specifications is not the same as the speaker’s actual effective coverage angle. SPL at the nominal coverage angle is 6dB lower than the on-axis SPL, measured at a constant distance from the speaker. The effective coverage angle is defined as the angle at which the SPL is 6dB lower than the on-axis SPL at the listening plane. The effective coverage angle is usually about 70~80% of the nominal coverage angle. CISSCA calculations are based on effective coverage angles.
Layout pattern of ceiling speakers
In a maximum overlap layout the -6 dB SPL point of one speaker is aligned with the axis of the adjacent speaker. This approach requires a larger number of speakers, but results in optimum overall performance in applications that depend on high sound pressure levels.
Edge-to-edge speaker layouts can result in gaps in the coverage. A minimum overlap approach is recommended to effectively eliminate coverage gaps.
Yamaha mostly recommends a Edge-to-edge layout, which is a commonly used configuration that aligns the -6 dB points of adjacent speakers. All Yamaha ceiling speakers supported by the CISSCA have a great advantage in this layout.
In this configuration speakers are spaced 1.4 times further apart than in the standard Edge-to-Edge layout. This makes it possible to reduce the number of speakers used, resulting in a more economical system which Yamaha can recommend.
The speakers are spaced 2 times further apart than in the standard Edge-to-Edge layout. This is the most economical approach, but it can result in uneven sound pressure level throughout the listening area.
Uniform sound pressure level can easily be achieved throughout the listening plane with speakers that include by aligning the speaker's axis with the head of the most distant target (listener). This works because of the relationship between distance and coverage angle. When the perpendicular axis is aligned with the last row, the natural distance attenuation at the last row and the off-axis attenuation at closer rows tend to result in uniform SPL distribution. CISSCA allows fine adjustment of surface mount speaker tilt angle for maximum system design flexibility.
|CISSCA V3.1 for Win 11/10
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