Audio stimulationπŸ”—

2 separate audio stimulation systems are available. Each system has a different frequency and latency response.

Natus TIP-300
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Both audio stimulation systems are connected to a USB audio interface Crimson 3 from SPL.


The configuration is detailed on labels on the Crimson 3.πŸ”—

Select Natus TIP-300 or SoundPixxπŸ”—

The button Speakers: A to B selects the system in use. If the button is OFF, the speakers A corresponding to the Natus TIP-300 system is selected. If the button is ON, the speakers B corresponding to the SoundPixx system is selected.


If the SoundPixx is in-use, don’t forget to turn on the SoundPixx controller.

Microphone inputs 1/2πŸ”—

The 2 microphone inputs 1 and 2 must be used without 48V phantom power and without high-pass filter. The microphone 2 is connected to the black microphone used to speak to the participant through the in-ear headphones. To enable the black microphone, both the Inputs: 1|2 and Inputs: Mono button must be enabled.


The black microphone has a low volume. Don’t forget to turn the knob of input 2 to a high value. However, don’t set it to max as it would leave a background noise. The LEDs SIG of the microphone input 2 should remain off while the black microphone is not in use.

Audio sourcesπŸ”—

Auditory stimulation can come from 2 sources: the Chronos if E-Prime is used or directly the computer sound (DAW). Only one of the 2 sources should be active at a time. To use the sound from the Chronos, the button Sources: RCA must be enabled. To use the sound from the computer, the button DAW: 1|2 must be enabled.


On Windows, the computer sends sound to a single channel, DAW: 1|2. However on Linux, it sends sound to both channels, DAW: 1|2 and DAW: 3|4, thus enabling both yields a higher volume.

Monitoring feedbackπŸ”—

2 Bose speakers are used to monitor the sound played through the audio stimulation system. The Bose speakers are connected on Phones 1 and volume is adjusted both with a knob on the speakers and with the knob Phones 1 on the Crimson 3.

Main volumeπŸ”—

The main volume knob affects the volume from all sources. The volume should be gradually increased from a low value up-to the desired value to prevent loud sound from deafening participants.