PREVIEW Quick, precise coverage prediction for loudspeakers by Electro-Voice


Quick, precise coverage prediction for loudspeakers

  • Easy, exact sound system setup with visualizations of coverage, SPL, and frequency response
  • Full-color 3D interface with user-friendly, flexible tools and streamlined workflow
  • Venue geometry import and construction wizards
  • Precise mechanical load calculations
  • Array aiming and auto-splay optimizer
  • Spectrogram display to show how levels at each frequency change with distance
  • Virtual microphones to predict the frequency response anywhere in the venue
  • Report generation with detailed acoustical and mechanical information

PREVIEW Loudspeaker Software is a tool to configure Electro-Voice loudspeaker systems for the desired coverage in any venue. The full-color 3D interface helps specifiers, designers, and audio engineers to quickly find the optimum configuration and overall position of loudspeakers, the angles between loudspeaker elements, amplifier drive and delay requirements, and other factors that will ensure that both line-array and point-source loudspeakers deliver the best possible performance in every deployment. For line-array designs, PREVIEW will only allow mechanically valid combinations of cabinets and rigging hardware, depending on the selected safety factor.

What's New

Improvements in PREVIEW 2.0
• PREVIEW 2.0 adds support for single-source (point-source) loudspeakers
• MTS models are included in the loudspeaker library
• The Expandable Vertical Array (EVA) series has been added to the loudspeaker library
• Beta version of export to SONICUE System Software

PREVIEW 2.0 supports these Electro-Voice Loudspeaker Series:
• X2/X2i
• X1/X1i


System Requirements
Supported Operating SystemsWindows 10, Windows 8.1 or Windows 8*1
(Professional/Enterprise/Ultimate Editions)
macOS Catalina (10.15.x)
macOS Big Sur (11.x.x)
macOS Monterey (12.x.x)
CPUMinimum: 4 cores; Recommended: i7 8 cores
Apple M1 CPUs are supported via Rosetta 2
Memory8 GB RAM required; 32 GB RAM recommended
PrerequisitesFor Windows Installations: .NET Framework and Visual C++ redistributable are installation prerequisites
For Mac OS Installations: .NET Framework (Mono Distribution) is a prerequisite. The component automatically references its own custom distribution without conflicting with existing installations.
HDDWe recommend a solid state hard drive (SSD) for the best I/O performance.
PREVIEW and the operating system should both be installed on the SSD.



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  1. System Design
  2. Installation
  3. Programming & Commissioning
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